Here we have Part 4 in “The Grand Conspiracy”. Here are the three previous posts:
- Why Don’t Our Children And Grandchildren Believe What We Believe?
- Did The People Ever Run America?
- Divide And Conquer: What Do We Call Home?
What is this post about?
Stuff, Sex, Science, State, and Self: America’s Pagan Idols
This is a subject I have written about fairly frequently (see sex stuff science state self site:citizentom.com). What is different here? Here we will relate increasing decadence to the generation gap. We will consider who has encouraged us to sin. We will also ask who is encouraging our children to sin.
Consider the present, the huge split in our nation. Consider our parents and grandparents. Consider our children and grandchildren. Consider this question.
Are the people who teach us making us better people or increasingly vile sinners?
Did you watch President Donald J. Trump deliver his second State of the Union Address? Here is the video.
He is the transcript: Remarks by President Trump in State of the Union Address.
What was the theme of Trump’s address to the nation? Make America Great Again? Trump never used that phrase, but the word “great” appears in his speech nineteen times. Consider these quotes.
Now we must step boldly and bravely into the next chapter of this great American adventure, and we must create a new standard of living for the 21st century.
Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness.
I hope you can pass the USMCA into law so that we can bring back our manufacturing jobs in even greater numbers, expand American agriculture, protect intellectual property, and ensure that more cars are proudly stamped with our four beautiful words: “Made in the USA.”
Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Great nations do not fight endless wars.
We must choose whether we squander our great inheritance or whether we proudly declare that we are Americans.
This is our future, our fate, and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness.
In his speech Trump constantly hearkened back to a time when America, when the American people, were better. Why? Isn’t Trump trying to restore values that once made America great?
Why is there so much hostility to Trump? To Conservatives? To Republicans? What divides America? What makes the generation gap so significant? What issues divide America? Whether we agree with Trump or not, it is fair to say that Trump touched on some of them.
When children are instructed by members of their family or people their parents have selected, what are the odds those children will learn to share their parents values? How would you expect the odds to change when politicians choose who teaches children and what the children UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT can learn? Would you expect:
- Children to be taught what is politically beneficial to the ruling party?
- Politicians to sell special interest groups access to our children so those special interests could indoctrinate other peoples children?
- Children to learn traditional American values and become familiar with the God of the Bible, or learn to idolize sex, stuff, science, state, and self?
Why do parents — why do we — allow politicians to control how we educate our children? Is it because that education is “free”? Is it because they are offering us other people’s money to educate our children? Is this really a good deal? Or is it stealing and just foolhardy?
When we allow politicians to buy our vote, we have to vote for someone unethical enough to take someone else’s money and spend it for our benefit. If that politician is unethical enough to buy our vote, he will also be unethical enough to sell our children to the highest bidders.
So consider. Is the generation gap inevitable, or is it the result of naive parents trusting people, politicians, people nobody says they trust, with the instruction of their children?
Is it that difficult to believe that the generation gap is not inevitable? Then how do we stop unethical politicians from creating increasingly wider gaps between us and our children and grandchildren? We can vote for school choice. We can work to get government out of the education business.