Itâ€™s your fault! Yes,Â yours! Donâ€™t look around, look in the mirror. Itâ€™s your fault, you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small business owners, corporate staffs, factory owners and workers.Â YouÂ are to blame for the current state of affairs in America, for the liberal (now â€śprogressiveâ€ť) oriented 49 percenters who voted Obama in for another four years. You are to blame.
Yeah, I know some of you are asking (some a little less polite but just as hot), â€śHow inÂ blazes can you say this isÂ myÂ fault? I worked my tail off to get where I am, and I donâ€™t care what Obama says, IÂ didÂ build it!â€ť Yes you did, and thatâ€™s the problem
Letâ€™s set the â€śway backâ€ť machine to the â€śrevolutionâ€ť of the â€™60s. Remember?Â Hippies, free love, â€śmake love, not war,â€ť acid trips, the Jesus movement, sit-ins, etc.; some of us were right in the middle of it. â€śYeah, yeah, that was then, this is now. What does that have to do with anything, especially what is going down in America today?â€ť Just everything.
Let me make this short, sweet and to the point for you. This is what happened; yesterday, after the last â€śtoke on the doobie,â€ť the last acid trip and the â€śJesus freaksâ€ť off in church somewhere, we all started down the road to today.
All you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small and large business owners, corporate staff, factory owners and workers, whatÂ didÂ you do? Let me guess â€“ in pursuit of the American dream, you finished school and/or joined the service or went to work or into business. You knew that while there might be a free-love scene (maybe even participated. I mean, it was free, right?), you knew there was no free lunch, and so you hung up your â€śtie dyesâ€ť and went out and hit it.
You had learned from Mom and Pop, Grand-pĂ¨re or friends and relations that, despite the long hairâ€™s rhetoric, there was no free lunch (â€śYou donâ€™t work, you donâ€™t eatâ€ť) and besides, â€śThis is still America, the sky is the limit!â€ť So you graduated, grabbed a briefcase or a lunch pail, punched the time clock and got with the program.
Oh yeah, what about the long haired, anti-American, sit-in types? Wonder what happened to them? After all, they werenâ€™t into all this â€śwork hard, succeed and make dreams come true in the land of opportunityâ€ť jazz. Well, guess what? They really did believe â€śyourâ€ť America was faulty and needed to be changed. None of this â€śnine-to-five working stiffâ€ť jazz for them; they were determined, committed to changing the system. So, whileÂ youÂ went into the market place,Â theywent into academia and the media. While you were at work attempting to make life better and provide college for your kids, they became the teachers and professors in those self-same colleges you were struggling to put your kids through. (Lest some forget, all Ivy League colleges like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc., were founded as schools dedicated to educations based onÂ biblical,Â notÂ religiousÂ butÂ transcendent, principles.)
Would you like to hazard a guess as to what many colleges/universities are teaching your kids today? While the president of Fordham University â€śscoldedâ€ť a campus group for inviting Ann Coulter (whom they subsequently uninvited) to address the students, Bill Ayers (yes,Â thatÂ Bill Ayers) was warmly welcomed by the staff of an Oregon university campus.
This new â€śprogressivismâ€ť (nee liberalism) isnâ€™t really all that new. President Woodrow Wilson is reported to have said the purpose of modern education was â€śto make men as unlike their fathers as possible.â€ť By the way, did you happen to notice the Democratic National Convention video which proclaimed, â€śGovernment is the one thing we all belong toâ€ť? Truth is, it is the other way around:Â Government belongs to us, not us to the government.
Here is what another individual had to say about the state:
â€śWhen there isÂ state,Â there can be no freedom, but when there isÂ freedom,Â there will be no state.â€ť (Lenin)
Early feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wanted theÂ stateÂ to destroy â€śthe unchecked tyranny â€¦ of the private home.â€ť
It is interesting to discover that colleges (and the media) are subtly (or not so subtly) indoctrinating your kids with a different worldview. You know, the one that says America is all wrong; that rich isnâ€™t right (unless you are a movie star, rock star or you are endowing leftist college funds); theÂ otherÂ rich folks, the â€śstinking capitalistsâ€ť (the ones that worked for it) should take care of the less fortunate â€“ you know, the unmarried â€śbaby mamasâ€ť and their â€śbaby daddiesâ€ť (new correct terminology for unmarried women who get knocked up by men they arenâ€™t married to â€“ neither of whom is working, by the way).
A professor at the University of Rochester, in an article widely read by many college students, has argued that Romneyâ€™s success in life is based not on hard work, sacrifice and opportunities available to all, but on â€śprivilegeâ€ť â€“ â€śwhite privilegeâ€ť â€“ and here you thought it was about study, preparation, hard work and commitment.
Of course, you must understand you canâ€™t expect todayâ€™s â€śfree thinkersâ€ť to work in some unfulfilling job at a measly minimum wage for some â€ścapitalist pigâ€ť or learn some demeaning blue-collar skills. Anyway, â€śSociety owes me, the government has all that money, let the fat cats pay a little more. Besides, if the government (you) had paid for my birth control pills, or abortion (you prudes), I wouldnâ€™t be in this mess. Itâ€™sÂ all your fault.â€ť
Wonder where this sort of thinking came from? Perhaps these interesting quotes by Vladimir Lenin may give us some additional insight:
â€śGive me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.â€ť
So, as they say south of the border, and now in many Western states, â€śQue paso?â€ť
Thatâ€™s what happened. Both of you â€“ husbands and wives â€“ were so busy making a living you had to turn your childrenâ€™s education and your media over to the â€śprofessionals.â€ť From local school boards to the PTA to university faculties, the â€śprosâ€ť took over.
When they took God out of the classroom, we submitted to theirÂ wisdom. As they transformed our basic â€śold fashionedâ€ť (American) values into thinly disguised â€śmodernâ€ť (socialist/communist) principles, we were too busy watching the â€śnewsâ€ť and/or Archie Bunker (our favorite replacement for â€śFather Knows Bestâ€ť) to notice.
Instead of telling us who weÂ are, they have focused on telling us who weÂ are not. Emphasis was/is on what we doÂ notÂ have, instead of what weÂ do have.
Guess what? If you (and I) donâ€™t step up and begin to take back our â€śold-fashionedâ€ť America and we end up like most of the â€śnew modernâ€ť European Common Market countries, guess whose fault that will be.
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