The increasing trend in many African nations is to engage in “decolonization” by purging Western civilization and science from the continent. This includes colleges where magical lighting bolt throwing witches are defended as being as valid as Isaac Newton, if not more so.
Now UNESCO is funding studies involving witchcraft at the University of Zambia.
“Report has it that UNESCO has given the University of Zambia $340,000 to develop a Degree Programme to safeguard Intangible Heritage with the first intake comprising of 20 students.
“… Intangible Heritage comprises of practices such as Witchcraft, social practices such as expression through music, Knowledge, skills-as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and rituals, the Zambia National Commission for UNESCO has explained.”
The University of Zambia has said that the degree program will not actually train students in witchcraft and the program is purely a cultural study; practicing it is illegal in Zambia, which according to its Constitution is a Christian nation.
However, not everyone in Zambia agrees with that:
“In November last year, Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo announced that Zambia should consider research and the study of witchcraft as a science that can be used productively for the benefit of the country.
“Professor Luo said Zambian scientists can learn from the South African counterparts who have commenced studies in witchcraft in some universities.
“‘I could not help but think of witchcraft when I saw a mobile phone put into a box and it turned into a lady’s pant!’ she said during the commemoration of the World Science Day for Peace and Development dubbed: ‘Recreating interest in science, technology and innovation’.”
The College Board, which provides the Advanced Placement Exams that allow high schoolers to earn college credit by successfully passing an exam, has decided to axe over seven thousand years of history and only testing on history since 1450.
“In response to valuable feedback from AP teachers, we’re making changes to AP World History in 2019-20 that better align it with the scope of content that most colleges and universities cover in a single course.
“These changes will help give students more time during the school year to develop understanding through sustained focus on key concepts and practice of essential skills.
“What’s changing, and why?
“Beginning in the 2019-20 school year:
- The AP World History Exam will assess content only from c. 1450 through the present (Periods 4–6).
- The exam format and rubrics will stay the same, in alignment with the other two AP history exams.
- Some content (i.e., world religions) from Periods 1–3 will be reviewed in Periods 4–6.
- Some content clarifications will be provided.”
Rather than cover vital history that led to the creation of modern society, they would relegate all history before 1450 to a pre-AP class where schools could teach about ancient civilizations that are foundational for contemporary society. The rise of Christianity and the intellectual/cultural influence of Rome and ancient Greece, as well as the medieval developments after them, are vital to understanding how our own civilization came to be as well as providing a greater intellectual depth—and philosophical counterbalance—to more modern strains of thought.
Indeed, those who want to control the future must also control the past, and it’s easy to control the past when you toss it into þe olde Memory Hole.
The longer doom is delayed, the greater the catastrophe. The end of Venezuela’s hellhole had been predicted for years, and though signs of all seven seals being broken exist in Venezuela, it is far from certain that the end is nigh.
Like many societies poised for greater hell, hyperinflation is front and center of the warning skeletons in the socialist desert. At least some can fine a useful use for useless money…
One of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was Pestilence. And right on queue…
And as a reminder that a military coup to stop these Revelations of ill portent, the military is forcing people to pay for water… in a socialist paradise where everyone got everything “according to their needs”….
Going outside the army is problematic, seeing as government censorship is quashing all alternative to coordinate against them…
Sadly, Venezuela is not a unique phenomena.