August 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm #70808
Several words come to mind, but i will refrain.
And from what I have seen, the call was heard years ago.August 26, 2018 at 5:41 pm #70811
This has been the plan for over 50 years by the Socialist. The young are there target group.August 27, 2018 at 2:07 am #70813
Of course it’s easier to sell BS to kids, than to anyone with a little experience of the world. But it’s not as if most teachers in the PFS haven’t been trying, for years, to peddle all the Socialism they could sneak into everything from history, to math and science. The only change would be open, acknowledged Socialism as the official curriculum, with grades and graduation withheld for opposition, eventually followed by openly acknowledged political tests for government employment. Who, besides Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez, thinks that openly flaunting their program will work better than sneaking and pretending?
Cry, "Treason!"September 1, 2018 at 11:46 pm #70814
Who, besides Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez, thinks that openly flaunting their program will work better than sneaking and pretending?
They’re the front line as that position becomes more emboldened. I suspect it’s kind of like the attitude that Quigley had when he published Tragedy and Hope back in 1966. He truly believed that not only were they right, but he believed the time had come to finally open things up. He sensed that it wouldn’t be shut down. Of course Macmillan and their minders had other ideas, and the 2nd printing was not advertised and went out of print. Quigley had an agreement that if the book went out of print he could obtain the plates, but he found out in 1974 that the plates had been destroyed. Convenient. Once Gary Allen, Cleon Skousen, and others discovered Tragedy and Hope, a whole new audience developed just in time for copies to become collectors items worth at least three figures. Quigley’s view that the time had come to be open about what was going on was deemed premature, at best, by what we’ve come to call “The Deep State.” That’s the same reason why the Democratic Socialists of America removed the list from their web site, in which they’d taken pride, showing all the members of Congress that were also DSA members – it wasn’t time yet to “come out.”
I believe Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are serving exactly the same function today, and though much of the Democrat Party is saying little about them, they’re also watching public reaction very carefully. And they like what they see, with growing acceptance of eliminating ICE, instituting universal healthcare (Medicare for everyone), etc. Once Ocasio-Cortez called for the end of ICE, we’ve heard more and more Democrats issue the same call. And of course the front piece for it all, the “newz media,” keeps shaping the narrative and the perception that acceptance is almost universal and opposition to it is downright treasonous. The schools have brilliantly played their role in shaping the mushy minds of children whose parents have both gone to work, either out of necessity or greed, leaving them little time to TAKE time for their kids. So, the kids do their natural rebellion thing and the revered authority figures become their teachers. Brilliant coordinated plan.
By the way – communication and journalism majors score considerably down the ranks on their overall SAT scores (lower half), and education majors score well below them! That’s mainly who are being attracted to those two professions. And in the “critical reading” portion of the SAT, education majors score more than 100 points lower in that subsection than the top scoring majors (based on a study of students entering various majors who took the 2014 SAT). Though those geniuses are graduating this year (perhaps), similar results have existed for years.September 2, 2018 at 11:54 pm #70816
I’ve told this story before on other forums, so at least two of you will be bored more than others, but I’ll just lay it off to incipient senility (In a few years, I’ll be an old man.) Back in the early ’70s, three of my kids were in the early grades in (‘shamed to admit it … the Public Fool System) and the youngest had yet to start. but the news was full of “The New Math,” and all the grief students were having with learning it, and and teachers with teaching it.
To minimize that grief in my family, I diverted my night school studies from engineering math to a semester course in New Math for Teachers. I really needn’t have bothered — it was just The Old Math, explained confusingly in set theory notation, a BFD, if there ever was one. But I did learn … a lot … about the general level of intelligence and comprehension of PFS teachers.
I was the only “outsider” in the class. About half the class was already employed as teachers. The other half was prospective teachers, hacking out their prereqs. At least a third of the class couldn’t fully comprehend a square root. Another third muddled through, and the last third actually understood the subject matter — all in all, not a confidence builder. Other than the opportunity to peer into the PFS, it was a total waste of a semester, since my kids never had to learn The New Math. At least I finally understood why so many teachers hardly ever wanted to answer student requests for more info — they didn’t know any more.
Aside from often lackluster presentation, PFS curricula, nationwide, have been deliberately impoverished. An ambitious and interested student could master the meager ration of academic learning that these days, passes for a high school education, in at least three fewer years, if he/she weren’t compelled to slow down and drag it out, for all the future baristas.(and teachers.)
