The current set of problems in America exists primarily from the usurpation of power at the national level because of the abdication of personal responsibility at the local level.
We are experiencing – because we have allowed it – massive changes within our society and the societal mores on which the American republic rests. We must learn what this means, how to survive and/or profit by it and that traditional values can still be taught in an unfriendly and anti-morality society. A free society without moral underpinnings cannot continue to survive, but will, in fact, as with any structure which lacks foundational support, implode. Ask ancient Rome.
Something frightening is happening in America today – more and more the traditional foundations are being destroyed. People without moorings (a stable traditional family, a sense of personal self-worth and concrete moral values) are being swept away by a new wave. A new U.S. government report shows huge increases in the incidences of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, up 42 percent and 25 percent, respectively. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, a public advocacy group, on college campuses, “Christian groups are considered religious, whereas Muslim or Hindu groups are considered cultural.” We see this regularly on high school and college campuses, as well as in recent attacks on Christmas.
This new wave, based on New Age values, seeks demassification (the breaking into smaller groups) of the culture, its values and its Judeo-Christian morality. It seeks to substitute new belief systems and multi-ethnic/distinct national, linguistic, socio-cultural groups for the traditional “one nation, indivisible …” concept.
Traditional concepts such as male and female, married couples (consisting of one man and one woman), father and mother (consisting of a male and female) will come under constant attack and perhaps become the periphery. “Gendercide” may become part of the modern-day lexicon. The book, “Unnatural Selection,” by Mara Hvistendahl contends that “parental preference” is the reason for the aborting of more than 160 million female fetuses worldwide since the late 1970s. According to some reports, gendercide is the leading cause of death of females in the U.S. (By the way, you can buy Intelligender – about $30 – at many local pharmacies, in case you don’t necessarily want what you are pregnant with.)
According to Robert Tyler (Advocates for Faith and Freedom), “gender liberation” may very well become the new phrase in the next wave in elementary school education. Tyler explains, “gender liberation means that male/female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children from unnecessary stereotypes.” This is not about equal rights but “eliminating the natural distinctions between male and female.” So, if your 16-year old son is transgender oriented and feels like a girl today, (s)he(?) should be free to use the girls’ restroom, locker room or shower. The order of the day will be “anything goes” and “diversity” – at all costs.
There will be a great hue and cry for the demassification of society. No longer will there be the current concept of a morality of the majority, but there must be equal minority groups and court-enforced diversity. Left-leaning futurists from their ivy-covered glass towers will wax eloquent about the need for direct democracy (which is, essentially, mob rule), more diversity and greater representation for all minority groups, including enforced sexual orientations. This will come at the expense of national tranquility and is all based upon some hopeful, utopian, humanistic misconception, which relies on the innate goodness of (albeit non-religious, civilized) mankind.
Decency was once a watchword, but decency does not communicate morality without impartial standards. The so-called Occupy Wall Street movement is one more manifestation of this new expression. This new wave seeks, and is resulting in, a giant, unresponsive, socialist-leaning bureaucracy that would replace individual responsibility with the state. The state would thus become the master and consequently assume the responsibility for implementing, directing and ultimately controlling collective behavior.
Restoring individual responsibility and requiring citizens to be involved in issues that affect them can offset the need for large bureaucracies. For example, laws that would affect long-standing public conduct (civic, social and moral standards) would require informed public participation, an expression of concern by individuals authentically caring about their fellow citizens, not merely by judicial decree or government mandate. The founding documents of America presupposed such action. Individuals were created not by mindless evolution with little personal value, but as living beings of worth, value and significance, in the image and likeness of a loving God. The founders assumed and anticipated the citizen and their public servants (their governments) would treat one another accordingly.
On the other hand, if we are merely the products of a mindless evolution, then we indeed lack individual merit and worth and deserve only those rights and privileges accorded us by our masters. And they are …?