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Thursday, September 16, 2004

A Democratic World Is No Neocon Folly: "Yet, because of the difficulties we are encountering in Iraq, the democratization imperative is under attack today from both left and right. From Pat Buchanan to Paul Krugman, the cry has gone up that the stress on exporting American ideals is a plot by nefarious 'neoconservatives.' Even John Kerry -- the nominee of Wilson's own party -- sounds disdainful of attempts to spread freedom to places like Cuba and Iran. "
The moral and social revolution of the sixties tried manfully to discredit the idea that America had something to offer to the world. Our motives were suspect, we were controlled by the evil industrial/political complex, and were the world's bad boys. That generation has now passed through the bowels of America without being digested and completely dominates Hollywood, the major news media, the Democratic party, and public education, many private institutions of higher learning, and churches of all stripes. They imagined that there was not enough love in the world [not that they could recognize love if it hit them on the head], and that the world would be saved through love, not war. They would show us how. They begin by making monsters out of Nixon and LBJ. [An important part of this new love was to make monsters out of those who got in your way, to riot and burn and destroy at every opportunity, manufacture and sell and use mind-changing drugs, practice absolute indiscriminate sexuality with whomever, defecate publicly, and curse and utter obscenities at those in authority. This is the way to change the world.] Nixon and LBJ certainly were not choir boys, but they were not Satan, either. John Kerry and Jane Fonda were some of the brightest heroes of that rebellion.

A man may have a choice as to which path he takes in life, one of submission to Scripture, or one of rebellion to the plain truth, but he does not have a choice to the way the path goes. If he finds he is on the wrong road, he cannot get on the right road by pretending he is on the right road. No, he must retrace his steps [this is called repentance], and find where he went astray.

That generation became intoxicated with what they deemed their success in the failure of America in Viet Nam, and look back fondly to such times of American intoxication with their peculiar form of philosophic witch's brew. They are like men who look back with nostalgia at their college days with fond memories of their drunken orgies, never having repented, and wishing it could happen again. "Such good times," they sigh. The wickedness escapes them.

9/11 did serve as something of a laxative to the American system, and some of that generation begin to see things differently--George Bush in particular. He and Bill Clinton are very much of that generation, but Bush has rejected the 60's generation view of foreign affairs, which Bill Clinton never did. The next physic the public body receives might work to purge a great deal more of the awful stuff from our body. May it be so.

Pr 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Pr 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Pr 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

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