Marking 65th anniversary of VE Day
Last week we paid tribute to the Allied Forces who were instrumental in liberating Europe from Nazi oppression. It was a sacrificial effort in which many citizens and soldiers alike gave up their lives so that the rest of us could live ours in freedom.
We might have expected that such ultimate selflessness might have conferred upon our societies the wisdom to truly value life and liberty.
Unfortunately, in the years following World War II, much of Europe and America turned its back on its hard-won freedom and voluntarily succumbed to a new dictatorship of relativism that is no less evil than the fascism that preceded it.
This new tyranny recognizes nothing as being definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of satiating one's own ego and desires.
We have seen the contemporary results ― nihilistic yet impeccably democratic legislation that repudiates life itself!
I am thinking here of existing, enacted and pending articles of legislation that legalize various drugs, prostitution, contraception, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia, and genetic manipulation.
On the 65th anniversary of VE Day on Saturday, it is Western civilization that cries for liberation from the tyranny of modernity being imposed by socialist governments as they seek new and ingenious ways of undermining morality and embracing nihilism. Is this the path Western civilization wishes to traverse?
Is it not time for us all to re-examine the assumptions that we permit to serve as the foundation of our own individual lives?
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada