I was listening to Glenn Beck talking about Common Core this morning and I heard him say something that immediately rang a bell with me. But before I discuss what I heard him say with you, I want to explain why I am convinced that the information he is sharing about Common Core is accurate and why he is on the right track with his assertions as to what Common Core is really about. It’s really a simple thing to explain: I read. But I don’t read the propaganda our scholars put out; I read the original material about which these scholars are writing. In the case of Common Core, I have read John Dewey and William Ayres and the official Common Core web site. So, unlike some less informed people in our society who – even if sincere – insist that I am jumping to unwarranted conclusions out of ignorance, when I hear someone like Beck assert something that is in total agreement with what the founders of a movement advocated, it is an excellent indication that what I am hearing is the truth. And this brings me to what I heard Beck say this morning that immediately told me he is correct about one of the primary goals of Common Core. Beck said one of the primary goals of Common Core is to use data mining to “decide” to what purpose our children are best suited and then direct them into that field within society. So, why did this ring my alarm bells? Because I remember Dewey said this:
“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”
But here is where it gets hard to explain the hidden threat to the less informed, and in the case of Dewey, the only “informed” person is the person who has invested the time to read at least two of his books. Because, where Dewey is concerned, he never comes out and directly says what he wants to do. This is because Dewey was a Communist. In this country, we call them Progressives, but no matter what we call them, they share the same ideology and they have the same goals: to control humanity so they can shape it into a society of their own design. They differ only in their beliefs in how best to achieve those goals. So, when Dewey says that the key to happiness is finding what one is suited to do, it may sound innocent enough, you may even think it sounds like a positive idea, but you must look closer at the language Dewey used to express this idea. Notice he did not say to find what one loves to do, or has a passion for doing, but what one is “suited” to do. There is no allowance for free will in Dewey’s words, which is the difference between freedom and serfdom. Common Core is designed to help “find” what our children are “suited” to and put them in those positions. There will be no freedom of choice for them.
Now, before you start to object because you think I am making a mountain from a mole hill, or taking Dewey out of context, let me share some more Dewey with you:
“Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.”
OK, here is where we need to know something that our schools have stolen from us: history. Dewey was living in a time when Man thought “science” was going to solve all of society’s problems. If you know anything of the early Progressive movement, then you may be aware of the Eugenics movement. This is where Hitler got the idea to exterminate not just the Jews, but all “undesirable” people. It’s where he got the idea of creating a “master race,” and it started in America. However, in this nation – where the Judea/Christian ethic was still strong enough to prevent open “liquidation,” the Progressives had to find a different way to deal with the people they considered to be “undesirable.” In this country, the Progressives used Planned Parenthood and abortion to implement their social engineering policy. This is all part of the idea of “Social Darwinism,” an idea that was made unpopular after the horrors of the Holocaust, but which the Progressive Left has never abandoned. But that is a totally different (though closely related) topic and the subject for another post. What you need to know here so you can understand how Dewey is still driving Common Core is that the people behind it think they are using “science” to shape society according to their image of what it should be. And that brings us to another famous Dewey quote that should help you start to see how this is all connected:
“The teacher is engaged not simply in the training of individuals, but in the formation of the proper social life…. In this way, the teacher always is the prophet of the true God and the usherer-in of the true Kingdom of God.”
Dewey was a secular humanist. He rejected the idea of God. He said that the true god is man. He believed man was capable of perfecting himself. So, what Dewey was saying here is that the teacher is the prophet of the new kingdom where man perfects and then worships himself. Are you starting to understand what we are dealing with yet? Do you see why I hate Dewey yet? Now let me show you how Common Core is working toward making Dewey’s dream a reality.
Here is a story that shows you how the people using Common Core will collect the data necessary to “determine” what a child is “suited” to do:
Over the past 18 months, a massive $100 million public-school database spearheaded by the $36.4 billion-strong Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been in the making that freely shares student information with private companies.
Now, don’t stop there. Ask yourself what product Facebook and Google actually produce. They don’t produce anything. Not even enough exposure to warrant enough advertising to generate the amount of money these two companies make every year. So what are Facebook and Google doing that is making them so much money? They are data mining: collecting information about everyone of us – even people who do not directly use their sites – and selling it to private business and government. What do you think this story is all about?
New technology will make us all agents for Google. Nick Pickles, Director of Big Brother Watch, says the implications for privacy are profoundly worrying.
And don’t forget Google earth and Google’s street view programs. They are just more data collection and it is all shared freely with the government:
And the government has openly said it is collecting everything it can capture and permanently storing it:
There is more, and it is all interconnected and being directed toward the common goal of controlling every aspect of society so they can build the utopian world they envision. But to bring this back to Common Core, we must understand that all of this is being done so they can place our children where they think they are best suited to serve the collective, and then to socialize our children so they will accept their role in the collective society. Once again, John Dewey:
“I believe that the community’s duty to education is, therefore, its paramount moral duty. By law and punishment, by social agitation and discussion, society can regulate and form itself in a more or less haphazard and chance way. But through education society can formulate its own purposes, can organize its own means and resources, and thus shape itself with definiteness and economy in the direction in which it wishes to move.”
“Education is a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness; and that the adjustment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.”
Now, let me call your attention to these words:
“I believe that the community’s duty to education is, therefore, its paramount moral duty. By law and punishment, by social agitation and discussion, society can regulate and form itself in a more or less haphazard and chance way.”
This is Cass Sunstein’s “nudge” principle, and that connects Dewey directly to Sunstein, which connects him directly to Obama. William Ayres has also been a huge part of Common Core, which further connects Common Core to Obama. But Jeb Bush is also pushing Common Core, and that connects Common Core to the Bush family. Gates is helping with Common Core, and Gates is part of the movement that wants to reduce the global population. When he was in the CIA, Bush Sr. was part of the U.S. delegation that convinced China to institute its 1-child policy. This connects Gates to Bush, Sr. Now there are people who liked to make fun of Beck when he was on FOX. Mark Levin did it: he called Beck a crying clown who draws strings on a chalk board and thinks he’s discovered something. Well, if I wanted to continue, I could connect all of these people to the TIDES foundation and SDS, which connects them to Soros, Bloomberg, Buffet and a bunch of other international actors. The truth is, once you start down this rabbit hole and you start finding out how many interconnecting strings there actually are, it starts to make people like Levin look like the real fool – or part of the connections. Common Core is just part of this plan.
BTW: anyone who thinks this is a “conspiracy” needs to go to the Stimulus package and official government site for Common Core, as well as Dewey’s and William Ayres’ books. ALL of this is out in the open. By definition, that is not a “conspiracy,” it is official and intentional government policy.