Leaving The American Sector

Checkpoint Charlie was “ground zero” of the Cold War. On one side was the Western culture known everywhere as “America”. On the other side was the world of razor wire and gun towers, grey concrete buildings, and the complete repression of the human spirit. It was Communism. It was the final destination of the cult of egalitarianism. It was where America is now headed. The sign at Checkpoint Charlie said it all – “Leaving The American Sector”.

Three things come to mind as I consider where this country is headed – and where we are being dragged against our will. The first two are signposts along the way. The last is a look back at the culture and civilization America is leaving behind.

• The ban on women in combat has now been removed. Since the Old Testament days, the idea of sending women into combat was simply unthinkable. For thousands of years of human history, we had the good sense to understand the different roles of men and women in society. No civilized society worthy of the name would even consider such an idea. But then, we no longer are a civilized society, are we? The military is no longer a force to defend against foreign enemies and a deterrent to aggression. With this following in the footsteps of embracing open homosexuals in the military, our armed forces are now just another instrument of social change.

• The Boy Scouts of America have announced that they may lift the ban on homosexual Scouts and Scout leaders. The Boy Scout Oath ends with the words, “To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” Those are words that helped guide untold thousands of young boys into manhood – including myself. Those are words that will no longer have any real meaning if Scouting caves in under the pressure of the Cultural Marxists now in charge. One of the few remaining institutions that stood for what is good and right appears about to crumble.

• In contrast to those two items, our church just finished its 15th annual Bible Conference. One of my roles during the conference is to take photos to post on our church web site. As I snapped photos of the people during this four-day event, I was struck by the stark difference between what I saw there and what is now celebrated as the norm of present-day American “culture.” There were individuals and families (some spanning three generations), the ladies were all dressed modestly, the men were neatly dressed and well groomed. Everyone was as kind and polite as can be. People pitched in to help in any way they could. It was a slice of Norman Rockwell Americana. It was the way life is supposed to be in a civilized Western society.

Find and cherish the enclaves of our culture. Nurture and care for them. We are truly Leaving the American Sector.

About Stephen Clay McGehee

Born-Again Christian, Grandfather, husband, business owner, Southerner, aspiring Southern Gentleman. Publisher of The Confederate Colonel and The Southern Agrarian blogs. President/Owner of Adjutant Workshop, Inc., Vice President - Gather The Fragments Bible Mission, Inc. (Sierra Leone, West Africa), Webmaster - Military Order of The Stars and Bars, Kentucky Colonel.
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5 Responses to Leaving The American Sector

  1. Fr. John+ says:

    I pray that your Bible Conference included this bit of ‘news’ which, for some of us, is not news at all.

    [Link included but removed by SCM]

  2. John,

    My reply is much the same as with your previous comments. While I appreciate your dedication to what you believe, our church goes by The Bible as our sole reference. The link you provided was about DNA studies regarding the Jews and Europeans. Now I assume that your beliefs are not based solely on that, and it is not my intention to imply that; however, the position you promote in your blog is not based on The Bible. In fact, it is quite counter to what The Bible teaches. It is for that reason that I removed the links.

    Our church is no stranger to the doctrine you are promoting. Not too long ago, a man began attending our church and tried to spread these same ideas among the congregation. The pastor and the deacons met with him several times, showed him from The Bible where he was wrong, and yet he continued trying to win “converts” to his false doctrine. He was told that while he was welcome to attend, if he continued to try to spread false doctrine within this gathering of the church, he would be removed. He continued and was removed from the congregation in the manner prescribed within the pages of The Bible.

    I try to live my life according to the principles and doctrines given to us in The Bible. For that reason, I will not allow this blog to be used in any way to help spread false doctrine, which is why your links were removed. I trust you would have a similar policy for your own blog. Since doctrinal matters are not the purpose of Confederate Colonel, such matters are not open to debate and discussion here. If needed, I state what The Bible says, and that’s all there is to it. The Bible, being God’s word to man, is THE final authority. We don’t have to like everything we find in The Bible – we just have to believe and obey it.

  3. “We need to drop out of this culture, and find places, even if it is where we physically are right now, where we can live godly, righteous and sober lives.” Paul M. Weyrich

  4. I say this when it’s true: I wish I’d written this piece. You have done an excellent job.

    There are reasons our forefathers opposed socialism, egalitarianism and materialism. These ideas lead to a vision of human life that is not based in reality and gives us no shared values, no direction and really, no civilization.

    It is not surprising that wherever they take root people become more selfish, more savage and less likely to appreciate the good, the beautiful and the true. In the name of ideology, more people have been sacrificed than for any other cause.

    As you point out, the solution is as plain as it is simple: live for what works, and not just in a utilitarian sense, but in a sense of being an optimal life that is like a heaven on earth.

  5. Thank you, sir, for the kind words. In a very real way, this post sums up the entire reason for the existence of Confederate Colonel.

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