The Subtle Socialism and Indoctrination of US Public Schools

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:45pm.



There is the subtle, but ever-present socialist indoctrination that is gradually turning our kids into passive, submissive, obedient government serfs. From the time a child enters primary school they are programmed to 'group think'.

Individualism is discouraged, along with awarding grades based on individual achievement. 'Group think' is celebrated and encouraged. In group work, the smartest student usually does the work while the rest of the group gets the same grade as he or she does.

If there's a better way of teaching socialist philosophy, I am not aware of it. As for grades, we've pretty much done away with them in primary school. Educators feel that bad grades will make a child feel bad.

Those who achieve a good grade distinguish themselves as being better than the group, and that is discouraged. Better to give everyone a "satisfactory" grade so that no child is rewarded greater than the others.

Everyone gets a smiley-face sticker on their assignment or class work paper. Everyone gets a bumper sticker that says, "My child is a Terrific Kid at _______ Elementary."

We are so concerned about nurturing them, that we forget about educating them. Funny, nobody seemed to worry about any of this when I was in primary school. We got letter and numerical grades and there was no concern that a student who got a B or a C would feel less worthy than those who got A's.

Schools are so afraid of competition now. Many high schools have even done away with awarding a valedictorian for the same reason.

I remember one of my primary school teachers drilling us on our math facts. She would bring two of us at a time up to the front of the room to compete side by side. She had flash cards that had addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems on one side and the answers on the other.

She would show us the problem side of the card, and the first student that answered correctly would get the card. When she was done, the one with the most cards won. She would continue the competition until there was a final winner, who would be considered the best math student in the class.

I don't remember where I finished, but it wasn't first, and I don't remember being scarred for life over it. Even after all these years, I remember the student who beat me - my neighbor Sarah, who was super smart, and whose father, an architect, designed the high school we would ultimately attend.

Despite this, I turned out to be a pretty good math student, which definitely helped in engineering school. I liked the competition, and it made me want to get better so I could win the next time. Such a competition would definitely be considered a no-no in today's primary schools.

Even on the playground, games like dodge ball are discouraged because it eliminates one kid at a time until there is only one winner left. Besides, dodge ball might teach kids aggressive behavior because you have to hit someone with a ball, and that teaches, ..gasp .. violence!

The thinking is that if we don't program the kids to be passive, they will shoot each other when they get older. This is the same philosophy that says that all fighting is bad, even when it is in self defense.

Kids are taught if we are only nice to others, they will be nice to us. This springs from the fallacious thinking that we are born pure and innocent and have to be taught evil, instead of recognizing that we, as humans, are inherently selfish and evil, and require Divine help and self discipline to act contrary to our own nature.

We can readily see the results of this naïve thinking in our own country's foreign policy. We are apologizing to other countries for America's past behavior and telling them over and over that we mean them no harm. Yet for some reason they are still trying to kill us. Imagine that!

To illustrate this mindset on a personal level, do you realize that every single school fight my own kids were involved in was their fault? I know because that's what I was told by the school.

If my kids started it, it was their fault for picking on someone else. If they didn't start it, it was their fault because they must have said something to get the other kid mad, or they should have been passive and walked away when they were being picked on.

Either way, both kids got punished because all fighting is bad, no matter who started it. Forget the fact that my kid was acting in self defense, fighting isn't good for group control. Your individual rights don't matter.

Many of you can identify with this because you have been told this same nonsense by a teacher, counselor, or principal.


Tony Caruso - February 1, 2012 - posted at FreeRepublic


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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:45pm.