Don’t Tell the Children

Our schools are doing a great job – of keeping kids ignorant about Islam.

In recent years, a growing focus of my concern has been the staggering ignorance of millions of young Americans when it comes to certain fundamental and crucially important matters. One of those matters is the evil of Communism: just the other day came news of a report showing that roughly half of young Americans would prefer to live under that system, a clear indication that their history teachers have entirely misinformed them on the topic. Another, related matter is the greatness of America: again, history teachers are at fault, having played up the horrors of slavery, the mistreatment American Indians, and the debacle of Vietnam (so that some kids actually think America is uniquely evil) while soft-pedaling our nation’s role as a revolutionary beacon of freedom, fortress of democracy, and guarantor of world order.

  • Where are the parents? Why do they rely on schools, TV and the Internet to do their jobs for them?

    • Watchman

      Most children are fine with communism because that’s how most families are organised. A benevolent (or not so benevolent) set of parents owns all the resources in the family and most children get given resources regardless of how hard they work. The central politburo (a.k.a parents) makes all the big decisions and is usually competent enough to make reasonably good decisions about the allocation of resources and labor. The problem is that this does not scale well at all once you involve people from outside the family as well as making decisions based on much less solid information. Siblings have to share equally in things, and demand at least an equal share, but are generally happy with sharing. This isn’t the case in real life.

      Once in school, the socialist teachers maintain and reinforce this ideology as much as possible, so much so that universities are seen to be an extension of the socialist childhood life with now young adults demanding their share of the ‘family’ (‘state’) assets as they did when they were young children.

      • No, I don’t think most families are organised or viewed that way. Teachers, on the other hand, are quite fine with teaching their lazy views of totalitarianism.