But of course they’ve now had four more years to deepen and intensify their transgender mania; so if they win this time, what has gone before will seem like nothing. This time they do not intend for our republic to survive. This time they mean to destroy our culture and break what’s left of our Christianity.
Anything but a vote for Donald Trump will help them do it.
America is great, said Alexis DeTocqueville in the early 19th century, because America is good. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.
Bull’s eye for him.
Our esteemed colleague “Unknowable” has raised this issue lately in several comments. Just getting rid of the Democrat Party and slapping down the fake nooze media, he says, will not treat the root cause of our problems–an across-the-boards deterioration of our national character. This includes our penchant for “near-worship of celebrities.”
I think it’s important to recognize that our nation’s character has been debased on purpose by persons who are easily identifiable: the Democrat Party, the nooze and “entertainment” media (sort of a tautology), and teachers’ unions and other wicked “educators.” If we could somehow break them up and strip them of their power, they wouldn’t be able to carry on their mission to corrupt the country.
Things are done now that would have been utterly unthinkable when I was a boy. So why are they thinkable, and doable, now? Because certain people worked very hard, for a long time, to make them so. They never took “No” for an answer. No matter how many times they were defeated, they kept coming back–like the freakin’ Mummy. If one tactic didn’t work, they tried another. That’s how they finally got “gay marriage” intruded into our culture, through the Supreme Court. More specifically, through Justice Anthony Kennedy. They only had to swing one guy, and they got what they wanted. All other tactics had failed them. Even California voters turned it down. But they found the one judge who would give them what they wanted.
Yes, our national character needs re-Christianizing. We were a good country because we were a Christian country. D. James Kennedy once said that the most unserved mission field in the world was the churches in America. I’m afraid he was right.
Well, no one can say God didn’t give us enough work to keep us busy.
There are millions of public-schooled noddies out there, potential Democrat voters all, who could look at that document up there all day and couldn’t tell you what it is if their lives depended on it.
It’s the Declaration of Independence; and it needs to be proclaimed and reaffirmed.
No, I’m not doing any nooze today. Our country’s birth, that’s the news! “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…” That’s the news.
What? We annihilated Hitler and Tojo, only to be conquered by the New York Times? We watched the Soviet Union slide into oblivion–and Nancy Pelosi’s gonna push us after them?
Be faithful to God, and He will be faithful to us.
The dangers we are in today are all of our own making; but only repent, and God will deliver us.
To this very day our fallen, sinful, deluded world rejects and fights against the whole idea of there even being a Creator, much less a Creator who endows His created beings with inalienable rights. It’s poison to them; but salvation to us. They would swallow us whole; but He has redeemed us with the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son.
For our sins we have the New York Times, the teachers’ unions, and transgender.
But our hope is in the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
You know what? We need our national mythology! In fact, with all these varmints on the left trying to tear it down, we need it more than ever.
Paladin, played by Richard Boone in Have Gun Will Travel, was “a knight without armor in a savage land.” So we had a whole passel of westerns on TV–all about moral and physical courage, standing up for what is right, thinking independently, and doing what needed to be done to tame the savage land. Maybe they were no more strictly historical than the King Arthur legends; but they pointed us in a good direction.
And I remember one time, going into the bookstore in the mall, hearing this theme song sung with incredible sweetness by a guy stacking the bottom shelves. I thank you for that memory, whoever you are.
We need our heroes back. It was an act of cultural suicide to get rid of them.
The Athenian lawgiver, Solon, lived to see his laws broken and his city fall into the hands of a tyrant named Pisistratus. Solon came out of retirement and took every opportunity to criticize Pisistratus, tear into his policies, and oppose him in every way he could.
Horrified, his friends asked him what gave him the courage to oppose the tyrant.
“My old age!” said Solon.
He was right, you know. And we who are today’s elderly ought to look to his example.
We’ve already lived most of our lives, so they can’t take that away from us.
