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We're Losing the War On Poverty Because Our Schools Turn Boys Into Eunuchs
Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 01/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST by Aspenhuskerette

As a binge-TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass – didn’t appeal.

Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.”

Midway through season two, I understand why Walter White is heroic. As men increasingly check out of work, marriage, and fatherhood, it’s hard not to root for a man fiercely determined to secure his family’s future before dying – despite his morally abhorrent methods.

That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to safeguard family prosperity is perhaps America’s greatest – and most unrecognized — problem.

Consider Sunday’s “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” Lamenting unrealized opportunities and unsolved problems when “women aren’t fully utilized,” businesswoman Carly Fiorina and co-panelists were oblivious about two key facts.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adulthood; arth; genderwars; leftismoncampus; malegendergap; manhood; masculinity; neuteredmen; poverty; radicalfeminists; waronboys
read to the surprising end.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST by Aspenhuskerette
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To: Aspenhuskerette
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2 posted on 01/19/2014 8:11:13 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

we are losing Western Civilization because an overwhelming majority of parents (liberal, progressive, conservative, traditionalist) send their children to government school...


3 posted on 01/19/2014 8:17:02 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Exactly. Blaming the symptom, not the cause.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 8:19:17 AM PST by Bob Mc
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To: Aspenhuskerette

we are losing the war because a black student who is told to take out his earphones during class and who tells the teacher fo “f— off” and who then punches the teacher is suspended for 3 days but the teacher is FIRED for defending himself


5 posted on 01/19/2014 8:35:09 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Good column. Congrats on getting published in the Washington Examiner.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 8:36:34 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: ETL

PERFECT!


7 posted on 01/19/2014 8:44:02 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: Aspenhuskerette

The other side of the problem is that what passes for a masculine role model, like Walter White, is often a gang banger or a steroid swollen warrior that commits wholesale mayhem in a video game. The Duke said “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do”, and manhood should embrace other manly behavior like grinding away in a tedious job or descending miles down into a coal mine for a 14 hour workday 6 times a week. And enduring and persevering without whining or self-pity. That’s what a man’s gotta do.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 8:50:23 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Aspenhuskerette
I their perceived attempt to gain respect for women, they're instead fomenting disrespect for men as well as complete disrespect for the individual right to self selection.

9 posted on 01/19/2014 8:58:50 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

We are losing the war on poverty, because, poverty pays better than hard work.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 9:20:37 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette
Lamenting unrealized opportunities and unsolved problems when “women aren’t fully utilized,”

What the? I… What is this supposed to even mean?
How does it tie in with Our Schools Turn[ing] Boys Into Eunuchs?

11 posted on 01/19/2014 9:21:18 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: latina4dubya

“we are losing Western Civilization because an overwhelming majority of parents (liberal, progressive, conservative, traditionalist) send their children to government school...”

It is even simpler than that; products of Western Civilization are no longer breeding, while the descendants of Aztec, Inca, Arabian, and the Moghul civilations are.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 9:40:32 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

The elites have been lying to these kids for years. Whenever the people started noticing middle class jobs being shipped over seas they came up with the “Information Ecomony” lie to keep from being strung up.

Simple truth, not everyone is cut out for higher education. We need plumbers, electricians, machinists. These kids need a place to go. Gay and Lesbians studies isn’t getting the job done.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 9:44:52 AM PST by The Toll
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To: Aspenhuskerette

The purpose of feminism is not to close the gender gap.

The purpose of feminism is to enable communism, and thereby destroy the country.

And the link between feminism and communism is the exploitation of natural female codependency into full-blown female collectivist paranoia, irrationality and hatred for all things male, by sociopathic Leftist females running a psychologically abusive, mandatory, crypto-nazistic sisterhood dedicated to educational, government, and corporate policy control.

In other words, the murderous bitches got a stranglehold on the mechanisms of our society, and they are determined to choke our culture to death ad then deliver the dead body over to globalists to consume.

And in the end, it will be seen as the most destructive force ever unleashed against women that the world has ever seen - because it was empowered by the very women it destroyed, by teaching them to exult in their own suicides.

That’s feminism.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 9:48:21 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: OneWingedShark

She is saying that the education system, in lamenting unrealized opportunities etc etc., over reacted and ended up destroying boys.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 9:52:10 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
She is saying that the education system, in lamenting unrealized opportunities etc etc., over reacted and ended up destroying boys.

I got that from the rest of the article; but the copied part just doesn't fit.

16 posted on 01/19/2014 9:57:38 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Teachers and Pedophilia - In YOUR Backyard

Washington Post -- D.C. school officials reported 220 abuse allegations against teachers

Sex Abuse by Teachers Said Worse Than Catholic Church

WHEN BOYS ARE MOLESTED BY TEACHERS AND OTHERS IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY

Former Manassas teacher to get 25-year term in child-porn case

Forgotten Study: Abuse in School 100 Times Worse than by Priests

 


17 posted on 01/19/2014 10:10:53 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Didn’t make it past “As a binge-TV watcher”.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 10:18:42 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Late to the game, been preaching this F’n fact for years.

School, public and most likely private, is anti male.


19 posted on 01/19/2014 10:21:15 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette; zot; Interesting Times; NYer

Yep, the radical feminists said that they didn’t need men, and began their goal of achieving a ‘male-less’ society with turning grade-school into neutering school by putting boys on drugs instead of letting them play outside at recess and admitting that little boys are not little girls in different clothing.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 11:02:00 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Mr. K

Yep, that’s about right. Outrageous, but true.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 11:02:57 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: BitWielder1

To me, women who deserve respect don’t have to command it. Too many women demand respect, but they don’t deserve it and don’t want to make respecting them easy by respecting themselves first and foremost.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 11:13:19 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: The Toll

People can get just as credentialed in dentistry without having to blow zillions at a “designer university” and it’s the same with school in general.

I KNOW people think that women should go to uni to meet and marry a man, but realistically I think that women have no business spending that much just to pass the time until they meet and marry a man. Then of course, if a man doesn’t come along, then what? Debt and no skills?

I’m lucky that I decided to be smart and avoid uni until I can pay my way and it resulted in me doing my research and I’ve decided not just get certifications and get a degree from a non-designer school. I already have fabulous connections and don’t have to worry in that area.

As fro poverty, women wanted ‘independence’ from men, but didn’t make a plan beyond a man in their thinking.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 11:20:34 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: ETL

THIS is the mess that feminists wanted.

The majority of feminism to me is women working their Daddy issues out on the rest of the planet.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 11:21:26 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Talisker

The majority of feminism to me is women working their Daddy issues out on the rest of the planet.

“And in the end, it will be seen as the most destructive force ever unleashed against women that the world has ever seen - because it was empowered by the very women it destroyed, by teaching them to exult in their own suicides.”

You know, so many women, genuinely educated women, don’t want this kind of culture, but the idiot hipsters (go figure) think that marriage to an Arab would be them sitting around in a harem or doing belly dances while wearing veils and skirts.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 11:24:26 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
You know, so many women, genuinely educated women, don’t want this kind of culture...

And yet these genuinely educated women believe that hypocrisy about their unjust hatred and slander and misrepresentation of men will not rebound against them.

Perhaps the genuineness of their education is the real problem - literally. Because genuineness implies certification. And who certifies education, according to what standards? Feminist women, of course - according to feminist standards. And the basis of those standards is female narcissism.

How can that not but bring down the world?

26 posted on 01/19/2014 11:31:36 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

The war has been against God.
Poverty is more than a lack of money.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 11:41:27 AM PST by right way right
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To: Talisker

I meant women who aren’t working their personal daddy issues out on the rest of mankind.

Education has been a huge problem; people can no longer cite passages from literature or end up knowing a few phrases in a foreign language and understand the context.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 11:43:12 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

One could say that context is the entire problem - without it, there’s no understanding of it’s role, either. In which case a person becomes blind to it - and vulnerable to those who control it.

