My father offered me forty acres of timber land, provided I gave up being a machinist.
What would have happened if Ford had followed his father’s advice? What if he gave up his love for automobiles to pursue a life as a farmer? The answer is simple…there would be no Ford Motor Company.
Your dreams can be stymied in a variety of ways; sadly, parents can be the culprit in this regard. Instead of analyzing the talents of a child and promoting them, they will often discourage the developments of their son/daughter.
I finished reading The Maxims of George Washingtonawhile back. It’s a collection of insights from America’s first president. The book was fascinating, since so much is said aboutthe man. And yet, we’ve rarely heard anything fromthe man.
Below are six interesting quotes from the book:
On the Native Americans (Indian Nations):
“The basis of our proceedings with the Indian Nations has been, and shall be, JUSTICE, during the period in which I have anything to do with the administration of this government” (p. 204)
“The company in which you will improve most will be the least expensive to you.” (263).
“Assimilate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” (264)
On his feelings towards Great Britain:
I was opposed to the policy of Great Britain, and became an enemy of her measures; but I always distinguish between a cause and individuals…personally I could never be an enemy to them.”(p. 265).
“There is not a man living, who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted, for the abolition of it [slavery]. But there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is, by legislative authority.”
Your [Lafayette’s] purchase of an estate in Cayenne, with a view of emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity” (p. 276).
“Avoid gaming. This is a vice that is productive of every possible evil” (331)
Primary sources are better than secondary ones. Therefore, it should be the goal of every honest man to judge others by their actual words…as opposed to what others have said aboutthem.
Steve Perry has come out of retirement. On October 5th, the former lead singer of Journey released the album Traces (his first album in almost 20 years). To commemorate the moment, he appeared on the Robin Roberts show.
According to Perry, the inspiration behind the album was a woman named Kate Jones. When they met, Jones had Stage-4 cancer. They fell in love and she died a year later (may she rest is peace). Ironically, Perry developed a melanoma a year later which was successfully removed. At any rate, Perry credits his short marriage to this woman as the inspiration for his comeback.
Below is a photo of the couple:
It’s a beautiful story. Robin Roberts (herself a cancer survivor) was clearly moved by the account. And the studio audience was spellbound. After all, the basic plot of the story was like a Harlequin novel – a rock star marries a dying woman. And yet, there’s an elephant in the room. Major Styles could not help but ask a question:
Why would a former rock star marry a woman with Stage 4 cancer?
A reason is inferred…
During the interview, we learn that Perry was 7 years old when his father left the family. The emotional devastation of this loss was too much for him. This, the audience was reassured, was the reason for Perry’s prolonged bachelorhood.
In short, we’re led to believe that Perry was another victim of a DEADBEAT DAD.
I did a little research (nearly everything that appears on television should first be considered a lie). As it turns out, in 1984 -at this height of his career – Perry was informed that he had a daughter from a previous fling. The daughter was 13 at the time. No doubt, this information must have floored him. However, no mention of this child was made during the interview.
Why did Robin Roberts – as well as Steve Perry – withhold this information from the audience? Why were we never told that Perry already had a teenage daughter?
The mother of Perry’s child told him about the daughter in 1984 – at the height of Perry’s fame. I don’t know about you, but I smell bullshit. Why did she not inform him sooner? Why did she wait until he was a multi-millionaire to break the news?
Could it be that Perry was lied to? Was he the victim of paternity fraud? It sure sounds like it. I guess we’ll never unless Perry can provide the results a paternity test. Either way, the story sounds fishy.
I postulate that Steven Perry was the victim of paternity fraud.
This emotionally devastated him, causing him to retreat from the world. When he re-emerged, he did so with a woman that was destined to leave him soon; thus, he committed himself to a relationship that was doomed from the start. This fear of commitment was, arguably, sewn from the distrust that resulted from the paternity fraud incident.
A gullible generation can destroy a nation. The people follow a dubious Weltanschauung, losing the virtues of HONOR and COURAGE. Lofty aspirations are washed away in a flood of degeneracy.
A “new way” is promoted. Children are encouraged to usurp their parents. Men are encouraged to become women and women to become men. The hunchback is applauded, while the UberMan is ridiculed.
And when the nefarious change happens, it will take years to come to fruition. The tree will grew askew, but few will be concerned. They’ll comment on how a tree can grow lopsided at times…these things happen! Carry on as you were. The plebeians will remain focused on bread and circus.
But eventually, the rotten fruit will become known. And when it hits the ground, everybody will take notice. The destruction will be obvious…for bloodshed will reign supreme. The nation will lament the deforestation of their lands…the eradication of their soil. The destruction of a people.
Therefore, no idea can be given a free pass. Every philosophy must be held to the standards of a lofty empire – a home that loves God, promotes a happy marriage, and supports the concept of children with honor.
One element of cultural subterfuge is the classification of feminism: i.e. first wave, second wave, third wave, fourth wave, etc. By labeling it as such, it encourages women to “choose their favorite wave”. The result is that some end up describing themselves as feminist, because they don’t want to discuss the specifics of the various classifications. So the end result has been accomplished – she just called herself a feminist and, subsequently, associated herself with a leftist, non-traditional faction.
It’s the same as saying “I’m a third-wave communist” or “I’m a fourth-wave homosexual”. Either way, you’re still a communist or homosexual.
