This nation has a big, big problem that Americans are simply refusing to acknowledge. Step by step our society has willingly succumbed to a political correctness that undermines basic freedom. Simply put, media manipulation controls the moral gyroscope.
Before the blood was dry in Florida, Senator Dianne Feinstein presented a weapons bill. By the morning after the school shooting, students had organized a nation-wide march petitioning for gun control. Print and broadcast media are demanding more gun legislation. Even the most conservative social media posts are leaning toward disarming citizens.
Is that realistic?
Common sense tells us that there are many factors eroding our society. We know that violence in entertainment and video games creates insensitivity. Yet, we do not limit the corporations making profit for such.
We know that psychotropic drugs react with mental illness. Yet, we do not prosecute the doctors who prescribe them or the pharma that manufactures and promotes them.
We know that the breakdown of the family multiplied greatly when two wage earners became necessary. Yet, we as a society, still cling to the theory that our children cannot possibly live without every worthless piece of junk that is promoted through advertising.
We know that mental illness exists. Yet, we have no comprehensive plan for treating it.
We know that childhood is the learning phase of life and that it is the duty of a parent to structure discipline guidelines. Yet, we let “the times” determine our values.
We know that we have members of Congress who hold dual citizenship. We know such citizenship undermines the oath of allegiance they swear to America. Yet, we allow them to govern.
We are not ignorant to the forces influencing behavior, yet we choose to single out one item: guns, just guns. Ban one assault rifle today, another tomorrow and the .22 caliber next month. The children will then be safe if we just get rid of those weapons!
How safe will they, and the rest of society, be?
Can you cite one time in the history of the world when a ruling power that disarmed the citizenry chose to benevolently protect them? Just one time, that the disarmed populace was NOT exploited financially and physically? Is history being taught in our schools?
Our elected government officials have extensive security. How many would be willing to have their security disarmed? How many would even be willing to provide transparency with regard to the arsenal used for that security? Does that actually mean that our lives are somehow less precious because we do not have an elected position?
Transparency and truth should stand side by side. That was explained to my 4th grade class at St. Mary’s by a tiny nun who had escaped from Romania. She questioned, “Does your newspaper take advertising.”
The class answered in the affirmative. “Then you don’t have a free press,”
In today’s world, a newspaper can not survive without advertising. Just look how far we have come since that day in 1949!