Marxism/Communism in the classroom? How better to teach it than indoctrinating the teachers first?
The following article sent the hairs on the neck just standing upright.
Knowledge of some teachers as believers in Marxism/Communism is already known, however the belief of Gov. Chris Christie’s statement of it is not the teachers it is the Unions is ringing loud and clear.
August 21, 2010
National Education Association Selling its Saul
By Bill Costello
The National Education Association (NEA), the U.S.’s largest labor union, is promoting communism to the millions of American public school teachers it represents. Teachers who are influenced by their union’s efforts are more likely to indoctrinate American children into communism.
For the past several months, the NEA website has recommended that its members read books by communist sympathizer Saul Alinsky. And, for a time, the website listed October 1 as a day for teachers and students to celebrate the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao Zedong.
Saul Alinsky, who has been described by his biographer Sanford Horwitt as a “Communist fellow-traveler,” wanted to transfer power from the so-called Haves to the so-called Have-notsand transform the U.S. into a communist state.
In his book, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky states, “A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage-the political paradise of communism.”
Alinsky’s amoral attitude extended beyond communist ideology; he completely rejected the Judeo-Christian principles America was founded on. He dedicated the first edition of Rules for Radicals to Lucifer: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins-or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
On its website, the NEA continues to sell its Saul.
For a time, the website’s “Diversity Events” page listed October 1 as a day for schools to celebrate the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China. However, that listing was removed shortly after it was criticized in a report by World Net Daily.
Here’s a calendar listing the NEA should put on its website: On March 3, 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York state law — the Feinberg Law — that barred communists from teaching in public schools. However, the NEA is more likely to celebrate the date the Supreme Court reversed itself in a subsequent case fifteen years later.
From coast to coast, news stories abound about communist indoctrination in U.S. schools. For example, the New York Times recently reported that a teacher working at Beacon High School in New York City had pictures of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro on the walls of his classroom, took students on a field trip to Cuba, and bluntly admitted to the school principal that he’s a communist. And Fox News recently reported that students at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley, California created a mosaic that included symbols of communism and a prediction that “capitalism will fail.”
Students in California are sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo while students around the country are allowed to wear T-shirts with images of Che Guevara, the communist revolutionary and mass murderer.
American children are not being taught that Alinsky’s “paradise of communism” has never shown up. They are not learning that the world’s greatest famines and mass murders have occurred under communist regimes.
And the NEA wants to keep it that way.
The Center for American Progress, which received $110,000 from NEA, published a report recommending the elimination of several subjects from U.S. federal education programs, including “Academies for American History and Civics,” “We the People,” and “Excellence in Economic Education.”
American history, civic education, and economic and financial literacy are the three most important subjects for producing an educated electorate — and yet they are the very subjects at risk of being eliminated from primary and secondary public education.
From the NEA’s own website:
Alinsky’s goal seems to be to encourage positive social change by equipping activists with a realistic view of the world, a kind of preemptive disillusionment. If a person already knows what evil the world is capable of, then perhaps the surprise factor can be eliminated, making the person a more effective activist. Alinsky further seems to be encouraging the budding activist not to worry to much about getting his or her hands dirty. It’s all a part of the job, he seems to say.
Alinsky, the master political agitator, tactical planner and social organizer didn’t mince words…
“Liberals in their meetings utter bold works; they strut, grimace belligerently, and then issue a weasel-worded statement ‘which has tremendous implications, if read between the lines.’ They sit calmly, dispassionately, studying the issue; judging both sides; they sit and still sit.
“The Radical does not sit frozen by cold objectivity. He sees injustice and strikes at it with hot passion. He is a man of decision and action. There is a saying that the Liberal is one who walks out of the room when the argument turns into a fight.
“Society has good reason to fear the Radical. Every shaking advance of mankind toward equality and justice has come from the Radical. He hits, he hurts, he is dangerous. Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.
“Radicals precipitate the social crisis by action – by using power. Liberals may then timidly follow along or else, as in most cases, be swept forward along the course set by Radicals, but all because of forces unloosed by Radical action. They are forced to positive action only in spite of their desires …
- “The American Radical will fight privilege and power whether it be inherited or acquired by any small group, whether it be political or financial or organized creed.
- “He curses a caste system which he recognizes despite all patriotic denials.
- “He will fight conservatives whether they are business or labor leaders.
- “He will fight any concentration of power hostile to a broad, popular democracy, whether he finds it in financial circles or in politics.
- “The Radical recognizes that constant dissension and conflict is and has been the fire under the boiler of democracy. He firmly believes in that brave saying of a brave people, “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!”
- “The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people.
- “That is the reason why Radicals, although frequently embarking upon revolutions, have rarely resorted to personal terrorism.”
Alinsky practiced what he preached. He said, “Tactics means doing what you can with what you have … tactics is the art of how to take and how to give.”
He uses eyes, ears and nose for examples…
“If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power.”
“If your organization is small, do what Gideon did: conceal the members in the dark but raise a clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more that it does.”
“If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place.”
Alinsky devised and proved thirteen tactical rules for use against opponents vastly superior in power and wealth.
1. “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. “Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. “Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
6. “A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. “Keep the pressure on.
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. “Major premise for tactics is development of operations that will maintain constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
“The real action is in the enemy’s reaction. The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength. Tactics, like life, require that you move with the action.”
Alinsky was hated and defamed by powerful enemies, proof that his tactics worked. His simple formula for success…
“Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize”
THEN you send your child to college. They meet professors such as this one…..
Peter McLaren of UCLA: http://gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/pages/mclaren/
And yet SOME in our government can’t understand WHY some parents are choosing to home-school their children?
Is this WHY the government is against Charter Schools?
Is this WHY there is a waiting list for those trying to get their children in Preparatory/Christian schools?
JUST NO LONGER SILENT.