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Reason 254: Because You Will Either Give Your Children The Right Teacher, Or You Will Spend Their Childhood Begging The Wrong Teachers To Teach The Right Things
I’ll never forget the movie “War Of The Roses” about a couple going through a particularly nasty divorce. In the heat of the battle, the husband (Michael Douglas) was in his lawyer’s office (Danny Devito) explaining to him his outrageous and cockamamie scheme for living in the same house during the divorce battle. The lawyer looks at him and asks incredulously, “This… this seems rational to you both?” It’s only about 10 seconds of the movie, but I will never forget it. (Click here and go to the 53:50 minute mark if you really want to see the clip.)
I see the same thing going on in the government school. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
The article includes a news clip in which the anchors actually refer to a bubble gun as a weapon. Any sane human being would look at the institution and ask, “and this… ahhh, this seems rational to you?” But the institution is sticking by their guns … pun intended. You know, policy and all that. And we should expect that they would because in the final analysis, it’s not about guns. It’s about slavery. And whoever heard of an armed slave.
On the other hand, guns are not feared or hated in the Wright Family Acadamy Of Science, Liberal Arts, Math and Liberty. Neither or other weapons like baseball bats, cars or kitchen knives. That’ because in our academy we teach that tools are inanimate objects and that people can be very wicked, especially when the same people who control how people will be indoctrinated also control armies, which, last time I checked, has some really really big guns.
So I must ask. Does sending your child to an institution that does this, and lots more, for 30ish hours a week of indoctrination seem rational to you?
I consider it nothing less than a miracle, especially considering the free-for-all power grabs by an ever-increasing centralized government, that it’s still legal to homeschool in America. And I’m so glad it is because I wouldn’t want my love for my children to be criminalized.
And yes, I realize that I still have to pay the taxes for something I don’t use. But I don’t think of it as taxes. I consider it tribute… the same kind of tribute the poor baker in Chicago paid to Guido for protection from Guido, and the same kind of tribute Jesus was willing to give Ceasor, who’s time was short in light of eternity. They could care less about education anyway. They’re all about the money, and so I have no problem paying mine. In return, I get to keep my children.
With this in mind here is an interesting article from National Review:
Terry McAuliffe to Virginia Homeschoolers: ‘You Can’t Have That Privilege’
As I’ve said here so many times before, the Teacher’s Unions are the ACLU. And the ACLU is the LGBT. And the LGBT is the Democrat Party. And the Democrat Party is Planned Parenthood, and planned parenthood is the public school system, and so on. They are all one in lock step.
The “privilege” spoken of in this article is the ability to use what has been paid for in taxes. But evidently these poor homeschoolers think that their taxes are taxes. They are wrong. “Taxes” is another one of those morphing, euphemistic words. Even fines from the Affordable Care Act were considered taxes by our illustrious Supreme Court. Whatever. Just leave me alone, please.
A bit from the article, but it’s a fine article, so be sure to read the whole thing:
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is a defender of privilege. Earlier this week, the first-term Democrat vetoed a bill that would have let the commonwealth’s homeschooled students play sports and otherwise participate in extracurricular activities at their local public schools. “Participation in athletic and academic competitions is a privilege for students who satisfy eligibility requirements,” McAuliffe said. Curious. We hear a lot about privilege these days — mostly in the racial context. We don’t often hear big-shot Democrats referring to the free public-school system as a bastion of privilege. But homeschooling has a crazy-making effect on liberals — especially those whose campaigns are funded and staffed by the teachers’ unions, which despise homeschooling and, to an increasing extent, homeschoolers.
I don’t know how much longer it will be legal to keep your children from the state’s plans for their minds. But for now it is legal, and, again, I consider that a miracle.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/432243/terry-mcauliffe-virginia-democrat-homeschooling-controversy?iu1ekKBjbyYf1JFa.01
I grew up in a very rural part of America. I began school in the little schoolhouse just down the street which was a picture of the old going out and the new coming in because of the schoolhouse itself. It consisted of an old and a newer section. The newer section was a small addition that housed a lunchroom and 4 classrooms. It was a typical 1960’s government design. Rectangular, metal rectangle windows, and of course a flat roof. The old section had four classrooms that were at each corner of an auditorium. Its roof had a high pitch and its windows had a grid pattern; they were tall and were made of wood. all of this gave it character and personality. The two buildings standing there together provided a nice juxtaposition of eras; the old and the new.
