Weapons Of Mass Instruction
The progressive left has successfully infiltrated the American educational system. For several decades public education via government schools has successfully indoctrinated America’s youth by rewriting American history and painting a picture
of capitalism that looks like an evil monster. By the time public school students enroll into college, they are ripe for the continued advancement of the left’s (communist) agenda. What is that agenda? Very simply, it is to further instill socialist and communist ideology into the fertile minds of our young people. The rioting and lawless behavior we have witnessed is an outcome, by-product, and symptom of Marxist indoctrination.
The tragic death of George Floyd became the fuse to ignite a national outcry over racial injustices in the United States, particularly against Blacks. Unfortunately, the peaceful protests quickly turned into blazing riots. Statues of Confederate generals were torn down, many of which were erected during the Jim Crow years. Then, statues of abolitionists were sought for destruction, including those of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
Was this just irrational chaos? The answer is no! Let us not ignore the new order and organization that came out of this chaos. The Black Lives Matter organization, now funded with millions of dollars by major corporations, has been championed as the voice of the oppressed Black community. The appeal has been to young people, and we have seen youth of every color, ethnicity, and class joining the cause, but what has it caused? Disrespect for authority has turned into rebellious rioting and destruction of property. The result we see is anarchy. Let’s dig into the origins of how the American educational system became the fountain of Marxist and communist teaching.
Communist William Z. Foster sought to create a US Department of Education. The goal of this organization was to replace Christianity in the schools with communism and globalism. He wrote about his agenda in the 1932 book, Toward a Soviet America. How could he, and others, succeed in this endeavor? The Constitution delegates no power to the federal government over education. According to the Tenth Amendment, non-delegated powers are “reserved to the states … or to the people.”
William Z. Foster declared, “Among elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following: the schools, colleges, and universities, will be coordinated and grouped under the National Department of Education and its state and local branches.” He outlined what his NEA would do once in power: “The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basics of Marxism, and general ethics of the New Socialist Society.”
Gradualism is the means to subvert innocent minds to transition the nation toward this new society. The process took many decades, but it gained momentum in the 1960s. The Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that prayer in school violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The court then ruled in 1963 that school-sponsored Bible reading was also a violation of the Establishment Clause. It’s foolish to assert that the original intent of our Founding Fathers in drafting the First Amendment was to prohibit prayer or Bible reading in public schools. The reason for the amendment was to prevent the federal government from establishing a national religion. Properly educated Americans would have instantly recognized the absurdity of a ruling that would remove the Bible and prayer from schools.
The Congress and presidency have also contributed toward the destruction of our educational system. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It was all done under the guise of helping the states educate disadvantaged students. Federal funding was made available to K-12 public schools. When states accepted this generosity, they also gave up their autonomous control of education. In other words, public schools became government schools. The plans of William Z. Foster and other communists to remove Christianity and God were now fully realized.
Organizations that speak against oppression and inequality in the US use Marxist concepts to derive their solutions for the elimination of racism and inequality. To Marx and Engels, racism was viewed as an extension of class oppression. Expressing his support for the Union during the Civil War, Marx wrote the following in Das Kapital: “In the United States of America, every independent movement of the workers was paralyzed as long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labor cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the Black it is branded.”
The Communist International organization (Comintern) was formed in 1919. It looked to Lenin’s ideas for the foundation of its policies. Lenin and the Comintern leaders pushed the US communists to take a more revolutionary approach to the racism and the Black community. Under their influence, the Communist Party broke with the Socialist Party, the latter of which saw racism simply as an extension of class oppression. The founding Communist Party convention in 1919 referred to the Black question as “… a political and economic problem. The racial oppression of the Negro is simply the expression of his economic bondage and oppression, each intensifying the other.”
The impact of the Communist International and Lenin’s theory can be seen in the program of the Workers (Communist) Party in 1921, which recognized the special character of Black oppression as follows: “The Negro workers in America are exploited and oppressed more ruthlessly than any other group. The history of the Southern Negro is the history of a reign of terror—of persecution, rape and murder … Because of the anti-Negro policies of organized labor, the Negro has despaired of aid from this source, and he has either been driven into the camp of labor’s enemies, or has been compelled to develop purely racial organizations which seek purely racial aims. The Workers Party will support the Negroes in their struggle for Liberation, and will help them in their fight for economic, political and social equality … Its task will be to destroy altogether the barrier of race prejudice that has been used to keep apart the Black and white workers, and bind them into a solid union of revolutionary forces for the overthrow of our common enemy.”
The “common enemy” was capitalism. The foundation of true capitalism is the Bible. The generational efforts to rid the US and the world of God is the ultimate goal of these planners. We will continue to show how policies of this multi-decade effort used the oppression of the poor, and specifically Blacks, to forward their agenda. The victims of these policies are the very ones they claim to help.