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I found a new article.  One item there jumped out at me.

“Decades later, when examining the math textbook used by some young relatives of mine, who were living where I grew up in Harlem, I discovered that the math they were being taught in the 11th grade was less than what I had been taught in the 9th grade.”
Note the degradation of math presentation.  This is on purpose.  The socialist government can’t operate when there are people of knowledge who could oppose it.  The design originally was to allow those of different viewpoints to debate their various views and the view gathering the greatest support would then be tried.  It was not to be a power grab where someone in a bureaucratic office would get to dictate how the citizen’s lives ran.  The communist prefers people who will just work and follow directions – a slave plantation writ large.  What was one fear of the slave owners?  That their charges would obtain knowledge and weapons and become independent.  Here is the nugget of truth as to the dumbing down of the education system.
I hear frequently how much the kids now days are forced to work in school and the excessive amounts of information required of them.  Yet, I can check out at a store, provide an additional 2 cents to make even change and the young school educated checker can’t handle that calculation.  On conversation with one I was struck with the ability of them to site facts from the Amazon rain forest and random details of trivial things.  That’s when it struck me what the educational system was doing.  Kids presently are being presented trivia and calling it learning.  They learn facts and figures about meaningless things which have no practical import to their lives and are absolutely denied practical knowledge which could have an effect in altering their later voting patterns.  Example of what is being denied – I had kidinbox in school years ago and looked through an American history textbook.  There was a short entry on the impeachment of Clinton.  Opposition of the Republicans was presented.  There was not a syllable about obstruction of justice or perjury.  Real knowledge is being denied the kids.  It’s up to us to train them.  Teach them at home if you can.
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……………Because that Liberal did “something” and has washed her hands of the results.
 
Butshe feels good about it- which is all that matters.

Which is all that matters whenever a Liberal does “something” to help—– and generally makes things worse.

But at least they feel good about “doing something”.

“Doing something” as an euphemism for actions without thought.  This may be, and I have just conjecture at this point, a result of never having to lose at a game, always receiving a participation trophy, being praised for anything done and absolutely no experience running a business.  Planning is required for a business and learning to lose at games at a young age is there to teach effects of decisions.  With them removed, this would be the expected result.

http://www.theospark.net/2019/01/the-anti-american-dream-pat-condell.html

This is important.  That’s putting it mildly.

I have noted over time that driver’s behaviors have become increasingly more lawless and more self-centered.  This observation applied historically in the cities and more recently in the small towns I frequent.  My observation and analysis of driving behavior is that the population is more self-centered.  That is – the population is more centered on what will personally benefit themselves and less on the general welfare of society.  Why stop at a red light if no one is there, or the other drivers there are back a bit?  That kind of thinking behind that kind of behavior can only come from one who has ignored established law and common courtesy.  The sense in which this would show up earlier in the cities is an examination of scale where the individual is such a small part of the whole that personal care must rise above normal courtesy considerations.  Therefore, it makes sense to me that the cities would be the first to show this kind of character, though I would also mention that the cities are also highly one political bent which also tends towards abolition of the Constitutional law applied to everyone.

Read here.

Hence, in our revolution, as in others, which side first transgressed civility’s canons matters only historically. In our revolution, as in others, truth comes to be what serves to increase fellow partisans’ animus against socio-political opponents, and words to mean neither more nor less than what serves the speaker at any given time.

As Thucydides pointed out, once people cease adhering to “those general laws to which all alike can look for salvation in adversity,” partisan solidarity offers the only immediate hope of safety. And that, in turn, is because “those general laws” are by, of, and for the good of all. Once people no longer see any good common to all, justice for each becomes identical with advantage. The only good or justice that prevails is the good or justice of the stronger. As Plato points out in Book I of The Republic, far from being a rare phenomenon, this is mankind’s default state.

Read the rest.

I found an excellent article which gets to the focus, I believe, of the accusations against Kavanaugh.  The ultimate goal is to deter any decent individual from trying to occupy an office.  The president calls and the person replies, “thank you, but no.  I don’t want to experience what he did.”  Note that this is a long-term plan which has its association with tin pot dictators and other societies which we used to hold in low regard.  Now a party is emulating them.  That thought alone should give anyone pause.

on how to deal with terrorists.  It’s cost effective as well – much cheaper than the court system…

Of course, there has to be a back story to this one.  I just liked the idea and the pic.

There is an excellent book out there called the Underground History of American Education.  It is divided up into sections very heavily researched showing influences of various kinds on education.  One of the items was business which wanted to destroy the craftsman and create a consumer.  Schools were designed with a day schedule an an excessive amount of calendar time to accomplish their goals.  From another book on another subject, but associated with the idea of retraining – Thomas Sowell – the only reason to have sex education for more than a single instructional period is to change what the parents are teaching at home.  The day is planned.  The goal is accomplishing profit for a corporation.  In a similar vein, I found this article.

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