“Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools

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“Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools

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FOREWORD

It has become a truism for conservatives that the media and the entertainment industry are biased in favor of the left. We pick and choose the films we watch – or let our kids watch – and tune to Fox News to get what is really going on.

Now comes Kyle Olson’s new book “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism,” which exposes the third leg of the stool that keeps the left propped up in our politics: The systematic indoctrination of our children in the public and private schools of America.Olson, a long time education reformer, presents chilling evidence of the left’s attempt to ban Christianity and Judaism from the consciousness of our kids. He takes us through the chronically inaccurate rewrite of American history taught in our schools. We are the aggressor. America is not an exceptional nation, unless it be exceptionally guilty of crimes against humanity! In the world of our schools, American democracy is a fraud and our free enterprise system is a monopolistic conspiracy to hold down the poor.

Karl Marx could not have designed a curriculum any better!

Olson traces the migration of the extreme left from economic Marxism to “cultural Marxism,” replacing the theory of class warfare with a cultural war which pits revisionism against our best values and traditions.

Freed from the moorings of our shared history and outlook as a nation, this cultural Marxism replaces the values of the melting pot with those of a stubbornly maintained cultural and linguistic diversity. It mocks the motto E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) and emphasizes division, conflict, and competing interests.

We have become accustomed to hearing American history and politics misinterpreted by leftist university professors. In 2004, the president of Williams College was asked how his faculty voted in the recent election. “One hundred forty-one to nothing for John Kerry” was his proud answer. Campuses that bend and strain to maintain economic, gender, geographic, racial, ethnic and even sexual orientation diversity do nothing to provide balance in their teaching of history and politics.
But in Olson’s book, we see the insidious indoctrination at the elementary and secondary school levels.

At least university students can think for themselves and are soon to enter the real world where they can figure things out. But Olson explains how 7- and 8-year-olds are taught to embrace an atheistic, leftist philosophy virtually from the moment they enter school.
Worse, he emphasizes how we are paying for this indoctrination with our tax dollars and how we are being denied the option of finding a school that suits our values by the public school monopoly.
For defenders of freedom, Kyle Olson’s book is a vital necessity to read and absorb. It sets a challenge before us all: To change public education so that it is truly American in its values.

- Dick Morris


http://educationactiongroup.org/indoctrination
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Re: “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schoo

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FOREWORD

It has become a truism for conservatives that the media and the entertainment industry are biased in favor of the left. We pick and choose the films we watch – or let our kids watch – and tune to Fox News to get what is really going on.

Now comes Kyle Olson’s new book “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism,” which exposes the third leg of the stool that keeps the left propped up in our politics: The systematic indoctrination of our children in the public and private schools of America.Olson, a long time education reformer, presents chilling evidence of the left’s attempt to ban Christianity and Judaism from the consciousness of our kids. He takes us through the chronically inaccurate rewrite of American history taught in our schools. We are the aggressor. America is not an exceptional nation, unless it be exceptionally guilty of crimes against humanity! In the world of our schools, American democracy is a fraud and our free enterprise system is a monopolistic conspiracy to hold down the poor.

Karl Marx could not have designed a curriculum any better!

Olson traces the migration of the extreme left from economic Marxism to “cultural Marxism,” replacing the theory of class warfare with a cultural war which pits revisionism against our best values and traditions.

Freed from the moorings of our shared history and outlook as a nation, this cultural Marxism replaces the values of the melting pot with those of a stubbornly maintained cultural and linguistic diversity. It mocks the motto E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) and emphasizes division, conflict, and competing interests.

We have become accustomed to hearing American history and politics misinterpreted by leftist university professors. In 2004, the president of Williams College was asked how his faculty voted in the recent election. “One hundred forty-one to nothing for John Kerry” was his proud answer. Campuses that bend and strain to maintain economic, gender, geographic, racial, ethnic and even sexual orientation diversity do nothing to provide balance in their teaching of history and politics.
But in Olson’s book, we see the insidious indoctrination at the elementary and secondary school levels.

At least university students can think for themselves and are soon to enter the real world where they can figure things out. But Olson explains how 7- and 8-year-olds are taught to embrace an atheistic, leftist philosophy virtually from the moment they enter school.
Worse, he emphasizes how we are paying for this indoctrination with our tax dollars and how we are being denied the option of finding a school that suits our values by the public school monopoly.
For defenders of freedom, Kyle Olson’s book is a vital necessity to read and absorb. It sets a challenge before us all: To change public education so that it is truly American in its values.

