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Hey Kids, Let’s Get Wacky at Wee-Weed’s White House September 2, 2009

0PeeWee2Readers, there is a proper time and place for political propaganda. All savvy politicians use words and images as a political device in order to reach sympathetic masses.  However, it is NEVER the proper time or place for propaganda when it involves a child’s classroom.

America’s youth have always been among the keenest contestants for the Barack Obama Show.  Barry played his magic flute as youngsters of all voting ages floated through the inner-city gangways dodging bullets and mayhem just to get to their polling sites. Apple store customers were in a trance as Obama gave his famous Greek Temples speech on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s “I had a Dream” speech from an iPod, without mentioning Martin Luther King Jr.’s name even once.  Now that takes a very special (arrogant) sort of person, now doesn’t it?

Looking at the political involvement of the youth generation in America is key to understanding forthcoming trends in voting. It is evident by the results of the latest Rasmussen poll that the youth who voted for Obama were not wiser than their time.  He was not the leader that would bring positive change to America and his declining numbers prove it.

The Obama White House knows this and will continue to rely upon the “young and uninformed” vote to re-elect him in 2012. However this latest stunt by the President Obama, a September 8th address to America’s school children is bordering on the ridiculous. How young do you go?

From Town Hall.com

Abusing School Kids With Pro-Obama Propaganda

by Michael Medved

September 2, 2009

My wife Diane seldom gets upset about politics. But President Barack Obama’s recent demonstration of megalomania in insisting on beginning the school year by simultaneously addressing all public school kids in the United States elicited a concise response: “it’s sick.”

In addition to her Ph.D. in psychology, Diane holds an M.A. in Education, and both primary and secondary teaching credentials in California. She has raised and educated our three kids, each of whom received some combination of home schooling, parochial education, and public schools. What bothers her (and many courageous teachers across the country) is the crude attempt by the Department of Education and the White House to blur all distinctions between education and cult-of-personality propaganda.

On September 8th (the first day of classes for many school kids) the President will address them live about the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals and take responsibility for their learning, declares an announcement from Washington. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, sent a directive to teachers and administrators declaring: “This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.”

To prepare for this great event, the Department of Education orders teachers in Grades 7 to 12 to ask their students: Why does President Obama want to speak with us today? How will he inspire us? How will he challenge us? After the great event, the department suggests that teachers of younger students (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6) should instruct their students to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These should be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

For those who consider this an appropriate use of classroom time at the very beginning of the school year, ask yourself the question: how would you respond had President Bush ordered teachers to get students to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president?

Grades 7-12 eh?  Let’s see in 8th grade you are about 14 years of age. In the 12th grade which is the final year of high school, you are about to be of voting age. My talented blogger friend Stilton Jarlsberg creator of Hope N’ Change Cartoons perfectly illustrates everything I want to express concerning this matter:

"School Daze" Cartoon From Hope N' Change Cartoons by Stilton Jarlsberg

"School Daze" Cartoon From Hope N' Change Cartoons by Stilton Jarlsberg

I am not a parent but if I were, I would keep my child home from school on September 8th. I would spend the day at a museum or doing volunteer work. If you are the parent of a school aged child please follow this link to this website, which outlines the lesson plan President Obama wishes the teachers to follow on this day. This script may seem harmless but remember, this is the same administration that told people to report “fishy” citizens who are spreading “disinformation” about health care reform. Just say NO to this Obama address to your children.

<i>"I have always wanted to have a voter just like YOU"</i>

"I have always wanted to have a voter just like YOU"

As a girl, I do recall watching national events on television during classroom time. I watched President Carter get inaugurated, In 1978 Pope John Paul II visited the United States and Sister Mary had us all sitting Indian style around a 18 inch television set with graham crackers and juice as we watched him wave to the crowds, and finally I saw the space shuttle Challenger explode in front of my high school physics class. As I write this, I do not remember my teachers asking me what I should do to help President Carter or Pope John Paul II.

