Skip to comments.Did School Promote Communism over Capitalism?
Posted on 02/03/2012 2:51:08 PM PST by Kaslin
Jeff Travis owns a small business in Des Moines and he is absolutely furious at a classroom flier that his son received from his high school social studies teacher.
The flier, given to students at Roosevelt High School, features a cartoon and slogans that seem to promote communism over capitalism.
Communism stands for equal sharing of the work according to the benefits and the ability, but in capitalism an individual is responsible for his works and if he wants to raise the ladder, the flier stated. While the profit of any enterprise is equally shared by all in Communism, the profit in the capitalist structure belongs to the owner only.
The cartoon represented capitalism by featuring an overweight businessman smoking a cigar while his workers were shackled. On the communism side, the cartoon showed happy workers earning loads of cash.
Im a businessman, Travis told Fox News. I took great offense. I dont smoke big stogies. I dont have a big gut. My employees are not shackled. If this was a fair representation, where is the fence around the workers on the communist side? Where is the guy holding a gun to their heads saying either comply or die? Where are the bodies that Stalin and Mao put in the graves.
Travis said he spoke to the principal of the school and asked for an explanation. Its been nearly a week and so far he hasnt received one.
I couldnt believe how slanted it was, he said. It wasnt given as an example of propaganda. It was given as an example of capitalism and communism. I cant believe they would hand out something like that.
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We need another McCarthy.
What would you expect from Obama/Romney people.
How short sighted of him/her, and pretty damn ignorant. Communism rips the industrial spirit from the productive.
Taking away incentives for increased productivity in the private sector means the marginally talented who choose a career in public service will have less incoming tax money to fund their extravagant salaries and retirement pensions.
That, IMO, would be the silver lining.
The stunner is that the school claims that it was “taken out of context”. They then provide the full context, and it’s worse than the original flyer. Apparently, they see nothing wrong with it.
Like every other public school in America
Actually if you just swapped the captions the cartoon would be quite accurate.
William Ayers may be many things but stupid isn’t one of them. He realized that revolution wasn’t working his first way so he went into teaching the teachers and if this isn’t ended very soon, it will be too late if it isn’t already.
The only people who are for communism are those that believe they can’t make enough to live the way they want to live on their own.
If you bust your ass doing serious technical things, and some other shlep does janitorial work, and you both get paid the same...? The work isn’t equal. The work of the scientist or engineer is worth more than the guy who hands you a coffee. Who wants to bust their ass for no extra recognition and lack of proper renumeration for their work?
I was thinking the same thing. I have a couple of friends who were children in the Soviet Union. Their parents worked where they were told, vacationed when and where they were told, sought “medical” treatment where they were told....
Document the victims:
This and that teacher in L.A. accused of bondage, is the state of our school system now. It may be to late.
I think it was 1936 when about 1,400 delegates showed up from all over the soviet union for the communist party congress. By 1940 almost every one of them was dead.
No one. Taking the Olympics as an example, how many people would sacrifice their youth, get up a 5am every morning to train, for years, if everyone was given the same Gold medal for just showing up? Ironically, why were the Soviets so taken with their athletic quest for Gold medals? Shouldn't they have been for equal outcome?
The bottom line is that anyone and everyone who states they are a communist or true socialist is by definition a hypocrite. It's that simple and consistent.
The other thing is janitors don’t get sued if they screw up at work.
This country already tried this experiment in 1620. William Bradford figured it out within a year. The rest of the guys did as well - well the ones that survived, anyways.
Just some observations. There’s only one pure communist country left in the world (I don’t count North Korea because it’s just a pure dictatorship), and that’s Cuba. Every other country that People’s Republic in it (Vietnam, China, etc)...all run on pure capitalism now, and it’s just a name game.
People starved in Russia under Communism because no one could see the entire cycle of growing wheat, transporting wheat, making flour, and getting it to the shops.
No Communism country has ever come to the rescue of any other country (unless you want to count the invasion of Afghanistan by Russia), when they had famine, earthquakes, or massive floods.
Every single Communist worker that ever worked for a Russian enterprise....came home with just enough food to feed his family...and not much else.
Finally, the two drawings shown on this topic? I’d be guessing they were drawn by a 2nd year college student, and probably got him noted with a A-plus. Beyond that...he probably has no idea what a factory is built upon (risk) and how his lousy I-Phone got developed, manufactured, or shipped eight thousand miles to his local Apple shop.
I know a woman who was a history professor at University of Colorado in Denver and she told me that everyone should be paid equally. I asked her if gas station attendants should be paid as much as tenured professors or professors be paid as much as gas station attendants. No answer was forthcoming. She is retired now and collecting her very generous taxpayer subsidized pension.
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