America is on Suicide Watch!

Rush Limbaugh caught my ear the other day when he referred to a new book by Os Guinness entitled A Free People’s Suicide in which Guinness makes the following observations of Americans today…where we have:

  • Freedom without virtue
  • Leadership without morality
  • Business without trust

And then as I am driving into work yesterday listening to the Mark Simone Show on WOR, Mark asked for callers to comment on gay marriage. He opens the discussion by saying that he was opposed to gay marriage himself, but did not view it as being anti-gay rights because he was in favor of “civil unions”. But now he’s having second thoughts after all the chatter and seeing Obama and now Hilary become gay marriage advocates.

So I call the show and tie in the remarks Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs made at CPAC. She said the most important battle being waged in America right now is the battle between “Individualism” and “Collectivism”. I drew the connection to her statement with the fact that the most important foundation of any society is the “traditional” family as a unit, and as such the Collectivists (Marxist, Socialists) are not interested in gay rights or civil unions. They are only interested in destroying the ideal of “traditional” family…so we can all live happily ever after in the yellow submarine of the “collective” family. This is the subliminal intent of popular shows like Glee & Modern Family!

Of course I didn’t get my thoughts out entirely as Mark made a joke about using the word “Collectivism” on his show and then went on to make an unfounded statement about gay marriages lasting longer than heterosexual marriages…which I called him on and we laughed. It occurred to me after the call that Mark’s first instinctive opinion on the subject was from his own individual heart (inside out). His “second thoughts” were the result of the     collective voices (outside in). Bingo!

There is only one way a society can transform itself so dramatically in such a relatively short amount of time (as societies go) from the leadership of George Washington to that of Barack Obama! It has to surrender “Individual” power to the “Collective”! And the ONLY way this is possible is by rendering the Family irrelevant and subordinate to the State (Collective). Thank you Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg!

As a result, we are seeing the consequences of all three Os Guinness bullet points above! Virtue, morality and trust are the Family-provided nutrients to the Individual! They also happen to be the equivalent of holy water to the “Collective” vampire!

The question ~ Will there be an intervention before we actually pull the trigger?

Chip Murray: Wide Awake

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4 Responses to America is on Suicide Watch!

  1. Kim says:

    Oh, how true! You hit the nail on the head, we truly are commiting suicide as a nation when we let go of our moral compass and allow collectivism to guide our choices.

  2. Bill Banuchi says:

    “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, ”
    —Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p.

    • shutupnsing says:

      How we suffer the lack of the true Lincoln-like statesmen on our present stage. They have a quality that arouses and prods our higher selves to greater places…unlike those who possessing no such quality, can only instigate, distract and detract.

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