The enemies of Liberty understand the importance of education, and that is why they seek to compromise it, and distort it.
“When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.” ― Adolf Hitler
“Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses.” ― Aldous Huxley, Preface to A Brave New World
“There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure.” ― Isabel Paterson
An educational system which misinforms and indoctrinates young people by design was always the goal. In the United States it has been a concerted effort. The failing education system is being supported by the mass media and the political class. Confirmation of the lessons taught to the young minds are reinforced constantly through entertainment programming, video games, and even advertising. The news media and the constant flow of collectivist information on the computer through the manipulation of search engines confirm everything the child has been taught. The homogenizing effects are now global, and have become tools of state-sponsored propaganda and mind control that doesn’t even seem to care anymore on whether or not it hides its intentions.
A marriage between the mass media, psychology and the education system has enabled the enemies of Liberty to more easily target and access children. The statists have invested heavily in research regarding human behavior and the human psyche. As a result, advertisements, movies, music videos and other media have coupled with the education industry to be as influential on the lives of children, and their education, as possible. Images and symbols are strategically inserted to generate a desired response.
Saul Alinsky recognized that teaching the children was an important part of initiating a Marxist revolution. From Alinsky’s point of view, the children, as well as the adults, must be taught to understand that “The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and the wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be.”
His argument was a call for an abandonment of morals and ethics. He believed that morality and ethics prevent the world from being what “it should be.” The Alinsky end game was a global utopia in which the “people” have “power,” and God is eliminated.
“This is modeled after the Soviet system,” said Charlotte Iserbyt, author of the book Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and a former senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. “It is part of a long-range plan outlined by the Carnegie Corporation to abolish local elected boards and use education to transform America from a capitalist system to a planned economy. The charter schools are a huge part of this agenda too because they already do not have elected boards, and the plan is to have unelected commissions and boards, at the same time as we move away from local tax funding of schools. We are watching it all happen right now. The simplest solution is to cut the international/federal/state umbilical cord!”
The solution is locally funded education in which the parents are heavily involved, and an educated society who understands the limiting principles of the U.S. Constitution, and the American System of Liberty.
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