Educating for a “Greater Good”
Why is it that the liberal/progressive movement is gaining the support to alter the essence of American life to align with their goals of a society based upon the collective freedoms for the greater good of society? One of the reasons is that the liberal/progressives have gained support from the under 30 age group in the country. How did this gain occur? Through the educational establishment in the United States. I’m not speaking to just the university level educators. The beginnings reach all the way down to the elementary educational institutions in this country. In other words, it those pesky unionized teachers!
While the liberal/progressive block has been unable to overcome the conservative strongholds directly, they have found that by “educating” the last two generations of children into their “greater good” society mis-truths they have gained temporary overall improvement in the size of their base. One thing they understand, and use to their advantage, is that young minds are very impressionable. Coupled with the distraction most parents have over what is going on in the nation’s schools the kids don’t stand a real chance to resist what they’re being taught.
These “educators” have found that by teaching children the ABCs of liberal/progressive beliefs they have successfully created a deeper class divide in our society to their political benefit. Over the course of their primary K-12 education the children have been indoctrinated into accepting that all members of the society are owed entitlements without exerting the effort to gain them through their own hard work. They have been cemented to the ideas that in order to serve the “greater good,” the wealth of the nation must be taken and handed to those who have not reached an economic level deemed as “fair” by the liberal/progressives. These children are further indoctrinated that the “system” is best managed by the government, as long as that government is of a liberal/progressive ideology. When the political opposition gains control then the government is considered to be guided by a hateful and racist white elite bent upon subjugating the citizenry into slavery to that white elite.
The polishing of these beliefs occurs in the universities and colleges. Here the children get a final shine and are taught how to resist the “hatred” (read: truth) of the conservative political movement. These children are prepared to be the foot soldiers for the liberal/progressives, ready to spew hatred towards their elders (including their own parents) for daring to suggest that true freedom does not come through the liberal/progressive policies. I await the day when some judge orders that an adult child is to be maintained on his/her parents medical insurance because it is the child’s “right” to have the coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Our kids will point out how that “proves” how good the liberal/progressives society operates.
At some later time the children being educated into this liberal/progressive ideology will, hopefully, turn an honest eye onto the beliefs they were indoctrinated into by questioning the structure of the beliefs they accepted. For instance, while they currently support the redistribution of the wealth, especially since they are without and will gain from the redistribution, at some future point they may well find themselves on the giving end of the redistribution paradigm and realize that their hard work is now being taken from them for those who haven’t exercised the effort to improve their own lives. With some honest contemplation then they will realize that the redistribution does not create opportunities, but instead they create dependencies that allow the “less fortunate” to demand their entitled “due.” Continued reflections will increase the realizations that the liberal/progressive policies destroy, not improve, societies.
Do I have evidence of this educational effort by the liberal/progressive political establishment? I do actually. All one has to do is to look to the under 30 group in the country. Also, I watched as the education system’s teachings persuaded, meaning brainwashed, my own adult children into believing that the liberal/progressive movement was the – allegedly – right path societies must follow. The educators and their supporters – that’s you liberal/progressives – hope this campaign of disinformation means you’ll “win” the fight for the direction that society in the United States will follow. Sadly, you’ve deluded yourselves into following a course of action that will ultimately backfire on you, thank goodness. We can, if we take the time and responsibility to show the counter views to our children, point to the Europeans and the current difficulties in their societies. They have practiced socialism, or socialism-lite, for decades and it is now coming home to haunt them. While conservatism, in the minimal government paradigm, isn’t perfect by a long shot, it does provide truer freedom for societies than the liberal/progressive ideology.
Those of you on the left can now try to tell me how wrong I am. The louder you are about it the more it will prove I am right. Thanks in advance for your assistance.