Muslim Man Sets Fire to Gay Bar, Claims Gays Should be Exterminated: Media Silent

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As I reported last night, gay rights supporters are quite busy threatening the life of Christian rapper Bizzle.  His crime?  Disagreeing with the gay rights crowd.  However, what if a Muslim man set fire to a crowded gay bar on New Years eve?  And, what if that Muslim man stated that he did it because gays deserve to be “exterminated?”  What kind of reaction could we expect?  Well, it did happen, but before we go over the reactions, let’s see what actually happened, via America’s Watchtower…

On New Year’s Eve a homophobic Muslim (but I repeat myself) tried to burn down a gay bar in Seattle while 700 people were inside. It has been reported on the internet he has said that gay people should be exterminated.

Seattle police arrested Musab Mohamed Masmari this morning in association with the New Year’s Eve arson at Neighbours nightclub, says Detective Mark Jamieson.

The Seattle Police Department’s Arson/Bomb Squad had been working with a joint terrorism task force since the incident occurred in the early minutes of January 1, when someone poured gasoline down a flight of stairs in the packed gay bar and lit it ablaze. All 750 patrons escaped without injury.

Have you heard about this story in the mainstream media? That is a rhetorical question because of course you have not. This is odd because gay rights have been a major issue in the mainstream media for weeks, if not months, and Christians who adhere to the Bible’s teaching that homosexuality is a sin have come under attack for expressing their beliefs even though they have never resorted to violence to promote their beliefs–and probably never will.

   Ordinary American Christians who oppose gay marriage have been  labeled by the mainstream media as bigots and as being homophobic and the attacks against Christians who are opposed to gay marriage continue to this day.

 But the reaction to this Muslim actually engaging in the hate that homosexuals reserve for Christians?  Here it is…

For some reason (subtle sarcasm, for the wit-impaired) the gay rights crowd reserves their “tolerance” for Christians, while completely ignoring the large world religion that openly pledges to kill them.  You know, tolerance!

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Caveman Discovers Fire; Caveman Government Seeks to Ban It

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A new element  has been discovered that promises to dramatically improve the way of life of the average caveman.

“I call it ‘fire’ “ declared the beaming discoverer.

Fire will warm us in winter.  It will make our food easier to eat preserving our teeth. I don’t have to tell you that cavemen dentist are few and far between.  Fire can be used as a weapon.  It can be used in our cavemen cultic ceremonies. Fire, if I dare say it, has the ability to fundamentally transform our way of life.  With fire we can dream of a better world.  All we have to do is cut down a few trees.

It is that last statement about cutting down trees that has raised the ire of the caveman government as well as caveman environmental activists.

“The life of a caveman is short and brutish” said the head of the Caveman EPA.

But our forests are untouched.  To cut down trees to make fire would destroy our environment.  I don’t care how efficient and advanced the technology of tree cutting is. We will seek sanctions and fines against all cavemen who engage in the so-called “Fire” industry.  We pride ourselves on our environmental record. Look around you.  Do you see any pollution?  The Earth is pristine. And that’s the important thing.  We intend to maintain our environment if it means we all have to die before we are 25 years old.  Huddled together in the dark and the cold. No doubt suffering from dysentery.  We really should learn not to drink from the same stream we crap in.  But that’s a problem for another day.

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Caveman environmental groups claim that cutting down trees will possibly pollute the water supply. Said one activist:

Fire is a new and unproven technology.  Are we going to trust these cavemen capitalists as they rape our mother Earth?  We say no to fire.  No to tree chopping.  We will destroy the tree-destroying fire industry if we have to chain ourselves to every tree.  I mean, if we had invented chains that is.   I’ve always wanted to invent a chain. I have some ideas in my head but this dysentery has me pretty preoccupied.  Preoccupied.  Occupied. That’s it!  Occupy the forest! We’re going to hang out in the forest doing nothing for months at a time.  Let’s see the capitalists try to chop down trees while we are hanging around!

Despite protests from activists and opposition from the government, those in the fire business plan to continue cutting trees down to make fire.

“If the government stands in our way we’ll just move the operation to a more friendly business environment.”

The president of the caveman government has vowed to crush any nascent attempts to start fire.

“My administration is all about the environment.  And dysentery” he said.

