Blast From The Past at the Belmont Club had responded to criticisms of American efforts in the world wars. You can read it (beginning with the 2nd paragraph) to gain some understanding about what I'm about to write, but it was my own initial reaction that concerned me (as you will see). And it ought to concern all Americans, because if it can happen to me, it can happen to many many more, and in fact does.
I find myself pleased with everything you wrote here. However, I also find that I am now at that point where I’m questioning even what I find agreeable because it comforts me. Does that mean that the Critical Theorists have won?
If so, the West is not only doomed, but deservedly so. We neglect the sacrifices of those who won our freedom when we question everything, regretting our earlier mistakes rather than realizing we overcame them, hopefully learning from them, and being grateful for the outcome. But instead of recognizing where we don’t want to go again, it seems are condemned to repeat history because the power-mad are the ones who implemented Critical Theory and we swallowed it hook, line and sinker.
I wish I had the skills to develop in depth the arguments needed to support the last paragraph. I surely hope it was clear enough for it to inspire someone else to the task.
I really do hope someone who understands the incremental poisoning by Critical Theory and its long-term intertwining affects on us. Describing how it has undermined our society's confidence and especially our sense of being touched by God. And maybe offering some hope for reversing the damage.
No matter who writes up the history thoroughly and well, the question will remain as to how to go about reversing the damage the Marxist counter-culture achieved, especially knowing that it all started while the Soviet Union was still in existence, albeit with the clandestine help of our own craven Progs.
Were it only due to the moles in the employ of the USSR, then we ought to be able to stop from being stung by a dead bee. Of course China is still officially Red, and she is quite entwined in our economy now. Yet that's another issue. What matters is how we in our society choose to act. We've permitted the inmates to run what looks more and more like a nuthouse.Our institutions are totally infiltrated with people who more or less still believe in Anti-Americanism. And even that has remedies, though hard and takes courage.
So what that we have the most Marxist man in the White House today, and the party leaders of the alleged opposition refuse to say it. Not only that, you'll also get disparaged and cut off by most talkshow hosts for saying too.
If our "leaders" refuse to lead the opposition, then it means we need new leaders and a new opposition. The TEA party was the effort to do that, but its idea was initiated by a TV talker on CNBC. That is establishmentarian influenced, so what's up with that?
No, no. We cannot blame any leaders if we find ourselves still stuck with Bummer of Bumney. "They gave me no choice" is such a juvenile whine that it's embarrassing to have to point out to what-should-be-adults how we are easily our own worst enemy.
The uncertainty that I sensed in my reaction to Blast From the Past is something I do not know is affecting others, but I fear that it surely is. What I do know is that letting the dream of America be lost is really a sin.
- We are members of a continuum that makes the history of mankind, and we have been living in the freest time in history.
- When we become concerned only for ourselves, thus not knowing the true meaning of self-sacrifice, and not for those who come after us, we have abandoned our duty, a duty that was mostly obeyed by they who, in their sacrifices, gave us the chance to advance some more. And I am NOT talking about the simplistic sacrifices demanded by the Left that were so contemptuously and rightly derided by the Narcissistic Ayn Rand.
If there is a God who governs that continuum with something a bit more than natural law, I pray He will allow me the clarity to see where to find what more that I need, including the company of people who want little more than that also.