We may not be physically up to marching in a demonstration, but we’re not too weak to say “Get lost!”
We may not be strong enough to fight it out on the streets; but we can absolutely refuse to say the things they want us to say, believe the things they try to force us to believe, and worship the idols they demand we worship. We have read the Bible. We remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
If they can’t make us, in our old age and our weakness, bow down to them, how will they control our sons and daughters?
And we can pray, and God will hear us. He can shut this bad stuff down whenever He pleases: the date for that is already on His calendar.
We say with Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never, never give in.”
We’ve been laughing at Far Left Crazy for such priceless gems of idiocy as the Green New Deal, forcing superheroes to combat imaginary systemic racism, and Joe Biden–according to the nooze media, our future president–babbling like a drunken moron.
I don’t know about you, but it’s starting to scare me. I think we’d better take it seriously and figure out a way to defeat it.
It takes a long time to build a country up, but it can be torn down in a fraction of the time it took to build it. Before Hugo Chavez, Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America. Now it’s a basket case. Czarist Russia had a food surplus, and was a food-exporting nation. Stalin plunged it into famine. And then there’s North Korea.
The Democrat Party and its Far Left Crazy playmates mean to take over America and turn it into God knows what. They mean to tear down everything we have. As one of the Only Black Lives Matter honchos has admitted, “If we don’t get what we want, we’ll burn it down.” If they can, they will.
It’s not enough to laugh at these people. We are one spate of voter fraud away from being “fundamentally transformed” into Venezuela North.
It’s not enough to defeat them at the polls. They won’t go away; they’ll just keep on attacking us. This is our payoff for letting people who hate America run our schools, our media, many of our corporations, and our “entertainment” industry.
The enemy controls those institutions. Their hold must be broken. Their influence must be rooted out and permanently destroyed.
We are in more danger now than we were in the darkest days of World War II–because this enemy is already here, already dug in, and has assembled an army of mal-educated useful idiots who think they’re gonna get free stuff. They’re always surprised by what they wind up getting, but by then it’s much too late.
This must be stopped. Speak the truth, pray, and never, never, never give in. Never give in. Not if it takes seventy years to get their fangs out of our flesh.
Since when are we governed by mandates? Don’t we do laws anymore? Democrats gabble about “the rule of law,” even as they drive one nail after another into its coffin.
Why aren’t we madder about this?
Why are we letting it happen?
But you can be sure of one thing: the wretched mess that is the year 2020 so far would not be possible, probably not even imaginable, if we hadn’t spent several decades having our children “educated” by wicked fools who hate our country.
This is another one of those fondly-remembered TV westerns from my childhood: The Life and Legend (mostly legend) of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brien.
These shows promoted “values”–moral and physical courage, uprightness, truth-telling–that aren’t cool anymore. Never mind that they sanitized the Old West and took liberties with history. People who didn’t understand that had a special name: children.
These shows were our national mythology. They presented an idealized picture of America–not as it really was, but as it ought to strive to be. So Hugh O’Brien played Wyatt Earp as a kind of plaster saint, which he most certainly was not.
Historians are divided on the merits of doing this. Livy would say “Oh, yeah, go for it!” But Snorri Sturlusson would say that such depictions of historical figures are “not praise, but mockery.”
But at least us kids in the 1950s knew there was such a person as Wyatt Earp, and that he lived in a time which was quite different from ours. Do schools teach that today? Not if they can help it!
If you want strict unvarnished truth in history, you have to turn to the Bible. You won’t find any plaster saints in there. Just ordinary people, some of them quite talented, others not so much, doing the best they could: and sometimes, by the grace of God, accomplishing something extraordinary.
As for me, having lived in both a time during which we had our national mythology, and in a time during which we don’t, I feel bound to say: having it was better.
As vice president, Joe Biden wanted to lean on defenseless African countries to force them to adopt “gay rights.” Now he’s running for president, and millions of people are going to vote for him. That is a mystery.