After reading and seeing how the election of TheOne was received and cheered around the globe, how he’s been hailed as the first President of the World and idolized past all sensible comprehension, this piece by Hitchens gave me a small lift. There actually are others in the world who see this election without rose colored glasses. There really are people in the world who don’t want to see America become France… or England… or Germany.
There actually are non-Americans who are lamenting the future of this “last best hope on Earth” under this very liberal and inexperienced young leader. Hitchens speaks of America in lofty, if pasttense terms: Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it [America] was unique.
Now we hear the drum beat of moral relativists, or as Hitchens calls it the march of political correctness. Don’t be mistaken, political correctness is a symptom of a larger disease called moral relativism. Moral relativism will be the bullet that kills America. And our politicians and entertainers will be the gunmen.
Moral relativists call us bigots and tell us we are intolerant for not accepting gay marriage. They call us stupid and outdated for not agreeing with socialism’s ideal of spreading the wealth. We were called racist for not voting for TheOne. We are intolerant, exclusive and bigotted for not following the left’s Marxist political philosophies.
To the moral relativists or the left, everything is grey. There are no black and white issues, no good or bad, no right or wrong. Everything is relative and everyone’s opinion is right. And if you dare say that abortion is bad or that gay marriage is wrong, you will be stoned into silence.
And I believe that is part of the reason we lost this battle and why we are losing the war. We have been intimidated into silence, which is passive approval or at the least, not any kind of opposition, to speak of. The media and political attacks on Joe the plumber are good examples of silence intimidation. Be silent, be agreeable, don’t ask the obvious or hard questions. Be like us, the moral relativists. Otherwise, we will audit your tax returns for the next 10 years and publicize your divorce arrangements
But thankfully, Joe stood tall against it and made us all prouder and louder. His is an example we need to follow. We have lost our moral compass or maybe more accurately, we gave it up to the left. If we don’t get it back, if we don’t find our direction again, we will become the lost best hope on Earth.