The headline read: Veterans Put Up Flags at Portland Federal Courthouse, Try to Defend It from Antifa.
This scuffle between the Veterans and the Marxist Anarchists is an important battle, but it is not where the war will be won.
The war will only be won when the hearts and minds of American children and many adults are no longer taught that Freedom and Liberty have no value. This is exactly what is being taught in our public schools and many private schools. That Freedom and Liberty have no value is the belief held by many in the United States including but not limited to the Democrat Party, Teacher Unions, most in academia, and much of the government bureaucracy including school boards, city and county governments, state governments, and the federal governments.
Those who would advocate for this evil we refer to as collectivists (an all-encompassing term for Marxism, communism, socialism, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same) tend to gravitate toward those positions that accommodate their belief systems. Those are positions where success or failure is viewed more as a group accomplishment as opposed to an individual accomplishment. It is also much more difficult to measure individual achievement or failure in these positions.
Those who favor individualism will tend to work in fields where individual achievement and successes are easily identified and rewarded accordingly. The individualist accepts personal responsibility for their successes or failures and when successful fully expects to be rewarded for the effort and achievement.
Because those who place a high value on Freedom and Liberty gravitate toward positions where Freedom and Liberty are cherished but not regulated, and those who believe in the collectivist theory gravitate toward positions where Freedom and Liberty can be limited and abolished, we have a constant attack against Freedom and Liberty with a curtailment and abolishing of these Constitutionally protected requirements for a free and independent people.
Over the years our public schools have abandoned education and adopted indoctrination as their purpose. Teacher Unions (remember unions are to a Marxist society what the family unit is to a free society – that is the core unit) and government bureaucracies including but not limited to school boards have influenced a large segment of our population to believe that the very values adopted by our founders that made our nation such a unique nation were and are wrong. I have written extensively about why these values rejected by those who wish to transform the Untied States, the collectivists, are so critical to a free and independent people.
If we are to win the war for freedom and independence it will not be because a group of veterans established that the flag could be flown contrary to the efforts of ANTIFA. The war will only be won when we are a society described by Samuel Adams when he said, “All men would be free if they valued freedom as it should be valued.” That means that the value of freedom and liberty must again be taught to our children. If the public schools will not do it, and there is no reason to believe they will, parents and grandparents much remove their children and grandchildren from those cesspools of indoctrination and have these children learn from educations centers which could be charter schools, private schools, home schooling, and what is becoming more and more a part of our society, group home schooling.
That effort does not alone win the war. If we rely only on the necessary efforts of eradicating Teacher Unions, removing the federal government from any and all roles in education, and winning majorities of those who value freedom on local school boards, we could be a collectivist nation before we receive the proper results. Thus, the responsibility for the United States to remain an individualist nation falls exactly where it should, and that is to those of us who allowed this evil and destructive philosophy to take such a hold on our nation. That is correct, it falls on you and me.
We must become an irate and tireless minority that is keen on “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.” That means we must engage those who claim to believe in the call for the transformation of the United States. To do this, we must first understand the founding principles that made our people such a driving force for good, in not only our own country, but for all people around the world. We must also understand this evil that has become a spectre haunting the United States, that evil spectre of collectivism. Once we have a good understanding, which is not a long and difficult process but an essential process, we must engage those who have been indoctrinated with the evil of collectivism, and not tell them what to believe, but through conversation, mostly by asking questions, help them come to the obvious conclusion of how collectivism obliterates freedom and liberty and individualism enhances freedom and liberty for all.
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE????
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