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Larry Russell Johnson

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

The history of the world's future is happening right now. We all have our talents. The Democrats have their illusions and Republicans have their reality. Liberals need a great cause to fight like Ahab with the white whale. For Republicans, it's to preserve a way of life that one knows and loves.

George Orwell in his novel "1984" shows a static culture, where those in power control every facet of life; a stagnant human collective is formed. Some argue that elements of his vision can be found in contemporary America, particularly in its educational system.

Liberal ideology to which they subscribe looks more and more like totalitarianism every day. This isn't ordinary politics: it's the hysteria preceding arguments for re-education camps.

Fundamental transformation of America is to attack and destroy the very institutions that have made America the great nation it is. That includes America's history. They wish to do more than create a new political order, and insist that the only way for the U.S. to move forward is by entirely erasing the past. Yet our educational system is becoming more about re-educating than educating.

Conservatives are pushing for reforms that will improve our education system and work better for students. Democrats and teachers' unions are doing their darndest to make sure they fail. Many of these low-income student are minorities, and for low-income students of any race who can't afford to move into a better school district, vouchers and charter schools are often the only alternatives to failing schools.

In his book "Hope of the Wicket: The Master Plan to Rule the World," Ted Flynn lists the following goals to be achieved as part of the implementation of the New World Order: The destruction of Western civilization; the dissolution of the legal government; eradicating nationalism and every form of patriotism; reducing the economic freedom and status of American citizens by means of graduated income taxes, property taxes, and sales taxes; abolishing the right to private property, primarily by ever-larger taxation; and destroying the family, primarily through divorce, abortion and homosexuality.

George Orwell's "1984" is a warning that unless the course of history changes, people all over the world will lose their most human qualities, will become soulless automatons and will not even be aware of it.

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