I have long wondered why decisions clearly contrary to the health of our nation are made, at all levels of organizations, both government and business, and why such behavior is tolerated. Only when I read “Dark Agenda” by David Horowitz did I understand the driving motivation to destroy our culture. That is my inspiration to write the following. With thanks to those quoted. Feedback will be appreciated, especially thoughts on what we can do. JRL
Uvalde was tragic. But it was not unpredictable. Worse is ahead.
Our country has historically faced formidable enemies, most of them external. But at no time since our Civil War have we encountered such internal enemies as today.
Our current enemy is the radical vigilante woke mob that steamrolls anything and anyone in their way. Their blatant attacks on the American way of life are clear and intensifying: stifling dissent, public shaming, rampant violence, lying tongues and pens, and a perverted version of history.
What is the motivation of the woke crowd? Simply put, to convert our republic into a communist satellite, aided by the jihadists. They egotistically believe they have a better idea for our future culture than that of our forefathers and tradition. “They see themselves as liberators — pioneers of a new millennium for the human race.” [Dark Agenda, Horowitz] For them, Communism is the vision of a future in which the long history of social injustice will finally come to an end.
How did we get to where we are?
As a youngster then I well remember the instinctive American attitude during World War II: unity, shared sacrifice and unconcealed patriotism. This nation unified to defend against external aggressors who were attempting to take by physical force the rights of others, whether Hitler, Mussolini or Hirohito.
The Korean War continued our counter to aggressors. When in 1950 some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south American troops entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces of international communism itself.
Why were we there? As a continuation of World War II. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Korea had been a part of the Japanese empire, and after World War II it fell to the Americans and the Soviets to decide what should be done with their enemy’s imperial possessions. In August 1945, two young aides at the State Department divided the Korean peninsula in half along the 38th parallel. The Russians occupied the area north of the line and the United States occupied the area to its south. [History.com]
As far as America was concerned, the Communist action was not simply a border dispute between two unstable dictatorships on the other side of the globe. Instead, many feared it was the first step in a communist campaign to take over the world. For this reason, nonintervention was not considered an option by many top decision makers. (In fact, in April 1950, a National Security Council report known as NSC-68 had recommended that the United States use military force to “contain” communist expansionism anywhere it seemed to be occurring, “regardless of the intrinsic strategic or economic value of the lands in question.”)
So despite the distance from home and the bitter conditions, America was committed to fight the external enemy, Communism.
In August 1964, North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin, and President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the retaliatory bombing of military targets in North Vietnam. And by the time U.S. planes began regular bombings of North Vietnam in February 1965, some critics had begun to question the government’s assertion that it was fighting a democratic war to liberate the South Vietnamese people from Communist aggression. [History.com]
The anti-war movement began mostly on college campuses, as members of the leftist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) began organizing “teach-ins” to express their opposition to the way in which it was being conducted. Though the vast majority of the American population still supported the administration policy in Vietnam, a small but outspoken liberal minority was making its voice heard by the end of 1965. This minority included many students as well as prominent artists and intellectuals and members of the hippie movement, a growing number of young people who rejected authority and embraced the drug culture.
Note the makeup of the initial protestors. Norman Mailer, Martin Luther King Jr, Joan Baez, various artists, some veterans, and some politicians joined those youngsters objecting to our troops being in Vietnam.
The launch of the Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese communist troops in January 1968, and its success against U.S. and South Vietnamese troops, sent waves of shock and discontent across the home front and sparked the most intense period of anti-war protests to date. By early February 1968, a Gallup poll showed only 35 percent of the population approved of Johnson’s handling of the war and a full 50 percent disapproved.
Following Johnson as president, Nixon claimed in a famous speech that anti-war protesters constituted a small–albeit vocal–minority that should not be allowed to drown out the “silent majority” of Americans. But Nixon’s war policies divided the nation still further: In December 1969, the government instituted the first U.S. draft lottery since World War II, inciting a vast amount of controversy.
The Vietnam protests did at least two things to this nation. They revealed a crack in our opposition to Communism, and they demonstrated the power of “a small but outspoken liberal minority.” Our fall down the slippery slope had accelerated toward what we are experiencing today as falling off a cliff.
The 1962 Engel vs Vitale landmark case about religious liberty was the forerunner of a series of cases that would ban any discussion of God from public schools and bar religion from the public square. By a six to one majority the leftist liberal Court held that a 23-word prayer at the opening of school violated the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, with no legal precedent or court decision.
Early in the 1960’s atheist Madalyn Murray, with support of the ACLU, filed suit which reached United States Supreme Court in 1963 claiming it was unconstitutional for the public schools to require her 14-year old son to participate in the daily recital of the Lord’s Prayer. The Court voted eight to one in her favor, banning mandatory reading or recitation of the Bible in public schools.
