What is often difficult to remember — because it’s buried under a pile of red herrings and equivocation — is that progressivism is necessarily divisive, and naturally tends towards racism. There are those who are “progressing towards the utopia,” progressive liberal imagine the future contains, and there are those who are not. Because this “progress” is tied up with Darwinian evolution, those who are “progressing” must always be the “next evolved generation,” and those who are not must always be “the ones evolution is leaving behind, and hence must go extinct.”In the early days, evolutionary dogma took race as a proxy for a person’s standing in the process. Today, because progressives have “grown out of racism,” beliefs are taken in the same way. The conservative Christian is, truly, the “new black,” in the sense that if you believe in the Scriptures in a literal way, you must be a “throwback,” somehow “against the tide of history,” while your progressive antagonists must always be on the “right side of history.”
The problem is that humans haven’t “progressed” since the beginning of time — the fundamental error of progressivism is the failure to differentiate between human progression and technological progression. An iPhone in the hand doesn’t make someone kinder, more loving, less racist, more intelligent, or much of anything else.
As Jesus might say, “it is not the technology a man uses that defiles a person, but the content of the text message that comes from the heart which defiles.” (Matthew 15:17-19)