Does the government even really want our kids SMART?

This is kind of a “Twilight Zone” but I sometimes think we’re creating a country that could get used to it:  (AOW, I hope you find the time to watch this short piece…it’ll resonate with you, I’m sure)

 

THOUGHTS, people?    Don’t you feel like our kids are treated not unlike this when we consider indoctrination “Believe only what WE want you to believe….don’t look into the facts..!”??

Would love to discuss this.

Z

 

 

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39 Responses to Does the government even really want our kids SMART?

  1. Mustang says:

    Ordinarily, we could rely on common sense to tell us that it is in the nation’s best interests to produce only the brightest minds; it is the only pathway toward a productive, economically viable future.

    But that isn’t what is happening in America.

    Rather than demanding content mastery, we instead socially promote students to higher grades. We keep telling our children how smart and bright they are when in fact they are among the worst students in the entire industrialized world. We continually waste limited resources by sending young people to college when they are unable to read or comprehend college level materials, or whose writing ability rests around the 9th grade level. Does the government want our kids smart? They have done nothing over the past fifty years to convince me of this, but then we must ask this question: who are the educationalists? They are communist swine who are dedicated to doing everything in their power to see America fail. So far, it’s working.

  2. I can’t watch the video, but I do believe that the government doesn’t really want our youth to question authority, and I don’t think that’s necessarily relegated to a particular political persuasion….though currently the Leftists are leading the pack.

    The State writ large, seems to prioritize actual learning somewhere below abstract theories of “social justice”.

  3. bocopro says:

    A-MAZ-ing. Donno how you do it . . . this is in several ways parallel to my daily rant. Here’s a C & P from the meat of the text:
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Everybody’s too tied up in their electronic leashes, a mob of mobots and Twiddiots communicating in emojis, contractions, and slanguage to develop the social skills required in face-to-face conversations.

    Smartfone zombies, hooked up and dropped out, getting their news from late-nite comics in one-liners, intolerant of gluten, intolerant of Trump, ignorant of history, and completely unaware of the fact that we do NOT live in a winner-take-all democracy but a republic with a fairly clear constitution which mystifies politicians and judges for some reason.

    Ready to accept WikiPedia as gospel and government handouts as rights. More worried about microagressions from taxpaying white men than macroagressions from rioters and anarchists. Living in their echo-amplification safe spaces and convinced that global warming is a greater threat to civilization than radical Islam, completely clueless that the next attack on the US will very likely be cyberterror and completely extinguish their precious networks.

    Gender justice warriors thrusting their faux concern for half a percent of the population in front of them as if it were the Spear of Destiny and hiding behind their faddish degrees in 18th Century Belgian Lesbian poetry as if those obscenely expensive diplomas had the magic of Perseus’ shield.

    Political correctness is a cult of dishonesty which ultimately brings death and destruction to viable societies. It is the religion of snowflakes, wusses, and the sexually bewildered. For the enemies of America, it is a powerful weapon, and for public-relations agents it is a black belt in hypocrisy.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Here’s the conclusion:

    And one far future day a team of archaeologists will unearth the ruins of Los Angeles, decipher the language, piece together the dominant social constructs of the 3rd millennium, scratch their heads, and ask, “What the hell were they THINKing!”

    Maybe by that day homo sapiens will live up to his name and realize that life isn’t always beer and fritters and some people are just more equal than others . . . and Mother Nature decides gender, not judges. But even as I say that I know that it is in the nature of pedulums to swing back and forth.

  4. -FJ says:

    The Government doesn’t care about intelligence, so long as we’re all good consumers! 🙂

  5. Well, I can’t see a civilization advancing technologically to that that degree that kills off it’s Einsteins.
    Kind of a silly tale given the setting.
    Had they been sitting in a hovel around a coal fire…
    Now if the test had begged the answer, “What number do you WANT to follow in that progression?”…

  6. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, it’s a cautionary tale, I’m pretty sure the silly tale works if you consider our futures.

    FJ, man, THAT’s depressing!

    Bocopro, they were probably thinking “man, living in L.A. was the BEST ” 🙂
    Yes, some human beings are better than others and not understanding that has been part of a lot of problems, including political correctness 😦

    JMB, and yet another example of stupidity…it SURE does negate success when those who worked hard get the same reward the slackers do, right?
    My sister called when her son was about 12, 20 years ago or so now, telling me that every kid on his school team was getting the same award, she was stunned….little did we know what was starting, that it wasn’t just some goofy teacher he had.

    Mustang..”common sense” …another thing lost, isn’t it. And yes, the commies seem to be working….from Russia and , mostly, from here.

    CI, and it’s mostly the brighter ones who do question authority, right…so, as weird and over-the-top this video is, the point is made.

