What is the American Dream? Or if I can restate, what is the dream for our society? At one point, it was to have a family with children, pets, a house, car and a stable job. But where we sit right now, I’m not sure what it is. We have people who live according to the agenda of social justice, gay rights, liberal bashing, conservative bashing, religion bashing, second amendment rights, constitutional rights, and many many more. So many more that you can’t count them all.
The dreams of the 1950’s and the start of the 1960’s soon splintered into the miasma we have today. What happened?
I would submit that the rise of secularism and thus the different special interests is due to the decline in the church. But then we are looking at a chicken and an egg situation wondering what came first, the decline of the church or the rise of secularism. I would submit that they both happened simultaneously.
Technology, automobiles, television, internet, illicit drugs, unpopular wars, Supreme Court decisions and the protest culture of the 1960’s all injured both our societal culture and the efficacy of the Church.
We are at a point where we have to make a decision. What is going to reign supreme in our country, a secularist view, where we pander to all the special interests and abandon the moral anchor that has served us well for more than the last four hundred years. For the sake of argument, let’s look at what the society would look like if we as a country were to adopt the secularist utopia.
John 39 woke up at 6:00am like everyone else in Dormitory Blue 9, located outside of Dallas, Texas. He shuffled to the community bathroom and took care of his business, hoping to not be noticed by the GI’s living in the dormitory. The GI or Gender Inspecifics mocked and hazed anybody that kept their birth gender identity and “equipment.” He brushed his teeth with Federally provided toothbrush and toothpaste. His paper smock was waiting for him at the doorway to the bathroom leading into the cafeteria. By 6:15, the entire Dormitory was gathered in the cafeteria standing at their assigned seating, waiting for the morning announcements.
“Good morning citizens. Today is a great day. We celebrate four more gender or physical modifications today. We are grateful for the freedom in our society that allows us to change ourselves as we see fit. We also celebrate seven renunciations from the ancient faith called Christianity. Five of those accepted the spiritual sanctity of the State, and two have joined our brothers and sisters in Islam. Please note that Sharia court will convene at sundown today. Team assignments for work are now displayed in the cafeteria. That is all the announcements; please join me in the pledge of allegiance.”
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and the Government for which she stands, one nation, with many beliefs, working toward the freedom and love of all people, with liberty and social justice for all.”
John then fell into step with his Dormitory mates and followed the line to get his morning ration of oatmeal or sprouted wheat. Last month they had one day with coffee and it started a three day mourning period when it was noted it was only available for a single day. Today there were cartons of milk to go along with the water and orange flavored crystals.
“Did you hear about the western alliance?” The GI sitting next to John whispered to him. This man/woman had family in the old Wyoming and always wanted to gossip about the war. John tried to stay away from the discussions on the war. Ever since the old Constitution was discarded in favor of the new Articles of Equality, John didn’t talk about political or controversial items. He just wanted to get his work assignment done so he could get back to his bunk and jack into his video game console. The real world was so depressing, that his virtual world was his favorite place to live.
At that moment a shout was raised from the other end of the cafeteria, “He has a bible!” An older man was holding onto a small brown book. A younger GI was standing and shrieking, “He offends me!” The enforcers that wait along the edge of the cafeteria moved in and tasered the older man.
“Yes it’s a bible.” One enforcer said. “Take him in for re-education.”
John just shook his head. Bibles were a guaranteed way to get put in a six month intense confinement where you listened to state sponsored information telling the fallen citizen what was required of them and how to be sensitive to the other people in the republic.
I don’t know if I want to live in a world like that. I would rather live in an era where our moral code is taken from the scripture and commandments of God, and our political environment works within that same moral code.