If you want to know the history of a nation and it’s people listen to their music. If you want to know the morality of a nation and it’s people find out what magazines they are buying, reading and what they watch on television and also the various websites they visit on their computers. The identity of a nation and it’s people will be found in their politics and culture. During the earlier centuries of our country and before electricity that eventually brought about radio, television, computers, IPods, IPad’s, IPhones, SmartPhones and etc. people used to gather in the parlor or living room of their homes and entertain themselves and their guests by someone singing or playing the piano, pianola, harp, harpsichord or other musical instrument and often just listened to a story teller. Exchanging news and information was also a part of the evenings entertainment. This was a more genteel time in our history. Vulgarity had not yet made its way quietly into our homes as a cancer and begin to destroy us. As I was scanning the television offerings one evening I noticed how much violence was offered. Many, perhaps most, dramas were mostly based on violence and immorality. How sad to have our children indoctrinated with this culture and then wonder why someone may fantasize about what it would be like to really act out one of these horrid and violent lifestyles. Immorality is encouraged as the way to enjoy life. Virtue is ridiculed as not being ‘cool’. Have we ourselves become so inured and desensitized that we no longer can see the connection between a steady diet of crime, immorality, pornography and violence being offered to the public at large and the direct result of this on us and our families? Have we become self-delusional? It seems we have lost our authority and control of our life. Our life is now being pro-grammed for us by the mainstream media with new instructions as to how we should live. Is this what our country has become? a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah? While many say they follow the Jewish-Christian faith in their life, it seems to be in word only and not in deed. “…if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. (2 Chronicles. 7:14) This wickedness of this land did not become this way overnight. It came slowly over a period of time, as a creature of the wild slowly approaches it victim and then with a swift pounce devoures it victim. The venom is quick acting and paralyzes the senses and the victim is absolutely helpless. It dies. What will this country and it’s people do? Will they become victims or will they come to their spiritual senses and become the victors we were created to be? Some will choose to be victims by inaction or continue in their folly, and some will by a determined effort of their spirit choose to become victorious. The choice is ours to make. Do you love your family? What will your choice be, while you still have a choice.? We must return to our biblical principles if we are to save our families and our nation. Either you make the choice or it will be made for you. It will happen, one way or the other. For our country and for our family I hope it is not too late and that we can still make the right decision. Carpe Diem.
And that is, As I See It Roy Lamont