Gary D. Barnett, a retired financial advisor and estate planner, has an informative site on the internet, where he deals with various subjects – one of which – one of the most pertinent, is public education…
Earlier this year, Barnett posted an article up on his site called The Ongoing Destruction of the Minds of Children, where he noted: “Compulsory schooling is a travesty. To call it education is absurd. Real education is lifelong learning as an individual, while compulsory public schooling is the indoctrination of children as a collective exercise to bring all down to the lowest level. Prisons called schools are simply the forced means to stifle individual brilliance while promoting sameness and monotony. The result of this brainwashing is meant to teach children to obey orders, and to be satisfied spending their lives in a virtual cage of ignorance, to never become entrepreneurs and dissenters…The controllers who use the government school system as a way to dumb down the masses fully understand this potential genius. They are very fearful of it. So fearful in fact, that more than 100 years ago, they designed a mandatory school system as a way to control the common people. By training them to be good citizens and members of a collective society instead of individuals, the few could continue to control the many.”
Barnett observed that compulsory schooling, “now referred to as public education” started in Massachusetts in 1852, and spread pretty much all across the country by the turn of the twentieth century. Sam Blumenfeld, in his book Is Public Education Necessary? noted this same thing way back in the 1980s. Blumenfeld also noted the strong Unitarian and socialist influence in public education by such sterling educational messiahs as Unitarian Horace Mann and socialist Robert Owen, which showed that even it its earliest days, public education had its own theological perspective–and not a Christian one.
It was stated by Barnett that public schools were “…the vehicle used to teach children to be managed instead of managing themselves. They have produced a soft society consumed by doubt and incompetence, and one that can function only as a mass.” That’s one thing that peer pressure in public schools will do for you–teach you not to speak out against the collective lest you garner the disapproval of the group. Hence very few kids dare to stand up and speak their convictions but instead hunker down and say nothing that will force them to have to deal with the collective. Some of us didn’t learn that lesson real well and so our years in public school ended up being a mini hell on earth. But for those of us that didn’t learn how to cave in, it taught us one thing–to get to the point where we didn’t care what the group thought. We learned to go our own way.
In order to change all this, Barnett said “…a real education is necessary, but so long as parents continue to shirk their responsibility by allowing unknown state employees to raise and train their children, things can only get worse…Any real study of most kids educated at home will expose this truth.” Barnett noted that this is often hard for parents because they were mostly “educated” in the same system their kids are now part of, as were their parents! And most people were taught, via their public school “educations” not to question authority, not to rock the boat. Just go along and don’t make any fuss and “be nice.’ Barnett says that “Everything should be questioned, and everything should be scrutinized. Questioning authority is the bane of the state apparatus, which is the reason compulsory schooling was implemented in the first place. It continues unabated as the dominant training discipline of this country’s young.” Maybe now you are beginning to understand why.
Part II: Workhorse For the New World Order
The very last thing the promoters of the New Word Order want is an educated populace capable of critical thought and able to question what they see going on around them in a critical way. They long ago found a solution to that thorny problem. They foisted upon us a system of public education with compulsory attendance that was guaranteed to keep our kids ignorant and stupid so they could never be able to think critically enough to ask those embarrassing questions that need to be asked of the ruling establishment. This situation has gone on since the mid-1850s and it shows no sign of abatement in our day. If anything it gets worse.
In another of Barnetts’ from articles from November 23rd, in referring to public education, he stated, “An evil exists in our midst, and this evil entity created a nationwide system that allowed a process of mass indoctrination to take root. In order for this phenomenon to capture the psyche of an entire people, a diabolical plan was necessary, and implementation of that plan had to be sold to the public in order to gain popular support. In other words, collusion by the controlling elite and the government was necessary for this deception aimed against the American populace to succeed. And succeed it has.”
Barnett observed that “Compulsory schooling began in the mid-nineteenth century, and was the brainchild of the ruling elite monopolists of the day, those led by John D. Rockefeller. The goal was to limit the intellectual growth of the general population in order to create an obedient society of workers without the motivation to question the ruling class. This was necessary in order for the corporate oligarchs to gain and keep control over the people, and by the early part of the twentieth century, this plan was in high gear. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace while plotting this deception had decided after the end of World War 1, ‘they must control education in the United States’ in order to accomplish their mission. They realized this was ‘too big a project to do alone,’ so the ‘Rockefeller Foundation was approached,’ and the two began working together to take over the education system. The Rockefeller Foundation was to handle the domestic side, and the Carnegia Endowment was to handle the international side. As time passed, the Ford Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation were also involved.” You might, at this point call it public education via foundations.
Does anyone actually think that there was any meaningful parental input into this process? I’m kidding, right? Of course there wasn’t. Parental input into what was being taught to kids was the last thing desired by the elites that were guiding the unfortunate destinies of coming generations.
Some of this was investigated in 1953 by the Reese Committee, but not nearly enough and the committee was somewhat hamstrung in its efforts. It did get some information out there, though. Barnett noted that: “The Committee’s inspection of the Carnegie minutes was staggering to say the least, and exposed the goal sought by tax-free foundations that ‘America’s future should be one of collectivism administered with characteristics of American efficiency.’ In other words, build a mediocre society that could function only at a level that would allow for an elite monopoly control of war, the economy, politics, and education, all with little interference by the voting public.” And Barnett stated that: “When these elites design the education system, and their puppets in government run it, the commoners have little chance of retaining any freedom or control of their own destiny. That is the state of this country today.” He’s right!
Given the current state of education today in public schools, do you honestly think going to parent-teacher groups and meetings is really going to accomplish anything? The real agenda for what your kids are indoctrinated with has long ago gotten to the point where parental input is so miniscule as to be non-existent. You have no real say over what the public schools will force on your kids and if you think you have, then you are deceiving yourselves. The only way you will ever have any input into what they are taught is if you take your kids out of public schools. A solution I would heartily recommend, otherwise your kids end up being at the mercy of public school educrats and change agents.
If you think the public school system will ever be reformed you are kidding yourselves. That’s never going to happen. Ask the folks in Kanawha County, West Virginia how the public schools there were “reformed” after their textbook protest there in the mid-1970s.
I recently came across an article by Dr. Carol Haynes or November 5th of this year. Dr. Haynes is a Ph.D. She observed that “Recently I wrote a missive about the policy brief by the National Center On Education and the Economy which found the American workforce to be the worst educated in the world. Now we have proof that high school graduates read worse than those in 1992 and two out of every three students are unable to read proficiently.” Her article noted that US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed the educational establishment for this abysmal performance.
Is that really all Ms. DeVos can do, rail at the federal education department that she is the head of–an educational department that should never have been formed to begin with? Haynes noted that the Common Core Curriculum has been an abject failure. Of course it has. That’s why they are still using it and that’s why they will continue to use it–because it doesn’t teach kids anything except how to fail. So the federal education change agents will continue to use it because it is fulfilling their wildest expectations–a totally dumbed down body of students, reduced in most cases to one degree above blithering idiots! That’s their agenda for your kids! Haven’t you figured that out by now? All these new educational gimmicks that don’t seem to work, but yet they still keep using them and adding more new ones that don’t work either, and none of them ever gets removed? Have you ever even begun to wonder why it seems to work that way? Maybe you should!
In their book Crimes of the Educators, Sam Blumenfeld and Alex Newman have a chapter entitled Common Core Standards: An Educational Fraud. This is a book I would recommend. It was published by World Net Daily and gives you all manner of documentation about public schools you ought to have, especially if you have kids still in them.
There is only one solution to the public school problem–get your kids OUT of public school as soon as possible. There are other alternatives–good Christian schools and home school programs. You need to start checking into these. Leaving your kids in public school if you are able to do anything else, is a certain recipe for educational disaster!
November 25-26, 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 Board of Directors 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 Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.