Friday, March 28, 2014

US Boys v. Russian Boys

The more physically secure a nation becomes, the more that Moms coddle their boys and the more the Dads relinquish child-rearing decision making to their wives.

Our boys are soft. They are not allowed to play with toy guns at home let alone even pretend to do the same at school. They rarely do go outside to play, but plant themselves in their rooms and play video games.

When Rome could no longer afford to pay mercenaries to their fighting for them, their men were many generations removed from the sturdy types who against all odds won Italy and went on to conquer the known world. In 410 AD, Alaric led his Visigoths to the gates that defied Hannibal over six hundred years earlier. Upon hearing his demands, which were surprisingly moderate, the city delegation asked what would be left of them.

Alaric's laconic reply was typical of one of a primitive Indo-European culture:

Your lives

"The way that boys are raised in Russia is very different from how boys are raised in the United States. In Russia, boys as young as five years old are taught survival skills, learn how to use military equipment and are trained in hand to hand combat.

Boys as young as twelve are taught to fire assault rifles and some of them even get to experience real paratrooper training. In the United States, on the other hand, we tend to baby our boys. They become experts in skills such as ordering fast food, playing video games and ogling women. In many cases, American boys never even learn how to act like men, and that becomes glaringly apparent once they grow up. So in the long run, which nation do you think will be better off – Russia or America?

By nature, men are hunters. We are not meant to be cooped up indoors all day long. We were created with an inner desire for adventure and activity.

The Russians understand this. In Russia, boys are raised to be strong, physical and active. There are “military sports clubs” that train young boys in the skills that I mentioned in the opening paragraph. The Daily Mail recently posted an article that examined one of these clubs known as Berkut (Golden Eagle)…

Children as young a five are sent on forced marches, given battlefield training, taught hand to hand combat, and how to use military equipment. 12 year olds are also taught how to fire Kalashnikov assault rifles and other small arms.

During the clubs regular camps, some children are given the opportunity to parachute jump during their paratrooper training.

When you were young, wouldn’t you have liked to have had the chance to do a parachute jump?

I know that it would have forced me to grow up a lot faster.

Self-discipline and maturity don’t happen by accident. They require training. And the Russians understand this…........................

Just consider the following facts…

1. The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

2. One study discovered that 88 percent of all Americans from age 8 to age 18 play video games, and that approximately four times as many boys are addicted to video games as girls are.

3. Average SAT scores have been falling for years, and the level of education that our kids are receiving in most of our public schools is a total joke.

4. According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24-year-old age bracket can find the nation of Iraq on a map.

5. Only 26 percent of Oklahoma high school students know what the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called.

6. Only 10 percent of Oklahoma high school students know how many justices sit on the Supreme Court.

7. At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all industrialized nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

8. The average American drinks more than 600 sodas every single year. That is by far the most in the world.

9. Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese. Right now, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese, and it is being projected that number will rise to 42 percent by 2030.

10. The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin. This is ripping millions of families with children to shreds.

11. There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

12. At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

13. Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants as children in Europe are.

14. An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites, and the U.S. produces more pornography than any other nation has in the history of the world.

15. The average high school boy spends two hours watching pornography every single week.

16. America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.

17. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are 20 million new sexually-transmitted infections in the United States every single year, and Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age range account for approximately 50 percent of those new sexually-transmitted infections.

18. At this point, one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

Things would be far different if we had raised our children differently.

We have removed traditional values and morality as much as possible from the educational environment, and we have taught our young people that they are just animals that are a little more highly evolved than other animals...........................

Our boys certainly deserve better.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on"

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