From Victor Porlier by way of Billy Beck…

RE McMaster observes:

British anthropologist J.D. Unwin’s 1934 book, Sex and Culture, chronicled the decline of 86 different cultures throughout history. Unwin found that no nation that rejected monogamy in marriage and pre-marital sexual chastity lasted longer than a generation after it embraced sexual hedonism.

Wrote Unwin, “In human records there is no instance of a society retaining its energy after a complete new generation has inherited a tradition which does not insist on prenuptial and postnuptial continence.” Unwin found than nations that valued marriage and sexual abstinence were creative and flourished, maintaining what he called, “cultural energy”.

Likewise, sociologist Pitirim A. Sorokin, in his 1956 book, The American Sex Revolution, essentially confirmed Unwin, and stated in the late 1960s that America was committing “voluntary suicide”.

Sorokin’s study of decadent cultures convinced him that a healthy society can only survive if strong families exist and sexual activities are restricted to within marriage. Sexual promiscuity leads inevitably to cultural decline and eventual collapse.

William J. Bennett, in a 2001 book, The Broken Hearth, wrote,

“My concern is that we are now embarked upon an experiment that violates a universal social law: In attempting to raise children without two parents [healthy +/- polarity], we are seeing, on a massive scale, the voluntary breakup of the minimal family unit. This is historically unprecedented, an authentic cultural revolution-and, I believe, socially calamitous. We may be under the illusion that we can cheerfully deconstruct marriage and then one day decide to pull back from the brink. But as a friend of mine puts it, once you shoot out the lights, can you shoot them back on again? As the long record of human experimentation attests, civilizations, even great civilizations, are more fragile and perishable than we think.”

Eminent historian, Dr. E. Michael Jones’ 2005 book, Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation & Political Control, discusses how the rhetoric of sexual freedom has been used to engineer a system of covert political and social control.

Additionally, sociologist Carl W. Wilson, in his 1979 book, Our Dance Has Turned To Death, found that decadent cultures display seven typical characteristics: Men reject spiritual and moral development as the leaders of families; men begin to neglect their families in search of material gain; men begin to engage in adulterous relationships or homosexual sex; women begin to devalue the role of motherhood and homemaker; husbands and wives begin to compete with each other and families disintegrate; selfish individualism fragments society into warring factions; and men and women lose faith in God and reject all authority over their lives. Soon, moral anarchy reigns. When the family collapses, the society soon follows.

Truth is truth wherever you find it. Truth by its very nature is not contradictory. The secular non-Christian, non-Western Chinese, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, harbor a proverb which to this day echoes the truth discussed above: “If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”

Billy looks at this and says:

There are very good sociobiological reasons for this:

No other species in the world spends as much time at rearing their young as humans do, in the explicit expectation that those young are going to master all the conceptual philosophy that will afford them life *as human beings*.

Before anyone is tempted to mention something like elephants, I will simply point out that they are never expected to (for instance) grasp all the principles of powered flight and build airplanes, or know to be outraged at slavery.

We are what we are, uniquely, and that is how we must conduct ourselves.


I have written in the past and still hold that the collapse of our culture is largely being driven by the education of our young being turned over to the government and thereby the collapse of the traditional family, and the culture that comes from that abdication.

That change, over time, has led us to where we are as the cultural values of family are replaced with the governments “value-neutral.”

Argue if you will that the government must remain value-neutral but not if you’re going to turn the furtherance of our culture over to it as we have done. (Indeed, I have written that in its primary function government is supposed to be reinforcing and furthering the influence of the culture that gave it life and the government that sways from that purpose is self-destructive)

And let’s face it, we’re not just talking about sex here, we’re talking about every cultural value, every sense of right and wrong attached to the culture…. Everything that made it great, at its most basic. Metaphorically, we have forgotten the girl that came to the dance with us… And since government now controls our sense of right and wrong, we don’t understand what’s happening.

And don’t discount Bennett’s reference to the spiritual. It is from that that comes our cultural sense that there is something higher then government.

(Do we really expect government to be teaching us that there is something higher more powerful that has to be answered to, than government?)