Left and Right Screw Up Accountability

Right and left have denied accountability through a trick of the mind that lets us all off the hook. So who will take responsibility? Please watch this (blessedly short) clip from Darkwood Brew where I (think) I (maybe) said something (almost) worth hearing. PS see you at the Wild Goose Festival a few weeks from now! Please join us.


About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

  • TheodoreSeeber

    Americanism is a heresy. Doesn’t matter if you are a sexual libertine or a fiscal libertine- individualism without responsibility, subsidiarity without solidarity, turns freedom into license; solidarity without subsidiarity means that all control is eventually centralized in the antichrist.

    This isn’t anything new. Pope Leo XIII wrote about this in Rerum Novarum and Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae over a century ago; and we Americans are *still* making the same mistakes today (as are most European and Asian nations that have embraced secularism).

    • frankschaeffer

      Hi Theodore, thanks for the thoughtful comment. I’m glad you read my post — rather watched it. F

      • TheodoreSeeber

        Oh, I watched it. I’m just pointing out that there’s nothing new here. The documents I referenced basically said the same thing within Catholicism back in the 1890s- there is a reason that Knights of Columbus has a rule about bringing “partisan politics” into a council meeting (and in fact, in my year as charter Grand Knight of a new council, I had to warn brothers repeatedly on both sides, and just had one of my brothers transfer to a different council thanks to my insistence that pro-life from conception until natural death means we also feed the homeless and raise money for unwed mother homes, not just pray the rosary in front of Planned Parenthood and be duped into voting Republican for tax decreases instead of pro-life.)