Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Education, education, education!

When investigating the history and tenets of multiculturalism I stumbled upon the relevant Wikipedia entry, which also lists a number of its 'founding fathers'. It's off topic here, but Hispanic Pundit provides us with other fine background information. The Wikipedia entry mentions as founders Charles Sanders Peirce, William James W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, George Santayana, Horace Kallen and John Dewey, almost all also civil rights movementers.

The last name triggered a flurry of synaptic activity. Checking the notes I made on Ann Coulter's book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" - a hilarious feast of recognition I might add - I read: "John Dewey, founder of U.S. public education - said 'you can't make socialists out of individuals - children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent' - in case anyone still doubted the relationship between multiculturalism, relativism and the Left!

I jotted it down because it tallies so wonderfully with the Dutch situation and lays bare another public secret: that socialists not only socially engineered society to the extent we presently witness, the indoctrination with the politically correct (read: 'the ideology') starts at educational level, since after Mao and Marx they say: it is the incubator of tomorrow's socialists (read Left Liberals, Social Democrats, or whatever label it is they like to present themselves with these days).

Education simply belóngs to the Left. In The Netherlands the Ministry of Education is where Socialists spend their hay-days - they go to die at the U.N., the World Bank or some other international forum which has been bribed for the privilege at the taxpayer's expense.

Subjectivity is therefore a riot in education! Anyone who thinks that children get the grades they deserve, had better think again! There's an awful lot of proportional compensating for unequal difference being done there. What is class justice to the legal system, is underachiever's favouritism in the class room! The remainder of the time, when they aren't recuperating, is spent on the celebration of pluralism.



The reason I bring this up now, is an article "A Minority View: Exploiting Ignorance" by Walter E. Williams on today's Townhall. Williams, a regular producer of above average material, I noticed, is also on the case. "So many Americans graduate high school and college having learned what to think as opposed to acquiring the tools of critical, independent thinking ... I don't usually buy into conspiracy theories, but it's tempting to think America's charlatans, quacks and demagogues are in cahoots with the teaching establishments at our government schools and colleges to dumb down the nation."

Those who think that eduction has become progressively worse over the last decades, the infamous 'phenomenon' of dumbing down, aren't dreaming. It is not even a phenomenon: it is like most trouble, man-made, or to be more precise, socialist made. If this isn't addressed ASAP (which it won't be), the next generation the educational system delivers will be practically moronic, if useful voting machines.

1 comment:

james higham said...

Can't disagree with much here, Cassandra. That's how they operate.