Skip to comments.What Happened to Our Country?
Posted on 01/21/2013 8:08:40 AM PST by Kaslin
When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.
Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts of the country. Many women were limited in their businesses, political, and professional opportunities. And if they did enter any of those careers, they were capped as to what they could achieve. Few would want a return to those aspects of days past. Yet they would seem almost welcome compared to the experiences we have had in Newtown, Aurora and Tucson.
Even though now more than a month has passed, the pain of what happened in Sandy Hook Elementary school stills burns deeply in our hearts. There were some who started assigning blame for what happened within days which was clearly indecent during a national mourning period. Yes, we need to find paths to resolve the deep divisions that trouble this country. But will that really take us back to a simpler time? After all, the residents of Newtown likely lived there to avoid all this cultural degradation and live a Leave It to Beaver life where the biggest challenges were errant children chewing gum in class.
A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision. Now children are escorted by grownups to their schools, which are fenced in and then locked down. Remember even at Sandy Hook the school was locked down at 9:30 each morning, just as almost all elementary schools are today.
What does it say to the children of our country that they have to be escorted everywhere they go? Are they left to think that wherever they go there are people in uniforms providing security and their parents are on a constant vigil watching them? What kind of country have we passed to them?
That we cannot as the grownups in this society come to some agreement of how to resolve this only makes matters worse. With every single massacre, we instantaneously divide into two camps. There are those who immediately shriek that it was the gun at fault, completely ignoring the other societal factors that brought a deranged madman to execute an unfathomable act. Then there are those who argue that there exists nothing that we can do to keep the means of mass murder out of the hands of these freaks.
Come on folks, we can do something about this, but the suggestion by Wayne LaPierre of the NRA to put armed guards on all campuses seems so distasteful. Already an estimated third of our children go to schools that have armed guards. We should not unreasonably restrict our Second Amendment rights because of these maniacs, but putting our kids on lock down would just make matters so much more obscene.
We have not yet had a coherent conversation about how to move forward. The people who want more gun control lurch into nonsensical talk about bazookas or tanks with very little knowledge of guns or how they function. People like the editor of the Journal News (Westchester area of New York), who listed the names and addresses of local gun owners in the newspaper, display to what extent the left will go to restrict gun ownership. They are scary as their actions are reminiscent of command and control countries that totally restrict gun rights.
Some people do not understand that there is a difference regarding gun owners. It is not like obtaining a drivers license. That is a privilege. The right to own a gun is embedded in our Constitution. It is there for a reason. The unrepentant Caryn A. McBride, Editor of the Journal News which listed the home addresses of prison guards and district attorneys in her cause to restrict gun ownership, scares us and should scare you. It brings into question the rationale for a federal gun registry when ownership is a right not a privilege.
Yet, there are things that are just not going right. We have lost sight of the faith, family, and community that built this country. Our government has become too big yet cannot even confront the truly mentally ill among us. As Charles Murray taught us in his most recent book, Coming Apart, even our rock solid middle-class communities are falling apart. The amount of children being raised without proper parenting is just appalling. And when people do get married, far too many are getting divorced for their own selfish reasons while thinking their children will be just fine. Boys need fathers and not just as appendages.
Never being a fan of video games, we would just as soon trash them, but that would be a First Amendment problem. Yet, when politicians decry weapons, they should really assault the culture vultures who sell these games that desensitize young males. Our President booted this issue to be studied in his recent proposal. That means zero will happen on this aspect of the problem. Why do we have to hear this nonsense that only protects these products? Moral suasion still works as has been effective with cigarette smoking, so why cant we do the same with these disgusting games? Why do parents acquiesce to allow the constant devolution of young male minds?
You may wonder why so many people bemoan our current culture and hark back to happier times. Maybe it is not as bucolic as we paint it, but our children certainly lived a more innocent existence. What our goal should be is to bring all children to those wonderful times instead of bringing every child down to the lowest common denominator. The innocence of childhood can never be devalued. It can only be lost. Lets not have the innocence of another group of youngsters lost like we have at Sandy Hook. Lets show some leadership.
What happened to our country?
The propagation of the humanist/materialist/socialist agenda by the government school collectives, the Marxist saturated university system, and the communist infested entertainment business.
People stopped being responsible for themsevlves and their families. Adults think that its someone else’s job to take care of them.
“What happened to our country?
The propagation of the humanist/materialist/socialist agenda by the government school collectives, the Marxist saturated university system, and the communist infested entertainment business.”
And the damage is permanent. You want a metaphor for America then versus now? Look at NASA in 1965 versus NASA today.
