For the die hard liberal/progressive Democrat left there are two moral bars at play – two bars that define what is morally acceptable in the culture and in political candidates.
The first bar is that which is acceptable behavior to the political Democrat left and to much of the American media.
That bar is very low and rapidly approaching ground level. Currently that bar is so low as to require – by government decree – that boys be allowed to use the girls rest rooms and locker rooms. President Barack Obama through his Department of Justice is in the process of redefining what people have known and accepted for millennia – that boys are different than girls and appropriate accommodations to these differences are made in the form, for example, of separate locker rooms, showers and restrooms.
That the state of North Carolina felt it necessary to codify into state law the distinction between the genders has caused a firestorm of reaction from many quarters; PayPal, Dow Chemical, the NBA, the NCAA, Google and other businesses oppose North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. And of course the Obama Justice Department has filed a law suite against the North Carolina law.
This pushback against millennial long gender differentiation is couched in terms of LGBTQ equity and equal protection. But one of its most destructive effects is the unnecessary and unjustified recruitment of many teens, our children, into the LGBTQ life style. This recruitment is based on nothing more than the legal and scientific torturing of very radical agents such as Obama who truly mean to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” – politically as well as culturally and spiritually.
The next and very predictable lowering of this leftist bar is to legitimize and legalize pedophilia, and demonize those that would oppose – dumping them into Hillary Clintons “basket of deplorables.” .
Will we be hearing a righteous outcry in the main stream media about the truly shameful behavior of President Barack Obama as shown in the video above? No – for that behavior rises above the ground level moral bar of the truly radical left.
Will we be hearing and seeing a very public apology from the President of the United States? No – his rock star popularity assures his rise above the left’s deplorable moral bar.
Will we be hearing and seeing a public and sincere apology from former president Bill Clinton and his enabling wife Hillary to those four women present at the recent debate as well as to Monica Lewinsky who’s seaman stained blue dress stands as clear evidence of the depravity of the Clintons. No – They also rise above the moral bar steadily lowered over decades by the leftist elite of this nation.
The second bar is that which is unacceptable behavior to the political Democrat left by those opposing the agenda of the left.
This second moral bar of the left is wholly imaginary. The left sees a true moral bar such as in the Ten Commandments, and seeks to usurp it and use it as a bludgeon against its enemies. They see the package and its beautiful wrappings and try to pull it down to the depraved level of their first bar. But they only see the pretty wrapping and refuse to unwrap the package to see its true content.
The purpose of a moral bar – a thought and behavioral standard if you will — is to be a positive, protective and constructive force. It protects and builds up. It protects a family against a husband and father bent on satisfying only selfish needs at the expense of a wife and children. These selfish needs often include the acquisition and discarding of Playmates in the Hugh Heffner tradition, with the first discard being wife and mother. A true moral bar is also a positive and constructive force contributing to the strengthening and continuance of a moral community, culture and nation.
When the liberal/progressive left takes on the veneer of moral outrage at the transgressions of an enemy it is used to destroy that enemy. Destroy but not admonish and correct one who fails the moral standard. This is in stark contrast to reasons for having a moral standard at all – to prevent bad behavior, to correct bad behavior and hopefully to return a transgressor of the code to a semblance of good societal standing. A good example of the positive working of a true moral standard would be the life of Chuck Coulson I encourage you to investigate the life of this man who was redeemed through the positive workings of a true moral standard rather than him being destroyed by the false moral standard of the left.
The picture I see that perhaps best contrasts a true moral standard with a false standard is
the two thieves hanging on crosses along with Jesus.
Both began their time on the cross by mocking and blaspheming Him, as did many of the spectators. One of the thieves responded in faith to the message of salvation and was taken to paradise that very day. He is the one usually referred to as the thief on the cross, while the other man did not respond in faith and is now suffering from a deadly and eternal mistake.
In the context of the transgressions of Donald Trump in this 2016 presidential election, and the continual bombardment of those transgressions, I am reminded that Donald Trump is the one on his cross who has acknowledged his transgressions and has apologized for them. His enemies on their crosses continue with no repentance of their transgressions, and hypocritical mocking of the one on the other cross.
How high is your moral bar?
A good place to learn and reflect is at the Ten Commandments.
Don Johnson – October 2016