Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Warning from Frosty Wooldridge; Other Recent Worthwhile Reads
SQUALOR, SUPERSTITIONS AND FATALISTIC SLOTH
By Frosty Wooldridge
December 5, 2005
“You don’t know my people—the squalor, superstitions, the fatalistic sloth that they’ve wallowed in for generations. You don’t know what you’re in for if that fleet of brutes ever lands in your lap. Everything will change in this country of yours. They will swallow you up.” Jean Raspail, Camp of the Saints
The author served notice to his beloved France 30 years ago with that incisive novel. The French didn’t listen. The United States isn’t listening, either!
After the past dozen terror attacks around the world such as 9/11, Madrid train bombings, London bombings, nightclub bombings and Theo Van Gogh stabbed in the streets of Amsterdam--last month, Paris, France burned. Their ‘fatalistic sloth’ rose up with Molotov cocktails that torched over 5,000 cars.
America’s own suicide stands SO self-evident through Raspail’s words when he talks about Europe proceeding toward its own peril when it allowed the rate of immigration to exceed the rate of assimilation. They swallowed the deadliest scorpion in the Middle Eastern desert by inviting a stone-age culture and religion into their advanced European culture.
Raspail said the immigrants were, “righteous in their loathing of anything and everything that smacked of present-day Western society, and boundless in their love of whatever might destroy it.”
[Read the rest here.]
Do Americans care if America survives? Read Nancy Levant:
DO AMERICANS CARE IF AMERICA DIES?
by Nancy Levant
December 1, 2005
It’s an interesting question, and one that I was asked just today. I have pondered the question for years, and have come to the conclusion that those born after the mid to late 1960’s are not patriotic citizens by the same definition as those born prior to the 60’s. In fact, I’ve heard many 20, 30, and even 40--somethings claim that they held no particular allegiance to the United States, as they consider their country to be Imperialistic, dishonest, exploitive, and devious.
But we older citizens must realize that the younger generations have not had the benefit of time, wisdom, and many have not had the experience of warfare and soldiering. Nor have they had the benefit of an educational system that taught “Republic” vs. “Democracy.” They believe their country to be a democracy, and at the same time, know very well that it is not. They have also been raised on a steady dose of unscrupulous and lying governance, and this they know, as well.
Younger generations are not enamored with Capitalism, politics, democracy, or faith. Today’s younger generations are largely atheistic and disgusted with leadership, religion, and their lies. Sometimes we tend to think they are simply disinterested and apathetic, but the fact is, they are all too savvy when it comes to the joke of American governance.
[Read the rest here.]
The latest on Education for Sustainable Development in government schools:
COWARDS, COMMUNISM & EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY
By Holly Swanson
November 17, 2005
This message is dedicated to every child in America and to all who love them. The current push to infuse ‘Education for Sustainability’ into schools nationwide is not what it appears to be. There is a partisan political agenda attached to Education for Sustainability. Every parent, teacher, student and citizen needs to understand this agenda now before teaching Green politics becomes the new mission of public education.
The concept of sustainability, the idea of leaving the world a better place, is not the issue. The problem is that public support for the general concept of sustainability is being used to impose the Green’s political agenda. A prime example of this is Education for Sustainability. This program, although presented as non-partisan, reflects the goals of the international Green parties.
Political extremists in the Green movement, from environmental groups to the Democratic left, are using Education for Sustainability to target America’s youth, from kindergarten on, for political gain. The Greens know if they can brainwash the majority of America’s children to vote Green they can control America’s future.
[Read the rest here.]
Finally, have a look at this NewsWithViews.com debut from Linda Schrock Taylor, long a voice of criticism of government schools on LewRockwell.com (check out her article archive over there). A reminder of when Biblical literacy was a sign of, well, literacy.
LITERACY AS THE PLUMBLINE TO BIBLICAL STANDARDS
by Linda Schrock Taylor
December 4, 2005
"The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land--not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord." --Amos 8:11
With a plumb line to measure the nation against His perfect standard, God showed Amos the underlying crookedness of the people. Although Israel was economically prosperous, it was morally bankrupt. Without the Written Laws, "the people were left in a spiritual vacuum in which they lacked a written standard by which to judge behavior."
Were Amos to measure America at this point in her history, he would again find a country out of plumb with too many communities, churches, families, and individuals thirsting for the words of the Lord.
"On Judgment Day, lovely young girls will faint of Word-thirst, robust young men will faint of God-thirst…Their lives will fall to pieces. They'll never put it together again."
America is in the midst of a literacy crisis and our youth thirst for words. Millions of children being educated in public schools, or in private and parochial schools that have chosen to adopt public school values, standards and curriculum as their own, are not learning to read at any level that will allow them to function as literate persons. "According to the Nation's Report Card, 31 percent of 4th graders and 36 percent of 12th graders are proficient readers. Minority students score lower - just 16 percent of African American and 22 percent of Hispanic 12th graders are proficient readers." (U.S. Department of Education, Nation's Report Card, 2002)
This decline worsens with each graduating class, thus lowering the overall literacy level of the nation. An illiterate population cannot contemplate, confirm, or correct the crookedness in America, nor bring the nation back to plumb. An illiterate population cannot read and understand founding documents that detail the rights and responsibilities of Americans; cannot act to protect those rights; cannot fulfill those responsibilities.
This was not the case in colonial and revolutionary America. "In New England, the literacy rate was over 50 percent during the first half of the Seventeenth century, and it rose to 70 percent by 1710. By the time of the American Revolution, it was around 90 percent, certainly the highest on earth." New Englanders, Puritans believing in the importance of being able to read the Bible, taught their young children to read and mandated that primary schools be established in every town; grammar schools in some. Boys attended town schools while girls attended Dame Schools, (similar to a neighborhood homeschool.) In 1750 nearly 90 percent of women and virtually all men could read and write.
It was expected that everyone read and study the Bible since it was upon Biblical Law that communities and families were grounded. To ensure Biblically literacy, early churches established colleges and universities--Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth--to provide communities and colonies with highly literate leaders, ministers, and laypersons.
[Read the rest here. Can you imagine Harvard, Yale, Brown or Dartmouth establishing a Biblical view of the world or even defending the right of such to exist today???
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