The Overton Bubble, ie. Intellectual Martial Law

Neal Devers, The Overton Bubble:

The trouble with the Overton Window as a mechanism of political control, and with politicization of speech and thought in general, is that it causes significant collateral damage on the ability of your society to think clearly.

If some thoughts are unthinkable and unspeakable, and the truth happens in some case to fall outside of polite consensus, then your ruling elite and their society will run into situations they simply can’t handle….

An unwise political elite is one incapable of thinking clearly about their strategic situation, acting in concert, or sticking to a plan….

An insecure political elite is one which has either no sufficient mechanisms of political power short of the politicization of speech and thought, or is faced by such powerful but somehow never decisively powerful enemies that they need to permanently escalate to a state of vigorous politicization of speech and thought. We can compare this state to “intellectual martial law” for its structural similarity to the physical-security equivalent.

Source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-10/americans-are-living-under-intellectual-martial-law

Unconstitutional

Thomas P. Rossiter, Signing of the Constitution

“US Constitution is unconstitutional.” – Circuit Judges Alfred T. Goodwin and Stephen Reinhardt, Federal Appeals Court, San Francisco, 2002 (overturned)

“US Constitution is unconstitutional.” – The United States Supreme Court, 2079”

Austin Dragon, Thy Kingdom Fall

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cultural-decay

The Prayer of Australia’s Parliament

Apparently, this prayer is said in Australia’s Parliament.  How long that will continue I cannot say:

“Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy special blessing upon this Parliament, and that Thou wouldst be pleased to direct and prosper the work of Thy servants to the advancement of Thy glory, and to the true welfare of the people of Australia.”

Source: https://puritanboard.com/threads/prts-the-kjv.92852/, Comment 15

“There Are No Atheists in Foxholes”…

…and no agnostics in hospital wards?:

I started to pray — dredging up old Catholic prayers from my childhood — all those years of comfortable agnosticism thrown aside in my desperation and despair.

I begged whoever was listening for mercy. I offered any bargain for her returning health; any price I could pay, I would. Just please, please don’t make this happen. Not to her. Not now. Not after all this.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4697916/How-nearly-dying-inspired-wife-create-Call-Midwife.html

 

The Fate of Empires

A fascinating read:

The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival by Sir John Glubb

Prepared to Sacrifice

Prayers - Flickr - Al Jazeera English

“The evidence, unfortunately, is that the West is not even remotely interested in mounting a defense of its values in the face of Muslim fanaticism. Worse, there are signs that the West is even prepared to sacrifice some of its core values in order to appease those who have always despised these values.”

Lee Harris

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cultural-decay

Only Christianity Can Save The West

Michael Savage, a non-Christian, understands that destroying Christianity will destroy the West.  At approximately 12:32 in the below video (Savage Nation, June 22, 2017):

“Unless there is a reversion to the basic tenets of Christianity, the morality, and the ethics of Christianity, this country is doomed, in plain English.”

Arguably, it isn’t a reversion to a generic Christianity that will save the West, but a return to the historic biblical Protestantism which helped build the West in the first place.  The first step would be for professing Protestants to actually become Protestant again.