Douglas V. Gibbs

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Duped Generation

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Radicalized progressives have marched on Wall Street. They know that they are angry, and they want to change the system, but they don't know what they will do once their protest reaches beyond the simplicity of marches and sleeping in tents. They only do this because they know they are angry, and things must change. They understand little beyond that because the programming has not gotten that far, yet.

Today's hard left version of the hippie, just like their predecessors, were programmed to act this way. We let it happen. Nikita Khrushchev knew it would happen. He once remarked, "The United States will eventually fly the Communist Red Flag. . . The American People will hoist it themselves."

This belief in big government suggests that the federal government knows best, and should be trusted with regulatory powers over pretty much anything you can think of. Globalists and communists alike share in this belief. Well known statist Zbigniew Brzezinski once said, "I think we accept the idea of a vast expansion in social regulation. It may take such forms as legislation for the number of children, perhaps even legislation determining the sex of children, once we have choice, the regulation of weather, the regulation of leisure, and so forth."[1]

To achieve their vision of a new world, the old world must be destroyed. Statism cannot coexist with liberty, and an all-powerful government cannot coexist with religion, morals, or individualism. The problem is that the existing population is aware of the existence of God, remembers the days of liberty, have moral fiber, and consider themselves individuals. Therefore, the existing generation is beyond reach. However, the children can be molded, taught the new way, the communal way, the way of statist utopianism.

The reeducation of America began when the progressive era marched into America. As early as the late 1800s, progressives were launching their strategies for the reshaping of the American Culture. Socialism began its invasion within, masquerading the creeping incremental changes as spontaneous historical events that happened on accident. The design was shielded by an explanation of chaos. The conspiracy was wrapped up in a veil of an unfortunate series of events.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a progressive himself, once revealed the truth. "In politics," he said, "Nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." [2]

We live in a new world, we are told. It is a global economy, now, and we must adjust with it. That adjustment, according to the liberal progressives, means to let go of our sovereignty and give in to the statist goals of the international community. Communism by a new name. Fascism with a new face. Slavery in the name of progress.

Historian Arnold Toynbee, a subscriber to the rise of a new utopian global society, remarked, "We are approaching the point at which the only effective scale for operations of any importance will be the global scale. The local states ought to be deprived of their sovereignty and subordinated to the sovereignty of a global world government. I think the world state will still need an armed police and the world government will have to command sufficient force to be able to impose peace."

Peace by force?

Dr. Brock Chisolm, The First Director of the World Health Organization from 1948 to 1953, is on record as saying, "To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas. . . The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainties of the old people, these are the belated objectives. . . for charting the changes in human behavior. In addition to destroying man's basic loyalties to family, nation and religion, the nation must be conditioned to the belief that less is better than more. The standard of living of those in the affluent nations must be reduced. This will be done by a slow, gradual process of conditioning the citizens of the rich nations to survive on less than they produce." [3]

The policies of these Marxists has been adopted by the American liberal, and through the agenda of the democrat party, the programming of The West has been instituted in the educational system. We have been told that education is aimed at teaching children reading, writing, and arithmetic, and long ago that was truly the goal of education. Those seeking to change the fabric of the American system, however, believe that education has a more important function.

Today's students, after years of public education, score among the lowest in the world. Graduates are unable to properly read and write. That is because the basics of education are not the goal, and therefore those skills are not properly taught. The students are not expected to learn to read, write, and perform arithmetic. The school system has instead gradually evolved into a means of introducing the children to statist philosophies that include Secular Humanism, pluralism, and socialism/communism.

John Dewey, the so-called father of Progressive Education, believed that "There is no God and no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded then immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or permanent absolutes." [4]

The road to an America operating on the concept of collectivism, and to accept a socialist national philosophy necessary for the nation to be willing to join a global order, reasoned the statist, must be achieved by destroying the old system that is anchored in the Constitution, the Christian faith, and a system of morals. Therefore, the Constitution, Christianity, and any system of morals anchored in Biblical teachings, must be eradicated.

