>> Sunday, November 18, 2012
by Ben Kinchlow (formerly of The 700 Club)
It’s your fault! Yes, yours! Don’t look around, look in the mirror. It’s your fault, you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small business owners, corporate staffs, factory owners and workers. You are to blame for the current state of affairs in America, for the liberal (now “progressive”) oriented 49 percenters who voted Obama in for another four years. You are to blame.
Yeah, I know some of you are asking (some a little less polite but just as hot), “How in blazes can you say this is my fault? I worked my tail off to get where I am, and I don’t care what Obama says, I did build it!” Yes you did, and that’s the problem.
Let’s set the “way back” machine to the “revolution” of the ’60s. Remember? Hippies, free love, “make love, not war,” acid trips, the Jesus movement, sit-ins, etc.; some of us were right in the middle of it. “Yeah, yeah, that was then, this is now. What does that have to do with anything, especially what is going down in America today?” Just everything.
Let me make this short, sweet and to the point for you. This is what happened; yesterday, after the last “toke on the doobie,” the last acid trip and the “Jesus freaks” off in church somewhere, we all started down the road to today.
All you hard-working nine-to-fivers, small and large business owners, corporate staff, factory owners and workers, what did you do? Let me guess – in pursuit of the American dream, you finished school and/or joined the service or went to work or into business. You knew that while there might be a free-love scene (maybe even participated. I mean, it was free, right?), you knew there was no free lunch, and so you hung up your “tie dyes” and went out and hit it.
You had learned from Mom and Pop, Grand-père or friends and relations that, despite the long hair’s rhetoric, there was no free lunch (“You don’t work, you don’t eat”) and besides, “This is still America, the sky is the limit!” So you graduated, grabbed a briefcase or a lunch pail, punched the time clock and got with the program.
Oh yeah, what about the long haired, anti-American, sit-in types? Wonder what happened to them? After all, they weren’t into all this “work hard, succeed and make dreams come true in the land of opportunity” jazz. Well, guess what? They really did believe “your” America was faulty and needed to be changed. None of this “nine-to-five working stiff” jazz for them; they were determined, committed to changing the system. So, while you went into the market place, they went into academia and the media. While you were at work attempting to make life better and provide college for your kids, they became the teachers and professors in those self-same colleges you were struggling to put your kids through. (Lest some forget, all Ivy League colleges like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc., were founded as schools dedicated to educations based on biblical, not religious but transcendent, principles.)
Would you like to hazard a guess as to what many colleges/universities are teaching your kids today? While the president of Fordham University “scolded” a campus group for inviting Ann Coulter (whom they subsequently uninvited) to address the students, Bill Ayers (yes, that Bill Ayers) was warmly welcomed by the staff of an Oregon university campus.
This new “progressivism” (nee liberalism) isn’t really all that new. President Woodrow Wilson is reported to have said the purpose of modern education was “to make men as unlike their fathers as possible.” By the way, did you happen to notice the Democratic National Convention video which proclaimed, “Government is the one thing we all belong to”? Truth is, it is the other way around: Government belongs to us, not us to the government.
Here is what another individual had to say about the state:
“When there is state, there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom, there will be no state.” (Lenin)
Early feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wanted the state to destroy “the unchecked tyranny … of the private home.”
It is interesting to discover that colleges (and the media) are subtly (or not so subtly) indoctrinating your kids with a different worldview. You know, the one that says America is all wrong; that rich isn’t right (unless you are a movie star, rock star or you are endowing leftist college funds); the other rich folks, the “stinking capitalists” (the ones that worked for it) should take care of the less fortunate – you know, the unmarried “baby mamas” and their “baby daddies” (new correct terminology for unmarried women who get knocked up by men they aren’t married to – neither of whom is working, by the way).
A professor at the University of Rochester, in an article widely read by many college students, has argued that Romney’s success in life is based not on hard work, sacrifice and opportunities available to all, but on “privilege” – “white privilege” – and here you thought it was about study, preparation, hard work and commitment.
Of course, you must understand you can’t expect today’s “free thinkers” to work in some unfulfilling job at a measly minimum wage for some “capitalist pig” or learn some demeaning blue-collar skills. Anyway, “Society owes me, the government has all that money, let the fat cats pay a little more. Besides, if the government (you) had paid for my birth control pills, or abortion (you prudes), I wouldn’t be in this mess. It’s all your fault.”
Wonder where this sort of thinking came from? Perhaps these interesting quotes by Vladimir Lenin may give us some additional insight:
“Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
So, as they say south of the border, and now in many Western states, “Que paso?”
That’s what happened. Both of you – husbands and wives – were so busy making a living you had to turn your children’s education and your media over to the “professionals.” From local school boards to the PTA to university faculties, the “pros” took over.
When they took God out of the classroom, we submitted to their wisdom. As they transformed our basic “old fashioned” (American) values into thinly disguised “modern” (socialist/communist) principles, we were too busy watching the “news” and/or Archie Bunker (our favorite replacement for “Father Knows Best”) to notice.
Instead of telling us who we are, they have focused on telling us who we are not. Emphasis was/is on what we do not have, instead of what we do have.
Guess what? If you (and I) don’t step up and begin to take back our “old-fashioned” America and we end up like most of the “new modern” European Common Market countries, guess whose fault that will be.