America's Sharp Left Turn Began w/Education Takeover

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#1 Mar 19, 2013
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America's Sharp Left Turn Began With Education Takeover

By JOHN F. GASKI

Many Americans are wondering how their country, a supposed "center-right" nation, reached the point of electing and reelecting the most radical leftist administration in its history.

Indeed, a long chain of events giving rise to a confluence of societal changes had to occur for such a fundamental reordering to take place.

What exactly were they? How did this happen? Here's how:

First, when the liberal Democrat establishment, manifested by the teachers unions, decisively gained control of public education in the U.S. over four decades ago, the perpetrators may or may not have been conscious of setting the process in motion.

But that they did, regardless.

You may recall how American public schools gradually abandoned values and lowered standards -- the former having the effect of diluting the nation's public morality and the latter achieving the mass dumb down of our populace. Attitudes of the U.S. citizenry today would have been very foreign to our population of even 20 or 30 years ago.

Homosexual marriage, legal marijuana, class warfare, national bankruptcy, socialized medicine and communists knowingly appointed to the executive branch! hose were radical ideas even in our recent past.

Or how about electing a president closely associated with an anti-American, communist terrorist (B. Ayers), and an anti-American, anti-semitic, Marxist (Rev. Wright), a president whose entire personal history was admittedly one of continual associations of the same kind?

On the cognitive side, what of reelecting that president despite an abysmal economic record borne of his radical policies?(No, Barack Obama did not cure the recession. It ended during the last Bush fiscal year. Never heard that from the media, did you?)

Aside from re-engineering public values, the Democrat education establishment did have that parallel track of producing the "moron voter" capable of swallowing liberal claptrap, and therefore electing Democrat candidates a more informed electorate would not have considered only a few years earlier.

A better-educated citizenry surely would have been less likely to vote for continued progress toward national bankruptcy, strangulation of our energy resources leading to higher gas prices, destruction of the greatest health care system in the world (rated #1 in outcomes by the World Health Organization, despite what you've heard), and weakened national defense while our adversaries are building up.

But how did we get to this point? There had to be more. There was.
Along with destroying the fiber of two whole generations of Americans via the dumbing-down and moral neutering, the liberal education establishment pursued a third track very consciously, one that has involved injecting their ideological propaganda into the primary and secondary schooling process.

A large fraction of U.S. citizens under the age of 50 have received a heavy dose of liberal Democrat brainwashing during their school years.

Then, of course, it gets worse in college, as students' beliefs and attitudes are coached, and shaped, by the predominantly left-wing faculty.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Mar 19, 2013
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You can see it vividly in college classrooms in the form of false but politically correct stereotypes and bromides our students internalize.

Make a statement of truly objective fact to many college students today, such as socialism doesn't work or Soviet communism was tyranny, or even that a higher minimum wage causes unemployment, and they would regard it as crackpot right-wing lunacy.

This is a result of the long-running re-education camp known as America's public school system, augmented by the mainstream media, Hollywood, and other functionaries of liberal culture who eagerly reinforce the programmed conditioning.

Concerning those mainstream media in particular, their role in the ideological transmogrification of American society has been profound.

Always overwhelmingly liberal Democrat, as confirmed by empirical studies, leading print and electronic media personalities naturally have shaded reporting and commentary in favor of their own ideology.

No surprise there; unethical, yes, but also no less than human nature -- which the morally weak media did not have the strength to resist. In more recent times, however, the liberal Democrat media (and it is long overdue to apply that locution) became drunk with their power and completely lost control of themselves.

Realizing that they could actually influence the national polity, including elections, the media abandoned any semblance of journalistic balance and became shameless mouthpieces for liberalism, the Democrat National Committee, and any political cause or candidate of the political spectrum's left side.

National reporters and news anchors have descended to the level of overt cheerleaders for the left. They blatantly run interference for Barack Obama, even to the point of abetting the cover up of major scandals such as Benghazi.

Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer really should read the news wearing cheerleader sweaters featuring a big red "L" each night.
Such offenders could be described as a disgrace to their profession if their profession were journalism. But it's not. It's prostitution.

This insidious management, control and perversion of the American information environment has had a tangible cost.

According to political science findings, Democrat candidates enjoy about a seven-point voter "ignorance advantage." That is, if the U.S. electorate had full comprehension of major party positions, there would be a seven point swing to Republicans.(Again, that the Dems target the moron vote is not entirely a caricature.)

Some of this ignorance effect is the residue of the referenced malpractice of the liberal education establishment, but another part would be attributable to disinformation propagated by the liberal media.

