Dear President Obama: Now You Are Just Creepy. I’ll Pass on the Skool-Aid
A little too Youth Indoctrination-y for me, dude. But thank you for giving me yet another reason to be thrilled that I home school and for validating even further the correctness of that choice for me.
From Michelle Malkin , whom I’d prefer to have my child emulate, thank you very much:
Will Obama be able to resist issuing a call to youth arms to marshal help in passing his legislative agenda?
The thing is: He won’t need to make the call explicit.
Obama zealot teachers like this one across the country will do all the extra-curricular bullying and haranguing for him. Remember:
Harris:We want to talk about the presidential election. I want to ask you, who are you pulling for? Raise your hand.
Harris: You pullin for Obama. Who you pullin for?
Harris:Any of you pullin for John McCain? That’s fine, say him as well.
[Cathy, the daughter of an American soldier answers McCain.]
Harris:John, oh lord, John McCain.
Oh Jesus, John McCain.
Ok, now I wanna axe you somethin.
Why are you pullin for John McCain? It’s ok, but why are you pullin for John McCain?
Cathy: I thinks it’s because my parents are going for him too.
Harris: Ok, your parents are going for him. Why are you pullin for Ba-RACK. Barack.
Student: I just want a black president sometimes.
Ok, you want a black president.
Student: The reason why I want Barack Obama is because he’s making good changes in the good country and stuff like that.
Harris: So, he’s making good changes for our country. Now can you tell me just a little bit more, like what type of changes?
Like not having big fights between Iraq and having soldiers killed.
So in other words, Barack is going to end that war in Iraq. What do you all know about that war in Iraq?
[Harris addresses Kathy] Talk, cause yo daddy in the military. Talk. It’s a senseless war! And by the way, Cathy, the person that you’re picking for president said that our troops could stay in Iraq for another hundred years if they need to!
[Camera pans to Cathy, in near tears.]
Harris: So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years!
I’ve taken control of my child’s education, in part aided by Governor Mark Sanford to whom I’ll always be grateful for that, even if he is a creepy Emo chick. He signed into law our Virtual Charter School system. Thus, I’m able to educate my child at home. Besides avoiding the Youth Indoctrination by our Dear Leader, she gets to work at her own pace. She is 6 years old and is doing 2nd grade Math and Language Arts. In “regular school”, that isn’t possible. You see, it isn’t “fair” that some children have a higher skill/knowledge level, thus every child is expected to work at the same pace based solely on age.
One of the other reasons that I chose to home school (none of my reasons are religious ones) is that too many public school teachers push their beliefs and personal agendas already. Of course not all; there are many, many fabulous school teachers out there (shout out to Mr. Cullen and Mr. Franke, two of mine). But, far too many do and it is spearheaded by their own Teachers Unions.
An “event” like this serves not only to give them a free pass for such wrong behavior but it actually urges them to continue to do so. This will embolden those teachers and school systems whom already lean heavily on the side of indoctrination to do more of it. Just imagine what “lessons” they are going to push before … and after.. Obama’s Youth Address. I can imagine it; and I don’t care for it one bit.
The event also seems to be all about Obama himself, as always. And what can one do to help Obama. It’s not only typically narcissistic, but it’s reminiscent of all those videos that cropped up pre-election where children were used, some might say exploited, to shill for Obama. While this is becoming standard fare for the Democrats, not everyone believes their children should be indoctrinated and then used to push someone else’s agenda… not even at funerals. Or school. Where they are supposed to be learning, not politicizing.
What goals is he going to discuss with the kids? “Now is the time, This is Your Moment, to give up a piece of your Pie Chart! Did you know that some people get better grades than others? It’s time to end this inequity. Redistribution of Fs!” Or maybe a simple “No more talkies. It’s For The Children and The Greater Good. Why? Because Shaddup and Do What I Want. ”
So, thanks but no thanks, Dear Leader ™. *I’ll* indoctrinate my own child, dammit! Like charity, it begins at HOME, not at the hands of the Government.
On a final note, President Obama, Here is a Teachable Moment for you:
The truth hurts, but is always good; You stink.
There! I asked myself what I can do for my President and that’s it.
UPDATE: Caleb Howe is Spot On. With examples of where such “discussions” can… AND DO… lead. (also h/t to him for the term Skool-Aid)