U.S Politics: Stupid Is The New Cool

The great 1800’s German author and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once stated, “Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action”. I do believe that he would be more than deeply sadden at the political and social culture present in today’s America. We have two political parties who at the top seemingly differ little in ideology. Unfortunately that ideology goes counter to the fundamental principles of the Founders of the nation; that of limit government led by Judeo-Christain principles. Coupled with a populace that appears to be more engaged with what is going on with the Kardashians than what’s going with the Clinton’s, the Trumps, or the Obama’s, things look to become more worrisome for the nation.

We have become too numb to late night comedians and commentary analyst doing street surveys of the average citizens knowledge on basic American history and civics, from who won the Revolutionary War to who is the President of the United States, and barely 4% knowing the correct answers. And to many it is a joke, a laughing matter. I dare say that only a couple of generations ago this would have been shameful and embarrassing. Its become acceptable and cool to not know consequential or non-frivolous matters today. The traditional American drive to be exceptional, to be the best, and to be knowledgeable of the most basics of the nation’s history and civics, has been all but marginalize as though it were vinyl records or family dinners at the table. We are being dumbed down as a nation. Standards throughout our society and culture are being lowered to the lowest decibel. The reverence for our culture has too diminished greatly. It starts with the government educational system placing more emphasis on protecting esteem, via political correctness, and indoctrinating cultural secularism, rather than teaching the 7 sciences and American civics.

The Citizens of the United States have twice elected a man who was never publicly pressed on his affiliation with Marxist/Socialist persons, such as Frank Marshal Davis and Saul Alinsky, or his preference to Marxist ideology that he openly expressed in his own books and speeches. Not to mention his being less than honest in his presentation of his agenda establishing single-payer healthcare, via Obamacare, and “fundamentally transforming” this nation. But, he speaks well. He is young and hip. And lets not forget that he is the first true African-U. S Citizen to become President. What else could matter?  We really need to get down to the truth about Tom Brady and that deflated football, eh!

Out of the entire Democrat Party it could only get an unapologetic Socialist, Barney Sanders, and another Alinsky disciple Hillary Clinton, who too has demonstrated a severe aversion to the truth; regarding her “lost papers” at Rhodes Law Firm, her public Benghazi Attack narrative, of it being due to a little known YouTube video, and with her unlawful “private” email system as Secretary of State, to run for the Presidency. Really?! Can it be little wonder that the Democrat Party has strategically scheduled few debates to showcase their prime candidates and placed them on the weekends? During the debates they can only argue which one can grant the citizenry more tokens from the treasury, that will have to be borrowed from our enemies. Thus leaving the nation as a whole more financially destitute and unsafe. But hey, the government can print more money. Right? It’s all about me and mine today. No worries. Right?

And as for the Republican side, they have a twenty-time billionaire TV personality with an extreme inferiority complex, much like Mr. O, to head line it’s Party’s Presidential Candidates line, Donald Trump. And like Mr. O, he presents a catchy campaign line, “I’ll Make America Great Again!” He’s extremely vague on policy specifics-the how. When challenged, he seeks to personally attack and destroy the challenger, rather than defend his position on the substance or merit. And he too has developed a massive cult-like following of enablers, defenders, and people who just want to be a part of the show. Kinda Alinsky-like,hmm?.  The issue of character, moral governance, or whether of not one can actually govern as mandated by the Constitution, and is qualified to be the representative of the people of America is seemingly irrelevant to too many of the populace today. We do not care. Trump is hip, vociferously demonstrative as he says what many feel has gone publicly unspoken within politics.  And he has good hair. What else does one need to be the President of the United States today? Right?

Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge,…” Too many of us no longer want to know anything, but that which is easily understandable, frivolous, convenient, superficial, or trivial and most important fun. One can leave a stack a books related to politics, finances, history, and religion on the streets of many of America today and it would be untouched next week.  While arguably 75% of the population is financially illiterate, do not know the proper functions of the 3 Branches of the U.S government, can not tell you who fought in the War of 1812, and believe that religion is measured on moral equivalency.  Confining learning between the school walls is cool today. This has become acceptable. But this phenomena doesn’t just happen. Where people wantingly begets wanting knowledge. It starts in the educational system. It is edified through the Entertainment and Establishment Media complex. And then it is enabled in the homes and churches.

