July 19, 2018
Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.
Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the ’60s feel like it’s a foreign country? Did it just “happen”?
It didn’t just “happen.” In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and leave a new and very different one in its place. The story of how and why is one of the most important parts of our nation’s history – and it is a story almost no one knows. The people behind it wanted it that way.
What happened, in short, is that America’s traditional culture, which had grown up over generations from our Western, Judeo-Christian roots, was swept aside by an ideology. We know that ideology best as “political correctness” or “multi-culturalism.” It really is cultural Marxism, Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms in an effort that goes back not to the 1960s, but to World War I. Incredible as it may seem, just as the old economic Marxism of the Soviet Union has faded away, a new cultural Marxism has become the ruling ideology of America’s elites. The No. 1 goal of that cultural Marxism, since its creation, has been the destruction of Western culture and the Christian religion.
Some nice photographs are published at the link.
In July 1953, over 51,000 Boy Scouts and Scout leaders from across the country and as far as Mexico and Japan descended on what is now Newport Center and Fashion Island to form friendships and enhance their camping skills in the first Boy Scout Jamboree on the West Coast.
Hollywood celebrities Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Will Rogers Jr. and Danny Kaye attended for “Hollywood’s Salute to Scouts” and Vice President Richard Nixon gave a speech and went to a pancake breakfast with his former Scout troop.
The seven-day gathering was documented, made into a one-hour film and screened around the country — including at Newport Harbor High School. But it was not widely viewed and faded into obscurity over the years.
But on Wednesday night, July 19, after some film detective work by Eric Longabardi, a TV journalist who grew up in Newport Beach, the Newport Beach Historical Society will screen the Jamboree film as part of a fundraiser for the group and to bring awareness to the remarkable Scouting event that put Orange County in the spotlight.
See video of Debbie Reynolds at the 1953 jamboree.
Of all places, Slate.com has a strange piece about the Boy Scouts of America considering accepting girls into their ranks, and the Girl Scouts of America being, well, kinda pissed about it.
The Czar serves as a “committee member at large” for Muscovy’s local troop, although the Troop refers to him as a “consultant at large.” The Czar, as he has mentioned before, teaches the troop (and potentially other troops, provided they ask) all sorts of outdoor and survival skills that most suburban dads haven’t mastered. As a result of this, he’s fairly hip about a lot of things going on inside the organization.
And as far as the Slate story goes, yeah, it’s true. But there’s are a couple of errors or unintentional omissions. Here they are:
What a difference a day makes. The Czar commented only just yesterday about the mystery surrounding the Boy Scouts of America’s consideration of allowing girls to join, and here we are with a full decision to do so.
The Czar could summarize the reaction his local Muscovy troop (the boys, not the adults) had to yesterday’s announcement, but he doesn’t have to: GorT already has to a perfectly matched degree.
The move is extremely controversial, and so far nearly all the negative commentary the Czar has seen on social media seems to be from individuals with no affiliation to scouting whatsoever. Not to rehash GorT’s excellent summary of the decision—which you should read—but in an attempt to quash some myths, here are some items to understand:
Here is a practical discussion common among boy scout volunteers, “How can I make this work?”
God bless such dedicated Scouters but truth is (and don’t I know it) they enable the mendacity of the commies and sell-outs in BSA Corp’s Dallas headquarters.
And a question: Why is this treachery always framed as whether girls can do the same work as boys? That’s asinine and perhaps worse.
The only question that matters is, What about our sons?
C.f., American pragmatism.
GorT stopped and just stared at the news report on TV last night as they were announcing that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are rolling out a plan to include girls in the program. I’m not sure exactly where I want to start with this so pardon me if this post wanders.
GorT is an Eagle Scout and enjoyed his time in BSA. And, until this decision, was seriously considering getting back into Scouting in some form now that his kids are largely out of the house….maybe as a Merit Badge counselor or advisor to a local Troop. Nope. Not anymore.
Does this surprise anyone? If the ladies were suited to the job of sailing, they’d have been doing it for several thousands of years already.
Notice how noticing this is dismissed with a nasty accusation of “SEXIST!!!!” but really the question is, Why do these women want to act like men? Is that a good thing?
The “Boy” Scouts will learn this lesson soon enough.
Heavy sigh. . . and be ready to pick up the pieces when it collapses around us, without warning we’ll be assured.
From Vox Day’s blog:
Monday, July 16, 2018
No wonder the Chinese are confidently expanding their blue water navy and asserting their control over the South China Sea. The gender-integrated U.S. Navy can’t even manage to sail straight without getting its sailors killed.
In an 11-hour hearing, prosecutors painted a picture of Lt. Irian Woodley, the ship’s surface warfare coordinator, and Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, as failing at their jobs, not using the tools at their disposal properly and not communicating adequately. They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed, and they failed to communicate with the bridge, the prosecution argued. Had they done those things, the government contended, they would have been able to avert the collision.
That two of the officers — Coppock and Combs — involved in this fatal incident were female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.
Continue reading “Vox Day: Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome in the US Navy”
1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.