Culture Doesn’t Matter?
Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them have collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now. – Arnold Joseph Toynbee
A big chunk of Western civilization, consciously or otherwise, has given the impression that it’s dying to surrender to somebody, anybody. Reasonably enough, Islam figures: Hey, why not us? – Mark Steyn
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage…Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elite, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. – Arnold Joseph Toynbee
It is discouraging to see the lack of concern by some Americans over the epic collapse of America’s culture. What is a national culture? What binds people of a nation together? What if there are no moral absolutes? What if the only thing people have in common is the pursuit of money?
A nation’s culture is the commonalities between its people that binds them together to make a cohesive citizenry. People have to have a common history, language, customs, beliefs, and traditions for a nation to survive and thrive. A nation is only as strong as its culture. Once a nation’s culture collapses, it will collapse.
It is painfully apparent that some people are indifferent to the issue of same-sex marriage because it doesn’t personally affect them. “What’s the big deal?” Some people seem to think that the only thing that matters is money. “I have a job. I have a house. I have a nice car. Life is good; I’m cool with whatever.” Romans had the same attitude about social issues and their country.
It was moral decay and a lack of interest by Romans in everything besides their bodily desires that toppled the Roman Empire. Plenty of lives and fortunes were lost when the Roman Empire collapsed. It is asinine to think that America or the American people are immune to the deleterious effects of a Godless, amoral America.
Some Americans think capitalism will save America, and somehow business transactions are the key to survival. Civilizations of the past did not falter and eventually become extinct because they were poor. The Roman Empire was not poor when it collapsed. It is irrational to think that corporations hold the key to America’s survival.
A strong culture is what makes a nation stable. You cannot fake culture. You cannot create a culture from a polyglot. Multiculturalism/Diversity is a death sentence for a nation. I know this sounds very intolerant and insensitive, who cares, stay with me. If you take a look at Africa, I think you will agree with me that it is impossible to create a culture, much less a nation, out of competing factions that have nothing in common.
Between 1870 and 1900, Africa faced aggression from Europe that led to the eventual colonization of Africa. The inherent demands of capitalism for natural resources compelled Europe to expand into Africa. Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and Spain competed to colonize vast parts of Africa. History shows us they succeeded in colonizing almost all of Africa. The negative effects of colonization on the African people remain today.
The European administrators in charge of the African colonies drew artificial maps without taking into account the various cultures in Africa. The administrators assumed there were no cultures binding people together in Africa, so they created artificial cultures. Bob Geldof gave a speech at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and stated:
To establish a type of nationwide government, colonial administrators effectively set about inventing African traditions for Africa; that would make the process more acceptable to the indigenous population. The most far-reaching inventions of tradition in colonial Africa occurred when the administrators believed they were respecting age-old African custom. What were called customary law, customary land-rights, customary political structure and so on were, in fact, all invented by colonial codification….the colonizers condemned the continent to live in a reconstructed moment of its past.
What Africa has today is artificial nations made up of people who have nothing in common. African nations are replete with deadly violence due to the tribes that make up those nations.
Most African nations can be described as patches of land inhabited by warring tribes who were put into nations founded by Europeans who drew artificial maps and created artificial cultures. In Global Capitalism and the Culture of Capitalism, Richard H. Robbins writes:
We must remember that the European agreements that had carved up Africa into states paid little attention to cultural and ethnic boundaries and ethnic groups had little opportunity or need to form political alliances or accommodations under repressive colonial rule…Think of countries such as Canada, which has been trying for hundreds of years with mixed success to accommodate only two linguistic groups — English and French — and you get an idea of the problems of African states with far greater cultural and linguistic divisions.
When Europe left Africa, it left a patchwork continent that would eventually turn into a vast wasteland suffering from continuous wars between factions brought together by artificial maps. Africans live in Hobbes’s state of nature.
America is not Africa, right? America will not collapse, right? Who cares about social issues? Who cares about open borders? Who cares that 30 to 50 million immigrants from third world countries are in America, right? America has been reduced to a nation of factions with different Gods, languages, customs, traditions, and histories. People have willingly segregated themselves into groups because there is no culture in America to bring them together as “one nation under God, indivisible.”
America is not okay! It is not just multiculturalism harming America. America is also suffering from the ill effects of moral relativism and does not possess the civic courage and moral certainty necessary to heal its wounds.
Three decades ago, Pat Buchanan was denounced for writing that homosexuals “have declared war on human nature. And nature is exacting an awful retribution.” People labeled Buchanan’s words “hate speech.” However, when he wrote those words, AIDS victims numbered in the hundreds. Today, millions of people worldwide have perished from AIDS. Not to be outdone, today’s American young have joined the sexual revolution preached in the 1960s. What has the sexual revolution brought America? There is a pandemic of STDs among America’s young.
Homosexuality, abortion, no-fault divorces, illegitimacy, how have these things worked out for America?
“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. “God will have the final word on this matter.” Ms. King is right, of course, God will certainly have the last word in the world to come. However, this world, this America, is burning. Buchanan recently wrote, “It is hard to recall a civilization that rejected its God, repudiated the faith and morality by which it grew great, embraced what was previously regarded as decadence, and survived.” Culture doesn’t matter, right?
America has never been more divided and disunited. Each day brings another example of the decay of America’s culture. The following is evidence of the impending collapse of America:
|A woman takes a selfie before aborting her baby.|
|Homosexual at NYC LGBT Parade (6/28/15)|
|Sadomasochism Float at NYC LGBT Parade (6/28/15)|
|Homosexuals Blaspheming Jesus Christ|
What you see above is racial violence, murder, the looting of businesses, the burning of homes and businesses, entire cities paralyzed by mobs, and sexual perversion, all the result of a Godless America determined to make moral relativism the light and the way. Lawlessness is the order of the land. Some people, including some politicians, call it progress. Some people think these people are just exercising their free will. “Hey man, people have free will, let them exercise it.” Maybe we should just be tolerant? I wonder if the families and friends of the NYC cops who got murdered execution style as reported in a video above are cool with some thug exercising his free will? “Come on bro, we have to be tolerant and let them express themselves.” I wonder if the girls getting assaulted in the parks prefer a “free market,” laissez-faire response to their beat downs? Maybe they would prefer that their attackers undergo sensitivity training to make them more tolerant? America is starting to resemble Hobbes’s state of nature.
Free will does not trump morality. “Free markets” do not heal social ailments. Tolerance for crimes against human nature is a recipe for disaster. If there are no moral absolutes, then wrong is right, down is up, evil is good, red is blue, and 2 + 2 = a chicken sandwich. There are eternal truths that have to guide civilizations lest they suffer the same fate that befell past civilizations.
Americans no longer share the same God, same language, same customs, same traditions, and same history. America, for a lot of people, not all, has become the place to pursue wealth, nothing more. There is no community because people have nothing in common other than the pursuit of wealth. America is the Roman Empire before it collapsed. Does culture matter?