 

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

Note:  Post was erroneously credited to me, It has been updated ti indicate that it was written by the infamous and nefarious Manhattan Infidel. Matt

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Racial Violence: Nancy Harris Set on Fire, Murdered-Alleged Murderer Faces Death Penalty

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Nancy Harris was a convenience store clerk in Texas.  However, on a Sunday in May 2012, Harris was brutally set on fire and killed by Matthew Johnson.  The Daily Mail has more…

Here is more…

Johnson, 38, has confessed to the senseless slaying of the mother-of-four on a Sunday morning in May 2012, Garland police say.

Prosecutors are pushing for the death sentence in the disturbing case.

sDeath penalty: Matthew Johnson, 38, is on trial for capital murder in the slaying

 

The footage, from a surveillance camera at the Fina Whip-In at the corner of Broadway and Colonel Drive in Garland, shows Johnson pour lighter fluid from a water bottle over Harris’ head.

Before he set her alight, he stood behind her taking cigarettes and a lighter as she opened the cash register.

However, as she struggles to open it, Johnson attempts to pull a ring off her right hand but it won’t budge. He licks his finger and tries again but it still won’t move.

He tries once more, this time successfully. He is then seen walking away from the store as an orange glow becomes visible behind him.

The video shows Harris on fire for more than two minutes, according to Dallasnews.com.

She desperately tries to put out the fire in a sink but when she cannot she walks outside to call for help.

According to testimony, two police officers who spotted the blaze and heard Harris’ screams used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

When paramedics arrived a short time later, the woman begged them to administer aid, ‘help me, help me, help me,’ she told them.

Incredibly, she was able to describe her attacker.

This is how far our society has fallen.  I don’t know what more can be said.

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Grease Fire Kills Olivia Newton-John

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Ms. Newton-John pictured here before her untimely death

Ms. Olivia Newton-John pictured here before her untimely death

Tragedy struck the tight-night world of show business today as legendary singer Olivia Newton-John was killed in a grease fire at her residence in Florida.

Reports indicate that Ms. Newton-John was cooking a meal for husband, John Easterling when the fire broke out. Instead of placing a cover on the pan and smothering the fire she apparently threw flour on it, mistakenly believing that she was throwing baking soda.  It was then that Ms. Newton-John was caught in the grease fire and began to burn.  Her husband after unsuccessfully attempting to put out his wife, placed a panicked call to 911, the transcript of which follows:

911 operator: 911 what is your emergency?

Easterling: Help me my wife’s on fire!

911 operator: Is she a smoker?  Because smoking is a bad habit.

Easterling: What? No.  She was cooking something and a grease fire broke out.  She tried to put it out but wasn’t able.  Now she’s on fire!  Please send the fire department quickly!

911 operator: May I ask how she tried to put out the fire?

Easterling: What?  I don’t know.  I think she threw some flour on it.

911 operator: You know sir that flour will not put out a grease. fire.  You need to put baking soda on it instead.  Or cover the pan to extinguish the oxygen.

EasterlingReally?  I did not know that.  That’s useful information to – will you please just send help!

911 operator: She’s on fire?

Easterling: Uh Well-a well-a well-a huh.

911 operator: Tell me more, tell me more, tell me more, did she burn on the floor?

Easterling: Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh.

911 operator: Tell me more, tell me more, tell me more did she crash into the door?

Easterling: She ran by me, almost put me on fire.  She showed off, twirling around.

911 operator: Someone’s on fire, but oh oh those grease fires at home.

Easterling: Uh well-a well-a well-a huh.

911 operator: Tell me more, tell me more, tell me more did she put up a fight?

Easterling: Uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh.

911 operator: Grease fire, don’t mean a thing, but oh-oh those summer nights.

Easterling: Uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh!

Ms. Newton-John’s death has been blamed on ignorance on the proper methods of putting out a grease fire.  The municipality of Jupiter Inlet Colony where she resided is urging all its citizens to be more careful in the kitchen and to always have baking soda at hand in case a grease fire does in fact break out.

Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel

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Is the Obama Administration Selecting Generals Based on Whether or not They Would Order Soldiers to Fire on US Civilians

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You might want to sit down for about 20 minutes and watch this video.

This strikes me as being part of a larger play.

