so gonna jump back in this morning...
as things are a wee bit mad around here.
While this little lady just finished spending a near non-stop week doing her nanny gig (even with overnights!) -- it seemed as if the whole country was coming apart at the seams; and the sad thing is -- we are becoming quite anesthetized to it. It's as if we -- and when I say we, I mean, true Americans -- have cried 'uncle' en masse while waving the white flag of a full-fledged surrender.
Here's just one story. It begins at Jackson Hole High and ends with a full-fledged revolt. According to reports, the authorities in charge, decided to replace "America Pride Day" with "College Day" during a week celebrating homecoming (each year, the week is carved out with festivities for each day, with a theme, recommended dress, etc.., and up until this year, "America Pride Day" has been included. See more at The Daily Caller, here). Long story short, the authorities didn't want to offend the un-American population, so they re-framed the day singing a more politically correct vibe; American patriotism OUT, multi-culturalism IN. [Wouldn't the Framers of our Constitution be aghast!]
Oh. Okay. Jackson Hole High.
Are you kidding me? !
This is in the United States of America! ?
Now some of you may know that I have recently become a full-fledged member of the DAR -- Daughters of the American Revolution.
Take note, now --
has quickly escalated
to being the word of the day
in only a matter of minutes
You know "full-fledged" is defined as:
And all of a sudden, I swooooooon in just the thought of it, like a lady in waiting. Yes. Indeed. No longer am I just the nanny, GiGi -- I am the lady in waiting of the little Mrs. and Queen of the Castle, twenty-first century be damned. But now look at me, getting so carried away...
The DAR was founded on October 11, 1890!
America was experiencing a patriotic revival in those days. It was after the Civil War, as you all know, and the times, and the spirits, were uplifted, changing swiftly. From the DAR chapter handbook, "[W]omen felt the desire to express their patriotic feelings and were frustrated by their exclusion from men's organizations formed to perpetuate the memory of ancestors who fought to make this country free and independent." Thus came the DAR! I am woman, hear me roar. And here we are, 125 years later.
More from the handbook:
"The objectives laid forth in the first meeting of the DAR have remained the same in over 100 years of active service to this nation. Those objectives are:
Historical -- to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence
Educational -- to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion..."
Patriotic -- to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty."
Without the mandate to become full-fledged citizens of this country -- taking the oath of loyalty, assimilating into the American culture, learning and speaking English only, and fully transitioning into the body of Americans with our whole heart and soul, respective of the Rule of Law and the unspoken spirit and duty of self-reliance -- America becomes diluted, diminished, weakened, impoverished, and crippled to the point of death.
And that day is here and now.
Today, more than ever, the numbers of the loss of life and limb -- backed by the full-fledged intentions of what they were fighting for -- during the Revolutionary War, becomes something very real. It's becomes alive with a spirit almost non-existent in this new era of nonchalance. [Especially when the intentions of this administration to seek gun control measures through executive action poses to be a real and tyrannical threat.]
Bear in mind, America was a population of only about 2.5 million souls back then. We lost 25,000 patriots, with about 8,000 of those in combat! What devotion! What pride! What desperation!
A military of simply full-fledged citizenry congregated, organized, fought, and died for the freedoms and liberties we still enjoy today. If the colonies had allowed "gun control" to succeed in the day -- America might never have happened.
And for what? To be told, "stop acting, like, all patriotic, kids, it might, like, hurt somebody's feelings."
Americans have fought for the right thing all through the years.
In the Civil War, we lost 750,000! with a population at that time of about 31.5 million citizens. That number amounts to nearly 2.5% of the populace. In World War II, we lost just over 405,000! with a total population at the start of the war to be about 133 million (.307%). During the Vietnam War, we lost 58,000!, about 47, 000 actually in combat, at a time when America's population was about 179 million at the start. And following 9/11: the Afghanistan and Iraq wars on terror have so far totaled 6,717! men and women lost, about 5,281 in combat -- which is about .002% of our starting population of 294 million American souls [2000 census].
All in all -- from 1775 to the present: we have lost about 665,000 in combat, with a total loss of patriots to be about 1,355,664! and total wounded 1,498,237! If calculated against the total population today, that 3 million is one percent; in other words, this one percent made it possible for this population of 300 million to live. It's a full-fledged one percent -- a level of patriotism and heroism all their own -- who fully account of every American who gave freely of their own lives so that this 300 million can live in freedom and liberty today -- or dare I re-frame, squander it away.
America's foundations -- from the tangible to the intangible, from that which is seen to the unseen -- are crumbling from within and WE are not even showing up to fight the good fight. Oh heaven! WE are acting like bystanders and steadfast, stupidly, wilting, swooning even, to the political elite and the prevailing populace who only wish harm on America (see: the rush of immigrants coming across the border, illegally, and some with papers, who have NO intention of assimilation), embarrassed by America (see: our president... saying just so on multiple occasions, both domestic and foreign), and congruently wish to fundamentally transform America from the inside out.
Our sovereignty and sanctity and integrity is fighting a battle like never before.
The thing is, what we have here is called full-fledged tyranny, really.
And it will create the very conditions to call for full-fledged anarchy, if we are not mindful with how we proceed from here. That is, if, and only if, we continue to have and to hold a multitude of patriots willing to protect this nation, and all she stands, in perfect, full-fledged allegiance -- come rain or shine, in sickness and in health, for rich or for poorer, till death do us part.
Make it a Good Day, G