Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor
Volume VI, Issue XXII
Threats to America's Foundations
By Donna Lou Shickel - © 2013 Donna Lou Shickel Publishing Co. Distribute freely with permission
Most of us are well aware of the war on Christianity. Our Founder, Jesus Christ, promised us that from the beginning. And that through these attacks we will be given the call to choose God’s way or the world’s. But what we may not be aware of, are the ways we Christians today have compromised and cooperated with the decline and decay of Christian Judeo values in our society by trying to choose both ways. And in the process, are we jeopardizing our own standing before God by consenting to laws that oppose His? Welcome to A Place of Grace, I’m your host, Donna Lou. You may not be aware that socialism, which is without exception in human history the final and necessary step leading into communism, is in fact a pagan religion. The socialist religion was founded primarily on the teachings of the pagan Greek philosopher and writer Plato. His book “The Republic,” written 400 years before the time of Christ teaches a "World Republic" led by a royal prince, a "World Philosopher King". Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Marx and Mao were great followers of Plato, Frederick Nietzsche and Charles Darwin and they all shared the same vision of a world prince (whom they all hoped would be themselves) who would solve all human ills and reign over this new utopian world. The foretelling of this prince was also given us by Jesus Christ. This prince is better known as the anti-Christ, the man of Satan. We’re going to talk about the indoctrination of Satan’s religion in our schools today.
Well friends, if you thought that the economy and radical Islam are our only problems, you might be surprised to learn that there are more members in the Communist Party worldwide and in the U.S. than ever before. Most are no longer using the name, “communist,” but rather they now describe themselves as Progressive. If you go to the Communist Party websites, you’ll find that all of the policies they support are now labeled, “progressive.” And if you compare the goals of the Communist Party USA, over 150 chapters in America, not counting their offshoot groups, with the goals of the NEA, the National Education Association, you’ll see that they, whatever they call themselves, have been incredibly successful. These people have an agenda and that is the destruction of our children’s Christian faith and morals to replace with the religion of socialism and immorality. And what is so deceiving about these people is that they claim to work toward fairness and reform, but take what is good to infiltrate it with something evil and call that social justice. And anybody who cries foul is attacked as intolerant, unjust and uncaring. Teaching God’s Commandments has been labeled a hate crime. And teaching early sexual behavior, anti-patriotism, and group consensus rather than individual reasoning have been openly stated goals of Communists who hate Christians for holding civilization back with our outmoded theology.
Noah Webster, early Father of American Christian Education said, “The Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children under a free government ought to be instructed.” Of course, our students today won’t find that quote in their textbooks. Because John Dewey, father of modern US education, who completely transformed it said, “There is no God, there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion.” John Dewey, in his 1934 essay, “The Great American Prophet,” claimed capitalism imposed a restriction on freedom, and “socialized industry and finance” would be the vehicle by which people would reach their full potential. And Dewey decided that American schools would condition children for the desired "social order". In the 1930’s he promoted that teachers must stress "mutually helpful living" in order to indoctrinate children in collectivism. Deemphasize facts, knowledge, and real-world skills to create a generation who could become totally dependent on government, thus ushering in the religion of socialism. John Dewey, known communist, changed school curriculum, discipline and class structures. Our “father” of modern American education said, “The kids don't need to understand "economic value. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent."
Dumbing down our children was a prime goal in the Communist party USA, to raise generations for the collective whose only salvation would be big government. Even though a slight increase in student SAT scores is released now and then, they are still LOWER than they were fifty years ago, because this open agenda has been in effect now for sixty years. Only one in ten high school graduates believe there is an absolute right or wrong. Those who hate American Christian Judeo values and founding principals have been writing school curriculums containing hatred and revisionist history, and pushing laws denying parental rights and we regurgitate their lies that say we can do nothing about it. See, we’ve been dumbed-down over the last 60 years too. We’ll watch a liberal news broadcast, where they no longer report news, but rather opinions as facts, and swallow whatever they feed us and regurgitate it at every opportunity. How could this happen in Christian America, you ask? Well again, these plans were begun over a century ago. They’ve been patient and dedicated to their religion for over a hundred years! After last week’s show, a listener wrote to say that our government “tried” abstinence education in the schools “for two years” and it didn’t work. It didn’t work! How many others said the same thing regarding this or other Biblical values? God’s way doesn’t work?! Being brainwashed to even THINK that a certain child would have been better off if they never had lived, let alone say it, has led many a young person to agree and take their own lives. When we know, that according to Jesus, contributing to the harm of ANY little one would leave US, not that child, but US better off if WE had never been born! So let’s look back a century or so. In the 1920’s, John Dewey, along with others from the Communist Party USA and the National Education Association, traveled to the Soviet Union to study how the communists succeeded so well in educating their children as to make them a generation of puppets, and to bring their method back home to America. The Bolsheviks admired Dewey and his work so much they translated his books into Russian. But as part of his goal to transform the US through education, Dewey co-authored and signed the Humanist Manifesto in 1933.
