Have you ever
tried to have a conversation with an idiot? No, I'm not talking about
that moron down at the DMV or those bureaucratic bozos who keep kicking
back your VA claim for re-evaluation because you're not dead yet.
I'm talking about a real-life example of one of George Orwell's proles.
They're easy to spot. Those who don't work directly for the government
receive some sort of government subsidy.
had a conversation with a prole who tried to explain to me why we
need a u201CBig Brotheru201D to take care of all the u201Clittle brothersu201D out
there. I presume he was talking about folks like me who think all
levels of government are too big and in great dire need of top to
bottom downsizing. Maybe he thinks I need to be cured of
In order to
fix any problem, we have to identify the source of the problem,
and although there are at least seven principal malefactors I'd
blame for our big government problem, I blame our public schools
the most. In fact, I've made it my life's goal to tell all Americans
why they shouldn't have their children in public schools.
years I taught in and fought The System, which is not the
failure many folks think it to be. For 150 years, public schools
have been doing exactly what they were designed to do — produce
proles — that functionally illiterate class of people
Orwell saw as the u201Chopeu201D for Oceania, a fictional country ruled
over by an all-powerful government called The Party or simply Big
Brother. Do you think it's coincidental the current administration
talks so much about hope to his disciple-constituents, the
majority of whom can barely read and write and who pay no taxes?
I was forced to leave the classroom for not being a u201Cteam playeru201D
and failing u201Cto meet the needs of diverse (non-reading) learners,u201D
I had begun recording everything I'd learned in the classroom and
about the classroom. Two years after I left the classroom, I published
a book about our prole-producing public schools. I called
STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn't have to read.
My book describes
current public school policies and teaching strategies that have
bankrupted America's intellectual capital. At the conclusion of
each chapter, I offer simple solutions that would alleviate if not
eliminate the problem. Solutions are not wanted though.
I not only
talk about the government's policy of legalizing academic
stupidity but also their moral stupidity policy that has
turned public schools into a jungle.
This was accomplished
over several decades, starting with the Supreme Court decision to
throw out the Judeo-Christian God and replace him with the state
religion, Humanism. The fundamentals of humanism incorporate
every aspect of public school instruction, including Darwinism,
socialism and moral relativism. If your child is in
a public school, your child is being indoctrinated to know only
what the state wants him or her to know and believe only what the
state wants him or her to believe.
to control knowledge, all knowledge — academic and biblical
knowledge. Controlling what people know (or think they know) and
what people believe is not a concept that originated with Orwell.
Those who know anything about history know this is exactly the plan
followed by the so-called Committee for Public Safety led
by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution. But it goes
back much further than that to the beginning of human history. Those
who know anything about the Bible know who I'm talking about.
knowledge and personal beliefs too often conflict with government
goals. This is the reason for one of today's teaching strategies,
u201CGroup Learning.u201D Those diverse learners mentioned earlier
cannot understand what they read (if they can read at all), and
they can't explain their thoughts (if they have any) in writing,
so they need help. Public schools now place at least one accelerated-gifted
student with two or three diverse learners in a u201Csmall group
settingu201D in which they u201Cwork togetheru201D to complete a learning project.
the AG student does all the work, but everybody gets the same passing
grade. No child gets left behind. In Legally STUPiD,
I satirically propose u201CGroup Testingu201D for all standardized tests.
One AG student is paired with two diverse learners (a.k.a., proles)
who simply copy his or her answers on their score sheet.
learning experience for everyone. The AG student learns his or her
role as a productive member of society whose taxes are necessary
to support the non-productive proles depending on him. The proles
learn to support politicians who support them with entitlement programs.
In a nutshell, this is how our Constitutional republic has become
a socialist state!
couldn't understand this simple concept in my last book, so I decided
to write a novel that fictionalizes everything explained in Legally
STUPiD. Americans prefer to be entertained, not informed.
My new book,
Nation, is a novel that depicts the very near future
(2012), where Big Brother's bloating government is struggling to
maintain control against the threat of 27 states leaving this unconstitutional
union, a near-dead global economy and a continuing war on terror
that now includes a re-instated draft and where criminals are conscripted
for military service. Add to this bleak scenario, catastrophic natural
disasters on a biblical scale.
the things I predicted would happen when I started writing Prole
Nation in October 2008 have already happened, including a worsening
economy, an expanded war, state governments exercising their rights
under the 10th Amendment and passage of the Hate Crimes Protection
If you're a
praying person, please pray that the rest of what I've predicted
never happens. If you're a reading person, grab a copy of both my
books and read them. Thanks.
Murray [send him mail] is a
former infantry paratrooper now disabled veteran working as a public
affairs officer for the Army. He's also a former public school teacher
and author of three books, Golden
Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, Legally
STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn't have to read and Prole