We have for decades muddled about in the middle, compromising, being bipartisan, and working the hell out of the smaller worries, and we haven't taken a moment to see that we've incrementally gone from Tocqueville's empowered citizens in get-things-done communities to neutered whiners in a nanny state that has a banana-republic future.So says R.H.J. King in an article today at The American Thinker online.
Monday, February 15, 2010
A Wake Up Call . . .
Posted by Gil Bailie at 2:20 PM
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we've incrementally gone from Tocqueville's empowered citizens in get-things-done communities to neutered whiners in a nanny state that has a banana-republic future..
The above is, IMO, the inevitable gradient of either societies founded (a) upon the founding violence that gave them cohesion of a sort, or (b) upon the biblical ethos of love of God and love of neighbor as self. If we are the former, we have only a newer, technologically enhanced dark ages to look forward to, with petty kings looking down from their high-rise office-castles at the peasantry and warfare in the streets below.
If the latter, we have a meager chance of, at least, keeping lights of truth, goodness, and beauty alive until consequential judgment relents and the people return to the covenantal relationship of keeping that Our Lord says still holds sway (Mtt 5,18).
But America, like all of western civilization, has been a mix of the two, with a decided prejudice for the former of late in a secularist muddle that is taking more and more the outline of the pagan, however ostensibly progressives eschew "religion".
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