"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
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Monday, September 28, 2009
“Mm, mmm, bad…Indoctrination?”
by John Alexander Madison
September 28, 2009
It could not have been clearer. On July 4, 1776 the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America began with: “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Well, you know the rest.
Two hundred thirty-three years later someone other than King George III of England has: “…imposed taxes on us without our Consent…he has erected a multitude of new offices (czars), and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass (organize) our people (A.C.O.R.N.) and eat out their substance…he has obstructed the Administration of Justice” (against his followers and disciples);…and “he has excited domestic insurrections amongst us”… (tea parties & refusal to obey his federal health care mandate)…“In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions (Republican amendments) have been answered only by repeated injury (rejection)…a Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” This was (and is) serious stuff.
It seems the citizenry was quite upset back then, as they are today, and understandably so. Perhaps as egregious as was the situation two plus centuries ago is the recent indoctrination of school children at B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ. It is nothing short of “Obamanable” (sic), worthy of causing disgust or hatred, quite disagreeable, detestable, and unpleasant. These impressionable children were “programmed” to sing, over and over, the following lyrics:
Song 1: Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama. He said that all must lend a hand, To make this country strong again, Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama; He said we must be fair today, Equal work means equal pay, Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama; He said that we must take a stand, To make sure everyone gets a chance Mm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama; He said red, yellow, black or white, All are equal in his sight, Mm, mmm, mm! Chairman Mao; (oops, typo); Yes! Mm, mmm, mm, Barack Hussein Obama!
Song 2: Hello, Mr. President we honor you today! For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!” Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one! The first black American to lead this great nation! Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans; To make this country’s economy number one again! Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you! And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue! So continue- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick; So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray!
“We know you’ll do the trick”? What does that mean, transfer the greatest nation on Earth into yet another failed experiment in socialism…enable the transfer of wealth by destroying our free market economy? Progressives have hijacked our government, our businesses and our public school system. It is time to stop the madness!
Well, you sure didn’t “trick” Asher Enbry who contributed the song’s next verse (The American Specator, September 26, 2009) “Think maybe now we weren't such "fools," To try to block O's speech to (public) schools? Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama.”
Indoctrination is often associated with programming, brain-washing, and propaganda tactics used by Communists, Nazis and dictators…Mao, Hitler, Khadafi, and Chavez. Webster defines indoctrination as “to imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point of view, or principle.” Defenders will quickly ask ‘isn’t that what religious institutions do?’ Many will acknowledge that teaching any set of values or morals by which one should live is a form of programming. You can expect that from a religious denomination where you participate by choice. But the question today is whether we want our government and our schools to brainwash or teach our children with only a one-sided, liberal, Marxist, or socialistic agenda. The answer is a resounding “NO!” Indoctrination or programming of our school children is inexcusable and just plain wrong…wrong, wrong, wrong!
One of scores of progressive liberals, socialists or communist leaning inner circle members of the new administration is Chicagoan Valerie Bowman Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and civic “leader” and product of the infamous Chicago political machine. She is best known for her role as a senior advisor to Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. She believes strongly that Americans should serve our government. But, am I mistaken, wasn’t the federal government established to serve its citizens (not the other way around) in a very limited way, including providing for our national defense? Mm, mmm, mm.
America needs a literate and engaged citizenry, not a dumbed-down, indoctrinated, programmed citizenry and certainly not a citizenry to serve the government. What we need is a united citizenry which will notify the government when it has lost its way. Our federal government is out of control…under inexperienced, delusional, and ineffective leadership. And don’t be fooled. The economy or various segments of the economy may experience some recovery in the coming year but what will not go away is the disastrous, unprecedented and unmanageable federal deficit which will burden our nation for generations, and for that I apologize to my granddaughter.
The President is not an abomination, a person who is loathsome or disgusting, but his policies sure are abominable. Barack Hussein Obama’s policies are not a delicious, delectable cup of “Mm, mmm, mm good” Campbell’s soup. It’s more like “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you…here have a cup of arsenic!”