USTA Exposes the New One World Order You May Have Missed
Aug 11, 2023 by David Fowler
Many Christians, and perhaps some political conservatives, are concerned about a push for a new “one world order.” Some– many of influence– unabashedly push for that, particularly in areas of economics and trade. But something I read last week and something Martina Navratilova said this week made me realize the new “one world order” is already here. Now it’s just a fight over the details.
What I read last week was from The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, by Carl Becker, one of the most influential American historians of the last 100 years. (It’s short and easy to digest, and I encourage you to read it) Describing the 18th Century Philosphes– one of whom was Englishman John Locke, who many political conservatives revere, and Americans Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin– he wrote: “[W]hatever national or individual characteristics they may have exhibited, [they] were true children of the Enlightenment.”
But it is what he wrote of the “philosophical empire” of these Enlightenment philosophers that caught my attention: “The philosophical empire was an international domain of which France was but the mother country and Paris, the capital.”
By this he meant:
Go where you like—England, Holland, Italy, Spain, America—everywhere you meet them, Philosophers speaking the same language, sustained by the same climate of opinion. They are of all countries and of none…They are citizens of the world. (emphasis supplied)
He further described these “citizens of the world” as “the emancipated ones, looking out upon a universe seemingly brand new because so freshly flooded with light . . . in which everything worth attending to is visible . . . and evidently intelligible to the human mind—the mind of the Philosophers.”
In other words, humanity has passed through the shrouded veils of ignorant belief in the “immortal invisible, God only wise” of Christian hymnody. Revelation is not needed. All is visible. We just need reason.
As I read Becker, two other past readings came to mind about this Empire and its spread.
The Roots of the French Revolution’s Budding Empire
Guillaume Groen Van Prinsterer, a theologian and Dutch politician of note, wrote the following in 1860 about the French Revolution: “The Revolution, or modern philosophical theory, undermines every law of human existence, because it undermines Christianity. Herein lies the peculiar character of our time.”
That reminded me of the work of his disciple, Abraham Kuyper, who, 38 years later, speaking to the students at Princeton Seminary, similarly described the French Revolution:
[T]he French Revolution . . . detach[ed] life not merely from the Church, but also from God's ordinances, even from God Himself. Man as such, each individual henceforth, was to be his own lord and master, guided by his own free will and good pleasure. The train of life was to rush forward even more rapidly than heretofore, but no longer bound to follow the track of the divine commandments.
And according to Kuyper, the Revolutionary empire spread as Van Prinsterer anticipated: “We in Europe at least, have arrived at what is called modern life, involving a radical breach with the Christian traditions of the Europe of the past.”
The Empire’s Spread to America
Kuyper concluded his remarks in 1898 with these prophetic words about the French Revolution’s fundamental idea and its relation to America:
It is impossible for you to shut yourselves off hermetically from the old world, as you form no humanity apart, but are a member of the great body of the race. And the poison having once entered the system at a single point, in due time must necessarily pervade the whole organism.
Indeed, it did.
Roland Van Zandt, in his insightful book The Metaphysical Foundations of American History, posited that America needed a different conception of its history—its underlying metaphysical framework—from that of God and providence to that of the Enlightenment. He wrote: “America’s French Revolution has awaited the Twentieth Century.”
In sum, we now live in a one world order. God, if such even exists, is not “anything worth attending to,” as Becker put it. All that is left is just working out between us the details of life in a cosmos devoid of God.
Martina Navratilova and Women’s Sports—Working Out the Details
This week the tennis legend Martina Navratilova was back in the news with a tweet “protesting the United States Tennis Association (USTA)’s transgender inclusion policy”: “Come on @USTA- women’s tennis is not for failed male athletes- whatever age. This is not right and it is not fair.”
Navratilova, who was bisexual, then determined she was lesbian, and is now in a government-licensed relationship with a former Russian female model has no room to complain.
By her lesbian framework of human identity, she has already agreed in principle that embodied realities and their sexed nature have no bearing on the one social institution—marriage—that in all places and throughout time required an embodied male and an embodied female for it to come into existence.
Why, with her view of the irrelevance of the body and any sexed reason for it such a procreation, should she complain about the body of a man and the embodied realities associated with it in a social institution known as the USTA? It is a Johnny-come-lately compared to the institution of marriage.
In fact, her tennis colleague Billy Jean King, also a lesbian, has expressed a different view on the subject. Her view comes right out of Enlightenment thinking and is true to the French Revolution’s conception of the cosmos: “[L]et’s listen to the science behind transgender women competing fairly in women’s sports. Science is the true arbiter.”
Navratilova and King have the same fundamental cosmology informing their worldview, and that cosmology is now universal. It’s the new one that replaced the Christian cosmology that produced the worldview in the West, which prevailed from the Eleventh through Seventeenth centuries.
Even Christian legal advocates have gone along with the new cosmological worldview world order as I explained last week and a month ago.
Now it is just a matter of those who share the same cosmological worldview working out the details.