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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Agitprop: Education-Government Indoctrination Coming To A School Near You

Look for an address light on history and heavy on indoctrination when President Barrack Obama addresses the nation’s PreK-12 grade students on September 8. Specifically, look for what the President is likely to tell malleable little minds about what their roll in the Obamatization of the nation is.

Actually the teacher’s instructions from the Department of Education tells you all you need to know about this indoctrination speech:

Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

…As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following: What is the President trying to tell me? What is the President asking me to do? What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?

…What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

…Students could discuss their responses to the following questions: What do you think the President wants us to do? Does the speech make you want to do anything? Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us? What would you like to tell the President?

The ironic part of the Department of Education document comes later, at the bottom of page 1:

Teachers could encourage students to participate in the Department of Education’s “I Am What I Learn” video contest.

Well, Duh.

Representative Democracy requires free thinkers, not a nation of drones.

Parents, you might want to man-up for this one. History does repeat itself, even for those of us who haven’t forgotten it.

Update: For more reading on this subject, go to Michelle Malkin’s post today.