[a quote from James Dobson] Do you know what a stem cell is? A stem cell is a cell that in the very early stages of development is undifferentiated. In other words, it’s not yet any kind of tissue, but it can go any direction depending on the environment that it’s in.
The stem cell, if it’s in the brain, develops into a nerve cell or into the substances between the nerves. Or if it’s in the heart, it becomes a heart cell, or if it’s in the eye, it becomes an eyeball cell. Whatever it is, it takes on the characteristics of the surrounding area.
Do you understand that children are the stem cells for the culture? The environment that you put them in is what they grow up to be. And if you can control what they hear, if you could control what they’re told, if you can have access to their minds…you can make them into just about whatever you want them to be. [end quote]
“If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.” This quote comes from A Nation at Risk, a report issued by the National Commission on Excellence in Education in 1983.
~from The Marketing of Evil
Provoking_Thought posted something that got me thinking about this. It is so sad that educational programs are being cut, but what can we expect? If the ‘powers that be’ want to stay in control, they are not going to want people to have a good education. After all, thinking people won’t allow their freedoms to be taken away. And the more they can control public schools, the more they can control the mind of our children. It IS an act of war, an internal war…you might call it a revolution. And it will overthrow our country if it is not checked.
That last quote is really interesting to me. They conducted that study over 25 years ago. Do you think our education has improved since then? I wonder.
This is a wonderful book by the way, and not specifically about education, just about propaganda in general. Very well-written. And it’s on sale today at http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ for only $4.95–a signed hardback! No, I’m not getting a cut, but I should, don’t you think?