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Ten Signs of a Culture's End - Keena

Ten Signs of a Culture's End - Keena

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There are ten signs that depict the end of a culture. Great civilizations of the past were destroyed when people saw these signs but failed to act. Each of these indicators is with us today.
There are ten signs that depict the end of a culture. Great civilizations of the past were destroyed when people saw these signs but failed to act. Each of these indicators is with us today.

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Ten Signs of a Culture's End
Written byBradley Keena  There are ten signs that depict the end of a culture. Great civilizations of thepast were destroyed when people saw these signs but failed to act. Each of these indicators is with us today.
The first sign of the end of a culture is that of a society which nolonger worships or acknowledges God.
 Christianity had played a significant role in the discovery and settlement of America. It had provided a standard in judging education, legislation, andbehavior-both public and private. In the 1990s, it has actually becomeunpopular to advocate traditional Judeo-Christian values, such as the TenCommandments. Thanks to Political Correctness, the popular cultureridicules those who worship God as the sovereign creator. Instead, it ispopular to put ourfaith and trust in ourselvesor in other creations of God.
A second indicator of the end of a culture is the decline of thefamily.
 Just 40 years ago families usually lived close to grandparents. Fathers wereresponsible for the welfare of the family. Moms generally stayed home. Itwas safe to walk to school or go to the movies unattended. Today, statisticsshow divorce is at an all time high in the United States. It is now so commonfor young people to grow up in divorced households that the term "brokenfamily" is now a forgotten expression in the popular culture. Fathers areliving apart from their natural children. Mothers no longer stay at home, butwork as a head of the household. As a result, women in our society have losttheir feminine identity. As worship has declined, the spiritual valuescommunicated by mothers have all but ended with a generation. The moralauthority of fathers is undermined by a society thatno longer embraces thestructure of the family.
A third important indicator of cultural demise is a society's low viewof life.
 Today, the popular culture now viewsabortionas a "right." The failure of ourgovernment to outlaw partial birth abortion for such a long timedemonstrated how intolerant of life the culture has become. Steadily,society's undermining of life has grown to include calls for legalizingeuthanasia, assisted suicide, and scientific experimentation. But historywarns no society can last without a high view of life.
Another sign of the end of the civilization is the prevalence of baseand immoral entertainment.
In its last days, Rome had become a society with an insatiable appetite fordebauchery and immorality. Perverted entertainment translated intoperverted speech and behavior. The Roman society began to accept andencourage open homosexuality. The people turned away from God and
 
forgot his commandments and precepts, and Rome crumbled. And today, ourculture has begun to embrace the same kind of entertainment. In music, asong eulogizing a murdered rap star has held the top spot on the charts fortwo months. Many of our movies now feature heroes who triumph by copyingthe vises of the villains. Television has scuttled its family hour for moredramas and sitcoms that treat perversion as normal behavior. Wholesomeentertainment is becoming a forgotten relic.
Still another troublesome indicator of society's demise is theincrease of violent crime among young people.
Riddled with gang violence, many of our inner cities have become powderkegs portending future collapse. Today, young people think about death anddying more than any other subject. In fact, surveys indicate they think aboutdeath even more than they think about the opposite sex. There's a popularnew sport called extreme fighting, in which combatants injure one anotherlike the gladiators of Rome. The demise of the traditional family and absenceof religion have combined to create a culture of children who are morallyretarded. In the wake of this, our Politically Correct society offers youngpeopleno consistent arguments against violence.
Another key cultural indicator is the declining middle class.
Politicians have discovered one of the keys to reelection is to advocate morespending and government programs for the poor. The traditional middleclass is now defined as rich. The work of the federal government has becomethe business of redistributing wealththrough taxation and new governmentprograms. After years of bureaucratic growth over the last fifty years, theUnited States has witnessed shrinking numbers of middle class wageearners, many of whom have become the working poor. The family structurehas disintegrated over the last twenty-five years in part because of theeconomic pressure for women to join the workforce. This has lead to theincreased polarization of the working class and the wealthy. Russiawitnessed just such a polarization before a revolution ushered in thecommunist era.
 Yet another sign of cultural demise is that of an insolventGovernment.
  The French Revolution occurred against the backdrop of abankruptgovernment. Today, our government has not managed a balanced budget innearly thirty years. Beneath the annual budget lies a debt of unmanageableproportions. History warns that a government rendered insolvent cannotquell its disenchanted masses.
Related to this, a government that lives off of society's moral decayis another sign of the end of a civilization.
 The Roman civilization crumbled under the weight of an immoral and corruptgovernment. Over the years, our government has devised the creation of whole agencies that exist for no other reason than to manage some of themost immoral aspects of the culture. The National Endowment for the Artsand the Legal Services Corporation are examples of agencies that foster
 
society's decline. Within the judicial branch of government, judgesaccountable to no one have helped undermine the religious freedoms thatwere once the centerpiece of our society. Laws once protected children andfamilies. Criminals were punished severely for rape. People were arrested forcohabitation and adultery. Sodomy, outlawed in every state, was listed in thenewspaper as a "crime against nature." A couple having a child out of wedlock was ostracized, and homosexuality was as foreign to the world aswalking on the moon.
One obvious indicator that a culture is in decline is when the rulingclass loses its will.
Our nation's leaders no longer see the world according to right and wrong.Instead, the objective of today's foreign policy Establishment is to maintainthe status quo. In like manner, our elected leaders have lost their moralauthority. Elected officials no longer seek office for the good of the countrybut instead seek reelection to further lucrative careers within theWashington Establishment. Also, our nation's defense Establishment hastraded military readiness for social experimentation with a feminizedmilitary.
The final indicator of the demise of a civilization is the failure of itspeople to see what is happening.
In nearly every case, citizens of past civilizations which ended witnessed allof the signs of demise but failed to act. Today, the popular culture hashelped society forget the lessons of history. In school, teachers used to teachthe basics; children received report cards that actually reflected what theyhad achieved. In 1973, the NEA president said, "The day of basic skills is over. . . we will be the conveyor of national values" Today schools teach self-esteem and is a major tool used to indoctrinate our children. It's notuncommon in science class for children to be taught that humans evolvedfrom a lower lifeform and that trees have the same right to life as humans.Children learn that it is okay to have two mommies and no daddy. Kids todayare adept at using a calculator, but have no concept of multiplication ordivision. They cannot make change but score high in self-esteem.All of the signs of the demise of our culture are with us today: the hostilitytoward religion, the breakup of the family, the declining view of life, theappetite immorality, the violence and crime, and the declining middle classare coupled with an federal government on the brink of insolvency, whoseleaders are living off of society's moral decay leading to the loss of leadership and moral will. The education system has robbed our of a classiceducation; seduced them through deceit and outright lies; the court systemhas given us "rights" we never owned; the criminal justice system does notprovide justice for those who are mistreated; legislators have legalizedimmoral behavior; and our national leaders have set an example of immorality.

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