Dean Gotcher


Mark 13:1-27

And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!  And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings?  There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives over against the temple,  Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, tell us, when shall these things be?  And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled:  for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.  And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand), then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.  But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.  And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christ's and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.  But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.  And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Outcome-Based Education: The One Armed Bandit


As I have been explaining over the last few years, our whole society is being pulled under the control of socio-psychologists.  When departments of Health, Education, Welfare, and Labor control the development, promotion, implementation, and enforcement of the laws of the land the citizens will always find themselves in a Soviet form of Government (Communism).  All the reinventing of education (OBE), reinventing of the workplace (TQM), and the reinventing of government (STW) taking place in the United States of America today is being done under the departments controlled by socio-psychologists.

Men such as J. L. Moreno, Kurt Lewin, Theodore Adorno, Erich Fromm, and Abraham Maslow were all interested in using socio-psychology to control the world.  They were all Marxists—Transformational Marxists (J. L. Moreno:  Who Shall Survive:  Foundations of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy and Sociodrama, J. L. Moreno, Beacon House, Inc., Beacon, NY, 1953, p. xxxix.  Kurt Lewin:  The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin.  New York: Basic Books, inc., 1969.  Karl Korsch a famous Transformational Marxist  worked with Kurt Lewin both in Berlin and in the United States on the socio-psychological measurements of people in a dialectic-praxis setting.  Theodore Adorno and Erich Fromm:  The Dialectical Imagination:  A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950, Martin Jay, Boston, Little, Brown, 1973.  Abraham Maslow:  The Journals of Abraham Maslow.  Richard J. Lowry, ed., Lexington: Lewis Pub. Co., 1982, p. 132.)  What these men all had in common was their desire to create an environment which would promote the use the dialectic process, a process used by socialists, particularly communists, to solve social and personal problems.

The environment these men set out to develop, missing in traditional Marxism, is called praxis.  Antonio Gramsci called this form of Marxism the philosophy of praxis.  This praxis environment is a diverse group of people, dialoguing to consensus, over a social issue, in a facilitated meeting.  OBE, TQM, and STW all use praxis.

Literally every facet of America is using the dialectic process in an environment of praxis to make decisions and set policy.  It is in the classroom, in teacher training, in the workplace, in politics, in the legal system, and even in the church.  The police use it in the DARE program.  The military even use it; the Navy calls it TQL.

Consensus is at the heart of it, and the searing of the conscience is its goal.  The books which have been written to lay the infrastructure for this dialectic transformational society are referred to as Bloom's Taxonomies.  In book 2, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives:  The Classification of Educational Goals: Handbook 2, Affective Domain this quotation is found on page 39.  "They further state that ‘the superego. . .is conceived in psychoanalysis as functioning substantially in the same way as conscience.' Superego development is conceived as ‘. . . the incorporation of the moral standards of society…'  Internalization (incorporating as one's own) is thus a critical element in superego development and in the development of conscience.  Therefore the levels of the Taxonomy should describe successive levels of goal setting appropriate to superego development."

Most Americans, if they bother to read this book, assumed that it was written to help teachers in motivating children to learn facts.  Facts or cognitive was what the first book was assumed to be all about.  ("We recognize the point of view that truth and knowledge are only relative and that there are no hard and fast truths which exist for all time and all places." Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 1:  Cognitive Domain, Benjamin S. Bloom (ed.) Longman, New York, 1956, p. 32.)  But the statement ‘the superego. . . is conceived in psychoanalysis as functioning substantially in the same way as conscience,' is not dealing with motivation in the traditional way of thinking.

What Bloom and Krathwohl are saying here is to have a transformational society the conscience must be replaced with the superego.  The superego can be processed to function in a socialist world since it can be developed to respond to test questions which require "most agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, most disagree" type answers.  The conscience can only answer "right, wrong" or "thou shalt not" type questions.

By processing out the conscience and replacing it with the superego one can move a society from seeking ideals to one living the ever changing world of ideas.  The Ten Commandments had to come off the school house walls not because of religious tolerance, but because they would not tolerate the replacing of the conscience with the superego.

By putting everyone in society in a dialectic-praxis environment every individual and every institution will automatically be socialized.  As the conscience is being seared in the dialectic-praxis environment the superego will be habitualized into solving all personal and social problems with consensus.


By making sure every classroom, workplace, religious, and political meeting has a diverse group of people present the thesis-antithesis steps of the dialectic are represented.  Each person present has a position they hold to or believe in.  Each position must be supported with facts.  Each fact must be true, or at least the person holding to it must hold to it as true, and thus be able to say "I know my facts are right."  If they can not say this then they are not sure of their facts and they do not have an established position or a solid thesis.

