anti-American attitudes in the education system

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  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    hmmm... is this political or more a general info thing... ???

    schools and education verses indoctrination... and who it is believed is paying for it?

    State Department Says Anti-American Educators Undermine U.S. Efforts to Counter China
    New document lays out longterm strategy for beating Chinese Communist Party

    Jack Beyrer - November 21, 2020 5:00 AM

    The United States' ability to counter the rise of China is being undermined by anti-American attitudes in the education system, according to a new State Department report outlining a longterm strategy to compete with China.

    The agency said Americans need to be educated about the strategic threat that Beijing poses to U.S. interests and called for government officials and the public to have access to English translations of Chinese Communist Party speeches. Such an effort, according to the State Department, could be undermined by high school and college systems that are hostile to America's founding principles and history.

    "America’s grade schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities have to a dismaying degree abandoned well-rounded presentations of America’s founding ideas and constitutional traditions in favor of propaganda aimed at vilifying the nation," the paper reads. "In the face of these polarizing forces, the United States must reclaim its own legacy of liberty."

    Rachelle Peterson, a senior fellow at the National Association of Scholars, called the State Department's assessment of American education "spot on." Young people raised with a "biased, disfigured teaching of our own history" will be "receptive to Chinese propaganda," according to Peterson.

    "For years, students have been taught American history as an unbroken chain of violated promises, ignoring the groundbreaking work Americans have done to advance the cause of personal liberty and individual responsibility," Peterson said. "Is it any wonder that students, convinced America is inherently bigoted, find Chinese propaganda persuasive?"

    The department said Beijing will present an intractable problem for years to come and will not simply be an issue for the current administration.

    "The China challenge, so understood, is likely to dominate American foreign policy across many administrations," the paper reads. "The major components of China’s conduct … reveal a great power that sees the transformation of international order as critical to its plans to dominate world affairs."

    The paper called on lawmakers to increase investment in state-of-the-art technologies and bolster diplomatic institutions such as the International Development Finance Corporation and the Blue Dot Network to counter Chinese influence abroad. It also asserts that the CCP regime has deep external and internal vulnerabilities that the United States must seize on, such as its declining population and slowing economic growth.

    Experts and lawmakers championed the document as a crucial contribution to America's strategy to confront the communist regime. Dan Blumenthal, an American Enterprise Institute scholar and author of The China Nightmare, said China is best approached as "a Leninist empire" that seeks to dominate not only its domestic population, but populations abroad as well.

    "The fact that it is an empire guides much of its action against Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan," Blumenthal said. "The report is wise to point out China’s vulnerabilities. A competitive strategy would press on those vulnerabilities."

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.) has been a leading voice on Capitol Hill against Chinese power plays, sponsoring legislation that would put Beijing on the defensive on issues ranging from cybersecurity to the Australian alliance. He praised the State Department for acknowledging the rising threat of the CCP and said it established a solid framework for future administrations.

    "The State Department's new paper on the China challenge sets an important strategic framework for our competition with the Chinese Communist Party," Gallagher told the Washington Free Beacon. "It laser-focuses on the under-appreciated ideological origins of the CCP's reckless aggression and sets a compelling North Star for U.S. strategy: securing freedom at home and abroad. This is a strategy that deserves bipartisan support and should serve as a foundation for U.S.-China policy for years to come."

    Experts also spoke to the strength of the State Department’s efforts. Foundation for Defense of Democracies defense experts Bradley Bowman and Nathan Picarsic applauded the document for laying out the stakes of the conflict.

    "The Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State deserves credit for undertaking such an ambitious paper focused on the People’s Republic of China—the greatest threat that the United States and fellow democracies confront," Bowman told the Free Beacon. "As the paper notes, the staff is trying to ‘step back and take a long-term view.' Too few in the U.S. government attempt to do that, and such an effort is sorely needed."

    Picarsic called Beijing's rise "a generational challenge." He emphasized that America's cooperation with European and Asian partners across several areas will determine how Washington stands up to China.

    "The hard work ahead will be determined by those on the ground and in the trenches of 21st-century battlegrounds spanning ideological, technological, economic, and military domains," Picarsic said.


    State Department Says Anti-American Educators Undermine U.S. Efforts to Counter China - Washington Free Beacon
     
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Duh... and what was their FIRST CLUE.....
     
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  3. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Monkey

    Oh, NOW they're concerned!!!!! 45+ years of global "professors" and teachers preaching their propaganda in colleges and school systems, and yes, I actually had to dispatch with a couple teachers attitudes towards me back in high school in the early 80's. They were railroading me down into their little commie playbook, and I finally snapped and told them where to go. When they didn't like that tactic, they attempted to manhandle me. They chased me into the woods where one of them wound up getting a broken ankle, knee, elbow, nose, numerous lascerations and a concussion. The other one wound up entombed in a wrap of briar barbs (with shorts on) and with a punctured cornea and retina. They had to extract this one manually, while the one with broken bones had to have his ankle freed from its "clamp" with THE JAWS OF LIFE (hydraulic wedge). I never "laid a finger" on any of them. They "did it to themselves". (WAY more to this story, but you get the drift)...
    Suffice to say, after YEARS of abuse from students and staff alike, I finally got to live the rest of my senior year in relative peace (tho the one with broken bones threatened to KILL me, when he got better. I told him that I'd be armed and waiting for him. they tried to twist that one around too, and say I threatened HIM- I said I was just going to protect MY LIFE from anyone who attempted to accost me!!!!!).
    Yes. There ARE ways to deal with those with malevolent intent...
     
  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Put 'em down like a rabid dog works...
     
  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Teachers think they are so much more...

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    Dunno - all I wanted was for my kid to learn how to read English....
     
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  6. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey+++

    One way to cripple China is to bring back manufacturing to the good old USA.
     
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  7. nkawtg

    nkawtg Monkey+++

    Will the generation that's been taught to hate their country come to its defense?
     
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  8. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Monkey

    Sadly, not too likely...
     
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  9. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Monkey

    yesh. There are many ways to accomplish this.
     
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