The Coming Second American Civil War (13 of 14)

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13.

MORAL MOMENT OR NATIONAL DISGRACE

 

Did we just have a moral moment? Sen. Cory Booker, and his fellow Democrats think we have. So I guess we did. “But Senator Booker (and your fellow Democrats), I don’t think having a moral moment means what you think it means.” 

 

adjective

 

Moral1. concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character

synonyms:

virtuous, good, righteous, upright, upstanding, high-minded, principled, honorable, honest, just, noble, incorruptible, scrupulous, respectable, decent, clean-living, law-abiding

2. holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct.

 

noun

1. a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.

2. a person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.

“Cory, when you look over this definition I’m not going to suggest, I’m going to unequivocally say, we didn’t have a moral moment in the saga of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Rather it is a national nightmare.”

I’m not writing this as a political support for Judge Kavanaugh. Many of you won’t accept this, but it’s true. I’m looking at this moment in our national history because it clearly shows we Americans as the worst people imaginable in our history, even worse than we were when some of us supported slavery. It’s where progressivism and postmodernism has taken us.

I turned to Google looking up “moral moment,” and the question, “What is a moral moment?” Google didn’t have any idea how to answer my question or how to define moral moment. Isn’t that interesting. Well, let’s go here to History.com:

The Great Awakening was a religious revival that impacted the English colonies in America during the 1730s and 1740s. The movement came at a time when the idea of secular rationalism was being emphasized, and passion for religion had grown stale. Christian leaders often traveled from town to town, preaching about the gospel, emphasizing salvation from sins and promoting enthusiasm for Christianity. The result was a renewed dedication toward religion.

This was a moral moment. It doesn’t have to be religious. It’s that moment when events either or both happen outside us and inside us that causes us to reconsider morality and changes us back to good people.

There was no moral moment in the confirmation hearing over Judge Brett Kavanaugh, especially the supplemental one day hearing over the charge against him at the eleventh hour for sexual assault. Here is where Democrats will cry I’m biased because I found to a Senator every Democrat’s behavior to be unconscionable and despicable. It began even before Kavanaugh was chosen by the President when the Democrats swore they would do everything they could do to prevent any nominee making it to the Court. And it basically came directly out of their hate for Trump. Hate will never lead to a moral moment. And with the sexual charges they all foamed at the mouth spewing their hatred of Trump, Kavanaugh, anyone who voted for Trump, anyone who likes Trump, anyone who is not a super progressive Republican like Alaska Sen. Murkowski. Most of us watched this fiasco but many of us saw different realities. Why wasn’t it a moral moment, instead it was a national disgrace? Morals are built on truths. There wasn’t any truth discovered here, just supposition and unsupported supposition. We saw in this hearing just how dysfunctional Congress is. We didn’t find our lost moral selves, we just dug the abyss deeper. Our waxing-philosophical Senators did more injustice than justice and destroyed 250+ years of our right to fairness and innocent until proven guilty, that sense of justice that began building since the Anglo-Saxon days in England.

We as a nation found ourselves more divided, more set in our bias, more committed to spewing our hate. Nothing here to bring us together, only drive us farther apart. We weren’t inspired by real justice, we just tripped all over a false social justice. Let me quote here from Beck’s Addicted to Outrage:

Political correctness does not have consistent or static rules. It isn’t what you say, it is also about whom you say it to or about, who you are, how much of an impact you are making for “your team;’ and which team you are playing for. 

This is antithetical to American justice and thinking. It was the Enlightenment that changed all of this. For as long as men have had rulers meting out justice, there has been man-made injustice. And social justice returns us to the Dark Ages when rulers, the mob, or the powerful try to balance some mythical scale of justice for the collective. So, in many ways, it doesn’t matter if you did it or not; if your tribe is the source of some perceived injustice of the past, you are to be condemned, even if innocent, as it serves to balance the scales. We must once again return to reason, and what matters is the integrity of the thought, and not the personality.

If politics overall have been corrupted by politics how much more has academia been corrupted by politics. Heather Mac Donald in her new book everyone should read, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture, writes this:

“The key feature of academic diversity ideology is the assertion that to be a member of an ever-growing number of favored victim groups at a college today is to be the target of pervasive bigotry on campus — despite, well, being favored. Taught by a metastasizing campus-diversity bureaucracy to believe that they are subject to an existential threat from circumambient bias [surrounding; encompassing bias], students equate nonconforming ideas with “hate speech,” and “hate speech” with conduct that should be punished, censored and repelled with force if necessary. This victimology fuels the efforts to shut down speech that challenges campus orthodoxies. Dozens of times in the past several years alone, classrooms have been invaded; professors, accosted and even assaulted; and outside speakers, silenced.”

“American college students are among the most privileged human beings in history. But the claim of ubiquitous “racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia” is now lodged in the nonacademic world as well, where it is being used to silence speakers and ideas with which favored victim groups disagree. Civility is shrinking and civil peace may be in jeopardy. Masked anarchists use force to block conservatives from speaking in public forums. The free speech crisis on and off campus will not be solved until the premises of victimology are challenged directly and exposed as fraudulent.” 

The wisdom of Solomon in Proverbs 26 has these words for us:

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
    honor is not fitting for a fool.
2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
    an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
    and a rod for the backs of fools!
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
    or he will be wise in his own eyes.
6 Sending a message by the hands of a fool
    is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.
7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
8 Like tying a stone in a sling
    is the giving of honor to a fool.
9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
10 Like an archer who wounds at random
    is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.
11 As a dog returns to its vomit,
    so fools repeat their folly.
12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Saint Paul takes these words to heart and adds to them in Romans 1:22: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Progressivism first came to the intelligencia in our colleges and universities and from the mouths of our professors those lies were passed on  to our youth, many who now are us.

There are serious problems in America, but the lies of Marxism will not fix that, only destroy all that is good. We championing those lies as truth embossing them on the walls of our minds in our tribal wars will not make the chaos we feel different. That’s because it is we who are creating the chaos.