sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, April 8, 2013

Who should Teach your Children?

I'm the father of four daughters and I always considered that the primary responsibility for educating them was mine/my family's. I know that's not a collectivist view, thus not very progressive one. If you met my daughters, you'd be blasted with their views of duty, honor, God, country and family. None of those are progressive values. When they see the flag raised, they stop, remove headgear if they are wearing a hat and put their hands over their hearts. If you look closely, you may see their lips move slightly as they sing the national anthem to themselves.

Grandparents have a role in raising grandchildren too and the concept of a nuclear family, while fading in America, still has pockets of people who feel that it has value. 

In California your children will be taught about the politically correct nature of having two mommies or two daddies (or two gender optional transexuals) in public school and how abortion is not only a "right" but how it's a very good option for a promiscuous teen who ends up in a family way. In California schools, a fetus is not a human being. It's something else. You won't learn much about American history and you won't learn much about what it takes to be a man or a woman. You'll learn to pass the national standards tests.

Take just a moment to view the progressive view as MSNBC Hostess, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the collective responsibility of education, relieving parents of that job. 


"LEAN FORWARD"

LL's daughter, son-in-law and grandsons

In Aldus Huxley's classic, Brave New World, all children were raised by the state. That's true in many communist utopian states such as North Korea. There are people in America who buy off on the collective raising of children so that parent's don't have to invest their valuable time in this endeavor. The Biblical concept of honoring your father and mother are hopelessly out of date in the progressive utopian agenda of state-raised and educated children.

In order to create an Orwellian State, the first thing that one must do is to separate children from their parent's teaching. Parents are not always politically correct. Neither are traditional values. Those values need to be moderated through collectivized education that is overseen by the state. It's all part of fundamentally transforming America.

The progressive agenda calls for an educational system tightly coupled with the political system such that education is subordinated to the political system. This requires tight administrative controls of schools by the national administrative system. Collectivistic activities as a major part of the learning process will be stressed to facilitate the internalization of socialist  collective norms and culture. There is no place for the family in this.


DPRK - A National Suicide?

The news from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea continues to get worse as they prepare to commit ritual suicide. I'm not sure why they are bent on this course. Maybe it has something to do with them no longer being able to feed their own people. Maybe they don't want to keep up the Orwellian charade anymore? Maybe the presence of a few nuclear weapons buoys them up? Whatever the reason,
they seem bound and determined to end it all.

The US is playing down its preparations in public while putting the region quietly on a war footing to respond to a North Korean attack.

(IBD) The hereditary Communist dictatorship of the Kim family that took over the North with the expulsion of Japanese forces at the end of World War II has always been quirky, unpredictable and, well, mentally unbalanced by any modern governing standards. Despite the approving reports of recent celebrity tourist Dennis Rodman. 
The country would be cinematically comical and worthy of a Peter Sellers role were the rogue regime not actively developing nuclear weapons and long-distance missiles to deliver or orbit them.
Few senior officials--even their first wives--get to retire in North Korea. They get dead, like Kim's grandmother when she'd served her purpose.
Life in North Korea is very hard. The people suffer from chronic malnutrition to support one of the world's largest armies. A single modest bag of rice can cost a month's salary. Brutal concentration camps house an estimated 150,000 political prisoners and release no survivors. One recent visitor to Pyongyang noticed a doctor giving patients life-prolonging prescriptions, but only in three days' doses. If they get more, she said, they sell it for food on the black market.


B-1B Lamcer
Best guess continues that North Korea will launch a "limited attack" on South Korea and US interests in the region (you can't rule out Japan as well) within the next week. If either South Korea or the US retaliates, the North will engage in a 'general war' which will likely include nuclear weapons launches. They may not make it to the target - but the North wants to use the weapons that it's built and it doubts US resolve despite the evidence post 9/11.

The US has reportedly moved seven B-1 Lancer heavy (nuclear) strike aircraft from Abilene, Texas to Anderson Air Force Base on Guam. They have also been reported to have deployed an E-6 Mercury (TACMO) airborne warning, command and control aircraft to Guam to support potential US operations in the area.

E-6 Mercury (TACMO)