Stealing the Minds of a Nation is the Greatest Crime by Russ Payne




In 1924, H.L. Mencken’s razor sharp words took public education to task exposing its true goal: “to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” Today’s reality exposes these truths. We have journeyed to close to the final goal of the educators:  Change Agents in the Obama Administration nationalizing our schools from K-12 with Common Core. This path traveling from freedom to slavery is the inevitable consequence that all other nations have followed when they allowed the state to take control of what children are taught. This long term process has now been in the works for well over a 100 years. Below as I uncover signposts from the past leading to this goal, you will see how precisely this long term agenda fits Mencken’s words like a glove.

In no way does this thesis below condemn all the great teachers who labor under a monopoly of what is taught in their classrooms. Nor, do I attack  our students who have for the past hundred years , created a boom in the advancement in technology. But, here, I merely suggest, our students have been denied the moral wisdom that has created the “goose that laid the golden egg”: the freedom that only comes from the Holy Bible. Freedom to be creative.

As a father of four and grandfather of ten, I have for nearly 50 years had a passion for exposing this evil process that popular opinion ignores. For powerful persuasion of the fickle nightly news and main line  newsprint have continued to applaud while these truths have been designated as extreme. A constant  barrage of   telling the people what they want to hear, “good news” ; makes an effective cover, for it shields the people from what they need to know. We must learn from these lessons of history that have deceived generations of our people in order to prevent the complete nationalization of  our schools.

In fighting through all the maze of controlled persuasion, remember it is you who must decide what is the good or the evil side. Beware, the warning of the words of William Butler Yeats in his poem, The Second Coming: “The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Siren songs of tyranny have always been sold with quiet gentle words throughout the  generations with a “passionate intensity.” Parents must avoid  leaving the teaching of their children in the so-called expert hands of the state.

Youth who have a limited understanding because of poor reading have been easy to deceive with perverted history. Because the “core” of learning depends on reading skills: these foundational methods of informing the minds of our youth in our public schools have been the primary target of the “change agents’ in our schools. The crippling impact of impaired reading on our culture has been evident in the kind of leadership we have chosen. I’m sure that most parents are concerned as I am  about what is taught in our schools. For isn’t it obvious that what is taught today, if it does not produce a high degree of literacy, the next generation will suffer the consequences?

With children in a captive audience in the classroom: does it not make sense for parents to ask, why these insightful words of the great Senator of Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero have not been part of their history curriculum: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” Just think how rewritten historical lies controls human action. George Orwell  reinforces this deficiency with a similar warning: “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Should we not as parents ask why evil men lusting for power, have learned from history, while good honorable leaders: especially, in our American Republic, who have been entrusted to safeguard our liberty, seem never to learn from history. in our culture: “evil painted good goes on silently”, while the people slumber in the paradise of liberty, oblivious to the price paid for it by  our “forefathers.”  Without reading skills our people cannot learn from the past. Does it not make sense that if a method of teaching reading skills is a failure, then the tried and true method of phonics should be restored in our schools?

The thread of history exposing this evil trend to deny our people the lessons of history has deep roots, traveling all the way back in time to May 1st, 1776.  Preceding our Declaration of Independence, the Order of the  Illuminati, the main branch of this conspiracy of evil was founded with a purpose to destroy all human institutions: the family, biblical Christianity, schools of learning and all governments. Essentially, turning the world upside down to establish their control. The words of the Degree of Regent within the Illuminati stated:  “You must gain over the Order the common people. The great plan for succeeding in this is to influence the schools… The Prefect will therefore spare no pains to gain possession of the Schools which lie within his district, and also of their teachers…” Do you see how this intent is the seed of Common Core and how its purpose fits what Mencken’s words  so accurately described in 1924?

One of the most powerful agency of this alien philosophy that would limit the student to dependence  on the state and divide children from their parents was the Carbonari spawned Young America movement.  A  second generation agency furthering the Illuminati cause in America to turn all that is decent in the world upside down was led by John O’Sullivan, editor of the Democratic Review. In 1837 this was a major newspaper impacting the Democratic party. His words were a Manifesto of deception: “ All history has to be rewritten; political science and the whole scope of all moral truth have to be considered and illustrated in the light of the democratic principle. All old subject of thought and all new questions arising , connected more or less directly with human existence, have to be taken up again and reexamined….”   American’s who care about the future our children will inherit, must ask: Why weren’t we told about  this silent generational killer of our beloved nation?

While Threads of darkness were spreading this evil agenda throughout Europe. From Adam Weishaupt  to Voltaire, the goal was set to capture controls of education in every country. On this side of the Atlantic, God’s agenda became the beacon of hope for western civilization. “Dr. Lawrence A. Cremin  in his study of American education from 1607 to 1789, credits the high quality of American education to the Bible,’ the single most important cultural influence in the lives of Anglo-Americans.” The Providence Foundation reveals the results of education that creates liberty: “At the time of the Declaration of Independence the quality of education had enabled the colonies to achieve a degree of literacy from 70% to virtually 100%.” Children sitting on mothers knee created the greatest generation ever. True education God’s way is not complicated.

But the lure of Free public education for all children in public schools appealed to a small audience of parents seeking an easy way that required less parental involvement. Although contrary to the trend away from the “free education, Common Schools” (the name for public schools then): in 1789, Massachusetts enacted the first state school law. No one then or enough people now seemed to realize the high cost government schools would demand from the taxpayers pocket. Nor the killing effect it would have on  a “generational mindset” of our people to perpetuate the “biblical liberty’ that our forefathers bought with their lives, fortunes and sacred honors. Rewritten history hides the glory of this greatest generation that won the war for American Independence.

