Religion of Slavery
Those who obsess about slavery 250 years ago are making modern slavery a reality today. The anti-racist agenda is trying to bring down the freest civilization that has ever existed with an agenda that is derived from Marxism.
The liberal, free Christian-based culture of the West is an obstacle to those campaigning for a new authoritarian society – with themselves, of course, as its leaders, promoters, advocates, inner-circle members. Our inherited culture needs to be discredited, by vilification of its past, and it needs to be made more dysfunctional, conflict-ridden. We need to cower in fear of transgressing an unquestionable transcendent new moral code, so that we will be shaped by our new masters into pliable units of obedient, well-ordered humanity (if one can still call us that).
No intelligent, historically-aware, objective person should expect anti-racism to bring more freedom and happiness.
Judaism and Christianity have not been kind to slavery. The second book in the bible, Exodus, is the account of the people of Israel being set free from slavery by God, through Moses’ leadership. In the New Testament we see Paul urging his friend Philemon to set free his slave Onesimus. In Christ there is neither slave nor free, Paul tells us (Galatians 3:28).
More than two centuries ago, William Wilberforce and his fellow Christian Englishmen abolished slavery in the Empire, which then covered so much of the world. And yet, if you look at the website or the annual accounts of a global corporate you are likely to see a section named Modern Slavery Statement. The UK Government now requires this to be produced for any businesses with a turnover over £36m. The modern slavery referred to, in the West, is a consequence of open borders and multiculturalism – though you will never hear that admitted by the government or large corporates – as people from poor countries are brought into the West and exploited by traffickers. It is an ugly feature of the diversity of post-Christian society.
It seems incongruous and ridiculous to see a Modern Slavery Statement even in the accounts of Western professional companies, for example large law or accountancy practices (though I recall life as a trainee chartered accountant in the 1970s on £39 per week; maybe that was slavery!)
The sinister and dreadful truth, however, is that well-paid corporate employees are now thought-slaves to Progressivism. Sitting at their comfortable desk, with a satisfying job title at a major firm in their industry, they are constrained in their freedom of political and religious expression. We have seen people hounded for non-PC views expressed on social media.
If a corporation were being totally candid, its Modern Slavery Statement would declare its constraints on employees’ thoughts and beliefs; how they are dehumanised in subservience to Progressivist ideology from which the corporation dare not dissent, and which it cannot risk its employees offending.
The adoption of the causes of Progressivism by corporate advertising and PR departments is a colossal infringement on personal liberty. Progressivist lobbyists have successfully convinced marketing and PR departments that Progressivist causes are morally good and only opposed by the bad and the bigoted. Until recently corporations respected diversity of opinion and stayed out of aligning with contentious political issues. Only the most general causes might expect company backing, perhaps most commonly patriotism.
In its covert and manipulative way, Progressivism has persuaded companies that new frontiers in human decency are being established. Whereas traditional religious and political viewpoints were contestable, and inappropriate for company support, modern man has moved into breaking down injustices that stood for centuries, but which we now perceive to be morally wrong, it is assumed. There should be more consideration given to why we now think we have a superior moral standpoint which previous generations did not enjoy. Is it technical, scientific progress, advances in knowledge?
The fact that humanity is undoubtedly advancing in so many measurable ways, through innovation, science, business, health, creates a feeling of “progress” that Progressivism is so successful in latching on to. These measurable improvements give us a feeling of comfort and satisfaction, but only a handful of us still alive can actually take credit for them. Moral progress, in raising our awareness to reject injustices, however, is a progress that we can all participate in, and we can even pioneer in if we quickly fall into line with the agenda and denounce the most recently unearthed structural injustice. As a Progressive, taking up good moral causes one can feel that one is deserving of the undoubted benefits of living in the 21st Century. That is reassurance and flattery that is hard to resist, especially when combined with licence to look down in superior condemnation at the moral laggards who still cling on to old ways, “obviously” only through bigotry.