01 May No Time for Hiding
United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Miriam Blaser shares what she learned while at the United Nations.
My time at the United Nations was unforgettable. I experienced so much that will forever change me. I believe my biggest take-away can be summed in a single phrase, or better yet, a suggestion: speak up. After spending a week at the United Nations, I can say more confidently than I ever have before that it’s imperative for each of us to be informed and speak up about what we believe in.
Throughout the week I attended many presentations that all professed to have solutions to major societal problems. All of these focused on liberal ideology: from comprehensive sexual education to sexual liberation to gender fluidity and more. However, not once did I see any piece of research to back up these ideas. Literally throughout the entire week, I did not see one statistic that proved these philosophies would solve societal problems like the UN women claimed they would. I would assert that there isn’t valid proof, because they won’t fix society at all.
Unfortunately, these fallacious “solutions” are inspiring policy throughout the world. They then trickle down and influence local organizations, school curriculum, and even passionate Facebook posts. Many people see these trending topics and blindly accept them, foregoing the process of research and becoming fighters for the erroneous ideas. Involvement, as stated previously, is something we all should strive for. However, many of us become uninformed advocates without truly understanding what we should advocate for.
From now on I will try do anything in my power to research popular political topics, famous organizations, and even people before supporting them. While I have always made an effort to do this, the United Nations taught me that there is more work to be done. I think many of us can identify with this. Perhaps your intentions are good, but your follow through needs work. For example, you may be against comprehensive sexual education, but have you downloaded and read through the curriculum so you can actively advocate against it? Do you know that Planned Parenthood’s sexual education manuals instruct parents and educators to expose and encourage children 0-4 years old to masturbate? Even seemingly innocent organizations often have ulterior motives. Take the Girls Scouts of America. Did you know much of the money collected from your favorite sugary snacks go towards supporting and collaborating with abortion providers? The Girl Scouts even sponsored an event at the United Nations promoting comprehensive sexual education and passed out obscenely-decorated condoms to every attendee. Reality is often stranger than fiction, and this is no different. It’s easy and even admirable to naively believe innocence, but in order to protect our families, we must take every step possible to educate ourselves and speak up against what is harmful to our homes and children. Complacency only supports the opponent. Read, research, think, and then speak in every venue you can. Contact your legislators. Civilly post on social media. Meet with your school board and teachers. Embrace opportunities to advocate face-to-face with friends and family.
Please consider my favorite quote by Beth Clark. She states, “People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world.” I echo Clark’s sentiment. I encourage you to join me in the effort to become informed, involved, and to advocate for families, homes, and children. If we all speak up we will transform cities and nations and yes, even the world.