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Vic Biorseth, Saturday,
April 30, 2016
"Common Core" has upset and is upsetting more and more of America's too slowly awakening citizenry. The advances it has already made in law and in forced government education are, in some jurisdictions, almost to the point of being irreversible. I remember when it was called "New Math", and education threw out such old aids as multiplication tables in favor of "Spacial Awareness" AND "Visual Conceptualizing" the objects being multiplied.
It was accompanied by the experimental elimination of the "Authoritarian" arrangement of a teacher at the head of a room full of student desks facing the teacher, in favor of everybody arranged in a circle facing each other, or, everybody on the floor kind of sort of facing each other, with the teacher just one face among the many.
Every time anyone addresses the foolishness of these "New" innovations in education, they are labeled "Old Fashioned", patted on the head and largely ignored. And every time anyone addresses the obvious centralized planning that went into these "innovations" and points out the obvious foreign, alien and even anti-Christian, anti-American sources of the innovations, they are labeled "Conspiracy Theorists", "Religious Fundamentalists", anti-education, ignorant red-necked bigots, and they are publicly pilloried and driven from the conversation.
Well, when there really is an underlying conspiracy behind it, it is not any wild "Conspiracy Theory"; it is provable fact. Here is what we have said over and over again about it, elsewhere herein:
There shouldn't be any surprises here, but there are. People are waking up to it, but it never should have been allowed to get this far. This it the predicable result of citizenry not paying attention to constitutional government going out beyond the constraints of the Constitution and involving itself in matters out of constitutional scope.
It never should have been allowed.
Federal government, by the constitution itself, is not authorized to even address the education of the population. Congress is not constitutionally authorized to legislate education, the President is not authorized to do executive actions regarding education, and the Supreme Court is not authorized to adjudicate cases in legal disputes pertaining to education.
Education is a local matter, not a federal matter.
But the facts before us are these:
Public education today is aimed not so much at classical scholarship as at alienating children from their own parents, their religion, traditional institutions, their nation, the very idea of nations with borders, and even actual nature, and true applied science.
This was a long time a-building; it didn't happen overnight. We've been over it before, but let's go over it again, for the record.
The worst of it began with Joseph Stalin sending his evil secret agents out into the world, with perhaps the worst among them being those representing the infamous Popular Front. This was followed up on by the evil educational innovations of the infamous Frankfurt School, when Communism began to abandon fruitless efforts to induce "popular" violent revolutions. Communism adopted the strategy of Cultural Marxism, to prepare the ground for popular revolution through social indoctrination and propaganda.
That strategic change evolved into the Cultural Marxism that today appears to be successfully conquering Western Civilization, primarily through infected and dominated formal education. Gramsci Marxism is a branch of it that almost echews violent revolution altogether, and seeks to win the ideological war by "going public", falsely touting Communism to be the most uplifting system to replace free markets, human liberty and private property rights, which are falsely demonized as a "system of greed" and "unfettered capitalism".
This highly public, bring-it-out-in-the-open Communism appears to be the predominant strategy behind Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker Movement. She decided to just do it, and lead by example, setting up actual Communist farm communes, all of which failed or morphed into mere pseudo-intellectual aging beatnik and aging hippy hangouts. None ever became self-supporting or independent of external support.
The last serious attempt to wake the nation up to the mortal threat posed by Communism slowly and treacherously overpowering American ideology was crushed by an already predominantly Communist news industry and entertainment industry, in the McCarthy Hearings public character assassination.
Since then, Communism has become just another welcome voice at the table, no different than any other. Even though it virulently opposes everything America stands for. The "I disagree with what you say but I will defend your right to say it" stupidity has allowed Communism to take over most of our government, and remain unrecognized as a mortal enemy of America. Marxist Redistribution now reigns supreme over free markets, property rights and human liberty in American political thought.
Evil that is not resisted grows until it takes over, as Ideological Cancer.
Still, at the core of Marxist-dominated government education, we find the attack on authority and institution, in anti-authority indoctrination being applied to American children, as preparation for future revolution.
Whatever else Marxist education might produce, the "Revolutionary" idea is never neglected.
