I am here today with family to gather round and celebrate my Dad’s 90th Birthday and that brings about some reflection and trepidations.
Think of all the the things that have happened in his lifetime so far. The first talking pictures arrived not long after he was born.
TV was created when he was child already in the world.
He is a child, literally, of The Depression when things were bad, worse than they are now, despite everything that Obama has tried to do.
But this is also when “The New Deal” started and Social Security and the beginnings of the Welfare State.
It also an America that eventually rose up against the Nazi’s and the Imperial Japanese and with no political correctness fought and won the last War America fought like that where 1000’s were killed but it was for the cause of freedom and it was celebrated for that. Unlike today where the Liberal Media counts every death and runs an expose’ on how evil it all is.
When you have politically correct wars.
Where the release of 30 Terrorists from Guantanamo (for 1 American hostage) is celebrated as a great thing, while an Army Sgt has been in jail most of the year in Mexico because of a wrong turn but he doesn’t matter.
Obama makes nice with his anti-war base and he makes nice with Terrorists who want to kill us all. But nothing for an innocent Army Sgt in a Mexican Jail.
No political advantage there, so they don’t cares.
But hey, that’s politics 2014 for you.
My dad would have gone off to war, expect we won before he did.
Then came Korea, which was 1/4 as long as M*A*S*H was.
“The Greatest Generation” for sure.
They also had hope and drive for the future. To make it better a world. Hope & Change weren’t just empty political buzzwords, they were action.
Unfortunately, their “The New Deal” and their grandkids starting mucking all that up with “The Great Society” which turns 50 next year. But the poverty rate is exactly the same relatively as it was then. The longest and slowest recovery from a Recession since the Depression, run by Liberal Democrats who also lengthened The Depression because of their socialist ideals.
Do you think the Democrats will throw a party for the 50th Anniversary of their “Great Society”?
He saw Man land on the moon. So did I, but I was 6 so my memories aren’t so great on that.
Then came Vietnam and the end of the old world.
Nixon is impeached for his tapes and the break-in of The WaterGate Hotel. The Liberal mafia media found it’s voice.
After all, Obama lied massively and repeatedly for years and then came Benghazi and what happened to him?
He got re-elected. And he continues to lie his ass off every day.
My how times change.
The Ministry of Truth is in full control of their propaganda.
So one of the things I worry about when I’m 90 (and I hope I am) is that the world will be just as unrecognizable then as it was when my father was born, but not in a good way.
As I am fond of quoting about Orwell, thought control is the central thesis of 1984 and it has been the central tenant of Liberalism ever since.
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
And who has controlled Education for generations? Liberals.
Who controls the media, the majority? Liberals.
Who writes the oral and written history? Liberals.
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
So as successive generations are brainwashed into accepting the Liberal memes as normal and dependency and stupidity as normal what future is bright about that?
For if you can’t even conceive of rebellion, how can you rebel?
“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
And if you do rebel are you equipped to handle the roughness of self-reliance? I would say many, many people are not. That is scary. And so is, to them, the idea of going it “alone” without Big Brother and Mama Government there to soften the blows and hardships of life.
What’s a little freedom when you can have “security” right?
They are made into vassals for their Feudal Lords to rule over them. Vassals know their place and don’t get uppity, for if they do, then their Masters swift “justice” is upon them.
“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
Is this the future?
With the current Democrat Party it surely is. But that doesn’t make the Republicans much better though because they like power just as much as the next guy.
Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. 🙂
It is up to the Vassals to take back America. It will not be an overnight process.
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”
“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”