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READING, WRITING, ARITHMETIC AND RITALIN

 

 

By Betty Freauf

April 29, 2007

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It seems America has been experiencing one terrorist attack of sorts after another either domestically or internationally for the last couple decades. I’ve been reading a book The Next World War by Grant Jeffrey about how Muslim children are trained to become terrorists who kill. Many suicide bombers come from families in the lower socioeconomic class and once the bomber has completed his mission and becomes a “hero,” his family usually receives honor and a substantial pension. The book published in 2006 said “It is not an easy step for someone who grows up in a peaceful society (like America) to commit to engage in violent terrorist activities.” The author must have forgotten about all the atrocities committed in recent years in America by both the government and individuals.

While both the domestic and international media may describe terrorists using a variety of euphemisms, my Random House Webster’s Dictionary describes terrorism as: The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. The state of fear and submission so produced by these acts could certainly apply to the recent event on April 16th at Virginia Tech.

According to Jeffrey, intelligence reports say the first step for recruiting Islamic terrorists involves using books, comics, and videos to condition recruits to begin imagining life as jihad warriors. In addition, potential recruits are exposed to former jihad warriors in their mosques and communities. These ex-warriors are presented as heroes and positive role models.

In addition, it is important that new recruits begin their duties doing nonviolent activities, such as researching or raising money for the al Qaeda cause in Palestine, Chechnya, or Bosnia. Recruits in the West usually begin as sympathizers who are assigned modest duties to test their level of interest and commitment to the cause.

If recruits prove to be highly motivated, they are guided toward a more violent group that provides weekend paramilitary training in surveillance, the use of weapons and other skills and gradually they become full-fledged suicide bombers, shahids, martyrs who die as a hero. The families of many suicide bombers receive financial rewards from Arab authorities while the shahids are guaranteed paradise for themselves and seventy chosen loved ones. A recent clip on TV showed a young person preparing to behead someone perceived as an American spy. Some speculated it was an al Qaeda propaganda piece but who knows for sure?

We don’t literally cut off heads in America today but we offer our children a chance to play violent video games, which can increase a person’s aggressive thoughts. Perhaps some of these people have become adults after participating in the game Dungeons and Dragons or the death education classes which have been taught in our public schools to “condition” some young people to act in a way they would not normally have acted in a civil society. Some schools were introducing this to children in kindergarten. Some will have visited mortuaries and graveyards, lain in the bottom of an open grave, observed part of an embalming procedure, even touched a dead body while parents were unaware that their children were taking death education courses.[1] It was reported in my local Statesman Journal newspaper that students in high school near me were getting a closer look at the human form (cadavers). The teacher said “No Gawking, no laughing, no jokes.”

Children experience nightmares and even physical distress because of the fixation caused by the death education courses[2] The covert objective of death education is to desensitize children to the phenomenon of death so that as adults they will accept 1.5 million abortions each year, participate unhesitatingly in real survival situations by eliminating less productive non-persons and agree to infanticide, euthanasia and suicide. In the matter of suicide, the desensitizing has been so successful that suicide is the number two killers of American youth, reaching into the elementary grades for its victims.[3] Some teenagers have even killed their parents such as Kip Kinkel in Springfield, Oregon and then he went to school and did more damage.

As I was drafting this article, my local newspaper, the Statesman Journal, reported a 14-year old boy in Salem, Oregon inhaled dust cleaner and was found dead. The computer cleaner contains a substance called difluoroethane that is similar to freon, said Plummer the leader of the Oregon State Police’s drug recognition program. “The high from the gas can paralyze the user for several seconds or minutes, giving them a feeling of euphoria,” said Plummer. Its use is common enough that it has gained a nickname “dusting,” he said. There are two ways the computer cleaner can kill. The hydrocarbons contained in the product can create an irregular heart arrhythmia that leads to cardiac arrest. Also, inhaling the substance can displace the oxygen in the user’s lungs, causing asphyxiation. In Oregon, youths between 9 and 16 years old are most likely to “huff” household substances to get high. There are no statistics regarding the prevalence of huffing the article said.

Samuel Blumenfeld reported in the July 1990 issue of The Blumenfeld Education Letter “Over 50,000 American teenagers had committed suicide since the introduction of death education in America’s public schools in the early 1970s. (What might that figure be today?) The purpose of death education is to ‘desensitize’ children to death – to remove or reduce that reasonable, rational and useful antipathy to death that helps us preserve our lives. Not unexpectedly, the National Education Association played an active role in promoting these classes.”[4] Death education was taught at Columbine High.[5] And now what do we have in schools? Grief Counselors. The “educrats” cause the problem and then offer the solution.

