Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The politics of pornography

A recent episode of the Chalcedon podcast featured Martin Selbrede and Andrea Schwartz discussing a chapter from the book 'Law and Liberty' by R. J. Rushdoony. [1.]

A. 'The rise of totalitarianism has always been preceded by moral anarchism, and those seeking tyrannical powers over man have always worked to reduce man to a dependent position by undercutting his moral self-government and responsibility. The rise and triumph of pornography is a prelude to totalitarianism. Moral anarchy is the seed-bed of tyranny.' [2.]

B. 'Moral anarchism is used to destroy every form of social stability and order in order to pave the way for totalitarian order. [2.]

1. Chalcedon Podcast - February 24/2010
2. Law and Liberty - R. J. Rushdoony [ch. 4]
3. Noble Savages - R. J. Rushdoony
- a book mentioned in the podcast


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