This video is interesting and definitely worthy of a hearing. I think most of what the filmmakers have to say makes good sense. I don’t have issues with the film’s constitutional arguments. I would happily abolish the Federal Reserve, for example. I also am tired of Congress’ cowardice. Congress has abrogated too many of its responsibilities, including its power to declare war, to the President.
Where do I think the filmmakers err? I think they give conspirators, Cultural Marxists, way too much credit. We ourselves have corrupted our society, not a group of conspirators. When we are our own worst enemy, we do not need to create an enemy or demonize anyone.
What is wrong with the notion that cultural Marxists corrupted our society? Cultural Marxists never had the resources to do what the makers of the video suggest.
What the makers of the film observed and misconstrued is what statisticians would call a false correlation. Yes, we had a group of fanatics voicing the nonsense of godless Marxism. Yes, the decline of our culture coincided with the popularization of godless Socialism. However, godlessness and big government has a multitude of advocates, not just Cultural Marxists.
Fortunately, the filmmakers put the responsibility upon us to peacefully fix the problem. That is because our problem is a bunch of corrupted Americans, not a bunch of insidious conspirators. We have to fix the problem because we have no one to blame except ourselves.
Note one of the key observations in the film. The churches did not fight back. What is it the churches should have fought?
1. State-run education. Parents, not government, must be responsible for the education of children. Government has no valid role. Churches and private groups within local communities have a role, but not government. Because our government can force us to do things we would not otherwise do, state-run run education has too much potential to propagandize instead of educate. It took awhile, but our politicians are using our schools to propagandize our children.
2. State-run charity programs. We give charity out of love for each other. Charity is a religious act. When we allowed our government to establish charity or welfare programs, we allowed our government to establish a state religion, Secular Humanism.
3. Corruption of the mass media. Advertisers exist to sell products, often for amoral corporations. To sell their goods and services many corporations will happily appeal to our base nature. To do that, entertainers and advertisers don’t need to be indoctrinated by Cultural Marxists. Some devil is always at our ear, and when we give in to that devil’s tempting, we will angrily pretend it is not there. Hence, the mass media covers up for their customers, scheming politicians and corporate CEOs.
Who is the Christian Church? Christians. If our government is corrupt — if our country is becoming more and more corrupt — it is because we have stood by and done nothing to stop that growing corruption.
If we want a government that is truly a servant of the People, what do we have to do? We each must make a practice of serving each other.
What is necessary for a republic? Following the example of Christ, the People must set the example for their leaders. If we expect our leaders to set a good example for us, then we have no reason for a republic.