Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brad Pitt, Pop Culture and America's Future

Brad Pitt recently announced on T.V. that he would consider running for office on the platform of “Gay Marriage, No Religion and Legalizing Marijuana.” The reason why I believe his comments even warrant a response is because this mindset is representative of many in contemporary pop culture today, a mindset based in ignorance of American history and ignorance of logic. Yet, if this world view becomes more prevalent it will undermine the very underpinnings of the foundation of a peaceful and prosperous society. America will change –not for the better.

When asked by Bill Maher about his issues with religion Brad Pitt said this,

"You know, I grew up in a religious family, in a religious community and it just doesn't make sense to me. It just doesn't work for me in the long run," Pitt said. "I never wanted to stop anyone else's religion and their beliefs until I started seeing it defining policy.... Like gay marriage. You have a group of people telling other people how to live their lives, and you can't do that. (Italics mine). In fact, I'm talking like there are actually Christians watching your show..."

Isn’t he telling Christians how to live their lives by that very statement, dictating what we can or cannot do? What he really means is that Christians must remain silent and allow the irreligious people to set public policy. His statement defies logic. You cannot tell someone they can’t tell someone what to do, without in that very statement telling them what to do. This shows ignorance of the basic principle of logic that truth must be consistent with itself.

His ignorance –and the ignorance in pop culture – of our American history is revealed by his apparent surprise that our religious views are influencing our public policy. Public policy has always, and in every country, is always a reflection of a religious world view. George Washington, the father of our country told us that it is “impossible to govern without God and the Bible.” And founding father of our country and our legal system James Wilson taught us that civil law must always be consistent with divine law.

My concern is that our young people are getting their information from uneducated or mis-educated personalities producing ignorant masses ready to follow any charismatic personality into bondage until we become like the other less exceptional nations of the world. Bill Bennett called it the “dumbing down of America.”

Can you imagine someone like Brad Pitt running for office and winning? I can. Didn’t Al Franken, a comedian get in? If this trend continues, it won’t be long until our national anthem is replaced with a new one that is already being played at major public events: “Imagine.” Did you ever read the words written by the Beatles?

"Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try
No hell below us, Above us only sky
Imagine all the people Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too
Imagine all the people, Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will live as one.

If you don’t see anything wrong with the words to this song as a national anthem, than you have already been brainwashed –or shall I say, “brain polluted” by an ideology that will radically change American culture for the worse. I’m reminded of President Reagan’s warning,

“If we ever cease to be one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under.”

It is up to the educated people of God to speak truth to power as well as to our neighbors, so that our children will know the same liberty, peace and prosperity our parents passed on to us. The clergy must lead the way, and the people of God must be as the Sons of Issachar who understand the times and know what Israel –or America- must do.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

While I grew up singing songs like "Imagine" and having many heroes in Hollywood, it wasn't until I was saved..(really saved)that I realized just how wayward as a country we have become...We need to go back to our point of reference...that is the "Word of God" and remember that our country was founded on these very Words and principles....Brother Bill is right...Brad Pitt can get elected as long as good men and women stand by and do nothing

Anonymous said...

You're so right, Bill - there is a tremendous inconsistency here - and, I suspect the Brad Pitts of this world can't see it, even if it was pointed out to them. Blessings!
Dwight

Jeff said...

OH NO...Move over Brad Pit...make room for Alec Baldwin...God please help us...