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.
Hey, where’s the armed guard behind the commie workers? They cut that part of the drawing off!
Here’s a joke from an old russian, comparing capitalism and communism.
“In capitalism, man exploits man. In communism, it’s other way around.”
I wonder how happy the hospital administrator would be, reduced to a janitor’s salary.
Vietnam is an interesting case. They claim communism but I think they call their economic system a “socialist-oriented market economy” which is fairly free and private entrepreneurship is encouraged at least as a means of generating revenue for the communist-ish govt.
Seems that even when communists turn to capitalism they don’t like admitting it.
I have a cousin who works part time at Western Michigan University. She wants to be hired full time because full time employees get an hour of paid free time every day to work out in the gym.
That’s 5 paid hours per week per employee to do nothing.
Your Tuition dollars at work. LOL
The Berlin wall was there for a reason - and we (the west) did not build it. Think about it. People died all the time trying to escape commie countries, yet more still tried. Think about it. Still think socialism is such a great idea? People hated it so much they were willing to risk their lives to escape it.
Even if, as a doctor, they started to pay me the same as a janitor it's not like it would change my philosophy and I would all of a sudden embrace their pathetic parasitic world view. It wouldn't break my pride, and it wouldn't change who I was. Money is not what defines who I am. It's pride in the efforts I have made and continue to put in to do something worthwhile with my life.
Even if they lived in mansions and I had to live under a bridge to stay apart from them, I would do it. I'll never be like the leftist parasites, and they will never truly be happy with who they are, no matter how many handouts they get and how much they get the government to steal for them from others.
People need to storm these communist hellholes and read the administrators the riot act.
If you don’t push back against commies, they’ll continue destroying the country. Once you do push back, you’ll discover what cheap cowards they are.
I was in local government for nearly 20 years, and commies and leftists back down when confronted, always and without exception. Your silence and inaction is their strength.
We are going to need a heck of allot more than a McCarthy moment, this country has been slithering down the communist road for 80 years, and this Komen incident confirms what I knew 2 days ago-—they would cave-in. Now when you donate to a liberal cause, you must donate to them for ever, unless you have no more to give, no matter how sickening the practices become. We are no longer free to have differing ideas, that’s called communism, period.
She obviously realized that she put her foot in her mouth
Thank you, now it looks right.
I admire your principles and your intellect. No, you will never be like the leftists.
“if this isnt ended very soon, it will be too late if it isnt already.’
It’s never too late in Michigan. Michigan is a strong home rule state. Local Michiganders have the power to impeach, remove, vote out and even throw local government leftists in prison.
I lived in Michigan for a good time. We kicked out police chiefs, indicted leftists in local government and threw fascist bureaucrats in prison. We completely overturned elections with recall petitions.
We put the fear of God into the commies in local government. Once people in Michigan learn about the power they have, much can be accomplished.
Michiganders have the power. Learn how to use it.
Interesting, isn't it, that the evil capitalist is depicted wearing a shapka (fur hat), boots and an overcoat? This suggests that the original illustration traces directly to the Soviets, immediately pre- or post-Revolution.
Michigan is definitely coming around even if we have to drag our state government kicking and screaming. We see the right to work law in Indiana as a big win for us because it will light a real fire under our legislature.
“Michigan is definitely coming around even if we have to drag our state government kicking and screaming.”
I pray you’re right, buddy.
That commie c**t granholm owes me and other good Michigan citizens a fortune. That bitch destroyed my financial positions in Michigan.
That POS RINO Cox refused to indict that whore for the grand theft she committed under the asinine “Cool Cities” farce. He had all the evidence presented to him and refused to prosecute.
The amount of money that granholm stole and gave to the racist, black panther thieves in Detroit is well over $1 billion.
She stole the heritage of my children and the fortune of children of other good Michiganders.
God damn that whore to hell.
Other than that, best wishes to you and yours, cripplecreek.
How many government school teachers taught that this week was National School Choice Week?
AP US Government and US History work hard to reinforce the liberal agenda, Leftist world perspective and make certain that school children don’t love their country. Who in their right mind would let a Leftist teach impressionable children?