We’ve been informed that we are potential terrorists.  And, if you want the military to fire on US civilians civilians, it’s a lot easier to shoot at terrorists.  It’s easy to vilify and dehumanize potential terrorists.  Of course, the MSM has helped tremendously, as it’s easy to kill KKK, racists, Nazis, and teabaggers.

I hope this is wrong, but based on what we know of Obama, it is completely plausible.

H/T: Moonbattery

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MSNBC Jumps the gun, and then the Shark, on Another Controversial News Story, and is Wrong

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It’s been a banner week for the talking heads at NBC, and it’s red-haired stepchild, MSNBC.  Of course, they were caught doctoring the 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case.  But, they have also been caught attempting to exploit a recent “attack” on a Planned Parenthood.  The original story was simple; a small explosive devise detonated in or near a Planned Parenthood office, and a man, Francis Gerald Grady, was taken into custody.   MSNBC’s reaction?

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

So, in other words, they do what they always do-they blame a Conservative figure, or a Conservative cause, for the incident.

However, as these situations so often do, it seems unrelated to any movement. Robert Stacy McCain has more…

OK, there was no “bomb,” and this Grady character seems slightly deranged, judging from this account of his court hearing from Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Gazette:

Francis Grady, 50, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Sickel he planned to plead guilty, but Sickel ignored the statement and scheduled Grady for an April 19 preliminary hearing.

At one point, Grady interrupted him to ask, “Do you even care at all about the 1,000 babies that died screaming?”

Grady told his lawyer, public defender Tom Phillip he was fired for interrupting Sickel, prompting a woman from the back of the courtroom to call out, “Shut up, Frankie.”

“My sister told me to shut up,” Grady said to Phillip. . . .

Outside the courtroom, Grady told a Green Bay Press-Gazette photographer, “I just want to give one wink to my girlfriend.” When a reporter asked him why he had planted a bomb at the clinic, Grady corrected him, saying, “There was no bomb, it was gasoline.” He said he did it because “they’re killing babies there.”

I’d strongly recommend reading all of the linked post.  He is at his thorough and systematic best on this one.

So, it appears that a mentally ill man, with an extensive criminal record, did this in an act of insanity.  However, MSNBC is doing what the MSM does so well.  They push a false story.  Then, when the truth comes out, they do little to retract the narrative.  So, for the people that only give the news a cursory glance, the “truth” is still the original propaganda.  Just as the talking heads knew it would be.

Linked by the Daley Gator, Thanks Doug! 

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Who Indoctrinates the Indoctrinators? Teachers Required to Think Socialist to Get Degrees

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In light of the renewed focus on public education, courtesy of the current public union mess, I thought it might be a good idea to take another look at how teachers are trained.  Here is a post from December of 2009.

The People’s Republic of China generally makes no distinction between education and propaganda or indoctrination. All three share the common task of changing man. The agencies of education, indoctrination, and propaganda are legion—newspapers, posters, and propaganda leaflets, neighbourhood gatherings for the study of current events, as well as political rallies, parades, and many forms of “mass campaigns” under careful direction. It is evident that the schools constitute only a small part of the educational program.

When the Communists came to power in 1949, they took up three educational tasks of major importance: (1) teaching many illiterate people to read and write, (2) training the personnel needed to carry on the work of political organization, agricultural and industrial production, and economic reform, and (3) remolding the behaviour, emotions, attitudes, and outlook of the people.

Why start with this?  Undoubtedly, many of you already know from simply reading the preceding section.  As we observe the educational establishment in this country, we start to see some interesting parallels between education in communist countries, and what is happening here in the US.

Next, let’s take a look at this from FIRE.

All signs are that the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is planning to enforce a political litmus test for future teachers. The university’s College of Education and Human Development intends to mandate certain beliefs and values—”dispositions”—for future teachers. Yet that is not enough. It even intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the wrong beliefs and values-those who it judges will not be able to be brought around to the correct beliefs and values of “cultural competence” even after remedial training.

Here are the key excerpts regarding how the group describes the “obligatory,” “indispensable” features of “cultural competence” on the level of “Self”:

Our 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.

Future teachers will understand that they are privileged & marginalized depending on context … It is about the development of cultural empathy, if you will. Teachers first have to discover their own privilege, oppression, or marginalization and also are able to describe their cultural identity.

Future teachers will recognize & demonstrate understanding of white privilege[.]

