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>>A MUST READ! American Thinker post on our current Education System and how it got this way.

Posted on: March 27, 2010

Every parent needs to read this post and ALL of the references.  It explains very well what is happening in our schools and how our nation arrived at this point.  Since President Obama is pushing his own agenda for brain washing our children it behooves parents to know the facts so they can fight back.  You will lose the battle against the school administrations  unless you go well armed into courts of law.

March 27, 2010

Welcome to the Machine: Cultural Marxism in Education

By Chuck Rogér

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Welcome to the machine.
What did you dream?
It’s alright, we told you what to dream.
– Roger Waters
The education machine that keeps churning out newbies conditioned in mind-blunting nonjudgmentalism has laid the groundwork for a left-wing takeover.
What reduced American education to its current state?
In part, the answer lies in cultural Marxism, a societal disease spawned by an Italian, Antonio Gramsci, in the 1920s. Gramsci preached that in order to free “oppressed” social groups, the oppressors’ beliefs must be marginalized. Because Gramsci saw one particular group — that is, traditional Christians — as oppressive, he prescribed attacking tradition in general and Christianity specifically as the solution to oppression. Gramsci denounced moral certainty and elevated moral mushiness.
Historian John Fonte observed that while traditionalists want to revitalize “objective moral truths” in order to “remoralize society,” cultural Marxists push “subordinate groups” to invent situational truths to “achieve political and cultural liberation.” Traditionalists support personal accountability. Cultural Marxists heed Gramsci’s command to politicize everything, a command followed religiously by feminists, for example. Traditionalists want to strengthen America, but cultural Marxists want “transformation.”
To observe that Gramsci’s formulation ignores the lessons of the human experience is to observe that Marxism itself sows disaster every time it’s blindly attempted. So counter to reality is cultural Marxism that believers can further the doctrine only by not discussing reality at all. Lazy thinkers posing as intellectuals have integrated cultural Marxism into the education system for nearly a century, intensifying the societal decay which lazy thinker John Dewey’s educational philosophy instigated. Marx and Dewey relentlessly reach from the grave to erode the judgment skills of America’s youth and erase consciousness of America’s beginnings.
Teachers have embraced cultural Marxism, pushing Gramsci’s notion that “the personal is the political” and hatching generation after generation of hypersensitive students who proceed to hyper-sensitize the American conversation — political correctness run amok. The education establishment has incorporated cultural Marxism into the teaching of philosophy, the arts, literature, social sciences, and even the hard sciences.
Colleges of education condition teachers to believe that only the unenlightened reject multiculturalism, “social justice,” and other twisted applications of moral relativism and moral equivalence. The “good” educator does not tolerate something as offensive as a universal moral code and knows that traditionalism, though reinforcing to America, is not a “good” thing, for America herself is not necessarily good. The compliant teacher “transforms” America one young mind at a time.
It would be tempting to dismiss as hysterical any concern over America’s transformation were it not for evidence of cultural Marxism-induced political correctness in education. But evidence there is. Educators have convinced textbook publishers to ignore common sense, encourage amoral waffling on moral questions, and stroke victim groups’ self-esteem. Hot dogs, sodas, cakes, and butter cannot be pictured in textbooks because such foods offend people who carry surplus biomass. The term “Founding Fathers,” apparently sexist, offends the highly evolved, who regard with great shame that “The Framers” were all men. References to Mount Rushmore’s graven images of pale male presidents are banned. Schools should focus kids elsewhere. But where?
Certainly not on “jungles,” which must be called “rainforests” because blacks may feel that “jungle” perpetuates an offensive stereotype.
How far will textbook publishers go to “protect” victims? The California Department of Education sets the bar. “We need to make sure that all ethnicities are represented. We need to make sure that both males and females are represented. We need to make sure that our materials cover the full gamut.”
Many educators deemphasize objectivity and the logic skills required to objectively weigh anything, instead teaching children to emotionally “process” the world through a “tolerance” filter — ideological indoctrination. It’s important to note that true conservatism is no ideology, but instead a commonsense way of observing and dealing with reality. The American conservative refuses to weaken individual freedoms for the sake of a collective and promotes the free-market system which fostered the most free, innovative, and prosperous society ever. Real conservatives defend capitalism as moral.
But to the left, cloaked within the “progressive” movement which has been attacking America since the early 1900s, Western society and capitalism mark the main battlefront. Within progressivism hides cultural Marxism, which attacks minds not only through corrupted textbooks, but also through more insidious channels.
In a class called “Chemistry of Bling,” Chicago students studied precious metals and “the political, economic, and social consequences of the diamond trade.” The journal Education Next reported an example of cultural Marxism in which the curriculum editor for Rethinking Schools described “social-justice” as “teaching kids to question whomever [sic] happens to hold the reins of power at a particular moment.” The organization distributes articles like “‘I Thought This U.S. Place Was Supposed To Be About Freedom’: Young Latinas Engage in Mathematics and Social Change to Save Their School.” It is within the scope of typical behavior for supremely brainwashed zealots to use anti-Americanism and corrupted math to effect “social change.” Pentagon bomber and Obama associate William Ayers heavily influences education with his ideas on “social justice.” Teachers and teachers’ colleges alike eagerly embrace Professor Ayers.
Along with the philosophy of John Dewy, cultural Marxism constitutes a currency traded within the education profession. Ayers and other left-dogmatists spread the currency like a virus throughout universities, infecting teachers with Deweyism and cultural Marxism without regard for how the ideologies sicken America. Teachers carry the virus into elementary, middle, and high schools, to inoculate the children of America and guarantee the spread of a cultural disease called progressivism.

