America: The Idea

The video below although a month old is ‘going viral’ as more and more people share it. I hope you will share it with others too.

And while there are many things said in it’s 6 minutes, the quote below is my favorite. It is so obvious it needs to be said, because we tend to forget the obvious.

“It pains me to say this, but we live in a society of wolves. You do not fight back by creating a society of sheep.”

 

 

I must say that it saddens me that the direction our great nation seems to be taking forces me to return to this theme again and again. As I once heard said from stage, “most people are too busy trying to make it day to day to pay attention to some of the important things that are happening.”

My great fear is that our casual disregard and unwillingness to ‘fight the current’ when we can simply coast along may bring us to a place we really don’t want to be.

A friend told me that could never happen, because it is all being done with “good intentions.”

“Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” – Isabel PatersonThe God of the Machine

From Torquemada to Robespierre and Hitler the men who have made mankind suffer the most have been inspired to do so have been inspired to do so by a strong faith; so strong that it led them to think their crimes were acts of virtue necessary to help them achieve their aim, which was to build some sort of an ideal kingdom on earth.” – David CecilLibrary Looking-Glass: A Personal Anthology

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” – Milton Friedman

“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.” – Aldous Huxley

Wake Up America – Live The IDEA.

Here are two books, written 40 years apart, both with the same title that will start you thinking a little deeper. I am lucky enough to have owned the older one since I bought it new.


PS: Here is a thought: you don’t have to buy the book – go to the library. Beyond that, I have had great success buying used books from Amazon, just  stick with the Very Good or Like New condition and you will be very pleased. And yes, this is a shameless plug for the Library System – I volunteer there.

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5 Responses to America: The Idea

  1. Ellen says:

    Wow! I don’t want to be sheep!

  2. C says:

    At least not among the wolves! Thanks for the comment.

  3. Angie says:

    I am heartened to realize there is a STRONG grass roots movement
    As I have said for years….there is a 1 party system in this country
    Republicrats…….now there is the *Patriot party or the better known T-Party.
    Angela
    * correct use of the word ‘patriot’. Not as in the government PATRIOT ACT
    which is anything but……..discusting to call it that……..(*@$%#^

  4. C says:

    Thanks for the affirmation. I don’t know – maybe I am living in a bubble, but everyone I speak to feels the same.

  5. Eric says:

    I just hope that we are not too late and/or too lazy to turn the country around.

    I pray that this attack on the 2nd Amendment will wake up enough people to the agenda of the current administration and his puppet masters that we can do something about it before it is really too late.

    Is it time for another revolution? Do we have the power to take back control of our government? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

    I truly do not know the answers…

    Eric

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