Being a self-appointed observer of the asylum we all have to live can be a daunting task. Although there are times when one can find humor in the observed insanity, more often than not the observations are unpleasant in the extreme. And, what could be more unpleasant than having to conclude from observing so much insanity that the irrefutable decline our once great nation is a permanent and irreversible. Think of the inertia in a spinning flywheel. For over a hundred years, the idealogues on the left have been gradually putting their flywheel in motion and building up its speed. Now, if by some miracle we could stop supplying energy to the progressive flywheel, it would continue to spin for a very long time due to the stored energy or inertia of the flywheel.
Today I came across three examples of why I believe America’s decline is irreversible.
Education in America
That America is being dumbed-down is not news. But, let me share something from an article I read this morning in The Spectator. The article, about a debate between two educators on whether all knowledge is equal isn’t what I found interesting. What caught my attention was a statistic attributed to two American psychologists:
… by the age of four, children of middle-class professionals will have heard, on average, 32 million more words than children of welfare recipients.
Considering that the middle class parents didn’t receive such a great education, that statistic is absolutely mind boggling. It also explains a lot about the problems in our inner-cites. It makes one wonder how many more words the children of elites have heard by age four. But, here’s the important point. Try to imagine the revolution it would need in our education system and the cultural revolution among the poor it would need to reverse this trend. It’s not going to happen, is it. Sociologist could spend their whole career writing about the meaning of that statistic. Then maybe not.
Sociologists Are Gender Confused
According to this article at The Daily Caller, the American Sociological Association (ASA), after a year of debate, have decided that ASA membership will allow for seven options for their gender choice:
- Transgender Male
- Transgender Man
- Transgender Female
- Transgender Woman
- Gender Non-Conforming
- Prefered Identity of their choice not explicitly named
Genderqueer??? Seriously? That must have been some debate they had. Here is how they define “Genderqueer”:
“Genderqueer” is defined by the Gender Equity Resource Center at the University of California-Berkeley as “A person whose gender identity is neither man nor woman, is between or beyond genders, or is some combination of genders.”
Okay. At the risk of being labeled a Homophobe, I have to call this what it is; Nonsense. I care not one whit what the ASA believes about gender conflicts. But, what is alarming is what our children are being taught about gender conflict. Two words in the English language have clearly opposite meanings: Normal and Abnormal. Wherever one looks in nature, it is quite easy to see what is normal and what is abnormal. Teaching our children that abnormal is normal is wrong on so many levels. Abnormalities do occur in nature and abnormalities occur within the human specie. Among humans midgets and drawfs are abnormal and albinos are abnormal and, yes, those born with gender conflicts are “abnormal”. Our children should be taught that abnormalities do occur in nature, including among humans. Our children should be taught that it is wrong to mistreat or discriminate against those born with abnormalities over which they had no control. But, we live in an Orwellian world where up is down and right is left and abnormal is normal. This trend is not likely tobe reversed.
Obama on Amnesty _ Channeling LBJ
Allen West writes today that our Department on (In)Justice has found a back door by which President Obama can have his amnesty wishes without even having to write an Executive Order.
As reported by The Daily Caller, “The Department of Justice’s board of immigration appeals has decided to let Guatemalan women win asylum in the United States if they claim to be victims of domestic violence. The decision was announced in an Aug. 26 decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals at President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice. It creates a huge new incentive for Guatemalan women to cross the U.S. border, because if their asylum claim is accepted, their children get U.S. citizenship, plus the use of federal health, education and retirement programs, regardless of their initial education and work skills. The new decision also means that many of the Guatemalan women who have already crossed the border this year have a new claim for asylum.”
_ (Emphasis added)
So, a bord of immigration appeals has decided that illegal immigrant women who claim to be victims of domestic violence is cause for the US to grant them asylum. What’s good for Guatemalan women will, of course, be good for women from whatever country, right? Clearly, Mr. Obama is going to get his way on amnesty no matter what the people or what the Congress feel about the issue. His unilateral actions on amnesty are not popular, but, as this excellent article at PJ Media points out, Obama doesn’t care:
Obama is already unpopular. It’s clear that he doesn’t care about his personal popularity anymore. He is playing a longer game to try to cement the majority of Hispanic voters to the Democratic Party. He considers that his legacy and will do just about anything to achieve it.
Yes indeed! LBJ was able to corral American blacks onto the government plantation as a permanent voting block for the Democratic Party and Barrack Obama plans to do the same thing with Hispanics, the fastest growing demographic in America. He does not care what long-term harm his actions will have on Hispanics and he cares even less what long-term harm his actions will have on America.
The flywheel set in motion to “transform” America is not going to slow down, much less stop. It’s too late for that now.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?