Living in the Twilight Zone

There are moments when I am certain I have landed inside the television my parents had in the family room when I was a child, and more specifically smack-dab in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode. I remember as a child a few of the freaky episodes that were on the fringe of being believably real. They were the scariest for me because you kind of thought there was enough reality in them that just maybe they could happen. And really, what was more terrifying than that?! So that brings me to life today, which is in fact that terrifying place between science fiction and reality.

There are moments I see things happening in this country and I cannot believe it is actually happening. Like this is all just really a bad episode of The Twilight Zone and is just real enough to scare the heck out of me. Seriously, back in the heyday of the show wouldn't Americans have been terrified of an episode in which the Public Schools took over control of our children and began teaching them a communist agenda? Can't you just see the black and white, children lined up in rows of desks, zombie-like eyes, with a teacher in the front of the classroom named John Dewey looking into the camera and saying in a spooky voice, “You can't make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.”

Scary episode, right? Except, that isn't an episode of the Twilight Zone, that is America today. John Dewey was the father of modern education and after visiting the Soviet Union, he wrote articles on the “wonders” of Soviet education which were used as the model for our public education system. That is why there have been education professors saying things like, "Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well - by creating the international child of the future." --Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard

Maybe the Twilight Zone isn't such a scary place after all.

~Patriot Girl BeBe


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