WARNING: This is a long post, but it is one of those important posts that help explain how many seemingly different and/or un-related events are actually connected by a common thread. It’s also about the welfare of your children, the future of this nation and the survival of mankind’s individual rights and liberty. I hope you’ll take the time to work your way through it.
If you are a teacher, you will probably object to the reality that I am about to expose. You probably think of yourself as a good person having sincere intentions, so you will refuse to believe what follows because you do not want to believe you are actually a part of it. But I ask you: do you think that every German soldier in WW II was a member of and supported the agenda of the NAZI Party? Or do you think there were good, sincere Germans who served in the German military simply because they believed they were serving their nation? If you accept the latter possibility, then you must accept that you could be in similar shoes, and then, that my claims may be true after all. Examine the evidence for yourself and then decide, but look past the surface, past the claims of those pushing this agenda and to the effects it will have in the end. And be sure to judge the intentions here according to the historic results of those claiming to have similar “good intentions in the past.
For the rest of you, I would ask that you take the position of the skeptic and demand that the government makes its case before you accept their claims of trying to make things better – because the historical record suggests that is the wiser and more prudent position to hold. The same people pushing this agenda have had control of our education system for decades and, having made a mess of it, they are the ones now proposing a “solution” to fix the problem they created. Why would one ever trust such people – especially with something as important as the education of our children and, hence, the continued survival of the nation?
The Topic is COMMON CORE, a new, nationally driven standard for ALL public education – even home-schoolers. It’s already in many of our States, including my home State of Florida. Here’s a link to the announcement and an “official” description of what the program claims to be. But what is it, really? It is John Dewey’s utopian dream come true – on steroids: the very embodiment of what Hitler meant when he said:
Why nationalize industry when you can nationalize the people?
I would strong urge you to reject the “official” description of Common Core: it is nothing more than propaganda designed to make the public accept even tighter chains of slavery in the name of “education.” In reality, it is the implementation of mandatory, cradle-to-grave indoctrination. It is 2+2=5 for the masses. This program is the perfect illustration of what happens when you refuse to be “Nudged” in the direction that our masters want us to go. This is the shove. If you still resist: well – eventually – they will “liquidate” you. That is how the people with this mentality and who pursue this agenda have always worked, and we have nothing but the past by which to judge the future. But knowledge of the past is one of the things that will be erased by Common Core, and, no doubt, to prevent you from learning why it is so valuable – especially for a free and self-governing society:
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
Dewey, a card-carrying Communist and strong advocate for Communism in this nation (see my post on Dewey) started the Kindergarten program so that he could take our children out of the home, away from the influence of their parents and get his hands on them as early as possible. (seriously, read my post on Dewey). Then Bush started Head-Start – for the same reason. No, it wasn’t sold that way: it was sold as an aid to “education” as well as (by implication) child care. Now Obama is expanding this program to a point where children are out of the stage where they are totally dependent on their mothers and fathers. But this is not for education as the government claims, it is for indoctrination and it is done in pursuit of the same ideas and for the same reasons as it was done by these men:
The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
These “early education” programs, coupled with the ever-increasing encroachment by the government into the home and on parental rights also serve another goal of these same men – the destruction of the family:
Destroy the family, you destroy the country.
You doubt that this is a direct assault on the family and religion? OK, let me explain how it works. You see, they do not want to make the attendance of public schools “mandatory” because they fear that may alarm too many people and they may wake to what is going on. Besides, they want to be able to say that you are still “free” because you still have a “choice” to home school. Instead, they are going to make Common Core mandatory. So, while you are still “free” to home school your child, they will have to learn the Common Core curriculum if they want a government certificate which will be mandatory if they wish to go to college. And, if they do not get that government certificate, well, that will be proof of “child abuse,” which will then mean the government has a moral obligation to “protect” the child from his/her parents. After all, if you want a good job, you need a college degree; and a college degree will require a government certificate; and the certificate can only be obtained by completing the Common Core curriculum. So, denying your child a certificate is denying them a right to a good job and, thus, clearly child abuse (there’s the “shove”).
This same avenue will be used to erode any attempt parents make to teach their children to have faith in God. They don’t have to directly attack religion; all they have to do is make it mandatory that you answer A. God does not exist in order to pass a class or two (another shove), and, if you don’t pass the class…
Common Core erases and/or re-writes history to suit the government’s designs. This is straight out of 1984 and every Statist dictatorship that has ever been:
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
–George Orwell, 1984
Common Core teaches Communism in a positive light and attacks Capitalism as though it were the source of all evil on the planet. If you don’t believe me, click on this link and watch a little video that has been in grade school for some time now.
Common Core is intentionally designed to dumb kids down, using “new, scientific” teaching techniques that actually destroy a child’s ability to do simple math problems, let alone ever learn high order math. And it takes away any chance the Parent’s might have to help their children because there are no text books. This way, you don’t have any idea what’s going on in your child’s class. And if you try to ask their teachers, the teachers won’t tell you because they have to sign confidentiality agreements that swear them to secrecy upon penalty of being fired – or worse.
