As the Federal Reserve came under increasing scrutiny by outraged lawmakers and the public in recent years, it hired a lobbyist to defend its controversial secrecy and produced propaganda-filled comic books aimed at young children. It even sought to develop a tool to spy on concerned citizens over the Internet.
Now, as the anti-Fed outcry continues to grow, the embattled central bank has another dubious public-relations ploy in the works: reaching out to high-school students. As part of the new scheme, functionaries at the St. Louis Fed branch recently developed a curriculum for what they call an “economic education.”
The course, posted online at a Fed-run “education” website, is designed to convince young Americans of the controversial institution’s supposed necessity and its alleged constitutionality. Of course, the lesson plan makes no mention of the fact that the privately owned Fed is actually nothing more than a banking cartel — let alone that all of the fiat currency it creates is issued as debt with impossible-to-pay interest attached.
Critics promptly lambasted the idea. “It now appears that the propaganda masters at the Office of Central Planning have decided to go for young American minds while they are still pliable,” noted a recent article about the new scheme on the financial analysis site ZeroHedge. The piece, entitled “Fed to Take Propaganda to the Schoolroom: Will Teach Grade 8-12 Students about Constitutionality Of... The Fed,” blasted the curriculum as an effort to fill the minds of children with “dogmatic propaganda.”
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