Couldn't sleep, so I fired up the dual-hamster-powered netbook and started going through the thousands of links to try and inflict some order in my collection. Came across John Taylor Gatto and some Youtube vids, certainly worth watching, especially if you don't have a micahish link-collection to scrabble with at 2am.
Modern schooling...grinding life and intelligence out of children, stunting their growth and preparing them to be good global citizens. Pre-programmed, predictable, docile, confused, childish.
I had wondered a couple of times recently at the Scripture:
Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
The bit about women ruling was obvious....over here we have the pants-suit Merkel sliming us into the EUSSR, ex-Bishopette Kaessmann may have gone on to other reprehensible deeds but the state "church" is still apostasising along in its sodomite equal-opportunistic way, and everywhere one looks one finds unhappy women shrilly trying to be men, and frustrated men persecuted by "law" and "government". The wails about an aging society and rapidly declining morals and dwindling socialist-revenues are loud enough to drown out dissent (for now, eventually the lid will blow off and the good ol' Concentration Camp will be back in vogue) and prevent any thoughts of the root causes trickling into consciousness between ad-breaks and mindless entertainment and spin.
The thought that had been lurking at the fringes of my mind with regard to Isaiah 3:12 was....where are these "children" that are supposed to be ruling us? Tonight the answer came....it's us! Thanks to the stunting of our childhoods and the insertion of the synthetic stage "adolescence" and the prophylactic neutering of our adulthood we are the children....overgrown monsters ruled by our passions and weaknesses, with an appearance of maturity and the strength of years but devoid of wisdom and deeper thought and stability and commitment and principles.
And if we are grotesque mutated children, what then of the brats that rule us? These are not merely the talking hairdos we are permitted to pretend to elect, or the ones that spoon-feed us selected lies in place of news, they are also the bureaucrats that micromanage our lives right down to the permitted bendiness of our bananas (yes, this is the EU), and whether water is healthy to drink when thirsty (yes, that's the latest awesome scientific finding here in You -> Rope), they are also the armed persons that harvest our cash when we drive 5km/h over the limit and who are being prepared for the imminent necessity where non-conformists and thought-criminals are once again to be excised for the public good (in a sustainable ecologically friendly recycling/cremation perchance?).
What Mr Gatto describes is the mechanics of how 2 Tim 3:1-7 came about....ok, it's neither the sole cause nor the primary one, but it is a piece of the puzzle and might come in useful in our decision-making in these days. There are other implications but discussing them publicly is likely futile.....those well-worn rabbit-trails wind their ways into PC minefields. Perhaps via PM. Anyway, watch the vids, Mr Gatto's report from the front lines of his theatre-of-war is interesting and worth the effort of listening.