Here’s yet another person saying what I’ve been saying. This is from Jared E. Peterson at AmericanThinker.com (emphasis—that is, the bolding of the text—was added by me):
The ongoing and not-so-gradual loss of American Civilization is the result of two related phenomena: the invasion of our country from the southern border, and our elites’ culture of self-loathing that oozed out of the noxious slime of the 60’s.
The Left [was] in effective control of the public schools of Berkeley by the 70’s. By the 80’s they were surfacing everywhere, in Academia, the public schools, the media and the popular culture. But then there were still other voices.
I suggested then that we’d better get into the cultural fight at its key choke points, and start body-punching, or the 60’s Left would do to those institutions what they’d done to Berkeley.
But nooooo … all the writers at the little conservative magazines and think tanks said, “We’ve won, we’ve won … see, Reagan’s in the White House.”
Politics always follows culture, and we started giving up our culture’s principal consciousness-forming institutions in 1975, when the post war 60’s crowd was getting its first Ph.d.’s.
And for the last 10-15 years those institutions have been the personal property of the Western-civilization-hating Left.
Contrary voices, for the most part, have been snuffed out. Here and in Europe.
We must teach the young, and many others who’ve forgotten, the remedial truth that they are the luckiest generation in human history — because they are the inheritors and beneficiaries of 2500 years of accumulated human material and moral improvement, about 95% of which has been the gift to them and to the world of the Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian civilization of the West.