Maybe We DID Lose The Cold War

I attempted to comment to this post from An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings about the decline of education, but since I tend to ramble on myself about things I feel strongly about, it rejected my comment and told me I was sounding a bit too spammy.  But come to think of it, this thought deserves a post of its own.

First of all, I’m very happy that our society has evolved enough to seriously consider both a female (Sen. Clinton) and an African American (Sen. Obama) for President.  Of course, there are individuals that wouldn’t consider either.  And some that would discriminate on the basis of age, looks, or a host of other reasons.  But on the whole, we’re slowly realizing that people are people and should be judged by their character.

As a baby boomer, I remember the Cold War.  I remember people having bomb shelters and worrying that the Soviets would nuke us into annihilation.  We learned facts in school, from teachers who demanded our respect.  They taught us Math and Science and the History of our nation.  We also were taught manners, responsibility, and pride in our country and the freedoms we had here.  And we were a strong nation.  The leftists knew they couldn’t destroy us from afar; they spread their agenda from within.

They got their teachers into our schools and kept them there with their unions.  They weakened our education system by teaching touchy-feeley subjects and self-esteem exercises instead of the basics that would keep us technologically superior.  They tried to abolish competition and grading systems that would encourage true self-esteem through accomplishment and pride in one’s efforts.  Our kids were taught to be ashamed of our own heritage, while indoctrinated with global group-think garbage.  The gulags and human rights abuses were glossed over when discussing the “fairness” of wealth distribution.  Religious tolerance was only allowed toward religions that were a minority in this country so that Muslim awareness classes were fine while the overwhelmingly Christian majority were not even allowed to sing a Christmas carol.

This I guess is why so many of our young people are fawning over the Socialist agenda of Barack Obama.  They’ve been taught that Capitalism is a bad thing, synonymous with greed.  They were not allowed to see that competition spurs us on to greater achievements, creating things that will help solve global warming and cure diseases.  Creating wealth for our families creates jobs for others.  But a lot of these kids weren’t taught that.

We thought we won the Cold War when the Berlin Wall came down, and the Soviet Union dissolved.  We never could have pictured the day that the fruits of our labor would be distributed as our illustrious leaders see fit.  We underestimated our enemies.  And soon, we may have our own version of Chairman Mao grinning at us from the billboards of America.

3 Responses to “Maybe We DID Lose The Cold War”

  1. 1 Kate October 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Dang! Sorry my site gave ya an attitude. 😕 No comment ever even showed up in the span queue. Odd. Believe me, there have been some LOOOOOOONG ones show up there, so I’m not sure why that happened to ya.

    Anyways, I think you said I what I was trying to spit out, but much, MUCH better. 🙂

  2. 2 sooshisoo October 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Our country has made it too easy for kids to not finish school and make a life for themselves through hard work. People are complaining about the welfare nation that Obama would create, but in reality, we are already there mentally.

    My niece dropped out of high school and had two babies before she was 20. Why? Because it’s easier to live on HUD, section 8, food stamps and TANF than it is to get a low-paying job while working her way through school. Welfare has become already become a way of life, for many, by choice.

    This country doesn’t offer our kids much in the way of incentive when they can, instead, receive handouts. Or push drugs, etc.

    We don’t need education reform so much as we need a “parent reform”. It starts in the home, and many of our homes are lacking.

    There’s an interesting article you might like, if you haven’t read it yet: Social Predation 101

    SUMMARY: In a tutorial showing teachers how to recruit and use students as activists, a former high school social studies teacher unwittingly exposes a model for social predation that is instituted in K-12 and college campuses across the USA.

    The former high school teacher mentioned in the summary would be Dr. Alan Singer, who has been in the news lately as one of Bill Ayers defenders.

  3. 3 mamaneeds2rant October 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    The Democrats want people to depend on them and their “handouts.” That way, people will have to keep voting for them. A friend and I started a temp employment agency a while back. We had a hard working single mother who wanted to stay on at one of the jobs we sent her on. The employer wanted to hire her. But unfortunately for all of us, she discovered the government helped her out MORE when she was not working at all. A true shame.

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