Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Offsite Post: ‘We’re Running out of “Next Times”’


The typical response in the US to disappointing election results is some variant of ‘There’s always next time.’  Yet some trends are turning that into a deceptive hope.

First is the continued ability of a minority of blue urban counties to dominate State-wide elections.

In Kentucky, Gov. Beshear was re-elected with about 52% of the total votes but with only about 23% of the total counties (winning 28 out of 120).

In Ohio, Issue 1, adding pro-abortion language to the Ohio constitution, won with about 57% of the total votes but with only about 28% of the total counties (25 out of 88).  Issue 2, legalizing marijuana, also won with 57% of the total votes but again without even a majority of the counties assenting (45% - 40 out of 88 approved).

Until States give the rural red counties/parishes a greater share of political power, the black widows’ nests that big cities have become will continue to cast their long, poisonous shadow over State-wide elections.  The easiest solution is to tie State-wide elections to total counties won instead of total raw votes received:  A candidate, constitutional amendment, etc., would only be valid if passed in a majority or supermajority of counties.

The second trend is the increasing liberalism of voters regarding social/cultural issues like drugs and abortion.  A large part of the problem is the concept of rights.  Issue 1 contains language such as this:

A. Every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions on:

1. contraception;

2. fertility treatment;

3. continuing one’s own pregnancy;

4. miscarriage care; and

5. abortion.

This language of rights is one of the moral conundrums the US must confront.  It really cannot be gainsaid that we have deified the individual human will here in the States.  There are still a good many churches around, but when pastors, priests, bishops, etc., start making demands of their parishioners that impose even the slightest bit on a man’s or woman’s freedom, the latter hit the road in search of a church that affirms them in whatever habits or beliefs that they don’t wish part with, or they simply stop going altogether.  In doing so, we have in large part exchanged the petition to the Heavenly Father ‘Thy will be done’ in the Lord’s Prayer for the satanist Aleister Crowley’s dictum ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.’

The Crowleyan worship of our own individual wills necessarily ramifies, because of the absence of the constraints of Christianity, into things like abortion, recreational drug use, changing one’s gender, redefining marriage, and so on.

If there is to be any major change in the current trajectory of society, we will have to broaden our focus from the self-centered will of the individual to include the essential and unchangeable traditions of our Christian forefathers.  Regarding abortion in particular, there is a long line of saints, church canons, etc., that mark any abortion as wrong:

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The rest is at https://thehayride.com/2023/11/garlington-were-running-out-of-next-times/.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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