I've been asked why I've been so critical of modern liberalism in recent posts since, my questioner said, it seems to be the most reasonable political approach to the human condition, treating everybody with equal fairness to the good of all. But that's the point really. It may seem to be the fairest and most reasonable system - but only if you are denying the reality and purpose of God and the rather essential matter of what a human being actually is. So in a sense it is almost worse than a patently unfair and unreasonable system which everyone knows is unfair and unreasonable.
Liberalism might seem the best approach to the rational mind but then you have to assume that the rational mind knows best which is actually quite irrational. Why should it? Since it cannot explain itself, and any attempts it makes which have no reference to something higher than itself are clearly inadequate, it cannot be taken seriously as a final arbiter of the human state and condition. Liberalism may be the best current philosophical position of atheistic materialism based on reason but atheistic materialism is a system only kept in place by ignorance on the one hand and wishful thinking on the other. I submit that honest analysis, never mind intuition, religious teaching or revelation, shows it to be empty of any real substance. It only continues to hold sway in people's minds because it is not subjected to hard thinking. That may sound surprising but I believe it's true since free objective thinking is prevented by profound prejudice. Materialism is accepted by most people nowadays because science seems to confirm it but it does so because of the preconceived ideas of scientists themselves who transgress their limits when they seek to explain spirit in terms of matter or life in terms of the forms it takes. There is also the problem of the decline of religion due in part to its own shortcomings and in part to weak leadership. The fact we live in a more or less completely artificial environment also has a lot to do with our lack of awareness of spiritual reality. If we were more in touch with the natural world we would find it harder to think there was nothing behind it.
I condemn liberalism because it is the system under which we live today whether ostensibly left or right, for the secular right is liberal now in most social and cultural matters. If we lived under the Nazi yoke a dose of liberalism would be a very good thing. If we lived under the tyranny of any dictator then liberal movements would be right and necessary. Similarly if we lived with cruel persecutions of certain minorities. But we just don't nowadays. The pendulum has swung and it's swung too far. Now liberalism is used to deny the spiritual and the fact that there is a God who exists and has a plan for us. It's true that a certain sort of spirituality can be made to conform to liberal ideas but it is a humancentric sort which eventually breaks down because it sees the higher in terms of the lower and reinterprets God in terms of man. It eventually always leads to a dead end where God and truth are no longer present even if some kind of pseudo-spiritual reality might seem to be to the deluded subject.
It is just because liberalism makes large chunks of humanity satisfied with themselves morally and gives them the feeling that they are good people where they are now that it is so dangerous and so useful for leading people into spiritual darkness. Ostensibly to be a liberal is to be a good person and to care about humanity. What could be wrong with that? Everything if the humanity you (theoretically) care about is fallen humanity. God does not love fallen humanity, not as it is. He loves the souls that exist within fallen humanity and it is precisely because he does that he wants to bring them out of their servitude to sin. Liberalism is an excellent means of keeping those souls firmly locked in their sinful state. And that is why I condemn it so.
There is also the question of whether liberals really do care about humanity or whether they care about thinking of themselves as the sort of person who cares. This is not a cynical comment. It doesn't apply to all liberals by any means but it applies to many. It's a phenomenon that seems to go back at least as far as Rousseau and Marx, both of whom seemed to motivated by an antipathy to God as much as anything else. Even the ordinary liberal who doesn't fall into this category is usually confusing nice with good.
It's long been recognised that liberalism is a kind of suicide cult or death wish from a culture that has lost its vision and any sense of real purpose or mission. Liberal ideas are a valuable corrective when an established order based on religion becomes corrupt or decadent but they should not become a replacement for that kind of order as they will inevitably result in the sort of society we have now when the relative takes precedent over the absolute and the immanent over the transcendent, both of which are pushed into the background or ignored altogether. Ideas of equality and freedom are good when there is rank inequality and suppression of individual freedom but they must always be seen in the light of higher truths and the fact that man as he is in terms of this world is not an end in himself. He has a spiritual end in God.
In conclusion I condemn liberalism because it is a means to separate Man from God.The liberal order is currently trying to reprogramme humanity according to its materialistic/humanistic ideology but you can't go against nature unless it is towards spirit, so this will not end well.