What happened? What happened to the country of proud, patriotic, hard working, church going Americans I knew in my youth? How did we get from a generous, tolerant, and law abiding society to a gaggle of lawless, self-serving, squabbling geese? The answer is religion. Not just any religion, but the religion peculiar to the Democrat Party.
The principles underlying the Democrat Party are not Democracy, but Democratism. Democratism is actually a religion. It's a religion comprising two gods and one demon. The demon is the Marxist demon of private property and the gods are the Socialist god of mediocrity and the Fascist god of government.
The standard liturgy of the Democratist Church is simple and straightforward – the deification of mediocrity to condition believers to accept the fiats of the god of government, and the demonization of private property to enforce the hegemony of and enrich the coffers of the gods of government and mediocrity.
The temple of the god of mediocrity is the halls of education, from Communist Core (sic) contaminated grammar schools to the social homogenization mills of academia. The goal of the god of mediocrity is to crank out Propaganda Compliant (PC) cookie-cutter citizens.
In order to do that, any hint of exceptionalism must be vigorously exterminated. Thus such things as scholastic and athletic achievement awards must be eliminated and replaced with "participation awards," which are an affirmation of abject egalitarianism. The objective is not to train people to succeed but to train people to conform.
The god of mediocrity further conditions students by teaching them the "evils of Capitalism," (which is a dysphemism for "the value of exceptionalism") and the necessity of "tolerance" (which is a euphemism for "the annihilation of critical thinking.")
This leads to the curious spectacle of our own educational system aiding and abetting the anti-American horror of Islam and the anti-morality perversion of homosexuality. Democratism requires that the doctrines and objectives of these corrosive and ultimately destructive forces be subjugated to their value in achieving uniformity.
The chief god of Democratism is the Fascist god of government. The god of government is all-powerful. It dispenses favors to the faithful and visits pestilence on the unjust. It has an EPA that punishes the sin of economic exceptionalism and an IRS that punishes the sins of heresy and blasphemy. It has converted NASA, originally founded to augment mankind's exceptionalism, to the high priesthood of the exceptionalism-stifling dogma of global warming.
The god of government is intent on affirming its omnipotence by displaying its omniscience. To that end it employs the priesthood of the media. The media priests censor truth and manufacture lies to ensure that everything the god of government does is the wisest and most efficacious action that could have been taken.
And finally, like any church, the church of Democratism is zealous in its missionary work. The method employed by Democratism is the importation of vast numbers of foreigners to be proselytized with "free" medical care and food stamps. The fact that these foreigners compete for American jobs and drain the resources of American taxpayers is secondary to the goal of growing the church.
Thus we see that the religion of Democratism, with its founding prophet Theodore, its patriarchs Woodrow and Franklin, and its current high priest Barack, is the source of most of the problems we are experiencing in America.
Tomorrow, we'll discuss how to exorcize Democratism.