HERE is one of Ronald Reagan’s Christmas messages while President of these United States.
If you can’t take the time to listen to it, it’s short but I know we’re all busy, this phrase stood out and I believe it’s so true:
“The world would never starve for wonders but only for the want of wonders.” G. K. Chesterton.
I often write to liberals at other blogs that they’re taking the childhood from our children by demanding “truth” (liberal translation: any slightest thing WRONG that any great American ever did, or our country ever did) be taught far too early in their development….Heroes are destroyed for some odd perception of ‘truth,’ people of weak character and immorality are championed to our kids. If George Washington had one slave, nothing he did that was good counts. If one Columbus sailor raped a woman, nothing Columbus did was good, right? You know the drill…. my readers know how much I harp on how STUPID and DANGEROUS to our countryTHIS IS.
I thought the Chesterton quote says (much) better what I’ve been trying to say….we, even as adults, need wonders, we can’t have wonders be taken away from us…we have the gift of wonder and awe inherently built into us, but we’re almost prohibited from having them because of ‘reality’, ‘truth,’ negativity… We grew up with the wonders of America, proud to be born here, proud to stand up for the flag, knowing by heart the pledge, loving this country, living from birth the dream millions of immigrants wanted (they understood, liberals born here do not). Our children, for the HUGE most part, do not have this anymore. I actually truly believe that our country’s the first and only to teach patriotism out of our next generation.
I think that Chesterton quote is important, don’t you? And how about that Reagan Christmas greeting? IMAGINE any president saying that today???!!!
By the way, “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” is a wonder…..destroying that, removing mangers, etc., all has to lead to the end of children’s presents, Santa, reindeer stories, dancing snowmen…….we NEED these ‘wonders’… we literally need them. Our kids sure do.