Are we in effect “eating our young?” Figuratively speaking, of course

We had a wonderful Tea Party Rally today to honor our veterans.  Our speakers were Representative Todd Hunter and Dr. Bob Jones.

Dr. Jones spoke on many things but one has stuck in my mind.  He mentioned other religions go so far as to eat their young.  He meant it literally, but I immediately thought, “that is exactly what we are doing, and have done.”  I mean it figuratively.

What other reason would account for what we have today? Think of the Occupiers.  Think of the Penn State students rallying around Joe Paterno when he was fired for looking the other way from a pedophile. Think about it.

We have for more than two generations coddled and given in to a culture that worships their children to the point of not teaching values.

We have watched, and allowed them to watch, the television shows that have gone from frivolous to downright nasty.  We’ve laughed at the stupidity of the males who should be the respected father figures. Consider the difference in what is considered humor from “Father Knows Best” to “Two and a half Men.” Consider the commercials. Nothing is sacred.  Everything is advertised.  It is downright embarrassing at times.

We have allowed our young women to dress as provocatively as streetwalkers. We have not taught them to honor their bodies and to consider that instant gratification is not a lifetime love.  And we have allowed the young men to use them.

What have we done with their education?  We have allowed it to be dumbed down. We wouldn’t want our little darlings to have too much homework, to make a failing grade and be held accountable for that grade.  And heaven forbid one should be held back until they actually learn a full grade level.

Now, I know there are many very good students and many very good teachers but we do not venerate them as we do the sports they hold so dear in schools and colleges (see that Penn State reference again).  Do  you wonder why those students thought it was wrong to fire Coach Paterno?  Ed Driscoll has this to say about some of this:

This is part of a generations-long phenomenon. In his 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom​ wrote, “There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.” And the university, Bloom argued, is unwilling to offer a distinctive visage to young people. The guiding philosophy of the academy is there are no first principles, no coherent ways to interpret the world in which we live.

We must turn this around. It is up to us, you and me. We must work to make sure our children are taught values and to value and follow the Constitution. We must work to make sure more statesmen rather than politicians are elected to office beginning with the local levels, then state and federal. We means the Tea Party and the conservatives of all polictical parties.

 

 

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One Response to Are we in effect “eating our young?” Figuratively speaking, of course

  1. Traditional Tibby says:

    Well stated. Don’t despair, we have some wonderful young’uns that are taught, and are learning as they go. And they are passing these values on. We may go through a rough patch, governmentally, (may not be a word, but you know what I mean) but I think the tide is turning. We just have to stay focused, continue to pay attention and no longer be silent. Blog on!

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