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  • Guest Post: Author Dawn Witzke ~ Society Gone South

     

    Today I’m pleased to have Dawn Witzke, author of the debut novel Path of Angels (Underground Series Book 1) as a guest on D Street.

    Dawn writes about one of the many traditional institutions that has been compromised by the American Left.

     

    Society Gone South.

    Boy Scouts Cave…Again

    Not so long ago, I saw an announcement that said BSA would now allow girls who are under the misguided assumption that they are boys to join Boy Scouts. I used to support the Boy Scouts. In fact, I was a leader of both a Troop and a Venture Crew. My last year of volunteering came when they caved on “gay” scouts. I still would buy popcorn from the local troop, but I couldn’t bring myself to be an active participant in the decay of a once laudable organization. That time has passed.

    I was involved when the first battle was being waged. There were other things happening at the time as well. Money and membership had been going down for years. When the proverbial shit hit the fan and donations by large corporations were threatened, BSA did everything they could to save those funds, including throwing their organizations principles under the bus.

    Some in the leadership had tried a couple years before to get the BSA to change their stance on “gay” scouts and leaders, but it failed miserably because they tried to make too many changes at once.

    So, they backed off, split the issue of “gay” scouts from “gay” leaders and couched it in terms of “you’re evil for wanting to kick out boys who discover they’re gay.” Notice the wording choice. They didn’t say you want to keep out homosexual activists bent on destroying the BSA. No. It was “kick out.” Of course, the majority didn’t want to see boys who had been in scouts their entire life be kicked out just because of something that was beyond their control. It was an easily killed straw man.

    After “gay” scouts were accepted in 2013, the hard liners had left for other organizations that held the principles that BSA had once espoused. In 2015, “gay” leaders were accepted and now in 2017, “transgender” scouts.

    Each year, the enrollment numbers have been dropping. Rather than sticking to its principles, BSA elected to commit suicide by caving to those who want to see traditional morals destroyed.

    The attack on the BSA and eventual caving is a symptom of the wider culture. Long gone are the days of convincing people to change through logic and reason. Today, anyone who dissents from the left’s view of right and good is to be figuratively beaten into submission or eliminated entirely. And they will use any means necessary, including lying, cheating and stealing.

    We’ve seen it time and again. Chic-fil-a, Firefox, photographers, cake bakers, gamergate, Hugo Awards, Bram Stoker Awards and the latest – – Milo. No one is safe from the attacks. It doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or center, you will be vilified if you even suggest that anyone be allowed to hold any opinions other than the leftist line.

    Those who want to tear apart every institution that stands on moral or religious principles have been advancing and destroying those institutions. Gradually at first, but once they realized that people would cow to their demands, they became more forceful. They began winning the war, because good men chose not to fight.

    That is starting to change. People are starting, however small, to fight back. Trump’s win was a hard shock for the left who thought that they had cowed everyone into submission. (Okay, it was a shock to everyone, but the left felt it the hardest.) Little by little the ground lost can be recovered as long as people continue to fight back.

     

    Please check out Dawn’s new book! (I already ordered my copy).

     

    It is year 63 of the New Era. Nacerma has rid itself of societies ills – homelessness, hunger, suffering and religious differences – becoming a country of peace. Seventeen-year-old, Aadi seeks something deeper than the life Nacerma offers. When her former lover, turned priest, asks her to risk her life for her faith, she accepts the meaningful quest.
    Mischa Truin is wanted by the Guard and needs to get out of town for awhile. When he’s asked to keep his best friend, Aadi, safe, he jumps at the chance. Together, their faith and friendship are tested as they face thieves, highwaymen, the Red Guard and their own inner demons as their feelings for one another are revealed. Will their friendship survive the quest? Will they?
    Dawn Witzke is a freelance writer, graphic artist and master level procrastinator. She can be found over at her blog, Books & Art, where she randomly posts artwork, book reviews and writing.