John Rawlings Rees, The Tavistock Institute, Brainwashing, Propaganda & Fifth Columninsts
If we travel back in time to the 1940's we find a chilling quotation from John Rawlings Rees, Tavistock Institute and President of World Federation of Mental Health 1948. [Extracted from the summary of an address given at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Mental Hygiene on June 18th, 1940]. Within his address Rees pointed out that:
'We have made a very useful attack upon a number of professions. The two easiest of them naturally are the teaching profession and the church: the two most difficult are law and medicine. Anyone whose memory goes back for even a dozen years can realise how big a change has been effected in the outlook of professional people......If we are to infiltrate the professional and social activities of other people I think we must imitate the totalitarians and organise some kind of fifth column activity.......We have often been too spasmodic in our work and I feel we need a long term plan of propaganda'.
Brainwashing & Propaganda Within The American Education System
In the Utube video at the foot of this page Michael Chapman of Ed Watch gives a detailed account of the brain-washing happening throughout the American schools systems. This includes the revision of history, and the programming of children in group think, consensus building, and allowing children to define their own truths through "constructionism". Does 2 + 2 really equal 4? Ed Watch is shedding light on the cancerous educational curriculum birthed from the United Nations UNESCO being implemented in every school across America. From history revision to the misrepresentation of the US Constitution there is a purposeful dumbing down of children under the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Initiative of UNESCO.
UNESCO propaganda and brainwashing in the United Kingdom
If you were thinking that Michael Chapman's presentation was of no relevance to parents and their children within the United Kingdom you are going to be disappointed.
The United Kingdom Commission for UNESCO is located in Westminster, London. According to ESD in the UK in 2008: A survey of action, The UN decade of education for Sustainable development 2005 - 2014, published by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved with ESD include: WWF-UK, Forum for the Future, Groundwork, Oxfam, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Campaign to Protect Rural England, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Common Purpose and the Yorkshire and Humber Global Schools Association among others.
While parents have been involved less and less in aiding the development of their children's minds and personas – due to high working hours, stress, family break-ups and being shut out of school decisions etc. - their taxes are being used to fund a governmental education program that is destroying critical thinking, creativity and inquisitiveness.The end result is a powerful behavioral change program that relies heavily on peer pressure and self-worth evaluation in order to gain conformity in the classroom. Peer pressure not only works in the classroom, but is also brought to the home as children are encouraged to persuade their parents to adopt “healthy” green practices (and to give generously to Charities).
There are a multitude of teacher-training providers, such as Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEED), that are dedicated to sustainable development and the preparation of schools’ abilities to implement the UN’s agreed practices. Citizenship is also a must if there is to be conformity among students. Despite the communistic-sounding name that has induced much distrust among children and parents alike, citizenship classes have been part of the curriculum since 1999 with all secondary schools to have been prepared to teach the subject by September 2002.
Citizenship was introduced as a statutory subject in the English National Curriculum in 2001. This followed recommendations contained in the report Education for citizenship and the teaching of democracy in schools, otherwise known as the Crick report, of 1998. 'The United Nations Matters - A Teacher's Handbook' comprehensively covers an important part of the Citizenship curriculum in England and also delivers the eight key concepts of the Global Dimension (as defined in ‘Developing the global dimension in the school curriculum’, guidance written by DFID, DfES, et al, 2005) – Sustainable Development, Conflict Resolution, Interdependence, Diversity, Human Rights, Social Justice, Global Citizenship and Values & Perceptions – and in so doing prepares students to be active and engaged global citizens. The pack also covers elements of the Geography curriculum in England.
Thinking Rights (UNICEF UK) is a School resource pack for ages 11 – 16’. It builds on pupils’ previous experience of working on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The activities support Citizenship Education, are in line with the Philosophy for Children approach and address a range of aspects of Personal and Citizenship Education. The activities involve the use of drama and role play. The activities encourage children to be more reasonable – ‘that is, ready to reason and be reasoned with’. You can read more about this ‘Philosophy for Children’ approach at http://sapere.org.uk/
The UK Commission for UNESCO published a 60 page document "Education for Sustainable Development in the UK" in September 2010.