I find myself weary of trying to awaken sheeple, to the perils facing our nation. Most don't want to hear it. I am bored with reading about and commenting on the latest outrageous corruption and scandals emanating from Sodom by the Potomac. They are now coming so 'fast and furious' that it is impossible to keep up with them in any depth anyway.
Yet, I find it impossible to just give up and let the
Pro Retrogressives win a total and final victory, which would bind our posterity in the ancient chains of serfdom, in the land our forefathers fought and died to keep free. I think we need a positive project to focus our energy on, which would at least attempt to save our country for our grandchildren.
It is they, the children, who are the future of America. Yet, presently they are ever increasingly and deliberately being dumbed down. They are indoctrinated in our public schools, to be ashamed of America's past, and view a Marxist utopia as its inevitable future. If we really want to save America, first and foremost this trend must be reversed.
I had an epiphany while commenting on a blog post yesterday, by my conservative friend @chip-murray, regarding the Boy Scouts' recent acceptance of gays in their ranks. Ever the critic of the Left/Right culture war, and a strong advocate for individual sovereignty and Liberty, I replied:
If one accepts the premise of altruism, as both the Left and Right now do, then one abandons one's natural sovereign rights, for the greater good of the community. Then, if one accepts the premise of democracy, as both the Left and Right now do, then one accepts the notion that a majority has the moral authority to impose their will on the minority.
Stir in universal suffrage, giving the village idiots, mindless sheeple, and shiftless layabouts an equal vote as the thoughtful, wise, and productive – and we have a surefire recipe for societal suicide. In this climate, if a concerned parent abandons the responsibility to educate and acculturate their children to the village, they should not be surprised to find them becoming village idiots.
The BSA has made their decision. Let them live with it, by letting the queers have it. Were I a concerned parent now, I wouldn't waste a moment lamenting this turn of events. I would simply pull my child out of the organization, and take the opportunity to form a new one more to my liking in my community.
I'd call it the American Pioneers, or some such. Then, I would stir in a lot more American history with the survival crafts. Being who I am, I would also seek to promote autonomy, independence, individuality and personal responsibility, rather than conformity and compliance; but that might not suit those wedded to altruism.
Which perfectly illustrates the problem with central planning. Why must my group conform with others? The BSA was just effectively destroyed, by the action of just a few individuals at the national level. Had there been 50 autonomous State organizations, it would have taken 50 times the effort to kill it. But what if there had been no State organizations, and each local organization had to be toppled one at a time?
If one thinks about it, the same principle applies to our Federal government. Our country is being conquered by a relatively few Marxists/globalists, who have insidiously taken over our centralized power centers. If these didn't exist, they couldn't have been so successful. Big powerful government doesn't protect us; quite the opposite… ◄Dave►
The idea of starting a new type of youth organization, as an alternative to the Boy Scouts, niggled at me all day. The more I think about it, the more attractive the potential seems, for a positive project and worthwhile endeavor for the Patriot community. Thus, I like the name, “Sons of Liberty” better than “American Pioneers.” Consider how our children are not being taught; but desperately need to learn and/or understand:
- Critical thinking skills.
- Altruism vs. individualism.
- The virtue of selfishness.
- Individual sovereignty.
- Natural rights vs. political rights.
- Rights vs. privilages.
- Republic vs. democracy.
- The purpose of our Constitution.
- The principle of federalism.
- Exposure to real American history.
- Our Founders as heroes, not villains.
- American exceptionalism.
- Money vs. currency.
- Fractional reserve banking.
- The causes of inflation and deflation.
- The nature of hidden taxes.
- Who ultimately pays most taxes.
- Ponzi Schemes and entitlements.
- Intergenerational plunder.
- Capitalism vs. socialism.
- Free markets.
- Value for value exchanges.
- The nature and morality of profit.
- The value of competition.
- Leadership skills.
- Debating skills.
- Etc., etc., etc.
…and, probably most importantly, how to grow up quickly and become responsible (and real) young men, instead of the perpetual childhood now fostered by the metrosexual Retrogressives.
It seems to me that boys mentored in these areas by trusted adults, while enjoying the camaraderie of friends engaged in learning survival skills appropriate for their own environment, nature study, camping, etc. of traditional Scouting, would develop an immunity to much of the nonsensical Marxist dogma they are being force-fed by academia. Yet, it is a way to save their minds from being dumbed down, without having to wrest control of the stultifying public schools away from the Marxists. The process could begin immediately, and it just might catch fire.
I suggest an entirely voluntary endeavor, with each local group completely autonomous and unregulated, much like the TEA Party now is. We could provide a central website, with ideas for local groups to consider, for structure and activities; but each local leader could pick and choose those he finds appropriate for his community. It could have a support forum, for sharing ideas and experiences. It could even have another one (or more) for the boys themselves.
There could be sectarian groups, secular groups, gay tolerant groups, even all gay groups; so who could legitimately object? Their affinity groupings would not matter to us, if the result would be to produce aware, well-informed, self-sufficient, competent, individual young men. Our goal should be that they at least understand our exceptional America, and develop a serviceable set of BS filters in their mental tool box, with which they can effectively think critically for themselves. Without a formal organization, and no income to account for, it would be immune to lawyers and bureaucrats alike.
If there is any interest in such a project, let's kick it around and make a plan to get it started. Thoughts? ◄Dave►