Posts Tagged ‘moral decay’

Bum-Square now rules the United States

January 26, 2013

“The principle of distributive justice, once introduced, would not be fulfilled until the whole of society was organized in accordance ith it. This would produce a kind of society which in all essential respects would be the opposite of a free society – a society in which authority decided what the individual was to do and how he was to do it.” F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, Routledge & Kegan Paul,1960

“Since it is impossible to maximize with respect to more than one point of view, it is natural, given the ethos of a democratic society, to single out that of the least advantaged and to further their long-term prospects in the best manner consistent with the equal liberties and fair opportunity.It seems that the policies in the justice of which we have the greatest confidence do at least tend in this direction in the sense that this sector of society would be worse off should they be curtailed.” John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, Revised Edition, The Belknap Press, 1999

The first of those two quotations effectively summarized Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address in January 1981. The second effectively summarized Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address in January 2013. Ronald Reagan was elected in a landslide vote in 1980. Barack Obama was re-elected by a slim majority in 2012. Nevertheless, a sea change has occurred in the composition and attitudes of the U.S. electorate over that period of 32 years.

To put this shift into perspective, the last presidential candidate prior to Barack Obama’s second-term bid, who chose to run from the left-wing of the Democratic Party was George McGovern in 1972. He lost in a major landslide to Richard Nixon, picking up only 38 per cent of the popular vote. Barack Obama, running on an almost identical left-wing agenda, won with 51 per cent of the popular vote.

In part, this shift in voting patterns is driven by demographics. Immigration policy has tilted for many years against Europeans and in favor of South Americans, systematically biassed against the able and the well-educated in favor of relatively under-qualified new entrants.Second it has been driven by social policies – social security, medicare, medicaid most significantly – designed to make individuals dependent on D.C.. Third, it has been influenced by a media seemingly blind to the old-fashioned American ideals of rugged individualism, desire for freedom from government, and the Protestant work ethic, and seduced by the rhetoric of socialization of all risk. Fourth, it has been aided by the cult of political correctness that insists on never calling a spade a spade when it might conceivably tilt against the Rawlsian concept of the difference principle.

The outcome, on January 21, 2013, is that a newly-elected president of the United States could get away with handing over the White House to bum square. Viewed from that perspective, Obama’s entire address was a calculated insult to the Founding Fathers, delivered only because he knew that the attending press were pattsies for a bum square program of welfare relief and immigration ‘reform’ designed to take the United States on an irreversible road to economic and moral decay.

US moral and cultural decay at root of mass slaughters

December 19, 2012

The United States has lost its moral compass. A once Christian nation with indelible moral values drawn from the Holy Bible has  pursued a path towards moral degradation referred to in politically correct terms as cultural relativism.  Pushed to its natural limits, cultural relativism means no morality at all.  Come Sodom, come Gomorrah! Anything goes.

It should surprise no one that the Connecticut mass killer sprang from a dysfunctional family environment.  It should surprise no one that the 20-year old psychotic could bond with no one, feel for no one, and that no one cared to confront him, let alone report him out to relevant police authorities.

It should surprise no one, following the evil massacre of young innocents, that the media is obsessed with finding some mental illness as the root cause of the outburst. The only mental illness responsible for this outrage is that afflicting United States society as a whole: the abandonment of unambiguous moral rules and the willingness to explain everything in terms of financial constraints unjustly imposed on mental treatment resources.

“Like an iceberg, we only periodically see the psychotic manifestation, the tip of our shattered culture, but what lies just beneath the surface is a gigantic cultural cancer that is rotting America from within.  The ugly and dangerous truth is that we live in an embarrassing, politically correct culture that exalts and rejoices in the bizarre; aggressively promotes the ‘anything goes’ value system; and vilifies, condemns and mocks traditional societal values and customs at every opportunity.  We’ve embraced a culture of contempt that attacks the very institutions that make for a healthy and strong society and then we’re shocked when it spirals out of control. The only thing I’m shocked about is that anybody is shocked.” Ted Nugent, ‘Connecticut killings a result of moral decay’, The Washington Times, December 19, 2012

The fact that this message of truth emanates from an American rock ‘n’ roll activist, and not from President Barack Obama, says a great deal about how extensively the moral and cultural rot has made its way across the so-called educated elite in the United States.


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