Friday, January 29, 2010

I know how we got here

We got here through Progressive nanny-statists co-opting our systems of governance, education, and communication. The real question is this: What are you going to do about it?

How are you going to educate yourself on combating this menace to our Constitutional form of Government? What are you going to do to safeguard your children's minds and inoculate them against feel-good rhetoric, and instead teach them WHY our nation and the ideas which begat it were so revolutionary?

Beyond personal preparation for the potential impending societal collapse caused by the implosion of our currency, there is a very real need to relearn the fundamental truths of economics and freedom. I am continuing my education through extensive reading of the classics, and the new intellectuals. I encourage you to do likewise.

This month's reading list includes "Starving the Monkeys", "The Wealth of Nations", and "Liberty versus the Tyranny of Socialism". Always on my reading list is "The Federalist Papers".

After watching Glenn Beck's show tonight, I am adding one more book to my must have list: Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. I already have Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny, I just have to read it. It is not yet at the top of my list. Maybe next week...

The late Charlie "Tremendous" Jones had many timely and poignant quotes that were real truisms. I will leave you with two of them tonight. Think about them as you watch the news of the day and interact with the people around you.

Here they are:

"Leaders are readers"

"No one is a failure until they blame somebody else."




Top of the Chain said...

Liberal Facsism by Goldberg is an excellent read and lays out the path to how we got where we are today.

Anonymous said...

I saw a really well-done Looney Toons cartoon about free market economics, and I believe it was they who did another one on capitalist freedom vs. socialism etc.

Not to the same depth as a book on the subject, but in a useful format for explaining it to youth I think.


Weissy said...

Is this what you're talking about, reflectoscope?

Part 1:
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Old NFO said...

Good reads, now we just need people to STAND UP and be counted in Nov... If we don't those will be historical texts.

Tracey Jones said...

Congratulations of your advocacy of reading great books. And I also want to thank you for including Tremendous Jones' quotes. I am his daughter and we are continuing his legacy of changing the world one book at a time. Great to read your blog and keep up the good work and recommended reading lists!!

Tracey Jones

Newbius said...

Ms. Jones,

I am honored that you stopped by to comment.

Thank you.