BATTLELINES FORMING LOUDOUN COUNTY
Most people don’t think of politics as a type of warfare, but politics is a type of warfare, albeit bloodless warfare in better times. Politics is information warfare. We define our causes, strive for and support our causes, and get our supporters to the polls to vote. Instead of contending for ground, we fight over who leads us. We fight over public policy, and we pray that the strife between us will not grow so heated we begin killing each other.
These times threaten to become less than better times. As the innumerable “racial justice” riots last summer and the riot at our Capitol indicate, some are growing increasingly angry. Why? Well, here is one reason. Instead of being taught HOW to think, our schools are teaching our children WHAT to think. What is the difference?
- When we teach our children how to think, we show them how to gather and organize relevant information. Here the object is a functional, independent adult who has learned how to learn. Here we teach children how to process information, to look for patterns so that they can figure out for themselves them the meaning of the information available to them. We teach them not to jump to conclusions by showing them how to test their conclusions. We also teach them how make use of their conclusions. We work to instill within them the self-discipline to continue their education throughout their lives. We teach them that if they adopt a doctrine that they should adopt that doctrine based upon reason.
- When we teach our children what to think, we instruct children in a doctrine (Doctrine | Definition of Doctrine by Merriam-Webster). Here the object is a dependent, overgrown child who has learned obedience to the “proper” authorities. Here we teach doctrines, an ideological system, that require them to support and obey the state. Instead of learning how to gather and organize information, we give children textbooks and audiovisual media which support the dominant political party’s ideological system. Here we instill a fear of thinking for ourselves. Here we teach children the fear of being different. Here we teach children to ostracize anyone who does not uphold that which is politically correct. Here we teach children to shame anyone who believes something different.
Is the difference between teaching our children to think for themselves and doctrinal instruction that requires obedience to the state worth fighting over? Worthy of violence? Yes. Why? For the sake of our eternal salvation — for the sake our children’s salvation — we need to believe what we believe BECAUSE IT IS TRUE, not just because we fear being shamed if we believe anything other than what we have been taught to believe.
Hence, consider the articles listed below from the perspective of teaching how to think instead of what to think.
First, what is going on in Loudoun County with respect to its public schools?
- Fightforschools: Fight for Schools is not actually an article. This is a political action committee, which a county parent created in April. The articles immediately below talk about the formation of this PAC.
- Virginia parents group launches PAC to unseat school board members over reopening, race controversies | Fox News
- Ian Prior: Critical race theory in Virginia schools needs to end. I’m a parent watching this unfold | Fox News
- Loudoun Parents Group Forms Fight for Schools PAC to Recall Most of the Loudoun School Board – The Virginia Star
- States push back against Critical Race Theory in education (studentnewsdaily.com)
- Loudoun County parents try to recall school board over Critical Race Theory – Washington Times
- ‘Racist Theories’: Northern Virginia Mom Scorches CRT at Board Meeting by Spencer Brown (townhall.com)
- ‘CRT Is Racist. It Is Abusive’: Parent Goes Nuclear At School Board Meeting | The Daily Caller
- MUST WATCH: Loudoun County Parent Rips School Board to Shreds Over Critical Race Theory – RedState
Note that a black mom is speaking out against Critical Race Theory. Why? Listen to her. She understands the difference between thinking for herself and being taught what to think. So, she has joined the ranks of fighters. She is fighting for her children.
Here is Fightforschools‘ first information salvo.
What about Prince William County? Will our school board focus on teaching children how or what to think? The Loudoun County School Board is having trouble hiding its goals. Does that mean the Prince William County School Board won’t resort to deception?
Well, we must not forget that what our school board calls whatever doctrine they want to teach our children is not important. What is important is whether they actually teach our children how to think or what to think.
- Republican Supervisors Walk Out on Prince William Joint School Board Meeting Unconscious Bias Presentation – Bristow Beat : Bristow Beat: Remember this. This happened before people began to recognize the racism inherent in Critical Race Theory.
- Prince William County School Board weighs equity statement | WTOP: What do these high sounding words mean in practice? Do they hide anything? Consider the experience in Loudoun County, where the school board refuses to admit that it is trying to indoctrinate school teachers and children in Critical Race Theory.
- County supervisors take first steps toward collective bargaining for public-employee unions | News | princewilliamtimes.com: Do Virginia state officials and the Prince William County School Board represent taxpayers or government employees unions? How does who our elected officials actually represent affect what our children are taught? What sort of instruction do the leaders of public employee unions want for our children?
- Parent Resources on Race and Discrimination – Prince William County Public Schools (pwcs.edu): Here is what PWCS has put online for parents. What are they actually teaching our children?
Because of COVID-19, parents in Prince William County have focused upon getting back in schools. Even that, however, is problematic because our governor has yet to relax the six-foot rule, Governor asked to ease coronavirus restrictions in time for high school graduations (potomaclocal.com). Nevertheless, what our schools actually teach our children is more important than there actually being in school. Since Critical Race Theory is just one vile doctrine that our schools could be teaching our children, we all need to carefully examine the educational goals of our schools and the content of instruction. We need to weed out the indoctrination and force our schools to focus upon giving our children the tools they need to learn how to think for themselves.
Would you like to help us? Check out Take A Stand | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org).