There was a time in this country......
There was a time in this country when most people admired the wealthy. We
wanted to emulate them. We knew we had a chance to become them because we lived
in America, the golden land of opportunity where anything was possible if you
work hard. Men like John D Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor,
Henry Ford, Sam Walton and George Eastman were captains of industry who helped
forge the Industrial Revolution that brought America from a largely agrarian
society to an industrial powerhouse. We were proud of them, we wanted to be
them, and we were grateful for the things they did for America. We look to them
for leadership and guidance. We respected what they've accomplished.
But somewhere along the way this changed. Somehow a very different ideology
was injected into our culture. A certain group of people, slowly over time,
changed our culture from confident optimism that anything is possible in America
to a mindset that it was unfair and unjust for some people to achieve more than
others. That somehow they had stolen from you what was rightfully yours and
because of that you could never achieve more than a meager existence. They began
teaching that it's not possible for you to succeed because these titans were
blocking your way. But the only way that you could succeed is if the government
took that money away from them and give it to you.
Today we have the president of the United States of all people, telling us
that the wealthy don't even have the same set of values as the rest of the
country does, as if they don't care about their families, their neighbors, their
fellow Americans. That they don't care about the future of America and the only
thing that's important to them is the almighty dollar and taking it from you.
What kind of way is that for an American president to speak about the people who
have succeeded in this country, who have achieved the American dream? That they
are somehow evil and want to cause us harm. Moreover when did we become the
people who would accept such a thing? How does that square with the values of
our founders and the people that forge this nation?
Then last week president Obama said that the hard work of those who succeed
is because somebody else did it and that their hard work didn't matter at all.
But their brilliant ideas or leadership really had very little to do with their
success. That somehow because the government created roads and bridges, that was
the real reason for their success.
"There are a lot of wealthy,
successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give
something back. They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful,
you didn’t get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I’m
always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so
smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I
worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a
whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There
was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this
unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.
Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get
invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all
the companies could make money off the Internet."
Is that any way for the President of the United States to be speaking? I
submit that the government does more to inhibit business to be successful with
the overburden of regulation, oppressive taxation and its interference in the
Sure a successful business requires dedicated employees doing their job. But
if you don't have leadership at the top to guide that company, success will be
limited if there is any success at all. Case in point, Solyndra. I have no doubt
the employees at the plant worked hard and wanted to see the company succeed, if
for no other reason that they would continue to have a good job. But a flawed
business model and failed leadership collapsed the company. They had all the
same roads, all the same bridges and all the same government intervention that
successful companies had, and yet been with millions of dollars in government
backed loans, they failed miserably and at the taxpayers expense.
President Obama's entire mindset smacks of collectivism. Just more class
warfare. Exactly the way the Socialists took over Russia, China, Cuba and even
Venezuela. It's the idea that somehow anyone that has success took it from you,
that you have a right to take it back and they are obligated to give it to you.
Is this who we really have become? Is this who we are as a people now? Sadly
beginning with FDR there has been a slow and steady migration to an entitlement
mentality where far too many people think they're entitled to things just
because they're alive. But it's okay to take someone else's stuff because they
didn't deserve it and you do. But it's unfair to be successful. The same mindset
that says give everyone a trophy just for participating.
The story of how we got here is one of the most important parts of our
nation's history and yet story a almost no one knows. The people behind it
wanted it that way. America's traditional culture, which had grown up over
generations from our Western Judeo-Christian roots, was swept away by an
ideology. Masked by terms like “Political Correctness" or “Multiculturalism” so
that you can't see the real root of it all, what it really is, Marxism. Marxism
translated from economic into cultural terms in an effort that goes back not to
the 1960s but to World War I. The number one goal of cultural Marxism since its
creation, has been the destruction of Western culture and the pillars that hold
it up which are based in Judeo-Christian values. Once that was done they would
be able to impose their oppressive tyrannical system on us all without a fight.
