An Article on The Socialist Agenda in Our Nation's Schools
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“Socializing” Our Children
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Is The Hand That Rules The World
From a poem by William Ross Wallace
By educating the young generation along the right
"Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state."
A recent ruling by a three-judge panel of the 2nd District
Court of Appeals in
Why is this issue so important to these un-elected government officials? Perhaps more importantly, why are such huge numbers of parents "opting out” of the public school system and risking the wrath of the state by doing so?
Could it be that parents are deeply concerned with the abysmal academic quality of a public school education? Well-documented studies have shown conclusively that public schools are turning out students with grade equivalences on par with some third-world nations, in spite of massive annual infusions of billions of tax dollars to feed this insatiable system.
In 1983, the Reagan administration appointed a blue-ribbon commission to report on the state of American public education. The result was alarming. They released a report titled, "A Nation at Risk" and it sent shockwaves across the nation. Politicians made speeches, school officials sputtered their indignation, and little has improved since then. A Christian Science Monitor report in 2003 revealed that our nation’s schools are in as much a crisis now as then.[i] Even the liberal Boston Globe released an alarming report on public education in 2006, calling for radical reforms.[ii]
Perhaps most parents are also not terribly excited about their kids being taught to put condoms on bananas or cucumbers,[iii] or that their God-given gender is a mere happenstance, and they must “explore their sexual identity” even in the primary grades?[iv] Or, could it be that parents of faith are distressed that the entire concept of God, (especially the Christian one) is treated like plutonium in public schools, and replaced with evolution’s “everything-is-an-accident-and-therefore-nothing-has-meaning” delusion of the faith challenged?
Perhaps it just might be that millions of us have finally gone beyond being annoyed, and are completely fed-up with the entire public education apparatus itself, and have every reason to believe that those running it have a far different agenda than simply teaching our children math or science.[v]
It would be instructive to revisit the origins of the public
school system, and examine who actually set it in motion in
John Dewey has been called the "Father of Modern
Education." What is not widely known is that he was also a totalitarian
socialist who envisioned total government control over all education through
public schools. He believed that through secular public education, a throng of
indoctrinated socialists could be brought to power and transform
The foundation-stone of Dewey’s vision was his utter rejection of the existence of ultimate truth. Because the very concept of God is an absolute, he dismissed belief in God, and postulated that moral relativism and evolutionary forces govern human existence through chance-random processes. Dewey recognized that deeply held religious convictions, particularly those based upon the Bible, would not be easily eradicated from society, and would require a long period of “progressive” indoctrination in compulsory, public schools.
Eventually, these same students would grow up to be teachers and school administrators themselves who would pass on, perhaps unwittingly, the assumptions and world-views they themselves were indoctrinated with. What better place for this societal transformation to take place but in the minds and hearts of impressionable children? In fact, Dewey’s book, Democracy and Education, was listed by Human Events magazine as fifth in a list of the ten most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries.[vii]
Perhaps you are aware that Dewey was a prominent signer of the socialist/atheist Humanist Manifesto?[viii] Secular Humanism is a belief system that utterly rejects the very concept of sin, the existence of God, or any need of forgiveness or salvation. Humanism has an entirely different understanding of salvation, asserting that man is his own god, and any “salvation” must come from his own enlightened efforts.
Dewey championed Darwinian evolution as a means of marginalizing as utter idiocy any belief in God.[ix] Between 1945 and 1953, Dewey’s articles and books virtually amounted to the Americanized version of the Communist Manifesto. His influence helped introduce Marxist socialism into the American culture.[x] History has proven repeatedly that wherever these evil ideologies have gained a foothold, human enslavement, poverty, and misery have resulted.
Dewey disdained those who maintained “originalist” interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. He believed it ludicrous to believe in fixed, unchanging realities.[xi] “Progressivism” demands that such fixed landmarks on the political and societal horizons be removed, and replaced with a socialist totalitarian society free of biblical restraint. He set in motion public education policies that relentlessly sought to identify and eliminate any teacher who continued to hold conservative views. This practice continues to this day, with Christian teachers being reprimanded or dismissed for simply displaying a personal bible in open view upon their desk. For a comprehensive study of how these totalitarian thinkers have influenced American public education, I recommend A Brief Chronology of Collectivism by Eric Samuelson, Attorney At Law (October 1997)[xii]
Recent polls demonstrate that the vast majority of youth today do not believe in the existence of absolute truth, or right and wrong. Due to the effectiveness of the socialist agenda in our nation’s public schools, most of our people’s beliefs are now based on what will make them feel good, or give immediate selfish gratification, without much regard for truthful or ethical standards.[xiii] Throughout his life, he diligently sought to establish a public school curriculum that erodes Christianity and absolute values, slowly replacing them with relativism. He has been remarkably successful over the past century.
