A speech every Madison high school principal should give 

Attention students: You are not a victim

Written by political commentator Dennis Prager:

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.


We are not playing identity politics

First — this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships.

The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity — your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.

This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America, one of its three central values –E Pluribus Unum, “from many, one.”

This school will be guided by America’s values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness. Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism — an unhealthy preoccupation with the self — while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself.

Respect yourself and your classmates

So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

Second — I am not interested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America’s citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country.

If you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here — it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English — but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

Third — because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

F-bomb white supremacy

Bianca Gomez, Freedom Inc. community organizer

No F-bombing; esteem is earned

Fourth — no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school’s property — whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events If you can’t speak without using the F-word, you can’t speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as “Nigger,” even when used by one black student to address another black, or “bitch,” even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth — we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way — the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth — and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about global warming.

We are all Americans

No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue..

There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian.

We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate — to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand out a copy to you.


About David Blaska

Madison WI
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19 Responses to A speech every Madison high school principal should give 

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Ruh roh.

    If THAT blasphemy ever takes hold, I’m dumping my positions in Hugs-n-Trophies 4 All equities!

    The Gotch


  2. Batman says:

    A message with serious utility.

    In other words, the Lefty regressives must not only reject but vehemently denounce as non-pc, un-woke, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, blah blah blah.

    “There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing — one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should’ve heard, but didn’t. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will,”


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  3. Tom Paine says:

    OK………..now, beyond your Christmas wish, even if granted………… I shall ask, “Now what, Sarge?”

    Forty-five% of the Jr and Sr classes shall now be penalized for use of obscene language. What penalty? And if they refuse to accept the penalty, do you have the character to expel them for one month or one year?

    What are meaningful penalties and percentage of the High School are you willing to expel?

    And what parental support will you have?

    Finally, what job at Walmart are you hoping to secure in 2 months?

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Worthy of mention here is an open letter from Dr. Everett Piper/President Oklahoma Wesleyan University:

    This Isn’t Day Care, It’s A University!

    The Gotch

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  5. dad29 says:

    Well, that principal is going to have to recruit an entire faculty, for openers.

    Friend Gotch: don’t “dump” that stock, SHORT it. Make a fortune instead of cowering in a corner.

    Merry Christmas!

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      While the bloodletting continues as the market seeks its bottom (a destination it sure the F can’t find soon enough!) oddly enough I find solace knowing that we have money to lose.

      If you’s have a dollar to yer name, yer better off than half the people in the world who have zero or negative net worth.

      Just think; were Lefties to have their way with equal outcomes, we’d ALL have zero to negative net worth.

      The Gotch


  6. Scott F says:

    Imagine the death threats those principals would receive. Actually, they would be F-Bombed off the stage before finishing the first paragraph.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. richard lesiak says:

    Eid Milad Majid everybody.


  8. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    @richard lesaik choses the Holiday Greeting from the current IT minority; whoulda thunk it?

    Anywho, to all of you’s: Merry Christmas…or:

    *Spanish: ¡Feliz navidad!
    *German: Frohe Weihnachten
    *French: Joyeux Noël
    *Italian: Buon Natale
    *Portuguese: Feliz Natal
    *Japanese: メリークリスマス
    *Russkie: С Рождеством
    *Dutch: Vrolijk kerstfeest
    *Swedish: God jul
    *Czech: Veselé vánoce

    *Afrikaans (South Africa, Namibia) Geseënde Kersfees
    *Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin) Afishapa
    *Amharic (Ethiopia) Melikam Gena! (መልካም ገና!)
    *Chewa (Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi
    *Dagbani (Ghana) Ni ti Burunya Chou
    *Edo (Nigeria) Iselogbe

    The Gotch


    • richard lesiak says:

      must be a slow news day on faux news.


      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        ”must be a slow news day on faux news.”

        I don’t watch FoxNews, but were a person interested in getting the most actual news, Pew Research suggests they opt for FoxNews (45 % news content) rather than MSLSD (sic) (15 % news).

        FoxNews has three (3) freakin’ times the news content of MSDNC (sic)…and from HuffPo, no less!

        Et tu, HuffPo?

        And shouldn’t you be concerning yerslef with banning one of my FAVE Christmas song covers EVAH?

        Tell youse what; howse about youse just channel Silent Night from here on in…and don’t restrict yerslef to just nights…during the day even!

        The Gotch


      • AnonyBob says:

        Gootch is SO predictable.


    • AnonyBob says:

      Richard, you play Gootch like an instrument.


      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


        Sez the guy that holds up suffocating illiteracy as “good english.”


        Keep pluckin’ that faux self-esteem chicken & @richard lesiak will go on “America’s Got Talent” and, thinking that he does when it’s painfully clear he ​ doesn’t, find out the truth.

        The Gotch


  9. Dan B. says:

    Sounds positively Soviet! If you love this, you should make it your platform in the school board race and debate on it. I really want to hear you expand on this in a public setting not populated by your gang of dittoheads.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Dan B.;

      ”Sounds positively Soviet!”

      That hysterical slobbering shows a stunning ignorance of both Russia/the former USSR specifically AND history in general.

      Lemme guess: youse were educated (a term I use advisedly) per Common Core predicates or Everyone Gets A Trophy And A Hug?

      Likely both, am I right?

      The Gotch


  10. Batman says:

    As usual, nothing meaningful to contribute Dan B. and yet you make demands.
    Unsatisfactory and typical attributes of a lefty regressive.


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