Toqueville Was Right!: ‘Revolving on Themselves Without Repose’

Written by Luke Hamilton on July 4, 2013

But let that child try to sip from a Big Gulp while playing ‘Grand Murder Spree 8’ on their video game console and our loving leaders are forced to restrict consumption for the good of the child. Why? Because entertainment is the teat by which they control us. We have no need of Soma, just more mindless media for consumption with each batch more salacious than the last!

This would be inadvisable, if the goal was rearing a generation of stalwart men and women to lead this country. But that never has been the goal of our Dear Leaders, as de Toqueville points out. Instead they seek to mire our youth in Never Never Land until their self-sufficiency has been degraded to the point of complete vacuity. And when Morpheus comes to pull the teat from their slack jaws, freeing them from the Matrix, the only clamor they raise is for their binky which was rudely taken from them.

It is a Sisyphean task to combat the designs of this benevolent succubus in the lives of our children, but one we must not shirk or ignore. Teaching our children from the pages of Holy Writ and the stories of our own lives can open their eyes to the shadows on the cave walls which surround them on all sides.

I have found the book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls by our host, Doug Giles, to be an indispensable primer on raising young women in a ribald and sacrilegious world. Likewise, Making Men by Chuck Holton is an invaluable resource when engaging young men as they take their first steps into manhood. As they get near graduation age, books like How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski and In But Not Of by Hugh Hewitt will augment and supplement the biblical wisdom you have worked to implant in their souls.

Let us strive to raise a generation which revolves not unto themselves without repose, but one which revolves around the message of Christ and seeks its promulgation in a world steeped in banal and vulgar pleasures.

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Luke Hamilton is classically-trained, Shakespearean actor from Eugene, Oregon who happens to be a liberty-loving, right-wing, Christian constitutionalist. When not penning columns for, Hamilton spends his time astride the Illinois-Wisconsin border, leading bands of liberty-starved citizens from the progressive gulags of Illinois to [relative] freedom. Hamilton is the creative mind/voice behind Pillar & Cloud Productions, a budding production company which resides at He owes all to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose strength is perfected in his weakness.