Liberty, Equality, Fraternity – Bah! Humbug!

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite ou Mort.

I’d exchange “ou” for “et”

My latest article for Imaginative Conservative explores and exposes the humanistic ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

They’re bogus, and here’s why:

My antipathy to the French Revolution was brought into focus by Dom Gregory Pilcher’s observation while I was visiting in his Arkansas parish last week. Enjoying a grumble and a glass of beer, Father Pilcher said, “The problem is that Americans have replaced Faith, Hope and Charity with Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité.

It is a kind of secular heresy, for heresy is not a lie, but a half truth. Heresy is one truth promoted to the exclusion of another. Heresy is also one truth promoted above another truth to which it should be subject. Heresy lacks the proper order of goods and ignores the hierarchy of truth. Heresy is truth distorted and disordered.

When this happens even the truth that is espoused becomes deformed. Without Faith, Hope and Charity, Liberty becomes License, Equality becomes the destruction of those who seem superior and Fraternity becomes no more than indolent tolerance.

Read the whole article here at Imaginative Conservative.


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