This excellent talk was given thirty years ago, but the problems described predate the lecture, as he states of “...the road we have walked in the last 40 years..” At that time the calamity was of a house fire, smoke billowing forth from a kitchen window. But that was 1982; this is 2013. Today there are flames shooting out of every window, soon to spread from house to house through the whole town.
The cause he supposes to be, “... merely certain people making decisions as to what is for the good of society at the given moment. - Now this is the real reason for the breakdown in morals in our country. ... Certain few people come together and decide what they arbitrarily believe is for the good of society at the given moment, and that becomes law.” There exists another explanation.
Presently there is a 2010 award winning documentary available to view on-line, which not only speaks of these ills but also shows their origin and purpose; and yes, there is a purpose. The title is Agenda: Grinding America Down at the link: vimeo.com/52009124 runs about 90 minutes. It is very well produced, although it does have that annoying (to me) background music, which seems to be the fashion.
So not to be coy, the story is told by a Utah congressman, with reference to Marx and Lenin, Gramsci and Alinski, Shaw and Wells, (no- scratch Wells), Harry Hay, Betty Friedan, Jim Wallis, and scores of useful idiots.
Alex, you may do your readers a service by posting this documentary link along with the future installments, and thank you for the many interesting articles you bring to our attention.
Perhaps it is an interesting exercise to identify more accurately than Schaeffer the links through which America's demise is being delivered, namely
"Marx and Lenin, Gramsci and Alinski, Shaw and Wells, (no- scratch Wells), Harry Hay, Betty Friedan, Jim Wallis, and scores of useful idiots."
but it continues to place the focus on men. The Scriptures, however, make it plain that if it comes God has authored this trail of destruction for the nation. It is He who grinds America Down. It seems Paul continuously returned his audiences to this severe fact so that they never lost sight of their real dilemma: If God does not decide to rescue a man, he has no hope.