Public Schools and the Destruction of America

by Al Benson Jr.

Contrary to popular myths, public education in this country has never been “necessary.” Years ago Samuel Blumenfeld wrote a book called Is Public Education Necessary? Mr. Blumenfeld, who was an education expert, concluded that, no, it was not. Rather it was introduced by people (Unitarians and socialists) who had an agenda and that agenda was the removal of Christian education, to be replaced by an educational system run by the state (government). It was to be a thoroughly humanist system. Humanism is a system of theology completely alien to and opposed to the Christian faith and the truth about Jesus Christ and Scripture. This was the foundation of public education in this country and, sad to say, most Christians bought into it and continue to buy into it and when their kids leave the faith after high school they wonder why. The idea that the public school worked for twelve years to eradicate the faith of their children never occurs to them, and what’s more, they get really ticked at anyone who tries to explain this to them. They don’t want to hear it—end of conversation!

However, the public school agenda presently is becoming so blatant I don’t see how they can ignore it much longer without willingly admitting that they don’t want the responsibility for their children’s education and therefore are willing to turn the kids over to apostates and anti-Christs for their “education.”

The information that comes across my desk about the continuing destruction of real education by the public schools is so voluminous that I can hardly keep up with it all, much less comment on it all. But here and there items turn up that cry out to be dealt with and you get the feeling that the Lord would have you try, just one more time, to warn Christian parents about what is going on, even though most of them don’t want to hear it and would just as soon you shut up so they could continue on in their theological dreamland where everything is fine and they don’t have to do anything about anything. I guess I’m just enough of an agitator that I don’t want them to be able to say “nobody ever told me.”

So here are a few tidbits that should make Christian parents with kids in public brain laundries think and wonder if, possibly, just possibly, their kids might be better off in a different educational environment, like the home or the Christian school. An article that appeared on http://www.digitaljournal.com  for October 5th was headlined: Worksheet asks children to remove parts of the Bill of rights. The author, Justin King wrote: “A student in Bryant School District in Arkansas brought home a worksheet that presented her with a scenario that referred to the Bill of rights as ‘outdated’ and that as part of a special committee she would need to throw out two of the amendments. The worksheet was handed out to Sixth grade students in a History class…According to the girl’s mother, she has not received any government or civics classes and this was the first assignment dealing with the Constitution or Bill of Rights. The school district is participating in the embattled Common Core curriculum.” So these kids are supposed to meet in some sort of a committee and decide, since the Bill of Rights is “outdated” what two amendments need to go. And this in the sixth grade with no previous civics classes? How much do you want to bet, with the teacher’s “gentle persuasion” this totally inexperienced sixth grade committee ends up recommending that the two amendments that are outdated and should be removed are the Second and Tenth Amendments? This is history? Well, no, actually its propaganda, but they’ll never tell.

And there’s this one from Tennessee on the same day, October 5th. It appeared on http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com  which stated: “Tennessee School Posts 5 Pillars of Islam On Walls Adds Islam to Curriculum.” The article starts off “Springfield High School didn’t miss an opportunity to display and essentially express their desire to show their tolerance for an ever growing diverse community at a recent open house for parents and returning public school children. On display on the freshman hall wall of the Robertson County, TN school, the 5 Pillars of Islam were pasted ‘up and down’ the hallway, proclaiming the rules to be a good student of Islam, much in the way the 10 Commandment direct Christians.” Only problem with all of this is that the Ten Commandments probably would have “offended” someone and would have had to be taken down while no one will dare touch the Islamic stuff for fear of “offending” those who are offended by Christianity. In fact the article ended up with “The only problem to date, is the 5 Pillars stayed and the 10 Commandments came down.” Folks, that’s what it was all about! Islam will be paraded and Christianity will be removed as quickly as possible. This is your public education system in living color folks, get used to it. This is where it’s headed. And don’t think you can “reform” it. That will never happen.

Then there was the article that came from The Daily Sheeple  http://www.thedailysheeple.com  that appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com  which observed: “Critics of the public school system will be pleased to know that St. Joseph-Ogden High School in Illinois is preparing kids for the future by teaching them practical skills. That’s right—15 and 16 year olds just had an assignment on how to distribute limited medical resources amongst a small sampling of the population. They got to pick who deserves to live and who deserves to die.” Turns out the lesson deals with ten people who need kidney dialysis when there are only enough resources to care for six of them and the students have to decide who lives and who dies. This is a different spin on the old one they used to pull with values clarification courses I think it was. There were ten people who were in the water after the ship sank but the rowboat only had room for six and so the kids had to decide which six lived.

