Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Opus 2018-218: Laura Ingles Is a Hater

I have come across discussions at several locations of the change that has taken place in the left as they attempt to destroy the freedom produced by Western culture.  They are specifically focused on America since they have already run roughshod over Europe.  The idea is that a couple of generations ago the Marxists began a different approach.  Instead of the traditional economic approach they have begun pushing something called Cultural Marxism.  They had succeeded in gutting the free market with socialism and state control but even the little bit of wiggle room they have left was too much for Economic Marxism.  In spite of the regulations and redistribution of income through taxes, capitalism is so effective that people are still prospering and thus not ready to move back to the collective.

So they have instead started working on the culture.  That movement is having a lot more success.  Witness the Snowflake generation that has been raised to be economically illiterate.  The concept of hard work and risk have been deleted from the educational curriculum.  They think they deserve everything just because they are alive.  When they don’t get their own pet unicorn or EBTGold card, they declare themselves victims of the system.  Many are still living with mommy and refusing to get real jobs.  We saw it in the last election.  If all the millennials who protested Trump’s election had bothered to register and vote, Hillary would be president today.  One current expression of this is the prevalence of the anti-bullying curriculum saturating our public schools.  You are not to learn to stand up for yourself.  You are to find a representative of the government, a teacher or counselor, and have them work out your problem. 

The most recent example of Cultural Marxism to hit the culture is the attack of Laura Ingles Wilder and her Little House series of books.  Her name used to be on an award given by the American Library Association.  Now it is being removed because she was not politically correct by modern Progressive standards. 

You have to be a special group of snowflakes to feel Little House on the Prairie is violating your safe space.  Maybe they need to read The Long Winter.

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