Out of the corner of my eye I saw something running straight at me. In that first flash of recognition that something was there and moving fast- I startled- I thought it was a coyote or maybe a wild dog on the attack, but when I whirled around I found that it was only a newborn fawn. He ran up to within ten feet of me and stopped. We stood there looking at each other for a while and then he decided to tag along when I went back to work on the tractor. I put one front tire on and then he followed me around to the other side to watch that one go on too. “Where is your mother?” I asked him. “Don’t you know that you are supposed to be afraid of people?” He was young and innocent and did not yet know about the dangers of the world he lived in. His mother snorted anxiously from the corner of the yard and he lost interest in tractor tires and went to breakfast. “You better do a better job of keeping up with that baby,” I told her, “or something will be having him for breakfast.”
There are many young and innocent things in this world, and predators don’t always hunt them with teeth and claws- in the world of man mostly they use deception. Sometimes they poison their minds with destructive thoughts or purposely mislead them in the name of power and profit.
I first became aware of these human predators on the innocent, these trained practitioners in the art of the lie, near an Alabama National Forest. Several of us were working in the area when a friend of mine reported that, just to see what they were about, he had latched onto an environmental tour for some city kids. All day long they had been told over and over and over again about how all the forests were endangered. At the end of the day they gave each child a seedling to plant. Once that child’s little tree was planted in the forest there was an emotional attachment. He said, “You could see it in their eyes. It was their tree!” It doesn’t matter that 68 % of Alabama is covered by forests. It doesn’t matter that there are more forests in America now than when Columbus landed. Those are only the facts. The residual, the deep emotional attachment of a child and the desire to protect their little tree, will linger on, making them forever willing to believe, at some level, that the forests are threatened, that manmade global warming actually exists and that it is because of our carbon footprint and that we are, even though we worked hard to accomplish it, undeserving of our prosperity. That day the seeds of rebellion against their parents and their way of life had been planted along with that seedling. Most of these kids would grow up to support environmental causes; and they would use their money and their votes to ease their consciences over a crime that neither they nor their parents had committed.
One of the greatest of these human predators, who by his own definition was an expert liar and an advocate for national control of education, made an in-depth study of this emotional process, especially in regards to children. Upon it he developed the propaganda apparatus which has served as the model for all modern socialist movements. With obvious distain for the average man he wrote:
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. …” – Adolph Hitler- from his 1925 autobiography “Mein Kampf”
The people who helped those children plant their little tree in the forest were not evil people; they were victims of the lie themselves. But those who created and still promote these “colossal untruths” in their quest for power and profit… certainly are.
Today, there is another big lie afoot in our nation. Its target is the minds of our children, but its ultimate purpose is the destruction of our way of life. It is called Common Core Education and despite the loud protestations to the contrary, its first goal is the centralization of public education under the control of the Federal Government. If not stopped, it will take over all education in America: public, private and home schools. All this is done once again in the name of the “greater good” according to those who, “conspire together in the art of lying.” Understand, most of the local promoters of Common Core are victims of the lie themselves. But there are also some expert liars among them who have been elected or appointed to top leadership positions in Alabama Education. Our children, their teachers, and our Legislators are being led astray by these masters of deception.
Parents, if you love your country and your children, you had better do a good job of keeping up with just what is being fed into their minds. Their values, their beliefs, and our entire nation are at risk. Common Core, another big lie, is on the move!
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