Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our silent revolution

There is no doubt that our personal liberties have been slowly
stripped away from us. Some have been taken with our consent and some
without. All over the internet there is talk of the coming revolution
but I have doubts that we would even be able to manage society if we
stripped away our government. No matter how ineffective it is right
now. Here is the solution to that problem.

Our generation is only the dawn of the revolt, as our freedoms have
slowly been replaced with "securities" we must also slowly undo those
changes. It starts with our children. If you are one of the whack
jobs that's waiting for the day to "take the power back" that's not
going to happen. We cannot raise our guns and demand our freedoms
back. So put that surplus rifle back in the closet or better yet, go
out and enjoy the sport of shooting with it. Of no fault of our own
we have been raised to conform to society and the accepted norms. We
have to raise our children to be smart and independent individuals.
This is how we get the power back.
When I moved to the Deep South over a year ago, I realized that it was
like a different world. The thing that I hate the most is the school
system. It seems that adults are always right and the children are
expected to obey. That simply does not work for me or my children.
If we teach our kids that the adults are never wrong we are setting
them up for the same failure that we are experiencing in this
generation. My children judge the people they meet on their actions.
Although they have young minds it is our job to mentor them on how to
deal with these people.
For instance, Let's say I am in a packed grocery store and the person
in front of me is in one of those motorized carts, the basket is full
of shit food and the rider is about 450 pounds. So far I think that
everyone sees this on a daily basis. So my 5 yo daughter says "daddy,
why is that fat man in a go cart" so I reply "because he can't walk so
well honey." At this point the fat man looks at me with disgust and
says, "is that all you are going to say to her?" I reply "what would
you have me say dude." "Tell her that it is rude to comment on
someone's weight like that, if she was my child she would get an ass
whooping" he replies. So I say "NO, I'm not going to discipline my
child for making an honest observation and asking me a question. If
you don't like hearing it, keep your fat ass at home. "
Who is wrong in this conversation? Am I really supposed to discipline
my innocent baby girl because this guy has an eating disorder? Is she
supposed to be programmed to never speak the truth even if it is to
ask an innocent question? Does society expect me to defend the lazy
against the innocent because the lazy have a right to be lazy and the
innocent should know better than the question that. I will admit
that I should talk to her about how to ask such questions in public
but there should be no discipline associated with it.
Here is another example: My children question authority but recognize
only two unquestionable authorities, my wife and I. Even then they
will ask WHY more than I like. I will not beat this out of my kids.
I have also had adults speak to my children as if they were not worthy
of an intelligent conversation, in my house. I don't need to stop
this from happening, my kids know that they are on their own turf and
adult or not, my kids will demand respect in their own home. I will
not rescue the offending adult from the children's rath. They will
have to figure that one out on their own. As it may seem like I am
allowing my children to be disrespectful, that is not the case. They
are defending what they know is right, even as a child one deserves
respect in their own home from EVERYONE that comes to visit. This is
not negotiable in our home. Now if my kid is walking home from the
bus stop and the stranger drives up and says, your dad asked me to
pick you up and take you home. My children would question this, tell
him to piss up a rope, and run home. Not because I have programmed
them for this, but because they are learning to trust their instincts.
They are learning this because every time they do something
instinctive I don't squash their individuality. I mentor them and
guide them on how to deal with people in general.
It is not necessary to always be nice to everyone, in order to be a
nice person. It is not necessary to obey every rule, in order to be a
good person. It is not necessary to take advantage of every
security, in order to live a secure life.
If you have not read the new issue of "SURVIVAL QUARTERLY MAGAZINE" I
would suggest that you pick it up. Read the article by Jeff Fleming
titled The Trap is Set. He is one of my favorite authors in that
magazine and there is a lot of good information about some of the
liberties that we have given away, Now you know how to take them back.
When you are done with that article you might as well flip to the
front of the magazine and read my article, Elementary Trapping.
Be Well--NM


  1. Yes you are 100% right. Many well meaning parents raise their children to always be nice so they will fit in. You are merely raising yours to be leaders not followers

  2. Nailed on the head!

  3. NM I like what you said about our freedoms slowly being stripped. When a cell phone asks to use your location your saying, "hell yes you can know where I am, and tell others too". Our society allows small breaches of security like this one because its the norm.
    As for your children, I know for a fact that they will grow up to be strong, quick witted warriors. I cannot say the same for most of the children today. We are all products of our environment. -Dirt

  4. I'll start by saying your general premise of this article is sound, i.e. I agree. We should not have to censure our children for asking questions, how else would they learn?

    WARNING off topic, soap box rant coming. Stop reading now!

    However, you have raised a pet peeve of mine and I would like to draw your attention to it.
    We have been conditioned by the talking heads and 'experts' that obesity is result of laziness and or gluttony. We are told the calorific value of our food is significant and we should consume an arbitrary amount to remain healthy. We have all been preached the food triangle.
    This view of human metabolism is as simplistic as it is wrong.
    Our bodies do not burn calories, we metabolise carbohydrates and lipids. NOT the same thing.
    Obesity is the visible symptom of metabolic disease.
    In simplistic terms the person is starving. They are storing rather than using the the food they are eating. Essentially, it comes from a diet high in simple carbohydrates combined with fat. The sugars maintain high levels of insulin in the body upsetting normal metabolic pathways. Insulin, among a list of other things, causes the body to convert sugars to fats and store them as well as storing fats consumed at the same time. If the food is stored its calorific value is meaningless.
    For a detailed, referenced, explanation read Taubes 'why we get fat'.
    I can say from personal experience that it is possible to gain 30lbs on 700cal per day if you have developed metabolic syndrome and those calories are essentially simple carbs. I was on a VLC, very low calory, diet. The powders are essentially powdered milk, sugar, flavour, vitamins and minerals.

    I'll finish by saying I am aware we are all different. Not everyone develops this disease. Its like smoking and cancer. 40% of people who smoke regularly get cancer. That also means 60% of people who smoke regularly don't!

  5. Well, you got a good point.

    Problem is, there is a fine line between an innocent asking an observational question and the "wrath" of a child who was "dissed".

    Older children, especially, have not yet honed their social skills, so are much more likely to spout off about some erroneously perceived disrespect...either from another child or from an adult. That is a quick road to escalating a situation, often completely unnecessarily.

    You rightly are teaching your children to respect their individuality despite what others say and do, however, they also need to know what is an "appropriate" response. There is a way to respond, if necessary, and disagree without being disrespectful.

    I am sure you are teaching them this, but it is hard to tell so in your post (e.g. "demand respect in their own home" ==> "children's wrath").