We turned our backs on the God of the Bible and kicked Him out of schools. Then we legalized and encouraged the murder of Gods children in mothers womb.
Blow up your TV, throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an’ find Jesus on your own.
- John Prine, “Spanish Pipedream”
No one is treated equally...folks need to get over that. You need to fight for what you get and not sit around expecting certain kinds of treatment.
Many women were limited in their businesses, political, and professional opportunities.
Then start your own d@mn business, build your own political base (like Maggie Thatcher), start your own d@mn law firm.
Long story, short...quit your beatching and get to work!
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”
- John F. Kennedy
As a nation, since 1973, we have butchered millions of innocent, defenseless children to the god of convenience - and we have the gall to wonder what is happening now?
God has said, “Enough!” and He is judging this country.
Nobama is part of that judgment.
It is only going to get worse, because we are too proud and too busy to repent and return to Him.
Madison Avenue, Democrats (all of them), Hollywood, Rap Music, Abercrombie and Fitch et al, the public school system.
Yes, I do miss America. It becomes tiring every morning checking the news stories, and reading of things like grade-school kids being suspended for using their fingers as guns, or taxpayers being forced to pay for sex-change operations for murderers in prison. Things that are just so wildly demented, no one in their right mind could have conceived of them a few short decades ago.
Plus, it would be nice to once again be able to turn on the television some evening, and within minutes not be revulsed to the point of wanting to vomit, by something I encounter.
I seriously doubt that a black person would be treated unfairly “in the world of Donna Reed”.
Seriously, the 50’s middle class Western Culture society would be the absolute best circumstances for anyone of any skin color to live in.
The deal would be, though, that you’d have to behave within the expectations of that culture in order to thrive.
The problem is the news media.The news media is liberals/democrats/socialists . The news media create the false reality we live in . but the news media is the democrat party so the problem is the democrat party.
Less than a 100 die in mass shootings , millions die of other things, 300,000 women get raped, 2.5 million home invasions per year in America but all we hear about is about 1 event that stupid shooting which the mass shooter did to become the media’s darling , a world famous household name
The news media want to take away our guns so then the government has a monopoly on guns and so absolute power.
but the news media is the democrat party so the problem is the democrat party.
We are living the judgement of Romans 1.
Absolutely right. God has inflicted Obama on America for the same reason he inflicted King Nebuchadnezzar on Israel.
everything can be chalked up to an act on our country by progressives since the 50s/60s
"You axing me to act like Whitey?"
Seriously though, as my grandmother used to say, "if you don't want to be disappointed, quit expecting others to live up to your expectations. You focus on being the best you can be and leave others to their own devices."
Or as I interpret that, "quit your beatching and get to work."
Simple answer. We are no longer the same country demographically or culturally.
The U.S. adds one international migrant (net) every 36 seconds. Immigrants account for one in 8 U.S. residents, the highest level in more than 80 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. In a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest it has been in our history. And by 2050, one in 5 residents of the U.S. will be foreign-born.
The nations immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in our history. The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970, when it stood at 9.7 million. Of the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 13.9 million arrived in 2000 or later making it the highest decade of immigration in American history, even though there was a net loss of jobs during the decade. Growth in the immigrant population has primarily been driven by high levels of legal immigration. Roughly three-fourths of immigrants in the country are here legally. With nearly 12 million immigrants, Mexico was by far the top immigrant-sending country, accounting for 29 percent of all immigrants and 29 percent of growth in the immigrant population from 2000 to 2010. The median age of immigrants in 2010 was 41.4 compared to 35.9 for natives.
87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under in the U.S. will be classified as minorities and by 2042, half of the residents of this country will be minorities. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.
Since the 1965 Immigration Act, our pro-population growth immigration policies have fueled major demographic changes in a very short period of time. In 1970, non-Hispanic whites comprised 89 percent of the population; today they are 66 percent; and by 2042, they will be 50 percent. The Democrats, under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity, have forged a political coalition that depends on individuals coalescing around racial and ethnic identities rather than the issues. The continuing and increasing flow of minority immigrants, mostly poor and uneducated, provides a natural constituency for the Democrats, which see them as their principal source of political power.
The 2012 election marked a tipping point. Although whites voted 59% to 39% for Romney, it was not enough to counterbalance the minority vote with blacks voting 93% for the Dems; Hispanics 71%, and Asians 73%. Demography is destiny.
You are absolutely positively spot on! I have been sharing this with anyone that will listen (a tough task here in pagan New England, known as the 'least religious region of the country'...)
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