Book Review: ‘The Dumbest Generation’

The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein, Penguin | Yannig Roth / This is my  blog

The purposeful cultivation of ignorance–and they call it “education.”

I’m rather proud of this book review. It took a lot of thought to set it up. Being able to write snippets of it here on the blog first was a big help.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/book-review-the-dumbest-generation-how-the-digital-age-stupefies-young-americans-and-jeopardizes-our-future

We have an education system whose finished products, at least half of them, brag about never reading a book. Others read only what they need for work. And the more hi-tech “educational electronics” we throw at them, the less they read, the less they learn. And they take a perverse pride in it. They embrace their ignorance.

I suppose it’s possible that if you used computers etc. properly, you really would enhance your education. But that’s a moot point because hardly anyone ever uses computers to enhance his education. Mostly all this expensive electronics is used for idle pastimes.

Anyway, read this book. You’ll understand why American education is perhaps the most expensive disaster ever inflicted on a nation.

School Demands ‘Silent Cheers’ (2016, 2019)

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None of that noisy cheering here!

Grandpa, didn’t there used to be this thing called Western civilization?

There sure was, sonny–and it was great! It had air conditioning.

What happened to it, grandpa?

Son, it schooled itself to death…

‘School Demands Silent Cheers’ (2016)

There’s just no limit to what “educators” can come up with when they’re dreaming up incredibly stupid ideas.

A few years ago a school in Sydney, Australia, came up with “silent cheers.” They kept it going for a while until the whole world wound up laughing at them.

Why any parents would want to subject their children to “school officials” is well beyond me. Could it be nothing more than a really bad habit?

Pushback Continues–We May Be Winning

Critical race theory is a convenient target for conservatives.

The people don’t like it!

The Biden, uh, “administration” has backed down on a scheme to “incentivize” Critical Race Theory by doling out federal funds to school districts that teach it (https://christopherrufo.com/biden-backs-down/).

When the plan was announced, more than 35,000 comments poured in, most of them vigorously negative. But that’s only because everybody but racist liberals and teachers’ unions really hates CRT.

So for the time being the Dept. of Education has removed it from its website. If we could remove the Dept. of Education itself, that would do us a world of good.

CRT “teaches” that all white people are racists and need to be punished for it. It teaches children to view everything–especially all human relations–through the lens of race: white bad, non-white good. It teaches them to hate and fear each other, and white kids are taught to hate themselves, based on the color of their skins.

Nine states have already banned CRT outright, and more will surely follow.

This is a battle that the American people must win if they are to keep their country.

Pray our constitutional republic, and our whole way of life, survives this poisonous insanity.

Barking Mad Crazy?

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Just call me “Civilization”!

A story I reported last Friday has stuck with me and, I fear, convinced me that our whole civilization has gone haywire: to wit, the decision by Ontario “school officials” (euphemism for dunderheads) to teach 9th graders that 2+2 isn’t 4 (https://leeduigon.com/2021/07/16/when-22-aint-4/).

Look at the scenery, dude, and tell me this is not a horror movie. Men are women with penises. Woman are men with vaginas. Right answers to math problems are racist. We have to stop talking about “shark attacks” because it’ll hurt sharks’ feelings.

The question is, For how long can you run a civilization on pure babbling nonsense before it crashes and burns? Like, if the math is wrong, the bridge will fall down, the plane will crash, the medicine won’t make you better… etc., etc. And meanwhile they’re purposely and energetically teaching children to hate and fear each other based on race.

How much longer can this last?

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure…  Psalm 2

We appeal to the Judge of all the earth to save us when this carnival of lunacy goes up in smoke.

‘Very Weird School “Policy”–Smile or Else!

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Where do “educators” come from? Is there a special place they go to, where they pick up strange ideas–or are they born cuckoo in the first place?

Very Weird School ‘Policy’: Smile–or Else!

In North Lebenon, PA, schools in 2018, students had to smile all the time–yes, the whole time they were in school (and that is certainly nothing to smile about!)–or else get put into “counseling,” or detention.

Fill in the blank and win a tin-foil hat! “I send my kids to public school to be ‘educated’ by full-blown loonies because __________.

