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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Dalrymple also wrote a superb column in The Social Affairs Unit this week on the deep problems with a government that views itself as the parent of the populace. For example, currently in Britain, lawmakers are considering putting cameras in the 20,000 "worst" households (not sure how they decide which ones qualify). Isn't it funny how liberals complain about Cheney wanting to track terrorists domestically and how we should be so much more European, when it is Europe who has no idea what personal freedom means? I have a feeling that most of those same liberals would have no problem with cameras placed in the homes of middle class America (especially the red states).
In essence, it amounts to this: first the government creates the fiscal, economic, and ideological conditions in which social pathology is, if not quite inevitable, at least highly encouraged, and then it limps after it with technocratic solutions that don’t work, but that have the enormous advantage of employing large numbers of people.
Where once there was duty and self-respect, there is now the social worker and the child-protection officer - the latter terrified of being exposed either as a total incompetent or as an evil cradle-snatcher, or both, since they are not mutually exclusive.

Rather than admit that all its policies have conduced to the development of psychopathy as a pronounced social trait, and therefore reverse them, the government wants to install CCTV cameras in bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms: with what one might call the enforcement apparatus of romanticism, of the view that the greatest freedom which a man can enjoy is the freedom from consequences. But consequences are like nature: though you toss them out with a pitchfork, yet they return.


Steve Martin said...

Unfortunately, I think we are going to find out just how true that really is.

This is the result of sleeping at the wheel while we let the Left take over our edukation system.

Chris A said...

The federal government has had its hands in the education system for a long time. I do agree that the worst elements within the pervading ideology are leftist, but sometimes the left has a right-wing cover. This is the case with George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind", which is an overtly Socialist measure of federal control of public schools.

However, the main thrust of governmental indoctrination is trending towards the state, via the educational system, serving as a surrogate to the traditional family structure. In other words, kids are being forced to choose whether their parents will be their parents or Big Brother. This is not an exaggeration. There are many different ways this can be manifest. One way is homework assignments where kids to write mock citations to their parents for not being "green" enough, or Obamatizing kids like that little girl whose daddy supported McCain. (You'll remember this, Darius.) What we see happening in England is a more overt measure, but be aware that the same thing could happen here.

I believe, just as US Indian reservations served as a model for Hitler's concentration camps, the boarding schools Native children were forced into after being abducted from their parents in order to "kill the Indian and save the man" is serving as the model for this extreme re-education stuff. Except this time, they'll have kids on all kinds of dope, and turn them into foot soldiers for the New World Order. 80% of kids in the system are already on drugs, including amphetamines and psychotropics.

Darius said...

You mean this?

Chris A said...

Yeah, that. Notice the doublespeak and intimidation tactics, singling out kids for their different points of view while saying that their opinion is "okay".

Direct quote from the schoolteacher: "I can support whomever I want to support as long as I don't browbeat another person for the candidate that they supported" even though that is exactly what she did. In fact, "browbeat" may not be a severe enough word for what she did. She was psychologically manipulating a child and turning her against her parents.

Chris A said...

Watch this and tell me these guys don't want your kids. Barak Obama in his own words:

Chris A said...

Anyone see this little diddy? Headline: Obama goes back to school. Basically the president wants to give a speech to all the kids in public schools on September 8. Here's a quote from president Obama:

"I'm going to be making a big speech to young people all across the country about the importance of education; about the importance of staying in school; how we want to improve our education system and why it’s so important for the country. So I hope everybody tunes in."

Jim Greer, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, had this to say:

"The address scheduled for September 8, 2009, does not allow for healthy debate on the President's agenda, but rather obligates the youngest children in our public school system to agree with our President's initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates."

My prediction is that the president will say a bunch of general stuff that won't be easy to spin into something partisan. But a precedent will be set. And I don't know about you, but I think the whole thing is a bit creepy. And Greer's comment really speaks to what took place in that video of the girl whose parents supported McCain. (See above posts for those who don't know what I'm talking about.)

At any rate, the presidents "political capital", as his predecessor would say, is all spent up. And even his approval rating is sinking down to Bush territory...Well, not quite yet.

Chris A said...

Oh yeah, I was gonna post a link and forgot. Hopefully this time it doesn't get cut off like before. This is different than the original one I read, but its probably better:

Darius said...

Yeah, I saw that. Steve posted that on his blog.

It is very creepy.

Obama's approval ratings have fallen farther faster than any president in history. Bush stayed high enough to get a second term, Obama will be lucky not to get recalled halfway through his first term.

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