The Brainwashed at the Corner

Like clockwork, the propagandists and propagandized spread the lies.

Perhaps, they need to spend some time outdoors, breathing fresher air, and away from the media and other propagandists.

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                Before I begin this article, I want to start with the importance of observation.  For myself, I do that from time to time, not as purposeful, but just that I happen to be somewhere and notice.  I suppose, having been a teacher for many years, including working at summer camps and coaching, not to mention various jobs prior, like many, I have learned to watch without always opining.  What I mean is, sometimes, we see, but don’t judge or say what we-re seeing.  Sometimes, we just leave it alone, and let time tell the story.

                In part, I learned a trick in college, perhaps picking this up from here and there.   I discovered, that if I read the material, listened to the teacher (Often, I did both at the same time to avoid homework.), then wrote little summaries, sometimes in pictures or both, on the side bars of the texts, that when I left everything alone, perhaps playing volleyball with the church group, that my mind would put things together.  So, when I was getting ready for a test, everything would come together.  *What I learned, to encapsulate, is by paying attention, then not opining, things would come together on their own.

                Well, in observing people, though in this article I opine right away, I know if I were standing in that group(s), I would begin to notice things about the crowd, but also about the individuals.  And if I left it alone, perhaps after having a few conversations with individuals, I would learn something.  And perhaps, later, even much later, little “ah haaa…” moments would occur.  And it wouldn’t be as cut and dry as I’m writing below.  Though, I believe, much is accurate in the overview.  But we still have to realize people are making individual choices for their own individual reasons. And those individual choices aren’t the same for all of them, though they’re in the same crowd. Okay, now the article:

 *****    While at the grocery store, we forgot something, so after bringing into the house everything, I was driving back.  The first time, we saw a few, but on my second trip, I saw many more had accumulated.  Yes.  The anti-gun crowd.  Blaming our freedoms for the recent shootings.  Claiming that which protects our rights is bad for us, which dictatorships throughout history remove prior to complete control, taking other rights away from a citizenry incapable of thinking for themselves and protecting their family, friends, and neighbors.  Have to say it like it is. And it didn’t get this way by accident.

                And this crowd has learned, for their asking passing drivers if our second-amendment rights are more important than the lives of our children.  No.  Our second amendment rights are there to protect our children, and everyone else.  A guilt tactic they’re using.  But to the well-informed, following their conscience, and able to follow the rabbit of reason, they see the tactics and can better explain to their family, friends, and neighbors.

                If anything, I would encourage more and more people to purchase guns, rifles, AR-style guns, and more, training for home-defense, self-defense, and other situations where they can.  Self-defense classes, designing a “safe-room,” and practice at home for scenarios are good as well.  I would also encourage people to remove their children from public propaganda education camps, such that they’re not “prepared” to accept the garbage propaganda we saw today. 

                We’ve done some research, and we know the realities.  I thought to share some statistics, which we’ve done before, but we know that most of our audience are intelligent and think for themselves. 

                For this article, I won’t presume to know the motivation behind each individual.  I can’t do that.  I believe some are well-meaning, but incredibly lazy or vastly ill-informed regarding finding out how important their freedoms are, how communist nations remove guns as preparatory, and how the statistics don’t support propagandists.  And there are those constantly fed lies, and as such, haven’t woken up yet.  Time will tell.

                But let’s attempt some thoughts.  I know, for myself, I have made excuses in my life for why things didn’t go as planned, why I failed from time to time, and why….  However, with time, I recognized that was what I was doing.  If I were to be a mature adult, I realized, I would have to be responsible for my own actions and inactions.  So, I would never go along with propagandists or those who attempt to make me “feel better” if I know I’m the one at fault.  I learned that we can’t live our lives blaming everything on others for our own mistakes, choices, and consequences. Each person has to be responsible for their part. Every time.

                This one might be a little difficult to share, because I don’t have all the stats.  But I will say this.  While teaching, the way of politics played, I could see how some of those students might one day do incredible harm.  For instance, in one class, one of my students was being “picked-on” by another older kid, and eventually strangled on the field.  As I wasn’t there, I am only giving second-hand information (I asked the yard-duty and my students what happened.), but with time, I’m like 99% certain.  Well, my student punched the other kid, getting him off.  Guess what?  My student got in trouble, but the other was back in class the next day: no punishment.  And I also found out he had been picking on other kids.  Apparently, he fell into a certain category and punishment wasn’t part of the schedule.  From what I gathered, and “they” wouldn’t explain all to me, I think they brought the parents in to have a con-fab.  Their tactic was to talk with that kid, have meetings, and attempt to get him to see reason. Of course, I would have wanted that kid in my class where he would learn personal responsibility. But he was under certain categories.

