Curtis Dahlgren
The Third World War is being waged in your kid's school (no joke)
By Curtis Dahlgren
May 4, 2017

"If you don't know history, you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it's part of a tree." – Brian Crane ("Pickles" comic strip)

"An attack on your roots is an attack on you!". – C. Dahlgren (9/04/11)

DOES "HISTORY" MEAN "HIS STORY"? Actually, the root of the word was the Latin word histor, which meant learned man. So, without history classes, how "learned" are you? History is the most "boring" subject for many, due to the way it's taught, and our educrats accommodate them by virtually eliminating it from the curriculum. The focus on social engineering toward their coming Utopia ("no place") produces scorn and scoffing whenever history is approached (too many men involved and not enough women). Men such as Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson are critiqued only to bring out their worst alleged "crimes." No balance. No fairness. As Tennyson said about someone:

"Defaming and defacing, till she left not even Lancelot brave or Galahad clean."

"To strip our past of glory is no great loss, but to deny it honor is devastating."
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"I have found a great hunger for a spiritual revival, for a belief that law must be based on a higher law, for a return to tradition and values that we once had." – President Ronald Reagan

The rough draft title was "The Third Great Awakening or the Third World War, which do you prefer?" Then I read an article about Academe's war on boys, which is driving the spiritual death spiral of the post-Christian age. To paraphrase someone, "Higher education can be considered higher than the surrounding terrain only if we prostrate ourselves before it." Professors always consider themselves the smartest person in the room. They are the new High Priests, and the White House and its agencies have been run by the Ivy League's "best and brightest" for generations.

President Trump "only" went to Wharton, so it's open season on him for college sophomores and late-night clowns? I pray that the writers union strike does happen! You need writers for this crap? As for Trump, it's early yet. How do they know how history will unfold? BTW, any similarities to Andrew Jackson wouldn't be all bad! And when he says that the Civil War wasn't inevitable, don't laugh; it wasn't. Nor need the next one be.

America's Second Great Awakening came a tad too late and didn't have much success in the deep South, although its first lightning bolt struck in the southwest corner of Kentucky, Logan County, which was the wild wild west of the time (1799). Its inhabitants were mostly rogues who had fled prosecution in the east, but ironically it became the beginning of the Bible Belt. "From Sea to Shining Sea" tells the incredible story of the country preachers, their revival meetings, and their circuit riding.

"So they rode, moving like needles across the fabric of America, quilting regions together with the common thread of a shared faith. This sewing was needed not only to prepare the nation for the heart-rending Civil War that would come in two generations; it was needed right now."

I leave you with one dumb question: Why are some people trying to tear that fabric apart? What's in it for them? For THIS they want to go back to the uncivilized Logan County, Kentucky? George Washington said, "I absolutely need men who can think for me, not just execute orders." The Third Great Awakening is awaiting YOU. To paraphrase Albert Einstein:

"The great Evils of the world will not be brought about by evil men but by those who stand by and watch it happen."

As for the "traditional values we once had," a few words more about that. I just read an article in Tomorrows World (May-June 17) by Stuart Wachowicz, "Boys: The latest victims of the New Left." I underlined the following lines:

"While grade inflation is a serious problem because taxpayers are not receiving the level of education they believe was purchased, they are also unaware that males' marks are inflated significantly less [yet the results on the provincially-administered exams had males scoring equal to or higher on 5 out of 6 subjects] . .

"This advantage translates into more scholarships and placements in prestigious universities, and explains why 11 Canadian universities now have a
female population of more than 66 percent . . "

The person quoted is Dr. Jim Dueck, author and former Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Alberta. The author of the article says, "Over the past four decades there has been a steady shift in Canadian and American schools from a direct instruction model to discovery learning or constructivist models of teaching. These newer methods can be reasonably well-correlated to declining educational standards across North America. This change is an outgrowth of the influence of the 'New Left' movement of the 50s and 60s."

As the FBI director might have put it, I felt like throwing up when I read this. You knew things were bad, but this stuff is in addition to damage done by New Math and non-phonetic ways of reading instruction – which damages girls as well as the boys – not to mention damage to boys by Ritalin.

No wonder our modern radicals have such a terrible time explaining what they are "protesting" or why. Not to mention why journalism is in such a terrible condition today. I didn't have time to address the "Free" Speech issue in this column, but that sound you just heard was my country school teacher rolling over in her grave.

If you want more information, go to ("Males: the Hidden Underclass") or ("Oh Canada").

Yes, O Canada; I weep for thee. And me.

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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