Before the Babylon Bee, there was Mad Magazine.
The comic and satire magazine has been lampooning politics, pop culture, celebrities, and pretty much everything else since the 1950s.
The thing is, there’s a fine line between satire and reality. That’s the thing about comedy — the best bits have a kernel of truth to them.
Sometimes the satire is so spot-on that it actually comes true. The Babylon Bee keeps a running list of their “predictions” that have become reality in their “Book of Prophecy.”
We’re not sure if Mad Magazine does the same thing, but with their decades of history, it would probably be a very long list.
YouTuber Felix Rex of the Black Pigeon Speaks channel posted an old image from Mad Mag last week with the caption, “This slippery slope was considered to be so farcical, it was presented as humor (August 2006 MAD Magazine). Of note: how accidently accurate the predictions were but also how just 17 years ago, MTF trans were called ‘She-Males.’ Where will we be 17 years hence? Predictions?”
This slippery slope was considered to be so farcical, it was presented as humor (August 2006 MAD Magazine). Of note: how accidently accurate the predictions were but also how just 17 years ago, MTF trans were called "She-Males." Where will we be 17 years hence? Predictions? pic.twitter.com/Vl6F00dHmh
— Felix Rex ⳩ (@navyhato) November 15, 2023
Well, that’s pretty wild, isn’t it?
As a society, we went from mocking the absurdity of lowered standards to normalizing those lower standards.
The question is, what does this all mean for military preparedness?
It used to be that young men would find discipline and purpose serving their country in the military. Now they’re just getting more woke indoctrination.
It’s a shameful thing to do to the men and women who serve this country.
It’s time to push back. Start by undoing the indoctrination that is being shoved at us 24/7/365 from every direction.
This is a good first step:
Dear young Christian male, this book you’re about to read is meant to challenge you to your very core. Its intent is not to make you feel warm and fuzzy. Some of the chapters will upset you greatly, especially if you’re a dandy who was raised with kid gloves by a helicopter mommy.
That said, in addition to the holy introspection contained herein, this book will also shoot adrenaline into your soul. It’ll push you to be a Godly risk taker and earth shaker. A veritable Rebel With A Cause just like the Captain of Our Salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you want a feel-good book that tickles your ears and morphs you into a little Christian popinjay, this tome ain’t for you. You should put this book down and walk away from it immediately. However, if, young man, if … your motto is to give God your utmost for His highest, and you wanna live a life worthy of Christ’s death, then this book will be grist for your mill.
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