Next Up: Progressive Educational Policies
February 27, 2009
President Obama has said education will be a top priority for his administration. Given how he has ‘progressively’ handled the economy with number tinkering and sleight of hand, it isn’t a stretch to assume his educational policies will be equally ‘progressive.’
What does progressive educational policy look like?
From Dr Sanity, in The Evolution From Education To Indoctrination:
If you can convince children that objective reality is an illusion; that A does not equal A; that black is white; and that good is bad; if you can make them accept that everything is subjective and relative; then you have successfully breathed new life into doctrines that by all objective measures and standards led to the death and misery of millions of people. Through the careful manipulation of language, everything can be distorted, without the messy need to resort to facts, logic, or reason.
For the children of postmodernism, what matters is not truth or falsity–only the effectiveness of the language used. Lies, distortions, ad hominem attacks; attempts to silence opposing views–all are strategies that are perfectly satisfactory if they achieve the desired effect–i.e., furthering the collectivist agenda. Ideas and reason make way for reification of feelings; and freedom is replaced by thought control and preservation of “self-esteem” at all costs….
Even 5-year olds and younger children are not too young for collectivist propaganda to be inculcated. Destroy free will; inoculate them with political correctness; treat the “insanity” of their attachment to parents, the Judeo-Christian tradition; or their country–i.e., all traditional Western values that brought civilization, individual freedom and economic progress; achieve a “higher order” of thought by showing them there is no right or wrong; good or evil…
One very harmful result of this sorry educational situation is that there are few people–even among those who stalwartly defend the free market, who understand and appreciate the essential morality of capitalism. Certainly our children, taught by ideological purists like the ones above who are leftover from the 20th century debacle of socialist/communist tyranny–never even have a chance to rationally consider any ideas not approved by their aggressively collectivist teachers, so intent at quashing those aspects of human nature they don’t like.
This is child abuse, pure and simple. It is indoctrination. It is the willful manipulation of young minds which cannot never be allowed to develop even the capability of thinking for themselves. And these perverts call it “social justice.”
In fact there is nothing that is “just” about it. It represents the worse kind of oppression with the goal of enslaving the human mind. And enslavement is exactly what is required to establish their socialist utopia, since it refuses to acknowledge the reality of human nature…
Children propagandized by dogmatic tyrants like the ones above have had not only their capacity to think for themselves abrogated; they have had their capacity to make moral choices taken from them…
The truth is that neither socialism nor communism nor any kind of religious fundamentalism is compatible with morality at all.
If one’s actions are coerced by the state or religion, or both; if human activity is indoctrinated, legislated, regulated and ordained down to the last minute detail–particularly to the degree we see in other countries of the world (e.g., Cuba, China, most Middle Eastern countries, North Korea, and now in Venezuela–then how can it possibly be argued that one’s actions are moral? Human behavior under such systems is not voluntarily chosen, but actively coerced.
Morality, though, must always be a matter of choice, not mandate…
Taking the mind of a child and feeding it exclusively on your ideological pablum is not only the most cruel and abusive of behaviors; it also ensures that such a mind becomes cognitively stunted and morally impaired (much like the minds of the teachers who so proudly perform such oppressive acts).
There is a reason so many ‘progressives’ appear to be welcoming a ‘natural’ Armageddon. If the world is indeed destroyed, the record of leftist perfidy and treasonous behavior will be lost forever. If we survive, they and their legacy will be reviled by the generations they have poisoned.
Here are a few more ‘progressive’ ideas and quotes. Ask yourself if any of them sound as if they came from Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln.
“…humanists still believe that traditional theism, especially faith in the prayer-hearing God, assumed to love and care for persons, to hear and understand their prayers, and to be able to do something about them, is an unproved and outmoded faith.”
“Traditional moral codes… fail to meet the pressing needs of today and tomorrow…”
“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas…”
Teaching school children to read was a “perversion” and high literacy rate bred “the sustaining force behind individualism.”
“We can choose to use our growing knowledge to enslave people in ways never dreamed of before, depersonalizing them, controlling them by means so carefully selected that they will perhaps never be aware of their loss of personhood.”
“One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.”
“Those of us who work in this field see a developing potential for nearly a total control of human emotional status, mental functioning, and will to act. These human phenomena can be started, stopped or eliminated by the use of various types of chemical substances. What we can produce with our science now will affect the entire society.” A “utopia” could be found – providing “a sense of stability and certainty, whether realistic or not.”
“If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility”
“…the pretense is made, as it has been made in relation to the finding of any extension of truth, that to do away with right and wrong would produce uncivilized people, immorality, lawlessness and social chaos. The fact is that most psychiatrists and psychologists and other respected people have escaped from moral chains and are able to think freely.”
“The re-interpretation and eventually (sic) 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… are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy. The fact is, that most psychiatrists and psychologists and other respectable people have escaped from these moral chains and are able to observe and think freely.”
“The family is now one of the major obstacles to improved mental health, and hence should be weakened, if possible, so as to free individuals and especially children from the coercion of family life.”
From Margaret Sanger, first goddess of feminism: “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
“Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
Myra Bradwell wasn’t evil or ugly enough in character to a role model for leftist oriented feminism. She never took her clothes off, she never put politics ahead of helping women and she never wanted attention for herself.
No wonder she is rejected and forgotten by feminists today. She was everything they’ll never be.