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Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Freedoms: The Pledge

Ayn Rand: "Social gains", "Social aims", "Social objectives" have become the daily bromides of our language. The necessity of a social justification for all activities, and all existence, is now taken for granted. There is no proposal outrageous enough but what its author can get a respectful hearing and approbation if he claims that in some undefined way that it is for "the common good."

I just watched this video on Youtube. Please take a few minutes to watch it:

Just a few words about this video... This is scary stuff, folks. Notice how these celebrities draw you in (just because of who they are, to start with), and then start pledging things that on the surface sound ok. We should do this - we should do that... etc. Then, after they've all pledged to their ideas, they ask "what will you pledge?" - making it sound like if we don't pledge something, we are bad people. Then, after piling all of that crap on us, they actually pledge to SERVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!! What? Last time I checked, HE serves US (can you say "public servant"?!). Wow. So, after my kids and I watched this video, Michael (19) ran to get the book, Anthem, by Ayn Rand. As he was looking something up in the book, I was googling "pledge" and "Hitler". Here's what I found...

The Fuhrer Oath: "In taking the Fuehrer Oath, the German Army swears allegiance not to the Republic, not to the flag, not to the constitution, and not even to the office of the head of state, but to Adolf Hitler personally who has now attained absolute power over the German people."

Hmmm. That sounds kind of familiar, don't you think? "I pledge to be a servant to our president, and all mankind."

Ayn Rand (from the book "Anthem"): "We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers, we are allowed to live our lives. We exist through, by, and for our brothers, who are the State. Amen."

"What brought it to pass? What disaster took their reason away from men? What whip lashed them to their knees in shame and submission? Worship of the word "WE".

FYI: This Tuesday, in our schools, they will be showing a speech by President Obama to all schoolchildren. Apparently, at the end of the speech, they'll be showing this video. I will not allow my children to watch either the speech or the video in school. All this is, is an attempt to indoctrinate our children with their ridiculous ideas.

Another thing I found about the Hitler youth - they said this Pledge of Allegiance:

"I promise to do my duty in love and loyalty to the F├╝hrer and our flag." That's awfully close to what Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher said: "I pledge to be a servant to our president..."

"But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate. I wonder, for it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word "I," could give it up and not know what they lost." Ayn Rand, Anthem

I just want to challenge all of you: do not sit still and let our freedoms dwindle away. Use your voice and actions to stand up for what is right. Take control of teaching your children what they need to know - don't let the State do it. In closing, here are a few more words from Ayn Rand...

"The greatest guilt today is that of people who accept collectivism by moral default; the people who seek protection from the necessity of taking a stand, by refusing to admit to themselves the nature of that which they are accepting; the people who support plans specifically designed to achieve serfdom, but hide behind the empty assertion that they are lovers of freedom, with no concrete meaning attached to the word; the people who believe that the content of ideas need not be examined, the principles need not be defined, and that facts can be eliminated by keeping ones eyes shut. They expect, when they find themselves in a world of bloody ruins and concentration camps, to escape moral responsibility by wailing: But I didn't mean this!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is such a strange time we live in! I am so glad I don't have to make decisions like you do about what my kids watch... but I know it will only get worse when we do have kids! What a great post!

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