The “question authority” screed that the sneering liberals used to bandy about has come back at them not unlike a Bolshevik boomerang.. Even though more and more people are questioning liberal authority, they aren’t totally locked in, but they are getting closer..
A “question authority” article has appeared in Time Magazine which proudly boasts the subtitle, “in partnership with CNN”, otherwise known as the Collectivist “News” Network. The article is entitled, “Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?” and one can almost hear the employees of CNN scurrying to line up for a chorus line of leg kicks screaming “Yes We Can!”, which is the cry that has certainly led us to this unfortunate conclusion.. If the author of the article, who appears to have our best interests at heart, would just read THIS article, his laudable goals might be met a bit sooner..
Very early on the author was on the right track. “What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments in the 1950’s and 60’s..” Just about at the end of this “era” a virulent virus was being incubated that would lead to the downward spiral that has been fought off periodically by conservatism and capitalism.. “The interstate highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public school system that was the envy of the world..” Here is where the left began with the “pollution of progressivism” and through the last two points they have probably done their most devious and devastating damage..
“Massive funding for science and technology..” The left has ALWAYS been on board when the topic involves “massive funding”. (Except for the defense department, more on this a little later..) At least one liberally inspired/created “crisis” or an “epidemic” always precipitates the need for “massive funding”. By fast forwarding a few decades, we see that the liberals STILL believe in “massive funding for science and technology” as long as it is THEIR “science and technology”..
Liberal “science” like globaloney warming, the Ice Age of the 70’s, the population explosion, the world wide drought and their “green” nonsense has been “massively funded” which in turn rewards the liberals themselves who have deeply invested (illegally.) within that which they are “massively funding”. It has mattered not that their “scientists” have been in open collusion to hide the actual “facts” that surround their “science”, once the necessary hysteria is ladled on, acquiring “massive funding” is easy..
“A public education system that was the envy of the world..” Please note the key word.. “Was..” The intentional destruction of the nation’s public schools has been a liberal “top priority” for generations. This goal has served several purposes for the left. By completely “dumbing down” public education, they have ensured that the perpetual abattoir that is the liberal’s lowest class will always be stocked with more Democratic voters in need of the liberal’s benevolent “benefits”. Non-achieving public school “graduates” also helps to place “America’s Best Days Behind Us” as the left has persistently done everything within their grimy grasp to bring America down as the world’s leader. As well, indoctrinating those who can achieve with the liberal “science” of “globaloney warming” for example, will ensure our place within the lowest scientific strata..
“Our 15-year olds rank 17th in science and 25th in math..” Again, the “magic” of liberalism along with the Democratic marionettes of the NEA are succeeding in accomplishing their goals. They play “pass the trash” every September, every two months or so they wail and moan about “the plight of the public schools” which THEY have orchestrated and the ONLY liberal answer to that is “massive funding”.. How well has “massive funding” “succeeded” when implemented by the left to solve the problems of the public schools that were created by these groups of liberals? It depends upon who is using the word “succeeded”. ANYTHING deemed a “success” by the left always ends up being a “failure” in everyone else’s eyes.. Lets look at just a few statistics in the area closest to the location where the liberals are undertaking all of this “massive funding”..
“Study Finds One-Third in D.C. Illiterate” (Breitbart 03/20/2007) “D.C.’s Distinction: $16,344 Per Student, But Only 12% Read Proficiently” (Human Events 03/24/2006) In 2005, D.C. teachers averaged an hourly rate of pay of $35.89 for all of these “successes”.. (Civic Report No. 50 January 2007) Their track record of absolute failure is considerably longer, yet the ONLY answer for the septic tank public schools performances is “a lack of funding”..
Suddenly either a restrained bias or naivete kicks into the author’s article.. “Obama’s efforts to preserve and even increase resources for core programs appear to be failing in a Congress determined to demonstrate its clout..” This “clout” has been demonstrated for about a month and a half since the members who were sworn in after the Obama Waterloo of November.. Prior to that return to sensibility, the left was virtually unencumbered in their zeal to “massively fund” ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.. Obama actually campaigned saying that we shouldn’t place another Republican into the Presidency because we shouldn’t reward those “that got us into this mess..” First, the DEMOCRATIC House and Senate since 2006 “got us into this mess” and if this theory is actually held so closely by Obama, why would he “reward” the NEA with more “massive funding” since they have “gotten us into this mess”?
“But reducing funds for things like education and alternative energy will not produce much in savings and it will hurt the economy’s long term growth..” If we shuttered EVERY public school that fell below the minimal standards that are already in place, if “alternative schools” (charter schools, home schooling and vouchers for parents) were as important to the left as the sham of “alternative energy”, wouldn’t the nation be stronger for the “choice” or is “choice” only limited to ending the life of a fetus or the infirm within the jaundiced eyes of the Mengele’s of the left..
“The government spends $4 on elderly people for every $1 it spends on those under 18..” Point number one: Those UNDER 18 don’t VOTE and the liberals understand this.. Here the leftist argument for the “Soylent Green” mentality seems to fester within our author.. If you “spend” more based upon the SAME liberal policies and procedures of failure and fatalism, the RESULTS will NEVER change. No amount of money spent by the Democrats or the NEA will EVER produce better results. Neither party WANTS better results. Period.
“We adjust to the crisis of the moment and move on, but the underlying cancer continues to grow, eating away at the system..” Here the author has encapsulated the liberal political plan. The “cancer” IS liberalism and it continues to grow.. The liberals INVENT or CREATE the “crisis”.. Liberalism is always “eating away at the system..”
The author just can’t restrain his own liberal bias, it was just bursting at the seams, we knew that it had to blow.. “I don’t mean to echo the usual complaints about waste, fraud and abuse. In fact, there is less of those things than Americans think, except in the Pentagon with its $700 billion budget..” There you have it, the ONLY “waste, fraud or abuse” comes from those tasked with defending America.. Those tasked with “educating” America, those who have INTENTINALLY FAILED at this task, they are heroes who need “massive funding”..
Yet in the very next paragraph of the author’s missive, he says, “We have a crazy-quilt patchwork of towns, municipalities and states with overlapping authority, bureaucracies and resulting waste..” This point is absolutely correct but the fact that the author can’t find “waste, fraud and abuse” within the liberal quicksand that is the NEA led public schools is disingenuous or duplicitous..
“Today, every government program and subsidy seems eternal..” The author always seemed to be getting closer to the exorcism of his own deeply held liberalism, but he never seemed to jettison the Democratic Demon.. Then again, those sufficiently marinated in the Bolshevik bile of liberalism and its need for “massive funding” rarely seem to ever do so..