• Chris

The Unity of Patriotism


U.S. Marines raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the final stages of the war in the Pacific.

The language of the American culture is more important than ever. To simply call it important is an omission of truth: it is defining. The words heard from Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to digital channels shape not only present circumstances, but destiny. Generations to come, if they may come, will reap what America now sows. They will harvest a feast of plenty or a bitter famine. And only by the unity of patriots will it be the former.


To understand the way in which today's words will echo through generations, it must be recognized that the American language was weaponized. By whom, how, and why could fill volumes. In the absence of this, consider the following words:

  • Racist

  • Transphobe

  • Socialist

  • Bigot

  • Fascist

What reaction does simply reading these words evoke? For even casual observers of culture, the answer is likely 'fighting', 'offensive', or 'defensive'. All words also used to describe war.

 

But the key to winning this war is realizing that weaponization of the American language transcends mere insult. These words manipulate: they carry layers of meaning - some unconsciously consumed. Take 'socialist', for example. 'Socialist' implies the idea of being social, does it not? It suggests community, friendliness, and likeability. A social person is often thought of as caring, cultured, and/or successful.


Those that truly understand socialism know it to be closer to an aggressive cancer than a caring family member. But what about the culture? It is a psychological prisoner to the enemy: it believes the lie. The culture is fed the lie regularly to reinforce the message. News broadcasts of 'socialists' burst with passion and wonderful words such as 'welfare'. Everyone wants to 'fare' 'well', right? And conversely, late night comedy shows casually label any opposing idea with a '-phobe' ending. Homophobe. Transphobe. Xenophobe.


Lacking the ability to counter the idea, they attack the person.


The truth is the enemy must resort to false accusations. They know that American patriotism is more caring, cultured, and selfless than is even possible under socialism.


Patriots believe in God-given rights - the principals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness still etched into the foundation of this country. Rights protect individual authority and self-governance. What could be more selfless than fighting for your neighbors ability to be themselves? A socialist dictates and takes: they demand conformance to their priorities. A patriot respects the beliefs and lifestyle of others. This does not mean they endorse or agree.


This spirit of shared individualism is unifying and powerful. Not only did it birth this nation, but it also engulfed the world in a renewed sense of humanity. A socialist culture will always collapse as individuals wrestle for the power to dictate the collective. Patriotism, if maintained, will always strengthen culture.


When the general population understands this, the war ends.

 

The photo above is the victorious raising of the American flag after conquering Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. How would this look different with socialists? The picture would be empty with the island still controlled by the Japanese to this day. Socialists look for someone else to solve their problems: they don't volunteer to rush bunker-strewn mountains under brutal enemy fire.


Patriots, on the other hand? They win battles and they win wars. Together.

 

This is the first in a series of articles covering the culture war. Like any physical war, this culture war requires training and preparation. Articles will provide one facet of this preparation. Your partnership is critical to the success of this mission. To leave your questions, feedback, and ideas, please use the Contact page or join us on social media.


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