Truth in Education: ACCESS DENIED. The Iron Curtain has descended.
Truth. Accessing Truth in American Education will require cutting through the Iron Curtain.
On March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill delivered his prophetic “Iron Curtain”, The Sinews of Peace, speech at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri.
In his speech, Winston Churchill identified two great dangers to the family: War and Tyranny and the cost that their counterparts: Peace and Liberty would require from the Judeo-Christian Western Civilization.
The truth of this cost was not appeasement to the expanding communist powers multiplying rapidly from Moscow, behind the iron curtain extending from Stettin in the Baltic Sea to Trieste in the Adriatic.
The security for peace and liberty would come from the British and American peoples,
“…united in defense of our traditions, our way of life, and….all moral and material forces and convictions joined with your own [United States}….
During this same time in America, another iron curtain was progressively descending. A few were speaking out, but few took heed. As a result,
today, an iron curtain hangs in American Education separating:
Children from their parents
Parents from their children
Children from their teachers
Parents from their children’s’ Teachers
Parents from the Content of their Children’s “education” and ongoing Assessments
Where are the Textbooks? Where are the IPADs? Where are the graded “tests”?
An iron curtain hangs separating:
Teachers from Teaching,
Replaced by scripted lessons and digital gaming “learning,”
Children from Cognitive level thinking (as now much is Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Behavioral conditioning, whereby children are kept in “emotion central”, the limbic system of the brain)
Children from the Truth of America’s History and foundational knowledge
Teachers from administrators
Parents and children from administrators
Parents from School Boards,
School Boards from administrations
(Today the number of Administrators EQUALS the number of classroom Teachers in public schools of America)
Children from the foundational Judeo-Christian Culture of America and the culture of their family’s values
Children and families from their personally identifiable information; privacy
Children from independent, individual instruction
An iron curtain hangs in American Education separating:
Children from developing as unique, ingenious, self-directed, Godly, responsible individuals, with an unquenchable love for learning and capable of self-government in a Republic founded solely on that premise; the premise for public education in America. These are the very prerequisites for enjoying peace, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with other fellow Americans.
These are what Winston Churchill envisioned for saving the home, the family, and Western Civilization.
Aldous Huxley, having recently read Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in 1946, writes in regard to his own novel, A Brave New World:
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers (administrators) control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministers of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.
(Recall that: whoever controls the media and the education controls the nation.)
Huxley goes on to say:
“The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing.
Great is Truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr. Churchill calls an “iron curtain” between the masses and such facts or arguments as the local political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations.”
In his 1944 lecture “Men Without Chests,” C.S. Lewis referred to this education-attempted removal of absolute truths, the predicate values, and the moral virtues that a child must have instilled even prior to the age of reasoning.
It is the knowing and discerning of what is true, noble, pure, lovely, good, honorable, in contrast to what is bad, ugly, repulsive etc.
These predicate truths are what give men chests and hearts as well; they are what make us human.
Sadly, as a result of a long hanging iron curtain in American Education, most parents today are ill equipped to grasp what Lewis was attempting to warn his audience of over 70 years ago.
As a result, the iron curtain in education is heavy, dense and tightly woven. It’s been hanging so long that the Weavers and the Separated alike, barely notice it anymore.
The iron curtain separating Truth in education is woven with more precision than those of the Gobelin Tapestries crafted in Paris France since 1662.
The iron curtain in education far exceeds the cost of these tapestry masterpieces. The education curtain’s precise planning and execution could easily parallel that of the finest craftsman in any work of art; but it is clearly lacking beauty, nobility, virtue or sublimity to those who still hold to absolutes of The Master Creator.
The curtain of education is not for beauty or reflection, rumination or individual expression, but for utilitarian separation serving other agendas.
It is an iron curtain constructed with great care, cost and systematic planning, building upon the framework fashioned by certified “experts” centuries ago.
The framework has been attempted and thwarted multiple times, yet the effort is taken up again, again, and yet again with minor variations in pattern and measured gains at each attempt.
With the advent of gigabytes, terabytes, broad band and high speed digital processing the fields of the framework are being filled with Lightspeed, as the curtain grows denser and larger with more and more data, data processors, and weavers of darkness.
In the cold castles of feudalism, there is much darkness and many hanging curtains.
The education iron curtain leaves little room for the light of Truth to pierce through. It is woven with the finest of public resources, taxpayer funds, federal, state and county funding, venture capitalists, non-profits, foundations, universities, vendors, researchers, and every sort of for profit non-governmental organization ready to jump on the College and Career Ready mantra of 21st Century Global Workforce development on the path to a totalitarian Brave New World.
It is left to the parents and citizens who yet value Judeo-Christian Liberty to cut through the darkness.
Sharpen your Wire Cutters and start cutting away at the Iron Curtain of American Education, as our Ukrainian friends have recently dissected Lenin’s statue in Kiev’s Independence Square.
Here it is, the Iron Curtain of American Education:
(find the hidden truths…the predicate values, in this age of reasoning)
As Churchill continues:
“….I repulse that a new war is inevitable;
still more that it is imminent. It is because I am sure that our fortunes are still in our own hands and that we hold the power to save the future, that I feel the duty to speak out now….
I do not believe that the [Progressive Data Mongers of Global Workforce] desire war.
What they desire is the fruits of war and the expansion of their doctrines.
Our difficulties and dangers will not be removed by closing our eyes to them….”
The fruits of this war are our children, the human capital, and the future of our nation.
Sharpen your wire cutters and get to work cutting through the Iron Curtain of American Education and the Ethernet cables that are holding education captive.
And make Truth accessible in America once again.
“Sanctify them by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.”
Aldous Huxley, 1946 forward in reprinting of The Brave New World
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, Men Without Chests
Hidden assessments in games.