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The Inevitable Descent From Progressivism to Nihilism – Arnold Ahlert

08/22/2011

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “nihilism” thusly: a) a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless; b) a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truth.

Perhaps it is indelicate of me to notice, but it would seem the definition of nihilism is interchangeable with the definition of progressivism. One may quibble with the notion that progressives do not consider existence senseless and useless (as long as one ignores the wholesale abandonment of religion by large portions of the secular left), yet witnessing the British riots of last week, and the ongoing flash mob attacks perpetrated here in America, it becomes impossible to ignore the fact that the abandonment of traditional values and beliefs, coupled with the denial of any objective truth, could lead to the conclusion that existence itself is senseless …

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