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The Role of 'Educators'

Gyst53 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 9:47 AM
"We live in a Nation that goes far beyond anything George Orwell imagined in 1984. Our emails are read, our conversations are listened to, our cars have tracking devices and there are cameras everywhere watching our every move. Law enforcement has devices that can look through our clothes and into our cars and homes, and surveillance drones are patrolling our skies. Travelers are treated as criminals who must be strip searched or patted down before being allowed to fly — and sometimes before being allowed to board trains or buses. Many of us feel this is tyranny." Bob Livingston
Charles3662 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 10:13 AM
Yes, this is tyranny we experience. The problem is nobody wants to look at the roots of the tyranny. Who wants to run your life? The answer is not difficult, but it is scary to identify. For example, has the Black electorate made a substantial contribution to the tyranny by its interest in socialism? Breath deep and give an honest answer. There is a trade off, security for independence. Can you willingly identify who has undermined our independence and why, or are you too afraid the answer you derive will make us an undesirable person for speaking the truth?
byoder Wrote: May 21, 2013 5:31 PM
Are you saying that Sowell is at fault because he's black??
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...