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Friday, April 3, 2015


I posted the following comment on a friends blog about the so called  Religious Freedom acts being enacted across the country.  It's amusing in a wry way to see the various governors and legislatures trying to square this circle.  They want to deny engaging in discrimination.  They also want to make it possible for Christians and others to discriminate on the basis of faith.  

The truth as usual, is obvious and verboten.  So, I'll spell it out.

Indiana was settled and led for two centuries, by this curious sect out of Europe called Christians.  Their beliefs, norms and folkways were reflected in their laws just as surely as such things are always reflected in republics with suffrage.   They were not all the same type of Christian, and some weren't practicing the faith at all.   Never the less, Indiana society worked rather well with laws derived from generally Christian norms.  There were always dissenters of course.  But Indiana went chugging along, fighting to free the slaves, developing world class industry and erecting serious universities.  

At some point good enough became the enemy of the emerging new class.  Legal minds steeped in alien ideologies and a new electronic national media decided that Christianity and the Christian people that created the country they lived in, needed to be suppressed if there was to be progress.  And this is how we got to be where we are now.

My comment:

This battle was lost in 1964, when Republicans in Congress went along with the Civil Rights Act. They pulled the noose over our necks and it has been tightening ever since.
This sort of travesty became inevitable when we the majority, gave up the right to discriminate. If you cannot decide with whom you wish to do business, you are no longer free - period. Freedom Isn't necessarily nice. But we gave up our freedom so as to avoid being seen as bigots, only to be dictated to by many of the same people we were trying not to offend.
We became a servile and sentimental people who flinch from upholding our own values. Indeed, if recent polling is to be believed, many of us are willing to change our values to accord with the laws. It used to be the reverse.
A citizen who cannot discriminate in his actions between what he perceives to be good and what he perceives to be iniquitous, ceases to be a citizen.
At least this latest episode make clear what many of have been saying for a long time. The ruling institutions and the coalition of dysfunctional of minorities who dominate those institutions have only one thing in common. They hate our traditions and will use the power we foolishly gave them to stamp out every vestige of normality and decency. They do it because we let them.

So, the governor's of Indiana, Arkansas and the rest are all laboring in vain.  They will never be permit to allow the application of Christian norms to everyday life.  They threw all that away in the 60's.  They funked the test then, to insist on liberty over servile conformity.  They now have no way of justifying what they want to do.  They have only the language of the anti-liberty party who deem discrimination in all forms save to disenfranchise whites, anathema.  

Our laws today reflects the will of a post-Christian, anti-Christian consensus so perfectly that any appeal to the common feelings of or traditions of the majority is a nullity.

At the same time, the laws they propose rather stupidly create a fracture point into which even more alien norms will flow.  Under Indiana's new law, what would prevent Muslim's from refusing cab service to people with dogs?  We are no longer capable of expressing in law what is or is not acceptable. 

When we threw the culture of our majority out, and with it the freedom of the majority to conduct themselves according to their traditions, we let in amoral, anarchic anomie.   

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