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Yeah, They’re Crazy

I think if I were offered Tucker Carlson’s job, I’d be convinced I was having a bad dream. Or maybe a nervous breakdown.

In this outing, Tucker interviews a smirking paramecium named Dakotah Something, who thinks socialism really, really works and America should try to be like Venezuela. ‘Cause all the probs down there, he says between smirks, are caused by bad people trying to ruin the government’s plans to create a workers’ paradise. Damn, it’s a tough row to hoe, for those “dedicated Chavistas.”

Workers, eh? Socialism is full of airheads who never did a day’s work in their lives. What would they know about work?

Watch this kid’s face and listen to his words. This is a product of our education system. This is what we’re getting for our money.

This is our national folly come to life.

And what we’re supposed to do with the hundreds of thousands like him that our colleges are turning out, beats me.


School: Private Conversation Isn’t Private

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Our public education system continues to poison our society. Thanks (I think) to Linda for this news tip. (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/17/augusta-school-department-punishes-employee-for-telling-coworker-i-will-pray-for-you/)

In Augusta, Maine, a public school employee was recently disciplined with “coaching”–can these people do euphemisms, or what!–for saying, in a private conversation with another employee who is also a member of her church, “I will pray for you.”

Well, hey, hey! She was “instructed” never to say such a thing in any private conversation. Hello! Aren’t private conversations private anymore? Not in a public school, they aren’t. The employee has filed charges against the school district for religious discrimination.

Even more disturbing, school officials told her that she cannot use “phrases that integrate public and private belief systems.”

Whoa! Hold it right there! Since when does America have any “public belief system”? Has the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment been repealed? Did it happen while we slept? Who established a “public belief system” that binds us all? (“One ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…” –Tolkien)

These people have got to be sent packing, before we all wake up behind barbed wire. Who do they think they are?

Wake up, O spirit of 1776! Wake up!


They Need a Jolly Good Thrashing

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So who said collidge kids are unemployable?

The University of Arizona–your tax dollars at work, fellow peasants!–is paying students $10 an hour to be “social justice advocates” on campus ( http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/10/university-arizona-paying-students-be-social-justi/).

What does that job entail?

Idiots–er, students–will be busy “instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues,” hanging posters all over the dorms, and setting up “social justice events.” With any luck, you will never find out what a “social justice event” actually is.

These paid Social Justice Warriors will also be changed with “reporting bias incidents” and “confronting diversity insensitive behavior.” They will engage in “critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality–” what? What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Stop, stop, I can’t write about this anymore. I need a nose to punch! I need a Social Justice Warrior to put into an armlock and make him yell “Long live Donald Trump!” I mean, could these people, with the most earnest effort in the world, possibly do anything at all to make themselves even more obnoxious than they are?

I very much doubt it.


Is Any School Safe for Your Kids?

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Up in Canada, the Niagara Catholic School District–please note the Catholic part–had to cancel the performance of a play that seems to want to rush 5-year-olds into transgenderism (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/07/catholic-school-hit-for-canceling-lgbt-play-for-5-year-olds.html ). The play was to be put on in the schools, but the district canceled it after one performance.

School officials said the content of the play was something other than what they had been led to expect. But, gee, the title should’ve been a tell: Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures. The fact that the project was sponsored by a “gay” group should’ve been another tip-off.

Yeah, folks–just send your 5-year-olds off to school for a good feeding on sexual chaos, here brought to you by the notoriously sodomite-friendly Ontario Ministry of Education. I mean, you know where those people are coming from!

The sponsors of the play blamed the cancellation on “transphobia, homophobia, and misogyny.” If you want to shield your children from these predators, you must be a Biggit and a Hater.

I didn’t want to report on anything like this today, but there it is.


NY School: No More Books

And this is where they’re headed…

Thanks to Linda, who sent in this news tip. And as much as I would like to pretend it’s just a bad dream, I know it isn’t and it’s too important to ignore.

