Â Karl Heinrich Marx was a brilliant man.Â The sage co-founder of one of the two principal socialÂ scouges of the twentieth century knew the surestÂ path to godless tyranny was centralized control ofÂ schools,Â colleges, and universities.Â Â
Marx recognizedÂ Communism-Marxism’sÂ critical need to propagandize the young in order to rid them of anti-proletariat ideas inculcated byÂ parents and churchesÂ and for public schools toÂ adopt curricula that denies God, morality,Â traditional family values, the concept ofÂ private ownership of property, and to stoke class warfare.Â
If any of that sounds familiar, it should.Â America isÂ experiencing Marxism-in-action todayÂ as seen not only in tax policies but in the widespread, leftist radicalism on college campuses and public schools becoming hotbeds of social brainwashingÂ to complement the deteriorization ofÂ standards and learning.
We are seeing theÂ patently unconstitutional intrusion of the federal governmentÂ into local education with dictates, mandates, and oversights by the U.S. Department of EducationÂ as itÂ rapidly centralizes control of American education.
We are witnessing the leftist National Education Association busily engaged in discouraging parental choice and home-schooling andÂ fully endorsing those federalÂ intrusionsÂ whileÂ pushing for inclusion and diversity instead ofÂ more effective education.
We are burdened with local districts too fecklessÂ toÂ denounce governmental encroachmentsÂ and administrators too imbued with liberal doctrineÂ to resist the leftwardÂ lurch toward the Marxist ideals embraced by our president.Â Â Â
To be sure, there were unmistakable signs ofÂ controlled centralization- indoctrination long before theÂ election of Barack Hussein Obama.Â
Since 2009, however, thoseÂ signs have developed into a full-blown tsunami of Marxist doctrinaires and godless subversivesÂ acting under the guise of educators, all of whom were committed adherents toÂ Obama’s twisted Marxist philosophy, many of whom signed on toÂ his carefully-designed cult ofÂ personality.Â
At first, it was comical when schools likeÂ one in Hempstead, New York re-named themselves after Obama even beforeÂ he was elected.Â Another in Asbury Park, New Jersey did likewise, before it was closed last July.
Throughout the nation, countless schools, localities, school districts, and streetsÂ changed names in honor of someone whose primary claim to fame was his (partial) blackness, whose father was a Marxist, and who has governed as if he dreamsÂ the collectivist dreams ofÂ his father.Â
Indoctrination of children comes in many colors.Â One favoriteÂ ploy is theÂ use of songs.Â
AÂ classic was the ditty composed by a black New Jersey teacher in 2009 whoÂ forced her class to sing a paean to their new god.Â Its unmemorableÂ lyricsÂ included, Mmm, mmm, mm!/Barack Hussein Obama/He said that all must lend a hand/To make this country strong again. . .”Â It gets worse with,Â ”Mmm, mmm, mm!/ Barack Hussein Obama/Yes!”Â
See the complete version and a parody of “Mmm, Mmm, Mm!”Â here http://bit.ly/zzAXfN
The parody is a vast improvement: “Mmm, mmm, mm!/Barack Hussein Obama/He said we must pay the man/To make this country strong again/Taking your money doesnâ€™t matter/â€™cause we know He can spend it better. . .”
That song is old hat now.Â Â ObamamarxistsÂ have expanded their musical vistas to incorporate anarchic elements in their efforts to undermine values and seduce children into believing chaos and revolution were superior to order and civilized behavior.Â
Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia evidently adheres to the philosophy of brainwashing kids with song while they’re young.Â Last October, Woodbrook went after third graders with a sing-along titled, “Part of the 99,” an obviousÂ reference to the Occupy class warfare movement.Â Â Â
Bemoaning the sad state of the economy, theÂ musicalÂ treatÂ includes such lines as, “Some people have it all/But they still donâ€™t think they have enough/They want moreÂ money/A faster ride/Theyâ€™re not content/Never satisfied/Yes–theyâ€™re the 1 percent.”Â
It, too, gets better.Â Not satisfied with echoing the OWS and ripping into alleged AmericanÂ greed, Woodbrook campaigns for the liberal mantras of mediocrity and discouraging competition in the rousing finish of its unrhymedÂ propaganda:Â “You donâ€™t need to be first/â€™Cause Iâ€™ve got my friends/Here by my side/Donâ€™t need it all/Iâ€™m so happy to be part of the 99.”Â
See the full text of “Part of the 99″ here http://bit.ly/uRCYOY.
CBSWashingtondc.com explained the that theÂ national uproar over the Marxist flavor of “Part of the 99″ was totally unfounded because, as Albemarle County schools spokesman Phil Giaramita pointed out,Â the words “Occupy” or “Wall Street”Â were neverÂ even mentioned in the the classroom. (http://cbsloc.al/yJyveM)Â
Implicit in Giaramita’sÂ defense of the song is the idea that 8 year olds conceived of the idea of glorifying a radical, socialisticÂ movement.Â Anyone believing that tripe is in dire need of an education.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Of course, absolute mind control requires more than kids singing propagandistic melodies.Â It demands centralized controllers to guide the proles and the presidentÂ has installed like-minded manipulators toÂ implement his Marxist schemes and to deflect attention from them.Â Â
Thus, theÂ Education Department under the aegisÂ of Obama-buddy Arne Duncan,Â who was educated in eliteÂ institutions and whose only contact with public schools may have been when he voted there, has assigned full blame for the failure of black students to learn and graduate to, what else, blatant discrimination.Â
Ignoring the average African-American home life, motivation, and crime statistics, Duncan has referred to schools as “dropout factories” instead of providing concrete suggestions on how to educate and advocating a sense of discipline to make education possible.
Another requisite is subverting pedagogy and cloaking education with the mantle of social guidance.Â Obama has taken care of that subterfuge, as well.Â
Â Until recently,Â professed homosexual Kevin JenningsÂ held the official post of Obama’sÂ Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education.Â
Unofficially, Jennings served as the president’s “Safe School Czar,” despite his historyÂ as a gay activist who condoned child molestation and who was far less concerned with education than with promoting his GLSEN agenda and destroyingÂ the nation’s moral value system.Â Â
For clarification on Sec. Duncan and Deputy Sec. Jennings’ tactics, see “Hope and Failure in America’s Schools.”Â (http://bit.ly/wvBIs5)Â
Karl Marx is, thankfully, long dead.Â However,Â his theories and outline for converting a country from a God-fearing, freedom-loving,Â educated nation predicated on free enterprise and individual liberty into a Marxist state are alive and well in Barack Obama’s Washington.Â Â
Postscript:Â A small glimmer of hope for the United States was detectedÂ in the affluent suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio when students laughed at Obama when he said they inspired him.Â (http://bit.ly/zxbgXh)Â Â
Hey, small glimmers are still glimmers, right?Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â