Humanism is a worldview that focuses on human wisdom and denounces God’s Divine Wisdom and refers to itself as a religious movement to transcend and replace previous religions. See, separation of Church and State (as now interpreted) only applies to Christianity. Dewey said it would be necessary for American teachers to promote the Theory of Evolution to further humanism and remove God from the minds of children. He also implemented plans for children to be re-educated away from the traditional values of the parent, get them into government schools at birth if possible, which remains another goal of the National Education Association. They say this would make kids better citizens for the new world order. Dewey promoted the redistribution of wealth and called for universal socialism, as all progressives today say, for the cause of social justice. Again Dewey wrote, “You can’t make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society, which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.” And now it’s here. Among his many continuing honors, John Dewey was the first honorary president of the NEA. Think about their goals – federalized standardized testing and groupings of desks for the collective, not individual thought. Teach to the test, bypass individual reasoning and logic, tell them that three times four equals eleven (that fact was at least reported by liberal media last year!) and kids will grow up to believe whatever they are fed. Even I thought it was wonderful when I saw they had little groupings of desks in our sons’ elementary schools, until I found out this was part of the socialist plan to dumb-down our kids. Not by these wonderful teachers, most of whom love our children and commit their lives to providing them with a good education, but by communists and socialists who’ve set out to destroy our Christian Judeo values. See, even communists know that faith comes by hearing. How many parents “make” their kids go to church on Sundays, but throughout the week spend no time in family Bible study or even have a conversation about their faith, but will get behind their children to do their best in sports, make good grades without taking a look at their assignments, never miss their kids games or favorite TV shows, but can’t get to a parent teacher conference once a year?
A few weeks ago I spoke to a frustrated mother who said her nine year old son had been given a low grade on a school project. The mother said he was so upset, because he knew the right answers but the other three students insisted on the wrong answers, so all four were given a “collective” low grade, in a system that has replaced the Ten Commandments with “the pillars of character.” Another local mom I spoke with a few days ago said her fifth grade son had come home from school so upset about his fifth grade sex education and begged her that he not have to take it, and said, “Mom, if I want to know about that stuff, I’ll ask you and Dad. It’s just weird.” Now there’re some involved parents who have set a foundation of godliness and trust for their children. But how many of us church-going parents can say that? Home-schoolers, who continue to be demonized in our culture, are out-testing everyone, and they’re turning out to be very successful taxpayers which will come in handy when the average child in Virginia entering kindergarten today can expect to cost us taxpayers over $136,000 by the end of high school! So why this maniacal effort to prevent parents from having school choice and vouchers to save over a hundred thousand per student? You do the math. Opponents who say vouchers erode public schools by taking away money and teaching jobs (what?) violate the separation of church and state only want our tax dollars to promote their own religion. And they’ve been very successful, with the majority of Christian children denying their faith by the time they leave college and only one in ten high school seniors believing there is such a thing as absolute right or wrong. Let’s look again at some of the 45 Communist Goals updated in 1958 which I shared with you two weeks ago on part one of “God or Government”:
Goal #28 – Eliminate prayer in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “Separation of Church and State.”
Goal#40 – Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Goal #17 – Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism…soften the curriculum. Get control of teacher associations.
Goal #24 – Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and a violation of free speech and free press.
Goal #25 – Break down cultural standards of morality by pro-moting pornography in books, magazines, motion pictures and TV.
Goal #26 – Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
Goals # 20, 21 are to – Infiltrate the press. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Goal #27 – Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible.
How have we permitted this indoctrination of our children? There was an offshoot of the Fabian Society, in accord with Communist goal 42 which states: Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems, founded groups like Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS. There were chapters popping up at nearly every American University. When I was a student at Old Dominion University I was invited by my English professor to attend a meeting of Students for a Democratic Society. This professor had given us as a reading assignment, “The Feminist Mystique,” by the lying Betty Friedan who confessed later she was only doing her job as a member of the Communist party USA in destroying America, and another book by Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals.” Students for a Democratic Society was a radical communist/socialist group begun in the 1960's by the Fabian Society and spread throughout US Colleges, and it became one of the main representations of the New Left, now progressives. I thought it was only what it advertised: “The most powerful collaboration of American college students with America’s most powerful leaders to help the poor and disenfranchised. It also promised that working with these powerful figures in government, education, and the media had gotten thousands of college students high ranking jobs right out of school! Wow, a means to fight for minorities and the have-nots AND get connected with a good job when I graduated? Hey, I was in. And I would have stayed in, but for a few things that made my first meeting my last. Yes, they delivered what they promised. The meeting room was filled with students just like me, and lots of professors, including the English professor who had personally escorted me to the meeting. But there were so many older professional men who looked out of place schmoozing young college students like me. It gave me a really creepy feeling, and in their speeches, these men seemed to be fueled more with hatred of what they claimed was wrong with America than they were with love of the down and out. They promoted lifting up minorities by tearing down the white capitalists; elevating women by degrading men; by capitalizing on every individual failure of members of “the establishment” and, this really got me - to never underestimate the influence one person has to take down the “autocratic” Church with mockery and division. Promote divisions wherever they arose to divide and conquer. No, they didn’t seem to be very nice people. Afterward, my professor insisted I meet the speaker, and I remember asking him about the organization’s name, “Students for a Democratic Society - Worker-Student Alliance.” I thought Students for a Democratic Society was just like Young Democrats, but what was the Worker Student Alliance about and how were they connected. But I didn’t hear what the man said, because while he was talking I saw behind him, on the other side of the room, a man, about 60 or so, in a suit wearing an armband, and I thought I was seeing things, but the emblem was a Nazi swastika. Someone else looked to be arguing with the man about the armband and that’s when I started feeling sick. When I got back to my apartment I called my Dad to tell him about the meeting. He lost it. Dad knew all about this radical group, its goals and its roots in the Fabian Society and Communism. Dad said, “I didn’t sacrifice all those years to give you girls a Christian education and pay college tuition just so you can get involved with communist groups who hate God and America!” My Dad’s name was William A. Foster, and that’s when I learned about William Z. Foster, General Secretary of the American Communist Party in the thirties, forties and fifties, who ran for US president in 1924, ‘38 and ’32. William A. Foster ordered me to the campus library to check out a book by this Stalinist called “Toward Soviet America.” And here’s a quote: "Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are...[a] National Department of Education...the studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic, and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society."
