Recently an elderly gentleman commented to me regarding the kids rioting in the streets--breaking windows destroying property, clogging streets in Seattle, Portland, LA and elsewhere across the nation---and calling it "protest"---traumatized over recent election results.
"Where do you think they get these ideas?" he asked.
Here's one example. There are many.
A current humanities course at the University of Colorado is teaching our Founders were hypocrites, terrorists and money-hungry barons who used hyperbole and fear to rile up the colonists to revolt against England.
And you, the taxpayer, are paying for this indoctrination.
The College Fix is reporting, "A humanities course currently taught at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs teaches that our Founding Fathers were hypocrites, terrorists and money hungry barons who used hyperbole and fear to rile up the colonists to revolt against England."
This same narrative is present in our current political discourse today---but should this nonsense be foisted on our kids under the guise of "education?"
The "Resistance and Revolution" class is co-taught by Jared Benson and sociology instructor Nicholas Lee, who have also told their class it was Mikhail Gorbachev---not Ronald Reagan---who brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union.
These two educators teach that the "founding ideals of this country were merely a fabrication for a social movement" that would benefit the colonist elites who were tired of England's control and "needed the gullible masses to help them break free."
These instructors are teaching that the Revolutionary War wasn't really about freedom, suggesting that the only people truly affected by taxation were the wealthy. However, they say, the rich could not wage war on their own and needed the poor to fight for them.
Nicholas Lee told the class, "Wealthy colonists needed to work to manufacture discontent, They used slave rhetoric when the great hypocrisy was that they themselves owned slaves."
He tells the class, "The wealthy led the colonists to believe they were suffering as a result of the British even though the quality of living was actually high in the colonies for the people at that time---higher than London for the average person."
This mirrors what we have heard from President Obama over the past nearly 8 years. This message is core to the far-Left ideology.
It is these threads that weave the fabric of the anti-Americanism that millions voted against a few weeks ago.
A student who was in the class in Colorado recorded the lectures in September and October and had given the actual audio to the folks at The College Fix.
Both professors are heard mocking the Founders and Sons of Liberty for complaining about having to pay taxes, at one point calling them "childish" and "unjustified" in waging war against the British.
They denounce Paul Revere as a propagandist who riled "the uninformed masses against the British, by appealing to their fears." They say Thomas Pain did the same.
When you see the lawlessness that the media defines as "protest" continue over the coming 4 years, an understanding of what is going on in the classroom at University of Colorado---and too many other universities and colleges---will clarify why thousands of kids---some middle school age---are out in the streets chanting and marching. And why some are destroying property and hurting people.
The very thing that these teachers are "professing" in their classroom as the "sins of our forefathers," is exactly what they are practicing on their students.
Lies, misinformation, and fear. No wonder some of these kids are in meltdown mode.
Lee likens the Boston Massacre to the September 11 terrorist attacks: "They [the founders] were incredibly quick to act upon it and use it to their favor. This happens all the time..." claiming that "these events that happened that the revolutionaries didn't coordinate, but used it to their benefit, used it as a perfect opportunity for propaganda."
His thinking, of course, is deeply rooted in the 'Rules For Radicals" teachings of Saul Alinsky.
So is the thinking of soon-to-be former President Obama---also a student of Alinsky's teaching on how to create a social state.
The intro to his book says this:
What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.
Hillary Clinton has been a long time follower of the Alinsky doctrine, communicating with him regularly until his death, considering working for him at one point and writing her 1969 thesis about his beliefs.
This is a link to copies of some of her letters to him.
This is a link to her 1969 thesis about him.
David Horowitz and Richard Poe wrote the book, "The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and the Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party." I recommend it.
Alinsky is dead. And Hillary has been defeated politically. All is well---right?
Unfortunately, the teachings of Marx, Alinsky and others are alive in people like Professors Jared Benson and Nicholas Lee at University of Colorado---and many others like them.
A couple of generations of Americans have been "educated" by people like Benson and Lee. Some young Americans disagree with them, record their anti-American sermons and pass them on to people who share the conservative biblical views that our Founders actually held---while others shape their world view around such teachings.
And commit to indoctrinating others in the classroom, through the entertainment industry, in the public square---and unfortunately, in the church.
These beliefs are then manifested in our politics and ultimately in the very identity of our country.
This battle will continue and elevate in coming 4 years. There is a spirit of disdain toward God and this country that is not merely rooted in politics---it's a spiritual matter.
Rebellion vs. Obedience to God.
While Professors Lee and Benson are extremely critical of our country and those who founded it, they seem to be quick to support groups like Black Lives Matter and others like them.
Seeming to side with violent black power leaders like Malcolm X, they mock Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of peace and patience. However, they find one of his speeches that they title "anti-capitalist" suggesting MLK was pro-communist.
The battle isn't about race.
President Ronald Reagan is often on the minds of these professors. During one class they are heard telling the students-- "Anyone who has actually studied history knows that Reagan did nothing (to tear down the wall). It was Gorachev that actually deconstructed the Soviet Union. But the fact that he's the one standing there[ Reagan at the Wall], what's everyone in America thinking? Yeah, we did it. We won."
Hopefully Saul Alinsky's words on the dedication page of his textbook "Rules For Radicals" will be a reminder to Christians and conservatives regarding why the far Left secular progressives do what they do:
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.
— SAUL ALINSKY
And I pray that the words of the Apostle Paul (Eph. 6:12) will be a constant reminder of why we do what we do:
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
Be Faithful. Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.