THIS WAS THE SCENE LAST WEEK DURING THE 102nd ANNUAL BOY SCOUT ENCAMPMENT
Today it was 54 degrees with bright sunshine at Valley Forge. I had to get out. After my son’s guitar lesson we cruised over to Valley Forge Park to take a little hike and get some fresh air and exercise. The place was jammed with like minded people.
We kept getting stuck behind slow pokes taking up the entire walking path. We came up behind a mother with four “adorable” brats throwing sticks and not noticing people trying to get past them. As we were passing them, one of the cherubs asked the mother the name of the park. The mother said it was Valley Forge Park and then stunningly asked one of her 8 year old boys whether it was a Civil War battlefield.
She was absolutely serious. A grown woman in her late twenties didn’t know why Valley Forge has historical importance. How can anyone go through 12 years of government education and not know why Valley Forge is important? It is mind numbing to understand how little is taught in our public schools.
I just shook my head and turned to my 15 year old son, who can name the generals from both sides of every major Civil War battle, and asked him how she couldn’t know that historical fact. He just laughed and shook his head.
The country is filled with brain dead zombies staring at their iGadgets. They don’t know how to think. They don’t want to think. Don’t expect the majority to wake up. They are the walking dead.