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The liberal intuitively wants aimlessness and the resulting banality. Aimlessness is the opposite of rootedness, and rootedness is the trait of a person whose feet are in the soil of the permanent things, and the permanent things ultimately stem from God. Liberalism, by definition, is the effort to eject God and replace Him with something else and therefore it wants to get rid of those things that foster rootedness and permanency and, as a corollary, celebrates banality and shallowness in culture. (The only liberals who disdain the banality are the liberals who want banality-celebrating people to get involved in opposing the upper-levels of permanent things: sixties radicals looked down on anyone who enjoyed bourgeois comforts instead of devoting themselves to social activism.)

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