Saturday, March 11, 2017

The End of the World...for Liberals

Jeffrey Folks March 10, 2017

In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle demonstrated how human consciousness becomes imprisoned by the controlling mind, and how that mind, so much focused on the task of controlling and centralizing one's attention on the past and future, may feel threatened by any attempt to escape from mental control.  The imprisoned mind will seek to reassert its enslavement at the first hint of change.

Just such a separation of consciousness from Being, or, if you will, of mankind from God, is exactly what is at play in our current national drama.  A powerful mental construct – the liberal myth of a progressive utopia brought about by surrender of the individual to state control – is at risk of being swept away by a great movement to free consciousness from the controlling ideas of the liberal past. As Shelby Steele wrote in a remarkable March 6 op-ed ("The Exhaustion of American Liberalism"), we stand "at the end of something," that something being the radical mindset that has dominated so much of American intellectual life since the 1960s.

"The jig is up." Liberalism no longer possesses the moral authority to control our national politics.........More

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