In a fatal demonstration of the destructive power of ignorance, the United States is rapidly descending into an instability and financial depravity so massive many of its citizens are totally blind to what is destroying their nation right in plain view.
After celebrating Independence Day, I couldn't help thinking of the stories and email messages that circulate like the warnings of Paul Revere, shouting out that "the end is near, the end is near" while focusing on just one of the indicators of our nation's destruction, politicians.
Inevitably, these messages and stories, while substantially true, have little impact on the rot at the governing core of our nation.
Since the 1950s our nation has systematically been pushed away from its Founder's reliance on Divine Guidance. Indeed, today we celebrate "The Fourth of July" as a day for parades, family get-togethers with hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks. But the real name of the holiday is "Independence Day" and it was originally celebrated as a religious holiday (root: Holy Day). Without their reliance on Divine Guidance, our nation would never have been created and there would be no cause for celebration.
What had for many generations been acknowledged as the greatest nation ever conceived is today routinely blamed for being the evil source of poverty, suffering, and world pollution. That may startle you if you haven't noticed what several generations have been taught in today's public school system and reinforced by today's "news" media.
The email and stories referred to above inevitably put all the blame on politicians.
While helpful, such information always omits the biggest culprits, without whose participation the destruction of this nation could never happen at the pace it is occurring.
While politicians are the symptom, the real rot responsible for this outrage is the collective "news media" and our dysfunctional public eduction system (both of which are better characterized as the Democrat Party's "ministry of propaganda").
Modern generations can no longer rely upon the news media to inform them objectively and honestly. Neither can the public school system or our universities be relied upon as a source for truth and objective education about civics and political issues confronting our nation. History is no longer taught unless the purpose is to distort real history and paint our Founders as being out-of-touch and evil slave-owners.
Not just our nation's history is being systematically ignored or distorted. Every current issue is distorted by our education process and news media, both facilitated by the most corrupt institution on the face of this planet, the Democratic Party. In a sickening irony, it is the corruption of the party of Thomas Jefferson's founding that is paving the way for our nation's destruction.
It is no mere coincidence that a substantial majority of politicians responsible for our nation's decline are those who owe their allegiance to that same Democratic Party, a party ruled with an iron fist bearing little resemblance to any "democratic" process.
And while on the subject, it is very annoying to realize that the ignorance resulting from our mis-education system has so many citizens (and Presidents) referring to our nation as a "great democracy" - we are no such thing! And we should collectively shudder at the thought that we are becoming a "democracy" (just another name for mob rule of the least educated). Our true national form is as a constitutional republic based on the principles enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and the forming document, our Constitution, that lays out the supreme law of our nation.
Today's new generations of US citizens can no longer rely upon the news media to inform them or our public education system to objectively and comprehensively educate them. The corruption of our education system now extends beyond civics, history, and politics to the teaching of science. In an obscene abuse of classical science education, institutions routinely parrot unscientific theories such as the deeply-flawed human-caused-global-warming theory. This is facilitated by education's heavy reliance on funding from Federal and State governments (and the "guidance" that always attaches to such funding). Consequently, our public school system and universities can no longer be relied upon as a source for truth and objective education about either our nation's history or important issues confronting our nation today.
In most school systems, students are no longer taught Early American History and the basis for our Founding documents, nor are they taught about our Constitution and the very limited federal government it established to protect individual freedom. If such courses are listed, they are inevitably corrupted in a process designed to misinform and distort the true history in order to support the narrative that the USA is an evil nation. Yet, without a proper understanding of the genesis, form and scope of our federal government, it is impossible for citizens to cast an informed vote. This is the reason why our younger citizens are the most poorly-informed of any generation in history - so that they can easily be manipulated into supporting the Democratic Party and its malevolent agenda.
At the root of this entire process of distorted news and misguided education is the most corrupt institution in our nation, the Democratic Party.
Do you doubt this? Then just look at the party affiliations of members of the news media and teaching organizations (whether honestly stated, or from what any reasonable analysis of the positions taken by those who claim to be "independent" of any party would lead you to conclude).
Being deceived even by the name "Democratic Party" (the least "democratic" institution in our nation), far too many people vote for and support politicians who suck up to that same political party.
It's all about power - the power of a corrupt institution to seize and gain control over people. That power could not exist without a politically misguided public and a highly biased news media acting in concert to propagandize rather than inform.
That is the real reason we have such corruption in Washington that our nation is headed downhill so fast few recognize the imminent danger we face.
Today's younger generations, in large part responsible for the election of the most incompetent and corrupt administration in US history, as a consequence will suffer a future devoid of opportunity and personal liberty wrapped in a malaise as deeply depressing as the worst days of the former Soviet Union.
Irresponsibility has its price. And, in the case of generations propagandized to lead their own destruction while being oblivious of the fact, will pay an enormous price in the form of lowered standards of living, less opportunity, instability of our financial system, a monetary system in collapse, and the complete lack of hope for anything better. If you want a picture of just what that will look like, imagine what the "Castroization" of the USA will look like.
And at the root of it are those who so often get a "pass" when outrage is focused on politicians. So next time you're inclined to complain about government, maybe you should start by holding accountable news organizations for their bias and your public school system for its curricula that fails to teach real American history and our Founding documents.
And you might also consider spending a small portion of just one day a week at your preferred house of worship and then living accordingly.
Castroization: Fidel Castro's misguided revolutionaries took over Cuba during 1959-60 on promises of a better future. Cubans are still waiting for that future. The nation is locked in a standard of living virtually unchanged from 1960. It isn't, as the Left will claim, because of US economic sanctions. Rather, it is the consequence of a brutally repressive authoritarian dictatorship whose sole purpose was to seize and hold power (sound familiar?). There is no real freedom in Cuba. There is little opportunity. Malaise is the standard. Because repression of freedom never works. Many of those Cubans who realized what was happening when Castro betrayed his promises over 50 years ago thought then, as do so many misguided Americans today, "it can't happen, they won't let it happen." Problem is, when government controls "they" it will happen. And that is where we find ourselves today in the USA - a nation governed by a political tyranny, abusing its power for political gain (NSA, FBI, IRS, etc.) while masquerading as "democracy", but whose real objectives are the acquisition and retention of massive power to be held indefinitely. The formula is in plain sight, same as it was when Castro used it generations ago: (1) promise hope and change, (2) deliver malaise, unemployment, and financial instability, (3) create "fixes" (e.g., Obamacare) promising benefits to the people, but which will further bankrupt the financial system leading to greater malaise, (4) blame the old "system" for all the ills, (5) make more promises of a better future by keeping the new institutions in power (in Cuba's case, Castro relied upon his brutal military repression to achieve this).
Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.