June 1, 2013
"The portrait that emerges of this early Lamar looks an awful lot like that of his mentor Howard Baker -- centrist, non-ideological, and, as one Washington insider put it, 'quintessentially establishment.'" —Lisa Schiffren
What Alexander Believes
Former Tennessee Governor, and U. S. Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander, wrote a number of autobiographical books. "Steps Along the Way: A Governor's Scrapbook," published in 1986, includes an interesting statement by Alexander. He said, "The book that changed my thinking the most during the last ten years was, 'A God Within,' by Rene' Dubos." (p.85).
From Vol. 1, Number 1, Free World Research, Iowa Report, November 1992, comes the following information.
Dubos' book is subtitled, "A positive approach to man's future as part of the natural world." An examination of its contents reveal that Lamar Alexander has been highly influenced by New Age environmentalism. For example, Dubos asserts, "The earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on her for nurture and shelter, but even more because the human species has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution." (p 38) He further asserts that, "Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature and substitute for magic suited to the needs and knowledge of modern man." (p. 41). Ahhh yes, he thinks pantheism is the answer!
Dubos, in addition to referring to the earth as a "living organism" on page 43, also goes so far as to say this, "Both polytheism and monotheism are losing the ancient power in the modern world, and for this reason it is commonly assumed that present age is irreligious. But we may instead be moving to a higher level of religion." (p. 42).
The fact that this book has so affected Lamar Alexander is noteworthy when one considers Dubos' view of science. "Science is at present evolving from the description of concrete objects and events to the study of relationships as observed in complex systems. We may be about to recapture an experience of harmony, as intimation of the divine, from our scientific knowledge of the process through which the earth became prepared for human life, and the mechanisms through which man relates to the universe as a whole. A truly ecological view of the world has religious overtones (p. 42-43). Dubos further states, "One of the worst demonic forces in technological civilization is the craving for growth, which is enhanced by countless institutional devices ranging from national prestige to real-estate promotion and other forms of commercial advertising." (p. 313)
What a bunch of new age environmental commie gobbledygook! In other words, freedom and free enterprise is a "demonic force" that is killing the planet! Is it any wonder Alexander is contributing to the goals of UN Agenda 21, and is willing, among other things, to take 22,000 more acres of Tennessee land for Cherokee National Park?!
Dubos, who sits on the Board of Planetary
Citizens, clearly expounds an
evolutionary view of the world that is congruent with the Planetary Citizens message, "The world is one, humanity is one, and our future together is one." (quoted in a May, 1988 letter written by Donald Keys, President).
I guess we should all be holding hands and singing Kumbaya! For further documentation on this organization and its plans for a Luciferian new age religion for the new world order, see Constance Cumbey's superb book exposing the new age, "Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow."
Apparently, such an evolutionary spiritual view of man, replete with constant denigrations of western civilization, have highly influenced the man who was at the helm of education in the United States. Is it any wonder, then, that western values, such as free enterprise and the value of human life, are on a collision course with eastern mysticism in the nation's classroom? As Tennessee's senior Senator, his beliefs have not changed. He is an environmentalist and is on board with UN Agenda 21. He is also behind everything Obama, Education Czar Arne Duncan, and their buddy Bill Ayers are marketing in education restructuring.
The 1989 Governor's Conference
Lamar Alexander laid out the plan to restructure education at the November 2, 1989 Governors Conference on Education in Wichita, Kansas. [Link] The Conference title was "Schools, Goals and the 1990s." As George H.W Bush's Secretary of Education, he implemented education restructuring with the long range goals from America 2000, which specified creation of the New American Schools Development Corporation (NASDC). And guess what? Rand Corporation, the developer of that nasty Delphi Technique, was invited to assess Phase 2 of the NASDC.
NASDC is the private, non-profit corporation set up by American business leaders at the request of President Bush to develop a new generation of American schools by contracting with and supporting the most promising "break the mold," "start from scratch," curricula design teams. Even though NASDC is non-profit, the eleven winning design teams are "for profit." NASDC's goal is education restructuring from academic teaching to Skinnerian/Pavlovian training of our children for the global workforce. (See Charlotte Iserbyt's Back to Basic's Reform or OBE Skinnerian International Curriculum.)
President Ronald Reagan's education agreements with the Soviet Union in 1985 and 1988, (agreements which are still in effect), as well as his setting up a Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives in the White House, basically started the ball rolling for public-private partnerships (corporate fascism) which are at the heart of the Carnegie Corporation/Mark Tucker/NASDC's school-to-work agenda. Link-page 161
Senator Lamar Alexander, good friend of Tennessee Governor Haslam, is a long time proponent of privatization. Alexander doesn't want just pre-K schools, he wants the babies the minute they're born and here's how he said he'd do it.
