Things To Dispense With For Educational Freedom

by Al Benson Jr.

I can recall, thinking back years ago now, that my friend and Mentor. Pastor Ennio Cugini, had talked about what needed to be done to ensure real educational freedom in this country. He mentioned two specific things I still remember. He said that you needed to get rid of compulsory attendance laws in the various states. At one point, years ago, the state of Mississippi had done that, but somewhere along the line that got changed so that Mississippi became just like the other states.

I had never heard of anyone else that advocated that except Pastor Cugini. He was ahead of his time, as he was on many other issues. It was and still is a fact that the majority of the property tax in most states goes to find the public schools. I’ve seen some people’s property tax bills here and there and almost without exception, somewhere between two thirds and three quarters of the property tax they paid went to fund the public schools. Pastor Cugini advocated that only those who use the public schools should have to pay this and not everyone else. I agree with him–and neither of us was a big fan of the property tax.

The property tax shows you who really owns the property you live on. Fail to pay the property tax and government at some level can take “your” property away from you. The prevailing theory here is that government really owns it all and the property tax you pay is your yearly rent for the use of some of it.

But, in regard to education, I ran across an article on https://fee.org for back on April 2, 2019 by Kerry McDonald that took compulsory schooling laws to task. McDonald is a senior education editor at FEE, with an ME in education from Harvard. She wrote: “Someone asked me recently if I could wave a magic wand and do one thing to improve American education what would it be. Without hesitation, I replied: ‘Eliminate state compulsory schooling statutes. Stripping the state of its power to define and control education under a legal threat of force is a necessary step in pursuit of education freedom and parental empowerment…While it’s true that some parents may have access to government schooling alternatives, many states require private schools to receive authorization in order to operate…Homeschoolers in most states must comply with state or local reporting mandates that is some areas require homeschoolers to take standardized tests or meet state-determined curriculum requirements. Those hoops are for those lucky enough to jump out of compulsory mass schooling.'”

McDonald went into the history of compulsory attendance laws somewhat as she noted: “Indeed, between 1820 and 1840, Boston’s population more than doubled, and most of these newcomers were poor Irish Catholic immigrants escaping Ireland’s deadly potato famine. They challenged the dominant Anglo-Saxon norms of the time, prompting many state leaders to lobby for a new compulsory schooling statute that would mandate children’s attendance in state-controlled public schools.” One editor wrote in 1851 that: “Nothing can operate effectually here but stringent legislation, thoroughly carried out by an efficient police; the children must be gathered up and forced into school ,and those who resist or impede this plan, whether parents or priests, must be held accountable and punished.” Sounds like Massachusetts was operating on the premise that the children belonged to the state rather than to the parents. We have similar situations today all across the country.

And so McDonald concludes that: “The first step to restore education freedom and empower parents with choice and opportunity for their children is to eliminate compulsory schooling laws that authorize state control of education. States could still require cities and towns to provide public schools to those who want them, but the power to compel parents to send their children there would disappear. In its place, a decentralized network of educational opportunities (including, but not limited to, various types of schooling) would unfold, fueled by visionary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs. Parents, not the state, would decide how and when their children are educated…Education freedom begins when government compulsion ends.” I think she’s right on the money. After all, the kids belong to their parents as God ordained it, and not to the state as man tries to ordain it.

More From The Public School Snakepit

by Al Benson Jr.

There seems almost no end to the total weirdness now going on in public schools, or maybe depravity would be a more fitting term. I recently came across an article by a Ben Johnson who is a senior reporter at The Washington Stand. Mr. Johnson noted in an article on https://www.dailysignal.com for August 16th that: “State universities indoctrinate future teachers in controversial transgender, racial, and political theories–and instruct them to teach these principles to children beginning in preschool, a new report has found.”

And he quoted the report’s author, Will Flanders, when he said, in an interview, “There’s a huge amount of liberal indoctrination going on…We found it across every public university in the state that has an education program.”

Johnson told us: Flanders, the research director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law &, Liberty did research of records across “…all public universities in Wisconsin that teach education. He and co-author Dylan Palmer asked for the syllabus, assignments, and reading list for education courses–the classes future teachers needed to pass in order to teach in the state’s public schools. The 44-page report found that many of these courses begin by defining biblical morality as beyond the pale…” Nothing like prejudicing your captive audience against biblical truth right at the beginning is there?

