Weird world we live in nowadays, it’s the kind of place that literally doesn’t make any sense, especially if you lived in the older America. That world has since moved on, like a far less cool version of the “moved on world” in The Dark Tower series. A young man can’t buy a pack of smokes unless he’s 21 years of age in the state of Virginia, but he’ll have to register for Selective Service and potentially die for “freedom” thousands of miles from home. However, if he’s under the age of 21, but has joined the imperial janissary-class, he can legally buy his native tobacco. Doesn’t sound like liberty and freedom to this good ‘ole boy, but whatever.
We live in a world where women can murder their babies because it’s “their choice.” But, freedom of association, a very clear choice, was practically outlawed in 1964 for rights of some sort. This world allows a pre-teen to mutilate themselves, in the pursuit to become the physically impossible, in the name of the holy “choice.” It’s a world designed, and thoroughly enforced, around the idea of “freedom to,” or choice to. “Freedom from” is essentially illegal, except when curtailing speech that was once acceptable only a decade ago, or, at the very least, cost prohibitive.
This is a land that Pat Buchanan warned us about. Below is an excerpt from his must-read Death of the West:
In half a lifetime, many Americans have seen their God dethroned, their heroes defiled, their culture polluted, their values assaulted, their country invaded, and themselves demonized as extremists and bigots for holding on to beliefs Americans have held for generations
The Death of the West (2002)