We’re Here!: Freedom Is Just A Generation Away From Extinction

Is it just me, or does it seem as though very few people truly want to be free? Not just in America, but in the countries of Europe as well.  More and more people seemingly want to be ruled and governed by someone or something else, surrender personal responsibility, and allowing someone or something else to determine their success or failure, willfully surrendering their freedoms and liberties.

In 1993 28 nations of Europe literally erased their national borders and identity to become a superstate, the European Union, headquartered in Brussels, by which 19 nations surrendered their national currencies to be under one monetary system, the Euro. But the shot that rung out throughout the European continent on June 23 was that a majority of British Citizens still stubbornly cling to the notion of Britons determing the lives, the destiny, and the politics of Briton, and not some faceless unelected group of politicians thousands of miles beyond the English Channel.

But, the real story is the most troubling. The division amongst those of the British older generation and that of the youth, and those with a formal education and those without, was laid bare for all the world to see1. The younger generation, those under 60 y/o particularly, and those with at least a formal university level education greatly favored to remain having their lives and politics being ruled by a government centered in Brussels, as opposed to those who wanted to regain British independence from European dictates.

I believe that a very similar production of events is set to play out here in America in just a couple of months with the U.S Presidential elections, but with more dire ramifications for the world, no matter the outcome. The presumptive Republican nominee has unapologetically tapped into an emotionally charged mantra, “Make America Great Again.” Alluding to a vow to return the country to the glory of some 60 years past, when the United States and America were in their prime and dominance – politically socially, economically, and internationally. Just as with the Pro-Brexiters, Trump’s main campaign pillar is to stop in the flood of unassimilated low skilled and low educated immigrants into the country that is not being voted on locally, but being dictated by the central government in D.C onto the several states.  And so too, as with Briton, those who are supporting Trump’s message are those over 45 and 60 y/o and without a formal university education2.

But, I believe that the U.S elections have less to do with the two main actors than the audience and supporters that they garner, and future of the ideal of freedom, both as a nation and as individual citizens. Neither candidate is promising less government. Neither candidate subscribes to strict Constitutional principles nor interpretation. Lease of the two is Mrs. Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee. She blatantly wants the federal seat to dictate and govern the lives of Americans and U.S Citizens and grotesquely expand the size and reach of the government. Whereas Mr. Trump just believes his version of an over-baring federal government will be better.

The concerning point of both of these pivotal events to me is that no one seems to care that the majority of the youth of the two nations that were founded upon and greatly influenced by the Magna Carta, Great Briton and the United States of America, respectively, a fundamental document protecting the rights and liberties of the individual against the power of the absolute king, or government. A youth population that apparently sees no problem with giving the king, i.e. the government, absolute power over their lives again, in fact they are begging for it.

Former president Ronald Reagan prophetically stated, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.”

Due to 60 plus years of federal governmental indoctrination via the it’s control of the nation’s educational systems, in both England and America, has developed in the minds of those without any true reference nor reverence of a time of a less imposing central government influence and a time in which individualism and self-rule were proud and indistinguishable traits of both nation’s people, but in particular for America, the notion that government is good and bigger government is better.  There used to be a time that the very word socialism or communism were repugnant to Americans consciousness without reservation.  But in a recent Gallup Poll, astonishingly 55% of Americans between 18 and 29 y/o favored socialism3. But yet, that same group has a largely favorable view of capitalism, entrepreneurism, free enterprise, and small business; all of which greatly struggles, or dies, under a socialist economic system. As evidenced by the fact that America is less than 300 y/o, founded on capitalism and entrepreneurism, has been out performing economically the whole of Europe, whose societies have been in existence for centuries. It is the belief that Europe could better economically compete with America if they joined into one superstate was the main mantra for the creation of the European Union in the first place. How is that working for them?

