Thursday, April 01, 2010
A question of responsibility
The liberal culture of sexual permissiveness has a great deal to answer for—and yet, characteristically, liberals refuse to accept responsibility for the damage their beliefs have done to our society. What are right-thinking people to do?
Expose and shame the liberals! Call them to account! Make sure they take their share of the blame for:
-- the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse of children, including the decades of abuse that preceded but were nevertheless caused by the rise of liberal permissive culture;
-- the Republican National Committee’s $1946.25 tab at Voyeur West Hollywood, a club that owes its very existence to the liberal Hollywood values that are destroying America;
-- the downfall of every man of God from Jimmy Swaggert to Ted Haggard;
-- Three’s Company and the subsequent career of Suzanne Somers;
-- the financial meltdown of 2008;
-- oil spills;
-- the Oklahoma City bombing;
-- rock and roll and race mixing, which led inevitably to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney singing “The Girl is Mine”;
-- the rise of radical Islam and the events of 9/11; and, relatedly,
-- the atrocities of Abu Ghraib.
Ross Douthat has bravely addressed the first of these, and Dinesh D’Souza has covered the last two (“Abu Ghraib did not reflect the shared values of America, it reflected the sexual immodesty of liberal America.... At some level, the cultural left recognized this, which is why most of its comments about Abu Ghraib assiduously avoided the issue of sexual deviancy”). But liberals, being liberals, are still dodging and denying pretty much everything else. Right-minded pundits and bloggers, it’s time to speak out against the liberal culture of sexual permissiveness, and reaffirm the conservative culture of personal responsibility. Only you can save us from liberals’ pernicious influence on you!