… certain segments of the population must be programmed to be robotic drones, incapable or unwilling to think on their own. In this scenario, the “individual” is the enemy of the state. Individual thinking and choice are not conducive to “peace and progress” and not permitted. Only by being part of “The Team,” can the individual (follower) accomplish objectives or “outcomes.” Of course, these “objectives and outcomes” are directed by the bureaucracy. This phase of population training is currently being accomplished by the public school system with such programs as “outcomes based education,” and the introduction of New Ageism into the classroom. One has to remember that Adolf Hitler pioneered a similar tactic with his Hilterjugend and state-sponsored school system. To quote the Fuhrer, “When an opponent declares: ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say ‘your child belongs to me already. Who are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community.’”
~ Roberts, Craig; The Medusa File; Consolidated Press International; Tulsa, OK; 1997; p 90
March 17, 1999
To: Washington State House and Senate Republicans
In 1949, two very competent people, neither knowing the other, were performing assigned duties in China, shortly before the Nationalist government was overthrown and Chiang Kai-Shek was forced to retreat to Taiwan.
Each of these two men, a specialist in his own field, came to the same conclusions about a strange phenomenon both witnessed in China. One called it brainwashing, the other called it the "tenth principle of warfare" in use in China courtesy of its ally, the Soviet Union. Both men were right, and both were also wrong. Hunter, a foreign correspondent for a major news service in the United States, recognized the phenomenon as a method of altering the thought process. Hutton, A Colonel in the United States Armed Forces, found its special function in military application was to paralyze the will to resist.
What these two men observed was the activation of a management and control system, used to hold captive the second largest nation on earth, and at that time being used to conquer the most populous. Each man identified it as it impacted his particular field of expertise, not as it impacted the entirety.
In 1949, George Counts, professor at Teacher's College, Columbia University, who had for years enthusiastically supported the Soviet regime, but who more recently had become embittered when the Soviets made a deal with Hitler, exposed their secret weapon in a his book, The Country of the Blind, and in a article he wrote for the NEA Journal, in 1951. In the book, Counts described the use of The System to control the economy in the Soviet Union. In the article, Counts described The System as,
. . . the product of perverted genius. It is the most comprehensive thing of its kind in history . . . Employing with complete ruthlessness and singleness of purpose all the resources of science, of mechanical invention, of medicine and psychology, it is able to attain power and reach heights of efficiency which dwarf the efforts of previous despotisms.
Twenty years later, a homemaker in California inadvertently uncovered evidence of that same system in a textbook, up for adoption in that state in 1969. In the teachers' manual for those texts, the anomaly was called "Planning, Programming and Budgeting Systems" (PPBS). Eventually, it became known that the California legislature had been implementing various pieces of PPBS for years and did not have a clue what they were building: a replacement system for the lawful government of the United States.
PPBS has gone on to become known by other names: mastery learning, outcome-based education (aka performance-based, competency-based . . . education, . . . aka education reform), performance-based budgeting, total quality management, continuous quality improvement . . . all built on the same framework of systems thinking or systems theory. This massive system, built in a wholistic web encompassing and controlling all facets of the life of the populace, is based on data feedback – the establishment of massive computer systems holding personally identifiable information on every man, woman and child in Washington State and the United States. That system is being built as this is written.
It is the same system described by the two men in China in 1949. It is easy to oppose communism in name, it is not so easy to know what the system is, what it looks like, what it does, unless one has studied the semantics of communism and recognizes the component parts. Performance-based education is a communist system of education that intertwines with all other systems, until no one system can be extricated from the other, until the lines of any one system are so blurred that one cannot discern them.
In his rise to power, Hitler stated that it gave him great pleasure that the people did not know what was happening to them. The United States saved what remained of the German people following Hitler's heinous acts in his efforts to establish the perfect system. Who will save the American people from the same fate?
It is easy to call people opposed to this "system" as "right wing", "extremist", "right wing religious fanatics", make fun of, laugh at, etc, etc, etc, but I have to ask: will those same people feel so smart down the road when they realize they have been used to destroy their own freedom, liberty and justice? It can't happen here? It is happening here — just as it did in Germany with people not realizing what is happening to them.
Lynn M Stuter
With appreciation to Maureen Heaton for her untiring commitment to our nation and our continued freedom, liberty, and justice. Special note: Maureen passed over to the other side in 2000. She will be sorely missed.