I don’t want to take my kids to a world where they should hate each other because of the color of their skin, be forced to endure hours of drag queen stories at school, and receive distorted and awakened history lessons.
The Western world as it is today (what we might call the American empire) has undergone drastic cultural changes in recent years, changes that seem to be growing in speed and drama.
As someone who has lived in two different Western countries (Canada and Ireland) for equal periods of time, I have observed that this transformation is happening universally, the only variable being the rate of change (Canada, I can say, is ahead of Ireland).
I am now middle-aged with four young children and I sincerely wish I could say that I felt comfortable with these changes and that I was not concerned about their direction and impact on the younger generation. But I can not.
I am increasingly nervous about raising my children in this Western culture that seems to despise all boundaries and I imagine I am among millions of people who feel the same way – millions who somehow have no say in its direction. .
Both nations that I have called home have become largely unrecognizable from those I have known in my youth. Although traditional or classical Western culture still exists, it does so only as a kind of ghost, perceived in the few remaining castles and cobbled streets now surrounded by industrial urban sprawl. While the canon of the great Western literary work can still be found here and there, there is a tension involved in discussing it, a warning that their ideas are outdated, of no value, and require “updating”. Old cobbled streets are slowly being engulfed by postmodern architecture and old books and films are forgotten, banned or revised beyond recognition. While this alone is a tragic loss, it is simply the foundation of more active and aggressive social pressures.
These pressures manifest themselves as a cultural self-hatred that (surprisingly) enjoys the unanimous support of the US state, the education system, the media and global corporations. So, we have the riots and the removal of statues related to Black Lives Matter, a somewhat global movement based on events from a specific corner of a nation.
Not satisfied with this alone, we now have critical race theory (CRT) implemented in many American schools, where it appears that they will raise their children to celebrate endemic and incurable guilt. Educating on the basis of blame or penance cannot be good for anyone.
Here in Ireland they are still breaking through with such extremes in education, but rest assured, they are slowly and surely crumbling with mild and purposeful revisionism. This takes the form not of lying, but of searching for and exaggerating any anomalies in history, in the name of fairness, or teaching “a story we would rather see”.
I recently noticed that my son’s lesson on the 1969 moon landing was almost entirely about Margaret Hamilton, a woman who was part of a team that wrote the flight software. Surely it is confusing to them, as they read the lecture, that a single software programmer from a large team who appears to be a woman now eclipses the actual event of the landing of men on the moon. In this sense, there is a general climate of anti-masculinity, so fervent as to lead to a banal relativism (alteration of perspective). Something that, of course, will only expand into richer and more complex lies.
Yet of all the strong and fast social pressures fueled by the media, lately there is extremely sharp and aggressive propaganda from the LGBTQ + agenda. Much of it is aimed directly at children.
While I have yet to see it here in Ireland, drag queen story hour is a phenomenon in America and the UK (meaning it’s only a matter of time before it gets here).
“The purpose of the program is to give children glamorous, positive and blatantly queer role models“said Michelle Tea, the founder of Drag Queen Story Hour.
For the current system, any fatherly doubts about the true educational value of an hour of drag history are at best ignored and at worst considered controversial. Opinion simply cannot conflict with a trend that can successfully latch onto perceived historical resentment, regardless of who is bullying whom.
Many children’s cartoons now openly include gay and “non-binary genre” characters and storylines. These include “She-Ra”, “Scooby Doo”, “Spongebob”, “Sesame Street”, “Adventure Time”, “Steven Universe”, “Blue’s Clues”, “Clarence” and many more.
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus recently released (and soon unreleased) a music video titled: ‘A Message From the Gay Community Performed by the San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus’. This included the lyrics sung with pride:
“You think we will bribe your children if our program is not checked. Funny, only this time you are right. We will convert your children. It happens little by little. Quietly and subtly, and you will hardly notice… .. (We will make them tolerant and fair) Just like you worried, they will change their group of friends. You will not approve of where they go at night (in protest). We will convert your children, yes we will. Reaching one and all. There really is no escape because Grandma likes RuPaul too.“
Of course, most people don’t want to be hateful of alternative lifestyles and views. However, when it comes to the well-being of children and their innocence, we certainly need to show caution and reserve. The examples above show that there is an interest in specifically targeting children, and no homonymous victim group should feel oppressed simply for not being allowed to spread sexual content to minors.
“The agenda of homosexual activists is basically to change America … so propaganda advertising can portray all opponents of the gay movement as homophobic bigots,Said (gay rights activists) Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen in ‘After the Ball’.
Unfortunately, these cultural transformations in the West amount to a society that removes the family as the cornerstone. This attitude is synonymous with the endless inventions of gender theory, the collapse of fertility and the destruction of the middle class. Just wondering if this is a good thing has become provocative. Admissible opinions do not diversify, Western society does not open up, it approaches.
Legacy media remain a powerful force in shaping global public perception and are becoming increasingly indisputable. They claim to be the mouthpieces of the “universal agreement”, but their cultural mandates always include accusatory language and implications of social repercussions. They control the divisive cultural and moral direction that becomes political throughout the Western world. Huge changes in ethics and law seem to occur practically overnight, too fast for anyone to think and unacceptable to doubt, even if they could.
The American media (and social media) machine seems to ignore, indifferent or encourage these rapid changes and their implications for the innocent. Within a few years, they have gone from proudly self-styled “guardians of free speech” to perhaps the most severe authoritarian censors in the world. Globally there is a shocked concern about this machine’s willingness to silence its perceived political opponents and critics.
And what about the world I knew, which I can no longer provide for my children? I am aware that no place or time remains the same, that the past is a foreign country. But the speed and extreme language of this cultural change betray its inorganic nature: it is forced, patently unhealthy, austere and tinged with hysteria. It is not a natural evolution and I know without a doubt that things will be harder for my children than they have been for me. Imagining them trapped in this authoritarian asylum of limitless fabricated civil unrest is troubling to say the least.
However, expressing concern is critical and increasingly no criticism will be allowed.
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