The free online dictionary defines 'Apathy' as: "Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference." I am more inclined to define it as "A people or society that has lost its moral compass", for that is what I see around me. Of many, I cannot even say that they have gone bad, only that they have lost the will to go at all. Their own self interests are all that matter, and the less effort required to maintain those interests, the better.
Look to electricity. It bolts across and from the sky splintering great trees. It flows through wires at nearly the speed of light with a potential to do things as yet unimagined. It powers cars, lights darkened passages, and allows us to communicate instantaneously with someone on the other side of the world.
Then we have static electricity. Uncontrolled, undirected, unmoving; it can be collected by rubbing two dissimilar objects together but even when collected it has only one potential; a rude awakening for someone. Should that not occur then that static electricity will simply dissipate.
Is that to be America's future? Static, devoid of purpose, a rude awakening and/or dissipating? Are we to be relegated to the pages of history due to the apathy that has become ingrained in our society? Have we grown so static in our daily lives, that we are destined only to dissipate as a once great people due to a shared lack of interest? If so I can only conclude that this would be justice, wrought by, and upon, a people undeserving of a better tomorrow.
Justice! A beautiful word to be certain, but even justice has its dark side. What of our grandchildren? Are the sins of the fathers to be visited upon those unborn generations? We, the apathetic were born to a nation where one could be free to prosper or fail depending upon his or her own actions and talents, and we are knowingly letting that freedom die. In the affairs of men there is always an ongoing struggle between freedom and tyranny. If you but take the time to look, tyranny is now winning.
Our ancestors opposed a king who was far more benevolent than those who now reign supreme. These people are quite serious in their plan to seek absolute power over all the citizens of this nation. They are also quite intent on reinstalling the horrid state of slavery, and it will not be limited to one race, one sect, or one pitiful group of our people. It will be slavery for all they find useful, and death camps for the rest.
Unlike many of our citizens these people have studied history and learned from the best; or perhaps I should say; the worst. Their every actions follows the agendas advanced by the Nazis and the communists in the past. In addition to those techniques they have now overlaid their plan with 21st century technology. As you know, they can now monitor our every communication, and that monitoring is not based on any desire to better safeguard our freedoms. It is but another form of controlling the masses.
But back to the children ... What befalls us will be of our own making, due in part to apathy, in part to ignorance, and in part to cowardice. What lies before us we have brought on ourselves, but it is wretched to think of the unborn coming into a retrograde world of slavery, their only crime being that they are the descendants of those who lacked the wisdom and courage to safeguard the rights of posterity; a people inert, devoid of will power, lost in a fog, and fearful of the light. What can such a people bequeath the young?
Looking across the pages of history to our Founders and pioneers, I shudder in horror as I behold the people of today. Initially the Founders had no intent of rebelling against England. Reeling under a tax burden of one and a half percent they signed petitions, sought redress, and protested as we have in the past. The primary difference between them and us was character. 'Give me liberty or give me death." Now those were words of conviction. Today it would most likely be. "Well, I don't want to die or do without anything, so let's negotiate the situation."
Do you know how to capture and domesticate wild pigs?
First off you build one wall of the pen and place food and water next to it. Wait until the pigs come and eat, and then build another wall, again stocking the partially built pen with food. Then comes the third wall and yet more food and water. By now the pigs are used to the easy pickins and they will be waiting for you to provide their daily needs. Then you build the gate, leave it open and supply the now complete pen with food. While they are getting their fill, you close the gate.
None provided for the welfare of the colonists. They lived off of their own efforts and developed a fierce pride and sense of independence. There was no penning such people in, and when they felt oppressed they rebelled. That has changed over time and we have come to rely on the government to guarantee food in the trough, and now Obama has closed the gate.
Some want to tear the damn gate down, some are yelling "Wake up!", but most are quite content to wallow in the mire and depend on the benevolence of our communist overlord. Almost without fail everyone chooses not to think of that awful "B" word ... Bacon.
And so it goes. We wandered into the trap and unless the few of us tear that gate down, future generations will be born there; born, bred, domesticated from birth to serve the masters.
Ronald Reagan warned us that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. Only time will tell if this is that generation or if it has the courage to once again do what must be done to carry on the great traditions that made America the land of the free. Will we be willing to pay the price demanded by that tree of liberty, or will we choose to negotiate and bargain away our freedom for a little temporary security? Only time will tell.
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