Skip to comments.Is Obama a Victim of Self-Esteem Education? [re: THE AMATEUR by Ed Klein]
Posted on 07/02/2013 8:55:29 AM PDT by Moseley
I never understood Barack Obama -- or even some of my friends -- until I read The Amateur by Edward Klein.
But first you also need to remember the plague of "self-esteem" based education. And finally it all makes sense. The self-esteem movement hurt our public schools and degraded the curriculum. The self-esteem time bomb is now coming full circle, as the victims of our schools, colleges, and universities have moved into leadership of our country.
Barack Obama is the ultimate "A for effort [D for performance] President." Obama's ineptness is exceeded only by his giant ego. Obama received a "to be determined" Nobel Peace Prize in the naked hope that he might do something later to promote peace. This is self-esteem taken to a ridiculous extreme -- but in real life. But wait: Isn't that exactly what the liberal educational approach teaches in our schools and even in our universities and law schools?
It doesn't matter if you get the wrong answer as long as you believe in yourself. It doesn't matter if you can actually achieve anything, as long as you try. Liberal educational techniques teach students that everyone is a winner, everyone's opinion is equally valid, and there should be no competition or grading on the basis of merit.
Sure, we all have limitations. There is nothing wrong with that. Henry Ford claimed that he wasn't all that smart, but he succeeded by hiring people smarter than he. Many highly-successful people have echoed Ford with similar quotes. But the difference is he could admit his own strengths and weaknesses and take action to compensate.
The most important sentence in The Amateur is: "He doesn't know what he doesn't know." I interviewed the author on the Conservative Commandos radio show, when the book came out in paperback.
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Are mere mortals allowed to criticize the “12th Imam”?
I don’t see why anyone even needs to “go there” with Obama.
Look first to his upbringing within his so-called family.
Look at the deliberate ideological brainwashing his family wanted him subjected to.
Look at how some unseen, guiding hand made sure the way was cleared for him at every step he took in life.
Obama lives in his own world. The world of his own mind. And he enjoys lording it over other people, is in love with himself and his ideology and power. And you don’t need to blame it on a public or private school education.
"Dunning and Kruger proposed that, for a given skill, incompetent people will:
tend to overestimate their own level of skill;
fail to recognize genuine skill in others;
fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy;
recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill, if they are exposed to training for that skill."
“Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.” Daniel J. Boorstin
"Stupid people are too stupid to realize they are stupid."
Is Obama a Victim of Self-Esteem Education?
Does a bear do his daily Obama in the woods?
For which we award you two full professorships in "The City of Evil".
So who is giving Obama an A for effort?
It is just a phrase. “A for effort” is a cliché that refers to the habit of giving high marks for trying.
The article does not intend to actually give Obama a grade. It is a reference to a concept “A for effort”
Excellent. I reposted on Facebook. On target
Real self esteem requires self respect. Anything else is just false vanity.
Prime example: Zimmerman trial star witness, 19 year old high school senior Rachel Jeantel.
yeah, I know that. Even so, who in the world would give Obozo the benefit of a cliche. I’d give him a D- for effort.
Excellent column. Thanks!