The Lew Rockwell article continued: “At least these students will leave high school job-ready. They’ll be all set to serve on the much-speculated Obamacare Death Panels.” The school principal hastened to mention that this was not a “death panel” assignment and he blathered on about how the assignment was to educate kids about “social values.” Hogwash! After listening to some of these guys on and off for years and sitting in school board meetings in West Virginia where some of the school board members lied outright to parents and then laughed when caught at it, you’ll pardon me if I just don’t believe much of what they say. These people have an agenda and that agenda is the destruction of your kid’s Christian faith and replacing it with another faith and another “god.”

The one I’ll finish off with comes from http://www.kirotv.com  for October 10th and the headline reads: “Students suspended for carrying Confederate flags”. This one took place at a high school in Maple Valley, Washington. Two students were suspended because they wore Confederate flags around their necks, which they did to make an anti-sodomite statement. The school district really didn’t want to say too much about this but it turned out that a 10th grade student had been displaying a sodomite-pride flag for the past two weeks. The kids with the Confederate flags were protesting that and this was how they did it. However they got suspended and the kid with the sodomite flag didn’t. It seems that many were “offended” by the Confederate flags but it seems that no one was offended by the sodomite flag, at least no one we’ve been told about. That just might tell you something about the public school climate in Washington State—and if so, why is it that way? The not-so-subtle message is there; “In this school the homosexual lifestyle is accepted and welcomed but leave your Confederate flags and the Christian culture they represent at home–they are not welcome here.

It seems that the one group it is perfectly okay to offend is white Christians, particularly those from the South—in fact it’s almost required behavior anymore to offend white Christians—and heaven help them if they dare to resist the politically correct garbage that’s floating in most public school rivers today.

I’m not about to suggest that Christians invade public school campuses with mass demonstrations. What I am suggesting, however, is that Christians learn what is going on and have the intestinal fortitude (spelled g u t s) to stage a mass EXODUS from the public school system. This is the last thing most Christians want to do and the first thing they should do. Check out Exodus Mandate on the Internet.

I’m not indicting every public school teacher. I realize there have been and are some good ones, but the system as a whole, especially at the top, is anti-Christ to the core, even down to the Common Core.

The socialists, Marxists, and apostates who run the government and the public schools are at war with the Christian faith and its adherents.  They are winning at this point because most of the Christians, not aware that the war is entering its crucial stage, or even going on, for that matter, are still asleep.

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Want ‘em Brainwashed? Send ‘em To Public School

By Al Benson Jr.

Recently I ran across an excellent article by Michael Snyder on http://www.prisonplanet.com  published last March. The headline for it was “Texas Public School Curriculum Teaches Students To Design A Socialist Flag And That Christianity Is A Cult.” Needless to say, that caught my attention. I’ve read about socialist flags being part of the curriculum in a public school up in Iowa or somewhere up there within the last year or so, which leads me to believe that Texas public schools are hardly alone in their march toward socialism.

Mr. Snyder observes in his article: “Socialism is being promoted and Christianity is being demonized in the public school systems of some of the most conservative states in America. For example, students in Texas public schools have been taught to design a socialist flag for a new nation, that those that participated in the Boston Tea Party were ‘terrorists’ and that Christianity is a cult. If this kind of thing is happening in Texas, can you imagine what is happening in the rest of the nation? Sadly, education is a big part of the ‘progressive’ agenda. Progressives are convinced that if they can ‘shape the minds’ of the next generation through education that it will only be a matter of time before they achieve all the major changes that they are seeking to implement in our society. And you know what? It’s working…”

Why is it working? Mostly because most parents don’t want the responsibility of checking up on what the public schools are really doing to their kids. Oh, they’ll gripe a little when a really raunchy sex ed program comes along, but after they have cooled down a little they will leave the kids in the public school to be brainwashed. Their anger seldom impels them far enough for long enough to be bothered checking out other options—and there are other options to the public school.

Mr. Snyder, in his article, seems to be trying to warn parents to beware of what their kids are being taught in public school. He correctly notes: “Millions of parents are sending their kids to public schools without having any idea that they are being taught that patriotism is divisive, that capitalism is evil and that Christianity is a fictitious cult.” Instead of being taught the reading, writing, and arithmetic that most parents send them to school for, they are being taught to “…identify themselves as ‘global citizens,’ that socialism is about ‘sharing’ and that all the religions of the world need to come together as one.”

