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Can’t Talk…Writin’

Nah, just foolin.

But I am doing a fair bit of writing, from email correspondence to asking and answering questions about my hobbies on RCGroups to taking some notes for an article idea that’s been knocking around in my mind. After the January boost I got from Tom Woods toward getting me mobile, apart from my general eagerness to escape my confinement, I’m really eager to get out in the world to further my efforts in New Media journalism, particularly in two areas:

The alarming authoritarian slope this country’s sliding down needs to be addressed by as many people as possible, and I want to be one of them. Reading others’ essays, watching videos and corresponding’s all well and good, but there’s no substitute for face-to-face interviews with people, including politicians and officials. I want to look these people in the eye while I’m talking with them, even the scary ones…I think I might be able to make a difference in my way.

I’ve really seized on the issue of the dismal state of public education in America, and I’m just craving some face time with educators, parents, and of course kids to get their input and help gauge the situation more finely. I initially surprised myself that I became so drawn into the subject; I don’t have kids and never will, after all. When I thought about it, though, it made sense: today’s kids will be the adults who will affect all of society, and the way we’re engaged in their wholesale ruination is going to have its effect on a lot of other people, me included. As the country edges nearer to collapse every day, largely as a result of our ‘educational’ system, I’m being taken along for the ride, and it’s unsettling to say the least.

Doubling down in my efforts is also a healthier response to the doldrums I find myself in. The cold grey winter doesn’t help, but I have to keep my efforts to generate more publicity for the blog up if I expect to succeed. Spring is coming and I want to get out and enjoy it!

As to the education fiasco, it’s gratifying to see so many writers and thinkers adding their efforts to help get the word out to the public. For example, along with my own pieces that I’ve composed for this blog as well as the American Daily Herald,I was pleased to see long-time journalist Karen DeCoster chime in with her input over at Lew Rockwell’s site just a few days ago with her article How the Public Schools Keep Your Child a Prisoner of the State. It’s a worthy read and up to her usual high standard.

In that line, you might recall my recent essay on the terrific and disturbing film The War On Kids that was released in 2009. In hunting around for more information on it, I found a marvelous interview that Stefan Molyneux did with its director Cevin Soling in 2009. It’s a little over an hour long, but offers some good insights from Soling on the state of public education and some facts about the making of the film. I highly recommend it…you may enjoy spending some time to see it.

As for me, I’m getting back to work!

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