As we look back on our nation’s brief history, especially the social landscape of the colonial days, the contrast with life today could not be more striking. In those days, a man who spoke disrespectfully of the church might find himself spending a frosty night in the stockades. Today, a man who would dare to utter a prayer in an inappropriate public setting may find himself suspended without pay, or on the pointy end of a lawsuit.
It is my opinion that we are now 180 degrees out of sync with common sense. There is a force at work in society, which has pulled us down the wrong fork of the river. We have an upside-down version of social conscience today. Forty million children have been slaughtered in the name of compassion for women, while tears are shed for the suffering chickens, destined for our dinner plates.
That force is liberalism, and it has been at work for many years now, nibbling away at the conservative bedrock on which this nation was built. It is not the liberalism one finds in the dictionary, that professes a noble ambition for the good of mankind. This liberalism is the perversion of the social wellbeing. It is the rot, which turns the milk sour.
Whatever nobility once adorned the liberal mentality has long been lost to the blind pursuit of desire. It is the manifestation of hedonism under the guise of social justice and personal rights.
Political correctness that has run amok is a symptom of the disease that festers in our communities, our universities, and our governmental institutions. The PC phenomenon is the secular morality that has risen to replace the morality of the church, which used to guide the social conscience. Liberalism has taken that old morality, and has pitched it into the dumpster with distasteful words like faggot, and the dreaded ‘N’ word.
If you have read this far, and believe that my purpose is to defend the use of derogatory words then you have missed the point altogether. Mittens made from kittens, perhaps, should remain your focus after all.