America: Culturally Shifting
I haven’t ranted to my normal e-mail group in a bit, more or less because my brain is swirling trying to keep up with everything going on in the world as of the present. To be honest, Daniel 12:4 seems to be materializing in front of my very eyes as of late. I can’t keep up, as the Prophet said would be the case. Things are moving too fast, and information abounds.
At any rate, brother Mayhem (Reggie) sent this to me over the weekend, and while I’ve seen it before it hit new light last night while Sue & I were watching a liberal love-fest movie called ‘Crossing Over,’ with Harrison Ford and several other great actors. It’s a movie with a ‘Crash’ motif (a movie I enjoyed, despite the themes being very similar),but this one?
I couldn’t stand it. It was BRUTAL!
This movie was chock loaded with moral equivalency, all faiths were equal, ‘Secular Humanism’ was the only ‘correct worldview,’ and all that jazz. There is a scene wherein a 15 year old ‘American Muslim’ gal recites in a speech class her version of why 9/11 had to happen and how it was a, “…voice that needed to be heard” Her classmates were revolted by the idea, and rightly so, however, their responses were equally revolting, basically devoid of any meaningful intellect, only raw emotion.
There were a number of stories lines like this. This movie had it all, all the things that push my hot buttons, and all the things that make liberals sob with joy that no ‘one position’ will solve this world’s problems. However, in having all of that the end result becomes total ‘Post Modernism,’ although I’m sure the writers and actors were completely unaware that was the result. Oh, the irony!!
And that leads me to the below, which is a true picture and a true story. What I wanted you to try to imagine was this being done/said/promoted by any major American leader. Try to imagine *any* leader you possibly can saying such a thing. I have my choices. What will be far easier is imagining which ones *wouldn’t* be caught saying such things. That list would be a long one, indeed.
Anyway, have a great week!
P.S. – In class yesterday I told the kids about Iran, and what was going on over there. I mentioned that women in many Middle Eastern countries would be beaten to a pulp, in public, for not wearing a complete burka. Incredibly, and the timing was great, leaving Oakbrook Mall yesterday with my family and Brother Reggie what did we see walking the sidewalks of the mall? A poor woman bundled up to her eyeholes with a Burka on a rainy, horribly hot & humid, day. My wife was sweating without wearing anything like that. That is not America, my friends, that is oppression, that is Islamic Sharia law, not freedom. If you want to know what the people of Iran are fighting for that is just a small window into their world.
And, offering further insight, a Frenchman, of all things, agrees with me.
Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American… There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907