September 20, 2008
As the traditional Christian values that have formed the underpinning
of this country since its founding, and which inform our founding
proclamations of freedom, liberty and individual rights, are
supplanted by the moral relativism of secular humanism and cultural
Marxism that increasingly forms our culture, so are individual rights
sacrificed to the collective.
In a reversal of founding principles, the good of the state now
supersedes the good of the individual. No more are the self-reliant,
sturdy individualists that once peopled New England and America,
replaced by a society of victims for whom there is a government
program for everyone.
The denigration of Christian values and traditional American values
by the new culture is not accidental.
In the 1920s two Marxist theorists separately concluded that for
Marxism to be successful in the West, Christianity and its value
system needed to be subverted.
"Antonio Gramsci of Italy suggested that the means to de-Christianize
the West would be a "long march through the culture." He reasoned
that the new battleground must be the culture, starting with the
traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media,
entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science and history.
He suggested that the new proletariat be comprised of criminals,
women and racial minorities.
Georg Lukacs, a Hungarian Marxist thinker, reasoned that if Christian
sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated
patriarchal family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow. In
1919, as Deputy Commissar for Culture in the Bolshevik Bela Kun
regime in Hungary, he immediately set plans in motion to
Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex
lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically
instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse
while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian
moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. They were
fed a steady diet of values-neutral, radical sex education while
simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority. (Linda
Kimball, "Cultural Marxism")
It is no coincidence that this same philosophy was propagated by
Marxist activists within the university/college system to foment the
counter-culture of the 1960s, many of whom were radicalized into a
cultural Marxist belief system by default. Self-indulgent and
pampered by the Greatest Generation who had fought with pride and
courage in theaters in Europe and Asia to preserve the American way
of life, the counter-culture's response to the call of their country
was, "Hell no, we won't go."
The sloganeering "reject authority," "free love," etc. was right out
of Lukacs' play book, fed and fomented by Marxist activists, who
supplied the ideological rationalization for those turning their
backs on their duty and their country: the moral relativism of
secular humanism and cultural Marxism. The new ideology of
anti-Americanism and deconstruction of American values not only
provided its incipient adherents with a face-saving justification for
their self-indulgent behavior, it conferred upon them their own sense
of moral superiority.
The peace movement was less a moral repudiation of the war than it
was a repudiation of personal risk. It was the prospect of personally
being placed in harm's way that set afire the ire of the protesters
the disagreeable call to duty, and all that implied. The majority of
students kids, really became caught up in the excitement of the
cause celebre. Political discussion then, as it continues to be now,
was formulated on the basis of personal interest.
The vast majority of students did not come to independent judgments
on the issues of the Vietnam war (other than for a personal
preference not to go) - they chanted slogans, wore peace signs, did
some drugs, got laid, missed some classes and generally enjoyed
themselves in their role. The cause made many otherwise
undistinguished adolescents feel important, while having a good time.
The formerly unpopular were suddenly accepted, and reinforced in
their defiance by their peers. They parroted the word as it was
handed down by the fomenters of the movement. Their vacuity became a
purposeful repository for the cultural Marxism of the anti-American,
radical left, which infests American culture to this day.
The new creed was forced upon colleges and universities by riot and
demonstration until the cultural revolution took root in a
In the space of less than a decade the cultural revolution
transformed a 1950s Ozzie and Harriet culture of traditional American
values into Woodstock, where sex, drugs and anything goes was the
mantra of the new values-neutral ideology.
The implication of the aphorism, "You can't legislate morality" is
seemingly lost on those who choose to denigrate and reject our
traditional Christian belief system and traditional American values
in favor of a values-neutral secular structure of laws sans beliefs.
It is precisely the absence of a core value system that results
inevitably in the continuing dummying down of social mores to its
ultimate reduction to moral anarchy and nihilism.
Gramsci's long march through our culture has found its fulfillment in
our fair city as we direct our minor-aged children to the school's
clinic for fistfuls of contraceptives, a clean change of panties, and
send them off with a little pat on the butt.
My country exists increasingly in memory only as yet another spike is
hammered into the coffin of America.