Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Opus 2013-340: New Terms: Five Year Plan and Collaborator

Does the phrase “Five Year Plan” mean anything to you?  If someone accused you of being a “collaborator” would that be a good or bad thing?

Educators seem to have forgotten their history if they ever knew it.  Or perhaps it is just part of the plan of the America hating socialists to “fundamentally change America” as one leading socialist put it.

The five year plan was the standard building block of the Communist state.  Stalin and Mao were big on these.  They announced them regularly and they usually meant greater oppression, more hunger and a lot of death.  Our school superintendent proudly announced his five year plan this year.  He seemed oblivious to the history of the term.  Or maybe he has a hidden agenda.

A collaborator was a French citizen who cooperated with the occupying Nazi’s before and during World War II.  The term means traitor and turncoat.  It means one who betrays fellow countrymen for personal security and profit.  Why would educators pick this term to signify the process of working in groups when they already had the perfectly serviceable term, “cooperative learning”?

We should be learning from history, not ignoring it.

homo unius libri


  1. Though the term is aptly applied, I seriously doubt that the perpetrators even realize its origins.

    1. I realize I don't know everything and have not read everything but as I tell my students at times, "The reason it seems like I know everything is because you know so little."

      Grace and peace


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