The World’s Second Oldest Religion (VI)

When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendents, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’[1]

All of the German youth in the Reich is to be organized within the Hitler Youth. The German youth, besides being reared within the family and schools, shall be educated physically, intellectually, and morally in the spirit of National Socialism…through the Hitler Youth.[2] 

This new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.[3]

These boys join our organisation at the age of ten…and they will not be free again for the rest of their lives.[4]

Like everybody else on the face of the earth, socialists are deeply religious people. They may of course deny this, saying “I’m not religious at all. I’m an atheist,” why merely indicates which religion they actually hold to: humanism.

Hitler was a humanist and a socialist. To understand the ideology of Hitler and Nazism, is to begin to comprehend the ideological background of the State’s compulsory education in the west of our era. Hitler and the Nazis were serious about the ideological indoctrination of German children. They wanted to ensure that German education produced good Nazis, who were willing to fight and die for the cause. They got the outcome they wanted-at a price.

That meant that the State in Germany under Hitler was paramount. This is the normal humanistic position. Family and community were now to be defined politically. Children were for the State. Whatever goals and aspirations a family might have for its future had to be subordinated to the goals of the State, set by the Nazi party, and Hitler.

State control of education has always been a key component of humanist and socialist ideology; an article of their faith promoted since Aristotle and Plato, and espoused by Marx and Hitler. Engels, (Marx’s co-writer and supporter) claimed that,

with the transfer of the means of production into common ownership, [communism] the single family ceases to be the economic unit of society…The care and education of the children becomes a public affair; society looks after all children alike, whether they are legitimate or not. [5]

For socialists, this is a very important issue. They either have control of children’s education, or they do not, and they leave it entirely up to parents. But that’s out of the question for them. Socialists don’t want to miss a vital opportunity to indoctrinate children.

Julia Gillard, the Federal Minister for Education, said in Parliament on the 25th of August, 2008 that “parents of school-aged children are obligated to send them to school.”

In 2002, I became acquainted with the fact that Education Queensland was seconding Police officers to visit families who had not registered, and so had not received permission to homeschool their children with the Department. The reason for the police visit? None was given. It was a means of Departmental intimidation.

Why? Put it this way.

Can you imagine what would happen to the Department, if thousands of families all over Queensland began withdrawing their families from school, and homeschooling them without the Department’s permission? You might have a whole department that becomes redundant. Perish the thought! Hundreds of millions of dollars, saved by taxpayers! Under the guise of “the educational welfare of children,” the Department was guaranteeing its security and longevity. Who was really serving who?

Socialist politicians want to engage in the religious and ideological indoctrination of children, so they can call on a government department to do the job. The Department is committed to its own security of tenure, and will if necessary then enlist the police to do its dirty work.

And you thought this was about the education of children? It most certainly is, and this is the outcome when we leave education in the hands of government; our plans as parents are subverted by governments that have an ideological agenda to fulfil, that uses a department with a vested interest in ensuring its own perpetuation.

The best interests of children? They were forgotten, a long time ago.

Conclusion:

Humanists are deeply religious people, and they want to use social institutions such as State education to propagate their agenda. The Christian community must be aware of this, and act accordingly.

You want something different for your children? That’s good. But don’t expect the unilateral support of the status quo for your choice.

Hasn’t that always been the way?


[1] Hitler, Nov.6, 1933, quoted in William Shirer, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” 1968, p.343.

[2] Hitler, December 1, 1936, quoted in Shirer, p.349.

[3] Hitler, 1937, quoted in Shirer, p.343.

[4] Hitler, December 4, 1938, quoted in A. Klonn, “Youth of the Third Reich,” 1982, p.80. See “History of Quotations,” M. Cohen & J. Major, (Eds.) p.759.

[5] Marx and Engels, Selected Works, 1976.