George Orwell’s progressive ideas lay the foundation stone for today’s society. After initial resistance, most Western governments have belatedly come to recognize the deep wisdom in his philosophy. In the US, Canada, the EU and elsewhere, our leaders continue to roll out Orwell’s blueprint for the perfect society, laid out in ‘1984’. Thanks to English George, we now have:
- The endless war to ensure peace
- The accredited media to ensure strength
- Sophisticated surveillance techniques such as ECHELON to ensure our freedoms
Exciting Enhancements coming SOON! – cashless society, the chip, post-humanism, internet regulation.
Since Orwell’s death, an even greater philosophical idea permeates our thinking: moral relativism. To explain this godsend, we firstly need to examine what moral relativism has replaced.
Under the now discredited Judeo-Christian system of thought, it was believed that there are eternal and universal objective and moral truths. Examples of these include: it is “wrong” to “murder”, it is “evil” to “steal”, “adultery” is wrong and leads to the breakdown of “families” (we put some of the above illiberal words in inverted commas to avoid offending our accredited readers). Judeo-Christian principles continue to underpin much of our legal system, but governments are working hard to bring laws up to date to reflect Current Year thinking.
It is tragic to think that, until very recently, arcane “morals” prevented 4 year-olds with gender dysphoria having necessary surgery to correct their bodies. The good news, however, is that our tireless leaders are introducing new freedoms at a rapid pace. For example, unhappy children in Holland are now allowed to render themselves lifeforce-challenged whereas in the past they had to continue their miserable existence. Sadly, the youth in Asia have no euthanasia.
We have moral relativism to thank for all of this, and all that is yet to come. The reality is that what is true for me may not also be true for you. What you personally believe to be morally abhorrent may be perfectly acceptable to me. It is not for either of us to seek to impose our morals on the other. If we try to force others to accept our own personal truths, this is how society breaks down.
Instead, therefore, we must all become TOLERANT of others’ ideas (except when the ideas are plainly wrong e.g. Trump supporters, Christians etc) so that we can all get along. In this way, we are able to marry truth and falsehood so that the two are indistinguishable.
Moral relativism enables us to tolerate so much. Even now, however, there are some looking at the above picture of a little girl and thinking that Islam’s greatest prophet was somehow a mass-murdering, misogynistic, terrorist paedophile. I would never say such a thing but it is tragic that so many bigots continue to abound.