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The Role of 'Educators'

LeishaC Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:11 AM
That's exactly how I teach it. Yes Orwell was a socialist who thought the USSR just did it wrong. But socialism/communism can never be done right, It presupposes that mankind is generous and selfless, but human nature is, at its core, selfish. Someone has to decide what everyone's "ability" is and then what everyon's "need" is. The decider has all the power and the people have none. It cannot help but become a tyrannical system. In my class we discuss this at length.
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...