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Indoctrinating Kids with Socialism

September 23, 2009

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Glenn Beck spread the alarm on his TV show Tuesday about an anti-capitalist, anti-individualist video that is being shown to schoolchildren across America. The video was made by former Greenpeace employee Annie Leonard and the extreme-left Tides Center, a pass-through entity that allows wealthy donors like billionaire leftist George Soros to give money to causes without the source of funds being identified.

The narrator in the partly animated video — that is nonsense from start to finish — explains that a tank should be used to symbolize the government because in the U.S. “more than 50 percent of our federal tax money is now going to the military.” Even though a tank ought to be used, the narrator said, she prefers to use a person “to symbolize the government because I hold true to the vision and values that governments should be of the people, by the people, for the people.”

“A tank to symbolize the government?” asks Beck. “We are a bunch of war mongers — not only are they vilifying the military here, but they are completely wrong: 50 percent of taxpayer money does not go to the military. It’s actually more like 20 percent — they intentionally take out Medicaid and Medicare and Social Security from the equation.”

The narrator explains that because “governments should be of the people, by the people, for the people,” the proper role of government is “to watch out for us — to take care of us. That’s their job.”

After this embrace of Big Government paternalism, the narrator begins bashing corporate America. “Then along came the corporation,” she says. Referring to a drawing of a top hat-wearing fat cat (shown at the top of this blog post), she says “the reason the corporation looks bigger than the government is that the corporation is bigger than the government.”

The implication must be that corporations are scary and must be controlled.

She then explains that 

We’re running out of resources. We are using too much stuff. Now I know this can be hard to hear, but it’s the truth and we’ve got to deal with it. In the past three decades alone, one-third of the planet’s natural resources space has been consumed. We are cutting and mining and hauling and trashing the place so fast that we’re undermining the planet’s very ability for people to live here. Where I live, in the United States, we have less than 4 percent of our original forests left.

There’s hardly a true fact in the entire video, Beck notes, adding:

Four percent of our original forests left? They get that stat from that says 95-98 percent of forests in the continental United States have been logged at least once since settlement by Europeans. But they literally ignore the crazy — wacky — fact that trees can be replanted. This is the kind of education your kids are getting. Feeling good, America?

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52 Comments
  1. Keith permalink
    September 23, 2009 1:43 am

    This is very dangerous. Reaffirms my belief in eliminating the Department of Education or should I say, the Department of Propaganda.

    How in the heck does this get into our schools?

    • Swemson permalink
      September 23, 2009 9:18 am

      Because most of the teachers believe it too.

    • The Inquisitor permalink
      September 24, 2009 7:12 am

      What do you expect from socialized education?

      People rail against socialized medicine, but they loove socialized education. It’s what they and their mammies and pappies grew up with, so it has to be good.

  2. Jonathan permalink
    September 23, 2009 3:10 am

    Doesn’t it feel wonderful knowing that the schools want to help raise up future generations of kids who have the sort of positive outlook, that they want to be a part of this country and make it even better for their own kids? I’m so glad that these people will be watching out for me when I am old and defenseless. Thanks all you liberals and leftists, for helping make the world a better place!

  3. davod permalink
    September 23, 2009 5:16 am

    How is this stuff getting past the school boards or even the school principals.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 23, 2009 8:39 am

      How? By using the front door.

