The choice between un-American dicts or American unalienable rights under our Constitution can be made so much easier if the men, whether fathers or not, channeled our love of competition into national and global victory of justice and virtue over “emperor has no clothes” obvious crimes of a 1% who wage unlawful wars and economic looting. These evil monsters annually kill in the millions, harm billions, and loot trillions of our dollars.
Real men engage in such a contest, develop appropriate teams, and defeat evil. Dads have the additional motivation of winning their children’s futures from darkness. My favorite definition of evil is a preference for personal material benefits over others’ fundamental well-being.
Through popular artistic expression, the millions of American men serving as minions to the criminal 1% class should learn the lesson of Star Wars’ Darth Vader and Harry Potter’s Professor Snape:
No matter how much power you’ve got from the loveless 1%, or how high the price of blackmail, minions are no more than tools for the 1%’s insatiable criminal psychopathy.
These minion-fathers, these men, have sold their honor and children’s future as:
- food for criminal “masters,”
- slaves to the 1%’s dicts,
- wipes for asset-holes (~$30 trillion worth wiped away that we know).
Proud of yourself, dads, and the world you’re building for your children? Would you look you children in the eye and proudly explain your minion-surrender to mass-murderers, or do you imagine better?
If you want a brighter future, start with yourself. Make the unique contribution from your inside position with a “Scrooge conversion.” Dickens’ 1843 text:
“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.”
Star Wars and Harry Potter both had “Scrooge conversions” with Darth Vader (see video) and Professor Snape. Both realized their service to the “dark side” included murder of their loved-ones, “sacrifices” of children, and even their own deaths when convenient to their “masters.” Vader reclaimed being the man and father of his ideals. Harry called Snape “the bravest man I ever knew,” and named his son after Snape (video of Snape to Nickleback’s 4x Platinum song, Hero).
When the choice became clear between being heroes and being slaves to monsters, they chose heroism; they chose being the men and fathers they always wanted to be.
But hey, dads, your choice is just as obvious now, yes? You see millions killed every year by your masters through war and poverty, and know individuals who’ve been “sacrificed.” And let’s be clear: the million children dying every month from preventable poverty are intentionally killed in agonizing slowness.
Have you had enough of living in fear?
How important is your honor and heart to you?
For years, many of us have offered Truth and Reconciliation to exchange full truth for no prosecution and a comfortable pension. We’ll do our best to reward all acts of heroism. Honest dads, moms, and anyone else honest welcome your joining our team.
Choices matter; they have consequences. What’s your choice, dad?