by Al Benson Jr.
Today I watched a You Tube video where a young lady interviewed several college students about basic history questions that most of us knew the answers to when we were in the fifth grade--and most of these college students didn't have a clue, not the remotest clue as to the correct answers. And these were kids that were studying business administration and other like subjects. They weren't just there for the ride, or to find a husband or wife. They were going into professional careers when they got out of school (if there are any professions left when our current regime gets through).
The first question the interviewer asked was "Who won the Civil War?" Would you believe nine out of ten of them got that wrong. One young lady and one young black man both said "the South." One other one said "America." The rest just had no answer whatever. Not a clue! One young lady said "the North." So out of about ten students, one got it right.
Another question she asked was when the American Revolution ended. One kid questioningly said "1977?" But she wasn't sure. Another one said "1644." Again, for the rest, not the remotest clue.
She then asked them who was the current vice-president of the United States. One out of the bunch answered "Joe Biden" but the rest were totally dumbfounded. This is the generation that is supposed to have voted overwhelmingly for Obama in the last election. Now I will admit that Joe Biden, outside of sticking his foot in his mouth, is not the most charismatic vice-president this country has ever had, but at least the kids ought to know his name--shouldn't they?
If this is what you get from college kids it does make you wonder what their history teachers were doing during their high school years. I guess lots of history teachers were taking their paychecks under false pretenses. But, then, understanding the history of the public school system, that should be no surprise. Now I don't doubt that there are probably history teachers in public schools that do try to teach history, I've known a couple. But then you have to ask what the public school history teachers are being taught. Obviously none of the kids in these interviews ever had any dedicated history teachers for a history class.
One interesting point, though, toward the end of the interview the young lady conducting it asked them several questions about the current pop culture, like who was Brad Pitts current wife--and they all, without exception, knew the answer to that one.
Folks, this is the next generation that will be called on the run the country, or rather they will be called on to vote for the One World Government crowd that will run the country--and they will do that, because they don't know upside down from inside out. You can't tell me these kids are that dumb accidentally. There has to be design to their ignorance.
Unless we can, somehow, raise up enough Christian and home schooled kids to begin to counter this planned ignorance then we face, at least for the foreseeable future, a pretty bleak outlook. All the more reason for concerned parents to seriously start looking at options other than public schools for educating their kids. Parents, especially Christian parents, really need to start checking out these other options--and they are out there if you are willing to take the time and trouble to check them out.