This philosophy that has taken hold of the American liberal left is consistent with the teachings of communism. Vladimir Lenin said, "We must combat religion. Down with religion. Long live atheism. The spread of atheism is our chief task. Communism abolishes eternal truths. It abolishes all religion and morality." [5]

The progressives aim to teach the children that there is no right and wrong. The children are special, can do no wrong, and can be anything they want to be when they grow up if they just want it bad enough. There are no winners and losers, so in games it is wrong to keep score. After all, we don't want to injure a child's precious self-esteem. The government, to protect the children from the sting of failure, criticism, or harsh circumstances will provide equality in the results they encounter through programs, entitlements, and regulations. All the federal government asks for in return is the student's undying loyalty to the federal government, and the political ideology that provides these things.

The schools teach that there are no values through programs like sex education. The student is taught that whatever he desires or pleasures is proper to take. Madlyn Murray O'Hair got the Supreme Court to remove prayer from school as the religion of secular humanism oozed its way into the curriculum in totality. A teacher cannot mention Creationism for fear of being removed from the system, but is required to teach the theory of evolution regardless of the teacher's beliefs, or the preferences of the parents. A child cannot receive an aspirin without parental approval, but the system is urged to provide the children with contraception or abortions without the knowledge of the parents. In California, the FAIR Act beginning in 2012, will require teachers to teach students the history of the homosexual movement, along with issues such as same-sex marriage that are dear to the hearts of the homosexual lobby, receive favorable treatment in social studies textbooks, instructional materials, and classroom curricula. In short, the education system, under the guiding eye of progressivism, is changing the knowledge of the past by revising it, or striking the truth from the curriculum.

"Give us one generation of small children to train to manhood and womanhood and we will set up the Bolshevist form of the Soviet Government." – American Communist Party slogan, 1919. [6]

In Germany, Hitler outlawed home schooling (a law that is still on the books today in Germany), and used education to further the NAZI philosophy. In a speech delivered in 1939, Hitler proclaimed, "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." [7]

The American communists agreed, as well. The Tenth Plank of the Communist Manifesto is "Free Education For All."

William Z. Foster, the National Chairman of the Communist Party U.S.A. in 1932, wrote a book entitled "Toward a Soviet America." In the book he wrote: "Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following: the schools, colleges, universities will be coordinated and grouped under a National Department of Education and its state and local branches. The studies will be revolutionalized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of bourgeois ideology." [8]

Big Government understands that it can control the education of the young very easily, because nobody can argue against a good education. Once they have the younger generation in their education system, they can then mold those minds to adopt the statist economic and social agenda. Once that generation has been programmed to believe the same thing as the progressive socialists, there will be no opposition to The State.

Today's liberal progressives work to force conformity in the education system by labeling the children with a variety of ailments (ADD, ADHD, etc.) that are behaviors that actually run in line with children simply being children, and then blaming the individualism of the student on poor diet and unbalanced chemicals in their brains. The establishment dictates to the parents how the children should be fed, and a massive amount of the children have been drugged to ensure they fall into the compliance dictated by the education system. Through these techniques, combined with the utopian curriculum, the schools are molding the character of the children to conform with their standards. The students are being taught that their parents are incompetent, but they will be happy in the long run because the government will tell them that it is so. The student is being told their individualism is a disease, or a learning disability, but through drugs or proper psychological sessions, they will learn to properly conform to the standards set forth by the progressive education system.

If the parents dare to oppose what the schools are doing, the government will then deem those parents negligent, or abusive, and remove the children from the home.

