Editorial #153 How to Advance an Agenda
If we want peace and harmony in our country, it is necessary for a majority to agree on how to live when they have it. To change anything, a new narrative must be formulated and believed by that majority. Democracy is when a majority agree to a set of laws or rules on how things should be done.
In a democracy we will never have the best or the worst of anything. It can only be mediocre or average as a majority will never agree to extremes. Unfortunately, a democracy can deliver only a slightly above average result for any solution, bureaucracy or politician.
Peace and harmony is very fragile. It takes only a small percentage of voter to change their mind to upset the status quo. If apathy or tolerance becomes a prevailing attitude and they are not willing to confront their concerns, those that do care will revise those values that got our country to this point. This is exactly what the politically correct movement is hoping will happen, to advance their new agenda.
Apathy, on a global scale, is not possible. If everyone wants to do their own thing, first of all there is not enough room to be that isolated. Apathy is the concept of not caring about anyone else in a community or society. Families would not form if they did not care for someone other than their own selfish existence. Successful families grow larger and form communities in which we all live. They agree upon a set of values that evolved from the natural law, the golden rule and the Ten Commandments. These are the sources for our core values of fairness, truth, sustainability and integrity.
Entropy is a law of physics that says everything is constantly moving toward a state of more randomness and disorder. It cannot be stopped, only slowed down with work and energy that keeps things from becoming more disorganized. A messy workshop is not your fault due to apathy or laziness, it is entropy!
Our only purpose in life is: work toward keeping things from becoming more disorganized. If we all agree upon a set of core values, peace and harmony would prevail. If there is disagreement on what those core values are, destruction and disorganization will happen, which is like war. Every war ever fought was over a disagreements on their definition of core values. The winner of that war will define those core values of the society that remains.
The extremes we see in our political discourse today is a result of violating our traditional core values. As more people disagree on what is truth, what is fair or the concept of what is sustainable, our core values becomes unrecognizable. Selfishness and demands for individual freedom, distort our understanding of our traditional core values. Freedom without core values is anarchy. We live in a country where we have liberty, which is freedom with laws built around our core values.
No one wants disharmony or war. But if there is no agreement on what are our core values, there is no choice but to fight for what we believe is right. This is the cause for the lack of civil discourse, of which liberal elites complain. Short of war, how else do we deal with those who insists that two plus two equal five, when the silent majority knows that four is the right answer?
This is the agenda of the liberal movement. They demand we change our core values. If we don’t, they place a guilt trip on those who disagree, by accusing them of being against peace and harmony. This is what Aristotle meant when he said: “Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Bumper: Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.