“Son, in land far, far away and a very long time ago, there once was a country named America where they respected the rights of the individual and limited the power of the government.”
By: Dave Hodges, TLB Contributor.
Less than 10% of Americans stand up to tyranny on a daily basis. I estimate that about half of the country is acting like they are dumber than a box of rocks and are content to simply live in ignorant bliss for as long as it is possible to do so. What about the rest of us? For those who know what is at stake and refuse to do anything, are condemning our children to live in a hellish nightmare for which they will someday hate us for.
What I can understand is that many Americans are unwilling to stand up to tyranny and do what’s right so long as they have their basic needs provided for. I think many parents are forgetting one thing, what about your children’s basic needs and their futures? If you will not fight for yourself, would you not at least fight for your children?
American Parents Have Failed Their Children
As an American father, I am part of a select group who has failed in his duty as a parent. Our primary responsibility, as parents, is to protect our children from harm and to provide for their future. On both accounts American parents, as a group, have failed miserably in fulfilling these responsibilities to our children. We have left our children vulnerable to the unfolding tyranny that is sweeping our country.
Most of us have gone along to get along. Many of us have seen the problems that have overtaken our country and we have consciously chosen to ignore these problems. And now, our children are paying a steep price for our apathy and ignorance. I am left wondering if our children are not worth fighting for?
My soon-to-be teenager asked me the other day if there was really an Illuminati that ran the world. Interestingly, I have never used that term in describing the banksters that have hijacked our government, so I knew that he did not hear that term from me. As it turned out, my son’s curiosity comes from the questions that many of his peers are asking at school. Young people’s interest in the Illuminati and their hand signals is a trendy thing being discussed today, and I can tell you that most of our children reject what they perceive to be the Illuminati. But more importantly, many of our children are rejecting the values of the adults in their lives because many children do not view adults as the guardians of their world as I once viewed my parents when I was growing up. They often see today’s adults as sell-outs to a world that offers no hope. The hidden message behind my son’s question is centered around his curiosity as to whether his dad is fighting against bad people that will do bad things to children when they grown up. One day, I expect my adult son to ask me what I did in the war against tyranny? What will you tell your children when they ask you the same question?
My intent is not to demean any person’s parenting skills, but to encourage all of us to allow our children to become a rallying point in our struggle against the banksters who have hijacked our government and are the cause of so much misery. By now, many parents reading these words, have their backs up and are thinking how dare I impugn their dedication to their children? To you parents, I would say that the numbers reflecting the desperation of our children’s futures do not lie. And our children would be correct in condemning us for our inaction against tyranny.
One of my undergraduate students recently told me that we (the adults) have left his generation a pile of crap to live in. He has a point, and as the years went by America, we barely paid attention to Watergate, the Iran Contra Hearings, numerous rigged elections, Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the false flag reasons given for the wars of occupation that we are fighting in the Middle East.
So long as we had plenty of food to eat and beer to sip on as we watched the NFL, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, etc, we were content. The government, at the behest of the banksters proceeded to steal our country, its finances and our political freedoms. The economic future for our young people was stolen out right out from under our noses. When I was my son’s age, the US was number one in the world in civil liberties, today we are 49th. God help us as we slide into the abyss of Obamacare. And yet, many of us want to believe George W. Bush when he said “they hate us for our freedoms”.
The sad thing is that it did not have to be this way. There was a time, that if we would have spoken up and risen up in unison, we could have turned back what is happening today. But it was easier to remain compliant and passive so long as we were comfortable.
Is There Anything Worth Fighting For?
I freely confess, that my present efforts in fighting against tyranny are largely motivated by guilt because each night as I look at my son dutifully doing his homework, I wonder if his efforts will make much of a difference with regard to the quality of his future. I feel horribly guilty because I have not done more to fight against the bad people have that robbed our country of its sovereignty, prosperity and liberty. Every time I had an opportunity to wake up and fight against tyranny, I chose to ignore what I was seeing and I continued in the pursuit of my dreams.
Our children’s future is about the only thing left to fight for as we have lost nearly everything else. We are 20th in the world, and slipping, in gross salary. We are 50th in longevity and quickly declining. By any measure our education system is substandard and with the introduction of the unproven and untried Common Core, it will continue to decline. Our healthcare is horrendous and with Obamacare coming “online”, things are only going to get worse. For the Baby Boomers, our fate is sealed. The bankers are coming after our pensions and our bank accounts. We will be denied reasonable medical coverage under Obamacare and we will continue to see our lifespans diminish. For us, our lives as we have known them, are nearly over. But what about our children?