And Johnson tells us: “Once the university changes students’ personal morality, it instructs them to begin introducing radical gender theory to children as young as three. At UW-Whitewater, students read a chapter titled ‘Jusr Another Gay Day in the Campus Three-Year-Old Room,’ which tells students to include LGBTQ ‘lessons with a three-year-old day care center. At UW-Green Bay, would-be pedagogues must read the book Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students by Michael Sadowski, which the report explains ‘argues that teachers must bring conversation about gender and sexual identity into the classroom, encourage advocacy, and foster the LGBTQ identification of young students’.”

Johnson informs us that: “These criteria mean that teachers will be ‘discussing racial politics, gender politics, sexual identity, transgenderism, ahistorical anti-American history, and culturally revolutionary ideas with children as young as five or six years old,’ according to the report, which was produced by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.”

So you have to ask yourself, if you have a child who wants to be a public school teacher, is this type of educational propaganda what you want them to learn to teach? Is any of this stuff fit content for future teachers to have to pass along to students, especially students of a tender age? This kind of stuff is not real education. It is rank leftist indoctrination being foisted off on both future teachers and students as education. You almost feel like asking what foreign power these teachers colleges are working for. But then, if you have done some homework, you realize that the anti-American cabal that seized control of our government well over 100 years ago, is responsible for the anti-biblical and anti-American thrust of what students are and have been learning in “our” public schools for more decades than most of us have been alive.

Don’t even think about “reforming” the public schools! Trying to do that is akin to dumping a cup of water into the Gulf of Mexico to raise the water level. Parents need to remove their kids from the public school system and keep them out. I just read an interesting article the other day that stated that they expect the enrollment in public schools for the upcoming year to drop by 4%. On the face of it that may not seem like a lot, but then, 4% amounts to two million kids! That’s two million less kids the government schools get to brainwash in the coming year–and that is cause for rejoicing.

Schools or Indoctrination Centers? The Answer Should be Obvious

by Al Benson Jr.

As time goes on we are learning more and more about how public schools are pushing this Marxist oriented Critical Race Theory garbage. And I call it garbage because that is what it is The agenda for this is to cause hate and division between the races so they will never be able to come together and realize who their real enemies are and what those enemies are doing to all races.

The fact that those enemies are able to use the public schools in this country to promote their leftist propaganda should show people who really controls the public schools in this country. And I am not going to advocate that we get in there and fight to take “our” public schools back. That has been tried and it is an exercise in futility. The public schools were never, and I mean never, ours to begin with. They have always belonged to the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ, right from day one!

Oh, I know lots of you don’t want to hear that. Your dear old Aunt Bessie taught in them for years and she never found any problem with them. Now I am not attacking Aunt Bessie’s sincerity but I do question her discernment and the discernment of those Christians who think like she does. And believe me, I have known lots of them. When my wife and I decided to homeschool our children, lo these many years ago now, we got more opposition from the Christians than we did from the world. Those Christians wanted us to put our kids in the local public school and they were quite disappointed when we refused to do that.

Their discernment in this critical area had been tampered with and they unknowingly came down on the side of the Lord’s enemies. After spending two years in Kanawha County, West Virginia during the textbook protest there in the mid-1970s I became convinced that the public school system does not exist to educate. It exists to indoctrinate our children in leftist values. I have never had cause to change my mind on this issue. In fact what I see going on in public schools today more and more bears out my original contentions.

I just read an article on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com for July 9th by Julian Conradson which stated, in part: “Investigative journalist and Critical Race Theory opponent Chris Rufo has identified over 30 school districts across 15 different states that are teaching the radical anti-whiteness book Not My Idea by Anastasis Higgenbotham….The book teaches children to primarily identify by their skin color while it paints white children as evil, saying: “Whiteness is a bad deal. It always was…Another page says “Racism is a white person’s problem and we are all caught up in it.” This is an absolute croc. Whatever “racism” exists in this world is a human problem not just a white problem and to teach kids this stuff is to lie to them and do them a grave injustice .Christopher Rufo notes that this book is meant for youngsters as young as kindergarten and it “traffics in the noxious principles of race essentialism, collective guilt, and anti-whiteness.’ Rufo has noted that “Critical race theory is driving public education–and must be stopped.”

