"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

18 March 2018

These things...

I'm not saying that our kids aren't smart.  I'm not saying that they are incapable of original, compassionate, heartfelt thought regarding the "mass shootings" in our schools.  I am saying that it doesn't seem all that strange that they follow the unresearched, agenda driven, narrative laden, Liberal thought process in their "protests".  I agree with this meme wholeheartedly.  The idea of a "walkout" spread like wildfire and was approved by most schools.  They weren't spontaneous.  They weren't planned by "the children".  It was a big ole' Liberal propaganda production.

These people are the "useful idiots" spoken about so often in history.  They don't know what they are doing and are easily manipulated.  They are unable to sit down and think their actions through to their logical conclusions.  And the people pulling their strings are driven by pure emotion.  No logic.  No reason.  Emotion.

The Left seems to believe that once they get rid of Trump and all of his followers, they will be able to regain control and get things back to the "way they were".  They don't understand that there is a reason that they were removed from power and that there will be no "going back".  They are going to have to learn that they aren't the only ones affected by "life and government".  They don't understand that not everyone sees the world the way they see it.  They are going to have to learn to keep their nose on their face and to live and let live.

It won't go well if they can't learn to live with those that disagree with them.  I cannot figure out how we got to this point where there is so much desire by the Left to control everything.  I think it's all about all of the "free shit" that they want.  Or, perhaps it's about the indoctrination they have received from the government sponsored public education system?

Ahhhhhh well...  Time will tell.

Department of Education.  No Child Left Behind.  Teaching to the test.

Somehow we have gone from #2 in the world to about #25 or #40, or something.  Since about 1978.  That would be about the time of the creation of the DOE by Jimmy Carter.  Or something.  (I'm making this shit up from memory right now.  Don't try to hold me to these ramblings if they are inaccurate.)

Anyway, I'm a bit rusty.  Forgive me.



Linda said...

I didn't check your facts, but I believe what you said. I worked (volunteered) in a 1st and 2nd grade classroom for a few words, and they 'had' to pass every student even though there were at least one or two that never did get the concepts the teachers were trying to teach.

My mom was educated in a one-room schoolhouse and she graduated at least one year ahead of time, because she heard the lessons being taught in the older grades, and understood what was being taught. I just don't understand the 'new math' no phonics, spelling by sight, etc. It is a shame.

Blue said...

I do believe that there some good teachers and some good schools/school districts out there. I believe that they are on the road to extinction, though... Most of my friends who are teachers that are my age are either retired or trying to get to retirement as fast as they can. Some of the stories they tell about today's children (and their parents) are scary. There was a time that I seriously considered teaching High School history... Something told me not to do it. I dunno. Sometimes one person can make a difference. :)