But there was nothing rural about the education that went on inside. It was straight from Washington whose agenda was being installed into my head even then, and even way our there in the sticks… an agenda that I lived by for years much to my shame. Fortunately, I figured out that the whole thing was nothing but a great big fat lie. So the thought of putting my children out on the side of the street every morning for the yellow monster to eat up never even entered my head.
No matter where you live, your schoolhouse is a different culture than yours and is controlled from on high by the state. It may look different than those on the “bad side” of town, and it may have newer paint and all, but’s it the same old schoolhouse teaching the same old religion on the inside… because that’s the law.
So I found this. It’s a short clip from the documentary “indoctrination”, a surreal little video that takes a deep look at American schools from a Christian perspective:
If you haven’t seen the documentary “Indoctrination”, please do. Click here for the info. But if you want to keep thinking that somehow your situation is different, then please don’t watch this film, because it ain’t different. Yes, the state is doing everything it can to turn your child into a mindless slave that worships that same state. It’s in the state’s best interest to do this. But it’s not in your best interest to let them. And it certainly isn’t in your child’s best interest.
When you’re floating down the river with a flotilla of rafts, yucking it up and having a great time, your reference point becomes the other rafts around you. But if you’re on the bank watching them go by, it’s a different reference point.
When you send your child to school you’re on the raft. When you keep them home you’re on the bank. This analogy shows a great contrast between the mindsets of those who chose to keep the state out of their children’s minds and those who are simply floating down wherever the river might be taking them.
Many figured this out long ago. Today we look at an article that I think is good, but misleading:
The title is misleading because it’s projecting their experience on everyone else. It may be true that the so-called “transgender bathroom” debate was the straw that broke the camel’s back for the writer of this article, but it’s not true for millions of others. For them, the camel is a greasy spot on the road after having been run over by a battalion of Gaystapo tanks. But nevertheless, a slap in the face is sometimes a good thing. From the article:
You may not have realized it yet, but the Obama administration just destroyed the traditional American public school. Without an act of Congress, without a ruling from the Supreme Court, and without even going through the motions of the regulatory rule-making process, the administration issued a letter drafting every single public educational institution in the country to implement the extreme edge of the sexual revolution. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education have declared that they now “interpret” federal law to not only support the fantastical notion that boys can become girls but also to impose new legal requirements that impact every aspect of school life. The administration’s letter sweeps far beyond bathrooms — imposing a new speech code on school employees and even students, opening girls’ showers to boys, requiring schools to allow boys to sleep in girls’ rooms on overnight field trips, requiring boys to room with girls even in single-sex dorms, and putting boys on girls’ sports teams.
I think there’s ways around this:
The majority of families are left with no meaningful choice. Only small minorities have either the time and ability to homeschool or the resources to send their children to private schools. So during the school year, Americans hand their children over to educators who often spend more waking hours with their kids than parents do.
We accept too many premises. Just sit down and meditate on the reality of what is happening. The president of America want’s to redefine a bunch of words and then enforce old laws with new meanings to the words that make up those laws. That might not seem so bad, but they are basic words; words like male, female and marriage. It’s as if he wants to rid our culture of all concepts of family while he sits there in his husband/wife/children family using private schools. Are we so quick to surrender our children to this? There’s no other way but this for the “majority”? I’m sorry, but I’m not buying that. It’s too easy to make that excuse. It’s too easy to base our priorities on the lies we tell ourselves. We sacrifice our children… and for what? Sheetrock? A “safer neighborhood? And then we send our children for an entire day to the most hostile place in our “safe” neighborhood? Nope. You can believe that if you want. Or you can do the sensible thing, and get the hell out tomorrow.
Please read the rest. It’s sobering. But it’s not compulsory. Not yet. Please consider exercising one of your greatest freedoms while you still can.
The rest of the article:
On a superficial level, I can see how someone could think that ridding culture of the silly notion of God would be a good thing; kind of like a world imagined in John Lennon’s song: “Imagine”. He asked us all to imagine that there’s no god or religion, that above us was only molecules… just like below us… and in us… just molecules. But don’t think about it any further than that if you want to have any relationship whatsoever with logic.
But that’s just what the state is up to. But it has a monumental problem in attempting two tasks at the same time, both of which are pulling in opposite directions. First, it teaches in its schoolhouse that we are nothing more than sacks of molecules arranged by chance over time in an environment that came about the same way. The best they can come up with is “survival of the fittest”. So naturally it teaches that there is no such thing as ultimate good and evil and that such notions are nothing more than electrical impulses this way and that, all set in motion from billions of years of chance arrangement that all started from nothing. That’s one task.
