Ostriches or Eagles

Choices… Ostriches or Eagles? Cowards or Warriors for Freedom?

By Marion Algier – AskMarion:

When I was a child.. 50 years ago, those who were in engaged and students of history were already warning that if we, the United States of America, did not wake-up and change course that we were headed on the same path as Rome… the road to decline that great empires and powers have followed throughout history.  And like everything else over the past 50-years, good and bad, from inventions to social change to our decline, it all has been accelerated.  There has been more change during the past 100-years… the past 50-years and perhaps even the past 10-years than in all time before… and yet some things, like patterns, never change and just keep repeating themselves.

So many distractions and changes made life easier, more fun, and took Americans off focus.  From more mobility; less social restrictions; and generally more money, time and goods available to everyone people began trading family time; involvement in church; serious conversations with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers; and hands-on involvement in community projects, politics and even lending a neighbor a hand for TV time, season tickets to never-ending sports events, computer time spent on gaming and social media (or porn in epic proportions) and texting.  We have become a nation of loners bombarded with unending garbage with little time for real social interaction or just quiet time to think.

This type of society breeds loners, followers, introverts, and even cowards, so instead of well-informed citizens… We have become programmed citizens, programed by advertisers, big government, big pharma, the entertainment industry and those who control the media outlets for all those special interests.  And since we have stopped talking to each other about what is important; often speaking guardedly instead of saying what is on our minds when we do speak; have left our churches in droves; generally do not independently research those we vote for or even the products and foods we use or put in our bodies, until there is a crisis; watch and listen to media, controlled by a handful of liberal progressive government and entertainment moguls and elites who think they know better than the average American; and are bombarded by those who only care about selling us their products and ideas… we have become a nation of, as the former USSR (Communist Russian… for the young ones out there) government propaganda newspaper, Pravda, labeled us… Sheeple.

And the later has generally not happened by accident, but by a meticulous plan hatched in the 1950’s, by patient radicals that have developed into today’s Progressives that run the American media and entertainment industries and the Democrat Party… as well as some in the Republican Establishment group, when ‘The Greatest Generation’ (and their parents) came home after 50 years of depressions and hard-times, and 3 wars… WWI, WWI and Korea weary of strife and wanting a better and more enjoyable life for themselves and their children.

Tom Brokaw’s ‘Greatest Generation’ was the lynch pin that was purposely broken between tradition and what America was and the rebellious baby-boomers and what America ‘could be molded into’ using the left’s plan. The Greatest Generation fought in one or both World Wars or Korea and were “Great Depression” babies or children of survivors of the “Great Depression and the Great War(s) and in their attempt to spare them the hardships they grew up with, they produced the most rebellious, self-centered, self-indulgent and spoiled generation of all time.

Those in power today from the Clintons to the Obamas and the members of their administrations are and were products of the ‘could be’ generations that followed the so-called The Greatest Generation.

Remember Hillary Clinton’s famous debate comment in 2007: “I prefer to think of myself as a Progressive!” (Video), after being asked if she was a liberal). Progressives… the Clintons are and were, having been part of the George Soros, Saul Alinsky and Cloward and Piven team; The Shadow Party.

Whereas the Obama’s are part of the generation inspired and spawned by Soros, Alinsky, Cloward, Piven , the Clintons and their ideas. Both President Obama’s mother and grandparents were Communists, who attended the Little Red Church in Washington state as well as his mentor (and many believe Obama’s real biological father), Frank Marshall Davis. They were part of the ‘anti-traditional America’ movement.

The left in this country (worldwide) saw this yearning and seized the opportunity.  The election of Barack Hussein Obama, who was groomed of this position, was their crowning accomplishment and every goal immediately became an opportunity within their reach overnight… hence the statement that with the 2008 Election of Barack Obama, America would experience a fundamental transformation… and we have!  ObamaCare, Common Core Standards in Education and attacks on virtually every right for the average American in our country’s Bill of Rights (and the on the Constitution itself) including governmental attacks on our religion, the right to bear arms and even the right to speak freely.  Remember when the so-called moral right controlled America, but the editor of Hustler won his case in our Supreme Court?  That type of tolerance no longer applies.  Or how about when President Richard Nixon left office after the Watergate scandal… where nobody died, but in Obamaland, a year later, after 4 heroes were killed in the service of their country in Benghazi (which is only one of a long list of scandals) where gun-running and worse is virtually a certainty, with the probable knowledge or our president and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who the left wants to run for President next time,  we cannot even get an honest hearing or talk to half the people involved.