Remember, the kids are getting this kind of stuff five days a week, prime time. If you think one hour of Sunday School will be enough to combat all that then you are prone to delusion. Mr. Snyder invites parents to actually pick up their kids’ textbooks and read them. Hr says “Once you know what to look for, you will see it everywhere.”

He notes one public school curriculum in particular called CSCOPE, which equates Allah with the God of the Bible, and he notes: “…those seeking to promote a ‘one world religion’ want our children to believe that all religions are ‘different paths to God’ and that we need to bring all of the religions of the world together for the sake of ‘global harmony’.”
Folks, those of you who are Christians need to begin to realize that this is what your kids are getting in school. Education has nothing to do with it. Public school theology has everything to do with it.

The brainwashing in public schools has gone on for decades and there have been many brainwashing projects in public schools that have gotten very little attention other than locally. One notable exception was the Kanawha County textbook protest in the mid-1970s—almost forty years ago now. The public school system in Kanawha County, in 1974, presented new books for that year that would probably have to be considered brainwashing, even though folks at that time did not use that term much. But the textbooks, many of them really raunchy, were geared to change the culture there and change the way the kids thought. Fortunately many parents protested and carried their protest to the streets. More parents should have protested who just sat it out. But even though the protest was not ultimately completely successful it did raise awareness around the country as to what public schools were trying to do to the kids so that it made an impact and resulted in several new Christian schools being started in Kanawha County.

Of course the public education system being the sacred cow that it is, could not stand all the publicity and so the protest had to be beaten down (sometimes literally) but it showed what concerned parents, many of them Christian, could do when they got ticked off enough to take some kind of concerted action. We just might need more Kanawha County’s! A good book to read about that protest is Karl Priest’s Protester Voices–The 1974 Textbook Tea Party. It’s the one book that gives the book protesters a fair shake. I believe it is available on Amazon.com Check it out.

Years ago I picked up a book by Thomas Sowell called Inside American Education. Mr. Sowell, who is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, does an excellent job of exposing the public school establishment for what it really is. This book was printed twenty years ago, so I imagine things are even worse now, but there is still much benefit from reading Mr. Sowell’s book, which I recommend, and it, also, can still be found on Amazon.com

Chapter three of Sowell’s book is entitled “Classroom Brainwashing” and that’s just what he deals with. He notes: “A variety of courses and programs under an even wider variety of names, have been set up in schools across the country to change the values, behavior, and beliefs of American youngsters from what they have been taught by their families, their churches, or the social groups in which they have grown up.” He says these programs are “…as pervasive as they are little known, partly because they have kept a low profile, but more often because they are called by other high-sounding names—‘values clarification,’ ‘decision-making,’ ‘affective education,’ ‘Quest,’…’gifted and talented’ programs, and many other imaginative titles…Far too often, however, these words are mere flags of convenience under which schools set sail on an uncharted sea of social experimentation in the re-shaping of young people’s emotions and attitudes.” In other words the kids are guinea pigs, used to see how this stuff really works. And if it doesn’t work out and some kids lives are ruined because of it, well, that’s tough, baby. You have to break some eggs if you want to make an omelet as the Communists used to say (and still believe).

Sowell observes that: “So-called ‘sex education’ courses and textbooks, for example, seldom involve a mere conveying of biological or medical information. Far more often, the primary thrust is toward a reshaping of attitudes, not only toward sex but also toward parents, toward society, and toward life.” He notes that these courses “…are attempts to re-shape values, attitudes, and beliefs to fit a very different vision of the world from what children have received from their parents and the social environment in which they are raised. Instead of educating the intellect, these special curriculum programs condition the emotions. This is sometimes called ‘affective education,’ as distinguished from intellectual education. It can also be called brainwashing.” Mr. Sowell has hit the nail right on the head. This is brainwashing, pure and simple. This is what your kids are getting in public school.

Oh, I realize there are a handful of good, Christian public school teachers out there who try to do what they can to promote the truth. My argument is not with them—it is with a system that was anti-Christian since its beginnings and has only gotten moreso with passing decades.
Many Christian parents refuse to do any homework dealing with public schools. They just blindly put their kids into them, completely dismissing what all of us “nay-sayers” have to say and then scratching their heads wondering why little Johnny or Susie refuse to go to church once they graduate high school and get into college—another fertile field for the brainwashers!

Folks, we are not going to change anything in this country for the better until Christians begin to assume responsibility for the education of their own children, either at home or in good Christian schools. Exodus Mandate, an organization that is promoting Christian education across the country has a bumper sticker out that says, quite plainly, “Christian children need a Christian education.” I couldn’t agree more. Until we quit playing around and letting the enemy educate our kids, things will get no better.