Tuesday, February 14, 2017

- The Education Cult

I hope I’m not revealing too much info here since I didn’t really ask permission, but frequent commenter VV has a child just a little younger than mine, and yesterday’s post about “The Gays” was a continuation of a conversation he and I had offline. The conversation was basically about what has happened to the American educational system.

And in another ‘great minds all think alike’ moment, sure enough one of the education experts at the Federalist had been thinking the same thing and published her thoughts yesterday. In a piece titled:

"Today’s Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America’s Cult-Like Education System"

Stella Morabito said the following:

Let’s face it. Today’s street theater is the culmination of decades of radical education revision. The radical Left’s systematic attack on the study of Western Civilization has essentially been an attack against the study of any and all civil societies. It is an attack on the features that make a society civil and free. Those features include freedom of expression, civil discourse, the Socratic method of figuring out truth, value of the individual, and a common knowledge of the classics of history and literature that help us understand what’s universal in the human experience. All of that had to go.

Now, as we see students marching to demonize as “fascists” proponents of free speech, their ignorance is in full view. This is really a full frontal attack on the rule of law, the Constitution, and a system of checks and balances that guards against the consolidation of centralized power.

That’s the whole point of the education these students have been fed. In fact, a lot of 1960s agitators, including domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, decided to place their bets on radical education revision. For at least 40 years, Ayers has been devoted to transforming schools from places of actual education to places of coercive thought reform. As Andrew McCarthy recently pointed out in National Review: “It was a comfy fit for him and many of his confederates, once it dawned on them that indoctrination inside the schoolhouse was more effective than blowing up the schoolhouse.”

The consequences of this sound more like torture than an education:

All of the above would subvert anybody’s ability to think clearly. It leaves children unmoored from reality and in a constant state of anxiety about being socially rejected by peers or teachers for thinking thoughts deemed wrong. Their personal relationships are dictated and controlled according to their adherence to the party line of the radical ed reformers. Who wouldn’t be in a state of confusion after churning his way for 13 years through such a system of merciless indoctrination?

Read the whole thing. It details an incredibly devious and destructive process.

Even Tucker Carlson has been unable to pierce the veil of self congratulation. Yesterday he had on the leader of BAMN, the woman who organized Milo’s Berkeley riots. And though he wasn’t on his best game, she clearly has a serious psychological problem.

She imagines herself the hero of the story, standing up to the worst people in the world, and is totally resistant to even the suggestion that her pre-established conclusions might not be entirely correct. We joke about liberal kool aid, a reference to the Jim Jones cult who committed mass suicide in the 80’s, but this woman definitely seems to be on something.

What does she do for a living?

She’s a Public Middle School Teacher.

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