“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15
If you’ll pardon me, I’m going to engage in a little of my own Paul Harvey here: If I were Satan (and likely, there are more than a few leftists out there by now who believe precisely that), I would promote and engage in virtually every idea and activity that the modern Left presently does:
I would teach that taxation was not theft and extortion, but rather humanitarianism aimed towards the poor and underprivileged, and a means of insuring that the rich and powerful are kept in check and forced to pay “their fair share” (whatever the hell that’s supposed to be).
I would advance the idea that capitalism and free-markets are based on greed, selfishness, and racism, and that they are both socially and environmentally destructive (all while governments remain the world’s biggest polluters). And while gabbing about bullshit on my cellphone, and pigging out on Big Macs.
I would loudly call for an end to private firearms ownership, under the rubric that only government employees are responsible, good-hearted, and moral enough to have them.
I would say that free speech is fine… so long as it offends no one, is not racist or mysogynistic, nationalist or individualistic in any way. So long as it does not preach violence – especially violence against the people who call themselves Government… who operate exclusively on the very basis of violence, or the very real threat of it. It’s fine, so long as it praises Marxism, and is fanatically critical of communism’s opponents.
I would seek to end homeschooling, and mandate that kids attend only government, property-tax financed schools — in which the young are then taught that Government is God, the founding ideas of America are inherently racist, greedy, selfish, and unfair. I would teach them that governmental authority is to be obeyed at all costs, even unto death, and that if there is something the government does which they disagree with? Well, that’s why we vote in government elections, and file lawsuits in the government’s own courts.
I would push ideas like critical race theory, gender choice, and universal basic income as normal, rational thought instead of delusions bred of utter ignorance and total madness. I would tout cultural Marxism as the highest form of human evolution, and couple it with a burning desire to erase every last vestige of American tradition and past history – except those hand-selected in order to cast the sum-total of it all in a racist, bigoted light full of hatred and greed.
In short, I would seek to immolate thousands of years of toil, suffering, sweat, death, war, rebellion, and costly innovation that was all expended in order to even achieve the meager degree of individual freedom Americans – and others in the world – can now claim as their own…all in the name of being a pissy, spoiled-rotten entitled little Marxist asshole who should probably have his fucking teeth knocked down his goddamned (and righteously so) throat with a fucking baseball bat. You know? Baseball – that good old-fashioned American pastime, you lousy fuck?
And now, as the man himself used to say, you know the rest of the story.