Later the case of kindergartner Kayla Broadus over her bowing her head at snack time and praying “God is great. God is good. Thank you, God, for my food,” settled out of court, preserved the so-called “wall of separation between church and state.”
From the Supreme Court decisions, two conclusions may be drawn. First, a handful of unelected justices created a “constitutional right” that had no legal basis and that had never existed before — the right of a minute minority to deny the majority of Americans their right to the intent of our founding fathers and our traditions. With their taste of victory, where would they stop?
Second, the social redeemers had found their lever to move the nation and advance their dream of a liberated future in a way they nor our forefathers could have ever imagined. They had learned to bypass America’s democratic platforms, where they were greatly outnumbered. They had overturned nearly two centuries of precedent and tradition as well as rewriting the heart of the Constitution. With their taste of victory, where would they stop?
“After winning the fight against school prayer, the radicals widened the war and won victories in two more landmark Supreme Court cases. These were decided on shakier constitutional grounds than the prayer-in-school decisions, sometimes even nonexistent constitutional grounds. The new decisions drastically altered the government’s attitude toward ultimate matters of life and death. Because they circumvented the democratic legislative process, the new Supreme Court decrees may have settled the law, but they didn’t change the hearts and minds of the American people. By precluding the formation of a national consensus on these issues, they created political divisions that split the nation more deeply than at any time since the Civil War.” [Hidden Agenda, Horowitz]
“We Will Bury You”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower of the USA and Mrs. Eisenhower gave a dinner in honor of N. S. Khrushchev, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, and Madame Khrushchova on the evening of September 15, 1959. After his address he was asked [https://tinyurl.com/yc8a5pyc, p 31]:
QUESTION: It is frequently attributed to you, Mr. Khrushchev, that at a diplomatic reception you said that you would bury us. If you didn’t say it, you could deny it; and if you did say it, could you please explain what you meant?
KHRUSHCHEV: There is only a small section of the American people in this hall. My life would be too short to bury every one of you if this were to occur to me. (Laughter.) I did speak about it, but my statement has been deliberately misconstrued. It was not a question of any physical burial of anyone at any time but of how the social system changes in the course of the historical progress of society. Every educated person knows that there is now more than one social system in the world. The various states, the various peoples have different systems. The social system changes as society develops. There was the feudal system. It was superseded by capitalism. Capitalism was more progressive than feudalism. Capitalism created better conditions than feudalism for the development of the productive forces. But capitalism engendered irreconcilable contradictions. As it outlives itself, every system gives birth to its successors. Capitalism, as Marx, Engels and Lenin have proved, will be succeeded by communism. We believe in that. Many of you do not. But among you, too, there are people who believe in that.
“At the reception concerned, I said that in the course of historical progress and in the historical sense, capitalism would be buried and communism would come to replace capitalism. You will say that this is out of the question. But then the feudal lords burned at the stake those who fought against feudalism and yet capitalism won out Capitalism fights against communism. I am convinced that the winner will be communism, a social system which creates better conditions for the development of a country’s productive forces, enables every individual to prove his worth and guarantees complete freedom for society, for every member of society.
Make no mistake. Communism was and is determined to be the social system for the world. When to their advantage, physical war takes priority. Witness Ukraine. When to their advantage, cultural war is employed. Witness the United States today.
Where We Are
With the liberal attitude of the Supreme Court and the lever provided to the liberal left, any and all strides toward upheaval are occurring. Clearly intentional attempts to destroy our constitutional Republic are often not recognized, are ignored by most of the media, are condoned and taught in academic institutions, applauded by Hollywood, whitewashed by politicians and the swamp, and have dulled the populace into acceptance as the norm. Lies are fantastic; theft is winked at; morality is laughed at; hate is encouraged; neighbor is pitted against neighbor; kindness is relegated to the dust bin; true charity is disparaged; sanctity of life is denigrated; news is proven to be fake and political (witness Covid).
The underlying reason for the war we know as the American Revolution was freedom. Freedom of self government, of speech, of religion, … The underlying reason for the current cultural war is egoism, the belief that “I know how you should live better than you yourself know. So freedom be damned!
In 2022, America is divided; transgenderism confuses personalities, personal safety is at greater risk than ever; racism is rampant, and celebrated; Critical Race Theory teaches children to hate anyone who looks different, to feel guilty if they’re white, or empowered because they are not white. Children barely out of diapers are being taught to question their sex before they are capable of understanding what sex is; our southern border is nonexistent, and taxpayers are forced to provide support and acceptance.
Mantra of the woke, communistic crowd: Promote anything that will sow discord, or allow us to take control of lives. Force diversity even when common sense is violated.
Why We Are Here
Probably because many academics consider themselves as elites, indoctrination into communistic attidudes comes with the territory.
Malcolm Muggeridge (look him up) opined that modern man is abolishing himself through education.
