I just spent two hours watching this. It both made my blood boil and offered unending hope. I think it will appeal to both the most liberal and most conservative people I know. In the end, I am not sure the “solutions” offered are possible, because I personally have too low a view of humanity. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth the time to watch. Everything, up to the solutions ending, is 100% fact based and should scare the crap out of you.
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
― Mark Twain
The left has dominated higher education in this country for the better half of a century. These institutions of “higher learning” have acted to indoctrinate a generation into liberalism/progressivism. Today both institutions of higher education and secondary education are completely dominated with liberals. Contrary to their designation, liberals are anything but liberal. This is an autocratic oppressive group.
In 1987 I was attending Ward Melville High School. I was going through a hard time as my parents were divorcing. I acted out in school so much I was getting suspended… again. My mother came in to speak with the Assistant Principal for my grade, Claude Frank. After much back and forth Mr. Frank told my mother that perhaps she “should put more effort into making sure things were OK at home and let the ‘professionals’ take care of things at school.” Need-to-say my mother blew a gasket. While on the surface this might sound retrograde, look at the underlying thought… the schools know what is best for the children, the parents be damned. I will give credit where it is due: 25 years later I reconnected with Mr. Frank on Facebook and he apologized to me saying that I deserved better than the way he treated me. While I appreciated his apology, the damage had already been done.
That was almost 30 years ago. The progressive educators today feel so emboldened that they openly flaunt their power over both students and parents.
At the “Parents Night” at an elementary school in a suburb of New York City, the principal, Dr. Raina Kor, told parents that they were less important to the students than the teachers and herself. Dr. Kor snuck this into her talk so easily that most parents did not catch it. Dr. Kor was able to sneak it in so easily because she believes it… the the parents have been trained not to question school administrators… so it went unnoticed. As soon as Dr. Kor said this, my wife and I looked at one another and my wife grabbed my arm because she could see that I was about to fly out of my seat. Then we looked around and realized that the rest of the audience was simply numb and had no issue with their ever lessening control over their own children. Why have parents relinquished their duty to raise their own children? There has been a wholesale abdication of personal responsibility, including parenting.
Principal Holly Ray of the Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD in Texas. Ms Ray made an edict at the beginning of this school year that all students had to either be brought to school via a bus or driven by a parent. She further stated that no one was permitted to walk to school, even if they live right next door. Additionally, parents are not allowed to walk onto school property. Any parents violating these edicts will be arrested! This is not an empty threat; Ray has the police at the school handing out violations. We can now be arrested for walking our children to school.
Once again I find myself shaking my head thinking we truly live in Orwellian times. Words, gender, sexuality and family no longer mean what they have for millenniums. Government schools indoctrinate our children without concern of parental interference. Our civil liberties have been eroded by our own hand. It’s all very scary.