Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Washington Times. It is republished here with the author’s permission. You can read the original article here.
If you feel as if you are watching the intentional destruction of your culture and your kids, you’re right. It’s not just a bad dream. It is real. It’s planned. It’s targeted. It’s relentless. And it is being carried out in your own back yard in your own public schools.
It doesn’t matter where you live. Whether it be in the crazy land of Gavin Newsom or the bumbling buffoonery of the Beltway, you now reside in Oceania, and your children are Winston.
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe tells the voters of The Old Dominion that they can go pound sand if they want any input in directing their children’s education. “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually… make their own decisions,” he said. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
The Washington Post responded by opining that “parents don’t have the right to shape their kids” education.
Ms. Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers president, chimed in by applauding both Mr. McAuliffe and the WaPo: “Great Piece on parents’ rights,” she tweeted.
And in the meantime, we now know that the National School Boards Association colluded with the White House in labeling all concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” The result is that the FBI may now visit your home if you dare complain about your daughter getting raped in a public-school restroom because of the lunacy these people are teaching your kids.
This, my friends, is the state of American education, and the progressives who have seized control of your schools are not even hiding their intentions any longer. They flaunt their plan with impunity as they parrot the very words of Joseph Goebbels: “Youth belongs to us, and we will yield them to no one.”
America’s ivory tower has become Barad-dûr. Rather than Fiat Lux, it is now the Dark Tower, and those waving Sauron’s banner now seem to care more about being the obedient minions of Mordor than the protectors of your kid’s soul.
These Uruk-hai are ugly in heart and mind. Theirs is a land of control. They despise freedom. They hate liberty. They march in obedience to the Prince of the Power of the Air while they mock those who follow the Prince of Peace. Like Gollum, they growl “my precious, my precious,” as they cling to Isildur’s Bane. Grasping, clinching, and caressing The Ring; chanting, praying, mumbling: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
And while all of this is happening, Big Brother Barak, Saruman himself, emerges from behind the curtain with ambitions of casting his spell. “The truth is a lie, and that the lie is the truth,” he incants. “Evil is good, and good is evil. Bitter is sweet, and sweet is bitter.” The grand and glorious “O” – the high priest of the Church of Holy Wokeness – this Pied Piper of a man whose melodious tune has mesmerized an entire nation into believing that up is down and down is up and that men are women and women are men, now shouts from the podium: “We don’t have time to be wasting on these phony, trumped-up culture wars. This [is] fake outrage… That’s not what you need…”
Well, Brother “O,” tell that to the Virginia parents of a 15-year-old girl forced to engage in sodomy in a school restroom with a “transgender” boy pretending to be a girl. Tell that to the Florida mom who is outraged that her elementary-age children are being assigned books with pictures of minor boys having oral sex with adult men. Tell that to Oklahomans who are incensed that their sons and daughters are being taught to judge one another by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. Tell that to all of us who simply want our schools to teach our kids how to read, how to write, how to use proper pronouns, how to count, and that science, i.e., biology, is real.
Each day it becomes more and more apparent that your local schools and their puppet politicians despise you. They want your children, and they will leave no stone unturned in their dark and ugly world to get them. Just listen. They are admitting it. Their agenda is in full view for all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
No, your outrage is not “fake.” Your kids are your kids. They are your responsibility. They are not the Big Brother’s, and you should fight as if you’re fighting against hell itself – to the very gates of Mordor – for your right to “train them up in the way they should go; so that when they are old, they will not depart.”
– Dr. Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery) and, most recently, “Grow Up: Life Isn’t Safe, But It’s Good.”