Globalist in Education Reform Censoring Literary Classics
The Common Core State Standards, adopted by 46 states with the blessing of new world order globalists on both sides of the aisle, promise to relegate unapproved literary classics to the ash heap of history.
First they came for Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird; next it will be poems, short stories and novels that dare to explore the dangers of mind control, totalitarian reformers and bureaucratic central committees.
This is blatant censorship.
Robert Frost's poem "Departmental" illustrates perfectly why neo-Marxist reformers want to keep kids from reading classic American literature. Warning: read it quickly; it may soon be outlawed.
The century long drive to transform American children into dutiful little proletariat workers hurrying about, answering to the "higher-up at court" like Frost's departmentalizing, "selfless" ants, has finally reached its destination.
What will replace Frost's poem or The Grapes of Wrath or Moby Dick?
"Informational texts" like "Recommended Levels of Insulation" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the "Invasive Plant Inventory" by California's Invasive Plant Council. By the time the standards are in place, 70% will have to be non-fiction.
Who is responsible for this Kafkaesque metamorphosis of our children into nothing more than insects? Mr. David Coleman, a Yale, Oxford scholar who received his degrees in English Literature. How Orwellian.
Coleman, the new President of the College Board, has been called the "architect" of the Common Core standards. He is a rabid critic of self-expression. In a 2-hour address to New York State educators in April, 2011 Coleman proclaimed, "As you grow up in this world, you realize people really don't give a s**t about what you feel or what you think."
The Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin also had definite ideas about this cruel, unfair, "terrible hell" of a world. Lenin's rationale sounds eerily like Coleman's. Such bourgeois sentimentalism as essays on "how I spent my summer vacation" which Coleman dismisses as obsolete in the 21st century, is the same kind of unnecessary task Lenin would have denounced. Why? Because it didn't serve the revolution.
Lenin understood the need to censor works of art that might lead workers to rebel. What he said about listening to Beethoven can be applied to literature as well. "It affects the nerves, makes you want to say kind, silly things, to stroke the heads of the people...Nowadays you musn't stroke anyone's head, you'd get your hand bitten off, you've got to hit them over their heads, without any mercy." Coleman's "informational texts" will surely pound the leftist message into the soft skulls of children. The Left has just fired the first shot in their war on American literature.
Read more M. Catharine Evans on David Coleman at Potter Williams Report