19 December 2009

Exploiting Children For Socialism

There is a long and sordid tradition of trying to socialise children by scaring them. The aim of such socialisation-through-fear is twofold: firstly, to get children to conform to the scaremongers’ values; secondly, to use children to influence, or at least to contain, their parents’ behaviour.

When I was a schoolchild in Stalinist Hungary, we were frequently warned about the numerous threats facing our glorious regime. I also recall that we were encouraged to lecture our errant parents about the new wonderful values being promoted by our brave, wise leaders. The Big Brothers of the 1940s saw children as tools of moral blackmail and social control. Today, in the twenty-first century, scaremongers see children in much the same way, exploiting their natural concern with the wonders of life to promote a message of shrill climate alarmism. (Read the rest here.)

Some schools are using the same model in regards to teaching history; as I pointed out in recent posts here and here - frighten children into believing that America and her founding was based on evil by evil men. Promote socialism as the solution. I'm sure the nay-sayers (many of whom earn their living in education) will suggest all this is just coincidence and isolated. They're delusional at best.

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