The first reality of our situation is that we are much fewer in number than we’d like to believe. The second reality is that we are getting old, those of us who care.
The communists had full control of our public schools by 1975 and we have one full generation of our children and at least part of another who have known no other education system. They know no better than what they were taught, which isn’t much. Our children weren’t taught the same things that we were taught. The teachers of today were taught in this system since kindergarten. They know no better. They teach only what they were taught. How many Conservative teachers do you know?
They were taught in a system where Political Correctness was the prime motivator. No one gets his or her feelings hurt. There are no winners and there are no losers. The revisionist history that they learned left them believing that America is an evil nation. All of our accomplishments were made in the name of personal greed. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. They have been “primed” for the coming revolution. They don’t want the same things that we want.
We, their parents and grandparents, allowed this to happen.
We are old and we are few.
How many of you ever read the material that your children were being taught in school? How many of you took your complaints to a School Board meeting? How many of you tried to correct the “system” before it got out of control? How many even knew what your children were doing or what they were learning?
The answer is self-evident. It’s as obvious as the nose on our collective face. We did nothing to prevent the disaster that we face today. By our inaction, we can be blamed for encouraging it.
There were many material “things” to give to our children and we spoiled them rotten with these “things”. Technology ran rampant and became inexpensive. The children of today couldn’t care less about riding a bicycle or playing cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers. They don’t go outside and play “army”. They sit at their computers and “kill” each other electronically. They are fat and they are lazy and sadly, they are stupid. And we sit back and wonder why.
And the government uses that inexpensive technology to watch our every move. And our children and grandchildren are fine with that.
“It doesn’t matter as long as you are doing nothing wrong.”
How many times have you heard that statement? Too few of us understand the implications of what that statement means.
They have no grasp of reality. I give you OWS and all of the other “Occupy” movements as proof. I’ll also give you our current ratings in the world regarding knowledge of math and science. 23rd and 25th. That’s out of about 40 “modern” countries. We used to be in the top 5.
Think back to when you were a kid in school. How many kids had “behavior disorders”? What happened to them when they misbehaved? What happened to any kid who misbehaved in school? What happened to them when they got home?
What happens to them today?
How many of your peers were diagnosed with ADD or ADHD when you were a kid? (Hint: none) Today you will find up to half of our kids have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. It’s an excuse to not have to expect much from them. It’s an excuse to make someone else in the “system” be responsible for them. It brings the school districts a lot of money. We just medicate them and hope for the best.
Public education is a failure. Nothing is being done to correct it. There is a reason for that.
We don’t discipline our kids. We don’t want to hurt their feelings so we allow them to do whatever they want to. We don’t want to be turned in to the government for “abusing” them.
Have you been to a mall lately, or to a supermarket? Have you watched how they behave? More importantly, have you watched how their parents behave?
Anyway, I kinda got off track there. Must be the ADD.
Us older folks want a return to the Constitutional Republic that we knew as children and young adults. We yearn for the old days when we were responsible for ourselves and when we knew that if we screwed up we would be held accountable for our actions. We yearn for the lost times of civility and respect. The days when our word was our bond.
Those times are gone. I’m not sure they ever existed, really.
The sad fact is that we are greatly outnumbered. The majority doesn’t care. They believe that the path we are following today is the right path to take. They believe in Marx’s maxim “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.
Lenin has also been proven to be correct. “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted”.
Well, we will see if it is never uprooted. Socialism has never succeeded anywhere in the past. I doubt it can succeed anywhere in the future. It forgets the fact that human beings are individuals with individual wants, needs, and desires. It forgets that some people are stronger than others and will fill their wants, needs, and desires by force if necessary. Law of the Jungle trumps the laws of man.
We had our Utopia. It is now gone. We allowed it to slip away, silently into the night. We trusted that our system of government was morally and ethically superior and that it would work properly forever without our input.
We were wrong.
Marx also said “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to Socialism”.
We can talk for hours or days or weeks, months or years about the Constitution and what it means. We can argue about whether it's good or bad. We can yell and scream and posture all we want to about it but it doesn't change a thing. We had it, we let it slip away, and there are too few left who care. There will soon be no one left who remembers it.
"We can evade reality but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality" ~~ Ayn Rand