Look how carefully the Left tries to control words, and look how they always redefine words rather than create new ones. It’s because they are changing the contextual meaning in order to deny their opponents traction to fight them. Liberals are always crowing about this or that, using these recontextualized terms, and when conservatives try to point out that that’s not what the word actually means, but only its highly politicized usage, the liberals literally do not know what they are talking about.

Its the ultimate in insidiousness, because the hijacking of language is the hijacking of humanity. That’s why polls on specific issues show 90% of the population in actual agreement, yet those same people split apart and fight each other over the grouping of the issues that they agree on!


29 posted on 01/19/2014 11:52:31 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

100%!


30 posted on 01/19/2014 2:25:55 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for your post # 20. I agree.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 2:45:04 PM PST by zot
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To: latina4dubya

“we are losing Western Civilization because an overwhelming majority of parents (liberal, progressive, conservative, traditionalist) send their children to government school...”

That may be true with-respect to the way Government schools have been hijacked as instrument of social indoctrination.

But the truth is most parents can’t afford to do otherwise.


32 posted on 01/19/2014 5:44:32 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: Talisker

“Those who control language control minds.” Ayn Rand


33 posted on 01/19/2014 5:48:16 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kearnyirish2

“It is even simpler than that; products of Western Civilization are no longer breeding, while the descendants of Aztec, Inca, Arabian, and the Moghul civilations are.”

This is ultimately the practical bottom line. This is a problem that can and must be personalized among our own families. It is after all about the survival of our own kin.

As a matter of note in relevance to this particular article’s contributing factor, its a lot harder for a woman to raise a large healthy family when she is working, harder still when she is alone. Many of today’s women now rationally choose to be alone rather than support a man who can’t or won’t find a job of his own let alone one equal to or better than her own as most women expect.

Furthermore many of today’s men just as rationally weigh the same reward/cost problem offered by today’s institutionalized discrimination against them and reason they be better off without family. The result is anther major driver collapse in a civilization. The descendants of theses other cultures will not be spared for their posterity just as quickly collapse when introduced to the same poison in our leftist run couture & education.


34 posted on 01/19/2014 6:02:44 PM PST by Monorprise
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But the truth is most parents can’t afford to do otherwise.

the truth is, we cannot afford not to... we have lost so much... Western Civilization--which is made with the hearts, souls and minds of our children... either way--not sending our children to government school or sending our children to government--the cost is great...

35 posted on 01/19/2014 8:00:38 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

telling boys of younger and younger ages “here’s a condom, go do something” makes them eunuchs?


36 posted on 01/19/2014 8:07:30 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: latina4dubya

I don’t disagree that this is personalty imperative for our own family’s long term health & survival. This is about your boy’s future as well as your girl’s who need a good husbands.

But a lot of us have to face facts, the State takes a great deal of our money to spend on their own indoctrination system, and many if not most of us can’t afford the cost of private schooling.

If we cannot take over the local school district or move to an area where boys are not so mistreated we are going to have to find other-ways to keep our boys in a healthy state of growing up for them.

We can’t change the discriminatory nature of the world in which they live, but we can educate them about it in hope that their understanding that it is unfair and unjust to them will help them deal with it rather than leave them thinking that they themselves are wrong. Boy’s can resent injury very well, teaching them to do so constructively and effectively is a different parental challenge that we will have to deal with.

Yes our civilization is dying, that doesn’t mean we have to die with it. Do what you can make sure your family survives this misguided plague. That is the key.

Your proginty has to stick around to be able to form a civilization with mine long after the leftist scourge has collapsed our existing civilization. Don’t let them fall for the leftist ‘modern’ lies about men, women, and family.


37 posted on 01/19/2014 8:29:45 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: ETL

If they have real men and women in the family, they will be alright. Ridicule works wonders.


38 posted on 01/20/2014 12:22:46 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Not necessarily. There is a lot of pressure on a young kid at school from teachers and other students. Also from all the pro-gay crap they see on tv and elsewhere in society. Similar thing with politics.


39 posted on 01/20/2014 12:50:31 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I think kids return to their roots. Teens are nuts. Leftists encourage it.


40 posted on 01/20/2014 1:01:35 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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