|—||Dương Quỳnh Hoa|
|—||To all you cool Marxists/socialists/OWS hipsters in your Che Guevara t-shirts… (Source: The Cult of Che by Paul Berman)|
~ John F. Kennedy
“In a much quoted passage in his inaugural address, President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society. The paternalistic “what your country can do for you” implies that government is the patron, the citizen the ward, a view that is at odds with the free man’s belief in his own responsibility for his own destiny. The organismic, “what you can do for your ‘country” implies the government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary.
Ice-T on Gun Control: “It’s the last form of defense against tyranny, not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”
THIS IS WHY I LOVE OLD SCHOOL RAP! THE RAPPERS HAD BRAINS!
THIS! EVERYONE OF YOU WATCH THIS NOW!!
So here are my greatest concerns.
My greatest concern isn’t the power of the government but the mindset of individuals. The lack of personal responsibility I see that plagues our society.
My greatest fear is not having to fight for liberty, but not having anyone to fight for liberty with. People are too concerned with “what’s happening on reality shows?”, “when that next album is going to be out?” “When they can buy that new phone or ipod?”
Rather than read some of the great works of the enlightenment, my generation is too focused on video games, movies, and sex. Liberty and Freedom are just words they hear in Call of Duty. They don’t know what those words mean.
They don’t question the government. They are just trying to get as much as they can from it. They feel entitled to services and property. They expect everything to be handed to them on a plate. They don’t know the meaning of a hard days work or the feeling of satisfaction when you make your own money.
I fear a politically correct society. Where people believe they have a right not to be offended. Where they shutter at the thought somebody might disagree with them. Where they confuse thinking with feeling.
That is the society I fear. Not a government attempting to destroy our freedom. I fear people simply casting their freedom and liberty away like a pair of worn out shoes.
Speaking of Civil War heritage.
My great-great-grandfather served in the 70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Under William Tecumseh Sherman.
So he participated in the Savannah Campaign otherwise known as Sherman’s March to the Sea.
Recently found that out. Just thought I’d share. I’m thinking about trying to join Sons of Union Veterans.
I had family on the Southern side too so I’m also researching that right now.