by Bill Perkins
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;”
The United States has enemies who wish to take us down.
It’s easy to see our sworn enemies outside our borders, like North Korea and Iran, and take appropriate defensive action. But it’s harder to see our enemies our borders. Yet they exist and are actually more dangerous if not acknowledged.
In the 1930s during the Great Depression, the Communist Party in America gained a foothold. They continued to grow until they reached 85,000 members by the early 1950s.
In the spring of 1954, Senator Joseph McCarthy held hearings on unAmerican activities exposing the Communist threat. These hearings were broadcast live on television and shocked America.
Due to what was learned in the hearings, President Eisenhower expanded his loyalty-security program through which he identified and fired hundreds of federal workers who had infiltrated our government. Congress responded by passing a law that was designed to outlaw the American Communist Party.
Despite revisionist history that has dubbed McCarthy as being on a witch hunt or causing an unnecessary “red scare,” the truth is Communism was a growing threat from within our borders, and McCarthy exposed it for what it was. Growth of Communism was shut off and the Communists had to find another way to reach their goal of defeating America.
In 1958, W. Cleon Skousen, an ex-FBI agent, wrote a book entitled The Naked Communist. Having seen what was going on in America from the inside, he wrote brazenly about what the Communists were up to.
In the book he soberly lists 45 goals the Communists wanted to achieve in order to take over America. This list was read into the Congressional Record in 1963.(1) Reading the entire list will make you want to cry, so I’m listing only five zingers:
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
It would be difficult to argue they’ve not achieved these goals.
Russian Communist Vladimir Lenin famously said, “Give me just one generation of youth and I’ll transform the whole world.”
Needless to say, the Communists have stealthily invaded this nation without firing a shot. Everything America has stood for in its first 200 years was being dismantled piece by piece until the Lord allowed Donald Trump to be elected.
The liberal-controlled media (CNN-Communist News Network, NBC, CBS, ABC, et al.) has been on a rampage to do anything and everything to keep the lid on where they have been taking our country.
When Obama was elected president, glowing reports and sweeping accolades for the new president flooded the liberal media airwaves. What do you think would have happened if a group of people led by George Bush had started a multi-million dollar fund to undermine Obama’s presidency and to fight him every step of the way? They would have been arrested. Yet that is exactly what is happening with Obama.(7)
How long the Lord will allow President Trump to fend off his foes is anybody’s guess. Regardless, a LOT of damage has already been done through the years—under both Democrat and Republican administrations.
For instance, public education has been totally decimated. Are you aware that today, literally one out of every five high school graduates can't even read?!(8) And yet we spend more per student than any nation in the world.(9) Where is the outcry?
In 1994 at a Steeling the Mind Bible Conference in Vail, Colorado, we had a two-hour presentation on the sheer evils of a new education program being rolled into public school systems nationwide. Called Outcome-based Education, or OBE, it was in-your-face evidence that progressives had come out of the closet using OBE as their perfect Trojan horse for social engineering.
National pride, gun control and Christian views on creation and miracles were being openly ridiculed while the environment, socialism/globalism and homosexuality were lauded. Curricula were made easier to pass and “absolutes” were abandoned.
The result was that we graduated dumber kids who were more likely to use illegal drugs and become more promiscuous.(4)
Due to people and groups who saw through the maze and protested its curriculum and true goals, OBE was replaced by Goals 2000. Same song, different verse. As Goals 2000 was exposed, it was eventually replaced by No Child Left Behind, which dumbed down curricula so that everyone passed. After 10 years of schools treading water, making virtually no improvements, Mr. Obama picked up the education baton in 2009 and called it “Common Core.”
Common Core actually had some pure education teaching fixes, but the assault on Christian values continued. Between 2010 and 2015, Obama directed $7 billion to turn around 5,000 failing schools. The only problem was there was no accountability with the money. Imagine sending out $7 billion to liberal educators without supervision! So there’s no surprise that it was a colossal failure.
Andy Samrick, an education policy expert with the American Enterprise Institute said of Obama’s investment:
“(Obama’s $7 billion investment) is the greatest failure in the U.S. Department of Education’s 30+ year history.”
But what Obama didn’t accomplish with education, he did through secular social engineering of our kids.
Why Do We Have Public Schools?
The purpose of education should be to train students in communication, writing, speaking, research, problem-solving and critical-thinking. It’s not just knowing the answers to questions on a test. It should teach them how to live, work and think. And for Christians, education is worthless if God is not the central part of it.
And do realize that education is not religiously neutral. The publishers of school books teach from either a secular or biblical worldview. There’s no middle ground. Students learn to view the world from either a secular or biblical lens. Obama’s legacy is that now public schools brazenly indoctrinate students with a philosophy that is virtually opposite of scripture.
Matt Walsh recently blogged about what schools are teaching to 11 year olds:
A concerned parent sent me a school newspaper for Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia. Among the other hard hitting pieces of journalism targeted at children, ages 11-13, is an article on “transgender rights.”
The article explains how Obama “improved the lives of transgender people by fighting the discrimination against them,” but all of that is now in jeopardy because of President Trump.
The next article delves into the intricacies and wonders of various forms of gender identity, including “transgenderism,” “non-binary,” “bigender,” “agender,” “demigender,” “genderfluid,” and “genderflux.” I’m obviously more innocent and naive than the typical middle schooler these days, so I’d never even heard of some of these.(2)
I doubt few adults understand all that, much less an 11 year old. When they kicked God out of the schools, they lost their rudder. Public school, the largest time-influence of our kids, is unabashedly and enthusiastically teaching that the world is not about God, but about man.
