‘Are Americans Ignorant of the Bible?’ (2015)

See the source image

One of many vain substitutes

(Hint: Yes.)

When I was a little boy, there were at least three Bibles in the house–not counting my own, given to me in 1958 at Sunday school–and I don’t know how many books of Bible stories. My Uncle Bernie was a Methodist Sunday school teacher, and my Aunt Betty was a teaching nun. Yes, the kids in our family knew who their Savior was. The family saw to that.

Now look at us.

Are Americans Ignorant of the Bible?

Throughout the Bible we are exhorted to teach our children God’s word, God’s ways. Today we send them off to public schools to learn about 40 different “genders” and being guilty ’cause you’re white.

Bible illiteracy has consequences.

Just look at our culture.

‘Teachers’ Speak with Forked Tongue

Critical race theory: America's latest cultural battleground | The Week UK

The public ain’t buyin’ it, sunshine!

What’s wrong with this argument.

*”We most certainly do not teach Critical Race Theory in our schools! Look, it’s not even on our website!” (https://redstate.com/streiff/2021/07/06/national-education-association-suddenly-deletes-critical-race-theory-documents-from-its-website-proving-crt-is-not-taught-in-our-schools-n407469

*”Please contribute more money to our fund to defend CRT and teachers who teach it–we’ve only raised $12.5 million so far!” (https://redstate.com/jeffc/2021/07/06/teachers-union-president-threatens-legal-action-against-anti-critical-race-theory-laws-n407415)

Yeah, uh-huh. Suddenly all mention of CRT disappears from the National Education Assn. website… and Randi Weingarten (American Federation of Teachers)  is piling up money to defend something that isn’t being taught.

The great thing about CRT is that virtually everybody hates it! White people don’t like being “taught” that they’re evil. Black people don’t like being cast as helpless, incompetent pawns. Hating CRT is something that just about all Americans can agree on. Except for dyed-in-the-wool stone-headed liberals. And teachers’ unions.

Go ahead, leftids–keep defending CRT and see where it gets you. You say you’re The Smartest People In The World. Bring it on!

 

More Pushback

Critical race theory is a convenient target for conservatives.

Outrage over “Critical Race Theory” is nation-wide!

The Southwest Legal Foundation has sued the Evanston, Illinois, school district for segregating students by race and “teaching” an anti-white curriculum (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/discrimination-lawsuit-filed-chicago-area-school-district-anti-white-racism-segregation/).

How come stuff like this was so bad when South Africa did it, but now that American leftids do it, it’s good?

Starting in kindergarten (!), the schools divided students into “racial affinity groups,” banned “white talk” (whatever the devil that is), and hammered children with the usual Critical Race Theory fun-pak–white people are born racists, whites are evil, everything that’s wrong is all their fault, blah-blah. They teach children to hate themselves, hate and fear each other, hate their family, and hate their country. And leftids wonder why almost everybody hates it.

And while we’re waiting for the lawsuit, parents in Evanston need to be clued in to what their schools, that they pay for, are doing to their children.

It has to stop; and it’s the American people who have to make it stop.

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.

If They’re So Smart…

October 2010 - Schoolcraft College Pageturners Book Club

I’m still plodding through The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein, and my question is… If they’re so smart, why are they so dumb?

The mass of proof rounded up by the author is little short of overwhelming; but even so, some whopping errors shine through.

“Experts” hail the “digital generation” as the smartest ever, tech-savvy, they’ve got a whole new way of thinking, blah-blah-blah. But has anyone noticed that a lot of these experts make their living by manufacturing and selling “educational electronics”? The more they sell, the better for them. So it’s great for them, whenever a school district decides the only way to go–even if they have to cut out some academic courses to raise the money for it–is… of course!… digital.

Duh…

Another source of confusion is studies that focus on the few really bright students out there and ignore the rest. “The best of the best are really smart!” Again, duh…

It’s a rather distressing read. Our intellectually hollowed-out educators are diving headfirst into the digital age and seem to be completely unaware of the intellectual poverty they create among their students. Some “authorities” (LOL) actually claim that kids don’t need historical facts to acquire a deep understanding of history!

Nor does it seem to bother any of the experts that most of the students wind up using their electronic doo-dads for frivolous activities–messaging each other ’round the clock, playing hours and hours’ worth of computer games, trying to think up weird ways to become YouTube celebrities, etc. They’re not using these resources as a way to acquire knowledge.

This is why it’s so easy for Far Left teachers’ unions and college professors to turn their students into useful idiots.

Get your kids out of public education before it’s too late.

Dennis Prager: Leave the Public Schools

I’ve been saying this for years, and R.J. Rushdoony and the Chalcedon Foundation said it for decades: get your children out of public school.

It’s beginning to sound like Americans are waking to their peril. Yesterday big-name commentator Dennis Prager came aboard.

