A flawed approach to raising The Next Generation … I mean, Seriously, What are we doing to our children?
Critical Race Theory? Dumbing Down in the Name of Equity and Flawed Ideology
by H. Michael Sweeney | Staff Writer | Eternal Affairs Media
I was listening to National Defense (radio show) early in the morning, and they rattled off a long list of things most people don’t know about public education, all of them absolutely as villainous, treasonous, and destructive to our children and their future… and therein, to our nation’s future… as is/was Critical Race Theory. And it is not just about what school boards and the Teacher’s union are doing to education, in lock-step, but also about what they have elected to stop doing.
And, of course, the evil and lunacy continues on in most colleges. In researching for this article, I stumbled across I see it as the most evil threat to children and the future since the Plague, though I guess the final word is not yet in on just how terrible will be the aftermath of the COVID debacle.
Clues that something evil this way hath already come…
Let me start with a few shocking examples of the damage already done in the most recent Z generation’s education by out-of-control radical left extremists. It can even be seen present in earlier generations, to lesser degrees. My own kids, who entered adulthood shortly after the new Century arrived, show signs of it, and of course, they are fully indoctrinated liberals, today, variously voting Democrat, supporting ANTIFA and BLM, and even apologizing for whiteness. One has even fallen away from God, and changed sexual identity. So, forgive me if I seem to write tersely, here.
Mark 9:42 (KJV) “42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”
Did you know that generation Z is afraid of the telephone, when used as a telephone? It’s true. Corporations are discovering young new-hires can’t talk on the phone. Turns out they have a certifiable phone-phobia. Someone figured out that it is because they are so used to brief SMS texting and email, both laden with emoji, and video streaming or video calls, where you can see facial expressions and body language… that when the phone rings for a voice only call, they can’t read emotions, and as result take it as a form of micro-aggression! Seriously; an induced mental disorder wrought by over-reliance on technology, and liberal indoctrination in the schools, and in media.
In fact, corporations are now paying up to $480 an hour to teach individual employees how to speak comfortably on the phone, or $350 per person to attend a day-long seminar off-site, or $3500 for an on-site Corporate seminar. The first person to figure this out, calling herself ‘The Phone Lady,’ has already taught some 15,000 young people how to overcome their fears and use the phone usefully, and she is now well on her way to being independently wealthy. That’s capitalism at its best: making big profits off of socialist snowflakes, with no intrinsic cost of operation. She’s a de facto ‘social deprogrammer.’
Here’s another story, one truly horrific and sad, from Wisconsin. A ten-year old boy shot his mother in the face, killing her, because she would not buy him a virtual headset. He then took her credit card and ordered the $500 device from Amazon, part of a series of details which led Police to question his claim of an accidental shooting. Among those details, he had known mental and behavioral issues I would describe as sociopathic, having had some experience in confronting sociopathic stalkers. But the system also quite-likely failed the boy, in the Public Schools, it would seem, thanks to insane liberal policies. Thankfully, truth out, he has been arrested and will be charged as an adult, facing up to 60 years.
That part of his story (schooling) has not yet been publicly told, but given the liberal policies in play, everyone gets the same one-size fits-all education. And it reflects the so-called equity-based outcome aspect of those policies, which means that kids with special needs no longer get special attention, because they essentially get a free ride. Examples of that will follow, shortly. But they also don’t get into trouble. Police are being kicked out of schools and crimes are no longer reported. We example that, herein.
No one does, it seems, because if they did, blacks and hispanics might end up disproportionately the ones in trouble, based on statistics before equity programs were put into place. That was not because of targeting for their skin color, but because of the gang influence in their neighborhoods, a thing less prevalent in mostly-white neighborhoods. But under equity, there is no punishment, even to the point of concealing it from parents. I offer an example, where a student rapist escaped punishment:
In Virginia, a young girl was raped at school while in the girl’s restroom, by a boy claiming transgender status, allowed to use the girl’s restroom under their liberal policies, there. Police were not called, parents not notified. I suppose, had she gotten pregnant, they would have also taken care of the abortion, quietly, using our tax dollars. Presumably, that showered with her or other girls in gym class, as well (#*&@!), though that’s not addressed in the story. The school staff and the Superintendent covered the incident up, but of course, the parents pried into their daughter’s change in personality, and learned of the event.
The Father went to the school board to protest, after getting no admission from the school that the event had even transpired. He was arrested, and charged by liberal prosecutors with charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. One wonders if his name was forwarded to Biden’s weaponized FBI for further scruitiny as a terrorist, under DOJ policy to so target anyone making trouble with school boards over CRT. That is also supposition, on my part.
