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Socialism versus Education
Canada Free Press ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price

Posted on 08/31/2018 4:03:53 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice

"Socialism is essentially nihilistic."

To understand the failures of public education, we have to understand the dreams of socialism.

It had three main targets it hoped to destroy: family, religion, and private property. These three are the very foundation of civilization for thousands of years. How could you possibly destroy them? Through education, of course. Or perhaps “miseducation” is the proper word.

Control education, and you can convince the masses that they no longer want what their parents and grandparents wanted so desperately.

Educated people can reflect on what is being done to them. Ignorant people do not know enough to reflect on much of anything. More and more, American students lack basic skills and fundamental knowledge. How can they understand proposals made by politicians, media, and government?

Igor Shafarevich, a famous Russian mathematician, wrote in 1980 a book called “The Socialist Phenomenon.” Shafarevich explained that enforced equality was a constant obsession of socialists. To achieve it, they were willing to adopt extreme and indeed murderous measures. Shafarevich “argues that socialism is essentially nihilistic, unconsciously motivated by a death instinct. He concludes that we have the choice of either pursuing death or life.”

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn comments in his foreword: “{This book] provides us with a rare opportunity of receiving a systematic analysis of the theory and practice of socialism from the pen of an outstanding mathematical thinker versed in the rigorous methodology of his science. (One can attach particular weight, for instance, to his judgment that Marxism lacks even the climate of scientific inquiry.)””

The end of private property, which was widely pursued in the Soviet Union and China, caused the deaths of tens of millions of people. These ideologues were not playing around. Do you think they would hesitate to use any practice that would help them transform the schools?

The big mystery in our public schools has always been the tendency to adopt dysfunctional theories and methods. This is so hard to explain, the average person just throws up his hands in bewilderment.

But stop and think of the drastic goals. Socialists want to take away all the things that give most people their happiness in life. Family. Religion. The property that they have earned by years of hard work. Freedom.

People won’t willingly give up these things. They have to be fooled. Most efficiently of all, they have to be made simpler and less capable of critical thinking. That’s what corrupted Education can do for Socialism.

Ever since John Dewey and his followers took over public education in the 1920s, they consistently pushed what is called “Progressive education.” “Progressive” was always a synonym for “socialist.” John Dewey wanted to use the public schools to create a new kind of citizens, people who would accept a new kind of country. A socialist country. But educators obsessed with social engineering stop caring about the academic and intellectual aspects of school. Arguably, progressive education means the end of real or traditional education.

But social engineering goes deeper than harming academics. It attacks the character and soul of the students.

In 1920, Winston Churchill wrote a long newspaper article regarding the recent Bolshevik victory in Russia: “[T]his world-wide revolutionary conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played...a definite recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworlds of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of the enormous empire.”

Three of Churchill’s phrases shout at us: arrested development, envious malevolence, and impossible equality. Some would say that public schools push these messages whenever they can. Too many educational decisions are being made for ideological reasons.

What is to be done? Common Core wants more power in Washington, DC, when the opposite goal is what every citizen should want. Parents have no hope of influencing schools run by a far-off federal government.

Education was always understood to be a liberation, a way for the human race to improve itself and become more free. Nothing has changed. We need more and better education. The world’s gotten very complicated. If citizens are to keep up with that complexity, they must first learn to read, write and count. Then they must learn the facts and knowledge that a capable citizen needs to know. To fulfill its mission, public education has to be free from political corruption.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberals; politics; progressives

1 posted on 08/31/2018 4:03:53 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice
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OUTSTANDING article BruceDeitrickPrice. Thanks for writing. Thanks for being here.


2 posted on 08/31/2018 4:23:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

FYI for curious readers...

FReegards & FReedom

3 posted on 08/31/2018 4:28:36 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Spot on in identifying the problem... Now let’s work on the solution. I’m pretty sure it involves blood

4 posted on 08/31/2018 5:30:17 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Because these cultural Marxist controlled places churn out hundreds of thousands of NEW brain-washed “yutes” every year,
we’d better get a handle on THIS PROBLEM or everything else we do is akin to REARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC!
(I can almost hear the orchestra playing “Nearer My God to Thee”.)
What then when THEY vastly outnumber those of us who remember the Founders’ sacrifices and warnings?

5 posted on 08/31/2018 7:39:55 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Why are damn near ALL the SEX FIENDS Democrats?)
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Great Read!

6 posted on 08/31/2018 8:11:33 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

What are your thoughts on the inherent laziness of socialism? On the way it destroys ambition, innovation, and competition?

7 posted on 09/01/2018 5:01:08 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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RE; The inherent laziness of socialism. There is an interesting distinction here. The people at the top are the opposite of lazy. They get up every day trying to destroy everything in their way. I’m constantly amazed by their perseverance, their discipline, their hard work. That’s why we have so much trouble with them. They see something that’s not on their side, they immediately have to kill it.

The people under socialism are made lazy and uneducated so they can’t threaten the people at the top. Ambition, innovation, competition, and every good thing you can name are threats to our commissars. That’s our big problem. The school system is being used to create citizens who can’t threaten the Socialists/Commies at the top.

8 posted on 09/01/2018 12:25:52 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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To: PGalt

Thank you.

9 posted on 09/01/2018 12:26:55 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Thank YOU.

VERY much.

10 posted on 09/01/2018 5:11:51 PM PDT by PGalt
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