Future teachers will understand the importance of cultural identity and develop a positive sense of racial/cultural identity[.]

On the level of “Self & Others,” future teachers must take the Intercultural Development Inventory, “which measures five of the six major stages of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.” Their “Cultural Intelligence” also will be assessed. They must reveal a “pervasive stereotype” they personally held about an identity group, and presumably argue in their paper that this view has now been “challenged” on the basis of their experiences with that group. They also will be assessed regarding “the extent to which they find intrinsic satisfaction” in being in “culturally diverse situations.”

So, the prospective teacher MUST have certain attitudes and beliefs to gain an educational degree?  Where is this coming from?  To answer that, let’s go back to our original source.

Class and class struggle were related concepts that occupied a central place in the ideology, and a specific aim of education was to develop class consciousness so that all citizens, young and old, would become valiant fighters in the class struggle. School regulations stipulated that 10 percent of the curriculum should be set aside for ideological and political study, but, in practice, ideology and politics were taught and studied in many other subjects, such as language, arithmetic, and history. Ideology and politics permeated the entire curriculum and school life, completely dominating extracurricular activities.

Seeing the comparisons?  Ideology is being pushed as curricula, and the teachers are being required to advocate it in order to either be admitted to an educational program, or to graduate!

Also, take note of the fact that students must reveal a “pervasive stereotype” that they had.  This is also a communist indoctrination tool.  Citizens, particularly in China, where I believe the technique originated, are “persuaded” to “confess” their “sins” (failing, at some point, to be a good communist).  There is a great deal of pressure involved.  This has the effect of weakening the individual, and appealing to the larger group for forgiveness. It successfully uses peer pressure and guilt to bring about a “conversion” to communism.  Note also that the prospective teacher must then state how they enjoy the alternative (communist) views, and should extol its virtues.  The Chinese have found this to be quite useful as an indoctrination technique.

Here is some more from FIRE.

Future teachers create & fight for social justice ...”

Finally, in the area of “Self & Society,”

Future teachers will understand that despite an ideal about what is considered common culture in the United States [“the American Dream”], that many groups are typically not included within this celebrated cultural identity and more often than not, many students with multi-generational histories in the United States are routinely perceived to be new immigrants or foreign. That such exclusion is frequently a result of dissimilarities in power and influence.

One of the sources for this critique is to be the concept of the “myth of meritocracy in the United States.”

This is significant.  Cultural Marxism is a direct attack on western culture, which has, as one of its tenants, an individual’s ability to achieve.  When individuals have the ability to succeed, or even the perception that they can achieve, many will seek to do so, and will achieve success.  Those serve as an example to others, who then think, “If they can do it, I can do it too.”  If this permeates a culture, the people will rely upon themselves to meet their needs, therefore lessening the need for, and the power of, government.   Innovation, free enterprise, and success will follow, providing the most prosperity to the most people.

Conversely, in the socialist state, dependence and hopelessness are vital tools to keep people under government control.  If the government provides for your every need, you are in de-facto slavery to said government.  After all, if the government controls where you live, your medical care, your personal funds, your access to food, and your means of transportation, the settings on your thermostat, the media you  can view, read, or listen to, or even work, do they not effectively control you?  To achieve this level of hopelessness, it is then necessary to convince (indoctrinate) people that they cannot succeed…that dark forces (capitalism, racism, freedom, and so on) are preventing them from having a good life, and that the people’s only salvation can come from the state.

Through thinly veiled ideas of redistribution, like “social justice,” the government will promise these “hopeless” individuals a piece of someone else’s labor.  Of course, all they ask for in return is the grantee’s  freedom.  Once successful, the victims will no longer try to succeed-it will not even be a thought that crosses their minds.  Being taught that it is impossible anyway, they will gladly submit to government control of every aspect of their lives.  In this scenario, government will have succeeded in psychologically neutering their subjects, creating a pliable mass of sheeple that will be dependent and mostly complaint.

For more on this idea, look at the definition of “learned helplessness.”

Learned helplessness, as a technical term in animal psychology and related human psychology, means a condition of a human being or an animal in which it has learned to behave helplessly, even when the opportunity is restored for it to help itself by avoiding an unpleasant or harmful circumstance to which it has been subjected.

