The Dicey Illumanist Foundations of Modern Public Education

In the previous article to this one I noted Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi who founded a branch of the Illuminati in Zurich, Swtizerland in 1783. This might not seem important to some, but we need to begin to grasp the influence that Pestalozzi had on modern education.

On britannica.com in an article updated on 2/13/19 it was observed that “Pestalozzi’s method (of education) became widely accepted and most of his principles have been absorbed into modern elementary education… His ideas flow from the same stream of thought that includes Johann Friedrich Herbart, Maria Montessori, John Dewey…” You may not be that familiar with the first two mentioned here, but if you have read any of my previous articles on public education then you have to know where John Dewey, atheist and socialist, was coming from. Naturally the Britannica article made no mention of Pestalozzi’s Illumanist connections, but then, you would hardly expect them to.

The Britannica article does mention that Pestalozzi was influenced by the educational ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Astute students of world history should be aware of where he was coming from. He early abandoned the study of theology so that he might go “back to nature.” In other words, Rousseau was an apostate, an apostate who influenced Pestalozzi’s educational worldview.

According to an article by Marco DiLuchetti: “In 1761, Jean-Jacques Rousseau re-published a book by Abbe St. Pierre, which advocated a cosmopolitan world federation.” An 18th century version of the United Nations? Rousseau fine-tuned St. Pierre’s work and added a bit of his own. “Rousseau proposed that a federation of at least ‘all important powers’ was needed. It must have a legislative body with powers to pass laws binding upon all member states. It must have coercive force capable of compelling every state to obey its common resolves. It also must be strong enough to prevent withdrawal of any state.” In other words, no secession from Rousseau’s “cosmopolitan world federation.” Almost makes you wonder where Lincoln got his anti-secession mindset. Although I never recall hearing about Lincoln reading Rousseau, Lincoln was definitely influenced by socialists, mostly from Europe. How many of them read Rousseau? Who says ideas don’t have consequences–politically for Lincoln, educationally for Pestalozzi?

Dennis Cuddy, in his six-part series on the Illuminati that appeared on News With Views noted, in part 6 that: “I referred to Illuminist Johann Pestalozzi’s educational influence in America and to Robert Owen’s use of Pestalozzianism in Britain and America.” Owen used Pestalozzi’s methods in his commune in New Harmony, Indiana in the late 1820s…Joining Owen in New Harmony in 1828 was Frances Wright (formerly Madame Francoise d’ Arusmot, brought to the U.S. by the Marquis de Lafayette) who, with Owen’s son Robert Dale Owen and Orestes Brownson, formed the Working-Men’s Party in New York. After Brownson converted to Christianity, he later revealed in The Works of Orestes Brownson that their plan in establishing their political party was as follows: “The great object was to get rid of Christianity, and to convert our churches into halls of science. The plan was not to make open attacks on religion,…but to establish a system of state–we said national–schools from which all religion was to be excluded, in which nothing was to be taught but such knowledge as is verifiable by the senses, and to which all parents were to be compelled to send their children. Our complete plan was to take the children from their parents at the age of 12 or 18 months, and to have them nursed, fed, clothed, and trained in these schools at the public expense; but at any rate, we were to have godless schools for all the children of the country….” This all really fit well into the educational worldview of the Illuminati. Interesting that Lafayette brought Francis Wright to this country. But then, according to Arthur Thompson’s revealing book To The Victors Go the Myths and Monuments, Lafayette was also involved with the Illuminati. Something else the “history” books tend to leave out!

You have to ask yourself – how has this all worked out in our day and age? Do you see any vestiges of this Illumanist agenda in our public schools today? As the feller says “If you don’t then you ain’t been paying attention.”

If you are honest with yourself then you have to admit that our problems with public education in this country go back further than most people wish to admit. And those who pushed public education in this country were influenced by people who had really dicey Illuminist connections that went back to Europe even in the days before the French Revolution.

If Pestalozzi was part of the Illuminati and his educational views have been widely embraced in our elementary education processes in this country, then what does that say to us about who is and has influenced our kids, and our educations if we attended public schools, and probably some private schools as well.

We have serious education problems in this country today and unless we go back and trace out where those problems came from so that we understand, we will never be able to fix any of them because we will be totally confused as to origins and reasons and so we will reinvent the wheel in every upcoming generation and continue to go nowhere.

The kind of education described in this article will not be changed voluntarily because it is accomplishing that which it was intended to do. This Illumanist educational worldview must be separated from. Christians need to remove their children from its influence and, if you put them in Christian schools you must make sure those Christian schools have not fallen unknowingly under the same influence.

March 8, 2019

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.

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