The Conservative Movement: An Indictment

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How
to understand the failure of the conservative movement in America?
And it most certainly is a failure — let's not pretend that getting
Dubya into the White House was anything but a minor defensive victory.

We
can look at the symptoms of our defeat: our constitution has been
overthrown, our public schools are government propaganda centers,
our colleges are bastions of political correctness and no longer
teach logical thought processes, we are constantly waging aggressive
war, we have presided over the destruction of the black community,
and the complete degradation of our moral framework.. Have we not
failed? What remains?

Yeah,
those are some pretty scary symptoms all right. So how are conservatives
to blame? Aren't we the ones who believe in truth, justice and the
American way? Yet here we are, living in a country that murders
its own children and where the morals and beliefs of our fathers
have been throw into the gutter of history. Were we asleep? How
did we allow this?

A
common excuse is that the Democrats have held political power for
too long. So why is that? Didn't we tolerate it? Didn't we allow
their deconstruction of all we hold dear? Did we fight back with
everything in our power? The answers are all too obvious.

How
many states are left where you can carry a firearm on your person?
Very few. Yet those states have the lowest crime. This is simple,
but one would think it very complicated, given the tone of the debate.
We let it happen is the answer. Those are our children being shot
by the SWAT heroes, our wives being raped by punks whose very existence
would not have been tolerated in a better age. Yet these things
are not enough to energize us.

Did
conservatives speak out against the numerous and horrific wars of
aggression, undeclared war, it should be noted, or did we jump on
board the jingoist bandwagon and sing a few choruses of rally round
the flag?

Did
conservatives speak out when the government and their media shills
discovered their non-existent separation of church and state nonsense?
Nope. We rolled over. Can we ever get a fair trail in a court that
is not guided by the principles set out in the Ten Commandments?
Not hardly, but what's that got to do with us?

Many
times I've asked myself the hard questions: How on earth could the
Yankees justify their involvement in a war of aggression against
law-abiding Southerners? How could Germans justify their passive
acceptance of the Nazis? How can any American justify the slaughter
of unborn children?

But
the answer becomes clear as we take a long hard look in the mirror.
How many conservatives have taken their kids out of the despicable
public school system? How many politicians have we voted for that
learned their "leadership" skills at Harvard or Yale,
even though we knew those institutions to be hot beds of leftist
and feminist ideology? How many men have taken the hard decisions
that would allow their wives to raise their children, instead of
the state? In the end, we have soiled our own garments by jumping
on the materialist bandwagon, at which point our moral authority
is gone and we are merely fellow travelers with the enemies we claim
to repudiate.

How
many conservatives allow their children unrestricted access to the
Internet, or the television set? How can we claim to be surprised
at the misdeeds of the children, when we allow the very media we
claim to detest, to raise our children for us? For who is teaching
values to the kids — us? Nope. We are out there struggling to pay
our tax bill and get that new SUV or boat that we simply must have.
Meantime, our children our learning that sex is what happens when
male and female meet for the first time. Marriage is never mentioned.

Has
anyone noticed that the decline of the United States into depravity
started in the churches? Yet there is a very strong parallel in
the decline of government into socialism, and the problem in both
instances can be tracked to man's innate sinful nature, his venality
and his physical and intellectual sloth.

Many
of our mainstream Christian seminaries have become hotbeds of left-wing
political activity and worse, they have reduced the Bible to merely
a "book." One Lutheran Synod no longer sends missionaries
to Africa because it would be insulting to the cultural tradition
of the people dying there, in their sins. If the people in the pews
are unaware of this, they have no one to blame but themselves —
the information is freely available. We let a bunch of punk kids
determine the course of the most important institution in our lives
and when we wake up and realize what we've done — maybe we can take
our churches back. Maybe… But remember when you're whining about
the despotic government getting out of hand, that if you couldn't
even control your own churches, you never had a chance against the
boys in the SWAT costumes and the pinstripe suits.

If
you reckon that I'm exaggerating, ask your pastor if he / she (that's
right, "she" — there are female pastors in the apostate
denominations) believes in the Virgin Birth, or the Creation Story,
or the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. Watch as they cringe
and spout platitudes about the "symbolism of these very important
religious traditions." And when they get done squirming, ask
yourselves why you should give your time, talent, and treasure to
whores like these. At least the government has the decency to take
your money at gun point.

Now
think back to what I said about television: can taking your kid
to Sunday School for an hour a week, even in a true Christ centered
church, make up for all the filth you've let them feed on from that
horrid box? Can it make up for all the violence and debased sex
they have seen in the course of a single week? Can it make up for
the truly depraved political correctness they've been force fed
at school, along with their Ritalin? If worst case holds true, and
it often does, they are actually hearing the same claptrap in church
that they hear on MTV. There is a church down the street from me
with a homosexual choir director. Are the parents who let their
son join the choir showing any moral responsibility?

So
why do I indict the conservatives? Didn't the liberals, both theological
and political, cause all this harm? Yes they did, but it's a lot
like blaming the burglar because you left your house unlocked. Dogs
bark and eat kennel rations, we should not be surprised at that.
Liberals are wicked, debased, and frightened people — why on earth
should we blame them for what we allowed to happen?

This
recent election showed us a country split right down the middle.
I say to conservatives – we are wimps! How could we let one half
of the country, and that the sorriest half, dictate to us the terms
of our culture, our government and our religion? To confiscate our
money, our children, our freedom; without much more than a whimper
from conservatives, whose leaders after all, "seek the middle
ground and wish to govern responsibly!" God help us if this
mess of ours can be called "responsible government," or
if those sad sack conservatives in DC can be called "leaders!"

But
we let them do it. So don't blame the liberals. They are doing what
comes naturally.

To
Southerners in particular I say this: there is still decency to
be found down here. But the rot has set in. Those liars in government
claim that our first attempt at peaceful secession was wrong because
of slavery. They had to kill us and burn our homes over that,
despite laws and constitutional guarantees to the contrary. We know
that to be a lie but play along for a second and follow the logic
trail: there is no slavery now! We're out of here!

January
9, 2000

Mr.
Peirce fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian Smith
side, of course).

Michael
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