You know, the Secretary of Education has rarely been a Cabinet post that brought out the crazies on the Left.
But with the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, the crazies on the Left have gone full throttle.
Noted education expert Joss Whedon declared that with Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump has declared war on our children.
Rejecting DeVos was the GOP's easiest way to say "Mr Prez, let's take this slow, we got 4 yrs". Instead they declared war on our children.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) February 7, 2017
And if anybody would know what is best for education, it would be the guy who created a television series about a high school girl who was a vampire slayer.
But he is right. This is a war on children.
But the GOP isn’t the one who began this war.
The first shot in this war for the mind of the American child was fired by the Institutional Left.
This battle has been going on for more than a half century.
Here are goals 17, 31 and 32 from the 45 Goals of Communism:
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
The purpose of this war has been to take education out of the hands of parents.
This is made clear in goal number 41:
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
So, yes, Joss. There is a war on children.
It’s been going on for quite a long time.
In 2013, noted “progressive” educator Melissa Harris-Perry said this:
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s, then we can start making better investments.”
“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”
This is what the Institutional Left has been seeking to do for the last fifty years.
There is a war on our children. But the Left have been the aggressors.
Donald Trump’s Education Secretary is America’s counter-insurgency.
And that is precisely why the Left is going insane over Betsy DeVos.
The Left needs the education of children to be divorced from their parents.
School choice puts the power of education back into the hands of parents.
And the Institutional Left cannot permit that to happen.
They would rather sentence American children to twelve years in a failing public school system than to run the risk of losing their control over the American mind.
So, yes. This is a war – one that has been waged in secret for more than fifty years.
But it isn’t new.
As I pointed out back on January 17 in my column Teachers Unions spend millions to destroy Betsy DeVos, Adolf Hitler famously said:
”When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side.’ I calmly say, ’Your child belongs to us already . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short tune they will know nothing else but this new community.’” [from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer]
Not much has changed, has it?
Hitler said, “Your child belongs to us already.”
And Melissa Harris-Perry said, “We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”
Those who control education control future generations.
The last thing the Institutional Left wants is parents having that control.
There is no educational freedom. Not so long as the Left maintains its stranglehold on public schools. The Left wants American children enslaved.
Back in 2013, an African American woman named Barbara from Harlem – a regular caller from the Mark Levin show – talked to Mark about the enslavement of blacks in modern America.
No, they are no longer slaves working in the fields, but they are still enslaved.
This was her answer: “The chains are on the mind.”
It was the Institutional Left that forged those chains quite on purpose. They want children enslaved to their ideology by making sure they learn nothing else.
History and Civics are the two least-taught subjects in American public schools.
That isn’t by accident.
The Left wants to control not only what and how children are taught, but also what they aren’t taught. This ensures that the Left will maintain control of those children well into adulthood.
They cannot risk having parents make the choices on how their children are taught.
This is exactly why they try to block any attempts by states to enact school choice or voucher programs. It is a direct threat to their control.
And the Institutional Left knows that having an Education Secretary who supports school choice and vouchers could deal a devastating blow their control over the minds of American children.
It wasn’t Donald Trump or the GOP who declared war on our children.
The Institutional Left fired the first shot years ago.
And now, we are launching a counter-offensive to strip the chains off the minds of American children and restore the rights of parents to raise and educate their kids as they see fit.
It is freedom’s counter-offensive.
This is why Leftists are going insane.
They’ve have education in a stranglehold for decades.
And if they lose that, they know full well that they will lose their war against America.
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