Our country has been demoralized because our society has become so godless. There have always been good people and bad people in America and in every country. Nearly two centuries ago European Alexis de Tocqueville found this land to be one of people of spiritual faith and optimism. Sadly, that is no longer the case today.
The insidious secularization of our culture has led to one in which there is little if any cause for optimism for the future. People go about their daily lives without any real sense of a higher cause, let alone a Higher Being or Deity to Whom we are all accountable.
There is no longer any consensus concerning an absolute standard of right and wrong. Subjectivity has led to the complete polarization of our body politic. When there is no sense of purpose, anything goes. The only thing censoring or precluding heinous activity is the fear of being caught.
Integrity is doing what is right because it is right even if you think nobody is looking. That is all too rare in our day and age.
The realization of this is not only for those who observe what is going on in the political arena. We see elected officials who are motivated by the hunger for power and the thirst to dominate others. The concept of public service is not the operative catalyst in Washington DC or any of our 50 state capitals.
But, it isn’t just politics and politicians. Too much of our window into the national scene is provided by the corrupted media. Hollywood has never been rightly known as the domain of patriotism. But movies with a positive message such as Mr Smith Goes to Washington are simply not being made these days.
It is exceedingly difficult to find a movie worth watching even with the proliferation of methods to view them. Even the so-called protagonists are usually not role models for young people or for anyone. You really can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys because they are all just various shades of self-interested indulgence absent any conviction of significance in their lives.
Social media is dominated by the dark forces of delusion and subversion. The billionaires who made their fortune off of our backs are doing us no favor, nor are they providing us anything of value. Just like the old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, one must ponder whether social media magnates benefit most from mind control or whether mind control depends upon them for its proliferation.
Tyrannical governments attempt to micromanage every aspect of the lives of their subjects. This has long been the case with Marxism. But now, it has infiltrated America just as it continues to exist in China and Russia.
Educational institutions no longer teach students to think for themselves, to consider all sides of the issues, to weigh the evidence carefully and to make wise decisions. Rather they are worried about trigger warnings, safe spaces and whether generic pronouns are always used.
If the Washingtons, Madisons, Hamiltons, Jeffersons, Lincolns, Kennedys and Reagans of our nation’s history had been indoctrinated in such institutions, America wouldn’t have made it this far. It is very questionable if the Bidens and Harrises of our modern age can get us through this decade, let alone this century.
We no longer learn the lessons of ancient republics and our world contemporaries. We no longer design a Constitution which will last for hundreds of years. We have Chief Executives who can’t even remember D-Day 77 years ago. We have second bananas who visit other countries before even seeing our own borders firsthand. Today’s shallow leaders are not even faint shadows of the intellectual and moral giants of our history.
Nothing these days is intuitive. We no longer have the inspiring words of our 40th president reminding us of the valiant sacrifices of patriots throughout the ages. When the military installation that was attacked on the date that will live in infamy now prioritizes the celebration of gay pride month, we are no longer a role model of decency and good governance that we once were.
We have been manipulated. America has been coerced. Our values have been ridiculed and undermined. We are no longer behaving as if we consider ourselves One Nation Under God. Therefore we are no longer indivisible.
Gratuitous sex and violence are definitely instrumental in this desensitization of America. But, moreover, it is exalting our mortal selves as though we were in control of our own destiny that portends to leave us on the ash heap of history.
None of us by conscious thought can add even one nano-second to our physical lives. Even the richest person on earth with the best medical team cannot live forever as flesh and blood. To believe and to act otherwise is the ultimate blasphemy with leads to the death of the soul and the spirit as well as the inevitable demise of the body.
The good news is that this decomposition of our moral fabric can be stopped. We just have to admit that our mortal minds do not have all the answers. Those of my baby boomer generation have not done a good job of passing along the traditions and values which we inherited from our ancestors. We’ve had enough difficulty just living up to them ourselves.
If each of us will just do what is right in our own lives and within our own circles, it will grow and expand nationwide. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We cannot change the world until we change ourselves.
If we knew them, we must recall them, and if we never knew them, we must learn them, but these are words found in the song America the Beautiful:
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
Article cross-posted from David’s blog.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are pacing to be short by about $3700 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.