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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Opus 2021-296: Book Review: The Communist Manifesto, part 7 of 9: Public Schools

You should have read about the call by the Communists to abolish the family.  One of the tools that they want to use for this is the public school.  Yes, your friendly neighborhood school.  Remember what I quoted you before,

“Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.”  Kindle Location 300-301
The big problem with families is that they used to teach their children moral values in addition to any academics.  Most educating was done either in the home or by private tutors.  Since tutors cost money the poorer families taught them at home.  The Communists thought this kind of thing was a problem.  They knew the kinds of things being passed on.
"There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc. that are common to all states of society.”
They acknowledge this.  They call them “eternal” and note that they are common.
“But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience."  Kindle Location, 341-343
You cannot do that if parents are passing on what they believe.  They have a plan and someone called them out on it.
“But, you will say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.” Kindle Location 301-302
Social, or public, education is to replace the home.  When it first started parents were involved with their children.  That condition continued until recently.  I remember the old Leave It to Beaver series where there was a constant grilling about what happened at school and you have the parents and teachers in constant communication.  One of the interesting results of the China Virus hysteria is that parents were forced to be involved with what was going on at school.  To their credit, many were horrified.

At this point in our history the Communists have taken control of higher education and as older teachers retire at the lower levels you are seeing things like Critical Race Theory and the selfish nature of capitalism being pushed more and more openly.

As a final note on this I give you point number 10 of the 10 goals of the Manifesto:
“10. Free education for all children in public schools.”  Kindle Location, 367-369
Marx, Karl.  The Communist Manifesto, 1848, Project Gutenberg download

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