November 17, 2023 (updated November 18, 2023)
Albert Einstein is best known for the theory of relativity. He was offered the opportunity to become Israel’s second president in 1952. Einstein turned down the offer, citing his lifetime of dealing with “objective matters.” Though gracious in rejecting the offer, Einstein knew that 1948 Israel’s entire existence depended on perpetual subterfuges, mass indoctrination and forced acceptance of political Zionism. The whole concept of Israel flew in the face of the scientific method, which was Einstein’s foundation.
He accurately characterized the mass media and public education in the debut issue of Monthly Review magazine, published in May 1949.
Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.
Global mainstream media today are controlled entirely by eight individuals. There’s no arguing that fact. But the peasants must be thoroughly indoctrinated from a young age for coordinated propaganda to achieve maximum effectiveness. That training program is known as “public education.” Continuing education is known as “mainstream media.”
Western society’s first steps in recognizing that children are…children
Prior to the turn of the 20th century, there was no such thing as a “child” in Western countries. U.S. children were either enslaved and worked until they died, or worked upwards of 16 hours per day in factories and fields for little to no pay.
The U.K. “showed mercy” on kids in the 1830s, by enacting legislation limiting work weeks for 9 to 13-year-olds to 48 hours. Child labor reform in the U.S. happened in the same time period, but was done state-by-state. Massachusetts, for instance, limited work days for kids under age 14 to 10 hours per day in 1842.
This was also a time when children had little to no protective status. Parents could simply abandon their kids for any or no reason at all. The kids were subsequently left to fend for themselves. So-called orphan trains were very common in the mid to late 1800s. Orphans were shipped by the hundreds of thousands from big cities to farms and factories, to live out their days as cheap, unregulated labor. One in five American workers was age 15 and under in the year 1900.
To go a step further, it was perfectly legal for 22-year-old Charlie Johns to marry 9-year-old Eunice Winstead in Tennessee in 1937.
Tennessee changed its matrimony law shortly thereafter, making the minimum age for marriage 16. For the record, the couple had eight children and stayed together for 60 years, until Charlie’s death in 1997.
The 1926 wedding between 51-year-old New York real estate mogul Edward Browning and 15-year-old Frances Heenan resulted from him placing an ad to adopt a 14-year-old daughter. The marriage was a tabloid magnet for the nine months it lasted.
The concept of a “child” really only started in the 1950s in Western society. Most U.S. states had age of consent laws as low as 10 years old in 1880. Belgium, Greece, Italy and other European countries had no age of consent laws at all during this time period. Unless you were born rich, you were an adult as soon as you came out of the womb prior to 1950.
Baby Boomers and Generation X kids went to Sunday School as a prelude to church service. Sunday School attendance (and Christianity in general) is way down since the turn of the millennium. The origins of Sunday School, however, had little or nothing to do with God.
Throughout human history, the keys to enlightenment and liberation were three basic skills – reading, writing and simple arithmetic. It was illegal for any Black person to learn to read and write in most southern states until after the Civil War (and even then, attempts were met with mob violence). But the powers-that-be (“TPTB”) decided that White peasant worker kids should at least obtain basic literacy at the beginning of the 19th century.
The U.K. was first to start teaching their “deserving poor” children. But since said kids worked 12-plus hours per day, six days per week, the only time to do it was on Sundays. The first Sunday Schools were established in 1780 in Gloucester. Children attended classes, mostly in churches, for upwards of three hours learning the three basic skills. The goal was also to improve morality by reading the Bible.
The U.S. began similar programs after the War of 1812. This was the beginning of public education.
From child laborers to educated, indoctrinated students
Horace Mann is considered the founder of U.S. public education. He was the first education secretary of Massachusetts (1837 to 1848). Mann proposed “universal common schools” funded by the respective state. The goal was to “prepare students for democratic citizenship.” Three quarters of American kids ages 5-14 went to one of these schools by 1870. Primary school ended at eighth grade during this period.
As we’ve said many times, TPTB orchestrate and predetermine everything in this world. They knew that technological advances during the Second Industrial Revolution would shift many jobs from factories and fields, to office settings in the 20th century. There was no such thing as public “high school” in the U.S. until the early 1900s. Prior to that, only wealthy kids attended something similar.
Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was the second richest non-Rothschild in the world, behind only Andrew Carnegie, in the early 20th century. He founded the General Education Board (GEB) in 1903. Its mission statement pulled zero punches.
“In our dreams…people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or men of science.”
