“Everything has changed and changed completely under your nose, the world you live in – your nation, your people – is not the world you were born in at all”, wrote Milton Mayer in They Thought They Were Free.
Quoting a German philologist, Mayer writes, “the forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed.”
Mayer continues, “now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.”
New morals, new principles and new rules without responsibility even to god now exist today in America’s culture.
We have accepted things that we would not have accepted six years ago, things that our parents and grandparents could never have imagined happening in America.
The culmination of these changes have resulted in a culture today that is driven by the rhetoric of hatred for their own country while they are led down the road to perdition.
In our universities for instance, on March 3, the Associated Students of University of California Irvine (ASUCI) voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag. Luckily, the vote was vetoed but the context of the resolution epitomizes the direction in which our country is currently headed.
Matthew Guevara, who authored the resolution, writes the reasoning of the vote being that “the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism”.
Guevara continues, “Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments”.
This statement epitomizes the culture in which we are raising today. It is a generation brought up to believe that America is to blame for the real and perceived problems that exist today.
The fact that a symbol of patriotism, our flag, would inspire such hatred on behalf of the “intellectuals” within universities such as UCI is symptomatic of a larger issue.
Dennis Prager of National Review notes the underlying issue the resolution represents. He writes, “respect for the American flag comes naturally; reasons to hold it in contempt have to be learned”.
“That hundreds of thousands of Americans died for what this flag represents, the American trinity of ‘Liberty’, ‘In God We Trust’, and ‘E Pluribus Unum’ means nothing to these students and professors…when they see the American flag they see imperialism and bigotry”, concludes Prager.
Those like Guevara, as well as over 1,000 students and professors who signed a petition supporting the original ban on the flag, encapsulate the indoctrination of hatred being taught throughout our universities.
Unfortunately, they are far from being alone as the Obama administration has demonstrated nothing short of utter contempt for America itself.
When the government shutdown in 2013, Obama showed America his willingness to usurp our sovereignty in a profoundly efficient way. The media relentlessly pushed the White House talking points claiming day after day that the government shutdown had caused insurmountable “damage to our economy” while “taking a toll on families across the country”.
What ensued the following two weeks of the shutdown was unprecedented. As Mark Steyn notes, “the National Park Service spent two weeks behaving as the paramilitary wing of the DNC, expending more resources in trying to close down open-air, unfenced areas than it would normally do in keeping them open”.
Harmless as this may seem, the Obama adminstration took full advantage of the opportunity to exploit the shut down in ways most Americans would never believe.
Most have already forgotten about the story involving the group of foreign seniors whose bus was trapped in Yellowstone Park the day the shutdown began.
“They were ordered back to the Old Faithful Inn, next to the geyser of the same name, but forbidden to leave said inn to look at said geyser”, writes Steyn.
Steyn continues, “Armed rangers were posted at the doors, a fleet of NPS SUV’s showed up ever hour and a half throughout the day, ten minutes before Old Faithful was due to blow, to surround the geyser and additionally ensure that any of America’s foreign visitors trying to photograph the impressive natural phenomenon from a second-floor hotel window would still wind up with a picture full of government officials”.
This was happening while at the same time illegal immigrants were allowed to hold a rally on a supposedly closed National Mall while war memorials were barricaded in an attempt to shut out our veterans from viewing them.
“It is disturbing that minor state officials even presume to have the right to prevent the citizenry from walking past the Vietnam Wall”, concludes Steyn.
During those two weeks the American people saw what our government would do if allowed to act in concurrence with the ideology espoused by the likes of those that voted to ban the American flag.
It is an ideology that strikes at the very core of who our president is and it is spreading like a cancer throughout our country and under our nose.
Could anyone have imagined in 2008 that by 2015 our country would accuse 47 senators opposed to Obama’s unilateral nuclear deal with Iran as being traitors for posting, not sending, a letter describing our constitution to Iran?
Could anyone have imagined in 2010 that by 2015 the president, who once promised to run the “most transparent” and “open” adminstration in history, would go on to prosecute more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all previous presidents combined?
Could anyone have imagined in 2012 that by 2015 the president, without opposition from either party, would circumvent congress, bypass immigration laws, and ignore the will of the people by grantingamnesty to millions of illegal immigrants?
Could anyone have imagined last year that by 2015 the president would do everything in his power to unseat the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu?
Thus, sending a message to the people of Israel that Obama, in the words of Charles Krauthammer, “loathes Netanyahu more than any other world leader, more than the ayatollah in Iran or Putin in Russia”
Things are transforming quickly today as America is both hated by its leadership at home and enemies abroad while being feared by our most trusted allies and most patriotic citizens.
An objective media no longer exists, our public education system is rotting from within, political parties on both sides of the aisle are corrupt, the federal government is used as a weapon to target critics of the White House, and lies are used strategically without end to accomplish through mendacity what could never be achieved through honesty.
When expressing patriotism has become treasonous and treason has become patriotic, the road to perdition has reached its destination.