Skip to comments.Government Schools at the Root of Our Problem.
Posted on 07/01/2012 11:40:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
If youve been following my rants (and you three know who you are), you know how I feel about the current Marxist mess laughingly referred to as the government schools. While there are some exceptions, due to the homogenization of teacher training, textbooks, curricula, the threat by the DOE (which MUST be abolished!) to deny federal money (whatever that is) for not toeing the DOE mark, etc., they are very rare.
Lets flashback a few decades to a remark made by that radical Christian conservative/constitutionalist Dr. Gary North. It was he who opined correctly based on recent events that the humanists/Marxists would take America by capturing the robes. He was derided and ridiculed at the time by many Americans for making what the quasi and arch humanists in the media for making what they declared to be a ludicrous statement.
What he meant by that prophetic remark was that Those institutions in Western Civilization that have been marked by robes the clergy, the judiciary, and university professors were targeted a century ago by conspiratorial groups. These groups did everything they could to capture the leadership of each group, in order to mold public opinion. They have been remarkably successful in their efforts.
(You may read one of Dr. Norths papers from which I borrowed the cite above here.) http://reformed-theology.org/ice/books/conspiracy/html/1.htm
While all three are critical, the growth of humanism has made the clergy less important in the America of Barack Obama. The alleged educators (more accurately change agents) in the government run or curriculum dictated school systems now appear to have more influence as they play early and key roles in the indoctrination of those who eventually enter the clergy and judiciary and, equally destructive in an age of universal suffrage, those MILLIONS who go on to simply cast votes for our alleged leaders. If those millions of voters are denied necessary and once widespread -- training in CRITICAL THINKING, they will be easily led to follow the most gifted liar running for a given office because they fail to do the due diligence necessary to keep the liars and charlatans away from the levers of power. (The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. H.L.Mencken) You may have heard me remark that the current government school indoctrination system didnt just make Obama possible. It made him INEVITABLE!
I have frequently lamented the schizophrenia of American parents who have achieved economic and social success within the private property, free enterprise system the Founders sought to leave us. They feel compelled to send their offspring to expensive institutions of higher learning, only to be shocked when their kids return to them radical humanist Marxists who despise that system and resent the very wealth that made their education possible.
While some attribute the phenomenon to youthful idealism, trust me when I tell you that the system was engineered to produce that result.
The solution is to abolish the DOE, dismantle the entire rotten system, put education on a parental choice, competitive, free market basis (which has produced far superior results for FAR LESS MONEY). If we fail to get a handle on this problem, those who somehow survived the present system with functioning brains will look back from the reeducation camps at Obama as the good old days.
Dr. North explains how we got here in the paper at the link above. Please read and share it.
DB July 1, 2012
And schools have fallen off the radar.
“If we fail to solve THIS problem, the rest is just tinkering at the edges.”
Sort of, but do you really think private education is run by conservatives?
And the majority of “our leaders” certainly don’t go to state schools.
Right now, we're in a "throw the bums out" mode every few years thinking politics are going to save us, when the root of our problems are the fundamentals.
Education, as you point out, is one. You also touch devolution of the legal system, clergy etc. The family is breaking down, the financial system, free markets, our collective moral ethos (mainly religion/Christianity), state and individual rights, property rights manufacturing and culling natural resources.
We're killing our offspring wholesale, while men are attempting to mimic reproduction with each others bungholes. Society and our collective media cheers it all on.
All of the traditions and institutions that made us great and prosperous have become horribly mutated.
Elections aren't going to solve it. Not sure if there is a solution at this point. The downward spiral might be irreversible.
I agree. I was trying to discuss the Supreme Court decision with some youngsters—college educated Obama voters. They dismissed everything I said as “Faux News propaganda” and said they didn’t want to talk about. I could only ask if critical thinking skills are still being taught at the university level...they gave me blank looks.
The problem IS bigger than the state school system. It is also a VERY BIG problem in many of the private schools.
My bone with the homeschoolers and private schoolers is that once they feel they have insolated THEIR kids from the government indoctrination machine, their concerns with the rot within the government system ends.
I would remind them that those government schooled kids greatly outnumber their kids by orders of magnitude. Those kids will outnumber THEIR kids at the polls every time, resulting in clones — or worse — of skilled liars and products of private schools like Obama. And their contact with those grown government kids will be when an armed squad of those government kids come to visit with orders to take them and their families on a one-way ride to a remote reeducation camp because (as a Nebraska government school official admitted in public years ago) “They don’t fit in.”
I repeat: “We’d better solve this problem or we’re just tinkering around the edges.”
