Education in America’s lamentable public school system has gone a long way over the last six decades. Sadly, it’s gone a long way away from America and basic, right-thinking morality. Most certainly it is now little more than poorly, if at all, disguised anti-American, Liberal indoctrination of our children.
Use a Venn Diagram to Compare Adolph Hitler and President Bush Jr.
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A current and most egregious case in point is that McKinley Middle School in Washington D.C.’s Northeast curriculum includes some “interesting” homework assignments, especially in what they purport to be their English department.
Directions: Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, â€˜Fighting Hitler â€” A Holocaust Storyâ€™ and â€˜Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMDâ€™ to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!
Bear in mind that this was a 6th grade English class’ homework assignment. It was neither a class filled with more mature students nor was it a class on Social Studies. Yet the class’ teacher, who McKinley Middle School and the school district refuse to identify, felt that was both needful and appropriate to have the class compare and contrast President George W. Bush with Hitler, all the while tacitly and implicitly comparing the Iraq War with The Holocaust.
Yeah, education in America’s lamentable public school system has gone a long way over the last six decades. 🙁
Sadly, this is just a fantasy, albeit an extremely pleasant one to muse upon. Washington DC doesn’t even have the right sort of bedrock to be particularly vulnerable to sinkholes. There’s always a tsunami though. 😉
Washington DC Destroyed – No Help Rendered; No Tears Shed
The lack of horror, grief, tears, and rendered aid is also about what I would expect or, at least, hope for. Aside from some museums and a handful of monuments, none of which would survive a sinkhole like that, are the only things in DC itself that are worth trying to save or crying over the loss of. The the majority of part-time and full-time residents certainly have no worth and wouldn’t be missed by we, the American People.
I’ll tell you the truth. I’m wishing for the 1%. Not the 1% who are so often reviled by the eaters and takers for being productive and materially successful, but a scant, bare 1% of the 80 million registered gun owners in America. I’m wishing for them to do something.
I wish for just 1% of these known, law-abiding Americans to gather in Washington DC peacefully but under arms.
If 800,000 armed Americans showed up in the DC, there is literally no end to what they could accomplish for our country. Nor need we reasonably fear that it would lead to bloodshed as nobody would be so foolish as to incite such a force to defend itself.
Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States
— Noah Webster
The Federalist Papers
What was true in 1787 when Noah Webster penned “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution” is still true today. If 800,000 citizens exercised their constitutional rights to assemble in Washington DC to seek redress from the federal government, they would exceed 50% of a full mustering of the all branches of the US Military and the combined strength of all law enforcement agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. And that would be a full mustering of the military. In actuality, they’d only be able to bring in a 10th of that amount at most, which would give the citizenry an overwhelming 4:1 advantage. Nobody, not even the most rabid authoritarian, would start something in that circumstance.
Somewhere there’s one or more of America’s domestic enemies having apoplexy and fuming about how I’m a dangerous extremist who’s calling for the armed overthrow of their government.
To help them out in furthering their delusions, my local US Secret Service Field Office can be contacted at (718) 840-1000. They should feel free to report me. It’ll give us all something to laugh about at the next quarterly meeting. 😉
Nor would a violent response from the government to such a gathering be expected even without their being faced with potentially overwhelming force. The political damage done to President Hoover by his turning the Army loose on the 17,000 WWI veterans, their families, and affiliated groups who comprised the 1932 Bonus Army is well known to politicians, if not the general population, and they’d be loath to hurt themselves and their careers in a similar manner.
I wish for this assembly of patriotic Americans because I can think of no better or more efficient means to remind both the politicians and their MSM propaganda outlets of exactly what they will be up against if they try to violate the holy right of the American people to defend themselves against each other, foreign threats, and domestic tyranny. The sight of 800,000 armed Americans assembled to defend their 2nd Amendment rights – peacefully if at all possible, with force if left no option – should have a chilling effect upon both the would-be tyrants and dangerously paternal “kindly shepherds” in the government.
Is This Intimidation?
Some would say that such a gathering in DC or its environs of so many armed citizens would be nothing but intimidation and a thuggish attempt to coerce the government into certain actions through the threat of armed force, up to and including an overthrow of the government. The sorts that would say such, however, are either those who by their beliefs or actions have some reason to feel intimidated and/or are those with little or no sense or knowledge of history.
An assembly of armed Americans is no more inherently intimidating than the gathering of some 400,000 Black men for the 1995 Million Man March, which was led by the head of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and happened while the memories of the Los Angeles Riots and the various sympathetic Black uprisings across America were still fresh in America’s collective consciousness.
Add to that the long, sad history of Black protests ending badly and violently, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, when attempts were made to disperse, constrain, or contain them and must be clear to anyone that possessed a modicum of knowledge of American history that such a assembly as the Million Man March was far more an act of intimidation, intentional or not, than any generic assemblage of armed American citizens could ever be.
I’ll defy you, however, to find a single Liberal or Progressive who would admit to that. Conversely, I doubt that you’d have any difficulty in finding Blacks that would openly and happily admit that the Million Man March was intimidation in its rawest form.
Yes, I’m wishing for the minimum of 1% of registered gun owners to peaceably assemble in order to petition the Government for a redress of our grievances pertaining to the abridgement of- and infringement upon our 2nd Amendment rights.
Sadly, if wishes were fishes we’d walk on the sea and, if they were horses, beggars would ride. 🙁
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‘Tis the holiday season and, as such, why should one choose the lesser of carols to enjoy? Fortunately, thanks to the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, you don’t have to.
And it’s not as if, in these times, any of or our children will sleep soundly with vision of sugar plums dancing in our heads. Better by far to dream of Cthulhu and his ending of all the things we’ve so foolishly created than to sweat through nightmares of all that is that we could have prevented had we had the courage and conviction.