Culture: Feldman 14-3; Santrock 15
1. What is culture? What is ethnocentrism?
2. Recognize the factors that destabilize a culture
3. What does a worldview hold together? What happens when it is shared by members of the culture? Does America have a shared worldview?
4. You should be able to recognize descriptions of each of the worldviews listed on the “Competing Worldviews” lecture slide and know which ones are generally versions of the same
set of ideas.
5. What is globalism? What is elitism? Describe the system of the world’s elite? What are some reasons given for needing a “New World Order”? Is there any guarantee that a global system of government would achieve these ends? What might some more selfish and/or sinister reasons for a one-world government? Would a global government be a good thing for America? 6. What freedoms were America’s founding fathers seeking?
7. What are the elements of the traditional American perspective? You should be able to contrast this with communism/socialism.
9. What are the assumptions of socialism? What are the similarities and differences between Communism and socialism? How did Benito Mussolini define fascism? Where was this type of economic-government relationship found?
10. Historically, what has America’s position been with regard to socialism & communism?
thWhy were most of the wars fought by the United States in the 20 Century fought?
11. What is infiltration? What institutions need to be infiltrated, and what are the tactics used? What tactics can be used to destabilize a culture? Who were Antonio Gramsci and the Fabian socialists?
12. What is one thing that stands as an obstacle to the United States becoming a totalitarian socialist dictatorship? How is it being threatened?
What freedoms are we worried about?
13. Are Christians in America already being persecuted for expressing their beliefs? 14. What right is protected in the Second Amendment? How do we know that people are concerned about their Amendment II rights?
20. What righst does the tenth amendments address? What is a Sovereignty Bill? (What is sovereignty?)
21. Why are international treaties and United Nations documents such as those concerning the rights of children worrisome?
23. Why are people talking about fascism again?
24. Recognize those things that were outlawed or eliminated in Nazi Germany under Hitler which parallel current events in the United States. What were Hitler’s personal obsessions,
fascinations and causes? What charge was used to silence and jail preachers? What happened to dissenters on radio? What did Hitler use to take over as dictator?
25. What is signing treaties to accept U.Nl rules and intervention an example of? Answer: Signing away sovereignty one agreement/treaty at a time.
26. There are four NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) or groups that have been associated with trying to bring about the New World Order or a one-world government. What are their names, when were they founded, generally who makes up their memberships, and what is the main goal or focus of each one?
27. What is sustainable development? Where is it outlined? What percentage of the population may have to be eliminated to achieve it?