I’ve been glowering over this “defund the police” B as in B, S as in S. It’s patent leftist agitprop aimed to tear apart the fabric of society. The chaos that will ensue will be the pretext for the next wave of howls that some other thing has to be dismantled, as the dangerous dope Rep. from Minnesota called for lately.
This is loooong in coming. Antonio Gramsci recognized after WW2 that the left could temporarily give up power in X or Y, but if they could control the schools eventually they would get everything else. That is what has been happening for a decades.
Schools – academia – are supposed to teach children and young people how to learn and how to think. Learning “stuff” is secondary to those two goals.
Instead, schools have been doing exactly the opposite. They are making young people stupid. They don’t teach student how to think or learn. Instead, they teach them how to emote and uncritically accept. Those in charge of schools have dumbed down curricula, injected social re-engineering and leftist propaganda into class rooms. The result is that schools – public and CATHOLIC – have churned out wave after wave of drifting, minimally informed dupes, ready to get suckered into backing whatever loudmouthed leftist organizer comes along. This is what we see in the streets today.
Couple that with the influence of the demonic that certain sins invite and we have the recipe for what we see in the streets today. It is getting worse.
Generalizations? Okay. But bear with me. You know that I’m right.
I have a thought.
DEFUND ACADEMIA. DEFUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The problems we face aren’t coming from the police. They are coming from our classrooms.
Grade school and high school present empty shells to colleges and universities, which in turn fill them up with dangerous BS.
It’s time to cut this off. There are calls to “dismantle”? Okay!
A couple concrete ideas.
If you have any money designated in your WILL for your dear old alma mater, college or university… change your will.
Those schools, your old university that you fondly remember no longer exists.
Leave your money to your cat before you leave it to one of these academic cesspits.
If you can, get your kids out of public schools. And be wary of Catholic schools, too.
Have your children learn a trade rather than go to some lunatic campus to get that coveted BA, the new eqivalent of a high school diploma.
Do NOT fund the entities that are causing damage to our society. Don’t give them TUITION. Don’t leave them BEQUESTS. Cut them off.
With amped-up COVID melodrama fear, and distance learning, inevitable shortfalls of tuition, etc., this is the time.
It could be that there are some few good Catholic alternatives left for your bequests. But the main-stream schools are a really bad choice.
And there’s this from PJ Media:
Defund the Police? How About We Defund the Universities
Our universities have nurtured and foisted on America and Canada an extreme radicalism that vilifies American and Canadian history, society, and culture. This radicalism stems in the first instance from identity grievance studies programs, such as feminist and gender studies, gay and queer studies, black studies, Hispanic and Chicano studies, indigenous studies, and ethnic studies, which have adopted marxist theories popular in sociology and political science.
This far left ideology has diffused throughout the soft subjects of the social sciences, humanities, education, social work, and law. Far left radicalism has been adopted with enthusiasm by administrators and imposed on any laggard or dissenting students and professors by the many “diversity and inclusion” commissars whose salaries could have funded many scholarships and professorships in STEM fields.
Of what does this extreme radicalism consist? Substantively, it claims that America and Canada are evil, beginning life in sin as slave owners and colonial settlers who engaged in genocide, and continuing on those paths until today. But even in this theory all Americans and Canadians are not evil: only whites, males, heterosexuals, and Christians and Jews are evil oppressors. Females, people of color, LGBT+, indigenous natives, and Muslims, in contrast, are virtuous victims, and deserve to take the reins of control.
What can we do? Certainly stop donating to universities. Better, encourage others to stop donating. More important, do not send your children to university, and avoid the extremist indoctrination that is all that universities offer. But perhaps as individuals, even en masse, our economic power is limited. We need to lobby our legislators, who fund all of the public universities. They are in a good position to defund, and even to target funding. They can do more: at the national level they can remove the tax-free status of the vastly rich endowment funds of private universities.
If you like riots in the streets, looting, assaults, and murder, and are happy with the destruction of public property such as police stations and statues of Columbus, Washington, and Lincoln, and do not mind police being blocked by politicians as shootings and murders in inner cities negate the idea that black lives matter, then keep funding and supporting universities. If you prefer a civil society based on peace and order, equality before the law, freedom to express your views, freedom to pursue your goals, and proven economics and science to draw on, then fight to defund universities that are actively opposing these principles.