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Another Ordinary Year in America
Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/17/12 | Anthony Esolen

Posted on 12/17/2012 8:47:44 AM PST by marshmallow

The student congress at Harvard, America’s most prestigious “institution of higher learning,” as the euphemism goes, has voted to provide funds to a campus group promoting sadomasochistic sex. Members of the Love and Fidelity Network, a group promoting chastity before marriage and faithfulness within, voice their opposition, and are widely denounced and ridiculed.

A female professor of philosophy at Queen’s University in Ontario writes a book whose title asks us to consider why we should have any children at all. The word “marriage” does not appear in its index. “Marriage” is, however, on the mind of an obscene advice columnist named Dan Savage, who believes not only that a man may marry a man, but that a man can marry a man. He commends a loosey-goosey attitude towards adultery, and school districts across the nation commend him in turn, holding him up as a model of tolerance. At one school, this model spits out a volley of venomous abuse against Christian students, who leave the hall in protest, and thereby become objects of general contempt.

About four hundred unborn children have their lives snuffed out, in the United States, every day. That is not enough for Planned Predators, who issue a pleasant holiday card with the salutation, “Choice on Earth.” It boasts a dove with an olive branch, evidently a softening of the more appropriate vulture with a dead rabbit in its talons. A woman of no special intellectual attainment or moral heroism becomes a national celebrity for insisting that the Catholics at her university pony up the cash to defray the cost of her IUD or her boyfriend’s rubbers, as the case may be.

The President of the United States watches a live feed of an attack on American citizens, at an American consulate, and then sends a flunky....

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1 posted on 12/17/2012 8:47:51 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
About four hundred unborn children have their lives snuffed out, in the United States, every day

It's more like 3,300 every day. Where did they come up with that horribly low statistic? Sorta' missed 2,900 little children ruthlessly slaughtered every day.

2 posted on 12/17/2012 8:59:36 AM PST by laweeks
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To: marshmallow

Western culture was mortally wounded in the twentieth century. The genetic losses incurred between 1914 and 1945 are irreplaceable. The cultural changes brought on by the nihilistic philosophers (Marx,Nietzke,Kant) and political leaders (Hitler,Lenin, Stalin Mao) ushered in the decadence of fornication, sodomy, drug use, endless expectations and unbridiled narcissism. Obama is no accident. He represents the dominant current values of a declining culture. The theological concept of a “faithful remnant” may be the last real hope.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 9:14:45 AM PST by allendale
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