I read this article today:
The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities
It just goes to show how confused even conservatives can be, and how insidious the schoolhouse is. The last place we seem to be willing to look for corruption is in the minds of our five-year-old children. The schoolhouse, with the exception of a few news stories of radicals being radicals, is seen as a safe place to send our children. We think that it is, for the most part, neutral. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The university is not a Re-Education camp. The re-education has already been done by the time they reach that level of education. Those entering that level of study are something like a raw resource, ready to have all they been taught up to that point, confirmed by the university. About 80 years ago CS Lewis, a professor himself, had this to say in a book called “The Abolition Of Man”:
The very power of [the writers of the text books] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is ‘doing’ his ‘English prep’ and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten years hence, its origin forgotten and its presence unconscious, will condition him to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as a controversy at all. The authors themselves, I suspect, hardly know what they are doing to the boy, and he cannot know what is being done to him.
The writer of the feathered article waw going to debate someone who has no idea how or why he has taken the side that he has. The up and coming generations are at war with all of history. All who disagree with the notions that were implanted long ago in their heads by the schoolhouse are aliens, strange, abnormal. History was wrong, and now they’ve come along to fix it through all means necessary. There’s not an ounce of curiosity for diverse opinions. There’s not the least bit of fear that perhaps they might be wrong. In fact, they’re arrogantly confident that you cannot be confident about anything. So how could they possibly be wrong when they’re totally convinced that it’s impossible to be right.
Here’s one more sobering quote by Allan Bloom from his book “The Closing Of The American Mind”, published almost 30 years ago:
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative. If this belief is put to the test, one can count on the students’ reaction: they will be uncomprehending. That anyone should regard the proposition as not self-evident astonishes them, and though he were calling into question 2+2=4. These are things you don’t think about. The students’ backgrounds are as various as American can provide. Some are religious, some atheists; some are to the left, some to the Right; some intend to be scientists, some humanists or professionals or businessmen; some are poor, some rich. They are unified only in their relativism and in their allegiance to equality. And the two are related in a moral intention. The relativity of truth is not a theoretical insight but a moral postulate, the condition of a free society, or so they see it. They have all been equipped with this framework early on, and it is the modern replacement for the inalienable natural rights that used to be the traditional America grounds for a free society.
Much of what the schoolhouse does is done before the parents even suspect it. Seeds are being sown into their children’s minds; seeds that don’t germinate and produce fruit until they are becoming young men and women. And parents are aghast, frustrated, bewildered that their children, whom they sent to the schoolhouse 5 days a week and to the church house 1 hour a week, ended up following what the schoolhouse implanted.
But there is one sure fire way of keeping those who mean your children ill away from their young minds. Keep them home.