Much like Germany following World War I, the world governments so punished Germany for starting World War I and broke the spirit of the German population, that it started Europe down the road to an unavoidable World War II, so too have the events of 911 and the collapse of the economy driven America to the brink of irreparable change. Where the events in Europe gave rise to Adolph Hitler, who seized upon this loss of respect and self esteem to change the geographic landscape of much of Europe leaving over 48 million people dead, the election of Barack Obama has produced catastrophic changes leaving America almost non-recognizable and rapidly becoming a shadow of the greatness it once was.
How could this happen? The excuses are many but it really boils down to a few key truths that, like I said in my last article, "America just can't handle the truth"…
The declining educational systems that plague society:
The near complete destruction of the U.S. educational system by the top-heavy bureaucratic, Department of Education and the teachers unions, more interested in personal gain, power, tenure, and retirement benefits, than in teaching. This is not to say all teachers and administrators fall into this group, but when on average, only 75% of the students graduate from high school, in spite of standards that are markedly lower than 25 years ago, well…you draw your own conclusions. Of all new high school credentials issued in the U.S. each year, currently 15 percent are obtained through GED certification. Historically, GED recipients have also been counted as high school graduates in many official federal, state, and local education statistics.
In recent years, parents, business leaders, and college entrance examiners have met the annual high school performance test scores with increased skepticism, if not outright incredulity, and even teachers, principals, and some of the press have been forced to admit an increasing degradation of our school systems. Many state educational systems are now realizing that top-down dictation by the US Department of Education regarding curriculums, testing and other measures of success are faulty and that reported test results are too good to be true. Much criticism has focused on the tests for elementary and middle school students. Researchers emphasized that high school scores appear to be exaggerated because many students who pass the state math exams even by a margin of 15 points flounder in college.
Younger students who do meet the proficiency standards are moving onto high school with low chances of passing the exams required for graduation. Those who do pass, even by a wide margin, are graduating without the skill level to get into college or, if they get in, to pass their college courses. Students who score below an 80 on standardized math exams — well over the 65 required to pass — stand a good chance of being placed in remedial math courses in college. Many won’t even get to college, as the chance of them scoring at least a 500 on the math SAT is about 28 percent.
While the above figures focus on math, similar shocking documentation is available in science and literacy in general regarding our high school graduates. Over 15 million high school students have graduated from high school reading below the basic level for the past 15 years. It is critical for high school students to be able to effectively read and comprehend written material to succeed in life, work and post-secondary education. With "the Bureaucracy" standing in the way, according to the Broad Foundation for education…
• Two out of three eighth-graders can’t read proficiently and most will never catch up. (NAEP, 2011) (NAEP, 2011).
• Nearly two-thirds of eighth-graders scored below proficient in math. (NAEP, 2011)
• Seventy-five percent of students are not proficient in civics. (NAEP, 2011) Nearly three out of four eighth-and 12th-grade students cannot write proficiently. (NAEP, 2012)
Political correctness and imposition of Marxist philosophy:
With a dumbed-down educational system the next logical pillar of a free society to attack is the "social order" leading to the demise of a successful economic order. I find it interesting to note that the so-called collective societies have never succeeded long-term anywhere they have ever been tried. These include, communism, socialism, Marxism, statism, tribalism, and other collective societies. Sure, we have elements of socialistic democracies in many countries of the world, but the long term success of those governments is yet to be proven as Margaret Thatcher so eloquently pointed out…
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money"
Most of these socialist democracies are mired in long-term debt form the promises they have made to their citizenry, and will surely follow Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and others on their way to bankruptcy over time. The European governments and other quasi-socialist countries have had many years to corrupt their people’s self reliance, until they must rely entirely on the government.
In the past most have relied on the United States to provide global security. Without the U.S. carrying the cost of their national defense countries will soon realize that they can no longer pay little attention to "ponying up to the bar" to pay for their own national security. Now with the US in rapid decline due to problems that in many cases are caused by our government's faulty policy of wanting to follow Europe down the path of their "socialist utopias", the US taxpayer can no longer stomach paying to be the policeman of the world. Once their national budgets begin to pay for security in addition to all they have promised their societies, the end should become clearer for all.
As we have seen over the past two administrations for the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic. This is the same path European countries have been following…it is called political correctness and it goes hand-in-hand with the whole philosophy of Marxism. It’s deadly serious and the great disease of our century which has left left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, and around the world. It is the disease of ideology. It starts on the campuses of public education (primarily on college campuses), but is soon spreads throughout the whole society.
Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. If we compare the basics of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are glaringly similar in that both are totalitarian ideologies. To the non-believes in this thought, just look at today's college campuses where neither student nor educator dare cross the lines set-up by the gender feminists, local black or Hispanic groups, the homosexual-rights activists, or any of the other victim group outlined by the politically correct intellectual crowds. They do so at their own peril as they will undoubtedly be permanently labeled and faced the wrath of our judicial processes.
The demise of the family unit:
This is a very sensitive issue, and yes, an issue the politically correct crowd, the race baiters (Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, and most progressives) will never address. Yet it might be the most obvious cause of the decline of America.
NOTE: I find it interesting that for a couple of Baptist ministers, Jackson with a net worth estimated to be $10 million, and Sharpton, estimated to be worth $5 million, have made such money on the backs of those are professing to "help". They are outright poverty pimps, and shows hypocrisy at its worst. What happen to the Biblical "vow of poverty"? There are two Bible passages that refer to embracing a life of poverty. The first is found in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus teaches that those who wish to follow Him should dispose of their personal property. The second is found in the Acts of the Apostles where it is revealed that the early Christians did not claim private ownership of any possessions.
We have 70 percent of births among African-Americans happen out of wedlock, while 40.7% of all births today are to unmarried women. There are facts such as a child in a fatherless home is five times more likely to be poor when they grow up, mortality rates for women that are unwed are almost 2 times higher for infants, they have significantly higher odds of being incarcerated, and that there is a significantly higher rate of drug use in children without a father figure (National Fatherhood Initiative). Having a father figure is imperative to a child having success in their adulthood, whether it is in the work force, college, or even as they try to start a family and raise a child of their very own. A father figure will guide their through life and will influence a great deal of their decisions from their career path all the way to how they treat and raise their children.
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. Children of fatherless homes are 5 times more likely to be incarcerated, 8 times more times more likely to commit suicide, and 72% end up with a far lower standard of living than those raised in a family with a mother and father. Children born into such a single family environment will more than probable gravitate to the roles of family social services (state support system) where their fate to indentured poverty is all but sealed. This is all part of the Marxist plan to lower the standard for all, making them dependent on the government for their very existence. This insures more votes for those passing out the government goodies.
There is no reward for achieving excellence in these oppressive societies, and this is the lowest common denominator which the progressives of the Democrat Party are steering their efforts. As the past election demonstrated, once the masses are hooked on freebies from the government, the usual Pavlovian Response can be expected, hence the vote to re-elect Obama to four more years following the worse economic recovery in history and along with the highest unemployment-undereployment ever.
Next we will look at the current gridlock in Washington, which contrary to what the mainstream press is saying, is how the Separation of Powers was designed to work; the forthcoming debate on the federal debt ceiling, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamcare) and the view from the healthcare practitioners and those who are experiencing the catastrophe unfold before their very eyes.