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Jesus Has Left the Building








Grants Pass




By Lee Duigon
October 6, 2011

Let’s take another look at public education in America—the greatest system for breeding idiocy that the world has ever known.

First we’ll pay another visit to Fort Worth, Texas, where folly may be viewed in microcosm. Last week the Fort Worth school district rescinded the suspension of a 14-year-old honor student for saying “homosexuality is wrong.” The alleged teacher who had him suspended had decorated his classroom with a poster of two men kissing, telling his students that homosexuality is now “the way it is” and they’d “better learn to accept it.” When the boy’s mother showed up with a lawyer, school officials backed down. Then they turned around and suspended the “teacher”—with pay, of course.

Now the teacher’s back to work, as reported in “the premier media source for LGBT Texas,”

The salient facts that emerge from the news report are these. 1. The “teacher” in question is openly “gay.” 2. So is a key member of the Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Trustees. 3. Other teachers at the high school are also overtly practicing homosexuals. 4. As soon as the teachers’ union got involved, school officials abandoned all pretense of disciplining the “teacher.” 5. No one has denied that this wretched man did indeed display, in his classroom, a picture of two men making out.

So, folks, there’s your Red State public school district: deep in the heart of Texas beats the heart of Massachusetts. There’s no difference. In all 50 states, the teachers’ unions control what happens in the public schools. Visit their websites; read their declarations. They are fanatically committed to promoting homosexuality and socialism. To send your children to their schools, the public schools, is to consent to their agenda.

Now let’s turn to New York City, where the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters—all of them fine products of American education, honed to a fine edge of foolishness by “higher education”—have released a list of demands. Presumably if the American people accede to these demands, the protesters will go back to whatever dunce factory they escaped from.

Anyhow, here are the demands. 1. End “Free Trade” by slapping tariffs on everything imported—and while we’re at it, raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour. Yes, that’s two demands, not one; but who says these people know the difference between one and two? 2. They demand “a universal single payer healthcare system,” with all private insurers banned. 3. Pay everyone “a guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.” Hot dog! Nobody will have to work anymore. 4. They demand “free college education.” They haven’t got the foggiest idea who’ll pay for it.

Oh, such wisdom! Isn’t it wonderful, what you can learn in college nowadays? But to continue: 5. Abolish “the fossil fuel economy.” 6. They demand “one trillion dollars in infrastructure spending now,” and 7. Another trillion for “ecological restoration”! 8. They demand “racial and gender equal rights amendments” and 9. “open borders migration,” an end to sovereign countries as we know them.

The tenth demand is for American elections to conform to some “international standard,” probably to prevent Republicans from winning any. This is dwarfed by Demand No. 11, “immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all.” The dealer doesn’t get the rest of the money you owe him for the car, but that’s his tough luck, the capitalist pig. 12. “Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.” How dare they snitch on deadbeats? And No. 13 is some drivel about union organizing.

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Each of these demands is more asinine than the one before it. Egged on by hobgoblins like Michael Moore and Van Jones, the protesters flaunt the ignorance, the sheer fantasy, and the total lack of logic bestowed on them by our country’s public education system. After twelve years of grade school and several years of college, and the expenditure of staggering amounts of public and private money, they display the intellectual capacity and the emotional development of spoiled six-year-olds.

At no time in our history has it been more glaringly obvious that the day God withdraws His grace, America goes down the drain—adios! We are spending a trillion dollars a year to turn a whole generation into intellectual paraplegics, incompetent, incapable, unable to live except as the perpetual dependents of a paternalistic government. The upside of that scheme is that it’s very nice for the ruling class, who get to stay in power for as long as that society endures. The downside is that our civilization will soon cease to be of interest to anyone but puzzled archeologists who will wonder how so many could have lost so much, so fast.

Pray for our deliverance. Maybe, for one last time, God will hear us.

We need a miracle.

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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on











Last week the Fort Worth school district rescinded the suspension of a 14-year-old honor student for saying “homosexuality is wrong.”