- Walter Williams wrote an article entitled, Teacher Indoctrination, which makes sense since teachers today are from the generation that allowed themselves to be duped by their teachers and professors, formally the Hippie anti-establishment crowd who are now the establishment.
Relevant to our struggle with ISIL is this observation by Bennish, reported by columnist Todd Manzi:
"You have to understand something. When al-Qaida attacked America on Sept. 11, in their view, they're not attacking innocent people. OK? The CIA has an office in the World Trade Center. The Pentagon is a military target. The White House was a military target. Congress is a military target. ... So in the minds of al-Qaida, they are not attacking innocent people; they are attacking legitimate targets." This kind of teacher indoctrination is by no means restricted to Colorado. Some require their students to write letters to political figures to condemn public policy the teachers don't like. Dr. Thomas Sowell's "Inside American Education" (2003) documents numerous ways teachers attack parental authority. ... If they are brainwashing students, then it's understandable why they are against the school board's curriculum review demanding that they promote patriotism, respect for authority, free enterprise and the positive aspects of U.S. history.
- Then there are Americans like Rose O'Donnell, who blames ISIS on the United States. She is not just a socialist, but she has the mental stability of Joe Biden - it would be funny if it were not so serious.
- Democrats are getting anxious over the coming November election, some even desperate. Ed Schultz claims the Republicans are "desperate" and "delusional" - and that Americans are better off than four years ago. I guess Schultz has not seen the numbers: When Obama took office the national debt was $10.6 trillion; as of this year it has climbed (contrary to his campaign promise in 2008/2012) to $17.8 trillion. People on food stamps increased from 32 million to 46 million. Home ownership rate has dropped 2.5%.