Nothing in my twenty-two years of life could prepare me for what I was about to experience that July night. As I stepped off of the bus at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, SC, I was about to enter one of the most transformative periods in my young life.
Nothing in my twenty-two years of life could prepare me for what I was about to experience that July night. As I stepped off of the bus at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, SC, I was about to enter one of the most transformative periods in my young life. During the next thirteen weeks, they would systematically change me from a civilian into a disciplined Marine ready to be deployed to battle without hesitation or doubt.
There are three basic objectives of Marine Corps Recruit Training, also known as boot camp. First, to challenge and strip your civilian identity - who you were before the Marine Corps does not matter. Second, to mold a new identify with a new history - you become a Marine with a proud heritage of Marine Corps accomplishments. Finally, to provide the basic training in weapons, combat skills and unquestioning obedience necessary to become a fighting Marine.
A similar process is being used by liberal globalists in our society today. They are systematically separating us from our identity and heritage as a nation by by teaching our children a perspective of history that removes the uniqueness and nobility of the founding of our nation. Instead of highlighting the accomplishments and high ideals that have made us the greatest, most prosperous nation in history, our children are being taught about a country that is abusing our planet and causing suffering and turmoil around the globe. As this process proceeds, a generation is being raised that is guided by guilt as well as a warped understanding of history.
Truth demands that we teach our children what has made this country great as well as the things that have brought us disgrace.
A society guided by guilt will make decisions to soothe their guilt. They will favor redistribution of wealth and remove the incentives for taking chances and pursuing greatness. Ultimately, such policies will bring the entire society down to the lowest common denominator.
A society guided by the accomplishments and successes of the past will tend towards making decisions that will foster growth and innovation, but often will do little to address the injustices around them.
A society that is guided by the truth - accomplishments and failures - can become the light on a hill that that pursues advancement and shows the way for others to follow.
Although we are rapidly approaching the point of no return, we still have time to change. But, we must take action soon or we run the risk of abandoning forever that very things that made us great in the first place. As someone once said, "If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're headed."
Who's with me? Who wants to help change our direction? We can do it! I know we can!