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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

America's Facing a Downward Spiral of Values By Rich Kozlovich

Here are three articles I think are pertinent to questions over the downward spiral of the American culture, the America economy, the American identity and America's values.   

First, the very idea Americans would elect a communist to high office isn't totally unique, FDR's Vice President before Truman, Henry A. Wallace (1941–1945), was a communist was a communist, although he wasn't a party member and tried to claim he was anti-communist when running for President, but he was a communist, and everyone in the Democrat hierarchy knew it.  

That's why they told FDR he had to make Truman his running mate during his last election.  They knew he was not going to last much longer and didn't want an out and out communist becoming President.  Furthermore, the communist infiltration of the federal government under  was considered the greatest enemy infiltration of a government in the history of the world, and it was absolutely treasonous, and FDR was a party to it.  He even had a secret Stalinist agent, living in the White House for two years, Harry Hopkins. 

We're now seeing the philosophical progeny of these Stalinists openly taking power, and destroying everything they touch.  All of which is nothing more than an extension of FDR's New Deal insanity, with the goal of destroying America forever.

Newest congressional communist takes after Marx in more ways than one, By Olivia Murray, December 9, 2022

There’s a reason that disciples of Marxism earned a reputation of being basement dwellers: they’re losers. From Marx himself to his modern protégés, they always have excuses for why they can’t work, why the real world isn’t fair, and why everything is always someone else’s fault.

Marxism, and its logical conclusion in a communist form of government, is a scourge to humanity’s prosperity for many reasons — about 100 million over the last 100 years to be quite accurate. On a less murderous note though, the philosophy fosters an environment of avoiding personal responsibility, and debilitating laziness (back to the ‘loser’ stereotype) — traits which completely undermine the productivity and welfare of an entire society.  Is it any surprise that communists love big government? An ever-growing bureaucracy is their perfect cover — no accountability and no demand to actually produce anything.

Enter: Maxwell Alejandro Frost...........To Read More....

 Reimagining the Secular Fairytale, By Deana Chadwell -We are frequently harangued about “reimagining” whatever it is the left wants to destroy -- reimagine sexuality, policing, education, elections. For me, “imagining” is for fairytales, for Tolkeinish worlds of orcs, hobbits, and magic rings, for Narnia and Cair Paravel. It’s not for public policy, not for laws and regulations that can adversely affect millions of real, flesh-and-blood people. Our nation is suffering mightily under fantastical decisions made by people who either don’t know what they’re doing, or do know and don’t care; they’re too busy imagining their own wealth and power.

I’d like to turn the tables on this make-believe, pie-in-the-sky rip-off and do a different kind of “imagining.” I’d like to explore a different tack -- one that hasn’t been in effect for quite a while -- in fact, has rarely in human history been tried. Let’s imagine…. More

A Look at America's Crossroads Moment, By John Dale Dunn - Roger Kimball is editor and publisher of The New Criterion, a periodical devoted to literature and the arts.  He is also publisher of Encounter Books and author of many books.  The latest is Where Next? Western Civilization at the Crossroads, which appeared for the 40th anniversary of The New Criterion.  It includes essays by many prominent writers like Victor Davis Hanson and Anthony Daniels.  The essay I summarize and comment on below is Mr. Kimball's essay from that book, with the same title.

"Every "Age of Enlightenment" proceeds from an unlimited optimism of the reason . . . to an equally unqualified skepticism."—Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West 

Mr. Kimball, an erudite essayist if there is one, opens with some rumination on cultures and men at a crossroads, pondering the choices available.  Kimball asserts that a "dark and bloody crossroads" also stands before us, "posing different and perhaps even more ultimate questions." 

Kimball says it is inevitable that there is a decline in the West, but he points out that, in fact, the decline is of "Christendom."  This decline "results in the decaying moral vocabulary of Christendom but also the values of words like 'virtue,' 'manliness,' 'womanly,' or 'respectable. ... Christendom names a dispensation in which the individual possesses intrinsic moral worth ... predominantly classical and Judaic, which flowed into and helped nurture and define that baggy creation we call 'the West.'".......... More

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