    • Delores permalink
      September 24, 2009 5:07 pm

      Davod, the school principals have no power. They just DO AS THEY’RE TOLD BY THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT! The liberal socialist NEA also has a lot of input, since theirs is one of the largest lobbies in the U. S. Congress. It’s all POLITICAL, and getting worse by the minute. Decades ago, the “government” began ruining our school systems with their various “dumbing down” programs. If one program didn’t “get the job done” fast enough, the “government” replaced it with a worse one. History books have been re-written to replace the REAL ones, so that our children (some of whom have grown up to be TEACHERS) would become totally brainwashed with the anti-America, liberal socialist propaganda, and they would never even HEAR of our heros of the past…much less the REASONS WHY they are our heros. A 21-year-old in my family, who will graduate with a degree in education next spring, has been “practice teaching” in local elementary schools. She says all that’s taught in those schools is reading, basic math, and the “new” social issues…if you get my drift. They’re not teaching English, spelling, true history, geography, or much science. ALL kids, regardless of disabilities, emotional status, language skills, background of experiences, “gifted” abilities, etc., are in the classrooms together. It’s called “inclusion”. It should be called “chaos” or “bedlam”. Those who have behavioral problems are interfering with the learning process for the other children. There are “special teachers” coming and going in the classroom constantly, to “help” those who “qualify” to be helped, which of course, distracts the entire class. The miriad problems in the public GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED education system should give any “Obamacare” advocates some idea of just how a GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED “health care” sysstem would be run! All programs that the Federal “government” has ever intiated/run have been total failures; and their so-called “health care” plan would be an even worse disaster, because of the ulterior motives the “government” has for implementing such a heinous plan for we the people, in the first place! Find it! Read it! We all need to HOUND our reps and senators, demanding that if the “government” just HAS to come up with another “program” to “help” any or all Americans in any way (which only 15% need or want, in this case) then ALL of us want the SAME state-of-the-art health care plan THEY VOTED FOR THEMSELVES and their families. If such a plan is good enough for them, it’s NOT TOO GOOD for the rest of us! They’ve devastated our school systems, taken over many of our banks and other financial institutions, car manufacturers, run up the highest federal debt in the history of our nation, etc., all of which is a total disaster. Now a UNION BOSS has been given a high level position in our government! The “president” HIRED 47 CZARS…for WHAT, pray tell…unless Obama (not the government) hired them to do HIS job, while he’s running around the world apologizing for America, bowing to a Muslim king, and CONSTANTLY in our faces in TV ads, with his never-ending CAMPAIGN speeches NOW, AFTER he’s “president”…that is, IF he’s legally an American citizen. Is any of this the “change” we thought we were getting? I think not. But there certainly shouldn’t be any doubts re: WHY our public (GOVERNMENT-RUN)schools are in such bad shape! More power to Glenn Beck for his courage, research, facts, and TV interviews and presentations, in which he just presents videos of people’s OWN VOICES, and then allows us listeners/viewers to draw our own conclusions from that which they SAID. We definitely need more “Glenn Becks” right now! Be sure and watch Glenn tomorrow, Friday, (5:00 p.m ET) when he will have some children and their moms as guests!

  4. September 23, 2009 5:17 am

    Guess they missed the memo on methane gas capture at landfills and how that gas is being converted and used as energy.

    These are the same people who are involved with the “Go Green” movement. As self-professed non-capitalists, they don’t realize they, too, are consumers. Without capital, there is no means to purchase consumables.

    Show me ONE person involved in this little production who is self-sufficient. Instead, they sit behind their electrically-run PC in their air-conditioned suburban home and join “causes”. They travel, have cell phones, promote businesses that are green-oriented and talk the hip-talk, but the reality rub comes when there is an actual analysis of their cushy lifestyles.

    Whoops….they really ARE consumers. They buy food at stores. They buy clothing and eat at restaurants. Who are they kidding? Do people honestly believe that having a tub of recycled plastic every week gives them the bragging rights to be “green”. Drop them in the forest and see how long they would survive. Give them a patch of land and let’s watch how “sustainable” they really are.

    “Sustainable”…..Yeah. Ms. Leonard travelled around the world for 10 years? How much carbon-based energy did THAT effort use?

    Oh, and shouldn’t someone point out that the clothes Ms. Leonard is wearing are all dyed? Tsk, tsk….toxic synthetic chemicals in the environment….

  5. Jim G permalink
    September 23, 2009 7:46 am

    You want to know how this stuff gets in our schools? It’s because the majority of them are run by or have educators that are part of the “progressive” movement — brainwashed themselves during their early days when they too attended Liberally controlled institutes of “higher education”. Good grief!

    • Eric Kirk permalink
      September 23, 2009 9:40 am

      Then you need to encourage more conservative students to become teachers. But you’d probably have to up the salaries. If money matters much to you, it’s just not the right profession.

