America's "sick children"
0 comment Wednesday, May 14, 2014 |
"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward our elected officials, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a seperate entity. It�s up to you, teachers, to make all the sick children well by creating the international child of the future."- Chester M. Pierce., Professor of Educational Psychiatry, Harvard University, as quoted by Berit Kjos in Brave New Schools,Harvard House, 1995.
The above quote illustrates the liberal point of view which dominates our schools, our media, and much of our government. Thanks to this attitude, there is a sizable segment of our population, especially those of the post-Baby Boom generations, who no longer have such 'sick' allegiances. The Baby Boom generation was the first, really, to embrace this liberal, anti-American, anti-traditional agenda. The dominant influence of many of the 60s generation colors our media and our educational system today, so that sadly, having respect for and loyalty to our country and our traditions is seen as 'sick.'
In a column at, Rich Tucker ponders this attitude. In this piece, titled 'The path to self-defeat', Tucker discusses a column from, in which liberal journalist Nina Burleigh laments that her 5-year-old son had acquired (horrors!) patriotic feelings at his school.
Tucker makes a comparison between this liberal anti-patriotism as manifested by Burleigh and the loss of national confidence and pride which have led to the Islamification of Europe. He quotes author Bruce Bawer's comments on the current state of Europe, from his book 'While Europe Slept': "a civilization with so prosaic a self-understanding is a house of cards, easily toppled by a foreign people possessed of a fierce, all-subsuming sense of who they are and what they believe."
Tucker refers to the threat of Islamic terrorism in the West, but surely this could apply also to the illegal immigrant invasion, which is the result of liberal foolishness and self-hatred. It's because of academics like the Ivy League professor quoted above, and leftist journalists like Burleigh that America is full of self-doubt and self-loathing. It's because of those who think as they do, and promulgate their ideas with a zeal bordering on religious fanaticism, that America and the rest of the West are now under threat, with our traditional cultures fading, our borders breached, and our identities called into question.
Who are the real 'sick children' of the West? Are they those with allegiances towards our Founding Fathers, our parents, and our God? Or are the 'sick children' the ones who reject their own fathers and forefathers, and the accomplishments of generations of their own ancestors?
Perhaps it's just ingratitude on the part of the liberals, who can find little to praise or be thankful for, and nothing worth defending or preserving in the countries that gave them birth. 'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child,' in Shakespeare's words.

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