"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

24 November 2011


The first reality of our situation is that we are much fewer in number than we’d like to believe.  The second reality is that we are getting old, those of us who care.

The communists had full control of our public schools by 1975 and we have one full generation of our children and at least part of another who have known no other education system.  They know no better than what they were taught, which isn’t much.  Our children weren’t taught the same things that we were taught.  The teachers of today were taught in this system since kindergarten.  They know no better.  They teach only what they were taught.  How many Conservative teachers do you know?

They were taught in a system where Political Correctness was the prime motivator.  No one gets his or her feelings hurt.  There are no winners and there are no losers.  The revisionist history that they learned left them believing that America is an evil nation.  All of our accomplishments were made in the name of personal greed.  The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  They have been “primed” for the coming revolution.  They don’t want the same things that we want.

We, their parents and grandparents, allowed this to happen.

We are old and we are few. 

How many of you ever read the material that your children were being taught in school?  How many of you took your complaints to a School Board meeting?  How many of you tried to correct the “system” before it got out of control?  How many even knew what your children were doing or what they were learning?

The answer is self-evident.  It’s as obvious as the nose on our collective face.  We did nothing to prevent the disaster that we face today.  By our inaction, we can be blamed for encouraging it.

There were many material “things” to give to our children and we spoiled them rotten with these “things”.  Technology ran rampant and became inexpensive.  The children of today couldn’t care less about riding a bicycle or playing cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers.  They don’t go outside and play “army”.  They sit at their computers and “kill” each other electronically.  They are fat and they are lazy and sadly, they are stupid.  And we sit back and wonder why.

And the government uses that inexpensive technology to watch our every move.  And our children and grandchildren are fine with that.

“It doesn’t matter as long as you are doing nothing wrong.”

How many times have you heard that statement?  Too few of us understand the implications of what that statement means. 

They have no grasp of reality.  I give you OWS and all of the other “Occupy” movements as proof.  I’ll also give you our current ratings in the world regarding knowledge of math and science.  23rd and 25th.  That’s out of about 40 “modern” countries.  We used to be in the top 5.

Think back to when you were a kid in school.  How many kids had “behavior disorders”?  What happened to them when they misbehaved?  What happened to any kid who misbehaved in school?   What happened to them when they got home?

What happens to them today?

How many of your peers were diagnosed with ADD or ADHD when you were a kid?  (Hint: none)  Today you will find up to half of our kids have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.  It’s an excuse to not have to expect much from them.  It’s an excuse to make someone else in the “system” be responsible for them.  It brings the school districts a lot of money.  We just medicate them and hope for the best.

Public education is a failure.  Nothing is being done to correct it.  There is a reason for that.

We don’t discipline our kids.  We don’t want to hurt their feelings so we allow them to do whatever they want to.  We don’t want to be turned in to the government for “abusing” them.

Have you been to a mall lately, or to a supermarket?  Have you watched how they behave?  More importantly, have you watched how their parents behave?

Anyway, I kinda got off track there.  Must be the ADD.

Us older folks want a return to the Constitutional Republic that we knew as children and young adults.  We yearn for the old days when we were responsible for ourselves and when we knew that if we screwed up we would be held accountable for our actions.  We yearn for the lost times of civility and respect.  The days when our word was our bond.

Those times are gone.  I’m not sure they ever existed, really.

The sad fact is that we are greatly outnumbered.  The majority doesn’t care.  They believe that the path we are following today is the right path to take.  They believe in Marx’s maxim “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.

Lenin has also been proven to be correct.  “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted”.

Well, we will see if it is never uprooted.  Socialism has never succeeded anywhere in the past.  I doubt it can succeed anywhere in the future.  It forgets the fact that human beings are individuals with individual wants, needs, and desires.  It forgets that some people are stronger than others and will fill their wants, needs, and desires by force if necessary.  Law of the Jungle trumps the laws of man. 

We had our Utopia.  It is now gone.  We allowed it to slip away, silently into the night.  We trusted that our system of government was morally and ethically superior and that it would work properly forever without our input.

We were wrong.

Marx also said “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to Socialism”.


We can talk for hours or days or weeks, months or years about the Constitution and what it means.  We can argue about whether it's good or bad.  We can yell and scream and posture all we want to about it but it doesn't change a thing.  We had it, we let it slip away, and there are too few left who care.  There will soon be no one left who remembers it.

