Is all change good? It’s common these days to hear people say “It’s change, and change is good.” But is it always? We have to be careful. Some change is meant to help people, while some is change for change’s sake, and other change is downright harmful. These days we are seeing a lot of the last kind.
A Disastrous last Decade.
What do I mean? Well, for the last decade or so, we’ve seen bizarre changes, many made for their own sake, or, even worse, on behalf of social and political special interest groups. We don’t have to go into detail. We all know about these so called “changes.” From draconian gender identity rules to vulgar and immoral sex education curricula and attacks on our traditional history and culture, they are everywhere. But why are we seeing so much change, and why don’t people react more strongly against it?
The People Don’t Want It.
First of all, I don’t believe most people want it. Generally speaking, people are content with things as they are. Whether it comes to national pride, sexual identity, traditional history, or a host of other issues, people are usually okay with the status quo. As Russell Kirk once said, “The first yearning of the soul is for order.” However, they are also overwhelmed. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and raise their families. They feel like it’s enough just to make it to the end of the month, and often there’s more month than money. They don’t have the time to think about the big issues. As a result, they let change wash over them and their world is changed forever.
We Can’t Stand By and Do Nothing.
It’s understandable, but it’s also tragic because the kinds of changes we are seeing now are terrible. They strike at the very heart of what it means to be civilized. They are an offence to all good and decent people everywhere. We can’t really stand by and do nothing while the changes we see now take place. Eventually, we will have to answer to ourselves and future generations for the kind of world we have created. So, again, why don’t people react more strongly?
Ignorance, Fake News and Liberal Bias.
One reason is that they may not know what is happening. They may be too busy to find out about current social and political issues. If they watch only one type of media, like the mainstream outlets, they may not be getting the whole story. Instead, they may be getting “fake news,”or the real news may be suppressed by a biased, largely liberal progressive media apparatus. There is so much information out there now, and much of it is deliberately falsified and exaggerated.
Gradualism and Its Dangers.
Still another reason may be “gradualism.” They may have become accustomed to the kind of bizarre change we are now experiencing and have accepted it over time. They may even have begun to tolerate it or believe in things they never would have accepted even scant months earlier. Eventually, they end up accepting the status quo as normal and bury their heads in the sand, just trying to make it through each day and survive.
What Can We Do About it?
It goes without saying, of course, that these reactions to change are not the way to go. We should never just ignore harmful change. What can you do about it? Well, here are a few practical suggestions:
- Never Accept Indoctrination. It is tempting, at times, to submit. It’s easier that way, and you’ll probably be more popular, but don’t. You know that you are right. Don’t doubt yourself.
- Educate Yourself. Learn as much as possible about the issues you care about. A good example of this is the SOGI 123 sex education curriculum. Another is Bill M-103. Make sure you learn as much as possible about these freedom destroying issues so that you will be ready to oppose them when you need to.
- Be Active. Find out the email and “snail mail” addresses of your representatives, your M.L.A. and M.P., the appropriate federal ministers and the Prime Minister of Canada and protest the policies you don’t agree with. Write letters and send email messages. The more protest they receive, the more likely they are to change their policies.
- Connect with Like Minded People. Connect with people who are as concerned as you are. That was how Freedom Defence Canada was created, a few people got together over coffee in Tim Horton’s to try to do something about the liberal progressive madness around them. Now we are a full fledged organization and making a difference.
- Pick One Issue, Local or National, and Go After it. Then move on to the next. The process of opposing harmful change is a gradual one. Start small, and work your way up. There will always be a multitude of issues you can fight. By taking them on in a gradual determined fashion you can end up making a real difference.
Above all, remember to keep resisting unjust policies and make yourself heard. It’s what makes the difference in a struggle like ours.