AMERICA WON’T BE GREAT AGAIN UNTIL WE’RE GOOD AGAIN
By Don Feder at Barbwire….. article sent by Mark Waldeland:
“As campaign slogans go, Trump’s “Make America Great Again” wasn’t bad – especially compared to the Queen of Thorns’ “Better Together” (With Hill, it’s always about the collective.) But more than two months after the 2016 campaign ended, even Trump’s supporters have only a vague idea of what “Make America Great Again” means.
The left, which is race-obsessed, sneered that it really meant “Make America White Again.” In one of their typically dazzling displays of logic, the Democrats reasoned that since Trump wanted to deport illegal aliens, who are mostly non-white, the real goal of immigration enforcement is to make America “whiter” – as if national security, crime-control or fairness to low-income wage-earners couldn’t possibly be considerations.
Trump’s platform included border security, rebuilding our military, job creation, negotiating realistic trade deals and developing domestic energy – all worthy, even necessary, goals. But it’s values, not policies, that made America great in the first place. Only by rediscovering those virtues will our country return to its former glory….” Please read on:
(I wrote the following article at this site nearly 8 years ago….about the time Barack Hussein Obama began his campaign to derail the plots and plans of Hillary:
Dennis Prager was claiming:
“If children are not afraid of their parents, parents will become afraid of their children.”
“If students are not afraid of their teachers, teachers will become afraid of their students.”
Of all of the poignant statements of life Dennis Prager has propagated, I find these two among the most memorable. Of course neither are universally true, but my chips will be bet on both of them as sure winners.
I taught high school classes for twelve years from 1960 to 1972. I substituted periodically during the late 1980s and taught half time for a year in 1990. Pay was exceptionally poor in any and all of these experiences. I taught Russian language and classes in Social Studies, from American History to my favorite, Problems in American Democracy.
I enjoyed teaching, in part because of my own drive for knowledge, but more importantly from the awe and respect of the vast knowledge and confidence in that knowledge my old maid school teachers demonstrated every time they walked into my elementary and high school classrooms when I was in their care. (With the exception of two years, 7th grade and 8th grade in elementary school when I was not in awe of any of my teachers, mostly a new breed out of the post WWII GI Bill who were still sorely in need of an education. They wanted to be my friend. They possessed none of the wealth of knowledge these old ladies presented by a simple look, and the gift of speech backed up with an incredible encyclopedia of evidence and flawless technique.) The ladies were the best show in town. They lectured. They exposed what they knew with certainty. They were religiously respected for what they knew and demonstrated. The GIs may have been tough on the frontlines, but they didn’t have the education and years of knowledge or a love of learning which inspired nearly every one of these old ladies.
Think about it. Throughout the years of my public school education, 1939-1952, what other career could so satisfy an intellectually disposed, bright American female, wanting to share her thrill and mastery over some phase of learning and help intellectually raise children of whom she had none of her own? As a high school teacher she was at the top of her world! And I benefitted enormously from this phenomenon. By 1955 these women had disappeared from the face of Minnesota. Knowledge and respect pretty much disappeared soon after, and by the black, feminist, gay, druggie, and anti war movements a bit later, adult rule was ceded to student rebellion and it has never quite recovered despite whatever discipline may show up from time to time.
I describe the collapse of public schools where I taught as the collapse of a masculine institution into a feminine one…something I railed about long before I ever knew Dennis Prager was on the scene. My old maid female powerhouses ran a masculine house of learning. The path to learning improvement was made clear to all. The purpose was to raise the student to be a responsible citizen in our American democracy. To be so, certain skills and knowings (which these ladies with the recommendations from the leading universities would determine) must be mastered. These were the minimum requirements for achievement. If you did not amass and pass them, you did not receive the school system’s blessing. In other words, no diploma. About ten percent were “weeded out” by age 17. Failure existed. Achievement was rewarded. Feelings didn’t matter.
As the American universities became more feminized, the approach to teaching as well as content of teaching was feminized. Of course, society itself became more feminized. One had to understand where the student was coming from. Forced integration was around the corner. Black students wouldn’t be interested in “white learnings”. Whites should learn to listen. Teachers were taught by the ever less educated. Learning knowledge became out of date, replaced by the Leftwing dream of teaching young people “how to think” and then graduating onto, “what to think”.
