A friend asked, “Does the ability of a people to govern themselves effectively depend on the presence of a critical mass of mature, God fearing ADULTS who who have enough gumption to see that their children are EDUCATED, not merely warehoused by government employees providing a “free” babysitting service, subjected to one government funded “research based” fad after another?
And, “What happens if we let the mass go sub critical?” His answer to both questions is, “Maybe we are about to find out.” I agree.
He copied me on a message from one of his friends:
“In America, kids have been going to school since the Pilgrims and Puritans settled in Massachusetts nearly four hundred years ago, and guns have always been part of our culture.”
“If weapons are the problem, then why haven’t there been shootings in schools since the beginning?”
“Why is this a recent phenomenon of the past quarter century and not a consistent problem throughout our history?”
“The answer is simple, but our politically-correct Progressive leaders do not want to hear it.”
“From the 1620s forward, schools inculcated the virtues of patriotism, moral rectitude, and American exceptionalism into students. It was foundational to our entire educational system, and all of this was based on the value of the Judeo-Christian ethic. ”
“It worked well for more than three-and-a-half centuries, as evidenced by the fact that there were never mass shootings at schools until recently.”
“In the twenty-first century, the Judeo-Christian model is no longer taught.”
“In fact, it is being repudiated daily in favor of Progressive values that eschew patriotism, mock traditional morality, and repudiate the value of American leadership.”
“More than half of Millennials are ashamed of being an American, which is a complete reversal from what earlier generations of kids believed.”
“We are producing disconnected, alienated kids by the millions, while simultaneously being clueless about why they are so narcissistic.”
“We have created an entire generation of self-serving brats who have few work skills but believe they are entitled to wealth without earning it. The ones that aren’t drugged up have no coping skills, while those who are drugged up live in a perpetual fog.”
“Because we are unable, or unwilling, to place the blame where it belongs—on parents, progressive leaders, etc—we blame guns instead. The fools in our Progressive media insist that the problem will be solved by disarming Americans, but that will only make it worse.”
“Instead, what we need to do is return to the model that worked for centuries, but that’s not going to happen—not unless there is a complete transformation of our societal values.”
I agree. I must add the following to this discussion:
The loss of personal responsibility is the biggest societal transformation that has occurred in the past three generations. This transformation must be reversed. I agree with the points made by these two people.
Blaming the NRA for school shootings is “Newspeak” in action, that is, the opposite of the truth.
I suggested to change in the friend’s message the word “Progressive” to “so-called progressive.” Progressive, as the word is used today, is “Newspeak.” That is, its true meaning is the exactly the opposite the definition of the word “progressive.” For example “War is Peace” is elaborately illuminated by George Orwell in his book ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Today, “so-called progressives” – and their saturation propaganda code words social justice, diversity, inclusive, sustainable, tolerance, etc. are not progressive. In fact, they are regressive to the days of kings, queens, feudalism and fealty to lord and master. There is nothing new in the collectivism of so-called progressives; collectivism is the ideological tool, the religion, used by elites in all societies to establish and sustain their wealth and power status, to institutionalize their tyranny.
The sure indication that “our 242 year old experiment in self-governance is drawing to a close” is that 48% of Americans favor guaranteed income, or Universal Basic Income (UBI). Northwestern University and Gallup polled Americans about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on their lives and society. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is exactly the opposite of the intentions and actions of the founders and framers of America, a group of well-educated or self-taught men and women.
The founders and framers of America were in direct contact with philosophers, economists and thinkers, for example Adam Smith in Scotland, author of The Wealth of Nations. This now classic book is the revolutionary foundation of capitalism, private property and individual responsibility. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is collectivist “Newspeak.” UBI contradicts natural law, rights, sovereignty and private property.
The heads of Silicon Valley technology firms and the oligarchs in Washington, D.C., New York and Hollywood as well as the oligarchs in the UN and EU, London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing are all working vigorously to establish UBI. They pose UBI as the solution to the pervasive loss of jobs which is and will be created by their current and foreseen technologies and products, especially artificial intelligence and robotics. Their solution to the problem/the opportunity which they created is to enslave us all.
The intention of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is, and the result will be, solidification and institutionalization of social status/rank/status quo from the top of society to its bottom, guaranteeing a rigid, class-based oligarchy. Movement up and down the economic and social ladder will be prevented, unless you are one of the chosen few. Those who already have wealth and power will be institutionalized in their positions. Non-elites will be stuck, enslaved, dependent on UBI for everything. UBI experiments are underway.
The 242 year old experiment in self-government will be ended and once again the world will be in feudalism. Resistance will be futile and deadly, and only rarely will anyone think of it. History proves that when the intentions of oligarchs don’t work out, which has always been the case, the rest of us will be marched down the road to hell to fight and die in their wars.
So far, today, the brightest and the expensively educated of the millennial generation truly believe UBI is the yellow brick road to wonderland, the best road to their efficient future. They are in the crisis of their generation, the barrel of the gun is in their face, but they do not yet realize that they are merely the means to an end.
To be continued. What do you think?