For several days after Clint Eastwood amazed and amused the Republican National Convention by addressing an invisible President Obama, the reviews were mixed and contentious.
Even Republicans were nervous that Eastwood had gone too far. Meanwhile, liberals had no doubt that Eastwood's senile disrespect would destroy, or at least upstage, Romney's candidacy.
On Sunday, everything changed. President Obama announced that Eastwood was one of his favorite actors. I think this was a gesture of surrender. The more that Democrats talked about how misguided Eastwood was, the more people wanted to look at the video for themselves. Couldn't have that.
Here's the part that liberals didn't want people to know. No matter what you think of Eastwood's improv, he was dropping bombs all the way: "When someone does not do the job, we gotta let them go."
Apparently the killer was that Eastwood had made laughing at the president permissible. The media try to suppress any criticism. Obama and his loyalists constantly play the race card. But here was a highly respected tough-guy icon doing a comedy routine at Obama's expense. Empty chair. Empty suit. Empty presidency. That's what people were thinking.My major concern is public education; and I want to suggest that it is exactly like Obama. There is this vast liberal edifice, based on so-called progressive (i.e. Socialist) doctrines, endorsed and supported by thousands of self-appointed experts, protected by the media, sent down to us from the gods. We are supposed to worship.
Meanwhile, everything gets worse. The economy, in the case of Obama's domain. All the statistics about public schools, in the case of our Education Establishment's domain.
Just think of all those professors up at Harvard's Graduate School of Education as the invisible experts sitting in an empty chair.
What's needed now is a lot more laughter. If so-called experts cannot teach millions of children to read, these phonies SHOULD be laughed at. If so-called experts cannot teach millions of children to do basic arithmetic, these phonies SHOULD be ridiculed.
Basically, we need Clint Eastwood to have a little chat with Education. Ideally such a chat would include tough-guy lines such as "Get off my lawn" and "Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?"
At that moment, Education is drilled by a .457 Magnum or scurries off to attend another conference about the 21st-century school. Blah-blah-blah.
Personally, I suggest everyone take a cue from President Obama's favorite political thinker, Saul Alinsky. This left-wing agitator preached that you should demonize your opponents and make fun of them. This is exactly the right thing to do in the case of Education. The people in charge of it richly deserve to be made fun of. They are incompetent, or their brains are warped by extreme political views, or they are only in it for the money. One way or another, they do a crummy job.
Now take the Education Establishment. Please.
So, in the case of public schools, we don't have to be Waiting for Superman. Instead, every community needs the spirit of Clint Eastwood to ride into town and scare off the bad guys. With them and their failed theories out of the way, it's a safe bet that public schools will be a lot more successful.
(Previous Rant is related: "How Schools Hold Children Down"-- http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/How-Schools...