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  • Guest Post: Author Dawn Witzke ~ Society Gone South

     

    Today I’m pleased to have Dawn Witzke, author of the debut novel Path of Angels (Underground Series Book 1) as a guest on D Street.

    Dawn writes about one of the many traditional institutions that has been compromised by the American Left.

     

    Society Gone South.

    Boy Scouts Cave…Again

    Not so long ago, I saw an announcement that said BSA would now allow girls who are under the misguided assumption that they are boys to join Boy Scouts. I used to support the Boy Scouts. In fact, I was a leader of both a Troop and a Venture Crew. My last year of volunteering came when they caved on “gay” scouts. I still would buy popcorn from the local troop, but I couldn’t bring myself to be an active participant in the decay of a once laudable organization. That time has passed.

    I was involved when the first battle was being waged. There were other things happening at the time as well. Money and membership had been going down for years. When the proverbial shit hit the fan and donations by large corporations were threatened, BSA did everything they could to save those funds, including throwing their organizations principles under the bus.

    Some in the leadership had tried a couple years before to get the BSA to change their stance on “gay” scouts and leaders, but it failed miserably because they tried to make too many changes at once.

    So, they backed off, split the issue of “gay” scouts from “gay” leaders and couched it in terms of “you’re evil for wanting to kick out boys who discover they’re gay.” Notice the wording choice. They didn’t say you want to keep out homosexual activists bent on destroying the BSA. No. It was “kick out.” Of course, the majority didn’t want to see boys who had been in scouts their entire life be kicked out just because of something that was beyond their control. It was an easily killed straw man.

    After “gay” scouts were accepted in 2013, the hard liners had left for other organizations that held the principles that BSA had once espoused. In 2015, “gay” leaders were accepted and now in 2017, “transgender” scouts.

    Each year, the enrollment numbers have been dropping. Rather than sticking to its principles, BSA elected to commit suicide by caving to those who want to see traditional morals destroyed.

    The attack on the BSA and eventual caving is a symptom of the wider culture. Long gone are the days of convincing people to change through logic and reason. Today, anyone who dissents from the left’s view of right and good is to be figuratively beaten into submission or eliminated entirely. And they will use any means necessary, including lying, cheating and stealing.

    We’ve seen it time and again. Chic-fil-a, Firefox, photographers, cake bakers, gamergate, Hugo Awards, Bram Stoker Awards and the latest – – Milo. No one is safe from the attacks. It doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or center, you will be vilified if you even suggest that anyone be allowed to hold any opinions other than the leftist line.

    Those who want to tear apart every institution that stands on moral or religious principles have been advancing and destroying those institutions. Gradually at first, but once they realized that people would cow to their demands, they became more forceful. They began winning the war, because good men chose not to fight.

    That is starting to change. People are starting, however small, to fight back. Trump’s win was a hard shock for the left who thought that they had cowed everyone into submission. (Okay, it was a shock to everyone, but the left felt it the hardest.) Little by little the ground lost can be recovered as long as people continue to fight back.

     

    Please check out Dawn’s new book! (I already ordered my copy).

     

    It is year 63 of the New Era. Nacerma has rid itself of societies ills – homelessness, hunger, suffering and religious differences – becoming a country of peace. Seventeen-year-old, Aadi seeks something deeper than the life Nacerma offers. When her former lover, turned priest, asks her to risk her life for her faith, she accepts the meaningful quest.
    Mischa Truin is wanted by the Guard and needs to get out of town for awhile. When he’s asked to keep his best friend, Aadi, safe, he jumps at the chance. Together, their faith and friendship are tested as they face thieves, highwaymen, the Red Guard and their own inner demons as their feelings for one another are revealed. Will their friendship survive the quest? Will they?
    Dawn Witzke is a freelance writer, graphic artist and master level procrastinator. She can be found over at her blog, Books & Art, where she randomly posts artwork, book reviews and writing.

     


  • Today’s Counterculture and the New Civil War ~ Progressives will and must Lose

    Being a part of today’s Counterculture is different. Unlike the countercultural movement of the 1960s, today’s movement is part of the cold civil war going on in America.

    Have no doubts: We are in the the throes of war. The American Left has declared war on those of us who do not subscribe to their progressive ideology, and those of us who elected Donald Trump as president are going to fight back at all costs. Part of the fight lies with the new counterculture.

     

    So far, this war is cold. Whether or not it goes hot is the choice of the progressives.

    For some clarity on the new counterculture and the cold civil war, please read the following post, “We can’t spare this man; he fights“, by CLFA admin.

     

     

    War is barely recognizable these days. Soldiers are killed without a drop of blood. Entire invasions occur without a single shot fired. Colonization is established with governmental assistance by the targeted nation, and we haven’t executed a traitor since 1953.

