Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another Brick in the Wall

I came across this article today about Pink Floyd and the 1980's hit, Another Brick in the Wall. I can see where teachers would want this banned from the airwaves.

The most informative years of a child's life, from the time they are born until they are 15 or 16, are mostly spent in school now. From age 3 on up. Parents who both work spend very little time educating their children and in some cases, none at all. It's now left up to strangers called Teachers.

We have moved from imprinting our own children with our Faith, Values and Family Traditions to government controlled indoctrination of Progressive Socialism/Marxism.

It's been a slow gradual transition at first for it started back in the '30's. Today, is it any wonder that it is now also in our Churches and Private Schools? We have three generations of Progressive Marxism, each one a little more extreme and more accepting of giving up Freedoms that prior to World War I would be unheard of.

Mises Daily: Thursday, January 14, 2010 by William Sievert

The British Band, Pink Floyd's song, "Another Brick in the Wall" has been banned in South Africa, ignored by some radio stations in the United States, and attacked by schoolteachers all over the globe.

Yet the song has become the world's most popular rock record of 1980.

"Another Brick in the Wall," sung as an eerie chant by a children's chorus that backs up the band, is the centerpiece of a gloomy concept album, "The Wall," in which Pink Floyd lyricist Roger Waters charges that Western society uses its schools and other public institutions to build an impenetrable wall of destructive social conditioning around the individual.

Teachers were worried because their students were singing it in the corridors and quoting it in the classroom, and they felt a need to make some kind of response. The song has not led to any significant protests — at least in this country — because the current generation of high schoolers doesn't much believe in protesting. From the statistics we're seeing, they're more likely to drop out than to demand reforms when they feel they have been wronged in school.

According to Education Department figures, about one million teenagers of high-school age have quit school, leaving the average graduating class this spring with 25 percent fewer members than it had at the outset. FULL STORY

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