A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Well, here we are. I honestly thought, indeed, I HOPED, I'd not live long enough to see my country, the USA, become a dictatorship. But, as I said, here we are.
For those of my generation, who actually remember what freedom was like, what America was like as a truly free country, it has been stunning at how quickly America transformed from a constitutional representative republic to, well, whatever form of Marxist dictatorship we are suffering under today. The speed of America;s devolution has been absolutely remarkable.
Even more remarkable, for me at least, was the lack of resistance. None! We just sat back and allowed it to happen.
And then I saw a couple of young Americans on a cable news channel just the other day debating whether the US Constitution ought to be scrapped. Again, I was stunned, blind-sided, by the utter stupidity of the conversation in which those young Americans -- with all their college degrees and a string of alphabet letters attached to their names -- were engaged. It was mind-blowing!
My father used to tell me, "Son," he'd say. "There is NO FOOL like an educated fool!" How right Pop was.
I looked at them and thought: "These are mere children! What do they know of life? What do they know of taking up arms in defense of the constitution? What do they know of freedom? They have never experienced the freedom I have as an American. And yet, there they were postulating their theory that the constitution was too old, outdated, it no longer fit the modern American people, and it just had to go.
These, I thought, are the people who voted for Obama. Dumb as a post -- unable to locate their own posterior with both hands, a GPS -- AND -- a bird dog!
I slid forward, onto the edge of my chair, and watched and listened with rapt attention to the noises emanating from those day care drop outs. The more I listened the more I became convinced that all is lost. There is no hope when America's future is to be placed in the hands of such incredibly ignorant people.
How is it possible to even think America could exist without our the constitution? Heck, it's all we can do to exist WITH the constitution. Remove it, and the country collapses into something unrecognizable.
That, I am willing to bet, is exactly what those who would dump our constitution want.
You DO see where they are headed with their argument, don't you? I am convinced they are a part of the global governance movement. These are the folks who want a one-world government. No countries -- just one great global community ruled by one great world dictator -- preferably the United Nations.
As long as we bumpkins in America insist on holding onto our founding documents, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they cannot collapse America and fold it into that amorphous Pangea-like blob of Terra bound humanity.
These youngsters, having already learned to embrace slavery to the state, are the "Useful Idiots" of the one-worlders, the global governance crowd. The gray beards in the movement are dispatching the kids out into the minefield to explode the ordinance and clear a path for their wisen heads to advance their plans for what would amount to a slave planet.
For decades our public education system in America, up to and including our colleges and universities, (which we laughingly refer to as institutions of "higher learning") have been indoctrinating our young in the way their masters would have them go. The scriptures tell us that " ... as the twig is bent, so growth the tree." Look at all the bent, warped, trees around us today, in our schools, in our universities, in our government, and yes, even in our churches. Get 'em when they are young, indoctrinate 'em when they are young -- and you've got them forever! Works every time.
For half a century, America's schools have been indoctrinating our young in the ways of a "global citizen." That differs mightily from the way schools taught when I was a young student.
We were taught "good citizenship" as AMERICANS.
Each classroom had a US flag and at the beginning of each day we all stood and faced that flag, placed our hands over our hearts, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. We were citizens of America. We couldn't have cared less for Pangea, Laurasia and Gondwanaland, or some kind of one-world government held together by ignorance, fear, and armed force.
Today we are told that was all wrong. They tell us now that we were taught "nationalism" and nationalism is dangerous. That, dear reader, is total "bovine scatology!"
Heck, yeah, I'm a nationalist. I am an AMERICAN nationalist.
Look. Nationalism is love of country and the willingness to sacrifice for it. Nationalism, for me, also means that I believe that America's national culture and the interests of America are superior to any other.
My nationalism explains why I despise the United Nations. You see, nationalism is the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals. I believe that. Therefore, I have absolutely no use for the United Nations, NONE. I make no apologies and no excuses for it.
Nationalism has also been described as the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination.
Yeah, I'll put my American nationalism up against their one-world, global governance, "citizen-of-the-world" nonsense any day of the week. I have no intention of surrendering the national identity of America and constitutional authority of my fellow American citizens to a world government.
But first they must make us believe that our Constitution and our Bill of Rights are both irrelevant and dysfunctional. How do they do that? By brain washing our kids in those indoctrination centers we refer to as public schools.
Embracing slavery is so simple and so easy for millions of America's young today because they -- ONE: have never been free (in comparison to earlier generations of Americans) -- and TWO: it's what they have been taught. Plus, they have been taught it is their duty, their obligation, to proselytize, to convert others to their warped sense of adoration for "involuntary servitude" to the state.
I agree with Kurt Nimmo's comments in a recent article in which he said: " ... the average American knows almost nothing about the Constitution and certainly nothing about republicanism, liberty and inalienable rights.
Far too many Americans know virtually nothing about classical liberalism, the ideal of limited government, and the unbridled liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets." SOURCE: http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/22/fareed-zakaria-dump-the-constitution/
Those of us who still love America, and place her first amongst all the nations of the earth are being leaned upon, coerced, if you will, to learn to love the new slavery, the cradle to grave government intrusion into our lives, every waking (and sleeping) moment. To them -- this IS freedom!
The learning curve is far too steep for this old conservative curmudgeon and it will be a cold day in warmer climes when they break down my heartfelt, and to-the-core, nationalism for America.