    But make no mistake; this is a war. If we lose this one, our way of life will be lost forever and our children enslaved.

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    Which brings us back to what the war looks like today: It is bloodless. We can bear all the arms we want, but there will be no way to shoot a regulation, or a curriculum, or a boycott, or a social media lynching, or a helpless 5-year-old child colonist.

    We should be grateful that this war is bloodless; our own children have food and healthy parents at home. Most of us will keep our jobs. Daily life is not disrupted. It is the most comfortable war in history. But it is still a war.

    Has there ever been a war where good people didn’t resort to doing things that would be considered despicable under any other circumstances? Who bayonets a loudmouthed entertainer in day-to-day life? Who guns down someone who posted a political comment? Who launches missiles on “sanctuary cities”?

    Thank God, we don’t have to do those things. But we must not forget that this is still a war and if we don’t fight it as such, it will already be too late before we have the opportunity to do those other things.

     

    The above has to do with the political assassination of Milo Yiannopoulos. Full disclosure: I agree with CLFA’s entire post. They told the truth, and most people who are politically aware and not of the Left agree that we are now in a struggle for our way of life.

    And there will be no surrender. We who write books and stories that counter the freedom-sucking culture the Left has foisted upon us will never stop fighting.

     

     

    The only thing not mentioned in the CLFA piece is the dread we feel when our countercultural writer’s minds are overcome with thoughts of this war turning hot.

     

    So, we are in an ideological struggle with people who hate us and everything we stand for. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to win.

    Though progressives have managed to divide this country, they are no longer able to fool anyone except themselves.

    With the advent of the internet, social media, alternative media and other 21st Century technology, people have caught onto their scam.

    After years of scandals by the Obama administration were covered up by the mainstream media, we watched as CNN tried to rig a presidential debate by giving the questions to Hillary Clinton.

    We saw the Wikileaks Podesta emails and then found other sources than the mainstream media for facts, because they showed themselves to be nothing more than an army of bloodletting mercenaries masquerading as journalists. And they work for the Democrats.

    Still, it was rough going as we endured fake polls put out by all the usual suspects in an attempt to gaslight us into believing that Clinton had the election in the bag.

    And even though we were assured by all the “best” people that we didn’t have a chance in hell of winning, we marched our deplorable butts to the polls and voted for Donald Trump.

     

    Our votes were against Progressivism. We voted NO to creeping socialism. We rejected the Left and their religion.

    And our prayers were answered on November 8 with Trump’s election as President.

    After the election It became even more apparent that the Left was under the impression that America and everyone in it should kowtow to them “just because.”

    But in their zealous attempt to grab back the power they had lost, they really jumped the shark.

    Their hateful, violent and nasty protests and riots, their calls for recounts, their attempts to intimidate electors, their screams of “popular vote!” and every other trick they tried to overthrow the Democratic process were on display for the entire world.

    And no one but their most cult-like followers likes what they see. Especially younger Americans who don’t want to be told how to think. They saw all of the above, too.

    These are young Americans we’re talking about. Eighteen to twenty-five years old. 

     

    The Leftists have forgotten something. Something rather important. And that is the fact that kids have a tendency to rebel.

    Everyone who has ever been a child or raised a child is aware of this. Some kids rebel in small ways and others in big ways, but I don’t believe any teen on earth hasn’t committed acts of rebellion in defiance of their parents, school or in some cases, the system.

    During the counterculture movement of the 1960s, teens and college kids protested the Vietnam war, experimented with everything from weed to hallucinogenic drugs, and immersed themselves in music that reflected the counterculture.

    Boys grew their hair. Girls dressed like hippies. Students went to Woodstock to hear legends like Jimi Hendrix and other up and coming stars of Rock & Roll. They did all of this in defiance of their parents and the system.

    Some of them grew out of their rebellion and went on to become productive members of society. Some became drug addicts that never came out of their rebellion.  And the worst became the fabled “Man.”

    The Man. The man that all those Classic Rock greats wrote protest songs about, and which they themselves have now become.

    And though some of today’s kids no doubt will stay in line and imitate the hatred and intolerance exhibited by their elders, many others will rebel against the puritanical strictures of their own Progressive parents.

     

    There is no way that this won’t happen. No way.

    Because the kids of today are observing the hypocrisy of their parents, the media, Hollywood and the system at large.

    If they have not been brainwashed to the point of no return, they cannot help but notice the many hypocrisies and what seems to be a mass psychosis that has overtaken the American Progressive Left.

    Many kids are fans of Milo, whose recent removal from what the system says is holy is a study in hypocrisy, intolerance, lies and bullying of a victim of childhood rape. Yes… Milo was raped as a young boy. By a priest. He’s also a homosexual. And an immigrant.

