RANDOM SHOTS MAY 10, 2023
If I were the Devil.
Paul Harvey wrote this years ago and I have taken the liberty of taking part of his presentation to offer a parallel to our present time.
If I were the Prince of Darkness, I would want ingulf the whole earth in darkness.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
To the young I would whisper "The Bible is a myth." I would convince them that "man created God," instead of the other way around. I would confide that"what is bad is good and what is good is square."
I'd educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I'd threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I'd peddle narcotics to whom I could, I'd sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I'd tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I'd designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I'd get preachers to say, "She's right."
With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.
Thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.
Then in his own churches I'd substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I'd just keep doing what I'm doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.
I could not help but reflect on this as I have read some of the articles in the Washington Daily News, “My Turn”. When the CRT debacle first started there was an article by Culpepper saying its origin was East Carolina University. What nonsense. Now we have a recent “MY Turn” by NC Newsline reporter Greg Childress headlined, “House Dumps Item Bill Allowing Beaufort County Schools To Use Controversial History Curriculum”.
Not correct. Hillsdale College History Curriculum is only controversial to the wokey Left loonies that wish to continue to rewrite history and further divide our nation. Because this college does not take any federal funds it is able to publish and promote fact-based history that is not colored with the division of race or nationality. Apparently, this is not what Mr. Childress wants to hear.
Then the article goes on to have Superintendent Mathew Cheeseman chime in to cover his tracks with staying in the middle by saying that the district never requested legislation to allow it to use the curriculum. That part is correct. It was not requested by the district. It was requested by the constituents of Keith Kidwell. Cheeseman would never rock the boat with the DPI or DPE or the Teachers Union.
Keith Kidwell has been a much-needed patriot in Raleigh fighting abortion and advocating for school choice and parent’s rights. This is part of the liberal agenda that the left continues to fight. His amendment to the Airport Bill was a local bill, not a district bill, to allow the Beaufort County Board of Education to vote on adopting the Hilldale curriculum. This was not really necessary as the school board has the right to set the curriculum and it does not have to be one offered by the DPI or DPE. It was really just a comfort addition for our weak school board.
I cannot find where the Hillsdale Curriculum teaches that civil rights laws outlaw discrimination in public places may violate the US Constitution. Wonder if Mr. Childress has even read the course?
“My Turn” needs to be writing about how to improve 8 out of our 13 schools rated a “D” by the DPE and find out why only 35% of our children are at grade level for reading and math.
I guess Paul Harvey was right. If I were the Devil I would just keep on publishing and promoting the failed Woke and liberal agenda we now have until we all go to hell.
Big Bob said:
( May 15th, 2023 @ 1:22 pm )
Time will tell. Some parts of the country are more conservative than others. What might fly in LA, might not make the cut in Belhaven. The good thing about the modern age, we have the receipts.
( May 15th, 2023 @ 3:21 pm )
Some. Never a good idea to cater to the lowest common denominator.
Conservative Voter said:
( May 15th, 2023 @ 12:51 pm )
Many more voters have cracked the code on "woke" Baghdad Bob, and will vote it down every chance they get. Quite a few school board members all over the country, including three in Beaufort County, learned that last election. More will learn it next election. Parents do NOT want woke in their schools.
( May 15th, 2023 @ 10:31 am )
Vicky, we cracked the code. Voters no exactly what that means.
( May 14th, 2023 @ 8:55 pm )
Telling history from an American perspective is needed in the schools, not a woke or globalist perspective.
( May 14th, 2023 @ 7:23 pm )
Pro-truth is often unpopular. And although Columbus was a great explorer, he didn't discover America.
Conservative Voter said:
( May 14th, 2023 @ 12:36 pm )
History is history. It is not "white history" or "black history" or "green history" or "pink history". It is just history. That is until you try to politically distort it with something like CRT or the 1619 Project. What you want, Bolshevik Bob, is woke history and that is not real historty at all. Even the originator of the 1619 Project has admitted it is not history. You loony left woke buffoons want to make everything about race, but it is not. As race hustlers, you are the main racists of today. You purveyors of America's Maoist Cultural Revolution do, indeed, attack great explorers like Columbus as part of your War on History. Don't you comprehend you are being both anti-Catholic and anti-Italian when you do so?
( May 14th, 2023 @ 9:27 am )
The real history, or the white history? When you advocate the Hillsdale curriculum you are are not advocating for the real history. No need for us to argue the point. Most know what Hillsdale represents. Hillsdale isn't inherently bad, but leaving out other perspectives is disingenuous. Columbus didn't discover America and no public school should teach from any one perspective.
Steven P. Rader said:
( May 14th, 2023 @ 7:35 am )
I like the British education law on this point. It requires that all sides be presented fairly when it comes to contested issues of political thought. When some British schools started allowing the BLM agenda to be preached in their classrooms, including Critical Race Theory, Kemi Badenoch, the Minister for Equalities in Boris Johnson's cabinet, who is a black woman herself, made a stirring speech in the House of Commons warning them that they were breaking the law. Here is a clip of part of that speech: www.youtube.com
Also, when schools started showing Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth", they were taken to court over it, and the British High Court ruled that if that movie was shown to school children, the school had to give a disclaimer that it is a propaganda film and contains multiple false statements of fact.
That is the attitude schools here should take to political issues, but I have heard too many instance from parents and children shere they do the same things Kemi Badenoch was complaining of on a whole raft of politicized issues.
Stan Deatherage said:
( May 13th, 2023 @ 9:17 pm )
"Non White kids" have the right to learn all they can, or will, but every school system must teach the real history of this nation, and they must teach the Constitution /the Declaration of Independence, all manner of how we function as a Constitutional Republic, or children will not know or appreciate what it means to be a productive American citizen.
That lack of this functional intelligence is on full display far too often, and it is beyond sad, and I say this once again: Stupidity will get YOU killed, and it will kill this Republic if changes are not made NOW.
( May 13th, 2023 @ 8:21 pm )
My point Stan is this. Hillsdale teaches a whitewashed version of American history. From a single perspective. Ignoring other perspectives. Now if you want to pay good money to absorb that fairly tale by all means attend that school and get your degree.
However, a public school is indeed public. Non white kids have a right to learn their history. All students should be exposed to different perspectives. Saying this doesn't make me a communist, it makes my a grown up.
Stan Deatherage said:
( May 13th, 2023 @ 1:54 pm )
I reckon if you wanted to put me in one the many boxes that bigoted Leftists do, as is their normal matter of course, I too am a proud "Nationalist," and since I am of western European descent (about every country north of spain and west of the Lusatian Neisse River), I reckon one could consider me "White" as well.
If anyone were to label me a "White Nationalist," there is a formidable chance that I would inquire specifically: "Then what are you, a Non Patriot Racist?"
Yeah, I could see me asking that with a smile on my face ... but still unflinchingly meaning it in a most direct, and incredibly accurate manner.
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