One could say a lot of very negative things about former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. He hates guns. He’s pro-abortion. He keeps bad company. He lies a lot. In other words, he’s a typical Democrat politician. But, his backers would say, at least he’s consistent. And consistency is a virtue, right?
McAuliffe is running for the governorship again. Unfortunately for his “image,” he’s said something that Virginia parents (and everyone else associated with the “public” education system) will surely remember:
Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said parents shouldn’t be telling schools what they should teach during Tuesday night’s debate with Republican Glenn Youngkin.
Terry McAuliffe is an old Clintonite.
The Clintons are funding McAuliffe’s gubernatorial run…AGAIN.
Democrat McAuliffe doesn’t believe parents should have a say in what their kids are learning in school.
“The parents had the right to veto books… also take them off the shelves,” McAuliffe said. “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions.”
“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe added.
Now, that “should” business always raises one of my flags. Well, then who “should” be telling the schools what they “should” teach? And what if the party of the second part chooses to defy the party of the first part?
Fairly obviously, in McAuliffe’s view “the party of the first part” is the State: specifically, the state’s Department of Education, as instructed by the state legislature. “The party of the second part,” better known as the individual school district, is expected to conform to the state’s dictates. If it doesn’t and is found out, the state will withhold the approximately 50% of the district’s funding that comes from the state’s treasury. The teachers’ union would probably take that amiss. There’d be a strike. There might be a riot.
That pattern applies to every “public” school system in these United States…and to much else.
McAuliffe has done us a service! For in him we have a Democrat who is actually expounding on what “public” really means.
When “public” is applied to an institution,
Or to an item of property,
It means State-owned and State-controlled.
You might think otherwise – you being a member of the “public.” But Terry McAuliffe is here to re-educate you…and your kids.
That de facto meaning of “public” is at the heart of the Left’s agenda. They want everything to be “public” in that sense: they, the State, are to control it all; you, the nominal “public,” are to have no say.
Moreover, you may take it as written that that is exactly what they’re teaching your children: Everything within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State. It’s the core of the Left’s ideology, and the Left controls the “public” schools with an iron hand.
But wait: there’s more! You’re surely aware, if you have minor children in a “public” school, that a majority of school districts are insisting that the kids wear face masks all day. Why? “COVID-19,” they’ll tell you. “To prevent the spread of the virus.” It’s nonsense, of course. Not only are masks completely useless for preventing the transmission of virus particles; they also impose health hazards of their own on the wearer. Those hazards go considerably beyond the risk to a minor child from COVID-19.
Any bets on when the first “public” school district makes vaccinations mandatory for all students?
That “everything within the State” quote above is from Benito Mussolini, the original expositor of fascism. Mussolini admired the goals of the European socialists, but found their methods to be defective. His fascism was intended to improve on socialism’s economic performance, by permitting de jure private ownership in the means of production, but de facto giving all decision-making power to the State, through a State-imposed manager. Hitler adopted Mussolini’s model, added a pariah / scapegoat element (blame the Jews for everything), and over time elevated himself to quasi-divine status.
The Left is following the Mussolini / Hitler pattern, but incrementally rather than wholesale. The COVID-19 panic has been a great help to them by providing an “emergency” rationale for the seizure of unprecedented power. Among other things, it’s greatly eased the vote fraud by which they “won” the November 2020 elections.
We’ve spoken before of Gramsci’s “long march through the institutions.” That campaign has already deeded the schools, the media, and the entertainment industry to the Left. That’s why they’ve leaned on those institutions as their primary weapons. Through those three mechanisms Americans are being told that they must accept subjugation. Their children are being used as subsidiary weapons in the contest.
And Terry McAuliffe and his henchmen intend that no one shall get in their way.