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin prophetically warned, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

If we as a nation wantingly continue to only be knowledgeable of matters of triviality, thus surrendering knowledge of matters of importance and consequence, and the responsibility that comes, to someone else, or the government, we can not expect to free.




The Progressive Liberal Assault on America’s Youth: Will The Next Generation of Americans Even Know the Meaning of Americanism

Proverbs 22:6 says prophetically,Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” It is often said that the children are our future and that the youths of America today will be the flag bearers of tomorrow. But as I look around at many of America’s youth I fear for the America of tomorrow. Its not so much their fault, but due to what they are being taught, or better yet what they are not being taught about this great nation – particularly in the federal government’s, i.e., public, school system. What impressions are they developing from their experiences via the government school training, I mean education system? From when they are placed in the care of government schooling, from pre-k to high school, and beyond, what picture are they developing of Americanism?

It’s not a day that seemingly goes past without a news report of some bizarre instance or occurrence dealing with a child in a government school institution that has nothing to do with the teachings of the 3-Rs, self governance, how to think critically and independently, their relationship with government, or American history and the Founding principles. But, there are stories such as, a 2nd grader being suspended for having a toaster pastry shaped like a gun, colleges having sex week, kids being suspended for shouting U-S-A at a basketball game, a kid being suspended for fighting back against a bully, and kids no longer being giving grades of A-F or not being allowed to have achievement awards for fear of offending those non-achievers. All of these policies, no matter the guise from which they operate or are called, whether they’re called political correctness, zero tolerance, or protect the child from the boogie man, they trains and conditions the young minds to be everything that Americanism was never to be.

Such seemingly benign policies teaches young fertile  minds that guns are bad, i.e., to be anti- 2nd Amendment; that they should look for government to teach them about sex or related issues, such as homo-sexuality and teen pregnancy, not their parents; that it’s not acceptable to be overtly proud of America or being American; that they shouldn’t look first to defend themselves, but the government; that collectivism, and the individual’s sacrifice for the good of the group is expected.; and to thrive for excellence is not to be rewarded, unless you are a athlete or entertainer of course.

These are just a minuet sampling of the subliminal mind-numbing anti-Americanism  conditioning that is quietly  flowing through the government school system mostly unabated, and thus into our society. I think that a good argument can be made that today’s average youngster knows more about sex, homo-sexual relationships, the threat posed by individuals owning guns, how good government is, the “facts” of “global warming”, and how evil wealthy people are, then what the First 10 Amendments to the Constitution are or their purpose, what’s the difference between a republic and a democracy, how to locate the United States of America on a map, or whats the difference between a profit loss and a profit margin. The average young American not having any conceptual understanding on what makes America exceptional or our basic history is so common-place that it’s a perpetual joke on late nite shows, even some cable news programs.

What today’s average American youngster’s exhibits as grotesques ignorance of the most basic of principles, history, and understanding of the nation is a most severe indictment of the federal government’s operation and governance of  America’s education system. Which should make it clear why the Founders never intended for the federal government to be in charge of the education of the American people.

The systematic and incremental dumbing down of the American society is not a Democratic or Republican issue. But it is the product of progressive liberalism unchecked by the silent majority of the conservative counter view.

Many prolific people knew far too well the great importance of education in the molding of a society and its relation to freedom; the father of Marxism, Karl Marx said, “The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.”; John Adams said, “Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”; and Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

In today’s contorted presentment of constructive thought, the question is often asked, what makes America so great and exceptional? To me the answer is more to what is it that makes America not great and exceptional. It’s not so much based on what we have become due to the dumbing down of our intellectual currency, but what our nation’s founding principles are still as they lay dormant waiting for their resurrection by the people who were entrusted with their covenant. Americanism is based on individualism, self-governance, civic literacy, and above all the recognition of Creator-endowed rights. But as the saying goes, the greatest danger of not knowing something is not knowing that you don’t know it.

The woeful ignorance is not necessarily the fault of today’s young people, but the institutions of the so-called educational system that supposed to teach, not indoctrinate, a culture that rewards the ignorant and non-achievers while punishing and belittling the intellectual pursuers and achievers, and a cultural reformation that seeks to replace Americanism and traditional values with collectivism and secularism. The trivial has become relevant, lies have become truths, and the immoral has become moral. The question is, will the American people recognize that we have a critical problem soon enough to save any resemblance or remembrance of what America once stood for? And can we as Americans retrain and recondition ourselves to once again cherish what is exceptional about this once great Republic to hand it down to our posterity? It is after all up to us.