I have, for a long time, said that the biggest way in which the Left has managed to make relatively mainstream economic and political ideologies like socialism and communism (one and the same, really), is through the indoctrination of children in public schools.
Children are very malleable and the things that they learn early on are things that they carry with them the rest of their lives, even subconsciously. While not all children who are subjected to this indoctrination end up as little Marxist puppets later on, it does negatively influence a lot of people and that has major implications for the future of this country.
One of the pillars of power I have talked about in the past is education. The side which controls the education system controls the future of the country and the Democrats have controlled it for more than half a century now.
And things are only getting worse and worse in that respect, with freedom of speech being stamped out in college campuses by both staff and fellow students. Holding a conservative point of view in a college campus is bound to get one heavily reprimanded or perhaps even outright expelled.
Which is why it’s so important to have patriotic education in our schools which undo the heavy damage the Left has caused over the past few decades. Kids today are taught that America is a hellish landscape born out of racism and bigotry, created by slave owners for the benefit of slave owners, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Great men in history like George Washington, Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson are marred as bloodthirsty bigots looking out only for themselves, when history shows that to not be the case at all.
The Left is straight up lying about the history of this country (it took me doing research on my own to discover that Columbus didn’t genocide Natives or that the first Thanksgiving was held by the pilgrims celebrating a successful harvest after having tried and failed with a socialistic system) so that people believe it is not worth defending against the idea of globalism or against the idea of fundamentally changing it.
After all, if you’ve been taught all your life that this country is fundamentally and systematically racist, then naturally, you would come to the conclusion that it should not exist or that it should be fundamentally changed. This is the ignorance that many carry with them because the modern school system is not designed to teach them the truth of our history (or other subjects, as even math is becoming politicized). However, there is good news on this front.
A recent Rasmussen poll showed that a majority of likely voters agreed with President Trump on the idea of instilling patriotic education into our schools.
According to the poll, 57% of likely voters agree with the following statement issued by Trump: “The only path to unity is to rebuild shared national identity focused on common American values and virtues of which we have plenty. This includes restoring patriotic education in our nation’s schools, where they are trying to change everything that we have learned.”
Only 30% disagree and 14% are undecided on this issue.
Unsurprisingly, this issue is largely a partisan one, as 78% of Republicans agree with Trump compared to just 43% of Democrats and 49% of unaffiliated voters.
This sort of split is completely unsurprising, though it is rather interesting that that many Democrats agree with this. I can only imagine those are the types of Democrats seeing where their party is headed and cannot bear to go along with it.
Furthermore, 53% of Republicans and 49% of unaffiliated voters (a plurality) think most school textbooks are more preoccupied with being politically correct as opposed to teaching accurate information. 51% of Democrats think the books are more focused on providing accurate information.
What’s more, 73% of all voters (different from likely voters) agreed with President Trump when he made the following statement in his Independence Day speech last year: “[T]ogether we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told – the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right.”
So clearly, the Left hasn’t completely won in the fight regarding education, which is as I thought. There are still plenty of people out there who are patriotic and who love this country, even if they are drowned out by those with megaphones who scream obscenities about this country and those who support it.
When professional athletes are paid tens of millions of dollars under this capitalistic system of ours kneel in a sign of defiance against the country that afforded them such lives of leisure, many will boo those actions because they are worthy of being booed.
This is not a nation that deserves such hatred and scorn. And no, I don’t buy it for a second that they aren’t protesting against the country as a whole. I don’t buy it that they are kneeling for the “injustices” of the current justice system. They kneel only during the national anthem. Not at any other point. They do it to disrespect the flag and the country.
It also doesn’t help them when they stand in solidarity with a sexual assaulter (Jacob Blake) or people who were defiant against the police, in some cases, to the point of trying to harm them. It doesn’t help when they support a Marxist organization which does not actually care about black lives.
But even the examples that I have shared here are examples of a system of indoctrination. These athletes have been told that this country is racist from an early age and they believe it. They keep hearing it over and over again and assume it must be true. They see particular situations through the lenses that have been given to them by the evil Left.
This is among the many reasons why we need patriotic education in our schools. We need to teach our kids the TRUTH about this country: that it’s not racist, it was not built by racists or for racists, and that it is the single best nation in the world and can be even better if there were no Leftist communists here to try and ruin it.
I’m glad that so many likely voters (the people that actually have some amount of influence in elections) are in agreement with Trump’s statement. I just wish that the number was considerably higher, but I suppose that would come once such patriotic education is actually implemented and the anti-patriotic education is completely stamped out.
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