  6. pbrauer permalink
    September 23, 2009 8:16 am

    Don’t you guys realize that government is not for the people anymore? The preamble might just as well read “We the Corporations…” During the Bush administration it was industry that wrote the credit card and Medicare Part “D” legislation, not the legislators. We have the best legislators the corporations can buy – best for them not the people.

    Corportations run our country and Benito Mussolini had a term for that starts with the letter “F.”

    • September 23, 2009 9:24 am

      If you want to fight corporate power — and I encourage you to do so — then do it Douglas Rushkoff style:
      http://frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=35663

      My review of the excellent “Life Inc.”

      Further, you forget: corporations are made up of people. And while there are some serious problems with corporatism corporations have in fact benefited humanity in important ways. Don’t let corporations’ negative aspects overwhelm the good they’ve done as well.

      • Swemson permalink
        September 23, 2009 10:19 am

        David;

        What are the serious problems with corporations that you’re referring to ?

        • September 23, 2009 10:24 am

          Read the link I posted.

          • Swemson permalink
            September 23, 2009 12:30 pm

            I don’t follow David…

            If the essence of the argument is that Corporations think short term rather than long term, I don’t see that as a fault of the concept of the Corporation. First, not all corps think short term, and second, sometimes the pursuit of short term profits is quite logical.. and of course in a free society, the PEOPLE who own said corporations are perfectly free to pursue their own self interest…

            Have there been evil people who have operated from within the corporate system to hurt others and commit crimes, but in those cases, the problem is the evil people, not the EVIL corporation idea.

            My favorite example of how corporations have been unfairly maligned in America is Alcoa, and what the govt did to it before WWII.

            The govt broke Alcoa up because it was a monopoly. The anti-trust laws resulted from America’s deeply seated fear of the concentration of power in the hands of the few… Alcoa’s defense was that they had no ambitions or intent to become a monopoly…. Basically they were just growing their business in a totally lawful manner. In his decision against Alcoa, Judge Learned Hand said “What better way is there to create a monopoly, other than buying up the best land with the raw materials, and hiring the best and most talented people.. etc..etc.. or words to that effect..

            Of course, a few years later, when America was facing critical shortages of aluminum for the construction of airplanes in WWII, it was Alcoa that was blamed for the shortage….

            The failure of the government and the people who supported the anti trust laws was a result of the fact that THEY were too short sighted to realize that at the time of the breakup, Alcoa was much smaller than the shoe industry in America, and that they did indeed have competitors in that brand new industry… Aluminum at the time was competing with wood, steel, concrete, and all of the other building materials… It took smart & hard working risk-takers to create a new industry… It’s the same as what happened to Standard Oil in the early days of the petroleum industry.. Standard Oil was hated because they were a monopoly, but no group of small oilmen could ever have come up with the money to fund the R&D needed to develop technology such as divergent refining, and an infrastructure for the distribution of product. Like Alcoa, Standard Oil was punished for doing exactly what needed to be done to create a new industry…

            The root cause of all this was that American’s couldn’t see the difference between political and economic power….. And ironically, that’s the same problem that put us in the mess that we’re in now… Power hungry politicians like Obama, use the lie that capitalism is the source of their problems, when in fact the govt itself is the real villain.

            • September 23, 2009 12:35 pm

              You should read the book. It’s entirely libertarian and free market and does not advocate that the gov’t should squash corporations. It’s critical of the Left. Rushkoff is one of my favorite thinkers.

              Rushkoff basically advocates for a good balance between local economies and corporate, larger size economies.

              And having worked for multiple corporations I think it is a problem being so oriented on the short term. I think understanding corporations in this way explains a lot about the failing of the Big Three and the current economic crisis.

            • Swemson permalink
              September 23, 2009 4:36 pm

              David;

              You write:

              “Rushkoff basically advocates for a good balance between local economies and corporate, larger size economies.”

