by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
There was an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com for November 8th that dealt with financial problems in Argentina. Right in the middle of the article the writer observed: “Things are definitely in crisis in Argentina. But the fact is that just about every other country in the world is heading in the wrong direction–at a faster or slower rate–certainly including the United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe. The socialists, the fascists, and the jingoists are in the ascendance all over the world. There are many reasons for this. One is that Marxist-oriented professors have been indoctrinating the younger generation in high school and college for decades. The left has totally taken over educational systems everywhere. The average person has been inculcated with perverse and destructive ideas about economics, politics, philosophy, and ethics from roughly age 6 to age 22. It’s hard to get these things out of their heads once they’ve learned them in their youth.”
The author makes a valid point here. The question that comes to my mind is, in all these decades of Marxist indoctrination in high schools and colleges that has gone on, where were the Christians who should have, in some measure been aware of all this? The vast majority of them seem to have put their kids in these schools to swallow the Marxist indoctrination–and seem to have been totally unaware of it. Some of them even upbraided my wife and I for refusing to subject our kids to it.
I am afraid the Christian faith in this country has been severely tampered with–and most Christians don’t, even today, have the first clue! I wish it were not so, but sadly, it is. Now the chickens are coming home to roost. And how many of these Christian young folks who spent their educational lives in public institutions of “learning” have become good little promoters of socialist doctrine and don’t even realize it? And their parents don’t even realize it because they went through the same process. How many good Christian socialists do we have out there that have been schooled in the doctrines of Marx or Gramsci more than they have in sound biblical doctrine? More than we would willingly admit, I am afraid.
There was an article on https://newswithviews.com on November 9th of this year by Lee Duigon. I don’t always agree with all of Mr. Duigon’s historical viewpoints, but in this instance, I think he got it right. He wrote about public schools and white privilege. He wrote the article in April of 2018. He wrote: “George Washington University, for one, has held a seminar on ‘Christian Privilege,’ which is sort of like ‘White Privilege’ and has to be abolished. Christians in America–that would be the majority of Americans–have all these ‘unmerited perks’ that must be done away with if we’re ever to create Utopia. GWU is here to lead the jihad.” Duigon continued: “Our wonderful high schools don’t want the colleges getting all the glory; and at a high school in Nebraska, they’ve done something about that. They’ve put up a poster in a classroom saying ‘Republicans = Nazis.’ Do these schmendricks even know what a Nazi is? Like, it’s short for ‘National Socialist.’ Yes, socialist. No, they don’t know: ‘Nazi just means anyone who’s not them, and is therefore really, really bad.”
Kids who have been thusly miseducated could have quit school after the fifth grade and not been anymore ignorant than these kids.
I also came across an article on https://alphanewsmn.com by a high school student, Owen Rickert, from April 20th of this year. The title of the article is What White Privilege Lessons Did to My High School. Mr. Rickert seems to be a cut above the average high school student. In his last year of high school one of his assignments was to write a speech about a topic of his choice. His topic was “Division” and it was about “…how identity politics ruined the last few years at the high school I attended.”
Rickert notes how he was raised in a conservative home and his dad was strong in his conservative beliefs. It seems his dad, to his credit, took pains to point out to his son the leftist bias in network news. Because of this, Rickert said: “It was often pointed out, while watching the news, and reading articles, the obvious slant toward the Left. Because of this it was easy to recognize when topics were being presented in school that were favorable toward the beliefs of the Left.” Due to his dad’s worthwhile tutoring Rickert was able to recognize leftist propaganda in high school. Which fact tells you there is leftist propaganda in high schools. And you can bet the farm that Rickert’s school is not the only one with this ongoing problem. His school is one of way too many across the country that foist this garbage on mostly unsuspecting students. Rickert was one giant step ahead of most of his peers in that he had been taught to recognize leftist propaganda for what it really is–propaganda–not education.
Rickert had some interesting thoughts on all this. He said: “All homeroom teachers were required to discuss the idea that ‘privileged people need to stand up for the minority students to ensure their safety and well being. Minority students included anyone that was not white, straight or Christian. The absurdity is how, within an instant, we were all separated into groups that we had not recognized prior to this. Some were labeled as victims while others had a superior position just by being born. From then on, relationships changed…An issue was created over a problem that never existed…Again, the (school) administration knew they had power over us, and they foisted their agenda with the knowledge there would be no repercussions…These specific events, along with many others, tipped me over the edge. I understood that nobody, parents or students, no matter how furious they were, was going to do anything to challenge the indoctrination.”
Rickert pretty much sums up here the reason Christian people need to get their kids out of public schools–because no one is going to do anything to challenge the leftist indoctrination going on in those schools. Folks, this is right from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. Right from a student who has been exposed to the leftist propaganda so rampant in public schools and has recognized it for what it is.
Thankfully, in Rickert’s case, seeing the leftist propaganda in living color in school “cemented” the conservative beliefs he had been raised with. But he lamented: “I fear, though, for those who do not recognize when they are being manipulated by the liberal agenda that many schools, public and private, are forcing on the students.”
As for the teachers in these schools, how many can afford to lose their jobs, their tenure, their retirement benefits, by speaking up and exposing what the schools are doing to our children under the guise of education? No Christian parent who is in any way able to do otherwise should allow their kids to be educated by those that are the sworn enemies of the Christian faith. This fact should be obvious, but in our day of leftist change and propaganda, it does not seem to be, especially to evangelical Christians.