American Education and Indoctrination are Synonymous Part 3 of 3
While the communications media concentrates on the world's problems the biggest tragedy is
right here at our doorstep. I'm referring to the sad saga of how public school systems
promote millions of children all the way into and out of high school without ever teaching
them how to read, write, do arithmetic accurately and/or learn re the greatness of this
country thru its history.
Then with the help of multiculturism, political correctness, and especially affirmative
action we allow into the halls of higher learning too many youngsters who have been dumbed
down and are easy prey for the minions of Marx.
From K12 we fast forward to the elite halls of upper story education. In determining that
the future of any nation lies in its youth we have had in the American colleges and
universities a two fold problem which emanates from leftist professors and curriculum.
These dens of iniquity are the opening salvo to the future of our national security.
We must either pay attention now or we will unerringly have to pay attention tomorrow.
We have not as yet come to grips with the realization that we have people in our society
who would sell us to socialism and communism for a dime. Basically they are deadlier than
the Tories of the American Revolution, the Vichies of WW II France, the Quislings of Norway
and our own fifth column of the Vietnam and Korean wars.
There are and have been many symptoms which glaringly have shown the bumps in the road. The
study of Western Civilization, once mandatory for the educated, is now low priority for modern
curricula. These days our pop culture universities focus almost entirely on the denigration
of our country. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the outcry over a proposal
to revive "Western Civilization" shows just how deeply the academic Left hates us. Of the
eleven UNC schools surveyed, just a third still require a course in Western history or Western
civilization. About two thirds require cultural diversity courses. These courses are as foreign
to the culture and the mores of a capitalistic and free enterprise system as oil is to water.
These people whom we allow to teach our children no longer hide their disdain. We have been so
apathetic to standing up and ridding ourselves of these traitors that they no longer remain
hidden under their rocks but now openly profess their isms to the world. This is what
democratist domination of our congress for over 40 years in the 20th century has wrought. The
Socialist professors in the universities and colleges began to mirror the predominant leftists
in congress and in so doing felt no fear of reprisal. To this day not even the most activist
talk show hosts have presented with clarity that we have at least 50 members of the congress
who are members of the Democratic-Socialist Party of the United States. And those 50 are only
the tip of the iceberg. Asking today's typically naive democrat as to why he votes for that
party is like asking the used car salesman if the odometer on that car is correct. You know
that both of them have been altered but you just don't know how far.
After his ouster from the so called presidency in Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev visited the United States and was besieged by our universities to speak and lecture within their hallowed halls.
This was a man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of human beings if not
millions. Normally and in the interest of higher learning this would be acceptable but not
when our own American literates were shut out.
At one time our campuses were the bastions for objective research, freedom of thought,
expression and intellectual exploration. No longer. The last 2 decades have shown that once
the socialists became of sufficient strength they no longer would allow conservatives to
lecture in open forum............even to the point of riots and threats. Academic freedom was
There have been hundreds upon hundreds of episodes where those young people who have openly
showed a love of country have been harpooned in one way or the other by their teachers. In most cases without question. It has even gone beyond students. At Oregon University an employee
was told to take the "Support our Troops" logo off his truck or suffer the consequences.
As David Horowitz pointed out recently, students in Colorado were asked to write an essay
on "Explain why George Bush is a war criminal." When one student wrote on "Why Saddam Hussein
is a war criminal" that student received an F.
Ahmad Al-Qloushi , a student in a California college and from the middle east, wrote a well documented treatise exemplifying the reasons for the greatness of our country. His professor insisted on a re-write and when Ahmad refused the professor would not grade his paper. Further controversy found the professor threatening the student by going to the Dean of International Admissions in order to get Ahmad into psychological treatment.
You will find that these Democratists will even eat their own and not too differently from some
animal species who feed on their young. An instance was when the president of Harvard,
Lawrence Summers, responded to the question as to whether discrimination was responsible for
the lack of female professors in science and engineering at elite universities. Summers
allegedly suggested that innate differences in math and science aptitude between men and women
might be partly responsible. As you can guess, the wrath of the Gods fell upon him. He had
deviated from the party line. The pressure became so great that as George Will put it "he
became a "serial apologizer and an accomplished groveler." So much for academic freedom and
intellectual thought let alone free discourse. He proved to be the typical foot soldier and
learned via the back door an old Al Capone axiom "If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you."
We are stuck in the dilemma of the Sheik whose camel sticks his head into the tent. He won't
budge. If you leave him there the hot air from outside will enter in the half open tent flap
and warm your tent. If you let him in all the way his defecation will mess up the place. Do
you set up a committee to study the problem or do you take the bull by the horns, cut off his
head and close the flap. In the latter a worrisome problem would be solved post haste. Of
course, there are many camels out there to take his place but it's doubtful that they'll stick
their heads inside the tent.
If the whole purpose of education is to broaden the mind then the train we've allowed our
education system to board is on the wrong track.
George M. Haddad has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Social Administration with extensive work experience with the mentally ill. He is a World War II veteran having served in the Infantry; Interpreter of the French language; Interrogator in Technical Intelligence and Sgt.-Major of a Separation Center. Also the former Executive Director - National Institute for Burn Medicine - affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is retired from the National Staff of the YMCA as a troubleshooter in financial management and administration and has worked as a management consultant to non-profit corporations. He has written frequently on medical, social and political issues and has many published articles to his credit. He currently writes from Franklin, Michigan and can be contacted at email@example.com