The city in which I live has no strip club and, to my knowledge, never has. Quite frankly, most men have better things to do than watch hair-brained bimbos swing for poles. Men have better sense than to stuff their hard-earned dollars in the underpants of strangers.
But you’d never know that by watching television.
Men are portrayed as sexual predators, but seldom as loving fathers and devoted husbands. Script writers often include scenes at strip clubs when men are portrayed as lust-driven maniacs.
That is in stark contrast with reality.
The mainstream Marxist media are attacking the traditional family with a vengeance. The 1950s housewife is demeaned with misogynistic fury and women are portrayed in masculine roles. Seldom are women portrayed as loving wives and devoted mothers.
Everything that made Western culture great is under attack.
No, I’m not preaching a sermon. Rather, I’m drawing from the first century Christian church to demonstrate the uniqueness of Western culture and why it is, in many ways, advanced relative to most other cultures.
First century Christians, as noted in the New Testament, placed emphasis on the traditional family. In fact the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Timothy noted that pastors were to be the husbands of one wife.
The concept of chivalry is almost unique to Western culture. The New Testament refers to women as the “weaker vessel,” a biological reality; not to discredit women but to underscore the importance of treating them with respect.
Where did first century Christians get the concept of the one-husband-one-wife family unit?
Much of Christianity was reformed Judaism. Christians believe in the same God, the same commandments, and the same morality EXCEPT for the concept of the family.
Where did early Christians get the idea of what we now call ‘the traditional family’?
• Judaism embraced polygamy as normal. When describing the many wives of Solomon, for example, the Old Testament simply informs us without commentary. It wasn’t condemned because it wasn’t considered wrong.
Where did early Christians get the idea of what we now call “the traditional family”?
The answer is: Early Christians got the concept of one-husband-one-wife from Romans who, in turn, got it from the Greeks.
As odd as it may sound, we could say that our concept of the traditional family came from the influence of pagan religions.
The point is this: The concept of a traditional Western family is almost uniquely Western or European. We didn’t get it from Judaism or any other Semitic cultures because they embraced so-called plural marriages.
The traditional family is almost uniquely Western or European. That, my friends, is why the traditional family is under attack from the left. It is a fundamental component of Western civilization. It is one of the main roots that feeds our culture. To destroy the traditional family is to destroy Western civilization.
Rumors attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for allegedly having affairs with as many as five women would not be a problem, let alone a scandal, in many cultures. Granted, some Frenchmen have mistresses, but its generally frowned upon.
• That is also true of Far Eastern cultures where polygamy — if understood as including the concept of concubines — was not considered immoral and has historically been practiced by the wealthy and elite throughout the Far East.
Polygamy was practiced in Japan until 1945 when it was outlawed after the end of WWII as part of the Western impact on Japanese culture.
Concubinage was not abolished in Hong Kong until 1971.
• You’ve heard the African parable, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s because African culture has not historically embraced our concept of the family. Even today, after generations of exposure to Western culture, the African concept of village-raised children plagues our nation’s urban areas.
The president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has five wives. When he makes public appearances he totes along his harem. It’s considered perfectly acceptable and normal. It’s not considered Western.
• I’ve recently been studying the Indian wars in the United States that raged after the so-called Civil War. The Indian wars lasted from 1865 to 1879.
What I learned was that the plains Indians didn’t have family units as understood by Western culture. The societal structure of Indian culture consisted of tribes; not families. Males hunted and females were property. Women did most of the work. Men didn’t have wives; they owned squaws.
Most Indians were fond of bartering. They were known to trade most anything they owned from their tepees to their females. The only thing the 19th-century plains Indian wouldn’t trade was his pony.
Virtually every culture on earth has historically viewed females as property except for European culture. In Western culture women have traditionally been viewed as partners in marriage. They were honored and respected.
• That is not seen in Islamic cultures where Muslim women are nothing more than property and non-Muslim women are sex slaves.
The end analysis is that Western culture is being attacked on multiple fronts. Both Western Europe and the United States are being invaded by anti-Western cultures; Islamic insurgents posing as refugees and given asylum status as a short-cut to bypass the red tape of acquiring citizenship.
The attack on the traditional family in which the husband and wife raise a family as partners is being destroyed.