Back in the mid 1990s, Herself Hillary R. Clinton wrote (she says) the book, It Takes A Village, presented to readers as what is required of a community to help raise well-rounded children who will become part of and give of their developed talents to that community.
What is expected of the community, or commune as some skeptics claim, is a safe and healthy environment where children have the security and confidence to become models for future community-raised generations.
Since the book’s publication, times and definitions have been altered, and the village-raised children have become adults. Village, a.k.a., community, is now more defined as being the collective human race, with notable exceptions. Example: most anything white and male. Gender specific, in this case, is ok.
For grins, let’s take a minute or two to see how well the village of human has done with the upbringing. As youth has become contributing members of society, your humble observer thought you might like to see a couple of examples of what the village has raised.
We also thought it might be interesting to limit the examples to the educational arena, where new generations are being molded in the image acceptable to someone, or something.
During a debate on allowing opt outs from sexually oriented classroom instruction and materials for public school students, an elected official had harsh words for Muslim children who were testifying in support of opting out for religious reasons.
Kristin Mink, a Montgomery County (Maryland) Council rep said the issue of asking to opt out of LBGTQ books “…put some Muslim families on the same side of an issue as White supremacists and outright bigots.”
A not surprising but testy fact: Mink is a former public school teacher. We’re sure her teaching style was one of factual presentation and not indoctrination. And most assuredly, Mink’s teaching style must have been one where differing opinions were welcome without fear of reprisal. You know, nothing like the Stalinistas Solution.
Then there’s biology professor Johnson Varkey, formerly at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, who says he was fired after teaching a lesson pointing out that sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes. Grounds for his reported termination: religious preaching.
And, by the way, his purported pulpit propaganda reportedly created such a dangerous classroom atmosphere that four students fled the lecture hall. Gasp. Sources who wish to remain anonymous said there’s a good chance the students fled because they failed a pop test when asked to spell “X” and “Y.”
Same sources claim administrators at the community college were confused by the word chromosomes. Some knew that word had something to do with DNA; a few thought it was that shiny protective finish on selected motor vehicle bumpers.
No word yet on why a discussion on the human reproductive system became the subject of an alleged classroom sermon. Unless, of course, some student asked the professor to comment on to whom one should speak during a certain reproductive activity.
Lastly but not leastly: A Pennsylvania State University professor is suing that outstanding institution for race discrimination after being subjected, he claims, to professional development training that doesn’t seem to contain a lot of positive developmental discourse.
According to the lawsuit, Prof. Zack De Piero “…was individually singled out for ridicule and humiliation because of the color of his skin…” when the school’s developmental instruction presented the English language as racist and the embodiment of white supremacy.
And just when you thought there was nothing that could be more reflective of the disease Epics Moronicum, which appears to be spreading in epidemic proportions to many institutions of higher learning. If we can’t trust English, what can we trust to be a non-threatening verbal vehicle.
Suggestion: pig Latin. Esyay. Oundsay oodgay. Find something racist/supremacist about that lingo, Oranmay. Your humble observer believes, as do an increasing number of others, that inmates are running the asylums.
Across our nation, there’s a movement toward removing parents from the child-rearing process. From pre-kindergarten through college, alleged experts are working hard to train young persons in their image while stifling any opposition with now infamous buzz words designed to shut down opposition and debate.
A very wise man said, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Solomon was right. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. All we have to do is keep the social overhaulers out of the brains of our children. And that doesn’t happen through silence and indifference.