Rewriting history is a popular pastime among leftists – often right in front of our eyes. (Witness what's happening with the Capitol riots less than two months ago.) History becomes nothing more than a political tool.
This is why history is so important.
In fact, the left knows precisely how important the teaching of accurate history is. That's why they're not permitting it in public schools and universities. The current lies taught in American public schools – the joys of socialism, the absolute refusal to acknowledge its legacy of horrors and economic tragedy – means generations of schoolchildren are being taught propaganda purely for political gain. Y'know, just like what happened in Soviet Russia. Oh wait, that's not taught in school either.
-- Patrice Lewis, Feb. 26 WorldNetDaily column
I have been telling parents for decades that sending a child to almost any college is playing Russian roulette with his or her values.
But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun's six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, five of the six chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America (or Canada or anywhere else in the English-speaking world), the odds are that your child's decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently.
The worse news is that sending your child to almost any elementary school or high school – public or private – is fast becoming equally toxic. More and more schools are being taken over by left-wing ideologues and by nonideologues who lack the courage to confront the ideologues.
Why would you send your young child to a school that sponsors a "Drag Queen Story Hour" or that dwells on "nonbinary" gender identity? Do you think such things do not damage your child's innocence? Do you want your child to be challenged about his or her sexual identity?
Why would you send your child to any school that teaches The New York Times' "1619 Project"? This project holds that America was not founded in 1776 but in 1619, with the arrival of the first black slaves in North America, and that the Revolutionary War was fought not to gain independence from Britain but to preserve slavery. Virtually every leading historian specializing in American history – most of whom are liberals and Democrats, and some of whom were anti-Trump activists – have labeled "The 1619 Project" a lie.
-- Dennis Prager, March 8 WND column
Putting aside the ethics of turning math into a racist subject, a practical question remains: Why aren't children being taught math? How will they function as adults if they're unable to add two and two? How will they balance their checkbooks, handle a bank loan, calculate a tip, or make change at a store? Why are children deliberately being kept stupid?
Schools are banishing lessons about World War I and II, the Holocaust, the Civil War and other historical milestones. New priorities include LGBTA+ "awareness" and "systemic racism." Educators are deliberately cultivating the stupidest generation in the history of America. What other explanation is there when children are not permitted to know the sum of two and two?
Why does public education exist at all if its only goal is to keep children ignorant? That is not a rhetorical question; I honestly want to know. What is the purpose of school if no one will be taught that 2+2=4? Or worse, that the correct answer to 2+2 is racist? The answer is obvious: school is to indoctrinate, not teach.
The only thing modern college degrees are good for is getting jobs as Diversity Nazis at a variety of woke companies, creating yet more wokeness. And if no such job comes available, that's OK. BLM and Antifa are always hiring. There are cities to trash! Businesses to burn! Law enforcement officers to torment! And so the downward spiral continues.
-- Patrice Lewis, March 12 WND column
Most disturbing of all, however, is what is occurring in America’s schools. The next generation is literally at stake. Picking up the Marxist “virus” from the nation’s colleges and universities, today’s government schools – from pre-school through high school – are infecting millions of children with hatred and guilt toward their own country. This is happening right now.
In “1984,” the “Party” controls everything in the mythical state of Oceania – from its politics to its culture to its economy. But what the ruling oligarchy most craves, which enables it to exercise full totalitarian control of its citizens, is shaping and taking control of the people’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, attitudes, beliefs, guilts, comforts, and particularly their sense of moral self-worth. This is precisely what today’s “woke” “progressive” “left” (all Marxist code words) is engaged in doing in every corner of society – but nowhere more consequentially than in education.
Remember Abraham Lincoln’s chilling observation: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
-- David Kupelian, March 21 WND column