First, I’d like to treat you to a look at a few snippets of some emails I received yesterday, after a certain “controversial” segment on my show:
“I never realized you were so anti-education…”
“It figures that a teabagger would hate education so much…”
“….so it seems you would rather have a nation full of illiterates…”
“….I get tired of your anarchist propaganda…”
“I’m sure Hitler would be very proud of you…”
That last one — the obligatory “you’re as bad as Hitler!” charge — is especially ironic, considering the subject that prompted these responses: public education. Specifically, my belief that government education is an unmitigated disaster, and can only be remedied by more and more families deciding to remove government from the equation and educate their children themselves. That last emailer is, predictably, a proud product of public school. But you already knew that, in light of his hilarious historical ignorance.
Given that it was one of the ten planks in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and that Hitler outlawed homeschool education, the irony of that critics statements can hardly be overstated. The reality is that the critic would make Hitler the most proud, which is something that naturally escapes most leftists. Had she not been public-schooled, she probably would have understood Hitler and Marx’s views on the matter.
Every day, people send me stories about madness in the public school system. Recently, I’ve had a lot of folks asking me to rail against the Common Core Standards, and Zero Tolerance Policies, and the efforts to “remove God from education.” Of course, I find all of these things repulsive and I have ranted and raved about all of them countless times. I was actually in the process of writing yet another piece lambasting a school in Indiana for actively promoting eugenics and population control, and a few other schools for expelling or suspending students who “brought” imaginary weapons to class. I made it about three paragraphs into my spiel, and then I stopped. And then I sighed. And then I hit ‘delete.’
I’m done. Seriously. I’m not going to complain about these things anymore. I’m not going to complain about bureaucracy and propaganda in government education, for the same reason that I won’t write a scathing blog post admonishing water for being moist, or criticizing heroin for being addictive. I won’t criticize a thing for being exactly what it’s meant to be, and doing exactly what it’s designed to do. Instead, if it’s warranted, I’ll attack the thing in its entirety. See, when you take something that is bad, and you randomly chastise a few of its essential parts and properties, you have succeeded only in perpetuating the myth that said parts can somehow be removed from the sum.
People constantly talk about how bad American public school education is, but they do almost nothing about it. They go to PTA meetings, they whine about teachers not doing their jobs, they write letters, they vote, and all of this adds up to next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. Nothing changes because the system is not designed to be changed, it’s working exactly as planned. The corruption of the youth via socialist, environmentalist, and feminist brainwashing, the promotion of pre-marital sex, the utter lack of actual education going on, feelings-based teaching, zero tolerance policies, and this unbelievably stupid anti-bullying campaign that’s just made it worse. Nothing is not working in the system, it’s all going according to plan. That’s because the goal isn’t to educate, but subjugate, and it’s working marvelously at that, wouldn’t you say?
I’ll finish with this:
And this is why people hate home schooling. They hate it because it’s against the grain. It’s too far “out there.” Almost every human being was “home schooled” for most of human civilization, but now many can’t even fathom the concept. These people have no rational or empirical case against it. By any standard or academic indicator, home schooled kids outperform their public schooled peers by wide margins. The critics might babble about how public schools are good for “socialization,” but in the next breath they’ll complain of the bullying “epidemic.”