Wednesday, May 9, 2012

War Time Propaganda

History is repetitive. Every nation that has ever engaged in war has published propaganda. Some of it clever. Some malicious. Some of it to boost morale. Some to stir up fear. Whatever the motivation behind it -advertising and word choice are powerful- look back to Nazi Germany. Whoever has the best ads, sells the most product:  SEX SELLS.

A huge part of winning the purity war is seizing the lingo. Whoever controls the "words" controls the battle. Think about the word choice that the pornographic industry uses: "gentleman’s club,” "adult bookstore,” "pro-choice,” "sexual revolution,” "open relationships.” All those terms convey a positive message but it is all smoke and mirrors…gift-wrap on garbage. We really know that "gentleman" do not degrade women by watching them publicly humiliate themselves. We really know that there is nothing that makes one more mature in "adult" bookstores-that's why the windows are tinted. We really know that "pro-choice" is just a nicer way of saying "I'm morally okay with mothers killing their unborn children." We really know (or at least we are beginning to see) that no true freedom came from the so called "sexual revolution." Unless by "freedom" you mean more children that are raised in fatherless homes, higher sex-crime rates, and a “plastic surgery consumed” culture that has more body-image issues than Shallow Hal. We all know that the only thing left open in an "open relationship" is a higher divorce rate and a better chance of getting an STD. The porn industry wants to re-define words. Why? Because they want people to get addicted to pornography. Why? Because they rake in the cash by doing so. The more "clicks" on a porn site, the more money they make. Or as C.S. Lewis said, "There are people who want to keep our sex instinct inflamed in order to make money out of us. Because, of course, a man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales-resistance."

We have to take back the higher ground of word control. We have to call truth, truth. Lies, lies. Smut, smut. Black, black. White, white. You will get called a bigot for doing so. The opposition will label the truth as hate speech. They want it to seem as being intolerable, mean and uneducated. We cannot negotiate with spiritual terrorist. We cannot afford to "play nice." We are at war. The father of lies (the inventor of propaganda see Genesis) wins with every "click" of a mouse looking at porn. Our heavenly Father (the source of all truth) wins with every "click" of rosary beads knocking together in prayer. What side are you contributing to? Only one side is destined to win. Choose wisely. To finish Lewis' thought from earlier, "God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them."

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter...Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom go up like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5:20, 24

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