We are the people the globalists have been waiting for: us foolish caretakers of America, descendant guardians of the liberties she was created to safeguard.
Have we so fumbled that we've fatally lost the baton?
I want to thank fellow Belmont Club member Cowboy for commenting on PrezZero's shunning of the Boy Scouts of America's Centenial Year Jamboree.
[The BSA is] the one institution [the Progressives] founded that’s worth a damn. It’s actually the crown jewel of their legacy had they eyes to see it, and boy do they hate it so!
That strongly reminded me of a similar passage in another of my essays that itself was influenced by the following. The Ruling Class' hatred of all our earlier liberty-guarding institutions begs us to reform them all.
Wisdom and Anti-Wisdom
“We have ruined American business for the foreseeable future. We taught the next generation of executives a new credo: 'One cannot afford to plan for the future of the company; one must get what one can today. Engaging in long-range planning would only carpet the luxurious offices of the executives who will replace you because of your poor performance this year.'”
I will close with another lesson from history. Aristotle first penned that "virtue is its own reward." He meant that the society which pursued virtue in all aspects would achieve what the rest of the world could only envy. Only a few centuries and a hegemony removed later did Cicero also state "that virtue is its own reward" and see it greeted with the mocking, derisive manner of only those who think they have achieved all there is to achieve could ever dare presume. "Principle must make way for the pragmatic." The mark of decay had arisen.
Wisdom is a virtue most seek for its reward to them. True wisdom tends to have longterm visibility. Unlike our CEO above, the individual doesn't have to answer to a board of directors. You may have to answer to a bunch of demanding "friends," but the wisdom you seek will help you either reform the friends and their demands or lead you to seeking new friends.
The wisdom in seeking to keep the nation a moral one was not misunderstood by its founders. They hoped to encourage the largest number of morally straight and wisdom seeking individuals. Those who would subvert our nation with the intents to satisfy the raw power they seek need us to become both unwise and amoral. The free peoples who helped raise this nation to its greatness did it because their marked moral behavior for the most part helped keep them free even when they themselves weren't that wise, requiring less crackdown for the few miscreants who popped up. There was wiseness in seeking to retain a moral credo for society. There is anti-wiseness in collapsing that view. With each incremental collapse into deviancy, more restrictions, not less, came to the fore. You fear the miscreants, the power seekers will promise to protect you. There is a clear connection between power seekers and miscreants, and they serve each others' purpose. If you think that the system is failing you are not looking at it from the point of view of those who you have vested with power to make the system work. It works very, very well for them.
Seeking to retain a moral attitude is not unlike seeking wisdom. It is a virtue you can seek both for its own reward and for its reward for you -- in the long term. Anti-wise factions will continue to try to subvert both. Disappoint them. Let them entertain the notion that their sophistication trumps your innocence. Morality like wisdom frequently rebounds to your satisfaction in the long term especially when you must make sacrifices along the way. Sacrifices such as finding the courage to fight the bastards.
Ah yes. Courage? Seek wisdom and courage will emerge. An assertion that one learns to be true, too often the hard way. With God's help, it is never too late.