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Isn’t It Time We Listened to Gandhi?

Gandhi once famously said, “BE the change that you wish to see in the world.” Those words have never held more significance for me than they do now.

I believe that people who hold traditional values have made a grave mistake by falling to the temptation to react to the evil we see all around us.

Of course, there is a need to defend our values, and to point out lies and hypocrisy where we see it. As an American, it is clear as day that we are under unprecedented and unrelenting attack.

This site has made this defense on various fronts.

But the need to defend our values should really occupy just a fraction of our time and energy. The most powerful way to defend our values is to LIVE them!

And we need to PROMOTE what we live!

The young and the weak of faith should know what our values are, and the way we live them out should penetrate the hearts of those whose hearts have not yet been terminally shut.

Are you LIVING out your values and inspiring others? Or are you just complaining about the evil that is engulfing us?

I’m not judging here. It is easy to fall into this trap. Yet it is the default position for most.

We must change this!

If you are unwilling to, then you will die in your bitterness, and you will be of no true help to your loved ones, let alone your country.

But if you are willing, I promise you a life of real purpose and joy.

This is the future of Old School. We will promote natural health, success, and freedom. Frankly I too have fallen into the trap of playing defense–which is mostly politics. There is certainly a place for politics, yet merely trying to make political change without changing hearts and minds (the culture), is a failed strategy–it can never work.

The late Andrew Breitbart famously pointed this out by stating that politics is DOWNSTREAM of culture.

So moving forward, Old School will heed to Gandhi’s admonition to “BE the change we wish to see in the world.” And I plan to bring the thoughts of guest contributors to the site as well to illuminate how WE can be this change.

I hope you come along for the ride. I’m convinced that the only way we can change the world is to allow God to change us.


Patrick Rooney is the Founder of He communicates clearly and fearlessly during perilous times about natural health, success, and freedom. To reach Patrick, email him at [email protected].


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