Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Communist Core

Global Warming is an idea whose sole purpose is to limit liberty. It was created for power and control. Eventually when he ran out of other people's money and the Soviet Union collapsed, Mikhail Gobachev came straight way to San Francisco where he founded Green Cross International, one of the three major sponsors of the Earth Charter. Just because you've helped to destroy half the world's economy and liberty doesn't mean you should get out of the business. And, business is booming.

With both feet planted firmly in the school systems of every country in the world, warmists have a captive audience. They can show logging videos to second graders where bunnies become homeless because of cold heartless Capitalists. They can promote the evils of over-population. This accomplishes more than one important communist goal. It degrades human life. It promotes the Cass Sunstein doctrine which gives animal life at least equal footing with human beings. And, it causes guilt, the kind that might help separate someone from their property, or at least someone else's property.

If you can't defeat liberty, raise an indoctrinated generation. Common Core has a multiple choice nature. There is no option to "reject the premise"? When there is no option to argue any and all points, you have indoctrination, not education.

Meanwhile, in a recent column for Bloomberg View, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard legal scholar and sometime Obama adviser, considers this question: "Suppose that an authoritarian government decides to embark on a program of curricular reform, with the explicit goal of indoctrinating the nation's high school students. . . . Will such a government succeed? Or will high school students simply roll their eyes?"

Sunstein looks at a new study of one government that mostly succeeded. "Starting in 2001, China decided to engage in a nationwide reform of its curriculum" aimed at shoring up support for the communist regime. For the most part, it was a success:

Springtime for Warmists by James Taranto WSJ

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