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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Nov 22

Something has gone very badly wrong in education. Our schools are filled with divisive identity politics rooted in Marxist Critical Theory, but it seems almost impossible to nail down and fight against. Children are being sexualized and sexuality-ized at younger and younger ages, and it’s disrupting their lives and well-being. Children aren’t learning to read, write, do mathematics, or achieve academically in any subject, but they’re learning to become aggrieved activists, filled with stress, anxiety, depression, and fear about their future. America and American values are under assault, and families are feeling the strain thanks to the schools they trust …

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Something has gone very badly wrong in education. Our schools are filled with divisive identity politics rooted in Marxist Critical Theory, but it seems almost impossible to nail down and fight against. Children are being sexualized and sexuality-ized at younger and younger ages, and it’s disrupting their lives and well-being. Children aren’t learning to read, write, do mathematics, or achieve …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 27 Holistic thinking isn’t just a feature of the weird New Age and spiritualists; it’s also a centerpiece of Marxist thinking. For Marxists (like all Hegelians), the goal is to understand the parts in terms of the whole in which they are a part, and this is what’s meant by “holistic” thinking. What Marx and Hegel mean by this form of dialectical thought is that they understand the whole, like the whole of History itself including its purpose, and you don’t. Thus, they deserve all the power. This manifests in pushes for “whole child” education involving the …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 27 Holistic thinking isn’t just a feature of the weird New Age and spiritualists; it’s also a centerpiece of Marxist thinking. For Marxists (like all Hegelians), the goal is to understand the parts in terms of the whole in which they are a part, and this is what’s meant by “holistic” thinking. What Marx and Hegel …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Nov 22

The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 4 of 4 The hottest buzzword in education today is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), but it’s not just a buzzword. It’s a huge program with almost universal installation (thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, of 2015) and billions upon billions of dollars behind it. What is it? Where did it come from? Should we trust it? To the last of these questions, there are excellent reasons to believe that we shouldn’t. In fact, we shouldn’t want it anywhere near our children and should fight vigorously to protect them from it. We should also …

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The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 4 of 4 The hottest buzzword in education today is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), but it’s not just a buzzword. It’s a huge program with almost universal installation (thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, of 2015) and billions upon billions of dollars behind it. What is it? Where did it come from? Should …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 26 Education is being stolen from our kids and our society. In fact, for the most part, it has been stolen already. The way it’s being and been done is through using something that is known as the “generative themes” approach, which derives from the work of the Marxist educator Paulo Freire. Generative themes are supposed to generate particular kinds of political conversations in the context of presenting some other kind of educational lesson. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay shares (with permission) Jennifer McWilliams’s example of a seemingly benign and innocuous second-grade …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 26 Education is being stolen from our kids and our society. In fact, for the most part, it has been stolen already. The way it’s being and been done is through using something that is known as the “generative themes” approach, which derives from the work of the Marxist educator Paulo Freire. Generative themes are supposed …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Nov 22

One of the “key goals” of the Woke Marxist movement is to “decenter the natural sciences” (e.g., Carey et al. 2016). How on Earth is someone supposed to “decenter” the natural sciences—and from what, and why? The second of these questions is extremely easy to answer. The natural sciences have to be decentered from credibility and authority. “Other ways of knowing,” especially (Marxist) political activism, have to be brought from margin to center in terms of what is considered credible and authoritative in terms of “scientific” knowledge production—in other words, Marxist scientism has to usurp the authority and credibility of …

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One of the “key goals” of the Woke Marxist movement is to “decenter the natural sciences” (e.g., Carey et al. 2016). How on Earth is someone supposed to “decenter” the natural sciences—and from what, and why? The second of these questions is extremely easy to answer. The natural sciences have to be decentered from credibility and authority. “Other ways of …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Nov 22

In this week’s episode of our Two for Tea podcast, editor-in-chief Iona Italia interviews science and philosophy educator Brett Hall about critical thinking, technological optimism, Karl Popper and David Deutsch… View Post The post Infinite Rationality: An Interview with Brett Hall appeared first on Areo.

In this week’s episode of our Two for Tea podcast, editor-in-chief Iona Italia interviews science and philosophy educator Brett Hall about critical thinking, technological optimism, Karl Popper and David Deutsch… View Post The post Infinite Rationality: An Interview with Brett Hall appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Nov 22

The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 3 of 4 The word of the year in education and regarding our children has been “groomer,” which is widely banned across social media now as a result (along with James Lindsay from Twitter for calling this problem out). In the Marxification of education, which is its remaking into a system of Marxist conscientization, schools can be said to have been transformed into groomer schools. Specifically, while the terms “thought reform” and “brainwashing” have been used in the past to describe this process, the term “grooming” is even more applicable given the nature of the process …

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The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 3 of 4 The word of the year in education and regarding our children has been “groomer,” which is widely banned across social media now as a result (along with James Lindsay from Twitter for calling this problem out). In the Marxification of education, which is its remaking into a system of Marxist conscientization, schools …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 25 With the possible exception of our would-be overlords, we all know Nazis were bad. Fewer of us, especially in the younger generations, understand that Communists are also bad. Do you understand these two movements and how they’re actually both bad because they’re actually both part of the same current of thought? That current of thought is progressivism, especially of the collectivist-socialist kind, which is more broadly an actionable manifestation of the Romantic counter-Enlightenment movement. While different in important ways, what these two evil movements share in common is profound. Join host James Lindsay in this longer …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 25 With the possible exception of our would-be overlords, we all know Nazis were bad. Fewer of us, especially in the younger generations, understand that Communists are also bad. Do you understand these two movements and how they’re actually both bad because they’re actually both part of the same current of thought? That current of thought …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Nov 22

As a theory of “political economy,” Marxism isn’t at all complicated. At the very bottom, it is the belief that human beings are fundamentally social beings whose true nature shapes and is shaped by their societies. Off this, Marxism boils down to two essential beliefs about people and society. Those are The Division of Society Through Private Property: Some people illegitimately declared themselves the exclusive possessors of some special kind of private property and order society and its supporting ideological narratives to justify their claim on this property now and into the future; and A Dynamic Relationship Between “Praxis” and …

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As a theory of “political economy,” Marxism isn’t at all complicated. At the very bottom, it is the belief that human beings are fundamentally social beings whose true nature shapes and is shaped by their societies. Off this, Marxism boils down to two essential beliefs about people and society. Those are The Division of Society Through Private Property: Some people …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Oct 22

The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 2 of 4 How on Earth did education get so messed up and stolen from our society and our kids? While the critical turn in education enabled this “transformation” of our education system, the crucial piece that allowed it to happen is the work of a Brazilian Marxist by the name of Paulo Freire. Paulo Freire completely transformed education, not least by Marxifying it. That is, in addition to creating the conditions to swap out actual education for political education, Freire structured his understanding of education and knowledge itself as a Marxist Theory of knowing and being educated. Treating …

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The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 2 of 4 How on Earth did education get so messed up and stolen from our society and our kids? While the critical turn in education enabled this “transformation” of our education system, the crucial piece that allowed it to happen is the work of a Brazilian Marxist by the name of Paulo Freire. Paulo Freire …

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