Reason # 1,725 Why Government-Run Schools Make Me Sick–by Michael J. Hurd

Students at an Ohio middle school were asked to decide who they would leave behind if the world was about to end, using age, religion and other descriptions as markers for their decisions.

The assignment sparked widespread uproar.

“Whom to Leave Behind” asked students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls to choose eight out of 12 people to put into a space ship and take to a different planet because the world was ending, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Choices included a homosexual pro athlete, a militant African-American medical student and a female movie star who was a victim of sexual assault. [Source: Fox News online]

Government-run schools do not exist to teach children how to think. They exist to teach children WHAT to think. And this ridiculous exercise serves as yet another example.

The purpose of the exercise is clear: To shame and moralize students who give the “wrong” answer.

A reader of mine wrote me the following:

Notice that the criteria for who gets ‘left behind’ doesn’t include a single word about the moral stature, virtues, or values of the individuals. Just what color they are, what their jobs are, or what their victim status is. Hm…Should we take the Papuan vegan lesbian who was recently raped?

Eloquently put!

That’s my main objection, too. Why are the distinguishing attributes of the people you’re asked to save demographic variables over which the person has no control? Who cares what the race, sexual orientation or sexual abuse status of the potential victims are?

Why rig the question in this way? If you’re going to ask the question at all, why not ask students what qualities they’d look for in deciding who to save? And if you’re going to rig the question, why not do so with rational and universal values rather than ones only important to leftist twits who inhabit Manhattan and San Francisco?

The question actually is rather sick. It implies that life is a zero-sum game where sooner or later, somebody will have to be sacrificed. That’s the leftist, “liberal”, collectivist and Communistic outlook on life. They have nothing to offer us. Only despair — from which they will conveniently rescue us, provided we give them unlimited funds and power.

Notice how there’s no room for another point-of-view–the uplifiting, individualistic and rational one that would put qualities such as character, intelligence and integrity on a much higher plane than sexual orientation and race.

We’ve got to get rid of government-run schools. At least in a free market for education, parents and students would have alternatives to this diabolical trash.

We’re destroying our civilization by indoctrinating the vast majority of kids in schools with the idiotic, shallow and illogical values and standards of progressives.

I say this in the most atheistic spirit imaginable: God help us all.

RACIAL OVERKILL

Why do we constantly talk about race and immigration? Race and immigration? It never ends. That’s all we talk about. We have allowed the Democrats, liberals, cultural marxists and their Republican suck-ups to set the terms of this national debate.

Why do we never talk about balancing the budget or eliminating our $100 trillion federal debt? To me, this is far more important. Why don’t we put off the race and immigration debate until we balance the budget? How can we even consider giving illegal immigrants government money when the government is completely broke? Repeat after me—OUR GOVERNMENT IS COMPLETELY EFFING BROKE.

It’s time we take off our dunce caps, put on our big-boy pants, and start reducing federal spending. I have been proposing for years what I call the two-percent solution. Every single federal program is to be reduced by two-percent annually until the short-term deficit is gone. In the meantime, the long-term deficit should be eliminated by the sale or auction of federal lands and property. The federal government owns trillions of dollars in land and property. It sits atop trillions of dollars in oil, minerals, and timber. We have millions of unemployed and millions on welfare while we allow all of this wealth to go untapped. We have to be the dumbest people on earth.

We must defer action on immigration until we can balance the federal budget. Race and immigration are nothing but distractions from our real problems. It’s time we get our books together. In the meantime, let’s completely freeze immigration. I think I speak for the vast majority of the American people when I say it’s time to drop it already. Just drop it. Why do we focus our attention on non-taxpaying minorities rather than the taxpaying majorities—the people that work to support those who don’t ?

Why has DACA taken on such importance? I’ll tell you why–because it ensures Democratic electoral dominance forever. And why do the Republicans give a damn? I’ll tell you why—because the cheap labor express is funneling millions to the GOP to support amnesty and open borders.

The Artful Dilettante

Student Accepted to Stanford for Writing Black Lives Matter 100x

This is such a sad commentary on our public education system and culture that I nearly threw up when I read it . I wonder how his application would have been received if he had been a volunteer for Donald Trump instead of socialist wing-nut Martin O’Malley. Or if he had written 100x, “Long live the Founding Fathers,” instead of Black Lives Matter. You can probably get into any college by sucking up to the liberal establishment, using the right catch phrases, singing the praises of Hugo Chavez, or being a member of any officially sanctioned victim group.

It’s not how you think that counts, it’s what you think.

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Victimhood: Some Thoughts on Roanoke

On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses–by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. Continue reading