But it won’t be stopped and the only solution to not having your kids poisoned by it is to get them out of public schools. Some are learning the lesson and are doing that, but not enough. A good example is California. An article on https://www.zerohedge.com for July 9th noted that: “The most recent homeschool figures are more than twice as high as they were during the 2018-2019 school year, when 14,548 PSAs (private school affidavits) were filed. There were 22, PSAs filed during the 2019-2020 school year. The largest increase in homeschoolers was especially notable among minority groups, including black and Hispanic learners. In African American households the proportion of homeschooling quintupled from 3/3 percent in spring 2020 to 16.1 percent in fall 2020.” By the same token, the percentage of Hispanic families that opted for homeschooling rose from 6.2 percent to 12.1 percent. And this is in just one state, a state not especially friendly to homeschooling. But this tells you something. More minority folks are getting the message that the public school system ain’t really their friend–and that’s important. Now if only the white folks who are continually slandered by that system would begin to get that message! One can only hope the Lord will begin to open their eyes–if they still have eyes to see.

Critical Race Theory Is The New Holy Writ For Public Schools

by Al Benson Jr.

For you Christian (and also other) parents who still think your local public school is still okay for your kids I have to further burst your bubble in the hope of waking at least some of you all up.

I will quote from an article on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com for July 5, 2021. The headline for this article states More than 5,000 Woke Teachers Sign Pledge to Teach CRT ‘Regardless of the Law’. The article says, in part “Throughout much of 2021, conservatives, in both classrooms and in the halls of state legislatures have been fighting back against the pervasive influence of critical race theory in public schools. Laws banning the instruction of CRT tenets in public schools have passed in more than 20 states, and there is reason to hope that the tide is beginning to turn in the fight for the country’s history and principles.” I wish I could agree with the latter part of his statement, but I am unable to.

He then notes the Zinn Education Project “that refuses to accept defeat, and desires to teach American children that this country was founded upon the ‘disposition of Native Americans, slavery, structural racism and oppression.” He also observes that “The organization is named for Howard Zinn, a socialist activist and ‘historian’ who wrote A Peoples History of the United States’ a left-wing propaganda pamphlet disguised as a textb0ok that has made its way into history classes all across the country.” So whatever else comes down the pike, you have to realize that Zinn’s book is already here and in use.

The article continues “Now the ZPE is circulating a ‘Pledge to Teach the Truth’ which identifies left-wing methods of analysis like critical race theory as ‘the truth’ and decrees that the signees–all of whom are educators–refuse to be ‘bullied” into compliance with the law.” In other words, these “teachers” who are really nothing more than change agents, are going to teach what they darn well please–no matter what their state laws say. We are told that, so far, there are more than 5,000 teachers in all 50 states that have signed on to do this. And I would be willing to bet that the vast majority of them teach in public schools. So, if you think your kids are “safe” from leftist propaganda tactics in public school because your state has a law against them on the books let me tell you that this is probably not the case–unless your state legislators show some guts on this issue. Even then the outcome is questionable.

Why are the kids not safe with a law on the books that prevents teaching critical race theory you ask. I will quote the headline from another Gateway Pundit article, this one for Independence Day, July 4th. How ironic! This one says Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Approves Plan to Promote Hate-Based Critical Race Theory in All 50 States and 14000 School Districts. The teachers union the article is talking about is The National Education Association, which most public school teachers belong to. Not all, but most. The NEA calls critical race theory “reasonable and appropriate.” They’ve got to be kidding, right? Well, actually, they are not. For a leftist teachers union, critical race theory is very appropriate as it helps to spread the leftist agenda in public school classrooms nationwide.

This is the kind of thing naive parents do not comprehend when they go to school board meetings. A school board meeting in Loudon County, Virginia was recently shut down when parents had the gall to complain about some of the crap their kids were being taught in public schools there. The parents didn’t like what was going on and the school board did not want to hear their legitimate complaints so they shut the meeting down. What this means is that the school board in Loudon Country will do what it damn well pleases and the parents will have no say!

This sort of thing is going on all across the country and still parents continue to funnel their children in to these public brain laundries we are still foolish enough to refer to as “schools.” I am not indicting all public school teachers here. There are still some good ones, but they are part of a shrinking minority–not representative of the public school’s real mission–propagandizing the students with an extreme left-wing bias.

