by Brother Gregory
September 21, 2014
People are suddenly worried about Common Core dumbing down their children with a new experimental educational system when the entire modern educational system has been an experiment of failure and they as long with their children are already dumbed down.
The discovery of a 1912 Eighth Grade examination in Bullitt County Kentucky that few modern Eighth Grade students could pass should have sent shock waves of change through the schools of America. But no one seems to know what to do nor are they willing to do it. Like sheep they bleat their complaints and wait for others to fix the problem.
I have raised sheep in the high deserts of Oregon. I have pointed the way for sheep for decades when they needed a good direction to go. I have been changed by the sheep and they have been changed by the desert. Farm flocks who have lived in fenced fields for generations do not do well on the open range. It is much the same with people and public schools that fence in the minds and emotions of your children.
My wife and I have taught our six children at home for years. Over those years I became a collector of old and new school books. I noticed long before that 1912 test was discovered that there was a difference in the books over time.
Vocabulary in higher grades of the 1980’s was previously required in a much lower grade in the 1940’s or 20’s. Math skills in the 5th grade in the 40’s were equal or superior to what was required of the 8th grade student in the 1980’s. And the earlier problems were more pragmatic.
Probably the most alarming change was that the content of the history books was changing. My discovery of history’s alteration began when my young son had read several children's books on George Washington. I quizzed him as to who this George W. was. I received the typical responses of the first President, a General, married to Martha and of course he had wooden teeth. The answer seemed hollow. This was not who the man was. I felt we should look into this in greater depth.
I found some writings by Washington and began to read them. This is when I discovered I did not know who old George Washington had been either, what he thought and believed. I had been dumbed down.
“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider… Histories make men Wise.”
“The trouble with people isn’t their ignorance-it’s the number of things they know that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
The more I began to read the actual record of History at its source the more I realized that the truth is not being taught. As I compared the more modern history books with older curriculum I realized that they had gone from basic omission to outright lies.
The most unsettling thing was that there seemed to be both a method and a pattern to the distortions of our history.
“History is the torch that is meant to illuminate the past, to guard us against the repetition of our mistakes of other days. We cannot join in the rewriting of history to make it conform to our comfort and convenience.”
To control the people it is essential to keep them ignorant. The best way to keep people ignorant is to give them a degree of knowledge as if it were the whole truth. Pile upon their minds and thoughts a mass of education but leave out those aspects of reality that would give them a grasp of the whole truth. It is a brave new world we live in today. 1984 came and passed us by and we didn’t even notice. Now we are trapped in a mental matrix of lies and half truths, a labyrinth built with bricks of prevarication but mortared together with our own pride.
“To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed… systematically undermines the solidarity of the family…” Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Could “…our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over education from Happening?” Would we notice the changes? “An ignorant people are easily betrayed, and a wicked people can never be ruled by the mild influence of their own laws.”
“The Matrix is everywhere… It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” The truth is we are a slave to our own pride which keeps us from seeing that we do not already know the truth. No-one can be told what the truth is unless they are willing to believe that they do not already know truth. Humility is key.
People may accept a lie but to deceive the whole world is something the Christian community has been forewarned of and should be forearmed. But are Christians really Christian? Deception can still take place as it did in the times that Jesus preached and walked among us. How could such deception take place and be so universal in its scope?
When men first began to publish Bibles in large numbers and the common man began to read and study their religious history there was a reaction to the this newly acquired knowledge. The people were not as easily controlled when they could begin to think for themselves.
It was quickly realized that printing was here to stay. The book burning that had accompanied the inquisitions and the bloody persecutions of anyone who questioned the exercising authority of the princes or pontiffs of the “world” was no longer a practical solution. A alternative plan was devised. If you can’t beat them join them and subvert the truths which they think they are reading.
The best way to stop reform and protest is to join it and alter its natural course avoiding a righteous conclusion. It was suggested to fight knowledge with more knowledge. The motivation for this plan was not to discover or impart the truth but to maintain power, authority and control over man's mind by subverting the truth with a seductive distortion and rationally convenient alternative.
“Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” John 9:41
It is a masterful plan which relies heavily on the avarice and vanity of the individual by ensuring that they have a degree of knowledge. Once men believe they see the truth they may remain more comfortable within the bondage of a lie, even defend it against reason to the death of body and soul.
“The most controversial issues of the twenty-first century will pertain to the ends and means of modifying human behavior and who shall determine them. The first educational question will not be “what knowledge is of the most worth?” but “what kinds of human beings do we wish to produce?” The possibilities virtually defy our imagination.”
This article was the subject of Keys of the kingdom radio broadcast
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2. Claude G. Bowers,The U.S. and the Spanish Civil War.
3. William T. Harris, 1899 U.S. Commissioner of Education 1889-1906.
4. Stansbury, 1828.
5. Morpheus in the movie Matrix.
6. Professor John Goodlad Researcher and chief movers in American education during the last half of the 20th century. 1969.
Brother Gregory was born in America in 1948. His father was a practicing attorney and his mother the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. He Married in 1973, and is the Father of 6 children with a growing number of grandchildren. He grew up in southeast Texas, attending private schools, entering the seminary at 13, where he studied Latin, Greek, and theology. In the course of these studies he began to become aware of secrets hidden for centuries within ancient libraries that began to reveal a more fundamental purpose in the gospel of Christ. His quest to understand the “whole truth” has led him down a labyrinth of law and language, history and prophecy, fable and fallacy, in a unique portrait of bondage and betrayal, liberty and freedom, and the solution and salvation.
He is the author of several books, include The Covenants of the gods, Thy Kingdom Comes, and The Free Church Report, dozens of pamphlets, audio, and video recordings. He has appeared on radio and television “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God” which is at hand, within your reach. His common theme is how are men brought into bondage and how are they made free souls under God. His hope and prayer is to bring man's relationship with the God of creation and his relationship with the gods of the “world” into a new perspective and light. Knowing the truth shall set you free, if we will do the will of our Father in heaven.
He now lives near Summer Lake, Oregon where he continues to care for his family, tending sheep of the Church and overseeing the edification of the Church established by Christ in the hearts and minds of congregations of the people, for the people, by the people who will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.