SODOM & GOMORRAH: The concept of solidarity first had its origins in the Christian faith. We see in John 10.27 that the sheep of God know His voice and He knows them. Many have quoted Romans 5.12-6.5 to show that the faithful are united with Adam and united in Christ.
The argument is as follows. We are all children of God, born of woman, and we unite in fellowship in the family first, then the community. Through the community we are connected to our government, and through that the world. We have, then, solidarity with the world as all being children of God. We may fight and quarrel, but that similtude of our common origin and common nature creates the possibility of a fellowship that can be brought about through grace.
The Unions in Wisconsin have claimed a solidarity of a different kind. They raise signs asking for Democrats and Republicans to unite, they claim solidarity with other union workers, they claim solidarity with Egypt, they claim solidarity with the working class of the entire world.
How can socialist solidarity bring human beings together in a universal fellowship? It cannot. It is missing the crucial steps, and that crucial foundation. Socialist solidarity tells us that human beings are all one and the same, of the same nature and origin, and that we’re capable of a unity in that nature. Socialist solidarity, however, denies the borders between nations, denies the substance of community, denies the family structure, and denies our heavenly origin.
The Christian faith teaches us that human nature is flawed, but that through divine intervention we are made whole and good, and that this divine being has made Himself known to us through signs and miracles recorded throughout the ages. The socialists tell us that human nature is flawed, but that our nature will redeem us. There is no divine being that tells them this, no miracle to give them inspiration, no confirmed prophets. The socialist faith is a strange and supernatural denial of all reality in exchange for a mythical future that must materialize out of nothing.