Who wrote these words?
"Oh you blind leaders who seek to convert the world by labored disputations. Step out of the way or the world must fling you aside. GIVE US THE YOUNG! GIVE US THE YOUNG and we will create a new mind and a new earth in a single generation."
Who claims the young, tells the leaders of the world to step aside, aims to create a new mind, a new earth?
Benjamin Kidd, an English sociologist who died in 1916, wrote the above lines. He was but one of the group of writers, teachers, theologians, philosophers, economists, and sociologists who believe the world is theirs. They claim the young because the young can be easily trained. The emotions of the young can be controlled and behavior managed to fit the group's desires. Other, equally bold statements of intentions are quoted throughout this book.
Are you young? They claim you as their property.
Are you a parent? Your children are their booty.
Grandparents, did you hear their claims and boastings many years ago? Did you understand the claim jumpers and boasters were serious, that they meant to carry off the spoils and rape the future?
Are you a teacher? Would you be the vassal of those who seek to overlord both you and those who come to you in trust?
This book, "GIVE US THE YOUNG" is an effort to explain the intentions of the self-proclaimed creators of the 'new earth', and to show how the intentions are being transformed into education and action.
If you are young, be aware of what is being done to education to catalog your thinking. You are expected to help achieve the goals of the self-appointed overlords who claim your fidelity and your person.
If you are a parent, it is up to you to inform, explain to, and protect your children.
If you are a grandparent, listen now and understand.
If you are a teacher, it is you whom the overlords have hoped to use to accomplish their purpose. And then, after you have done their work, they mean to cast you aside as no longer necessary to their 'new earth'.
Young ones, parents, grandparents, teachers, listen all, and understand, for the call is growing stronger and louder GIVE US THE YOUNG. GIVE US THE YOUNG!
GIVE US YOUR YOUNG!
You've just read the introduction to Erica Carle's book by the same title "GIVE US THE YOUNG". A short book, filled to over-flowing with a history of the transformation of the educational system from one which taught children to read, write, compute, and most importantly gave them the tools to think for themselves... to an experiment in social engineering apparently successfully designed to create the NEW MAN with a NEW MIND, for the NEW ORDER OF THE WORLD.
The book is available for $5.00 from:
P.O. Box 45
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53008