Cry, "Treason!"September 3, 2018 at 1:12 am #70818
[Well, I edited this and the original with the mistake showed up PLUS the edited version. So this copy is deleted. If a moderator wants to remove it, please feel free. Otherwise, disregard and just read the corrected version below. I’ve tried editing this copy multiple times to get it to disappear, and when I want it to, it won’t. LOL]September 3, 2018 at 1:13 am #70819
Why doesn’t CNN TELL me this stuff?!? Even Fox News, fair and balanced???
(Of course we all know the answer to that ridiculous rhetorical and sarcastic question here…. And no, I don’t expect an answer, unless someone has anything that would generate a good belly laugh.)
(In a few years, I’ll be an old man.)
LOL! Well thanks LT! I thought I recently turned officially old, but if you’re not there yet and already had kids in school in the early 70s, I’m feeling good again! Heck – mine didn’t start until the late 70s. I’m still young!!!September 3, 2018 at 1:32 am #70827
Perhaps you can advise me, GS. My maternal Grandpa (born 1874) told me that I shouldn’t call my self “old” until I was at least 80. And since I expect to live to 160, it seemed only (Hobbit) logical, that the midpoint would properly divide youth from old age. But lately, folks tell me that 100 is the new 80, so I’m perplexed. Should I just put off Old Age a few more decades, or increase my life expectancy by four?
Cry, "Treason!"September 3, 2018 at 2:04 am #70830
LOL! I still can’t comprehend being the age I am, being a great grandpa multiple times over, yet not imagining myself being anywhere near capable of either. Heck – my grandfather looked at least as old as I do now, when he was 49. I’ve got his photos and mine to satisfy myself that my perspective is accurate. I find it a bit fun to be what I used to consider “old” and yet not even remotely be able to relate to it. Slowed down, and a bit more creaky when I move? Sure – but not OLD! Good for your grandpa!
The only problem is that while it’s not suicidal ideation, I otherwise really don’t want to live a whole lot longer to experience what’s coming. I can’t help my kids and grandkids (let along my great grandkids) – they think they know better, despite what we taught them as they grew up. And I really don’t want to see what happens to them – much too sad. So I’ll just hang on to defining myself as “old” and hope that script plays out. Unfortunately a whole slew of medical testing says I’m likely to live up to my genetic coding, which includes a bunch of centenarians in my direct lineage.September 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm #70831
Not all are buying what their selling .September 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm #70832
Oh, how wonderfully refreshing! I don’t watch much TV “newz” anymore, so I’ve missed almost all of this and was just vaguely aware that there were a few famous people that had abandoned ship. Thanks for the feel-good, Tolik! Made my night.September 5, 2018 at 1:57 am #70833
Yes! Thanks Tolik! It’s always encouraging when someone “gets it.” Saving the Republic won’t be easy, even if it is possible. But every scrap of good sense helps.
Cry, "Treason!"September 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm #70834
Many things like this are happening that are not reported. For example my wife works in a University were there are many Socialist. She has confronted them many times. She has told them to stop crying in front of her, and asked them did they see her crying for eight years of Obama? Then she points out all that Obama did that was against what she believe in. This has happened many times. In the University there are many Republican and libertarians that work there and have started talking and confronting these Socialist.
What is more important is for all of us to tell like minded to vote this Nov and to talk and confront the Socialist. This is the only thing that Socialist understand, tell them what you think.September 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm #70835
… tell like minded to vote this Nov….
In concept, you’re absolutely correct. The problem in reality is, however, that on BOTH sides of the political aisle in Congress the special interests (translated: BIG MONEY) control almost all of them. We’ve got to work in subsequent years to replace almost 100% of them.
In the past I’ve been against term limits for Congress, preferring to trust the Framers in their wisdom, and trying to force “the People” to do their jobs. But we’ve reached a point where we can’t trust the “proletariat” to know enough and understand enough to vote the trash out when it gets to D.C. and shows its real agenda. So I think I’ve just about come around 100% to term limits for Congress (both chambers). When I hear that Feinstein has been around to vote on a FULL 9 justices that have served on the Supreme Court, and others as many as 15 justices that have sat on the Court, my stomach does a flip! NOBODY should be there that long and have that much power. The wealth that magically shows up for almost anyone in Congress for more than a few years is testimony enough.
But for this November, we’re screwed – we’ve only got what’s there now to vote on. I’ll at least go with the HUGE stick-on magnetic sign I saw on a pickup the other day: “If you voted Democrat, you’re an idiot!” (Loved it!) Too many of them have the potential of being decent people, but virtually 100% of them have shown that they value their jobs and committee assignments more than they value standing up to power (i.e. the leadership and money sources). There are no individual votes of any consequence in Congress – there are two block votes.
And the other problem is that it’s gotten so divisive AND dangerous, that almost no decent person would even WANT to run for Congress. But that’s a whole ‘nother story….
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