The Past Is Prologue;
The Future Is Bleak
by Frank Miele - June 25th, 2011 - The Daily Interlake (Montana)
It was rightly said some years ago that the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Too bad the same cannot be said about modern American education.
Unfortunately, the seeds of our own potential destruction as a nation and culture have been sown into the fertile ground of our high schools and universities for at least the last 100 years.
How can that be? Don’t we spend billions of dollars every year to train our young people to be prepared to enter society and take their part as the future leaders of the country?
Well, no — actually we spend billions of dollars every year to teach our young people to question the value of our society; to doubt the legitimacy of our history; and to mistrust our leaders, our traditions and our laws.
It wasn’t always so.
Education has not always worked against the values of America.
Frank Miele continues his campaign to wake up America with his brilliant presentation of our history and the corruption of the progressive political movement. There are times when I despair. When I read his prescient summation of how our nation has gone so wrong it fills me with dread. I agree his criticism is useful. I agree it is needed. I only wonder whether the last part of his title is so true that it is too late.
Our future is bleak. That does not mean we cannot overcome it and transcend the problems. It does mean it is going to be harder than many want it to be. Do we still have the moral strength to stand up and fight? Or have we become so corrupt that the battle is lost?
It is our choice.