The Slippery Slope of Moral Decay

The Oil for Your Lamp

Have you ever seen the television series, “House?”  Now, have you ever heard older folks say that society has gotten worse than it was when they were kids?  And did you hear anyone respond by saying that things are actually the same as they ever were, it only seems like they are worse?  Well, the television series. “House,” is proof that things have gotten worse than they used to be, and that those who say it isn’t true do not understand what they are saying.  This is especially true for those under the age of forty.  If you are under forty, you may not be able to see it.  But, if they are honest, those who are over forty will tell you that things have gotten much worse.  In fact, those of us over forty have seen moral decay ‘progressively’ overtake this nation until, in less than a generation’s time…

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  1. This below was sent to me by a family member who had it sent to them from a business associate.

    *Defiance and Civil Disobedience *………. I have been saying similar myself !!

    Since Franklin Graham, in his speech in Jacksonville Florida, invoked the Thomas Wolf “Of time and the river ” metaphor. So in keeping with that, I will add :
    “The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock…..”

    ***
    Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville , Florida a few weeks back when he said America will not come back.

    Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Written by a USMC Vet.

    He wrote:

    The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

    A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell ‘s America . The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch… The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky ‘s “Rules for Radicals” and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod , along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

    Our side ran two candidates who couldn’t even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing “post Sandy ” tribute that elevated the “Commander-in-Chief” to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn’t need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

    You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

    Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to “white guilt” and political correctness… An American Veteran……… Semper-Fi

    Got the guts to pass it on? You betcha!!!!!
    ***

    • I understand the sentiment, but I do not see the connection between skin color and what are — to me — symptoms of a Spiritual illness. There was a time when the black community was every bit as decent and wanted the American dream just as much as ‘white folk.’ But it was not blacks who changed this, but whites. So, again, this is not a race issue and those see it that way, or who seek to make into one are exhibiting additional symptoms of the same disease they believe they are pushing back against.

      This is a lack of God issue — pure and simple.

      • Do you understand the sentiment?
        Or are you perhaps acting as proxy for another who has their own “Problem” and issues with race.? One who has commented here and attacked Utah repeatedly in racist rants.

        I ask this because the Sentiment above is very specifically and clearly directed at a ‘Coalition’.

        Thus…to quote ” A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” ”

        Every single one of which has directed racial attacks specifically against what they call “Whites”. (What you call ‘white folk’). They have attacked the Founders and Founding as a “white” problem. And the Declaration and Constitution as ‘white’ propaganda.
        And the symptom of ‘white guilt’ ( even espoused by Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams and others ) is one often and correctly invoked as a major reason there has been no push-back against the racist comments from each of the self-defined victim groups in that Coalition.

        This is not a race issue you say…. directly after saying this…. ” There was a time when the black community was every bit as decent and wanted the American dream just as much as ‘white folk.’
        ** But it was NOT blacks who changed this, but whites.** ”

        “Lack of God issue” ? ……. Indeed.

        • Don,

          Yes, I do. And I have had differences with the person you reference, myself — and on this same issue.

          The reason I do not see this as a race problem is because I am not a racist. Is there a racial aspect to it? YES! I wrote about that, myself. But it is also cultural — and not just a culture of a nation or people, but of an attitude/mindset.

          As for who started it in this country: do you not understand the role whites played in destroying the black family/community? And do you not know how many whites are actually pushing the ‘racist’ agenda of these coalitions today? DO you think Obama is actually the ‘brains’ behind what he is doing? I don’t. I would look to Soros and Jarret first, and guess what? They are white (Jarrett, Iranian Semitic/Aryan = white). As is the majority of the Democrat Party leadership.

          Oh, and I do not really think ‘white guilt’ is behind this. It may be for the dupes and useful idiots, but not for those leading it. The truly guilty here know full well what they are doing — they just don’t care because they believe they are god.

          • The “White guilt’ is indeed a Control mechanism USED by those leading it.

            Yes. Aryan is specifically applied to the Iranians…..SELF-applied ( Indo-European/Vedic migrations and all that ). Which most Americans of course know nothing about. The Swastika being a many thousands of years old symbol for the Sun etc.

