I have heard it said that, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” By that logic, we can conclude that it took longer than a day for that which WAS Rome to be destroyed. Likewise, that theorem can be applied to the social, cultural and political climate within the United States today.
This metamorphosis has taken place over a long period of time. It has not been loudly conspicuous. It has been a stealthy flicking away of tiny fragments of cultural mortar until we have reached the point of our nation’s imminent implosion.
For those who are familiar with the move entitled “The Shawshank Redemption”, lets just call it the “Andy Dufresne-ing” of Western Civilization.. The left is displacing one pocket of dirt at a time. It is quickly becoming a grotesque game of cultural Jenga with the United States as we remember it in the balance. When it reaches that breaking point and when everything collapses onto itself, everyone will stand about agog saying, “I never saw it coming..”
The enemies of western civilization keep chipping away like psychotic woodpeckers knowing that if they win enough battles, they will have won the war. It is a matter of stamina energized by agenda. It is an intellectual battle of attrition.
The country collectively forgets these small battles. Lead by the nose through the “creative writing” of the impartial media, otherwise known as the “unaccountable liberal 527 group”, everyone quickly moves along to the next bright and shiny two hundred decibel diversion.
Just as one example, who foresaw the overwhelming damage to our culture and civilization via the Rowe v. Wade’s “privacy” pogrom? For a reality check, take some time and look back at any of the other tipping points in our history. Then marvel at how little was actually said or done to prevent the impending disaster from happening. Was it a lack of foresight or was it just a lack of effort? Or worst of all, was it both?
This regressive process really began as a series of what was then thought to be a jumble of unrelated and insignificant concessions. The decent folks conceded what appeared to be small and inconsequential issues at the time in the hopes that the troublemakers would just pipe down and go back to the methadone clinic, the bathhouse and the psychiatric ward.
These concessions were extorted with the aid of a series of orchestrated cries, choreographed outrage and a calculated coverage from the fifth columnists of the fourth estate.. These concessions became vainglorious victories which “empowered” civilization’s enemies to further expand their assault upon America.
The lack of resistance that they encountered encouraged these domestic terrorists to further besiege our communities, our courts and our culture. Using yesterday’s victory as another board and nail to build their totalitarian Trojan horse, they slithered back the next day, demanding another inch of cultural and civilizational ground.
Today it is a plastic baby Jesus on your lawn. Tomorrow it is the cross on Mount Soledad. Today it is “press 1 for English”, tomorrow it is “press 2.” Today it is “privacy.” Tomorrow it is twenty million dead “choices.” Today it is “affirmative action”. Tomorrow it is “discrimination”. Today it is “the fairness doctrine”. Tomorrow it is “censorship”.
The liberal foot soldiers of the media currently dictate the terms. For example, 300,000 civilized Americans can protest a speech made at a Catholic University by someone who enthusiastically endorses abortion, which is quite contrary to the Catholic teachings, or 300,000 civilized Americans attend “Tea Parties” across the nation and the press labels them as “an extremist right wing minority”.
When the left “protests”, (and their protests are usually followed by “a changing of the rules”..) it is more often than not, just one person.. For example, Michael Newdow gets upset over “prayer in school”, a gaggle of ACLU lawyers locate a fellow traveler with a black robe and a gavel and the rules are changed because of the “will of the overwhelming majority” according to the perverted press.
One of their primary goals is to make you believe that you are some type of “-ist” for believing in something that they have falsely tarnished as an “-ism.” Unchallenged progressive polemics becomes an “alternative reality”.
The decent folks just conceded, seeing no harm at the time for taking the path of least resistance. “It’s just an inch, its no big deal,” they said. Nearly fifty years of inches thus conceded has transformed Nietzsche’s “transvaluation” (Old sins become virtues, old virtues become sin.) into a twenty-first century nightmare of unstable liberalism.
There is one conservative trait that plays right into the Democrats dogma and that is our “civility”. We are just nice people. Ladies and gentlemen, nice guys don’t finish last, nice guys are finished before the game starts..
Cultural ground has been lost for nearly fifty years at the rate of an inch at a time, what is to say that we cannot reclaim that ground at that rate?
It is time to apply the tourniquet to what has become our civilizations arterial bleeding.
In order for the corner to be turned, the value of what has been lost must be recognized.
In order for momentum to be built, it must be understood that what has been lost can be regained.
In order for what has been lost to be regained, it must be acknowledged that there needs to be an effort to reclaim that which has been lost.
Those adversely effected by what has been lost should consider conscription. Those adversely effected? That pretty much means everyone.
Unlike the heroic liberal protesters, the decent people, the “concede-ers,” have things like jobs, homes and families. These are otherwise known as responsibilities. When your only responsibility in life is standing in line for free cheese and free clean needles, it is not an occupational stretch, job description wise, for you to strap on a sandwich board and protest against all things American.
By now it should be no surprise to anyone that the liberals fantasize about camels grazing on the south lawn of the White House, the question then becomes, how does that sit with you?
The “effort” necessary from the decent people starts with just being informed, which should not be that difficult. After all, this is the “information age”, isn’t it? Step two in the procedure: VOTE. If you do not participate in the process you have no right to complain about the outcome. Actually, if you fall into that category, you are just as responsible for the resultant carnage as our professed enemies. Step three: get involved.
The true enemy here is not liberalism, communism or even Islamofascism. The true enemy is not the illegal immigrants, secularism or even the ACLU.
The true enemy is apathy.
Apathy allows those who are overtly or surreptitiously at work to succeed unimpeded. Apathy festers within those who do not understand the value of what it is they can and will lose. Apathy forms when the majority believes that it is “someone else’s problem”. Apathy appears when we take for granted what the Constitution promised us, and what past and present generations of heroes have given us with their sacrifice. Apathy becomes self evident when there are more votes for the American Idol than there will probably ever be for the President of the United States..
Apathy is the detour onto the path of least resistance and the path of least resistance is littered with the remains of the apathetic..
Those with an agenda appreciate your apathy. You have enabled them to concentrate their efforts on the few who actually effectively deter their efforts.
Even if you are no more than moderately observant relative to current events and if you have just a nominal recall of history, it should be quite easy for you to understand the carcinogenic consequences of apathy.
From abortion to secularism to liberalism, from exorbitant taxation to socialism to deviance, if the maneuvers and manipulations of those targeting us prevail we have no one else to blame for their success.. but ourselves.