Publisher’s Note: So Trump is the nominee, I had my money on Cthulhu in a just universe but Trump will do. This is the same government supremacist party that nominates such worthies as Dole, McCain and Romney and elects Democrat analogs like the Busheviks. If it destroys the GOP, the party had a good run for hundred and fifty years helping to create the largest government the planet has ever had the misfortune of hosting.
I am still convinced that Bernie Sander is every one of these scoundrels on truth serum, they just don’t have the stones of that totalitarian gasbag.
Moving and unpacking continues apace along with all the attendant relocation time distractions that interrupt normal life. I am hoping to be done in the next thirty days so I can get back to a more frequent writing schedule. –BB
The difference between males and men is accountability, responsibility and honor. The latter is possessed of these qualities while the former flees from it. Like all complex problems, a number of vectors inform the root causes and consequences.
Men tend to take their responsibilities and accountability pretty seriously even to the point of a moral hazard that forces them into failure. Consequences aren’t always good but honor should always be intact.
One of the frequent questions I am asked in speeches and interviews is the cosmic question of what is to be done as if a shooting war or revolution will set everything right for which the historical precedent process the opposite. The few humans who accept abolition as the right philosophical perspective with their fellow man are often expected to give some sage wisdom that strikes the sword to dash the Gordian knot that is the ubiquitous human chattel system called politics.
It all begins at the atomistic level and if you have children and they attend a government school, you have failed fundamentally. I realize that convenience and the conventional wisdom informs so many of these decisions but a cursory examination of first principles would reveal that statist reeducation camps are the mainstay of creating and sustaining the global gulag systems that go by other names whether towns, counties states or nations.
Here in Arizona, we have yet another initiative on the ballot for dolts dim enough to believe the government-media complex drumbeat to give more money to these wretched school systems that miraculously turn formerly human individuals into brain-deadened chattel with the critical thinking skills of a cactus and political followership traits that would put a smile even on the dour Josef Stalin. I find that conservatives are just as bad as liberals in thinking that government is the best and brightest for delivering the most fundamental services.
Imagine if you will that in the 1930s, RedDR had considered food so important, he nationalized all food production from farm to grocer. Fast forward to today and one is buying rotting and diminished quantities of food from the local Venezuela Vittles or Collectivist Co-op government grocery store staffed by DMV trained customer service representatives after you’ve waited in lines for three hours for a stale loaf of bread, cat/dog food and birdseed (to attract the extra meat staple to augment your ration card losses).
A wet dream for Bernie Sanders.
Again, first principles.
The empirical history of state-run schooling is a direct relationship to more dollars equating to an even greater instupidation of the students and the increasingly intellectual imbecility of the esteemed teacher caste. The moral case would demonstrate to most thinking parents that surrendering their progeny to the care of a government facility for most of the child’s waking hours staffed by union-led dimwits in the classroom would alarm even the most jaded and lazy mothers and fathers. No government school ever in North America has improved scholarship and erudition with more money pumped into the abyss.
With rare exception, K-12 teachers tend to be no more than their analogs in Hollywood who are simply bipedal budgies that parrot much of the nonsense they manage to remember from the substandard and wholly unnecessary education undergraduate degrees that are worse than useless much like the notion of four years being required to become a journalist; “journalists” who simply become state-fellating stenographers for violence brokers and government apologists who put a happy face on totalitarian excess for a living. Of course, that screed is the subject of another essay at another time. I digress.
Nice work if you can get it.
Yet, left and right in America seem to have a consensus that government schools must exist and don’t question the flawed fundamental proposition that the government has a vested interest in molding these young and impressionable minds from the beginning to groom and nurture the government supremacist paradigm and create Hitlerjugend and Young Pioneers who worship state primacy and fidelity to violent institutions that actively subvert the very essence of familial relations and blood kinship.
If you live in the house in Amityville or send your precious ones to a government school, I have two words for you:
There is no more fundamental obligation you have as a parent than to rear (you raise vegetables and collectivists) your own children and educate them yourself. Even the true believing apparatchiks in the political class and their mouth-breathing mandarins send their urchins to private schools and tutors.
Can’t afford to home educate? BS, cut where you have to and hire tutors if necessary.
You can afford it but don’t? Sell your new cars, cut back on consumption and spend the surplus on books, museums and feeding your kid’s passion.
You’re wealthy with no children or they’ve left already? Help families in need. Subsidize tutors, pass on your expertise and buy rounds for the families so they can get their kids range qualified.
Not only are the government schools harmful to a child’s brain, they are infinitely more harmful to boys with their jihad against masculinity in all of its manifestations. Historically, all political ecologies demand obedience, which they win through warfare, violent compliance regimes and gender-norming to estrogen nation. As Iceland has demonstrated, there is terrific danger to governments that don’t savage the very notion of masculinity.
Job one in the American education system beside instupidation and surgical removal of critical thinking faculties is the absolute supremacy of the feminine mindset and concomitant pursuit of security above all else and absolute risk aversion and mitigation. This is not a jeremiad against the fairer sex but a simple affirmation that both happen to be genetically and psychologically wired differently for very good reasons when combined in a cooperative union.
There is a reason there is gender gap in liberty and libertarian circles. Guaranteed and assured security with out risk is impossible in a market economy and a libertarian society. This may be the single largest contributor to this gender chasm.
So if you have boys, that is all the more reason to drive to the local mind laundry where you confidently deposited them this morning, march directly to the classroom he is trapped in and get him out of there.
And then on your way home, apologize to him profusely and promise you will never allow such harm to occur again as long as you are alive. Then take the time to admit that your moral cowardice and the sheer inconvenience of rebellion has made his prospects in the future that much worse and would you care to discuss what we do about that.
Please stop at the house to get your guns and get your son to the range that afternoon. Because as men, not males, we have a duty and obligation to protect our kith and kin from all enemies, foreign and domesticated.
Resist the temptation not to do the right thing.
Be this guy instead…