The big question is: What would a young rebel look like today? What would the new millennium?s James Dean war against and stand for? Well, if you?re talking about the young person who is unfortunately stuck in the public school system or in one of the multitudinous left leaning college classrooms, he would be bristling against the uncut atheism, secular liberalism and moral relativism that these places of propaganda ram rod down the throats of the masses 24/7.
In addition, if you?re talking about fording the prevailing streams of postmodern media, then that too would entail going against atheism, nihilism, secular liberalism and hedonism.
Yes, today?s rebel, today?s bad boy, would actually be a good, principled guy in the midst of culture that has the morals of a drunken alley cat. Yeah, everything that was rebellious, hip, cool and avant garde in the sixties has pretty much politically and morally left us in shambles, has failed miserably and is very common place and pass?oday.
Therefore, the ideological make-up of the 21st century young rebel in the classroom, who would be conducting the sit-ins, organizing the fasts and the peaceful protests, who would be fighting against convention and the cogs of the system, would be a young person who:
1. is pro-traditional family,
2. is pro-abstinence ?til married,
3. is pro-heterosexuality and who thinks it is okay to not think it?s okay to be gay,
4. is opposed to anti-intellectualism,
5. doesn?t get so fat that he could hide small toys between his blubber,
6. is for protecting the life of the unborn,
7. owns a gun, loves to shoot and hunts animals,
8. is pro-God, goes to worship service every week and studies the Bible no matter what his ?friends? say,
9. believes that faith has a space in the market place,
1o. supports the War on Terror,
11. thinks that Iraq and Afghanistan are better off than ever before,
12. thinks America is a fundamentally good nation,
13. believes moral relativism is an immoral croc which has gotten us into societal deep weeds.
14. doesn?t do drugs or abuse alcohol but rather gets high on life.
Young person: if this is what you believe and live, and if you dare to speak and defend this in the classroom and if you have the nerve to bring this up while at a party, then you, my friend, are A REBEL. This is what today?s young high school- and college-Rosa-Park-radicals will look like. They will be conservative, God-honoring students who will be society?s new shockers.
My ClashPoint is this: most young people today are the offspring of failed rebels of the 60?s. Young people having had their forehead split open by the blunt end of the parental pool cue of liberal life choices have seen first hand the folly of appalling politics, ghastly economics, shocking sociology and dreadful life style choices. The only recourse the children of failed liberalism, secularism and atheism have is to revolt into conservativism and theism.
As one man said, there comes a time when ?the machine has become so odious . . . that you can?t take part . . . you can?t even passively take part, and you have got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels and the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you have got to make it stop. And you have got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you?re free, the machine will be prevented from running at all.? Seeing how lunatic anti-American liberalism has high jacked the media and the especially the majority of our classrooms, the time has come for the rebels to emerge.
This new, conservative, young righteous rebel who is unowned, unmanipulated, unbowed, undomesticated, unapologetic and unashamed will challenge those who wish to keep people as obedient robots of the radical Left. They will be the ones who free people from liberal propagandists manipulating them into thoughts they don?t think, and ideologists converting them to ideas they don?t believe. And who knows . . . they just might be the ones who start a massive revolution that saves this great nation.