And yet most Americans, with more ability and access to find the truth than ever, haven’t a clue of what is going on with the scandals, what is really at stake or behind the situation in our country or worse yet… don’t care.  And many that do know or at least suspect, do not have the courage to stand-up, speak-up, organize and fight to take the America that most Americans want and love, back… Bringing us to the question… Are we ostriches or eagles?  And if ostriches, is it time to change our national bird along with our status in the world?

Video:  A Nation of Cowards

We have become such namby pambies that we allow our children to do, watch and pretty much participate in whatever they want and choose, not what we know is right.  We have relegated our parenting to government run schools with progressive agenda’s that think our kindergartners need to have sex-education, media bosses who only care about their bottom lines and rap stars who portray or call our daughters whores.  One of  the most recent examples was Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s MTV disaster.  And instead of parents blocking their music and videos from all media devices their kids use and tossing away their records and videos… Cyrus and Thicke were the main topic of every media outlet for a week, their sales went through the roof, and twerking was added to the dictionary:

And Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America’s hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream.  After the pathetic disgusting display at the VMA Awards by Miley Cyrus and subject to her cry for help and self-loathing, Robin Thicke,  it’s got the English dictionary entry to prove it.

Britain’s Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by U.S. pop starlet Miley Cyrus to bounce her way to the top of the charts had become increasingly visible in the past 12 months and would be added to its publications under the entry: “Twerk, verb”.

Both Miley Cyrus and ‘N’Sync drew some fire for their performances, but their record sales hit and all  time high.  As Ingraham said immediately after Cyrus’s performance, it is the manifestation of a society in decline!

ABC News: And all week long the MSM news, entertainment and talk shows were flooded with this Miley Cyrus story yet nary a word about Nidal Hassan being sentenced to death and very selective coverage on Syria scenario and the possibility of America starting WWIII.  Also very little coverage of the fact that Congress made sure that they and their staffs were exempt from ObamaCare as they are forcing it on us.  The only related coverage was related to the demonization by the left, stoked by the Obama administration, of the Republicans who are trying to Defund ObamaCare and are demanding that Congress and the unions need to live by the same rules as the rest of us.

Degradation of cultural standards, religion, tradition, and moral decency are always at the heart of cultural decline…  Any wonder we find ourselves where we are?

Below is a fantastic video By: star53 in storybook form that everyone should watch…


And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals , their initiative , and their Will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that Person known as “The One.”

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He Hypnotized the people telling them , “I am sent to save you.”

My lack of experience , my questionable ethics , my monstrous ego , and my Association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go , therefore , and proclaim throughout the Land that he who preceded me is evil , that he has defiled the nation , and that all he has built must be destroyed.

And the people rejoiced , For even though they knew not what “The One” would do , he had promised that it was good; and they believed.

And “The One” said ” We live in The greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah! Change is good!”

Then He said , “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.”

And the People said “Sock it to them!”

“And redistribute their wealth.”

And the people said , “Show us the money!”

And the he said , “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody..”

And Joe the plumber asked , “Are you kidding me? You’re going to Steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”

And “The One” ridiculed and taunted him , and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked , “Isn’t that Marxist policy?” And she was banished from the kingdom.

Then a citizen asked , “With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge , how will you deal with Radical terrorists?”

And “The One” said , “Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last , and we can beat our weapons Into free cars for the people!”

Then “The One” said “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”

And one , Lone voice said , “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.

“So “The One” Said , “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah! Show us the money!”

Then “The One” said , “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”

And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.

And He said. “I shall mandate employer-funded health care for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every Person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the Clinics.”

…Oh, except for Muslims for Muslims shall not pay their share of healthcare.

And the people said , “Give me some of that!”

Then he said , “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”

And the people said , “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then “The One” said , “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!”

And the people said , “Coal is dirty , coal is evil , no more coal! But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.

So “The One” said , Not to worry. If Your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses , we shall bail you out.

Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!”

Then He said , “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s grant them amnesty , Social Security , free education , free lunches , Free medical care,  bilingual signs and guaranteed housing…

” And the people said , “Hallelujah!” and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers , facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes , raised their prices and laid off workers. Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.

The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a crawl and more of the people were without a means of support.

Then “The One” said , “I am the “the One”- The Messiah and I’m here To save you!

We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!”

But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. “Wait a Minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more…

And “The One” said , “Wait a minute. That is unfair!!”

And the world said , “Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.

Lo , you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”

And the people cried out , “Alas , alas!! What have we done?”

And the change agent’s name was changed to dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope.

And the Change “The One” had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.
And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish , “Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!” But it was too late , and their homeland was no more.

