Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Pushing Deviancy Up": Steyn on the Rising Tide

 Mark Steyn is wonderful to read. Here are his observations on certain hallmarks of the culture of death:

...we're unmanned drones in a more basic sense: we believe in nothing except the most transitory and dreary self-gratification, an endless adolescence that begins with a push-up bra at eight and continues through free government condoms for 30-year olds. Not only do the surging Muslim populations in European cities have no wish to "assimilate" with such a culture, they do not believe they will have to - for they have bet that such a society cannot survive.

This is where the battle lines fall for us. We have to teach our children how to navigate a culture that more and more seeks to deny them all freedoms, except for the freedom to indulge themselves, and encourages them to evade all responsibility except that which pertains to recycling or tolerating various evils in the name of "diversity". Not only must we teach them to navigate it, but we must help them become the men and women who will work to defeat such a culture and replace it with a true culture of life.

Do follow all the links. You'll want to boycott Tide after you watch the ad where Mom and her favorite detergent team up to scuttle Dad's efforts to keep his daughter from dressing like a prostitute. As Mark Shea says, "Show me a culture that despises virginity and I'll show you a culture that despises children."

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, fire and brimstone looks kinda good. Must go read Evangelium vitae... it might get the choking despair out of my throat.