America is in a period of significant transition. We are at a crossroads in our history. Our choice is between embracing our history & heritage or choosing a path toward socialism & big government.
The Progressives want the latter. Part of their plan to take us there includes the indoctrination of our youth and college age citizens. This indoctrination is a multi-pronged attack that includes advertising, movies, television, recreational pursuits such as scouting, boys and girls clubs as well as an educational curriculum that has revised our national history.
The messaging that exists is clear. It starts with elementary school children being taught songs that idolize the president.
Song 1: Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama
Song 2: Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”
Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!
Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country’s economy number one again!
Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!
So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray
Song 3: Obama is the president, first African-American in history. The 44th president of the United States. The ground has shifted (clap) the world has changed. (cowbell) Oo-oo-oo! I’m a proud American. Oo-oo-oo! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes, we can! I’m gonna study real hard just like Barack! Learning never, ever stops! Gonna set my goals high and graduate. You might be looking at the president of 2048.
It moves to anti capitalism propaganda courtesy of the Progressive Left, George Soros and The Tides Foundation. One example is a video called “The Story of Stuff”. This video is being shown in schools and churches around the US. The message is that capitalism is evil. Our government is the servant of industry. We (the U.S.) are raping other countries around the world of their resources and generally destroying the planet. This video is being used around the world and is available in several languages. The video’s goal: to shame American children for “our evil behavior” and to reinforce negative stereotypes of the U.S. in the rest of the world. If you have not seen it you must watch this video. (http://wp.me/pv8jP-9r)
After watching “The Story of Stuff” you’ll probably feel really bad if you are only 7 or 8 years old. But maybe you would feel better if you could help fix the broken planet you live on… I know you could join the Earth Scouts!
That’s right – The Earth Scouts. I know, I know – who the hell are the Earth Scouts?
From their website:
“Earth Scouts is an inclusive, co-educational scouting program, in which facilitators provide a cooperative learning environment for future community leaders and change agents seeking sustainability, equity and nonviolence. Earth Scouts are the parents, teachers, mentors and youth who come together to engage in a shared learning experience that teaches and supports understanding and action on community issues in ways that are congruent with the Earth Charter. Earth Scouts is a program of Earth Charter U.S.”
“…Earth Scouts is more than a scouting program. It is a group experience in which each child or youth:
Finds his/her voice for leadership;
Understands the complexity of sustainability—that it involves social and economic equity, environmental soundness, nonviolence and peace;
Takes the responsibility to transform her/his concerns into action either as an individual or as a group.
“… Earth Scouts is a way of life and a way of perceiving the world that is connected to the Earth Charter, a larger shared global vision for a caring, sustainable and peaceful world.”
“The Earth Charter, is a set of values and principles for a sustainable future written by thousands of people in 78 countries over the course of ten years. It was launched at The Hague Peace Palace in 2000.
The sixteen Earth Charter principles focus on respect for nature, economic justice, universal human rights, and a culture of peace. The Earth Charter has been used as a foundation for businesses, governments, and communities working towards building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society.
It is based on 50 UN Declarations, 200 agreements of non-governmental organizations, the perspectives of contemporary science and cosmology, the wisdom of world religions and ancient and current sustainable ways of living and working.”
“Earth Scouts nurtures the development of children and youth in learning and participatory actions to improve their neighborhoods and communities. A large body of research validates the importance of community service activities in the positive psychological, social and intellectual growth of youthful participants. Short-term outcomes include improved grades and attendance at school, increased personal efficacy, recognition of the importance of participating in the political system, and socially responsible, community-oriented attitudes. Long-term outcomes include increased likelihood of voting in adulthood, commitment to future service, decreased likelihood of dropping out of school, improved transition from school to work, and a strong intrinsic work motivation. In short, research shows that giving children and youth opportunities to become engaged in civic activities increases the likelihood that they will become healthy, active citizens.”
