Thomas: Case shows moral chasm that exists in U.S. today

Finally, a little back and forth in the letters to the editor section on a current and divisive issue. Good to see people getting motivated and expressing their thoughts on issues of the day.

Seems some folks took great umbrage at the lesbian gal being voted prom king at RTHS. Man, this school can’t meet minimum state or federal standards on math and reading, but they sure have the dippy diversity thing down pat.

This kind of stuff is a part of why so many Americans work their fingers to the bone to send their kids to private schools or to home school them.

It sure does illustrate wonderfully the enormous moral chasm between traditional American values and modern, liberal “if it feels good do it” values.

No doubt that if 20 years ago someone told you there would be a lesbian prom ‘king” on the front page of your dink-town paper — let alone homosexual marriage becoming a reality in your state — you just wouldn’t have believed them.

But here we are.

If you’re getting exasperated with this moral slide and wonder about not just how it came to pass but also the rapidity of its onset, you need to read David Kupelian’s book “The Marketing of Evil; How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.”

The title really says it all. Everything that rational people would call cultural rot — from the destruction of marriage, the sexual revolution and the slaughter of human life in the womb that came with it to multicultural moral relativism, gay rights and the campaign against God in the public sphere — was and is slickly marketed to Americans.

A quote from the jacket provides an excellent summary.

“The plain truth,” Kupelian writes, “is that within the space of our lifetime, much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to us as though it had great value. By skillfully playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, these marketers have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive-in a word, evil.”

Learn how the loose morals left uses everything at its disposal to push its agenda on us and most despicably, our children.

They intentionally gravitate toward the means of information control, ie; the media, the entertainment industry and of course, our schools. And as the title of the book suggests, they use the slickest, most modern, tested and proven marketing techniques originally invented for the advertising world.

Every American who instinctively knows something is going wrong in our society today but can’t quite process or explain it needs to read this book.
It is enlightening, distressing and downright scary but ultimately uplifting as it provides a real achievable solution, one that has been with us all along.

Read this book to find out who the con-men are and how they operate and as always on this or any other issue, whether you’re a defender of tradition or a champion of depravity, keep those letters coming.

It’s a good thing.

Eric Thompson, a resident of Rantoul, writes a monthly column for the Rantoul Press.

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dmb1 wrote on June 06, 2013 at 10:06 am

It appears RTHS was taken by surprise over the 2013 prom.  They weren't prepared for a response, but quickly put something together for 2013 .. ??  So, this prom is over, what's the future, what are the messages?.

Here's a message:   if one decides to play the homosexual card, doors open.  it's becoming quite-the-temptation - the rewards are great.

Webster's Dictionary means nothing, i.e., what happens to the definition of, "oxymoron?" / "female king?"   Evidently,  at RTHS, a "king" is allowed a position on a high school girls' softball team?  access to girls' showers?       That's one example-question-confusion of "having it both ways."   Male students take no specified place on the prom court? - as a group, they are, simply "out?"  The female Queen must preside standing next to the female King.  (or, with  parents' guidance, she could step away from the "honor."  in reality, does she have the choice to step away?  what are her personal penalities for doing so?)  everything has a price.

The message to the school's male population is .. ?

So, homosexual children do not have the benefit of a standard education?  They get some kind of made-up, manufactured experiment?    In the process, all children's standard educations are likewise compromised.   The rules, definitions, standards,  simply bend to serve you, where ever you choose to walk?  That's an interesting message for teens, albeit, not a healthy one.

Who to blame for the confusion? - i blame myself, first, and all the many-many others who have allowed twisting and manipulation of laws of the land in recent years - this has not been a lengthy process, not as in comparison with the History of the U.S., nor World History.  

I've been anticipating, "when the rubber hits the road" kinds of problems, as i've witnessed law after law be twisted out of shape in recent years .. people have been lazy and in denial, "just hoping" the problem would go away;  and, the big favorite, "someone else will take care of this."

Well, none of those things happened, and it's time to pay the price.  Prevention is o-so-much-easier than reversal of problem or law, but, we are no longer "ahead of the curve."   We have no one to blame but ourselves.  We have no one to make corrections, but ourselves.

Too big?  Too late? - Can we seriously take that stance, after having inherited from our forebearers a free country, that they gave literal life+limb for? -  What's in front of us is "no such thing."  It's ONLY about reversing laws that should not have been enacted, and preventing more errors.   By comparison to what others did before us, isn't that "little enough" to ask?

Got to stop allowing lawyers, politicians, "entertainers" to strangle us.  That's a fail.

There is no need for anger toward this young woman.  She's a pawn.  She and her high school friends are simply in need of ADULT, SOBER, INTELLIGENT, leadership and guidance.  No different than any group of young people, ever, in history.

Allowing minority special interest groups to commandeer laws of the land on federal, state, and local levels, is NOT good leadership for these young people.   None of them.

Children should never be given all they want, simply because they want it.  Not good adult leadership.  Not even for prom.  Begin again.  Please.

My children graduated from RTHS, both graduated from universities, both are employed, tax-paying citizens.  RTHS means something to us.  Hoping this bump will bring out good, adult, leadership.   Spent a lot of money, paid a lot of taxes in Rantoul and Champaign County.  Invested.

dmb1 wrote on June 06, 2013 at 11:06 am

On a closely related topic:  Definition of PUBLIC SERVANTS.

Regarding POTUS and Governor Quinn, and other Illinois lawmakers,  they are badly in need of reading their job descriptions.  PUBLIC SERVANTS are not "BENEVOLENT DICTATORS."  Currently, on a regular basis, these men are openly refusing to honor votes that do not follow their personal agenda.  This needs to end.   If that's how "we" do it now,  there is no reason for them to remain in office;  they are there because of votes, are they not?  ..

Mainstream "news" and "entertainment" are wildly complicit.

When "news" reports are aired, where there are 2 sides of any topic, BOTH-ALL sides deserve equal airtime.  Anything less than that should be viewed as propaganda, certainly not, "news."

Mainstream "entertainment" has become so (one-sided) and politicized, it is nothing less than political and social propaganda, as well.  

Hollywood has bought "our" U.S. White House.  Not - a good thing.