Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Charter of Blog STORMBRINGER includes, amongst other things, to explore and celebrate all that is good and positive of our great Western Civilization, from it's early beginnings in Ancient Greece and Rome through the centuries to our modern era.
There is reason for this, beyond art for arts sake; it is tied directly to the very survival of our society as we know it.
Let us consider the circumstances of our present-day situation; the breakdown of all rules and norms, the social degradation and moral decay that is all around us, the shock and outrage visited upon us daily by the destructive forces that present themselves as agents of change - do I have to list them for you here? - and of course the clash of our civilized society against the forces of Barbarism represented by radical Fundamentalist Islam.
We must teach our unique Western Culture to our children, or we are doomed to lose it. We must defend our Western Culture by celebrating it, proudly proclaiming it for what it is: the greatest creation of Human Civilization, born in Ancient Greece and Israel, fought for at Marathon and Thermapylae, from whence sprung Democracy, Rule of Law, and Freedom of Thought.
The focus is on our shared Judeo-Christian heritage, and the principles ensconced in the Old and New Testaments, Aristotle's Theory of Happiness, Plato's Republic, the legacy of Cicero, Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution; and that the freedom of the individual citizen versus an oppressive government is the first value adopted and never abandoned.
Freedom of the individual from tyranny is the theme of the Bill of Rights; the first ten amendments to the Constitution, of course. And of those ten amendments, the one which guarantees all of the others is the Second Amendment.
In keeping with the philosophy "If you aren't a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem," STORMBRINGER presents:
PRINCIPLES FOR A STRONG WESTERN CULTURE
Culture: A way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols — modeled by its leaders and internalized by its members — and passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.
Implied in this definition is the notion that Western Civilization was designed, built, and operated (and intended) to provide stability, freedom, and productive citizenry, and that the concepts of our culture applies to every single individual in the Western World.
The strength of a society’s culture could lie anywhere along a broad continuum, depending on the degree to which the attributes of that culture are embraced. Even though Culture itself is a somewhat intangible concept, it is possible to determine, based on observable attributes, whether a society tends toward one end of the continuum or the other.
Preserving and defending a Culture's heritage is a collective responsibility. No one in the society is exempt from this obligation.
The following are the Principles for a Strong Western Culture:
1. Everyone is personally responsible for the impact of their individual actions upon the health and welfare of Society - and ESPECIALLY their influence upon the younger generation.
2. Leaders demonstrate commitment to the defense and survival of our Western Civilization.
3. Trust permeates the Rule of Law; Trust, but Verify.
4. Good, Sound Judgment and Decision-making is lauded and admired, not villified.
5. Western Culture is recognized as special and unique.
6. A Questioning Attitude is cultivated; our collective quest for Truth and Freedom undergoes constant examination.
7. The Rituals, Symbols, and Traditions of our Culture are honored, and embraced.
8. Faith, Hope and Charity are the three Pillars of our Society.
To Be Continued . . .