Roll Back the Hippie Damage

We have seen the hippie damage, and we hate it.  Conservative America has been witness to the cultural damage and decay perpetrated on it by the left since the 1960s.  We have stood back with jaw agape at the horrifying images of the American family disintegrating and drug use soaring, while the liberals nod approvingly and call it "progress."  This is astonishing.

Without further investigation into their motives, you would think that they are simply trying to destroy our culture simply because they are hateful.  It makes one wonder.  Who in his right mind would consider rising drug use and overdoses "progress"?  Who in his right mind would consider an epidemic of broken homes "progress"?  What woman in her right mind would consider the over-sexualization of females a good thing?

Like all of the leftist movements of the past, the American left are trying to force unnatural things on people with the idea that they are creating a "new man."  They think that it will just take time for little kids to get used to the idea of broken homes.  A home where they don't have a "real daddy."  A home where the absence of the real father (or mother) is a constant reminder of the fact that the missing parent didn't care enough to stick around.  A reminder that the parents aren't really in love.  Liberals think it will just take time for us to adjust to being open about drug use.  Never mind the fact that drug overdoses are skyrocketing into epidemic territory, and people's attitudes toward drugs are still continuing to soften and liberalize.

If leftist America is a construction worker, he shows up at a work site and smashes his thumb with every swing of the hammer, and call it progress.  This construction worker's swollen, red thumb would simply be the growing pains associated with "social justice" and "equality."  Unfortunately, leftists' philosophy is not nearly so rational as they or liberal academia wants us to think.  Unfortunately, liberal academia oftentimes serves as a quasi-scientific rationalization of things that liberals feel like doing anyway.  The liberals do what they feel and destroy our culture, and academia steps in to explain it away.  Note academia's studies legitimizing gay marriage, and the legalization of drugs.

Recently, I spoke with a young woman, 22 years of age, and I was curious to know her views on the objectification of women in the media.  I wondered if she was bothered by the fact that it has expanded in the past ten to twenty years as we have become more liberal.  I thought for sure, "She is younger than me by about ten years and has adjusted to this new leftist openness towards sex in the media.  I am an old dinosaur, and my ideas of modesty are outmoded.  These are the young people -- open and hip -- and I'll be blown away by their free attitudes."

That couldn't have been farther from the truth.  The young woman flew into a semi-rant about how she was disgusted by "women being forced to put their bodies out there."  As we spoke, I realized that not a thing had changed, budged, or moved one inch since I was a little kid in the 1980s.  It sounded like a conservative rant that a librarian would have given in 1985; the young woman seemed somewhat traumatized by it.  I agreed with her.  On another occasion, I spoke to another young person, a man also in his early 20s.  The subject changed to the things on TV, and he let me know that he was somewhat traumatized by its new images of intense violence.  No change in attitude here.

So this is it: the sore red thumb of the liberals.  This is not to say that there hasn't been sex and violence in the media for a long time, but no one will deny that there has been an explosion of it since the liberal 1960s and that it has increased exponentially in the past ten years, masquerading under the guise of "free speech."  With images on TV that are ultra-negative and cynical towards family, à la "Family Guy" and "American Dad," I'm not surprised that people are also burned out on the idea of family.

I think there is no denying that families stayed together much more when what we saw on TV was "The Brady Bunch" and "Leave It to Beaver."  Are liberals not considering the damaged victims they leave in their wake?  Are these the people who seriously pretend to "stand up for the little guy"?  If they were social critics of America back when we were conservative, will they say with a straight face that there are no victims of their social mores?  Or will they insist that they don't have any mores or values -- that they don't judge, and have totally open attitudes towards everything?  If they think so, try suggesting that the war on drugs has been a total success, or that it is totally wrong to have a child out of wedlock, and watch their faces grow red as they get angry.  They're pretty closed-minded about the war on drugs and having a family-friendly culture.  When they do this, ask yourself, "Where did all the tolerance go?  Where's all the compassion and understanding for different worldviews?  Where is all that open-mindedness?"

To my fellow conservatives, I ask: is this seriously what we wanted for America?  That the whole place is turning into a street corner in San Francisco, with random sex and open drug use?  That people lack the willpower to get their life in gear and are 100% dissipated and immoral?  That when they act this immoral and undisciplined, they are totally unproductive, can't hold down a job, and need welfare from the productive workers?  I know for a fact that in Marxists' misguided attempts to help poor people, all they do is manufacture more poor people.  Conservative talk show host Michael Savage often refers to socialism as "trickle-up poverty," and he's right.  Can the rest of America not see this?  It used to be a maxim that the ultra-liberal, immortal cities were somewhat foul and vile places where no one would want to raise a child.  It seems now, however, that this trend has spread its fingers across our land and reached into our small towns and our living rooms.

As a conservative, I can say with 1,000% certainty that this is not what I want my America to be.  This is why I am raging in favor of a conservative revolution in 2011, and I'm convinced that it will happen.  I need conservatives to be loud, though -- I need your help.  I need for everyone to speak up as loudly as they can -- in public, on the internet...everywhere.  Our voices will rise, and we will yell so loudly that everyone will hear us -- politicians, the press, academia, everyone.  We will speak so loudly that our voices will be impossible to ignore, and this country will be ours again.  This is still our place, this is still our land, and we can still make it what whatever we want it to be.  God bless America, and God bless Ronald Reagan, 2011.

