Most societies have been ‘socially moderate’ (what we today call ‘social conservative’ because of anchoring bias) for most of their history. Conversely, periods of social liberalism have been rare and typically brief, the primary reason being that social liberalism rapidly undermines the organic structures that help a society to function.
Social structures and institutions have developed organically to reflect human nature. Marriage is there to ensure men provide for their children; filial ties to ensure that parents are looked after in their old age; social censure to provide a warning to those in danger of breaking the law; rites of passage to ensure a transition into the responsibilities of adulthood; the martial institutions to look out for the weak; respect for private property to ensure peace among neighbours; and so on. Where social structures and institutions morph to protect the right of some to pleasure, license and libertinism, it does so at the expense of the vitality of the society as a whole.
Most societies through most of human history have accepted their received social structures as being not merely useful, but an inherent good in themselves. While here have always been social innovations – such as sati or FGM – that are later rightly consigned to the dustbin of history, most of the time in most societies, social institutions provide for the development, good functioning and wellbeing of all members of society, as well as providing the framework by which our material needs are met through the economy.
There have, of course, been moments in which social liberalism has been ‘normalised’, whether in aristocratic Ancient Greece, or among the “effete” Merovingian kings, or in the free-love, anti-marriage culture immediately following the Russian Revolution, but these have typically been relatively brief moments in the history of those nations, moments which have usually brought to an abrupt end by collapse, external destruction, or conservative reaction. (Look at Lenin’s ‘socially conservative turn’ after the catastrophe of their first few years of communism!)
No society can long function tolerating license. As a result, social liberalism is an excellent tool for subverting a society, as Yuri Bezmenov has made clear, but once subversion is complete, the social liberal ideologues are invariably disposed of. The West’s external enemies – with help from leftist “useful idiots” – might use social liberalism to seize control of Western nations, but in order to keep control of their client states, foreign powers typically resort to loyal strongmen.
Among the ranks of today’s social liberals, it is therefore not hard to find the following uncommitted fellow travellers: external powers seeking to use it as a tool for internal subversion; cynical politicians and commercial interests who benefit from being ‘in bed’ with the social liberals, but who live like social moderates; those who find it personally convenient to adhere to a worldview that excuses their moral failures; the brainwashed; and, the pleasure-seeker.
The longer this cohort exercises power, the more catastrophic the moral, social and demographic collapse.
Be in no doubt, its end will come.
People will grow sick of it; external powers will overcome societies that embrace it; nature will undermine it; and, sooner or later, God will bring it to an end.
The triumph of evil is only ever temporary.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.