In his post, Dr. Charlton establishes a line of demarcation regarding family, a line he refers to as a "moral bright-line":
If such a moral bright-line were accepted, I think it would entail accepting the fundamental reality and divine authority of the family as God's way of structuring human, and ultimately divine, society in creation.
By 'ideal' I mean that it is what we, our laws, our social organisation, should be aimed-at. In practice, the family ideal will be unattainable for everybody, all of the time - but knowing and acknowledging the ideal is what enables us to live coherently, with meaning and motivation; aligned with divine creation.
This description of accepting the fundamental reality and divine authority of family correlates with views I expressed in a post last week in which I addressed a Hungarian leftist politician's abhorrence of the traditional family as a "scary formation."
In that post I argued that the mainstream leftist campaigns against the traditional family focus primarily on the 'unreality' of family, which is considered a 'social construct'; one that inspires exclusion and oppression.
Thus, the vast majority of the Left (the foot soldiers) attack the traditional concept of family because they see it as an impediment to individual freedoms and universal brotherhood, but also as vehicle of oppression - against personal freedoms, gender equality, xenophilia, etc. Family also oppresses because it validates and promulgates traditional values at the expense of progressive ones. In other words, family serves to emphasize and legitimize anti-progressive 'power' concepts such as 'race', 'gender', and 'nationality'.
All of this is readily apparent in the Left's communications and actions - in their vilification of traditional family models, their celebration of non-traditional family models, their objection to nations, their support of open societies with open borders - but do these represent the real reasons why the Left oppose the concept of traditional family so vehemently?
In my previous post I argued that a minority within the Left clearly understand the deeper implications of family, implications Dr. Charlton mentions in the excerpt above, and which I expressed in the following manner:
What scares the minority within the Left about family, about the Christian family in particular, is this - not only does the family exist in objective reality, but it also represents the very essence of Reality itself - the ultimate Reality of Divine Creation and the Love that nurtures and binds it all together.
It goes without saying that no representative of the Left will ever admit to family being a 'fundamental reality' or 'God's way of structuring human, and ultimately divine, society in creation'. Doing so would immediately negate the Left's self-professed rejection of the supernatural, the metaphysical, and the divine.
Nevertheless, this explicit expressed rejection does not rule out implicit belief in what has been rejected - at least not among the Left's inner circle. I am convinced, more than ever, that this inner circle possesses an unambiguous understanding of the 'fundamental reality' of family - that is, the accepted, mainstream objections the Left launches against family are, in actuality, one-dimensional and frivolous and do little more than serve to mask their genuine aims of totalitarian control over an ocean of isolated and atomized individuals for the overarching purpose of mass damnation.
This is why that Hungarian leftist politician's "scary formation" comment last week concerning family so revelatory. On one hand, it made the reason for the Left's true hatred of family crystal clear from a metaphysical perspective. On the other hand, it revealed that the Left not only hate, but also fear family. I found this rather reassuring. It is good to know that 'God's way of structuring human, and ultimately divine, society in creation' fills the Left with angst, uneasiness, and dread.
Summing up, having a traditional family in this time and place is not only one of the best ways to align oneself with fundamental reality and divine authority, but also one of the best ways to strike terror into the heart of evil.
Note added: Strike terror might be hyperbolic, but I can guarantee you that, at the very least, family makes evil extremely anxious.