More on Matt Damon’s hypocrisy

I blogged a few weeks ago about Matt Damon and his opposition to charter schools and a big supporter of teacher unions and public schooling, this is despite now choosing to send his own children to a private school.

Like most mouths for hire he is nothing but a sanctimonious hypocrite.

Matt Damon, the most outspoken celebrity supporter of public schools and teachers unions, is moving to Los Angeles and enrolling his four children in private schools.

Damon told Britain’s The Guardian, which broke the Edward Snowden/NSA story (apparently, American journalism has been outsourced overseas), “Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big deal. And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don’t have a choice.”

Actually, he has money and can send his kids to school anywhere, so he does have a choice. Damon wants to deny the rest of America school choice by opposing the voucher system. 

Choice is the thing that parents demand most from the school system, and choice is the very thing that teacher unions hate.

Like most who can, including me, we seek out the best schools for our kids. Mine attended public schools for grades K-5; then, when their public middle school was found lacking, we sought out the best possible academic private school. Not knowing what to look for, I just knew the 100-yard dash school record would start with 11.

Celebrities live by a different set of rules and inhabit a world of their own self-righteous delusions. This makes them perfect liberals. They fly Gulfstream G-5 jets that get 1.3 mpg 3,000 miles from New York to L.A. (roundtrip fuel cost about $25,000). They magnanimously do this so they can accept an environmental awareness award.

Sanctimonious hypocrites.

Question limousine liberals about their beliefs, and their answer is as awkward as one of Barack Obama’s when his teleprompter isn’t working. These people tend to speak of a Utopian world of equality, yet they seem very focused on who is on Hollywood’s A-list and who is relegated to the B-list.

Damon rationalized his decision to send his kids to a California private school by lamenting that the public schools weren’t “progressive” enough for him. Perhaps he would prefer a Montessori School of Engineering, focused more on feelings and drawing one’s own conclusions. It does not matter that the bridge you design is not structurally sound; it is more about your feelings about what a bridge could be and its metaphor for bridging racial divides. Sure, people will die because you did not design it properly, but that is really society’s fault. All that matters is “the journey.”

The joke is this is California…the Peoples Republic of california, how can the school system not be “progressive” enough for Mat Damon?

So let’s talk about the most liberal state in the Union and examine how it could not be “progressive” enough for Matt Damon’s kids.

Around stimulus time, Obama gave $2.5 billion to California teachers to spend as they pleased. They spent it on TV commercials asking for more tax money. Federal money was sent for earthquake relief, and they spent it the way Obama wanted – to straighten up his portraits in federal buildings.

In its health care plan, the University of California approved paying for sex-change operations. Many citizens were angered, saying that the money would be better spent on roads. California teachers were angry because they were only given two sex-change options. A prisoner in California had a sex-change operation paid for, then didn’t like the result. The state paid to change him back. This is why I never throw out old clothes.

California is last among the states in new business creation. People are leaving in droves, fleeing regulations, taxation, earthquakes and Kardashians. Millions have left for lower-tax states like Utah, Arizona and Nevada, which are now brimming with very tanned, fit and good-looking people with terrible FICO scores.

The only job growth is in medical marijuana shops, so the state held a job fair. About 3 million folks meant to show up.

Led by PETA, the town of Calabasas, in Los Angeles County, voted to ban the trapping or killing of coyotes, which plagued the town. The citizens said they wanted to live in harmony with nature – and without their dogs and toddlers.

If the schools in California are not progressive enough for the Damon kids, maybe on their first day of school they should try to unionize their shop class.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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