Whether you believe the 10 commandments came from God or man, some of those rules prevent civilization from disintegrating. Thou shall not bear false witness; thou shall not covet; thou shall not commit adultery; thou shall not steal and thou shall not commit murder are the ones that come to mind. As a society, the backbone of common law has been built on these concepts. When these values break down, such as in Chicago, or the Middle East, mass murder and death ensue. Forget the Duggars and the moral overhead, when much of society quits following the five rules listed above, the future of that society is at risk. That is where we in the US find ourselves today.
This morning a man attacked the Dallas police department headquarters with the intent of killing as many Dallas police officers as possible. He certainly did not place a high value on the thou shalt not kill commandment. Those in the inner city stealing, killing and coveting over their desire for drugs certainly don’t hold those principles. When this lack of respect for these basic values predominate the result is chaos and death.
More disturbing is when the media and the government no longer adhere to these principles. The example they set filters into the rest of society destroying its very fabric. When a narrative of “Hand Up Don’t Shoot” which was based completely on a lie generates protests, riots, death and destruction, the media that fostered this story is 100% responsible. When the government uses that same narrative to take over police departments it too is responsible for the lack of policing that follows. That is why deaths are up dramatically in Baltimore.
The attitude from both the current regime and much of the media is that the ends justify the means. History is replete with those who had the same attitude. When CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC or FOX News report a story based on a truth they want to promote and not based on truth, bad things happen. When the idea that racism is pervasive in police departments is promoted even with massive evidence in most cases to the contrary, the idea takes root and people protest the non-existent racism resulting in death and destruction. When media reports about a Trayvonn Martin are doctored more people get hurt.
Whether in Nazi Germany, the Old Soviet Union or today’s China, media control or influence by the government results in death and chaos. The fact that the media no longer holds truth in high regard means much of society will no longer hold that value. Every lie, every misreporting that is agenda driven and not fact driven damages society and hurts innocent people. If this trend does not reverse, no personal property, no freedom and no lives will be worth anything. There will come a time this impacts those in the media, where their families will be harmed by inner city violence as it spreads to the suburbs and beyond. I wonder, if when that occurs they will make the connection.
Had they not chosen the glorify lies, to parrot government speak, to ignore inner city deaths, to covet influence over society then the damage would not have occurred. We already see some of the damage as median incomes have fallen, as there are more people on food stamps than ever before, as even at $2.50 gas prices are artificially high, and as death reigns in the inner cities. Sadly there is little impact I can have. It is up to each individual to hold these basic principles at priorities. If society does this we will all prosper. As long as society as led by the media and the government do not uphold these values we will continue to see a decline into chaos, an increase in poverty and the disintegration of society.