"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why Conservative Moral Issues Remain Important And Why Republicans Cannot Compromise On Those Core Values

Will Malven

I no longer care if I am liked or disliked by those who disagree with my beliefs.  Some things are worth fighting for.  As William Penn once said:
Right is right even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.
If you are a Republican who believes that, in order to win elections, we must accommodate Democrats on issues like gay marriage, abortion, immigration and other issues which entail compromising the core conservative values in which most of us claim to believe, then I feel sorry for you, because you have lost your way. You have been brainwashed by the media, the MSM, and the Democrat echo chamber to believe a lot of lies.

I don't blame you for your ignorance, you probably are the victim of our modern so-called "education system." You lack a firm grounding in history, philosophy, and understanding of how our system came to be and what made our nation exceptional--you may even have been convinced that the whole notion of American exceptionalism is a bad thing.

You are unable to see the lines connecting your core beliefs in free enterprise, capitalism, and fiscal responsibility (fiscal conservatism) and the strong moral, ethical, religious beliefs which characterize most traditional conservatives, and which our Founding Fathers held and which formed the basis of our nations founding.

I would suggest you go back and examine the Roman Empire, both its founding and more importantly the events leading up to its collapse.

Roman society turned its back on the very things which made it a great power, unity of purpose, strong families and strong family values, and close attachment to their religion (not Christianity, but a core of moral, philosophical, and ethical principles which united their culture).

Like all powerful societies throughout history, citizens grew complacent, they began to embrace behavior which lay outside the norm (suicide, sexual perversion, the celebration of death, etc), they turned their backs on their religion and began to deify their leaders, and they allowed the largess of the state to lull them into a false sense of security.

As their social mores declined, so did their need for diversion increase.  Entertainment became more extreme, wilder orgies, deeper perversions, and increasingly more violent and bloody.

The Roman poet and satirist, Juvenal, labeled it "Panem et Circenses" (bread and circuses).
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses!
Rome also fell to unrestricted immigration.  Lacking sufficient people to populate their armies and defend their lands, they begin to look to foreign armies and citizens to build up their strength.  Eventually this led to the Sacking of Rome by various waves of barbarian hoardes.

Looking back over the past century, one can see the same pattern in America. Our culture ridicules those who hold strong religious beliefs. Welfare has rendered the traditional family redundant for many and fathers no longer hold value.

How many sitcoms today poke fun a fathers, portraying them as dumb, incompetent, lazy, selfish, uncaring, etc. Men are portrayed as predators, dangerous to women and young girls--even their daughters. You rarely see the same treatment of women. We are taught in our society that women are caring, compassionate, and nurturing. They are the smart ones in the family and at best, they are amused by their spouses antics.

Hedonism is portrayed as desirable, gays as a legitimate life-style with no negative consequences beyond the onerous burden a "hateful" society of bigots place on them, even though the truth is far, far different. Depression is common, self-loathing is common. suicide is common as it is in anyone whose behavior lies outside the norm.

This all plays to the moral fiber which runs through our society and which used to knit us together. Stalin said back in the early days of the USSR:
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
Those on the left set about attempting to do that very thing and over the past century have succeeded very well.

Khrushchev echoed those same sentiments and predicted that America would collapse from within and they would use our own rights to do so.

It is the essence of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals . . . carry everything to extremes, expect conservatives to be perfect and attack them for any deviation from that perfection, use freedom of speech as a tool to destroy us. Use ridicule to destroy icons of society (as I have pointed out above).

They then turn those tools to attack anyone who dissents with their economic agenda. If one espouses a conservative free-market agenda, then you are "heartless," "uncaring," "callous to the needs of those less fortunate."

They twist Christianity into a tool for their own agenda implying that government spending is better than private charity, when history proves the opposite to be true.

Charity is given from the heart, it is a form of selflessness with enriches the giver as well as the recipient. It is more often given with the added effort to not simply feed the indigent, but to lift them up so they no longer need charity.
Government has a vested interest in keeping the poor dependent on their largess. It serves no purpose for politicians to lift the poor out of poverty when they can guarantee their re-election by continuing to pour money into the needy hands.
"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."
--Georges Santayana
It is simple to see the repeated patterns throughout history of those societies which have moved from their rigidly held moral and social values and "evolved" to a more "reasonable, inclusive, COMPROMISED" vision of humanity.
In every case, when a society abandons those closely held values and "evolves," it sets itself on the road to destruction.

Our societies acceptance of what is defined as "normal" or "acceptable" has evolved.  Homosexuality, once considered a perversion, "the love that may not be named" has become not simply accepted, but encouraged.  Young girls are increasingly sexualized at earlier and earlier ages.

Games being played by our children have become more violent, more explicit, and bloody beyond reality.  Even our sporting events have embraced greater and greater levels of violence as boxing, once considered a bloody, violent sport, has devolved into cage matches of mixed martial arts, far more violent, far bloodier, far more savage.

Our once universal culture has become Balkanized as various ethnic and racial groups immigrating to our nation no longer seek to become part of our culture, but apart from our culture.  Earlier waves of immigration had one commonality, those who came here sought more than anything else . . . to become "Americans."

No longer.  Hispanics who arrive in America today refuse to adopt our language, refuse to acculturate and become a part of the whole.  In prior waves of immigration, there were no classes like "English as a second language," or "bi-lingual" education classes for the children of immigrants, children attended schools in which English was the sole language and they learned it or failed.

This process led to a unique blending of the traditional with the new inculcating such portions of the newer cultures as fit in well with the traditional.  These days, there is no such blending.  Children of Hispanic immigrants remain outside of the dominant culture, leaving them disenfranchised, discontent, and restless for opportunity which they denied themselves by refusing to become part of the whole.

Our politicians have ceased to work for the good of the nation and now seek only to further there own narrow political agendas and careers, pandering to the lowest common denominator and in the process lowering the standards for all.

Our Founding Fathers were very brilliant, well read, well educated men. They understood what I have stated. They knew and understood history. They understood human nature and they sought to create a form of government which would enable Americans to avoid those pitfalls of the past.

They were also men with rigidly held strong moral values. They were Puritans, Quakers, Anglicans, Congregationalists, Calvinists, and Evangelicals. Half of the states had state religions in their charters. Liberals like to point to men like Jefferson and Paine to assert that our nation wasn't founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but those men were the exceptions. The vast majority of Americans and of our Founding Fathers were men of faith.

All of the above is why conservatives are hostile to those seemingly insignificant changes in our society's laws. It's why we oppose "gay marriage." It's why we oppose abortion. Those issues cut to the core of what has historically made America great.

Our strength comes not from "diversity" or compromise, but from a commonality of culture and beliefs and when we abandon those principles, we abandon everything that built this nation.

Learn history and learn the lessons it teaches us. If you don't, then your continues ignorance is no longer excusable, but intentional.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!