By Alan Caruba

Rush Limbaugh has predicted the end of the National Football League and sees its demise drawing closer.

Is it really any surprise that Obama is leading the charge to make football “safe”, given that it is a sport where there is a lot of physical contact, often resulting in the occasional injury? Americans do not watch football to see players get injured. They watch because it is a version of war. It is fought in stadiums. The field of battle is well defined. And men outfitted like gladiators engaged in a modified version of combat.

The key word here is “men.” Nobody wants to watch two teams of women play football.

Obama is a girly man. When you think of Reagan, he is astride a horse at his ranch. When you think of Obama, he is riding a bicycle.

The latest manifestation of an effort that pre-dates Obama, the “chickification” of America, is the decision by the Department of Defense to allow women to engage in battle alongside their male counterparts. There are few ideas more idiotic than this. Forget the usual arguments put forth about upper body strength and such, even the Israeli Defense Force, famous for including women in its ranks, uses them auxiliary functions in order to free up the men to do the actual fighting.

No civilized nation wants to send women into combat. No military that depends on unit cohesion and morale wants to put the two sexes together in close proximity because the two sexes tend to do what comes naturally in close proximity. They’ve been holding hearings in Congress about the problems this has created in our military services. We have, however, compounded this idiocy by opening the ranks to openly gay service members. There have always been gays in the military, but in the pre-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell days, they kept that to themselves.

In an earlier era, the roles of men and women were well defined. Women, indeed, had fewer choices and, to the degree that they now have more, that is a good thing. To the degree that they are in the workplace it also means that both marriage and children are impacted in ways that the 50% divorce rate and the numbers of single mothers were predictable.

It is troubling to me that women in films and on television have been increasingly portrayed in roles where, rather than being the damsel in distress of former times, they are now gun toting, karate smashing characters on a par with men. This undermines traditional values from chivalry to the instinct of men to come to a woman’s aid, to be protective.

I fully understand that culture is always subject to change, but some aspects of culture are worth retaining and this is particularly true in light of the glaring fact that women are different than men. Even women know that!

What bothers me is the creeping effort to turn men into women in terms of their attitudes. Part of the push to permit gay marriage, an element of the Democratic Party agenda, is the constant pressure on heterosexual men to “accept” homosexuality as “normal”, when it has never been regarded as normal. Homosexuals are approximately 3.5% of the population. The Obama administration has made it clear it has no intention to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and now openly advocates gay marriage. It tears at the sinews of a society that knows that marriage is between a man and a woman.

As I was thinking about the changes occurring in our culture, I was reminded of a list of Communist goals that were read into the Congressional Record by Rep. Albert S. Herlong, Jr, (D-Florida) in 1963. There were 45 of them, based on a book by Cleon Skousens, “The Naked Communist.”

One was “Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as ‘normal, natural, and healthy.’” Another was “Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.” And “Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the ‘common man.’”

The Communist goals included taking over the nation’s educational system and infiltrating the press as well as gaining control of key positions in radio, television and motion pictures.

If these goals, revealed just over fifty years ago, sound familiar it is because they are being accomplished. They represent life in America today.

How football is played may seem insignificant. Encouraging gays in the military and women in combat may seem odd at best and idiotic at worse.

The bigger problem is the way the news and entertainment community, along with the capture of our educational system all conspire to undermine values that worked very well from the days of the U.S. Revolution to around the 1960s when the progressives, the liberals, and—yes—Communists began to gain positions of influence and power.

In 2008 and 2012, Americans even elected one.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Comment by Clarence E. DeBarrows on January 29, 2013 at 5:20pm

Just a guy:  You make some credible points, but you know what, I'll put in with Alan on this one.  We've had a belly full of credible points which have enfeebled our society and Constitution to the degree that they've both been rendered, almost, irrelevant by rational sounding discourse.  I respect your reasoning ability, but not the conclusions you derive from them.  Something's skewed in your world view there, as I see it.

