In the wake of Hustler Magazine's shamelessly misogynistic attack on Blaze contributor S.E. Cupp, Glenn Beck took time out of his Wednesday evening broadcast to discuss the degradation of society and why leftists are all too eager in their push to purge all presence moral standards from the public square. To illustrate his point, Beck reviewed a modern-day interpretation of the Ten Commandments.
Most people can recite at least some of the Ten Commandments, many of which seem clear-cut in their goals. Other tenets, however, may not be as obvious.
"You shall not make for yourself any graven image or false idol," for example, can be applied to anyone society places too great a significance on. Often, people place almost God-like importance on human beings -- President Obama being one of the most recent, and perhaps best example. While only a mere mortal, a cult of personality has been built around Obama, raising him to a status few have before have enjoyed. Some might argue that, for believers, the president can do no wrong. This scenario has been repeated at other points in history when it comes to those with a "celebrity" status.
"You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain." Beck explained that this commandment is mainly focused on the importance of "respect" -- for oneself and others. The recent, liberal use of the "F word" among even members of the Obama administration demonstrates how even those in the upper echelons of society are losing respect for themselves and the people who elected them to lead.
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." In other words, resting and take time to reflect on family and what is truly important in life lends to the enrichment of the individual. Perhaps even this act can be perceived as a "selfless" one.
While some commandments, like "thou shall not murder," "steal" or "commit adultery" seem obvious from a moral and ethical standpoint, one that bears specific mention given the emergence of Occupy Wall Street, is "thou shall not covet." Indeed it can be argued that the entire basis of class-warfare is predicated on one's deep-seated coveting of that which belongs to another.
Regardless of one's religious or non-religious bent, the Ten Commandments are, for the most part, universally accepted as the cornerstone of any ethical and moral society. And while the current societal trajectory seems to be rejecting each of the above values, Beck said that individuals can still choose to accept the commandments as code to live by.
"You won't find any of these things at Occupy Wall Street," he concluded.