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School Pride

2001

Brea Elementary School was on Laurel Street. It gave me a sound footing for my education. I don't have a lot of memories of it, but they are ones of fondness.

One standout memory was Kindergarten and Miss Kleinberg, a sweet young thing, probably new to the profession. She'd provided a playhouse in her classroom that had half-walls, so all the children were visible, but so that you could get the feel of the floorplan. A kitchen, a bedroom, a living room. Not Barbie's Palace, but I certainly was impressed with it. I spent a lot of time in there playing house, where simple lessons were taught about making a house a home, of sharing, of being kind to others, of working together.

Now fast forward to today.

I'm listening to Moldy Oldies on the radio. The newscaster breaks through my thoughts and announces that Brea Elementary School has just slaughtered a cow. Now why would that make the news? It got my attention right off.

It seems that, to teach the children about raising animals, they let a cow live on campus from it's early stages as a newborn calf. Imagine an impressionable school full of young children feeding and nurturing this critter through two years of life lessons. Now, it is time to teach the children where meat comes from. The Principal calls in a professional butcher and they slaughter the cow right before the children's eyes (including the five year old Kindergartners) skinning it, and cutting it up into steaks, roasts and hamburger!

I'm sure that later on when they lay on the analysts couch they will spew forth many long repressed, fearful ideas of what can happen when you nurture pets. And I am mindful that if they lived in the Midwest on a farm, they would be familiar with this process, probably by degrees, as their parent saw fit to teach them real life examples. However, these children are city kids and their parents were not notified of the slaughterhouse project.

Later, in the afternoon mail, I received my La Jolla High School Alumni quarterly newsletter. I browse through it, scanning the pages for names of students I might remember from way back when. It ususually listed who visited the campus recently, who contributed to the scholarship fund, whose children and grandchildren are attending there now, and a short obituary of who passed on.

Then I'm caught up in a page of ongoing activities for the 2001 students. As I read down the page, I am jolted nearly out of my chair.

Listed are school clubs. In my day there was the Helmsmen and the Mariners and the Glee Club and Band, the Drama Club and JI - M (Jesus is mine) Club.

Now the list goes on and on, covering fully half a page. Every possible interest any kid could have, including foreign travel. Nestled innocuously in the list is the club for Gay, Lesbian, Straight and Trans-Gender students!

I had recently heard on the news that many high schools were having Gay Proms so as not to hurt the feelings of minority groups. One school suspended Mother's Day so as not to hurt the tender feelings of children raised by homosexual unions of two men or two women (never mind the feelings of mothers and children from intact nuclear families).

Would my old revered high school be the next to promote gay and transsexual proms?

I felt betrayed by both my Alma Mater's.

What five year old needs to watch a man grind up a cow! What teenager needs to have sexual deviation clubs promoted as a normal, healthy lifestyle choice when AIDS, HIV and STD's are such a worldwide threat?

I looked further down the list of clubs, but as I suspected, Bible clubs were not included. Did they have a club promoting family values as taught in our country based upon Judeo-Christian law? No. Of course not, because that is not politically correct nowadays.

As much as the Media pounces on people of faith for their views excluding the liberal left, guess who is non-inclusive now? It's the so-called progressives.

Secular Humanists have an agenda to be the new religion of the world. Total Ecumenism. They've just never called it religion because then they would have to abide by the Constitution separating church and state just as they insist Christians, Catholic and Jews do regarding any religious events on government property. Then they could not corrupt every youth who attends government run schools. Inclusionists? Far from it. Theirs is a religion without God as it's center. Instead they have chosen Man as it's center. They believe that man is the only God to be worshiped and they exclude people of faith.

We may one day have one world government, however, one world religion will be watered down to no belief in anything. Secular Humanism. That is not acceptable.

I am so angry at these schools, because of their secular humanist positions. I want to continue to be proud of them because they had so much to do with my education in the past. However, they are thoroughly corrupt now and it is just one more sign of the End Times mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

In a less politically correct era the rules were different.

TEACHER RULES
(from the 1890s)
1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys and trim wicks.

2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and scuttle of coal for the day's sessions.

3. Make your pens carefully: you may whittle nibs to the individual taste of pupils.

4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.

5. After 10 hours in school, the teachers spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.

6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.

7. Each teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.

8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form frequents pool or public halls, or get shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity and honesty.

9. The teacher who performs his labors faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of 25 cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.

However, under the old regime, back in our beginnings, the children were tested for knowledge and were mentally equivalent at the end of high school to a four year college education by today's standards.

I am not advocating going back to antiquated rules and regulations, however a Socialist government agenda, (a dumbing down, leveling of the playing field) a biased, liberal News Media, Ssecular Humanists in the Universities where school teachers are taught their non-values, Hollywood propaganda and organized Unions have corrupted the very core of our educational system.

When people don't stand for something, they will fall for anything.

To quote Nikita Kruschev "We will take America without firing a shot.....We will BURY YOU!"

Can the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet be far behind?

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