Today I heard a radio program about the national protest against government indoctrination. Apparently, September 8th of this week was some kind of nationwide protest by conservatives, in which they pulled their children out of public school for a day in order to protect them from government-sponsored propaganda intended to indoctrinate them into accepting a socialistic, authoritarian worldview. I’m told that these patriotic parents were rebelling against a fascistic leader cult and showing their children the true meaning of liberty-loving independent thinking by boycotting the government indoctrination centers for a day. Hurray for these brave souls rising up against their oppressors for the sake of their children!
Oops! I guess it wasn’t a boycott of public schools after all. Following in the footsteps of those other socialist pinko figureheads, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, President Obama had decided to address public school children directly while they were in captivity. The rebellious parents were in fact NOT protesting against a president addressing a captive audience of children or children being forced to accept socialistic secular humanist indoctrination.
NO, these “conservative” parents are actually all in favor of public schools storing their children away for them every day and forcing them to accept lies. They just wanted this particular politician to stay within his daily allotment of free universal media coverage, his weekly allotment of exclusive radio airtime, and his quarterly allotment of free prime-time television airtime, and not to interrupt children in the middle of their evolutionary biology or sex ed classes.
This type of “conservative” parent disgusts me because they are so desperate to enlist the government in educating their children. All they want is for the government to “do its job” of telling their children what to think and how to “socialize” properly with their peers, and they will go to great lengths to make sure that everyone is spending that $10,000 per child in just the right ways. Every time I hear about these pathetic losers mobbing school board meetings, harassing teachers, or whining about dress codes, all I can think about is how they deserve what they get in terms of dumbed-down children. They’re lazy, self-centered, and hypocritical, and the liberal public school advocates are perfectly correct in despising them.
Both Bush’s went much further than Obama toward making our schools a national stage for federal education politics. Granted, Obama wishes to go further still, but the course has already been charted.
For twenty years, we steadily shift the power in education from the local community toward the federal government, and do nothing but occasionally grumble. The president makes a speech, however, and we call for a National Keep Your Child at Home Day. Suddenly, we’re worried about brainwashing in a “totalitarian-type telecast” befitting “banana dictators.”