Last weekend, thousands of people gathered for the Women’s March in cities nationwide, including Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles, to protest Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Many of these protestors, obviously left-wing, wore red robes and white bonnets styled after Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale in order to portray Barrett’s nomination as a major cultural setback for women. According to the Seattle Times, some marchers yelled “Keep your laws off my body!” and “My body, my choice.”
One protester told the Times,“Women are threatened in a world where a Christian theocracy is threatening to take over. This is the crisis for our world. The next few weeks are going to decide so many things for women.”
Of course, no one really believes that Barrett would ever push to turn the United States into a Christian theocracy, whatever may be her own personal faith. Yet even if these marchers did believe their talking points, the truth is they have no issue with a faith-based society in principle. They advocate one of their own. The difference is that their faith is not the Judeo-Christian one that happens to be the foundation of the United States. The faith-based society, or theocracy, that the Left wants is one of secular humanism.
Secular humanists believe humanity is capable of morality and self-fulfillment without belief in God. We can make our own morality and stick to it because, reasons.
Delving into this worldview, however, one encounters the problem that a person can choose what is moral and what is not for himself, and since there is no higher being or natural law of morality, might makes right. For leftists, that means their version of morality is the one that should be imposed upon society because, well because they say so.
For the secular humanist Left, truth is entirely subjective. They can argue all at once that women can be oppressed, their bodily autonomy taken away by the nomination of a conservative woman to the Supreme Court, while gender can be changed at will, making the concept of “woman” irrelevant.
Confused? Confusion is a feature, not a bug of this thinking. An American can believe that the foundation of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, lays out the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every human being, but somehow that same person must be inherently racist if he supports a non-leftist candidate for higher office. Conservatives can be called fascists for electing the Bad Orange Man but conservative events can be shouted down and stormed because leftists don’t like what is being said.
In the end, none if it makes sense, nor does it have to. Without a higher power arbitrating morality, all we are left with is the power we take. Morality does not have to be objective. Morality is what the stronger says it is. It is the whims of their hearts.
The Left’s only guiding principle is power. And they mean to use it to control you.