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Teachers Unions Rely on Fear

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RUSH: Julie in upstate New York. Welcome to the EIB Network. A thrill and delight to have you here with us.

CALLER: It's a thrill and delight to speak with you, too.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: A very great honor. I have an interesting experience. While I was working as a temporary office worker in our local elementary school, I was in the room during a teachers meeting. This was around 1980, 1990. And the discussion during this meeting, I was doing my paperwork and I heard one teacher say, "Their minds belong to us. They'll learn what we want them to learn, and they'll know what we want them to know." And I sat there doing my paperwork and I was in just total shock. I couldn't believe I heard them speak those words.

RUSH: Why? Why didn't you believe that?

CALLER: You know, I thought of teachers as people who cared about our children, and they don't. They cared about their agenda.

RUSH: Well, yeah.

CALLER: They cared about manipulating their minds. And I was so shocked. I couldn't speak because I knew if I did I'd lose my job.

RUSH: Would you have the same reaction if you knew the teachers were teaching the Constitution, if they were teaching the historical accuracy of the founding of the country, and they talked about it, "They're ours. We finally have a chance to get them to understand the truth." Would you have as much of a problem with it?

CALLER: Oh, no, because it's true. But what their agenda was, we don't know. And knowing what I know now, I can see then -- back then this was the beginnings of the problem that we're experiencing now.

RUSH: The Jesuits used to say, "You give us a child to the age of 12 and he is ours forever."

CALLER: Yeah. Well, later on in the discussion the question came up, suppose there was some objection by parents as to their teaching methods, and they said, "Just forget the parents. We'll do what we want."

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: And I'll never forget this. At the time my kids were in school there, and I was very happy to be aware of --

RUSH: What did you do about it?

CALLER: I kept an eye on every single book they brought home, everything they were being taught --

RUSH: But did you go to the administration?

CALLER: No, I didn't, because I was afraid of losing my job. I had just gotten this job, I really needed it, and to oppose the teachers would have been a mistake for me because I was just a temporary.

RUSH: So how do you counter the propaganda that your kids were taught, the indoctrination they were undergoing, how did you counter?

CALLER: At the time I didn't see any. I looked for it and I was satisfied with the curriculum and I didn't see any indoctrination, but this is only in the books, in the textbooks, and who knows, but who knows what was being taught in the room.

RUSH: Well, we have a pretty good idea.

CALLER: Yeah, now we do.

RUSH: We have a pretty good idea. Everybody has horror stories like this. I'm not trying to diminish yours. Everybody has horror stories. And the answer to the question that I've always asked people who have told us, "What did you do about it?" "Well, I didn't really want to tackle it. I didn't want my kid to get a failing grade. I didn't want the teacher to take it out on my kid." So they basically tried to find ways of dealing with it at home, sort of deprogramming the young skulls full of mush after the indoctrinators had them all day. And the people that do this rely on that fear. They know full well that there is an intimidation-of-parents factor, and that intimidation generally lies in the area of "I can punish your kid with a bad grade if you take this too far." And parents don't even want to go there. They don't want to mess with a bad grade, and taking on a leviathan like this as a single mother individual, even a couple, man and wife, parents, it's a daunting, daunting task. It's been going on for years.

As I say, we've surrendered the education institution 80 years ago at least. Those are the two things, education and the media, those are the two institutions that the left remains in monopoly control over. They used to have the media as a monopoly. They don't any longer. Unions, yeah. But union membership is still declining, and that's one of the reasons why there's abject panic in both the public and private sector union organizations, because the numbers of people in these unions are actually declining, and that means union dues are on the wane as well. Julie, thanks for the call. I appreciate it.

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