Also… Video: OBAMA BANNED THIS VIDEO – You be the judge….

Most Americans no longer discuss politics or religion and if they do it is only with like minded people.  Most families no longer have family gatherings or even family dinners let alone either event where family history, current events, politics, school, God (even a quick thank you for this food prayer), or much of anything that requires an opinion or would pass as a valuable discussion takes place.  We cannot expect our children to miss or honor what they do not know or understand!  I grew up in family that had lively discussions at the dinner table every night and our family get-togethers even more so with family that had emigrated from or fought in wars (on our or sometimes the other side) that stretched around the world.  These types of exchanges is where children used to develop their ability to debate and develop the art of critical thinking as well as learn about their own family history.

We also seem to have lost our ability to discuss, debate or tolerate even the slightest disagreement let alone be able to work together with someone or a group or even read a blog that doesn’t agree with us 100%. An example of that is how often people friend, unfriend, follow and unfollow people on blogs, facebook, twitter, etc.  If someone posts or writes one comment, photo or article that someone dislikes or disagrees with, it is enough for some to stop following them, no matter how much they enjoyed or agreed with the bulk of what is written, posted or discussed.  And isn’t that what has happened to the Republican Party?  The Republican Establishment thinks the tea party (made up of fiscal and constitutional conservatives) is too radical, can’t win or perhaps just the opposite… challenges their position because the base loves them.  And the Christian right couldn’t vote for a Mormon… so they stayed home getting 4-more years of Barack Obama?!?  Or conservatives and constitutionalists didn’t/don’t stand up for their toughest warriors, like Sarah Palin (Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Michele Bachmann, etc.) because they are too timid, after the corrupt left colluded to destroy her/them… because they, the left, knew Palin could win, so feared her.  The Obama administration and Progressive Left destroys or belittles anyone that they consider a threat… hence the IRS scandal that targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, Christians, black/minority conservatives and anyone else they fear.

One of the most recent examples is the only black Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court not being invited to the 50-Year Martin Luther King Event in Washington D.C… Why?  Because they are black conservatives. Or the fact that a Federal Judge is now going to appoint a monitor for what they deem ‘the controversial’ Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Why?  Because he stands up for what he believes.  And the division pot continues to be stirred with the aid of Hollywood through movies like The Butler, that completely distorts history while being promoted as a historical piece and stars people like traitor Jane Fonda.

Now Is The Time… time for standing-up for what you believe but with enough room for compromise and working together with those who may not agree with you 100% on every issue (and who really does?) but will be partner in the greater fight for the bigger issues.  Ronald Reagan, who a master of compromise,  used to say: “If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking (or fighting for), “I say, you take it and fight for the rest later”.  Reagan believed that if someone agreed with him 60% of the time he could work with them.

The American system is broken and the Great American Experiment is almost lost… It is time for Americans to decide what is important and whether we are ostriches or eagles.  Did you know that an ostrich can kill a lion?  A good hard kick with their clawed foot is all it takes… but generally they choose to hide their head in the sand when threatened… until they are attacked.  Well, we have been attacked!  And we all know what eagles can do!  We used to be a nation of eagles…  Where we go from here and the America your children, grandchildren and future generations will live in is up to each of us living today.  Even if it is already too late to save the America that our Founders gave us, ask yourself… are ‘We the People’… the people that we are today, how we want to be remembered… having lost the freest and most powerful nation in the world without a fight like ostriches?  Or will we choose to be eagles?

You be the judge…    and the choice is up to each of us!

Related and Resources:

Silence of the Lambs in America

Political Correctness…

What is Common Core? – Please Read and Join Us

Common Core = Commonly Controlled Failure = Education Nightmare – Updated

NOT INVITED: Dr King’s Niece, The Nation’s Only Black Senator and Supreme Court Justice

Degradation of cultural standards, religion, tradition, and moral decency are always at the heart of cultural decline…

Happy 25th Anniversary Sarah and Todd Palin

You Cannot Love and Honor What You Don’t Know or Miss

Was This the Week America’s Music Died?

Rebranding Hillary

Introducing Sarah

BOOM! Rep. Issa Has Information That Will Link IRS Scandal Up Into the White House – Updated

Did You Know… the Founding Fathers and God

Senator Jim DeMint Heritage Action Keynote Address – Defund ObamaCare Rally

How the Media Spin For Obama…

Edward Bernays – From Bacon and Eggs to Mind Control

Bill, Ted, Antonio, Joe, Debbie and Friends Take Us All to an Alternative Universe….

New Book: Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election—and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016/Kindle

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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