Tagged: public school

Reflections: Courage, Lyricism, Self-Knowledge

It’s all relative.— I have never felt particularly brave in my life. Nor do I believe I have ever acted with any special degree of courage even in an isolated moment. On the contrary, I have often been disappointed at what I have regarded as a deficiency in this area. These days, however, judging myself relative to what I see around me, I...

Drugs and the Ruling Class

The sense of urgency governments are exuding today over the universal push to vaccinate everyone against COVID-19 is palpable — as is the reason for the sense of urgency. If the world were allowed to emerge from the pandemic without universal vaccination having been achieved first, the people who advised restraint, moderation, and the necessity of reaching herd immunity from the outset would...

The Easiest Answer in the World (Which Almost Everyone Avoids)

President Joe Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki, asked during an official White House propaganda session to address Senator Tom Cotton’s concerns about U.S. colleges being used to “indoctrinate” students, replied smugly — I did not hear her voice, but how else can a progressive sound when defending totalitarianism? — with the following: “Well, without much detail on where he thinks our youth are...

“Left-wing Indoctrination”

Washington Post headline at the moment of this writing: “Trump alleges ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools.” My first reaction: “Gee, what a revelation.” My second: “Does the Washington Post really expect its readers to find Trump’s claim wild and outrageous?”  My third: “Yes they do, and their expectation will prove true. The indoctrinated rarely know they are indoctrinated — and what is more, they...

Education Reform Now! (Or Not)

This morning, I received an e-mail from a regular reader noting that this might be a boom time for my Case Against Public Education, given that there is a lot of “chatter” these days about “the dangers of public education.”  My immediate reply: The “dangers of public education” chatter is just that — chatter. Nothing will happen, no one will change. Everyone is...

How to Squeeze Blood from a Tyrannical Turnip

Progressive globalists have found in the current Pandemic that Ate a Planet a ready-made dream come true, a real-life “anthrax bomb,” as in Huxley’s dystopian forecast of the mechanism whereby mankind’s natural freedom reflex would finally be subdued, and the World State’s quasi-benevolent totalitarian social control achieved. In keeping with the standard operating procedures for the development of state paternalism, as infamously articulated...

Progressive Nostalgia — and a Timely Summer Reading Suggestion — from Kamala Harris

For people whose education began and ended in public school, “summer reading” typically means celebrity gossip rags, romance novels, or spy thrillers. For those, however, who somehow salvaged a portion of their minds from the State’s spiritual mass production process, summer is often a great opportunity to dig into more substantial fare, such as that big “difficult” book you’ve been meaning to get...

The Case Against Public Education at age two-and-a-half!

The family, which loves its child, is calibrated to guide that child out of his dependent condition and into mature adulthood. The state, which loves its power, is calibrated to prevent that development from occurring. That is why Dewey, like Fichte and all other progressive advocates of compulsory schooling, ultimately sees the family as an enemy. And that is why such men have...

Friendly Message to Trump-Supporting Parents

A Massachusetts high school teacher gave his students this debate question as a homework assignment: “Some People Claim that Donald Trump is a Fascist: Time to check it out!” If that assignment bothers you, dear Trump supporter, then I have a little suggestion: It’s time to check out alternatives to sending your children to public school, where they will always and perpetually be propagandized...

Let’s See What We Missed

A brief comment or two regarding a few stories we overlooked (i.e., happily ignored) during the Christmas holiday here in Limbo: A Texas public school teacher tried to sell her own eighth-grade female relative to a group of Moroccan men, posting photos of her online and promising the men that the girl was a virgin. Meanwhile, a popular YouTube channel aimed at children...