I received an interesting critical comment on my last post, ‘WHO Advances the Pedophile Agenda’:
There’s never going to be normalisation of non-consenting relationships.
This individual is not alone: as of 26 May 2020, most leftists probably object to pedophilia on the ground of consent. More or less, their reasoning (if pressed) would go along the following lines:
Two consenting adults can do as they please in the privacy of their own bedroom. But children under the age of 16 or 18 are too young and cannot provide consent. Therefore, sex with underage children should remain illegal and unacceptable.
We on the right, however, should not place any real trust in those who only postulate a ‘consent’ objection to pedophilia. This is because left-wing opposition to pedophilia is more a matter of them being insufficiently warmed up to the prospect; rather than ‘consent’ serving as the immovable foundation of progressive morality and permanently preventing its acceptance.
Children are being sexualised irrespective of consent
These developments, beyond a shadow of doubt, aim to sexualise children as soon as they are able to venture from the cradle. Obviously, such children are incapable of consenting to their sexualisation in any meaningful way.
But has this problem of consent posed any bar to Drag Queen Storytime? No, as prior to coronavirus, these events were hosted with ease worldwide.
And have progressives criticised the clear lack of consent involved in these trends? No, not even one.
Promises made by leftists are worthless
Let us revisit that critical comment, “There’s never going to be normalisation of non-consenting relationships” (my emphasis). It is not that acceptance of pedophilia is unlikely or unforeseeable; “never” is the claim being made. Which is, frankly, an assertion that cannot reasonably be accepted.
How many times have we heard assurances that left-wing political ambitions only go this far, only to later find out they go much further? Some issues which reveal the hollow nature of their promises include:
1. Demographic change:
Progressives have had the gall, for years, to insist the ‘Great Replacement’ is a conspiracy theory. Moreover, the marchers at the 2017 Charlottesville rally were universally decried for chanting “You will not replace us!”
But year after year, millions of immigrants from the Global South pour into Western countries; all while the West has a below-replacement birth rate. What is a conclusion of simple arithmetic, the left has vociferously and consistently denied.
And yet there are moments, when they feel emboldened enough, in which progressives openly admit that yes, they absolutely intend on outnumbering and displacing white people.
During November 2018, in reference to the rising tide of non-white voters that threatened to install a Democratic Governor in deep-red Georgia, Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times declared:
In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.
2. Gay marriage:
When Australians were being persuaded prior to the 2017 Plebiscite on gay marriage, any concerns over a ‘slippery slope’ were hastily denounced, the ABC describing it as one of “the five worst arguments for voting No.”
Yet the slippery slope, for reasons previously expounded on, is a very real phenomenon. Drag Queen Storytime has proceeded from the legalisation of gay marriage, despite this ghastly trend being scarcely imaginable in 2017.
A line used to placate opponents of abortion in the 1990s, was the procedure should be “safe, legal and rare.”
Well, abortion being legal has certainly not made the procedure rare: American women have aborted 50 million fetuses since Roe v Wade; it is estimated that between one quarter and one third of Australian women will have an abortion in their lifetimes.
Whereas abortion was once justified as being a “difficult decision” for women to make, undertaking one is now boasted of and trumpeted as the height of contemporary virtue:
As demonstrated through the above examples, left-wing assurances are nothing more than strategic pretences on the road to advancing their revolutionary agenda. Because of this, their assurances on pedophilia should not be given any serious consideration.
Nothing limits the logical development of progressivism
It is obviously futile to trust the promises of leftists. But matters seem to go deeper than this, with nothing principally limiting the logical development and application of progressive thought.
Underriding the idea of progress itself, is there being no set limits to what individuals or society can achieve. There is thus no set endpoint to the furtherance of progressive ideas; all we can expect in the future is ceaseless agitation on grounds of equality, acceptance, individual autonomy and social justice. What all of this turbulence will ultimately lead to, no one can fully know.
As Ted Kaczynski wrote in his 1995 manifesto,
Suppose you asked leftists to make a list of ALL the things that were wrong with society, and then suppose you instituted EVERY social change that they demanded. It is safe to say that within a couple of years the majority of leftists would find something new to complain about.
So, suppose it is 2030, and the leftist ‘list’ of things that were wrong with society in 2015 has been completely fulfilled. It would certainly not be far-fetched to imagine their 2030 ‘list’ of matters that required correction, to entail the normalisation of pedophilia.