Thursday, May 9, 2013

Youth should REJECT the voice of Deceit

May 9, 2013

Aristotle said - Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.

Never is youth more hopeful than when it stands at the open door of the future and envisions all it can be with no clue to what it will be. Never is youth more vulnerable than at the beginning of the grand adventure - life. Only reckless youth fails to heed warning signs: Never trust a person who tells you to reject the ethics and values of your upbringing, unless you have already called into question these things yourself. Never trust a person who tears another down to build himself up. Never trust a person who tells you how to think or believe. Never trust a person who tells you to ignore the warning signs on the road ahead.

Hitler said:
He alone,
who owns the youth,
gains the future.

All of these warnings apply in particular to government and anyone representative of government. Beware of men who would own your mind to serve an undisclosed agenda. Hope is not an agenda. Change is simply the result of reality in action. Forward is an unrealized destination. Question anyone who claims to think as you do - until they prove it. Blind faith requires sacrifice and compromise. An ego stroked is prey to ulterior motive.

Think for yourself. Do for yourself. Resign from herd mentality and prove to yourself that you are a force in the universe and not a slave to popular opinion or political mumbo jumbo. It is both the folly and the promise of youth to believe there should be a change in the world... the trick is to trod a new path and be the instrument of change without losing direction. Deceit is the art of misdirection.

Consider carefully the reference to tyranny (both stated and unstated) in the following quotes:

George Washington: Government is not reason, nor eloquence. It is force. And like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master.

Thomas Jefferson: When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Barack Obama: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems... They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.

Beware of Deceptive Detours... As you step out the door on the road to the future - do not be too quick to shed or reject the past. Do not be too quick to narrow your own view and follow another's path. A call for arbitrary rejection has nothing to do with embracing the possibilities of the future. Watching your step is not the same thing as checking your step. Bullshit only clings to your boot if you actually step in it. Will you heed warning signs or carry on under the precept that peril on the road ahead is simply a figment of your imagination?

In the immortal words of Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins - It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Source for Obama quote: Real Clear Politics - Reject these voices

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