By: Tabitha Korol
The gnomes of Snap Crackle and Pop have new meaning in the 21st century, a far cry from their inception, but perhaps more momentous.
Who could have imagined in 1933, when The Kellogg Company invented the advertising gnomes, SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP
for its Rice Krispies cereal, that the words would be prescient for the early 21st century? Kellogg’s words merely evoked the sounds of the product’s bursting in milk, but today they could be applied to no less a calamity than the demise of Western culture.
SNAP – The sudden sound of a break
1933 was our worst depression year. We had prohibition, bootlegging, speakeasies, and people traveling roads and rails in search of work, as in Steinbeck’s world Of Mice and Men. The 21st Amendment to our Constitution was ratified to return to the States the power to regulate the sales of alcohol and restore freedom of choice to the public. By 1938, Winston Churchill was calling upon the US to prepare for armed resistance against Adolph Hitler, although our majority preferred neutrality. We supported the British Commonwealth and officially entered the war in 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In ‘42, the World War became official. Our citizens mobilized for the war effort, and we were a nation united in a common cause. In the same year, the Declaration of the United Nations was signed by 26 nations.
Our entry into WW II caused vast changes in every aspect of American life. Men and women joined our military services and labor force, and by the war’s end, we were in better economic condition than any other country in the world. We became affluent, veterans were attending college on the GI Bill of Rights, and people were marrying and growing families. We were a strong, happy, powerful, and culturally-unified country, overwhelmingly good and generous, with a center-right middle class that was proud to have helped win the war against the world’s evil despots. But, as author David Kupelian explained in his book, The Snapping of the American Mind, something happened.
By the time our troops returned home from fighting communism in Vietnam, they discovered that the enemy ideology was entrenched in our own society. The Marxists of the Frankfurt School were busy making the “long march through our institutions,” establishing their pernicious Critical Theory that has since spawned the Critical Race Theory. Our children were being taught to rebel against God, the Ten Commandments, the Constitution of the United States, and our Judeo-Christian principles, while also sanctioning murder, theft, adultery, sex outside of marriage, and the equity of social justice.
They penetrated our society through media, Hollywood, churches, and corporations, to destroy American exceptionalism, our history, progress, and universal moral values that unified us and made us great. Sixty-nine million Americans were driven to elect a black President Obama, despite his diehard Marxist goals, to prove we were not racist, and communism surreptitiously permeated the next generation. The lies and accusations used against President Trump were their way of demeaning him in the eyes of the public; the left had no agenda to otherwise woo the voters.
CRACKLE – Shatter, to become covered with a network of fine cracks
We have been cracking apart into conflicting tribes defined by skin color, sexuality, financial success, religion, fear, and envy. Half our population is deranged with a philosophy that has turned them against our laws, our civilization, how we identify ourselves, and in denial that we had formed for ourselves a great and welcoming nation. We now have a generation that has no regard for morals or virtue, for truth or our historical memory, for behavioral boundaries, or, in fact, for the physical boundaries that define our nation’s sovereignty.