It seems that some of those adults charged with the “higher education” of America’s youth are hell bent on miseducating our children into perpetual toddlerhood. Not only are our children being taught that feelings are the only barometer of right and wrong but they are also being taught that there is no dishonor in trampling the rights of others. Additionally, sensitivities in these infantilized adults are intentionally being heightened to such an extent that they would have left our ancestors quivering in puddles of their own urine instead of carving the land of the [formerly] free and the home of the [formerly] brave out of a continent of wilderness. What follows are the Top 10 Examples of Miseducating Young Adults Into Children from the past few weeks.
Thanks to George Will for compiling the above list and more in his article, America’s higher education brought low.
Andrew’s Note: Today we take a step back from discussing preparedness and feature an article on Veterans Day Etiquette that I wrote several years ago. Republishing this article has become an annual event here at Prepography in order to honor those who understand that selfless service is required to keep our Nation free. Veteran’s Day freebies from retailers are nice but a heartfelt word of appreciation or recognition from our fellow citizens certainly means more to us. Happy Veterans Day!
For the first sixteen years of my military career there was little need for a primer on Veterans Day etiquette as there was little public recognition of the day other than a few restaurants that thanked our Nation’s Veterans with a free meal and a Federal holiday. All that changed in September 2001… since that time there’s been a renewed gratefulness from the U.S. population towards its current and former military service members. That gratitude has played out in many ways and one of those ways is by a renewed interest in Veterans Day.
Before we explain Veterans Day etiquette, let’s look at the history of Veterans Day
Unlike Memorial Day which honors our war dead, Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor our living veterans. The timing of Veterans Day grew out of Armistice Day from World War I. Although the peace treaty wasn’t signed until June 28th 1919 the armistice went into effect the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (1918). This armistice was the end of the over-optimistically named ‘war to end all wars.’ President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” in 1954 at the urging of Congress to officially expand the observance of Armistice Day into Veterans Day. You can read more about the history of Veterans Day at History of Veterans Day – Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Here’s one old soldier’s guide to Veteran’s Day etiquette based primarily on my family’s traditions, as well as my own feelings and experiences. (more…)
Today’s Infographic, Venomous Snakes of North America comes to us from www.prepforshtf.com. It’s a great overview of North America’s Venomous Snakes but I’d add…it’s best to leave snakes alone whether you can identify them or not.
Venomous Snakes of North America Infographic Courtesy of: preparing For SHTF
Pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 which designated the last Sunday of September as Gold Star Mother’s Day. This is a day of remembrance, intended to honor the survivors of service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. In this year’s proclamation, the president called upon all government officials to display the U.S. flag over government buildings this Sunday, and encouraged all Americans to display the flag and hold ceremonies as a public expression of respect and gratitude for Gold Star Families.
To read the full proclamation, click here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/25/presidential-proclamation-gold-star-mothers-and-familys-day-2015
Our nation’s Gold Star Mothers and Families have joined together to continue their loved one’s service to our nation. Learn more at Gold Star Moms.
I’ve said often enough that my close friends are starting to quote me that ‘I refuse to be a refugee.’ That’s easy for me to say as I live far from hurricane and wildfire country, nowhere near a nuclear plant and in a part of the country with a relatively low population density (by coastal standards) but as I read James Wesley Rawles‘ book, The Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse a few months ago I began thinking again about prepping for political risk.
In the novel, the fifth book in Rawles’ post-crunch, ‘Patriots‘ world the characters find themselves living in territory that was both formerly part of both the U.S. and Canada but the respective national governments have since fallen. Each character must make their own decision about how to react to the advance of foreign armies and the creation of a new nation…one with radically different values than many of the residents hold.
While I refuse to be a refugee during tough times, an economic downturn or following a natural disaster…what about political change? If I find myself living in a secessionist State promoting morally repugnant policies do I flee to parts unknown? This is the very situation a number of our ancestors found themselves in a century and a half ago as the secessionist movement tore our country apart. What if the policies and values of the good old U.S.A. become unrecognizable and morally repugnant to you…how does one prepare for that?
I have friends that think our nation is on the road to ruin and have become expatriates and if recent polls are to be believed the majority of our country agrees that we’re on the wrong track so prepping for political risk isn’t just a good idea it’s potentially a matter of life and death?
Ten Ways To Prepare For Political Risk
The U.S. is still a freedom loving country…even with recent shifts in the political climate but we must maintain our vigilance, promote liberty and bring up future generations to view/fight tyranny as our forefathers and mothers did as part of our own prepping for political risk.
These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
President George W. Bush
Do something… Hiding, or sitting back, is not going to accomplish anything. And the gunman would’ve been successful if my friend Spencer had not gotten up. So I just want that lesson to be learned going forward, in times of, like, terror like that, please do something. Don’t just stand by and watch.
Spencer Stone, U.S. Airman and recipient of France’s Legion d’honneur for taking down a rifle wielding Jihadi on one of France’s high speed trains
For his warrior spirit and frankly for ignoring DOD policies that tell service members to hide and barricade themselves during an active shooter situation, Airman Stone along with National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their longtime friend Anthony Sadler and British businessman Chris Norman are the latest inductees into Prepography‘s Wall of Honor.
Today, Texas celebrates Chris Kyle day as declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott…of course in the rest of the U.S. it’s just Monday…
If you aren’t familiar with the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, check out the links below…his was a hell of a story… a historical story, a military story, a family story, a human story…an American story…
A video of Chris Kyle’s memorial service is available.
This review is about a very interesting web-site that one internet denizen described as a “survival library on crack”. We here at Prepography have to agree.
Pole Shift Survival Information bills itself as being for “for those who wish to improve their chances for survival after the coming pending pole shift. ” Don’t let that description fool you though. The site is much more than that. This site presents the online reader with a survival library that is a treasure trove of useful information. Even if you aren’t worried about the potential for a pole shift the information presented would come in handy for any survival or TEOTWAWKI situation.
Pole Shift Survival Information is a bare bones site with over 4,000 files available. The content list covers a multitude of subjects from A to Z. Actually, the last subject currently listed is “Worms”, so that would be A-W. Each topic links to a page listing PDFs on that subject. The PDFs range from practical “How-To’s” to more in-depth articles with subjects including rebuilding infrastructure, family planning and more. The PDFs are mostly scans from a variety of sources including government and educational handouts as well as trade magazines and self sufficiency/homestead magazines like Back Woods Home and Mother Earth News. The PDFs are also downloadable, so the reader could transfer them to an off-line source for future reference. This is a fantastic survival library for the Prepper or self-sufficiency minded to use.
I highly recommends visiting the site, as it hasn’t been updated since Jul 2013. This site could sit unchanged for years to come, or it could disappear tomorrow. Use it while you can