Conquering America Without Firing a Shot
If I wanted to take over a great country, without firing a shot, I’d first get the citizens to question their values. Then to doubt them; then abandon altogether, the dogmas, creeds, doctrines, philosophies and core values that made them great in the first place. I believe strongly that is what is happening in our country today!!
Do you have a philosophy, a creed, a belief, a dogma, a core value that you would be willing to die for? No, perhaps a little too demanding? Well then, do you have a belief, a creed, a core value that you’d be willing to stand up for in the face of overwhelming objections and criticisms from your friends and peers? Still too uncomfortable? Well let’s try this. Do you have a belief, core value or philosophy you’d be willing to espouse, if asked by a single other person, who’s particular philosophy or point of view you are currently unfamiliar?
If you hesitate on the latter, you have been sterilized and rendered null and void by political correctness. You are one of those described in the adage, “If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.”
Let’s come at this from another angle. Do you know what your values are? Can you enumerate them? If asked to list your top five values, what would you write? If you don’t know; if you haven’t given them any thought; then I humbly suggest you might want to start…………..Oh, uh……….NOW!!!
Not that anyone cares, but I do have values. I do know what they are and I can enumerate them. If you’re curious; they are, in the order which I feel important:
- Personal Integrity
- Family-Personal Happiness
- Financial Security
For purposes of this article, it doesn’t matter so much what your values are, as much as the fact that you have values, know what they are and can cite them.
G.K. Chesterton on the subject:
“Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense of which the expression is capable, becoming more and more human.
When he drops one doctrine after another in a refined skepticism, when he declines to tie himself to a system, when he says that he has outgrown definitions, when he says that he disbelieves in finality, when, in his own imagination, he sits as God, holding no form of creed but contemplating all, then he is by the very process sinking slowly backwards into the vagueness of the vagrant animals and the unconsciousness of the grass. Trees have no dogmas. Turnips are singularly broadminded. If then, I repeat, there is to be mental advance, it must be mental advance in the construction of a definite philosophy of life. And that philosophy of life must be right and the other philosophies wrong. 1
(underlined for emphasis by myself)
1 – A Year with G.K. Chesterton, Kevin Belmonte, Editor
Do you have a philosophy of life that you’re willing to say is right and all others are wrong.
Do you know what the philosophy of the United States is? Can you state it? Do you believe it to be right (not right-wing, but correct) in light of all others?
Margaret Thatcher said “Europe was created by history, America was created by philosophy.”
I ask again, do you know what that philosophy is/was?
“America stands for small government, a free economy (and therefore capitalism), liberty (and it therefore allows for liberty’s inevitable consequence, inequality), the “melting pot” ideal, and a God-centered population rooted in Judeo-Christian values (so that a moral society is created by citizens exercising self-control rather than relying on the state to impose controls).” America places liberty above equality!!! Bold underlined emphasis, my own.
[I invite you to view my position and comments on equality and inequality in a previous post “Meandering into Mediocrity”.
Today we are being told to give up the liberty of the majority for the equality of the smallest group of those who in any manner, for any reason, feel offended.
Do we surrender the liberties of the majority for the perceived sensibilities of a few?
We have a generation of young people who are so indoctrinated to political correctness, they won’t stand up to abject foolishness, for fear of offending. Thank not?
Go to Family Policy Institute of Washington website and look at two episodes of “College Kids Say” – the first at:
While there look also at the second episode of “College Kids Say”.
These kids have bought, hook-line-and-sinker the philosophy of the liberal left. Not a one had the gumption to say, at the very least, “I think you might be delusional!” Accept anything, agree with everything, lest we be seen as offensive at worst, insensitive at best.
Since the sixties, we have generations of Americans, living in so much comfort and affluence (made available by the sacrifices of “The Greatest Generation” and all others prior) that they, in their comfort and indulgence, have lost sight of the core values that made this country great and afforded them the luxury of the comfortable lifestyle they enjoy. As a result they have become mindless to and unaware of the subtle but constant dismissal, devaluation and demeaning of the values that provide the comfort to which they have become accustomed!
To make my point better than anything I could have come up with on my own, I encourage you to go to the National Review article “The Scariest Reason Trump Won” by Dennis Prager, May 10, 2016. You can also find the article posted on “Truth Revolt” website.
I encourage you to go the site(s) and read the entire article, it’s not long and makes the point I’m trying to make, much better and more convincingly than I can if I continued to write several more pages.
Let me know your thoughts!