It’s time to rescue our children

We were having a conversation over at Citizen Tom’s blog about how School Choice is the Civil Rights Movement of our Time. At least it should be if we want to save our children from the very dangerous ideological brainwashing of the radical left that’s going on right now. This is not conspiracy theory, it’s reality. What started in our universities has now matasticized to your children’s school.

This post is a continuation of my deep dive into the evils of socialism, including all of its Marxist offshoots, and how this ideology is destroying our culture and nation. For some historical background to this post, I suggest also reading, “How Public Schools Dumb Down Our Children…and Worse.” In that offering, I gave a brief history of the founders of our public education system and how their goal was to indoctrinate our children in socialism from the beginning.

Indoctrination of children has always been the primary goal of ideologues and tryants. For instance, the Nazi party took total control of the education of Germany’s children in the 1930’s because Hitler believed it to be a key component in creating a submissive society to their suppressive National Socialist agenda. He was right, unfortunately.

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” – Adolf Hitler

What we’re seeing today in many American public schools is chilling, to say the least.  The particular Marxist ideology our children are being brainwashed with is Critical Race Theory (CRT). Here’s a short video from Candace Owens and a panel from the Daily Wire talking about how many public schools are teaching children with this insane “woke” theory.

I agree with Candace. I would immediately pull my kids out of any school that teaches this toxic dogma that says our nation was not founded on freedom and individual rights, but on racism. Truly, CRT is the cancer of education. It’s already in many of our city’s public schools. It won’t be long before it spreads to all public schools if nothing is done about it.

Then there’s The 1619 Project, which is also being taught in many of our schools. Here’s a short clip from PragerU explaining why it should be removed from our schools immediately.

As stated in the video, a group of distinguished historians—almost all on the left—called The 1619 Project a “Displacement of historical understanding by ideology.” 

Christopher Rufo reported recently: “An elementary school in Cupertino, California—a Silicon Valley community with a median home price of $2.3 million—recently forced a class of third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” (See article here.)

Here’s another chilling article from Rufo about California schools: “Merchants of Revolution: California’s ethnic studies initiatives train children in Marxist theory—and opposition to the American system.”

The Epoch Times also wrote a piece on these nefarious activities of the radical left: “California County Instructed Teachers to Hide Marxist Teaching Materials From Parents.”

It’s Time to Fight Back

If you’ve had enough of this insanity, then I suggest you do something about it. The first step is to find out exactly what your children are being taught. Stay informed on what happening on a national level, even if these things are not taught in your school…yet.

Ironically, the silver lining of this political power-grab lockdown, with public schools being closed, is that it exposed what our children were being taught. Parents, horrified by what they’ve seen via online classrooms, have started to wake up to ‘wokeness’ and are seeking alternative forms of education.

There’s parents fighting back like this NYC father who pulled his daughter out of a prestigious all-girls school in Manhattan and wrote an open letter to the whole school.

Notably, one teacher there is fighting back, too. Paul Rossi wrote an article on Bari Weiss’s Substack about how CRT-influenced antiracism curriculum led him to publish “I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated.” You can watch a video interview with him on The Rubin Report here.

In California, a group called “Educators for Excellence in Ethnic Studies” has banded together to lobby for the removal of CRT from the state’s ethnic studies model curriculum. (See article here.) See also “CRT: In Their Own Words“.

The Post Millennial has an encouraging article titled, “Four ways parents can fight back against woke indoctrination in schools.”

And this article from Fox News: “Grassroots organization launches to help parents fight ‘woke indoctrination’ in schools,” In the article it mentions Parents Defending Education (PDE). This organization helps arm parents against this cultural cancer. Here’s how PDE describe themselves:

“Parents Defending Education is a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools from activists promoting harmful agendas. Through network and coalition building, investigative reporting, litigation, and engagement on local, state, and national policies, we are fighting indoctrination in the classroom — and for the restoration of a healthy, non-political education for our kids.”

I like PDE’s “IndoctriNation Map” where you can click on school districts and find out what’s being taught and find parent organizations that are fighting back. I would definitely check out their website.

If you can do it, homeschooling is a great option. If not, get involved in your local school board and parent organizations. At the very least, support any state or federal legislation promoting school choice. Don’t let your tax dollars be spend on teaching your children to hate America and buy into to the divisive and bigoted ideology of CRT.

Beloved, this fight for our future begins with our children. We cannot afford to sit by and just let these radical activists brainwash them with this toxic cultural poison and destroy our families and our nation. This is why I agree that school choice is the civil rights movement of our time.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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12 Responses to It’s time to rescue our children

  1. Lisa V says:

    Thank you for caring. Every time I hear that blasted “1619” nonsense, I want to scream from the rooftops that it is an ENTIRE CURRICULUM based on ONE WOMAN’S ESSAY that appeared in a New York magazine. I am floored that it is that easy to get one’s own nonsense pushed through if you have the right backing. No facts, no research, no panel discussions, just a simple “she said it, it must be fact.” I don’t think people realize that this is how so many of our school policies and curriculum are getting a free pass. Someone said it, therefore it is. The louder one screams, the less people are willing to fight back. Just heartbreaking. Our poor kids, and shame on the teachers who just lay down and don’t do anything to change it. Thank goodness we have parents and some teachers willing to stand up. I hear that Prince William County lost 10,000 students when the pandemic hit (meaning they chose alternative education routes). Imagine what the statistics will be next year if this continues. I know I already have my back-up plan and I’m ready to pull my son from public school if need be