Perverted history, hides this agenda that Karl Marx listed as the number ten plank of the Communist Manifesto in 1848. its purpose lies hidden: to destroy parental rights that would be taken away by the Nanni-state. Since then “government schools called public schools” have become as American as apple pie. Take heed of Lincoln’s insightful wisdom: The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

The control of our public schools has been the first step, acting as a  catalyst to perpetuate other revolutionary planks that Marx’s advocated in his Manifesto. Because what our youth have been taught continues to allow the promotion of our nations central planned super-state, generation after generation. Government school graduates do not question the Marxist programs that continue to dominate our national policies  And all the masters of the Orwellian Ministry of Truth whose minds are also programmed by the same educational curriculum say: hurrah, hurrah! Education of our youth has traveled from the trusted knee of mom to the present world that threatens the future of our nations survival. Failure in education has deep roots.

Here I would like to define the term , “Educational Establishment” (EE): as the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United States Department of Education with its satellite 50 state agencies, the National Educational Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT) , Teachers Colleges and textbook publishing companies. These are the “Common Core” revolutionaries minds behind what  Teachers teach. Students learn what they are told.  But passing grades does not measure good education.

Isn’t it fair to assume that  these philosophies of the EE have had a major impact  on our nations policies that have caused America’s decline from liberty and prosperity?  In what other way could our citizens have been so desensitized to all the government policies that have accumulated an 18 trillion dollar plus, national debt? Toleration of such “economic chaos” has no other explanation to the sober minded. Who would guess that the seed our destruction was incubated in the minds of our educators growing from the  school room where either the Christian philosophy of liberty or the utopian philosophy of tyranny can be taught? Isn’t it possible that Samuel Blumenfeld’s words describe how we have become victims of this national crime; “It is easier to believe a credible lie than an incredible truth?”

What are the results of the EE monopoly of education? In April 1983 the National Commission on Excellence in Education issued its historic report, stating: “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre education performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves.” After thirty two years and tens of billions of dollars later, who can argue that our money has bought an improvement in education?

it is because our Founders believed in biblical truth, our nation has risen into unparalleled prosperity. Does it not make sense to go back to these basics to solve our nose-diving SAT scores? Instead of pouring more money into programs such as Common Core. According to the book,  America’s Providential History there were in 1989, 30 – 40 million American adults who were functional  illiterates. Isn’t it obvious  that something is radically wrong with our schools when these poor souls are unable to read job applications,  a warning sign at work or prescriptions on medicine bottles?

Why have our schools failed to educate? The answer lies within each of us as we look in the mirror. We have allowed the Supreme Court rulings for well over a half-a-century to be our Supreme Board of Theology. Biblical Christianity has been rendered obsolete in their multiple rulings. Why should we be surprised if our nation uses God as a “spare tire” as was demonstrated on 9-11. Afterwards, we put Him back in the trunk. Without the moral anchor of the Ten Commandments, our nation has been in a “moral vacuum” : not standing for something, we have fallen for anything to fill that vacuum. Colossians 2:8 tells us that a worldly philosophy brings captivity: “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men , according  to the elementary  principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Most folks own a Bible, but not many read it.

Parents: do you really believe that such an elementary failure of so many children to learn to read and write can be blamed on their intelligence? Or is it that we have bought a monopolized education package from the EE with our tax dollars that have purposely failed to teach our children for generations the correct way to read or write? For information on the proper teaching of phonics system, I urge all to contact the Samuel L. Blumenfeld Literacy Foundation at  For a sound basis and understanding of this “crisis in education” , I suggest reading the late Mr. Blumenfeld’s books: “IS PUBLIC EDUCATION NECESSARY?; NEA: TROJAN HORSE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION, and  his last book co-authored by  Alex Newman: CRIMES OF THE EDUCATORS.

As citizens who pay dearly in tax dollars we must ask why for generations, the EE has deleted the only true Common Core of  education, the  Ten Commandments? This has created a moral vacuum in the minds of our youth, who are now filled with varying degrees of what the holy Bible warns against in the last chapter of Judges: “Every man did what was right in his own eyes.”  This is the goal of the master planners, the  self appointed  gods of the EE. For as Ben Franklin said: the more corrupt a people become the more they have need of a master.”  Crime is profitable for would be dictators who lust for power.

Since the mid-twentieth century we have been victimized by what  William Penn warned against: “Men who refuse to be ruled by God will be ruled by men.” I have studied  decades of government corruption and no matter which party is in control, we continue with essentially the same philosophy: if government policies fail, we just throw more money at it. If the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then looking in the true mirror of our history, we as a people have allowed insanity to rule. If one doubts my contentions here, I suggest you read the Communist Manifesto, thoroughly, and then compare the agenda that Marx recommended to seize control in a nation to how our government policies follow the same path.

It is for shame that the implementation of the above evil agenda quietly strangles our nation, while God’s Manifesto for liberty, the Holy Bible is forgotten. Biblical liberty is  so vividly portrayed in 2 Corinthians 3:17 where it says…”Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” Without this divine restoration, the terminal infection within our culture seeded many generations ago in our schools will cause the “death of our nation.”