“The essays in “Beyond Freedom and Dignity” are bound together by a common enemy, an illusion of illusions that, by some quirk of environmental conditioning Skinner does not bother to explain, has haunted mankind for thousands of years; this falsehood is “autonomous man,” a creature endowed with a “nature,” an inner power to transcend the conditioning of society.”
COVID19 is pure B.F. Skinner “Rewards and Punishment”:
You do what officials at the local, state, federal levels and unelected globalists, UNCONSTITUTIONALLY, tell you to do and you will be left alone, for now, that is.
You reject the unconstitutional mandates, and you are punished by the medical establishment, the police, and the various levels of government at all three levels. You and your businesses are targeted for extinction, etc.
Many renegade constitutionalists will end up in jail, if lucky; dead, if not.
Is “the COVID-19 world” the America any of us, even the most hardened liberals, wants to leave to his/her children?
To quote Aleksander Solzhenitsy, noted Soviet dissident and well known author:
“Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars…but also without telling us how to live, what to say, what to think,what to know, and what not to know.”
The following quotes are taken from Back to Basics Reform or OBE…Skinnerian International Curriculu, Charlotte Iserbyt, 1985.
WELL-KNOWN EDUCATOR DENOUNCES SKINNERIAN PROGRAMS IN LETTER TO PRESIDENT CARTER
“Professor Kenneth Goodman, former President of the International Reading Association, in a letter to President Carter dated March 10, 1978, refers to the $100,000,000 evaluation of the Follow through program as a “fiasco” and says,“There is a know-nothing view that combines the outward vestiges of technology-machines, management systems, arbitrary controlled atomistic skills sequences, and constant testing—with a philosophy of (Skinnerian) behavior management. In behavior management, outcomes are assumed or arbitrarily determined and the behavior of human learners is shaped, conditioned, reinforced, extinguished, rewarded or punished until the learners achieve the target behavior.”
~ Back to Basics Reform or OBE… Skinnerian International Curriculum, Iserbyt, 1985.
“The following statements by Professor Skinner are self-explanatory. They should be kept in mind as one reads on. Skinner clearly defines what is happening in many schools of America today—not only to students and parents, but to teachers and administrators as well—and what will happen in ALL schools of the nation AND of the world unless citizens like you, the reader, take immediate action to reverse the dangerous cycle.”
“In SCIENCE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR, Skinner says,“Operant conditioning shapes behavior as a sculptor shapes a lump of clay.”
“In the book, B.F. SKINNER, THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS, the author Richard Evans, quotes Skinner as saying “I could make a pigeon a high achiever by reinforcing it on a proper schedule.” Evans adds, “His (Skinner’s) concern for what he believes to be the inadequacy of our formal education system led to applying the principles of operant conditioning to a learning system which he called the teaching machine, but Skinner’s approach is concerned with more than merely methods and techniques. He challenges the very foundation by which man in our society is shaped and controlled.”
Our children have been subjected to Skinnerian operant conditioning in the schools for over 50 years.
P.S. Public school teacher, Ann Herzer, courageously sounded the alarm regarding this evil teaching method when, in 1981, she and a few other Arizona teachers were required to go through in service training in order to use this animal training method on students. Her courageous efforts to expose this teaching method were met with, at best, semi-silence, or worst, character defamation across the nation. Such defamation came, strangely enough, not from the left, but from the conservative right and the business community. Ann Herzer was instrumental in my writing the book “Back to Basics Reform or OBE Skinnerian International Curriculum” 1985.
Now is the time for their parents and grandparents to be subjected to the identical totalitarian methods, using COVID-19, to accomplish “their” satanic objectives” to deprive the world’s population of FREEDOM AND DIGNITY.