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The theme for today is Back Into the Boiling Cauldron.
For thinking people, this means that we are retrogressing back to class and cultural conflict.
|Chester Village Charter School is a school “on edge.” It is “on edge” for dramatic gains in its first year of the “Relating to Read” program. It is also “on edge” for being closed because a multitude of forces do not want to be exposed by their “shortcomings.” Here is its story in cryptic form:
Having been the birthplace of human relating, the United States became the exemplar of cultural relating, both within her borders and beyond with other nations.
Internally, the U.S.A. attempted to relate collaboratively with all of her citizens—emigrants and migrants—and provide them with the full American experience. This effort culminated in the Civil Rights and Human Rights Movements of the second half of the 20th century.
Externally, the U.S.A. attempted to relate to all the peoples of the world—friends as well as enemies. Witness, the collaborative Marshall and MacArthur plans fostering recovery and growth in Europe and Asia.
Existentially, we have retreated from these lofty collaborative goals. Culturally, we moved up the mountain from independence to collaboration. We viewed interdependent cultural relating at the peak of the mountain. And we have retreated back to independence and competitiveness.
Today, we are preparing our children for a world that no longer exists. With the federal legislation, No Child Left Behind, we are drilling our learners in conditioned responding systems for industrial jobs that have already been outsourced to far away places.
Today, we have driven both classes and cultures into conflict. The upper class fears losing tax advantages and luxuries with impositions of regulation upon its businesses.
The middle class fears losing their jobs and comforts to the lower class.
The lower class fears losing their jobs and survival to Third World contractors and First World immigrants.
With full knowledge that poverty is a function of failure to hold full-time jobs, the Multi-National Corporations have deliberately abandoned the inner-cities and their predominantly black populations.
Compounding all others, the candidates who would represent us in the Big White House are dedicating their efforts only to further class and cultural conflict:
- The leading Republican candidates are graduates of Friedman’s School of Supply-Side Economics and seek only tax and regulatory relief for wealthy businesses and their investors (think “Trickle Down Theory”).
- The leading Democratic candidates were trained at The Alinsky Academy of Continuous Class Conflict and seek only to foment cultural struggle (think “Level Down Theory”).
Wow! Are these the ingredients of a “Boiling Cauldron” or what?
Signing off for Freedomblog, this is Bob Carkhuff.
Remember, We the People, that we must aim again for “The Melting Pot” that our ancestors created. Think about it!
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“May the road rise to meet you,
And the wind be at your back.”