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Tyranny of the mind
In my study of history I came to realize that the decade of 1830-40 was a turning point in American History. Great shifts took place in Medicine, Education, and Government. With the death of Thomas Jefferson in 1826 the golden age of the Great American Patriots drew to a close. What came next laid the foundation for the likelihood of a slimy liar like Bill Clinton being elected in the homeland of Washington, Madison and Lincoln. I don't think it is necessary to outline 200 years of political history, but I would like to share a little quote from Jefferson, a portion of which is on his tombstone.
"The clergy…believe that any portion of power confided to me (as President) will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: for I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me: and enough in their opinion."
Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, 1800
Tyranny of the mind…what does it mean for the family?
Tyranny is defined as absolute power, especially, when exercised unjustly or cruelly. What was it about the years from 1760 to 1830 that allowed the American people to rebel, fight, and then preserve their Liberty in a way that had never before been attempted? I would suggest it was the ability of over 90% of the American populace to read and think critically. Consider this quote from Democracy in America published in 1830, by The Frenchman, Alexis De Tocqueville,
"In the United States, men…constantly display an entire confidence in the understanding of a wife, and a profound respect for her freedom: they have decided that her mind is just as fitted as that of a man to discover the plain truth, and her heart just as firm to embrace it…I do not hesitate to avow that, although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen women occupying a loftier position: and if I were asked to what singular prosperity and growing strength of (the American) people ought mainly be attributed, I should reply, to the superiority of their women.”
What happened between 1830 and 2000 to the American woman?
It seems like every patriot you read about either came from an unusually large brood of children or went on to father one. What did our progenitors know that allowed them to birth, teach, and train so many children? And perform those tasks so well that families thrived and prospered without modern Education, Medicine and Welfare?
Having descended from puritans and pilgrims who left Europe to free themselves from the tyranny of caste and station as well as the overbearing power of clergy and state, these women understood how to think for themselves and were able to identify tyranny as soon as it reared its ugly head. Did you know it was common in early America for the citizens of various communities to run Doctors and Lawyers out of town as enemies to freedom if they tried to set up a practice? As these wise mothers and grandmothers began to die off and the young to grow and forget the price that had been paid for Independence, I believe new entities began to rise up to compete with the clergy in relieving the American people of their sovereignty.
Who and what are these entities?
C. S. Lewis stated that all professions exist to help the homemaker. And homemaking is the reason for the existence of all other professions. I believe this is true. I also believe that the better run each individual home is, the less need for the “professionals”.
It has now come to the point where the professionals believe the home exists for them. This is exemplified all over our society. The schools who think it is their job to nurture, and the job of teaching children to read, write and think is left up to the parents. I think it is the same in the birthing world. The doctors believe they have a right to impose their “professional” opinion on unwilling patients who do not want to have certain procedures, even being willing to go to court to force certain patients to have c-sections when they don’t want them.
Parents who do not want their children on psychoactive drugs learn quickly that when a child is diagnosed with a mental disorder, especially if they have primo mental insurance, the state takes over real quick to get that child into psychiatric care. Amazingly enough they are sent home right about the time the inpatient benefits run out...cured! And in my opinion, the worst examples of so called experts ruining the lives of families come in the form of the social services social workers who are not accountable to anyone and run roughshod over parents constitutional rights on a daily basis all over the country. http://www.cpswatch.com/
As we have quickly moved into the modern age the level of control and fear used to manipulate parents can only be described as tyrannical. With each generation the bands that hold us fast have pulled tighter.
It is NOW time for a second renaissance. A rebirth of freedom of thought, and freedom of the mind. To throw off the fear that shackles our minds, and once again claim the sovereignty that was bought and paid for with American Patriotic Blood.
In this age of freedom of expression, largely brought about by the explosion in technology and the Internet, let us as parents have a clear vision of what the stakes are if we refuse to see the truth. Let us understand the ways that we have been manipulated and frightened into complacency and blind obedience. Let us understand that we have been sold (at a very high price) this chemical mess of fear-based pottage for our birthright of empowering, spiritual, sacred parenting that is indeed a possibility for any couple who honestly has a desire for it.
Many of my friends and family have asked me why I get so angry and emotional when I talk about certain topics. I guess I agree with Patriot Jefferson. I vow eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the minds of men and women!
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