Friday, March 18, 2016

When the Last American Leaves, Turn out the Lights and Shut the Door. Thankyou.

As if Selwyn Duke was reading my post yesterday (he wasn't, by the way) he offers up a bit of horror here at the American Thinker entitled Death of America: Why the Presidential Election Isn't as Important as People Think. Duke:
Do you really want to save America? Okay, then completely transform the media, academia and entertainment so they’re not brainwashing citizens 24/7 with anti-American, anti-Christian, multiculturalist, socialist, feminist and a multitude of other lies. End legal immigration, which, via the importation of massive numbers of Third Worlders, is changing our country into a socialistic non-Western culture. Even more significantly, convince the 70-plus percent of Americans who are moral relativists to believe in Truth; these are people who, as the Barna Group research company put it, believe that what we call “truth is always relative to the person and their situation” and whose most common basis for moral decision-making is “doing whatever feels right….”
Why does this matter? Well, if we saw a child who didn’t obey rules and simply made up his own “rules” — changing them as was convenient — would we say that he was governed by anything worthy of being called “rules” (principles)? Or would we conclude that the word had simply become a euphemism for flights of fancy and feelings-based decisions? Alright now, is it any different when an adult does it? Furthermore:
Is it any different when large groups of adults do it — even country-size groups?
This gets at the heart of the effect of the Lefts long march through the institutions; that they now dictate what most people "think" or more importantly, feel. Our only hope, and it will take generations to achieve, is a long march back through them to take them back. It will be more costly for us, though. Like an army taking back a position once held, but turned over without a fight, the Left knows the value of these institutions, and they will not let go so freely. But, Duke is not so sanguine about the prospects, and frankly, history shows him to very probably be right. Duke concludes:
We can echo Donald Trump echoing Ronald Reagan and say “Make America great again!” But as an apocryphal quotation oft repeated by Reagan goes, “America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
And we can bellow “Freedom!” Braveheart-style. But as British philosopher Edmund Burke noted, “It is written in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
Intemperate minds abound. Passions we’ve got. Fetters we’re getting. Of course, I’ll choose to, if possible, add a few more pages to the American republic’s story. But I know that, even now, her last chapter is being written..
As always, Selwyn Duke writes well, but don't read it unless you are prepared to face the truth. My eyes watered up.

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