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It Begins… Obama’s Ministry Of Truth Replacing Great Literature With Propaganda In The Classroom
Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2012 | Andrea Ryan

Posted on 12/07/2012 9:48:19 PM PST by Mozilla

The Obama Administration has launched its newest campaign to confiscate the minds of our children. To qualify for federal grant funds, Obama is requiring states to adopt a new program called Common Core State Standards In English. The program would wipe great works of literature from English curriculums across the country. And replace them with “information text”, such as “Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management”, an Order, of course, favorable to the Liberal environmentalist movement.

Via Lucianne, Powerline reports,

Controversy is brewing over new Common Core State Standards in English that call on public schools to emphasize the reading of “information text” instead of fictional literature. According to the Washington Post, English teachers across the country are upset by what they consider the government’s effort “to drive literature out of the classroom.”

English teachers are right to be upset, but they shouldn’t take it personally. The government has nothing much against literature, per se. Rather, this initiative is driven in large part by the desire to promote political propaganda in the classroom. The study of literature is being downgraded in the process, but for a good cause.

Consider that one of the “informational texts” recommended as a replacement for, say, Great Expectations is “Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.” Students would thus study government propaganda in English class (this Executive Order was issued under President Bush, but it is still propaganda — a political sop to the environmental left, as Stanley Kurtz shows).

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; brainwashing; communism; thirdwave
The Books Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and Atlas Shrugged are slowly becoming a reality. Its what commies do.
1 posted on 12/07/2012 9:48:36 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

BigFurHat at iOwntheWorld:

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=159824


2 posted on 12/07/2012 9:54:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mozilla

I’m surprised they aren’t being force to memorize Hussein’s longest speeches.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 9:55:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Mozilla

We are at that awkward age,,,too late to stop them, and too early to,,,,,.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 9:56:11 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Mozilla

"Yes, little girl, you will be able to read my book in school because it will be mandated."

5 posted on 12/07/2012 10:03:07 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Mozilla

This is exactly why we home school our kids. We now spend the same amount of time teaching our kids as we use to correcting liberal BS.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 10:03:25 PM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

it is a good idea to home school because the public schools are the places where the mushy minds are being fed propaganda. Now like Nazi Germany they are banning literature in schools and next will be book burnings I bet. You never know with this regime.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 10:29:07 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

And all the other books by old, dead, white men.

Obama is beginning to act more like Hitler than Stalin or does he just like the way Hitler legislated his dictatorship into place?

Mark Twain had better watch out. The same for Shakespeare, Hemingway (oh, he was a leftist, nevermind), Adler, Bloom, Hurwitz (and other Jewish writers on philosophy and education); the writings of Archbishop Fulton Sheehan; even Caesar (Omnia Gaulia est tres parte).

Oh, book burning by Executive Order. Now that is a novel approach to controlling the educational reading pool.

Does anyone now say that Obama isn’t a communist dictator in the making?


8 posted on 12/07/2012 10:51:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

It’s weird. This morning it was, actually, that I woke up with the lyrics of a song from HAIR going through my head. Don’t no why, I hadn’t really thought of it in years. The thing was, I couldn’t remember them all, which I always thought I could do. It was “What a Piece of Work is Man”, a riff on the DWEM of all DWEMs, and a very good one at that, if I may say so.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 11:03:48 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Does anyone now say that Obama isn’t a communist dictator in the making?

Hah! They wouldn't stoop so low as to acknowledge the question. They just laugh.

10 posted on 12/07/2012 11:09:35 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Mozilla
"Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management."

Amazing. Government publications are not literature. Maybe for political science or social studies, but LITERATURE?

Dreams from My Father would at least be considered literature. They should mandate that book.

If kids or parents refuse to read and memorize Dreams From my Father, they could be given elect o-shock therapy until they recover from delusions that Obama isn't god.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 11:10:38 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: BenLurkin; All

Is this worse than “See Spot run.”?


12 posted on 12/07/2012 11:11:05 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Mozilla
“Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.” Students would thus study government propaganda in English class (this Executive Order was issued under President Bush...

I'm not surprised.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 11:32:44 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Disturbing.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 11:44:41 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Mozilla

I was hoping this was satire.

Are you bleeping kidding me?

Just how far is this going to go?


15 posted on 12/07/2012 11:46:36 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Mozilla
next will be book burnings I bet.

When the government burns books it wants to send a message to the established base of readers. It was necessary in Europe because everyone was reading those books. Here, however, a slower and less flashy approach is being taken. There is no need to burn books if there are no readers.

