Well, the airwaves, internet, print and social media venues have been abuzz all week with tales of “Woe is us!” from the usual suspects regarding the outcome of last Tuesday’s election. Of course Donald J. Trump is the bogeyman. Much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth in the socialist precincts, which of course still dominate the information channels.
I live in the Hoosier State, which went 2-1 for Trump, and still, my paper this morning, at least the A section, was entirely devoted to fear mongering, achey-breaky heart stories and the like. For those of you who timidly hoped that perhaps mainstream journalism would shed it’s decades-long devotion to liberal bias and rank partisanship and become what it was envisioned by the Founders to be, disavow yourselves of that notion right away. The title of the article excerpted below was this: TRUMP PRESIDENCY MAY AFFECT YOUR POCKETBOOK.
Trump has proposed no cuts to benefits in Social Security right now, but he might revisit the issue at a later time, according to Third Way. Martin suggested that a proposed 13.5% across-the-board cut in federal spending would result in a cut to Social Security that would reduce the average monthly benefit by $182, from $1,360 in 2017 to $1,177.
So Trump has proposed no cuts to Social Security recipients, but you geezers need to live in fear because he just might! The article cites Third Way, which would have you believe it is a “centrist” group, when in fact it’s composed of Clintonistas and Obamanistas, so read your labels carefully. And of course, the Center for American Progress, so….you know the routine.
The point is, there is not going to be any truth in advertising just because half the country got fed up with the establishment in Washington, and in fact because the government in DC is going to be Republican,the garbage coming out of the media is only going to get stinkier. Maintain your subscriptions to Drudge and Breitbart.
The other item that grabbed at me today was a piece about how the local public schools are so attuned to the sensibilities of the traumatized little elementary school kids having to deal with the reality that Donald J. Trump is going to be the next president. I kid you not. If you thought snowflakes only inhabited college campuses, where administrators and professors have all but agreed to confer automatic degrees on the precious, trembling ones in consideration for their fragile state of being- no, no! The little tykes must be shielded, consoled and nurtured psychologically as well:
“On Wednesday morning, hours before Hillary Clinton had made her concession speech, fourth-grade teacher (—————) was comforting one of her students at Storer Elementary. The young girl, who is multiracial, was in tears out of fear after seeing something on TV, Harshman said.
(———–), a speech and language pathologist at Southview Elementary, said teachers will likely keep fielding difficult questions through the next four years “if Trump continues with judgmental attitudes and offensive language.”
“Every day we work with kids to instill the values of acceptance and kindness toward others, which includes appropriate communication,” she said. “How will we explain that the president of our country does not share those values?”
Question: When you were a nine-year-old, in third or fourth grade, you may have been from a Democrat-leaning family, as I was, and you may have vaguely known that Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, but did you really give a crap? And further, did your teachers contract with your school to “everyday work with kids to instill values of acceptance and kindness, including appropriate communication”? No, you didn’t. And no they didn’t. Their job was to teach you how to read, write, add and subtract.
Again, this is Indiana we’re talking about here. Semi-rural Indiana, to boot. This is not Californiastan, New Yorkistan, Minneapolis, Chicago or Portland. But we’ve got the same social issue, nannystate, bleedingheart counter-intuitive memes and agendas to deal with as the rest of y’all. I blame Indiana University, but that really doesn’t absolve us of our complicity.
Of course the above example explains just why we arrived at the point we arrived at in 2016. Every institution, and I mean EVERY institution – professional, business, social, as well as political, has been so corrupted that nobody knows what their job is anymore. Teachers aren’t supposed to nurture. That is a communist notion. Teachers are supposed to teach, whether it’s primary, secondary or higher education. And businesses aren’t supposed to be in the business of “diversity”, or “social engineering”, they are to take care of business, Mr. Businessman. Dittos for the US Military, the US Forest Service, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Department of the Treasury.
It got so bad for enough people, enough normal people internalized the situation to the point where they HAD to make a desperate attempt to Make America “America” Again.
And now We the People, having spoken, have to turn our attention ever so slightly from the national scene to mending all the broken fences at home, on the local scene. We have to take back education from not only the K-street and M(for Marx)-street lobbyists in Washington, but also demand our schools and teachers cease and desist from their assumed roles as social and ideological molders and shapers of our children.
For if we don’t, all that time and money Donald Trump and those who saw the light and joined him spent booting the establishment out of the pinnacles of power, at least politically, will have been wasted.
And we need do so not timidly, not reaching-across-the-aisle congenially, but confidently, purposefully and in cognizance that we patriots and common-sense constitutional conservatives have, as our good friend Vassar Bushmills noted just today, WON.
1. Start attending your local school board meetings, even if you don’t have kids in school. As a taxpayer, you are an entitled patron. If you do have school-age kids, attend the Parent-Teacher Association meetings and start insinuating yourself into the agenda, which should be education and not mental health counseling.
2. Demand of your congress critters that the federal Department of Education be abolished. “Education” is not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States, and our current foibles can be traced in large part to the establishment of that department in 1979.
Also, demand of your state legislators that they work to reclaim not only the education, but also the health and “environmental” mileau’s which need to be returned to the sovereign states.
3. On the “social issues” front: Make it the be-all, end-all focus of the rest of your life, for that’s how long it’s going to take, to get ALL levels of government out of your life, and the lives of your children. Just because your local city council agrees with the objectives of the One Worlders and the Nannystaters doesn’t mean that your fellow citizens do. Take back your towns and cities.