“ECUS’s mission is to mainstream the Earth Charter’s vision and principles through inspiration, education and initiatives that include the Earth Charter Community Alliance, an informal network of Earth Charter organizers around the country; global annual Earth Charter Community Summits; and Earth Scouts. Other projects in development include the Sustainable Business Coalition, an Earth Charter Curricula for Education, the development of Earth Charter Community Indicators, an Earth Charter Leadership Academy and the League of Earth Charter Voters.”
Pay attention to the words from their website; here are just a handful that are very telling: sustainability, personal efficacy, environmental soundness, social and economic equity all of these sound noble on the surface but when you factor in – “It is based on 50 UN Declarations, 200 agreements of non-governmental organizations, the perspectives of contemporary science and cosmology, the wisdom of world religions and ancient and current sustainable ways of living and working.” it begins to sound more like another scheme to indoctrinate the youth and convert them into “environmental community organizers”. Also it is hard to overlook that a stated objective is “recognition of the importance of participating in the political system.” In any normal youth program an enhanced sense of citizenship and its’ value is a desired outcome. However that is not the same as saying, “increased likelihood of voting in adulthood” is a stated goal. Or that Earth Scouts is a way of life and a way of perceiving the world that is connected to the Earth Charter, a larger shared global vision for a caring, sustainable and peaceful world.
Next we have the high school and college age kids. They are being told by their teachers and professors as well as the president’s web site that their parents just don’t get it. There is a video from BarackObama.com that shows the children explaining things to the adults. The kids do not just feel the need to educate their parents and discuss the issues with them. Instead you are left with the feeling that Mom and Dad are stupid. They still believe in that crazy Constitution thing. The president seems to be saying; you must educate your parents because you get it and they don’t. Here is a sample from the video:
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Lots of my friends’ parents probably aren’t going to vote because they are all really busy. So my friends and I all work really hard to get them to vote and register.
So when my cousins and I have to talk to them about why we as the future generations really need Obama as the president.
We start out easily and just start saying, oh, watch the debate. And then we’ll say, well, we really think that what Obama or Biden said about energy is really important because we need to start fixing that now before it will be too late.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It’s more of like sitting down and having this, it almost feels like a parent-child conversation, except I’m the parent and they are the child.
Go to: See more of the video – http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/36274/ I am providing the link via Glenn Beck’s web site because I can no longer get to it at BarackObama.com.
This type of indoctrination should scare parents everywhere. My next comment will draw fire from the Progressives who read my blog so that can fire nasty tweets at me on Twitter but the last time these types of tactics were used was during the rise of the Third Reich, when German children turned on there own parents after being brainwashed by the government.
There is also the use of art as propaganda, another Third Reich favorite. There was the NEA controversy when the White House attempted to use the NEA to create propaganda art to support their agenda message.
Art as Propaganda – A historical perspective:
“Art was considered to be one of the most important elements to strengthening the Third Reich and purifying the nation. Political aims and artistic expression became one. The task of art in the Third Reich was to shape the population’s attitudes by carrying political messages with stereotyped concepts and art forms”.
“True art as defined by Hitler was linked with the country life, with health, and with the Aryan race. “We shall discover and encourage the artists who are able to impress upon the State of the German people the cultural stamp of the Germanic race . . . in their origin and in the picture which they present they are the expressions of the soul and the ideals of the community.” Hitler, Party Day speech, 1935
The above passages are from “A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust”
Examples of recent “Obama Propaganda Art”
In case you think I am exaggerating or pinning something on the president he is not really involved in, read this:
“The president has a clear arts agenda and has been very supportive of using art and supporting art in creative ways to talk about some of the issues that we face here in this country. Continue to get involved in those things, to support some of the president’s initiatives, but also to do things that we are passionate about and to push the president and to push his administration.” – MICHAEL SKOLNIC, RUSSELL SIMMONS POLITICAL DIRECTOR
Hollywood is also helping the president with his propaganda agenda. Remember, Green Week at GE-owned NBC. This is a special form of broadcast television — especially on NBC, who has their prime time lineup participating in fascinating “green” storylines.
Have you had enough yet? Are you worried about your kids, they are being bombarded with the “settled science” of global warming” and other propaganda straight from Hollywood, MTV and their favorite celebrities.
There also is the corruption of our history. The Constitution and the American Revolution are no longer given the attention they deserve. The accounts of history have been modified to fall in line with the Progressive agenda. (This is an entire blog to itself.) Civics has been replaced with current events. Text books are a joke and in most schools the kids aren’t allowed to take them home. I think they are afraid the parents might see what is in them. We no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the “The Star Spangled Banner”. God has been banned from schools but we teach evolution and sex education. This started long before the Obama administration. The Progressives have been a cancer on the country for the past 100 years. Here is their view of education:
“Parent choice” proceeds from the belief that the purpose of education is to provide individual students with an education. In fact, educating the individual is but a means to the true end of education, which is to create a viable social order to which individuals contribute and by which they are sustained. “Family choice” is, therefore, basically selfish and anti-social in that it focuses on the “wants” of a single family rather than the “needs” of society”. – The Association of California School Administrators
Where are the teachers, the parent’s partner in education and our last line of defense in the classroom? Unfortunately, most are in the union and now many are on the side of the Progressives. Higher education was taken over long ago by the left – slowly evolving to the most radically “progressive section of the country”. Leaving nothing to chance colleges like the University of Minnesota have added ideological purity as a prerequisite to attaining a teaching degree.
The conclusions of the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U’s College of Education and Human Development says that future teachers must dismiss the idea of “the American Dream” in order to obtain their teaching licensure required by the state.
The task force proposes making race, class and gender politics the “overarching framework” for all teaching courses at the university.
The first step toward “cultural competence,” says the task group, is for future teachers to recognize — and confess — their own bigotry”. This will be achieved through exercises designed to allow prospective teachers to describe their own prejudices, stereotypes and take a “cultural intelligence” assessment. The assessment is designed to help them identify their own racism, classism and other cultural assumptions.
According to the task force the objective is to ensure that “future teachers will be able to discuss their own histories and current thinking drawing on notions of white privilege, hegemonic masculinity, heteronormativity, and internalized oppression.” These teachers will be required to champion social justice, “to explain how institutional racism works in schools” and acknowledge the flaws in the American Dream. They also recommend requiring “our future teachers” to “articulate a sophisticated and nuanced critical analysis” of this view of the American promise.
This is liberal indoctrination and manipulation for adults. It is also further proof that in the ranks of higher education there is a concerted effort to drive a social re-engineering of our country.
“This is one of those issues that you just can’t put down, … It is a fantastic read, and will leave you with no doubt whatsoever that America’s colleges today have become radical indoctrination centers ? and your kids are the target.” – Joseph Farah
The administration continues to treat the American public, who they are supposed to be serving, as if we are deaf, dumb and blind. Worse yet they believe that we are easily manipulated. Their behavior, their totally disdain for our Constitution and their tactics are insult to our intelligence.
I am truly running out of new things to say about what is going on. America – this is wrong! What has happened to our country in less than a year? What is worse; is there is historical precedent for the type of things we are seeing. There is a force at work intent on “transforming” our country. Hope and Change sounds positive but the transformation so far seems much more insidious. There are red flags all over this administration; what is their end game? We need to find out before it is too late. For those who will say I am a conspiracy theorist, I say – Really? If it was one thing, one or two red flags, you would have an argument but every day we hear something new. They are not listening to us. This my friends is not how it is supposed to be in America.
Bottom line: America is in the biggest fight in our history to protect – Our way of life, our freedom, our liberties, our sovereignty and the American Dream! If you love this country and you are not involved yet – What are you waiting for? Stand up, Fight back and Make your voice heard!
Wake up America! We are surrounded and now they are after our kids!
Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Progressive Left!
“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives”. – John Adams
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry