Skip to about the 10 minute mark. (Especially if you know Rising Damp).
These people think sophistication means reading The Guardian on an iPad in a Starbucks whilst supping a fair trade flat white. You cannot buy class. Class is something you are.
For a truly great breakdown of consumerist “culture” replacing things you actually DO, I suggest: http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/11/hipsters_on_food_stamps.html
The middle-middle and lower-middle are achingly PC because they are told by their superiors, the upper-middle, it is the “correct” thing to do. To be a good person. To have class. It has become ideological. “Racist” and other terms are acceptable means for the middle class to keep the proles and working class in order without directly referencing their class, because the classes are ideologically stratified in today’s society – with the working class living among the hordes the middles voted in, living with the consequences. It started with politesse and ends up forsaking oneself for the Other. They get so worked up into lather and fervour they wish to fall on a sword for their beliefs, thinking they totally deserve annihilation. Yet they wish to drag the rest of us for committing Original Sin (being born white, male, normal sexually).
They are perpetuating ignorance. The Professors never expected to win the culture war and gain power over the next generation. They don’t care about what happens once they are dead. If they admit their Big Mistake now, the hippy dream was just a dream, their entire lives will have been wasted and as narcissists this is impossible to bear. It’s like Greer and the other spinsters indoctrinating young women when they know what a failure feminism has been. It’s like a religion, it must continue to recruit new members.
The wheels are creaky and wobbly, but it’s like the EU problem. Each official in charge is silent, not because they think the project is sustainable, to borrow their terminology, but because they know it is NOT. Let me explain :-
They are hoping by remaining mum on the subject, the consensus reality of Keep Calm will carry them on until retirement. If we changed the law, that a pension could be revoked if it is later found they did not do their duty while in office, they would suddenly start squawking. Loudly. Clamouring for answers, as we see with the Boat illegal disputes. These people are irrational and when the imminence approaches, they do not suddenly become logical creatures, the r-types bury their head in the sand and throw emotions on it – INCLUDING DENIAL AND APATHY.
For the dumbing-down of culture itself, it began with the schools but the media’s digging down has dug the grave. Reality tv and holding up idiots as heroes in comedies (the Fool as hero), tragedies are when the reality hits them (we’re supposed to identify with them), we aren’t allowed to look down on people who chose stupid things in general. We’re supposed to blame somebody else, anybody or anything, for what they brought upon themselves. A nation of children.
We don’t have role models. Point to one. I haven’t found one. The Victorians began the cult of celebrity. They were true heroes, the greats of their subject or industry. What you rise up in public esteem, will be encouraged in the public. The 20th century began prizing actors, whatever stupid things they said. We confused actors for characters and normal people became actors, lying about what they wanted to get by. It went downhill from there as TV standards loosened, and sex or violence replaced quality scriptwriting.
Our “models” in the 21st century are prize idiots. Village idiots rejected in any healthy society. We’d spit on them in the street. They’re drunks, drug abusers, perverts, self-abusers, losers, whores and everything we should shun. Except we’ve confused the sinner for a saint in the making. No one is allowed to judge.
They misquote the Bible (see below), which actually says only God can judge, the final time – whether someone will go to Hell, after death, not about their life and whether they commit sin or to never lambast the sinners, this is encouraged to give them time to repent prior to their death. The quote is about STANDARDS.
We’re supposed to give them endless chances, these adults who cause pain to everyone around them. We embrace their ‘sin’ and wonder why they profit from it. We are complicit in their rise. Anytime a person achieves something worthy of merit, the knaves who look up to the detritus scream about equality, which means pulling down the gifted and talented to the level of people who didn’t try at school or didn’t work hard a day in their life. Self-improvement is a scarlet mark, aren’t you happy, they say? Do these bread and circuses not fill that gaping hole where your soul should be?
n.b. If you live by a standard, the Christian standard, the Bible is totally fine with you judging by those. What Matthew 7:1 refers to, is that HUMANS DO NOT DECIDE THE STANDARD OF GOD. We do not get to choose what is a sin or pretend to know the mind of God by speaking for Him.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
If you are not a drunk, totally judge a drunk. If you are not a pervert, feel free to judge a pervert. It is a guard against hypocrisy, hubris and the changing goalposts of political correctness.
The NT encourages we call out sin and sinners, for they are the ones who need to hear it. They are the ones the Bible addresses, you don’t need to tell a good man how to be good;
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17
Telling someone they will go to Hell if the Bible says so is simply information, not prejudice, they cannot personally decide what is sin or a sinner, the Bible actually forbids this. It is also a fair warning about repenting before it is too late, they are trying to help.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. Revelations 21:8
Most people have never heard of the term Second Death. Common in occult circles, it is the death of the spirit.
There is no such thing as a boastful Christian.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8
They cannot ask you to donate to various aid causes in the name of God.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24
Charity must be done in secret always. The classy thing too.
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. Matthew 6:various
A Christian cannot support things in contradiction to the Bible.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Corinthians 6:9
I’ve never done a Bible-bashing post before but the truth bears repeating that someone who doesn’t even go to Church knows the Bible better than some supposed Christians (really CHINOS) and oddly I actually follow it better than them, it’s just common sense i.e. give people advice against screwing up, forgive the first time then shun them if they keep abusing your trust and lying.
I don’t go to Church because I don’t think God is there. It’s like the last place the guy would go. I’ll leave you with this bit about false teachings;
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.… ~ from 2 Peter 2, the full passage is epic….
false words…. like homophobia? Islamophobia? abusing bigot?
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell[a] and committed them to chains[b] of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment…then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,[d] and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge[e] in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.
Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, … 12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,[f] while they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
down with taboo
end the stigma
For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18
Actually worse than Hell, the worst punishment possible.
When atheists surviving near-death experiences complain of darkness and smugly say Christianity must be false, then, because there is no afterlife, they don’t know they’ve confirmed Outer Darkness.
… They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves[g] of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. …For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”