-- Gaski, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, is a former Democrat; his primary research area is social and political power.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#3 Mar 19, 2013
And to this day, Demonrat sheep laugh when the obvious is pointed out to them.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#5 Mar 19, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
And to this day, Demonrat sheep laugh when the obvious is pointed out to them.
Yeah, I knew that posting this article was akin to beating a dead horse.
But that damned horse still needs beaten.

Favorite lines FTA:

"Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer really should read the news wearing cheerleader sweaters featuring a big red "L" each night.

Such offenders could be described as a disgrace to their profession if their profession were journalism. But it's not. It's prostitution."
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 19, 2013
Oh boo hoo, schools teach the truth instead of the lies you live and you can't stand it.

And what does w/Education mean anyway?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#7 Mar 19, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
Oh boo hoo, schools teach the truth instead of the lies you live and you can't stand it.
And what does w/Education mean anyway?
The USSR fell in 1991, get out

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#8 Mar 19, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
Oh boo hoo, schools teach the truth instead of the lies you live and you can't stand it.
And what does w/Education mean anyway?
You really are a p#ssy, aren't you, Herpa derp? Your spitting on the heroes of this nation sure must make you proud, huh?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#10 Mar 19, 2013
hey hey now wrote:
This won't end well for them. Look what they hath wrought:
"You ever wonder what the daily life of an inner-city school looks like? You don't need to watch The Substitute to see the utter depravity found in America's collapsing large cities and the public school systems which serve as little more than daycare/low-level detention facilities."
http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/...
Post the Chicago one as well

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#11 Mar 19, 2013
I work with a large number of under 30 and many kids under 25. By my generations standard they are semi and fully illiterate. Their thinking skills are what you would expect from an illiterate mind also.
It's hard for me to accept but it's right in front of me. It must be education or lack thereof. I look for reasons because I have never been inside of a school room of modern day. The culture of the ipod and smart phone do not help. Only the education system ties it all together. These kids have to be shown this stupidity from authority figures. "Teachers". Many of the younger parents are infected by the sad education system. Sane parents can not compete with the "authority" of the school system AND the media. I include movies, "hollywood", as part of the progaganda wing.
It's already ending badly for these cheelron. They are suffering unemployement and lack of opportunity. BUT they are happy cause Obama is on the throne. "Shrug" When the house of cards fall they will be on the bottom on the stack. Most are nice kids just trying to play with a few cards missing.

“Meh.”

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#12 Mar 19, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You really are a p#ssy, aren't you, Herpa derp? Your spitting on the heroes of this nation sure must make you proud, huh?
You're.

“Meh.”

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#13 Mar 19, 2013
Though I would really either split the sentence or move it around a bit.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#14 Mar 20, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
<quoted text>
You're.
Wrong, dummy. Your (act of) spitting. Just like "your driving," (which I imagine is horrible.)

“Meh.”

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#15 Mar 20, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong, dummy. Your (act of) spitting. Just like "your driving," (which I imagine is horrible.)
Ah, I see what you were aiming at. My apologies. Carry on!
Joe Friday

Akron, OH

#16 Mar 20, 2013
If you want to hear some real morons, go to a kent state campus meeting/function, these people are insane!!!. Is Obama a goof sure but so was Dubbya you see that is the real problem. Vote out all incumbents from dog catcher to the president to restore some common sense and save the country, the damage that Bush and Obama have done will take years to repair!!!. By the way the tea party is NOT the answer to our problems. Common sense is.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#17 Mar 21, 2013
Joe Friday wrote:
If you want to hear some real morons, go to a kent state campus meeting/function, these people are insane!!!. Is Obama a goof sure but so was Dubbya you see that is the real problem. Vote out all incumbents from dog catcher to the president to restore some common sense and save the country, the damage that Bush and Obama have done will take years to repair!!!. By the way the tea party is NOT the answer to our problems. Common sense is.
I don't see how cutting spending and adhering to the Constitution isn't common sense.
Joe Friday

Akron, OH

#18 Mar 21, 2013
HVT-lll, how is running up more national debt on the part of Dubbya and Obama sound fiscal policy let alone adhering to the constitution? Dubbya and Obama are birds of the same feather- limousine liberals, this is why voting is so important. Forget about the tea party goofs and vote out all incumbents of either party. In reference to our universities, Kent State, Oberlin, OSU,etc are all very much left leaning institutions go to any of their respective campus functions you will see exactly what I mean. The irony is this in an enviroment where independent thinking is supposed to flourish, the polar opposite occurs. When they all graduate shortly and end up working back at their part time college job, ask them what happened to all the great things that were supposed to happen, the things they so gullibly believed in!!! BRAINS FULL OF MUSH!!!

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