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Google really is programming our kids
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Google really is programming our kids

If we do not exorcise this ideological demon from our educational institutions now, it will own the way our children understand truth for generations.

Google found itself embroiled in controversy last week after the company’s Gemini artificial intelligence demonstrated an almost comical adherence to woke ideology. Multiple users found that the AI had a peculiar bias against white people, removing them from almost every historical context.

Gemini repeatedly rendered popes, Vikings, medieval knights, American founding fathers, and even Nazi SS soldiers without including any white people. When asked if whiteness should be eliminated, the AI replied that the situation was “complicated.” When it was asked if blackness should be eliminated, Gemini said the question was “concerning” and “harmful.”

The idea of going to a library and investigating primary sources that are not constantly monitored, censored, and altered for wrongthink by a woke megacorporation is unfathomable.

This intense level of ideological malice would be concerning in any institution, but Google is in a unique position of power.

Not only is Google’s search engine the primary portal through which most people interact with the internet, the company has also invested heavily in controlling the flow of information in America’s public schools.

Google isn’t just trying to rewrite history. It is actively working to reprogram the minds of our next generation.

While most conservatives are worried about the level of ideological subversion in Big Tech companies and public education, few understand the degree to which these sectors work hand in hand.

Slaves to Chromebook

Google has labored intensely to make its Chromebook ubiquitous in public schools. At first, the affordable laptop replacement seemed like a great way to expose students to the computer skills that are critical in the modern job market. But the device has now become a mandatory part of the classroom.

Teachers deliver and grade all their assignments through Google Classroom. Students write all their papers through Google Docs and create their presentations in Google Slides. Online worksheets, quiz programs, and educational games are designed to integrate with the Google suite.

I am only a few years removed from teaching in a public school setting, and I can tell you from experience that the level to which students are reliant on the Google search engine is astonishing. Most children have already lost the ability to read a textbook and draw information from it. Students expect to be able to search any question, relying on an algorithm designed by the same people who programed the Gemini AI to deliver answers.

Few schoolchildren even bother to click on the links provided by the search engine, instead taking their information from the summary Google provides at the top of its results. The idea of going to a library and manually investigating primary sources that are not constantly monitored, censored, and altered for wrongthink by a woke megacorporation would be unfathomable to them. Google now controls the entire algorithmic ecosystem through which American schoolchildren learn to gather information or judge its validity.

The problems with Chromebook-based education are obvious, but skeptical teachers and administrators have been brought into line through institutional pressure. Students who are constantly interacting with screens lose or fail to develop basic skills. Handwriting, note-taking, reading comprehension, and memory recall all suffer as children become entirely reliant on technology. Students who can easily switch between dozens of browser tabs at a moment’s notice quickly lose their ability to focus.

I will never forget being told that I needed to pause a video every three minutes because anything longer would tax the attention span of the students. Schoolchildren who submit and store all their work in Google Classroom lose their ability to organize and fail to develop basic skills like holding onto and keeping track of necessary items. There is a whole set of critical life skills that we rarely think about that fail to manifest if every part of the learning experience is digitized.

Feeble protections

The number of distractions and disciplinary issues that arise from constant Chromebook use also have an incredibly deleterious impact on the classroom. Administrators will tell you the Chromebooks are locked down with safety restrictions, but this is an absurd lie. A school full of bored children sitting in front of computers all day can circumvent the best protections faster than any technology specialist can institute them.

The result? Children are often watching movies, playing video games, and listening to music for most of their school day as teachers desperately try to keep them on task. Tragically, students also regularly find ways to take and share inappropriate photos, bully their peers, and access pornography by circumventing the Chromebook’s weak security restrictions.

Your children’s votes will be drowned out by the millions of new voters the Democrats are importing every year who only speak English through Google translate.

Teachers who were worried about the outsized dependence on Google or disciplinary issues associated with constant Chromebook usage at least had the option of refusing to make the device central to their instruction. But all of that changed once COVID-19 hit.

With children confined to their homes and learning done entirely though remote Zoom meetings, the Chromebook became more integral than ever. Every assignment had to be completely digital throughout the lockdown for obvious reasons, but once the children returned to school, nothing changed. Students had been trained to do all their work digitally through Google Classroom, and everyone had gotten used to the idea that all assignments must be available online. If a student was sick, or traveling, or just did not bother to come to school, administrators demanded that teachers facilitate the completion of all assignments through the Chromebook.

Digital assignments also became mandatory due to the incredible number of students who did not speak English. Many states have changed their model of instruction to place non-English-speaking children in normal classrooms, making heavy use of digital technology to bridge the language gap. Most students learning English as a second language would have no hope of completing their assignments or communicating with their instructors without heavy use of Google Translate. Eventually, every public school teacher was required to make the class digital, and every aspect of that digital learning environment ran directly through the Google ecosystem.

It’s worse than Gemini

Google has issued a non-apology for the Gemini debacle and promised to do better, but let us be clear: None of this was an accident or mistake. The images and answers produced by Gemini were simply a more obvious version of the poisonous ideology coded deeply into every aspect of Google’s algorithm.

We are constantly swimming in the progressive sewage that pervades our culture, so it can be difficult to realize how bad the situation really is. Gemini was like being able to summon a tiny stupid demon that was required to explain all the evil that the left truly believes. That demon is integrated into every aspect of the public education system and is rewriting history as we speak.

It might be tempting to simply say, “That’s why I homeschool my kids.” That’s great! But the vote of your children will be drowned out by the millions of new voters the Democrats are importing every year who only speak English through Google Translate.

Google is delivering its hateful and fictitious version of history to tens of millions of public school students and is reaping billions of dollars from American taxpayers as a result. The forced digitization of learning is also destroying the ability of children to read, write, maintain focus, build organizational skills, and do basic research.

This powerful tech company already shapes the way most people interact with information on the internet and is invested heavily in altering the way the next generation learns. If we do not exorcise this ideological demon from our educational institutions now, it will own the way our children understand truth for generations.

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