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The best way to fight wokeness: Take your children out of American schools

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Jun 9, 5:36pm 275 views   16 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


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The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country’s major institutions?

There is an answer.

The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America—against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, and the military—is to take their children out of America’s schools.

Other than in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the vast majority of America’s elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities teach your child or grandchild almost nothing important; prematurely sexualize them, thereby robbing them of their innocence; and harm them intellectually and morally. They rarely teach them, for example, art or music because they are too busy teaching them race-centered hatred of whites, of America, and of America’s values.

Sending your children to most American schools is playing Russian roulette with their values—but unlike the gun in Russian roulette, which has a bullet in only one of its six chambers, the schools’ guns hold four or five bullets.

In many elementary schools, your child is taught that gender is chosen and that there is no difference between boys and girls (in a growing number of schools, the teachers are told not to call their students “boys and girls”); they are taught about masturbation; and many children from first grade on attend “Drag Queen Story Hour,” wherein an obvious man wearing women’s clothing, garish makeup, and a wig entertains them.

Given that all this is well-known, why do any non-left—meaning, liberal or conservative—parents send their children to American schools?

One reason is they are in denial. Many parents don’t want to know what their children are being taught and the consequent damage done to them. They don’t really believe schools will ruin their children, let alone their children’s relationship with them.

These parents should speak to any of the millions—yes, millions—of Americans whose children have contempt for America, for free speech, and for their parents as a result of attending an American college or even high school. I meet such people at every speech I give, and I speak to them regularly on my radio show. Ask these parents, if they could redo their lives, whether they would keep their child in school.

A second reason is they feel they have no choice. If they remove their child from the local public or private school (most private schools are just as committed to anti-American indoctrination over education as public schools), what will they do with their child? They often can’t find a local school that doesn’t harm their child. They can’t necessarily even rely on Christian or Jewish schools. Most of them are as “woke” as most secular schools. And if they do find a school that teaches rather than poisons, they may not be able to afford the tuition.

The only other option, then, is to homeschool one’s child. The problem is that many parents assume this is essentially impossible. For one thing, they assume that one of the parents would have to leave his or her work, which would mean a serious reduction in the family’s income. In addition, homeschooling strikes most people as simply too daunting a task, even if they could afford to take it on.

Neither fear is entirely justified. It’s true that, at least at the outset, a working parent may have to cut back from full-time work, and it’s true that no matter what the family’s financial condition, there are challenges to taking one’s children out of school and homeschooling them.

But given the low intellectual state of most American schools, the damage they do to young children’s innocence, and the anti-American, anti-white, anti-Western indoctrination in most schools, if you are a parent of school-age children, what is your choice?

Other than a) finding a good school that b) you can afford, you have no other choice. You are fooling yourself if you think the odds are that after attending American schools from kindergarten through college (not to mention through graduate school), your child will turn out well-educated, intellectually alive, rational, kind, happy, well-adjusted, grateful to be American, and respectful of you and your values.

While there are some wonderful young Americans who recently attended American schools, and there are some lost souls who were homeschooled, American schools are largely producing the following:

Poorly educated students. Ask your college son or daughter to diagram a sentence; identify Joseph Stalin, “The Gulag Archipelago,” or the Soviet Union; name the branches of the American government; identify—or just spell—Beethoven; date the Civil War; identify the Holocaust; and name which sentence is correct—“He gave the book to my friend and me” or “He gave the book to my friend and I.”

Angry young people. Why wouldn’t they be? First, they graduate college with a huge load of debt, having received almost nothing useful for their money. Second, if they are anything other than a white heterosexual Christian male, they have been taught to regard themselves as victims of oppression. Third, their future is so bleak they may not even have one: They are threatened with extinction by climate change.

The single best thing Americans can do to fight the left-wing destruction of the country is to withdraw from the “educational” system that is actively and deliberately miseducating them by the tens of millions. If millions of American parents did so, the country would turn around as fast as you could say “teachers unions.” If they don’t, their children will continue being used as guinea pigs in the left’s sick and dystopian experiment.
2   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 16, 6:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thanks Patrick. We pulled out kids outta the California school system when we lived back on CA, due to them eliminating the religious exemption for vaccines for kids to go to school. We're selective vaxxers, but we hate the idea of the govt telling you how to live. This was back in 2014/2015.

Since we moved south, our kids have been in private schools. This year, we are trying world schooling - where we travel for the year and do some online stuff.

American schools have become a joke.
3   Zak   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 16, 3:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This is a HUGE problem. Since there are no school vouchers, not only do you have to pay for a service that should be provided, you are denied all the tax money you paid in.
5   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 16, 5:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Charles Cole, author of In Russian Wonderland: An American's Odyssey in Soviet Russia, contacted me. His memoir recounts his time in 1972 as a Russian-speaking American "guide"

Also illuminating is the story that Cole recounts of when he and his fellow guides went to dinner. They were approached by English-speaking black men from Africa. Cole asked if their country sent a lot of exchange students to Moscow.