- Dick Morris


http://educationactiongroup.org/indoctrination
Pretty sad.
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Post by pattywannamack » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:42 am

I think if you realize that Marxism isn't all that bad of a thing then half of this article's content is already defeated considering that it is basically saying "The left is instilling Marxism in our schools!". This article is already relying on the false notion and stigma that Marxism is the same thing as the oft criticized communism, which it is not.

Also, the writer is just pissed that America is a pluralistic culture and that because of this plurality, it doesn't make sense to take a primarily Christian viewpoint on things in our public schools.

I would gladly go into more detail to support my arguments but I am currently writing a paper as the semester's end draws near so I must excuse myself from debate at the moment.
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Post by SLK230 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:17 am

pattywannamack wrote:I think if you realize that Marxism isn't all that bad of a thing then half of this article's content is already defeated considering that it is basically saying "The left is instilling Marxism in our schools!". This article is already relying on the false notion and stigma that Marxism is the same thing as the oft criticized communism, which it is not.

Also, the writer is just pissed that America is a pluralistic culture and that because of this plurality, it doesn't make sense to take a primarily Christian viewpoint on things in our public schools.

I would gladly go into more detail to support my arguments but I am currently writing a paper as the semester's end draws near so I must excuse myself from debate at the moment.

I don't have a problem with Marxism being taught to junior or senior high school students as part of a history class. But if you look at the video the kids shown look more like 4th-7th graders.

I have no idea how you can say: "Marxism isn't all that bad of a thing" . It sounds pretty bad to me and not a system I would want to live under.

They were also preaching Unionism (in the video) The boy said "I want to join a union so that I will be protected".

That is pure political rhetoric and has no place in a public school.

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"According to Marxism, Socialism is a historical necessity (but not an inevitability [1]). In a socialist society private property in the means of production would be superseded by co-operative ownership. The socialist system would succeed capitalism as humanity's mode of production through worker's revolution. Capitalism according to Marxist theory can no longer sustain the living standards of the population due to its need to compensate for falling rates of profit by driving down wages, cutting social benefits and pursuing military aggression. A socialist economy would not base production on the accumulation of capital, but would instead base production and economic activity on the criteria of satisfying human needs - that is, production would be carried out directly for use.

Eventually, socialism would give way to a communist stage of history: a classless, stateless system based on common ownership and free-access, superabundance and maximum freedom for individuals to develop their own capacities and talents. As a political movement, Marxism advocates the creation of such a society."
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Post by Wabash » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:26 am

SLK230 wrote: They were also preaching Unionism (in the video) The boy said "I want to join a union so that I will be protected".
You do realize that people are shaped by their experiences. It might very well be this boy has watched his family fortunes be wiped out by rapacious capitalists who claim to embrace the free market, but had no problem demanding a government handout to compensate for their poor business decisions.

My observation of conservatives who claim to embrace free market capitalism only embrace for the labor side of the equation. They seem to overlook the other side of the equation. Case in point. There is never a movement amongst free market business to do away with the government enforced monopolies enjoyed by public utilities. Nor any of the subsidies granted to any number of private entities like oil or ag enterprises.
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Post by Wiley » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 am

pattywannamack wrote:I think if you realize that Marxism isn't all that bad of a thing then half of this article's content is already defeated considering that it is basically saying "The left is instilling Marxism in our schools!". This article is already relying on the false notion and stigma that Marxism is the same thing as the oft criticized communism, which it is not.

Also, the writer is just pissed that America is a pluralistic culture and that because of this plurality, it doesn't make sense to take a primarily Christian viewpoint on things in our public schools.

I would gladly go into more detail to support my arguments but I am currently writing a paper as the semester's end draws near so I must excuse myself from debate at the moment.
You might be interested in reading the book so you can go deeper into your understanding of the differences between Liberal and Conservative teachings in our PUBLIC schools. Good luck with your paper.
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Post by SLK230 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:07 pm

Wabash wrote: You do realize that people are shaped by their experiences. It might very well be this boy has watched his family fortunes be wiped out by rapacious capitalists who claim to embrace the free market, but had no problem demanding a government handout to compensate for their poor business decisions.

My observation of conservatives who claim to embrace free market capitalism only embrace for the labor side of the equation. They seem to overlook the other side of the equation. Case in point. There is never a movement amongst free market business to do away with the government enforced monopolies enjoyed by public utilities. Nor any of the subsidies granted to any number of private entities like oil or ag enterprises.

What a load.
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Post by Wabash » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:03 pm

SLK230 wrote:
What a load.
What's a load? That so called free market capitalists wiped out millions and then demanded government handouts? That business interests have their snouts sunk into the public trough as deep or deeper than anyone else? That you are clueless of both of those issues?

Or all three? Take your pick.
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