              To repeat something I’ve said several times on NewsReel, I say that if the govt kept its corrupt hands out of the free market altogether, the “good balance between local economies and corporate, larger size economies.” that you and Mr. Rushkoff aspire to would flow naturally from the free market mechanism itself…

              ALL of our economic woes are due to govt’s unconstitutional meddling in the private sector. The govt’s PROPER function in our economy is to police it, like all other forms of police work, to catch the con men & thieves who try to game the system & rip off whomever they can. Part of that police work involves agencies such as the SEC, which are intended to perform a sophisticated type of the policing tis huge and complex economy, and which unfortunately have failed miserably to do their job because they themselves are also caught up in this incredibly corrupt and evil gang of liars and thugs who are out there NOT to represent & protect the American public as they should, but to help themselves to the riches that the so called private sector creates every day of the week…

              They’re parasites, and they’re the problem, not corporate structures or any other aspect of the free market system…

              The reason why you and so many others, who fervently believe in freedom and liberty don’t understand this part of the puzzle, is that you’ve never seen the system that I’m referring to at work. You’re so used to the concept of government REGULATING the private sector that you’ve forgotten that the very idea of “regulating” a free market system is in itself a contradiction in terms. What you’ve been observing has not been capitalism, but rather a mixed economy in which crooked bureaucrats keep screwing everything up in their pursuit of money & power, and then lying to the public that capitalism is responsible for all the damage they do…

              There’s nothing wrong with the corporate concept, and if we ever have a TRULY free economy you’ll see that for yourself.

            • September 23, 2009 5:56 pm

              Swemson,
              You should read the book and grapple with its arguments and evidence before rejecting its thesis.

            • Swemson permalink
              September 23, 2009 7:50 pm

              If only I had the time to read all of these books & articles…

      • pbrauer permalink
        September 23, 2009 2:16 pm

        David, I’ve worked (and retired) from a corporation longer than you have been on this planet so I don’t need lecturing from you about the people working for corporationa. They manufacture high-end oscilloscopes for military and scientific uses. They don’t polute the environment and they pay decent wages.

        There are corporations who could care less if they pay decent wages or polute the environment. Have you ever wondered why 1 in 150 children born today will suffer from autism? Have you ever wondered why just about everything you buy is made in China?

        Sam Walton promoted when he was living that he bought American. His heirs have forgotten all that.

        I read the link you suggested and note that you are bit of a conspiracy theorist. I know many people who don’t like Walmat because of their practices. Take them down, now way. Chang e their practices – yes. The idea of Target funding a take down of Walmart was a screamer. LOL.
        I also watched Douglas Rushkoff’s video at Amazon, he blamed the bailout on Obama when it was Bush that did it.

        You should know that justices Roberts and Alito decisions favor corportations over the people.

        • September 23, 2009 5:57 pm

          “I read the link you suggested and note that you are bit of a conspiracy theorist.”

          And here I thought you were one of our regular readers.

        • Jonathan permalink
          September 27, 2009 3:51 am

          And the thing that YOU’VE forgotten, pbrauer, about Wal-Mart is that it is the leftist globalist dominated US GOVERNMENT responsible for the foreign trade mess we are in, comprising job exportation, unfair trade practices AGAINST America in favor of a communist socialist state which reserves profit making for itself to build a massive military machine to crush the free peoples of Asia with. It is also the leftist-controlled US government that is aiding and abetting the exploitation of workers in China. The leftist pro-globalist dominated US government is a hypocritical liar that WANTS to oppress the worker while it tells them otherwise.

          Why don’t you criticize the failures of socialist coutries, Pbrauer? They are vastly, vastly more glaring and aggregious than those of America. And you work for a corporation? Let’s not forget that.

          The thing EVERYBODY needs to remember is that corporations are inanimate objects, like guns and drugs. They can be used for good, or they can be abused. Marxism isn’t about eliminating corporations. That’s just the lie from the pit of hell. Marxism is about “SOCIAL CONTROL” of every aspect of the human individual, MASQUERADING as an economic theory.

          Regulate corporations with socialism? What? Are we delusional? The government BECOMES the corporation, and they run the business any way they want to. The only difference between them and Sam Walton is: Sam Walton can be prosecuted, but nobody can prosecute Uncle Sam.

      • Jonathan permalink
        September 24, 2009 4:01 am

        I’ve read this book and I think Rushkoff is onto something. A sort of disconnectedness that can’t be quite described. I think he is getting at something Alvin Toffler called “Future Shock” back in the 60s. I hope Rushkoff writes a sequel to LIFE, Inc. that has a few more solutions in it. That being said, I don’t think he’s really delving into how this grand experiment called “capitalism” needs some fine tuning and rethinking to make it… less like what it seems to be in the corporate world, maybe? I don’t know, this is an interesting topic. Very interesting.