So that was my first and last meeting of Students for a Democratic Society, which has over a hundred chapters throughout our Country today – including Virginia, filled with unsuspecting young people who are taught that to eradicate injustice you have to destroy whoever enjoys justice. And to do so, you must transfer all individual rights to the government who will see to it that everyone is taken care of in a just manner. Remember, a child’s nature is to trust those in authority, and we’re warned we won’t enter Heaven without this childlike trust in God’s ways, not man’s. But now the vision of federal government control is precisely the plan of “Common Core” – which violates the Constitutional rights of States and local boards to govern education and transfers them to the Federal Government. Our Constitution was framed so that this immense power could not be placed in the hands of one dictator! But these standards, promoted by the NEA without the input of state legislators, local school boards, teachers or residents level all schools to one, low national standard. Federal bureaucrats set the test standards and federally redistribute education funds among school districts. Fortunately, Governor Bob McDonnell pulled us out of Common Core, along with a few other states. But this socialization of education is precisely what the National Education Association lobbies for every election. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2009, the NEA collected over $377 million dollars in 2009, mostly from unsuspecting teachers around the country who believe the NEA has their best interests at heart. These beautiful teachers, who have to pay out of pocket for supplies and special projects, paying dues to the country’s biggest “progressive” union touting itself as a professional employee organization. But they put little of their money toward teacher professional development and most on lobbying for goals from a Communist Manifesto and padding their own salaries. Union statisticians and the Department of Labor list over 450 officers and staff making six figure incomes, with their executive director making $492 thousand a year. Go to the NEA Website and look up Professional Development. where teachers can learn about the importance of unions, how to identify students who can be groomed as activists, how to engage others in politics, assertiveness training which teaches how to move to “an assertive mode of behavior.” Look up the NEA “diversity day” calendar. They’ve added Oct. as a day to celebrate the founding of communism in China by Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. And for many years, they’ve promoted and sold a book by Saul Alinsky as recommended reading for ALL teachers, called “Rules for Radicals.” That was the other reading assignment from my college English professor. By Communist Saul Alinsky in 1971, it sets forth plans of action that I plead with you all to look up. At least look at the opening dedication in this book, where Alinsky wrote: “Acknowledgement to the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively, that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.” Again, look up Saul Alinsky and see for yourself who in our administration today embraced and even taught his plan to others. This book was the inspiration behind the Cloward-Piven Strategy, or “Crisis Strategy” which seeks the collapse of America by providing financial entitlements beyond its means, making people so dependent on government, that they will turn to the very people they trust the least to rescue them in a time of crisis, and gladly submit to marshal law, giving up their weapons of self-defense, stop standing for whatever it was they were standing for before, like the unborn. Alinsky wrote, "Make the enemy (that’s us!) live up to their (sic) own book of rules," When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, . . . human agencies (like our churches) inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. So, for example, even if the majority of the country is opposed to paying personally for unlimited abortions, sterilizations of women (not men, just women), giving your hard earned dollars to pay for contraceptives and Planned Parenthood’s pornographic propaganda (which is given out in elementary schools without parental knowledge or consent) and say the majority is opposed to any language in a health law that could even remotely be interpreted to deny your elderly grandparents health care, Alinsky-ites say that when the finances of such Christians are affected, we’ll abandon our own “book of rules”, (like the Bible, the Constitution and Bill of Rights) and those we elected to stand for us. John Adams, America’s second President wrote at the time,
“While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation [that is, hypocrisy] towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
So beloved in Christ, what say you and I join hands for the sake of our children and future generations before it’s too late? And under the sovereignty and power of Christ our King, grab that whale by its tale, before he makes it all the way through, and fling him back to hell where he belongs?