Known Socialist to Indoctrinate Captive Audience of America’s Patriot Children
Say, did you hear that President Obama is going to speak directly to classrooms via the Internet on September 8? What a wonderful idea!
- Free Republic: “He’s recruiting his civilian army. His ‘Hitler’ youth brigade.”
- All American Blogger: “Hitler knew that if you control the youth, you control the future. I wrote about him in ‘The Threats to Homeschooling: From Hitler to the NEA.'”
- AmericanElephant: “Totalitarian regimes around the world have sought to spread their propaganda and entrench their power by brainwashing the children. I guess it’s easier to indoctrinate a six-year-old instead of fighting a 26-year-old or being challenged by a 46-year-old in the voting booth”
- Daily Paul: “My kids will be forced to listen to the views of a president that is perhaps the most anti-American in history, not to mention one who believes we need a ‘civilian national security force just as strong, powerful and well-funded as our military.'”
- DocStoc: “What’s he going to do, tell the kids to report their parents to the Thought Police if they don’t support Obamacare?”
The talk is being billed as “an unprecedented speech to the school children of our nation” by friend and foe alike. And that may technically be true, if you don’t count what Saint Ronnie said (at 1:50) on a sad evening two decades ago: “And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America…”
You might also recall Reagan’s comment earlier that day: “Is that the one with the teacher on it?”
Parents rebel against Obama speech to schools [WND]
They’re going to kill him and/or his wife and kids, aren’t they?
Really, I need to start preparing for this. Agree or disagree with him on policy nuances amongst us, they won’t give up until he’s dead, aren’t they?
My shrink analyzed me as a person who catastrophizes everything. I call it “prepare for the worst, hope for the best” as my survival method, but shrinks think it’s a bad thing to do.
I really need to get back on that Canada and New Zealand immigration quiz. The day these assholes hurt him or his family, I am leaving this country and applying for political asylum somewhere. I really don’t care where, as long as there’s clean water.
@SanFranLefty: There’s a reason I started a new “Grassy Knoll” category — this shit’s turning up too fast.
However, unless informed to the contrary, I’ll keep my faith in the Secret Service. None of them wants to miss the next Hinckley.
The homeschool and megachurch crowd has quite an impressive set of BALLS accusing others of indoctrinating the youth. Anybody else seen “Jesus Camp”?
My other thought: this explains why Bush didn’t stop reading to the schoolkids on 9/11 – he wasn’t really reading “The Pet Goat”, he was training his own little group of Hitler Youth! Obviously, that would be more important than terrorists hijacking planes.
Makes perfect sense now! :)
One more thought for the night, brought on by the classic samples used in “Corporate Slave” – anybody remember ‘Network’? IMDB link
This whole crazee business seriously reminds me of the “terrorists as entertainment” subplot of the first half of the movie. But who’s going to be our Howard Beale?
Glen Beck, naturally.
take me with you!
This is exactly the kind of propaganda that makes our nation PROUD.
It was a tragedy, terrible loss of life, I’m sorry for them and their families.
But it’s “all part of the process”.
“We don’t keep secrets and cover things up.”.
We DO, and we STILL DO, and it’s a fucking tragedy.
@SanFranLefty: I fully believe that there are innumerable plots right now to do that very thing. Like with JFK, of course. And it would be very sad, and I would definitely cry.
Of course, most likely, JFK was killed because of some policy position that threatened the nascent US oligarchy. But we’ll never know.
I’m glad we finally have a black President, but I’d also like a female President, a gay President, or even a straight white male President who actually stood up to the oligarchy.
While I’m at it, a Congress composed of men and women who just happened to get into politics because they wanted to help people.
Glenn Beck as Howard Beale? Well, he’s got the yelling part down. But the essence of the Beale character was that he completely lost it and started to speak the truth to power. That would be a truly spectacular meltdown if ol’ Glenn just suddenly reconnected to reality…
There’s an outside chance it could be O’Reilly – I sat down once and actually read some of his pre-Faux News stuff; he was (obviously) very conservative, but in the old-school fiscal responsibility sense rather than the insane neoconservative caricature he’s become. I could see some event occurring that snaps him out of the Fox “image”.
@SanFranLefty: My shrink analyzed me as a person who catastrophizes everything. I call it “prepare for the worst, hope for the best” as my survival method, but shrinks think it’s a bad thing to do. Your shrink would hate me, because I do it as well. The ultimate defense mechanism.
@al2o3cr: If someone sat O’Really down and explained to him the cost/benefits of switching – that is, the amount of tail he would get as a reformed liberal vs. what he has to proposition now – he’d do it in a heart beat. I think we need to put Chainsaw on this.
@The Nabisco Quiver: I’d rather see O’Reilly get caught in bed with a choirboy and to hell with him.
@The Nabisco Quiver: I realize that my catastrophizing everything is not a healthy defense mechanism, but rather, a symptom of the fact that I cannot tolerate uncertainty and prefer the releif of knowing the ending, to the uncertainty of waiting for the plot to unwind. Not a very good defense mechanism when you do it with, oh, relationships, jobs, things like that.
But lately I have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, as it were. Another positive effect of my recent venture, I think. No more fear, its really strange, not to be afraid.
These crazies? Just imagine what would happen if the GOP got the majority back in the house, you wanna see a high-tech lynching, and Clarence would be the one to light the pyre.
@SanFranLefty: @The Nabisco Quiver: Same here. I explain to critical shrinks that while I’m sometimes pleasantly surprised when using this technique, I rarely have to cope with disappointment.
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