        Rushkoff sometimes mishandles the facts of history in Life Inc.. At one point the statement is made that the vessel “Mayflower” was chartered by the British East India Company. Indeed there were several ships at the time named Mayflower, but this is not necessarily the same ship used by the Pilgrims. This criticism aside, I think the book is still worth reading. Although the chapter presenting solutions to the problem is short, I feel it is on the mark. But, this book made me think of Alvin Toffler and “Future Shock” Toffler was a prophet describing a world yet to come to the audience of yesterday. Rushkoff is more a “priest” for today’s audience coping with the reality of prophecy fulfilled.

        Rushkoff also wrote a book about Judaism that I’ve read. It isn’t compelling, but I read it mainly to gather some insights on how the young left views Judaism today. It’s interesting, but not really something a Jew should hinge a decision on.

        • September 24, 2009 5:31 am

          Thank you Jonathan. Rushkoff is a friend and I’m a big advocate of his work. You should also check out his graphic novel series “Testament.”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testament_%28comics%29

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 24, 2009 3:58 am

      Not quite. Fascism is when the government runs the corporations, whether they are privately owned or not. Big government IS a corporation of the worst kind. It is a corporation that doesn’t need to worry about profit/loss or any of those other pesky problems that private businesses have to worry about. And, it also has the luxury of being able to make up the rules, change the rules and ignore the rules whenever it wants to, and also to do all that with impunity.

      It’s ironic and paradoxical that leftists hate corporations but love the biggest corporation of all. Statist Government.

      • September 24, 2009 5:32 am

        Oh this is a rich, fantastic comment. Well done, sir.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:40 am

      Why don’t you take a look at all the corporations who donated money to Obama to help him achieve his part in bringing about the global socialist utopia.

      The Federal Reserve Bank is a quasi-governmental corporation that wields ALL the power over the United States. The corporations that pose the biggest threat to America are LEFTIST corporations.

      You are so paradoxical. You speak about bad corps and tyranny, but yet you are a leftist. Your philosophy of socialism is what is wrong with America, not capitalism. Government mismanagement and control over the economy and business is what is wrong with this country. We’ve been partially socialist for 70 years, and you constantly criticize the situation in this country, while simultaneously advocating for MORE socialism.

  7. Jonathan permalink
    September 23, 2009 9:41 am

    Here are some good quotes for you about “education” in America.

    October, 1947 – NEA Associate Secretary William Carr writes in the NEA Journal that teachers should “… teach about the various proposals that have been made for the strengthening of the United Nations and the establishment of a world citizenship and world government.”

    1948 — Behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner proposes “a perfect society or new and more perfect order” in which children are reared by the State, rather than by their parents and are trained from birth to demonstrate only desirable behavior and characteristics. Skinner’s ideas would be widely implemented by educators in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s as Values Clarification and Outcome Based Education.

    1964 – Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook II is published. Author Benjamin Bloom states “… a large part of what we call ‘good teaching’ is the teacher’s ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the students’ fixed beliefs.”

    Bloom’s Taxonomy: “The highest form of intellectual development has occurred when an individual no longer believes in ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

    Bloom’s Outcome-Based Education (OBE) method of teaching would first be tried as Mastery Learning in Chicago schools. After five years, Chicago students’ test scores had plummeted causing outrage among parents. OBE would leave a trail of wreckage wherever it would be tried and under whatever name it would be used. At the same time, it would become crucial to globalists for overhauling the education system to promote attitude changes among school students.

    1964 — Visions of Order by Richard Weaver is published. He describes “progressive educators as a ‘revolutionary cabal’ engaged in ‘a systematic attempt to undermine society’s traditions and beliefs.’”

    NOW — Today, teachers throughout the US are unwittingly taught to be change agents and brainwashers. Even teachers in so-called “Christian Schools” go to the same universities, learn the same methods and unwittingly put these philosophies to work in their schools. And it isn’t JUST IN THE U.S. This is going on throughout much of the world under Western influence.

