My Newswithviews Column, May 6 (‘Public Education As A Car: A Parable’)

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If public education were a car, would you buy it?

But that’s a silly question, because they force you to buy it whether you want it or not, whether you use it or not.

‘Public Education’ as a Car: A Parable  

We are getting a raw deal. Our country is “educating” itself to death. I don’t mean that as a figure of speech.

Look at our government. We Americans must be the biggest suckers ever to walk the earth.

 

How Did We Lose Our Schools?

How teachers unions affect school district spending, student achievement

Sometimes you get involved with everyday life and you don’t notice certain things that are going on around you–mostly because, at this point in time, they don’t affect you, personally. By the time you do notice them, all you can say is “What? How did that happen?”

Exiting the 1960s, communities owned the schools that served them. There were already a few rough spots, but not much to worry about.

But by the time we got out of the 1970s, we had a U.S. Dept. of Education, state departments of education, politically powerful teacher unions… and we didn’t own our schools. Presto! The people who pay for the whole business have lost their ownership rights! Now you see ’em, now you don’t.

I remember, in the 60s, a few times the local school board tried to get frisky with sex education. Parents thronged their meetings to straighten them out. The board always backed down. They had to. Ultimately, the community’s voters were the highest authority. You couldn’t hire people they didn’t want to teach, and couldn’t peddle stuff they didn’t want being taught.

In the mid-70s “directives” started coming down from Trenton; and again, presto! The local school board, elected by the community that paid for the schools, had no choice but to obey the state. So when the state said “Sex ed now,” the board could only say, “Yes, master.”

And somehow the people stopped coming to the meetings to object, stopped paying attention… The local school boards had been transformed into rubber stamps for the state and federal governments. School board elections featured extremely low turnouts–because it didn’t matter who you elected!

The things that are routinely “taught” and done in public schools today would have been impossible, unthinkable, in 1965. Teacher strikes? Hah–not legal. Preaching hatred of America? Not on your life: they’d run you out of town.

What a hustle this turned out to be. We still pay for it, 100%, but we have zero ownership rights. And most people don’t bother anymore. They say “It’s free,” because the money is sucked straight out of their taxes and they don’t have to write a check. “It’s free.” Hot dog.

If there is any single thing chiefly responsible for the ruin of our country, it would have to be what we laughingly call our public education system. Carve it on our nation’s tombstone: “Educated themselves to death.”

And I haven’t even mentioned the monumental damage done by our, um, colleges and universities. My blood pressure won’t stand it.

‘NY School: No More Books’ (2017)

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How a civilization dies

In 2017 the nimrods running the Life Sciences Secondary School in New York City decided books were old and useless and from now on the school would go bookless–another one of those stories that made its little splash and then was heard no more, when our Free & Independent Nooze Media failed to follow it up.

NY School: No More Books

How stupid are The Smartest People In The World? Man, they show me nothin’! Do you like the way they’ve responded to the COVID crisis–which, in all probability, they created? Do you like the way they perform as caretakers of our culture?

Ruled, lorded over, governed, and educated by immoral morons…

My Newswithviews Column, April 1 (‘Killing Our Culture’)

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I don’t understand why liberals want to turn America into a socialist hell-hole. Apparently the idea of governing a nation of peaceful, decent, prosperous people doesn’t appeal to them.

So they use the apparatus of America to destroy America. Our schools and “entertainment” industry, for instance:

Killing Our Culture

I still don’t understand why it’s okay for us to pay for the schools but not have any say in what gets taught there, or by whom. And for some reason we buy, er, “music” that celebrates destruction.

What’s wrong with us?

California OKs ‘Ethnic Studies Curriculum’

No, the Capitol riots are not like the BLM protests, say activists

What do you do for extra credit–riot?

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this because it depresses me. But the nooze is the nooze.

First, though, get a load of this lead by the Associated Press: “As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism…” (https://ktla.com/news/california/after-years-of-debate-california-approves-ethnic-studies-curriculum-for-k-12-schools/). As a former newspaper editor and reporter, who worked hard and tried to do the job as best he could, I can hardly find words for how much this Peking Review/Pravda/Daily Worker-style of pseudo-journalism upsets me. The AP also reminds its defenseless readers that “education is an essential strategy for combating hate.”

Anybody got a barf bag?

So the State Bored of Education voted 11-0 to ring in this curriculum, mostly warmed-over BLM hogwash, some 900 pages of it. It’s for all grades, K-12, and focuses on all the evil racist things America has done to certain minorities. By the time they’ve finished 12 grades of this, those kids are really going to hate America.

Your tax dollars, people! Your money! You pay for this, but you don’t own it! How fair is that?

And why, oh, why does anybody send their children to these propaganda mills?

I’m coming to believe that that’s a sin.

SF Schools: Acronyms Are Racist!

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Do you ever get the impression that America from north to south, from east to west, is governed by idiots and lunatics?

The San Francisco–that’s that city where they poo on the sidewalk–Unified School District, having just decided to rename 44 of its schools Because Racism, is now proposing to get rid of acronyms… because acronyms are racist, too! (https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/school-renaming-SFUSD-acronyms-racist-15919053.php)

These little flutters, by the way, will cost millions of dollars of public money. And the flippin’ schools aren’t even open! Because COVID.

