The alphabet soup from my title above is as follows:
NEA = National Education Association
APA = American Psychiatric Association
ALA = American Library Association
All three are in the news of late, and that last one – the GOP, the “Grand Old Party” has of course been in the news as well.
Let’s start with this last one first. Nine months ago there were predictions of doom for the future of the Republican Party because of the widespread Obama delusion. Only foolish and uninformed young people and members of the hard left still cling to the delusion. Most everyone else now understands that “hope and change” doesn’t mean good times unless you’re a government employee with a government pension.
Next up – the NEA (National Education Association). The great Phyllis Schlafly wrote a column last week about the NEA’s recent annual convention, where as usual they passed resolutions in support of “homosexual rights.”
“The long list of policy resolutions approved by the nation’s most powerful teachers union included many references to ‘sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identification,’ and ‘diversity.’ Since the NEA is the largest and most powerful teachers union, it is reasonable to assume that these attitudes will follow the teachers into the classroom.”
It has to be assumed that the NEA is supporting and defending many of the “sexual orientations” listed here and linked in here. “Gender Identity Disorder” is a mental illness. You can reach your own conclusion about the intellectual capacity of those participating in the nation’s largest teacher union.
Anyone wondering why increased spending on the public schools hasn’t produced the promised results of higher academic achievement might have their answer when you factor in that last fact.
Next up – the APA (American Psychiatric Association). World Magazine’s Marvin Olaskyinterviewed psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover who has written that homosexuality isn’t genetic, natural or unchangeable. In his book “Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth” – and since – Satinover has continued to challenge members of his profession to deal with the issue correctly.
Olasky asked him about the threats of harassment and attacks against psychiatrists during last year’s Proposition 8 battle in California if they dared to speak the truth. Satinover’s answer, in part, was:
“Activists have gone after professionals, particularly if they’re relatively isolated, trying to suppress their freedom to speak or even to treat them. In the psychological professional associations, we have a number of times been within a hair’s breadth of the associations making it an ethical violation for a therapist to help an individual change his sexuality, even if it’s what the patient wants.”
Lastly, the ALA (American Library Association). The Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins has a great piece up today with one of those say-it-all titles:
“The Corrupt American Library Association Censors with Carefree Abandon”
From the article:
“[T]he organization ‘Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays’ (PFOX) has issued a press release taking a West Bend, Wisconsin library to task for its refusal to include in its book collection any books written by or about men and women who have decided no longer to engage in homosexual acts or identify as homosexuals, while at the same time carrying numerous books that espouse positive views of homosexuality.”
The American Library Association’s (ALA) ‘Intellectual Freedom Principles’ state that ‘1) Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation. 2) Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.’
In light of those principles, PFOX is asking the ALA to condemn the censorship taking place in Wisconsin. There are two chances of that happening: slim and fat.”
My point in mentioning the above three topics is simple. Billions of tax dollars are spent every year in the public schools and on public libraries. It comes down to money and power and organization.
Most people already get it that “professional organizations” like those mentioned above are politicized beyond all recognition and have a distorted view of the world. Consequently, from coast to coast, “non discrimination” and “same sex marriage” laws are passed based upon bad science (see links here and here).
The only counter force possible is a revitalized and energized Republican Party. You can play an important part of that counterinsurgency effort.
©2009 John Francis Biver