August 5, 2014 | By: Joaquin Fernandez
Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, has written a Report on the new AP History curriculum coming to a high school near you this Fall. According to John Aman, writing for WND, Wood calls the new AP U.S. history framework “a briefing document on progressive and leftist views of the American past,” one which “weaves together a vaguely Marxist or at least materialist reading of the key events with the whole litany of identity group grievances.”
Aman also tells us that “Conservative author Stanley Kurtz asserts the College Board is ‘pushing U.S. history as far to the left as it can get away with at the high-school level.’ The new 124-page history curriculum is a dramatic departure from the five-page outline previously supplied by the College Board to guide AP U.S. history instructors. A much more detailed “history from below,” it focuses on how native Indians and Africans suffered at the hands of Europeans in the New World.”
Reading this reminded me of President Obama’s statement during an October 30, 2008, campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri. He said:
After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of a campaign that’s taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
As we show in our film IndoctriNation, the transformation of America was planned a very long time ago and has been underway for many decades before Obama was even born. Nevertheless, it is evident to many observers that the “change we can believe in” has been taking place at an appalling speed, and it only seems to be accelerating.
American conservatives, and especially Christians, need to ask God for the discernment of “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32).
We say it’s time to abandon the government’s indoctrination camps.