Friday, September 4, 2009

Education: Other Views


Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

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When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.” -Adolf Hitler

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“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” -Josef Stalin

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"The education of all children,
from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care,
shall be in state institutions at state expense."-- Karl Marx

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"We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause."

-- Horace Mann, father of common (government)school movement.

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"At every hour of every day, I can tell you on which page of which book each school child in Italy is studying."

-- Benito Mussolini - Italian Fascist Dictator

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"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward belief in a supernatural being, toward sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity... It's up to you to make all these sick children well."

-- Chester Pierce - Harvard University Psychology professor.

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“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.” -- Josef Stalin

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In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present eduction conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds, and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people, or any of their children, into philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen – of whom we have an ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.
– John D. Rockefeller General Education Board (1906)

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We must create out of the younger generation a generation of Communists. We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists.... We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families. We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them. From the first days of their lives they will be under the healthy influence of Communist children's nurseries and schools. There they will grow up to be real Communists.
– Communist Party Education Workers Congress (1918)

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Teachers are directed to instruct their pupils... and to awaken in them a sense of their responsibility toward the community of the nation.
–Bernhard Rust, Nazi Minister of Education, from "Racial Instruction and the National Community," 1935

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It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
– Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany


Am I the only one thinking about how this just smacks of today's left?

10 comments:

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

Nope. I am with you.

Bungalow Bill said...

Powerful quotes. I am going to post these on my blog.

Opus #6 said...

No. You are not the only one thinking this. I know there are NORMAL democrats out there who are not COMMUNISTS. Will you please SPEAK UP???? Your nation needs you. Needs you NOW!

blackandgoldfan said...

KOOK: I'm glad you're in my corner, buddy!

blackandgoldfan said...

BB: No problem at all. I thought they spoke volumes.

blackandgoldfan said...

Opus: They'll speak up only if it means holding on to power. Sad, but true.

Hope all is well!

The Conservative Lady said...

Thanks for posting these quotes. They are powerful and very enlightening. I just watched a Fox News Channel special on the text books used in American schools and how they are totally PC. 'Truth' is taken out to appease special interest groups. If you haven't seen it, the host is Tucker Carlson. I'm sure they will show it again. All Americans should see this show, especially those who have school age kids.

blackandgoldfan said...

Con Lady: These quotes kinda put things in perspective and were very enlightening to me.

I will see if I can view that show. Thanks!

Amusing Bunni said...

WOW I miss a few days on here and miss a GEM like this! Great post and collection of quotes, B & G.

I think exactly like you, If I had children I would home school, if possible. If not, I would keep them VERY far away from all this indoctrination. I'm sure his plan is to have a child "rat out your parents" network, like the "fishy" email one last month. It never ends w/these bums.

Where are the "Normal" democrats! We REALLY need them now, Opie.

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks, BOF. I thought these quotes spoke volumes.