And so, for instance, VAPA–“Visual and Performing Arts”–has been replaced by SFUSD Art Dept. Honk if you have noticed that “SFUSD” is an acronym, too.

What does this accomplish? Oh, please–what a question! Acronyms, we are told, are hard to understand for people who don’t speak English. That makes ’em racist.

Can we secede from San Francisco? In case whatever they have is catching.

SF to Rename Lincoln High School (Because!)

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A country that loathes its own history is not long for this world.

The crazies and commies who run San Francisco’s school district have decided to rename 44 schools that were named for prominent persons in American history… because those names are now “inappropriate” (https://nypost.com/2020/10/16/san-francisco-may-change-inappropriate-names-of-44-city-schools/).

Abraham Lincoln High School will be renamed because–well, I don’t know! You’d think the president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and freed the slaves, might be cut some slack. But no–Honest Abe wasn’t woke enough. Please don’t ask me to explain this; I am not a psychiatrist.

Also on the docket for erasure are George Washington, without whom we wouldn’t even have a country, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Edison because he used animals in some of his experiments. Senator Dianne Feinstein had a school named after her, but she’s probably headed for limbo because… in 1986… she “replaced a vandalized Confederate flag.” That cancel culture has a long memory!

This project is to cost $10 million–and probably much more than that: you know how these things go. The school board approved it without a public hearing–they had a suspicion that the public might not like it.

“I may not be able to read or write, but I graduated from Al Sharpton High School!”

We can hardly wait to see the new names. Who will be deemed worthy to have a San Fran school named after him or her? Actually, I can probably stand to wait a really long time for that.

And remember, boys ‘n’ girls! The Dominion voting machines say most of us voted for this schiff.

Re-Opening Schools Is… Racist?

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They’re red, all right–through and through

They’re trying to get the schools re-opened in Chicago, and the Chicago Teachers Union is suing to prevent it (https://nypost.com/2020/12/10/chicago-story-exposes-the-rank-selfishness-of-us-teachers-unions/?utm_source=AOL).

When we last heard of the CTU, they’d sent a delegation to Venezuela to praise the dictator and try to learn how to bring his brand of socialism to America. That was just last year (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-union-venezuela-trip-20190819-tbpa3lhjifduxgupdxfs3mosr4-story.html).

Current efforts to get children back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union said on its website, are “rooted in sexism, racism, and misogyny.” They have since deleted this statement, it having hinted to the plebs out there that teachers are addled ideologues who shouldn’t be entrusted with “educating” anybody.

Don’t get me wrong: every day kids spend out of public school is a day they won’t be exposed to anti-American ravings and bizarre schemes for societal re-engineering. We believe in Christian homeschooling and Christian schools.

Still… Let’s see… If sending kids back to school to be “taught” by teachers’ union members is sexist and racist… doesn’t that make you wonder about those schools?

One thing we can be sure of: America, the teachers’ unions are definitely not your friend.

They Think We’re **Really** Stupid!

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My wife was taking a You.Gov survey this morning when she encountered this multiple-choice question.

Do you disapprove of:

A) Everything the President does?

B) Almost everything the President does?

C) A lot of the things the President does?

Gee, what’s wrong with this picture? Seventy million of us voted for the guy–but now the Experts can say “We’ve got a poll that shows Trump with a 100% disapproval rating!”

Okay, they’re upset. Donald Trump is the wrecking ball that’s gonna bring down their whole tower of fraud, corruption, and mendacity. We mustn’t be allowed to re-elect him!

But we’re not that stupid, sunshine, despite the best efforts of your schools and colleges to make us so; and we are coming for you.

The Lord’s gonna cut you down.

Repent–and Keep Fighting

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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” said Thomas Paine. Are they ever. But I would also like to quote the ancient Anglo-Saxon poet who described the Battle of Maldon:

“Will shall be sterner, spirit the keener, heart the bolder as our strength lessens.”

Many of us are shaken and demoralized by the confusion over this year’s presidential election, and horrified at the prospect of a Biden-Harris presidency. But all hope of a better outcome has not yet wholly vanished.

The important thing to remember is that our sins, our country’s sins, landed us in this wretched predicament in the first place.

What sins? Well, standing idly by while the wicked and ungodly debauched our whole society–with abortion, transgender, Drag Queen Story Hour,  LGBT “rights,” corruption in the FBI, the election of one corrupt and reprobate politician after another, feckless foreign policy–need I go on? All of this together has weakened our nation and made us look like a land of libertines. The Hellfire Club has nothing on our own ruling class. And we’re the ones who elected them–or, through inaction, permitted their election.

We not only must repent, as a nation; we have an awful lot to repent, and it’ll take time to overcome the inertia of corruption and turn our ship around.

Now is not the time to throw in the towel. We are talking about the survival of our republic. Pray for repentance, pray for strength and courage, and keep on fighting. Conquer or be conquered.

We must remove our children from an education system that corrupts them and turns them against their country, their families, and their God. Most of this evil stuff was first brewed up in our over-funded universities, and then seeped out into our culture. What were we thinking–turning our children’s education over to Marxist teachers’ unions and crazed professors? Whole generations of our children. This chicken has come home to roost.

I pray the Lord to save our country: not for our sake, because our sins are many and they have found us out; but for His own great name’s sake, that the world might see what He does, and that the world might know that He is God. In Jesus’ name and by the power of Jesus’ name: Amen.