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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Injecting a Little Sanity (and Safety) Into Our Public Schools



Friends, the smiling children you see above presumably are unaware that leftist education bureaucrats, in collusion with some law enforcement officials and Obama's Department of Education, were working hard to keep them LESS safe.  How?  As revealed on this blog and elsewhere, leftists believe that arresting and prosecuting children, mostly teenagers, who commit crimes, and/or separating them from the vast majority of students who are not a threat, is injurious to their self-esteem and their educational careers.  School districts were therefore pressured into implementing policies that mainstreamed dangerous students, and police and prosecutors were told to "go easy", especially if the student in question was black or Hispanic.  After all, if a disproportionate number of students who are arrested or sent to reform schools are minorities, to the leftist mind this "proves" that the system must be racist!  The answer: let even violent crimes go unpunished.  Give the offenders counseling, ample hugs, and even monetary rewards for temporary good behavior, and hope that this policy of willful blindness doesn't blow up in everyone's face (as it did in Parkland, Florida). 

The good news is that the Trump administration, and the Department of Education under Betsy DeVos, are preparing to fix this problem by rescinding and replacing the "guidance" that Obama and his lackeys gave public schools.  It can't come a moment too soon!  Read about it here:

https://nypost.com/2018/03/24/trump-scrapping-obama-era-rule-that-turned-schools-into-war-zones/

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the seismic changes that are taking place in American democracy, consider this provocative article.  I'm not sure I agree that the failure of the Russia collusion narrative would effectively end the mainstream media (if only!), but certainly the media establishment is in big trouble.  The attempt to discredit Facebook of late is certainly interesting, and it may well reflect a desire on the part of more traditional media to defend their "turf".  It's also intriguing to contemplate a media landscape in which the traditional outlets become obsolete -- although personally I think the potential for disinformation in social media and digital media is every bit as great.  Dishonesty, I fear, will always be with us.

https://amgreatness.com/2018/03/23/total-political-war/

7 comments:

  1. Dr. Waddy: Wow. Peterson's essay is brilliant. When I saw the title I thought " yeah, ok, 'Civil War II': real America vs radical left etc etc; I agree with all that". I'm glad I read it. I still think the fundamental conflict, which will decide the fate of America, is that, but his well supported proposition that a Trump led defeat of the Russian collusion attack could finish the MSM is much to be hoped for. The radicals would then try to take over the New Media and all of mass information storage and dissemination but they might face the same problem the Japanese faced in 1944 when they adopted the Kamikaze. Had they employed it from the beginning they might have swept the Pacific and secured the "Greater East Asia Co Prosperity Sphere". But as truly harrowing a tactic as it was, the Kamikaze came too late. The radical left might never recover if the MSM goes down. His point that a discrediting of the administrative swamp might also result from consequences unintended by the left when it unwisely began this onslaught, is also well taken. Gads, I hope he's right. Thanks for posting the article.

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  2. Glad you found it stimulating, Jack! Yes, naturally I too hope he's right, but I find it hard to imagine how the left will ever be "defeated" when they're firmly ensconced in leadership roles throughout our culture. Frankly, I don't think they care either way whether Trump colluded. They've got a million reasons in their back pocket to hate him, and they'll happily pivot from one to another...

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  3. Dr. Waddy: If the MSM can be discredited, the "universities" commonly viewed as fantasylands, the wall built,the federal bureaucracy brought to heel, the military rebuilt; with the boomers reduced to dotage, an evermore dispiriting succession of electoral disasters and a federal judiciary returned to lawfulness, the American left may just give up, just as the Soviets did, from exhaustion, and abandon their dream of totalitarian sway. Maybe they will be content to retreat to their blue havens and from there sneer at our benighted country. Their frantic desperation in seeking to depose the President may not be sustainable and bespeaks a conviction on their part that this is the final battle.

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  4. Could be, Jack. A long string of Trumpian election victories is the best way to achieve the sunlit uplands of which you speak. Just as importantly, if the courts lean more and more to right, the left will start to panic. They might even moderate their views, or at least their image. A good medium term goal is to get Trump's approval rating above 50%. Once he's in that territory, it would be hard for the lefties to convince themselves that they're "winning".

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  5. That was a well written essay. I am a little disappointed in the fact that the President signed the Omnibus bill. I am hoping he is not falling into the swamp. As for Sessions firing McCabe, glad to see it, however, I like to see more from Sessions. I agree, it's no longer Democrat or Republican, we are in deeply troubling times and there is no end to this, just my opinion, of course. I'm afraid the MSM, Media Matters, and the Deep State will stop at nothing to destroy the U.S.

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  6. Completely agree with that.

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  7. It's certainly looking like the deep state and the media are "all in" when it comes to destroying Trump. As egregious as their actions leading up to Nov. 2016 were, I have to believe they would have done far worse if they had thought Trump was likely to win... As for Sessions, at least he has indicated that a federal prosecutor is looking into FISA abuses, etc., as is the Inspector-General in the Justice Department. A special prosecutor is still more than warranted, though. The problem is that the Dems and the media will fight any inquiry tooth and nail. Thus, no matter what criminal violations are uncovered, probably only Republicans will accept their veracity.

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