We non-Americans tend to think of America as a nation that is very Christian and very patriotic – patriotic to its Christian and democratic values that makes it the nation it is. But like other Western democracies – the UK too – it is giving way to what political writers refer to as ‘Cultural Marxism’ – Authoritarian control by the minority over the majority. That can be seen in the UK where the minority Gay lobby has turned the tables so that Christians can lose their business or their jobs if their religious convictions conflict with political correctness (or ‘P.C.’ as we call it). So freedoms for some can be loss of freedoms for others.
A recent email message drew my attention to an NBC POLL. The email message asked, “Do you believe that the word God should stay in American culture?”
The email went on to say, “NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the Percentage was the same as this: 86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance – 14% against
That is a pretty ‘commanding’ public response.” The sender of the email then said, “I was asked to send this on if I agreed – or – delete if I didn’t .. Now it is your turn. It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word God should stay.
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having ‘In God We Trust’ on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Why is the world catering to this 14%?” And the author of the email couldn’t resist adding his, “AMEN!”
The Liberty magazine took this up in the January/February issue showing how ‘Political Correctness’ is eroding the freedoms America has so long valued.
Says the author of the article, “Each time we allow political correctness to triumph over our constitutional freedoms and basic common sense, we are complicit in undermining the freedoms on which this nation was built. And, in a case such as that of Nurre v. Whitehead, we will destroy our culture as well.”
When we see injustices taking place with freedoms denied that were once taken for granted we too often shrug our shoulders and saying we don’t know what our country is coming to! – Particularly here in the UK where we feel we have handed most of our political authority over to the E.U.!
Key in ‘Cultural Marxism’ into Google and it is more than interesting how many links you can find and what some of them have to say about what is going on in Western democracies. True, there have been many wrongs that are now being put right, but where the immense cost of human life in World War II and the Cold War held Marxism from invading and controlling Western democracies, Marxism is now having a free hand in the guise of political correctness. I am not a political animal but
I certainly found the articles by Linda Kimble and Bill Lind informative and resonating with what I have read happening here in the UK. Says Bill Land, “In conclusion, America today is in the throws of the greatest and direst transformation in its history. We are becoming an ideological state, a country with an official state ideology enforced by the power of the state. In “hate crimes” we now have people serving jail sentences for political thoughts. And the Congress is now moving to expand that category ever further. Affirmative action is part of it. The terror against anyone who dissents from Political Correctness on campus is part of it. It’s exactly what we have seen happen in Russia, in Germany, in Italy, in China, and now it’s coming here. And we don’t recognize it because we call it Political Correctness and laugh it off. My message today is that it’s not funny, it’s here, it’s growing and it will eventually destroy, as it seeks to destroy, everything that we have ever defined as our freedom and our culture.”
These two (similar) explanations of Cultural Marxism by Linda Kimble and Bill Land helps to make sense of what John Whitehead complains of in the magazine, Liberty.