Thanks, Rev., for the great intro;
it is a pleasure to be asked to offer up an editorial every week, I hope I'm able to uphold my reputation.
This afternoon I read MSNBC's piece on NBC's newest episode of - to catch a predator -
an excellent investigative report; it reminded me again that there are three evils in this world
... the world itself, man himself, and a supernatural darkness, a place without light!
Now you can argue with me over the details if you want but ... seriously ... what good would that do? You know you can't change my mind; you're just fearful I might change yours, so you want to argue over details.
Certainly the Amish Children's Massacre
and our daily news
convince you there's evil in this world; what difference does it make what we call it or how we divide it up? Admit it; you're just scared spitless it might be real! You can't deny it with any credibility and you know it!
Or you're afraid I'll trick you or brainwash you! Don't sweat it; I don't have to because I'm smarter than your average preacher! Just read this post and take inventory when you're done.Back to evil
Depending on your generation, you'll know a version of something that goes like this: "What goes around comes around." That is so true; whether a man or a nation, as you treat others, so you will be treated yourself.
Here in America, I believe it started in the '50s
, inside print media. Larry Flynt
(Hustler) and Hugh Heffner
(Playboy) made big pushes for their smut rags
in the courts and in the court of public opinion and came out on top. The American public capitulated!
I personally remember adults talking about it as if there was nothing they could do; they said, "The courts won't allow it. It's immoral!" Yea, right! We all know how well that worked out.
Evil knew we were a tired people following WWII and the Korean War, and an economic boom was on the horizon ... besides the new mantra was "God is dead
." People said, "If God is dead, then so is evil! If evil is dead, then we can do anything we want!"
Interestingly the ACLU
and Planned Parenthood
came into their own during this time; even though they wouldn't mature to any great degree until the '70s and '80s.
Then, in the '60s
, mass entertainment thrust itself into the lives of innocent Americans everywhere - television, along with huge advances in cinematography, conjoined to produce entertainment beyond our wildest fantasies. Wow, what an era! But the boundaries of morality were being nudged to the left at a ever increasing rate.
our youth came under the sway of antiestablishmentarian
, the Black Panthers
, John Lennon
dealers, leftist educators (Berkley, Columbia, Yale, UCSC, UCSB, and numerous others); the adult children of bohemians
- aka: hippies
, Joan Baez
, etc.]; suddenly those over 30 could no longer be taken seriously or trusted, the world according to "flower power
" was born and along with it "free love
And so children did what children do when left to their own devices sans accountability (thanks to Dr. Spock
) ... they turned in upon themselves and discovered each others bodies
, as if on cue, was the civil rights movement
and the Vietnam War
. It was then that all hell broke loose, with civil disobedience and riots ... as well as evil like that depicted in "Mississippi Burning
." Thankfully there were some opposing forces working against forces of evil and darkness, out in the light (e.g., World Vision
, Peace Corp
, Campus Crusade
, the YMCA
and the YWCA
, Little League
, Pop Warner
, the BGEA
, the Jesus Movement
, as well as new and stronger postwar religious & non-profit institutions).Media wasn't forgotten
Oh no! This was also the era of Watergate
, generating public distrust in the political system; displays of de facto
racism, generating public distrust in our judicial system; existentialism
, generating trust in no one but self and even he was suspect; and the Vietnam War, generating distrust in the military establishment. Media and academia were everywhere, informing the minds of the mindless masses that their nation's government and all her leaders couldn't be trusted.
But more than that
there was quiet clandestine activity in the entertainment industry's lightless sewers and inside organized crime's dank bilges in the '60s and '70s
Veterans of WWII
and the Korean War
came home newly aware of the smut that was available overseas and were hungry for more of it. They imported brothel behavior into Lady Liberty's bedrooms. Smut peddlers and their pilot fish were everywhere to give our returning GI's what their lusts demanded. Now mothers could no longer teach there daughters real ladies didn't do those things, even with their husbands, because they were made to do them.Candy Barr
graduated and became more sophisticated as Deep Throat
the movie and Deep Throat
the source! And people became desensitized to fellatio
long before Clinton entered the White House.
Riding on the wave of electronic and computing advances in the '70s
, these three catalysts for evil rapidly morphed into a stealth assault on everyone: you, me, our kids, our families, our homes, our neighbors, our jobs, our schools, our institutions, our cops, our military, our clergy, our traditions, our foundations, and even our doctors
Out of this was born feminism, the radical ACLU-ites, academic socialism, ELF, entitlement dependency, new relativism, new secularism, neo-narcissism, along with a "white collar" drug culture with its designer pharmacies.
Arriving on schedule were the trashing of school prayer, the legalization of abortion, felon rights, more political corruption than my laundry could count on an abacus, and new more liberal immigration policies ... civil rights you know!Artificial reality and ethereality
Then in the '80s
the Internet arrived; by the '90s
we were moving headlong into the "dot.com" era
... you don't think the multimillionaire smut peddlers sat on their hands during this epoch do you? Of course not. They jumped in with both feet, along with the ACLU and two divisions of lawyers (a plague had arrived in the fruited plain and amongst the amber waves of grain).
"No," they told us, "porn is free speech." They said, "If it is a crime, it is a victimless crime." But it's addictive we said, and socially and culturally caustic. "Porn is not addictive!" "Show us the studies," they said. "And show us the harm!" I say, "Who in the hell are 'they' anyway?" Studies take years and we were losing our first group of kids to this evil.Our harvest
Well, as I said, what goes around comes around; the bible says it this way, "As a man sows, so shall he reap!" [Galatians 6:7-8
We have turned a national blind eye to what was coming for a full generation; now we have a multi-billion dollar porn industry with thousands of hardcore outlets: You Tube
, Carl's Jr.
, print media, XXXXX Internet porn factories, Foley's Follies
, Victoria's Secret
is now known by everyone who has a television, the Amish killer's sick and twisted mind
, XXX commercials for toothpaste, and young woman
after young woman
after young woman
and young woman
being kidnapped and brutally raped and murdered!
Over what ... an welcomed quickie? Something to satisfy some fantasy someone else buried in your libido
? So now you can have an 8"x10" color glossy of someone's uncovered crotch ... is that what this about? Or now you can drool over a photo of someone's naked son or daughter ... a mere child gets you excited? What is the matter with you? Evil, that's what! You don't have to be a genius to know if you play in a port-a-pottie you're bound to end up smelling like one!
The people who've done this to you are on the beach in the Bahamas, drinking Mocha Lattes and mineral water.
This past Friday (6 October 2006) Dateline ran its its most recent "to catch a predator,"
and I was reminded me of how absolutely powerful the lust for sex is and how much a man will risk losing just for a passing moment of supposed pleasure. Pervert after pervert said "I've lost everything for being so stupid!"
This past Spring one of my kids high school math teachers
was busted in a sting near where we lived in California. He lost his job, his family, and his self-respect. Dumb!
The context of my rant is sexual perversion, deviancy, and debauchery ... and its effect on our land and our people. If you can't see this, you are dumber than your mother said you were!
I have spoken only about the male's role in this destruction of the American dream but we now have Porn Addicts Anonymous for women
Speaking of our ladies, why in God's name do you sit there and let men make you out to be a dumb sex toy for their sick depravities? I really don't get it, where is your voice in all of this madness?Your assignment
Look folks, the Right Reverend Gisher is trying his best to do something good for his generation
... you know who you are! Stop it! Help him find a way to separate the perverts from the kids! Help us shut down the advertisers of the filth. Quit being stupid! Stop letting evil and darkness lead you around by a nose ring!