The Association of Death Education and Counseling in Hartford, Connecticut requires grief counselor applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree plus two year of related experiences and pay $300 for the exam, culminating in a “Certificate in Thanatology: Dying, Death, and Bereavement.[6] Death Education is one of the trendy topics taught by teachers in classroom time that used to be spent on academic subjects such as multiplication tables, fractions, and diagramming sentences. Death education meant experimenting on children’s psyches with discussions, assignments, questionnaires, games, crafts, and field trips about death and dying, violence and burial. Death has joined sex, drugs, incest, stress, transcendental meditation, suicide and other psychological subjects that have invaded the classroom without parental knowledge or consent.[7]

More and more is coming out about Cho Seung Hui since the greatest campus massacre in American history. Newsmax.com reported on 4/21/2007 that Cho honed his skill on these deadly video games. According to two studies appearing in the April 2000 issue of the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal of Personality and social Psychology, the authors add that research shows violent video games may be more harmful than violent television and movies because they are interactive and require the player to identify with the aggressor.

On April 24, 2006 I was watching a cop chase on T.V. A12 year old had stolen a car. He reached speeds of 120 miles an hour while maneuvering his car in and out of traffic, and miraculously missing them all until he lost control and rolled it and was miraculously uninjured. Did he learn his skills from video games? The policeman said to him through the window, “Young man, you are in big trouble.” But unlike New Jersey governor Corzine who was recently in a bad accident without wearing a seatbelt, the boy responded, “No I’m not. I am wearing a seatbelt.” So the children are taught to wear seatbelts and take drugs. Couple these video games with the bullying some children deemed different get in school while teachers look the other way and throw in a few antidepressant drugs, which can cause violent behavior in some children if improperly used, and we have a massacre waiting to happen.

Ann Blake Tracy, PhD in her book PROZAC, Panacea or Pandora? explains the problems with these antidepressant drugs and how school shooters are often on them and she says the worst thing a person can do with antidepressants is to abruptly stop. They must be weaned gradually. But now read what an Eagle Forum member in November 1996 discovered when she attended a workshop in Virginia on Adolescent Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). A clinical psychologist guest speaker said if kids didn’t want to take their medicine, compromise. Tell them to take their medicine one week and not take it the next. The speaker recommended one week on and one week off. When a teacher suggested the week the kid didn’t take the medicine, he’d come crashing down to which the psychologist said, “That’s right. You and I know it’s a stimulant but the kid doesn’t and it will make him believe that we really do know best, and the kid will take his medicine.”

Generally it is boys who are subjected to Ritalin in the early years. Ritalin is a class II controlled substance and it is in the same drug class as heroin and cocaine. If parents found their children using these illegal drugs, they’d go ballistic and yet when some “professional” diagnoses their child – many times a normal, bright but bored youngster, with ADD the trusting but ill-informed parent is quick to begin drugging the child.

Many of these children come from upscale homes and good families and they line up at a nurse’s station to get their midday dose of Ritalin.

If parents gave their children alcohol or cocaine to alter their behavior that would be a crime of child abuse. Parents can’t even spank any more but educators badger and coerce parents into feeding their children harmful drugs and if the parents refuse, they can be charged with child abuse and then a family court judge will demand the medication as a condition of having child abuse charges dropped. Complicit social service workers will visit the family to assure compliance.

So we now have in the schools: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Ritalin. It’s a lucrative market for pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and it also can mean big money for school systems and some parents who claim disabled students and/or children. In 1988, it was estimated Ritalin production was already a $30 million annual business. By 1999 an estimated six million American children were taking legally prescribed psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin, Luvox and Prozac to treat sundry mental and emotional maladies simply unimaginable a generation ago so you can only guess what the numbers are today.

Grown men are now going to court-ordered shrinks, attending Narcotics Anonymous and are in Halfway houses. Many who were prescribed Ritalin in grade school graduated to more potent street speed and other drugs in high school. Some psychiatrists heading up Child and Adolescent Psychology Departments even believe Ritalin is useful on children as young as two years old!

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What better way to cause a family to disintegrate and the state to become the parents? Start with state -controlled public education with a politically correct agenda, tell women they are inferior and second class citizens if they are just “stay-at-home mothers” and that they must have a career and then bring on the state operated child care centers, inoculate the children with behavioral drugs and we end up with a well-planned womb to the tomb society and it has all been so gradual that most people haven’t even realized what was happening and when some of us try to tell them, they roll their eyes and accuse us of being conspiratorial. Many parents don’t want to hear our message until their ox is gored and by then, in many times is too late. Read Federalization of Children.

Footnotes:

1, Globalism: America's demise © 1984 P. 72 by William M. Bowen, Jr.
2, Ibid P. 74 U.S. Senator Zorinsky testimony
3, Ibid P. 77
4, New American Magazine 9/10/1990 P. 29
5, Drudge Report.com
6, One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel, M.D. © 2005 P. 128
7, Phyllis Schlafly newsletter, May 1998

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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.

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So we now have in the schools: Reading, Writing, ‘rithmetic and Ritalin. It’s a lucrative market for pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and it also can mean big money for school systems and some parents who claim disabled students and/or children.