We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When Bill O’Reilly and John Stossel discussed affirmative action for
conservative professors, as they did this past December, did they
believe that it would inspire more 22-year-olds on the right to apply
for graduate study in Princeton’s English department, which tells
prospective students that “we offer a wide range of theoretical
specializations in fields such as feminist theory, gender studies,
psychoanalysis, Marxism, New Historicism, environmental studies,
political and social theory, and cultural studies”?
Education has been one of the fronts on which Green Zealots have mounted their attacks on society, sometimes through the promotion of Schneiderian ('scary', 'dramatic', 'simplified') Scenarios aimed at turning children into sources of pressure upon their parents. It may also turn them into gibbering wrecks at one extreme, and deeply cynical sneerers at the other.
I have collected instances of children made anxious about climate and their future, and of various other aspects of this war, on Pages at the Climate Lessons blog, and I also make occasional posts there on relevant news items.