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.