I am writing this because I am sad…today more innocent lives were taken from us. My sadness is not about politics, guns or differences on what laws and regulations should and shouldn’t be. We were reminded today that far too many people in this country are angry, feel alone, have mental illness and carry so much hatred in their heart that perpetrating such a horrendous and evil act is becoming more common today than ever before in our history. We shy away from discussions on what has happened to our society and what factors are causing more and more individuals to lose their conscience and choose to hurt others. We are seeing a trend of many that are overcome with so much anger that they no longer can think rationally and choose actions which are pure evil. Over the last 10 years we have seen an increase in suicides as well as acts that have caused mass harm to many. Whether it be guns, cars, knives, fists etc. that are used as a weapon our society has shifted and the result has penetrated the psyche of many individuals that were born with love in their heart but learned to hate and be angry towards the society in which they are a part of. I don’t have the answers but I do know we, as a nation, need to be asking different questions and looking for different solutions. The innocent lives that were lost today as well as all of the victims of the past should not be in vain. We must change our culture, we must change our society, and we must find a way to reduce the anger and hate before it becomes the predominant force of our Nation. Praying!
Communism has been painted as the Utopian dream. That it is a government of equality and diversity. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. When we look back at the polices of communist countries, we will see that it is not for the working man at all. It drives a majority of the populace into poverty and starvation. And imprisons all voices of descent.
Let’s take a look at Stalin’s five year plan for Russia, as an example. Stalin pushed for agricultural reform, where it would bring together smaller farms into collective and state agriculture. But what did this mean for his citizens. It meant that, weather you wanted to or not, you had to sell your farm to the government.
As you could guess, that didn’t go over well with wealthy farmers. But because communism gives the government so much power, these farmers stood no chance against it. Stalin would punish these farmers by destroying their homes, and deporting them to Siberia. Could you even imagine that happening in the US? Does that sound like a Utopia to you?
Stalin’s polices ended up costing many lives of his citizens. But he wasn’t the only one. Mao, the communist leader of China, had similar policies for his citizens. One of Mao’s most well known campaigns was called the great leap forward. And, like Stalin, this lead to starvation and economic ruin.
Leftest continue to call for a re-distribution of wealth. But all that really does is make everyone poor. It creates places like Venezuela, where you have to stand in line for a carton of powdered milk.
The main problem with this new communist movement, is how sheltered we are as Americans. We don’t see what citizens of communist countries actually go through. And if we did, if we were able to experience it for a short while, we would disavow it as loudly as possible.
I think these “progressive” American’s need to sit and think about what it is they truly value. The right to speak freely, the right to protest, the right to your property. These are basic freedoms that America has to offer. Communist countries DO NOT offer these freedoms, and they never will.
What do you think of when you hear the word America? Could it be freedom, democracy, the free market? Or do you see America in a different light; as the oppressor? There are many in the college sphere who would argue that America is the oppressor. And to no one’s surprise, these students are also champions for communism.
What’s so wrong with that? Isn’t communism about sharing, and making sure everyone has an equal footing? Isn’t it about fairness? If this is what you think communism is about, you may be surprised to learn that it is the opposite.
If we go back to the founding of communism, we’ll find Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles and Charles Darwin. Now, you’re right to say that Charles Darwin was not the founder of communism. But, his theories were very instrumental for the communist manifesto.
What most don’t realize about communism is that it is based on materialism. Meaning, that only things in the physical realm hold any value to a communist. Charles Darwin based his theory of evolution off of this, which is why Karl Marx found his theories so essential to communism. It gave communism meat, a history, and stripped away all aspects of religion.
Why would this be important? Because, like it or not, it is religion that placed value on the individual. And when you take that away, people become insignificant. Which is why Darwin’s theory became a central part of the communist dream.
The history of communist countries are filled with famine and death. The policies implemented in these communist countries killed millions of their citizens. All the while making the people in government richer. Their policies stripped away every right their citizens had. It’s sad and confusing to see American college students buying into communist propaganda.
They believe it stands for equality and freedom, when in fact it strips you of your freedoms. American’s seem to be blind to how many freedoms they have been afforded. The right to choose where you live and what you do for work, are just some of the freedoms that citizens of communist countries don’t have.
Not to mention their inability to protest or speak freely. If anyone in North Korea decided to speak out against Kim Jong-un, they would find themselves in prison. But are these the things college students think of when championing communism? I would think not! To say that you care about things like freedom and equality, would mean you are the opposite of a communist.
We need to stop the crazy propaganda running through our universities, and bring people back to the facts. We need to give an accurate account, of not only our own history, but the history of other countries. So that our citizens can make up their own minds with accurate information.
There is a new trend on the rise for some young children today. It is called Gender Dysphoria. According to the American Psychiatric Association, Gender Dysphoria (GD) involves a conflict between their biological gender and the gender with which they identify.
Now, as with any subject in America these days, there are two very distinct sides to this issue; of children transitioning. The left states that this should be allowed to take place.
That allowing children to transition, medically, is better for their mental health. One went so far as to say if you didn’t allow children to do this, you are condemning them to death. The right suggests that subjecting your children to undergo transition surgeries, is a form of child abuse.
Let’s take a look at the argument from the left. Understandably, they do not want to subject children to any type of distress; especially if it could end in suicide. So, to the left, allowing a child to transition will help prevent them from taking their own life.
But how true is this? Will allowing children, some as young as five, to transition keep them from committing suicide? Will it increase their overall happiness? Can it help them become a productive member of society?
There aren’t many studies out to give a definitive answer on the subject. But many show, that a vast majority of children who exhibit symptoms of gender dysphoria, will resolve those issues with puberty. So would it really be right to have your child transition when, more then likely, it will resolve on it’s own?
The left paints pictures of suicide, if children with GD are not treated with transition surgeries. When, in fact, suicide is one of the serious risks associated with sexual reassignment surgery. Plus, you are subjecting your child to all of the normal risks associated with any type of surgery. So, I ask, is that something you’re willing to subject your five-year-old to?
And what about long term? Is allowing your child to transition really going to improve their overall happiness for the rest of their life? Is it really going to prevent them, in the long run, from committing suicide?
One study concluded that after a person has sex reassignment surgery, they are at a considerably higher risk for suicidal behavior. It goes so far as to state that transition surgery is not a sufficient treatment for people with GD.
Another argument has been for children with this disorder to use puberty blockers. The left has said it is good to use so that these children will have more time to figure out how to deal with being transgender. But again, using puberty blockers could have very serious side effects. And since puberty is generally what cures children of GD, wouldn’t blocking it cause your child more pain and suffering?
If you have to be 18 to vote and fight for your country, shouldn’t you also be 18 before you can make a life altering decision? Most people would suggest that getting a tattoo is a life altering decision. And you would still have to be 18 to make that decision on your own. So I ask you, is allowing your child to transition the right thing to do? Or could it potentially be a form of child abuse?