In the fall of 1970, six children were removed from their parents and placed in a foster home because the parents refused to send them to a public school teaching "sex education" in conflict with their religious beliefs. [9]

In 1972, a father lost his daughter when he refused to allow her to be bussed into what he perceived was a high crime area. The judge fined the father. [10]

In August of 1981, a pastor's children were forced to go back to the school he had taken them out of because he felt the school was exposing his children to homosexuality and drugs in violation of his religious beliefs. [11]

In 2008, a California judge ordered the children of parents Phillip and Mary Long in Los Angeles to attend public schools, rather than be homeschooled, despite the parent's opposition to the anti-Christian influences in California's public schools. [12]

In 2009, a New Hampshire child, age 10, was ordered into government-run public school for having "sincerely held" religious beliefs. The case arose out of a disagreement between the parents regarding the child's schooling. The court order stated: "According to the guardian ad litem's further report and testimony, the counselor found Amanda to lack some youthful characteristics. She appeared to reflect her mother's rigidity on questions of faith." The guardian also noted that Amanda's relationship with her father suffered because she did not think he loved her as much as he said he did due to the fact that he refused to "adopt her religious beliefs." In other words, the mother's homeschooling was unacceptable because it was "too religious."

According to the court order, the guardian concluded that Amanda's "interests, and particularly her intellectual and emotional development, would be best served by exposure to a public school setting in which she would be challenged to solve problems presented by a group learning situation and…Amanda would be best served by exposure to different points of view at a time in her life when she must begin to critically evaluate multiple systems of belief and behavior." [13]

Last Spring, Mississippi state judge issued an order to public school attendance officers in his judicial district to provide the names of all homeschoolers there. Though no reason was given, the assumption was for the same reason the government wants to know the names of all gun owners – for the purpose of later confiscation or court orders. [14]

German White, once an official with the U.S. Office of Child Development, said while he held that position, "Parents don't mean to be incompetent but they are, and the remedy is federal establishment of acceptable standards of child raising." [15]

Earlier this year, Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles teachers union leader and Megan Behrent a New York City teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization, were caught on video explaining how to push Marxism in the public school classroom. [16]

The teachers were trained to teach Marxism, and the students have been programmed to fight for it.

The Occupy Protesters are the result of the long campaign by liberal progressivism to create a generation programmed to seek change, to demand progressivism/Marxism, and to be willing to fight the communist revolution. They were told they were special, that all things are equal, and that if they just do what the government tells them they will be fine and their precious little feelings won't be hurt. But now these kids have grown up, and what they want has not fallen into their laps. In fact, they are realizing that they are not only not "special," but that the real world is harsh and they were not properly equipped to handle it. They don't know how to cope with defeat, don't know how to rise to the challenge, they are easily offended, and they have been left behind by those that are the achievers. Government hasn't even come through for them like they expected. So, out of their anger, they lash out at who they were programmed to hate: Wall Street, Corporations, the Wealthy, the Bourgeois.

This generation has been duped to believe that Marxism is their freedom, so they cry out for bigger government, for the fall of capitalism, and stand ready to applaud the new liberal progressive order of the future.

As Queen Amidala said in Star Wars, Episode III: "So, this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause." [17]

Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

[1] Alan Stang, "Zbig Brother," American Opinion, (February, 1978), page 6.

[2] A. Ralph Epperson, The Unseen Hand, Publius Press, Tucson AZ: (1985), page 7.

[3] The Utah Independent, (September 1977).

[4] "Education," Saturday Review, (August 10, 1974), page 84.

[5] A. Ralph Epperson, The Unseen Hand, Publius Press, Tucson AZ: (1985), Page 379.

[6] R.M. Whitney, Reds in America, (Western Islands, Boston, Los Angeles: (1970), page 55.

[7] William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Simon and Schuster, New York: (1960), page 249.

[8] The Review of the News, (September 10, 1980), page 37.

[9] The Review of the News, (May 24, 1972, page 31.

[10] The Review of the News, (May 24, 1972), page 32.

[11] The Arizona Daily Star, (August 19, 1981), page A-7.

[12] Judge orders homeschoolers into government education – World Net Daily

[13] New Hampshire Court orders Christian homeschooled girl to attend public school – OneNewsNow

[14] Shocker! On his own, judge demands homeschool student IDs – World Net Daily

[15] The Review of the News, (March 10, 1976), page 47.

[16] Union Teachers Explain How to Push Marxism in the Classroom – You Tube

[17] Liberty Dies – You Tube


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