Peter and Christopher Hitchens had some interesting family dynamics. Peter being a Christian and Christopher being a godless communist. In this video Peter is saying there’s no “white horse” on the horizon. Nothing is going to save the West.
One of his markers is something so basic as freedom of speech, that he mentions witnessing an academic on Twitter defend measures censoring speech. He and the host discuss how British society was brought out of its dysfunction of the 1800’s through a process of evangelization by the likes of John Wesley and others.
That right there is what “leaders” (both political and religious) in America can’t seem to grasp. Both groups think/act like salvation for America will come by way of the Republican Party. I can assure them it won’t. There is not a political solution to a spiritual problem. Most of this stems from a lack of understanding of Natural Law.
How many times over the last 40 or 50 years have I heard a politician exhort the base with vows of “returning prayer to our public schools!” In the year 2021 that sounds like the nonsensical gibberish it was. The communists own the schools. If you wish to have any effect at all, droves of parents and children must leave those schools.
The bottom line was the Left knew they could not accomplish their goals as long as Christianity was a force. Self-regulating, hardworking, moral people do not need total government that they prescribe. An immoral and helpless people do. A strong family unit is death to the Left’s agenda.
They do not fear the Republican Party, they fear Christians and Christianity.
Boiled down to its essence, what we face is a country divided where one half wants total government, and the other half wants minimal government. And what John Adams warned us:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Which would be fine, but as Cornelius Rye points out:
“Basically the left stripped our entire society of its morals and then declared themselves the arbiters of morality.”
So that in a nutshell is the conundrum: The government we have was not designed for a bunch of godless and immoral people.