~ Editor and Publisher’s Comments ~
Being in the seventh decade in this life, I continue to look back in awe of all of the many changes which have occurred – not just in my lifetime – but throughout history. History… something that is no longer dealt with to any degree of honesty in this nation – especially in the public education system. When did it all begin to change? When was TRUTH removed from our system? It may have left the system – but it has not left me.
I look back at my (somewhat) formative years, and to this day I can still remember the names of over 90% of my teachers. Those who I cannot remember, obviously had little impact on me. Some were neighbors, others became tutors to me in troubled areas – long after they were no longer a part of my daily life, and still others I met some years later, and were surprised that I could actually instruct them. But as with many of us, there is always one…
It was 1958 and that year I attended the Crestwood Elementary School in Northbrook, Illinois. It was this one fortuitous year that I would receive the greatest gift of my ‘formal’ education – a year to remember for many reasons – chiefly among them was my teacher – Donald Adair.
In those years, history (or Social Studies as they called it) was taught from the outset of our formative years. How many times would we learn the stories of Columbus or Magellan and the other explorers, in addition to the tales of the Sons of Liberty and the original American Revolution? But Mr. Adair took me down an entire adventuresome path when he embarked on something called ‘the Civil War’ – and nearly six-decades later I am still excited to be on my quest for TRUTH – and it all extends far beyond that period of history spanning the years 1861 to 1865.
As I have done in recent years, I referenced and dedicated Mr. Adair in two books which I was privileged to edit and publish. The first book was the second volume of (my still unfinished), five volume set of American history books, America: The Grand Illusion BOOK II: What God has joined…, in addition to a book written by S.A. Steele and printed in 1914, The South Was Right.
Uh-uh-uh? Don’t comment until you know the TRUTH.
For the past quarter century, I have been the “frustrated” history teacher, but it is time once again to pay back Donald Adair and many of my other wonderful and talented educators. They would not recognize what has happened to their profession today.
Unfortunately – I do recognize it – for what the public school system and the teaching profession has become today – centers of indoctrination.
To this end, Metropolis Café was born, to teach, to educate and to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ‘education’ industry – and that is what it has become.
Thank you for visiting our site and hope that you will sign up on the front page for notifications of new posts, all of which will be diverse and factual. This is a site where you’ll be able to learn just what YOUR options are as relates to public schools, private schools and home schooling. The future of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren depends on what we will bring to this site.
Oh – and by the way… when we first opened the pages of Metropolis… – our goal was to share a lot of TRUE American History – and to some extent – we still do, HOWEVER – a MAJOR section of Metropolis Café has been moved – back to where it began in 2002. Words That Men LIVED By is now known as Words & Deeds – and has already gone through intense expansion – but there will be much more to come. Go ahead… Click HERE > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
In addition to the above, numerous older posts will be reproduced on Metropolis Café from one of our older, long standing and respected sites, as background for our new direction – and when you read the words of Caruba, Longstreet and others – you will be shocked as to how far ahead of the curve that they were nearly twenty years ago – but they helped to lay the Foundation for what is now Metropolis Café.
Yet – while we will continue to offer the bad and the ugly – it is our intent to offer much of the good that is out there.
It’s time to take our children back – but in order to do it – YOU must do MORE than read – and we will show you the what’s, why’s and wherefores.
My dedication to this endeavor, will be as much as the dedication given me by one of my elementary school teachers, who I continue to make reference to.
Thank you Mr. Adair, I’ll see you at Sundown...
Without Apology I am,
The process of re-educating our children has begun!