“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,” Rom. 1:25
James Dobson of Focus on the Family has taken the gloves off concerning sending kids to public schools. He recently said on his radio program:
“Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems.” (10)
God says parents should teach their kids about God, Who He is, what His rules are and what He expects. And they are to teach His spiritual truths all day long.
“You shall teach them (God’s Word) diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deut 6:7
If we are commanded to teach our children God’s Word from the time we get up to the time we go to sleep, that would include the eight or so hours during the middle of the day while they are at school. But instead of teaching God’s truth, central planners mold them into functionally illiterate graduates that are unable to think critically, much less know their purpose in life.
And without understanding God’s purpose, depression sets in. So not surprisingly, teen suicide has doubled in the last ten years.(6) But depression is also coming from the amount of drugs taken—illegal and legal.
Unbelievably, one of every five boys have been diagnosed with ADHD, resulting in one in ten boys being prescribed the psychiatric drug Ritalin or Adderall, which are known to cause depression.(11) In all, 8.4 million kids are taking prescription drugs. And the elephant in the room is that ALL mass shootings at schools have one thing in common…the shooters were all taking psychiatric prescription drugs.(4)
The Columbine School mass murderers, Harris and Kebold, had brains full of serotonin, a chemical that causes violence and aggression. It came from Harris taking Zoloft and Luvox. Kebold’s records are officially sealed, but witnesses have testified publicly that he took Paxil and Zoloft.(4)
You would think the fact that 22 international drug regulatory agencies warn that these antidepressant drugs can cause violence, mania, psychosis, suicide and homicide would be enough to convince doctors to NOT give those drugs to kids. Apparently not.(4)
ADHD and other so-called “mental disorders” are only diagnosed by a checklist of behaviors. There’re no scientific or genetic tests, brain scans or X-Ray that verifies mental disorders as disease requiring dangerous psychiatric drugs to “treat” them.(3)
Yet parents of 8.4 million kids throw caution to the wind when all they would have to do is ask to see the lab test, brain scan, blood test or X-Ray that proves the child has a mental disorder that requires drug “treatment.”(3)
“Any recommendation for more mental health ‘treatment,’ which inevitably means putting more people and more kids on these psychiatric drugs, is not only negligent, but considering the possible repercussions, criminal.” CCHR International
Who Should Teach Your Child?
A Christian parent should want his child to be taught by a teacher with a biblical worldview. Then the students can be taught to compare everything to what God says, in order to learn what God wants.
So what Christian parent would send their kid in to an environment that literally mocks Christianity and God’s Word? Especially when God’s instructions to parents are clear:
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Since children are born sinners they need to be “trained” to know what is good and evil. And who should define what is good and evil? Obviously the Lord Who created us. And He gave us all we need to know in His Word—wisdom comes from God.
“The fear (reverence) of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Prov. 9:10
“… if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
So it’s no surprise that when God was kicked out of public schools in 1963, Satan filled the void and things have been progressively going downhill since. Students cannot publicly acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, while at the same time students can discuss Allah, Confucius, Karl Marx and a host of other godless people. So it’s safe to say that Satan has compromised our public schools.
But too many parents refuse to acknowledge the facts. Or they simply say they can’t afford to send their kids to a Christian school. Which, quite frankly, is admitting that money is their god.
“Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN;” 2 Cor. 6:17
Another reason we hear is that parents send their kids to public school so they can be “salt and light.” Really? Do you really want to send your kids into a Satanic battle they will most likely lose? For every one kid who survives there are dozens who buy the lie and lose their faith.
Some People Don’t Want To Hear These Facts
In the 24 years of doing Steeling the Mind Conferences, we’ve never had an outburst from an audience member that interrupted a speaker’s presentation. Until this year. Halfway though Russ Miller’s presentation last month at Steeling Noah’s Ark, one person did just that. She screamed out, “That’s not true!”
Unfortunately, what Russ was saying in his presentation entitled “Inside The Public School Nightmare” was, in fact, true. He was methodically going down a long list of facts about public schools today; things most parents either don’t know or willfully ignore for a variety of reasons.
Apparently, hearing all the cold hard facts at one time was too much for this lady. After a brief exchange back and forth with the lady, Russ continued to document his long list.
By the time he finished, pretty much the entire room understood the gravity of the public school situation. There is no excuse for any Christian parent to allow their child or children to go into Satan’s playground.
If you’re blessed to have children, the Bible says don’t yoke them with unbelievers.
“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psa. 127:3
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2 Cor. 6:14
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Col.2:8
The bottom line is this:
If God’s Word is not allowed to define what sin is, then on what basis can anything be weighed or examined? You can call it what you want, but if it’s not God’s basis, then it’s Satan’s. There is no gray area or middle ground. You either use God’s measuring stick, or you’re using Satan’s.
The entire Steeling The Mind Conference, including the presentation on public schools that upset that lady so much, is available on DVD for $29, or you can download and watch it for $4.95 each or all conference downloads for $19.95. Click here to see the titles and/or order. See also Curtis Bower's presentation on "The Communist Agenda in the U.S." here.
Uri Bezmenov, a KGB agent who defected in the late 1960s, said in 1984 that Russia knew American academia was a big supporter of communism.