The era of the lie?


To the Editor:

History, like people, has their own defining traits. There is always a particular virtue or vice, hero or villain, war or revolution that indelibly marks a whole year, decade or even a century, making it easy to summarize those eras with a single phrase. Maybe, just maybe, our era in America might be phrased – America’s Rejection of Truth, the era of the lie?

With that said, every era of course is judged by future generations. What name will our great-great-great-grandchildren give to ours? Long after the NFL, Wall Street, Hollywood and “Fake News” have disappeared in the sands of time. What will our history books reveal about us?

They won’t have many good things to say about us. Twenty-first century Western society has mostly pushed religion out of the equation. Paganism and even Satanism have become mainstream, filling the void!

Socialism, once considered beyond the pale in American politics, is even making inroads.

Falling away from faith in God goes hand in hand with rejection of Christian morals. Beginning with divorce, abortion, pornography, and now transgenderism – unthinkable a few decades ago – were imposed on conventional society. Large number of millennials favor these policies today.

A sizable number of Americans support violence along with “free speech,’ to achieve these ends. Political violence, an overwhelming liberal phenomenon, is now almost an everyday occurrence.

Both the Left and Right are more polarized than ever. This polarization is no longer exclusive to politics. It has now permeated and seeped into America’s everyday living.

And perhaps that is the defining characteristics of our modern times.

Liberals today, wage a relentless war against the institution of higher learning, monuments of historical value and history, and traditions of our Western Christian civilization that reflect it. Worst of all, “We the People” of America they seek to replace it with a chaotic anti-civilization. They might call it the triumph of “political correctness.”

“We the People” know better – it’s the “Rejection of Truth,” – a LIE!! God help us!

Richard Walsh

East Greenwich


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My opinion of your letter is that your target is a bit off as you say decades ago it was unthinkable and yet decades ago is when it all started to unravel. The genesis of the negatives you list in the 21st Century is rooted in the things that were done at the end of the 20th century.

From 1960 to 1980, the divorce rate more than doubled. Roe V. Wade was decided in 1973. Pornography in print form began in the 70's with Playboy and Hustler and with each progressive technology it expanded into most aspects of society. Transgender as well had it roots in the 70's and 80's with activism and general acceptance of cross-dressing.

It isn't millennials that are to blame but the generations before that has planted the seed. This group of 20+ don't have the political power or clout to effect a change at this point in time. They most definitely will in the future. I am more than willing to wait and see what they do because they just may surprise us.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pornography in print form started back in the stone age. Or if you are an evangelical, back with Adam and Steve. Man has always been puerile..

Thursday, February 1, 2018