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.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Opus 2021-156: Headlines: Zoning, part 2 of 3, Case Study

The Proregressives* have been working hard and long on this.  They knew they could not just lay it on our doorstep.  The Infrastructure Act is one of a long line of attempts to destroy the joy of home ownership and freedom of association.  One earlier step I am aware of took place under the guise of civil rights.  It was bludgeoned through by the courts in decisions that forced busing in school districts.  One of the first took place in my home town.  Before the federal government went after the schools of Pasadena for drawing their school boundaries to increase segregation, Pasadena had one of the finest school districts in the country.  I know because I attended before busing.  When I taught there years later it was in the bottom quarter nationally.  I would guess it was close to the bottom of the quarter.

It should also be pointed out that Pasadena was guilty as charged.  They gerrymandered their school zones to try to isolate black students to one high school.  Even at that the segregated school had a majority of white students.  Some of my church group went their and I don’t remember anyone complaining about an inferior education.  Keep in mind though that in the pursuit of the perfect we can destroy the good without reaching the better.

People bought homes based on the school their children would attend.  That is still the case.  If you go on line and check out the internet realtors, one of the things they tell you is the schools your children will attend.  People did this in Pasadena then.  They do it in Texas today.  They chose where to live for the quality of life.  You can find out crime rates and an assortment of information to make an informed choice.  Once the lawsuit was finished they found that their children would be bused to the schools they had moved to avoid or the people in the neighborhoods they had fled would have their children bused into what used to be the school of choice.  The irony of this is that it effected black families who had managed to escape.  What ended up happening was those middle class black families who could afford it sent their kids to private schools.  The point is that the entire effort was to break down the community under the guise of trying to help the down trodden.  The fact that it also lowered the quality of education by removing a lot of excellent students is just icing on the cake.

The Proregressives* have a plan and they are sticking to it.  They are persistent.  If they fail this time they will be back with the plan again, plan B or find a way to go around it.  They have a goal.  America bad.  America worse than Orange Man.  They will not stop until we have Venezuela in our back yard.  Then, if history is any indication, they will begin to eat their own.  Remember that fleeing to Mexico didn’t save Trotsky.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Another word for swamp dwellers)

To be concluded...

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.