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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Home-Grown Common Sense...

I'll tell you guys right now...

I cooked us some chicken fried sirloin steak, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, and fried okra for dinner tonight.

mmmmmm...

The steak was raised by my mom and dad, and the okra came from the little garden that my neighbor Sue shared with me last summer. The potatoes... well they said "Idaho" on the bag. *sigh*

I also took the night off from studying and watched CSI.

So I'm feeling a little feisty right about now...

hmmpff.



There are a lot of things that I am not interested in.

Things that I really don't care about...

And reasons why I feel that way.



One of the things that I don't care about are the
Oscars.

That Academy Award thing is not something that I am going to support.

Hollywood rarely has anything that interests me.


For example, take this year's best film nominees:

Brokeback Mountain

Capote

Crash

Good Night, and Good Luck

Munich




How many of these movies have you guys watched?

First of all, I hadn't heard of four of them, and the fifth...

I had heard about it because of the controversial 'hype' in the news and on the internet.

So you're thinking 'right', I haven't watched any of them.



Why did *those* people vote for these movies?

Because they don't see the world as I see it, or hold dear to their hearts what I hold dear to mine.

Plain and simple.



Where are our worldviews developed?

Certainly most people develop their worldviews from their family and parents, but where do our nation's kids spend most of their formative years?

They spend it at school, with most of the children being enrolled in government/public schools.

Our children are greatly affected by those they are with for most of their day... and it isn't their parents.

Do parents interview the teachers and determine whether these people are deemed fit to be in charge of their child's lives?

Do parents ask the teachers whether or not they share the same belief system, ethics, or morals?

Maybe they should.

They would if their child was still an infant or a toddler.


Teenagers need a lot more guidance than safe electrical outlets and locked kitchen cabinets.


What would you think about a geography teacher who says things like:

Who is probably the single most violent nation on planet Earth?!
The United States of America! And we're a democracy. Quote-unquote."


Mr. Bennish, a geography teacher at a Colorado high school, also compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler and added, "Now, I'm not saying that Bush and Hitler are exactly the same. Obviously, they are not. Ok. But there are some eerie similarities to the tones that they use. Very, very "ethnocentric."

How many high school classes are being *taught* this way across the country?

And guess what?!

Some of these kids don't know any better and are believing everything that these anti-American, anti-parent, anti-establishment, and anti-democratic teachers are telling them.



How do we know that this teacher was saying things like this and indoctrinating his students?

Because one of his students, Sean Allen, tapes his lectures so that he can study from them at home. He let his dad listen to the tape in question and no...

His dad *ain't* happy.



Michelle Malkin has compiled some articles and also has links to the audio of the tape.

I sat and listened to it this evening.

You should too.

You will be shocked by the tone and the intent of this school teacher.



It is important that we take care of and protect our children. Whether it is the movies they watch or the schools that they go to...

It's our job to take care of them and nurture them.



Can you imagine how the Danish cartoonists are feeling right now, living in fear, with their families in harms way?


12 muslim men were looking for the daughter of one of the cartoonists at her school.

Thank goodness she wasn't there.



Here's an article that was written last year, BEFORE the Danish cartoons were published.

Europe's Angry Muslims

Robert S. Leiken
From Foreign Affairs, July/August 2005


Summary: Radical Islam is spreading across Europe among descendants of Muslim immigrants. Disenfranchised and disillusioned by the failure of integration, some European Muslims have taken up jihad against the West. They are dangerous and committed -- and can enter the United States without a visa.

"Indeed, the fissure between liberalism and multiculturalism is opening just as the continent undergoes its most momentous population shift since Asian tribes pushed westward in the first Christian millennium. Immigration obviously hits a national security nerve, but it also raises economic and demographic questions: how to cope with a demonstrably aging population; how to maintain social cohesion as Christianity declines and both secularism and Islam climb; whether the EU should exercise sovereignty over borders and citizenship; and what the accession of Turkey, with its 70 million Muslims, would mean for the EU. Moreover, European mujahideen do not threaten only the Old World; they also pose an immediate danger to the United States.



You need to stop by
D.T.'s blog. He has posted a brand new cartoon that makes a strong statement.



Now you tell me...

How in the heck is a movie like Brokeback Mountain and a school teacher like Jay Bennish going to help our children to be strong, have a strong identity, become a good citizen, and be able to recognize and stand up for what is right?

Maybe we don't have to worry too much about crazy and radical muslims taking over the countries of the world with their violence, hatred, and fear mongering.

We've got home-grown terrorists already here at home.

later...

5 Comments:

Blogger Moof said...

TJ, your posts are pretty amazing. This was another excellent one.

The business with that teacher - I could tell you a few stories like that myself. I took my kids out of school and homeschooled them because of that sort of thing.

If we don't look out for our kids - no one else will. As long as they're still young, they're the single most important "job" (more like "mission," actually) that we have.

March 03, 2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Moof, you make me *blush*.

You're right. It is a mission.

"...if you're willing to accept it."

later...

March 03, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I think I need to read more of Michelle Malkin to keep up with this kind of "stuff." We DO interview our teachers (and potential teachers) and also spend a lot of time visiting the classrooms. But kids from families who do so are rarely the ones at risk for believing such nonsense. This is the sort of stuff that started the homeschool movement. Speaking of which, have you seen the blog www.rebelution.com? I think you would enjoy it.

March 04, 2006 8:29 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

www.THErebelution.com

(not sure you got my first comment, but go see this anyway)

March 04, 2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Jan...

Glad you stopped by.

I hope that I am wrong in saying this: You know you probably aren't the norm concerning your kids and their education.

The teacher in question, Mr. Bennish, he has been teaching at that school for six years.

It's hard to imagine that he has been "teaching" his 'geography' class for that long and nobody has said anything about it. There's an interview with a former student who graduated several years ago. He said that Mr. Bennish talked like that when he was in the same high school geography class.

I had first heard the story on the radio. Michelle Malkin always has the great links because she is so well 'networked'.

I also listened to the student, Sean Allen, be interviewed on the radio with his dad.

Hey... thanks for the link Jan.

I'll check it out.

later...

March 04, 2006 9:34 PM  

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