Crisis Magazine dares to question Women's Suffrage. Wow. You could just as easily say slavery is a good thing or that, well, I'm not sure what else. Is there anything else wrong today but bigotry, racism, sexism and slavery?
Anyway, this isn't new, and I've seen a few over the last several years beginning to question just when everything went sour. As Christianity gushes people in unprecedented numbers who are apostatizing and abandoning the Faith for good, and a growing number of people are questioning the entire Christian, Western and American worldview on almost every issue imaginable, some have concluded this didn't just happen overnight.
Sin aside, there has to be something, somewhere that marks the beginning of this end. It wasn't Trump, or Obama, or the First Gulf War, or Clinton, or Reagan, or the Sixties, or the Beatles, or the Red Scare, or WWII. The further back you go, the more you realize recognizable issues that have flourished into these Civilization destroying ideas were already alive and well.
Someday we're going to have to ask the hard questions, or it will be too late. At least for our children and their children's children. It will be tough, and it won't involve us just saying how sinful those old time reprobates were. It will mean us pledging to undo the damage.
I'm not saying we abolish women's right to vote. I'm not saying we abolish democracy or go back to monarchy. Nor, despite what some have thrown back at me, am I saying we abolish science and go back to living in caves. I'm merely saying we can undo things in the world. It's possible. Just look at all the newest awesome ideas liberals hoisted on the world decades ago that the Left now calls evil and unacceptable.
This exercise in rethinking generations of assumptions might just include rethinking some major premises we've come to embrace for many generations, beyond just questioning MTV or whether flat screen TVs were a good idea. That is, of course, assuming we believe things like the Gospel, Christian civilization, democracy and the free world are actually worth saving.