The so-called “high school movement” was the time between 1910 and 1940 that the U.S. built tens of thousands of high schools. The grassroots wanted high schools to teach “skills for life,” not skills for college, in stark contrast to the Rockefeller vision.
Regardless, high school trained kids to be in one place for eight hours per day, five days per week, with a lunch break and bells ringing to tell them to move on to the next station. That is/was the same routine as the typical office job. But the actual curriculum of high schools was hotly debated during said high school movement.
God vs. Darwin
The Scopes trial was an early test as to the direction U.S. public schools would take in the subsequent decades. A high school teacher named John Scopes was criminally charged with teaching human evolution, which was illegal in Tennessee via the Butler Act. Teachers were obligated by law to teach creationism – that humans were created by God. The trial took place in the town of Dayton in July 1925.
High-profile lawyers brought a lot of press to the small town. Former U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan represented the State of Tennessee. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), founded in 1920, represented Scopes. The trial was the first ever to be broadcast on radio.
Scopes was found guilty. But the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the conviction, due to the judge in the criminal trial unilaterally assessing a fine that only the jury had the power to issue. The Court, however, upheld the Butler Act as constitutional.
The case triggered an anti-evolution movement across the country. Texas and Mississippi passed Butler Act-like laws that year. At least 20 other states tried passing similar laws, but failed. The great creationism vs. evolution debate was center stage in U.S. public education for decades thereafter.
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H.L. Mencken was a popular journalist, best known for his satirical coverage of the Scopes trial, which he called the “Monkey Trial.” He didn’t believe in God because (paraphrased):
“The human race is so obviously imperfect that man could not possibly have been the creation of an omnipotent God, but—at best—the bungled effort of an incompetent committee of gods.”
Mencken founded the very influential magazine The American Mercury in 1924. It was widely circulated on college campuses. Mencken wrote, among other things, in a 1925 issue of said magazine:
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 down dissent and originality. [The] purpose, in brief, is to make docile and patriotic citizens, to pile up majorities, and to make John Doe and Richard Doe as nearly alike, in their everyday reactions and ways of thinking, as possible.
Rockefeller and his family were Baptists, and gave a lot of money to churches. But they were also the earliest, open depopulation funders, providing abortion queen Margaret Sanger all the funding necessary to advance Planned Parenthood. As long as the masses were fighting each other, and not TPTB, the Rockefellers were happy.
Two U.S. Supreme Court cases, Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), ultimately outlawed school-sponsored prayer and Bible reading, and thus ended the decades-long debate as to the role of God in public schools.
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TPTB never do anything for the greater good of humanity. There are always malevolent, ulterior motives. Illiteracy rates were 40% of males and 60% of females in the U.K. in 1800. That dropped to 3% for both sexes by 1900. A similar trend happened among White Americans in that time period. Black Americans went from nearly 80% illiterate in 1870 to 30% in 1910. But TPTB didn’t teach the masses to read, write and do arithmetic to better themselves. They did it for control.
TPTB were centralizing their power at the turn of the 20th century. But a few wealthy, influential people stood in their path to supremacy. Now was the perfect time to test out their new media manipulation machine on the new “educated,” literate masses, while simultaneously eliminating some of those wealthy dissidents.
Titanic: the first major media propaganda campaign (1912)
We wrote about the Rothschild family, fractional reserve banking, and the creation of the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) a few weeks ago. Every U.S. president who opposed central banks (Jackson, Lincoln, Garfield, JFK) were assassinated or survived an attempt. Every wealthy, anti-banker with power was also terminated to ensure the U.S. had a permanent central bank.
The Fed came to fruition on December 23, 1913, but not without resistance from people who had the power to do something about it. American business magnate John Jacob Astor IV, New York Congressman and Macy’s founder Isidor Strauss, and Benjamin Guggenheim were all in the top 100 globally for wealth in 1912. They all opposed central banks.
Coincidentally or otherwise, all of them, and several other “one-percenters,” were aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912. White Star Line, the company that owned the Titanic, was owned by JP Morgan, a Rothschild loyalist and architect of the Fed.
The ship’s captain was warned via telegrams and by his crew eight times to slow down due to an approaching field of icebergs. We’re drawing no conclusions herein. But the “same sh*t, different day” adage took effect immediately after Titanic sank. These were the headlines in major newspapers, which is all too familiar even in 2023.
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Granted correct headlines were published globally in the following days.
No data exists as far as people’s views on the Titanic sinking during that decade or the 1920s. But first impressions are deeply ingrained in human memory and often everlasting, particularly in an age when news traveled slowly and sporadically. But it happens today as well in the so-called information age. Think “safe and effective,” “19 Muslims with boxcutters,” “Saddam has weapons of mass destruction (WMDs),” etc.
