Our world is a work in progress We must never cede our rights to the catastrophists.
Armed with biased language and ideas of the left, the complainant challenged the expert instructor about today's world and our future. Endowed with free will, we may still control our destiny if we stay informed about our adversaries and true to the America of our founders.
It was by sheer chance that I came across a letter written by a self-described unqualified person who nevertheless had the temerity to comment at length where s/he had little expertise. The venue was classes held for and taught by retirees, usually professionals in their field. This course concerned the history of America, our progress over the past 100 years, and the changes to our culture. The presenter was "Capt. F" of the United States Navy, who has Masters’ degrees in Engineering, Naval War College (Home of Thought for the USN), and International Affairs; and the complainant was someone who, despite the years, seems to have joined the mindset of those high school and college students who fulminate emotionally against concepts that differ from their own, excusing themselves from the need to offer substantive facts.
“M. Sands” is a fitting appellation as sand is a fine mass that is quite unusable for any kind of construction – in this instance, the building of ideas. It was clear from the complaint, that this was just another person who had uncritically accepted the language of the left regarding climate change and sustainability, yet felt qualified to dismiss these seminars as “unproductive.”
Rather than intelligently ponder the information offered over the six-week-course period by a man who had achieved the distinguished position and rank of captain in the United States Navy, the complainant chose to cower behind a full set of conditioned prejudices. S/he expected the instructor to provide a summation on what we must do now to achieve world peace, when the world doesn’t even share the same definition of “peace.” For us, it is security, respect, harmony, mutual understanding and an end to hostilities. For Islam and socialism, it is living in complete subservience under either of those totalitarian ideologies.
In the written grievance, Sands asked how America should go forward into the “new world,” meaning that s/he had already defined the world with the terminology of the left – the catastrophists who have alienated and polarized so many people with their frenetic campaign to reduce the standard of living for most of Earth’s population. Despite Sands’s rigid beliefs, no credible scientific body has ever said that climate change threatens the collapse of civilization, much less predict the extinction of the human species. There is no scientific basis for the doomsayers – not that humans will die or even how they would die. The world is a work in progress.
What is true is that we are being subjected to a barrage of lies and pseudo-science by the so-called elite, with the purpose of frightening the masses (particularly the children, the next generation) into surrendering every aspect of daily life to their control – from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, to lessened healthcare, diminished transportation, and to the impoverished life that existed before the Industrial Revolution. They do not reveal that today’s humans produce enough food for 10 billion people, 25% more than needed, and wheat yield relies more on tractors, irrigation and fertilizer, and fossil fuels for shipments than on climate changes. The denial of our freedom of choice is the Golden Fleece coveted by the left, who exalt themselves as the only ones with the percipient intelligence to be trusted.
Captain F spelled out what we should know, and he rightly did not presume to provide a definitive recipe for the future. This would have been presumptuous, considering that the vagaries of the future, our choices for good or ill, remain in flux.
We know that natural disasters have occurred throughout history, but the displacement of people is more often due to armed conflict, especially in Islamic regions. However, economic development makes us less vulnerable to most of the threats. With the increase in our expertise in transportation and aid (such as first responders to areas of natural disasters), there has been a 99.7% decline in the death toll from those natural disasters. Therefore, advancement and improvement under the auspices of our current administration should continue unimpeded.
Instead of promoting safety, comfort and an improvement in the economies that allow people to stay in their home countries, the Globalist-leftists are using these now-restive populations to destabilize western societies. Migrants from Central and South American countries have the hope of living better, some expecting handouts, but it is known that the encouragement and financing is made by the left for a globalist agenda, and they include George Soros, transnational organizations, corporations, churches, celebrities, and more. Migration from Arabic countries is due primarily to the harsh life dictated by Islamic law and by the Koranic command to spread Islam worldwide, whether by increased population or by the sword. The subsequent increased crime rate throughout Europe is destabilizing the entire continent, causing the indigenous population to leave. Many have concluded that this disruption is by design.
The UN guidelines about CO2 that call for the masses to eat, dress and live as in an earlier era do not apply to the elite. We will stop driving our cars, but they will continue their transnational flights. The future that should concern us is one that is dominated by an overarching Big Government, the United Nations, that assumes it knows best and therefore has the right to manage the lives of the ignorant masses. Their influence extends deeply into academia, as children are always the first line of attack. Schools are robbing the students of an education that teaches critical thinking, the power to reason, the essential ability to make decisions based on facts rather than feelings. The ability to think for oneself is lethal to the Globalist-leftist agenda.
The educational textbooks, rife with Islamic and Marxist propaganda, must be replaced with the moral law of our Judeo-Christian heritage. The left is planning to return our world to the era prior to the Industrial Revolution, with the populace unable to create or grasp how to improve their lot. This is why we must not cede our rights to government-controlled healthcare, gun control, indistinct borders and the loss of our sovereignty.
Sands demands a complete itinerary of our future direction. We have no strategy other than staying the course set for us by our Founding Fathers, and not being overcome by those who want to destroy our progress. Sands called us arrogant, but it is not arrogance to say we have created the best nation on the planet with the best laws by which to live and thrive, and ours is the ultimate destination of migrants.
When a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” he unhesitatingly replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The best way to ensure that Islam, socialism, Marxism, etc., do not get to overtake us, is to continue to work for the American ideals of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness, by maintaining the strongest defense for times of war while still living in peace; encourage research and production, and be an inspiration to people in other nations. We must never accept the ideologies that lead to the restriction of liberty, the forfeiture of happiness and even the loss of life.
I believe that we are back on course despite an eight-year setback and if our current administration is permitted to continue with reducing taxes, balancing trade with other countries, improving our military (Teddy Roosevelt’s “Walk softly and carry a big stick”), and disallowing the Marxist faction of our government to take hold, we will be able to look forward to a good future for generations to come. And those like Sands who are self-censoring will hopefully continue to benefit from a social order with which one is allowed to disagree, because the one he/she espouses would not tolerate such dissent.
With acknowledgment to Charles Scaliger, author of “Act Now to live poor”; The New American; 11.4.19 edition.
Tabitha Korol, author of “Confronting the Deception,” began her political career after 9/11, earned CAMERA’s (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) letter-writing award in 2009, and was cited as one of America’s modern-day, articulate, patriotic women in Frederick William Dame’s Three American Fur Hat Fighters for Freedom.
Her essays appear on Arutz Sheva, Centinel2012, Conservative News and Views, Constitution.com, Dr. Swier, Grumpy Opinions, Israel News Talk Radio, iPatriot, Israel’s Voice, JewishVoiceNY, Liberty News & Views, New Zeal, RenewAmerica, The Noisy Room, The United West, WebCommentary, Western Free Press and others. Korol revised David Silberman’s book of Holocaust survivors’ accounts, “And You Saw That,” and edited David Pristash’s book, “Essay on Moral Philosophy in Western Civilization.” She also proofreads/edits a monthly city magazine.