Now we can see why the Supreme Court considers abortion so sacred. By protecting and perpetuating abortion, the Supreme Court exercises their social engineering power to conform and manipulate the natural world towards our own desires and ambitions. As is it turns out, our jurists consistently rule in favor of abortion and any other secular sacrament not because such rulings empower us; no, but because such rulings ultimately empower them. Protecting abortion perpetuates the myth that our highest happiness is dependent on an elite class of engineers and experts who manipulate reality to our own benefit.
The tragedy in all of this, as Lewis saw it, is that if manipulation is at the heart of the modern age, then by definition there must exist two classes of people: manipulators and manipulatees, or, in Lewis’ terms, the “conditioners” and the “conditioned.” In a world governed by manipulators, inevitably we become the objects of manipulation. For the manipulators to remain in power, they will have to do more than merely conform and control nature to our desires and ambitions; no, they will need to conform our desires and control our ambitions.
And when that happens, Lewis argues, nature has the last laugh; for we end up being conquered and manipulated right along with nature itself. In our attempt to conquer nature, nature has conquered us; hence his title, The Abolition of Man.
Once we’ve opened the door, however slightly, to dehumanization, it becomes the one thing that we can no longer control. Heaven help us when our class of secular elites considers such dehumanization sacred.
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