Antithesis is another person or group who holds to facts and therefore a position which is different (obverse) from the one held by person or group with thesis.  Of course antithesis thinks it is thesis, which makes thesis, antithesis.  You may have to think about this a little, but it is true.

The facilitator (socio-psychologist) must convince everyone their "I knows" are really "I think" or "I feel."  Once every person is willing to put aside their facts or "I knows" which get in the way or conflict with the group solving a social problem, then consensus or synthesis can take place.

The facilitator, a "sweet, caring, wonderful person," does not tell anyone that their "I know" is wrong, just that they must be willing to put it aside if it gets in the way of the group solving a social problem.  If anyone refuses to participate they will be considered "negative," ("Don't be so negative.") If they do participate they will then enter only those facts which the group can accept for the sake of solving the social problem.  They are then considered "positive" in their attitude ("Let's be positive.") Everyone in a dialectic-praxis (Transformational Marxist) world are being graded on how well they participate in consensus building for the sake of society.


            Once a person is willing to put aside a fact which supports their position for the sake of group participation they have agreed to compromise their principles for the sake of social acceptance.  Facts which support our position or beliefs include our "can not's," "must not's," "will not's," and "Thou shalt not's."

The conscience depends upon established facts. If facts are not longer established or no longer considered worthy of establishing, then the conscience serves no purpose. If facts become ambiguous, feelings become ambivalent.  If feelings become ambivalent, behavior becomes automatic (robotic) to whoever trains it. By participating in the art craft of justifying facts away for the sake of group acceptance, one simply ends up searing their conscience.

Professionally trained facilitators, out of at least 10 regional training laboratories, (National Education Goals Panel Community Action Toolkit, September 1994.  The first National Laboratory, Human Relations in Curriculum Change, Kenneth Benne (ed.), The Dryden Press, NY, 1951.), are training students, teachers, elected officials, ministers, the police, the military, the media, etc., in dialectic-praxis environments to be socialist (Transformational Marxist) robots of the 21st century.  What is sad, as well as frightening, is that most Americans under their influence, do not know what is going on, or even worse, do not want to know or do not care.  All they want to do is feel good and be bathed in all the sweet, seductive words flowing out of the facilitator's mouth.

"We are here to help you." "Trust us." These were two of the most overused phases spoken by Marxists around the world during this century.  The language of the facilitator is just as seductive, and just as deadly.  This is the language being used by departments of health, education, welfare, and labor in OBE, TQM, and STW today.

(Seeking human relationship and power.)

(Seeking the truth and liberty.)

According to socio-psychologists, the superego, since it can be processed to consensus (feelings), can be used in place of the conscience (facts).  An OBE-TQM-STW or Transformational Marxist society does not need a live and well conscience, it only needs a processed superego.

The conscience is too slow at adapting to change.  It is too painful to deal with in a rapidly changing society.  This is why the next generation of children, educators, workers, elected officials, police, and military are unknowingly being processed in communitization, democratization, conscietization, habitualization, etc., as they participate in the dialectic-praxis world of consensus building.  A world developed and controlled by facilitators working through the departments of health, education, welfare, and labor.

Outcome-Based Education:
The One Armed Bandit

As I drove through Central City, Colorado this year I was shocked to see the area's history being destroyed by, of all things, "one armed bandits."  Gambling casinos are going up everywhere while slot machines cover every possible inch of the floors of the old establishments.  People sitting in rows, putting in their money, pulling on handles, anticipating great return.  The truth being, few would get a return on their money and in their time spent.  The same is true for OBE.

The citizens of America are pouring billions of dollars into the one arm bandit of OBE.  They are expecting great returns from all the glitz and hype they hear and see about them.  But they will soon learn, after their children's time and their own money is spent, the return is not there.

"Less is more" they hear, yet they keep on cranking away.  What they do not realize is that "less" is less learning reading writing and arithmetic and "more" is behavior modification, behavior modification which makes people addicted for more socialist programs as their rights are being taken away.  Actually, they are not being "taken" away; Americans are giving them away each time they pull the OBE handle.

Every time Americans pull the OBE handle, by allowing elected officials to go into facilitator controlled meetings, by voting in more taxes, and by volunteering their time, they are spending the next generation's time and money, all for the chance to "WIN BIG" at the OBE machine.

Only a few will be allowed to win.  They will be paraded for all to see, while socio-psychologists reap a fortune in control over the possessions which once belonged to the citizens of America: their property, their children, and their rights.

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 1997-2015