FOREGROUND: The State
BACKGROUND: The Future
(American History F-ed #2) The second installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism).
Critical Thinking Question:
In school we are led to believe that we are all living in someone's ideal vision of what society should be...
But who's vision is it?
And what were their ideals?
And all things considered, does this even matter?
Truth, justice, and the American way...
What is this way? Where does it come from? And where does it lead?
The dreaded America/Third Reich...Bush/Hitler...Obama/Hitler comparisons.
NOTE: Joseph Goebbels was the Nazi Minister of Propaganda
Alternate titles: The Way of the Gun, The Prussian Knot, Prussian Backdoor Action, Founding Vaters
"She's Waiting" Eric Clapton
Incredible Live Performance!!!
The Drug War - Nazi Comparison
The Nazi Comparison
Comparing U.S.A. to Nazi Germany
Is Barack Obama like the Nazis or Adolf Hitler?
"Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
McCain: War and Country, "Country First" Speech
Quantum Shift TV: The underground history of North American education
CBS: Parents arrested for failing to register home-schooled kids
BEST PILGRIM ACCENT EVER!!!
I shall donate at once – that was bloody marvellous
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Am no Trumpetteer neither but had to react to the rubbishy war hero and the clappers and screamers wow man
Brett no chance – it did not sound know it all – – I am totally into the storytelling style you got. i love this poddie
Brett’s introduction to the history of the USA is great, I enjoyed how Brett gets down to the reality of what children are being exposed to, ‘Who’s vision are we living, anyway?’
Thomas Jefferson wrote that ‘all men are equal’ while owning 250 slaves. The hypocrisy reminds me of ‘The Joker’ with one had totally void of the others doings. I think Jefferson was a lawyer, the key to writing these types of documents is reviewing the terms that they are written on. After years of looking into this, I still find it almost impossible to access the records needed to make the the point, but the term ‘Man’ is not the same as ‘Person’ or ‘Human’. It could have been very well that Thomas Jefferson was writing these words with a different interpretation of the word as we know today, that might be the reason he did not show actions as an immoral man as a whole but rather as a crude lawyer. In latin the word ‘Man’ means roughly labour, it could have been he was saying something leaning to all “slaves” are equal. Before going off the deep end, I only point this out as to bring light to the possibility that the very interpretation of how these documents are taken out of context and presented in schools leads to certain assumptions which are established in other subjects such as English, in a school environment these subjects never tend to cross over into each other and therefore students are limited in the questions they can ask being specific to a subject, be we all know the world does not work like that, it’s a mix of topics and ideas and so should the learning process be.
Whatever the justification, Brett is right here, what we are taught and what we see in action as quality of character is the point of the validity of the history of fact. This is the real way history should be examined, a letter is just a piece of paper, it’s intent can only be understood through the comparison of what was written and what the authors intent was in writing it, this distortion of the truth of intent is the primary focus for the learner.
Johann Fitch – “The schools must fashion the person, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than what you wish him to will.”, that sums it about up. The Prussian system was borrowed by the Brutish who develop their system from the fall of Rome, with the Monastics who fled after the fall. The key to this process is how well the religious systems worked in manipulating the population.
I remember in South Africa how people would attend church in the masses, it was more than a religion it was nationalistic and cult like. If you had the chance to ever go through the history of South Africa you might become astonished with South Africa being a somewhat testing ground for the British in controlling other colonies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaner_nationalism This method of shaping populist opinion was developed in Rome and perfected through the Church through the ages, I think this specific case in history is very clear and easy to see, even today. The most interesting thing I have found about this whole process is how many Afrikaners did not see that they entire manipulation of the church in South Africa was not from the Dutch ideology or anything “organic” for that matter, it was masterly controlled by the British who paid the NGK church pastors. Even today we find many churches finding their funding from private donors with agendas to promote certain view points.
The final comparison of McCain’s speech was a perfect example of how close we currently are in the centre of a total fascist dictatorship, I think it’s a fair example as McCain only uses sensation and emotion to drive opinion based on nationalism being a truth and right in itself.