Making Sense of Chaos
North Korea launching missiles. Deteriorating European Union. Gorsuch’s confirmation. Repeal/Replace (again). Bannon’s demotion. #ObamaGate. Unmasking. Pepsi ads.
Do you feel as though you’re in a boat in the middle of a storm? Do you get the sense that the waves standing overhead and crashing down – and that doesn’t even include your personal life.
Leaders organize chaos.
There’s a famous quote that says, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” One of the responsibilities of freedom is its defense.
Chaos is playing the long-game to destroy America. WWII showed the world that a united United States cannot be defeated. As a result, un-American ideas have adapted their tactics to reflect a preference for defeating Americans’ resolve.
The most dangerous elements in America purposefully fatigue our hope for a better future.
When you wake up in the morning, I guarantee that your first thought is NOT, “I wonder if I am still free.” The reason? You have the presumption of liberty. As an American, the idea of being free is so much a part of who we are, that we do not think about it.
That is both good and bad. On the good side, what does it say about our country where everyone assumes their freedom? On the bad side, assuming the fruits of freedom may dismiss its cultivation.
Blasting airwaves with negative headlines that put America in a bad/dangerous light shades our understanding of the greatest country in history negatively.
America needs leaders who tell us how powerful our ideas and values are.
Individual liberty, free markets, and religious freedom are building blocks worth being in the trenches and fixing bayonets.
America rejects multiculturalism because no other culture has created what we have. We reject oppressive religion because a god who preaches unequal lives is not God. Voting ourselves other people’s money may be legal but it’s never right.
Liberalism shreds unity by forcing compliance. People only unify when they choose to. Therefore, the most unifying idea is the recognition that you are you and I am me – and we both have the right to live our lives without imposing on one another (or others).
We don’t necessarily need a roadmap to tell people where to go. People acting in their self-interest will introduce new ideas, take risks, and help others.
Using the State to account for the best in people always gets the worst.
The people who believe otherwise use chaos to distract, divide, and destroy. Respect their right to free speech. Just make sure you use yours to beat them.
Never ever quit.