  7. Sparky says:

    Yeah, I’ve been aware of this fact for years. They (the government officials in cahoots with Big Business) want us ignorant, on drugs, and totally reliant on them. That’s one reason they really hate Home Schoolers and the internet.
    Blessings to you and yours Z! 🙂

  8. geeez2014 says:

    Sparky, I think you’re right….most of us have seen this for years….and I thought this video said it ALL for us….
    I was against home schooling for years, but realized about 10 years ago that our own schools were failing so badly that it was a good idea to get kids out of there.
    BUT…I’ll never forget the anti home schooling hearings we wasted money on here in America, against the German family in trouble for home schooling IN GERMANY. Anybody who would willingly deprive their children of a German education (I believe the well roundedness of my German husband’s education was the last great one on planet earth) should be in trouble. Plus, that’s why the Germans had a law specifically against if for many, many years. ’nuff said on that.

    We miss you, Sparky, and hope you’re blogging again sooN! Blessings to you, too!

  9. geeez2014 says:

    OFF TOPIC: Did any of you see the Hawaiian judge’s statement about the SCOTUS Muslim Ban thing?: He says “close relatives” includes everybody to the family cat, apparently. ….saying Trump is ‘cherry picking,’ which is the buzz word for BIGOTRY.
    This is quite a story…..and I’m SO glad the Trump people are appealing to the SCOTUS…let’s hope and pray they win.
    Fiancees, grandparents, daughters-in-law…..In other words…the Judge said “I don’t really give a damn what the Court said, this is mean and nasty and we need to move whole neighborhoods into America” rubbish

  10. I thought the Hawaii judge only added Grandparents to the approved list?

  11. Mal says:

    The transition to the Left in education began half a century ago, starting at the college level then trickling on down to el-hi. We saw it coming but did nothing to stop it. Now we’re bitchin’ about it.

  12. geeez2014 says:

    “But there will be expanded exceptions for would-be travelers who have grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers- and sisters-in-law in the U.S.
    to include other non-immediate family in the U.S., as well as refugees without family ties to the country.”
    I’m not sure who that leaves out?
    “refugees without family ties” is exactly what the point for keeping people OUT is.

  13. I’d say for now….that “refugees” period….is the point of keeping people out.

  14. geeez2014 says:

    yes, and this judge is saying they should not be kept out. Until we can vet, which is probably never, since most of those countries keep no records. But we’re such a trusting country, or have been, and it’s time to stop. I believe we’re the only country which asks something like “are you here to do trouble” and if people say NO, okays them.
    Also, I don’t believe in the wide berth this judge feels the SCOTUS decision gave families….
    while I feel sad for fiancees and nephews, I think they need to apply separately once those families are ensconced here….later.

  15. Baysider says:

    There are way too many interests that don’t want our children to learn to think. They run the schools, saturate the media, and occupy a disproportionate percentage of the government bureaucracy at the decision-making levels.

    How else can you explain that Oregon’s State Engineering Board fined a man (with an engineering and math background) $500 for speaking publicly about developing a better formula for red lights.

  16. Mustang says:

    Oregon seems to suffer mightily from the dreaded Left-Coast Disease.

  17. Kid says:

    Lots of great stuf in the comments. Mine is – The government, (which we can equate to the crony capitalists who own the government) only want people smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork for them.

    They have not started messing with our DNA (Yet!) to make sure no one ejects themself from this pile of ignorant sludge called an recent American educated product. But they’ve invented the CRISPR DNA editor. Here it comes.

    Could the future be a race of humans just smart enough to perform for the AI robots. Maybe a better question would be: Is there a single person out there who can script a positive vision of the future. One that has the population at 11 billion by 2100, and we all know who the rabbits are.

  18. Kid says:

    Mustang, the further North or South you go on the Left Coast the worse it gets.

  19. We need to get back to the policy of not letting relatives in from ANY country without proof of need.
    “The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (the Hart-Celler Act) abolished the system of national-origin quotas. There was, for the first time, a limitation on Western Hemisphere immigration (120,000 per year), with the Eastern Hemisphere limited to 170,000. Because of the family preferences put into immigration law, immigration is now mostly “chain immigration”[citation needed] where recent immigrants who are already here sponsor their relatives. Family related immigration is often outside the quota system. At the time, the then-chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee Edward Kennedy remarked that “the bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.” (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 1–3.)”

    Kennedy was wrong then and it is still wrong.

  20. Home schooling is a right of parents right up there with the right to get them the best medical care they can. Charley Gard.
    Otherwise you get the tyranny of the education system which is almost already in place.
    The government does not own the children.

  21. Kid says:

    Ed, A good rule of thumb is to question what any politician says and Extremely vet what any democrat communist says.

  22. Kid: The farther North or South from which point on the left coast?
    🙂

  23. Kid says:

    Ed, I misspoke. Actually, it is the farther North or South or Close to the Center you get.

  24. Oh. That makes more sense. Thanks for clarifying.

  25. Kid says:

    Ed, and actually I was misquoted.