  8. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    September 23, 2009 1:06 pm

    If I were a parent today, I would be questioning everything when my child gets home.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:57 am

      If I were NOT a parent today, there is absolutely no way I would even consider bringing children into this wicked world.

      The birth vs death rate is either equal or negative in ALL Western countries, as Pat Buchanan notes in his book “The Death of the West”. There are two reasons for that, I think. Either population control using “government health care”, or because people living in those countries are opting not to have children for a conscious motivation.

  9. poptoy permalink
    September 24, 2009 3:38 am

    This indoctrination has been going on since the 70’s. Nothing new. Doro’s will only speed it up. People if you want this country to be saved the best thing you can do is get on your knees and PRAY. Pray hard and often. I could could go on and i won’t. What the hell were people thinking to elect Obama? This country is in trouble and it goes further than you think. Pray!!!

  10. jbtrevor permalink
    September 24, 2009 6:02 am

    This stuff gets into the schools because the schools aka GOVERNMENT have become the Parents (capital P).

    I am shocked by the unwillingness of parents (lower case p) to challenge these curriculae in schools. Unfortunately, many parents lives are so involved; dropping the kids off at school means not having to worry about them for the day and/or they don’t have the energy to find out the counter points to engage in a discussion they shouldn’t have to be having.

    • Christy permalink
      September 24, 2009 11:43 am

      Parents being to ‘busy’ to look into the schools and see what is going on is a big part of the problem. I homeschooled both of my children, and the trend is growing. I think the number is now around 1.5 million kids in America are homeschooled, so some folks are waking up and taking real responsibility for their own children.

      Not only is homeschooling great for families, many studies have been done on scoring of homeschoolers who take standardized tests, their average is 37 points higher than all other students. This year over 11,000 homeschoolers took the ACT and scored an average of 22.5, while the national average is 21.1.

      It costs the taxpayers around $10,000 per student per year in the public schools, the cost for homeschoolers averages $500 per year.

      Yes, for many families sacrifices have to be made to be able to homeschool, but isn’t our children’s future worth a little sacrifice?

      • jbtrevor permalink
        September 24, 2009 1:33 pm

        Christy, agreed. I don’t know where you live, but here in New England, esp VT & NH the “Government” is cracking down on homeschoolers….it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make that CHOICE for your children…
        Recently in NH, a young girl was forced into public schools so she could get a more rounded view of … {don’t sigh to loud when you read this}…

        RELIGION

        http://www.examiner.com/x-6258-Huntsville-Natural-Parenting-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Homeschooled-girl-forced-into-public-school-because-religious-beliefs-too-sincere

  11. MaryAnn permalink
    September 24, 2009 7:14 am

    Good argument for home schooling.

  12. Jonathan permalink
    September 24, 2009 7:58 am

    It’s time to take the left seriously folks. They MEAN what they are saying and they MEAN what they are doing. It’s no joke anymore. Glenn Beck is at last scratching the surface, but he has a lot deeper to dig to fix this sewer leak, and I hope he digs all the way down.

    But, If you think things in America are getting bad for education, take a look at these links from Germany. This is a country where leftism is light years ahead of us in it’s scale of depravity. But THIS is what the cultural Marxists in the USA want to bring to your schools. These links are disturbing to any normal, sane person. They should make you outraged. But don’t ever think that it can’t happen here. Cultural Marxism is a cancer infesting the entire Western world.

    German Government Publication Promotes Incestuous Pedophilia as Healthy Sex Ed
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/jul/07073008.html

    Persecuted German Homeschool Family Facing September Custody Hearing
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/aug/09082702.html

