I think everyone should read this hillarious Doonesberry comic I saw in the Physics building:
It starts out with a professor of history saying, "When I first started this class, there were 12 assigned texts, most of them lengthy, the class was
booked and I had over 250 students. (Next frame) Now 9 years ago, regulations required me to limit it down to only 9 books most of a moderate size,
and the class level dropped to about 100 to start, and even then over 2/3rds dropping out because the 'required reading was too much'. Now I only
assign 3!!!! Books, none over 200 pages. And.....WHAT THE HELL?" (Looks at the lecture hall, seeing only one student who is raising his hand
saying, "wait, we have to read three books?")
I love that comic, the problem I think is steming from media DIRECTLY and another primary benifactor is "Teen socialization". No buts about it,
much music people listen to (such as rap) is not very "productive" inspiring. Also the type of people you are hanging around with GREATLY
influences how you will deal with school. Some good parents can get their kids to be good students no matter what, but it mainly revolves around
"socializing, and the type of media that 'clique' interacts with".
It is hard to figure out, but I think that the primary problem IN school is the history//government classes. They have "so little time" that they
breeze over the material, making it very boring and not educating anyone. I knew more than my history teacher, who was one of the BEST in our school,
and politely tried to correct him along the way but gave up because NO ONE wanted to hear how it REALLY was or WHY it happend.
This all balls together, you have passifistic music (or oppositely, music that is too agressive) movies and tvs that promote gang-like (note like)
behavior, and promote that if you are learning you are a loser. I have yet seen one movie directed towards the youth, (maybe "The Emporer's Club"
will be much different, but it is not really towards the "youth".) That doesn't promote violence, beating up those who get in your way, and
f.u.ck.ing every damn thing that has a hole in it, as long as it isn't gay.
This is bafoonery, Kids go to school with there asses showing, they slap hands, they are TRIBAL, we built a "breifly lived" excellent school system,
based on the reminants of Victorian England. That influence has all but lifted, I wouldn't be surprised if soon you were allowed to go to school
naked, share in orgies and pray to pagan gods with goat sacrifices. No offense to paganism, that is the best way I can describe tribalism (which
includes a caste system, groups of hierarchy, social signs of distinction, and "warriors" and schools have ALL of that now)
I saw a picture of my grandma's class when she was in elementary school, and the kids there looked more adult then high school graduates do now.
They had suits and ties. Students now peirce every thin part of their bodies to "signify their existance" there is no other reason. Peircings are
ritualism, any type of self mutilation is. A "rite" of passage. Peircings on the ears are all but nullified now of its original meanings, but lips
nose nipples, all "rites of passage" for attention.
God this is a whole big subject, and I don't think it is directly the government's fault, I think it is the "DON'T SPANK MY BABY" crier's
For anyone to grow up educated and responsible, they need a sense of direction. Provided by a personage, which can be a role model, and a lot of good
students, in fact most students, will name one teacher that was a "role" model. But most are overshadowed by Rap stars or Gangs or Sports
We have become rome, hungry for blood, there's no direction or responsibility anymore, it's all about being the TOP Gladiator.
Everyone wants to be the slave, because we all now WORSHIP the slave...there are no more heros. The leaders, those who go before us have become
uninteresting memories, and all these kids chase after the GREATEST SLAVE. Who ever is the best slave, the biggest idiot, is the greatest hero in the
eyes of a high schooler.
Ludacris is awesome, HE'S A DAMN SLAVE! Eminem is a hero for being the first white that could RAP? He's a damn slave too, these people have NO
futures, they have no influence over our nation's policies, they have never fought a war, never died for freedom, they promote slavery and every damn
impressionable youth falls into their talons.
If you want to re-introduce intelligence into our schools, you need to BUFF up the history program. ESPECIALLY THE US HISTORY. They need to get the
DAMN Political Correctness out of the history books. I don't care about the flying tigers or American-japs in WW2, equal credit where credit is due,
and frankly, WW2 was fought by whites.
This attrocious political correctness (I don't want to be thought of as racist, but you'll see the adverse impacts of taking away white identity and
replacing it with minorities soon.) has pervaded even the foundation of our VERY NATION!
For 200 years it was tought that ROME was the basis for our law, and constitution. Then that all changed, I don't know if any of you have looked at
a Government book recently, but it says FLAT OUT, that THE IROQUOIS INDIANS INFLUENCED OUR CONSTITUTION AND THAT IS ALL IT SAYS.