Samuel Pennell is the creator of the Facebook page The Reagan Files, and his e-mail address is samspennell@yahoo.com.
We have seen the hippie damage, and we hate it.  Conservative America has been witness to the cultural damage and decay perpetrated on it by the left since the 1960s.  We have stood back with jaw agape at the horrifying images of the American family disintegrating and drug use soaring, while the liberals nod approvingly and call it "progress."  This is astonishing.

Without further investigation into their motives, you would think that they are simply trying to destroy our culture simply because they are hateful.  It makes one wonder.  Who in his right mind would consider rising drug use and overdoses "progress"?  Who in his right mind would consider an epidemic of broken homes "progress"?  What woman in her right mind would consider the over-sexualization of females a good thing?

Like all of the leftist movements of the past, the American left are trying to force unnatural things on people with the idea that they are creating a "new man."  They think that it will just take time for little kids to get used to the idea of broken homes.  A home where they don't have a "real daddy."  A home where the absence of the real father (or mother) is a constant reminder of the fact that the missing parent didn't care enough to stick around.  A reminder that the parents aren't really in love.  Liberals think it will just take time for us to adjust to being open about drug use.  Never mind the fact that drug overdoses are skyrocketing into epidemic territory, and people's attitudes toward drugs are still continuing to soften and liberalize.

If leftist America is a construction worker, he shows up at a work site and smashes his thumb with every swing of the hammer, and call it progress.  This construction worker's swollen, red thumb would simply be the growing pains associated with "social justice" and "equality."  Unfortunately, leftists' philosophy is not nearly so rational as they or liberal academia wants us to think.  Unfortunately, liberal academia oftentimes serves as a quasi-scientific rationalization of things that liberals feel like doing anyway.  The liberals do what they feel and destroy our culture, and academia steps in to explain it away.  Note academia's studies legitimizing gay marriage, and the legalization of drugs.

Recently, I spoke with a young woman, 22 years of age, and I was curious to know her views on the objectification of women in the media.  I wondered if she was bothered by the fact that it has expanded in the past ten to twenty years as we have become more liberal.  I thought for sure, "She is younger than me by about ten years and has adjusted to this new leftist openness towards sex in the media.  I am an old dinosaur, and my ideas of modesty are outmoded.  These are the young people -- open and hip -- and I'll be blown away by their free attitudes."

That couldn't have been farther from the truth.  The young woman flew into a semi-rant about how she was disgusted by "women being forced to put their bodies out there."  As we spoke, I realized that not a thing had changed, budged, or moved one inch since I was a little kid in the 1980s.  It sounded like a conservative rant that a librarian would have given in 1985; the young woman seemed somewhat traumatized by it.  I agreed with her.  On another occasion, I spoke to another young person, a man also in his early 20s.  The subject changed to the things on TV, and he let me know that he was somewhat traumatized by its new images of intense violence.  No change in attitude here.

So this is it: the sore red thumb of the liberals.  This is not to say that there hasn't been sex and violence in the media for a long time, but no one will deny that there has been an explosion of it since the liberal 1960s and that it has increased exponentially in the past ten years, masquerading under the guise of "free speech."  With images on TV that are ultra-negative and cynical towards family, à la "Family Guy" and "American Dad," I'm not surprised that people are also burned out on the idea of family.

I think there is no denying that families stayed together much more when what we saw on TV was "The Brady Bunch" and "Leave It to Beaver."  Are liberals not considering the damaged victims they leave in their wake?  Are these the people who seriously pretend to "stand up for the little guy"?  If they were social critics of America back when we were conservative, will they say with a straight face that there are no victims of their social mores?  Or will they insist that they don't have any mores or values -- that they don't judge, and have totally open attitudes towards everything?  If they think so, try suggesting that the war on drugs has been a total success, or that it is totally wrong to have a child out of wedlock, and watch their faces grow red as they get angry.  They're pretty closed-minded about the war on drugs and having a family-friendly culture.  When they do this, ask yourself, "Where did all the tolerance go?  Where's all the compassion and understanding for different worldviews?  Where is all that open-mindedness?"

To my fellow conservatives, I ask: is this seriously what we wanted for America?  That the whole place is turning into a street corner in San Francisco, with random sex and open drug use?  That people lack the willpower to get their life in gear and are 100% dissipated and immoral?  That when they act this immoral and undisciplined, they are totally unproductive, can't hold down a job, and need welfare from the productive workers?  I know for a fact that in Marxists' misguided attempts to help poor people, all they do is manufacture more poor people.  Conservative talk show host Michael Savage often refers to socialism as "trickle-up poverty," and he's right.  Can the rest of America not see this?  It used to be a maxim that the ultra-liberal, immortal cities were somewhat foul and vile places where no one would want to raise a child.  It seems now, however, that this trend has spread its fingers across our land and reached into our small towns and our living rooms.

As a conservative, I can say with 1,000% certainty that this is not what I want my America to be.  This is why I am raging in favor of a conservative revolution in 2011, and I'm convinced that it will happen.  I need conservatives to be loud, though -- I need your help.  I need for everyone to speak up as loudly as they can -- in public, on the internet...everywhere.  Our voices will rise, and we will yell so loudly that everyone will hear us -- politicians, the press, academia, everyone.  We will speak so loudly that our voices will be impossible to ignore, and this country will be ours again.  This is still our place, this is still our land, and we can still make it what whatever we want it to be.  God bless America, and God bless Ronald Reagan, 2011.

Samuel Pennell is the creator of the Facebook page The Reagan Files, and his e-mail address is samspennell@yahoo.com.

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