It is unconscionable- and inexpressibly sad- that the following words were expressed as un-ironic fact in today’s America: “…where civil rights groups hoped to get his gig cancelled due to his political opinions.” This was in a Fox News report referring to a series of Kid Rock concerts at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
“Where civil rights groups hoped to get his gigs cancelled due to his political opinions.” If that isn’t the most chilling thing you’ve heard coming out of the United States recently, you simply do not believe in freedom, democracy, or the rule-of-law, i.e. the United States. This is what occurred in the Third Reich and the Soviet Union.
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees- or I should say, guaranteed- freedom of speech. Hell, Gus Hall of the Communist Party USA was allowed to run for president of the United States. Four times.
The Satanic Temple recently put up a bronze Baphomet statue in- of all places- Detroit, even as statues of various other sorts are being toppled or hidden around the country. And civil rights groups attempt to ban Kid Rock from taking the stage in that very same city, lest he say something controversial…to leftists?
The “Church of Satan” is growing by leaps and bounds even as the number of practicing Christians is declining precipitously. [The “church” was established by Anton Szandor LaVey at the Black House in San Francisco (of course) on April 30, 1966, on Walpurgisnacht, or “witches’ night”].
So, communists, Satanists, Keith Olbermann, and assorted other cranks, morons and Devil-worshippers have the right to promulgate their twisted tenets (as they should), but leftists’ boldly attempt to prevent conservatives- or folks holding even mildly traditional views- from speaking on campus or appearing in an arena? Remarkable. We know academia, Hollywood and the mainstream media are biased. Faux-people take every opportunity when winning an Oscar to spew idiotic, intolerant leftist dogma. Hollywood goes out of its way to satirize and mock Christians- including Jesus Christ Himself- and Christianity, but would never attempt to lay a finger on Islam.
The foundation of this country (and the West in general) is rapidly being chipped away, its supports removed, its moorings and underpinnings cut and crushed. Those in control of entertainment, news, education, and, increasingly, even organized religion, believe in no objective truth. Women are seen as not just equal to- but indistinguishable from- men. Sloth is as valued as hard work, and good and evil are considered outmoded constructs of the white, male patriarchy.
The “Shining City on a Hill” has collapsed. Ronald Reagan’s assertion that it was “Morning in America” was true in a sense at the time, yet described what turned out to be just a brief moment of improved civic health and optimism before the death rattle set in.
Ironically, this validated another one of his beliefs. He often stated: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
We are now sliding into an endless abyss of amorality and apathy. We are succumbing to a new Theory of Relativity, one in which nothing really matters, and everything- everything- is equally good or bad…or should be.
We are falling…falling…falling…silently.
To where nothing…is.