From IGen to the G.I. Gen—Turning into the WWII Generation


There’s only one way to win.

They’re calling this IGen, the internet generation.  We’ve got access to communication and tools we never had before.  We’ve got toys and distractions to abstract and endlessly entertain….we’ve got everything but what we need—good wholesome moorings of morality and self discipline.  As I’m watching these battles going on: Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California…. the picture is clear.  We’re in a war for the heart of this country.

We’ve got to move on from the pleasant distractions of IGen to the concentrated focus of the G.I. Gen.

That generation was the last major generation that fought the fight for families and freedom.  All the generations in between have been adrift in baubles and amusement.  The great war generation mobilized and fought, they survived the depression, they banded together no matter what came against them….they focused their energy on the task of doing whatever needed to be done—And they got it done.

If we’re going to win this current onslaught and turn back the looming tide, we need to take a few pointers from the G.I. Generation. We’ve got to be constantly alert and aware of what’s going on, because there are bigger things at stake here.  We can’t afford to be apathetic or laissez-faire about our situation.  Abortion, same-sex marriage, crippling debt…???  We’re losing our nation, our families and our freedom to those with broken morals and backwards ideals.

We have got to be consistently more dedicated to these issues than the most virulent opposition, or we will lose on every front to the slow and steady creep of this societal decline.

This is one of the comments I got today:

Beetle Babee, Could you tell me which family organizations/websites you think are most important to watch? I am always up to call, write, donate if I can, but most often I get emails last minute saying, ‘The vote is today!’ or ‘tomorrow!’ call your legislators! And they are always big issues to take away the rights of families and freedoms that true Americans hold dear. And sometimes I drop everything and do it, but sometimes I feel so frustrated because I can’t and there is never any time!

It’s like a well coordinated rush to push things through before America wakes up. Every time I look at my inbox there’s a something to stress about….I’m having a hard time while raising my kids, being aware of every courtroom fight, every legislative session, in every state, for our nation, and the UN as well!!!! I’ve accepted the fact that the elite in power are trying to take away our rights and the rights of the family and far over reaching the bounds of the constitution, and I can’t just sit back and expect them to do the right thing anymore. I have to fight! –Karisa

Karisa, I love you!  I wish we had a hundred thousand more just like you.  This is the attitude we need to have.  It’s the can-do attitude of the G.I. Generation.  Honestly look around at what we’re up against and ask yourself, if I don’t do it who will??

I don’t know if you’re on twitter, but I get most of my information on twitter from UFI, DNA_Army and Nomtweets, those are the main family information streams on twitter that I’ve found.  They try to send out a steady stream of updates on what’s going on in the marriage fight, they also cover other family issues.  If you follow DNA_Army, they retweet all the relevant stuff for marriage, family, life and freedom.

If you’re not on twitter, you can sign up for NOM, UFI and DNA emails.  I am also signed up for updates as well as my local source of information for my state.

For the most part, these fights are on an extremely  short time frame by design.   The dirty little secret is that the legislators pushing anti family measures do not want our input.  They don’t want us making a stink or rocking the boat, they have things on their agenda they want passed and if they’re in power, they can make it happen quickly and there’s nothing we can do about it but take it as it comes, always on the ready.

Family comes first, and if that’s really true then this is part of the new landscape we have to live in if we want to fight for families.  This is guerrilla combat against the powers that be.  Somehow we’ve gotten into a place in this country where the government is working against the people.  They don’t listen, they don’t hear, they don’t stand for their constituents, and they don’t think they’ll be held accountable for it.

At this point we’re putting out a lot of spot fires, constantly rushing from one emergency to the next.  If we had a friendlier whitehouse or legislature on the national level, we could start pushing the national marriage amendment and settle the question once and for all.  It’s already drafted and ready to go, we just can’t bring it up until we root out the current rot that’s in power.

Will they be tossed in four years?  They don’t think so.  That’s what we’ve got to change.  Turn up the heat!  Bring on the pressure!  Shine a light on what they’re doing and pray we never go back to the distracted nonchalance that got us where we are.

With the “Six by Twelve” same-sex marriage strategy the opposition is pushing right now they’re on relentless overdrive.  We’re going to be putting out spot fires all the way up until the next election.   Personally, I’ve dropped some of my outside activities for the foreseeable future while this rash of attacks on marriage play out.  I’ve got a family too, but if families don’t fight who will?  Several times this last month I’ve dropped everything to write or call or do what needed to be done.  That’s a part of my new reality.

I’ve even got a new section in my household budget for donating to pro family organizations.  What are they going to do?  Throw rocks?  We can’t have our guys out there running in the red, they need tools to fight with, and that costs money.  If families don’t fund them who will?

We can’t afford to be content with being the wii generation, we’ve got to become the WE generation.  It’s just got to be done, and WE can do it!

It’s like washing the dishes or making the dinner.  Put on the helmet, tighten your belt, change your expectations and incorporate this war into your lifestyle.  It’s not going away anytime soon.

—Beetle Blogger



  1. Fitz said,

    April 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

    “For the Next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back…The Madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan. – ”

    G.K. Chesterton’s Weekly – 1926

  2. beetlebabee said,

    April 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    What a great quote! Fitz, you are an archive of juicy tidbits. How is it that I just woke up to all this when it was recognized a eighty years ago? I don’t know…

  3. Eutychus said,

    April 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Inspiring post, BB and an excellent quote indeed Fitz. Though just about everything G.K, said was quotable.

  4. Chairm said,

    April 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Karisa said: “It’s like a well coordinated rush to push things through before America wakes up.”

    Wherever the merger of nonmarriage (i.e. SSM – specious substitution of marriage) and marriage has been imposed or enacted, the effort was rushed. The strategy is blatant.

    Look no further than the use of “civil union”. It is a false compromise that provides cover for the continued attack on marriage. The compromise, such as it is, lulls society into a false sense of security.

    Consider that in Canada the Parliament affirmed the man-woman basis of marriage and vowed to defend it as constitutional. A lower federal court imposed SSM in one province first as a skewed form of “common law marriage” — or a kind of civil union compromise. It took about 3 years for the complete SSM merger to follow.

    Same in Holland and the Scandinavian countries. Same in California. In Oregon the People approved a state constitutional amendment that affirmed the man-woman criterion of marriage; and immediately the “civil union” compromise was pressed, successfully, by lobbiests. These are examples whereby a false compromise actually has enabled the further attack on marriage. It is a compromise only in our defense of marriage.

    There will be one definition of marriage in the USA. The SSM version is not actually a definition of marriage but talk of “redefining” is a lot like civil union, it is a facade for a relentless attack on society’s foundational social institution.

    Beetle, your analogy with the Greatest Generation is apt. Today we are again facing a fight with identity politics.

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