We would gladly accept it for a sense of security. In fact actually cry out for
In 1923 a young Marxist named Felix Weil who had inherited millions, set up a
new think tank at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt Germany. Originally it was
called the Institute for Marxism but the cultural Marxist realized that that
name was too obvious and would be rejected by most people so they concealed
their real nature and objectives. He was convinced use a more neutral sounding
name and “The Institute for Social Research” was born. Soon known simply as “The
Frankfurt School”’ The Institute for Social Research became the place where
political correctness, as we know it, was developed. The basic answer to the
question who stole our culture, is the cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt
In 1934 fleeing from the Nazis who hated Marxists, the Frankfurt school
including its leading members reestablished itself in New York City with help
from Columbia University, changing their focus from establishing Marxism in
Europe to the United States. And they've been far too successful. Pat Boone's
book "The culture wise family: upholding Christian values and the mass media
world” goes into this in great detail. I urge you to read it and educate
yourself on how this came about.
Do your own research on some of the leading Marxist intellectuals Antonio
Gramsci, George Lukacs, Max Horkheimer, Theodore Adorno, Eric Fromm, Wilhelm
Reich and Herbert Marcuse. When you discover who these Frankfurt School folks
are it will scare you beyond belief.
With the help of these gentlemen, Horkheimer developed a whole new strategy
for injecting Marxism into our culture to shape our society. They concluded that
the way to destroy Western culture was to cross Marx with Freud. By using"
Political Correctness” and “Social Justice” along with “Critical Theory “ or
“Critical Thinking “ they had a much more powerful psychological tool than just
philosophy for destroying Western culture. Psychological Conditioning. These
things are the root of class warfare.
The disease of Marxism has since infiltrated our public schools, our
institutions of higher learning, our churches and synagogues, and indeed our own
government at every level in every bureaucracy. Over the last several decades
they've used our popular culture such as music, movies, television shows and
games that push social acceptance of things that were culturally taboo in the
past. Using the tactics of a bully if you speak out against these things, they
shout you down calling you a bigot, a racist, homophobe or a whole host of
epithets to try to silence you. Through political correctness they have managed
to take away your right to free speech by making you an outcast when you speak
out against their agenda. The natural human instinct to avoid conflict has
caused people to second-guess their convictions and to back down. Ask yourself
how many times that you did not speak out because you knew the other people in
the room would attack you if you did.
So what now? How do we fix it? Will the answer to that is both simple and
difficult. Stand your ground and speak out no matter what. Educate yourself in
the issues that are affecting our lives, our culture and our future so you can
stand up and challenge on the facts. You can't leave it to somebody else to do.
I know it's not easy, but we have all been doing that for far too long. Besides
when did we become a society that always takes the easy way as opposed to doing
things because they are the right thing to do?
We have reached a place in our country were almost half the nation goes along
with this. We are at the tipping point. If we don't begin to reclaim our culture
now the America I grew up with, the America my parents and grandparents grew up
in, will be lost to us forever. That prospect is terrifying when I consider
that's the legacy I will leave my children. I know that for me what I fear most
is my granddaughter coming to me one day and asking me, “grandpa will were you
doing when all this was happening?” I know I won't be telling her I was too
busy, that I didn't have the time.
We have to do exactly what they have done. We have to get involved at every
level. Some of us will have to run for office. Some will get on the school
board. We are going to have to make a sacrifice and dedicate our lives to the
cause of liberty. There's a lot we can do but it's going to take commitment. It
is going to take hard work and were going to have to give up a few things. It
takes time to attend public meetings, not just now and then but on a regular
basis. Take some friends along with you and make an event of it. It’s much
easier to speak out in public when you have a little support with you. Stop
allowing yourself to be defeated. Were Americans for crying out loud when did we
become the people of “That can't be done”? Do you think the opposition allows an
occasional setback to stop them, to deter them from their work? They most
assuredly do not.
Jay Devereaux is an Information Technology Consultant and small business owner that like so many of us, did not really pay a lot of attention to what was going on in Washington DC until ideas like Cap & Trade and T.A.R.P. The idea of the Federal Government bailing out bankers and Wall Street firms with taxpayer dollars was the last straw. Followed closely by the first stimulus package, Jay like so many was yelling at his television similar to Rick Santelli’s now famous rant, when his family cried “ENOUGH! Do something about it or shut up!” In late 2009 Jay was invited to join the Board of Directors for UIA
and manages to organizations various websites and social networking