"True, a new Mistress now I chase, the first Foe on the Field,
And with a stronger faith embrace a Sword, a Horse, a Shield"
Richard Lovelace - 'To Lucasta, Going To The Wars' 17th century
I admire those who possess courage, honor, idealism, and reason. By the same token I abhor those who have abandoned such principles and opted for the easy way, the well beaten path, and conformity to a doctrine that disallows the individual his place in society.
Now I am none to fond of rats, and in the unlikely event that one were to ever get past my cats, it would have to deal with me. However, many years ago I was watching a documentary by National Geographic and those brave photographers descended into the sewers of New York City to film a mother rat caring for her young. They filmed her in her search of food and her maternal care for the young as she nursed and groomed her offspring.
The most interesting part of the documentary came when a heavy rain struck and the waters began rising and were about to engulf her nest. One by one she carried her offspring to a higher level and by the time she was saving the last one she was swimming, holding her baby high above the water in her efforts to save their lives. As said before, I am none to fond of rats, but I could not help but admire her devotion and cheer on her rescue efforts. She was a good mom.
And then we have people, and I cannot help but believe that in many cases, rats make better parents. While the following certainly does not apply to all, I cannot help but believe that it is quite revealing of the liberal mindset.
On page 910 of 'Atlas Shrugged' Ayn Rand tells us the following:
'From the first catch-phrases flung at a child to the last, it is like a series of shocks to freeze his motor, to undercut the power of his consciousness. "Don't ask so many questions, children should be seen and not heard." - Who are you to think? It's so because I say so!" - "Don't argue, obey!" - "Don't try to understand, believe!" - Don't rebel, adjust!" - "Don't stand out, belong!" - "Don't struggle, compromise!" - "Your heart is more important than your mind!" - "Who are you to know? Your parents know best!" - "Who are you to know? Society knows best!" - "Who are you to object? All values are relative!"
And she adds:
"Men would shudder if they saw a mother bird plucking the feathers from the wings of her young, then pushing him out of the nest to struggle for survival - yet that was what they did to their children."
Allow me, if you will, to add one more quotation from another great thinker of the 20th century:
"Idleness, selfishness, fecklessness, envy and irresponsibility are the vices upon which socialism in any form flourishes and which it in turn encourages. But socialism's devilishly clever tactic is to play up to all those human failings, while making those who practice them feel good about it."
Lady Margaret Thatcher
Now I should like to use one final quote, also from 'Atlas Shrugged'. Ayn Rand wrote of Eddie Willers, an honest, essentially innocent, young man who simply could not understand why anyone would want to do wrong. At the age of seven he stood in awe of a towering stately oak tree. To him it appeared to be the embodiment of all that was strong and noble. Ayn Rand was very adept in the use of metaphors. Her description of that tree, and what befell it, was her prediction of the fate of the United States, and now you shall see why I chose to use the two previous quotes.
"One night, lightening struck the oak tree. Eddie saw it the next morning. It lay broken in half and he looked into its trunk as into the mouth of a black tunnel. The trunk was only an empty shell; its heart had rotted away long ago; there was nothing inside - just a thin gray dust that was being dispersed by the whim of the faintest wind. The living power had gone, and the shape it left had not been able to stand without it."
Eddie's oak tree, and my America, both rotted from the inside out; the tree from some disease, and this nation from a lack of moral courage and conviction, on the part of its self serving people.
The U.S. was built on perserverance, hard work, and sacrifice. Now, having sold out to the highest bidder, we find that our history books are being rewritten to honor Islam and condemn those people and their ideals that made this nation great. Our children are being taught that capitalism, free enterprise, and self determination are anti humanity, that socialism is the only ideology that supports human rights, and that two plus two do not necessarily still equal four.
Ayn Rand was right; rotting trees and corrupt nations do have much in common, if you but look; but don't look too closely, else you may learn more than you really want to know. We have been conditioned to be weak, superficial, and easily distracted by our massive entertainment industry, and kept from knowing the truth by the best propagandists money can buy.
I cannot help but wonder how many people out there can tell you who won on 'Dancing with the Stars' five years ago but are unable to give you the name of their congressional representatives, or point out Libya on a map. Such people are the rotted core that Ayn Rand wrote of. They are a soulless people, intent on their own simple little pursuits, while totally disregarding all else.
There are far more quotes that I could relate, but that is unnecessary. The simple fact is that this nation has already died, a victim of its own apathy, and is simply waiting for the lightning strike to bring down the last vestiges of its crumbling facade. The greatest evidence of that fact was the reelection of Barrack Obama.
His first win could be attributed to a rebellious tendency of a people trying to atone for a racist past. His being kept in Washington for a second term indicates both the apathetic nature of our people and their mindless embrace of all that he has destroyed that once stood as a beacon to troubled world. Citing a small part of Ayn Rand's wisdom from above: "Who are you to know? Society knows best!" - "Who are you to object? All values are relative!"
Values are not relative. They are either absolute, or they are non-existent. In the case of the bulk of our people, they have become non-existent, and when values fail, nations fall, as do once great oak trees. Such is the course of nature, and of decaying, morally corrupt societies.
I first began writing on the internet nearly four years ago, fearful of the power and the intent of Obama, and have learned so much in the interim. Obama is not the danger; he is but a symptom. The American people, and their lack of concern coupled with a loss of moral courage, are the true danger. Were this not so Hussein would not still be in the Oval Office, dispensing his Fascist agenda, and free cell phones.
We can look to Detroit and foresee the future America as its buildings crumple and its waning population slips into a primitive state of mind. Now we can view the next Detroit in New York City as its people did knowingly just elect a practicing Marxist. The fall of the once great United States is becoming a harsh reality; and when this nation falls, so too will fall all of civilization.
Bread and circus, food stamps and 'Dancing With The Stars', Liberty is born and Liberty dies. To all things there is a time and a season.
There are many 'prophets' among us, crying out in the wilderness, warning of things to come, and their cries go largely unheeded. Among them are such as Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Frank Gaffney, and David Horowitz. I could go on and on with the list, but there is no need. One who does daily videos stands out for I think of him as a barometer of society, and that is 'Wild Bill for America'. His early videos were pleas to call your representatives, peacefully protest, and a return to our moral foundations.
Never abandoning those moral foundations, he has concluded that those calls and peaceful protests are a waste of time and now realizes that civil war is necessary to restore America, and that a military coup may be part of what is needed. Lately he is showing signs of frustration as he warns that Christians are largely passive, craven, and unwilling to do what must be done, fully prepared to go along to get along. Again: "Who are you to know? Society knows best!" - "Who are you to object? All values are relative!"
I could personally care less if a person is a Christian, a Jew, A Buddhist, or an atheist. Holding the moral high ground is a state of mind that will bring ruin to us all if we are not prepared to defend that moral high ground by all means available. Our forefathers marched into battle to secure what we have taken for granted. If we are not prepared to do the same and follow in their footsteps then I would suggest the following:
Step back, get yourself a comfortable chair, sit down, and indulge yourself in a thirty two ounce Big Gulp, and be entertained as you watch as a great tree and a great nation falls. I will personally guarantee you that the spectacle will be far more dramatic than anything you have ever seen on 'Dancing With The Stars'.
If This Doesn't Rock America, Nothing Will