All the wars are suddenly fought by blacks and indians. Where is the damn white guy? All the heros in these wars are Some minority, In my high
school's history book the hero was a Japanese-American soldier. # that, Damn it to hell.
We have a HUGE white population that is now falling into a rut, because they have NO heritage. Everywhere in school it is blacks this, indians that,
and I went to search out why...you wanna know why?
Because public schools only pick text books that have the MOST numbers of miniorities mentioned in them.
Now I'm not racist, but giving credit where it IS NOT DUE IS A SIN IN MY EYES PUNISHABLE BY GENOCIDE!
I feel this is a STRONG influence in the dumbing down of Americans. The intelligent people I know (of all races) were ones who knew their history.
Not the prefabricated sh.it in the text books, but actually knew history, knew why policies were going on, and I only wish I could be as good with it
Tribalism has invaded our schools, because minorities more than anyone need to preserve a heritage, America used to have an "American heritage".
This could be summed up by Americans who looked up to fellow Americans of the past, now in the past this was more racist than it should be. But do
not kid yourself, it is still equally racist, in the opposite direction.
When I think back to WW2, and I think of my grandparents and the people of that time, it was "where are you from" and that place was always
Identified as american. I can't see that now because now it is "Where is your ethnicity?"
Where people used to say they were from south phillie, now they are tought to say their parents are from Zimbabwe.
This is an invasion of foreign mind set, our society is fracturing and it fractures in the schools the most. Mexican Gangs, White Gangs, Blacks this
Koreans that. In LA they give announcements in CHINESE GOD DAMN THEM!
Here is what I'm saying would be the BIGGEST cure so as to try and clear up my overtly seeming racist attitude due to my enragement by what is going
I say, you teach ALL OF THE HISTORY, not just the minorities, not just the white's but ALL OF IT.
A big problem is they run out of time in history class, well one reason is they aren't moving fast enough. Force passing all history classes to
graduate, and then force them to actually get off their lazy butts and read some material, and some reasons of stuff. And they'll do it, because no
one wants to be a 7th year senior.
With an improvement in knowing WHO you are, and that means the ENTIRE history of America, from the slavery to the Wars to the politics, to where the
ethnic groups came from...teaching people to call themselves AMERICANS and not African-Americans is what we need to do.
Because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS our society has fractured, it is most visible in schools, its effect is people stop caring about going to high
school, and try and find their identifictaions with their minorities.
And to think that this political correctness hasn't harmed the whites too, look at Neo-Nazism, it is WAY too strong in this nation, BECAUSE WHITES
NOW HAVE BARELY ANYWHERE TO TURN. This nation has become a nation of the immediate foriegners, if your family was here for more than 3 generations,
you can count your heritage as "racist".
Now everythign is geared to making the immediate immigrant feel like he isn't losing his identity. Well I'm sorry pals, but when you move here, you
either become american, or go back to the hell hole you called home. We didn't spill our blood as a nation many times over to keep it free and
"american" so that you can move here and turn it into Iraq, or Vietnam, or Korea, or Russia, or Germany, or Nigeria, or China....you get the damn
This fracture in society is the root of it all, it filters in through media and socialization as I previously stated were the factors for dumbing down
of students in High schools.
Now I probably blew a gasket or two back there, and seem kind of incoherent, which is why I tried to sum up what I was saying...but really, this is
something you'll have to individually research, and study the problems "political correctness" is causing with the "American Identity".
Ironically, it fractures the recent but not NEWEST immigrants, I've asked people who are just in, and they'll call themselves americans, while
people who's parents or maybe their grandparents moved here, will relate more to their ethnicity. And people who's families have been here a LONG
time, have no idea what to call themselves. I sure don't, this isn't the America of my Grandparents, and my mother could be (if she'd apply) a
"Daughter of the Revolution" because we've had family members fight in the Revolution.
That's why sadly I say, we need another World War to unite America once more =(
Anyways...Political Correctness evil, not only is it IN the text books, but it is in Rap, in Movies, IN VULGARITY, it is everywhere, and all that
contributes. Political Correctness, is unfair credit to those who don't deserve it...at least that's what it became, it like many things, didn't
start out that way!