Noozie: School Board Meetings = ‘Insurrection’

WATCH: Parents Protesting CRT, Trans Ideology Arrested After Loudoun County  School Board Shuts Down Meeting | The Daily Wire

Don’t you just love it when leftids learn a new word and then use it at us a million times a day? Remember “gravitas”? And the buzzword for now is “insurrection.”

The Left is gettin’ grieved that parents are showing up at local school board meetings to demand an end of Critical Race Theory (“White people are bad!”) and transgender indoctrination leveled at their children (https://croatia.bpositivenow.com/jim-acosta-whats-next-a-riot-at-your-local-school-board-meeting/). These uppity parents should butt out of their children’s education!

CNN noozie Jim Acosta, desperately looking for a new place to hang his hat now that Donald Trump is out of office, called these kind of loud and contentious school board meetings an “insurrection”–because that’s what it is, from now on, whenever you don’t see eye to eye with these creeps–and accused the parents in Loudon, Virginia, of “trans-bashing and an anti-CRT moral panic.” And guess what? It’s Donald Trump’s fault!

What would America look like if these leftist zombies ever got their way? Pray we never find out!

I don’t know about you, but I truly can’t imagine what they want.

‘A Millenial Want Ad’ (2016)

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Has anyone yet figured out what we’re going to do with tens of thousands of unemployed, unemployable college graduates with degrees in Nothing Studies and experience in rioting? Wait–tens of thousands? More like millions.

A Millenial Want Ad

I’ve actually hired and had to rely on recent college graduates. I could hardly believe how incapable they were. The average middle school kid would’ve been better. The high school kids I hired part-time were definitely better.

Yes, College Shrinks Your Brain

Keep Your Mouth Shut, But Should You Tape It?

(Thanks to “WannaBe” for the nooze tip)

If you’re going to Brandeis Looniversity, better bring a thick notebook so you can jot down all the words they don’t want you to say. The looniversity has launched yet another stupid campaign to weed out “oppressive words” (https://www.yahoo.com/news/university-warns-against-using-oppressive-171700004.html).

Among the words they want to ban is “picnic.” You can’t say “picnic.” Why? Because, say College Officials [noun: Pack of dunderheads], “picnic” is synonymous with… lynching. Betcha didn’t know your annual Sunday school picnic was a lynching.

Back in 2015 this same looniversity had another campaign to abolish “microaggressions” against Asian students. This had to stop when the Asian students complained that the anti-microaggression campaign was in itself a kind of microaggression.

You also can’t say “you guys,” or “walk-in,” or “the” because it’s all Racist and oppressiveandjusthorribleIcan’tstandit–Aaaaaargh!

You’re actually paying to go to this laughable excuse for a college and be “taught” crapola like this? Please explain why you do that.

More Pushback!

A Loudoun school board meeting erupted in chaos as parents, educators condemned decision to put teacher Tanner Cross on leave.

“Critical Race Theory,” the doctrine that all white people are born guilty of racism, blah-blah, has awakened public anger all across America–even in leftid bastions like Loudon County, Virginia.

At a recent school board meeting, some 200 parents showed up to protest CRT–passionately. The board cut the meeting off and two parents, one of whom was black, were arrested (https://www.newsweek.com/virginia-school-board-hearing-critical-race-theory-turns-chaotic-two-arrested-1603500).

Guess what? White and blacks both hate CRT! We can build on that.

The Superintendent of Schools swears CRT is not in Loudon’s school curriculum and that there are “no plans” to put it in.

Honk if you trust him.

I knew a high school where the “sex education” textbooks were not allowed to be brought out of the classroom, lest a parent should find out what was being taught. So I know that “school officials” like to slip bad stuff under the door when no one’s looking.

P.S.–Note Newsweek’s attempt to sell readers a bland and totally misleading definition of CRT. Hey, sunshine! It’s all about hate. CRT teaches children to hate themselves, hate each other, hate their families, and hate their country.

That’s why fervent opposition to it is very nearly universal.

I hope Democrats keep trying to defend it. It’ll look great on the Party’s tombstone.

‘The Most Equal and Inclusive High School in America’ (2016)

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They’re always aimed right at pure nihilism, aren’t they?

The Most Equal and Inclusive High School in America

I wrote this as a satire, but now I wonder how long it’ll take Our Betters to strip us of our personal names. And everything else that makes us human.

As the personified wisdom of God says, “All them that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8: 36).