Parents, especially Christian parents need to wake up to this fact and start removing their kids from these schools. I have noted statistics from several states showing public school enrollment is dropping–but not enough! More parents need to begin to get the message, to wake up and smell the coffee. The children they save may well be their own–but they need to get those kids out of the public schools asap.

Socialists And Humanists Control Public Schools


by Al Benson Jr.


Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

My most recent article on the Unitarians and socialists controlling public schools drew so much negative response in certain quarters that I felt like I struck a raw nerve. That convinced me that I had done something right. When the leftists respond with vehemence to something you wrote or said you can tell you hit a nerve

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The public school system is one of those sacred cows you are never supposed to touch. The leftists always respond in defense of public schools when patriotic Americans point out egregious things that system does. I can imagine, somewhere down the road, some erstwhile leftist in Congress will introduce a bill to make criticism of public education a “hate crime” committed by “domestic terrorists” and then all the commentators on CNN will spend every night for a week pointing out the holiness of public education versus the “evil” of those who dare to question what it is doing to, not for, our kids.


Alex Newman’s recent article in The New American magazine for June 21, 2021 Government Schools vs. Christianity gives us lots of information on those that have in the past, and still do, control what is taught in public schools. The articles goes into the efforts of socialist John Dewey’s work in that area. Many of you have probably heard of John Dewey but you have no idea of what he really stood for or did. Alex Newman describes him as an anti-Christian Utopian and I think he was right on the money there.


He says of Dewey that “Dewey, who visited the Soviet Union and wrote glowing reports about the supposed wonders of communism, is today almost universally regarded as the founding father of America’s government school system. Aside from his political and economic views, his ‘religious’ views were at the center of his efforts. Backed by Rockefeller money, Dewey was an avid foe of Christianity. In fact, he was one of the authors and signers of one of the most brazen public attacks on the Bible of the early 20th century. Dubbed the Humanist Manifesto , it was a total assault on Scripture, starting with the very first words, ‘Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created.'”


Newman described humanism quire accurately when he said “Humanism is basically a retread of the satanic lie found in Genesis 3:5–‘For God know that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil,’ that man can be his own god.” So the humanists, many of whom are Unitarians and socialists, parade their anti-Christian bias in plain sight. But there are dire implications for Dewey’s worldview, for us and our children.


Newman has observed: “And yet, if children are indoctrinated to believe in Dewey’s humanist religion, there can be no God-given rights, because there is no God to grant any rights. There are also no objective and eternal moral standards.” Do you begin to see where this kind of education is taking our kids?


Charles Francis Potter, one of Dewey’s good humanist buddies wrote a book back in 1930 entitled Humanism: A New Religion. It wasn’t, but Potter thought it was. And he raised a very good point, especially for Christians. He said: “What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” I’ve asked that same question myself. I don’t like the answer. Yet most Christians seem satisfied to give the kids and hour of Sunday school once a week while sending them to public school to get 30-35 hours of humanist indoctrination–and then they wonder why they have problems with the kids! They can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. And quite possibly they can’t because they were “educated” in those same humanist public schools and were (mis)taught so they would be incapable of seeing the problem.


So many think if they just get in there they can reform the public schools. I know people who have tried that and have had to give it up as a bad job. That ain’t gonna happen folks. The public schools will not be reformed because they are doing exactly what they were created to do.


So don’t waste your time on parent teacher meetings and all the other trivia thrown in your way to distract you. Get your kids out of the public school system. Separate from it, secede from it, whatever terminology you want to use–get your kids out of it and keep them out of it! There are all kinds of Christian schools and home school programs out there. Do a little homework and find out what is available. There is a lot more available now than there used to be when my wife and I homeschooled. For your kids sake see what you can find.

Unitarian/Socialist Influence On Public Schools

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The recent June 21st issue of The New American magazine is a special report on education in America. The people that publish The New American realize that the major problem we have with education in this country is the public school system. An informative article by Alex Newman in this issue is entitled Government Schools vs. Christianity. Among other things Alex Newman noted: Despite the myth of religious ‘neutrality’ and ‘secular’ schooling perpetrated by the government school establishment and its apologists, all education is fundamentally religious in nature. That is just as true in government schools across the United States as it is in Islamic madrassas of Pakistan. The only question is what what religion and what worldview is being taught.” This is a cogent truth that most people, Christians included, never seem to grasp.

