Acceptance or Brainwashing?

 

 

Not being a political or psychological scholar, I am not certain of the correct word to use that would equate to plain old brainwashing. But isn’t that what it is all about? What other word would describe the fact that we as Americans have come to accept the unacceptable. When did it become commonplace for us to continue to listen to the opinions of known criminals? For example, shouldn’t people have turned away from the Nixon’s or the Clinton’s of the political world? Shouldn’t we have been absolutely appalled by their behavior? In any other arena- would a person who committed those acts retain any level of respect? And in some cases be left to walk in freedom without any consequence.

Far worse, in that acceptance, we have taught our children that American Values mean absolutely nothing in today’s world. You can simply “forgive” the unjust or look the other way, but don’t expect them to be held responsible. When did society become so lazy that we do not hold those in levels of  Government to higher scrutiny? After all they actually hold our future in their hands!

Somehow, in what I see as a long term breakdown, a de-moralization and a de-stabilization of basic values and principles have occurred right under our noses. As we scrambled to make our way in this hectic world, they managed to breakdown the very “glue” of our existence in a free nation. Not in the name of “the greater good” but under the guise of it.

Unfortunately being aware of this “change” is not enough to undo the consequences. Take for example the following statement…

"Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States."

Read more: Impeachment History — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/impeach.html#ixzz1K5YfIz8h

 

In this statement, there is truth, but in causing injury to the people- what dire consequences did he face? What did he loose beside a seat in a house? If an ordinary citizen performed these acts- I ask you where would he be now? In prison serving a sentence for crimes committed- would be the correct answer. The moral demise comes when we accept the idea that infidelity and adultery are all inclusive characters in all men. After all if a first lady can “forgive” these actions in front of the audience of “We the People”, if society looks the other way-why then can’t all the wife’s of cheating husbands. Then it becomes an acceptable behavior. Why have we come accept or allow this behavior of those who should wear a code of higher honor?

Because we have been brainwashed! Brainwashed into believing that these Political criminals are above the law! And that immoral behavior has no consequence. We have become de-moralized.

You can easily see the consequences of this in the daily news. Where it has become commonplace to hear of children committing horrendous crimes against other children and to watch the parents of these children act so shocked that their child (they actually barely know) has done such a thing.

Who is doing the parenting?

So, the question is not so much how do we deal with the political criminals? But how do we deal with our own conscience? To be aware of these actions and not act -is as criminal as the acts themselves.

How do you get a society so entrenched into the “Me” of the world, to turn the focus on the “We” of this world? We must go back to simple ethics, morals, and values. It is up to us to teach responsibility.

How then do we turn around a generation who believes that black is white and wrong is right?

The answers lie inside your own home. An entire society cannot be changed, unless it is changed one person at a time. It should not surprise you- but YOU- as parents, grandparents or mentors are the first line of defense. Many will ask “What can I do”? The only thing you can do is to be a living example.

It must begin with taking back the children.

As a young mother I found the following “poem” to be the best example of what I as a parent could teach my child. To this day, some 35 yrs. later, I am proud to say my daughter has kept the copy of this poem that I had made for her and it hangs framed on the wall of my grandsons’ room. I may not always agree with the parenting differences or the choices, but I am confident that these words and actions can and do instill a certain level of moral character that cannot be undone by the outrageous seemingly acceptable acts seen in our everyday life. I will share that poem with you here, in hopes that you will share the wisdom in these words with those so badly in need of our guidance.

 

 

Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

 

 

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

 

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

 

 

One person, one child at a time is how we take back America. We must once again instill the basic moral fiber of America in the minds of our youth. We must teach them the difference between being brainwashed into a state of acceptance and truly knowing what is morally acceptable. 

 

(just my opinion)

Toodles...Suzie

 

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Comment by Hugh Akston on April 29, 2011 at 7:27am

In my blog “What is Morally Acceptable” I do address the issue of Parents teaching their children. It is a subject I am quite vocal about, I write a lot about it also. The question for most conservatives is “Is it a Federal problem or a State problem?” in reality it is neither it is a family problem.

Too many are looking at the federal government as the problem; it is not. Too many are looking to use the federal government as the solution, either by getting the government out of the situation or by passing laws to permit or prohibit action. In this you are right in that Nature Abhors a vacuum and something must fill it. There are no holes in the ocean. In my Blog “Constitutional Liberty or Effectual Liberty?” I addressed this part of the issue.

 

The Problem and the solutions are to be found in the Home not in Washington D.C. and I have often stated that “we need to make this a better place one family at a time, starting with ours.”

 

When you finish the "Abolition of Man" I would like to know your thoughts on it. Next to “Mere Christianity” I think it is one of his best books on social development, and the best on children’s education.

 

God Bless.

