By David Risselada
Finally, after eight years of governance by a left wing radical intent on turning our nation upside down, a new President is at the helm. We can only hope that Donald trump proves himself to be the conservative we are expecting him to be. If he demonstrates otherwise we have a responsibility to hold him accountable in the same manner we attempted to hold the previous White House occupant accountable. As an author who offered up some pretty harsh criticisms of The Donald it must be admitted that some of his cabinet picks are outstanding.
For instance, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a staunch constitutionalist and climate change denier which makes him the perfect choice for the EPA, if that unconstitutional monstrosity is to be reigned in. Marine Corps General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense has liberal heads spinning as he is not likely to play politically correct games designed to protect peoples feelings while putting the nation at risk. Other picks have created a bit of a controversy, like Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State for instance, or Elaine Chao, wife of an establishment Republican who did little to stop Obama’s agenda, Mitch McConnell. Truthfully, if something isn’t done about education it wont matter who Trump nominates because the next generation will simply be brought up being taught that they are all racist, warmongering, sexist islamophobes that don’t care about the planet. Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, vows to be a force for change in our education system. She is a strong advocate for school choice who vociferously stated her opposition to common core standards.
These are good signs, however; until someone acknowledges that our school systems have become a breeding ground for behavior based psychology and behavior modification techniques, which indoctrinate children into the tenants of progressivism, nothing will change.
If Betsy Devos is serious about reforming our education system the first thing she would do is eliminate the United States participation in UNESCO, which stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization. The United States has been a member since 1946. Since this time the United Nations has dictated educational policy in the United States with the main goal being the elimination of patriotism, individualism and any concept of what is right and wrong. This explains how the radical left has maintained such control over education, getting away with teaching racially divisive concepts like “white privilege,” while at the same time raising generations of American students who have no understanding of the constitutional republic in which they freely live.
During the early 1900’s, “Americas progressive era,” educators became convinced that the Soviet model of education was superior to America’s. Instrumental players like John Dewey, author of the Humanist Manifesto, worked to turn America’s education system into one where students were trained to become “socially acceptable” members of society as opposed to free thinkers able to exercise their own free will. Schools were designed to create the ideal citizen as opposed to the next great inventor, or entrepreneur.
In 1932, William Foster, national chairman of the Communist Party of the United States wrote the book Toward Soviet America. In this book he laid out his vision for education, which is strikingly similar to what we see today as much of what he describes has been accomplished.
“A U.S. Department of Education; implementation of a scientific materialist philosophy; studies revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology; students taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and general ethics of a new socialist society; present obsolete methods of teaching will be superseded by a scientific pedagogy. The whole basis and organization of capitalist science will be revolutionized. Science will become materialistic, hence truly scientific. God will be banished from the laboratories as well as from the schools.” (Foster, Toward Soviet America)
This is exactly what our school system teaches today. American students are convinced that America is the worlds greatest evil and believe an international government will solve many of the world’s problems. Science and psychology have completely eradicated religion in public schools and universities, and the idea that pursuing wealth and property is equated with selfishness and greed.
Unfortunately, the practice of psychology has taught educators that training students using behavior modification techniques can have lasting results. In other words, the earlier the radical left gets a hold of your child the more likely they are to grow up being a communist without even knowing it. B.F. Skinner wrote in his book Beyond Freedom and Dignity that manipulating the environment to create a fear of non-acceptance can be a greater form of control than an all out police state. This seems to be a popular theme as another well known psychologist, Bertrand Russell, says virtually the same thing.
“Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”—-Bertrand Russell, 1953
As long as government remains in control of education it is certain they will use it to psychologically condition students to behave in manners that suit governments needs. Today, our kids are being inundated with propaganda concerning race, gun control and a belief that America has stolen the worlds resources. Their ability to clearly think and problem solve has been destroyed and replaced with an emotional outburst spouting off liberal talking points to anything that upsets their fragile egos. Unfortunately, the earlier they are exposed to this propaganda the more likely it is to become embedded in their brains as a permanent fixture.
“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished … The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.” —–Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Donald Trump could appoint the most conservative cabinet in the history of the United States. Betsy Devos could be totally devoted to reforming America’s education system; however, failure to acknowledge the real issue while acting like school choice will solve our problems will accomplish nothing, aside from determining which school gets the privilege of indoctrinating your child. As long as the left remains in control of education they will continue to pound ideas into our children’s head that support their beliefs, not ours. Our children will be the next generation of useful idiots demanding social change they don’t understand, while standing in opposition to whatever positive changes Trump has made.
Control of education is the left's long game folks. The biggest mistake we could make as a nation is become comfortable with the belief that winning this election means we have won the nation back. Therein lies the point of this whole article; many of us have been affected by our education to the point we are comfortable with government control over certain aspects of our lives. The only way things will change is if we remember that we control our government, not the other way around. We need to be a thorn in Trumps side America, make him remember why he won.
To learn my personal battle with left wing education check out my book Not On My Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education
David Risselada is a former U.S. Serviceman, commentator, and author of the book "Not on My Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education." David currently writes for Western Free Press.