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You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught

Posted on | January 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

“In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think . . . but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion. This man is outraged by the suggestion that he is the flesh-and-blood tribute to the success of his indoctrinators.”
William F. Buckley Jr., Up From Liberalism (1959)

Commenting on the indoctrination conducted daily in American public schools — “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm!”Greg Gutfeld observes that this is the only way the Left can win:


Notice that some of Gutfeld’s colleagues suffer under the widespread delusion that this kind of brainwashing doesn’t happen in their child’s public school. But political correctness (i.e., cultural Marxism) is nowadays universal and pervasive in the government education system. There is no such thing as a “good public school.”

Why aren’t you homeschooling your children?



7 Responses to “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”

  1. smitty
    January 11th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    If I wind up unemployed, I can homeschool the World’s Youngest Blogger.

  2. Neo
    January 11th, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    About fifteen years ago, I got a hold of a middle school history book. I cracked it open to see how they wrote about Reagan .. they hated him. So, I took a look at Jimmy Carter .. they hated him too. Ford .. hated him. Nixon .. couldn’t hate him enough. Going forward, Bush 41 .. hated him. Bill Clinton .. he had been in office about a year and they thought they needed more time to see what he might do.

    It seemed as though they took lessons from the Iranians …
    they didn’t discriminate .. they hated everybody.

  3. Freddie Sykes
    January 11th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    That is why it is important to be grounded in conservatism and be able to explain it to your kids. Learn economics from the Austrian or Chicago School while stressing the importance of the individual and the rule of law.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 11th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm
  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 11th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    But they seem to love old dead Communists. They ignore that those dead Communist dudes had a tendency to make millions dead too (before they died).

  6. Hank
    January 11th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    After they get our guns, I imagine that the Left will try to shut down home schools and private schools and make public schooling mandatory.
    So where do I get my Communist Party card?

  7. Wombat_socho
    January 11th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Remember, Comrade Mao said that political power grows from the barrel of a gun. 😉