Readers are writing Canada Free Press to ask why Barack Obama is addressing America’s entire school population just three days before the eighth anniversary of 9/11 and four days before the people’s Sept. 12 march on Washington, D.C.
Obama is doing to American school children exactly what was done to him: Indoctrination.
It was indoctrination by social activists that brought a young Obama to the streets of Chicago as a community organizer.
There is no report card or graduation for a community organizer only indoctrination.
Is it fair for Obama to use America’s school population as his private teaching ground?
No. Especially when you know this overblown professor can’t be counted on to teach the textbook set the proven downside of socialism; that it has, over time flunked everywhere else it has been tried; that it kills the human soul and inevitably leaves a path of human misery in its wake.
For politicians cum professors, vulnerable children in classrooms make the perfect captive audience.
If Obama’s campaign speeches won over adult voters, who fell for his promise of hope and change, what chance does an impressionable young student have to escape the propaganda of a slick and smarmy Socialist?
Classic Liberal Education would be more appropriately served if the youngsters forced to listen to Obama’s speech were addressed as well by someone from the other side of the political spectrum.
But leftwing educators, who have ruined public education, are into propaganda not fairness. They are into textbook bumpersticker education that teaches children what to think, not how to think.
It’s been going on uninterrupted for decades in education systems that fail any country’s most valuable asset, the eager up and coming generations who are tomorrow’s leaders.
Indeed, the left virtually dominates education, a fact not missed by Obama, who fresh out of law school took over the first chairmanship of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a group that poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.
Taking advantage of his status as POTUS to go into the classroom at the beginning of the school year, speaks volumes of Obama’s bold agenda for the United States of America.
This from a man whose own school records are sealed off from public view.
In the upside-down world of Barack Obama, the virtues of socialism begin with the ABC’s.
Wonder if his daughters’ private school will be subject to this assault on public education, or are they taught socialism in nightly bedtime stories?
In the days when the writer of this column was education columnist for the Toronto Sun, teachers were taking their grade school students out to the roads on peace marches. The children could hoist the signs they made in class at motorists—including their misspelled messages.
One student group taken out on the march by their teacher was young enough to be dubbed “the teddy bear brigade” by local media.
Although as far as is known never by a president, exercises in indoctrination by leftwing social activists has been tried too many times before.
The largely Ukrainian parent population of Humberside Collegiate in west end Toronto were outraged when the school principal invited the KGB to address the student assembly en masse. Parental requests for speakers who lived under communism to address the assembly in an attempt for balance, were turned down, and the media was banned from attendance.
The KGB address took place during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Incredibly the Soviets told students they had invaded Afghanistan at the “request” of the Afghan people. One enterprising student covertly taped the entire address and delivered it Yours Truly at the Toronto Sun.
Years later, some of those very students came to Toronto Free Press (forerunner of CFP) as co-op students. Most of them were anti-communist.
One of the instructions in the Prek-6 Menu of Classroom Activities for President Obama’s Address to Students Across America is laughable: “Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?”
Obama can’t force their parents to listen to what he and other elected officials are saying, so he is now merely trying to force-feed their children.
Parents who don’t want to keep their children home on September 8 can trump this administration’s latest agenda. So as not to give too much attention to the arrogant Obama, they can always draw on treacherous characters of the past like Tokyo Rose or Lord Haw-Haw to teach their children Propaganda 101.
Meanwhile, you can come off like a cult leader in certain groups, be a Pied Piper to a fawning media and have your pictures on cups and t-shirts sold by NBC.
But even a president can’t force-feed parents Socialism through their school-aged kids!
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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