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Trashing traditions
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Spiraling endlessly down into a morass.
All we can do is make sure our own kids understand the absurdity of media culture.


"...This is the inevitable result of viewing life not as gift—which for two millennia defined Western tradition—but as victimhood, the result of an endless series of power plays. In the not-too-distant past, American children were taught to view their lives, their political participation in a prosperous democracy, and their cultural inheritance marked by the Bible and Shakespeare, all as gifts to be learned and appreciated. Of course, as youth, many rolled their eyes and complained. But by the time they reached adulthood, most had been sufficiently catechized to appreciate these gifts and assume their roles in civic life and participatory government.

No longer. The past, whose great if often deeply flawed men once served as moral exemplars, has become something to be condescendingly sneered at. Not only must Columbus, Washington, and Jefferson be unceremoniously censured, their public memory must be trashed, if not excised. Mom, with her “second-wave feminism” full of “internalized misogyny,” is also worthy of derision. In her own rebellion against the traditions of her time, she provided the template for her own destruction. As long as this is the milieu in which we must raise our children, the trend will only intensify...."
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(12-04-2019 11:24 AM)bullet Wrote:  https://www.theamericanconservative.com/...s-its-own/

Spiraling endlessly down into a morass.
All we can do is make sure our own kids understand the absurdity of media culture.


"...This is the inevitable result of viewing life not as gift—which for two millennia defined Western tradition—but as victimhood, the result of an endless series of power plays. In the not-too-distant past, American children were taught to view their lives, their political participation in a prosperous democracy, and their cultural inheritance marked by the Bible and Shakespeare, all as gifts to be learned and appreciated. Of course, as youth, many rolled their eyes and complained. But by the time they reached adulthood, most had been sufficiently catechized to appreciate these gifts and assume their roles in civic life and participatory government.

No longer. The past, whose great if often deeply flawed men once served as moral exemplars, has become something to be condescendingly sneered at. Not only must Columbus, Washington, and Jefferson be unceremoniously censured, their public memory must be trashed, if not excised. Mom, with her “second-wave feminism” full of “internalized misogyny,” is also worthy of derision. In her own rebellion against the traditions of her time, she provided the template for her own destruction. As long as this is the milieu in which we must raise our children, the trend will only intensify...."

It is why communists tear down the icons of culture in every society. The ferocity with which our cultural icons are torn down and the fervor with which identity politics are taught now in our own country are the forensic evidence of who it is behind our social ills.

Most here probably never studied the distinctions that made Maoist communism unique. One reason that Chinese stood ignorant of so much of their own history for so long was due to the erasure of their culture. Taoism was so similar in tenets to Christianity that it was attacked ferociously by the Mao.

Russian communism was inclusive of all cultures as they saw that as necessary for global ambitions. Maoist communism was more xenophobic. And the current communist philosophy of China only remains more xenophobic as they appropriated virtually all of the Nazi ideology of the "Master Race" and have prepared part of their forces for what will one day be the ethnic cleansing of all misogynistic progeny involving a partial Chinese lineage.

What both the Russian and Chinese forms of communism have in common, other than the teaching of Marx, is the need to destroy all touchstones to culture, and all religion. There must be no going back to the old ways and they fundamentally understand that this begins with education and ends with the deaths of those old enough to remember the other ways. It quite simply is anti everything other than the STATE.

In the United States (the only heretofore successful melting pot nation other than ancient Rome) those icons are our founding fathers, our faith, and our intentionally taught ideals. Without those ideals what better nation to subvert with identity politics than one which is so diverse?

Lost to our children is the understanding that none of us ever believed our founding fathers to be sinless. What we believed them to be was what they actually were, people who sacrificed nearly everything they owned to preserve ideals. Under those ideals, by which anyone who embraced them and their concepts could flourish by their own endeavor, we built a nation of many people, but of many people with the same cherished principles.

We've quit teaching our ideals which were never about possessions and wealth, but were about freedom and responsibility. And we've replaced those ideals with base emotions of greed, resentment, and anger. We've quit teaching what the pledge of allegiance purported, "one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all", and instead teach if you don't have what other people have it is injustice and likely due to racism or some other form of discrimination.

In the 1960's Hoover kept MLK under scrutiny, not because of what he taught, but because Maoist China was helping to fund the movement in the stated hopes of weakening our Union. What disappointed the Chinese was that MLK was teaching passive resistance as Ghandi had done. They were much more appreciative of Bobby Seals and the Black Panthers, and of other more pro violent factions which dovetailed into the anti-war movement with force like the Weather Underground headed by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and backed by George Soros financially.

