Editorial #1 - July 2002 - Thoughts worth thinking about. Reading
to destroy civilisation!
First a thought from Carl Sagan: "One of the saddest lessons
of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough we tend
to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested
in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply
too painful to acknowledge even to ourselves that we have been taken.
Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it
back. So the old bamboozles tend to persist as new ones arise."
Yes: Most people are too proud to admit that they have fallen for
a confidence trick and sentence their children to slavery to maintain
their own enslavement and their disability - pride.
Albert Einstein: "the significant problems we face cannot
be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created
We are at a vital crossroads in human development. Are those quotes
genuine? Intelligent people make intelligent comment; these are
spot-on for reasoning and importance.
- Now is a time for all intelligent people
to start questioning attitudes, philosophies, ideologies and our
view of life itself - we need to face the evidence if we are to
re-think our attitudes and accept some trivial embarrassment on
behalf of the comfort and survival of future generations?
We are told: "do not put the Lord your God to the test".
Why do so many expect God to clean up our mess if we cannot be bothered
to do what we can for ourselves? Do enough of us have abilities
of intelligence, faith and self-sacrifice to ensure we successfully
meet this challenge?
Now a word from an activist in the USA: just a glimpse of what
humanist values and ideological thinking have done to education
(in the USA and worldwide). Can we see that vested interest education
must end with human deformities and enslavement? Humanism is not
just another word for human.
Home education revolution! By Samuel Blumenfeld
"The only effective group of citizens today in open opposition
to big government are the home schoolers. They are the only Americans
willing to take on the public education system that props up the
entire statist enterprise of big, intrusive government. Forget about
conservative politicians. They are more concerned about conserving
their legislative privileges than rolling back increasingly intrusive
"Although President Bush has said nice things about home
schoolers, he is doing more to expand federal control over education
than any previous Republican president. His call for standardized
testing is, in reality, a call for a federal curriculum, which will
be used by the establishment to continue dumbing down the nation.
[Ed: Oppressors tell us what we want to hear not what they are doing.]
"In the last two months, I've spoken at four home-school
conventions in liberal New England, and there is no doubt that those
who attend the conventions are revolutionaries in the true sense
of the word. They have rejected the tax-supported school system,
which is the chief instrument the totalitarians are using to construct
a socially controlled society.
"Only by reasserting the need for educational freedom can
this nation restore its adherence to the principles of a free society.
"The fact that parents can still legally take their children
out of the government schools and educate them at home is an indication
that this revolution can be won peacefully. The simple fact is that
the home-school movement has reached critical mass and cannot be
destroyed without causing a civil upheaval, and no politician can
afford to let that happen.
[Ed: Don't be too sure about that.]
"Why are so many parents home schooling? Because they've
come to the realization that the schools are destroying the brains
of American children. It all starts in the first grade where teaching
methods are used to deliberately cause dyslexia and reading disability.
The method is popularly known as whole language, or the sight method,
in which children are required to memorize a sight vocabulary.
"That is, they are required to memorize English printed
words as whole configurations, like Chinese characters. Sounds harmless
enough, unless you understand what that kind of memorization results
in: a holistic reflex.
"What's wrong with a holistic reflex? It becomes an obstacle
to learning to read phonetically. An alphabet is a phonetic system
in which letters represent language sounds. To become a fluent reader,
you must develop a phonetic reflex, not a holistic one. With a phonetic
reflex, achieved through phonics drill, the reader can easily see
the phonetic structure of the words he is reading and discern the
syllabic units that make up the word. But a reader with a holistic
reflex cannot see the phonetic structure of the words, because he
has the automatic habit of looking at words as whole configurations.
"In other words, the holistic reflex and the phonetic reflex
are mutually exclusive. And it was Ivan Pavlov, in his pysch lab
in Moscow in the 1920s, who proved that when an animal is subjected
to two mutually exclusive reflexes, it has a nervous breakdown.
All of this is known to American psychologists, for the results
of Pavlov's experiments were published in 1932 in a book, "The
Nature of Human Conflicts: Researches in Disorganization and Control
of Human Behavior," by A. R. Luria, professor of psychology,
State Institute of Experimental Psychology in Moscow. It was translated
by an American student of Pavlov's, W. Horsley Gantt.
"The other day, a mother called me on a radio talk show.
She complained that her son was having trouble with reading. It
turned out that the school was teaching phonics and also requiring
the child to memorize a sight vocabulary. I told her that her son
was experiencing a collision of reflexes, which was causing his
confusion and difficulty. I told her to get my Alpha-Phonics program
and teach her child to read at home.
