This post is part of an ongoing series called “The Intentional Destruction of the USA.” Find out more here.
From the Hitler Youth to the Red Guards, any respectable dictator takes the Bible seriously when it says “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). That’s what public schools are all about.
Let’s be real. Public schools are terrible at educating children, and it’s not because they don’t have enough money. So what’s the point of their existence? For starters, they’re indoctrination centers.
They serve a purpose in teaching kids religion. They’ve replaced the biblical account of God creating the earth with evolution, the creation myth of atheism. Likewise, they promote certain agendas, such as environmentalism and “safe” promiscuity.
In addition to being indoctrination centers, public schools function a lot like prison camps. Unbelievably, public schools can legally discipline children in disturbing ways. Their methods include “pinning uncooperative children facedown on the floor, locking them in dark closets and tying them up with straps, handcuffs, bungee cords or even duct tape.” Shockingly, these tactics “were used more than 267,000 times nationwide in the 2012 school year.” If parents did these things, they’d probably be charged with child abuse. When the government does it, nobody bats an eye. After all, while seven homeschoolers were taken away from their parents over a mineral supplement unapproved by the FDA, public school students in an elementary school in Texas were forced to take off their pants for a so-called “inspection.” Yet, we’re supposed to take government “anti-bullying” campaigns seriously.
Of course, students aren’t just being tied up and thrown in solitary confinement, they’re also being arrested. For example, a few years ago, four kids under the age of ten were arrested and handcuffed at school for fighting. In another instance, a five-year-old boy was handcuffed with zip ties and cited for “battery on a police officer.” He must’ve been a pretty strong five-year-old to commit “battery on a police officer,” no?
Clearly, the American public school system is good at conditioning students not to think for themselves and to respond to behavior they dislike with brutality. They’re taught that they’re nothing more than highly-evolved animals, and what’s right and wrong is defined by people in authority. What’s going to happen when these children grow up? What kind of politicians, police officers, and teachers will they make?
The Bible commands “Do not be conformed to this world” (Romans 12:2). While people romanticize “questioning authority,” few follow through. It would require questioning the world system, and most people love the world. That’s because Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and the world system is all about “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16). Satan will continue conditioning the hearts of this world’s inhabitants to accept the Antichrist (1 John 2:18). The good news? The Bible says “The world and its desires are passing away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:17). Don’t follow after the world; follow the One that is able to save you from it: Jesus (Matthew 16:25-26).