                Now, I didn’t know that kid, but I have to imagine he’s growing up thinking he’ll never get into serious trouble, the system supports him, and whenever he does wrong, everyone will try to “understand” him.  He’ll be able to keep making excuses, blame others, and whenever he gets angry, won’t have to put the brakes on his decisions, even if only in reaction. I feel sorry for him for he might never know true parenting, which sometimes comes with an inability to sit for a while, privileges taken away, being grounded, and having to do extra chores.  He wasn’t being taught consequences, which causes many children to rethink poor decision-making. He wasn’t being taught right from wrong, as I see this.

                Years later, when we had moved, and I was searching for another job, and at one interview, I asked the principle how they perceive student management and discipline.  Well, during part of his answer, he explained that every student, no matter what happened the previous day, started out with “A” for behavior, but that what each student did determined their end of the day result.  But again, the next day, they began with an “A” for behavior.

                My thought was, how was that child to learn if the next day, we couldn’t even refer to his previous day’s behavior, monitor him to ensure no further mistakes, and allow the consequences from the previous day to continue on until he learned to behave and do his work, respecting other students?  How was he/she to learn without the teachers being the authorities in trust?

                I will tell you, that won’t work.  That will “create” more problems.  Even if not right away, when they one day become parents, they will have learned atrocious lies and examples.  I can also tell you, most of what a lot of schools are doing these days won’t work.   I can see tragedy in the making.  And would they listen to me?  Absolutely not.  What I’m saying is the “system” “they’ve” created is going to create ticking disasters.  And we were telling them way back when.  We saw it decades ago.  And in this day and age, we see it in the parents because they grew up in all of this. They were conditioned to be unable to properly raise their own children. In that, a domino effect takes place: generation after generation, each less able to parent. I would suggest watching Supernanny.  

                How I learned to deal with student behavior was simplifying rules, explaining them, have the students explain how they saw those rules (I might adjust if they had a good point.), and then hold to those boundaries and limitations.  I was the adult in the class.  That’s how it should be.  And what I say goes, as it should be.  So, if a student doesn’t follow, and we’ve had a couple talks regarding, they’re with me at recess wherever I go, be it office, watching the field, or otherwise.  If they didn’t finish their work, they’re sitting outside, by the class, working. I tell them, if you’re not listening in class, that means you want to spend a lot of time with me, but certainly finishing work.  In the classroom, their desk gets put right next to mine, but they’re facing away from the class.  Detention when fun activities abound.  For many years, this worked like a dream.  No problems.  And good classes.  Once two weeks passed, I always had an easy year.  Why?  Because they knew I cared about them, wouldn’t budge an inch, and wouldn’t allow distractions. 

                However, when they took our rights as teachers and adults away, such that teachers weren’t teachers anymore, everything went down the tubes.  It was predicted.

                Regarding students fighting, I would bring both together.  Each would have to share their view with the other, while I watched and listened.  In this way, I knew what was really going on.  And when they came to their own solution, I explained that had better work or together we find ourselves again: and then I would make the decision.  But do you know what the new principles thought of this very effective management?  They didn’t like it. Though I explained to them it worked every single time, they didn’t like it.  The state was telling them to do something else, and wallah….  We have what we have today. 

               A ton of administration and instructors, perhaps without realizing it, are setting up for terrible things to happen.  If I had children in such schools, knowing what I know, I would pull them out so fast, then set up something at home that would be far better.  And I wouldn’t try to be their best friends.  Parent first.  Of course, I would love them, but putting what’s right and best first. 

                Those people at the corner are puppets.  They haven’t a clue.  Either they don’t know, or they don’t want to know. And many of them, when they make poor choices, have learned to blame others, or the world.  If I say to them, take your children out of school because you can do far better at home, they won’t hear me.  Many see the schools as baby-sitters, so they have time away from their own kids. Even if I have them talk with one public school student versus a home schooled student, and they see the home schooled one is leaps and bounds ahead.  But when something terrible happens, perhaps, their guilt over what might have happened to their children will cause them to blame the firearm.  However, some might wake up.  Some might begin doing some real research and having thoughtful discussions, coming to better conclusions.  So we continue to blog and talk.  Again, some are well-meaning but controlled, and others just won’t see reason, but we don’t know who is who.  So we share.

**When you enact the wrong decisions, more problems will ensue. Then, the wrong leadership makes more wrong decisions.

**Doing what’s right is not about feelings. It’s about what is right and best.

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