If you want to change the world, aim for the children. Every great empire has attempted to gain control of a generation through schools in order to change society. It was said that in Soviet Russia the children were told that the U.S. was evil and that parents could get into trouble for attempting to give their children religion. We’ve seen recent stories of Arab children being taught that Jews are cannibals– eating Arab children.
Far more diabolical than that is what is being taught and preached from the “pulpits” of America’s public schools. Founded on Christianity and established for the betterment of the training of children in the ways of the Word, public schools have taken to proclaiming the humanist/socialist philosophy in an attempt to remold the country in their image.
Mindclearer takes up this concept in a recent post. One of the lines near the end I thought was most interesting:
I’m telling you as a teacher that we’re not trained to teach kids how to think. We’re taught how to teach them what to think. What passes for critical thinking skills is nothing more than techniques to break down traditional values, morality and pro-US history.
Do you see what he’s saying is being done here? We are sending our children to places where teachers are telling people what to think.
When I first told a woman at the place I work that I was planning on homeschooling my children she was aghast. Besides the fact that my children would not be properly socialized, she was concerned that the only opinion they would get about the world would be my church’s opinion. My comment to her was that they would certainly get that– and that would be their basis– but they would be free to read and get knowledge about other things.
In light of our topic, what choices do public school students have? Every day they are taught to think of morality and Christianity as something archaic, restrictive, and something to be avoided– if not evil. It is they that are not allowed to see and experience the other point of view. It is they that are not taught to think, but are told what to think.