Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Imminent Crumbling of Western Civilization

“Every nation has sites of memory that give its people a sense of themselves as a single entity. But we Americans have a special need for these sites. A country like ours, composed of so many immigrants and so many races and ethnicities, has never been able to assume its nationhood as a matter of course…..

Without our history, we lose our sense of what holds us together and makes us a single people. McDonald's and Starbucks scattered about the land are not enough to make us a nation. We need our history in order to be a nation, but we also need to know our past in order to know our future.

The best place for our youngsters to acquire knowledge of our history is in school. Yet from all the data gathered, it appears that young people are not learning much about America's past. One recent test of seniors from 55 top liberal arts colleges revealed an appalling ignorance of American history. Eighty-one percent of the students could not identify Valley Forge or the ringing words from Lincoln's ''Gettysburg Address" -- ''Government of the people, by the people, for the people." Only 34 percent could name George Washington as the victorious general at Yorktown.” By Gordon S.Wood,

Recently I purchased and viewed a DVD entitled, “The Siege of Western Civilization”. It is basically a presentation by Herb Meyer in conversational, plain English of the monumental importance to the world of Western Civilization, the very real and imminent danger to its survival, and the singular role America must play, almost without assistance, to enable its continued existence.

The unique role thrust on the United States as the only viable defender of Western Civilization is placed by Mr. Meyer in the context of the very real threats to our own survival as the country we have known since our founding. The greatest threat is posed by not teaching our history to our children. Obviously the similarity of Mr. Meyer’s motives in producing this DVD to my own motives in creating and maintaining this weblog become very obvious when you listen to his fascinating presentation.

Mr. Meyer is described on his website as a man who “served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of the CIA and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council. In these positions, he managed production of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimates and other top-secret projections for the President and his national security team.

Mr. Meyer is widely credited with being the first senior U.S. Government official to forecast the Soviet Union’s collapse – for which he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Intelligence Community’s highest honor.”

I intend to make sure that all the people I know and love have an opportunity to view this DVD, which is available at

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