Sunday, September 6, 2009

Your School Children Will Be Brainwashed. Deal With It.

Over at Volohk Prof. Lindgren has a great post examining George H.W. Bush’s 1991 address to school children. Bush's speech was almost identical to Obama’s proposed address right down to the creepy request that school children write “Dear Leader” letters to Bush to pledge their assistance.

And you know what? Republicans were fine with it.

And you know what else? Democrats were pissed about it.

Go figure.

And now, conservative parents are beginning to get worried that their children are being "brainwashed" at school. Duh. What took you so long to figure that out? If you send your kids to school, they will get brainwashed. That’s just the way it is.

Speaking from my own highschool experience in the late 80s/early 90s, I know I sat through countless “lessons” on the evils of pesticides and the virtues of organic farming (among whatever other environmental issue was hot at the moment).

In the 50s children were brainwashed about sneaky homosexuals. Since the 30s school children have been brainwashed about the horrors of pot, booze, and sex. For the last eight years kids have been brainwashed to save it for marriage (unless they are gay). And on, and on.

Anyhow, parents that are concerned that their children will be brainwashed at school are on the right track. But it has little to do with Obama's address, and keeping their kids home for one day is a pointless gesture when every other day the kids will be inundated with indoctrination.

The only solution is to either keep your kids home from school every single day, or to teach your children to be skeptics, to question authority, and to have finely-tuned bullshit detectors. And then dare the school system to try to brainwash your kids, having enough faith that your children are not total flakes that will believe everything they hear at school.


1 comment:

  1. Independent Conservative Talkshow host Michael Savage was right. Liberalism is not just a mental disorder but also a moral cancer.