O’Sullivan’s First Law (a.k.a. O’Sullivan’s Law), paraphrased by George Will as stating that any institution that is not libertarian and classically liberal will, over time, become collectivist and statist.
Looking at things that are happening across America, O’Sullivan’s First Law is startling and sadly true.
Recently, Jennifer Swedeoseon, a Washington state mom filed a complaint against her 10-year-old daughter’s school district after perusing her daughter’s sexual education book.
“I start flipping through — this is all right — but then it starts talking more about sex, and I get into it and it’s completely too graphic for her,” she told Q13Fox.com.
The book, “What’s the Big Secret,” which is allowed at the Oak Harbor School District, shows how boys and girls differ and talks about “different types of touching.”
“This is one of the first that definitely caught my eye, talking about masturbation when you are 10 years old. What do you need to read that for? I’m not so upset about the book itself. I think they should be sending home permission slips, making sure parents are aware that the book is there,” she told the website.
Somehow the schools have focused less on the 3 R’s — Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic, and more on the 3 S’s — Sex, Socialism and Social Justice.
And while many parents in NYC thought public libraries were a safe haven for their children, they found out this week that their policy on porn is as lax as the “13-year-old and up policy” for Facebook.
Children 13 and older can easily access hard-core porn in the city’s public libraries by simply claiming to be of age on the software and clicking off the filters that block XXX-rated content.
And library patrons say it happens all the time.
“You’ll see three or four kids, 13 or 14 years old, and they’re all gathered around a computer giggling,” said a regular at Brooklyn’s central library at Grand Army Plaza.
Even kids who don’t want to surf for smut can be exposed to it because they can wind up sitting next to porn gazers.
“A lot of the times, I see people watching pornography and stuff like that. The man right next to me today was watching naked women,” Julio Sosa, 14, told The Post at the Jerome Branch in The Bronx.
NYC libraries are holding ground on their policy citing the First Amendment. No. Parents are not against the First Amendment. They’re against institutions that don’t value the morality of others because they don’t want their children to succumb to the seductions of the MTV culture, as in the case of Lindsay Lohan.
The other offender of middle class values are museums like the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) which recently decided to feature a new show celebrating vandalism. This has not been covered much by the mainstream media, but thanks to Heather Mac Donald’s article in City Journal, at least Conservatives have been informed as to the goings-on in the LA artistocracy.
MOCA’s exhibit, Art in the Streets (reviewed here), is the inaugural show of its new director, Jeffrey Deitch, a former New York gallery owner and art agent. Deitch’s now-shuttered Soho gallery showcased vandal-anarchist wannabes whose performance pieces and installations purported to strike a blow against establishment values and capitalism, even as Deitch himself made millions serving art collectors whose fortunes rested on capitalism and its underpinning in bourgeois values. MOCA’s show (which will also survey skateboard culture) raises such inconsistencies to a new level of shamelessness. Not only would MOCA never tolerate uninvited graffiti on its walls (indeed, it doesn’t even permit visitors to use a pen for note-taking within its walls, an affectation unknown in most of the world’s greatest museums); none of its trustees would allow their Westside mansions or offices to be adorned with graffiti, either.
And this week, Michelle Obama gets the award for being the most unladylike First Lady for giving the White House imprimatur to rapper, Common, for a poetry reading at the White House. Common is an artist who wrote the incendiary lyrics below calling for the burning of President Bush, and openly supports convicted cop killer, Assata Shakur.
Excerpt from “A Letter to the Law”:
Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch
Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun
I got the black strap to make the cops run
They watching me, I’m watching them
Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them
My people on the block got a lot of pok* in them
and when we roll together
we be rocking them to sleep
No time for that, because there’s things to be done
Stay true to what I do so the youth dream come
from project building
Seeing a fiend being hung
With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?
Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button
Killing over oil and grease
no weapons of destruction
How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one
The government’s a g-unit and they might buck young black people
Black people In the urban area one
I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.
Is it strange that while reading these lyrics, I’m reminded of Chairman Mao’s famous quote “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”? And I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that former White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn quoted Mao and told a high school graduating class that he was one of her greatest inspirations.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.