Castles and Consciences “For Sale”…When No One Comes Home to Roost
“Government is instituted to protect property of every sort;
As well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses.
This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.
Conscience is the most sacred property of all.
To guard a man’s house as his castle…..
James Madison, On Property, March 29,1792
One of the fastest growing building sectors is the “senior” retirement community.
All across the nation and the globe, cookie cutter cottages, villas, condos, flats, and apartments are proliferating towns, cities, countrysides and metropolitan areas like chia pets on computer graphics animation.
These new abodes are strategically located and mated with assisted living, nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, commerce and entertainment features to seamlessly facilitate the societal planner’s dream Utopia.
The Boomers are coming of age. Aged that is.
What’s to become of the castles, the tree houses, grandma’s attic, grandpa’s workshop, and the wardrobe to Narnia?
When Darwin, Dewey and the Progressives’ materialistic Marxism came to dine on the minds of Americans, severing the ties of Faith and Family; the chicken, the egg, the rooster, and the seed corn were consumed.
The Silent Generation (born 1925-1945) saved and slaved to send the Boomers (born 1946-1964) to institutions of “higher education” (Colleges and Universities) for the promises of a “better life”, a “bigger house”, a white-collar future full of all the material goods Progressive Innovation and Pandora’s Pandemonium would redefine as priorities to secure “happiness.”… to live happily ever after.
One must acknowledge that John Dewey and Woodrow Wilson did have their mutually progressive dreams come true. Their stated goals were to use Government Education including Universities and Colleges to:
Separate children from their parents and from their parents’ Values and to make a college student as different from his parents as possible.
The Boomers are infamously noted for their rejection and redefining of traditional values; and for being the most selfish and materialistic of generations to date.Boomer characteristics highlight the betrayal that results when parents, like the Silent Generation, are “silent” and too trusting of “self credentialed experts.”
Back to reflections on the progression of “Progress” replacing proven principles and common sense and Godly conscience.
The Silent Generation’s aspirations of a college education for Junior Boomer were rescued by Government interventions of entitlement schemes in the forms of Loans, Financial Aid, Work Study, favors, quotas, affirmative action, social justice and equality mantras, and Grants of indebtedness to the Federal NannyState; at Taxpayer expense to facilitate the uploading of Dewey’s Degrees of Deception and Arrogance.
(And created an entire infrastructure of administrators to monitor, interpret, manipulate and control the participants of whom they have now become mini czars; and they also dependent on the NannyState for their employment. Throwing all objectivity out of the window. )
These taxpayer backed loans and favors created yet, more of a sense of looking to the Nanny Government rather than to Family and Faith for future, fortune, Liberty, and stability. (Unfortunately, those circling the Globe note Arrogance and Greed as the hallmarks of Americans– especially as America has pushed her materialism and rejection of traditional values on other cultures in exchange for trade agreements and humanitarian “aid”.)
Junior Boomer and Generation X (born 1961-1980) received a gizzard full of stamps, stickers, degrees, credentials, and certifications noting Progressive Proselytization then ventured off to fulfill their Utopian dreams.
Unlike the Prodigal Son, most did not return “home,” but continued on the Corporatization Globalization Conveyer belt of Dewey, Wilson, Marx, Turchenko and Tucker.
The Chicks left the nest, fled the Coop, the Cross, the Commandments, the Local Community, the local Capitalism and the local self-government.
The abandoned Castles, Consciences and Cathedrals, in contrast with the proliferating retirement communities, nursing homes, and statist hospitals all testify to the “hope and change of Progress.”
The abandonment is nearly overwhelming.
The Silent Generation, waiting at the door of the castle, now realizes that Junior Boomer is not coming home. The Silent are recalculating reality, unable to maintain their own castles, coops or homes, their finances or their healthcare.
Where is Junior?
Junior Boomer’s plan is to put their Silent Generation parents on the nursing home conveyor belt;
Downsize their own castle home (while the market’s buying),
Lock their own children and grandchildren out of the house;
Then go relax on the beach and play with all those toys they’ve accumulated.
Boomers know Social Security is set to implode, but figure it will last for them and their much “deserved” retirement in the sun. If Boomer’s children and grandchildren need them…they’ll have to find them first and see if it’s convenient….for Boomer, of course.
In the meantime, the Nanny Government of Socialism’s Central planners is swooping in like birds of prey picking away via: phone call, voice mail, senior center, newspaper, magazine, flier, television, billboard, email, snail mail, and door-to-door solicitors, pushing for entrance into Senior homes, finances, healthcare, insurance, etc.
These vultures come offering counseling, coordination, consolation, and coercion to Senior Parents whose Boomer children have followed the collegiate corporatization cutting the strings of Family and Faith that secured former Liberties under God.
Now, this is not all Junior’s undoing.
Many a Ma and Pa, also spent years on the beach reciting the mantra of “having done their duty” yet, fully expecting that their children would be there for them when the time would come for them to come home.
Most never dreamed the family farm; home or castle coop would be auctioned off because No One was coming home to Roost. All those precious moments, grandma’s lace, multigenerational memories in the hope chest, and most of all the Property of Conscience would be sold to the highest bidder.
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property….
To guard a man’s house as his castle,
To pay public and enforce private debts with the most exact faith,
Can give no title to invade a man’s conscience
Which is more sacred than his castle…
James Madison, On Property March 29,1792
One of the most marvelous features about America was (and is) the land…the property.
So much land, so varied in climate, landscape and abundant in natural resources; and that a common man could honor his sacred conscience, not bow to a despot, and have property: land and proven values to pass on to his heirs. Faith, Family and Liberty under God.
A conscience is a sacred entity to handle with care.
A government education and media bureaucracy that:
Intentionally destroys the conscience of its citizens;
Terminates the lives of unborn citizens;
Redistributes taxpayer dollars to engender allegiance and dependence on its edicts;
Does not honor The Constitution or The Rule of Law,
Will certainly have no conscience in the theft of the investments of private citizens in other financial institutions.
Surely the Boomers recognize that their plans to pillage the land, place parents on government entitlement, and leave their posterity in both moral and fiscal bankruptcy will not go unnoticed by Him who entrusts children to parents.
“Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen guard in vain….
Sons are a heritage from the LORD;
Children a reward from Him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.”
Where will your children be when the enemy comes to your Castle gate?
On Whom do you and your children Declare your dependence with a clear conscience?
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,
We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
The Signing Founders of The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
To Whom do you pledge and look for protection of your Life, your Fortune and your sacred Honor?
Better check the ledgers…Reinforce the Castle Gates and Restore the Consciences, the Cathedrals, and The Family under God.