16 posted on 12/08/2012 12:04:44 AM PST by Greysard (Marxist Law of Distribution of Wealth: Shortages will be divided equally among the peasants.)
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To: Mozilla

This was predictable. Our press rewrites history as it is occurring. And, rewriting history is a tool of dictators. They MUST wipe out the past of a nation because if people remember the past, the dictatorship might be in jeopardy. Soon, all will be lies and propaganda and people will be of no more value than animals. How I wish America would awaken. It takes only 3% of a committed populace to change things..Do we not even have 3% in our America press who are willing to put themselves on the line for freedom? They are the ones who could change this but great courage will be needed. Also, God can bring about change if it is in His plan..Something like disease has changed history in the past.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 1:12:39 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

...”Obama is beginning to act more like Hitler than Stalin or does he just like the way Hitler legislated his dictatorship into place?”...

I find Bob Woodward’s words about the President frightening..Bob Woodward is a liberal journalist who helped to bring down Richard Nixon. He has called Obama “a figure surrounded by mystery.” That is a fact..Why does our press ignore it? A free nation absolutely cannot afford to have a “mysterious” President. Is the press covering up because they think their own survival is at stake if they take a stand? If so, that is very scary.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 1:21:47 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: BenLurkin

English teachers across the country are upset by what they consider the government’s effort “to drive literature out of the classroom.”

until the union settles thier contract. Change comes slowly thru the education (brainwashing)of our children


19 posted on 12/08/2012 3:45:48 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Mozilla
The Books Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and Atlas Shrugged are slowly becoming a reality. Its what commies do.

This article reads right out "Agenda 21" by Glenn Beck and Harriet Parke.

Link to Beck's "Agenda 21" page...

20 posted on 12/08/2012 4:27:31 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Mozilla
This discussion needs to be elevated a bit. See page 58 of this http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf for the core curriculum illustrative texts for English instruction in grades 6-12.

It's not a bad list. I would make a few changes, but I don't have heartburn over it. But the main point is that this list is offered as a short set of non-binding examples to illustrate the recommended range and complexity level. The actual curriculum design is left (so far) to state and local school authorities, who will be the folks actually picking the texts. Or looking over the shoulders of the English teachers, if the teachers choose the texts.

That said, I am opposed to a federal curriculum authority for 101 good reasons, and averting the development of such an entity is a primary reason for resisting the ever-increasing flood of federal money into K-12 education. He who pays the piper will ultimately call the tune, and the feds are waging checkbook imperialism in the schools. The risk of mission creep is always present, and if we're not careful we'll soon have very detailed federal curricula being imposed. But that's a down-the-road threat. The standards being dicussed today aren't there yet.

21 posted on 12/08/2012 5:18:31 AM PST by sphinx ([)
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To: Mozilla
It was pointed out here on FR when the education funding bill was passed that acceptance of the funds required acceptance of a national curriculum.

Either people were so eager for the money that they didn't read the fine print or they didn't understand what a national curriculum was, how unconstitutional it was, and what it would ineveitably mean under Obama.

22 posted on 12/08/2012 5:23:22 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Mozilla

Literature is old technology entertainment. It’s academic value is dubious. I can’t understand the high regard literature is held in. Few people ever got a job for knowing the memoirs of a geisha or what Harry Potter is up to.


23 posted on 12/08/2012 5:25:35 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Mozilla

“Government is a parasite — a cancer that by nature tries to spread deeper into society. Those who want to run others’ lives won’t give up and start minding their own business.” -Harry Browne

“Schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school.” -Winston Churchill

“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished ... “ —Johann Gotlieb fitche


24 posted on 12/08/2012 9:00:53 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Mozilla

WARNING from Disney......Years Ago !!

WATCH THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D24OEVXmW0


25 posted on 12/08/2012 9:28:40 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: ronnie raygun

As the labor unions move the communists into power - nationally and globally- they are buying their own ticket to a future of Chi-com slave labor. Communists don’t tolerate labor unions any more than they tolerate America’s constitutional Republic form of government and Bill of Rights. I guess the union leaders figure they will be communist party bosses with total power over the labor camps. They really don’t give a fig about American workers.


26 posted on 12/08/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Mozilla; Cincinatus' Wife

Hmmm...

Hong Kong education plan draws protests (decry Chinese patriotic brainwashing)
Monday, July 30, 2012 3:32:52 PM · by Cincinatus’ Wife · 1 replies
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2012

Tens of thousands of protesters paraded through Hong Kong on Sunday, waving placards denouncing “brainwashing” by China’s ruling Communist Party and calling for the scrapping of plans for “national education” courses in local schools. [snip] Sunday’s protesters decried this as brainwashing. Protest placards borrowed lyrics from “Another Brick in the Wall,” a song by the British rock group Pink Floyd: “We don’t need no thought control. Leave them kids alone.” Hong Kong officials deny that the new courses - due to start in primary schools this year and secondary schools in 2013 - will mimic “patriotic education” teaching on the...


27 posted on 05/29/2013 7:38:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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