Those things that were once honoured and upheld have become the focus of attack as part of a whole new proposed social order. We are reminded by the Remembrance Day ceremonies not only that men fought and died, but that they fought and died for certain treasured values. Yet in a generation or two many of those very same treasured values are now the object of ridicule and of a systematic dismantling.
Even fighting for country itself is barely tolerated by many of today's thinkers (and more often accused of being something dangerous to the goal of world peace). Meanwhile, the rest of society is being carefully re-educated to be part of a one-world state, a one-world economy, and a one-world church. These goals have not really changed since the attempts to establish them by military force under the banners of fascism, and later communism, (two faces of socialism). Only the methods have changed. What could not succeed by violence alone is progressing by a process of corruption.
The Book of The Revelation foresaw this day of moral breakdown, corrupt politics, corrupt media, and corrupted worship preparing the way for a new world order. The machines of social engineering such as mass media brainwashing, and various forms of Newthink spin doctoring are effectively convincing the rising generation that the old ideas of their forbears are outdated. And the one Book that effectively preserved generation after generation from this deception, the Bible, has no place in the present Western world.
As for me, I enjoy the light that comes to my life from the Word of God. It furnishes a road map to heaven, and lays a foundation for fellowship with the best people on the planet. There are still a number of men and women who have chosen God and His blessings over the offers of this debauched society that has tried to redefine right and wrong. And the truth is the new social order under the power of Antichrist will be brief indeed, while the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ will endure forever.