But Bullet this is why I keep coming back to the schools. As what you have cited is true. It is the catechism of our ideals that is intentionally absent and has been replaced with a wholly alien and subversive doctrine that is poisoning and slowly killing our way of life and replacing it with the two parts of communism (global mission and socialism as necessitated to assuage identity politics). The reason this confounds us is because both aspects favor the expansion of multi-national corporations which have a global mission and realize that socialism guarantees a permanent underclass of low cost workers which means there is no middle class to challenge their authority. It is no accident that Chinese Communism has produced so many billionaires which relative to their population still represents the power and wealth in the hands of fewer than 5% of their people. It is as autocratic as it gets and walks lockstep with party politics.

I don't like communism. It is anathema to everything I believe. But Chinese communism, if it is allowed to rise, will eventually genocide all other races, where as Russian communism would embrace them. And the Russians know this. That is why in the coming wars to decide where the world's resources are consumed the Russians stand to be our best allies. We face the same fate if China wins and the enemy of my enemy is my friend while my enemy lives.
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(12-04-2019 12:18 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't like communism. It is anathema to everything I believe. But Chinese communism, if it is allowed to rise, will eventually genocide all other races, where as Russian communism would embrace them. And the Russians know this. That is why in the coming wars to decide where the world's resources are consumed the Russians stand to be our best allies. We face the same fate if China wins and the enemy of my enemy is my friend while my enemy lives.

Agree.

I think Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon" is very possible scenario. I think the trigger may be some interruption of China's supply of Middle East oil, leading them to attack Siberia to gain control of Russian oilfields there.

With that in mind, I don't really buy into the "Russia is our enemy" mantra. I'm not at all certain that our more logical strategy is not to move closer to Russia. The best option might be some kind of triangulation strategy.
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(12-04-2019 12:30 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(12-04-2019 12:18 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't like communism. It is anathema to everything I believe. But Chinese communism, if it is allowed to rise, will eventually genocide all other races, where as Russian communism would embrace them. And the Russians know this. That is why in the coming wars to decide where the world's resources are consumed the Russians stand to be our best allies. We face the same fate if China wins and the enemy of my enemy is my friend while my enemy lives.

Agree.

I think Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon" is very possible scenario. I think the trigger may be some interruption of China's supply of Middle East oil, leading them to attack Siberia to gain control of Russian oilfields there.

With that in mind, I don't really buy into the "Russia is our enemy" mantra. I'm not at all certain that our more logical strategy is not to move closer to Russia. The best option might be some kind of triangulation strategy.

Precisely! The China card was played to curtail and confine Russia. The Russia card must be played now to curtail and confine China's economic and military expansion. What's been compromised however, and has destabilized our hand to some extent, is the Europe card. A strong and united Europe was in our interest. A weak Europe leaves us too much to protect.
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(12-04-2019 12:30 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(12-04-2019 12:18 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't like communism. It is anathema to everything I believe. But Chinese communism, if it is allowed to rise, will eventually genocide all other races, where as Russian communism would embrace them. And the Russians know this. That is why in the coming wars to decide where the world's resources are consumed the Russians stand to be our best allies. We face the same fate if China wins and the enemy of my enemy is my friend while my enemy lives.

Agree.

I think Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon" is very possible scenario. I think the trigger may be some interruption of China's supply of Middle East oil, leading them to attack Siberia to gain control of Russian oilfields there.

With that in mind, I don't really buy into the "Russia is our enemy" mantra. I'm not at all certain that our more logical strategy is not to move closer to Russia. The best option might be some kind of triangulation strategy.

Russia is not our enemy. We are really alike in many ways as a people. Each of us conquered a continent. We went west. They went east. They have their paranoia, but we have unintentionally given them some reasons for that.

I think it is inevitable that China makes a move to take Siberia with its resources, whether financially or militarily.
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(12-04-2019 04:33 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(12-04-2019 12:30 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(12-04-2019 12:18 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't like communism. It is anathema to everything I believe. But Chinese communism, if it is allowed to rise, will eventually genocide all other races, where as Russian communism would embrace them. And the Russians know this. That is why in the coming wars to decide where the world's resources are consumed the Russians stand to be our best allies. We face the same fate if China wins and the enemy of my enemy is my friend while my enemy lives.

Agree.

I think Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon" is very possible scenario. I think the trigger may be some interruption of China's supply of Middle East oil, leading them to attack Siberia to gain control of Russian oilfields there.

With that in mind, I don't really buy into the "Russia is our enemy" mantra. I'm not at all certain that our more logical strategy is not to move closer to Russia. The best option might be some kind of triangulation strategy.

Russia is not our enemy. We are really alike in many ways as a people. Each of us conquered a continent. We went west. They went east. They have their paranoia, but we have unintentionally given them some reasons for that.

I think it is inevitable that China makes a move to take Siberia with its resources, whether financially or militarily.

Russia is our enemy philosophically, politically, and practically. What they are not is the enemy most likely to start a war with us. What they are is the enemy with which we share the most common interest. And what makes them that is that they are currently a bit more vulnerable than they used to be.

Russia's self interest and ours means that we can be unfriendly allies, just as we were in WWII. But Stalin was never our friend, ever!
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