Evil exists. there are lots of places where good is absent. You better believe it. There are lots of evil men in this world and they are capable of horribly evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you join the sheep team. There is no safety in denial. No refuge in refusing to see, and no insult or belittling about this. It is simply choosing to live in reality, or denying reality. Most of the people in our society are sheep. As I said previously, they are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident. There is no mortal malice in them.
Our society is like “… the pretty, blue robin’s egg. Inside it is soft and gooey but someday it will grow into something wonderful. But the egg cannot survive without its hard blue shell“. LTC (RET) Dave Grossman, author of “On Killing.” If you find you can handle that book then check out “On Combat” and “The Bulletproof Mind“. Soldiers, sailors, Police officers, Firemen, Para-medics and other warriors are like that shell, and someday the civilization they protect will grow into something wonderful, a civilization that they protect from the enemy, the wolves.
So, for example, we have a flash-back from over 40 years ago when I routinely spent over 300 days a year at sea because the guv’mint saw us as a problem and ran us permanently at less than half strength while still demanding that we “do everything, with nothing, forever”:
The Naval Prayer
O Eternal Lord God,
who alone rulest the raging of the sea;
who has compassed the waters with bounds
until day and night come to an end;
be pleased to receive into Thy almighty and most gracious protection
the persons of us Thy servants,
and the Fleet in which we serve.
Preserve us from the dangers of the sea,
and from the violence of the enemy;
that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lady,
and her Dominions,
and a security for such as pass upon the seas upon their lawful occasions;
that the inhabitants of our Commonwealth may in peace and quietness
serve Thee our God;
and that we may return in safety
to enjoy the blessings of the land,
with the fruits of our labours,
and with a thankful remembrance of Thy mercies
to praise and glorify Thy Holy Name;
First published in 1662 in the Book of Common Prayer,
The Naval Prayer has remained mostly unchanged since then,
with the exception of a change to the name of the monarch
That comes under the heading of “Tradition”. To stand between the pretty blue egg and the enemy. To be a safeguard and a security. To serve the Master, the True Shepherd.
And the enemies of that pretty blue egg are all around, in the form of the usual legion of killers and terrorists, and criminals, and so on. But there are other enemies, “stealth” enemies, in the deadly 5th column of gov’mint officials, and teachers, and administrators, and unionists, and economists, and central bankers, and politicians, and bureaucrats, and the state sponsored media, who want to keep the sheep under control and stupid so that they can turn them into lamb-chops – metaphorically of course – after all, where do taxes come from?
It was a sad day, and also a most important day in my military service when I realized that the most dangerous enemy we faced was back home in the Capital and the Administration. A realization that the chestless ones, our leaders and intellectuals and academics and media wankers thought of us, the security, the guys and gals in uniform, as “the enemy”. Because they chose the “self interest” side of the coin (see previous post) and they had subverted the polity. That they had mutinied against the Master and now served only themselves.
So how did teachers make the list above? Let me be clear, there are indeed many teachers who have done and continue do exemplary service to and for the people they teach. I am NOT talking about those teachers.
I included teachers in the list above because the good teachers have been eclipsed by the “Teachers” who collude in this process of subversion as the first line of indoctrination, because their “careers” depend on it and they are highly rewarded for “buying into the meme”. They are the primary interface between young folks and the gov’mint. They “teach” young people to become sheep, or at least weed out the non-sheep as “trouble-makers”.
We give our children to these minions, and most of them have never done anything in their lives except go to school, first as students and then as teachers. They have drunk deeply of the chestless cool-aid. These very well paid know-nothings are given our children to mold as their masters see fit. To instruct the young, not in the higher things of life like values and ethics and morals, but rather to turn them into good little compliant lamb-chops who won’t ask questions and will more or less do as they are told by their enlightened betters. BAAAA!
Then there are the legions of administrators who have the power to punish the sheep if they fail to “get in line”. And then you have the central bankers and gov’mint ministers who have the power (for example) to create fiat money at will with printing presses and thereby deplete and dilute the savings and destroy the security of the sheep at will, and many other shady evils which it would take several posts to go into so I will leave that for another day.
On the bright side, there are the donkeys. … luv those donkeys …
To be continued …