And of course there is race. The one virtue the left still has in barrels is the courage to call out racism, but without the virtues of justice and truth it has become a grotesque, elephantine pseudo virtue. If you can support killing babies, redefining marriage, putting the deficit on future generations (or ignoring it altogether) and calling a female vice presidential candidate (or any female, really) a dumb twat, then the God-given desire to be virtuous has to find expression somewhere. Presto — everything and everybody at all times and places is a whisker away from being racist, and probably is anyway. Feel better about yourself now? Jonathan Capehart could find racism in a belch.
Without the virtues working together, they do, as Chesterton noted, more damage than the vices. Unlike the vices, which have the virtue of being honest about what they are, the lost and wandering virtues clothe themselves in fake goodness. Liberalism’s dismantling and separating of the virtues has caused a kind of madness that is much more intense than nihilism or apathy, because it comes with a self-righteousness and spiritual energy to it. You get all the religious wrath with none of the wisdom. Rosaries off my ovaries!
So, to Mitt: Liberals don’t just think you are wrong, if they even get that far in their thinking. They have created a new world of virtues — the virtues of tolerance of every sexual lifestyle (without the truth of certain things causing disease and dehumanization); of questioning the use of violence by the United States anywhere and for any reason; of increasing government spending and welfare no matter what the math tells us; of hating the rich as inherently greedy and evil, no matter how decent the person may be or how many jobs he creates. Anyone who says otherwise is not misguided — they are not a virtuous person. They are evil.
They have turned the world upside down, Mitt, and they hate our f*cking guts. Never, ever be surprised by that again.
Mark Judge is the author of A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.