I’ve attached a beautifully made movie short called “Dig” that gave me hope. Like many of my friends in the Liberty Movement, there are days when I think there is just too much indifference, apathy, lies and distortion to overcome. When I see how they are now spinning the CBO report to portray Obamacare as “empowering” people by liberating them from having to work, which then gets heralded by the media, I wonder if sanity can ever be restored.
When we were children trying to find our way in a confusing world run by adults, we were naturally rebellious and predisposed to question authority. I think this explains the tremendous appeal of Ron Paul’s Libertarian message to youthful ears in today’s world! But watching so many of yesterday’s rebels who have transformed their rebellion into blind-faith submission, singing “We All Live in a Yellow Submarine” with Sir Paul and the elites the other night, while millions of Americans are sinking deeper and deeper into despair, it was hard for me to sing along…as big a fan as I once was!
Children are literally born free in their minds. The tyrannical parent swoops in with the loving fences of do’s & don’ts right from the get-go! This would be perhaps the only example of a healthy tyranny that exists in the world…because it literally is nature’s way.
Slowly, over time, for the vast majority of us…we develop into adults who, with any luck, are able to preserve the best of the child inside…if you catch my liberty-minded drift!
But there is a community child, a societal child…a collective child that has in our case been born free too. And it has a tyrannical parent as well! Only this parent is un-loving and un-seen by the child. It operates completely in the shadows and only in stealth, masquerading as the very compassion it is incapable of. It projects, sells and inserts itself by mirroring its opposites; Affordable Care Act, SAFE Act & Smart Growth, to name a few. But it is not the health, safety or growth of the child that this parent seeks. This parent needs to have total domination, power and control over the child’s very existence. It is in fact Master/Slave relationship masquerading as Parent/Child one! A real parent is hooked on Love. This one is hooked on Power!
I attended a Common Core meeting at the Suffern Public Library. I listened to parents speak emotionally and passionately about what Common Core is doing to their children. I listened to teachers describe the horror of being forced to apply curriculum that is antithetical to their core values as teaching professionals. And I listened to seasoned administrators who have fought and advocated for the children and their parents for the past 50 years describe Common Core as a cancer that can and must be completely destroyed!
It is easy for us to picture Bill and Melinda Gates as wonderful, generous and humane parent figures to the social child. But when you peel back the skin and work your way to the core of this very rotten apple, you find them to be nothing of the kind. In fact you find the very blackness that is the natural result of power addiction and consolidation.
PLEASE, I BEG you to watch this little 10 minute “Dig” clip and see if you can find yourself in it. Are you the dad teaching the most valuable lesson? Are you the mother who doesn’t get it? Are you one of the friends mindlessly enjoying the ice cream? Are you the nervous neighbor? Are you the police officer just doing his job? Or, are you the daughter who is ready to shrug off all the other voices in order to pick up where her Dad left off?