Sunday, January 1, 2017

Are We Losing the Culture War?

Over the past few years we've seen a concerted effort to change our society by the chipping away at the time-honored traditions which had been handed down, by our forefathers, since the beginning of our republic.

Is this change, that is occurring now, for the good or for the bad? To some, our society needs change to keep abreast of the changing views and times, while to others, it is a step back by worsening our manner of dealing with each other. To me, it seems that the “change” people are winning the battle, but, in the end, it is our society that will forever lose the war.

This change has not been happening overnight, but it is a process of little by little, drip by drip, a change here and a change there, and before we know it, our country will have been “changed” without us even being aware of it and whether or not we like the change or not, but we will be stuck with it. “Political Correctness” has run amok, generally advanced by the political left (Liberals and Progressives).

Under attack by the “change” people are staples like our Constitution, traditional marriage, drug use, race relations, sexual orientation in the military, and the intrusion of the government into every aspect of our lives, and the dialogue between competing differing political factions which has become very strident, especially after the election of 2016. These attacks seem to be emanating mostly from the liberal-left part of the political landscape. This, decline of our values and culture, seemed to correspond with the pronouncement by Obama, during the campaign of 2008, that he was going to bring about the “total transformation of America” whether we wanted it changed or not, because he and his erstwhile Marxist/Socialist friends ( a/k/a Alinskyites) knew that's what was best for the country, and the electorate bought it hook line and sinker.

The late, former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once coined the prescient phrase “defining deviancy down”, which signified that the public was being cajoled into tolerating the intolerable. Some of our public officials and pundits are openly antagonistic toward religions (ex. the recent flap over government mandates for contraception and abortion in Obamacare and the banning of Christmas and Hanukkah displays)), some are against our enforcement of our immigration laws, some want to legalize drugs, and some encourage public disruptions like the “Occupy Wall Street” and “Black Lives Matter” mobs. In addition, there is a big push by liberal activist groups to promote the homosexual lifestyle in general, and same sex marriage in particular. It seems they have won that battle.

When President Obama was inaugurated in 2008, he said he was going to be a “uniter” not a “divider”, but in the past 8 years we, as a nation, have become more polarized on many of the “hot button” issues of our time. Instead of calming the storm of disagreement, he and his underlings have made the atmosphere more hostile and divisive by stoking the flames of “class warfare”, by demonizing the so-called “rich” and by his “race baiting” by giving credence to the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson . This was the major theme of the Obama re-election campaign in 2012, since he was not able to champion his record of achievements because there wasn't any of note, so the policy of the “politics of personal destruction”, by demonizing those who opposed him, stirred the pot of personal turmoil for years to come. It continued up to the election of 2016 with Hillary Clinton as the candidate.

So yes, Obama was re-elected in 2012, and the war on our culture was speeded up as he didn't have to worry about being re-elected, and then he was able to continue willy-nilly in his “transforming” our country in ways that most of us did not approve of. Even though Obama's popularity went up during his last year in office, his policies took it on the chin by the election sweep in 2016 by the Republicans on both the national and state levels.

That's why this election in 2016 was so important to the survival of our culture and of our country. Now, go out and support the sensible policies of Donald Trump so he can try to undo the damage done to our society by Obama these past 8 years.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

Bookmark and Share

1 comment:

Gary Johnson said...

Can you imagine that a major political party (the Democrats) would nominate for president a known candidate who was an inveterate liar and a crook to boot? Can you imagine if she became president and had to deal with other countries, what countries would believe anything she might say? We all tell fibs and white lies, but with Hillary all or most of her utterances were outright lies, deceptions, and she told them with a straight face. You could say that the the U.S. dodged a bullet by electing Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton.