If you think the communist threat to America ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, think again.
By John Eidson
Meet two of the tens of thousands of activist school teachers who are quietly pushing Marxist doctrine on America’s school children:
Public school teachers Sarah Knopp and Megan Behrent at a teachers union panel discussion on Marxism.
In many of our public schools, young, impressionable children are no longer being taught to feel good about being Americans. Their school teachers, who traditionally embody socially approved values, are teaching them to be ashamed of their capitalist country and everything it stands for. Spreading out from the colleges and universities that teach our teachers, this ideology is being inculcated into our K-12 schools, and is anti-American in the most profound meaning of the term.Wearing a “Tax the Rich” shirt, Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles high school teacher who contributes to The Socialist Review, and Megan Behrent, a New York City public school teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization, can be seen in this video participating in a teachers union panel discussion on how to slip Marxist doctrine into classroom instruction.
Knopp and Behrent are not alone. In public schools across America, pro-communist teachers are pushing their anti-American political views on captive young minds, often with the tacit approval of progressive school administrators and progressive-dominated school boards. If you think that claim is just another right-wing conspiracy theory, please consider this: A 2012 article on Breitbart.com reported that teachers were flocking to Northwestern University to attend a conference on Marxism. Similar events were held at other major universities. Think about that: teachers from all over America flocking to conferences on Marxism.Public education is supposed to be free of partisan bias. But many of America’s classrooms have turned into political lecture halls where activist teachers brainwash their impressionable young students with communist ideology. We live in a free country, so teachers have every right to believe in whatever ideology they choose. They should not, however, be allowed to indoctrinate their politically malleable charges with the alleged virtues of a failed and oppressive system that has never survived anywhere it has been tried, except at the barrel of a gun.
Over the last half-century, progressive Democrats been frighteningly successful at mainstreaming communist doctrine to America’s school children. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, more young adults aged 18-29 support socialism (49%) than capitalism (43%). Those startling statistics explain why college students comprised the most visible public face of the 2011 anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street protests that were orchestrated to pave the way for the Obama campaign’s class warfare attacks against Mitt Romney.How important is the youth vote? A Tufts University analysis of the 2012 presidential election found that had the youth vote been split 50-50 in just four states—Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia—Romney would have been elected. When leftist teachers use their position as authority figures to push their personal ideology on school children, the long-term effects can be profound. The socialist propaganda that’s relentlessly spoon-fed to students pre-K through college will unquestionably have an impact on what our country will be like in the future, an impact that poses a mortal threat to the economic and governing systems that made America the most free and prosperous nation the world has ever known. As things stand now, activist teachers are being allowed to change the face of America one little Marxist at a time.
WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN DO TO END MARXIST INDOCTRINATION OF AMERICA’S SCHOOL CHILDREN:Curtain federal education funding for any school district that refuses to implement strict policies forbidding teachers and administrators from injecting their personal political views in any official school setting. To express support for this idea, send a letter to: Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202
THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO:● Increase awareness that public school classrooms are being used as transmission belts for socialist propaganda by forwarding this email to (1) your friends & family, and (2) Republican members of your state legislature.
● Ask your children to let you know what their teachers talk about in class. Keep a written record of what you learn—click here to see what one parent did. If you believe your child is being indoctrinated, do not be afraid to confront school officials. In a polite but firm manner, let them know you will not tolerate retaliation against your child.● Recruit like-minded friends to help pressure your local school board to pass strict policies that prohibit teachers from injecting their personal political views in any academic setting. To see a specimen letter you can use, click on the attachment to this email. Do not expect success with your first contact—multiple follow-ups will be required. If you sense you’re being stonewalled, ratchet-up the pressure by presenting a petition signed by a large number of registered voters in your school district. VFW lodges, 2nd Amendment groups, tea party and other such organizations may be willing to help gather signatures.
What tomorrow’s voters are taught in school today will determine what our country will be like in the years to come. What’s at stake in the battle for the hearts and minds of our nation’s school children? The future of America, that’s all. Capitalism or communism. Liberty or tyranny. It’s that simple. The outcome is in your hands. If not you, who? If not now, when? The clock is ticking.
George Washington Karl Marx
The battle over the ideas of two influential men born in the 1700s is playing out today in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. One of those men, George Washington, is known as the Founding Father of Freedom; the other, Karl Marx, is the Founding Father of Oppression. The choice between their respective ideas is stark:
Rights granted by God vs. Rights dictated by the state
Sharing based on love vs. Forced wealth redistribution
Free-market capitalism vs. Government-run economy
Excellence rewarded vs. Mediocrity rewarded
Private property rights vs. Collective ownership
First Amendment rights vs. Free speech suppressed
Second Amendment rights vs. Gun ownership banned
Self-reliance vs. Government dependency
We, the people vs. Authoritarian rule
Government fears the people vs. People fear their government
Liberty vs. Tyranny
Why does communist brainwashing of America’s school children occur?
Because freedom-loving parents and taxpayers tolerate it.
What are you waiting for?
Every time you look at your sleeping child or open your wallet to glance at pictures of your precious grandchildren, you know without a shadow of doubt that you would sacrifice your life in an instant to save theirs.
They mean more to you than life itself, yet you sit on your hands as public schools are brainwashing future voters with propaganda straight out of The Communist Manifesto.
You know what’s going down, yet do nothing as the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is being systematically destroyed from within.
Too young to defend themselves from the threat posed by the most oppressive ideology the world has ever known, your living legacies are depending on you to ensure that their future freedom does not die on your watch.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to do your job. Help end classroom indoctrination in your school district.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
By William Haupt III
“I got something to tell you, I got something to say. I’m gonna put this dream in motion, Never let nothing stand in my way. When the going gets tough, The tough get going.” (Billy Ocean)Most all of us have heard the 1985 song, When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going by Billy Ocean. The locution of this antimetabole is a play on words involving idiomatic and distinct meanings of “go” and “tough.”
In context, it means those who are strong and enduring “get tough” when they are abused and won’t take it any longer. Their passiveness turns to vigilance to correct wrongful acts that threaten them and others. When the going gets tough so do they.
“The fight for justice never has been easy and it never will be. It extracts a toll on all of us especially when it’s against neighbors and friends. But it must be done to perpetuate our dignity.” (Fran Sereico)
Although pop singer Billy Ocean is credited with making this a proverbial pop culture axiom, the true origin of this parlance has been attributed to football coach Knute Rockne who guided his Notre Dame Fighting Irish for 13 years.
He led them to 105 victories with only 12 losses and three national championships. Every time his team was down he’d inspire them with his colloquial words of wisdom.
“Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.” (Knute Rockne)
Boomers perceptibly remember this song, since it inspired us during that transitional period of social havoc and judicial awareness during the 60s and 70s. Baby boomers changed the world, ended a war, created a new pop culture and participated in social change that made the US what it is today. They developed a new set of values and morphed in new styles while creating a magnetic generation of some of the greatest music ever recoded.
The evolution of boomer politics brought them to the house of Ronald Reagan. The bell bottoms the love beads, moon rings and x-large tie dyed t-shirts were unique to them, as they ushered in today’s best rock and roll and learned to vote wisely. The hippies, surfers and Ivy leaguers formed the new melting pot of our culture.
“Their success was not due to spontaneous combustion. They walked towards the fire!” (Kay Frances)
Boomers have been criticized by the press as “the world belongs to us crowd” for years. They claim we have drained the economy and will continue to empty the treasury when we finally call it quits. They have accused boomers of being selfish undertakers for protective custody of everything from states’ rights, to defending the unborn. Boomers are chastised for coveting our liberty and are committed to our work ethic.
We are chastened for the conservative values our founders bestowed upon us. The boomers have been mocked for believing in the Almighty and our religious values. Boomers have been the subject of great criticism since we are ageing and we continue fighting back against liberalism. But as Billy Ocean said:
“When the going gets tough the tough get going.”
Today’s cookie cutter liberal media and the progressives of the left, claim the boomers were the most selfish generation to occupy a space on earth. They refused to back down and took on most anyone who stood between them and what they believed in until they got their way.
In the eyes of the left today, that is doing something sinful! Yes, many times to turn a wrong into a right, you have to get in someone’s face, and challenge them until they cowardly back down. The left claims that boomers remain self-absorbed and didn’t know when to keep their mouths shut. That’s because every time opportunity knocks, they still open the door and let it in, when past generations would have locked it out!
This is what led to our phenomenal prosperity, the development of the dot-com industry and the advancement of equal housing for all Americans. Equal pay and rights for women and minorities, and some of the most prosperous economic years we have ever seen. Boomers are responsible for healthcare technology that saves lives today. We fanned the flames of foreign policy to keep others from living under the fear of oppression as we had to do in the 50s every time we heard the air raid sirens and hide beneath our grade school desks.
“All Americans owe the baby boomers a debt of gratitude for keeping freedom and liberty alive today.” (John Rokensan)
For the last 6 decades the boomers have run the world. Although there have been setbacks and global conflicts they have been able to pull us out. They are the youngest generation that decided to stay young forever. Although their bodies are aging their minds are sharper than ever as they fight to keep America great.
Their spirit and fortitude will keep them forever young. If you choose to pick a fight with a Boomer be prepared to stand your ground for ages. “When the going gets tough, we get going.”
“If the Boomers can bring down the Berlin Wall without firing a shot: they can bring anyone to their knees who challenges them. Just mess with a boomer.” (Arial Bloomfield)
This dynamic generation is winding down to the traditional age of retirement, but is in no mood to slow down. Boomers themselves know what made their generation click and are clinging to that toughness. They are still the most powerful and dominant generation in America. Their strong values and aspirations continue to set the tone for social stability. They are conservatives. They are obsessed with maintaining their position at the top of the pyramid until they die. They will not fade away in their golden years.
As today’s Boomers are retiring they are eagerly anticipating lives of increasing social and political engagement, not crawling off into the sunset of an apartment in the California desert. They plan to continue to impact and influence, albeit in a variety of ways a surfeit of agendas and ambitions to continue to make this a better world. They won’t be cast aside.
“They are treasures not some junk that will be thrown away when no longer needed?” (Sol Pierce)
Boomers showed America last election that they still know “When the going get’s tough the tough get going!” Don’t mess with the boomers. They won’t walk away from confrontation, but welcome it. They have rescued this country for decades now they are ready to chaperone the changing of the guard. The best and brightest are leaving public service as a career path and will put our country into a, “brain drain.”
But they know it is no time to back down. They will step forward and school millennials on how to do it right. There are 78 million boomers, with a conglomeration of talents to share with millennials to prepare them to inherit the earth. They proved contrary to public school indoctrination the meek does not inherit anything. If push them too far they’ll fight back!
“WWII brought us the greatest generation in our history, but Vietnam tore them apart. And Reagan taught them collectivism was needed to save America so they came back together again.” (Jack Webb)
Knute Rockne once told his team, “There is no such thing as a good loser. There is no success in failure. But sometimes people lose, and winners get right up and return to battle the next day!”
Yes there are winners and losers in this world and the millennials need to discern this. You don’t get a trophy for just showing up to play the game. There is no such thing as a free anything for anyone. If you do not defend your constitutional rights you will lose them. To any progressive they are theirs for the taking. There is a time for passivity and time for pro-active action.
Boomers will continue to stand up and get “tough” and take the lead and enlighten the millennials with the knowledge and skill sets for responsible national pride. Yes we are the boomers and we’re going to continue to get tough as the going gets tough: Just ask anyone of us and they will tell you.
“I won’t back down, no I won’t back down. You could stand me up at the gates of hell, But I won’t back down!” (Tom Petty)
This article was written by a contributor from Franklin Center’s independent network of writers, bloggers, and citizen journalists.