Routine visitors to Seeing Red AZ are familiar with the ongoing post titled “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.”
It’s been awhile since we last brought you the wisdom contained in the commentaries of established conservative columnists. Today, there is a stand-out by one of our favorites, the brilliant Dr. Thomas Sowell.
In “The Role of Educators,” Sowell explores the misuse of schools and the expanded role undertaken by many educators in creating a mindset that undermines American society. This compelling article is a must read for parents, grandparents or anyone concerned about the future of this great country, and the lack of the concept of American exceptionalism instilled in our children.
Sowell writes: “In France between the two World Wars, the teachers’ union decided that schools should replace patriotism with internationalism and pacifism. Books that told the story of the heroic defense of French soldiers against the German invaders at Verdun in 1916, despite suffering massive casualties, were replaced by books that spoke impartially about the suffering of all soldiers — both French and German — at Verdun.
Germany invaded France again in 1940, and this time the world was shocked when the French surrendered after just 6 weeks of fighting — especially since military experts expected France to win. But two decades of undermining French patriotism and morale had done their work.
American schools today are similarly undermining American society as one unworthy of defending, either domestically or internationally.”
Do yourself a favor and read this brief but instructive commentary. You’ll be glad you did. Knowledge is power.