I wish I could find the source but I haven’t been able to, but I recall reading a statement made by someone around 1900 that said something to the effect of:
To covert America to a socialist nation, it would take at least 100 years of gradual change to overcome three foundations that makes the nation strong. Those were the strong Christian foundation, the strong institution of traditional marriage and the respected authority of law enforcement officials and agencies.
One of the ways outlined to accomplish this monumental goal of converting America into a progressive or socialist nation was through public education. Progressives and socialists were encouraged to become teachers and education administrators. The idea was based upon the idea that having America’s kids for 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months a year for 12 years, was enough time to indoctrinate them to accept the progressive and socialist ideologies and reject the three foundational institutions that made America strong.
Fast forward to 100 years later and what do we find in America?
After being declared a Christian nation by the Supreme Court in 1896, more recent Supreme Courts have ruled that America is no longer a Christian nation. Christianity was once respected but now it is openly persecuted and ridiculed.
The institution of marriage has also been undermined with the legalization of same sex marriage. There are more and more kids being raised by two moms or two dads and then there are those marriages where one of the spouses decide to change sex.
Thanks to Barack Obama and his fellow socialists, America has been waging a war against law enforcement for the past decade. The number of police officers being wounded or killed is increasing. In many prime-time television programs, in movies, music, movies and video games, police are either portrayed as bumbling idiots or being corrupt.
Look at public education today and you will see the fulfillment of that that progressive/socialist plan made a century ago.
The history being taught today is not the real history that many of us were taught. Students today are not taught the foundational reasons America was colonized or why the colonies really rebelled against the British and fought for their freedom. They aren’t taught the foundational business practices that made America the great nation it once was.
Instead they are taught America is the world’s enemy. They are taught that capitalism is evil and the only hope for America is socialism. After all, they have your kids for the majority of their awake time all the way through high school, plenty of time to brainwash them.
If that isn’t enough, they have been steadily dumbing students down, which makes it easier to brainwash them.
There is a new movement sweeping a number of school districts across the nation to further dumb down students and make them even more susceptible to the socialist propaganda. Schools are beginning to adopt a policy of 50% is the new zero. Students don’t even have to attend class or do any classwork, homework or test and they are still given a 50%, instead of a 0% and automatic failure.
Progressive educators are trying to justify the 50% being the new zero, as reported:
“The trend stirs questions about the motives for grading in the first place: Are grades truly accurate representations of learning? Should they serve as a system of reward or punishment for students’ behavioral and academic performance? How best can they be used to support student progress?”
In other words – allow students to get by with doing little to nothing and still be awarded rather than failed as they should be. Pumping out dumbed down young people who know best how to protest for socialist agendas instead of being able to read, do simple math or function in the real world. But then, if they help destroy America and turn it into a socialist nation, they won’t need all of the normal skills to survive as they will be the industrial slaves of new socialist government.
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