By George Neumayr
America under Obama is “beyond” human nature.
After seizing power, the architects of the French Revolution instituted a new calendar, declaring the beginning of their regime ”Year One,” thus symbolizing their total contempt for tradition. They wanted the world to know that they were rebuilding French society from scratch.
The left under Obama is approaching that level of revolutionary arrogance. Regarding itself as vastly enlightened, it seeks to institute a kind of cultural and political Year One in which America rises above all traditional understandings of human nature and embraces such changes as women in front-line combat, gay marriage, and transgender identities.
Conforming to this mood, CBS recently aired a commentary in which a Georgetown Law School professor said “Let’s get rid of the Constitution.” America has no need of tradition, he argued. The country can be based on nothing more than the limitless wisdom of this generation. Of course, the professor’s argument has already been adopted through Obama’s “living Constitution,” which treats the written one as dead.
In the left’s Year One, man is freed from all laws, visible and invisible, as he determines good and evil anew. “Human nature” is treated as an outmoded concept, as it implies that humans receive a fixed nature rather than determine one through pure choice. Some on the left even consider the category of “transgender” too confining, as it assumes male or female. They prefer “agender,” since that suggests more existential possibilities.
Under this culture, one isn’t permitted to notice physical differences between the sexes, much less acknowledge that children need a mother and father. The idea that the good can be deduced from anything prior to human choice is offensive to this culture. America is “beyond” such trivial considerations—a refrain heard frequently over the last few days on cable shows discussing women in combat.
The left considers itself the great defender of science, even as it denies the most fundamental biological realities. Liberals can stare at an ultrasound image and see no human life. Such is the left’s grasp of scientific evidence. It is a movement not of science but of fantasy. For the sake of its egalitarian dreams, it routinely denies elemental facts of life and thinks itself capable of extinguishing them through technology or humans simply choosing to ignore them.