Now this is more like what I was expecting yesterday: overblown Christian hysteria in reaction to Election Day’s free reality check. Writing for forbes.com, Bill Flax weeps and wails over the imminent demise of Biblical Christianity in America.
And it’s all a terrible misunderstanding. Christians never wanted a culture war, you see. They just wanted to be left alone. If only those mean old liberals had just given them the chance to stay quiet and neutral on issues of society and morality.
In the election’s aftermath, the culture war looks like a rout. Few ever relished this fight; most preferred simply to be left alone. We aren’t community organizers. Sadly, neutrality was not realistic. No, being Switzerland was never an option. By not defending America’s heritage of limited government, free markets and biblical morality, we’re being overrun a la Belgium.
Yes, those poor disorganized believers who were barely able to raise billions of dollars and initiate successful drives to add anti-gay amendments to the constitutions of roughly two-thirds of the states in the Union—they aren’t community organizers. They’ve never defended limited government, free markets, or biblical morality. They’re all just weak and helpless victims here.
Come on, work with me on this one.
And who is to blame for this horrifying and tragic outcome? A dark and sinister organization known as…”The Left.”
Powerful forces array. Christians consider this battle in spiritual terms. Conservatives sense a political donnybrook. Others deplore eroding standards of conduct and lost liberty. The Left vies for our children’s hearts, souls and minds. While no majority, progressives dominate the dissemination of thought. The mainstream media, entertainment industries, education system and much of government skew very far left.
Yes, darn Fox News and all those other mainstream media folks for forcing their leftist views onto innocent viewers. Sure, mainstream media is one of those free markets things we’re supposed to be in favor of, where advertising revenues are tied directly to viewer ratings, and where the successful programs are the ones that deliver what viewers really want. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still blame the media for the direction society is headed. Or, you know, education. Whatever.
Take same-sex “marriage.” Shifting attitudes reflect in part, an academic establishment inculcating progressive cloud dancing. It’s rotten that Hollywood mocks the “Modern Family” then thrusts “666 Park Ave” in primetime, but TV can be tuned out. Regardless of your opinion on marriage, public schools on taxpayers’ dime have directly assailed what had been deeply held convictions of most parents.
Clearly, there should be a ban on academic inculcating, and probably on public schools as well. And… well, you get the idea. Flax’s jeremiad just goes on and on in a depressively manic and disjointed gabble of finger pointing, dire warnings, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth. If he was sober when he wrote it, he did a damn good job of hiding it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see what I can do to help inculcate progressive cloud dancing. No clue what that means, but hey, if it cuts down on the bigotry…