"We can evade reality but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality" ~~ Ayn Rand

Stay safe.


Brock Townsend said...

Well said and posted.

Blue said...

Thanks, Brock.

Old Bob said...

Well said indeed!! It's all too true!
(I was born in 1944 and had Catholic education up to 1962.)
I've railed about it on facebook.
I expected a storm of protest over things like "We old folks know more and better than you young folks do, because we've lived lobger and can see farther."
Guess what? -- nothing.
I guess I should have expected that.

Blue said...

Bob... I believe that apathy must be a required subject taught in our public schools today. It seems that no one cares any more. No one comments to anything even slightly "controversial" on facebook. They won't take a stand on anything. They don't "know" what their friends will think of them. I have to ask why they would care what their friends think? Conformity, perhaps? I don't know. It's always good to hear your thoughts.

John Robert Mallernee said...


I saw this posted by Brock Townsend on his "FREE NORTH CAROLINA" web site, and it is so good, I'm going to post it on my own web site, "OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE", giving you full credit as the author.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

Blue said...

John... I don't know about it being good or not :) but you are certainly welcome to use it. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

midnight rider said...

Well done indeed, good sir. If no objection I will be posting at Infidel Bloggers Alliance and linking back to you as well.

Hope you had a wonderful day on the most American of holidays.

Adrienne said...

Will be linking just as soon as I have some breakfast. How does turkey dressing and fried eggs sound?

Blue said...

Good morning Adrienne... turkey dressing and fried eggs sound excellent! (Gizzards and boiled eggs make a great spread to be eaten on toast:)

Irish said...

Amen Blue.. I will link this as well :)

Always On Watch said...

Very sobering -- and all too true.

As one who has working in private education since 1978, I've watched the same inroads creep into the private educations system as well.

I'm glad that I'm as old as I am. I won't live to see the worst of what happens to the world -- and to America.

Subvet said...

All too true and I could cite numerous examples proving your argument. One of the reasons I keep reading blogs such as yours is for reassurance that I'm not alone. Being surrounded by idiots can make it downright discouraging. Stay safe.

Flier389 said...

Blue, your right on the money. It's very sobering. And I truly wish that there were more of us.
Thank you.

RSS Ronald Reagan said...

First, thanks for taking responsibility (on behalf of your generation) for some part in this, Blue. I've been on my dad for years about why he ought to get more involved politically. Of course, like so many folks in his generation, dad's more of a "live-and-let-live" sort of guy. Problem is, only now is realizing that he ain't gonna be allowed to live.

Second, good thoughts...but MAN you can be a bummer sometimes! I'm under no delusions about it being easy to turn the tide...but neither am I accepting that the tide can't be turned. However bad it's gotten here, we're still not in the position of the 1970s USSR, and that thing collapsed within twenty years.

We may be in the minority now...but so too were the Marxists not all that long ago. It seems to me that "what goes around comes around" is one of the timeless truths of life. May not be in my lifetime, but I've gotta believe that better days are ahead.

Finally--and this is a genuine question, not an accusation--what're you doing about this now, brother? From what I read on your blog, sounds like you've had an interesting life (to say the least). Are you sharing those stories outside your family? At the local public school? At the library with kids? If both of those arenas are "less than friendly" how about any local home-schooling networks? There's people out there among the younger generation who want to know; Who aren't lazy and who want to learn. They'd appreciate having the chance to spend some time with you.

Blue said...

MR... It was a wonderful holiday indeed!

Irish... :)

AoW... We can always keep hoping and praying for better times.

Subvet... Thanks.

Flier... Keep praying!

RSSRR... Thank you for your comment. I'm not sure how interesting my life is/has been. :) It kept me in trouble a lot when I was younger. Fairly strong willed, opinionated, and inquisitive. A lot of people can accept the strong willed and opinionated but don't like the inquisitive. Weird, huh?

I don't accept that the tide can't be turned, either. Just sayin' what I see :)

I have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren to whom I talk constantly. I think it makes a difference. They are all good kids. I try to teach them to be open minded and to think for themselves. I also tell them to think before they speak, something else that still gets me into trouble because I'm not always good at it:) (I've been thinkin' and speakin' long enough to know what I believe, so the trouble it sometimes causes isn't of much concern to me)

Again, thanks for your comment. I like to be made to think sometimes :)