But why would they want to dumb kids down? Simple: control. If they can send their kids to real schools but everyone else has to send their kids to Common Core schools, they create a de facto ruling class simply because their children will be the only ones educated enough to know or do anything. What’s more, it becomes a hereditary ruling class by default. And when they want to allow in fresh blood, they will give promising “candidates” a “scholarship” to one of these private, “real” schools. If you doubt that, you need only but look to the way our Ivy League schools work and how the majority of people running our industry and government can all be connected to these schools. Then look to the man in the White House and the path he took to get there and you will see a clear illustration of the process I just described – which is where I got the idea in the first place.
Now, go back to that video, “The Story of Stuff.” That video is produced and put into our schools by the TIDES foundation, the same organization that is pushing Common Core. TIDES is a George Soros funded and driven organization with direct ties to the White House, and, by coincidence, it also has direct ties to William Ayres, who wrote:
Now read that title again: “Teaching Toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom.” First, the title admit to what I have been trying to explain to people for several years now. These people believe they have a moral duty to save you from yourself. How else could education ever be considered a “moral commitment?” Then there is the question of how – or better, why – would we ever allow a non-repentant terrorist and murderer talk to us about ethics and morality? Which then brings us directly the question of what –exactly — does Ayres means by “freedom.” Given that he is a self-admitted Marxist Revolutionary, it is doubtful that his notion of freedom has anything to do with that of our founding, yet he is one of the principles behind the Common Core. Are you still willing to accept that there is nothing to worry about here?
But, not to worry, Common Core doesn’t just stop in the classroom – it comes home with you, too. It tracks vital statistics such as to what political Party a child’s parents belong; how much they make; whether or not they go to church; which church; and whether or not they own a firearm. Now, how long do you suppose it will be before these questions find their way onto a test that must be answered to get that certificate? You say that will never happen? WRONG! It already has. Google schools asking children about guns sometime. I mean, they have your doctors asking you as a requirement to get your “free” Obamacare, so why not the schools? But then, if they have the information from the doctor, they don’t have to “nudge” your child, they have already “shoved” you at the doctor’s office. And make no mistake, All of that data is being compiled in a central database and they are already using it against you – along with the information they get from your smart meter, cell phone, internet, Facebook, Tweets, etc…
I have to admit, I got caught a little by surprise on this subject. Honestly, this is an issue where Glenn Beck is schooling me, but then, Beck is just helping to sound the alarm by informing his audience about work that has been done by others already. And, to be honest, I shouldn’t have been caught by surprise. Having read most of Dewey’s work, and then some of the work by his heir apparent, William (Bill) Ayres, I should have made the connections and expected something like this on my own. After all, why else would a violent, unrepentant revolutionary Marxist and convicted terrorist like Ayres spend more than 15 years in elementary education at a level where he could help set the national curriculum if not to work toward something like Common Core? All I know is that, if this is not defeated, Common Core will be the end of this nation and those who even know that man was once free – let alone the principles of liberty.
By Michelle Malkin • January 23, 2013 09:43 AM
This year, I’ll be using my syndicated column and blog space to expose how progressive “reformers” — mal-formers — are corrupting our schools. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to provide you in-depth coverage of this vital issue that too often gets shunted off the daily political/partisan agenda. While the GOP tries to solve [...]
By Michelle Malkin • January 25, 2013 11:10 AM
Common Core learning: The Gettysburg Address “word cloud” Here’s the next installment of my Rotten to the Core series. I’ll continue to post resource/background/activist links at the end of every post. See also the links below to my previous critiques of GOP-led national standards efforts and related posts on dumbed-down curriculum/Everyday Math. There are many, [...]
By Michelle Malkin • March 1, 2013 09:28 AM
Click here for full-size map from Common Core watchdog Truth in American Education This is Part III in my continuing series on the rotten Common Core nationalized academic standards scheme. Read Part I here and Part II here. Read feedback/reaction from parents, educators and activists here. Here’s a handy primer on “How to Fight the [...]
By Michelle Malkin • March 8, 2013 09:41 AM
Rotten to the Core: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 (This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the “Common Core.”) While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on [...]
By Michelle Malkin • March 11, 2013 09:11 AM
Courtesy of Truth in American Education, you can now exercise your parental rights to protect your children from the nationalized Common Core racket. Download, print, Facebook, tweet, and share the opt-out form. The revolt is growing. Make your voice and your choice heard. *** My Rotten to the Core series: Rotten to the Core, Part [...]
By Michelle Malkin • January 31, 2013 12:54 PM
I have more installments of my Rotten to the Core series on the federalized national curriculum “standards” coming next week. (See parts one and two here and here.) In the meantime, I’m sharing several of the e-mails pouring in from teachers, parents, and activists across the country who are fighting this juggernaut across the country. [...]
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