Our world has gone mad. Up is down and right is wrong. Civilization is on a steep declining slope toward a recreated Babylon. In these perilous times we have effectively lost our right to free speech.
Sure we can still curse each other, or say the president, or senator, or governor is a loser, or loudly pound the table with our shoe and denounce Obama-care. But free speech no longer exists in any meaningful way for conservatives. If we say what we think on an ever growing list of issues, we risk vilification in the media, are threatened with losing our jobs, or if we own a business threatened with boycotts or picket lines, even our homes are no longer safe from the maddened mob.
Kirk Cameron makes some calm comments about his personal beliefs and he is gang tackled by the usual suspects and accused of fomenting murder. Someone as powerful as Rush Limbaugh says something rude but tame by comparison with Bill Maher, and yet Limbaugh is pilloried in the mass media while Maher is celebrated.
Right-thinking people have sat back for over a half century and allowed the left to define and enslave our culture. From Earl Warren’s Supreme Court that destroyed a century and a half of jurisprudence, to Norman Lear’s TV empire that derided bedrock American values, to the prostitution of once great news organizations to the cause of liberalism, to the putrification of our entertainment industry, to the election of a radical fool as president, conservatives have failed to heed the signs and answer the call to defend our nation from destructive mischief from within.
I doubt it can be turned around. I fear the time for that is past.
Ronald Reagan loved to quote Abe Lincoln’s lines about America being mankind’s “last best hope”. If they were right (and in an Earthly sense I think they were) , then “mankind” is hanging by a thin thread indeed. In his seminal 1964 speech A Time For Choosing, Reagan closed with these words:
“We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done. “
Have we done all that we can do? Have we justified our brief moment?