Friday, September 8, 2017

Dunkirk. Again.


                 We need another one.

     A cultural Dunkirk this time around. To save Western culture, traditions, and the Judeo-Christian work ethic. They are everywhere under sustained attack. Literally and figuratively. Terror attacks in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona, Nice, Orlando, San Bernardino, New York, Boston, Madrid, Sweden, Finland, et. al., haven’t roused us from our moral slumber.   
                Historic statues and monuments are being vandalized, toppled or removed on a daily basis in the United States. Christian organizations that have threatened no one- and brought succor to many- are labeled “hate groups.” Success is ridiculed or only thought possible because of ruthless exploitation or cheating. Vice is subsidized as achievement is punished. Fewer and fewer successful workers are paying for more and more who don’t work…and are yet being branded as greedy, or reviled for not “paying their fair share,” even as they shoulder this burden. People who want to build a wall or otherwise get control of illegal immigration are labeled as crazy bigots, yet those, such as “Madonna,” who talks about having thought long and often about “blowing up the White House” are seen as hip, and courageous members of the “resistance.”
               Anyone with any kink is not satisfied with just getting on with it, they are fiercely, publicly in your face and “proud.” Universities are stocking tampons in men’s bathrooms…if they even have them…men’s bathrooms, that is…because, if a woman says she’s a man, who’s to contradict him even though he still requires feminine hygiene products?
“Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was the mantra in the past. Now it’s, “Somebody else should be bleeping obligated to pay for my contraception- or abortion.” Yeah, because they are responsible for your behavior. Unbelievable. (Well, would that it were).  
              Those who still smoke cigarettes are considered irredeemable louts, even as marijuana use, with its vastly more numerous and deadly side-affects is being legitimized and legalized. In fact, cigarette smoking now requires its own movie and television warning, as opposed to say, depictions of incest or talk of abortion.
 It is obvious that we more traditional types in “flyover country” don’t have the will or the numbers to seriously fight back against those who would see us wiped out. Let’s face it: Atlas has been mugged. So gather on the beachhead all ye’ boring, old, hard-working rubes, and send out an SOS…though to whom I don’t know. Where will we go? I don’t know that, either.

Calling all the angels.

History recalls how great the fall can be
While everyone is sleeping, the boats put out to sea…
Too late the prophets cry
The island’s sinking, let’s take to the sky…

Called the man a fool, stripped him of his pride
Everyone was laughing, up until the day he died
And though the wound went deep
Still he’s calling us out of our sleep
My friends, we’re not alone
He waits in silence to lead us all home

(A few lines from Supertramp’s song, “Fool’s Overture,” by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies; Lyrics © Universal Music Pub. Group)

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