    • Mel Wild says:

      Exactly, Lisa. The fact that The 1619 Project and books like “White Fragility” can become so popular just shows how desperate the woke left is in pushing their agenda, and how brainwashed the liberal white academics are. Since these people are cultural Marxists, they don’t believe in truth, but only power. That’s what makes them so pernicious. They don’t respond to reason or facts. It’s pathological when you think about it. That’s why we need to do what we can to shout from the mountain tops and expose this evil for what it is. Thankfully, many are already. My state has already outlawed CRT in both universities and schools. More will follow suit. We definitely cannot afford to be passive on this. Tryanny always crumbles when people stand up against it.

      • Lisa V says:

        Outlawed?! Wow! That’s awesome! May have to move to your state…wherever that is. LOL

        • Mel Wild says:

          There’s at least seven states right now putting out legislation banning CRT. I don’t know if you can see this article by Epoch Times withoug subscribing, but the headline is: “Republican States Push Back Against Critical Race Theory”
          https://www.theepochtimes.com/republican-states-push-back-against-critical-race-theory-2_3755770.html

          Here’s excerpts from the article:

          “New Hampshire House Bill 544 would ban government institutions, including schools and universities, from teaching students or employees to “adopt or believe” CRT’s “divisive concepts.” It would also ban such instruction at workplaces of government contractors and subcontractors.”

          “West Virginia House Bill 2595 would ban the use of state grant money for anything that promotes CRT. “In addition, state contractors will not be permitted to inculcate such views in their employees,” the bill says. It also bans schools from teaching CRT and strips funding from any state agency that promotes the theory. The bill hasn’t progressed since its introduction on Feb. 18.

          “In Iowa, House Bill 802 would ban CRT from government, school, and university training as well as “diversity and inclusion efforts.” It allows discussion of the theory “as part of a larger course of academic instruction.”

          “A similar proposal failed in Arkansas. Republicans worried it would set a precedent for the legislature to dictate what should and shouldn’t be taught at schools. They preferred for the decisions to be made by school districts.”

          Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Missouri are also in legal process. I’m sure more will eventually follow suit the more this evil is exposed.

          There’s also at least five states that are working on outlawing The 1619 Project….
          “Republican lawmakers have filed bills to stop the 1619 Project from invading schools in Arkansas (H.B. 1231), Iowa (H.F. 222), Mississippi (S.B. 2538), Missouri (H.B. 952), and South Dakota (H.B. 1158). These bills would cut funding to K-12 schools and colleges that use a curriculum based on the 1619 Project.”

          So…take your pick where you want to move. 🙂

        • Lisa V says:

          Sadly, our state is way too blue to do anything like that. Guess I’ll have to add those states to my “places to retire” spreadsheet. 🙂

  2. Salvageable says:

    My wife and I homeschooled. Not all parents can. We need more sensible and patriotic parents and citizens to run for positions on school boards and, from that position, push back at the distorted ideologizes such as Critical Race Theory. Historians need to examine and share racist events and practices, but they must appear within the larger context of history. When they become the context, what the teachers are teaching is no longer history. J.

    • Mel Wild says:

      “Historians need to examine and share racist events and practices, but they must appear within the larger context of history.”

      Exactly, Salvageable. History must always be taught in context of the times. We don’t shy away from our history, we learn from it. But we don’t perpetuate it by saying we’re the same as we were 200 years ago.

      We home-schooled, too. But, you’re right, not everyone can do it, which is why school choice is important. Give parents a choice in their area. People say, “but that will hurt public school funding.” As long as they teach CRT and The 1619 Project, my response would be, “and your point is?” I think school choice will even make public schools better because they won’t be able to get away with this nonsense. They have to compete to stay viable.

  3. Amen. Thanks for caring, Mel (and Tom too!) One of the few blessings from our local lockdowns has been no public school for a good year now. Those who were hesitant about homeschooling were forced into it which is unfortunate, but now that they have survived, thrived even, they are never going back to ‘normal.’ Their kids are more pleasant to be around, the stress is gone, and family life is better.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, homeschooling is always the best option. They will not only learn better, learn how to think, but they’re better socially adjusted, and more mature. But, for the rest who can’t homeschool, let the “new normal” be schools without CRT or teaching race-baiting pseudo-history like The 1619 Project. Where kids learn how to read, write, do math, learn actual history, learn how to get along with other kids, instead of gender studies….no political agendas, no more indoctrination in leftist ideology. You know…what schools were for thousands of years before the crazy “woke” started screwing them up. 🙂

  4. misterkiddo456 says:

    Critical Theory teachings are bonkers delusional and demonic. The cognitive dissonance in its’ ideals and world view is baffling to me. I am saddened and blown away how many people I love and know have been swept up into that line of thinking.

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    So many radical toxic ideology being taught in education…also good video from Prager University and Candace Owens with the three others talking about CrT

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