            The Bifurcation in the Marine’s post is that the Coalition MADE and MAKES it a race issue ( against whites ) ….. and millions follow and support this racism. Those millions separated into the groups mentioned. The ‘race issue’ as you call it is long-standing and uni-directional…. coming from that Coalition ( Blacks, Commies, Enviromentalists etc) directed Against ‘whites’ and their Culture ( primarily in America….but also against the West in general).

            At root it is a moral degradation ( the central topic of your Post ), but its largest manifestation is Racism. Racist Anti-white, anti-western culture ( which they ALSO call white).

            What the Marine says is simply this.

            The Mechanism of our cultural decline is the Direct attack on the culture by this Coalition and its primary tool is Anti-white racism. Thus the mechanism of our moral decay is itself the same racism. Without addressing this racism we will NEVER solve the moral decay.

            • “The Mechanism of our cultural decline is the Direct attack on the culture by this Coalition and its primary tool is Anti-white racism. Thus the mechanism of our moral decay is itself the same racism. Without addressing this racism we will NEVER solve the moral decay.”

              This is where he and I part ways (and being from the same fraternity, I can disagree with him 😉 ).

              Racial tension is only ONE of the ways we are being attacked. Entitlement is another, as is the erosion of our education system. Our history and founding, as well as most any cultural tie to them are being attacked. And ALL of this is tied to the REAL roots of this nation’s founding — CHRISTIANITY!

              So, you see, THIS is what is actually being attacked, and it is being done on many levels. I know there will be many who will try to deny this, but they have a problem: the founders of their Marxist movement said the Christian faith is the primary obstacle to their materialist agenda. So, if Marx and Lenin saw it,…

              This brings us back to the issue at hand: morality (and its connection to God). The black church has been largely infiltrated by Marxists push their liberation theology, but the Catholic and Protestant Churches have also been infiltrated by the push for ‘social justice.” If there were a second reformation and return to Biblical theology in the black, Catholic and Protestant Churches, then all of this attack on America would be halted in its tracks — though not by men, but by God.

              • Well I agree with you on many points. However consider that *Entitlement* and *our Education system* are fonts of racist Social Justice attacks as well…..so like it or not racism is a HUGE mechanism. It doesn’t mean there aren’t others. But in many cases these other mechanisms are informed by anti-white racism at their core. The mechanism NOT the cause….. which I agree with you on.

                Einstein said “subtle is the Lord”……. unfortunately subtle also is his fallen angel and that angel’s followers. ( Followers like the aforementioned commenters on this board). To whit notice how you phrased the “cause” of Black family degradation ( The great society, welfare, affirmative action….etc started under Democrat LBJ )…..

                ” But it was NOT blacks who changed this, but whites. ”

                In saying this, You also use the rhetoric of progressive Social destruction to describe what is arguably an ideological and, as you correctly highlight, a Spiritual decay having NOTHING to do with race. Yet you ascribe to it in language thus re-inforcing the Cultural Marxist rhetoric and thence DEFLECTING from the True core of your message. This is because the “subtle” ways of this particular Spiritual enemy are very ingrained at this point. Which is what I also take away from the Marine’s message.

                We must ALL be careful of such subterfuge. And not succumb to whispers in our ear which seem to point in a particular direction but which in fact serve to augment the opposite of our goal.

                • Don,

                  Check fire, my friend. We are on the same side in this. Again, I have NEVER denied the racial aspect of our social decay. I’m just saying it is only one symptom of the underlying disease.

                  Now, I understand your aversion to the language I am using, but the fault does not lie with me. The enemy chose his language to confuse, not the other way around. It is why Progressives took the label ‘Liberal.’ Before them, it was a good thing to be liberal — but no longer. So why should you assume I am to blame when I ppoint out that whites — starting as far back as Woodrow Wilson, have moved to destroy the black community, and to use racism against the foundations of this nation in the pursuit of their Marxist agenda? I am not using Progressive language. I am staying on the historic record. THEY are the ones you should be pointing the finger of guilt at here. If anything, you are sliding over to the “we can’t speak the truth because they already own it” argument. Well, you and I both know we cannot right a wrong with yet another wrong.

