I keep asking myself a very simple question, which has always seemed to have an extremely complicated and almost unfathomable answer . . . HOW DID WE GET FROM THERE TO HERE . . .? But in all reality, the answer is simple.
I’m old enough to remember Canada and the USA as they were in the BEST TIMES OF THEIR EXISTENCE, after World War Two, when we were proud to be who we were, when no one had to explain Patriotism, Values and the Importance of Family.
I REMEMBER . . . all the way back to the 1950’s, when RESPECT wasn’t just a word in an Aretha Franklin Song . . . but when it actually meant something, when we stood as an adult entered our schoolroom, and we called our teachers Sir, Madam or Miss.
I REMEMBER . . . the 3-R’S – Reading, Writing & ‘Rithmetic – before some genius discovered crap like New Math, that did plenty good for the world of Academia, but Squat for the Students, since nothing much has changed in the world of EVERYDAY ARITHMETIC.
And now, we have all this non-academic crap, which is taught by teachers putting in far too few hours, earning far too much money, with unconscionable benefits, and a retirement package so far removed from what the Tax Payers who pay the shot, could ever hope to see, which to me is obscene.
AND WHAT DO WE GET FOR IT? . . . We have High School Students that can barely read or write, and University Students who give a new definition to the word DUMB, INCOMPETENT & UNINFORMED. And forget New Math, because to these numbskulls, they can’t figure out 1 + 1 = 2, unless they’re negotiating drugs. And even then . . . ?
INEVITABLY . . . The blame rests with us for allowing the Teachers to Unionize, create an EXTREME Political Power Base, and PERVERTING what it was that teaching was supposed to be all about.
ACTUALLY . . . the blame starts with us, since our ORIGINAL SIN was unleashing the Teachers, and doing absolutely nothing to bring them back to the juncture, where they and we have reached, to the point of NO RETURN politically.
START FROM THE BEGINNING . . . The government convinced the people, that they, the government, knows what’s better for the people’s children, than do the parents.
Daycare has become a great substitute for a Mother’s Care. And since pawning children off on the State is relatively FREE, or heavily subsidized, it seems to have become the decision of choice, opposed to the decision of real necessity.
TO MY WAY OF THINKING . . . when a HUSBAND and a WIFE (man and woman) make the decision to have children, that decision should NOT INCLUDE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES, since in my world, that decision should be based entirely on the PARENT’S willingness and COMMITMENT to raise and nurture THEIR OWN FAMILIES.
We have come to the point in our history, where our parents have surrendered their RIGHT to raise their children, by subcontracting that responsibility to the government.
HITLER’S GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY MADE IT CLEAR . . . give the State the child until he or she is about 9-Years Old, and the State will have formed the child’s future.
So what are we in North America doing, that’s really any different from the Nazi philosophy?
Our schools have become hopelessly LEFT; where FREE thought is what the Teachers and Professors say what is FREE . . . and what is NOT. What kind of debate is acceptable, and what kind of debate is actionable. What we can say, and what we cannot say, and to whom, when, where and how it could be said.
SO WHY SHOULD WE BE SURPRISED . . . when our LEFTIST Teachers, teach our Children LEFTIST PROPAGANDA from PRE-SCHOOL, because our parents have abdicated their role of parenthood to the State?
And for our children who don’t drop-out of school, travel through their changes in education from pre-school through to college and university, they are even more brainwashed with each following stage, by even more zealous LEFTIST Teachers and Professors, to the point that universities have created SAFE ZONES, where the Free exchange of ideas and debates are VERBOTEN.
HENCE . . . when thinking of our Media, and why it has become as EXCREMENTAL as it is, it is NOT just leaning to the LEFT, but rather . . . the Media has become the willing promoter of LEFTIST philosophy, absolutely ignorant of the perils of Socialism, and how they are at WAR with the 1st AMENDMENT, which guarantees their right to report, agree, disagree, and fully dissent, because that’s what our Teachers taught them from their first recollections.
AND WHERE DID ALL OF THIS START? . . . We did it, because getting stuff, outdid raising our own children and families. But now that we’ve crossed the Rubicon – there will be no going back peacefully.
We did it, we broke it, we have to fix it, and it won’t be pretty.
AND IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHETHER OR NOT . . . we have the courage to speak our minds, shout no to censorship, stand up to the government, and pay whatever price might be levied against us by fighting for our FREEDOMS.
It was not by accident that the FRAMERS of the BILL OF RIGHTS, led off their Charter with the FIRST AND SECOND AMENDMENTS, the First guaranteeing Freedom of Expression . . . the Second guaranteeing the Right to Bear Arms to defend the First.
To punctuate the importance of all the Freedoms, which are currently enjoyed by the American People, look at the passage within the Declaration of Independence that includes “. . . endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights . . .” which places those RIGHTS, out of reach, from the hands of man.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov