Note to parents: All hands on deck!
by Nelson Price
July 26, 2014 11:14 PM | 1733 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Has America changed from the days of our Founders? The answer is an overwhelming yes. However, seeds are daily being planted that are sure to make an even more dramatic change. The seed sources are principally three: social media, the military and universities. These three reach the masses.

As reported in Forbes’ a study made by The Young American’s Foundation of 50 of the top colleges in America, found none of the colleges assigned any books by conservative authors or featuring a conservative theme. Not one book advocates the free market principles or capitalism. Coming from these elitists schools, it is reasonable to assume many of their graduates will hold leadership roles in our nation. With little appreciation for the principles that made America great and a pro-bias for other radical forms of national life, change is coming.

Our tax money pays teachers in our public colleges and universities to teach such principles and parents pay big dollars for their children to be taught principles of which they disapprove.

The military is another source of indoctrination. A hint of training being given some military personnel is a briefing given several dozen Army active duty and reserve troops at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. They were told the long respected American Family Association, should be classified as a domestic hate group along with the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and the Nation of Islam. The reason is it advocates family values. Later in the lecture, the soldiers were told they could face punishment for participation in such “hate groups.”

At another lecture, soldiers were warned evangelical Christians and Catholics do not “share our Army ideals.”

This is but one account and some indicate it is most unusual. However, other reports have since come out confirming the same scenario. AFA says they have received many such reports.

The secular media is the third breeding ground for thought conversion. If what is reported on Fox News is reliable, either they or other networks are guilty of controlling the news. Both are biased regarding opposite opinions. Fox espouses conservative positions. Other news sources report only a liberal bias which shields certain public figures from criticism. Media bias prejudices viewers.

One good thing as mentioned to me by a public elementary school teacher is students don’t watch TV. That never occurred to me. They are absorbed with social media. It certainly does not shield them from radical info. Neither does it develop good social and interpersonal skills, nor stimulate creative thought.

What is being programmed in young impressionable minds today is certain to form tomorrow’s headlines. Hopefully there will emerge from this milieu of muddled minds some bright young minds to champion the socio/economic system, political ideals, moral virtue and spiritual vitality that made America.

Couple all this with the lack of involvement of many parents with their children and a perfect indoctrination environment exists. In company with a sharp young adult I questioned how a generation of youth could emerge in which the vast majority think alike, but differently from their parents. He said, “It’s simple — they have the same mother.”

“Mother?” I questioned. “Yes, the public media is their source of understanding.”

There is a Navy term “All hands on deck,” which is a call for all personnel to report on deck because there is something going on that needs everyone to work on; an emergency exists.


The Rev. Dr. Nelson Price is pastor emeritus of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta.

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