Apathy In America
From: GemStatePatriot.com Jan. 15 2016 by Rich Loudenback
“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899–1977) an educational philosopher, he was dean of Yale Law School
How might apathy in America be ended? Simple… by losing America to a world government. Then the lack of interest, enthusiasm and concern will change to one of being ticked off full time about how our sorry government had been dissolving our freedoms and creating our demise as a sovereign nation while we were so inattentive. This apathy can be a general malaise, a bunker mentality, lost hope or fading hope.
As Hillsdale College so aptly states in their latest solicitation for funding, “You know we have reached a critical moment in our nation’s history when our Constitution is under assault and customarily violated by our own federal government. – Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College
Mr. Arnn continues, “Like you, I’m worried that the principles that guided our Founding Fathers and made
America the world’s moral, economic, and military leader are forgotten in the halls of government and in our
schools and colleges. We must act now to reverse this trend. Make no mistake . . . our Constitution is under
attack from a federal government that bears little resemblance to the government our Founding Fathers intended.
“That’s why Hillsdale’s educational work is so vital – no other institution in America is doing more to educate
millions on the principles of liberty – and the need to defend them – than Hillsdale College. And since the
College refuses all government funding – even indirectly in the form of student grants and loans – your
support has been critical to the College’s work.”
Go to HILLSDALE.EDU and donate to this most worthy institution that works very hard at educating Americans
about our Constitution.
And of the organizations devoted full time to informing the beleaguered and low information citizens and supporting constitutionally minded Americans who are working steadfastly to get us back to what brought us, adherence to our Constitution, the John Birch Society has stood out for 56 years with unmatched resources in depth of information and eager volunteers. Check out their website at jbs.org and be sure to watch the free video ‘Overview of America.’ Overview’s strong shot of reality might really jerk your chain. After seeing ‘Overview’ 5 years ago on a business trip in Wyoming, I had to join and have never been so gratified with the ability to access more truth than I ever have been exposed to. I believe everyone should belong to such a truly patriotic organization and none offers the depth of resources like JBS. Sounds like a commercial, yeh?
RE-STATING HENRY KISSINGER
Repeating Kissinger’s quote from a recent issue of GSP is most apropos: “Today, America would be outraged
if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if
they were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our
very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing
every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly
relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” – Henry
Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference in Evians, France, 1991
A WORLD OF LIES
It appears we have a ‘do much that’s wrong or do nothing’ President and we definitely have had a ‘can’t do
anything’ Congress. Americans are frustrated, victimized and mad about fundamental changes we’ve
been undergoing. And it didn’t all start with Obama, he’s just the great exacerbator. The socialist
agenda has been fermenting in America through many innocent sounding programs going back to 1913,
all slowly transitioning increased power and bureaucracy through many unconstitutional programs,
new laws and endless regulations to the federal government. Many of which were sold relentlessly with
great sounding names and presented from poker faced salesmen/politicians with high levels of aggrandized
presentations born of naivety or deceit actually claiming they are for our good.
Blatant lies, in-correct proclamations, half-truths, spin and innuendo must be challenged with truth emphatically
stated as promptly as possible in as high a profile as possible to smack down audacious wrongs that are
influencing and damaging our government and its citizens. We must begin as a people to question all with
verification and trust no one. Especially, well-spoken elected officials, bureaucrats and the press! Trust
no one! Verify! And for sure, check voting records in the Freedom Indexes at AccountableIdaho.com
and jbs.org! I’m reminded here that U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Bachman recently said: “Nothing frightens
a congressman like the whites of his constituents’ eyes.”
ESPECIALLY, QUESTION THE PRESS!
Without question the greatest influencer of the public’s mindset is our sorry big media and even smaller newspapers
& other local media affiliated with them, many of whom depend on the big media’s resources for their
coverage. In Bernard Goldberg’s book ‘Arrogance,’ he quoted from a New York Times book review: “The
notion that a vast left-wing conspiracy controls America’s airwaves and newsprint [is]…routinely promoted as
gospel on the right.”