I taught highschool students at a mostly white and very, very traditional, civilized, well disciplined public school from 1964-71. I likened it to “Happy Days”. Middle class mostly blue collar families including working fathers. The first student I noticed “high” on something was in 1971, a senior in my homeroom. I was very closely involved in the neighborhood. The families were what was then described as “fine Christian families”, mostly Catholic, Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox and Lutheran. I agreed. Some of them, the Catholics perhaps more so, were a bit rougher on the boys, and despite this being out of my experience, I really liked them all.
In his radio broadcasts such as the one this morning, Dennis bemoans the collapse of education in American schools. He refers often to his own knowledge of Judaism to remind us of the importance of fear, both the good and bad of it. I never practiced fear either as a father or teacher. In both occasions I lived and worked in an environment in which the systems were enough in sync, everyone knew adults were in charge. Personally, I was never hit as a student, and never hit a student. My father never hit me, even though I believe he should have on one occasion. My bipolar mother made up for everyone else’s more pacific tendencies.
In 1972 I was transferred to a predominantly black Minneapolis public high school. The institution should have been closed. Crimes occurred every day. Serious crimes once or twice or more per week. Teachers had to be paraded from a fenced in parking lot through the school’s boiler room and still were spat upon by black groups, many of them students in the very same building. An assistant principal was assaulted by group plan, teachers robbed, girls manhandled, and again, by group plan, several white male students, usually tall ones, were brutally assaulted. White female students were routinely robbed if they brought money with them, or threatened violence if they didn’t bring money next time…one girl, a student in my own class had two teeth knocked out, but excused her black assailants, because she understoond “where they were coming from”. I could continue for thousands more words describing the violence as well as the fraud called education which was tolerated and hidden by the school’s administration. Peace broke out in classrooms where teachers white or black encouraged black pride and racism. The rest of the teachers cowed. I was disgusted at the fraud.
All of the perpetrators of crime and associated activities were black. All of them. One half of the victims were black. On a Monday in December, my first hour Modern Problems class of about 20 students, with a fifty- fifty racial split, began awkwardly. Our discussion didn’t seem to include any black students. “Hey, guys and dolls…What’s going on here?…I’m on to something you’re up to…What’s this I’m feeling?”
“Hey, Mr. Ray. Don’t you know this is Honky Day! It’s the day we folk ain’t supposed to talk to you whites.”
“Oh…a little racism here. But you’re black, Arthur”…(one of the truly nicest young men anyone could have as a student)…”and you’re talking to me and I’m pretty white…How come?”
“I don’t believe in that stuff”. By noon someone had poured cigarette lighter fluid into his locker and set his winter coat on fire. Arthur missed class for awhile.
A language teacher had her purse stolen from her locked classroom while she had gone to lunch with her students. The principal, a minority youth young beyond his years, appeared concerned. Promised to have a new lock put on the door by the next day, which was done. Despite the new lock, and the door being locked while the teacher and her class went to lunch, her new purse and its contents were stolen as well. When she approached the principal with the news, he was offended and told her that maybe by now she might be smart enough to leave her purse at home.
Many of the professionally oriented teachers locked their doors even when their classes convened for their own safety as well as for the safety of their students. A gang of three each threw bricks at me in one class, one brick nearly hitting a student sitting right next to me. It broke when it hit the radiator, it was thrown so hard. Fortunately none of us were hurt.
The Minneapolis Star and Tribune, both evening and morning papers of the same ownership wanted city schools to succeed. They wanted Minneapolis to have a good reputation hoping more whites would return to the city and maintain a “favorable racial balance” directed by the local courts. No one wrote anything but fiction when it came to reporting on the chaos of the city’s mixed race schools. Finally, a shooting in the student cafeteria during lunch by a St. Paul youth stalking his girl friend’s other boyfriend could not be hidden. It made the news. The race was not identified.
