Rabbi Nachum Shifren
January 8, 2010
start by saying what everybody already knows: We will have another terrorist
attack in the U.S. We just don't know when or where. What we as Americans
are basically asked to do is be guinea pigs in an out-of-control terrorist
experiment, where assessments will determine the best way for us to die.
How has the greatest, mightiest country on earth been reduced to groveling
and bowing down to cut-throat murderers? When did we become apologists
for our individual freedoms and Constitution. Our Judeo-Christian heritage?
Let's take a walk through memory lane, to those tarnished halls of American academia, where our notions of academic freedom and striving for excellence, have long been discarded.
the 60's, our schools have been not only dumbed down, but as a result,
we have become a "nation at risk." Listen to what the National
Commission on Excellence in Education presented to then-President Reagan
in 1983 its landmark study, "A Nation at Risk:"
"The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and as a people...if an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an ACT OF WAR. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves...we have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral disarmament."
An act of war? You'd never know it as you romp through the hallways of our schools. It's business as usual as our "teachers' churn out texts and agendas that bash America, Whites, Christians, and anything that smacks of the uniqueness of America, hard work, delayed gratification, honor to our military, sanctity of marriage, accentuating the accomplishments of the individual and rewarding such.
anything changed since 1983? How have we learned from our folly, and made
good in our schools? Let's fast forward to 1998 and hear what educational
experts wrote in a new report, "A Nation Still at Risk."
-- more than 10 million Americans have reached the 12th grade without having learned to read at a basic level
-- more than 20 million have reached their senior year unable to do basic math
-- almost 25 million have reached 12th grade not knowing the essentials of US history.
Totally aside from the tremendous waste of taxpayer money ( a recent UC Santa Barbara study estimates the drop-out bill due to Californians at $45 billion), we are creating a sub-class that can and will be manipulated by demagogues, preparing them for massive shifts in government control over individual liberties, transforming America into a third-class banana republic. We will march off to our work camps, cheerily singing hymns extolling "hope and change," thereby ending the golden period of America.
the question remains: Wither those disaffected youth, drop outs and malcontents,
that were deprived of a proper education and robbed of their share in
America's bounty by the "multiculturalists" that had wasted
the formative years of our students with drivel and Marxist nonsense?
Wither those dumbed-down, cast-outs, that sneer at achievement and the
praising of the individual over the masses weaned on "cooperative
Several years ago, it came as a shock that a white, suburban teen ran off to Afghanistan, joined the Al Qaeda, and was one of our POW's in Guantanamo Bay. America was shocked! How could he?! How could he!?, was the refrain from the main-stream media. Well, look at the environment the spawned him, and you'll come up with the answers.
60's hippies are now our "elder statesmen". The Michael Ayers
prototypes didn't disappear after the Viet Nam War. They continued their
seditious talents by infecting a whole generation of youth to hate America--here
in our schools.
It's a known fact that the incarceration rate for young Blacks is double the national average. What goes on in the jails and prisons of America? More hate, more radical Islam shoved down their throats, more alienation of our institutions and the foundation of our country. But more disturbing is what happens to the alienated inner city youth BEFORE THEY GO TO PRISON. They are set up for failure. ALL races and ethnicity in our legions of educrats will tell you that "inner city youth need special accommodations. They ALL will tell you that the bar may not be raised. They ALL lay a total guilt trip about those individuals that have worked hard to excel and therefore evolve, claiming that the "stacked deck" is the rule for our Black and Hispanic students.
A few years ago, in Los Angeles, we were witness to the spectre of Old Glory being lowered and in its stead, the Mexican flag was hoisted up at several schools. Not one word was said by the administration. We are told regularly that Southwest America is Mexico, and therefore no need to teach Hispanics English.
We have a president whose disdain for America is not lost on our students. Before Obama, it was hard to tell a class why we had to say the pledge of allegiance. And now? Hatred and contempt for America grows daily in our schools. There is one area where solidarity and signs of support grows daily, however. Gays, lesbians, cross-dressers, and other deviates are in full swing, with gay-day parades AT TAXPAYERS' EXPENSE. "Jim and John" books are read to our kindergarten students to glorify and desensitize homosexual stigmas. There is not one high school in Southern California that doesn't have a Gay Student Union, with an enthusiastic list of sponsors. The balkanization and blurring of American unity is in full swing with Latino Club, African American Club, Japanese Club, Korean Club; one club YOU WON'T SEE IS WHITE, CHRISTIAN AMERICA CLUB.
Where have our teachers and their minions taken us? How have WE, the taxpayers, let them get away with this?
Here's something to think about the next time you are watching some American institution being obliterated by suicide bombers or some other assault designed to vanquish our nation:
Where were you when,
Taxi drivers in San Diego blocked an entire sidewalk while they rolled
out carpets and bowed down to Mecca
• Dearborne, Michigan is forced to endure the horrific blasts from ubiquitous mosques dotting the city, FIVE TIMES DAILY
• Harvard University spends public money on foot baths for use before Muslim prayers
• Kansas Airport spends public money on Muslim foot baths
• Carver Elementary School (San Diego) closes school daily for Muslim student prayer. (would such a thing happen if Christian children requested a "moment of silence?" With the Muslim kids, it's not only NOT silent, IT'S TOTALLY IN OUR FACE.
So our schools have become the shock troops, basically, for the next, intensified round of Jihad. Once we have put into question our very institutions, our heritage of Judeo-Christian ethos, and the foundation of America's greatness: individual liberty and freedom of expression and religion--all through the steady diet of apologetics and guilt trips laid on our students and teachers of faith--then we have sanctioned our enemies to act, knowing that the youth of America has been programmed NOT to react.
Shifren is inviting scholars, school administrators, concerned parents,
teachers, and community activists to attend a one-of-a-kind conference
where we will start America's second revolution: bringing values and pride
of America into our schools. Distinguished speakers from many segments
of our community will enlighten and strengthen us as we gear up for this
This conference will be on January 21, 2010, in Los Angeles. For info and RSVP, click here.
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Rabbi Shifren is a southern California native. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Spanish and German literature. He has been a language teacher in LA City schools since 1992. He is also fluent in Hebrew. Having lived in Israel for nearly a decade, he has been an observer and commentator of developments in Israel, the Israeli and foreign press, and the recent rise of Islamic Jihad.
is also the dirctor of "surf and soul" surfcamp, where teens
learn self-discipline, proper attitude, and physical fitness. A Malibu
surfer since 1962, he is known universally as the surfing rabbi. Through
his seminars and classes, he has taught thousand the challenge and thrill
of wave riding and the postive aspects of the surfing life style.
Rabbi Shifren has declared his candidacy for the Calif. State Senate in 2010, and is the only candidate to openly pledge to oppose the advent of Sharia law in the United States. He is a tireless supporter of individual freedoms and preserving the distinctive greatness of America, her language, and culture. Known for his no-nonsense approach to education and prison reform, Rabbi Shifren is in his own class of patriotism and staunch conservative values.
Rev. Jesse Lee Petersen said: "If we had 10 more teachers like Rabbi Shifren, we could turn America around tomorrow."