It is useful to note the shift in emphasis in Marxism from class to culture.  Marxism in the US follows the “Frankfort School” model of Cultural Marxism, which emphasizes cultural differences rather than class.  For more information on Cultural Marxism, kindly look here.

Yet another aspect of this attack is that we are being separated by our differences rather than being united on our shared values.  We are being pigeon holed into “hyphenated Americans”, rather than simply Americans.  I’ve always seen this as a means to create discord, or fan the flames of old grievances.  When the left does this, they move in to exploit the discord, enhancing their own power at our expense.  Of course, separating us and creating conflicts distracts us all from our real enemy…Marxism (progressivism, liberalism socialism, fascism-it seems our left has taken on flavors of all of them).

So where do these teachers enter into the equation?  Well, if the children have to be indoctrinated at ever-younger ages, there must be teachers trained to do just that.  To make sure that all students are indoctrinated, the left must also insure that all teachers are indoctrinated.  We have to keep in mind that socialism is not a system that cannot tolerate dissent very well.  In fact, socialist states often collapse once the people are able to hear and express ideas openly.  To prevent this from occurring, Marxists must attempt to achieve a monopoly on education.  Think of this when the elites disparage home schooling.  Consider it when they attack private schools and universities.  Ponder it when they want “universal pre-school.”

This level of control over the educational system has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the education, as on those criteria, the public system loses at every turn.  It is the control of the system for all that the left desires.  Once under complete socialist control, the education will continue to be more about indoctrination than knowledge, and there will be no recourse or alternative.

Think of it this way; imagine that people are trapped under socialism.  All they hear, see, read, and are told, extols the virtues of the state, yet they are in poverty, dealing with high levels of crime, corruption, scarcity, and substandard conditions.  Everyone is, with the exception of the ruling class.  If a person in that environment hears that there is a better way, one in which they might be able to gain more from their labor, or be able to speak and live freely…would they be interested?  It sure seemed to work against the former Soviet Bloc.  Had it not, they would not have had to build walls to keep their own people in!

This would also explain why the Soviet Union jammed Radio Free Europe, why the Chinese censor the Internet, why the Iranian regime was severely challenged by protestors using Twitter, why Hugo Chavez is shutting down any media outlet that disagrees with him, and why the Cubans even covered an electronic billboard that we put up on our embassy.  They don’t want their people hearing alternative points of view, or that freedom is a better option than slavery.  Ideas are infectious, and the socialist seeks to stop them from spreading.  It’s also why education is concentrated in the hands of the socialist state.  If the state can thoroughly indoctrinate everyone, starting from the earliest age possible, they can mold the thinking and behavior of a generation; making it less likely that people will have independent thoughts in the future.

Come to think of it, this might also explain why people in our own government are now proposing the complete control education, the airwaves, and the Internet.

Thankfully, FIRE, and other groups out there will fight against these schemes.   We should support this resistance in any way we can.  People must be free in their own thoughts and beliefs.  By resisting the leftist takeover, we delay the drive to the socialist state.  It is useful to remember that a truly free society can tolerate dissent and real diversity of thought…socialist societies cannot.  We don’t have to “convert” anyone to maintain our freedom, but the left must indoctrinate EVERYONE, to achieve total power.  For that reason, we can delay them (at least at this point), but if we’re able to get Conservatives into power, we can start dismantling the liberal power structure in DC.  This will free the states and local communities to fight liberalism at home, which is where that fight begins… and where it can be won.

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Who Indoctrinates the Indoctrinators? Teachers Required to Think Socialist to Get Degrees

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The People’s Republic of China generally makes no distinction between education and propaganda or indoctrination. All three share the common task of changing man. The agencies of education, indoctrination, and propaganda are legion—newspapers, posters, and propaganda leaflets, neighbourhood gatherings for the study of current events, as well as political rallies, parades, and many forms of “mass campaigns” under careful direction. It is evident that the schools constitute only a small part of the educational program.

When the Communists came to power in 1949, they took up three educational tasks of major importance: (1) teaching many illiterate people to read and write, (2) training the personnel needed to carry on the work of political organization, agricultural and industrial production, and economic reform, and (3) remolding the behaviour, emotions, attitudes, and outlook of the people.

Why start with this?  Undoubtedly, many of you already know from simply reading the preceding section.  As we observe the educational establishment in this country, we start to see some interesting parallels between education in communist countries, and what is happening here in the US.

