Ours will be a stranger Dark Age than the old one. Our peasants brush their teeth and wash, imagine themselves of the middle class, but their heads are empty.
And they rule. We have achieved the dictatorship of the proletariat. Hod-carriers in designer jeans, they do not quite burn books but simply ignore them. Their college degrees amount to high-school diplomas, if that, but they neither know nor care.
Techno-baubbles, slick cars, shoddy built 3000sq ft houses in the middle of what used to be productive land. There is a biblical truth to what Fred is talking about here and so many parallels to Recovery Road it’s silly.
And the hits keep on coming. Informed (at least they believe themselves to be) Americans over beers last night discussed the current Dead Elephant crop of statists with gleeful abandon. “Hey, I like him. His plan is simple! He’s a former CEO!”.
I laughed myself silly. It’s like walking on a tour of a giant aquarium labeled with signs that say in big block letters, “DON’T TAP ON THE GLASS. IT’S NOT GOOD FOR THE FISH.”
I’m not sure that anyone remembers Go West. I have an affectation for 80’s syntho-pop. It is one of my fundamental character flaws.
The lyrics from this tune filled my head constantly last week while my family and I were at The House O’ Mouse. It played over and over as I saw crowds from all over the world (the Argentinian aristocracy made up at least 50% of my hotel mates) shuffle to and from the lines.
While positive in every way, Disney somehow seemed old world – at least old world from a Western perspective. A decayed dinosaur from a bygone age that needed to reinvent itself in an edgier fashion to stay relevant. I heard a comment lately from a friend who said, “I’m mad at Disney because they are an organization that used to be good…”.
Take that for what it’s worth. Staying relevant to what’s left of our culture is what I’m driving towards here.
The rise of the state as the parent. The use of massive propaganda campaigns to further even the most basic of agendas, and the ever encroaching limitations on Liberty for ‘our safety’.
TL Davis talked about how we are a divided people. There is no doubt this is true – and will continue to degrade. To what end, one cannot be certain.
Resistance to this is up to you. Whether you choose to be a servile slave to the system is your choice. Free men are free because they choose to be free, not because some piece of paper or law says they are.
Taken from: http://goo.gl/XKA2O
Bribery must not be an accepted practice.
Honesty as an honored public virtue.
Rule of Law enforced impartially, giving an equal protection under the law.
Hard work is viewed as admirable.
Success is celebrated, not punished.
What are you doing to foster the above cultural values on a daily basis?