So, I perused the news and it appears to be the same BS we had yesterday, except more ….. as per usual. The US economy is still idle, as is the global economy. Western society is still being invaded because our “leaders” are encouraging the invasion. There are blithering idiots still babbling about global warming/climate change even though there is a dearth of any empirical evidence that there is even any such thing as global warming, much less, any adverse effects of the imaginary global warming. We’re still waging war …. against someone, the “someone” continues to be more and more ambiguous as we continue waging war. etc …..
Why is this?
It’s mostly because the views and convictions of the past evolve towards the views and convictions of the present.
There are voices. And they warn us of the paths we’re taking. Unfortunately, many don’t hold to the truth of their convictions.
It is inarguable, what is right today is right tomorrow. Right and wrong are immutable. They don’t change because the common world believes something is now suddenly correct or incorrect.
The problem is that people don’t seem to be able to stick to their convictions. That is, they allow the world to change their convictions. This mostly applies to conservatives, because, leftists, as far as I can see, have no convictions other than the pursuit of power over their countrymen and neighbors.
But, throughout it all, time and time again, the world demonstrates that conventional wisdom and convictions are proven correct. This happens over and over, again. How far back can I go with quotes warning against socialism? How many examples can I show in which socialism has been demonstrated to fail?
What about moral depravity?
“It’s a slippery slope!”
This is often “poo-pooed” as an argument. It’s okay, they’re not harming anyone. The natural outcome of the thought is always ignored, and then, we reap the sad repercussions.
Back when, it was thought that male homosexuality was a pretty bad thing to engage in. Today, it is celebrated. I recently had a short discussion on FB about it. My position is this …. I don’t have a problem with people doing what they do in the privacy of their own homes. It’s not my business. OTOH, if there are repercussions upon society for their actions, then, it is my business.
No one can legitimately argue male homosexuality did not foster, and emanate the diseases known as Hepatitis B and AIDS. But, it’s seemingly improper to bring this up on civil conversation, today, in spite of the truth of it.
Why do I bring this up?
This happened ….
Isn’t that a nice campaign boost? …. Well, no, not really.
Here’s the rest of the Breitbart article ……
In 2003, Senator Rick Santorum was widely criticized for making a slippery slope argument about what can happen to a society and country once we turn away from Biblical morality. A mere 12 years later the former-Senator’s prediction has come tragically true.
It is only Tuesday and yet already this week Salon has published a lengthy article written by a pedophile asking for our understanding. Although he claims to have never acted on his impulses (but spent years in a chat room with those who have), the entire piece condemns society — you and I — as bigots for ostracizing and condemning his kind.
Courtesy of The New York Times we also learned Monday that “American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases[.]”
Yes, you read that correctly: On our own military bases, as though Western Civilization is no longer a thing, our troops are being ordered to look the other way as Afghan police officers rape and sodomize underage Afghan boys.
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”
Those last four worse are everything: “because it’s their culture.”
How far up in the military chain of command do these orders go?
Who in the White House knew about them?
Apparently we’re never going to find out because our left-wing mainstream media doesn’t care about underage boys being raped and sodomized on American military bases.
The story of our own government — our OWN government — allowing children to be openly sexually abused on our OWN military bases earned almost no media attention.
Nothing was said in the White House briefing.No questions were asked by the press corps.
No outrage was expressed by President Obama or anyone in the White House.
On what planet does the planet not stop when such a thing is discovered?
You can argue that it’s pro-Obama bias from our media taken to a depraved extreme. After all this is the same media that went insane over the Catholic church scandals and Abu Ghraib. But I don’t think it’s that. The media hates our military and could easily find a way to attack the Pentagon while insulating Obama. Heaven knows they have had 8 years of practice.
No, it’s something much worse.
This is the morality of our media and the overall Left…
Child rape just isn’t that big of a deal.
Rick Santorum was right.
Or, to quote a prominent leftard, “it’s not ‘rape rape’”.
Sadly, though, this is what Rick Santorum had to say in July. (the link Breitbart linked to)
CNN)Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum once likened homosexuality to bestiality and now, about twelve years later, he is softening his tone.
Santorum, a deeply religious social conservative, says he “absolutely” regrets the comments, which he first made as a senator from Pennsylvania back in April 2003 in an interview with the Associated Press, as he discussed the then pending Supreme Court case over sodomy laws in Texas.
“I wish I had never said that … It was a flippant comment that should not have come out of my mouth. But the substance of what I said — which is what I referred to — I stand by that … I wish I had not said it in the flippant term that I did. And I know people were offended by it and I wish I hadn’t said it,” Santorum said Wednesday in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Santorum has been recently showing a softer side on LGBT related issues. After then-Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer in which Jenner spoke publicly about the transition from male to female.
“If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,” Santorum told BuzzFeed News in May, adding that it is his “responsibility as a human is to love and accept everybody.”
And after Caitlyn Jenner’s debut in June, Santorum suggested that while he does not agree with her decision, he respects it:
“My job as a human being is to treat everybody with dignity or respect — period, stop, full stop, no qualification to that,” Santorum told CNN’s Erin Burnett in June. “Do I have to agree with their positions on issues or how they see America? Of course not.”
To be sure, it’s his and everyone else’ responsibility to treat everyone with dignity and respect. But, that doesn’t negate our responsibility to point out the societal and personal harm with anyone’s actions may be causing.
I don’t know, can someone please tell me how our US Government’s acceptance of child raping on a US facility any better or worse than our acceptance of bestiality?
Yeh, Santorum was correct in 2003. Now, he’s sorry he said it like he did.
We don’t know how to take victory laps! God help us all!