THE POWER ELITE'S HISTORICAL OUTLINE
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
July 23, 2012
Continuing the tactic of using education to alter the (religious) values of society mentioned in Part 3, John R. Rees of the Tavistock Institute for Medical Psychology delivered a speech on June 18, 1940 (MENTAL HEALTH, October 1940) in which he explained regarding mental health professionals: “Public life, politics, and industry should all of them be within our sphere of influence…. We have made a useful attack upon a number of professions. The two easiest of them naturally are the teaching profession and the church….” To the PE, perhaps the major obstacle to the implementation of their plan was the concept of moral absolutes (right vs. wrong) as taught by the church. Furthering the “attack” (Rees’ term) upon these values via education, Brock Chisholm (head of the World Health Organization and close friend of Communist spy Alger Hiss) published an article in the February 1946 edition of PSYCHIATRY, in which he revealed their strategy that “a program of re-education or a new kind of education” needed to be charted to “help our children to carry out their responsibilities as world citizens…. We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers, our politicians, our priests…. The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong…, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainties of old people, these are the belated objectives… for charting the changes in human behavior.”
Secular humanist leader John Dewey’s greatest influence was through Columbia University’s Teachers College. By the mid-1950s, this college was producing about 1/3rd of the presidents and deans at accredited teacher training institutions, about 20 percent of all public school teachers, and over 1/4th of the superintendents of schools in the largest 168 cities in the U.S. By the early 1960s, Dewey’s “progressive” education was in almost every school in the land.
The next step for the PE, of course, was to rid these schools (as Orestes Brownson said) of the influence of THE HOLY BIBLE and prayer. This came with the Supreme Court’s banning of Bible reading and school prayer in Engel vs. Vital (1962) and Abington vs. Schempp (1963).
With these two underpinnings of American society banned, the values still taught in the public schools were determined by the morally autonomous decisionmaking of individual students, which is an important characteristic of Dewey’s secular humanism. Expressing this philosophy was education leader Ted Sizer in his (co-authored with his wife, Nancy) Introduction to FIVE LECTURES… ON MORAL EDUCATION (1970), in which he declared: “Christian sermonizing denies individual autonomy…. No longer can we list… objective ‘truths’ about the world and expect children to take them over intact…. Clearly the strict adherence to a ‘code’ is out of date.” This was critically important to the success of the PE’s plan because, as President Abraham Lincoln explained, “The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
Three years later, the second atheistic HUMANIST MANIFESTO was published, and the Supreme Court handed down the baby-killing Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortions. The decision could easily have been undone by Congress simply limiting the federal courts’ jurisdiction in this matter, but this has not been done even by today, which shows how the once-Biblical morality of the people has been severely weakened.
The attack upon our traditional values has covered many aspects of our lives. In the November 14, 1981 edition of The Nation, feminist activist Ellen Willis wrote that “feminism is… the cutting edge of a revolution in cultural and moral values…. The objective of every feminist reform, from legal abortion to the ERA to child-care programs, is to undermine traditional family values….”
In the 1980s, elementary school children in several large school systems were taught the theme from the TV show “MASH,” which is “Suicide Is Painless” with lyrics proclaiming that “cheating is the only way to win, the game of life is lost anyway, and suicide is painless.” And in 1987, two federal appeals court rulings continued to undermine Biblical values. On August 24 of that year, an appeals court overturned Judge Brevard Hand’s decision that the religion of secular humanism was being taught via certain Alabama textbooks, for example, teaching students they should make their own decisions about whether to shoplift or illegally buy drugs. And two days later, another appeals court overturned Judge Thomas Hull’s ruling, and said Tennessee students could be required to read prayers to idols and be taught that Jesus was an illiterate.
By 1990, a Girl Scouts survey found that 65% of high school students would cheat on an important exam. On January 22 of the same year, on NBC’s “Today Show,” Dr. Michael Lewis of the New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School said, “Lying is an important part of social life, and children who are unable to do it are children who may have developmental problems.” The “Today Show” host didn’t challenge this outrageous claim!
The next year, James Patterson’s and Peter Kim’s THE DAY AMERICA TOLD THE TRUTH—WHAT PEOPLE REALLY BELIEVE ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT REALLY MATTERS was published and detailed poll results showing Americans are “making up their own moral codes” (this is what Sizer said would happen). The polls further showed 9 of 10 citizens reported that they lie regularly, one-third of all married Americans indicating they’ve had an affair, and 7% saying that for $10 million dollars they would kill a stranger! Patterson’s and Kim’s survey also found one in five women saying they had been date-raped, but this shouldn’t be surprising given that characters like Luke on “General Hospital,” Ross on “All My Children,” and John on “As The World Turns” all raped women and became heroes later on these soap operas.
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The assault upon Biblical values continued through the 1990s and up to today, as the consciousness of the country is being changed. Recently, there have been TV ads for country music live songs of the 1970s and 1980s, including Barbara Mandrell singing that if loving a particular man is wrong, she doesn’t want to be right; and Kenny Rogers sings a duet saying they don’t need tomorrow if they have tonight. The implications of such songs are clear. There are several good songs, like Marty Robbins singing “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife.” But those are greatly outnumbered by songs such as “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away.” If the airwaves have pounded people’s minds for decades with messages like these, should the moral degeneration that has occurred be surprising to anyone?
Americans have also accepted presidents who have lied to them and who have not stopped the massive killings by abortion. To the extent that Americans have rejected the Word of God in these matters, they have instead followed Adam Weishaupt’s (and Lucifer’s) immoral teaching “Do what thou wilt.” Relevant to this, Luciferian Alice Bailey said in 1933 that according to “The Plan,” the World Federation of Nations would be “taking rapid shape” by 2025. And this will result in the fulfillment of the PE’s ultimate goal of a secular humanist World Socialist Government not too long afterwards.
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