Tuesday, February 10, 2009

De-programming Liberal, Brainwashed Students

Thomas Sowell, a great man and brilliant conservative thinker, makes a valid observation in his recent post, De-programming Students. In his introductory paragraph he writes, “Letters from parents often complain of a sense of futility in trying to argue with their own children, who have been fed a steady diet of the politically correct vision of the world, from elementary school to the university.”

And then he goes on to suggest ways to try to give your students a balanced perspective and to consider both sides of an issue before making a judgment. OK, that sounds good; in fact it is biblical. Only a fool decides a matter before he hears it.

But Thomas Sowell missed the most important and obvious point. These parents, who are now frustrated with their little mind-numbed, liberal robots, have exactly what they bought. They sent them to public schools for the very indoctrination they now despise. They paid good money to send them to the universities of higher secular humanism. They said to their children, “Listen and learn.” And so they did. Then, after subjecting their children to sixteen years of daily liberal brainwashing, they lament the fact that their kids can’t think. Then it is too late for buyer’s remorse. A few books or conversations about hearing both sides cannot undo all the damage.

Amazingly, there are still multitudes of, supposedly, conservative and Christian parents who still support and defend public education as though it is innocuous.

There was a time when the purpose of education was to teach young people how to think. Today, the purpose of public education is to teach young people what to think.

Parents- Beware! They are serving "Kool-aid" to your children.


Daisy said...

Amen and Amen.

I find it even more amazing that I have sat down with my best friend and showed her my husband's first grade ps textbooks and she STILL cannot see the humanistic thinking.

She doesn't think it is a big deal that religion is taught in the exact same section as folk tales and myths. She isn't bothered by the fact that family is defined as any group of people who choose to live together....

As long as it isn't teaching evolution or sex ed. she thinks her kids are safe. UNBELIEVABLE.

Ron Livesay said...

Along this line, following is an excerpt from my current article for the Baptist Christian School "Sword." The article is entitled, "The Lies of Satan vs. Biblical Principles." Needless to say, I believe the answer to the public school situation is found in homeschooling and Christian schools.

I have often reminded young people of the following two principles: Anything worth having is worth waiting for, and anything not worth waiting for is not worth having.

We believe it is our responsibility, as Christian school educators and as parents, to teach children and young people the biblical principles upon which they can build their lives, including the principles which deal with these lies of Satan. Regardless of all the changes in society, the Truth has not changed and never will change. God’s Word stands firm and is our guide for life. “Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in Heaven” (Psalm 119:89, NKJV). “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105, NKJV).