President George W. Bush admitted in 2006 that Iraq had no WMDs, and thus admitted starting a war based on false pretenses. Yet a 2015 Fairleigh Dickinson University survey found that 51% of self-identified Republican voters and 32% of Democrat voters said WMDs in Iraq is true or probably true. That’s nine years after the truth became 100% public; and it still didn’t matter.
A May 2023 Pew survey found that 92% of triple-plus-vaxxed and 69% of double-vaxxed people believe the benefits outweigh the risk of the lethal injections. Pfizer has admitted the obvious, that the mRNA injections cause heart damage. There are endless studies concluding the very obvious fact that the injections cause blood clots too. But again, it does not matter.
A Rasmussen poll released earlier this month found that 42% of Americans would join a class-action lawsuit against vaccine makers (if it was possible) due to adverse effects. That same survey found that one in four American adults knew someone they believe died from the injections.
The masses are simply unwilling or unable to think critically. Once they are told something, it is forever fact.
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High schools and monopolized media combined to fulfill Rockefeller’s dream of dumbing people down the masses. His GEB funded the K-12 public school system to the tune of $44 million from 1903 to 1907, or about $1.5 billion today. The federal government provided zero funds during this time period.
The GEB gave at least $281 million total (or $6.3 billion today using median inflation) from 1908 until the GEB merged with the Rockefeller Foundation in 1964. The federal government appropriated $14 million for K-12 schools in 1910, and a total of $34 million ($520 million today adjusted for median inflation) from 1911 to 1929.
Just like Bill Gates and the World Health Organization (and vaccines) since the turn of the millennium, Rockefeller funded and controlled U.S. public education. You may draw your own conclusion as to whether or not Rockefeller top advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates, is a Bill Gates ancestor or not.
The next steps towards turning public schools into indoctrination camps came during The Great Depression.
Standardized tests and K-12 school
Education systems were individual, state-level matters through most of the 19th century. This caused inconsistencies in what schoolchildren and college students were learning across the country. Put another way, there was no central control of education in the country.
Charles William Eliot was the President of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909. He first proposed universal college entrance exams in 1890. The NEA formed the “Committee of Ten” in 1892 to implement solutions to the foregoing issue. Eliot was named chairman of the committee. They submitted a 770-plus page report and recommendations in 1894.
The committee determined that it takes 12 years (eight in elementary/junior high and four in high school) to
indoctrinate educate children. High school would consists of English (i.e. reading, poetry, etc.), advanced mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, etc.), history and civics. The “Committee of Seven” at the American Historical Society was formed in 1898 to further refine history curricula.
The College Entrance Examination Board, now called the College Board, was officially formed in November 1900. Eliot and Columbia University philosophy professor Nicholas Murray Butler, were the two most influential founding members. The organization’s first attempt at a college and charter school entrance exam was in the summer of 1901. It was all essay questions (which require critical thinking), with 40% of test takers failing.
The foregoing format was used until the College Board adopted a new format that the U.S. military used to evaluate World War I recruits. This new format, called the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), started in 1926. But relatively few Americans (about 597,000 total student enrollment in 1920) went to college during this time. Only rich kids and the best of the best peasants went to college.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills become universal standardized tests for all schoolchildren
When in doubt, choose “c.” Who knows how long that maxim has existed. But the Rockefeller Foundation started meddling with the University of Iowa in 1927 when it funded the school’s medical laboratories. Two years later, the Iowa Academic Meet held its first event. Students from across the state took standardized, multiple choice tests for prizes and recognition. Educators loved the tests because some good students performed poorly, while some bad students performed well.
By 1929, nearly 26 million American children went to public schools, with one million going onto college. Many poor students got into college solely on the strength of their SAT scores. Iowa education professor Everett Franklin “E.F.” Lindquist recognized a similar market for high schools – to give bad students a chance to appear like good students via exceptional standardized test scores.
Lindquist and his team combined all the elements from the Iowa Academic Meets and created a “diagnostic in character” exam known as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Every student in Iowa from K-8 took these multiple choice tests in 1935. By 1940, school districts across the country were using these tests to assess reading, math, spelling, etc.
Critics were quick to point out that the test were useless because 1) they encouraged memorization versus actual learning and 2) kids could possibly guess their way to high or passing scores. Despite the criticism, the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) launched in 1942 for high schools. Now kids across the country were taking multiple choice standardized tests every year of school.