A New York City school has decided to go bookless. Administrators at the Life Sciences Secondary School–where, last year, only 5% of middle school students passed the state math exam and only 9% of them passed the state English exam, have decreed that books are “antiquated and outdated” and have scooped up all the textbooks to get rid of them (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/03/a-new-york-school-is-trashing-all-its-textbooks-to-go-modern/).

Some teachers–enemies of the people, no doubt–have tried to hide their textbooks. Supposedly the books will all be replaced by computers, but the geniuses running the show haven’t actually bought more than a very few computers. Meanwhile, the kids have nothing to bring home to study.

“No more homework, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks!” We used to sing that as kids. But we were only joking. Life Sciences Secondary School isn’t joking.

Is it possible that they’re getting rid of books because they never got around to teaching all their students how to read? When it comes to public education, never assume literacy.

Hey, New York City taxpayers! How much are you paying these people to teach your kids how to be ignoramuses?

But then that has always been the aim of public education.


Prof Wants All White People to Pay ‘Reparations’ for Slavery

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I find it rather hard to empathize with Georgetown U. Sociology Prof. Michael Dyson. He has a tenured position. I don’t. He will have a nice pension when he retires. I won’t. He probably owns a home. I don’t.

And yet he thinks I should pay him my money as “reparations” for slavery that ended in America 150 years ago. He has never been a slave, I have never owned a slave (or even met one, or known anyone who’d ever seen one), but I have to pay.

Over my dead body, sunshine.

I missed this story when it came out in January. Dyson has recommended that white people–he has not defined “white,” which may keep people of mixed racial ancestry (that is, most of us) on tenterhooks–ought to set up “Individual Reparations Accounts” to pay back people who have never been slaves for slavery that ended 150 years ago. (http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8618 )

This, he says, is not so much to grab money that the recipients never worked for as to “force white people to confront their own privilege and consider why you possess what you possess.” Then again, he looks forward to receiving other people’s money. “I ain’t turning down $25 million,” says the Ph. D.

I confess I find it hard to imagine the mental landscape of any individual so wanting in honesty, fairness, decency, and self-respect. If he had a little more integrity, he’d be a mugger.

Those who send their sons and daughters to Georgetown ought to be ashamed of themselves. They’re paying this freeloader’s salary and pension.

I really don’t see how “white privilege” or “systemic racism” or the Bossa Nova kept him out of an extremely comfortable and secure position. Do you?


Harvard: ‘Gender’ Changes Day to Day

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A Harvard degree used to be something you could look up to. Now you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

According to a new Harvard University “fact sheet” (LOL), paid for by university funds (tuition and grants: that is, your money, stupid), a person’s gender can “change day by day.” (http://www.christianpost.com/news/harvard-university-lgbt-fact-sheet-claims-gender-can-change-from-day-to-day-181401/)

Wow, fancy that. Gotta change the Bar Mitzvah. “Today I am a man” must give way to “Today I am whatevuh.”

The “fact sheet” (LMAO) also informs students that such hateful and biggited actions as “misgendering” can “threaten the lives of trans people.” Did you know that?

By the way, the cost of a degree from Harvard, if you can earn it in four years instead of five or six, is more than a quarter of a million smackers ( https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works/cost-attendance). That’s according to Harvard itself.

You want to send your kid to Harvard because __________. Go ahead, fill in the blank. We could all use a laugh.


Sacraments of Humanism: Sex Education

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We wonder why public school “educators” are always so hot to trot for sex education–and the younger the children in the classroom, the more eagerly the educators swing into action. In Britain, as reported earlier today, they now want to go after two-year-olds. (https://leeduigon.com/2017/04/19/uk-teachers-vote-sex-ed-for-2-year-olds/)

It’s because what they like to call “sex education” is a sacrament of a false religion, secular humanism. The other humanist sacraments are sodomy, transgenderism, abortion, and assisted suicide.

Another big question is why parents, even Christian parents, continue to allow believers in that false religion to educate their children, day in, day out, and year after year.