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2021/06/08/the-single-best-thing-americans-can-do-to-retake-america-n2590628

You should click the link and read the whole thing, but he has one quote that must be posted here:

“The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America–against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, its CIA, its FBI, the State Department, and the military–is to take their children out of America’s schools.”

Or, as I have put it, kill public education, and Far Left Crazy dies.

At last people all over the country are standing up against their so-called schools–mostly because the schools have tried to impose Critical Race Theory on human beings. It’s too bad it took such a gaudy abomination as CRT to wake us up, but better late than never.

Our “education” system is killing us. That is not a figure of speech. The system is run by Far Left lunatics who won’t rest until they’ve destroyed our republic. That’s not a figure of speech either: take it literally.

Welcome aboard, Mr. Prager! What took you so long?

They Just Won’t Read

1,774 Boarded Up Storefront Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty  Images

I can’t imagine a life that doesn’t include reading. I grew up in a house full of books. When I was old enough, I had my own books–hundreds of them. All kinds of books.

Books are the storehouse of history, which is the collected experience of the entire human race. It’s all been written down. And not only history, but of thought as well–pure thought. Ideas! But of course if you refuse to read it, you can’t learn from that experience or examine those ideas. You’ll only be able to learn from your own–which in all probability will have nothing to do with resolving great issues that are vital to your country and the world.

Why won’t they read? The attitude is so alien to my own way of life, I can’t even imagine an answer. Who would choose to be ignorant? Lots and lots of people, it seems.

Yeahbut, yeahbut! We’ve got social media! Like, who wants to read about the boring Middle Ages when you can go to Facebook and find out what your BFF Farfel saw on YouTube ten minutes ago?

Where do those mobs of ignorant, overfed, whitebread college students come from, who “protest” for BLM and can’t name a single item on the Bill of Rights?

They come from Never-Read-istan. And from the costliest and most intrusive, most wasteful, and least effective education system ever devised by fallen man.

And they will destroy us if we don’t change course.

‘Public School Caper: Holocaust Denial’ (2014)

See the source image

Once upon a time in California, some 2,000 eighth graders were assigned to write an essay, “Did the Holocaust really occur?” When people found out about it, though, “school officials” had to back off.

Public School Caper: Holocaust Denial

But what are we thinking? Everybody–well, all Democrats, at least–loves Red China: and they’ve got concentration camps. You don’t see anybody turning China into an international pariah for throwing some 2 million Uighurs into concentration camps. Has anybody brought it up in Congress lately?

General Eisenhower demanded the German concentration camps be filmed–because, he said, it wouldn’t be long before people started denying that this ever happened.

But it’s happening now, and liberals are cool with it.

‘A Christian-Bashing Racist Textbook’ (2018)

See the source image

I hate this stuff. Here’s a picture of a nice lizard instead.

You’d be better off having your kids taught by lizards…

I wonder how many school districts wound up using this phony “textbook”–By the People: and don’t ask “What people?”

It’s the usual toxic waste–whites evil, conservatives Nazis, socialism good, blax can do no wrong, Christianity a hate group, yatta-yatta, the whole Democrat floor show.

A Christian-Bashing, Racist Textbook

Why do we permit this schiff in our schools? Are we really so hopelessly stupid as that?

And they aren’t even “our schools” anymore! We just pay for them. The costliest education system ever devised in all of recorded history.

Shame on us for allowing this.

This Book Has Got Me Cranking!

The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein: 9781585427123 |  PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

I spend hours every week studying the follies and deficiencies of our public education system, the costliest ever created in recorded history. I know it’s awful.

But just one chapter into this book–The Dumbest Generation, by Mark Bauerlein–had me shaking my head and muttering to myself.

It’s far worse than I thought.

Bauerlein, a college English professor, realizes something I realized years ago. The single worst thing about public school is, it makes your age-group peers the most important people in your life. That in itself was one of the worst ideas ever. But now, says Bauerlein, social media and a plethora of electronic gizmos have made an atrocious situation horrifyingly worse.

Kids and teens now live in the moment, cut off from the past, never pondering the future, unable to look any farther than their own little social media bubbles–obsessed with what other kids are doing, saying, playing… And they know… nothing.

All those boxcar-loads of money spent on “education,” and they come out of college knowing bloody nothing. They’re fixated on their peers in the social media. They never look beyond it. No history, no civics, no literature, no nothing. Maybe they’ll read a comic book now and then. And watch TV.

The author bases these claims on the results of many authoritative studies involving hundreds of thousands of school and college students.

What’s to worry?

Well, they can all vote, can’t they? And they’re always ready to Protest For Social Justice. Because it’s expected of them. Because their peers do it.

It is literally the march of ignorance.

I’m going to review this book for Chalcedon, so I have to read the rest of it. And I think I’d better pray harder! We are talking about creating a country full of conformist know-nothings who will not be able to sustain a constitutional republic. I’m a political scientist, I know these things, trust me: you can’t have a republic of idiots.