ITBS and ITED usage grew even more in 1955 when Lindquist created optical scanners for scoring the tests. He then created a college version of said test, known as the American College Testing program, aka the ACT test, in 1959. It became the primary competitor of the SAT test. The so-called pandemic forced most universities to halt SAT and ACT requirements in 2020 and 2021 for admissions. In a strange twist of irony, COVID may have killed college standardized tests forever.
Department of Education and Common Core “2+2=5” education
States still controlled their public school curricula through the mid-1960s. Nearly all states used standardized tests to assess “learning.” But there were still no federal guidelines. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1965 under the guise of Civil Rights.
It was the first significant legislation that appropriated annual federal funds to public schools. Title I of ESEA distributed funds to state education departments, which were subsequently supposed to pass said funds on to their poorest schools. Any school that received Title I funds had to follow federal guidelines.
The U.S. Department of Education was created on May 4, 1980 when it split from what is now the Department of Health and Human Services. Its role was limited for the next 20 years, as Republicans continually tried abolishing the Department of Education in the 1980s and 1990s. They never had control of Congress and the White House to do so. But it was all a ruse anyway.
Federal education spending soared in the late 1990s under the “Republican Revolution” with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott. The glory days of public education from the 1970s to mid-1990s were over, as federal government took full control.
No Child Left Behind
More GOP hypocrisy ensued at the turn of the millennium. President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act into law on January 8, 2002. It was the most sweeping education bill since 1965.
We’re not going too deep into the failures of said law in this article. But NCLB, in a nutshell, tied federal funding for public schools to standardized test scores. Teachers were forced to train kids to take multiple choice tests versus actual learning. Districts that failed to achieve certain performance thresholds (called Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP]) on standardized tests were punished in various ways, including firing teachers and administrators.
Some (wealthy) school districts forfeited NCLB money to free themselves from said regulations. But poor districts had no choice but to indoctrinate and “educate” for better standardized testing skills. Coincidentally or otherwise, this all took place right after September 11, 2001.
American kids have exclusively been taught memorization, not critical thinking, since the turn of the millennium. In fact it was in the students, teachers and school districts best interests to focus on standardized test performance in lieu of anything else.
The indoctrination and manipulation got worse in 2009. The COVID Blog® often jokes about the masses truly believing 2+2=5. But the vast majority of young Americans believe that because they were taught to believe it via Common Core Standards.
Former Arizona Governor and Homeland Security Secretary in the Obama Administration, Janet Napolitano, is widely considered the architect of Common Core Standards. The program launched in 2009, and has been a bane on learning ever since. Instead of 7+7 simply equaling 14, Common Core math teaches “number bonds” and “skip counting” for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Common Core’s goal is to make simple things complicated. Standardized tests and Common Core are why most young people believe men are really women, vaccines are safe and effective, etc. Common Core is still used in 41 of 50 states today.
The Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) repealed NCLB in 2015. It eliminated AYP. But standardized test and Common Core are still the foundations of U.S. education.
Irreversible damage and a permanently indoctrinate populace
The Paris-based Reboot Foundation published a paper in June 2022 that evaluated critical thinking skills in U.S. public schools. One key finding was that only 39% of 8th grade teachers emphasized deductive reasoning. That’s why most Americans, both young and old, either cannot or will not recognize that the only thing different since 2021 is the lethal injections; and since that time, young people are dropping dead daily, suffering from heart damage, hyper-aggressive cancer, etc.
A 2019 Cambridge University global survey found that 93% of teachers believe critical thinking is important. But nearly 80% of said teachers said they lacked the tools and time to develop such skills in their students. Believe it or not, the 2012 Texas GOP party platform specifically opposed critical thinking skills.
That’s not surprising, considering so many Republican-led states forward a whitewashing of history curriculum called “critical race theory,” while Democrat-led states have books like the following readily available in elementary school libraries:
This blogger often props up the 1980s and early 1990s as the last bastions of pure humanity. But when it comes to education, Americans who went to public schools from the 1970s to early 1990s had the best chance of developing critical thinking skills. The Department of Education had little to no influence on curricula, students had more equal opportunities than ever before, and teachers were evaluated on objective and cooperative models versus just standardized test scores.
When this blogger was told in 3rd grade that he was “African American” and his ancestors came to the U.S. on a slave ship, said premise was instantly challenged. It started a lifelong genealogy project that was only made possible by the 3rd grade teacher. Instead of reading about Jefferson Davis and King Louis XIII, she allowed this blogger to spend the entire year tracing his family history. She even paid for stamps and long distance calls to experts (though in hindsight, that was probably school funds).
