Procrustes Definition, Liberal Egalitarianism, and Inequality for All
Definition of Procrustean Leadership Styles
Procrustes—a legendary robber of ancient Greece noted for stretching or cutting off the legs of his victims to adapt them to the length of his bed.
Procrustean—marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances
Liberals do not lift others to a better life; They pull everyone down to the lowest common denominator. ~Rush Limbaugh
Liberal Egalitarianism=Inequality for All
Some kids get more goods than other kids, and that makes it unfair. Of course as liberals, the answer is not to help the kids who are not in good families. They become the lowest common denominator. They become the baseline. Everybody must be made to be like them in order for everything to be fair and equal. The natural tendency of the left is to punish success, to punish achievement, to punish anything that they believe gives an unfair advantage.
It is who they are, and you’re seeing evidence of it all over the country, if you have the courage to stop and recognize it. Here’s a pull quote from the story: “In contrast, reading stories at bedtime, argues Swift, gives rise to acceptable familial relationship goods, even though this also bestows advantage. ‘The evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,’ he says.
“This devilish twist of evidence surely leads to a further conclusion — that perhaps in the interests of leveling the playing field, bedtime stories should also be restricted.” There really are expert academicians and philosophers who are pushing the idea that being a good parent and reading to your kids and being loving gives your kids an unfair advantage in life. You know, in the old days — and it wasn’t that long ago — families like that were what you emulated! Families like that were what you wanted to be.
Liberals: Reading to Your Kids Gives Them an Unfair Advantage
There’s a theme for today’s program, and that is: Everything I’ve told you about liberalism is being demonstrated. It’s on parade in the Drive-By Media today. All you have to do is notice it and take note… Never make people better, but always take the people at the top and bring them down so that everybody is equally disadvantaged, equally miserable.
Having a loving family is an unfair advantage, is a social justice problem, and there are people in this article who literally make the claim that abolishing the family and letting the state and government raise kids may be the only answer. This is in the UK. I erred when I said Australia first. In the UK. Makes it even closer to home. But liberals here and liberals in the UK, liberals are liberals in Australia. They’re liberals everywhere and the same, no matter where you go. And they’re dead serious about this.
Admittedly, there are some of them who think it’s a bad idea to ban or abolish the family as an educational institution. There are some people here who will say it’s a bad idea to abolish the family and let the state or the government raise kids for the purposes of education, but even those people still think that good families give kids an unfair advantage, and they measure that by “familial relationship goods.”
Only 18% of 8th-graders are ‘proficient’ or above in US history, and only 23% are proficient in civics.”
RUSH: From Breitbart: “Results of the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18% of 8th-graders are ‘proficient’ or above in US history, and only 23% are proficient in civics.”
Now, it should be noted that you have to be able to read in order to learn history. Just listening won’t get it done because you never know if who’s telling you about it is being truthful. But the saddest thing is that many of those who are rated “proficient” in history have probably been taught a bunch of psychobabble, probably a brand of Howard Zinn’s hate-America-first history.
“Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the US Department of Education, the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in US History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed.” Just think of all the money that Obama and the Democrat Party have poured into the teachers… (Ahem!) I was gonna say teachers union; I mean education.
The stimulus bill alone sent the teachers unions untold billions of dollars. It was disguised money. They were telling us it was going to education, to rebuild schools and roads and bridges. But we now know, looking back, that the vast majority of the money went to teachers unions, part of the Democrat Party’s very well-constructed money-laundering scheme using the unions to do so.