VALUES CLARIFICATION COMES FULL CIRCLE
December 10, 2011
Many readers won’t even know what I’m writing about when I refer to Values Clarification. As we are finding out more information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which has been dubbed Obamacare, we’re learning what former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said about the “Death Panels” and rationing is true. A caller by the name of “Jess” from Chicago, Illinois to the Mark Levin radio show on November 22nd called about the advanced neurological care under the auspices of the new health care law. He said he’d just returned from Washington, D.C. where he and his colleagues were disturbed after reading over what the Obama health care plan would be for advanced neurosurgery for patients over 70. He said if someone at age 70 has bleeding in their brain, “I can promise you I’m not going to get a bunch of administrators together on an ethics panel at 2 in the morning to decide that I’m OK to do surgery.” Let’s get real! Can he fulfill that promise in this “one size fits all” PPACA when a half trillion dollars has been taken out of Medicare to jump start Obamacare and to create massive new entitlement programs we can’t afford. In addition, will the IOUs in the Social Security Trust Fund ever be repaid?
Cuts are coming to Medicare and medical reimbursement and we now know that a 15-member panel will be making life and death decisions for doctors and patients. We recently saw how the 12-member Super Committee worked for about three month to eliminate $1.2 trillion in debt in ten years and returned with nothing, zilch, zero, so we can only imagine the disaster with this 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) making life and death decisions quickly.
I sent this information from the neurosurgeon to my e-mail list. One friend wrote their primary family doctor retired in 2001. She became eligible for Medicare in September and most doctors won’t take her. Like mine, her husband is V.A. - so far so good for them. My husband checked with the V.A. when the president began messing with health care.
OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION
Then there was a long-time member of the kitchen intelligentsia who wrote: “Now you know why the kids in school learned how to play the ‘lifeboat game” and became proficient in “values clarification.” How right my friend is when she went on to say no one would listen back in the 70s and 80s when many researchers (mostly mothers) without the benefit of the Internet had to rely on word of mouth, little newsletters published on a shoe string and whatever other means we could imagine to get the word out. Conservative talk radio was in the early stages at the time but would talk show hosts have understood? We couldn’t depend on the mainline media reporting the dangers and they were slack in doing some investigative work on their own.
In the early nineties when Outcome Based Education (OBE) came to Oregon, I tried to get a guest opinion in our newspaper to no avail. I continued nagging until they finally sent a young, inexperienced journalist to my home. I had photocopies of the documentation explaining it all as I talked to her. At the end, she pushed the copies back to me and said, “No one will ever believe your claims” that Outcome Based Education was more about attitudes, habits, traits, feelings, values, beliefs and opinions which are difficult and subjective to measure and that the outcomes were vague. So much for that college education. She left and nothing was ever reported. About ten years later a legislator reported in her newspaper that OBE had no academic redeemable value and was very costly to implement. Of course I’d been contacting legislators too with similar documentation. I wrote him a note and said, “I told you so.” He responded, “You were right.” But by then another generation of kids had been dumbed down and brainwashed.
Even then I had not yet recognized the connection of the forthcoming United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development wherein our population will be reduced to 500,000,000 from the current just turned seven billion or that a huge percentage of the population is to be eliminated because these New Age Yuppies have been programmed to believe the earth simply cannot “sustain” that many people. So watch out you Baby Boomers who have been supporting some of this nonsense, you’re next to become 70! Yup, “The Giver” may be on your horizon.
Obama’s recess-appointed czar and first Medicare chief, Don Berwick, a Harvard professor, praised Britain’s government run health care and quickly became a source of controversy. A 11/24/2011 newspaper article indicated he was stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate. But then along comes another nightmare by the name of Henry J. Aaron appointed to Chair the Social Security Advisory Board and another unapologetic admirer of Great Britain’s socialized medical system. Berwick had said, “The decision is not whether we will ration care; the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”
John T. Flynn in his 1949 book The Road Ahead wrote there is no room to describe what might be a gigantic comedy if it were not so grave a tragedy – the experiment in socialized medicine in England. Great numbers were not receiving adequate medical attention but England did not increase the instruments for medical care but spread care that was already inadequate more thinly. It amounts to actually rationing of doctors with the result that it is literally impossible for the doctors to give anybody adequate care. He said in America today (1949) we have the most widely applied medical service and the most extensive new voluntary insurance plan such as the famous “Blue Cross” plan, this private service has been enormously extended to millions of people who could not afford it before. For the lowest income groups there is the free service of the clinics both municipal and private but then Flynn quickly adds, Socialized medicine, we now know from Britain’s experience, will ruin what we have and reduce the whole nation to the level of the service now provided in the free clinics.