With each group viewing, I realized that the event unfolding before my eyes was important somehow to American history. However they were events, not addresses. It is one thing to allow students to watch the presidential inauguration or Obama’s visit to the Queen of England. The student can interpret those events for themselves because the dominant idea is that the student gets exposure to current events, not propaganda.

The liberals who love and support Obama must address Michael Medved’s question. How would you have felt if President George W. Bush addressed your child directly and asked for their help in advancing his agenda?

Sure it may be kewl now that it is a president addressing your children that you endorsed. Please look beyond your Kool Aid colored glasses and realize that this manufactured “event”  may set a precedent for another president to follow in Barry’s footsteps that you may not agree with.  This is not about partisanship. It is about what is wrong with an administration that is getting increasingly dictator-ish.

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15 Responses to “Hey Kids, Let’s Get Wacky at Wee-Weed’s White House”

  1. doppelganglander Says:

    I think this is totally inappropriate. If I had younger children, I would probably keep them home. However, only my youngest is in school, and she’s a senior taking AP Government. I definitely want her to watch this and and discuss it critically, both in class and at home. (She is pretty apolitical so that may be a challenge. She tends to tune me out when I get too passionate about politics.) Unfortunately, most parents won’t bother to talk about it with their kids, and most teachers won’t see the problem with it. At best it’s a waste of instructional time; at worst it’s a cynical ploy in the continuing propaganda campaign to deify the most arrogant man ever to occupy the White House.

  2. manbearpig68 Says:

    I think I would keep my kid home and show them the History channel episode about Hitler youth and how they were brainwashed.

  3. Joanelle Says:

    AC – I shared some of this information with my younger son who has a 3yr old and a 5 yr old – he said he would have little problem with this if it were about supporting America but it’s focused on O – as a conservative, he has a big problem with it.

    • afrocity Says:

      I agree Joanelle. Like I said if I were a mom I would not let my child go to class that day or at least during the portion that the O-show was televised. Also, what if a teacher does not want to show the program?

  4. Joanelle Says:

    My son further pointed out that many educators are far left ideologues – and who knows what they will be pushing for?

  5. Madrigal Says:

    This youth propaganda stuff is *really* creepy. Obama & his Hearts ‘n’ Minds Control Inc. outfit are going to surpass even Reagan in the marketing arena. I think it was Reagan that originated the phrase, “perpetual campaign.” However, the O’BSer team is perfecting this political strategy into an art form.

    At least we -knew- that Reagan was an actor. The sickening thing about Obama is that he cloaks his script-reading, theatre of the liberal (written by the financial elite) in a semblance of being genuine, benevolent, & often even (rolls eyes) saintly.

    All the while, of course, our country’s culture is being herded into group-think territory… while intrusions on privacy continue unabated & even maintained by the new DOJ.

    Sometimes I try to block out the dread that wells up in me since I know that the Axelrove, Emanuelcheney, & Obamabush cabal are a smart & ruthless group. I’ve noticed his poll numbers going down but it’s fairly early in the administration to predict that as sustainable.

    The Oblahblah Nation will have plenty more tricks up the proverbial sleeve to corral & pressure his subjects (oops, I mean citizens) into compliance, even if it means using one of the oldest marketing tricks & politically successful fascist strategies: sell the message directly to the kiddies. 😦

    Yep… it seems that “the one” is now a bigger authority than school administrations, principles, teachers, and parents.

    I feel like this administration makes me feel like I’m having a nightmare about some bad movie like Attack of The Pod People. I am surrounded by serene, plastic, smiling faces…. masking an insatiable void eating away at our individual rights & freedoms. Someone wake me up please & tell me it is year 2012. 😦

    AC, Sorry for the long post-
    (your article was great & I’m just venting)

  6. That Obama–what a dork! Now I’ll just discuss ahead of time with my kids how they might want answer the teacher. It will be a good education for them to see the garbage that passes for critical thinking skills these days. Believe me, they will be well prepared.

  7. ARESAY Says:

    Public School teachers have been brain washing children to the lefts agenda for the pass 30 years.

