Ten Principles of Education for Slavery

  1. A slave’s education is coercive
  2. The slave is not told why he is being forced to be educated
  3. A slave’s education keeps the slave dependent on the thoughts of others
  4. A slave’s education keeps the slave weak
  5. A Slave’s education prepares him to work for others instead of preparing him to work for himself
  6. A slave’s education neglects the slave’s unique strengths and contributions, developing only what some other institution or group needs him for
  7. A slave’s education is not oriented toward the honor of the slave but the glory of his master
  8. A slave’s education is not under natural authority but is under the arbitrary authority of the self-appointed and self-validating
  9. A slave’s education does not develop the higher virtues of wisdom and justice (for rather obvious reasons)
  10. A slave’s education does not cultivate the qualities of a free person (virtue and honor and all that arises from them)

St. Nicholas of Myra Movie Coming Soon

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Christmas Traditions

Before me: Mr. Browkoff (sp?) coldly murdered by Tooty, The Most Horrible.

Behind me: the roof collapsing from the weight of snow, my son Andrew taunting his brother Matthew for the shoddy craftsmanship.

It’s Christmas in the Kern household! With a little luck I’ll be able to post a picture of the gingerbread snowman created by my artist daughter Katie and some pictures of the gingerbread houses they’ve assembled as part of our annual Christmas contest. Meanwhile, Meet Me in St. Louis is playing on the television, Judy Garland beating up John Truett in a very un-1903 fashion.

I have mixed feelings about this movie, but it’s something of a standard. It does remind us that Christmas is coming. And with all the moving my family has had to do, we can relate to it.

What movies do you like to watch at Christmas? Our others include:

  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Nativity Story
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Elf
  • Little Women
  • Joyeux Noel

Sometimes we watch

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

My kids don’t like the old standards, like the Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph, and all those. What do you think of them?

“Never mind what happens to the family; at a time like this, talk about the chickens.” Great line.