How Does the Left Indoctrinate Our Children?

If not for my father, I may have turned out like one of those people who believe in communist ideals, without even knowing that’s what I believe in. I grew up after the whole cultural revolution of the 1960s. By the time I started college the communists had pretty much taken over. I remember thinking that my roommate and I were the only conservatives on a campus of 30,000 students.

The Marxists have made a systematic effort over the past century to capture our culture. You’ve got to hand it to them, they’ve done a pretty good job of it. How else can you explain how children attending a private school with a bill of $14,000 per year for tuition consider themselves part of the “Occupy” movement? I guess you can start with the fact that they haven’t been taught about the horrors of communism, or even to identify those in our society who are promoting this failed economic policy. Which brings me to the latest post at The Other McCain explaining, in sociological terms, how they’ve indoctrinated the children, while making them believe they came to their conclusions on their own.

In all the 2008 uproar about [Bill] Ayers’s association with Barack Obama, few seemed to take alarm at the thought that, from 1987 onward, Ayers was a professor of education — a teacher of teachers — at the University of Illinois. Ayers’s acceptance within academia suggests that many other administrators and faculty were sympathetic to his radicalism. And if, for the past quarter-century, admirers of Marxist revolutionaries have been so influential in our nation’s most prestigious educational institutions, are we surprised to find 17-year-olds sympathizing with the Occupy mobs?

Read the whole thing – it’s a little long but well worth your time.

Update: Linked by Sentry Journal – thanks!