At the same time the state is tasked to teach that there is ultimate right and wrong; that you can’t pollute the environment, or say anything at all derogatory about certain depraved inclinations, or question the state about anything at all. So in short it’s easy to see that the state’s real task is simply to usurp God. It must at the same time say there is no god and then put itself up as a god. It rejects all ideas of evil, then makes laws, as if evil exists. Of course, it has no basis for defining evil beyond itself. And that’s why I refer to it so often in these writings as the god/state which must reject evil while teaching against evil. Yes, confusing, I know. But there’s nothing new here really. Man by his nature has always been in rebellion against God so it should be no surprise to us when the worship of man in Secular Humanism becomes the established religion.
That’s why the average graduate from the state school, will, on the one hand, say that no one should judge and on the other judge harshly those who don’t agree with them on social issues. They will preach endlessly about environmentalism, then drive their air-polluting cars home to their large air-conditioned houses and not think a thing about it. They will constantly cry for more of a thing so indefinable as “social justice”, and then go to a rally and decry that someone out there thinks that it’s wrong to suggest that crushing and dismembering babies is evil. But as I said, this is not new. Let’s look back a hundred years to C. K. Chesterton. He had this to say in his book “Orthodoxy”:
For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial oppression insults the purity of women , and then he writes another book (about the sex problem) in which he insults it himself. He curses the Sultan because Christian girls lose their virginity, and then curses Mrs. Grundy because they keep it. As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself. A man denounces marriage as a lie, and then denounces aristocratic profligates for treating it as a lie. He calls a flag a bauble, and then blames the oppressors of Poland or Ireland because they take away that bauble. The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting , where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite sceptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines . In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.
…and I recently saw this by a more recent thinker:
This is Ravi Zacharias. He has moral clarity. The one asking the question is a student indoctrinated by the state. He is confused. He want’s to borrow God’s laws, then self-righteously judge everyone but himself, including God, using that standard. But we should expect nothing different. He’s been indoctrinated to think the way he does. He couldn’t not think that way no more than an ice cream maker could pop popcorn. He’s confident that he’s right. And he’s just as confident no one should be confident about anything.
It’s one thing to be confused. But to be confused in a confused society is something far worse. There’s no one to help you. You feed off of each other’s confusion. But even worse yet is to send your children to be trained in a confused institution put there by a confused culture. There is good… and there’s evil,. and to grasp that is a far better than living in the confusion of thinking that they both do and don’t exist at the same time.
The truth is that if good and evil are based on electrical impulses going on between our ears, then there’s no such thing as good and evil… and that’s exactly what your child will be taught at the schoolhouse. But there is good… and there is evil, and that is good. At least it’s good to have that much logic at your foundations. And it’s a far better thing to live knowing that there is evil in the world, and to be taught the same thing, than to live in the gray fog of confusion that is feeling that they both do and don’t exist at the same time.
President Obama has been revolutionary in a lot of ways. For decades his party has been doing everything in its power to remove God and replace Him with the state. But if you listened to only their words all those years you’d think just the opposite. In fact, Obama proclaimed during his first campaign to be in favor of the traditional definition of marriage. But everyone knew that he didn’t mean it, except, maybe, for the stupid Christians who just wanted to believe him. We know this because only a few years later Chik-Fil-A founder, S. Truett Carthy, said the exact same thing and it resulted in a national uproar. Why? Because, unlike candidate Obama, no one doubted that Cathy meant it.
But soon after Obama was elected–even before facing reelection–he came out of the closet… so to speak. For the first time in a very long time the democrat party’s words matched their actions when it came to the homosexual agenda. Generation after generation had been indoctrinated incrementally in the government schoolhouse; and now Obama was gonna see just how indoctrinated America was. He and his God hating allies were not dissapointed in the fruits of thier labors.
Make no mistake that the war on God burns hottest in the arena of children’s minds. As we are emersed in all that is going on around us, it’s difficult to grasp just how far we’ve fallen. For us it’s completely normal to have discussions that involve whether or not two men should be able to “marry” each other. But do you understand that? Do you grasp that we are asking such questions? But the reality is that the discussion is over. The Supreme Court simply decreed that that one word had a new meaning, and it ain’t what it used to mean. Now comes the fallout. And much of it will involve your children’s minds. The doors to the schoolhouse, if anyone was attempting to resist the insantity, were blown wide open.
