The Shocking Lack of Resistance to the Secularism of America by DAVID LANE for Charisma News
“Over the last two years,” writes Bruce S. Thornton, the American classicist at California State University, Fresno, and research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, “many of us have been surprised and troubled at how eagerly millions of citizens have surrendered their freedoms to the shifting, contradictory, nakedly politicized diktats of various ‘experts’ and government agencies. Coerced vaccinations, boosters, masks, and social distancing continue to be mandated and just as eagerly obeyed, even in the case of the mild Omicron covid variant.
“The technocratic Left currently ruling the country has wrung every ounce of unconstitutional power from the sovereign people, a large cohort of whom, especially the cognitive elites, have willingly gone along with every new crisis and command.
“As the year ends, signs of a pushback are multiplying. But will such resistance reach the critical mass of voters necessary for liberating us from such ‘soft despotism’ and its wardens?
“Now, however, there are multiple signs that voters are getting fed up with the whole COVID endless crises triggered by variants and spikes in infections, a datum that creates big dramatic numbers and increases, but isn’t as significant as death rates.
“They’re sick of their children’s schools serially opening and shutting, demanding useless masks, and making grammar school kids eat lunch outside in the cold. They’ve had it with the endless parade of ‘experts’, especially government functionaries unaccountable to either the voters or the market, playing the endless loop of virus porn.”
Over the last 100 years, American Christendom ceded the culture to religious secularism, giving secularists a free hand to create a culture diametrically opposed to the one established by America’s founders.
With God’s Word as the bedrock of society and culture abolished, consideration should be given to the examination of what constitutes the real crisis in today’s America. COVID is an external manifestation of it but the underlying cause is spiritual.
As early as 1789, American founder Fisher Ames [1758-1808] and co-author of the First Amendment to the Constitution noted the first signs of things to come: “We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We’re starting to put more and more textbooks into our schools. We’ve become accustomed to putting little books into the hands of children, containing fables and moral lessons. We’re spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principal text in our schools.”