Skip to comments.The Subtle Socialism of Public Schools
Posted on 02/01/2012 8:12:51 PM PST by setourchildrenfree
There is the subtle, but ever-present socialist indoctrination that is gradually turning our kids into passive, submissive, obedient government serfs. From the time a child enters primary school they are programmed to group-think. Individualism is discouraged, along with awarding grades based on individual achievement.
And schools are so afraid of competition now. Many high schools have even done away with awarding a valedictorian for the same reason. I remember one of my primary school teachers drilling us on our math facts. She would bring two of us at a time up to the front of the room to compete side by side. She had flash cards that had addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems on one side and the answers on the other. She would show us the problem side of the card, and the first student that answered correctly would get the card. When she was done, the one with the most cards won. She would continue the competition until there was a final winner, who would be considered the best math student in the class. I dont remember where I finished, but it wasnt first, and I dont remember being scarred for life over it. And even after all these years, I remember the student who beat me my neighbor Sarah, who was super smart, and whose father, an architect, designed the high school we would ultimately attend. Despite this, I turned out to be a pretty good math student, which definitely helped in engineering school. I liked the competition, and it made me want to get better so I could win the next time. Such a competition would definitely be considered a no-no in todays primary schools.
Even on the playground, games like dodge ball are discouraged because it eliminates one kid at a time until there is only one winner left. Besides, dodge ball might teach kids aggressive behavior because you have to hit someone with a ball, and that teaches, ..gasp .. violence! The thinking is that if we dont program the kids to be passive, they will shoot each other when they get older. This is the same philosophy that says that all fighting is bad, even when it is in self defense. Kids are taught if we are only nice to others, they will be nice to us. This springs from the fallacious thinking that we are born pure and innocent and have to be taught evil, instead of recognizing that we, as humans, are inherently selfish and evil, and require Divine help and self discipline to act contrary to our own nature. We can readily see the results of this naïve thinking in our own countrys foreign policy. We are apologizing to other countries for Americas past behavior and telling them over and over that we mean them no harm. Yet for some reason they are still trying to kill us. Imagine that! To illustrate this mindset on a personal level, do you realize that every single school fight my own kids were involved in was their fault? I know because thats what I was told by the school. If my kids started it, it was their fault for picking on someone else. If they didnt start it, it was their fault because they must have said something to get the other kid mad, or they should have been passive and walked away when they were being picked on. Either way, both kids got punished because all fighting is bad, no matter who started it. Forget the fact that my kid was acting in self defense, fighting isnt good for group control. Your individual rights dont matter. Many of you can identify with this because you have been told this same nonsense by a teacher, counselor, or principal.
It doesn’t seem very subtle these days.
The worst thing they are doing and have been doing for decades is teaching cognitive dissonance to young children which destroys rational thinking. You can never be logical when you are taught at five-—a foundation of lies.
They are taught that all cultures are the same-—none was more successful—it is a lie.....they are taught that partners, wife and husband, two men -—families are anything-—to destroy children’s desire to form a traditional family. They are destroying all traditions —to change from Christian Moral Ethics to Moral Relativism—where there is no Right and Wrong.
That is the most dangerous thing—to force Darwinism/Atheism-—the slippery slope to man is only an animal -—there is no God and so the State becomes God and says what is Right and Wrong. People become no better than termite colonies-—to be controlled or eliminated from cradle to grave. The Leviathan of government will crush all human spirit.
Then you get Sodomy is Good and Christians are bigots and bad and the Bible is hate speech. You will have Christians put in prison and silenced and their rights taken away since there is no individual rights....What the majority forces as right—becomes the law-—mob rule or a few elites who dictate their own Satanic right and wrong.
The one thing the vile postmodernists/marxists/progressives wanted to do was “Kill God” so they could become god and reorganize mankind and control them from cradle to grave. That is why they installed the godless Prussian centralized school system-—to mass brainwash and condition and destroy individualism and “thinking outside the box”. Can’t have that-—they want slaves.
We need government out of schooling and textbooks—completely. Only local control by parents of the school kids.
Who would have ever thought that socialized education taught by union members would lead to socialism?
“Todays parents are often required to put their child put on a regimen of Ritalin, a mind-altering drug. Weve got seven million government-approved drug addicts going to school in drug-free zones!” - Alan Caruba
If you would just take your Ritalin you would realize that there are no real problems with public education that a little extra cash would not cure.
We have John Dewey to thank for modern education in this country, and he is partly responsible for the state we’re in today.
As one former KGB agent said in describing Americans, they are, “soft headed”.
Nothing subtle about it. It’s blatant.
Did you read the following article-—it was posted awhile ago and is excellent. Talks about the Ritalin scam-—mostly brilliant bored boys are given it.
John Taylor Gatto’s book==the Underground History of Education is online I think-—it really gives you an understanding of why schools are horrible now and can’t be fixed unless we get government OUT.
If you call a bulldozer subtle.
It’s subtle if you’re one of the clueless parents who think that your kids are getting a great education because their school is an “A” school.
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