This is a little bit alarming, don’t you think?
A study recently published in Science Robotics found that children are vulnerable to peer pressure exerted by “small humanoid robots” (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/08/15/robot-peer-pressure-is-coming/#.W3WU9s5Kj3h). It doesn’t even have to be from other kids.
The test, repeated on 43 different children, was to sit a child down with three “small humanoid robots” and ask, “Which of these lines is the same length as that one?” When the robots answered first and gave the wrong answer, so did the child–even though he could see, of course, which line was the same length as the other. Peer pressure applied by freakin’ robots trumped the testimony of the child’s own eyes 74% of the time.
It didn’t work on adults. Adults needed peer pressure from other human beings to get them to give the wrong answer.
Do we see in this experiment evidence that our children’s minds can be easily manipulated by whoever’s programming the robots, the TV shows, the smart phones, and the other gizmos?
Of course, we don’t need electronic doodads to accomplish this. The main lesson always taught by public schools, long before anybody had a robot, is that the most important people in your life are your age-group peers–and you’d better conform to them, or be considered an oddball: no friends, no dates. Family, schmamily, your “friends” are where it’s at.
It’s a good thing God has provided us with a Savior, because we need one. Let me count the ways!
If this image does not disturb you, what will?
That item about the Drag Queen Story Hour really cheesed me off, and also made me wonder–why in the world are liberals doing this? Do they honestly, truly want their little boys to grow up to be drag queens? Transgenders? I mean, what do they think they’re going to get out of this? Someone give me a clue!
Another point that mystifies me is, why do we, who are not them, continue to tolerate this? It’s our hard-earned tax money being used against us. It’s our children who are being exposed to this. It’s our country, our culture, that’s being debased and befouled. Why do we not defend ourselves and our families? Are we that terrified of being branded un-cool?
What kind of world are these people trying to make? A world of total sexual confusion? Who benefits from that? Do they truly hate goodness, decency, and wholesomeness that much? Do they have no fear of God? Are they convinced He will not judge them?
Well, at least they’re making it harder and harder for normal people just to toss it off as harmlessly eccentric characters just doing their own thing. It’s very much more than that.
Some of you believe this business is satanic, inspired and orchestrated by a supernatural force of evil.
I don’t know how to answer that.
This is so grotesque, so morally down the drain, you may have difficulty believing it. But we’re talking about people who chant “Hail, Satan!” when they demonstrate for “abortion rights.”
The Drag Queen Story Hour (https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/) wants to seep into your local kindergarten or your public library and provide very young children with “unabashedly queer role models.” Check out the pictures. If I’d ever seen something like this when I was five years old, I’d still be having nightmares about it today.
Uh, hello… hello? How come one single atheist, with one complaint, can stop the school’s annual Christmas concert, but no amount of parental protests can keep the LGBT vampires out of the kindergarten classroom. We pay for these facilities! Why must we tolerate what we pay for being used against us, to freak out our kids and undermine our families? If the school or the public library is going to bring in Drag Queen Story Hour, the town should at least allow us to withhold our taxes. These schools and public libraries ought to belong to us, because we pay for them. They should not be used as culture-killers.
Like I say, they’re gonna need a bigger hell.
Because that’s where these fools are headed if they don’t repent and change their course.
Along with Hollywood, the courts, unrestricted immigration, and the Democrat Party itself, public education is among the siege equipment used by the Left to bring down America.
If they fail, it won’t be because the universities didn’t give it their best shot. For instance:
“Free speech? We don’t need no stinkin’ free speech!”
No, I’m not talking Humanist Manifesto magic–give up your belief in God, put your trust in Science, and you get a perfect world in which everybody’s perpetually happy.
This is, purportedly, real magic. Wishing dust. Spells.
We have the biggest, costliest, most all-inclusive “education” system in world history… and this is what we’ve got to show for it.
I’ve been to see the accountant, I’ve written my Newswithviews column for the week, I’ve typed up a chapter of my book–and now it’s time to revisit the wonderful world of public education! (Thanks, I think, to Linda for the news tip.)
The Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Education has approved a new sex-ed curriculum in which the kiddies will be taught that “gender is fluid” and, in the words of one of the board’s sages, “Biological sex is meaningless!” (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/06/05/virginia-school-board-tells-kids-they-werent-born-male-or-female/)
Okay, here’s what I want to know. Who thinks this is a good idea–and why? We don’t see any of these board members submitting to radical surgery and pumping themselves full of hormones to “transition” to another sex. Why don’t leftids themselves ever do the damned things they want everybody else to do?
Come on, there must be some loon out there who can bring us up to speed on the benefits of this kind of teaching. If you’ve got a computer in your rubber room, we’d love to hear from you.
And we’re still waiting for parents to explain why they send their kids to public schools to be educated by nuts and morons.
Well, everybody’s still going to college, despite the findings by the Educational Testing Service that it isn’t doing most of them any good. And that was three years ago.
“Education” may be the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the human race. It’s certainly the scam that’s lasted longest, putting the Global Warming hoax in the shade. Only leftids still believe in Global Warming/Climbit Change. But practically everyone believes in “education.”
You don’t need unionized left-wing “teachers” and professors, fancy new buildings, or a sprawling campus, or a big fat student debt to expand your intellectual horizons. A lot of what we call “education” actually shrinks them.
Starting in kindergarten.
Still wondering why it’s a bad idea to maroon your sons and daughters in a public school? Check this out.
An art teacher at a South Carolina high school has resigned, after being suspended, after a couple of students were seen, by other students, “engaged in sex acts” in the back of the classroom–while the teacher was there ( http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article212229829.html). One wonders what kind of “comprehensive sex education” those kids had received in public school–starting, probably, in first grade.
It goes to show how close to impossible it is to get flat-out fired as a public school teacher. The school district suspended the art teacher; only then did she resign. Afterward, the state school board suspended her teaching certificate… for one year.
We are not told what particular “sex acts” were performed. In my high school physics class there were a boy and a girl who used to pull their desks together and stop just short of making out while class was in session. The rest of us considered this rather eccentric behavior, and wondered why the teacher allowed it. We liked him and would have been sorry to see him get in trouble; but his tolerance of that behavior truly puzzled us.
I know, I know–“Nothing like that would ever happen in my children’s school!” And “But public school is free!” (false: it costs a fortune in taxes). Those are the top two lame excuses for leaving your children stranded there.
Christian children need Christian homeschooling. Or a good Christian school.
No two ways about it.
We have the biggest and costliest public “education” system in world history–and what have we got to show for it?
Pew Research says one in four Americans didn’t read a single book last year. In this video segment, it’s more like four out of four.
Welcome to StupidWorld, the multi-trillion-dollar theme park for what used to be civilization.
All right, sure, we understand–no one has ever done a man-in-the-street interview that makes the man or woman in the street look smart. And everybody who doesn’t respond like a ninny winds up on the cutting room floor.
But I do know people who’ve finished both high school and college and never read a book.
For a glimpse of where this is headed:
If you still think there might be sane people somewhere involved with public education, consider this.
In the North Lebanon, Pennsylvania, school district, the school policy is that students must smile in the hallway or else be put into “counseling”–and if that doesn’t work, detention (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/school-students-required-smile/).
“Northern Lebanon officials,” says the news report from Pittsburgh, “did not explain what the purpose of the smiling policy was or what it is supposed to achieve.”
Kowabunga. R.J. Rushdoony would say its purpose is to enforce conformity and assert its power. I’d say he was right. Otherwise it’s just plain craziness. We can’t rule that out.
Really, people–do you want your children and grandchildren “educated” by these kooks?
If you walk around grinning all the time, don’t answer that.