“Wrong again!” says Goldberg. “But they are right about one thing: There is plenty of paranoid talk about
a ‘vast left-wing conspiracy’ in the newsroom. The problem is, the paranoids dreaming it up aren’t
conservatives – they’re liberals!
“And the uncomfortable truth – uncomfortable for ideologues on the Left anyway – is that there now exists ‘a
huge body of literature – including at least 100 books and research monographs – documenting a widespread
left-wing bias in the news,’ according to Ted Smith III of Virginia Commonwealth University, who has done
extensive research into the subject. And much of the evidence comes not from conservatives with axes to
grind but straight from the journalist themselves, who in survey after survey have identified themselves
as liberal on all the big, important social issues of our time.
“Despite the overwhelming evidence, despite all the examples of bias that were documented in my book and
others, despite the surveys that show large numbers of Americans consider the elite media too liberal, despite
all of that, the elites remain in denial.”
THE YEAR THE NEWS MEDIA DIED
This is how seriously inept the elite’s media lackeys have become: In Brent Bozell’s book ‘Weapons of Mass
Distortion,’ he has a chapter named ‘The Year the News Media Died’ in which he points out that the media’s
focus on how Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky scandal actually helped divert attention from even bigger scandals.
The ‘Chinagate’ story involved huge sums of money being funneled to the Democratic National Committee.
This was in exchange for U.S. missile technology and other top secret information often gotten via Chinese
nationals who were given top secret security clearances and high positions in some of our most sensitive
areas of government including military facilities.
I will be glad to email an exhaustive (condensed) 36 page report titled ‘Chinagate’ that was researched by The
New American magazine from over 4000 pages of documentation to anyone requesting it. E-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for ‘Chinagate’. If you read it you will believe like me that Bill Clinton should be
convicted of high treason. Reading this story will definitely rock your boat!
AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF TELEVISION
Ben Shapiro in his book ‘Primetime Propaganda,’ “Television affects Americans whether we like it or not.
And here’s the bottom line: Television reflects those who create it and transforms everybody else. If the
creators are liberal – and they are – that liberalism will have an effect on Americans. Television acts as
a magnifier for television creators’ liberal life experiences – those experiences now become our reality.
“The transformative power and influence of television can be wielded for political causes, ideological
causes, and moral causes well outside the bounds of mainstream America.”
VIGILENCE, ENLIGHTENING AND INFORMING
The media has not been the sole cause of all the apathy. It has largely contributed, but comments like ‘it’s
overwhelming,’ ‘we can’t turn it around,’ ‘it’s over,’ and the such, also come from the effects of attacks on
our Constitution, morals, and American traditions. The actual causation of all the hurting from
Obamacare, business strangulation, job losses, taxes, overwhelming regulations, the travesty of illegal
immigration, government corruption and on and on and on have been as the result of our elected representatives
not doing right by us. And it’s not a party thing. It’s a Constitution thing that requires adherence
to it and all other laws. Once again, it matters not a whit what any legislators, governors, or any
other elected official, or especially our sorry President says. It only matters what they do.
Monica Crowley on FBN’s Varney and Co. stated as a result of a WSJ/NBC recent poll on pessimism and
cynicism: “A lot of Americans don’t think their vote counts that much because they think that the two parties
are so similar. They see the Democrats and Republicans as too much alike to have any real effect on making
change. They see a lot of politicians who refuse to lead, that are too cowardly, afraid of their own shadows to
really defend the Constitutional Republic in which we live. And that depresses a lot of Americans.”
We must question politicians for hard answers, follow them in the voting indexes, keep ourselves informed
and enlighten and help inform others. I repeat, we must enlighten and help inform others… to
dissolve their apathy! I leave you with two last relevant quotes.
“Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same
— hardihood. Give them raw truth.” – John Jay Chapman (1862–1933) called The Anti-Alinsky – author of
‘Practical Agitation’ teaching conservatives the spirit of practical agitation “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate — it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.” – Leo Buscaglia (1924 -1998) – American author and motivational speaker, and former professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California