Generations of Americans – and others in the west – have been co-opted/corrupted through the (mis)education process.
IF one is a cultural relativist, aka die-hard leftist, then the fruits of academia’s (mis)labors have borne major bounty. But for those who treasure western civilization’s linchpin – Judeo-Christian moorings – then the devastation wrought is incalculable. Its wreckage can be seen all over the west (and most trenchantly) in the disgraced halls of American/western academia.
NO one who knows this blogger has any doubt, just how much higher education is valued. Nevertheless, without a true reformation, it will be less of a case whether or not it is necessary, but more of a question whether it should be shunned altogether. Its destructive underpinnings are THAT dangerous and insidious.
A glimpse into the blackened halls of academia can be found within ‘The Paradox & Pitfalls Of Liberal Democracies’ – adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/21/the-paradox-pitfalls-of-liberal-democracies-in-a-time-of-immoral-relativism-the-havoc-wrought-by-leftist-academia-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ - but it is so much worse.
AND without an authentic reformation western civilization will eventually peter away! Undoubtedly. But once again, Professor Paul Eidelberg, a true renaissance man, comes to the rescue. His credentials are here – adinakutnicki.com/about/ – but know that they are just the tip of his sage analysis. Thus, heeding his impenetrable advice is not only pressing, it will serve as a major bulwark towards the west’s salvation.
‘Toward a Revolution in Education’
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
The Age of Enlightenment, which peaked in the eighteenth century, was very much a struggle against the corruption that had occurred in the Church of Rome. This corruption facilitated the atheism that permeated the Age of Enlightenment.
What has taken the place of that clerical-dominated Church in the twentieth century is the secular-dominated University, the seed bed of multicultural moral relativism.
The greatest enemy of Judeo-Christian America is not Islam so much as the atheism and nihilism generated by the University-bred doctrines of historicism and positivism. These two doctrines are the primary sources of moral and cultural relativism—and note well that these doctrines flourish in Normless as opposed to Normative Democracy.
Relativism, as I have repeatedly shown and documented during the past four decades, has emasculated the United States. It has also enfeebled the Government of Israel. More than Saudi oil, than any other single factor, Moral Relativism has made the United States a patron of terrorism. Has not the United States Congress, at the behest of a series of Presidents, appropriated and dispensed yearly grants of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Palestine Liberation Organization (the PLO), a consortium of terrorist groups committed to Israel’s destruction?
The same academic relativism has induced Israel’s government to appease the PLO and even endorse a PLO state in Israel’s heartland.
Notice, moreover, the media’s condemnation of Israel in its current war of self-defense against terrorist controlled Gaza. This grotesque Israel-bashing is a direct consequence of the moral relativism (or “moral reversal”) that animates college-educated journalists whose corrupted minds cannot recognize and face EVIL: the evil of Hamas, of Fatah, and yes, of ISLAM, whose leaders vow to wipe Israel off the map and who gleefully scream “Death to America”!
There can be no genuine peace with any Islamic political entity for the simple reason that Islam’s hatred of “infidels|” is rooted in Islamic theology, in its Jihadic scriptures, which provide a religious veneer for despots and despotism.
Surely 1,400 years of Islamic tyranny and 250 million Christian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, and Hindu victims of Islamic imperialism should be enough to convince any uncorrupted human being — and you will find some among former Muslims– that this bellicose ideology is a brutal form of paganism adorned in a fabricated monotheism whose deity is not bound by reason and justice–for that would impose limits on Allah’s absolute power.
But it’s not Islamic absolutism so much as democratic moral relativism that needs to be overcome to overcome Islam. This will require an intellectual revolution in Western academia. No, I am not calling for an academic Inquisition ala Joseph McCarthy. What is needed is the creation of alternative institutions of higher education—institutions that do not crush students with thousands of dollars of debts and years of dependency.
The revolution needed is in the social sciences and humanities where relativism flourishes. There are wealthy people capable of understanding the basic causes of Europe’s moral decline and now America’s. These people need to be galvanized to support the development or reconstruction of colleges and universities that do not emasculate youth by indoctrinating them with moral and cultural relativism.
America’s colonial colleges–suffice to mention only those now called Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard–produced America’s greatest statesmen: Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams. There was no moral relativism among these classically-educated philosophic statesmen. How could there be given a living Declaration of Independence that refers to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” the ultimate source of our unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”?
Alas, during the past one hundred years, moral relativism has dominated American colleges and universities, has trashed the Declaration of Independence, and what Lincoln called our “ancient faith.”
In fact, many colleges and universities professors are now preaching anti-Americanism—and this, by the way, is why we have a “post-American” President in the White House!
And so it will be in the future if 40 to 50 million voters are dependent on government — unless alternative or reconstructed educational institutions are established, institutions that restore the creativity of American Exceptionalism and produce a new generation of philosophic statesmen.”
Like a two-tiered hydra, the scourge of Islam cannot be dealt with if western academia nourishes its blood. Whither one goes, so too does the west. ‘Islam & Blood’ leads the charge – adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a-groundbreaking-policy-paper-contained-herein-the-world-stands-on-a-precipice-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-109/.
Most significantly, when a nation/culture stands for everything it stands for nothing. And it is not for nothing that (im)moral relativism is at the core of the west’s precipitous decline.
Either America’s academic edifice becomes a serious target for traditional Americans, or it will bury the west.
RECONSTRUCTION…REFORMATION…NEVER LOOKED BETTER…MORE URGENT TOO.