Embrace the Power of NO!

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Embrace the Power of NO!

There is actu­ally a very easy way to deal with the insan­ity of the world today. A way that my par­ents and their par­ents under­stood. A way that lead­ers like Churchill and Wash­ing­ton and Lin­coln under­stood, a way that is so sim­ple that peo­ple once they dis­cover it are amazed at the power it holds.

It is the magic word

NO!

When peo­ple insist you can­cel a speaker at a col­lege, sim­ply say NO! When peo­ple insist that you pre­tend peo­ple with penis’ are women say NO! When your child insists that they are a dif­fer­ent sex or a super­hero or must have the lat­est toy or else: Say NO!

For two gen­er­a­tion this magic word has been shelved by so called adults that didn’t want to admit that they had grown older. They wanted to be not the par­ents to their chil­dren or the teacher to their stu­dents, they wanted to be their FRIENDS. And because their goal was the approval of their charges rather than their pro­tec­tion or edu­ca­tion they granted every wish, gave a tro­phy to every per­for­mance and elim­i­nated any objec­tive stan­dard by which their charges might chal­lenge them­selves, to the point where now THEIR charges don’t know how to deal with their own chil­dren or charges that make demands on them.

NO can save your bud­get, NO can pro­tect your kids and charges from dan­ger and when backed up by secu­rity and law, for exam­ple arrest­ing pros­e­cut­ing and expelling stu­dents that com­mit vio­lent acts or dis­rupt speeches NO can instantly bring per­spec­tive to some­one who has never had to deal with rejection.

It works on a national scale as well. Look at the Democ­rats in the sen­ate who were des­per­ate to stop Kavanaugh, des­per­ate to remove Trump and des­per­ate to stop the pres­i­dent from fill­ing posi­tions in the judi­ciary. Each time they screamed and shouted and the media ampli­fied their voice, yet each time, instead of cav­ing Don­ald Trump and Mitch McConnell said NO!.

Look at Iran, Look at Syria, Look at North Korea, look at the Pales­tini­ans, how the will­ing­ness to say NO has allowed us to get places that peo­ple said were too dan­gers, were impossible.

And most impor­tantly look at the cities that have been unable to say NO! to activists, Chicago, Seat­tle, San Fran­cisco and ask your­self if you can’t afford a wall and/​or gate around your house and a body­guard if that is where you would want to live.

To be sure there might be some short terms costs to say­ing NO! Those who have never been refused before will be shocked, may throw tantrums, may at times react com­pletely unhinged.

But remem­ber the choice is stark, You can either be a sub­ject to oth­ers whims or be free. It is no coin­ci­dence that those who have been able to secure free­dom for the most peo­ple, Wash­ing­ton , Lin­coln and Churchill were all will­ing to say NO! to great tyranny

So learn to say no to these petty tyrants, and free your­self and them.

There is actually a very easy way to deal with the insanity of the world today. A way that my parents and their parents understood. A way that leaders like Churchill and Washington and Lincoln understood, a way that is so simple that people once they discover it are amazed at the power it holds.

It is the magic word

NO!

When people insist you cancel a speaker at a college, simply say NO! When people insist that you pretend people with penis’ are women say NO! When your child insists that they are a different sex or a superhero or must have the latest toy or else: Say NO!

For two generation this magic word has been shelved by so called adults that didn’t want to admit that they had grown older. They wanted to be not the parents to their children or the teacher to their students, they wanted to be their FRIENDS. And because their goal was the approval of their charges rather than their protection or education they granted every wish, gave a trophy to every performance and eliminated any objective standard by which their charges might challenge themselves, to the point where now THEIR charges don’t know how to deal with their own children or charges that make demands on them.

NO can save your budget, NO can protect your kids and charges from danger and when backed up by security and law, for example arresting prosecuting and expelling students that commit violent acts or disrupt speeches NO can instantly bring perspective to someone who has never had to deal with rejection.

It works on a national scale as well. Look at the Democrats in the senate who were desperate to stop Kavanaugh, desperate to remove Trump and desperate to stop the president from filling positions in the judiciary. Each time they screamed and shouted and the media amplified their voice, yet each time, instead of caving Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell said NO!.

Look at Iran, Look at Syria, Look at North Korea, look at the Palestinians, how the willingness to say NO has allowed us to get places that people said were too dangers, were impossible.

And most importantly look at the cities that have been unable to say NO! to activists, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and ask yourself if you can’t afford a wall and/or gate around your house and a bodyguard if that is where you would want to live.

To be sure there might be some short terms costs to saying NO! Those who have never been refused before will be shocked, may throw tantrums, may at times react completely unhinged.

But remember the choice is stark, You can either be a subject to others whims or be free. It is no coincidence that those who have been able to secure freedom for the most people, Washington , Lincoln and Churchill were all willing to say NO! to great tyranny

So learn to say no to these petty tyrants, and free yourself and them.