It has come to this…

My political views are no secret. And they can be a source of some contentious debate at times. That said, a co-worker recently “joked” the other day, asking if it were I who’d purchased Hitler’s phone at auction recently. Now I have a pretty thick skin most of the time, but this was a veteran making the joke, and it really made me consider a few things. On a personal level, I have enormous respect for those who’ve fought. Their perspective is unique and valuable to say the least, though I’m not necessarily a friend of this individual. And I suppose there’s no way for him to have known that I grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood and am a contributing member of a high-profile Christian/Jewish alliance, or that I have the greatest disdain for Holocaust deniers, anti-Semites and ALL dictators. However, with words like “Fascist” being bandied about these days, mostly by folks who have zero understanding of its meaning and origin, I had to stop and ask myself, how was it that this person could twist my love of God, country and our republic under law, into idolization of arguably the worst mass-murderer the world has ever known? What was going on in his cranium to make him think I’d be interested in such things? The answer was actually quite simple, (purposeful ignorance). He disagrees with me politically and has no educated rebuttal, thus a baseless (and insulting) inference will simply have to do.

The passing of the “The Greatest Generation” has profoundly impacted our country to be sure. Their values and sacrifice are but a rapidly fading memory. Filling that vacuum now, is a faction of intellectually lazy and morally challenged revisionists, born of the “Boomer Generation” and penetrating nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including the “main stream” press, our institutions of so-called higher learning, as well as the highest levels of our government. Small in number, they are however, highly motivated and extremely vocal. This is a huge problem for America as I see it, in that these folks are willfully ignorant, seeking only the kind of change which validates their lifestyles and viewpoints. Tenets of our “Bill of Rights”, like free speech and right of assembly, petition and redress, only apply to those of a like mind, with opposing views dismissed out of hand and often shouted down. Worse yet, this backwards interpretation of freedom is now the norm at most of our universities, with ideologically, (not educationally) driven professors tenured into positions of influence over our nation’s future movers and shakers. It’s truly disconcerting.

These outside influences are only part of a much broader problem however. Broken homes and fatherless families too, have produced children of lessor patriotism and/or with no real understanding of their God-given and hard-fought freedoms. Consequently, susceptible to the true Progressive ideology of hate, they are indoctrinated to believe that “civil” discourse must also include intimidation, vandalism, and even violence against those who do not subscribe to a particular philosophy. Christian principles on which this nation set its foundations are now ridiculed as the root of all evil, while so-called “religions of peace” which routinely promote the subjugation and mutilation of women, as well as the torture and murder of any they view as “infidels”, are held up as oppressed pictures of tolerance. Everywhere we turn in the 21st Century, right is now wrong, unfettered anger and protest have replaced bipartisanship and compromise, and truth is the new hate speech.

To be sure, I do not, nor have I ever promoted this nation as perfect. In fact, I’m a study of all of our national history, not just the good stuff. (You should be too). However I’ve also written much about our indisputable beginnings, and how they’re unlike any the world has ever known in terms of those unalienable rights given unto us by God as a starting point. And I’m more convinced now than at any time in my life, that educating current and future generations about those basic precepts and maxims of our representative and Constitutional republic is the absolute key to our national longevity. For in the end, the evil which enslaves and destroys nations always hungers for the intentionally ignorant among us, so it may nourish its appetite for validation and ultimately, conquest.

So be prepared my Patriot friends, as it appears that in the absence of legitimate argument/debate, Progressives mean to level the playing field in their favor. As a means to that end, the very fabric of our national identity will now be called into question. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, original-ism, and Constitutional adherence, must be re-defined in order for the Left to validate their thought process and ideological agenda. You are now a “Fascist”, racist, xenophobic, and homophobic bigot should you subscribe to any of the aforementioned, and you may even be called “Hitler”, when in fact your accusers more closely resemble the face of intolerance as well as that of the 20th Century dictator than you ever could. And make no mistake, this is something we absolutely must fight at the most fundamental levels, in our schools, in our churches, and in our government, but most importantly and firstly, in our homes…

It has come to this…

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