Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back To School

Well, after the president's speech to the public schools there seemed to be a lot of gasping and upset expressed by those who didn't get what was going on & those who didn't get away with the original plan. So it's time to go back to the school issue to clarify some of the faux confusion. President Obama's speech turned out to be very benign and a simple little chat with the kids. The issue in question were the worksheets that were sent out before the speech. If you read the original blog posts from
September 2nd and September 3rd you'll see that the work sheets had an agenda, which was revised after parents questioned the motive and legality of what was going on. If the original intent of the speech was so innocent why wasn't the complete text of just the speech publicized before the worksheets, as opposed to putting it up on the Whitehouse website 24 hours before it was to air in the schools?

There was an insulting editorial published in a St. Louis newspaper calling the parents concerned about this whole event "gutless" and "scary." In response one parent wrote a reply.
In part it reads,

"I have emailed a copy of the '
Lesson Plan' that was attached to President Obama's address, which clearly 'plants the seed' that future generations are to consider themselves servants to the President, by encouraging students to 'think about what they can do for the President,' and 'how can I help the President, and 'Will I be able to do what the President asks of me?' This type of 'pre-conditioning' will lead to a generation of people thinking they are supposed to 'serve' rather than to think of the President for what he TRULY elected official, i.e. a public servant.

President Obama
has had personal and professional ties to known terrorists; he's bowed down to a Saudi Arabian King; he's apologized to foreign nations for Americans; he refused to honor a 42 year long tradition of a military 'fly-over' at a God and Country Rally, while later attending a dinner to honor Ramadan--a Muslim holiday; he stated that America was no longer a Christian nation; this man attended a church for 20 years that promoted racism against white people, had that same preacher officiate his wedding and baptize his children, and then denounced him when it became politically correct to do so; and YOU have the AUDACITY to state that, "PARENTS CANNOT BE ALLOWED to micromanage" their child's public education. If there are parents out there with internet access and half a brain, they already know all of this about our President, and you think we should just blindly trust him with our children? You are right...for me, it's no longer about the message, it's about the messenger.

[The teacher that was criticized] clearly just wanted to view it before showing it to our children. You tell US to trust the educators, when it's clear that YOU don't. You can't 'un-ring' a bell Mr. Martin, and since NO-ONE saw the transcript beforehand, it was best to 'err' on the side of the parents."

Very well put!

And I'll end this part of the post with a little side note about the Q & A session Obama held with the students where he was filming at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. A side of the fact that in his speech he said "I" "me" or "my" 60+ times he made sure during his answers he got in his health care schpeel. Infact, for the grand finale of the Obama Show a very articulate young man
just happened to ask the question: "...currently 36 countries have universal health coverage, including Iraq and Afghanistan, which have it paid for by the United States. Why can't the United States have universal health coverage?"
What are the odds, huh?

So have you heard the most recent topic of propaganda being pushed in the public schools? More and more parents are finding out about it because they saw it on Fox News (and the internet) and their kids mention in passing, "Hey, we've seen that movie in school." Are you ready for this? There's a video being played in schools all across America called the "Story of Stuff." A loving anti-capitalist tale that unfortunately has virtually no facts correct. Created and narrated by Greenpeace employee, Annie Leonard. According to the New York Times, "Ms. Leonard is self-educated on where waste goes." The YouTube of the video went around the internet the early part of last year. You couldn't read a conservative blog without finding it mentioned. What we've learned recently is that currently, "More than 7,000 schools, churches and others have ordered a DVD version, and hundreds of teachers have written Ms. Leonard to say they have assigned students to view it on the Web."
Here is the full 20 minute version:

It even comes with it's own "quiz."

"The Story of Stuff" is a blatant anti-capitalism indoctrination. From the New York Times,
"The video certainly makes the facts stark and at times very political."
It is produced and sold (capitalism) by the Tides Foundation. If you're not familiar with the Tides Foundation I suggest you do some research, because they are a huge part of who is controlling our country under this administration.

George Soros owns Tides, Health Care for America Now (HCAN), APOLLO (they wrote the stimulus bill), ACORN & SEIU.

If you made it through the entire video, it's only fair that you follow up with a complete debunking in which the commentator investigates the footnotes.

Critique 1 of 4

Critique 2 of 4

Critique 3 of 4

Final Critique

So now if your children have seen this video, you're now armed with truth to counter the attempt to indoctrinate the minds of our youth.

From the New York Times again, "Mark Zuber, a parent of a child at Big Sky High School in Missoula, had a stronger reaction when a teacher showed the video to his daughter last year. “There was not one positive thing about capitalism in the whole thing,” Mr. Zuber said.

Corporations, for example, are portrayed as a bloated person sporting a top hat and with a dollar sign etched on its front.

He described the video as one-sided. “It was very well done, very effective advocacy, but it was just that,” he said.

Mr. Zuber argued before the Missoula County School Board that the way in which “The Story of Stuff” was presented, without an alternative point of view, violated its standards on bias, and the board agreed in a 4-to-3 vote."

And in closing, I thought you'd like to know about one more current public school controversy.
From, B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J. school children were instructed to memorize a paean to Barak Obama. Charisse Carney-Nunes, author of the children's book "I am Barak Obama" and a self-described Harvard Law "schoolmate" of the president's, showed students lined up i the auditorium... chanting in unison.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said all should lend a hand to make the country strong again.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today, equal work means equal pay.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said take a stand, make sure everyone gets a chance.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama.

Yeah! Barack Hussein Obama.

…Hello, Mr. President, we honor you today

For all your great accomplishments, we all do say hooray.

Hooray, Mr. President, you are No. 1

The first black American to lead this nation.

Acknowledging the historic nature of Obama's presidency is one thing. Deifying him with creepy spiritual references "Red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight" is cribbed from the famous hymn "Jesus Loves the Little Children." Then the remainder of the song is to our "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is quite another.

And to add to the sickness of this whole thing, the superintendent responded today saying that the recording and dissemination of the video was "unauthorized," but acknowledged that the Obama praise session was part of the students' official curriculum. The superintendent was more upset about the video getting out to the public than the issue of indoctrinating the children without parental permission.

This O-cult lesson is exactly the kind of junior campaign lobbying activity that White House officials planned around the president's education speech. Alert parents and administrators called out the Department of Education's activist, Obama-centric education manuals before the event. Federal officials altered the language. Obama delivered an innocuous speech. But on cue, education radicals goaded students to engage in political activism.

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