A few weeks back Vox Day quoted the lyrics of “Let It Go”, the hit song from the Disney movie Frozen. I hadn’t heard the song before but I knew it was extremely popular, especially with women and girls. Not surprisingly, the message of the song is our standard message to women and girls. The only way women can sin is to deny themselves what they desire*. The song teaches girls and women to stop trying to be the good girl, and embrace a philosophy of No right, no wrong, no rules for me:
Don’t let them in,
don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel,
don’t let them know
Well now they know
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
As I noted, this is the message our culture is endlessly telling women and girls, and for obvious reasons it is a message women and girls can’t get enough of**. What strikes me about all of this is how curious this will be to future historians trying to understand how our culture became so rapidly debased. That progressive elites owned the commanding heights will be quite easy for future historians to observe, as songs like Let it go, aimed directly at young girls, will make clear.
What will no doubt puzzle future historians processing the mountain of digital data from our period is where were conservative Christians while all of this was happening? It isn’t just that Christians are passively silent on the very overt feminist rebellion all around us. Modern Christians are so afraid of confronting the rebellion that they aren’t merely silent, they are in active denial that any rebellion is taking place. When future historians look for the conservative Christian reaction to feminists putting women in all parts of our armed forces, something feminists achieved after working tirelessly for decades, they will find that conservative Christians were so terrified of confronting the feminist rebellion that they pretended that cowardly men were forcing noble kick-ass gals to fight in their place.
Likewise, future historians will see that conservative Christians like Pastor Chandler responded to the constant feminist agitation in the culture by assuring men that the agitation will have no impact on their wives and daughters, so long as the men are nice enough, and tired enough:
If the most secularized feminist in the world showed up in your home and began to kind of coach your wife toward freedom and liberation from your tyranny, our wives should be so well cared for, so nourished, so sowed into and loved, they would say, “What you’re describing is actually tyranny. I love where I am. I am honored. I am encouraged. My man sacrifices so that I might grow in my gifts. He will oftentimes lay down his own desires in order to serve me more. My husband goes to bed tired at night. He pours into our children. He encourages me. All that comes out of his mouth, sans a couple of little times here and there, is him building me up in love.
This level of denial takes constant effort, and it only gets harder as the denial becomes more and more absurd. Moreover, it has to be demoralizing to know that one day historians will struggle to determine if their earnest denial of the feminist rebellion at the very height of the rebellion was merely satire. I can only imagine how completely exhausted all of this denial leaves our conservative Christian leaders at the end of the day. And yet, each day they manage to get up and do it all over again.
The alternative is simply too terrifying.
*Or alternately, to not have high enough self esteem, which in turn causes them to sin by denying themselves what they desire.
**The song has also been called an LGBT anthem.