                  Now, that behind us, you need to stop connecting me to WM Gates. He is his own man, as am I. Yes, I do understand a great deal of his position, but then, I took time to actually discuss it with him. HOWEVER, if you ask him, he will also tell you that he and I differ on many other points — so much so that he as also inferred that I am a racist. But we got past that (I think), because we took the time to discuss things. What we both found is we often use different language to discuss the same ideas. I also discovered that I will not listen when I feel I am being attacked, and that I should not expect others to listen when I am attacking them. Like it or not, WM is not all wrong, but neither is he entirely correct. As with most things, the truth lies in the middle. the key is listening long enough to know what to ask so we can all find that middle. But then, if one side or the other (or both) demonstrate that they have no desire to find common ground — especially if they think they have no need because they are entirely innocent — well, why would anyone expect the other side to behave any differently? It just leaves us where we are now.

                  Now I trust you will not call me an enemy or turncoat again. You have done that several times in the past only to come around to where I was standing. It’s just that I miss the silence left between us until you get there (example: my position on the Republicans/conservatives, for one). And lest you think I am claiming to be always right, keep in mind that the only thing I am actually arguing is that the REAL problem we have in America is that we have turned away from God, and that all the many symptoms of the disease are distracting us from the only cure. This is all I am saying. I hope that you can at least agree with me on this much, but then, maybe not 😦

                  • The reply columns get thinner and thinner !! I guess it’s a function of the format and text editor within ‘wordpress’.

                    I am come to the belief that the truth only lies in the middle in very circumspect circumstances. When the concerns and experience are located to one person and his ( our) immediate situation, and then only perhaps.

                    There is no “coming around”, as I already agree with you about America’s slide away from moral action and moral commitment.
                    At the same time the statement about it “being the ‘whites’ who changed the black’s” attitude feeds the very symptom you are getting at and it does so because it is racist. It doesn’t have to do with being turn coat, it has to do with the pervasive zeitgeist which allows that kind of thinking.

                    • Don,

                      I think I am getting confused. Are you suggesting I am enabling the problem because of the way I think?

                      If so, I would remind you that it was Progressives and Eugenicists who started welfare and the minimum wage for the purpose of eliminating blacks.

                      The way I understand things, THIS opened the door to racial problems — not me stating that it is what happened.

                    • I think the narrowing of the comments is related to the comment settings Utah has established. I’m not sure. I could be wrong. Either way, I am hesitant to change them — especially as I am not as active on the RNL as I once was and would not want to overstep my authority.

                    • WRT the formatting I will respond linked to my comment below with the Frank Capra Article. Is that OK ? It will allow for fatter text I think.

  2. Here is an article which some will find useful and germane from Hillsdale on Frank Capra. Though there are large problems with Lincoln, the article is interesting with regards to America’s place in History.

    “He( Capra) did not believe in the use of mass power to improve society or to right historical wrongs. Reform, he thought, must take place through moral regeneration—thus through moral education.”

    “Capra never thought of his documentaries as propaganda. He saw them as recognizing the permanent human problems—those problems that reveal the distinction between right and wrong, good and evil, justice and injustice. ”

    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/frank-capras-america-and-ours/?utm_source=housefile&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mar2015&utm_campaign=imprimis&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9MsJxhcPy8iO4wQmi_-JJu_lGPxP1bs5mtBftQSbgZOe64dOTUsP0cfiLcYTu5e93URVWbDZG0B3MWn5jD0B7k0TFaIA&_hsmi=17160685

    • The very beginning of the Marxist plank starts with dividing people along class and race lines and proceeds to construct mechanisms to do just that. “Social Justice” “Affirmative Action” attacks on the foundations of America and indeed the entire West…. all being nothing but inventions of The “Old dead White men”and thus racist themselves etc. The attacks against Christians verbally and physically are part of this.

      The very power of Marxism ( and thus the modern American Liberal Democrat party) derives its power from negative impulses and dividing people, and appealing to the most base of emotions….envy, hate, anger, mob ridicule.