  13. Judy permalink
    September 24, 2009 12:54 pm

    Swemson, remember it was not only government interference in Alcoa’s growth that was the problem, but, it was also the government determining contracts. Like the one’s with Japan. They sold the aluminum to Japan who then in turn shot it back at us. Tremendous shortsidedness, as our government and some business seem to be. Rushkoff’s insightful analysis is what I have come to call “self-leveling”. When government interference is removed to allow for expansion and true growth, the self-leveling within business can occur and those that are resourceful can grow, those that are not can fail without intervention.Swemson is correct in that the government is to police for the aberrations, criminality,standards of practice, etc. But, unfortunately those in power have misinterpreted their jobs and relationship with the Constitution and the people. Their definition of policing includes a broad spectrum of paternalistic control and imposition of laws and regulations that always revert back to them as provider and parent. However you look at the U.S. government, it is probably the single largest corporation in the world.An agressive malignancy,corrupt and devisive to it’s very core, out of control and growing exponentially.It is up to us to raise children to have truth, honesty and integrity as the center of the learning process and remove that which is harmful. Parents that are not involved should take note that others ARE involved in your child’s life and they do not have the best intentions.It is interesting to note that even the uneducated dictators see the direct route for change through the children, virtually bypassing the adults and spending the energy and funds on the young.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 24, 2009 3:27 pm

      Judy;

      I think you do the term “corporation” a disservice when you say the govt is a corporation. Corporations function for the benefit of the shareholders, and if their execs don’t do their jobs well, the shareholders can throw them out.. & they don’t have to wait for a 4 year election cycle to do so.

      The govt has long since stopped working for the people. Instead they work for themselves, and we’re just the peasants who do the work, and the financial fodder for their evil and corrupt game…..

      Our founding fathers created an extraordinary document in our Constitution, and there’s no doubt that one of their objectives was to prevent America from ever being taken over by a permanent ruling class… Unfortunately they got the wording a little less than perfect to accomplish that particular goal. This isn’t a republican vs democratic issue… We need to deliver a vote of no confidence to the entire federal government, and clean house, before Barry and his gang of thugs destroys us all…

      HONORABLE people seek power over nature, so they can take her raw materials, and shape them to suit society’s needs… DISHONORABLE people, seek power over men.. they’re all second raters and parasites who, due to their own deep seated inferiority complexes and sense of self loathing, try to fool themselves into a false sense of self worth by substituting the adoration of the masses for any actual productive accomplishments.

      They achieve their power by promising the great unwashed masses things that they’re not entitled to, and which they can only pay by ripping off the most productive people in our society, & in doing so, in this never ending vicious circle of LIES & BULLS^*T, THEY DESTROY EVERYTHING THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH…

      David thinks I go a bit overboard in my condemnation of these looters, but to me, the very worst of them at least, deserve to be tried for treason and if found guilty, hung in the public square… If we can work up the guts to do that a few times, I bet our enemies won’t perceive us as being weak any longer…

  14. Judy permalink
    September 24, 2009 12:58 pm

    Jonathan, you forgot to mention that homeschooling in Germany is a crime and parents are convicted and jailed. This is especially true as thousands of Christian parents are attempting to remove the children and form homeschools.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 24, 2009 1:08 pm

      I posted a link regarding homeschooling in Germany that references that fact.

  15. Judy permalink
    September 24, 2009 1:13 pm

    Michaelle, I am 59 years old and my parents did question everything that went on at school and both were actively involved in the school activities. Even though my children attended Christian school, I was actively involved and questioned everything,knew the teachers,administrators and other parents. Today,my adult children express gratitute that I was consistently involved in their lives as they believe that it made all the difference. My youngest daughter is a professor in the Cal State Univ system and has students that state that their parents never went to one conference, activity or questioned any school work. When she hears it she says it is “so very odd” to hear of this alienation of parents from the child’s life. She has great ratings as a professor (also known as a “hard ass”), loved by the students, but takes no prisoners. When confronted with the student that complains about the course load, or feeling unprepared, she tells them to get over it, move on and get their act together. Today’s college students are unprepared, illiterate, and whinning children, not adults. There is no thirst for exploration and knowledge. This is a direct result of the paternal,I’ll take care of you government approach, and parent not engaged with their children. Sometimes I think that as a society we are doomed. As you can see, I have very strong feelings about the abandonment of our children to Marxist ideology.