Long story short, the further back the time period, the further west the ancestors lived. It should have been further east if they came from slave ships. No ship manifests or anything the like were ever found even decades later. Further, many slave plantations are well-preserved in the American South. But zero American slave ships exist today from that time period, except one that was mysteriously “discovered” in 2019.
Both Christopher Columbus and Vasco Balboa wrote in their diaries that they encountered “black-skinned” people in Hispaniola and Panama, indicating this blogger’s ancestors were in the Western world long before Columbus “discovered” it.
There are two points to the foregoing story.
First, one teacher made that much difference in one student’s life by creating an individualized tract for history class when the alternative was guaranteed failure due to disinterest, disinformation and disconnect. Second, a person who has no idea who they are and where they come from can be molded into anything by TPTB. It’s like an adopted child feeling lost and abandoned their entire life despite growing up in a decent home.
Adoptees who discover they were adopted as adults tend to experience long-term psychological adverse effects and significant negative impacts on their social relationships. This blogger was very lucky and blessed not only for his teachers at a very young age, but also his great grandparents who very much felt invested in the deep genealogical journey.
Lack of identity is how and why so many American men turn out like this, and proudly live it for a few dollars.
This blogger’s high school also required all boys to take vocational classes for a year (plumbing, auto repair, etc.). None of the foregoing is common in 2023 (except for the picture right above this paragraph). Most U.S. kids in public schools are destined to be what TPTB want them to be. “Question everything” should be the disposition of all schoolchildren from the very beginning.
200 years of indoctrination
John D. Rockefeller got his wish. He successfully weaponized reading and writing against humanity. The manipulation is always much further than skin deep, except when it comes to the names of everyone involved in these global propaganda campaigns.
Nelson Rockefeller was the former governor of New York and Vice President of the United States (Gerald Ford). He was the son of John Rockefeller Jr. and grandson of John Rockefeller.
The Rockefeller Commission, led by Vice President Rockefeller, was formed in the mid-1970s, to expose all the domestic spying, media manipulation, and assassinations by the CIA since it was created in 1947. The commission report was released in June 1975, but heavily redacted by then White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dick Chaney.
The Senate Church Committee and House Pike Committee were ultimately far more important historically in proving U.S. government spying, manipulation, assassinations and torture of its own people. Operation Mockingbird, MK Ultra and Project Monarch went from “conspiracy theory” to admitted truth by U.S. government after said investigations. But it took Congressional overrides of President Ford’s objections to declassifying and publicizing a lot of this information.
Again, it doesn’t matter. This blogger conducted a survey while a student at Arizona State University in 2006. It asked 300 fellow ASU students about their opinion regarding MK Ultra, Project Monarch, etc. The vast majority (81%) either never heard of any of it, or dismissed it all as “conspiracy theory.”
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was the predecessor of Operation Mockingbird. The CFR has been heavily funded by the Rockefeller Foundation since its founding in 1921. David Rockefeller (Nelson’s brother) was a CFR board member from 1949 until he died in 2017. He was Chairman of the Board from 1970 to 1985.
David recruited and trained mass murderer and former U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ford, Henry Kissinger. World Economic Forum (WEF) Director Klaus Schwab was trained by Kissinger.
Western humanity is way too far gone, way too “educated,” to threaten TPTB. It’s disheartening and even a bit creepy to really let it sink in that the Rothschilds and Rockefellers have owned humanity for 220 years. Today they control much of the world’s assets via BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, a Zionist who is on the board of both the CFR and WEF. But Western humanity has zero ability to think. So there’s nothing we can do about it.
It’s disappointing that this blogger’s home state of Iowa had so much to do with implementing standardized tests for all American schoolchildren. But it makes sense. All Iowans, particularly those who commute on highways at night, will hit a deer at least once at some point in their lives, and have countless near-misses.
You’d think after 100 years of cars that deer would learn not to run out in front of a machine with bright lights traveling at 75 mph. Some deer are so dumb that they just stand there and stare out you until you collide with them – thus the “deer in headlights” idiom. Standardized tests, thanks to Iowa, have turned humanity into the same type of inert, vacuous beings just waiting to be slaughtered.
Mass homeschooling is the only way to break the foregoing cycle. And even if said strategy was widely adopted, it would take a few generations to see tangible results. By that time, there will be 500 million or fewer humans left on Earth, with most of them being GMO humans. It was fun while it lasted.
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