Thus, language is one of the principal arenas in which empires rise and fall. And something as mundane as nomenclature becomes a contributing factory in the demise of a people.
Below is an informative video. It deals with the software Alexa, marketed by Amazon, which is designed to answer any question. There is only one problem – every answer is aligned with a left-wing Weltanschauung: i.e. there are thousands of genders, Jesus was a fictional character, Communism was an effective system, etc:
What to do?
The mainstream is poison. On a related note, see 2:10 of the following Maroon 5 video “Girls Like You” where one of the celebrated woman is wearing an open-borders shirt. As the song goes “Nowhere to run baby, nowhere to hide.” Every nook and cranny of society is dominated by subterfuge.
We need to search at the local level. The heroes of today might be in the local clubs, concert halls, or cafes (assuming they haven’t been pozzed by the mainstream media). Or, we need to search for them in the annals of history (consider everything that is supposed to be bad as good and everything good as bad).
Our Weltanschauung was founded on lies. In this way, Alexa is no different than a high-school textbook. It’s goal is to rewrite history, undermining the growth of GREAT MEN, NOBLE WOMEN, and a healthy NATION STATE.
The Stone Temple Pilots had a wonderful song entitled “A Song for Sleeping”. It’s a song that Scott Weiland wrote for his son. Even if you’re not a fan of the band, take a listen. This song will speak to your heart because it elevates HUMAN BEAUTY and it affirms a UNIVERSAL LIFE ESSENCE:
Such a wonderful arrangement. The music elevates the lyrical content, allowing us to float into another world. We’re taken into the Weiland universe…we see the love that a father has for his son.
Take a closer look at the lyrics and listen to the song again:
Finally I’ve met you, the day has come
You’re more than beautiful And you’re my son
I don’t deserve this I never thought it could be Quite like the moment When you first smiled at me A toothless, wonderful feeling Like I’d never seen
It’s you, Noah, it’s you And when you lie down to sleep I’ll protect you From the demons of the night While I’m watching you grow
I’ll pray There’s so much I could teach you If you only have the time Pray There’s so much God can teach you If you only have the time
So will you tell me the little things? What does God look like? And angels’ wings? I don’t remember these things So would you teach them to me? So for the moment I’ll watch you breathe
And when you wake up in the morning And I pour the coffee You’re always smiling sweetly
Art is the affirmation of the natural…a celebration of the beautiful. “A Song for Sleeping” is a good example of this. It speaks to the humanity in all of us…it raises our spirits into an ethereal plane.
Note: A nation cannot rise without a culture of NOBILITY. It must affirm the passionate rivers of CREATIVITY and BEAUTY. It must proclaim that life is to be celebrated. That human passion and natural wonders are the epicenter of spiritual bliss.
My vote goes to Crime and Punishment. The main reason is the simplicity and beauty of the plot. We have a central character—he commits a crime in the heat of passion, and then he spends the rest of the novel contemplating the ramifications of his action. During that time, the novel covers the fundamental topics of life: justice, mortality, good, evil, etc.
The Brothers Karamazov is complex in structure. It’s narrates the history of an entire family as opposed to one person. So it’s easy to become lost during the story, trying to remember what happened to which character. You almost need an Excel spreadsheet to follow along. It has some nice moments, for sure (The Grand Inquisitor” chapter being the most famous). But the reader has to work for these gems.
In my opinion, less is more. So if you have to chose one of Dostoevsky’s novels to begin with, make it Crime and Punishment. You’ll find it straightforward and beautifully written.
I was driving today when I heard the song “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.” Like so many romantic songs, the idea is nice. We feel a tingle. We reflect on romantic love. We reminisce on the feminine.
And yet, the opposite is true.
There ain’t no sunshine when a manis gone. Why is that? Because patriarchal headship is the foundation of FAMILY. It’s the buttress of HUMANITY. The husband is a promontory cliff, protecting his family from the vicissitudes of life.
So when a father absent, we find darkness. The energy of woman has nothing to cling to. So her life is a struggle, always in search of a masculine counterpart. And only this headship can lead her into a light.
Christopher Hitchens had a wonderful excerpt about killing one’s younger self. Hitchens talked about how he was a Marxist as a young man. However, as he grew older, he came to realize the foolishness of his early beliefs. Instead of clinging to a lie, he discarded the previous idea so that he could grow as an intellectual.
Most people undergo a similar transformation. At some point, they realize that their ideologies were naive. The healthy response is to shrug it off with a laugh: to file it away as a youthful indiscretion. And yet, some people are unable to do so. They cling to a previous illusion, unable to break free. They become like the prisoners in Plato’s cave…chained to the wall of ignorance.
One such example is love. Most people grow up with an idealism that’s been cemented in a thousand Peter Cetera songs: “I am a man that will fight for your honor….”. They daydream about a future that’s been molded by these romantic fantasies. And then when they turn 40, this dream is usually unfulfilled. They feel like a failure. Rather than analyze the previous position, they become bitter about the prize they never received. They hate men, they hate women, etc.
Invariably, they fail to realize something – their initial position was based upon a lie. Their was no grand Wizard of Oz; there was only a charlatan behind a curtain. Their future happiness depends on the acceptance of that fact.
The human existence is like that of snake. We have to continually to shed our skin in order to grow.