A recent report by the U.S. State Department has revealed that due to the anti-American attitude of the educational system, the ability of the United States to counteract the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is being undermined.
Through the document, the federal office stated that Americans should be educated about the strategic threat that the CCP represents to U.S. interests by having access to the speeches of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and being aware of the danger it represents.
The State Department also called on government officials, as well as all Americans, to always keep in mind the history and principles under which the United States of America was founded.
“America’s grade schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities have to a dismaying degree abandoned well-rounded presentations of America’s founding ideas and constitutional traditions in favor of propaganda aimed at vilifying the nation,” the State Department report said.
“In the face of these polarizing forces, the United States must reclaim its own legacy of liberty,” it added.
National Association of Scholars senior researcher fellow Rachelle Peterson called the arguments contained within the report right on, asserting that under a “biased, disfigured teaching” of the nation’s history, young people would be vulnerable to the propaganda of the CCP.
“For years, students have been taught American history as an unbroken chain of violated promises, ignoring the groundbreaking work Americans have done to advance the cause of personal liberty and individual responsibility,” Peterson said.
“Is it any wonder that students, convinced America is inherently bigoted, find Chinese propaganda persuasive? she asked.
In an opinion column published on the American Greatness website, China experts Robert S. Spalding and Zachary Glanz, point out that the interests of American academia are still based on the idea that by strengthening economic and diplomatic relations with China, the United States could reduce the ideological influence of the CCP.
“From Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 to Deng Xiaoping’s sweeping economic reforms, the United States assumed that capital success, American investment, and expansion of diplomatic relations inevitably would lead to a democratized China that embraced the United States,” the experts said.
The State Department earlier this year began investigating prestigious universities such as Harvard and Yale for failing to report billions of dollars in grants coming in from anti-U.S. countries such as China.
The State Department’s recently released document therefore calls on U.S. lawmakers to increase investment in technological advances and strengthen diplomatic institutions to counter the CCP’s influence abroad.
The report also points to the profound vulnerabilities that the CCP has, both internally and externally, pointing to population declines or the slowdown of its economy as examples that the United States should take advantage of, according to The Washington Free Beacon.