How We’re Sowing the Seeds of Self-Destruction
The most difficult enemy to fight is the one who’s in your midst. In the film Stalag 17, a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp begin to suspect that one in their group is a traitor. The Germans are being fed information that gets two escaped prisoners killed. The suspicion falls on Sgt. J.J. Sefton (William Holden), a cynical and somewhat antisocial prisoner who barters openly with the German guards for eggs, silk stockings, blankets and other luxuries.
What the prisoners don’t realize is that the traitor is much less obvious. He was born and bred in the USA — a blue-eyed All-American boy — who went home to the Mother Land when the war broke out.
It’s easy to identify enemies from abroad but not so easy to spot those who look like us. They told us, “We will bury you.” The phrase was used by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev (1894–1971) while addressing Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow on November 18, 1956. In 1963, Khrushchev remarked in a speech, “I once said, ‘We will bury you,’ and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you,” a reference to the Marxist saying, “The proletariat is the undertaker of capitalism.”
While we were fighting Communism abroad, Communist principles were being implemented right under our noses. Am I being extreme? Take a look at the Communist Manifesto. Goals 2 and 10 should be enough to convince you:
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
10. Free education for all children in public schools.
Two stories caught my attention that reminded me of how our own policies, embraced by the masses, are self-destructive. The first is a story out of England. A new study shows “that 38,269 teenagers in Britain had an abortion in 2010” and “at least three had undergone the procedure at least seven times each, while another four teenagers have terminated pregnancies six times each.”
Islam doesn’t have to impose Sharia law, blow up buildings, or burn down churches. Muslims only have to wait until once-Christian England dies by its own hand. Birth rates throughout Europe are below the replacement rate. Ben Wattenberg called it the “Birth Dearth.” Economist Robert J. Samuelson gets it right: “By not having children, people are voting against the future — their countries’ and perhaps their own.”
The second story, related to the first one, is the content of an article written by former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to 2012 college graduates. He told them, “You’re screwed.” And who screwed them? Robert Reich’s own policies that are being continued by the Obama administration and voted on approvingly by nearly 50 percent of the American people are screwing us.
He laments the trillion-dollar debt that college students have racked up, but he doesn’t mention that it was his own government policies that made easy-to-borrow money backed by the government that created the problem. Khrushchev was right, “Your own working class will bury you.”
Who is really to blame for our nation’s decline? Too many of us have capitulated. Too many Americans have adopted the cop-out, “While I’m personally opposed, I don’t want to impose my morality on other people.” So while more and more generally conservative people are taking this position, the immoral minority has imposed its conception of morality on us. It’s time that we do something about it before we are really screwed.