We used to get amused at the antics and zany actions portrayed in movies such as, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. But that was in the days when grownups generally behaved as grownups and displayed, for the most part, a high degree of self-control. And when they didn’t they were looked at as being completely daft or acting like wild, undisciplined children which struck us as being so bizarre that it was actually funny and worthy of a good belly laugh.
That is no longer the case I fear as we have nearly half a country today that has turned what used to be a civil society into a truly mad world; one which is eked on by the media, Hollywood and the supposed comedians who aren’t even funny anymore.
Schools applaud this madness and encourage outlets for the rage that they inspire about things which mostly they know little to nothing about. It is what we teach kids today. Give vent to your anger with outrageous behavior or inspire others to do so. Go out and start a riot. Publicly humiliate people you disagree with. Beat or perhaps kill those whom you don’t agree with. This is what the so-called main stream media and the democratic party have descended to.
It has now even manifested itself within certain departments of the government and once these people are entrenched it is like trying to rid an apartment in the slums of New York of a cockroach infestation. You can see an example of this new undisciplined and childish behavior which is sweeping the land here. What has happened to civility and self-control?
Rush Limbaugh recently spoke on his radio program about how irresponsible the media and the wild-eyed leftist loons have become, here. Note the Hollywood types, like Peter Fonda, and their use of their Twitter accounts to call for the killing and sodomizing of the children of those who might believe something different than they do about the immigration laws that are in place.
If self-control was once looked at as a virtue and part of growing up into a mature human being, we are now at a point where the only virtue that is recognized is to support the craziness of the left wing progressives and modernist effeminate children that roam about looking for their next riot or target for their vindictiveness.
Maturity is not what it once was. Maturity today (at least among the democrats and progressives) is seeing who can be more outrageous, filthy and loathsome than the next person. That is what makes you a celebrity and a voice worth listening to.
I am sad to say that even the Catholic Church and other Christian churches have joined in on certain political issues; either because they fear the left, get money for doing so, or have become infested by these same loons within their leadership. An example of this is seen in the actions of a bishop who wants to excommunicate anyone that disagrees with him on the immigration issue. You can read that here.
If this is the new, unbridled world of juveniles who are now manipulating society and the news, what is the future going to look like? Besides being a mad, mad, mad, mad world, I think it’s going to be more like the society we saw in the production of Mad Max.
Philip Augustine said:
I remember at my last discussion group on Flannery O’Connor, which attracted so many left-leaning Catholics it makes me weary of O’Connor. One of the attendees, a college professor, went on on about sexual this before sexual that that I concluded all this over middle aged woman ever thinks about is sex. Furthermore, in a brief heated discussion, I remember quite vividly her exclaiming, “The Church needs to be an activist church.” She used so many typical political language that I found it sad. The more I thought about it the orthodox Christian position would assert that “we need a missionary Church.”
Another left leaning participate kept going on and on about Trump and when he figured he couldn’t get me to defend Trump, and if we spoke about actual issues he would raise his voice over mine that I just quit talking because what was the point. He finally thought he could bait me on criticizing Ronald Reagan, I finally said, “I have no desire to defend Trump, Reagan, Obama, FDR etc. I know them historically but I don’t know them personally, so it isn’t worth my energy to defend these people. I said I would talk about issues and whether they’re logically sound but I have no interest in playing who’s the scape goat. Interesting, their faces were stunned, they couldn’t believe that I simply thought our faith was higher in hierarchy than our national politics.
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It may not be these days. Everyday we read where one bishop or another has stepped over the bounds of their mandate to save souls. This excommunication of Catholics on their disagreement with him on the immigration issue is rather disturbing and nobody above him has criticized him for it. It rather disgraceful. As I say liberals have no self-control and their strength is in creating hate filled issues that will make them the victims and us the persecutors . . . the old Hitler fascist routine. They have no other agenda, it seems to me than to destroy the US especially the way it was and to erase our proud history. We are to loathe America and try to bring it down. They have become the enemy within.
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And Phillip, I think I would not be going too far out on a limb to say that what we are witnessing these days is a manifestation of the demise of humans into mere beasts; the 6th day of creation without the 7th day where men received a soul. These people, in my post are not human but demonic and beastly. We are told to pray for our enemies and to love our enemies but some of these seeming have no soul; mere beasts not worthy of much other than prayers to give them the soul of a man created in the image of God. I might as well pray that dog receive such a soul as he is far more worthy than most of these loathsome individuals. It is a sad day when satan is attempting to undo the creation of the imago Dei from the breast of men. It looks as though he is have great success in our age.
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And it’s sad that we are being drawn into such fiery rhetoric ourselves when our desire is for an irenic tone. But none will be forthcoming. The prophets thundered, and, after due repentance, the Church must thunder too.
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