Using Mal-education to Enslave a People


In order to make an industrious people dependent on government and persuade a free people to enslave themselves — with the proud histories one would expect such societies to have — you have to make sure they’re poorly educated about the past.  The progressives who run teachers unions and have spent generations taking over higher education, publishing, and news and entertainment media know that.  At the very least, they know they have to do the things that bring that outcome about.

One piece of evidence comes via a story about which I’d thought I’d written, but had apparently not.  A college professor, Duke Pesta, made a practice of surveying his incoming students to assess their cultural understanding, and here’s one of his most striking findings:

“Most of my students could not tell me anything meaningful about slavery outside of America,” Pesta told The College Fix. “They are convinced that slavery was an American problem that more or less ended with the Civil War, and they are very fuzzy about the history of slavery prior to the Colonial era. Their entire education about slavery was confined to America.”

No doubt most of them also wouldn’t know, as Nick Sorrentino points out (via Instapundit), that the much-maligned Western World is almost unique in the world in having an unmeasurable amount of slavery even today.

We can (should and will) keep a careful eye on public schools’ ability to teach students practical knowledge they’ll utilize in their professional lives as adults, but what conceivable justification can there be for publicly funding a majority-government education system if it doesn’t convey to young Americans the basic understanding that their cultural tradition has proven itself to be amazingly conducive to human freedom and flourishing and is worth strengthening?

That America’s students seem to be learning almost the opposite lesson — that their country and culture are uniquely bad and should be weakened and “fundamentally transformed” — is a good indication that the mal-education is deliberate.

Sorrentino relates an anecdote from his personal experience of a family with a slave of its own:

… My friend later told me that the woman who had served us all day was in fact originally bought by his family back when they lived in the Middle East. Since the day she was bought, as a young girl, she had been with the family. She had been, and really still was, a slave. …

My friend’s family of course treated this woman with respect. But even still, even though the family was “liberal” and generally good natured it was clear where her place was. But also it must be said that this woman’s fate had she not been bought so many years ago would likely have been really terrible. Which is sad to write but it is likely very true. Life is often brutal.

Now consider the rationale for liberal/progressive economic and social policies imposed through government.  Without them, their supporters say, our lives will be “really terrible,” and while of course they’ll generally treat us with respect, they leave no doubt what our place is — a principle that is amply proven in the negative with treatment of conservatives, especially conservatives whose skin color or sex is supposed to be evidence that they’re property of progressives.

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    During the 1700s and 1800s when vessels in the Atlantic Ocean were carrying people of color into slavery; vessels in the Pacific Ocean were carrying people of color into freedom and prosperity. A little known fact
    in American history that is largely gone unnoticed and unreported because it didn’t fit into the mainland slavery story before and even today. Slavery was never practiced in Hawaii by the Kings & Queens.

    The Kingdom of Hawaii was settled by Polynesians and their skin color tones is whiter than European white to blacker than African black and every skin tone in between but DNA and Y chromosome testing of “100% native blood subjects” by anthropologists shows no direct straight line link to Africa or European countries but to the Asian countries.

    Hawaii is the northern most point of the Polynesian Triangle, Rapa Nui (Easter Island near South America to east) and Aotearoa (New Zealand
    near Australia to west) an area in the Pacific Ocean. The Polynesian Triangle is the largest nation on Earth, more than 1,000 islands spread over some 16 million square miles of ocean; larger than Russia, Canada and the United States combined which the Polynesians freely sailed back and forth island to island without any means of navigational tools or maps except Polynesian Wayfinding Techniques reading moon, stars, sun, clouds, waves, swells, rain, fish, winds and birds for guidance traveling point to point. The Hawaiian Polynesian ancient exact replica of an ocean going 40 ft. double hull voyaging canoe called Hōkūle‘a constructed with only hand tools and man-made rope to hold it together from trees for the last 45 years has repeatedly sailed and covered all of the Pacific Ocean point to point and is currently finishing last year of a 4 year sail around the world sail to prove to the world Polynesian Wayfinding Techniques (crew members are not allowed to have any modern day computers, maps, wrist watches, radio, cellphone or any other electronic device on board) were
    able to sail the world thus dispelling a lot of written history about who was
    first to discover.

    During 1700s and 1800s many people of color came to Hawaii as sailors on merchant and whaling ships out of New England. Some jumped ship
    while in port and were welcomed into the Hawaiian Kingdom as advisers by the King to the King’s Court or as language interpreters. Because many were skilled, they open shops and became successful businessmen, businesswomen or educators, policemen, judges, doctors, lawyers and educators. Some African-Americans or people of color came as slaves to New England Missionaries and were given their freedom in Hawaii.

    1778 is the first recorded evidence of an African-American person from the mainland arriving in Hawaii and in 1810, African-American Anthony D. Allen from Boston, MA returned to Honolulu to settle there followed by
    African-American Betsey Stockton, educator who taught Hawaiians medicine, sanitary housekeeping and founded the first public school in Hawaii. Pedro “Peter” Jose an African-Cape Verdean of African-Portuguese ancestry, who became a well-loved and well known policeman in Honolulu, African-American Helen James, educator who became principal of prestigious Kamehameha Schools, African-American Thomas
    McCant a very prominent lawyer in Honolulu who was the first African-American to practice law before the Hawaii Supreme Court between 1899 and 1904 and finally African-American Alice Augusta Bell born 1892, scientist, attended University of Washington earning two degrees; pharmaceutical chemistry and a bachelor of science in pharmacy. 1914 Alice returned to Hawaii to study at College of Hawaii (later renamed University of Hawaii) where she earned a Master of Science degree. She was first African-American to graduate University of Hawaii and later returned be first to teach at the University. Alice is credited with discovering the treatment for leprosy and the eventual effectual treatment of the disease (formally known as Hanson’s Disease) to name a few notable Hawaii African-Americans or people of color in a large book of Blacks in Hawaii history most notably the 44th President of the United States of
    America, Barack Obama (first a native born son of Hawaii; second a
    African-American citizen of the United States of America; third first Hawaii
    resident and person of color in United States to be elected president by the