Monday, September 15, 2014

Inoculation and Resistance

Warning:  This is a call to arms.  Passivity is not allowed after reading this.

It is everywhere around us... can't get away.  Up is down, right is left, wrong is right, right is... no longer right (but certainly not "wrong," because there is no such thing anymore).  We are being drowned in a hellish nihilistic and deconstructionist tsunami.

Have we fallen Through the Looking Glass?  Are we now in a Brave New World?  How else to explain that things once considered common decency are now regarded as hopelessly out of date ideas, or worse?  Orwell's 1984 is upon us and Newspeak is the way of the world.  Family values are out and "freedom" is in-- that is, the kind of freedom that wears the yoke of political correctness and group-think.

Media exploitation of sex and violence has reached absurd levels of obscenity.  It has become a race to to the bottom to see who can deliver the most disgusting and disturbing content to the willing consumers.  The average American child now witnesses thousands of violent murders in media before being able to get a drivers license.  Television and movies have made cold-blooded murders just another part of the landscape of the "art." Video games are now incredibly and unthinkably violent, to an absurd degree that most non-gaming adults would be shocked at.

Women are for one thing and one thing only in these games.  "I don't care if you're 12, I'll still rape you!"  So shouts a college-aged boy to little girl in the video game "Grand Theft Auto."  One of the rare females in the game that is not a sex object is summarily sucked into a jet engine turbine.  The game also tells the player that most women "love it" when you crush their sternum during sex.  This is a great and ever-so-wholesome way for our young teenage boys to be developing, don't you think?

But wait, there's more!  The current version of "Grand Theft Auto" (V) begins with an extended round of cop killing and goes on to slaughtering American soldiers with grenades and conducting gruesome torture sessions for the fun of it.  Here is an FAQ page that answers the burning question "Where is the best spot for cop killing?"  In fact, you can watch the game's depiction of police officers burning to death here (for an added thrill, read a couple of the comments... this is what we are reaping).

~~  "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."  --Kurt Vonnegut  ~~

There is ample evidence of the harmful effects of these "games" - most especially on the still developing adolescent and pre-adolescent brain.  Busily absent parents are only too happy to buy Johnny the latest game because, after all, the other kids all have it and it will assuage that guilt that bubbles beneath the surface.  Thus, we find our children conditioned and trained in things previous generations could never imagine.

This average child also sees untold sexual scenes while watching ABC's "Family" channel, among others.  Much of the sexual content being blasted at children is of the same-sex variety.  Oh, sorry, I mean LGBTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex)... wouldn't want to leave out anyone.  After all, about two percent of humans fall into this LGBTQQI category (1.6 percent actually "gay"), so we should definitely press a full-scale war to ensure that every person in the world accepts and glorifies this "lifestyle," right?  Wait- what about the two percent of Americans who have this proclivity?  Shouldn't we also rearrange our society to glorify and accommodate them?  Guess not.

I read a lot.  A lot.  I also write and think a lot.  In my estimation, no one has yet put their finger on the issue as surely and accurately as William Staneski in this amazing column, written almost six years ago.  He writes of the "drumbeat" that "keeps the masses in line, anesthetized enough to not make an issue of it. Fed a constant diet of sex, drugs, poisonous pop culture, materialistic trinkets, and unkeepable promises of security provided by huge leftist government, ever more globalist in nature, the masses are... told there is no truth..."  This is one of those few things that I can truly say I wish I had written.  Please take a few minutes to read it here.

No doubt about it, we are not in Kansas anymore.  Western society has reached levels of decadence that would make the ancient Romans blush.  How did this happen?  Simply put, we opened Pandora's box (it was actually a jar) and all the evils of the world were released.  It seems to us that it has occurred very quickly, and that is somewhat the case, but not the whole case.

There have always been forces that sought to erase the "civil society" rules that all civilizations need in order to continue and to thrive.  The greater a civilization, the more people lean toward egalitarianism.  Our Founders knew of this and were very worried about it.  They never proclaimed "equality" to be something a government should concern itself with, because they knew (and wrote) that we are all born equal, but not guaranteed to have equal outcomes in our lives.  The Utopian seeks to make sure everything is "fair" and "equal," thereby ironically ensuring that things will be neither.

What it all really leads to is the cancer of political correctness.  Although the left is more to blame for it, this cancer transcends "normal" politics and seeks to control all sides of the debate.  This supreme law of political correctness says that no one and no action can be judged as being wrong, and no one can say or do anything that might offend anyone else (thus codifying and continuing the great and choking irony of the Utopian vision).  Only the State can be correct, and the State must work to ensure that the unfortunate "protected" class is empowered.

Can there be a bigger irony than a culture that proclaims that it is offensive for anyone to say that people should not do patently offensive things in public?  We offend the offenders by saying they are offensive.  The State's answer is that all actions (that is, all State approved actions) are equal and no action is offensive, except an action that seeks to halt offensive actions.  Got it?

Now that we're properly admired this problem, what the heck are we to do about this?  Resist!

The only possible answer is for people to rise up and challenge political correctness whenever they find it (and it is impossible to not find).  Enough truly is enough.  Our society is crumbling at an alarming rate.  We are allowing things to happen, simply because the drumbeat of political correctness says that we must.  It is institutionalized insanity and it is killing us all... so, no more!

We don't stand for Newspeak nonsense.  We don't help Hollywood kill us by consuming their toxic product (seriously, television is a pure cesspool now).  We behave the way our right reason tells us to behave.  We call evil evil and we look it in the eye.  For parents, especially, we no longer abdicate our parental responsibility and authority to Hollywood and to the power of the State run school system.

If people take a personal stand... if we decide that we are no longer going to feed this cancer (which we do by not standing up to it), then we still have a chance.  Each of us faces examples of decadence and political correctness virtually every day-- and so the opportunity to engage the enemy is there for us.  To not take up this gauntlet is to give aid and comfort to the other side.

~~  "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  --Edmund Burke  ~~

Finally, as if we need any more motivation beyond what is happening to our children and our society, we would do well to keep in mind that the Good Lord clearly warned us about such things.  Bottom line: we've strayed far from how He told us to conduct ourselves, and look at what we're reaping.

Oh, and if you think all this is a new problem... think again:

"Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.  Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

--Romans 1:28-32

Actually, you should take a minute and read the rest of that part of Romans (1: 18-32) - here it is.

All right, folks, we have our perspective and we know what we have to do.  See you on the battlefield!

God bless!


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