Rather large  books can be, and have been, written on this subject. This is only a blog post. It’s my way of urging parents and families to stop subjecting their children to public education.

Years ago, I worked most days as a substitute teacher at a public high school, called in to teach any and all subjects with only one exception–sex education. No substitute was ever called in for that. If the teacher was absent, an assistant principal had to supervise the class.

To keep parents from ever knowing exactly what was being taught, the textbooks were never allowed to be taken out of the classroom. Students complained that this made it hard for them to study for tests and quizzes, but that was the policy and the administration was not about to change it.

A student or a teacher in a public school can fall into a world of trouble by openly expressing any kind of faithfulness to Christian teaching. “You can be a boy one day and a girl the next, depending on how you feel.” This is, increasingly, what is being taught.

The Coalition of African-American Pastors, just to name one of many groups of concerned citizens and Christians, has warned that this kind of indoctrination is not going to go away, it is going to be made more intense as time goes by, and if we leave it alone and do nothing to stop it, our society will be severely damaged by it.

They couldn’t be more right. (http://caapusa.org/2017/04/beware-those-who-have-their-heads-in-the-sand-over-transgender-issues/ )


UK Teachers Vote: Sex Ed for 2-Year-Olds

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Every time I get myself geared up for a healthy breath of postmillenial optimism, along comes a story like this.

Across the Atlantic in Britain (which means it’ll be coming our way pretty soon), the National Union of Teachers–dig the acronym: NUT–has voted to teach very young children in nursery schools, some as young as two years old, about same-sex “relationships” and transgenderism (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4419808/Give-nursery-children-lessons-sex-relationships.html#ixzz4eZNdLQUn).

The NUTs say this is necessary, to “challenge homophobia and transphobia” and combat “hate crimes.”

Gee, you would think Britain was knee-deep in sodomites being tossed off the roofs of tall buildings by guess-who, along with angry mobs of peasants with scythes and pitchforks chasing after poor little transgender whatsits. Actually, the NUTs give no evidence whatsoever that “hate crimes” are a problem in Britain. No facts, no figures, no nothing. Just take their word for it so they can teach your two-year-old son that he ought to try being a girl for a while, he might like it.

Of course, libs and progs and gay activists never, never, never have to prove anything they say. It would be a hate crime in and of itself, to demand they prove their point.

OK, Britain, you tell us–why is this a good idea? Why do you just sit there and put up with it?

Well, all right, you did manage Brexit and that was a big job, well done. Maybe this ought to be the next order of business.

Because these loony “teachers” of ours, all throughout the Western world, are servants of Satan (whether they know it or not–and he enjoys it most when they say they don’t believe in him) and they are killing our culture.

O Lord Our God, give us strength and courage and lead us to victory over these worse than Philistines.


Instead of Your Final Exam–Protest!

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The latest college howler comes from Arizona State University, where students are being given credit for their final exams if they organize an “anti-Trump protest” instead of taking the test ( https://heatst.com/culture-wars/arizona-state-u-lets-students-organize-anti-trump-protest-instead-of-taking-final-exam/ ).

Not that it matters. The professor who’s doing this is a professor of “Global Politics of Human Rights.” Whatever the hell that is. “Hire me right away! I’ve got a degree in Global Politics of Human Rights!”

At least one Women and Gender Studies student–hey, can I please wake up now?–joined the protest, even though she wasn’t in the professor’s class.

Does even the least shred of doubt remain, that these colleges and universities are incontinently wasting time and money on a scale hitherto only seen in government? Is there any sane reason for continuing to pump public money into these institutions? Is there even any half-baked silly reason to continue to send young people there?

All rhetorical questions, of course.

I almost wonder what a final exam would look like, in Global Politics of Human Rights, and what kind of blather you would have to spew to pass it. But I’m not sure I’d be up to actually looking at it.

I estimate at least 90% of our country’s higher education is sheer waste and pure twaddle. Very little that is good can happen here until we get rid of it.

Any self-respecting nation would have already done so.


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