Post your personal experiences with brainwashing, indoctrination, or horror stories with public school education...
this is my repost from the Christopher Columbus Day thread:
Public school - music teacher made us put on a play in 5th grade all about Christopher Columbus, his holiness. Concurrently the history lessons were all about the great Conquistadors and Exploiters, ahem, Explorers. Well I thought that was shit. I engaged in academic disobedience. Got my first non-A in any subjects. History and Music. Those dumb bitches. "Gifted" students get an extra heavy dose of brainwashing, apparently.
The same year we had to put on another play about one world, earth day, all the people unite for environmentalism save the planet bullshit (way pre-Gore, but same thing). I conserve, I recycle, I re-use my grocery bags, but fuck that agenda. They made us sing hymns and praises like those Obama kids in that one video floating about(not the military Obama Youth, a different one). My parents were pissed when I was up on stage, silent protest refusing to participate. I just stared at the audience. lol. I explained it to them though, they were with me after some yelling and tears.
Next year we got a history textbook that was total trash. a masterpiece of bs. it really was well put together though. the semester after that it was homeschool time. hahaha
It starts in public school for many people. You get a free day off, why ask questions?
Also, a close friend(also in the U.S.) said a high teacher made the statement that "Jews have horns", you know, literally, but you just can't see them because they hide them. Lol.
I came across this on a mises blog post
on soviet indoctrination, it's kind of relevant:
Lenin's slogan, "Marxism is Almighty Because It Is True," was displayed practically everywhere in the former Soviet Union. My first encounter with Karl Marx came in the first grade of elementary school in the city of Kazan on the banks of the great Volga River. His picture was printed on the first page of the first textbook I opened. "Dedushka Marx" (Grandfather Marx), said the teacher pointing to the picture. I was thrilled, for both of my grandfathers died in Stalin's purges in the 1930s. I ran home to my grandma to tell her she was wrong. "I have a grandpa," I said, and with his huge beard and smiling eyes, "he looks like Father Frost" (the Soviet/atheist version of Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Russia).