In the end, justice appears to be wining out, and in more ways than one, thanks to the outrage by other parents made it into a state- and nation-wide topic. It helped to alter the outcome of the gubernatorial race, and a State-wide change of policy putting parents back in charge at School Board Meetings. The Superintendent was fired for his role in the cover up. This proves that the power each of us has as an individual in effecting social change, is not limited to votes, alone. Civil disobedience is often a duty, and can be a pleasure, as well.
Note: here we have a clue as to one way to push back. When liberals do something outlandishly evil, it will make local news, but never will it make national news given the left’s tight reign on mainstream media… unless a bigger and bigger stink is made from it, snow-balling to the point that it enlarges the number of media outlets taking note. Eventually, it becomes impossible to cover up with silence. They might spin it, but the story still gets out. Watch your local papers, and build on such reporting; organize and get loud, accordingly, and don’t be afraid to reach out to more than just local news outlets.
Acts 5:40-42 (KJV), a great example of early civil disobedience which had good end: “40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
Also in Virginia, a Mother pulled her first-grade student out of public school and complained to the School Board because her daughter, based on teacher comments, asked if she was ‘born evil, because she is white?’ Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin, again, liberal infiltration of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has led to the hiring of a transgender chaplain, who thinks God is a woman. Here’s the problem with children’s hospitals: they are often a breeding ground for pedophiles, esp. when the children are orphans. Certainly it is a place where grooming can take place.
In Oregon, the State-funded Oregon Health and Science University’s Dorenbecher Childrens’ Hospital provides special underwear and lessons in ’tucking’ unsightly and unwanted genitalia, to boys. So we see a concerted effort to access our kids for ideological and sociological indoctrination at any point where they are out of our hands as parents, which has certainly been found true in the Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Catholic Church.
The heart of this evil is in the school system…
Liberal policies evolved over time… all due an imagined racism gone-wild, everywhere, have gone well beyond the teaching of CRT. Even where CRT objections by parents and politicians have resulted in removal of CRT materials, the indoctrination found in remaining Outcome Equity policies continue to warp our kids’ minds, molding future generations of loyal, riotous-but-mostly-peaceful Democrat minions. The assembly line of Jr. Communists are, as result, confused about who they are, what they like, and what they believe in, and why. Here are the examples I promised:
Equity Grading requires that every student passes; a ’No Fail’ policy. To that end, nothing can exist which differentiates between a poor student with learning disabilities, a rowdy trouble-making student, a tardy or hooky-playing student, or a student who merely doesn’t give a damn, and a hard-working, punctual, and conscientious student who is clearly there to learn. They take their policy goal seriously, and to the extreme… even to the point to doing true psychological harms to almost every student.
Bad students need no longer worry about being late for class or showing up, at all. Homework can be turned in late, be shoddily done, or even completely incorrect. Any test can be taken as many times as needed to get a passable result. Grading systems no longer focus on measured performance levels, and tend to be limited to generic evaluations, such as ‘Needs improvement, Average, or Good,’ or similar. Some teachers admit there is currently no longer any viable means to even know if a student has mastered the material taught, according to one teacher in a radio interview, recounting a mutual conclusion among several teachers asking that question.
Worse, so that no student should have their feelings hurt by scoring badly compared to, say (per liberal fears), a genius Asian kid or ‘empowered white kid,’ many schools no longer have Report Cards, do not maintain Honor Rolls, or establish graduating Valedictorians. In Oregon, everyone gets the same diploma without any reference to a grade-point average. And of course, the schools offer safe spaces and participation trophies just to make sure no one has a bruised ego for being a slacker, a juvenile delinquent, or someone who wasn’t getting the help they needed to excel.
Where does this leave us?
For one thing, it means it is going to be harder and harder for admission applicants to demonstrate to a good college that they merit acceptance… to convince anyone offering a scholarship that they have what it takes to make the investment worthwhile… to convince an employer that their diploma is any guarantee that they have even the most basic of verbal, written, math, and social skills needed for even the most mundane and simple of jobs. We are becoming a nation of ne’er-do-wells who can’t do anything well, but whine and portray victimhood, and expect free stuff and endless do-over’s.
Perhaps, in the end, the only viable test will end up being to ask them to take a phone call, and see if they ask for the nearest safe space. This is not God’s plan for our children. It is Satan’s, though indirectly facilitated by those who blindly follow the lead of, at sufficiently high levels of the educational command structure, people who do Satan’s bidding, through their own twisted evil nature. Dare I say it? Those of the Godless Deep State, starting with the U.S. Department of Education, who seems to blindly adopt every strange European Union educational policy that comes along? Welcome to the Great Reset, one mind at a time.
Titus 2:7-8 (KJV) “7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”
Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) “6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”