Keep Your Kids Home From School to Protest the Importance of Education?2 September, 2009
I suspect that all of us have relatives or friends who have bought into the fear and loathing , lies and deceit, and the dishonesty and vitriol of the radical political and religious right. And I suspect that many of you get emails with the latest absurd meme being pushed by Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Dobbs, Coulter, Drudge,or any of sundry other right-wing talking heads.
Today, I got one dropped into my family email. I had already thoroughly trashed the sender when I noticed that a DailyKos bloggerby the name of Jed Lewison had gotten virtually the same email. Which means that many of you may have gotten it. And your average right-wing teabagging NOMer has probably gotten it and passed it on a hundred times by now. I swear that a right-wing meme can sweep the country before the truth can even get its pants on (sorry, Sam Clemens).
Here’s my version:
NOTE TO OBAMA :
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LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE !!!
President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009
I wouldn’t have such a problem with the Department of Education were this presented in a non-Orwellian fashion. Oh yes, it is, as the lesson plan directs, to listen to what t he president, the mayor, et al. says, to respect their “authoritah”, but there is no emphasis in here on why the president and other elected officials should listen to US. The focus is solely on authority. There is no consideration given to the authority of the American people. That’s what concerns me.
There is this mindset that those in Washington are the “elite,” that we should mind our Ps and Qs and blindly follow their directives. That’s not the manner of governance upon which this country was founded – it is quite the opposite; even the hobbyist Constitutional aficionado appreciates this.
So yes, keep your kids home on September 8th and teach them that the power of America rests in the hands of its people, no one else. Word is traveling fast on the internet, between bloggers and twitter, the choice is clear : No school for kids on September 8th due to the beginning of Socialist Indoctrination of Americas children.
NOTE TO OBAMA :
LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE !!!!
HITLER DID THE SAME!!!!
THEY CALLED IT THE HITLER JOUTH!!!!
Take a day of vacation. Go to the zoo. Anything that would save your offspring from what I will bluntly say is just the quasi-fellating the executive branch. That cackling over a bubbling cauldron you hear is the NEA rejoicing.
I remember, back in high school, gathering in the classrooms with televisions to hear President Reagan’s Challenger Speech. My kids remember a Bush anti-drug speech(that’s what we call ironic) which was broadcast to the classrooms (a waste of 15 minutes which could have been used for something, well, shall we say, useful). Now I am a progressive liberal. Have been since I learned how to think. My parents didn’t pull me out of school because a radical neo-conservative who was out to destroy the government was speaking. We didn’t pull our little moppets out of class because a dry drunk who was giving America away to his cronies was speaking.
They want to pull their kids out of class to protest a talk on the importance of education. What’s next? Pulling their kids out of comprehensive sex-education classes to prevent pregnancy? Oh. Never mind.
This should be unremarkable. The President of the United States of America, a man who achieved his position through personal brilliance and drive, hard work and scholarships (received because of his good grades), talking to school children about the importance of education strikes me as a pretty damn good idea. Are the radical right-wingers really that afraid of education? Or are they just pissed that a black Democrat defeated the philandering and incompetent McCain and the batshit-crazy Palin? I wonder if the various right-wing meme-mongers realize that they are protesting a talk about the importance of education?
Well, I guess that if you want people to believe that tax cuts increase revenue, that America is a Christian nation, that tax cuts for the rich help the economy, that health care for all is slavery, and that Saddam Hussein ran al Qaeda, then keeping the kids out of school could be a viable long-term strategy.