Skip to comments.THE DANGERS OF PARALYZING DENIAL: FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Posted on 01/12/2020 8:14:49 PM PST by BruceDeitrickPrice
Looking away from sinister Jeffrey Epstein and horrific truths easy, but denial is dangerous, like the malfeasance within public schools, doesnt just go away.
People Dont Want to Know the Truth, Even When its Undeniable
Lionel Nation, a lawyer and radio host, argues that Jeffrey Epsteins crimes are so staggeringly repulsive that most people wont be able to deal with them. Better to look away. (Nation speculated in August that this aversion may save Epstein. Now that Epstein is officially dead, this aversion may save his friends and accomplices.)
In a video, Lionel Nation explains the power of extreme evil. Most of us cannot confront it. We especially dont want to admit we have been so stupid to have elected leaders who would allow such criminality.
Nation insists that your mind will run the other way. Epsteins crimes are so rancid, so horrible, what youre going to need to do is shut your mind. Its ungodly what is going on. (Nation mentions trafficking, adoption, incest, extortion.) Most people cant stand to know. They cover their ears. They change the subject.
Its easy to have an equivalent reaction about our public schools. They are filled with destructive theories and methods that make the public blink and look away. Millions of Americans seem to think its better to make excuses for malfeasance, and to accept the bureaucracys official alibis for perennial decline, than to deal with the fraud.
Probably the psychological theory of cognitive dissonance is helpful here. When we hear about irregularities and crimes, we know that something should be done, some proper legal remedy. But what if the crime is particularly horrific? Its so much easier to downgrade the crime and minimize its impact.
Its simpler to blink and change the subject. Here is the all-purpose response: What the heck, this kind of thing probably goes on all the time. Here is another antidote: Political enemies are exaggerating everything. Or you think this thought: Its probably worse in other cities, countries, and cultures.
Minimize the Problem
So you hear that the US has 50 million functional illiterates? How do you live with that? It surely takes years and years of effort to produce this tragic decline. Many elements of our government and society have to work together to steal literacy from millions of children.
How do you excuse it? Ive never met an illiterate person Maybe in some of those southern states they have this problem but not where Im from Yeah, if only parents would cooperate in the education of their children, we wouldnt have these problems I didnt raise those kids, I dont feel personally responsible The society seems to be doing well, so why worry about the ones who cant read?
See how it works? Minimize the problem. Push it as far away from yourself as possible. Put the genie back in the bottle and deny all those nasty rumors about a corrupt and ideologically motivated bureaucracy.
Better to downsize the monsters stalking the landscape. Oh, those are merely shadows. Mirages. Mistakes of the mind. People are desperately eager to make adjustments so that reality can be our friend again.
Pretend Methods and Tolerating the Intolerable
We hear such creative excuses. Well, maybe you need phonics but some people say sight-words work almost as good. Arithmetic the old-fashion way is boring for many kids, so maybe we should stir them up with newfangled ideas. When I went to school we memorized dates, places, multiplication tables, but maybe kids today can be motivated in other ways. Each child learns differently!
The very best minds in education have devoted themselves to devising pretend-methods. These dont work but thats not the main victory. These imposters are cunningly marketed. The great gimmicks make it easy for people to tolerate the intolerable.
If you seriously want reform, you have to look directly and unblinkingly at the main offenders. Sight-words keep children from learning to read. Reform Math and Common Core Math stop children from mastering arithmetic. Constructivism prevents children from learning foundational knowledge. There, with just three theories, you devastate the typical school. But there are many more.
Dont Look Away From the Failures
If, on the other hand, you tolerate the endless tyranny of these gimmicks, you are part of the conspiracy. Curing American K-12 is a two-step process. Get rid of the many bad progressive ideas introduced in the last 75 years. Bring back the traditional ideas, proven over many centuries and still embraced around the world. If you want children to learn something, you have to be serious about teaching it. No empty fads, no overwrought schemes.
Children know even less about the topic than you do. They dont want to be mystified and annoyed by ponderous pedagogy of the sort favored by Common Core and Constructivism. Instruction should be direct, simple, and if at all possible, fun. Thats the formula for recovering excellence in American K-12. Imagine how you would like to be taught any new subject. Bingo! Do that.
Most of all, dont look away from the failures. The more grotesque they are, the more you know they are intentional and should be defeated.
Pedophiles and homosexuals are now a part of the Democratic coalition and are protected. Sexual crimes against children and molestations are not being prosecuted by “woke” prosecutors. Its important for decent people to realize this reality and make special efforts to protect their vulnerable children.
Great post Bruce, thanks for sharing!
This is one creepy thread!!!
The government schools are like a big festering pimple. It needs to be squeezed from all sides.
Please continue with informing the public about their abusive policies. Others will squeeze the putrified abscess by urging parents to get their kids out.
Government (socialist-model) schools are evil.
Thanks. I’m trying.
Thanks for adding this material.
Horkheimer is the pig in Animal Farm.
(Here what these people did to public schools: K-12: Red Ed.
The school reform formula is competition, extreme competition meaning significant incentives for new schools and for vouchers so people can have their children attend.
Bruce, Glad to help. If we don’t get this so-called education system under control, this country is doomed. That said, I fear we may already be late.
GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS THEN AND NOW!
I lvoe Lionel, but he’s an Israeli shill and Epstein was an Israeli operative, doing the unthinkable.
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