Somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea, there is truth. Today a friend of mine, who home-schools her children, received an invitation to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for a home-schoolers' Fall celebration. (See promo below) The theme?  What else...but "Sustainability!!"  The irony of seducing children into a "celebration" of self-imposed deprivation, but holding the celebration at a massive home that represents the grand success of capitalism, is a stretch of the imagination....don't you think? Actually there is a trend of wealthy foundations funding the indoctrination of children to not aspire to the high measure of success that built those foundations. Google that.  You'll find thousands of them.  The irony is beyond description.

If you have never been to the Biltmore, you have missed seeing a glorious example of architecture and landscape from the heady days of our growing economy in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  The Vanderbilt fortune built this place for family enjoyment, entertaining, and to house a collection of beautiful art and history pieces.  I loved to go there years ago. Truly, it is gorgeous and one of my favorite places in North Carolina. Now they are pushing the "Sustainability" ideology to tourists and as you can see, students.  They have also wrecked part of the landscape with a large section of solar panels.  It's a shame.  Et tu Biltmore?

Almost every day another friend of mine sends me copies of email invitations he gets for LEED green business symposiums for "Sustainability."  Wherever you look, the word "Sustainability" shows up on advertising, products, school curricula, foods, energy bills, real estate, and more.  Are you sick of it yet???

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I wonder what the human condition is that causes a herd of people to stampede toward self-destruction.  A word, "Sustainability," has become a drug fix for something so obtuse, stupid and wrong.  What would cause a person to allow a faux religion based on nonsense restrict their ability to live as prosperously as possible?  Granted, we have seen cults commit suicide, so there is something to this. I am watching an entire society jump onto a death wagon, and doing so with such misguided enthusiasm as to not be believable.

I observe the people promoting the ideology of shrinking life expectations are some of the wealthiest.  Those same people are hardly living what they are preaching.  They are not shrinking their own life expectations.  But they sure are happy preaching this nonsense to children and the poor mental midgets with good intentions who want to buy into something that will make them "feel good." What makes a person feel good about telling the rest of society that they must lower their life-styles?  Instead of telling our children they should shoot for the moon and become as successful as they can, Common Core is telling our school children they should feel guilty about living, procreating, and using resources to support their lives....they MUST be "Sustainable."  They are separating our children from the future guaranteed in the Constitution, the American Dream.  And using the false doctrine of "Sustainability" to do it.

In case you think I am saying everyone can own a Biltmore Estate, which is not what I am saying.  But I am saying it is very wrong to tell children they can't even aspire to the mid level success of suburbia.  That is what "Sustainability" teaches...that the "affluent middle class is 'unsustainable.' "Check Maurice Strong for that quote.  What are we doing to our children?  Do I want to go give Biltmore my money to tour there anymore?  No.  Don't use my money to wreck our children's futures. 

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