Over a 100 years ago, when immigrants came to clear and farm Canadian land, the community members quickly built churches for various denominations.
Then came the schoolhouses.
The provincial government helped finance the structures that served the dual purpose as a place to educate the children as well as a focal point for all the communities’ social functions and affairs.
The public school system served a vital societal role in offering an education to every child, regardless of financial wherewithal that precluded most families from sending their offsprings far away to the fine European learning facilities.
Anybody who went through the old-fashioned public school system came out with a solid, rounded education in such subjects as reading, writing, math, history, geography, English, Latin, Romance languages, science, civics, music, religion, morality, respect and character.
With time, as socialism became trendy, the public school system program strayed far from its original purpose and began to crumble under the weight of politically-correct policies and practices that essentially denied children an education.
As columnist Joseph Sorbran wrote:
“In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.”
Educator Bertrand Russell observed that the difference between a bright, inquisitive five-year-old, and a dull, stupid nineteen-year-old was fourteen years of the British educational system.
Distraught parents, still forced to pay school taxes to keep the public school system afloat, had a choice of enrolling their children in expensive private schools which might mean the heartbreaking undertaking of sending them many miles away from home for month-long stretches.
Or the parents could take on the exhaustive role of homeschooling their children to ensure they had the best possible education for giving them a good send off into life.
If the government could, it would outlaw private schools and homeschooling.
Both produce educated students who are thinkers who grow up to constitute the middle-class society that the government wants to obliterate to bring in a Marxist One-World Order.
When virtuous people forsake a constitutional society for a crock of politically-
correct scum, the inevitable result is social and political instability that rots on the stump of decadence and immorality.
The Edmonton Public Schools, like other public school systems across this land and other Western nations, is a brainwashing factory, a breeding ground for stupidity, the training of students to be what Marxist Vladimir Lenin called “useful idiots”, who know nothing and cannot think for themselves.
But they will make fine lazy louts and moochers, idlers and infidels, drunkards and dependents, scoundrels and sluts, power-hungry politicians and apathetic citizens who in turn leave a nation ripe for tyranny.
As Mark Twain said:
“God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.”
Only the educated thinkers of middle-class status can keep a nation strong and free and maintain its sovereignty. Only dedicated teachers the likes of Lynden Dorval who knows the right way to prepare students to embark on life will save Canada from the clutches of the United Nations and a tyrannical One-World Order–a path no sane, educated person wants to trod.
Some students of the Edmonton Public Schools (and elsewhere) have learned one lesson perfectly: they can slide from one grade to another without doing a lick of home work that leaves them free to indulge in the hedonistic time-wasters of dope-smoking and playing video games.
Real life is not going to be as generous.
Due to the system boring them silly and they are nothing more than a waste of desk space and public funds, the school system has set a policy to push them through the factory in 10 to 12 years, regardless that they know zippo when they go through the pretense of graduation–if they last that long.
It is not the students’ fault nor the educators’ fault, per se. A very good, dedicated, enthusiastic educator, whose primary purpose is to educate, can be ruined by having to bend to senseless bureaucratic policies.
Once in a while, a dedicated educator comes along like Mr. Dorval who says “no” to following illogical orders and policies.
The idiocy is the fault of Marxist bureaucrats who intentional want to release a bunch of impressionable, malleable Dumbed Down Students into society where they will be easily manageable as serfs.
Educated people are too smart to fall willingly into the trap of politically-correct lies and hoaxes. They cannot be mentally manipulated and boxed into a Marxist political system without putting up a tough resistance.
The government doesn’t like that!
The Marxist policy structure frustrates dedicated educators who are prevented from educating their charges because they are forbidden from giving students a big fat zero–or a bold “F” for failure, as the grading used to be–when their academic performance ranges from abysmal to non-existent.
The school system thinks handing out Zeros would wound the little darlings’ self-esteem. That is not tolerated in a Marxist world of “equality”.
And, through all, students have latched onto the bozo idea that they are “special” or “exceptional” just because they’re not allowed to flunk.
On second thought, maybe they are “special” but certainly not impressive. These bureaucrats-in-training will never rise to anything useful beyond living with immunity off the fat of the taxpayers which will only last as long as the middle class survives.
Without a middle class, nobody is paying the bills.
Funny, Karl Marx and other Communists didn’t address that little Catch-22 situation while wallowing in their idealistic collectivism notions that sprung a leak after 70 years of experimentation under the banner Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that is back to calling itself Russia.
Neither did the Marx-Engels theories as outlined in the Communist Party Manifesto work in Nazi Germany. But now Canada joined in with the politically-correct United Nations tribe to try the experimentation all over again–only this time not just localized but rather worldwide.
Marx was a loser. His clothes were rumpled. He must have stunk like a skunk. He was not known to often if ever take a bath or wash his bushy beard. He was always broke and could not financially support his family. He must not have been very well-liked. Reports indicate only six to nine people showed up for his funeral.
He was a madman like Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Pinochet, Guevara, Franco, Milosevic, Ceausescu, Mao Tse-tung, Mugabe, Amin and on and on.
Here’s a sampling of some words these psychotic nutbars had to say about education:
“The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.”
“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
“At every hour of every day, I can tell you on which page of which book each school child in Italy is studying.”
Why would Canada and other Western countries want to pattern their political and education systems after losers and lunatics?
Go ahead. Let the little illiterate creeps in the Edmonton School System do nothing. Then give them the passing grades of their peers who have worked hard to achieve high marks so everybody is as “equal” as Marx and his mentors envisioned.
I’ll tell you why Canada wants to follow the jackboot prints of the world’s infamous and cruelest of dictators and revolutionaries. Bureaucrats don’t like bright students because they are a threat to a smooth transition into the Marxist social and political structures.
The government wants only to nurture student performances to a substandard level which is used as the yardstick so that schools turn out loyal Marxists who can only recite the doctrine and will toe the party line.
The overall, one-size-fits-all purpose of public education is to mold everybody into obedient, docile citizens so that illiterate John Doe and scholarly Tom Doe will be as much alike in their everyday activities and thinking as is clinically possible.
If that doesn’t work, psychotropic drugs will adjust their attitudes very nicely.
Lower standards allow school systems to graduate Marxists whose voices will lend support to a Left political grid which is morphing into a one-world totalitarian state because substandard students believe they can continue receiving something for doing nothing for the rest of their lives from a Big Brother government.
Hey, brace yourself for a rude, raw ride with Neal Boortz.
The Commencement Speech You Need To Hear, a brilliant address directed toward university graduates, can be found on this website, incorporated into Christopher di Armani’s Telling the Truth to Spoiled Brats Across North America:
I trust more teachers like Lynden Dorval of Edmonton will pick up the torch and right these wrong policies before it’s too late.
Otherwise, Canada is a doomed nation that will be sucked wholesale into the vortex of a One-World Order.