    Milo embodies everything the Progressive Left says they protect. Yet they attempted to destroy him for one reason: He differs from them politically.

    It’s the same with all the other people these Leftists have put in their bullying crosshairs. The treatment of Ivanka Trump is another example of their war. Because of the bullying tactics of the Progressive group #grabyourwallet, her clothing line has been removed from a growing list of retailers that caved to the Left.

     

    And while Progressives are too blind to see that they have become the new “Man”, the kids are not. And they are part of the new counterculture.

     

    They see the hypocrisy in every part of the rotten system, and they don’t like it. Some of them are old enough to vote, and they went to the polls and voted against the system.

    Others are pre-teens or high school kids who will rebel against their own parents during the coming years. They have their own minds, you see.

    They can think. They will question what they see happening. They will hear the hatred dripping off the tongues of their teachers, and since thought is not a crime, they can and they will ruminate over what they witness every day while listening to alternative music in their bedrooms.

    They will visit new You Tube personalities. They will hang out on Reddit. They will engage with other rebellious teens in the new counterculture.

    They will hang posters of Pepe in their bedrooms. They will hide Ivanka Trump shoes under their beds the way their parents used to hide joints under the mattress.

    In two years, or fours years or six, they will vote. And they will win the Cold Civil War.

     

    Related Posts:

    The Unhinged Left ~ Immigration Riots

    One Man’s Dystopia is another’s Idea of Fun Times

    Dear Hollywood: Please, for the Love of God, go on Strike

     

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  • April Musings

    This is a busy time of year. In addition to working on book three in my series, and promoting the first two books, there are many other things that must somehow be accomplished.

    First is getting back into a routine of running, since I slacked during the winter. I’m doing this slowly. I have run only twice since the weather began to warm up, but both times were enjoyable. I get most of my inspiration for writing while running, so this is actually part of my job. Following is a photo taken earlier this week:

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    This is a road in my hometown. The stretch of road pictured has always been known as the flats. I’m not exactly sure when this name came into being, or why, but this stretch of road was the inspiration for an important scene in book two, The Notice.

    I have had feedback about this portion of the book, saying it was too long, and perhaps unnecessary, however, it seemed important to me to leave some scenes having to do with my hometown in the book, (though others were scrapped). I will not be here forever. I want my kids and grandkids to know about our lives and their ancestors. (Our family has lived in this area for over seventy years).

    Even though things I read and hear in the news are extremely depressing, I still have hope that America can somehow turn back into a free country. It will take many years, and I probably won’t be around to see it, but I believe it will happen, because people were born free. Americans are different. We will rebel at some point. We traditional Americans are patient, and we do follow the law and the rules, until the law turns on us. Then all bets are off. So, I’m leaving a record of sorts. My books are in print. My family can keep copies if they so choose, and if, for some reason America doesn’t turn around, perhaps my descendants will read the books, and know that at one time, people were free to speak without fear of being termed “racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, white, misogynist, etc.” just for having a different political opinion than the current crop of “leaders” and their media jammers.

    However, I still have hope. This world is dark, and my books reflect this, but it doesn’t have to remain dark. Good people just need to face the fear of what I described above. It need not be public, but it can be done. Do it by turning off the mainstream news, and reading or listening to some other viewpoints. Do it by actually listening to individual candidates. Not just soundbites, but the actual message. Not the spin and derogatory snark filtered through the likes of Chris Matthews or others who seem to feel we are inferior beings, good for nothing but the taxes we pay to keep their gods on top, but actual messages, taken IN CONTEXT.

    Do it by reading history. Do it by checking your children’s homework, not only to make sure they have done their homework, but to see that what they’re being taught is true. If you see a questionable lesson in your children’s backpack, take the time to deprogram your child. Tell them the truth. Such children will be the leaders of the future. I am not advocating that anyone actually take on a school which has made the decision to indoctrinate a child. I’ve seen the results of such a thing firsthand, and they are not pretty. If you do not have the stomach for what my friends endured at the hands of their neighbors and their children’s teachers and administrators, no one can blame you. Dealing with lying, slandering bullies in positions of power is not for the faint of heart. However, people who know in their hearts that what’s happening will hurt their children can take the time to explain the real story to their kids.

    Do it in the secrecy the voting booth. Don’t listen to the hype, and the lies, and the nasty derogatory slanderous BS that is spouted every day about “Flyover Country.” We are not stupid. We are not backward. We are not bigots. We are the backbone of this country, and we have a voice. It may be muffled by fear at this time, but it’s there. Use it. Then wait for springtime to come back to America.

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