  16. Delores permalink
    September 24, 2009 4:12 pm

    Keith, to answer your question re: how such anti-America garbage as this gets into our public schools; it’s via the constant propaganda that’s produced and disseminated by the U. S. Government and the National Education Association to the school administrators, teachers and staff – which is getting worse by the minute! The NEA has one of, if not THE, strongest lobbies in the U. S. Congress! Where does NEA get the money that’s required for such strong and influential lobbying on Capitol Hill? It’s taken from the TEACHERS who are forced to pay the exorbitant annual NEA MEMBERSHIP DUES! This is how it works. Those teachers NEED & WANT to belong to their local and state education associations; because the state associations provide attorneys, free of charge for teachers, in case there are lawsuits against them for whatever reason. The teachers WANT to belong to their local education association, in order to have the privilege of input and other involvement in that group – to work together as a unit for the good of their schools and community. HOWEVER, in order for those teachers to belong to their STATE education association, they are FORCED to belong to the NEA. If those teachers DON’T join NEA, they’re not ALLOWED to be members of the STATE education association! And that’s how NEA gets those teachers’ money year after year after year, against the wills of most of them. I know, because I’ve been there and done that, very much against MY will. But I felt I had to have the legal protection from the state association, just in case I might need it; so I had NO CHOICE. The same kind of “bullying practices” are used on teachers to force them to teach GOVERNMENT propaganda against the wills of many of them. Of course, there are some brainwashed teachers in the public schools. But, for the most part, they prefer to teach the state and local curricula, with no pressure to teach anything they know isn’t factual, or that IS pushing a particular “agenda”, or to omit important studies that have been dropped from school curricula in recent years, in order to MAKE ROOM for the liberal propaganda! So Americans need to remember that when they criticize the teachers! For the most part, teachers are NOT to blame. They are merely following orders which, if they refused to obey, would mean the loss of their jobs. It’s a crying shame that America’s school systems were ever taken over by the ILLEGAL U. S. Department of Education. The Federal Government has created several such departments, illegally. However, IMO, none has been as crucial to the preservation of the over-all education, the maintenance of God-given and U. S. Constitutional rights, and the over-all morality of our youngsters and family life as has the U. S. Dept. of Education! Furthermore, it was, and is, ALL done intentionally for the purpose of “dumbing down” our kids, and undermining the sovereignty of America in many, many ways. So when things go wrong at your kids’ or grandkids’ schools, before you blame the teachers, BY ALL MEANS go to the school and “get to the bottom of it”. Those schools, and all equipment inside & outside those buildings were bought and paid for by all of us WORKING, TAX-PAYING American citizens – NOT the “government”, or the NEA! In fact, if at all possible, remove your children from public GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED schools, and homeschool them, or enroll them in parochial schools! SAVE them from the anti-God, anti-America, corrupt, self-serving, power-hungry politicians in the district of corruption.

    • VNVet permalink
      October 2, 2009 11:18 pm

      Incidentally, the Department of Education came into being, and American education became politicized (officially), when the NEA teamed up with Jimmy Karter in his run for the Presidency in 1976/77 . Where, upon being elected, Karter created the Cabinet level post as he had promised the NEA.

  17. Ray permalink
    September 24, 2009 8:42 pm

    On the first day of summer school, last year, the professor showed us “Outfoxed” in his college journalism class. He largely presented it as fact and warned of dangerous control of the media. In the assigned paper I turned in to him, I suggested that he had been “OutMarxed” by the propaganda I found present in the production. From research I did online, it appears the movie had Soros financial backing. So much for fair and balanced college courses. I later gave the professor a copy of “Blocking the path to 9/11,” with the suggestion that he open his nostrils and take a big wiff of the Marx-o-centric propaganda that passes for curriculum and pedagogy on his campus.

    http://tinyurl.com/yeegrbd
    “From Adamson’s article, here are some examples of films that have been funded by Soros directly or indirectly or that have been screened by the Sundance Institute or shown on the Sundance Channel:
    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004), which argues that Fox TV news is a hotbed of conservative misinformation.”

  18. Ray permalink
    September 24, 2009 8:48 pm

    The example cited in the original post is just one more reason, in my opinion, why everyone’s #1 priority should be to take back our schools from the leftist propagandists who teach there.

    We are brainwashing the next generation of American voters into vile leftist ideology, using the taxpayer’s moneo. Anything other than leftist thought is considered anathema to the Marx-o-centric curriculum used for indoctrination in those Marx-o-centric bootcamps.

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