The Religion of Leftism

A person might opine that Americans (and many Europeans in a largely post-Christian Europe today) are religious, even if they claim to be non-religious.  In this reblogged post, the author makes the case that Leftism (or Progressivism) has become the new religion for many in the US in recent years.  We see that ideology appears to be substituting for religion in the lives of many citizens.  (We had reached a similar conclusion in recent years.)

A good, short read. Recommended.

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(source) Over the last decade, America has moved drastically to the left. Not only are more people on the left than ever before, the left is further left than it’s ever been. This radical brand of progressivism has come to be known as “leftism”—an extreme yet increasingly dominant segment of the political spectrum.

At the same time, America has grown more secular. According to Pew, “religious nones” are rapidly growing in number. These “nones” are most concentrated among millennials: 36% of millennials are religiously unaffiliated. Millennials happen to also be America’s most politically progressive generation.

While correlation doesn’t prove causation, politics and religion are so closely related that it’s hard to believe the simultaneous popularization of extreme leftism and secularism is insignificant.

My theory is this: the country hasn’t actually become less religious. Many people have simply replaced traditional religion with leftism.

Rather than associating with Christianity…

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9 comments

  1. It’s a tough battle. The web is saturated with millennial content. VICE in particular pushes drug use, risky sex, and radical disestablishmentarianism. The only times they support the establishment is when the establishment promotes drug use, and risky sex. Pleasure for 2 secs, pain for an eternity.

    1. Thanks Digital Empire for your thoughts. Yes, it is indeed a tough battle. And, at times, it is difficult to be optimistic about the future. But,we shall fight on.

  2. This is interesting. Carroll Quigley, posited in his “Tragedy and Hope,” as well as his “The Evolution of Civilizations,” that these ideologies, those that are “irrational” are in fact an indication that we are in the age of conflict. As far as the secularism, A. J. Deus in his “The Great Leap-Fraud Volume II, discusses similar religious nones. Your statement, “Many people have simply replaced traditional religion with leftism,” I wholeheartedly agree with. You wouldn’t believe the irrationality that I have faced in recent times from those that seemed like that had their, you know “s—” together.

    1. Thanks Benjamin for your thoughts. Per the thinking found in the Vedas of India, we are in the Kali Yuga, or the age (epoch) of spiritual ignorance, and of discord and conflict. When I was a freshman in high school decades ago, the brother (religious), who taught our history of Western Civilization class, said that many historians (and perhaps some philosopher also), thought that humanity and civilization were in their “teenage” years at the present time. The teenage years are often marked by extreme impulsiveness, risky behavior, and at times, violence. I guess the thinking here is that this is a stage or phase of development that humanity must pass through. But, when we look back on the 20th century, it really is horrifying how much of the suffering and war and destruction could have been avoided.

      1. I agree. It seems that the Vedas that you referenced, are right in line with Quigley, and even others said. There are times when the rational line up quite nicely with the spiritual. I take a middle position. I believe that the three cognitive processes that we have, credit the explanation given by Rollo Tomassi on his “The Rational Male Blog,” is a must to understand. It seems, what while many deemed Freud irrelevant and debunked, perhaps that was wrongheaded. Anyway, I cannot disagree with anything that you have said in this reply. We are still learning. Still evolving. The violence is insane though.

      2. Indeed. Yes, these 3 do seem to conflict with each other in our minds and hearts quite often. The emotions need to be governed and tempered by reason. And, the instincts need to be checked by same. But, this is true not solely for individuals, atomized individuals. But, this is also true for peoples collectively. When a group gives in to passionate emotions and destructive instincts, well, we all know what happens.

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