'Oh, yes,' replied one, 'we send all of them here to the Soviet Union.' He explained why: 'We used to send quite a few of our students to Princeton, Columbia, and Berkeley, but they all came back Marxists. Now we send them here, and after three or four years in the USSR, they all return dedicated anti-communists.'
6   Shaman   ignore (2)   2021 Jun 16, 6:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says


Every one of those things he banned is not only anti-America, but mentally deranged and a threat to civilization itself. Am I worried he’s gone authoritarian? Well, I’m sure he’s also upheld the law regarding theft and murder, and we aren’t complaining about that. These are along the same lines... restricting the Leftist sappers from tunneling under our institutions of civilization to blow them sky high with Marxist propaganda.
That’s the kind of authoritay every governor should have!
7   Shaman   ignore (2)   2021 Jun 16, 6:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

On subject: living in California and my two youngest have been in private Christian school this year. We live in a district with excellent rated public schools, but they went apeshit nutso this year and stopped doing education for a farcical mimery they called “online school.”
We had the means some we opted out. Cost a pretty penny but worth it. The kids even learned some good values, memorized some Bible verses, learned some manners... overall it was probably a big win in the long term!
8   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 16, 6:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Shaman says
That’s the kind of authoritay every governor should have!


The "Libertarian-In-Chief" is an officer in the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, and get this - a member of the Von Mises Caucus.
9   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2021 Jun 16, 7:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Took our daughter out too, going to Christian school. I looked at curriculum, no gay or woke shit. Education is ok, more focus on being a good Christian, but it’s all right.
10   HunterTits   ignore (4)   2021 Jun 17, 12:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Zak says
This is a HUGE problem. Since there are no school vouchers, not only do you have to pay for a service that should be provided, you are denied all the tax money you paid in.


yep.
11   porkchopexpress   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 18, 3:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I've just educated my sons to think logically or critically since they could talk. They've been able to withstand the woke BS with ease and break things down with logic versus emotion. I wish I had the money to send them to private school, but it has worked out good.
12   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2021 Jun 18, 7:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

porkchopexpress says
I've just educated my sons to think logically or critically since they could talk. They've been able to withstand the woke BS with ease and break things down with logic versus emotion. I wish I had the money to send them to private school, but it has worked out good.


Those activists aren’t stupid, they know how to get kids. Just saying be careful. I’ve seen their tactics, they know how to appeal to kids emotions to fuck them up.
13   porkchopexpress   ignore (0)   2021 Jun 19, 9:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fortwaynemobile says
Those activists aren’t stupid, they know how to get kids. Just saying be careful. I’ve seen their tactics, they know how to appeal to kids emotions to fuck them up.
I agree. That's why it's so important for parents to regularly engage in meaningful conversation with their children and talk about issues and current events.
14   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2021 Jun 19, 10:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fortwaynemobile says
Those activists aren’t stupid, they know how to get kids. Just saying be careful. I’ve seen their tactics, they know how to appeal to kids emotions to fuck them up.

Yep, and I have seen where right leaning parents turn woke acting when the kid comes home from college. Those parents do not want to be alienated from the kids.
15   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 Jun 19, 10:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
Those parents do not want to be alienated from the kids.

Fuck those little commies! If you did that bad of a job raising your kids it's never too late for tough love. Change the locks on the basement!
16   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 20, 9:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/202105m.html

This month’s minutiae article has a theme: life as a public school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021. ...

Ellie reports overhearing some high school girls at the bus stop talking about The Great Gatsby:
Q: “Do you know what’s going on in this book?”
A: “Not really. The one thing I know is that the main character goes by he/him pronouns” ...

Meanwhile, here’s what it’s like in the teacher email threads.  This is a verbatim, non-ironic quote:
“I didn’t really hear you at first, steeped as I am in a culture of assumed patriarchal white privilege, rank privilege, and inequitable hierarchy.”

The school where I’ve been teaching is notorious for its extremely lax attitude toward student discipline.  Back when we were still on campus full time, rarely did a week go by without the fire alarm interrupting classes.  This was usually due to someone smoking in a bathroom, but one time during my student teaching year it turned out that someone had tried to set one of the buildings on fire deliberately.  One of the vice principals came on the intercom a couple of days later to announce that the school was taking a zero-tolerance stance toward arson.  “We will impose the harshest possible penalty,” she declared: “Five days of on-campus suspension!”  My mentor teacher burst out laughing.  “That makes it official—​there is literally nothing you can do to get expelled from this school,” he mused.  But that sort of thing actually has less of an effect on the overall culture of the school than day-to-day issues like the lack of consequences for tardiness.  ...

I did a count of the number of books I was assigned in my last two years of high school English classes, and I came up with twenty-three.  I assigned three per year and had parents emailing me to thank me for the academic rigor of my class, as apparently a number of teachers weren’t assigning any books at all. ...

Another initiative headed for mandate status is a school policy that no assignment can receive a grade of less than 50%, even if it was never turned in, the idea being that if you blow off all your work for months on end and then decide, with two weeks in the semester, that you actually do want to pass the class, seeing that you have a zero is too discouraging.

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