3 Responses to ">>A MUST READ! American Thinker post on our current Education System and how it got this way."

The article reveals the most successful ploy used by radical marxists in their quest to subvert the Constitutional Republic of the United States and destroy our free enterprise system.

It explains how policies, such as “Political Correctness” and “Revisionist History” have lead to the dumbing-down of post World War II American generations in a relatively short period of time.

The “Arms Race” strategy of President Reagan, leading to the virtual surrender of the USSR and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall gave the sense that America had struck a fatal blow to the expansionist Russian plans. However, dedicated, hard-line Marxists vowed to next time, infiltrate the educational system and the universities of our country, in a quest to “dumb down” education in America, and diminish the heroes of American History with questionable facts about such icons as Jefferson, Washington, Lee, Patton et al.

Through such things as “political correctness,” and “re-defining” American History, they have been able to alter and thus debunk, the glorious history of this country by casting aspersions on many previously held, historical heroes. These books say much about the USA’s use of the atomic bomb on Japan, claiming it was an unecessary “racist act,” never stating the fact that an invasion of that country would have resulted in the slaughter of millions of both Americans and Japanese. Even during our occupation years in Japan, the Russians repatriated Japanese prisoners that they had captured and “brain-washed” in the hopes of creating chaos and disruption with the American occupation forces under General MacArthur’s command.

Where in our history books will you find the brutal treatment of American prisoners in Battan, where they were forced on the infamous “Bataan Death March” after the fall of the Philippines. Many starving, emaciated Americans were bayoneted when they were unable to go any further. Also, where can one read of the biological experiments conducted on American prisoners brought to Manchuria for such experiments?

In addition, many of the teachers and professors in schools and universities enthusiastically encourage anti-american criticism in the classroom and any student who opts to take an opposite position finds himself or herself the victim of redicule or given a low or failing grade for their belief.

My previous submission was not a repeat but was the finishing paragraph of my comment which had not been completed.

Welcome Paul. It seems that the entire world is bent on forgetting the role of the united States in WWII. Japan has yet to acknowledge that they started the war and to even apologize for the inhuman creatures they were at that time. But they sure do make a big deal of the Atom Bomb! My Dad was on a ship heading for the invasion of Japan when Truman ordered the bomb dropped. My Dad came home to Mom and me and I don’t give a dam how many Japaneses died because of the bomb that finally stopped a demented people from following their “God” emperor. But I am especially angered when young punk Americans run their uneducated mouths about the war.

Unfortunately my teaching career spanned this time period when our children were being cheated and brain washed and education was being dumbed down. I did what I could to tell the truth and got into trouble for not teaching the text books a few times too. The sad thing was when I got hauled to the office for not teaching the text it was by people old enough to remember and should have known better as I knew better.

I was happy to see Texas Textbook Commission throw out the recommendations of the educators in their state and over rule the Progressives/Liberals on their board and insist the textbook publishers write history as it happened. They also had words and events included in the texts that were thrown out quite awhile back in deference to the liberals and atheists. BB

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