Fodder is an inferior and plentiful material of little value.  Today, our country has quite a bit of fodder.

Words as fodder.  

. . . Words that make little sense because they conflict with reality 

. . . or words that mislead because they lack context.

Sometimes, words are never used and are only imagined fodder because the words are so ridiculous – people who would otherwise use them – do not use them – because they know the words are ridiculous.   It can get complicated.

Welcome to FodderLand

 

FOUNDING FODDER

  • THE 1619 PROJECT    
  • Many historians and academics have disputed some of the content, and also the release of the 1619 Project.   Nevertheless, Federal guidance has been issued for its use, and some states have passed legislation that requires revisions to American History – and references the 1619 Project for use as guidance.     

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IMAGINED FODDER

  • PERHAPS AT A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD NEAR YOU?
  • At this school board meeting in a western suburb of Chicago, the potential fodder was so absurd, none was used to explain how lowering expectations of students would build character.  

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FUNDING FODDER

  • DEFUND THE POLICE ADVOCACY
  • Over the past couple years, some cities have seen increases in criminal activity as the level of law enforcement decreased.   Citizens and businesses in high risk areas usually suffer first.  The creation of a second group of victims in the name of justice is not easy to justify. 

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Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. 

Mark Twain

 

DIVERSITY FODDER

  • SELECTIVE DIVERSITY
  • Diversity in our multi-cultural, free society is healthy, essential and foundational.  But  according to newly formed alumni groups, viewpoint diversity is at risk at American universities.   A culture of intolerance towards non-conforming opinions is not easy to justify.Learn More
  • YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON THE AMERICANS TO DO THE RIGHT THING – AFTER THEY’VE TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE.  Winston Churchill

 

IN THE TRUEST SENSE, FREEDOM CANNOT BE BESTOWED, IT MUST BE ACHIEVED.  Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

THE GREATEST ENEMY OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM IS THE INDIVIDUAL HIMSELF.  Saul Alinsky

 

REGRESSIVE FODDER

    • JUSTIFYING REGRESSIVE POLICIES
      Policies such as lowering student expectations, opposing viewpoint diversity and favoring lawbreakers over law-abiding citizens take us back to less developed times.  Harmful, retrogressive policies are hard to accept as part of a solution.   Learn More

You’ll find many words in FodderLand – but is FodderLand fodder free?  Visit COMMENT for a way to find out.