I well remember the last day, about twenty years later, I ever entered a public high school as a teacher. Actually I was a substitute teacher for a 9th grade junior high school social studies class in a small outer ring Twin City metropolitan community. It was an all white school. In this class just before lunch, a slightly chubby boy, bigger all over than the rest, at the very beginning of class, started to play drums with his pencils intentionally disturbing me and the class. We were discussing the assignment. I was to ask questions about some phase of American History. I politely asked Brian not to make the noises. He stopped, but started again as I began the next question for the class. “Would you like to answer the question, Brian?” He gave a snear, but quit drumming for a few minutes, but a bit later began again. “Put the pencils down, Brian. It is very rude to do what you’re doing. Stop wasting our time.” I stated firmly.
He seemed to comply for about five minutes and then he came up with two bigger pencils, and made louder noises. I confronted him thusly: “I want to warn you as clearly as I can. Everyone in this class should know, including you, Brian, adults know how to be a lot meaner to you young people, than you can be to us.” I addressed the class and asked if they agreed. They agreed. I looked at him with a very stern, severe look. “You have been very mean to me and the class with your disturbances this morning. I do not want to be mean to you, but I assure you, I will be very mean if you disturb us again!
Brian retreated. The class was tense from the beginning and had remained very quiet throughout. Eventually, Brian stuck out his jaw in tune with his loud pencil action yet again,. I walked slowly toward him, my eyes staring at him unflinching.
“Stand up! Get up, now!” He did, slowly. Drenching with derision I asked..”Well what do we have here? Some would say only a very ugly boy would act so ugly. Some would say only a very ugly boy would disrupt a class. Some might say you are a rather fattish ugly boy who likes to disrupt classes…..a bully, perhaps?” A few students gasped. “Some might say you don’t belong in a school where you disrupt classes. You’re not old enough to be in a school…they might say”. I paused, looking at my now deflated Brian. “Tell me. Are you an ugly boy too young and ugly to be in this school?” He shook his head ‘no’. “Good, but, we’ll see!” The class resumed with thirty minutes of peace. Then the students went off to lunch with Brian quietly moving along with them.
I had brought my lunch, but didn’t have much time to get to it. Two girls from Brian’s class came to the door with an adult. He entered my room and announced he was an assistant principal and had been shocked at what these girls had told him. I had called Brian a fatty. I had belittled him calling him ugly. He didn’t want any junior high school suicides on his hands by some teacher embarrassing a student.
There remained three hours of classes. I assured him I wasn’t into promoting student suicide either. I told him that I would have been very unprofessional if I called him fatty and ugly. “Did Brian explain to you what happened?”
“No. I haven’t talked to him. These girls both told me you called him names.” I looked at them and then back at him, gathered my lunch and advised, “You take the rest of the classes. Be sure you keep all of them from committing suicide. Tell the principal I won’t be coming back tomorrow.” He was caught dumbfounded.
This actually happened. Would Dennis…would you, dear readers, after hearing Dennis defending the use of the “masculine touch” from time to time…perhaps a slap on the back of the head, cuffing, or a little shaking up…would that have been a better procedure to check Brian than the one I chose? When I was an established teacher, I never had a moment like this. My reputation included fear, I suppose. I never saw it that way, but I ran the show in my classroom as my mentors ran their show when I was in high school. No one ever would have played drums in any of these classrooms.
“When students no longer fear their teachers, teachers will fear their students.” When children no longer fear their parents, parents will fear their children.” Dennis Prager
The Two Greatest American Frauds of My Lifetime: Today’s Democrat Party and Al Gore’s Global Warming Deception
Today some sixty Democrat Congress people, mostly black racists of all colors, sexes, shapes, and sizes, have attempted to cleanse their social disorders by announcing they will not attend the Inauguration ceremonies this Friday congratulating the duly elected President, Donald J. Trump. The ceremony has been important throughout American history….but today’s Americans under age 50 wouldn’t know anything about that.
Today’s Americans under age 25 don’t know where Canada is, what the supreme law of our land is, and what “tolerance” means. They have been programmed by billionaires, black racists, fanatic feminists, socialists, anarchists, and an immigrant industry to believe the country where they live is the source of all evil. Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is not, has always been noise for evil.
