As an educator for the past 28 years, and believing myself to be at least a little left of center politically, I found “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” to be the scariest thing I have ever read. Some will brand this book as conservative propaganda. But those of us in the teaching profession wonder aloud to each other and anyone else who will listen, what politicians are thinking about when they pass educational reform legislation. It would seem impossible to make some of the decisions that are being made without having deliberately set about to wreck the education system in America. If the facts laid out in this book are true (and the book is full of documentation) what is happening to education in Washington D.C. is worse than the Twin Towers tragedy and the attack on Pearl Harbor combined. The promotional material for this book says that it should be required reading for parents. I think it should be required reading for every educator or university student considering a career in education. A difficult read, but eye opening to the point of being painful. ~ David Martin, Teacher
I’m an aspiring author in Southern California. In my research for my next book, “The War for Your World View: What every American needs to know in the age of fake news, false narratives, and mind-controlling propaganda,” I came across your extensive and fascinating work, much of which I am still sifting through, awestruck and dumbfounded by the dark and insidious discoveries you have dedicated your life to exposing. I am both humbled and inspired by your courage, perseverance, and patriotism.
As an American who was born in 1971 and raised in the public school system in Fredericksburg, Virginia, my indoctrination should be complete. I believe that I escaped, partially and narrowly, due to the strength of the values instilled in me by my Christian parents, the patriotism inscribed in me by my father, a Department of Defense physicist, and by being brought up in a conservative community, rich with tradition (my childhood home the same land that George Washington ran freely and played on as a boy) linked to our nation’s history. It was a time when and a place where many of my teachers ignored the top-down directives and taught us according to what they knew in their hearts was right. For that, I am forever grateful!
I’m considering devoting an entire chapter in my book to your work. As much as I’d love to interview you, I have very few questions that are not answered in your books, speeches, YouTube videos, and internet blogs, all of which represent your determination to save our beloved country from a virtual tidal wave. I’ve shared your videos with some of my friends and colleagues. Aside from finding your work riveting and much of the content infuriating, we find you delightfully easy to listen to–timeless, charming, and most of all, determined! Bravo!
I may write again, but for now I simply wanted to make contact to praise your work, your conscience, and your integrity. The opposition to those of us who are engaged in the fight of our lives to save the Republic is fierce. We all have days when we feel it’s hopeless. This is exactly the reason why we must stick together, keep the faith, and support each other! Few revolutionaries have impressed me as you have. May God bless you and keep you, fellow patriot! ~ Timothy Corder, San Diego, CA
This is a phenomenal piece of research. My copy is a third printing paperback and is unabridged. The book is 8.5″ x 11″ and is quite lengthy, but it is a very, very, very valuable resource. The foreword by Samuel Blumenfeld (who has some GREAT books himself on the subject matter) is two pages. The preface is eight pages. The acknowledgements are two pages. The introduction is four pages. All of these should be read (except maybe the acknowledgements). The main text is 458 pages long. This section is a MUST read. Two pages of resources are listed after that and then 29 page glossary to define the manipulative terms that the deceivers use to fool the citizenry. Then comes the appendices. Most of which are very, very valuable reading. These cover 176 more pages. Lastly, comes the 48 page index. Remember this is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ book, so it is a tome. It took me months to read it (while reading other things and being busy with life). Much of the book is citing primary source material, but Iserbyt’s commentary is spot on and adds much value. The book traces the history of education (mostly in government schools, but some in private schools and private home schools) from the late 1800s to 1999. The author shares peoples names, companies, government organizations, national and international groups that have had their fingers in this deliberate process over the years. It is very disturbing. Some of them were people you would have thought you could trust. The main agenda (cutting through all the smoke and mirrors) is to make the people lemming-like so that they will follow the “enlightened” toward a global, godless, Marxist-like society. Their plan has been (and still is) to do it incrementally in tiny steps, so that most people won’t notice. They have been extremely successful, because the media and the government (both major parties and a few minor parties) endorse the agenda and cheer it on (some know exactly what they are doing while others are blind, but think they are doing the right thing). The tendency is to think that everyone else was dumbed down except yourself. Anyone who is willing to read this is likely less affected than the masses, but you will find that almost no one educated in America over the last 100+ years has finished their education years with a “pure education,” but it’s been especially bad in the more recent years. ~ Brian Shepherd, Garland, Texas
I have been reading and researching Iserbyt’s book “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” for a while now. I was in a social work education program where I was told I wasn’t fit for the program because I opposed the notions of social justice and white privilege. This is when I found Iserbyt’s work. I have written two books myself and blog continuously on the dangers we face concerning operant conditioning and other change methods. In fact, a link to DDD is on my page as well as “New Lies For Old” and other essential reading. Thanks for what you do. It is definitely appreciated and there are those of us out here fighting the good fight.” ~ David Risselada, Author of “Not On My Watch” and “Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest”.
Truly informative and a great read for understanding today’s culture and how the elite changed our educational system and how our kids and their future kids will be dumbed down, in order to bring in their new age beliefs, new world order and personal agendas! ~ Brian Mullins
America’s public schools really don’t belong to the American public. They belong to the federal government, not the several state governments as some might imagine and certainly not to the parents of the 50 million children who attend public schools. Federal dollars decide what is taught and not taught in public schools, so if you’re wondering why Johnny can’t read, write, add and subtract but knows all about rain forests, 3rd world countries and condoms, you can thank your representative and senator who support the teachers unions that beg for those all-important federal dollars that are used to dumb down Johnny, ensuring he learns no more than what Big Brother wants him to learn. It’s a frightning scenario, but unfortunately, it’s true. Someone doesn’t want your kid to learn the verbal skills that enable him to think independently or the math skills that allow him to work independently. Independent thinking goes against the social order. We must work together as a group, not as individuals accountable only to God. We’re accountable to each other but most of all to Big Brother. Remember that the next time you question whether your local school has the “right” to teach your 2nd grader about sexual orientation or why your high school senior’s SAT score isn’t good enough to get into that preferred college. You know, the one most of the rich kids go to. Iserbyt’s research proves the government believes you give up your parental rights when you send your children to its schools. If you doubt it, consider some of our more recent federal court decisions. If you disagree with these decisions, it seems you have to decide whether you want to leave your children in Big Brother’s care or put your children in a private school or Christian school or home school them yourself. ~ R.C. Murray