New study reinforces what we already know…educational indoctrination works and is very powerful lasting for decades if it is paired with previous negative attitudes. Which should bring up questions about education here in the US, Why are we letting the state indoctrinate our children for 8 hours a day for years on end in the name of education? Nazi propaganda with its racist overtones is more directly unsettling but propaganda in the US school system is insidious, relentless and pervasive. Consider the following poll results from Pew Research
“People with the most education are the most likely to say that gays and lesbians were born that way. Indeed, 58% of Americans with a postgraduate degree say that people are born gay or lesbian, compared with just 35% of those with a high school diploma or less.”, even though this statement lacks scientific proof despite years of being aggressively researched by the most militant activists.
“The percentage of all Americans who believe that people are born gay or lesbian has roughly doubled(from 20% to 41%) since 1985, when the question was asked in a Los Angeles Times survey.”
I will certainly concede that this may be an effect of the positive portrayals in the media, but as the poll shows, the more education one has consumed the more likely that person is to agree to a completely unscientific myth. Check out N.A.R.T.H for the latest research on the origins of gay behavior. While Ben Carson was laughed off air with his comment that being gay is a choice, he was actually correct. Heritability is only 11% in men and 14% in women that are identical twins.
The problem with these anti-science trends is that are likely to last for decades as the German study reflects and impact other issues.
Take for example the issue of gay marriage. During an oral argument March 26, 2013 Justice Scalia asked this question.
Justice Scalia: “When did it become unconstitutional to prohibit gays from marrying?… Was it always unconstitutional?”
Ted Olson: “It was [un]constitutional when we — as a culture determined that sexual orientation is a characteristic of individuals that they cannot control…”
Justice Scalia: “I see. When did that happen?…”
Ted Olson: “There’s no specific date in time. This is an evolutionary cycle.”
As Ted Olson counsel for the government correctly states, sexual orientation has never been definitively determined to be outside the control of the individual (i.e. genetically determined like blue eye color)
H.L Mencken said this back in April 1924 in The American Mercury, ” That erroneous assumption is … that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence…Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues, and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else. ” So what was the foolish reason that your children are still in public school?
Racist legacy: Nazi propaganda had lifetime effect on German children, scientists find RT News
Germans who attended school during the Nazi era are likely to be far more anti-Semitic than those who grew up before or after that period, a new study by US and Swiss scientists says.
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Zurich studied the long-lasting impact of Nazi propaganda on children who grew up during the Third Reich, and found that this propaganda had a life-long influence on their views and beliefs.
“Nazi indoctrination – in school, through propaganda, and in youth organizations – successfully instilled strongly anti-Semitic attitudes in the cohorts that grew up under the Nazi regime, and that the differential effect is still visible today, more than half a century after the fall of the Third Reich,” Voigtlaender and Voth said.
“It’s not just that Nazi schooling worked, that if you subject people to a totalitarian regime during their formative years it will influence the way their mind works. The striking thing is that it doesn’t go away afterward,” Voth added.
“The extent to which Nazi schooling worked depended crucially on whether the overall environment where children grew up was already a bit anti-Semitic,” said Voth. “It tells you that indoctrination can work, it can last to a surprising extent, but the way it works has to be compatible to something people already believe.” Via rt.com