Until the end of World War II, Americans believed in God, a JudeoChristian one of a rather important Protestant flavor….”Ye shall be known by your Deeds”, meaning work hard, be honest, and “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”……and, above all, “There is no escaping from God.” The nation was quite united in these matters. It was a safe time to live in ones neighborhood.
And then, neighbors disappeared……classic learnings regarding right and wrong, truth and untruth, and knowing our past truthfully began to disappear from schools. Accomplishment was defeated by equality, Truth and knowledge by feelings, conservatives by leftists. Sex meant male and female.
I live in Minnesota…..These days its winter season runs from November through March. When I was young, back during the second World War, living in St. Paul at the time, winters ran from November through April….a truth of our matter of topic.
The Democratic Party was honorable then. It was more Roman Catholic than Protestant in those days, overwhelmingly Jewish, and usually the Party which collected the most recent immigrants. Yet, regarding matters moral and American, the two major parties were on the same page. No one born with six toes on one foot was elevated to Senate or House so they could represent millions of the “misfit” for the Party.
Minnesotans were aware of glaciers then. By fifth grade I knew….with pride, because the southern states couldn’t brag about glaciers….that where I lived in Minnesota the Earth’s surface was more than 1,000 feet under ice around 12,000 years ago….and deeper many thousands of years before that phenomenon.
When in college I learned dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus Rex were running around the Dakotas and then some. Fern trees were 150 feet tall. CO2 was ten or more times higher then than it ‘runs’ today.
Today’s Democrats and other con-artists don’t believe in God anymore. They believe in the gods of Global Warming Calamity…. that WHITE MEN, especially English speaking men and their inventions have caused this warming, a death to us all, if Americans don’t get rid of fossil fuels, a major cause in CO2 increase….
Democrat leftists these days are indoor con-artists. They don’t work outdoors. It’s beneath their dignity. They invade churches, schools, government offices, universities, the press and imprison their black voters to live in leftist urban ghettos financed by leftists in trade for their vote come election day.
In the 18th century or so, the Baltic Sea froze up for awhile. ConArtist Global Warming sleeze, Al Gore and his Democrat Party scam folks, hadn’t been born yet. Locomotives hadn’t been borne yet either.
What knowledge has been borne since then, however, is the discovery that there has been a major war between Earth’s cold and heat about every ten thousand years, less major wars between Earth’s cold and heat among centuries, and even moods of climatic changes within centuries.
That there are parts of this beautiful Earth in disarray due to human waste and carelessness are facts of life. That human male and female animals should be concerned about their contributions to Earth’s disasters….OF COURSE!
That there has been a minor spike in global temperatures over the past half century is true. It is also true that according to temperature records in Siberia, experts in these territories are forecasting dropping temperatures for at least a couple of human generations.
Democrats started their ‘leaving the American way of things’ about a generation ago….coming up with the idea and politic of total open borders dependent upon their guile and nurturing so that they would get lifetime credit and therefore political vote in their drive toward TOTALITARIANISM, when they wouldn’t have to worry ever again about the quality of representative or government in vogue. They almost made it with Hillary this past November 8, 2016. Thus far these people are making political success with the global warming lie, however.
Black man John Lewis earned hero worship fifty years ago in the struggle for a freer Alabama. He was elevated to the American House of Representatives for his achievement and got fat, more racist Democrat, and unAmerican in 1981 and again this year, both times announcing the Republican Presidents weren’t worthy enough for the office in his taste.
In 1981 he gathered no fellow racist companions. Today, he has gathered around 60.
Again, ignorance is victorious here. Democracy is a contentious, delicate, frail kind of government behavior especially during a presidential season. The Inauguration of the President has been an essential event to celebrate the future of Democracy for the nation. People, not guns, decide the outcome of political battle no matter how bruising the political battle. PEACE AND RECONCILIATION WOULD BE CELEBRATED BY CONGRESSMEN OF BOTH PARTIES ATTENDING THE INAUGURATION OF THE WINNING PARTY’S PRESIDENT.
I believe the racist organization, The Black Congressional Caucus is 100% in favor of ‘banning’ global warming, with the ‘warming’ a result of evil white Republicans doing evil things. Please learn all you can about the Truth of global warming….not the tyrannical left’s sale of it.