For today’s Friday Freakout, I want to talk about…..
The state of our country.
So we are clear, I’m not delusional I don’t think that one it is possible to go back in time, nor do I think there was some mythical time in American history were everything was all wine and roses. I do think that we have the ability to achieve what many people believe America can become. Make no mistake, America is already the best country to live in, hence why so many people so desperately want to come here. Although let’s be honest, we are not what we used to be.
I could discuss our government spying on us, the corrupt idiots we elect, the heartless judges who care more about criminals than victims, the jackasses who have a badge who think they are fighting a war rather than protecting and serving, the morons who think others owe them this or that, the Jay Carney’s of the world who have never seen a lie they haven’t told, the Eric Holder’s who don’t care a lick about the law unless it can be twisted up to support what they want to do, the politicians who take and do their best to destroy everything good about America. I could go on for pages and pages, but I won’t.
Now I don’t mean to pick on anyone in particular but I do have to point out the base problem with our modern American society, Allison Benedikt, wrote a short little piece over at Slate, about Private School vs. Public School education, you should read it, if for no other reason then to understand what idiots think. Now I am holding out that Ms. Benedikt was being sarcastic and maybe I missed it, but…probably not.
If you are too busy or just can’t stomach more liberal drivel I will summarize, if you don’t send your children to public schools even if they are substandard, you are a bad person, not murderer bad, but still pretty bad. To Ms. Benedikt’s credit, she doesn’t want to ban private schools (at least not yet), she does feel that we should all just suck it up, and send our children to substandard schools for no other reason then to hold out hope that by some sort of miracle that one day in the future those schools will just magically improve. (I do wonder if Ms. Benedikt is a religious person, because that really stretches my whole belief system beyond the breaking point).
Ms. Benedikt feels “Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual common good.” WOW, OK, so magically, someone will come along and teach our great-grandchildren better than mediocre.
Well golly gee whiz, we have been screwing things up since….well…forever…there was no need to Declare our Independence from Britain, or banning the slave trade, or freeing the slaves, no need for the civil rights movement, no need if we just could have held out for a few generations, some magic shit would occur and everything would be peaches and cream. (and yes that was sarcasm).
Ms. Benedikt claims to have gone to public schools, and that by itself should be grounds enough for everyone to do everything in their power to send their children to private school. Seriously. Her complete and total lack of any type of critical thinking is totally mind-boggling, assuming she is sincere in her words. Call me cynical but I suspect that Ms. Benedikt is nothing more than a statist mouth piece, spouting more statist
That being said…one good point Ms. Benedikt did make is for parents to be involved in their children’s education.