Diagnosing the root cause of a problem is the first step in solving it.
A weekly gathering of friends had the mass murder in Las Vegas as the topic de jour and a heartfelt discussion about what to do. A friend I’ve known for 10 years – and who has never voiced a political opinion – expressed support of strict gun control. I pointed out the many cases where that has only made the situation worse and that the murderer could have used a number of different methods to accomplish the same goal. She asked quite earnestly what we could do about the problem and my thoughtful response was that we need to go back to where we were 40 – 50 years ago. I said that everyone needs to consider that semi-automatic firearms have been around for over 100 years, repeating firearms for over 160 and edged weapons since the stone age. Therefore, it has nothing to do with the weaponry and everything to do with what has been taking place the past few decades. Her heartfelt response was that we can’t go back…..
That conversation has most likely been echoed around the country this week and to put it bluntly, obsessing over ‘Bump-stocks’ and Intergalactic Background Checks will do nothing to solve the problem. This is not about how some commit mass murder, but why they do it and what has changed over the time period that this has become depressingly commonplace.
What has changed in the past 40 – 50 years?
Well, many have already guessed that it is the gradual shifting away from a moral grounding in the country, but why is this the case? There are several possible sources but the prime suspect would have to be the havoc wreaked by the Left and it’s agenda of Cultural Marxism.
For those unfamiliar with the term, this was born of the Marxist frustration after WWI when proletariat revolutions didn’t break out everywhere as predicted. They decided that the people were too oppressed by society to know what was good for them in the glorious Utopian theory of Marxism. They reasoned that the only way to get the people to accept their philosophy would be to demolish existing society so it could be replaced with their conceptions of ‘heaven on Earth’. Consequently, they began the ‘long march’ through the institutions and attempted to destroy our culture with the battering ram of Critical Theory. If you would like to find out more about this and how it will supposedly lead to a wondrous Utopia, check into many of the courses offered by most institutions of “higher” learning.
The past 40 – 50 years has seen Cultural Marxism ravage the country, leaving its heritage and moral grounding bruised and battered, manifesting itself in horrific mass murder attacks. So how do we do to turn this around? Following the same road will only lead to a dead end. The only way we can save ourselves is by reversing what has taken place and ridding ourselves of this Marxist pestilence.
Reversing the course of Cultural Marxism
We need to become familiar with our founding documents and the intellectual foundation on which they rest. We need to know why the founding fathers created the best form of government ever envisioned. We have to emphasize and be proud of the Judeo-Christen roots of our nation and how it is unique in world history.
We need to stop sending our children to these glorified indoctrination centers so they can be taught societal poison of the Left [ And don’t get me started on the other disingenuous labels they use]. Schools are meant to teach people how to think instead of what to think, and we have to get back to that paradigm.
We need to stop accepting the cultural rot that the left incessantly throws our way. We need to vote with our dollars and only accept decent entertainment.
Finally, we also need to study the enemy’s immoral and parasitic ideology and it’s repeated failures down the centuries. We need to be able to contrast that with ours of freedom of the individual and economic liberty and how the left’s socialist national agenda is the death of these things. President Ronald Reagan summed it up quite succinctly:
“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
In short, we have to push back on all fronts against the left’s agenda of cultural Marxism and their attempt to destroy what made the United States the exceptional nation the that it is. And we need to get back to having a moral grounding based on our Judeo-Christen roots.
Think of this as your homework assignment America…. and trust me, there will be a test on it later on.