On top of that, we have FDR's infamous Four Freedoms seeking to displace the natural rights enshrined in our Declaration. These were added to by the list of Universal Human Rights, in a smooth pro-Communist educational replacement for both our Declaration-declared Natural Law human rights and our Constitutional rights.
With all of this anti-Christian, anti-institution new thinking, John Dewey developed Secular Humanism, to displace both religion and capitalism in the minds of little children. This became the underlying theme at Columbia University, where "the best" teachers go to get their teaching credentials. This whole Marxist hodge-podge of fuzzy anti-religion and anti-American thinking was imbued in future teachers, first at Columbia, and then throughout the Ivy League universities. It now infects most colleges and universities, including Catholic teaching institutions.
We long ago offered our argument Against Public Education and recommended shutting down the Department of Education entirely. The ideological Marxism in education is now metastasizing. It may even be too late. Formal education, up and down the line, is less involved with classical scholarship than it is with dumbing down the masses, imbuing them with anti-religion and anti-American sentiments and promoting in their minds anti-human activity social frauds. To turn them against family, against community, against institution, against human progress, and even against themselves.
As we said, public education is not mentioned in Article 1 Section 8, and so the federal government has no constitutional business even addressing it. A Constitutionalist President and/or a Constitutionalist Congress could, and should, simply declare the Department of Education to be unconstitutional, null and permanently closed down. It could only have legitimately come into being with a Constitutional Amendment. If it's not in the Constitution, it shouldn't even exist.
Cutting ED, all of its personnel and its budget might be the single most important fixes recommended among the Fixing America Pages or the Cut The Spending Pages. Eliminating the Department of Education would cut the money addiction of the public school system, and end the controlling interest of the federal government, and, through them, the Globalists, Marxists and other special interest groups that own and operate the Political Parties that actually run the government.
Local public schools would either learn to operate at a profit, based solely on parent tuitions and, perhaps unwisely, state or local taxes, or, go out of business. They would be forced to compete with home schooling, parochial schools and private schools, on an actual results oriented pure competitive performance basis. My bet is that most parents would prefer to pay for scholastic education over political indoctrination and fraudulent scientistic theories.
But it cannot end there; the Marxism running the American Universities must be addressed.
Marxism must first be publicly recognized and declared to be what it is: an alien and enemy ideology opposed to the Declaration of Independence, opposed to the American Constitution, and opposed to the very ideas and ideals that form the foundation of America.
Government contracts, especially defense contracts, should be pulled from all universities that are directed by predominantly Marxist deans, boards and faculties, as national security risks. Security clearances should be invalidated for researchers or contributors to government contracts who are or lean Marxist. The same should be applied to existing defense contractor companies and the defense industry as a whole.
All government funds and grants that exist for any reason to universities and colleges should be immediately eliminated.
The student loan program of Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, should be shut down as an unconstitutional and illegal activity. The government has no constitutional business acting as a bank and giving or guaranteeing student loans for tuition to colleges and universities.
The whole reason tuition keeps going up exponentially is related to the relationship between Marxocrat-dominated government and Marxist-dominated academia. The huge and growing paychecks of faculty professors are paid not out of tuition, but out of the gigantic government support for the Marxist indoctrination of the academics.
Kill the unconstitutional govenment monopoly on student loan credit and you will kill the gigantic annual tuition growth of the universities.
Universities will soon be looking for ways to fire tenured professors, or get them to accept radical reductions, or go out of business entirely.
What to do with outstanding student load debt? The simplest solution would be so just forgive it. Anything else might involve such complexity as to fail, and bring back government involvement, if not just deepen it.
Bottom line, this has gone too far.
Indoctrination masquerading as education, and propaganda masquerading as news reporting and entertainment, are the whole reason we have so many voters in America that cannot and will not be "converted" or convinced of the goodness of America, let alone the existence of God.
If they cannot be religiously or politically converted, they need to be religiously or politically defeated.
Accepting Diversity is not the answer. Shaking the dust and leaving their company may be out of favor these days, but we cannot gather with our own mortal opposition and remain what we are.
America is now faced with separating from Marxism, or ending herself.
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