"The literacy scandal is only one reason why parents are
now home schooling. There are over four million kids on Ritalin,
academic chaos in the classroom, a curriculum of boredom, pornographic
sex education, school massacres and more. If you love your kids,
get them out!"
Sam Blumenfeld, author of "Is Public Education Necessary?"
and other education titles.
Why is this miseducation world-wide? The human development advantage
of phonetic reading is totally proven by the advance of cultures
that adopted it as against stagnation by those following holistic
systems. What parent would give their child food knowing it to have
stopped the development, not just of people but of entire civilisations?
Phonetic advantage is beyond rational dispute.
To lead children astray is a human crime! Miseducation is an assault
on humanity more important than war. War kills bodies; deforming
education is a lifetime disability allowing creation of war.
Do not blame teachers; we are all equally involved. Who owns the
magic wand of social subversion? Who wants human thinking processes
deformed - and WHY? Who saddles the world with 'new' fads of education
and ideology without public testing or evidence of benefit? Globalists!
Why do we accept whatever is dumped on us? See opening comment.
This goes far beyond education! What is hardest for people to accept
is that 'our' government is not our government. International forces
govern us. Votes do not create democracy! We ignore our own intelligence
to give our faith to worldly authorities. Is humanism a little scroll
that tastes sweet to humanity but sickens us when we swallow the
swindle? Revelation 10:9-10
Government is at our human development heart! Few people have the
skill, time or finance to home-school. Only change to true democratic
government can give us government finance with public control. Many
see that government bows to international pressure but refuse to
admit the consequences of control by vested interests. Look at education,
law, commerce, and medical services! All are tilted against us to
the limit that we, in our growing enslavement will accept.
We become sicker, more financially stressed, and more devoted to
sport, sex and sadism as we become more educated to trivial pursuits
and less understanding of social reality! Our gullibility increases
as understanding fades.
Hospital example: I had the misfortune to be confined to
one of Sydney's best hospitals and being of age to know what hospitals
were like fifty years ago found the service sickening.
As an adolescent my hospital was a male ward of about twenty beds.
Nurse, sister and matron wore distinguishing dress. We saw them
each day; they knew us, they knew our problems and the kind of care
we needed. Wards spotless. Sheets changed daily. We stayed until
Today it's a mixed-sex ward of six, toilet one corner, shower the
other. So convenient! No dress distinguishes nurse from sister,
matron, doctor or cleaner. Floors get a dirty mop and missed dirt
may stay for days. Patients seldom remain long enough to see sheets
changed, most are discharged if they can walk; the system cannot
afford to hold us to confident recovery.
You never get to know nursing staff because they are rosterd to
different wards each day. Nurses don't know your problem or how
you should be treated; they don't have time to read the literature
of every patient every day and don't expect to see you again. Humanist
philosophy makes health care ridiculous and expensive. Why? Because
humanism is an ideological corruption of human!
Example: Female patient, (fifty/sixty age group) wanting toilet
at night. Recovering from a hip operation she had fallen on a concrete
path and broken arms - couldn't use hands to ring the bell. Awake
I rang. Nurse, "Can you walk?" Lady, "Yes" (although
overweight and tottery). Nurse got her on her feet, said "Off
you go" began straightening the bed.
Patient should not have been allowed to walk on her own, imagine
a stumble. Could not open toilet door; called nurse to let her in
and to get her seated. Nurse back to the bed. Patient finished.
Nurse returned. Patient, "I need a wipe" Nurse, I've no
gloves (gloves in a fitting near ward door) I'm not touching you,
go as you are." Patients with special needs should be in special
wards. Nurses overworked! Why? Because organisation is directed
by sick ideology
Not the worst example of care observed but easiest to tell. I saw
my doctor once in about ten days. Staff either not informed of his
visit or ignored it; had me in the shower. Interviewed naked in
front of doctor, his retinue and patients.
Do you wonder why, in our 'advanced' world, we cannot afford the
compassion and health care we had fifty years ago? Why railways
close because we cannot afford to maintain what we could once afford
to build? Why public services are increasingly accident-prone? Why
so many care more for money than for people? Why $millions are wasted
on ideology based stupidity?
Politics, finance, education, health, law: all waste $ millions
on humanist emotional delusion. We are bribed with sex and 'fun'
while in human need we are poverty stricken. Medications for the
body undergo some testing but education that poisons or deforms
the mind is introduced on the say-so of quisling agents. Shall we
think about such matters and attend our humane duties?
Note: Pressure of grave events and public concern demand a mid-month
editorial; look after July 14th. Above editorial will
remain available in Retired Editorials file.
For a long chapter on Globalist education see "Globalism-Brainwash".
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