Want an example of how a liberal society is set up to eventually commit suicide? A feminist journalist from England, Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury, got involved in a case that serves as just such an example.
Heathcote-Drury got her world turned upside down over the last few months, and the liberalism of her own self-defeating British culture is what did her in. One has to feel for her, if only a little bit, but her case most certainly shines a spotlight on the failings of progressivism.
So, imagine the scene. A British, feminist journalist sees a woman in a hijab loading a large number of groceries onto the store conveyor belt at check out. She begins fuming with feminist ire because this Muslim woman's husband stands idly by doing nothing to help the overworked woman load the groceries.
The journo can take it no more and just has to say something. She brusquely confronts the man telling him that his wife needs help loading the merchandise. She pushes past the man and starts helping the hijab-clad woman herself because, "This is what feminism's about - women helping women."
As it happened, neither the Muslim man nor his wife much appreciated the "social lesson" the journalist thought to teach them. And, as so many Muslims in Britain do, they proceeded to play the Brit's liberalism against them. The couple cried racism and had the journalist arrested for a "hate crime."
Like most journalists, this woman thought herself to be following the prescriptions of liberal principles. She thought she was being the queen of feminism, all-knowing and caring about the plight of minorities as she was taught to be. Yet, here she is accused of racism -- of a hate crime, even!
How can it be?
We must realize, of course, that this Muslim man's indifference to his wife's toils is typical in many Muslim cultures. The groceries would be "women's work," after all. Women are often second-class citizens. And in the male-dominated Muslim world, women do all the work for the home and children. Everything.
Keeping with her ideology, this feminist journalist thought she was going to bully the Muslim man into following her ideas of how he should comport himself. Yet, even as she thought she was giving this male chauvinist a lesson in the niceties of western liberalism, her own ideology is the one responsible for allowing countless undocumented immigrants into her country, allowing them to bring their backwards, chauvinist ways to her local grocery store while telling them that this same culture is just as good as the west's.
Her liberal ideology is responsible for giving this Muslim couple no reason at all to adopt her cultural ways. So, why should this Muslim man help his wife, anyway? His culture doesn't allow for that, and this journalist's culture is telling him that his culture is a-okay.
The fact that the Muslim couple then used the weakness in the journalist's own culture to attack her by perverting her so-called "hate crime" laws -- well, that is just too funny.
In the end, this journalist was lucky. Her court system returned a not guilty verdict for her. She was let off the hook. But the next pushy journalist -- or other citizen -- might not be so lucky. The next one may be thrown in jail because of liberalism gone wild.