Kurt Schlichter Retweeted Ryan Nobles
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In other blog posts I have taken a dim view of Kurt Schlichter’s no holds barred support of Trump and also his slash and burn tactics when it comes to attacking liberals. However, yesterday he made a comment on a retweet, which goes to the heart of the an issue much larger than the one mentioned in this tweet and retweet exchange.
My youngest daughter, the baby of our family, is 30 years old. Back when she was in middle school, she came home one day and informed me that her gifted teachers needed all of their parents to show up at some meeting at her middle school. The topic was the school board had decided to move the middle school gifted program from my daughter’s school to another middle school less than 5 miles away and still right here in our same town.
When my daughter and I arrived, the gifted teachers had invited the local newspaper to cover this meeting and that infuriated me almost as much as these gifted teachers manipulating my daughter and other gifted students into a state of anxiety and anger about, what really was a piddly issue – moving the gifted program to another middle school, right here in our podunk GA town. It wasn’t an earth-shattering move. Most of the students, my daughter included, were Army brats, who had spent their lives moving all over the world, and they were seasoned movers.
The meeting began with the gifted teachers lamenting how terrible this move would be for “gifted students”, who are “special needs” students – read that as “emotionally fragile and delicate snowflakes”, who can’t deal with a lot of changes. Then the parents started raising their hands citing how delicate their gifted child was, in ever-increasing pathetic details. I listened to this for a good 45 minutes to an hour and then I raised my hand.
What I said infuriated the gifted teachers and the gifted students’ parents. It mortified my daughter too. I expressed my outrage that gifted teachers were getting gifted students stirred up, because they didn’t want to move to the other middle school, which was the truth. This whole charade was about those gifted teachers not wanting to move to the other school. I also pointed out the school district was moving some truly disadvantaged special needs elementary students and busing them to another outlying school in the county, more than 10 miles away, yet no one was getting worked up about how those students will adjust. Then I pointed out that these gifted students are America’s future leaders and if they are too delicate to handle riding a bus a few more minutes to another middle school, then our education and parenting are a total failure.
You could have heard a pin drop when I said my short piece – it was short too – just a few minutes, whereas many of the parents highlighting their snowflake kids’ sensitivities and “special needs” had gone on much longer.
My daughter was mortified and she whispered to me that I was supposed to be there to “support her gifted teachers”. She was hanging her head in shame when the meeting ended, very soon after I spoke, and we headed to the car. In the car, I told her that her teachers were wrong for manipulating their students into a frenzy about this move and that teachers should not play politics, using their students. I also pointed out that if being “gifted” means being a total ninny, who can’t cope with a bus ride to a different school (a perfectly nice middle school in a nice building), then America is doomed.
It sounds like the U.S. State Department, like much of the U.S government, and academia, now have a sizable part of their workforce, which has been indoctrinated into this snowflake culture, my daughter’s gifted teachers were selling in the early 2000s.
It does not bode well for America, if those who are, supposedly, our best and brightest can’t cope with not getting their own way, working with others who hold different views, or even listening to people who hold different views.
Schlichter is right about these snowflakes not belonging at the State Department, but the problem goes much further than the State Department. You can see it with the hysterical pink pussy hat crowd, you can see it with the hysterical college campus protests about “hate speech”, you can see it almost every time a liberal tries to stake a claim of moral superiority and silence other Americans from expressing a differing opinion. You can also see it with the constant mainstream media stream, casting those who disagree with liberal orthodoxy as “racists”, “bigots”, “hate mongers” and tarring those with opposing views as people whom, we should not only not be listening to, but as people who must be silenced in America.
These snowflakes didn’t just become snowflakes when they got to college. They have been cultivated in American public schools across America, for decades, where the liberal agenda controls every aspect of your child’s education.
Stella Morabito has written numerous articles about the cult-like indoctrination taking place in American schools and here are a couple of links:
Ask Not Who’s Running For President, Ask Who’s Running For School Board
13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids
Morabito’s #6 explains what happened with my daughter’s gifted teachers stunt:
6. Public Schools Are Increasingly Politicized
Identity politics and leftist politicization in the schools is pervasive these days. It especially piles on young men the label of guilty oppressor. Schools are becoming hotbeds of all sorts of political activity instigated by administrators and teachers. Privilege theory is now morphing into a new stage in which students engage in tell-all criticism-and-self-criticism sessions disguised as exercises in empathy. The message is loud and clear: take part in this political activism, or your social and academic standing will suffer. It’s now commonplace to get students to take part in political marches and protests, getting them acclimated to acting in concert with a mob.
As I type, the news is blaring about the nationwide student school walkout… What groups are behind the scenes organizing, promoting and funding this effort is the information reporters should be investigating, but expect only empathetic hand-holding and promotion from the mainstream media, as they help SELL this leftist anarchy.
Yes, they are fomenting anarchy – “tearing down the system”. That is the real agenda at play.