Keeping students ignorant of the past makes them more susceptible to the influences of Progressive propaganda, while ginning up faux outrages and fear mongering insures that most students, even if exposed to actual history and philosophy, will stay within the Progressive fold.
Case in point: Students believe that slavery never existed anywhere in the world before the Unites States of America came about and somehow invented it, as tenured Professor Duke Pesta notes:
“I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test… just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students – I’m talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years – they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They’re 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention… How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that’s what they think of their own country – that America invented slavery? That’s all they know.”
Actual history has been replaced with the Progressive belief in “systems of oppression” being created ex niliho by “kyriarchs“, and that the United State is uniquely evil.
The full interview with Prof. Pesta is worth watching in it’s entirety: