Leftwing educators are conducting classroom indoctrination in this country, and some of the crap that’s being published in school textbooks is so far out of wack, it’s unrecognizable.
They’ve revised documented world history to fit the history they wanted.
A couple of years ago Jeffrey Zilber, a self-described “progressive Democrat” from Madison, Wisconsin, wrote a children’s book titled “Mama Voted for Obama”; a Dr. Suess-type political tract.
Last week, a video surfaced which showed young elementary school kids in Burlington, N.J., being led in cult-like chants and songs of praises for Jesus Christ Obama.
There’s another “instructional” video geared towards young children, called “The Story of Stuff”. It’s produced by Annie Leonard, ‘Sustainability Workgroup Coordinator’ at the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
In a nutshell, it’s an animated ‘capitalism and America are bad’ film for kids.
I watched the first several minutes of it when Glenn Beck aired it on his program, and was completely sickened by what I saw.
Beck interviewed a parent from Sarasota, Florida who discovered that his kids had subjected to this communist pap at least twice, in a classroom setting.
Leonard jumps in early with a depiction of the United States military as a tank; a big, scary thing that gobbles up 50% of our budget. Actually, the big scary tank only takes in 21%.
Leonard skips over the truth about Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare taking up of the bulk of domestic spending.
Link to diagram: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=1258
That means at least 80% of domestic spending goes to social security, welfare, retirement benefits, and infrastructure.
She laments about “the golden era of consumption”; that it is “the heart of the system, the engine that drives it”. You bet it its, sweetpea. It’s called supply and demand; the basic tenet of free market enterprise. It’s part of the ‘engine’ that drives profit, employment, and the economic well being of our country. Now that we’re suffering a nation-wide current unemployment rate of 9.7%, she won’t have to worry about “consumption” for a while.
She goes on to compare big, bad consumerism with 9/11:
That’s why, after 9/11, when our country was in shock and President Bush could have suggested any number of appropriate things, to grieve, to pray, to hope. No, he said to shop. To shop!
The first thing George W. Bush did was encourage people to pray and not to be afraid. Then he did another appropriate thing, to the dismay of the Left, and proceeded to hit back at the Islamic terrorists that attacked the country.
She launches into an America-bashing tirade; blaming us as the main cause of all of the world’s problems—real and imagined. Pollution, poverty in Third world countries, the supposed devastation of the planet’s forests and vast resources are all America’s fault.
There’s a “test” given at the conclusion of the video.
It reiterates the radical talking points such as:
“In the United States, we have less than 4% of our original forests left”.
Which conveniently ignores the massive re-planting that replenishes whatever is harvested.
“Our national happiness peaked sometime in the 1950’s”
Really? During the height of the nuclear scare? The father-knows-best decade of few job and educational opportunities for women? That decade? You’d think a savvy little activist like Leonard would know things like that.
“Forty percent of waterways in the US have become undrinkable.”
First, lets take a look at the world’s drinkable supply.
97% of the water on earth is in the oceans. Only 3% of the water on earth is freshwater. Nearly 70 percent of the Earth’s fresh-water supply is locked up in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. The remaining fresh-water supply exists in the atmosphere, streams, lakes, or groundwater and accounts for 1 percent of the Earth’s total water supply.
A technology that provides water in arid and densely populated areas is desalination—removing the salt from saltwater so that it is drinkable. Desalinated water is used widely in the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa, and even the southeastern United States. Desalination is an expensive process, but new developments are reducing the price at the same time that demand for water is growing. Considering that 97% of Earth’s water is saltwater, this process could make a difference in many people’s lives.
Which means that in the not-too-distant future the 97% that isn’t ‘drinkable’ can be made so.
Facts that Leonard conveniently left out.
Newsflash for Leonard: Too much waste and planned obsolescence aside, the United States has some of the strictest environmental regulations on record. You want filth? Try going to those Third World countries we pour billions of dollars into every year. They will not clean up their act, politically, economically, or environmentally. They refuse to drag themselves into the 21st century, choosing instead to wallow in tribal wars and corruption. China, by the way, is a major contributor to environmental filth. An estimated 178,000 people in its major cities suffer premature deaths from pollution. Their children have 80% higher blood-lead levels than what is considered dangerous.
Leonard’s socialist ideology is showcased in this statement:
“…I hold true to the vision and values of the Government should be of the people,by the people, for the people. It’s the Government’s job to watch out for us, to take care of us, that’s their job.”
Their job? Scuse the fuck out of me, but I don’t like the idea of a cradle-to-grave Nanny State for able-bodied people who suck off the teat of a welfare system fed by billions in taxpayer funds. It’s the job of the government to legislate, enforce laws, and uphold the Constitution; not to be Big Brother.
If Leonard wants to vent about something worth her time, she should make a video of the billions in pork barrel spending, the tax/bailout orgy, ObamaCare, and the socialist handbasket he’s using to take this country to hell.
“Activists” like Leonard want us to apologize for our existence. I refuse to.
She finishes up the 20 minute spiel by letting us know in Obamaesque terms that we can “reclaim and transform this linear system into something new…sustainability and equity…green chemistry…zero waste…closed loop production…renewable energy…local living economies…”
She ran through the gamut of every leftwingnut sales pitch except ACORN “community organizing”.
This kind of child programing is taking place far too often and usually under the radar of parents and publicity. Children that age are supposed to be learning how to read, write, and do mathematics.
They are not mature enough to sift through the complexities of politics. They’re naïve and impressionable; malleable minds to people like Leonard and the teachers who push this shit in the classroom. Parents who don’t raise hell about this ought to have their heads examined.
The more this kind of agitprop is discovered, the faster we can stop it in its tracks.
The best disinfectant is sunlight.