The Hopelessness and Desperation We’re Leaving Our Children
Don’t think that our children do not see the duplicity of the lives that we lead. We preach morality and the value of hard work and then remain subservient to a corrupt group of bankers. Our children know more about the corruption in our world, than their parents. The young people do not tune out the demonic corruption by using the defense mechanism of denial as it manifests itself in cognitive dissonance. Most of our children see the stark, naked truth of the world they are going to inherit and many want no part of this Brave New World. Some are coping and adjusting, but many are not. And the failure of so many young people to adapt to what they are going to have deal with is the source of my guilt. We just did not do enough.
Increasingly for our young people, the world is not a safe place. In many areas of the country, suicide has replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death.
There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for each suicide death. Therefore, the suicide rate is only a small representation of the hopelessness being experienced by the younger generation.
Since 1968, suicides for people aged 15-24 have risen over 300%. Suicide in now the second leading cause of death in the United States. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many countries of Western Europe. Russia, Vietnam and India are experiencing similar increases.
What is the number one reason why teens are killing themselves? The straightforward and simple answer is that they have a foreboding sense of hopelessness. Life is bleak and meaningless and all their cell phones, IPADs and X-Box games cannot fill the void of emptiness. Hopelessness is the number one predictor of suicide.
Traditionally, when teens grow into adulthood, they begin to learn that they have a measure of control over their life. Through trial-and-error, teens gain knowledge and acquire the tools necessary to solve their problems in the best way that they are able. In the past, when we felt hopeless, we pulled through our crises with the resources we had at our disposal and with the support from friends and family. Increasingly, that support has all but eroded.
Today, where do the influences that shape our children’s lives come from? A Gallup Poll from the late 1950′s asked teens to rate their biggest influences on their attitudes and lives and they listed these variables in the following order:
1. Parents 2. Church 3. Teachers 4. Peers 5. Media
Fifty years later, this same survey produced the following results:
1 & 2. Peers and media were in a virtual tie
3. Parents 4. Teachers 5. Church
(information derived from a Conference Presentation on child safety sponsored by Arizona State in 2006).
The above data speaks to the fact that teens are not receiving the guidance that they require from their parents. For teenagers, their overwhelming sense of hopelessness is enough to cause them to take their own lives. Most teens who survive suicide attempts say that they tried to kill themselves because they were trying to escape a situation that seemed impossible to deal with, or they were trying to escape overwhelming feelings like rejection, guilt, anger, or sadness in which they lacked any significant degree of control. It is easy to blame the banksters and corrupt politicians, but we have been passive recipients in our demise. We have met the enemy and he is us.
Our children’s pervasive sense of hopelessness is not confined to the United States. This is an international phenomenon. Globalism, in its present form, is evil. Our children may not be able to name purveyors of this movement by name (e.g. Rockefeller, Brzezinski, Turner, Gates, Soros, etc.), but they see the manifestation of the tyranny sweeping the planet and they do not want any part of it.
Parents Are the Great Equalizer
Common Core has made a guinea pig out of all students for this untested, untried educational program.
Many children have lost hope because they see their parents disengaged and not fighting for their future. For example, if you are a Christian family and you see that DHS has labeled Christians as domestic terrorists, your children need to see you standing up to this injustice. Take the issue to the sanctuary of your church. If your Pastor is compromised by ministering on behalf of a tax-exempt church, change churches. If parents have concerns about Common Core, show up in large numbers to school boards or your state department of education and protest. In Arizona, the outcry from parents has been enough that the state changed the name of Common Core to College Readiness.
As it relates to the welfare of your children, the results of these fights are not the most important variable. Your children need to see you engaged in the fight to preserve their future instead of giving in to every globalist program that comes along. Gone are the days of protecting your children from the truth. It is time to tell them what the threats are to their futures and to help them plan on how to meet these threats. The fact is that if your children are not going to lose hope, they need to see you fighting for them. If you don’t know what to fight for, spend an afternoon going through any number of websites and then pick an issue, any issue, which has bearing on the future of your child. Learn about these issues, choose a course of action and then engage your children in the fight as well.
In part two, I will provide a biography of strategies which I have previously written about that you can employ in assisting your child in their efforts to live in the New World Order. I will further be discussing some psychological and sociological studies on adaptation which have bearing on your efforts to help your children adjust.
At the end of the day, if our lives, and the lives of our children, are to be greatly diminished, let us not say this happened because we parents did not care enough to fight for our children. Each one of us has to ask the question, are our children worth fighting for?
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