We’ve been upside down for so long that wrong has become right and right is considered foolish. Cultural disorientation has become pandemic. Children act like adults and adults act like children. Mother Earth is worshiped but motherhood is despised. Free speech may get you free room and board in jail. Life is denied and death is affirmed. These contradictions are neither without precedent nor cure. We can reorient ourselves and once again discover that standing upright on our own two feet is normal and natural. Good and evil, right and wrong, tragic and heroic—these were at one time well-defined terms in our cultural lexicon. It requires an unashamedly bold and independent observer to point out just how upside down we have become. Rod Parsley not only describes a culture that has lost its way but also provides a way forward—upright and facing true north.
©2010 Rod Parsley (P)2011 Oasis