If Everyone’s a “Winner”, No One’s a Winner
Sadly, another story from the “Politically Correct Files” in a nation where we have a president who is the result of “Affirmative Action” and “Political Correctness” waking up TOGETHER, the next morning.
The only difference between the term “public school” and “state school” is semantics, so we shouldn’t be surprised when a school recently handed out a flyer to a shocked parent regarding their child’s upcoming field day which read:
The purpose of the day is for our school to get together for an enjoyable two hours of activities and provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to interact cooperatively. Since we believe that all of our children are winners, the need for athletic ability and the competitive “urge to win” will be kept to a minimum. The real reward will be the enjoyment and good feelings of participation.
Let me translate into my own words which will hopefully convey the danger inherent in this kind of thinking which is the very antithesis of American Exceptionalism. No matter how hard you work, or how much pain and sacrifice you exert, EVERYONE will be “paid” the same, so why bother?
I taught college preparatory math for a time and let me tell you, these “everybody-gets-a-trophy-kids” have grown up and are now breeding even. I had a student (who I went on to FAIL by the way) look at me and said, I quote, “But I tried really hard”. I guess he expected me to say, “Oh silly me, I guess you ARE ready to go on to the next level of math even though you don’t know basics like a factor from a multiple or “order of operations”, my bad?”
Most Americans are probably clueless to the fact that for a short time (because they quickly wised up due to starvation) that our very own pilgrims tried socialism and found it to be a FAIL. Below is a quote from William Bradford, governor of Plymouth colony.
“The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years…that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God.”
“For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without [being paid] that was thought injustice.”
“This [free enterprise] had very good success, for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.”
We are doing the very same thing now, starving ourselves spiritually, intellectually and now we will hopefully wake up out of our “collective-Kool-aid” induced slumber before we starve quite literally.