Dewey labored successfully to remove from the “accepted” curriculum list the long-established Eclectic Education Series (EES) textbooks which completely dominated American schools from 1865 to 1915. He also targeted Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law. “Tolerant” liberal progressives cannot tolerate views such as the EES textbooks or Blackstone’s Commentaries because they contained ubiquitous references to God and high moral standards. McGuffe’s Readers, part of the ESS series, were particularly hated by Dewey and his cohorts because, as Dewey declared in his own words, public schools should be the "State established church." Blackstone was vilified for teaching that laws ultimately originate from God’s word, and taught that there were certain rights and wrongs that never change with the shifting winds of popular opinion. [xiv]
Dewey’s socialist activism extended to helping establish the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). [xv]
The ACLU was founded by an associate of Dewey, Roger Nash Baldwin.[xvi]
Dewey was also highly influential in the establishment in 1917 of the National Education Association (NEA). [xviii] Most people are completely ignorant of the true agenda of this organ of the Left, and think it exists to provide a good education to their children. The reality is, however, that the NEA is one of the foremost apparatchiks of public school indoctrination to destroy young minds and turn them into committed little liberal progressives.[xix]
In the 1920s and 30s Dewey became even busier. He foisted
his views on progressive evolutionism at Peking University and many other
places in China with the liberal progressive, Bertrand Russell. Ironically, Mao
Zedong, co-founder of the Communist Party of China (CPC) worked and studied at
Totalitarians view state schools as a means to indoctrinate
children as loyal wards of the state. School children are encouraged to reject
their parent's values and even report on them to school authorities when asked.
(“Johnny, how many guns does your daddy
have in your house?”) Dewey firmly believed that children had to be
reeducated away from the traditional values of their parents, thereby
facilitating citizens for the new world order. Has anyone noticed a similar trend
Increasingly, “politically correct” revisionist history
books that undermine free-enterprise and loyalty to the
Leftist radicals were publishing and promoting textbooks with a socialist agenda even as far back as the 1940s. For example, the Rockefeller Foundation spent millions of (1940) dollars to create history books introducing socialist/atheistic agendas in so-called “approved texts” to local school districts. Did these socialist activists ever stop their agenda? No! Even the California Library Association (a far-left liberal advocacy group) confirmed this fact by posted a scathing rebuttal against conservatives who wanted to stop Marxist indoctrination in the library and school systems in the 40s and 50s.[xxii]
Now we are in the midst of a “Twilight Zone” presidential
campaign. The general populace is seemingly enamored with the concept of “Change,”
or “Change We Can Believe In,” with
hardly a passing thought about what that “change” would actually mean in practical terms. Judging from what we can read between
the lines in the political “puff-speeches” by the candidates on the left, we
could reasonably expect a radical
change toward a socialist “new world” nightmare. After over fifty years of public
school socialist indoctrination, our people may be sufficiently dumbed-down to
embrace almost any candidate that
offers feel-good oratory and tosses out self-esteem like candy in a
I fear we are witnessing the deconstruction of our
Some of my friends reading this, who have enrolled their children in the public schools for one reason or another, may feel a bit defensive and perhaps a little offended at this point. Please forgive me, but I cannot hold my peace. Truth is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow. I maintain that you are putting the spiritual and emotional health of your children at grave risk by placing them in these government schools.
The usual defense I get from Christian parents on this is some variation of; “But our school isn’t so bad! We even have some Christian teachers there!” This may be true, and many public school teachers are loving, dedicated people, completely unaware of the dark side of the system they serve. However, you can be sure that these “Christian” teachers are closely monitored and will face censure or dismissal if they communicate in even the slightest degree, their personal convictions about God. There are also certainly varying degrees of the socialist/humanist indoctrination agenda in play at various schools, often depending on how rural that school may be, or individual administrators. However, I maintain that the “agenda” is definitely present, however cleverly masked it may be, even if only by what is excluded from the curriculum.
In light of the above, it is no surprise that
“I know not what course
others may take…” –Patrick Henry
I cannot speak for the resolve others may hold regarding this issue, but as a home-schooling father, I will resist with all my might any effort to indoctrinate my grade-school daughter, or my grandchildren, into the socialist “new world order.” This is war. We didn’t seek it, but it has nevertheless come. As the actor Sean Connery said in his King Arthur character in the film First Knight, “There’s a peace to be found only on the other side of war. If that battle must come, I will fight it!”
Will we prevail in our struggle to retain the freedom to educate our children according to our Christian faith with academic excellence and patriotic conviction? Let us pray so, for the price we will pay for defeat is far too great to contemplate. Are we willing to stand for truth and pay freedom’s price yet again? Are there yet among us those who would resist tyranny with “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor?” One thing is certain. If we do nothing, if we refuse to speak out and remain on the sidelines in this battle, we will ensure our defeat and our enslavement.
[i] Twenty years after 'A Nation at Risk'
By Marjorie Coeyman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
[ii] Boston Globe Editorial, Still a
Nation at Risk
Video Online: Group fighting
sex-ed curriculum posts district's how-to footage. WorldNetDaily.com
[vii] http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/2005/06/most-evil-books.html (This comes from a hostile, leftist source)
[x] Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, August 1998 http://www.mindszenty.org/report/1998/aug98/aug98.html
[xi] The Public and its Problems by John Dewey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Public_and_its_Problems
[xv] John Dewey: The Founder of American Liberalism By Amy Sterling
Casil Published 2006 ISBN 140420508X The Rosen Publishing Group
http://www.aclu.org/about/faqs/21419res20051115.html "So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy," ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin said. (Excerpt from the ACLU’s official website).
[xvii] Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981), civil libertarian, founding member of American Civil Liberties Union, and its first executive director. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Roger_Nash_Baldwin
[xviii] Chronology of the National Education Association: The Socialist Vision and Global Connections of the NEA http://www.crossroad.to/Excerpts/chronologies/nea.htm
[xix] NEA Agenda is Frightening to Parents: by Phyllis Schlafly http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2006/july06/06-07-26.html
What About the
Children? An interview with John E. Berthoud By: George A. Clowes,
Published In: School Reform News,
[xx] The British role in creating Maoism by
Michael Billington. Executive Intelligence Review,
teacher reinstated after anti-US rant
by: David Huntwork
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