Skip to comments.Indoctrination Fridays: Curriculum Teaches Kindergartners to Unionize
Posted on 06/25/2011 8:20:40 PM PDT by markomalley
This is one part of a running series entitled Indoctrination Fridays, a weekly review of leftist propaganda incorporated into public school curriculum, much geared towards elementary students. For more of the series, please visit PublicSchoolSpending.com.
In typical union and socialist propaganda, employers are depicted as cruel and uncaring business owners who never miss an opportunity to cheat and mistreat workers.
Big Labors us versus them worldview is so entrenched that they cant recognize the fact that most successful companies value their employees, and do whatever they can to retain their best workers. That reality, of course, undercuts the relevance of unions.
So whats a union to do?
Like their fellow travelers in the man-made global warming community, the unions know they have to indoctrinate the young with their propaganda. But when youre dealing with kindergartners, you have to insert the concept of unionizing subtly into lessons. Youll get blank stares if you talk about the virtues of Jimmy Hoffa or the Service Employees International Union.
The California Federation of Teachers produced the perfect solution with Trouble in the Hen House: A Puppet Show. To spare you the unpleasantness of reading this bilge, heres the basic plot: a bunch of hens feel oppressed by the farmer, so they band together and create Hens United. The angry unionized chickens are too powerful a force for the farmer to handle, so he capitulates to the hens demands. Heres a key excerpt:
Henrietta (the hen): Farmer Brown, we have something to say. This is what we chickens want:
1. More and better food. No mold, no sand in our corn.
2. Freedom to walk around outside and a bigger hen house.
3. Each hen will lay an average of four eggs a week.
4. Stop punishing us. Let Hortensia come back.
Farmer: No way! Who ever heard of chickens telling the farmer what to do? Shut up and get back to the henhouse!
Chickens: No, Farmer Brown, not this time! And besides those things, you have to recognize our union, Hens United, or well all stop laying eggs!
Farmer: OK, OK, if I have no eggs to sell, Ill go bankrupt. Wed all starve, so I guess Ill have to do what you say. Since youre all together, what can I do?
Chickens: We won! We stuck together and we won! Si, Se puede.*
With this puppet show, educators now have a way of teaching children how to use mob tactics to get what they want from those in positions of power. This puppet show fits very nicely into a kindergarteners school day right after finger painting and just ahead of snack time.
Lest readers are tempted to dismiss this as some wacky lesson plan that never sees the light of day in an actual classroom, consider this story about the 2009 California Federation of Teachers convention, as reported in the May 2009 newsletter of the San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers:
Bill Morgan uses a short puppet show, Trouble in the Hen House, to teach about the strength and value of organizing unions. His students act out a story about hens who organize a union to fight against unfair compensation and poor working conditions. Through this activity, the students learn about becoming activists, organizers, negotiators and problem solvers.
Just to remind you, the students the newsletter is referring to are kindergartners and first graders.
With labor activists starting to propagandize students in kindergarten, theyll already be brainwashed by the time they learn to actually think critically. Vladamir Lenin is quoted as saying, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
The scary thing for Americas future is that this is happening this early in childrens lives and little if anything is being done about it.
*Note: Si, Se puede is Spanish for Yes, it is possible, but is sometimes translated as Yes, we can. Where have I heard that before
“Farmer: OK, OK, if I have no eggs to sell, Ill go bankrupt. Wed all starve, so I guess Ill have to do what you say. Since youre all together, what can I do?”
Sell the chickens to Tysons and move to a right to work state and start over.
I think it started a long time ago...
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