Schools as Tools

Sep 22, 2014 by

People are suddenly worried about Common Core dumbing down their children with a new experimental educational system when the entire modern educational system has been an experiment of failure and they as long with their children are already dumbed down.

The discovery of a 1912 Eighth Grade examination in Bullitt County Kentucky that few modern Eighth Grade students could pass should have sent shock waves of change through the schools of America. But no one seems to know what to do nor are they willing to do it. Like sheep they bleat their complaints and wait for others to fix the problem.

I have raised sheep in the high deserts of Oregon. I have pointed the way for sheep for decades when they needed a good direction to go. I have been changed by the sheep and they have been changed by the desert. Farm flocks who have lived in fenced fields for generations do not do well on the open range. It is much the same with people and public schools that fence in the minds and emotions of your children.

My wife and I have taught our six children at home for years. Over those years I became a collector of old and new school books. I noticed long before that 1912 test was discovered that there was a difference in the books over time.

Vocabulary in higher grades of the 1980’s was previously required in a much lower grade in the 1940’s or 20’s. Math skills in the 5th grade in the 40’s were equal or superior to what was required of the 8th grade student in the 1980’s. And the earlier problems were more pragmatic.

Probably the most alarming change was that the content of the history books was changing. My discovery of history’s alteration began when my young son had read several children’s books on George Washington. I quizzed him as to who this George W. was. I received the typical responses of the first President, a General, married to Martha and of course he had wooden teeth. The answer seemed hollow. This was not who the man was. I felt we should look into this in greater depth.

I found some writings by Washington and began to read them. This is when I discovered I did not know who old George Washington had been either, what he thought and believed. I had been dumbed down.

“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider… Histories make men Wise.”[1]

Deliberate Lies

“The trouble with people isn’t their ignorance-it’s the number of things they know that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain

The more I began to read the actual record of History at its source the more I realized that the truth is not being taught. As I compared the more modern history books with older curriculum I realized that they had gone from basic omission to outright lies.

The most unsettling thing was that there seemed to be both a method and a pattern to the distortions of our history.

“History is the torch that is meant to illuminate the past, to guard us against the repetition of our mistakes of other days. We cannot join in the rewriting of history to make it conform to our comfort and convenience.”[2]

To control the people it is essential to keep them ignorant. The best way to keep people ignorant is to give them a degree of knowledge as if it were the whole truth. Pile upon their minds and thoughts a mass of education but leave out those aspects of reality that would give them a grasp of the whole truth. It is a brave new world we live in today. 1984 came and passed us by and we didn’t even notice. Now we are trapped in a mental matrix of lies and half truths, a labyrinth built with bricks of prevarication but mortared together with our own pride.

“To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed… systematically undermines the solidarity of the family…” Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Could “…our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over education from Happening?”[3] Would we notice the changes? “An ignorant people are easily betrayed, and a wicked people can never be ruled by the mild influence of their own laws.”[4]

“The Matrix is everywhere… It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”[5] “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” The truth is we are a slave to our own pride which keeps us from seeing that we do not already know the truth. No-one can be told what the truth is unless they are willing to believe that they do not already know truth. Humility is key.

People may accept a lie but to deceive the whole world is something the Christian community has been forewarned of and should be forearmed. But are Christians really Christian? Deception can still take place as it did in the times that Jesus preached and walked among us. How could such deception take place and be so universal in its scope?

When men first began to publish Bibles in large numbers and the common man began to read and study their religious history there was a reaction to the this newly acquired knowledge. The people were not as easily controlled when they could begin to think for themselves.

It was quickly realized that printing was here to stay. The book burning that had accompanied the inquisitions and the bloody persecutions of anyone who questioned the exercising authority of the princes or pontiffs of the “world” was no longer a practical solution. A alternative plan was devised. If you can’t beat them join them and subvert the truths which they think they are reading.

The best way to stop reform and protest is to join it and alter its natural course avoiding a righteous conclusion. It was suggested to fight knowledge with more knowledge. The motivation for this plan was not to discover or impart the truth but to maintain power, authority and control over man’s mind by subverting the truth with a seductive distortion and rationally convenient alternative.

“Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” John 9:41

Brother Gregory Williams — Schools as Tools.

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