Newman goes on to observe that “non-Christians and anti-Christians with communist leanings were primarily responsible for the government takeover of education in America beginning in the mid-1850s…The gradual replacement of Christianity in the public schools began early on in the history of government-run education. It started with Communist Utopian Robert Owen, the first serious advocate of a total government takeover of education in America. In Owen’s view, only government training of children in collectivism from a young age could produce people ready to dispense with private property and live for what he viewed as the greater good of the collective.

Owen’s collective colony in New Harmony, Indiana went belly-up after only a few years, as most of such socialist experiments did in the 1800s. And there were a lot of them here in the 1800s, from Brook Farm to Fruitlands to New Harmony to the Shaker towns in several states, although the Shakers lasted longer than some of the others.

After his dismal failure at New Harmony, Owen teamed up with Orestes Brownson to promote a “secret society modeled on the Carbonari, an early 19th century Italian secret revolutionary society to work toward that goal.” And Newman tells us that the object of this society was “…convincing the public to support a government takeover of education. The second was to get men elected to the legislatures who would help advance that mission. But there was an even more ambitious goal: setting up a national system of compulsory government schools that would exclude all religion.” Brownson said that “The great object was to get rid of Christianity.”

And Unitarian Horace Mann “wanted to get the Bible out of education under the guise of stopping ‘sectarianism’.” Mann was totally opposed to the Calvinist church schools in Massachusetts. Mann was totally opposed to Reformed theology–indeed he had apostatized from it and formed his own creedal statement of how he felt life should be lived and he wanted to foist that apostate world view on the children of Massachusetts.

All of this happened in the early to mid-1800s–not the 1900s! Our problems with public schools go way, way back to their beginnings. You are not going to reform them by going to parent-teacher meetings or running for the local school board or throwing more public money at the public schools under the fallacious guise of “quality education.”

The public school system will not be reformed because it is doing what it s founders intended it to do. Those who say public education has failed do not understand what this system was created to do. Actually, the public schools have been a howling success at what they were created to do–propagandize your children into accepting and embracing the socialist, anti-Christian worldview.

This should be apparent to anyone who engages in serious thought when you see what is being taught in public schools in our day. Our public schools are teaching concepts that Lenin and Mao would love and endorse. Why do you think that so many of our kids are so sold on communism and socialism? Because they are getting it taught to them in school, that’s why. Oh they don’t call it communism. They give it nobler-sounding names like Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project and a host of others. But what it amounts to is socialist doctrine and propaganda. If you choose to use public schools your kids are being indoctrinated in this stuff.

The articles in this latest issue of the New American advocate that you remove your kids from public schools and work to defund them and I could not agree more. Every new bond issue for public schools that comes up should be voted down. And they would be if only parents started to grasp the agenda of these brain laundries in sufficient numbers.

This Chinese virus that kept so many kids out of school last year allowed parents to get a look at at least some of what was being taught in schools and lots of parents did not like what they saw. Enrollments in public schools are down this year in many states, even here in Louisiana. Home school enrollment is on the rise–and that is good. We need to continue this trend.

More parents need to begin to grasp what the public school system is really all about, particularly Christian parents. Their primary goal is robbing your children of their faith and turning them into good, compliant little collectivists. Despite the efforts of some good teachers, that is the objective of the public school system and those that promote it, and people need to start figuring that out.

Marxist Propaganda In Public Schools Posing As Education

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have written about Critical Race Theory before, and I probably will again. It is such a pernicious world view that it deserves all the negative publicity possible. At this point, several state legislatures around the country have bills in their legislatures to ban the teaching of this theory in their public schools and, while I have no use for the public school system, I do applaud these efforts. At least some in these state legislatures recognize what a horrendous insult to real education this leftist drivel really is.

However, for some reason, that does not hold true in the state of Washington. According to https://thefederallist.com/2021/06/03/washington-mandates-critical-race-theory this leftist plague will be visited on all public school students in that state. According to this article: “The race-obsessed framework isn’t relegated to schools in Seattle, where you’d expect a victim-centered ideology like critical race theory to flourish. Thanks to the state’s Democrat-controlled legislature, a trio of bills just signed into law mandates critical race theory training for all public school teachers. Another even requires training for medical students, teaching them it’s as essential to be social justice activists as it is to treat patients.. While critical race theory mandates go into effect in the 2022-2023 school year, many districts are already jumping on board.” Two mentioned are the Issaquah School District and the one in Bellingham.

