|"You must remember zis: It's Different When We Do It(tm)!"|
"A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical leftwing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. ...
She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini.
A tenth grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School led a discussion on the rise of fascism during World War Two by referencing President Trump.
“It’s total indoctrination,” said Melissa, the parent who contacted me. She asked that I not use her last name. “It’s not their place to indoctrinate our children. It’s their job to teach the facts. Healthy debate is one thing but this definitely crossed the line.”
The entire lesson plan was posted on the school district’s website. But once I started poking around and asking questions, the lesson was hidden behind a password protected wall.
“Trump has absolutely no relation to World War Two. There’s no reason why he should be included with Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler,” the mom said. They are trying to link him to the leaders of that time. That crosses a line.”
Another graphics listed “early warning signs of fascism”:
· Obession [sic!] with national security
· Religion and government intertwined
· Rampant sexism
· Fraudulent elections
· Obsession with crime and punishment
“The fact they posted this on the school’s website shows just how brazen these teachers are,” another concerned parent told me.
“Liberal teachers need to be reminded it’s not okay to use their platform to push their agenda on our kids,” the parent added.
Supt. Mike Piccirillo defended the lesson – telling me that “teaching about fascism as a political movement in the context of World War II is part of the curriculum.”.......
Translation: "Your children are zee property of zee One-Party State! Zee Party vill teach zem!"
Since the goal is to edu-macate the kidz about the 1930's, why doncha' run this past them one time?:
J. Christian Adams, American Spectator, 2009:
""The Great Illusion" advocated for a system of international interdependence and a world where large powerful nations did not have greater international relevance than smaller weak nations. Obama's address to the United Nations tracked Angell's philosophy so closely it would be surprising if the similarities were accidental.
Angell wistfully advocated for "relinquishing the principle of isolated national defence…and erecting an international authority" to replace "the self interest of individual nations." The Nobel Committee described Angell as "cool and clear," and that he "spoke to the intellect." Most notably, Angell argued, "you cannot kill ideas with bullets." He believed that an enlightened citizenry, once someone or something enlightened them, would render war obsolete.
[Sir] Norman Angell won the Nobel in 1933, a most dangerous year for his ideas to gain currency. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany. And in the following years, Norman Angell's ideas flourished and were adopted as policy by a British Government unwilling to acknowledge the Gathering Storm. Winston Churchill, however, regularly and vociferously opposed Angell and his allies. It took Churchill's courage to stand against this national naïveté throughout the 1930s, usually alone, and always jeered in the House of Commons. The British government followed Angell's model for international relations and ignored Churchill, adopting timid diplomatic and defense policies.
The 1933 Peace Prize winner profoundly influenced British policy in ways that led directly to German tanks rolling into Poland in September 1939. War did not break out because nations ignored Angell's advice; instead, the ensuing carnage in Europe happened because European democracies made Angell's ideas government policy. Europe gambled that Angell's model would ensure peace, and by the time everyone saw that the gamble had failed, it was too late."
|"My dear, perhaps you have already observed zat in Casablanca human life is cheap and education is expensive. Summon the children at vunce, Fraulein! I must impose my Trumphausen-by-Proxy on zee children--BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!"|