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. [https://tinyurl.com/mr35fhxf]
“Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus — and became extinct. [Religion and Society, Muggeridge]
Muggeridge presciently managed to address many of our present-day problems in one fell swoop: abortion, pornography, unearned affluence, population demographics, drug use, and our pathetic education system. The prospect that Muggeridge is right, that the bastions of education are causing this decline in American civilization is turning out to be the most reliable answer as to why so many vote Democrat, when most of the enemy within vote Democrat.
“It is in the education system where young minds are most often shaped, not in the home. If a child raised in a conservative home is sent to public schools at say, four years old, he may well begin to list to port, shaped by forces diametrically opposed to most parental desires. If that child goes to college, the odds of cranking out a shiny new sexually perverse little socialist rise dramatically. Any parent wanting to maintain a child’s conservative and/or Christian upbringing sabotages himself or herself by sending the child to a public indoctrination system or to many colleges. [https://tinyurl.com/mr35fhxf]
Must we wonder the result of academic brainwashing of youngsters under their supposed care? Their output becomes the public school teachers, the clergy, the bureaucrats, the business men and women and the journalists, all of whom in turn pass on the myth of socialist, communist nirvana. Many of them will inhabit the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the UN, most of which are pushing what Glen Beck terms the Great Reset.
Thinking, caring parents are increasingly concerned with their children’s education, endeavoring to see them not become contaminated with the leftist, communist philosophy and mind set. Hillsdale College and Prager University are two of my favorite avenues. Others deserve checking out.
The last few years has seen the communist, usually called woke in the media, movement flourish. Judgment of any movement is not whether it is righteous in the minds of its proponents, but rather whether it betters or worsens its target constituency. On that score, the woke (seemingly synonymous with BLM, encouraged by ACLU and arm-in-arm with the jihadists) has failed the majority of Americans. Yes, it is furthering the objectives of those who consider themselves as saviors of the world, but those objectives fly in the face of trust, unity, respect, morality, truth, life, happiness, … .
And nothing substantive in our laws or our culture has caused such division as we are now experiencing. Segregation did not begin in this decade, for example. Each adult citizen has had the right to vote his or her choice. Instead, every bit of the above collapse can be explained by political rhetoric, almost exclusively coming from the left under the guise of “being woke.” Perceptions brought about largely by an egotistical, well-funded activist class, not actual realities on the ground in individual lives, have caused the absolute collapse in race, neighbor and trust relations we are now seeing in the country.
When journalists deliver fake news with impunity, “When the President of the United States goes around telling people that not having 24-hour, drive-thru voting in a single Texas county is “Jim Crow on steroids,” it breeds panic and division that is simply not justified. When woke activists tell black people that police are literally hunting them to murder them, something not backed up by any objective data, it breeds distrust and hysteria. That is especially true in younger people who then claim that they are perpetually “exhausted” by their supposed oppression when an objective look at their life would leave people perplexed as to what they are talking about. [https://tinyurl.com/ycx7mrx5]
Back to Uvalde. Actions yield inevitable consequences. Given the critical damage to our culture, the prevalent attitudes of media and public figures, and the current division that has been created, would a thinking rationalist not predict such behavior? Must we wonder why those who drink the Kool-Aid of the radical vigilante woke mob feel disenfranchised, angry, smug, elite, justified in immorality, lonely, depressed, fearful, confused, even demonic. Must we wonder why mental illness is often not taken seriously? Must we wonder why national divisiveness and hate create monsters? Must we wonder why those without a guiding compass can’t figure out where they are going? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. When they are legislated against, must we wonder why they are trampled by evil doers? “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.” [Proverbs 10:12]
Is worse to come? My opinion is yes. I see no positive change in the philosophy, attitudes or operating procedure of the mob. I see no movement with enough clout to put them in their proper place. Their policies are growing in callous disregard of right and wrong, seemingly unfettered. Unpunished malfeasance breeds emboldment. The open sewer of TV and YouTube provokes and enables contrary behavior. So why should we expect a leveling out?
I hope I am wrong.
Jerry R Lambert 4 June 2022
Appended 6 June 2022: “Here is the terrifying truth: the radical left wants mass murders in schools. They are useful for gaining power. I can no longer blame friends who imagine that the killers are some sort of Manchurian candidates, released to further a narrative and serve the purposes of the left. I don’t believe that, but the idea follows logically from the same conclusion I’ve drawn about school shootings: the left likes them. The left is powerful. There will be more. We could prevent them. We won’t.” Charles Turot
Appended 14 June 2022: Democrats Are Playing a Sick Game by Derek Hunter
Appended 16 June 2022:
The Communist Plot Behind School Shootings. by Carole Hornsby Haynes “For decades, Communists have been working underground to take down America. This was documented in the 1958 book, The Naked Communist, by FBI special agent W. Cleon Skousen. He provided research showing the rise of communist powers and presented the communist agenda for America. His list of 45 goals has become legendary, to the point of being officially read and recorded in the 1963 congressional hearing.” by W. Cleon Skousen