In the New America. Truth has fallen in the street, and justice lies by her side.
Thomas Reed, in his book , The Fallen Eagle, list several reasons as to how this has happened.
He states in this New America that:
“Deception is on steroids. An apathetic self, lacking love, has become our god. The good are despised and maligned. The bad are often worshiped as heroes. Sin is accepted as everyday behavior. Blame is laid at the feet of society or poverty or discrimination.”
His points should be well taken for certainly we have seen these exact things occurring not just in past times but daily especially the point of “the bad are often worshiped as heroes”. How often in recent days have law breakers been upheld as “heroes”?
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the individual who stole and passed confidential material has now become a byword for anti-establishment heroism.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.org, is now being rewarded with a multimillion dollar book deal when in fact he would have been immediately thrown under the jail in days not to long past. But all that has changed, the bad are now heroes and rewarded well. But yet he is acclaimed a hero.
Football player, Michael Vick, convicted of killing dogs in the horrific “sport” of dog fighting is hailed a hero, given a huge contract to return to professional football, is given a pass by the NFL, is given a hand of support by the President of these United States himself. I have a tough time believing that his little tiny prison sentence made him realize the error of his ways, as he is claiming. I do not have a tough time believing that he felt some regret, but only regret that he got caught. Because if he hadn't gotten caught... you'd better believe that he'd still be fighting dogs, and yes, killing dogs. And he wouldn't be feeling any remorse for it. But he is acclaimed a hero.
Next, Mr. Reed writes:
“Prosperity has spoiled us. We have borrowed recklessly with little or no concern for the future just to maintain a lifestyle we cannot afford. We are proud. We have plenty. We are lovers of pleasure compounded(entertainment non-stop).”
We mass murder millions of innocent babies, then import (illegally and legally) foreign workers, especially from our southern neighbors, to do our menial jobs that we are too lazy or too burdened with debt to do. ...Biblical Christians in the (N)new America are hated, scoffed at , and portrayed as idiots.” (Comments in the previous post by one poster certainly points to the validity of the statement)
In the (N)new America, taking responsibility for one’s own success has faded as individual and group rights have risen; not only have he risen but they ride roughshod over the freedoms of those unable or unwilling to claim special rights.
The (N)new America has (for the most part) turned her back on God and seems destined to continue to do so because our institutional infrastructures are powerful, pervasive , and godless. For this ethically challenged generation, traditional Judeo-Christian values have long since vanished for the public square, just like God’s Word.”
Our enemies blackmail us with oil and threats of nuclear attack. Others fly our own planes into skyscrapers killing thousands. Terrorist plots and homegrown cells put us under siege. Our borders are porous, hardly a barrier to determined “American haters who threaten our annihilation.”
Any other thoughts, ideas or opinions?
Why, in such a short time , have basic Christian truths lost their influence over our once godly nation? Why do we as a people bear so little resemblance to the brave souls who birthed us? Why has American been reduced to a second-rate nation, seemingly defenseless against a raging torrent of socialist insurgents, incurable diseases, and international terrorism? What happened to old America?
What happened to Old America? That discussion next time in Part III of Welcome to the New America