The article also observes that “Staffers learn that black people cannot be racist because they don’t have power, that whites benefit from white privilege even if they experience ‘high poverty’ and that virtually every American institution is founded in white supremacy.” Can you imagine teachers being forced to communicate this lunacy to their students? This is not education. This is Marxist indoctrination, pure and simple. It occurs to me that those who promote this sort of thing are the real racists and not those they are trying to teach this stuff to.

You have racial prejudice among all ethnic groups, not just white folks, and to try to tell students that they are “racist” just because they are white is doing them a real disservice. By the same token, telling black students they lack the ability to have racial prejudice is lying to them. And those that promote this twaddle know that.

I mentioned in a previous article, an article by Christopher Rufo on Imprimis for March, 2021, Volume 50, No. 3 where Mr. Rufo deals with Critical Race Theory. He states: “Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.” If you can locate Mr. Rufo’s article on the internet https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/imprimis_Mar_3-21

From what he has said, it doesn’t look like the leftists have missed out in many areas–education, business, you name it. While we have been busy and bemused watching ball games and reality shows the radical leftists among us have been busy with their efforts to subvert our institutions–and mostly we don’t begin to have the remotest clue. Where has the Christian Church been while all this was going on? Don’t hold your breath waiting for the answer to that one! I’m not sure you want to know!

For the poor folks in Washington who will be subjected to all of this I have some advice. Get your kids OUT of the public school system immediately if not sooner! Unless you want your kids to be trained to be good little Marxists, you don’t need this! And people in other states need to keep an eye on this situation, lest your legislators betray you and cave in to this sort of thing.

The leftists seem to come up with lots of noble-sounding euphemisms–tolerance, brotherhood, inclusiveness, and others, but when you look at the real guts of what they are peddling it is usually just a sugar-coated Marxism, with just enough sugar to fool the naive.

Critical Race Theory is bad news–Marxist bad news. Those who want to protect their children from this pile of leftist cow chips need to be aware of that fact. And once you become aware, then inform others.

Critical Race Theory and The Local Public School

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

In March of 2021 writer Christopher F. Rufo did an article for Hillsdale Colleges’ publication Imprimis in which he dealt with Critical Race Theory and its origins. I can’t deal with it all here. It is long and informative and you may be able to find it on the internet–if it hasn’t been censored off by now. For my purposes here I will give you a brief quote. Mr. Rufo noted that: “Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions.” One of those public institutions is the public school system and Critical Race Theory is, regardless of what some try to tell us, alive and unfortunately well in our public school systems in America.

I read an article for May 24th on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com which observed: “In Cherokee County, Georgia there was a grassroots victory at the school board level as concerned parents convinced their elected school board members, on the spot, to prohibit the implementation of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project based on their concerns. .According to (a) reader, interest in the topic of CRT and the 1619 project was intense and concerned citizens overfilled the building where the school board meeting was held and many had to be out in the parking lot:..The school board voted 4-1, with two abstentions to approve a resolution to prohibit implementation of critical race theory and the 1619 Project..from being taught in Cherokee schools. Groups of concerned parents , teachers, students, and other concerned citizens around the country are organizing similar resistance to the Marxist teaching style and learning aids called CRT, with lobbying efforts at their school board and local government levels, seeking similar resolutions to have it banned from public schools.”

Now, let me ask a question here–have any of you older folks ever seen a situation similar to this? To some of us who have lived in West Virginia, this is a carbon copy of the beginning of the Kanawha County Textbook Protest that took place in that county in West Virginia during the mid-to-late 1970s. The Kanawha County school board, with the exception of the one honest lady on it, Alice Moore, tried to foist off a set of really raunchy textbooks on the students in that county. The parents in Kanawha County protested, picketed the schools, marched, and contacted their political leadership at the state and local levels–and no one could, or would, help them. And there was no help forthcoming at the federal level because it is the federal level that is responsible for what your kids are spoon-fed at the local level. Anyone trying to tell you different is either naive or a liar. Everything in public schools is filtered through the grid of the federal Department of Education, except maybe the times the kids are allowed to have recess. Local control of public education is a vaunted myth that should have died out after the feds put down the textbook revolt in West Virginia , using whatever methods they needed to.