Next, let’s take a look at this from FIRE.

All signs are that the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is planning to enforce a political litmus test for future teachers. The university’s College of Education and Human Development intends to mandate certain beliefs and values—”dispositions”—for future teachers. Yet that is not enough. It even intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the wrong beliefs and values-those who it judges will not be able to be brought around to the correct beliefs and values of “cultural competence” even after remedial training.

Here are the key excerpts regarding how the group describes the “obligatory,” “indispensable” features of “cultural competence” on the level of “Self”:

Our 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.

Future teachers will understand that they are privileged & marginalized depending on context … It is about the development of cultural empathy, if you will. Teachers first have to discover their own privilege, oppression, or marginalization and also are able to describe their cultural identity.

Future teachers will recognize & demonstrate understanding of white privilege[.]

Future teachers will understand the importance of cultural identity and develop a positive sense of racial/cultural identity[.]

On the level of “Self & Others,” future teachers must take the Intercultural Development Inventory, “which measures five of the six major stages of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.” Their “Cultural Intelligence” also will be assessed. They must reveal a “pervasive stereotype” they personally held about an identity group, and presumably argue in their paper that this view has now been “challenged” on the basis of their experiences with that group. They also will be assessed regarding “the extent to which they find intrinsic satisfaction” in being in “culturally diverse situations.”

So, the prospective teacher MUST have certain attitudes and beliefs to gain an educational degree?  Where is this coming from?  To answer that, let’s go back to our original source.

Class and class struggle were related concepts that occupied a central place in the ideology, and a specific aim of education was to develop class consciousness so that all citizens, young and old, would become valiant fighters in the class struggle. School regulations stipulated that 10 percent of the curriculum should be set aside for ideological and political study, but, in practice, ideology and politics were taught and studied in many other subjects, such as language, arithmetic, and history. Ideology and politics permeated the entire curriculum and school life, completely dominating extracurricular activities.

Seeing the comparisons?  Ideology is being pushed as curricula, and the teachers are being required to advocate it in order to either be admitted to an educational program, or to graduate!

Also, take note of the fact that students must reveal a “pervasive stereotype” that they had.  This is also a communist indoctrination tool.  Citizens, particularly in China, where I believe the technique originated, are “persuaded” to “confess” their “sins” (failing, at some point, to be a good communist).  There is a great deal of pressure involved.  This has the effect of weakening the individual, and appealing to the larger group for forgiveness. It successfully uses peer pressure and guilt to bring about a “conversion” to communism.  Note also that the prospective teacher must then state how they enjoy the alternative (communist) views, and should extol its virtues.  The Chinese have found this to be quite useful as an indoctrination technique.

Here is some more from FIRE.

Future teachers create & fight for social justice ...”

Finally, in the area of “Self & Society,”

Future teachers will understand that despite an ideal about what is considered common culture in the United States [“the American Dream”], that many groups are typically not included within this celebrated cultural identity and more often than not, many students with multi-generational histories in the United States are routinely perceived to be new immigrants or foreign. That such exclusion is frequently a result of dissimilarities in power and influence.

One of the sources for this critique is to be the concept of the “myth of meritocracy in the United States.”

This is significant.  Cultural Marxism is a direct attack on western culture, which has, as one of its tenants, an individual’s ability to achieve.  When individuals have the ability to succeed, or even the perception that they can achieve, many will seek to do so, and will achieve success.  Those serve as an example to others, who then think, “If they can do it, I can do it too.”  If this permeates a culture, the people will rely upon themselves to meet their needs, therefore lessening the need for, and the power of, government.   Innovation, free enterprise, and success will follow, providing the most prosperity to the most people.

Conversely, in the socialist state, dependence and hopelessness are vital tools to keep people under government control.  If the government provides for your every need, you are in de-facto slavery to said government.  After all, if the government controls where you live, your medical care, your personal funds, your access to food, and your means of transportation, the settings on your thermostat, the media you  can view, read, or listen to, or even work, do they not effectively control you?  To achieve this level of hopelessness, it is then necessary to convince (indoctrinate) people that they cannot succeed…that dark forces (capitalism, racism, freedom, and so on) are preventing them from having a good life, and that the people’s only salvation can come from the state.