But what may not be so surprising is that when a “Millennial” [those born around 1980] is asked to define socialism, they can’t4. The U.S government education system does not teach the differences of the world’s economic system, capitalism, socialism, and communism, as it once did. It certainly doesn’t teach of the superiority of American capitalism over any other economic system.  So is it not the fault of the parents in particular, and those of us who are 40 y/o and older who have willingly abnegated our responsibility to teach the children the differences? I say very much so.

Reagan said it right, freedom is not passed through the bloodstream. It is taught. It cannot be defended nor keep without knowing and understanding the difference between freedom and servitude; Just as a young lion has to be taught the differences between a gazelle and a hyena. And also just as Mr. Reagan most correctly stated regarding freedom, “It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

The reason that it seems as though so many of the younger generation, as well as the old, in Briton and more importantly here in America, and that we have reached the point that we have lost reverence for the very ideal of freedom and personal liberty, both young and old, is because we have lost the true knowledge of what being free actually is.  My question is, if we as the older generation cannot, or won’t, teach the younger generation what freedom is, in the country that made the word freedom into an action verb and a noun for the world to aspire to, and men and women have giving their lives for the sake of it, then who will future historians blame?








Why is the Establishment Media so disinterested in Obama’s past?

Though the Establishment Media seems to be all to eager and willing to dive head on into the past of the Republican Candidates such as, Herman Cain’s over 15 year old conduct toward a woman or two, what possible ethical charge that was made against Newt Gingrich he was Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives in the 1990’s, or even what likely Republican Nominee Mick Romney did when he was a young teen, they are mum and seem grossly disinterested and unenthused when it comes to asking comparatively piercing questions of the man who has been the most unvetted and least publicly known individual to be president of the United States and seeks another four year term-Mr. Barack Obama.

Here are just a few taboo questions never to be asked of Obama:

  • During his radio interview in Chicago in 2001 you stated that the U.S Constitution is a “document of negative laws”. Do you still fill that way?
  • During that same interview, you stated, “that the Supreme Court missed the opportunity to greatly restructure the country socially”.  Is that your opinion today?  What do you think that the Court misses today?
  • On the eve of your election in 2010 us said at rally that you were going to “fundamentally change the United States of America.”  What exactly did you mean? What is that you see is fundamentally wrong with this nation?
  • During the debate over “Cap and Trade” you stated in a interview that under your proposal “energy cost in America would necessarily increase.”  With your actions regarding energy involving virtually eliminating American oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and other government controlled areas, the imposition of restrictive regulations on the coal industry, at a time that it has been widely reported that this nation has generations worth of natural gas, oil, and coal, do you truly favor high energy cost as a way to push Americans towards “alternative” energy choices, such as solar and wind?  If so, do you truly look for this nation to stay energy competitive while other nations such as Communist China, Brazil and Russia are rushing to develop oil and natural gas sources all around the world?
  • In your book, “The Dreams of My Father”, you stated that while as a young man you were drawn to communist and Marxist ideology and persuasions.  Has that position change?  And if it has, when did it and how so?
  • You had two fathers, one from Kenya and the other from Indonesia.  Both of them had anti-western philosophies.  Coupled with the fact that you never actually step foot on the American mainland till you enter college, how has their beliefs influence your view of America and the west?
  • Many view your economic posture as Keynesian, in that you see massive government and high government spending as good for the nation even in times of unprecedented economic depression.  Can you name a country or time that such a economic philosophy has been prosperous for a nation?
  • Is it true that you declared yourself as a foreigner when applying to Occidental College?
  • How could spend 20+ yrs in Rev. Wright’s church and visit his home on a regular basis and yet honestly claim that you weren’t aware of his extreme views regarding America and race?
  • What is your relationship with Bill Ayers, the man who once sought the destruction of America and whose home you kicked off your presidential campaign?

It is not frivolous to ask such questions of a man who is now President of the United States and who seeks four more years unrestrained by having to seek the blessing of the voters for another term thereafter.  Nor more than it is to ask similar questions of those who seek the such a high position for the first time.  It is most criminal a dereliction of duty of the Media, and the American people therefore, not to.  The real question is why is the Media doing its best not to ask these such crucial questions.