The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.
- Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)
When intellectual disintegration reaches such absurd extremes as, on one side, the claim of some "conservatives" that the United States was the product of of tradition worship, and on the other side, the use of a political designation such as "a totalitarian liberal" -- it is time to stop and realize that there are no intellectual sides any longer, no philosophical camps and no political theories, nothing but an undifferentiated mob of trembling statists who haggle only over how fast or how slowly we are to collapse into a totalitarian dictatorship, whose gang will do the dictating and who will be sacrificed to whom. Ayn Rand, March 26, 1961
What happened? Where is our message? Look at a galvanized America:
Much thanks to great American Van, who pulled these images for us and lamented:
These were our parents. What in Heaven’s name have we let happen?
I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these? Whatever happened? Political correctness (or "re-education") happened, lack of God's name happened, lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, lack of being an American happened.
Not everyone, Van. There are the heroes who serve this country and put their lives on the line every day. There are you and I and every Atlas reader. There are great Americans everywhere who get it. Together, we are the most formidable army on earth. The media and the cesspool culture may ignore us and pretend we do not exist, but we are the silent majority, and we will rise.
I believe that. The forces of evil are strong, but we are invincible.
I believe that.
UPDATE: A great American's post! (Atlas sighting :)