It's two different crisis', and I mean no offense to anyone(I have had friends and a neighbor that are elderly and have had it).
But the negative effects of the lock downs are far far worse than the medical issues of the infected Covid 19 peoples. The medical issues would have subsided months and months ago if they(leaders) had not spread the affects over the entire year. Now we all face the possibility of it extending far into next year.
I know, I just want to be sure I'm not truly hurting anyone's feelings. I think most of us want the same things, freedom of all kinds, to do what we believe is best for us and our community. We need to be able to find the best way to resist the evils of other people who want to restrict our freedoms. The federal government is the worst offender, and the state leaders have been liking the new illegal powers they are abusing. The health care people have gotten a taste along with many in the news and social media etc. It needs to stop, they all need to shut TFU, and leave us alone to make our own decisions.
We need support from our government, not commandments or guidance.
I did border guard on the East German border back in the day. When the 'wall' fell I thought to myself. This is a larger threat to the US than the USSR was. Being, we had no better example of how ****ty communism was. It was on the news, taught in school, just how horrible it was to live under these conditions. Nobody remembers this anymore. Politics, is there anyone that feels represented these days?
Sadly, our largest threat is internal. Academia at all levels teaching stuff I wouldn't want my child learning, and a deep state swamp that wants to keep all of us in the dark as to how things are really done/controlled. If I've got to live in a socialist environment - I'm beginning to think that New Zealand or Switzerland is starting to look good. At least there's the view....
Ditto, government schools are terrible, and colleges are brain washing class rooms for socialism. When most of us went to school, we were taught subjects, not subjected to tons of teacher's opinions of politics or social justice.
Agree 100%. Thankfully, we had very little of that in small town Sweetwater. However, there were a couple of teachers that I chose to keep my eyes on, and my kids were instructed to let us know if the teacher started trying to push their opinions on the class.
It should hopefully be an eye opener for those doing remote learning and being told "you aren't allowed to sit in on the sessions". Oh, but you are wrong. If I want to come to the school and sit in on a class, you better believe it will happen. And you darn well better believe it will happen in my own home.
As far as college goes, my son, being an engineering major, hasn't been subjected to very much. I suppose that most engineering majors are conservative leaning. I can remember when I was in school for Graphic Design, you can take a guess the kinds of people I was grouped with. Lets put it this way, people that majored in "Sculputure" are a bit different than most.
He does tell me about some of his high school friends that have pretty much gone off the rails. Even had a few unfriend him from various social media. The division runs deep, and it's sad to see that people can't have a rational conversation without drawing the line and saying "if you support XXXXX" then you are no longer my friend.
I suspect that by the time my kids have their own kids, they will lean more toward remote learning/home schooling. I sincerely hope that remote learning will be here to stay. We were very close to home schooling our youngest several years ago. She went in-person first semester this year, but went remote learning recently (9 week semesters down here now).
Oh, there's no doubt that secondary education is a huge liberal haven. I haven't heard very much from my son other than seeing the occasional head of purple hair and other out of the ordinary behavior. He's in all upper level classes so it's rare that he sees that type of person any more. Engineering students are a different breed for sure. Of course, art students are too. I stuck out like a sore thumb in most of my art classes. Not the design classes, the pure art classes that we were required to take.
Liberal Arts departments are unique, for sure. The funny part about all the art majors? At UTK, there is one building dedicated for almost all Art and Architecture classes. It's quite the contrast to go in the building and see the architecture students walking around with the attaché cases, and passing the art majors with purple hair, clothing torn to tatters, and multiple piercings.
I think we are on a knife edge about to fall over the cliff to social/communism indeed. i also am starting to wonder about other countries as a contingency plan. I don’t know it’s a financial option but first things first.... passports for the rest of family. Ability to leave at all is most important.
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