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KNOWLES: The Problem With Pride

Senator Elizabeth Warren runs down Clarendon Street waving to the crowds during the annual Boston Pride Parade
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On Monday's episode of "The Michael Knowles Show," the host explains why the 'queen of sin,' pride, has become a virtue in our culture and why that is a bad thing.

 

Why is it called "pride?" It's because the Left has a far bigger agenda than sexual tolerance. Sex is just the way ... because we all love sex and we think about sex all the time and it's a good way to pull people in and attract people. I think, at this point, homosexuality is totally tangential to Pride Month. Now it's about gender, it's about sexual identity, and there aren't just two genders, there are 56 different genders. There is also a sexual pride, a fat pride, a skinny pride, there are all kinds of pride.

What is pride? Pride is excessive love of one's own excellence. Pride is the opposite of humility. If pride is the queen of all sin, humility is the queen of the virtues and they're exactly the opposite. Vice and virtue, sin and virtue, are the opposite and pride and humility are exact opposites.

We know that humility is the beginning of all wisdom. We know this from Scripture. We know this just from our own experience. Proud people come off like idiots. When you meet a proud person, no matter how popular they are, no matter how many credentials they have, they seem like idiots. And when you meet a humble person, even if he has no education, even if he's from a humble station in life, they often come off as very wise.

In a healthy culture, we approach serious questions with humility. Serious people approach questions with humility. So instead of "pride" parades, if we had a humble culture, and people who have differing sexual preferences wanted to be more accepted, they might have a parade that was called the, "Please Don't Ostracize Me For My Sexual Preferences or Sexual Behavior Parade." Humility would be the recognition that we are all very flawed people, which is certainly the case.

 

Every single person that you have ever met is a very flawed person. Pride is the opposite; pride is the fantasy that we're all perfect and that is what is being embraced and pushed by the Left. The leftist agenda is to suggest that human nature is perfectible, and we're on our way to Progress — that's what progress with a capital P means. And so, progressives see the utopia and they see perfect human nature and we're just marching there, we're so close, so just give us a little bit more money and a little bit more power.

 

We have a culture that values the self above all other things. So, in a good culture, you have selflessness. You have people doing acts of charity for each other and you have people sacrificing for each other, for their children, for future generations. But in our culture, we don't have selflessness.

We're about to have the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of storming Normandy. That was an act of selflessness for the country. That's unimaginable today. What we have today are parades celebrating the self. We have self-love and we have self-care. We have selfishness.

Selflessness is replaced by selfishness and humility is replaced by pride. It is a horrible thing. No matter your sexual preferences, no matter your sexual views, no matter your religious views, no matter your moral views, pride is terrible.

It will ruin society and it will ruin your life. If you live in a proud way if you think you're so great and everyone else is just kind of shorting you and cheating you, and you've got a big chip on your shoulder, and everyone's worse than you are, and you're so much better than everyone else, you're going to have a terrible life. Do not be proud. You have no reason to be proud, you should be humble. We should have humility parades.

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