June 4, 2015
It’s like Newton’s Third Law (“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”). Just like you can’t throw a rubber ball against a wall without it coming right back at you, everything we do to our culture comes right back at us.
Republican presidential candidates compete with one another to see who can show the least concern for those pesky “social issues” that only the bitter clingers care about. Which of them will be the first to give away the whatever at a same-sex “wedding”?
But you can’t trash the culture with impunity. It can’t help but to take revenge. There’s nothing you can do to stop it.
It’s hard to believe, but according to a recent report by Zenith Optimedia, Americans spend a little over eight hours every day “consuming media”. If you have a regular job, and sleep at night, that’s virtually every waking minute of your life. And by “media” they mean the whole shebang—Internet, TV, movies, video games, and even books.
As we consume media, how many murders, how many fights, how many illicit sexual encounters do we watch? How much claptrap is poured into our heads as “news” and commentary and worldly wisdom? Eight hours a day, every day—and are we to believe that the content of what we consume has no effect on us at all?
Even without the media, our public schools and colleges would be teaching us more than enough drivel. But their teaching is reinforced 24/7 by the assorted media—not just the noozies and their alleged news sites, but in the so-called entertainment media as well.
There is no doubt that “progressives” don’t like the America they inherited, and want to turn it into something else. To do this, they have to change the culture. They have to destroy what there is so they can erect their own structures on the ruins.
The media is used as a wrecking ball, to be crashed again and again into our culture and its basic structures—the family, Christianity, individual liberty and accountability, the opportunity to come up in the world by working and making a profit. What people see and hear and read for eight hours a day, every day, influences how they think and act.
One of the germs introduced into our culture by libs and progs, which has made our culture sick and will make us sicker, is the notion of “life’s lottery.” Democrats have long used this image to stir up class warfare. Now its role has been expanded: a few days ago there was a rally in San Francisco to offer “immigration as the solution to the unjust lottery of life”.
Immigration has been adapted into another wrecking ball to bring down America. Here the idea is, it just ain’t fair that everybody wasn’t born in America, and so to make it fair—because God forgot to do it, but libs and progs will correct all the mistakes God made—everybody in the Third World must be encouraged to come to America. Yes, importing great masses of poor, uneducated, non-English-speaking folk will do wonders for our national economy. We have poisoned our culture to deal in terms of “the unjust lottery of life,” and now we’re going to drink the poison.
The end of this, as the Bible reminds us—Proverbs 8:36, “all they that hate me love death”—is the death of our civilization and all of us, or most of us, with it. Hence the apocalyptic cultural image of Global Warming/Climate Change/Whatevuh—laughed at by most ordinary people who have to go out and shovel snow in the winter, but fanatically believed in, as an article of religion, by the libs and humanists.
How far do they want to go? All the way! Recently an academic pinhead from the University of Arizona appeared on New Zealand TV to recommend that, to stop Global Warming, we must “terminate industrial civilization”.
He admits this would totally destroy the world’s economy, and quite likely result in the die-off of the human race. But that’s a price he’s willing to pay. Killing us all off would Save the Planet. Whoopee!
This ninny estimates there are only about “ten” scientists who agree with him on this. Well, twenty years ago, how many Americans were saying, “Oh, we’ve just got to have gay marriage, we can’t go on without it!” A lot of people can go crazy in ten or twenty years.
That’s because the culture is the water in which we live like fish; and you can’t pollute the culture without poisoning the fish.
No matter how smart you think you are.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com