Bill Whittle has written You Are Not Alone for those of us who feel that our American civilization shows signs of rolling over and playing dead by being unwilling to defend the rights of its citizens.
Over 900 people have left comments and they show signs of creating an online community of sorts. It will be interesting to see where this leads.
Some of the high points:
Honor is really nothing more than your personal credit rating. It is a statement of your character, and like credit, honor has leverage. It can move large numbers of people: elevate them, raise their spirits and their expectations of themselves. Honor and Courage and Character are beacons in the darkness; they draw all manner of people toward their light.
Courage, character, honor – all the virtues – are derived and strengthened from interactions with the virtuous.
Throughout history, civilizations rise and fall. They fall for the same reason, by my reading of history: the lack of will to defend her, a cancer which starts not from the bottom but invariably from the top. A fish rots from the head, say the Russians, who ought to know.
If you feel you see it happening now, before your very eyes, well… you are not alone. A society unwilling to enforce the laws that civilize it, that is unable or unwilling to see the advantages of civilization, a society led by the pampered, the narcissistic and the corrupt, is not long for this Earth.
But there is something different — just perhaps, something fundamentally different this time around. Because today, for the first time in human history, common people can communicate directly with one another. We are no longer dependent on spineless politicians and the jaded masters of the press to color our opinions of the world. For the first time in human history, we can reach out to each other on these gossamer threads of a world-wide web.
I believe, as Bill Whittle does, that this ability for the everyday person of good will to communicate with other people of good will, will allow us to change civilization.
Read the entire article and decide for yourselves.