The new battle is over whether boys should be able to use the girl’s restrooms and locker rooms. It has been decreed also, from the very top of the hierarchy, the very head of the administrative branch, that we can no longer define male and female in the schoolhouse the way those words have been defined throughout all of history. Do you grasp that? Is that settling in? Think about it. As a militant and very violent religion invades Europe with the promise of making their way here too, we are having a discussion on whether or not boys should be able to use the girl’s potty. I’m not sure what’s more staggering of a realization: that this is actually happening, or that masses of people are still sending their children to them for indoctrination.
The war is lost. No matter who wins this election, the winner will either surely steamroll ahead with this insanity, or will probably steamroll ahead. The schoolhouse is an enemy to normal… from the top down, and your little school in rural Georgia or wherever will not escape. There is only one hope. Do not send your child off for an insane government to indoctrinate. It’s really that simple.
Think your schools are different? Well, even if they were (and they weren’t), they’re not any more. Obama is about to issue an executive letter telling all public schools to allow transgender students and staff to use whatever bathroom they like. Yes, that means sexually confused, unstable, and perverted boys and men entering your girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms—backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
The directive, which multiple liberal media outlets have called a “decree” from on high, is said not to have the actual force of a law, but, according to Rueters, it “contains an implicit threat that schools which do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.”
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Our world has come to the place it has, a world that argues about the definition of words “male”, “female”, “marriage”– but worse than that, words like: “good” and “evil”–not because people voted for the wrong leaders, but because people were trained to vote for leaders who were going where they want to go. There’s one ironclad law when it comes to representative government; a law that is as unmoving as the law of gravity. That law is “Politics is downstream of culture”.
Not in the wildest dreams of the poor soul struggling with an attraction to the same sex in 1950 would he have dreamed of redefining marriage to accommodate his deviancy. The thought of running for office with “marriage equality” would not have ever crossed his mind. Not so today. No, the person running today must be for the new definition of marriage, and he must reject the definition that has always been in place up until now. So what changed first? The government, or those who elect the government? That’s an easy answer, and if you want to know how an entire culture was transformed, you need look no further than that sprawling, windowless, flat-roofed, government building just down the street.
But there is a long-term solution. And that’s why I’m posting this meme today:
What we’ve come to are two political parties that are vastly different in most ways, but which reject God. Sure, perhaps one more than the other, but both are increasingly God hating. Both candidates this year will only pay lip service to the God of the Bible and how he tells us to order a society. The will do this confident that those who are hearing what they want to be told will not know any better, such is the state of discipleship in homes and churches. They will pay bookoos of lip service about how they’re going to fix all the problems that have come our way as a result of rejecting God’s order. We don’t know what they’ll promise, but we can be sure it will mean more laws and less freedom.
So if you want freedom for your children, and especially your children’s children, you won’t let the power-hungry government-god/state anywhere near their precious young minds.
Reason 245: Because When You Lift Up The Rock Of The Institution, Don’t Be Surprised To Find Maggots
The public education arm of the homosexual agenda is probably GLSEN. (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) I can remember Bill Clinton cozying up with this bunch 20 years ago, but I’m sure they were around long before that. But what do we see when we look what’s underneath these sorts of groups who get red carpet treatment at your child’s school?
We get a glimpse of what’s under that rock in this article from “American’s For Truth About Homosexuality”.
Holiday Inn Cleveland-South and Embassy Suites Hotels in Independence, OH Host ‘CLAW’ Homosexual ‘Leather’ Perversion-Fest – Features ‘Fisting’ Class
The article is basically about this:
- Two Cleveland hotels, Holiday Inn Cleveland-South and Embassy Suites, both in Independence, OH, jointly sponsor homosexual “leather weekend” conference called CLAW. Holiday Inn also hosted the deviance celebration last year;
So what do they do at “CLAW”? Well here’s a couple of things:
- CLAW celebrates the most extreme and vile sexual behaviors invented by sinful men–including Fisting, Rimming, Scat, Watersports (involving urine), Master-Slave “relationships,” and a twisted “Puppy” fetish in which men become human “dogs” for their “masters.” This is sexual anarchy and as sick and satanic as it gets;
In the day of “Google”, no one has to wonder what “Fisting, Rimming, Scat, etc. is. They can look it up with a few clicks. If you do look it up you’ll find the underbelly of the respectable side of what you are told are the institution’s plans for your child’s mind. And yes, right there in the midst of all these wonderful organizations sex-partying it up in Cleveland is GLSEN:
- The non-profit CLAW calls itself a “charity” and raises money for homosexual activist groups like GLSEN, PFLAG and Equality Ohio.
Sending a child into the mess that is the public school is not normal. It feels normal because everyone else is doing it right now. But in the context of history, it’s not at all normal. Yet many still do, even knowing these things.