So I will say this to the good folks in Cherokee County, Georgia. You have put off the implementation of Critical Race Theory in your public schools–for now! However, if you don’t keep your eye on your local school board, and think you have won this fight for good and all, then somewhere down the road, this “educational” Marxist construct will resurface once the parents quit watching out for it. It may come back with a different name to throw parents off track but it will be back–just as sure as the turning of the earth!

In order to prevent your kids from again facing the probability of being subjected to this Marxist drivel posing as education you would be better advised to remove your kids, if at all possible, from the public school system and either find a good Christian school or teach them at home. For those willing to make the sacrifice this can be done. It means learning to accept the responsibility for your own kids’ education rather than leaving the job up to local school educrats who may or may not have your kids’ best interest at heart. This is not a blanket indictment of all who teach or have taught in public school. We have a niece who teaches in one. Rather it is a warming to be alert because there are many in the educational bureaucracy at all levels who view your kids as cannon fodder to the leftist propaganda they intend to shove down their throats as part of the destruction of your culture and history.

Christian parents especially need to hear this, but I fear not many of them will listen. A lot I know never did and they were anxious to even avoid this discussion. Being forewarned, however, is to work toward being forearmed. To all but leftist parents–understand this-the public school system ain’t your friend–it is the culture destroyer of your heritage.

Deceive The Parents Just Like You’ve Always Done

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

For decades I have been telling people to remove their kids from the public school system because it is a corrupt institution that indoctrinates kids rather than educating them. The material I will deal with here proves that contention.

Someone sent me a copy of an article on https://dawsoncountyjournal.com that dealt with this. The story was written by Art Moore. I will quote some of what he had to say here. He said: “Amid complaints from parents that their children are being ‘indoctrinated’ a Missouri school district is advising English teachers to create a fake curriculum and keep the real one hidden. The real one is focused on ‘antiracist’ activism and issues of ‘white privilege,’ the Daily Wire reported. The author of the memo is Natalie Fallert, the literacy speech coordinator for grades 6-12 in the Rockwood School District, serving several towns west of St. Louis that are overwhelmingly white. She told middle and high school teachers in the district that parents had been complaining ‘we are pushing an agenda, we are pushing Critical Race Theory…we are teaching kids to be social activists.'”

Part of this curriculum consists of a video, “Intersectionality 101” a video produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Any school anywhere using this outfit’s material, public or private, ought to be separated from immediately if not sooner. If anything will propagandize kids it is material put out by the SPLC. This is the outfit that has sought to label all legitimate Southern Heritage Groups as “hate groups.” That tell you anything about them?

Interestingly enough the complaints have originated due to protocols caused by the Chinese virus that let parents see the real classroom instruction for the first time. Art Moore observes: “The (classroom) assignments are now visible to at-home learners in a tool called Canvas. So Fallert has a solution: This doesn’t mean throw out the lesson and find a new one. Just pull the resource off Canvas so parents cannot see it…Keep teaching! Just don’t make everything visible on Canvas. This is not being deceitful. This is just doing what you have done for years. Prior to the pandemic you didn’t send everything home or have it available. You taught in your classroom and things were peachy keen. We are going old-school…”

Do you realize what she is saying here? Stop and reflect on it. She is telling teachers to keep on pushing the radical leftist indoctrination in her public school district–just make sure you don’t let the parents in on your dirty little secret. Continue to withhold information from the parents–just like you always did before the pandemic came along! This should be a revelation to parents all across the country. Do you think if this is going on in a school district in Missouri that it ain’t going on in the public school your kids attend? As the man says “Dream on Alice!”

Naturally the school district that employs Ms. Fallert has issued a statement that is an attempt at damage control–telling parents that the school district really views them as “allies” in the education of “our children.” Forgive me folks, but that statement is ranker than a pile of Texas cow chips in the middle of August. The school district there regards the parents as “allies” if they are willing to submit their children to leftist indoctrination. Should they not be willing to do that, the school district will consider them troublemakers to be dealt with accordingly.

