Culture warfare and its
 baleful consequences

The United States has been engaged in a culture war for more than a century, though most Americans seem blissfully unaware of the fact. And, indeed, the terrifying truth is that traditional America is not only losing the battle, but will ultimately lose the war, if the sleeping majority fails to awake in time to save it.

Over the past 100 years or so, many of our most cherished customs and traditions have been ‘called to the bar of reason, ruthlessly interrogated, and cross-examined’ by the self-anointed intellectual elite and ‘found wanting’. As a consequence, the America we see today would be quite unrecognisable to our grandparents and great-grandparents.

Traditional educational methods, for example, have been tossed out. ‘The sage on the stage’ has been elbowed aside by the ‘guide on the side.’ Children, we are told, don’t need to be taught. We simply have to awake their natural thirst for learning …

Nowhere have the effects of the culture war been more keenly felt than in the realm of religion.

open bibleOnly 40 years ago, for example, only the boldest—or most foolhardy—of politicians would have failed to list the Bible as the book that had most profoundly influenced their lives.

Today only the boldest—or most foolhardy—of politicians would dare suggest that children might benefit from gaining a nodding acquaintanceship with the Bible at school.

Many of our self-anointed intellectual elite, of course, dismisss a belief in God as hopelessly primitive and embarrassingly superstitious.

In Europe—a place many of America’s intellectuals fawningly turn to for approval—the embarrassment is so acute that the continent’s enormous historic debt to Christianity was deliberately omitted from the European Community constitution.

However, protecting children from the baleful influence of Holy Scripture is not without its downside. Like it or not, the Bible—as the writings of the Founding Fathers attest—was our republic’s most influential foundational document.

Pretending this is not so deprives coming generations of the ability to comprehend the founders’ vision and, thus, manage the republic they bequeathed us.

Actually, the disastrous effects of the politics of denial are readily apparent—and not only in our inner cities, but in our legislatures, work places, and corporate boardrooms.

Like the myths of the ancient world, antique virtues such as honesty, integrity, and loyalty are increasingly dismissed as ‘quaint and amusing, but of no real relevance to our lives’.

This might be all very well were it not that a large body of people, unencumbered by the concerns of our intellectual elite, have launched an entirely different type of cultural war.

They find American customs, traditions, and intellectual pretensions so utterly hateful they are bound and determined to wipe the United States off the face of the earth.

Divine revelation or not, the Bible contains much practical advice for people in our position—not the least of which is the fifth commandment: ‘Honour thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.’

This is a chilling warning that nations perish when their populations no longer cherish and respect the traditions, customs, and beliefs upon which they were founded.

History provides us with ample examples of the truth of this—ancient Israel, Judah, the Greek city states, Rome, Byzantium, France circa 1939, to name but half a dozen.

Britain and France are at last beginning to awaken, albeit fitfully and uncertainly, to the Islamic challenge. The question is whether America is prepared to learn from history … or repeat it? GPH✠

1 comment to Culture warfare and its
 baleful consequences

  • Le révérend HAWKINS Peter M.,

    Le révérend HAWKINS Peter M.,

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    LANDAUL le samedi 7 mars 2015

    “In Europe – a place many of America’s intellectuals fawningly turn
    to for approval – the embarrassment is so acute that the continent’s

    enormous historic debt to Christianity was deliberately omitted from

    the European Community constitution”

    Oh dear! We are a Union and we do not have a “Constitution” but the Treaty of Rome which has consequent amendments, one of which incorporâtes the European Convention on Human Rights, thought by us to promote the best of the Judeo Christian Tradition. No such legislation exists in the United States of America.

    Our Union includes people of various religions and we are essentially inclusive, unlike the USA, which is exclusive. You treat “native peoples” and “aliens” less well than citizens. We treat all as “persons”.

    Our flag is the crown of stars above the woman’s head in Revelation 12.1f.

    We are not perfect, but we are trying to follow the best of the USA and our own traditions.

    My brother writes sense, so I hope you will all ensure the treasury gains the funds that are needed.

    Best wishes,

    Peter M. Hawkins;.