  26. geeez2014 says:

    I have to laugh at the LEFT COAST stuff my bog frequently gets, and which is why I NEVER do posts on the looniness we get around here…not really loonier than most places, by the way…..honestly…..as if the East Coast is conservative? living here is bliss.
    You need to know California better before slamming her….the north has a ton of conservatives…most of my friends are, too…….San Francisco’s a totally lost cause but I know Cons there, too. it’s the North which wants to split off….don’t know where S. F. would end up…in the ocean’d be fine with me, tho I have loved ones there and it is THE most beautiful city.
    Does the left win more elections here? Usually…but we elected the marvelous family friend, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and even Arnold campaigned as a Republican.
    A friend of mine is a Bobby Shriver speech writer and confidante for years……she took me to a small gathering where Maria asked her bro questions…that man was more conservative than most DC conservatives are…I was stunned.

  27. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, not sure if you’re addressing America or Germany, but Germany isn’t any of our business and they have had that law to make sure all children got the excellent education they provided.

  28. Kid says:

    Z, my left coast stuff is always humor.

  29. geeez2014 says:

    Kid…I guess I just don’t get the humor! I find so many people feel they know it and really don’t.
    Thanks…glad you clarified!

  30. geeez2014 says:

    Just finished watching, for the 2983497th time (!), one of my top five films, Shadow of a Doubt…I am SO glad I developed this appreciation for old films through my mom, who I’d watch them with on “The Million Dollar Movie” in the afternoons when I got home from school….sometimes with a box of Kleenex between us as we wept through certain tear jerkers!
    Anybody else know this film? It’s a Hitchcock film, but not typically Hitchcock, and this was his favorite of his, too. It’s got everything.

  31. Z,
    I’m late getting here, but have finally arrived.

    I watched the video. And, yes, it resonates with me. The government may indeed be prejudiced against the brightest because the brightest are not easily controlled.

    Just today, on my way to the swimming pool, I drove past three schools and a nursing home. The similarities of all those buildings struck me for the first time: confinements all — the schools for the young, and the nursing home for the elderly/disabled.

    “From cradle to grave.”

  32. Actually, Z, I don’t care how high the quality of the “education”.
    As your video illustrates, the government should not control the children.
    God has given the parents that responsibility.
    When that government starts contradicting the spiritual tutelage of the parents (gay is OK, etc) the parents need recourse.
    We saw in Germany that they don’t.

  33. Shadow of a Doubt is a truly scary movie.
    I love almost anything with Joseph Cotten.
    Or by Hitchcock.

  34. dw says:

    The government in the twilight zone episode has to kill all the not-stupid people because only a smart person would be able to see through the maze of rules set up by social engineers in the government and see the government in the episode for what it is. Demonic.
    Also, smart parents would have found a way to save their child.

  35. geeez2014 says:

    AOW “I drove past three schools and a nursing home. The similarities of all those buildings struck me for the first time: confinements all — the schools for the young, and the nursing home for the elderly/disabled.” THAT is an amazing realization, isn’t it….what a fabulous metaphor, those buildings, for what we’re doing to people. yikes.

    Ed, it’s just plain against the law in Germany. That law needs to change, though I know homeschool parents here who have done one CRAPPY job with their kids and the German schools are eons better than ours ,just academically. Not as many drugs in the youth of Germany as here, either.
    I love ANY Joseph Cotten film, too…I love when you can see who’s in a film and know “I’ll like it”.A sad fact for me is there almost isn’t a black/white film I haven’t seen. Thankfully, I can watch them over and over again…most of them. I’m so crazy about this film that i was delighted to learn the genius Hitchcock regarded this film as his favorite of his, too.

    You know, Ed, the story is fabulous BUT…I have been thinking of HOW MUCH I love these films…even after seeing them (I mean literally) 40 times over the years…and I think there’s something to the MOOD OF THOSE FILMS, the AMBIANCE OF THOSE FILMS. What I think also attracts me, aside from the story, is the lovely black and white cinematography, the beautiful old traditional feeling of California’s Santa Rosa, the happy little family, the values we see portrayed, the really CALM HAPPY LIFE, I feel good watching those films…
    I OFTEN think “that’s what you like watching….that world where life seemed so much simpler and just plain GOOD.”

  36. The Hitchcock twist is how there’s a deep dark secret behind that family.
    The moral quandary the niece finds herself in.
    The black and white movies had a lot of thought put into lighting and mood, eh?
    Film noir doesn’t work so much in technicolor 🙂
    Have you seen the movie “Hitchcock” which chronicles the making of “Psycho”?

  37. Kid says:

    Ed, Did you see where Hitchcock was always trying to sexually assualt Tipi Hedren, and she claims hat actually did.

  38. Sparky says:

    @Z ~ Thanks! I’m starting to miss writing too. Maybe this your Georgia Diva friend will make a reappearance. 😉 I do have lots of things to share (a project bike for one).
    May the LORD bless and keep you.

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