  8. ARESAY Says:

    Now pay attention to our glorious leader children. After the video Johnny will lead us in the songs “Thank You Dear Leader for our Bounty” and Obama the Beautiful ” http://stopthepresses2.blogspot.com/2009/09/obamas-indoctrination-plan.html

    • afrocity Says:

      Obama’s gonna lead us. He will change it and rearrange it, Obama’s gonna change the world…La la la

    • Madrigal Says:

      Yep & Bush also gave addresses to school children under (supposedly) benign & well-meaning nonpartisan auspices.

      Sigh…more government salesmanship.

      Either way it is *still* propaganda for the kiddies, no matter if the actor is wearing a donkey or elephant suit.

      Under the guise of faux-patriatism, it is *still* just Wallstreet&Federal gov marketing a “cool” icon to a captive audience (by-passing parental guidance) & therefore gaining a young “consumer” loyalty to brand Obama.

      The best way for government to control independent thinking citizens is to ignore &/or distract them…while simultaneously reaching out to youth & selling a popularity image to international communities.

      Ya, Reagan was a super-star at marketing the benevolent grandpa image…both at home & worldwide. I also remember thinking he was god-like when I was in grammar school too. I didn’t know anything about his policies but the government had me & most of my classmates brainwashed into ignorant, obedient Reagan groupies.

      but WHY is it *any* better for Democrats to continue this kind of deceptive & hypocritical crap foisted onto kids?

      The hypocrisy of this administration is staggering.

      It is the reason I relinquished my membership to the Democratic party & am now very happily Independent.

      I really do hold out hope for more Independents to run in the future. As a PUMA, I’m basically tired of both party machines these days. They are just swapping play-books & financial backers most of the time.

      • Throbert McGee Says:

        “I also remember thinking he was god-like when I was in grammar school too. I didn’t know anything about his policies but the government had me & most of my classmates brainwashed into ignorant, obedient Reagan groupies.”

        I assume that by “the government” you mean “the local school board” — or perhaps you lived in an extremely Republican state and the state BoE was to blame.

        But I spent grades K to 8 in overseas schools run by the Dept. of Defense (in Gitmo, Cuba; Ankara, Turkey; Okinawa, Japan), which is to say that I had a more federally run educational experience than any American kid in the civilian world ever has. Moreover, I finished 8th grade circa June 1985, so I’d been in DoD schools for Reagan’s entire first term. And the type of indoctrination you’re speaking of simply wasn’t there. Yep, every day began with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag that hung in the front of the classroom, and as best as I can remember, there was also a photo of Reagan on a bulletin board somewhere in the classroom, though he wasn’t gazing down at us from a huge framed portrait over the blackboard.

        But all the jokes about Reagan’s limited intelligence and whatnot were familiar to us kids, because we’d read them in Time and Newsweek and the other major print media outlets of the day, which were available in the school library as well as being sold in stores on the military base. And the political cartoons poking fun at various Reagan policies were printed in the Stars and Stripes — i.e., the official newspaper of the U.S. military — and sometimes clipped out and posted on classroom bulletin boards.

        So, again, maybe it was the local government that was to blame in your case.

  9. realwest Says:

    Hey Gordon Lamb – two major differences between what Reagan did and what Obama is gonna do: Reagan was giving a speech and a *gasp* townhall meeting type thing where the kids could all ask him questions and two, Reagan didn’t hand out teaching supplies to teachers whereby the students are asked about HealthCare and how they can help the President (not the Country, not the USA, the PRESIDENT) to help achieve better health care and to write down how they would help the President.
    Oh and yeah, Reagan was smarter than Obama – he didn’t try to accomplish this on the first day of school (which is HARD ENOUGH as it is – time taken to get class enrollements straghtened out, classrooms assigned etc.) and, oh yeah, about 35% of public schools in this country START after September 8th.
    I’m surprised that Obama would make such a drastic mistake – after all his buddy Billy Ayers is a really BIG DEAL in public education these days – just check wikipedia and see what kind of status Mr. Ayers has in Public Education in the US.

  10. FurryOldGuyJeans Says:

    The reality of what Our Man Obama truly represents is sinking in for more voters even in Illinois.

    http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/09/barack-obama-support-bit-shaky-in.html


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