Conservatives Non-Challenging Attitude Toward Change
America truly has lost her way. Founded as a nation where the individual citizen was sovereign and the maintaining of liberty was a responsibility understood by all, we have transgressed into a country where we sit on the edges of our seats waiting for the government to save us from ourselves. Government has become the central focus of our lives as conservatives wait for Trump to “make America great again” and liberals wait for the Democrats to create utopia. This was not the original intent of government when our nation was created. Government was recognized by the founders as a necessary evil and worked to give us a nation where the powers of government were few and limited in their scope. Our bill of rights explicitly states in the tenth amendment that all powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people. America was founded as a nation where the people had the freedom to govern their own lives and the government had no power to tell them how to live. Yet, here we are after more than a century of progressivism and government controlled education waiting for the government to fix all of our problems.
Day after day, the powers that be beat us down with a false narrative designed to keep us ideologically rooted in our perspective train of thought. Conservatives believe wholeheartedly that Donald Trump is the savior of America and that he is working diligently to drain the swamp. Liberals believe that Trump colluded with the Russians and stole the election from Hillary. Both positions are ridiculous. In all truth, the real reason Donald Trump won because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton. That is how our choices are controlled. After eight years of Obama, there was literally no way Americans were going to vote for Clinton so, Donald Trump became the acceptable choice.
“There’s another reason for working within the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.” (Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.)
Has the election of Donald Trump and the belief in “MAGA” brought the conservative electorate to a passive, non-challenging attitude toward everything he does? It would seem so. It would seem that the prospects of a Hillary presidency were enough to get Americans to accept Trump’s agenda even though much of it is the same.
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Since Trump has taken office, he has signed a budget deal with the two Democrats who would be considered the worst he could have possibly dealt with, Schumer and Pelosi. American conservatives should have been outraged at this because not only is it the largest spending increase in our history, it continues to fund liberal agenda items like Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.
He has encouraged the confiscation of firearms without due process by suggesting states take it upon themselves to pass “red flag gun laws.” He convinces his base, however, that he is pro-gun by arguing for armed teachers to prevent school shootings. Do you really want armed government agents controlling your children?
He has recently committed our troops to an indefinite presence in Syria, which is just more of the same unending war against terror doctrine initiated after the September 11th attacks, and despite his rhetoric about putting America first, Trump’s education Secretary Betsy Devos has just signed onto the United Nations education agenda. Conservatives will likely look at this move and claim that Trump is playing four-dimensional chess with the United Nations or worse yet, assume he doesn’t even know what his own administration is up to.
This is a foolish assumption as earlier in the year, President Trump proposed, despite promising to eliminate the Department of Education, to merge it with the Department of Labor which would be right in line with the UN agenda.
It should also be remembered that Devos has also publicly stated that she believes U.S. education should be more like Europe’s.
Ironically, Europe’s education has been under UN control for some time and revolves around the idea of creating a “sustainable workforce” to combat global warming. In other words, the agenda revolves around indoctrinating our children into the belief that humans are ruining the planet and only surrendering our rights to government can solve the problem.
To say our education should be more like Europe’s is troubling coming from a conservative administration. Education under the UN charter is considered a fundamental human right. This, of course, is absurd. Education cannot be a human right because it involves someone else’s labor, time and resources to provide it. Nevertheless, in Germany a family had their children seized by the government because they were homeschooling. This was seen as a violation of the children’s rights to a public education. Furthermore, it is believed that the parent’s influence upon the child are often oppressive in the sense that parents push their outdated, religious values on their children and these values may contradict the state.
“German law states children must attend school from age six to 18. Homeschooling is not permissible. Two German Supreme Court rulings on the subject have given the state equal authority as parents over children’s education. The law is meant to ensure children receive the appropriate socialization, Donnelly said.” (Olmstead, The American Conservative)
Writing for the Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion in their paper entitled “TheEffects of Parents’ Fundamentalism on Children’s Educational Attainment:Examining Differences by Gender and Children’s Fundamentalism,” Darren Sherkat and Alfred Darnell claim that children of Christian fundamentalists often suffer from social pressures against secular education. They also claim that children in fundamentalist families suffer from limited options in education due to fearing a lack of support from parents. They also claim that the contradictions created by the “creation myth,” as opposed to the scientific facts presented in secular education, contribute to this suppression of children. They write:
“Conservative Protestants have long been concerned about the focus and desirability of secular education. Evolutionary theories of human and animal origins are clearly oppositional to the literal interpretation of the creation myth preferred by fundamentalists, and controversies over Darwin’s theory of evolution are ubiquitous. Many conservative Christians are averse to the scientific method which seeks to discover facts rather than proclaiming “The Truth.” Scientific findings often seem to promote alternatives, or are questioning of, claims made in the Bible.”
There is a great deal more that could be said about the educational agenda. However, it is up to the American people to do their own research.
Americans should be outraged that Betsy Devos is signing on the UN education agenda, but as long as they are glued to their television, or following Trump’s tweets, they are likely to believe that Trump is making America great again. It is because of an education system that has been controlled by the left for so long that Americans look to government to solve problems at all.
Little by little, we are now being indoctrinated to believe that only a world government can save us from problems like climate change, overpopulation, gun violence and wealth inequality. Is it possible that President Trump will see what Devos has signed us onto and stop it? Sure, anything is possible, but it isn’t likely. Americans should be waking up to the fact that much of what they voted against by electing Trump is still little by little, marching on.
Article posted with permission from David Risselada