Posts Tagged 'Education in America'

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.

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