Sunday, May 28, 2006

 

Funny, I always thought we were Americans

Ok today while surfing around I came across this interesting op-ed piece.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060524/OPINION01/605240307&SearchID=73245758839141

Now the person starting all this hoopla is a person by the name of Karen Todorov who said in an email to Michigan teachers

"I have promised teachers that we would delete the use of American [when we are really ONLY referring to the United States] from the GLCEs (grade level content expectations) so that everything is consistent and correct as soon as it was feasible."

So of course you're thinking, who cares what Molly McMoonbeam says? However, Todorov is not just any tinfoil hat wearing moonbeam but rather a member of http://www.civicsinstitute.org/about/history.html which is the group really deciding the social studies program in Michigan.

Here you have her trying to backpedal on her comments: http://www.wjr.com/Article.asp?id=221803&spid=6525

Now I don't know about anyone else, but I refer to myself as an American and I think that if someone referred to an "american" in another country they would presume that the person being talked about was from the USA, not Cuba/Bolivia/Canada etc! What we've got here is yet another ivory tower assault on the things that this country was built on. Isn't it a bit stupid to try to change 200+ years of recorded history, yet that attempt is going on as we speak and this is just one example of it (more to come in a later post on that). Chetly Zarko, a free lance investigative writer in Michigan had this to say Second, the adjective "America" need not be an "appropriation" of everything that that adjective represents. If Ms. Todorov would recall her grammar (and/or math/logic) classes, rather than university ethnocentrism classes, she would realize that is possible call a flower pretty without saying that all other flowers are by default not pretty. The fact that the vernacular term "America" has become shorthand for United States of America is not logically reflective of anything else. Should the noun "Americans" become "United Statesans"? It's obvious the reason for this shorthand was not ethnocentricism, but rather linguistic convenience. http://chetlyzarko.com/b2evolution/

There is a strong sentiment of extreme liberalism, political over-correctness and outright socialism running through our school systems these days. For the last few decades it has been primarily focused on colleges across the nation, but those students have graduated and moved out into the world. Now it is starting to affect different school systems. It's a systematic approach to destroy the foundations of our country's origins.

1. 1st weaken the elementary/primary education systems by restriction of things that can be taught there and releasing teachers/education system from any responsibility for the knowledge of the children taught.
2. These kids graduate and come to college's basically with no ability for free thought or logic skills.
3. Imprint on these kids an extreme brand/mix of socialism/liberalism. Imparting into them an almost guilt at being citizens of the most prosperous land in the world. Teach them that anything that is good for America is bad for the world and must be stopped. Tell them that their shortcomings aren't "their fault" but rather the fault of "the system" and then set them back out in the world.
4. These students become the teachers/lawyers/politicians of tomorrow and will pervert the faiths and ideals the nation was built on further weakening the foundations of the nation.
5. Repeat as needed.

What are your children being taught?
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