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An Octogenerian's Blog | LET ME TRY TO ANSWER A COMMENT (Issue 838)

When I stopped checking the number of comments I receive from around the globe some months ago, the number had exceeded two-hundred thousand. A lot of them spam. I actually only post a very few on my web-site, which relate to my article subject matter.

I recently wrote an article about President Obama’s inaugural speech titled “Obama Honeymoon Administration in Full Swing, as the Dance Continues After Taking Us to the Woodshed.” Here’s one comment I received from Catherine Keith: “Excellent, but was wondering if you could write a little more on the topic.”

I’m probably a cut above average when it comes to intuition, but not a clairvoyant. Several years back, I developed a self-help program, and once a week met with 6 people who were struggling with issues. At the first meeting, I listened to stories by each one, and at the end of the first session I would say, “I hear what you are saying and what you are not saying.”

With reference to the comment by Keith, I have no idea what it is she knows or wants to know. In over 800 articles I have written extensively about politics and what goes on in Washington. Since that particular article, I have written several others, breaking the theme of “equality” down, and detailing its meaning.

I would be happy to elucidate further, if I had any idea what it is the commenter wants to know. This non-specific request leaves me wondering. How can anyone expect answers to questions, without posing their question specifically? And the main thing that leaves me wondering is this – is the public school system worse than I realize? Is it so bad students are left wondering about what it is they don’t know, and unable to pose an inquiring question to find out.

Yesterday, my 15 year old granddaughter came for a visit. She was homeschooled before entering a private school in high school. She’s a concert pianist, and discussed her classroom teachings on English and civics. Her very inquiring mind very adeptly describes areas she understood, plus articulating areas she disagreed with, and why. I haven’t seen much of her lately and so impressed by her areas of interest, and her ability to articulate her thought processes. However I’m well aware of her background of teaching by her parents, so involved and interested in her development.

Consequently, the non-specific question by the commenter speaks for many others not being taught by the schools and parents, even the very elementary notion that the very basic tenet of learning and discovery is being able to ask an intelligent question. It leaves me to conclude that we are living in an era of schooling so terrible, students are unable to articulate and understand what it is they want to know, without knowing what it is. And no one paying attention to this absence and void in their education. Is fear instilled in students, of asking for answers to that which they do not know, and try to progress not knowing?

One of my favorite quotes comes from a Persion proverb, “He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not is a fool – shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child – teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows is asleep, wake him. He who knows and knows that he knows is wise – follow him.”

I may not know the answer to the unasked question bothering the commenter. However, I would willingly try if I knew exactly what it is. In this connection, if any reader of my articles has a question, feel free to ask it, and I will try to answer. If I don’t know, I’ll say so. Because there’s a lot I do not know. However, I remind my readers, there’s one thing I do know and that’s the meaning of Freedom. I spent seven years traveling across this country seeking teachers and mentors in the sixties and seventies, to understand it’s meaning, before I finally “got it.”

To the commenter who wants to know if I could write a bit more on the inaugural speech of President Obama. I have written extensively on the mind set, aims and intentions of politicians. And in a nutshell they all seek superiority and control over the masses, to curb personal freedom, and take property [money] from those who produce. Consequently the theme of “equality” expressed in the speech, is a ploy to reduce this nation to the absymal mediocrity of sameness, and to stifle the independence of creativity of individuals to take and control.

The current expression of the aim and meaning behind “Transformation of America” is no longer any great mystery, because we have been told what it means, by the powers at-be, whose aim set out to accomplish that notion. Ignoring the Declaration of Independence and bypassing the Laws of the Constitution, to change the Principles upon which this Nation was founded.

To anyone wondering and wishing to know, I suggest reading and studying those two documents, plus the Karl Marx Communist Manifesto, to understand how this dismantling has taken place, without a shot being fired.

In conclusion, I report my 15-year old granddaughter informed me yesterday she had read the U.S. Constitution five times. My question to the commenter is, how many times have you read it?

LET FREEDOM RING

JUST ME AC

Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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