The Values Clarification curriculum was to use these new universal values to replace the Judeo-Christian worldview. Maybe we could call it from “crayons to condoms” because this indoctrination starts in pre-school. Familiar terms were to be redefined and children indoctrinated to fit the new global perspective. Thomas Sticht who worked on the failed D.C. Mastery Learning project was quoted in a Washington Post article dated August 8, 1982 as follows: “Ending discrimination and changing values are probably more important than reading in moving low income families into the middle class.” And homosexuality falls under “discrimination” so the goal is to make perverted lifestyles normal. The recent scandals in Penn State and Syracuse illustrate how far along this agenda has progressed.
Decades ago there were those who challenged books that were being placed in the public schools and libraries promoting this trash but “free speech” prevailed and generally the books stayed. In his 2008 book The Case against Barack Obama, David Freddoso says Senator Barack Obama did not vote “no” against a bill to prevent pornographic books and video stores and strip clubs from setting up within 1,000 feet from schools and churches.
OUTCOME BASED VALUES AND THE CULTURE OF DEATH
While the “Mastery Learning Project” was deemed a failure, nevertheless it did not prevent the states from going full speed ahead with lots of incentive grant money from the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education created under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. Some know it as Outcome Based Pavlov/Mastery Learning that recycles students through the system as long as it takes to get their values changed to accept such things as the “Lifeboat Game” where the children are gradually desensitized to accept whom they deem the least important to be thrown overboard when the boat will hold only so many people. This, of course, began with Roe vs Wade in the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortions and now has come full circle to the elderly who are considered no longer productive enough to deserve life. But who would promote such an idea?
Texe Marrs in his 1995 book Circle of Intrigue says there are men of a clandestine Inner Circle who revel in their mental, spiritual and racial superiority and when they meet, they deem their coming together to be an “assemblage of the gods.” These fabulously wealthy, enormously privileged and vastly separated socially from the masses whom they consider to be “peasants” and “useless eaters”, involve royal bloodlines and supernatural birthright. It is pretty much a given that our government has steadily, increasingly and openly treated Americans as dispensable assets – to be used or discarded at will.
And then in approximately the same time frame of Values Clarification we find death education classes being introduced and teenage suicides have skyrocketed and young people on antidepressant drugs such as Ritalin picked up guns and began the school shootings. And Oregon voters passed not once but twice an initiative to allow “Death with Dignity” (Euthanasia) and thousands of dollars from George Soros were pumped into defeat the first initiative that would have repealed the law. The State of Washington followed Oregon several years later.
It is recorded in I Kings 12-14 how Solomon’s vast program of building and expansion had brought fame and glory to the nation, but the taxes were heavy upon the people. In his later years, Solomon’s values had changed and he was more interested in material wealth than spiritual blessings. It’s not just our Bibles which are being dumbed down, but our T.V sitcoms and our music which is mostly trash. Older people will turn it off but the young people gravitate towards it so many churches hold two services – the more traditional for the older folks and a more contemporary service for the younger people. Along with the ear-piercing music pounded out on guitars and drums like the heathen at some occult gathering came the tattoos and other body piercings and what about the current dress codes that were long ago deemed irrelevant? Glance around churches any weekend, and you’ll find dresses have been replaced with pants suits. And look at how the majority of kids are dressed when they go to school. You can’t tell the girls from the boys in their jeans – all part of the diversity gender neutral confusion. Southern Oregon University is making costly efforts toward a gender-neutral campus says a 12/5/2011 newspaper article. Changes were welcomed by one student who chooses not to be identified as male or female. Because of the sins of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, and later those of Jeroboam, God again judged Israel (14:1-20) God is always faithful in judging sin, no matter who the guilty nation is.
Yes, the chickens are coming home to roost. Fruits of the Human Potential movement with self-esteem gurus telling us we’re all OK, even though the Bible says we are all sinners in need of repentance, has brought us to our current “Me” Generation with an alarming rise in narcissism and self-centeredness. We are now graduating illiterates with honors because self esteem is placed above achievement. High school dropouts, shoplifters, burglars, car thieves and even murderers are just as likely to have high self-esteem as Rhodes Scholars or winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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While this article was aimed primarily at what Obamacare has designed for the elderly, unless the law ends up amended in some manner, the 2011 book Why Obamacare is Wrong for America tells about the estimated 159 new agencies, boards, commissions, and government offices dedicated to putting our health care system under Washington’s control that will decide on waivers, employer mandates, and how much companies will be fined if they don’t follow Washington’s rules. The law requires businesses to file forms with the Internal Revenue Service to report purchases from every vendor totaling more than $600 a year under the theory that more paperwork will catch tax cheats. We already have about 16,000 I.R.S. agents and now Obama wants to hire 5,100 more to help force compliance of his Obamacare. After Obama’s election, I wrote that we’d had a coup and now we can see that Obama’s dictatorship is almost complete. Obama is using signing statements that are second cousins to Executive Orders to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. A few days ago the Senate voted yes on the National Defense Authorization Act which allows military to detain American citizens as long as they want to, without charges, representation or trial…just because they are suspected of being terrorists.
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