Pride and Illegitimacy

In the 10th chapter of Ecclesiastes we read, “The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker. For the beginning of pride is sin; and the one who clings to it pours out abominations. The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers; and enthrones the lowly in their place.”

Since time immemorial humans have tried—through their own arrogance and supposed knowledge—to supplant the all-knowing God to become godlike.

It is first recorded in the early chapters of Genesis with a tempting bite from the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

Over and over again, in biblical literature and in subsequent history, we find the same aberrant phenomenon repeating itself.

That’s why in Judaism, pride was called “the root of all evil.” It is as if we never learn.

Since the violent terror of the French Revolution, man has thrown off any semblance of normative, God-given rules and exerted—a pure lust for power.

The Left, oftentimes under the guise of so-called liberal enlightenment, tries to “immanentize the eschaton”—to bring their definition of heaven to earth. We saw this most vividly in the 2020 U.S. election and the false promises made by the Democrats and their compliant, senile, illegitimate leader.

In political theory, this means trying to bring about the final, heaven-like stage of history in the present fallen world.

In any context, it means attempting to make that which belongs to the afterlife happen here and now—on earth.

In other cases, it means killing God altogether or denying His very existence.

In the process, instead, what we find is modern history littered with movements, leaders and ideologies that, as the poet William Blake shouted, “‘More! More!’ is the cry of a mistaken soul; less than All cannot satisfy Man.”

In the 20th century alone more than 120 million lives were lost in wars and campaigns started by the Left: national socialism, Communism, genocides, revolutions, and various “liberations.” This year we commemorated the start of the last such world war in Poland. 

The Left never has enough power.

We also heard the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was very enthused by the fact that religion is on the wane in America and that the secularist persuasion has endorsed and embraced the increasingly leftist Democratic Party.

The Republicans, too God-fearing, evangelical, and anti-revolutionary, are to be banished and censored in the latest pride of the Left.

The Left has clear ambition to wipe out all transcendent faiths as the “opium of the people,” as Karl Marx termed them.

His ardent follower, Vladimir Lenin, called for a leftist revolution by the “vanguard of the proletariat,” to take hold of all history.

Listen to some of the Democrats’ voices over the years, demonstrating the ominous pride of the Left:

Celebrating Hugo Chavez’s leadership in Venezuela, “His brand of socialism achieved real economic gains.

“F-ck that dude. I’ll smack that f-cker’s comb-over right off his f-cking scalp. Like, for real, if I met Donald Trump, I’d punch him in his f-cking face. And that’s not a joke.”

“It’s a political civil war, Trump’s racist tirades set the tone for 2020.”

“Republicans don’t believe in the imagination, partly because so few of them have one, but mostly because it gets in the way of their chosen work, which is to destroy the human race and the planet.”

“May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”

“I wish they (Republicans) were all f-cking dead!” 

“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything.”

Well, we all know the saying, “Pride cometh before the fall.”

It is pride—in the power of the state and its omnipotent rulers that leads to the destruction of America and its very founding values of ordered liberty and limited government.

It is those on the Left who continuously and vividly exhibit that sin.

Someday, perhaps we will acknowledge biblical wisdom again and turn away from the ever-present pride of the Left, wherever and whenever it raises its ugly head.

Recall, the antidote to pride and hubris is trust in God’s providence. The hubris of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is most abundantly found in their presumption of victory.

In political science, legitimacy is the right and acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a regime itself. Whereas authority denotes a specific position in an established government, such as the presidency in American government, the term legitimacy denotes faith in a system of government—wherein government denotes the “sphere of rightful and legal influence.” 

The 2020 elections call the legitimacy of the Democrats and their candidate—and those down ballot as well—into question. If Biden is sworn in on January 21, 2021, he will be an illegitimate president.

An illegitimate Biden presidency plagued by mounting, documented evidence is the culmination of the pride of the Left. 

In overt actions to steal the election from the rightful winners and insert their lame duck, senile cut-out, the Left has manufactured the greatest pride of all—a corrupting of power that Lord Acton himself predicted years ago in his famous dictum: absolute power corrupts absolutely.

About Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, scholar-diplomat-strategist, is CEO of the thought leadership firm The Roosevelt Group. He is the author of 18 books, including The Plot to Destroy Trump and, with Felipe J. Cuello, Trump's World: GEO DEUS. He appears regularly in the media, as a keynote speaker, and on television around the world. 

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