I think it depends on what necessary and ruthless self-examination is in the service of. If the object is some sort of personal enlightenment or salvation, then indeed it's navel-gazing bourgeois liberalism.
But since we all and everything else are of one Divine Essence, an individual's liberation from the ego-perception that sees us all seperate means we then approach the issues of the world that face us with new resolve and committment to the upliftment of ALL. This is a natural result of personal development if one has the courage to keep seeing through to the truth.
Reading in The Book of coming Forth by Day, we see that our Divine Ancestors stress CONDUCT toward others as the road by which a human becomes the god-man/god-woman.
In the Negative Confession it says:
"Gods live not in the crevices of mortar and stone, mor in the jewelled hands of the ram but in the hands of men and the hearts of women and in the land of wonder...
To see the goodness in things, we must see the god in things. To see the god in things, we must see the goodness. To find god in sorrow, fear, and death is to see its usefulness. To know is to understand. To praise the gods we must praise life. To honor gods we must make of the world something good. To be gods, we must hold goodness in every pore. We are filled with light, wholly divine. The sun rises, an eye of fire, and through its light we come to see the world as gods would have it."
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