This situation sounds so very much like what went on during the Textbook Protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia during the mid-1970s that it is almost like history repeating itself. And the statement about not being deceitful to parents by withholding information from them is ludicrous. Whenever you intentionally withhold information from parents about what their kids are being taught it is a major deceit! But the public schools have done this for so long their minions do not consider it deceitful–withholding information from parents has become standard operating procedure.

Mr. Moore also notes that “The Biden administration, has submitted a new rule that would fund critical race theory in public schools.” Beginning to get the picture yet? Your school districts will continue to push far-left programs like Critical Race Theory and the feds will gladly pay them for it. So much for the public school system as the parent’s “ally.” Anyone believing that hogwash hasn’t been paying attention.

What is going on in Missouri should be a wakeup call to parents to begin taking their kids out of the public school system and checking out other alternatives. And Christians should especially heed this. Unfortunately, I am afraid most of them won’t.

Why Do Parents Put Up With This Crap?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I just read an article by a Nebojsa Malic on Russia Today for March 27th. I find it interesting that we seem to get more real news from foreign outlets than we do from the so-called “news” media in this country anymore. I have never been a big fan of Russia Today, in the past or now, so when I see more real news on that outlet than we get from what passes for the news media presently it only illustrates the total degeneracy and political corruption of the mainstream media in this country.

Anyone depending on our mainstream media for anything except leftist propaganda has to have a generous dose of mush between their ears.

Anyway, Malic’s article had some interesting observations contained in it. Thoughts to make American parents think, however many of them may still be capable of rational thought anymore. Malic noted: “Of course, the devil is in the details, such as making elementary school children (in California) invoke Aztec gods to empower them as ‘warriors’ for social justice. Among them is the ‘revolutionary spirit’ Huitzilopochtli, the deity of war and sun–and recipient of thousands of human sacrifices. Modern woke narratives paint the Aztecs as oppressed ‘people of color’ who fell victim to ‘white oppressors’ in the form of Spanish conquistadors, papering over inconvenient facts such as that the Aztecs slaughtered other Mesoamerican peoples…” And this is true. I have read some of the history, having some interest in American Indians over the years. The Aztecs were by no means Mesoamerican innocents. They got to where they were by killing off their opposition, some in battle, but many by bloody human sacrifice. And, in California, public school children are now supposed to be chanting to these pagan “gods.” Anything wrong with this picture?

If a public school teacher mentions the name of Jesus Christ in a positive way in a classroom that teacher could lose his or her job. But, hey, chanting to Aztec gods is okay, right? No problem there at all!

The the writer of this Russia Today article makes an astounding observation–astounding because it seems to be all true. He says “It’s not that Americans are less religious, as the polling suggests, but less Christian–the old religion getting replaced by politics, wokeness, and whatever the worship of Huitzilopochtli is supposed to be called.”

So I wonder, at this point, how many Christians in California have their children in public schools? Any number is too many! What do the Christians in California think of this new religious trend in “their” public schools? I have read nothing at all in this regard. So unless I hear something different, I have to assume that most Christians in that state have no problem with their kids being taught to chant to Aztec gods. If you have heard something different please let me know. I’d hate to think that California’s Christians have no problem with this.

Every Christian parent with a kid in public school in California should be yanking that kid out of public school as we speak.

Unfortunately, California is a bell-weather of what the rest of the country can eventually expect to be subjected to. So if the anti-Christs in that state get by with this then you can soon expect some of the more “progressive” aka leftist states in other areas to try to pull something similar. Christians need to be constantly reminded that the public school system does not belong to them. It is the Unitarian/socialist brainchild of the leftist Education Establishment in this country. It has been promoting anti-Christianity in one form or another since the 1800s. And Christians still haven’t figured that out! I begin to wonder if they ever will!

Too many Christians have been sold a bill of goods that tells them their little Johnny or Mary can be a “witness” to their degenerate public school system and help turn things around. Folks, that’s a croc and those that peddled that fable to you know it. It’s nothing more than their way of keeping your kids in the public brain laundry so they can be propagandized beyond your ability to reverse that action.

It’s about time Christians woke up before they lose their kids–and their country! If you can’t find a good Christian school for the kids then teach them at home. That will still be better than leaving them in public school to be subject to whatever whims the current “gods” in the public education establishment want to do to them.