Comment by Dwight M. Schmitz on January 29, 2013 at 3:52pm

Judy - with reference to your comment "...I do miss the days when a woman knew how to be a lady, and a man knew how to be a gentleman...," I completely agree, but simply decency, common courtesy and simple respect have been drilled out of our children, and hence the rest of society, for decades now.  A simple "please" or "thank you" is almost unheard of these days.  In the near past I have had the misfortune of being in the vicinity of groups of high schoolers.  There were too many who, if it weren't for the "f" word, wouldn't be able to speak coherently.  And the girls were almost as bad as the boys.  And they were loud with no apparent regard for whomever was around them.  Our schools have been teaching our children for several generations now that "it's all about me" and are now having the audacity to complain about how they don't get any respect from their students anymore.

Comment by Judy Lyford on January 29, 2013 at 3:32pm

Jeff, "earn it" on a level playing field should be the rule for everything. Higher grades in school no longer means intelligence. Higher wages no longer guarantees better workers. Higher prices no longer promises a better quality of products. Since I'm already ranting, I'll add that wearing less clothes don't mean sexier looks--neither does long, dirty hair.

Comment by Wilafret on January 29, 2013 at 9:33am

@dennispursellsr, Yes he can screw up a pasture, he has spread so bull---- around that even cows won't go there. 

Comment by Frank Chance Chenoweth on January 29, 2013 at 9:12am

Rush has said it a gazillion times, Jeff: liberals hate female and minority conservatives. They are scared of Herman Cain and Sarah Palin.

Comment by Jeff Dover on January 29, 2013 at 7:57am

Hey Judy, how about Sarah Palin?  She's terrific!  No, it's not about "womens' rights", it's about "earn it" on a level playing field.  Palin did that. What the media constantly does is to skew it ridiculously in their advertising and in their weekly programming.  They can't reach me, and probably not you, but they can reach younger people.  In the end, it's a lie...just another media lie in our households and our childrens' consciousness nationwide.

Comment by Judy Lyford on January 29, 2013 at 1:55am

Personally I like having women's rights, to a point. It's good to have women in positions where only men used to trod. A woman with a brain can lead a company as well as any man. There's nothing wrong with exercise to make the body more healthy or nicer to look at. It saddens me, though, to see so many women acting and trying to look like a man. Big muscles on a woman are not pretty, and there are plenty of jobs that men are better at. It also saddens me to see more and more males who don't know what it means to be a man. More and more men are becoming downright wimpish Huge muscles from lifting weights aren't nearly as good looking as muscles from doing hard work. Masculinity is much more than being stronger or even smarter. It is a feeling inside that gives him security about his place in this world. I hope my point isn't too mixed up to be understood, but I do miss the days when a woman knew how to be a lady, and a man knew how to be a gentleman. It's also a shame that so many children are being raised in child-care centers or walking around with a door key on a chain. The American family is as broken as the economy.

Comment by dennispursellsr on January 28, 2013 at 10:07pm

Ron, very  well said i just hope that the 50 states do it.I personably believe that the south will stick together and he won't get way, and also you know if he doesn't get it  his way he throws a temper tandern....the president Gal Boy..My God Watch Over All OF Us.

Comment by Gail Cohen on January 28, 2013 at 9:18pm

That immigration bill should have teeth regarding the border AND voter ID = so only CITIZENS can vote -and all that enforced before any"deals" about those who have been here illegally already - jobs and votes for CITIZENS should come first - then we can "talk" about the other stuff - but they are not really proposing that

Comment by Jo Gonzalez on January 28, 2013 at 8:48pm

He wants our guns, he wants to change Football, next it will be your Beer!!  This whole Country is in danger of becoming so sisdified.  He wants Women on the Front Lines.  Is this Guy just Nuts or what? The Boy Scouts are re-thinking their no Gay ban, and the Idiot Republicans are pushing Amnesty.  This is not the America I recognize. They just voted millions of Pork in a Bill to save the victums of Sandy, including a new roof at the Smithsonian, and NASA repairs.   Yes, Dennis, I don't think there is anything he cannot screw up.

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