Make public education illegal and if total collapse into a one world communist government can be avoided it might be possible to return to where we were 60 years ago!!!
We saw what we have today 50 years ago and made the decision to not have childern that would have to live through it.
Only conservatives fighting have we been able to delay what we have today by probably 20-25 years.
We haven’t been able to stop one thing, only delay the total demise.
They still have only the one vote per parent, and are often still looked at like space aliens by family and neighbors, much less trying to convince people to either vote at all, or to vote for conservatives.
I recently met a high school valedictorian who actively campaigned for Obama. :(
Not nearly as big a challenge as having your child become a flaming idiot Marxist.
And as for the time needed to homeschool, read beloww:
In a homeschooler’s trial in deKalb County, Georgia (in which I played a small role), a previously overlooked aspect of the government schools was put into sharp focus for those paying attention: The Director of Instruction for DeKalb County testified that the then current 7 hour school day consisted of an average of approximately 3 hours or less of instruction. At that time, the defendant mother of two was devoting 4 to 5 hours a day to direct instruction.
She was acquitted!!!
It begs the question: Is your precious offspring worth a bit over 3 hours a day, 5 days a week for a quality NONMARXIST education?
Public school is child abuse.
My point was, is it fair to put the burden of a failing society on the few who choose to homeschool, for appearing care only for their own, when it’s the VAST majority of folks who go ahead and turn their children over to be trained into Marxist Humanists?
There ya’ go! That kid should be the poster child for the problem.
Good grief! This kind of worthless "hindsight" article is a waste of time!
If written in 1969, or so, when the black-robed clerics proclaimed everyone's offspring to be the government's children it could have been considered significant.
Now is too late. There is zero possibility, short of a violent uprising, of reestablishing a "public" school system. All this "crybaby" stuff is a waste of bandwidth.
We have three generations of marxist serfs managing, training/brainwashing, and birthing mindless serfs.
It is the people my age and older who bear the principle responsibility for letting this happen. It could have been stopped in the 60's, but we simply sat around and bitched...happily complacent that we had survived WWII and the KW.
Now there isn't anyone under the age of 60-65 that has more than the vaguest idea what the individual liberties guaranteed under the former Republic were like even in the 50's. We needed a "Tea Party" in 1965...Now it is too late.
Fortunately, for our rulers, those of us who should have been willing to die to save the remains of the Republic are rapidly disappearing naturally into the ground. Those of us who remain will experience the "political art" of deathcare at an accelerated pace. In 10-15 years the word "freedom" and the phrases "individual liberty" and "individual responsibility" will have been completely purged from the lexicon...
Some of us, including this 72 year-old curmudgeon, did about all we could to tell these morons what was coming for over 40 years. They didn’t listen then and most of them aren’t listening now.
But, despite your negativity about getting it turned around, where there’s life, there’s hope.
Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s off to the kitchen to stick my head in the oven.
Talk about a waste of bandwidth...
I wouldn't do that. You can be taxed for that, you know. 0bama DeathCareTax
There’s a reason free government schools are one of Marx’s 10 Commie manifesto planks.
Education of any type (public, private or homeschool) is by its very nature skewed toward the worldview of the person educating and the authors of the curriculum.
The key is to choose which philosophy you want your children learning. The biggest problem we have is that parents are not actively involved in that choosing.
Because of the “brainwashing” that is taking place, public schools should be banned. It should not be the business of our government to be indoctrinating children into any specific ideology.
LOL. By jove, you’re right.
I am. Therefore I can be taxed.
This will really get you. I teach “at risk” teenage boys. Last week none of them could name one state in this country besides the one they live in. All of them attended public schools before getting removed or kicked out .
However, I did home educate my children throughout til graduation.
“They dismissed everything I said as Faux News propaganda and said they didnt want to talk about.”
I run into the same exact reaction from all libs, even my own sister who wasn’t raised to be what she and my brother in law have become. It’s beyond frustrating. And these same people watch MSNBC, Jon Stewart/Colbert and the alphabet networks (of course, that’s not propaganda, right? /s)
Even worse, they think what they are hearing on CBS, NBC, ABC is “fair and balanced.”
I’m an educated, involved mom, the sort who could be on PTAs, volunteer in classrooms, make sure homework gets done. Only thing is I’ll wrestle alligators naked before I let my kid near a government school. We’re going to homeschool, which as you point out means my energies won’t be going to fix the system. I don’t feel bad about that. My clear moral duty is to my own child’s welfare first.
The problem isn’t parents like me who are devoted to our own kids. The problem is parents who couldn’t care less, who ship their kids off and trust the goverment to do the raising. The sooner that system collapses in on itself, the better for all involved.
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