Scandalizing the Little Ones
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ says:
“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
This quote from our Savior seems appropriate to our present-day cultural crisis, as we observe the outrageous and unjustified controversy cooked up by the “woke” Left over Florida’s new parental rights bill which prohibits the indoctrination of small schoolchildren in transgenderism and sexual deviancy. Governor DeSantis’ effort to protect young kids as young as five from having the public schools corrupt their young minds with such dangerous cultural Marxist ideologies should be applauded, not condemned.
Undoubtedly, the Left’s current campaign to convince 5 year-old boys that they are girls and vice versa, that they should undergo “gender reassignment” surgery, or that young teenagers should receive so-called “puberty blockers” ( which are actually just a form of chemical castration ) would – in a saner day in this nation – be classified as child abuse and child endangerment and prosecuted in the courts.
Of course, the entire purpose of the Left’s drive to target America’s children is because the final arrival of their cultural Marxist “utopia” cannot be attained without capturing the youth. Every communist leader from Lenin to Mao has emphasized the need to capture a nation’s youth and its educational institutions in order to guarantee the passing of the “old order” and the inauguration of a new amoral, godless state in which only government is worshipped.
The introduction of “sex education” into America’s schools in the 1960s and the subsequent expansion of such “education” far beyond discussion of the human reproductive system to discussion of explicit sexual practices and behavior and now to transgenderism has its roots in communist revolutionary movements of the early 20th century.
Vladimir Lenin, of course, introduced sex education into the schools of the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, about the same time he was legalizing divorce and abortion. All part and parcel of the communist effort to erase and destroy Russia’s rich Christian heritage dating back 1000 years. Before long, divorce and abortion became so widespread that Lenin’s successor, Josef Stalin, saw the moral fiber of the nation being undermined and he moved to not only ban abortion and restrict divorce, but to end sex education in the schools at the same time.
Perhaps the one individual most responsible for using the public schools as indoctrination centers for sexual license and depravity was a Hungarian communist named Georg Lukacs. In 1919, Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik regime in Hungary headed by Bela Kun. He was quoted as asking the question: “Who will save us from Western Civilization?” According to an article in the American Thinker:
“He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated patriarchal family and Church would be dealt a crippling blow. Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love ( promiscuity ) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters.”
Lukacs was, of course, a follower of the cultural Marxist philosophy of Antonio Gramsci, the Italian communist who helped found the so-called “Frankfurt School.” Gramsci is the revolutionary who coined the term “long march through the institutions” to describe his strategy of sabotaging the religious, moral and cultural foundations of Western Christian societies before launching the attack on capitalism. As a result of Lukacs’ atheistic and nihilistic propaganda program for Hungary’s public schools, much of that nation’s youth descended into delinquency, becoming bullies, thieves, sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths.
Today’s “woke” revolutionaries are merely heirs to the old Gramsci-Lukacs Bolsheviks who saw — in the words of author and past presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan – Christianity as the “heat shield of capitalism,” which must be annihilated before the so-called “class struggle” could come to full fruition. What better way to achieve this objective than banning religious education from the schools and introducing sex education –unmoored from any religious or moral traditions – instead. Of course, it is questionable whether the old cultural Marxists would go even as far as their modern contemporaries who outright deny science and argue that gender is not biologically determined and that people should determine their own sexual identity.
Comprehensive Sex Education ( CSE ) is the Far Left’s latest scheme to scandalize our children and destroy their innocence, while challenging their parents’ authority and values. CSE is bent on radically sexualizing children as young as five. Its materials are explicit and pornographic. This is what Governor DeSantis of Florida is fighting against. And, his fight is our fight, if we truly love our children.
The bad fruits of two generations of public education stripped of any moral or religious foundations ( contrary to the vision of our nation’s founders ) but heavy with explicit sex curricula are all around us. America’s youth is wandering and aimless, a large percentage now endorse socialism or communism. We have STD rates, suicide rates, drug addiction rates, and crime rates unheard of back in the 1940s or 1950s. We have gangs of young people running loose in our streets, robbing and raping and committing every kind of violence. Fifty million abortions since 1973 and more than 50% of marriages ending in divorce. Broken homes produce broken families which produce a broken society. A society that no longer embraces the values that gave rise to it will not have the strength or conviction to defend it. This is how all civilizations die. Will this be how our civilization dies?
Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician and author of “Physician on a Mission: Dr. Veltmeyer’s RX to Save America.”He was voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Dr. Veltmeyer can be reached at email@example.com and by visiting his website at drveltmeyer.com
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