At the heart of the liberal enterprise is the cult of the free and equal new man, totally liberated from all bonds of authority, tradition, morality, culture, civility, and God: self-defining, self-actualizing, and self-ruling.
This anthropology of the superman is necessarily deranged, tending, as it does, toward a psychotic refusal to deal with reality on its own terms. Hence it gives us the pervert who mutilates his genitals, slips on a sundress, and calls himself a woman. The project is sinful in conception and mad in its end, and therefore doomed to failure.
But this same anthropology can never admit to the possibility of failure precisely because it cannot admit to being constrained by reality. It can only understand its failures as the result of opposition by others, and therefore it implicitly acknowledges the presence of the untermensch — literally, the low man whose captivity to the same bonds which the superman abhors makes him an impediment to the flourishing of the free and equal new man.
The anthropology of the superman necessarily requires the obliteration of the low man. Paradoxically, the impetus to destroy the low man waxes alongside the cult of the superman, because the latter’s failures mount in direct proportion to the degree to which society at large endeavors to conform to its vision. In other words, the more powerful the cult of the superman becomes, the more readily its deficiencies are manifested, and thus the more powerful the motivation to maintain the delusion by violent suppression and destruction of the low man. The smaller and more persecuted the low man becomes, the greater the violence that must be brought to bear against him in the name of freedom and equality.
The impetus to destroy the low man exists whether or not any given superman-cultist is willing to acknowledge it. He cannot escape its inexorable logic. It is so strong, in fact, that at any particular superman-cultist’s refusal to acknowledge it amounts either to deliberate dishonesty or an unprincipled exception (or simply appalling ignorance and thoughtlessness).
The superman-cultist’s children, of course, will inherit his worldview without the set of ingrained, unarticulated, unacknowledged virtues that restrain it, and so the pattern we ought to (and do, in fact) see is a sequential, generation-over-generation rise in the metastatic aggressiveness of the liberal enterprise (corresponding to a stepped collapse in civilization sanity).
A civilization in thrall to the cult of the superman will eventually reach a point at which the ratio of the costs of persecuting the low man to the discernible benefits of doing so asymptotically rocket off toward infinity — a point, in other words, at which the delusion becomes too expensive (in many senses of the word) to maintain. Perhaps, at that point, the persecution of the low man will end and some degree of sanity and repentance will again become possible. If we’re lucky, when that day comes, the body count won’t be too high.