I’m not sure what public school kids are taught about Socialism or Communism, but I highly doubt it’s much given that Socialism’s biggest cheerleaders are in charge of our educational system.
This muse is a product of a day spent going over my son’s history lessons. He’s been studying WWII for the last several weeks. And, as I grade his work and peruse his book list, my conviction that the vast majority in this country are frighteningly ignorant in the area of history grows ever stronger. If you doubt me, then you should be offended. I think I just insulted you.
My point is this: If the average wide-eyed, empty-headed student sitting in a public school classroom had access to, and were taught from, textbooks that weren’t written along politically correct lines, but, rather textbooks that sought to uphold the American values of freedom and individual liberty, they might actually learn something; they might actually be able to discern a socialist when he runs for president.
My son is fortunate enough to have access to such books. No, we aren’t one of those uber brainy home school families, we just happen to dig history. My mantra to my kids has always been this warning: “The best way to oppress a people is to keep them ignorant.” I’d say the educational system in this country is doing a bang up job in that area. Again, if you don’t believe me then answer this: How did a socialist chuckle head like Obama waltz into power without so much as a raised eyebrow?
The answer to that is simple: Because the majority of those who voted for Obama don’t even know what socialism is, thus, when the man spoke, they got thrills up their legs rather than chills down their spines.
Here’s a challenge for you. If you have a high school aged student living in your home, go grab his history textbook and open it to the section that “teaches” about Karl Marx, Socialism, and Communism. This could be a whole chapter, but I rather doubt it. It might be easier to check the index in the back. Now, read said portion of the textbook and, when finished, ask yourself this question: What’s so bad about Communism/Socialism?
After you have formulated your answer, read the comprehension questions my son had to answer today. I’ve included some timely quotes to drive home the point that, thanks to the good old American Public Education System (and the choke hold the libs have on the media), we are quickly trading our freedoms for tyranny.
What atheistic idea is foundational to Communism?
The idea of no absolutes is foundational to Communism.
How did Karl Marx view history?
As a record of class struggle between the wealthy and the poor.
Obama: “For over two decades, he’s [Bush] subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy- give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.”
Obama: “Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control – and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.”
What did he [Marx] believe was the source of all conflict?
Ownership of private property.
What did Marx claim was the greatest driving force in history?
What economic system did he oppose?
Obama: “Capitalism has failed.”
What economic system did he favor?
Obama: This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.
Compare socialism and communism. How are they alike? How are they different?
Both philosophies enslave people in a system that deprives them of their freedoms and property. Socialists use legislation, regulation, and taxation to obtain what they seek while Communists obtain what they seek through the use of violent revolution.
Obama: To the extent that we’ve got a fiscal crisis right now, part of it is prompted by a bullheaded insistence on the part of the president [Bush], for example, that we should extend all of his tax cuts and make all of them permanent.
What did Marx call the “opiate of the people”?
Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses” because he believed that religion was like a drug that made people content with less in this life because they expect happiness only in the next.
What philosophy is at the foundation of Communist theology?
When was the Communist Manifesto published?
Name eight measures Marx and Engels advocated in The Communist Manifesto.
1) The abolition of private property and inheritance rights;
2) The redistribution of wealth through heavy, progressive income taxes;
Obama: I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.
Biden: Paying higher taxes is patriotic
3) A central bank to control all credit and to manipulate the nation’s currency;
Obama: Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy.
4) Government control of all means of communication and transportation;
Obama’s Transportation Plan
The Fairness Doctrine
5) Government ownership of all means of production (factories, farms, mines, power plants, etc.) and all natural resources;
Obama: “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.”
Obama: So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.
6) The abolition of unemployment through social welfare programs;
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7) The redistribution of the population (from cities to rural areas and vice versa); and
8) Mandatory state-sponsored and state-supported education.
Obama: We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
How is Communism a negative system?
Communism is a denial of everything that is true, righteous, and good. Some examples of the negatives of Communism are no God, no morality, no family ties…
Obama: I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
…no individuality, and no incentives.
“Obama’s gonna put gas in my car…”
So, how did your textbook fare? Lest you think my textbook is biased, I suggest you do some fact checking. If you’re a liberal, you may as well skip this.
Oh, and for the record, my youngest son’s history book teaches the states and capitals.
Obama: Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.