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Altruism versus the Individual in Public Education

The long wait for summer is almost over as school years are beginning to wind down. And that of course means graduations- a celebration of scholastic success and new beginnings, a time when young people begin to discover themselves and start the attainment of their dreams. But amidst the proms, barbeques and recognition of achievement, is there something darker? Could it be that the public educators are using the opportunity to implant a dark seed in the minds of graduates to undermine personal achievement? An idea that the investments made in them are not truly for the sake of their individual success?

It was with horror that I sat through my local high school’s graduation and senior awards ceremony and noted the subtle emphasis placed not on personal achievement, but altruisim. Senior project awards were given out based on the project’s altruistic efforts. Speakers praised the hard work of the graduates as being for the good of the collective student body. With alarming frequency, altruism is spoken of in glowing societal terms. And if someone, say a trusting and impressionable young high school graduate, does not know what altruism is, they would probably accept its goodness without question.

But what is altruism really? It is inherently statist- individuals are taught they have no worth in themselves. In fact, as an individual, they are a burden to the collective. They drain the collective’s resources and weaken it with their selfish needs and interests. The only value they have to society is through charity to other unfortunates, charity that comes to their own personal detriment.

In its true context, altruism is not desirable. It is extremely detrimental to the power of the individual, which this country was built on. Controversial though it may be, the question must be asked- is public education purposely undermining the self-worth of our young people? And for what reason? The fact that the public education system is teaching our students, the future of this country, that they have no self worth, is disturbing indeed.

 

 

Larry Winget’s Advice For Grads

 

Author and speaker Larry Winget regularly offers real life advice to adults in the workforce. This week on Fox and Friends he shared his version of a graduation speech. The left leaning Mediaite criticized the speech as uninspired. Having sat through a week’s worth of graduation speeches this past week I found it refreshingly honest. It’s only three minutes. Take a look…and let me know what you think.

 

A full transcript of the speech can be found here.

 

 

Political Correctness Wins Again

Rise and shine, America!

Once again you’ve been had! Political Correctness has won yet again!

When will we learn? At this point I am thinking the answer to that question is, “Never”.

I was not aware that actually being in the vicinity of Christian symbols was such an overload to the sensibilities of those who are not Christians. Now, a 70-year-old tradition is thrown out the window in the name of appeasement.

No worries, though, America! A compromise has been reached! Now, students in Neptune Township, N.J., can walk down the aisle to receive their diploma without having to see…… wait! You will never believe what these high school seniors of the past 70 years have been subjected to! Are you ready? Two signs! Yes, we are saving these seniors and those who attend their graduation from gazing upon two signs! Such horrible things, I know!

So what were on these signs, you ask? “Holiness to the Lord,”  and “So Be Ye Holy”. Yes, I know! Cover your eyes, America!

Yet once again the ACLU has bullied their way in and the high school in New Jersey “compromised”. No, they didn’t compromise, they CAVED, plain and simple!

Every single one of our traditions and freedoms are being threatened. The more we bow at the alter of political correctness and sacrifice our freedoms we lose another foothold on this great nation. We are literally handing it over to the enemy. Yes, I said it… the enemy! ANYONE who wants to restrain our freedoms is an enemy!

I am not a Buddhist, but when I walk into a Chinese restaurant and see a Buddha statue it does not offend my sensibilities. So I ask this question: What if my child were going on a school-sponsored field trip and they go to lunch at a Chinese restaurant where there is a statue of Buddha. Should I file a lawsuit against the school district for offended the sensibilities of my child? Of course not!  I do not agree with their beliefs, but Buddhists are free to believe whatever they choose to believe. Who am I to tell them they cannot have their statue of Buddha?

We are weakening every facet of our society by allowing the disease of political correctness to dictate what we do. So you don’t agree with the statues, ornaments, signs or other things in a gathering place. Fine, you don’t have to agree with it. But is your mind that weak that you cannot just accept that someone else believes differently than you? Ohhhh yes, I get it! YOU want to infringe what YOU think, feel, believe and don’t believe on EVERYONE else! Political Correctness. It will surely be the death of this great nation.

If a sign offends their delicate little sensibilities, I wonder what will happen on this day- because ONE DAY, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS that Jesus Christ IS Lord!

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11