Through thinly veiled ideas of redistribution, like “social justice,” the government will promise these “hopeless” individuals a piece of someone else’s labor.  Of course, all they ask for in return is the grantee’s  freedom.  Once successful, the victims will no longer try to succeed-it will not even be a thought that crosses their minds.  Being taught that it is impossible anyway, they will gladly submit to government control of every aspect of their lives.  In this scenario, government will have succeeded in psychologically neutering their subjects, creating a pliable mass of sheeple that will be dependent and mostly complaint.

For more on this idea, look at the definition of “learned helplessness.”

Learned helplessness, as a technical term in animal psychology and related human psychology, means a condition of a human being or an animal in which it has learned to behave helplessly, even when the opportunity is restored for it to help itself by avoiding an unpleasant or harmful circumstance to which it has been subjected.

It is useful to note the shift in emphasis in Marxism from class to culture.  Marxism in the US follows the “Frankfort School” model of Cultural Marxism, which emphasizes cultural differences rather than class.  For more information on Cultural Marxism, kindly look here.

Yet another aspect of this attack is that we are being separated by our differences rather than being united on our shared values.  We are being pigeon holed into “hyphenated Americans”, rather than simply Americans.  I’ve always seen this as a means to create discord, or fan the flames of old grievances.  When the left does this, they move in to exploit the discord, enhancing their own power at our expense.  Of course, separating us and creating conflicts distracts us all from our real enemy…Marxism (progressivism, liberalism socialism, fascism-it seems our left has taken on flavors of all of them).

So where do these teachers enter into the equation?  Well, if the children have to be indoctrinated at ever-younger ages, there must be teachers trained to do just that.  To make sure that all students are indoctrinated, the left must also insure that all teachers are indoctrinated.  We have to keep in mind that socialism is not a system that cannot tolerate dissent very well.  In fact, socialist states often collapse once the people are able to hear and express ideas openly.  To prevent this from occurring, Marxists must attempt to achieve a monopoly on education.  Think of this when the elites disparage home schooling.  Consider it when they attack private schools and universities.  Ponder it when they want “universal pre-school.”

This level of control over the educational system has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the education, as on those criteria, the public system loses at every turn.  It is the control of the system for all that the left desires.  Once under complete socialist control, the education will continue to be more about indoctrination than knowledge, and there will be no recourse or alternative.

Think of it this way; imagine that people are trapped under socialism.  All they hear, see, read, and are told, extols the virtues of the state, yet they are in poverty, dealing with high levels of crime, corruption, scarcity, and substandard conditions.  Everyone is, with the exception of the ruling class.  If a person in that environment hears that there is a better way, one in which they might be able to gain more from their labor, or be able to speak and live freely…would they be interested?  It sure seemed to work against the former Soviet Bloc.  Had it not, they would not have had to build walls to keep their own people in!

This would also explain why the Soviet Union jammed Radio Free Europe, why the Chinese censor the Internet, why the Iranian regime was severely challenged by protestors using Twitter, why Hugo Chavez is shutting down any media outlet that disagrees with him, and why the Cubans even covered an electronic billboard that we put up on our embassy.  They don’t want their people hearing alternative points of view, or that freedom is a better option than slavery.  Ideas are infectious, and the socialist seeks to stop them from spreading.  It’s also why education is concentrated in the hands of the socialist state.  If the state can thoroughly indoctrinate everyone, starting from the earliest age possible, they can mold the thinking and behavior of a generation; making it less likely that people will have independent thoughts in the future.

Come to think of it, this might also explain why people in our own government are now proposing the complete control education, the airwaves, and the Internet.

Thankfully, FIRE, and other groups out there will fight against these schemes.   We should support this resistance in any way we can.  People must be free in their own thoughts and beliefs.  By resisting the leftist takeover, we delay the drive to the socialist state.  It is useful to remember that a truly free society can tolerate dissent and real diversity of thought…socialist societies cannot.  We don’t have to “convert” anyone to maintain our freedom, but the left must indoctrinate EVERYONE, to achieve total power.  For that reason, we can delay them (at least at this point), but if we’re able to get Conservatives into power, we can start dismantling the liberal power structure in DC.  This will free the states and local communities to fight liberalism at home, which is where that fight begins… and where it can be won.

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