Sunday, July 11, 2010
To Socialists, the World Is a Classroom
Schools are mostly government-run operations and reflect government values. Few institutions in American life have failed as badly as the education system. My claim is that socialism is modeled after the classroom. The teacher, Professor Obama, stands before the classroom. Any students who disobey the Professor's instructions are disciplined. The school board, US Congress, concocts ever more elaborate and stricter rules. If a student does not learn, does not obey, he or she must serve detention. Those who obsequiously learn the professor's lessons most studiously, the socialists, consider themselves smarter than everyone else. Because they lack the legitimation of a state diploma, those who would rather not comply with the Professor are intimidated. But they are productive and competent. The socialist lesson plan is that the state is all knowing; that those who obey are intelligent; that subservience to government is morality; that the Professor and the school board know best.