Comment by Hugh Akston on April 26, 2011 at 7:56am

Mollie I know there are many dedicated teachers out there. I do not blame all the teachers for the problems. I blame the State (Federal Government) run Education system. The system that says we can not teach values or morals to our children. The system that says we need to teach only Evolution not creationism. The system that says we need to teach our children to worship mother earth on earth day. The system that says Global warming is an established fact and we do not need to discuss it anymore. The system that says as long as you agree with me you will pass. The system that says you do not need to respect our flag or say the pledge of allegiance in school (See Texas for the current case with the ACLU.).

 

I respect the many teachers who made me what I am today. My Mother worked in education and my daughter wants to be a School teacher for the same reasons that you list. I pray for the many teachers who fight against the system to teach a child to think instead of recite. The State run School system makes it hard for good teachers to excel and promotes those teachers who play the party line, regardless of ability. Schools should be under the direction of the local school board or the state level at the highest. The Federal government should have nothing to do with education. Federal education has the purpose of keeping the average kid stupid so pour children can not compete with the politician’s child in private school.

 

C.S.Lewis said of university professors (and he was one) “If we are any good we must always be working towards the moment that at which our pupils are fit to become our critics and rivals. We should be delighted when it arrives, as when the fencing master is delighted when his pupil can pink and disarm him. And many are. But not all.” - “The Four Loves”

 

I would also recommend the "Abolition of Man" also by C.S.Lewis.

 

Good to hear from you again.

 

God Bless.

Comment by Suzie Nielsen on April 21, 2011 at 5:38pm

Hugh,

I love the quote! and could not agree more! unfortunately not many will agree right now!

They believe all the answers are in DC...

 

good questions you asked -

"And what is Morally acceptable? Do we give a list of rules, or a principle of value? What list of rules or on what principle of value do we use? How do we reach the youth to instill the basic moral fiber of America in our youth? I think you know my answers to this, but what are yours?"

Unfortunately-I do not have the answers... only more questions!

 

 

Comment by Hugh Akston on April 21, 2011 at 2:12pm
Do not be embarrassed, there are things more important than politics. Family and children have to be first. Most of my blogs are not about politics but Society. How politics affects the family and the impact that the political leaders have on society in general. I write about how we correct the problem by getting involved in our children’s lives. Politics are a secondary concern for me.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”
Forest E. Witcraft

God Bless.
Comment by Suzie Nielsen on April 21, 2011 at 10:59am

Hugh,

I am almost embarrassed to say that it was Not politics that originally woke me up! I have always believed that the children are our future. It was what I was seeing or rather not seeing in our young people that really had me concerned.

The way teenagers treat people in general is getting downright scary...

I have always been a child's rights advocate- I do not hesitate to turn folks into CPS. For example I had this neighbor (about 10 yrs ago) who was a Foster mom (Ha) anyway I asked her oldest son why the babies she had were always crying- the boy said -well mom puts them in this white thing that ties them up- he was describing straight jackets! 4 babies in straight jackets!

So of course I called CPS, but here is the kicker. The neighbor was black, the neighbor on the other side was black and the CPS lady was black. Every person in my neighborhood could hear those babies scream- but I was the lone (white person) who spoke up and no one else would, regardless of color. I went door to door asking for help- only to have doors slammed in my face and told to mind my own business. All CPS did was take the babies and bring her older kids.

Now, that story would make some sense if I were not talking about an upscale area of half million dollar homes right? You may expect that attitude in some slum area! I was shocked beyond words!

I realized then that we have a huge problem. The breakdowns in the systems that are supposed to be helping and educating the youth in America is appalling to say the least. The schools don't care anymore, the protective agencies are overwhelmed, there is no place left for these kids to turn when they need help. No one wants to get "involved"...

 

Many will balk when I say this...

Is Moms second income really worth this? Parents are no longer available as parents- that would take too much time and effort and oh poor parents work so hard (I hope you hear the sarcasm) It has become more important to dress in designer labels and "have" stuff than to raise responsible human beings...

And the parents are surprised when being the kids "friend" fails to do the job!

My bottom line...

Moms need to be home to raise the kids and moms need to home school!

(I know some woman will hate me for it!)

and lets not forget the lack of Spiritual Guidance... oh I could go on and on....

Comment by Hugh Akston on April 21, 2011 at 8:13am
Very good Suzie. This is an excellent posting of the problems with education and why we need to protect our children from the State school system.

“The answers lie inside your own home. An entire society cannot be changed, unless it is changed one person at a time.”

Yes we must change Society one family at a time starting with ours. Then we as a family can change our community, our community can change our state and our states will change the federal government. We can change it by our example and the lives we live.

“One person, one child at a time is how we take back America. We must once again instill the basic moral fiber of America in the minds of our youth. We must teach them the difference between being brainwashed into a state of acceptance and truly knowing what is morally acceptable.”

And what is Morally acceptable? Do we give a list of rules, or a principle of value? What list of rules or on what principle of value do we use? How do we reach the youth to instill the basic moral fiber of America in our youth? I think you know my answers to this, but what are yours?

In the American justice system, the letter of the law is supreme. In Scottish law, the intent of the law has always been considered as important as the letter of the law.

God Bless.

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