Sept. 2, 2020

How Did We Get Here? Culture in Chaos – Linda J. Hansen

How Did We Get Here? Culture in Chaos – Linda J. Hansen

In the age of cancel-culture, you may feel like millions of Americans who are looking around in dismay as it seems wrong has become right, up is now down, and words that were perfectly fine a short time ago have now become points of division.  How did we get here? Contrary to some media reports, this has not been caused by one single politician or elected official.  The cause is much deeper. In this episode, Linda shares from a small book, The Children's Story, written by James Clavell. The compelling story, played out in an elementary school classroom, is a chilling reminder of how easily minds can be shaped and culture can be changed. If you are concerned about the direction of our nation, listen to this thought-provoking episode. 

Note:  If you’d like to read The Children’s Story for yourself, it is available for purchase online. No compensation was or will be provided for mentioning the book to listeners. 

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Transcript

Linda J. Hansen:  Welcome to this episode and thank you for listening.  I am breaking away once again from my usual format (that typically includes guests) to share with you a very short book that I read many years ago and that impacted my life significantly. In our age of cancel-culture, you may feel like millions of Americans who are looking around in dismay as it seems wrong has become right, up is now down, and words that were perfectly fine a short time ago have now become points of division.  How did we get here? Contrary to some media reports, this has not been caused by one single politician or elected official.  The cause is much deeper.

I have always believed that America would never be defeated by military force.   We would rise up, defend our homeland, and fight for our freedoms, just as so many brave patriots have done in the past.  However, I have watched for decades as complacency has replaced patriotism, and an entitlement mindset has replaced an individual work ethic that has helped millions to achieve prosperity and has helped our nation thrive.  If America will fall, it will fall from within. We must not let that happen.

I’d like to share with you a little known book, The Children's Story, by James Clavell. The compelling story, played out in an elementary school classroom, is a chilling reminder of how easily minds can be shaped and culture can be changed. 

If you’d like to read the book for yourself, it is available for purchase online and I recommend you do so. I want to make it clear that I receive no compensation whatsoever for that recommendation or for your purchase. I just sincerely believe the content of the book is important and I wanted to share it with you. The highly acclaimed author, James Clavell, captured the essence of political double-speak and control. 

May we all be wise and discerning as we seek truth and decide the future direction for our nation. 

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To protect the rights of the author and the integrity of his work, we will not be posting the transcript of the audio reading of his book.  We encourage you to purchase a copy from your favorite book source. Thank you.