      This I know you know.

      But the whole issue of being “racist in your heart” of race-baiters claiming special privilege to “know” what’s in white people’s hearts and all that sort of garbage is also part and parcel of the Marxist/Progressive war on the culture. And yes certain commenters here ( who are Haters really) have adopted the posture of “schooling” others on their assumptions…..that everyone but them is on a path of racism because they don’t realize how polluted they are with the “Old dead white man’s” imperialist, colonialist propaganda.

      Now to state what you stated
      ” There was a time when the black community was every bit as decent and wanted the American dream just as much as ‘white folk.’ But it was not blacks who changed this, but whites.”

      Essentially restates the American Liberal mantra…..’ Blacks NOW are not decent and DON’T want the American Dream because whites changed them.’ Thus Blacks are not in control of nor responsible for their actions and changes….. Whites are both the Cause and are responsible for these “changes”. Such a statement fits the Progressive narrative. And is in no way related to any kind of spiritualism based on individuals..

      Additionally, the statement is not accurate on the level of what the dynamics were or are wrt race and political ideology. White democrats voted overwhelmingly against civil rights…..white republicans just the opposite. Indeed, LBJ started the decline with his Welfare ( the Great Society)…..but many whites voted against it precisely because it would engender entitlement, dependency and destroy the Black family structure.

      At heart the statement is disjoint from the goal. A return to Spirituality, to morality ( to God) does not proceed from proliferating a false blame and an excusing of personal responsibility. And I believe, as the Marine seems too also, neither does it proceed from ignoring obvious moral transgressions which today lie very strongly in the Marxist race divide.

      • Don,

        Thanks, that helps clarify things. I suspect part of your push-back against my position comes from the fact that I have “assumed” a certain amount of familiarity of my position on your part and that of other long-term readers. You seem to acknowledge this when you say ‘I know you know this.”

        However, where I think you misunderstand me is in suggesting I am playing into the hands of the Progressive/Marxist agenda when I say that Whites caused much of the racial tension in this nation. I understand that race is being used as a wedge issue, but it is also true — as you just elaborated — that Whites DID create much of the problem here. It is also true that whites tried to stop it.

        But it does not serve either side to ignore this historic reality, and doing so because Progressives will try to turn the truth against us is nothing but ceding the battlefield. It is like saying we should not discuss what the snake told Eve because the snake will just twist our words and use them against us. That is the nature of the snake — to twist and deceive. And it is also the nature of the Progressive — because the snake and Progressive are one.

        The truth will set us free. Well, you have to speak truth first. In this case, I tell people who started this mess. Now, if we want to play politics and trust men, we can play silly games which the Progressives will win. In that case, then you would be correct: I WOULD be playing into their hands. But I am no longer playing those games. Once I tell people who started all this, I then try to explain tot hem that, if they allow it to motivate them, they are aligning themselves with the snake (evil). I do not care about the color of their skin. The soul has no color. So — to me — if they are told the truth and then continue to play the race card, they are ignoring the ‘good’ whites and what the ‘good’ whites have done. At that point, they can be ACCURATELY labeled racist, and therefore, evil — and they can JUSTLY be treated accordingly. But we cannot do that until we first tell them the truth and explain it to them. Only after they have been given the truth and continue to cling to their hate can they be considered guilty. before that, they are as much victim as anyone else.

        NOTE: this is not unique to the Left: the Right is also guilty of doing this. By perpetuating the notion that blacks or special interest groups are to blame, we justify hatred based on skin color or group identity. That is the flip side of the same coin. it is why I am trying to encourage people to look at this Spiritually. God and His law are colorblind, and they are also blind to politics. They see only right/wrong. So, if I hate because ‘the whites did this to me,’ or because ‘the special interest group did this to me,’ it makes no difference: I am still hating based on group. But if I explain what happened, who did it and how they did it, then encourage people to rise above and turn to God and God’s moral law: if they refuse after that point, then I can hold them guilty based on their choices and not sking color or group identity.

        I know if may be putting too fine a point on it, but I think it is necessary as we have lost all anchor to objective morality in the West. I think you know this, too 🙂

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