"The private sector is charging ahead, helping clear the way for reform. One of the ways privatization can 'clear the way' is by avoiding the accountability due elected officials." Sure, there are no elected officials. Dr. Hamburg, chief negotiator for the Soviet exchange admitted, "privately endowed foundations can operate in areas government may prefer to avoid." By getting rid of elected officials!
At the 1989, Governors' Conference, led by former Governor Bill Clinton, Lamar Alexander stated, " I would go down to the maternity ward of the local hospital, or whatever you call the part of the hospital where the nurses are who are there when the babies are born. Find out how many babies are born out of wedlock, how many babies are born with single parents. Just so you know that! I would think the Brand New American School would be year-round, open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A second characteristic might be that these schools will serve children from age 3 months old to age 18. That may be a shocking thought to you; but, if you were to do an inventory of every baby in your community and think about what the needs of those babies were for the next four or five years, you might see that those needs might not be served any other way. They have to be served in some way and maybe around the school. Or, if you study a little more, you might go back and think the school might have to serve the pregnant mother of the baby in terms of prenatal healthcare...."
Knowing what Lamar's beliefs are, he was in good company with fellow new age believer, Dr. Shirley McCune. She is the former senior director of the federally funded Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, and an expert in school restructuring. She appeared with former Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander, at this Governor’s Summit on education reform as the keynote speaker.
She said, “What we are into is a total restructuring of the society, what this amounts to is a total transformation of our society. The whole ball game in this particular change society is that there are only two things that really matter. One of those is the information capital we can put together and our ability to use information to produce products and ideas and new information, and secondly, to produce Human Capital…we have to prepare students not for today’s society but for a society that’s 20, 30, 40, 50, years down the road.” [Link] "Produce Human Capital" means our children are an owned commodity to be used by the elite in the global workforce. Wall Street Journal's, article of June 6, 2011 entitled, "Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need," is School-to-Work!
Part of McCune's message affirmed the need to trade fact for feeling, "We no longer see the teaching of facts and information as the primary function of education," she announced to the governors. At Mid-Continent, under her guidance, she pioneered the development of psycho-social curricula for changing a child's values, including death education. Few realized then, that Dr. McCune was being tutored by her spirit guides. As co-author of a strange book called, "The Light Shall Set You Free," she quotes her demonic mentor, Kuthumi, who introduces himself as a "World Teacher" and "the spokesperson for enlightenment and education for the Galactic Command."
1996 book, "The Light Shall Set You Free," Shirley
McCune stated, "Only the souls who are ready to receive
the new curriculum will elect to raise their vibrations to match those
required to enter the New Age ... Did you know that animals' souls are
the souls of our future children? We are entering the Age of Aquarius
... the goal for all humanity who will enter the new millennium is to
become androgynous ..."
If the above quote makes shake your head, there's more... Shirley McCune as the former director of the Mid-Coast Regional Education Laboratory, trained thousands of Texas teachers and administrators. She's also been a research assistant at the globalist School-to-Work program at Arizona State University. And she's currently the administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools in the State of Washington.
In a planning workshop in Millard, Nebraska, July 21, 1983 she presented a draft of planned changes. The following list identifies basic shifts which are part of this restructuring. We are to change from an industrial society to an information society, from a centralized society to a decentralized society, from a national economy to an integrated global economy, from economics of scale to appropriate scale, from representative democracy (we are a republic not a democracy) to issue politics, from party politics to a politics of the radical center, (which we have now), from business as usual to greater accountability. (But to whom? The government?)
It certainly appears that Dr. Shirley McCune and Lamar Alexander have a lot in common with their new age thinking, especially in the realm of restructuring education. McCune is obviously a new age fruitcake, and Senator Alexander isn't far behind in his new age beliefs.
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Remember Alexander's words from a 1990 Southern Living magazine article, "The conclusion I've come to," he explains, "is that rather than tinkering with the same old vehicle, it would be better to start from scratch. I suggest we create a brand-new American school, as different from today's schoolhouse as the telegraph was from the Pony Express. "Such a school," he continues, "would probably start with babies and go through the eighth grade. It would be all year long. It would be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Every child would have his or her own computer and workstation. Every child would have a team of teachers that would stay with that child until graduation."
This is total brainwashing of our children. Alexander does not even want the parents to instill any basic beliefs in the child before kindergarten. They want our children from cradle to grave, to indoctrinate them with their politically correct communist beliefs in order to make them nice little brainless "commodities" for the New World Order.
The most shocking revelation with these facts is that these people are the hierarchy who are still in the business of "restructuring" and "reforming" education! They have already destroyed academic learning, and with it, generations of our children!
In Part 3, we'll discuss Lamar Alexander and Common Core
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.
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