Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Oakland’s Radical Occupy Teachers Finally Reveal Their Goal: ‘Abolish Capitalism’
Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 01/12/2013 6:28:41 AM PST by Kaslin

At least the teachers of Occupy Oakland are finally being honest about their political agenda.

They’re openly calling for an all-out abolition of capitalism.

The Occupy Oakland Education Committee – comprised of public school teachers from the Oakland, California school district – has renamed its publication “ClassRoom Struggle” and its platform TEACH, which stands for “Transform Education, Abolish Capitalism and Heal.”

Finally the radical teachers have acknowledged what we’ve been saying all along: they want to end capitalism and replace it with a socialist economy, quite possibly enforced by a totalitarian form of government.

And what, precisely, is their strategy? They tell us that goal number one is to abolish “capitalist schools.”

“What we are calling to abolish is not education but rather capitalism,” the group wrote in a statement. “We see the struggle to abolish capitalist schools as one place where we can begin to chip away at capitalism’s grasp on our society. Capitalist tendencies run deep into the structure and politics of schools.

Operated the proper way, these schools have a great deal of potential for left-wing causes, according to the Oakland group.

“While public schools have served a role in developing white supremacist, capitalist and imperialist ideology and social structure (for example through segregated schools, tracked programs, mandated pledge of allegiance, etc.), they have also been key sites of struggle and served as assets for movements of working class students of color and other youth struggles,” the group wrote.

The last part is the scariest. They clearly want to encourage rebellious behavior among young student and recruit them into their anti-American movement.

The teachers have an absolute right to subscribe to any silly political theory they choose. That’s one of the great things about living in the country they hate. But many teachers in Oakland and throughout the U.S. have been using their classrooms as “assets” for their radical movements. They seek to brainwash youngsters into hating America and mistrusting the economic system that has given our nation a very high standard of living.

This proves what domestic terrorist-turned-professor Bill Ayers recently said: Radical leftist teachers have a great deal of influence in our schools, and they should use it to further the revolutionary cause.

SEE THE VIDEO HERE.

America will continue its slide toward socialism as long as radical activists like Ayers and the Oakland teachers are allowed to use our taxpayer-funded schools as bully pulpits and recruiting zones for their movement.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: anticapitalist; brainwash; california; educationandschools; occupyoakland; teachers

1 posted on 01/12/2013 6:28:46 AM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

What capitalist schools? Public schools are all socialist.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 6:32:17 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Stupid teachers ~ when you go to a single payer society, it's not likely you will qualify for your own jobs. The Party will have members more qualified who will always be more qualified no matter how hard you try.

The office they will send these leftists to writes and rewrites PARTY positions on all sorts of things, over and over and over, and one slipup you go to the Gulag.

3 posted on 01/12/2013 6:32:32 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The teachers have an absolute right to subscribe to any silly political theory they choose.

That is NOT true. The individuals can believe in any idiocy they choose but they do not have any right to teach it. Thats why we develope curricula. I do not know how you do it exactly but we must re-establish community and local control over our kids educations. Yeah yeah yeah,,,homeschool is fine BUT the vast majority either cannot or don't have the skills to do it. AND our tax dollars pay for our own destruction and the destruction of our children's freedoms. It is past time to stop being passive and start fighting for our kids.

4 posted on 01/12/2013 6:39:29 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Instead of sending William Ayers to prison for the rest of his life, we decided to let him design lesson plans for teaching the teachers.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
People who want Socialism have never lived in a Socialist country. The difference between Socialism and Communism is that the Government lets you think you still have a modicum of freedom. While they Nationalize everything. Then it turns into Communism where your Government tells you what you will do for work and then takes the money you make and gives you an ‘allowance’ on which to live. Incrementalism, thy name is DEMOCRAT.
6 posted on 01/12/2013 6:55:17 AM PST by originalbuckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Adder
It is past time to stop being passive and start fighting for our kids.

AMEN! It might be about time that we realize we are under an assualt on our entire way of life and act accordingly.

Sitting passively and letting this stuff happen is not going to end up well.

7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:56:46 AM PST by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
What makes these geniuses think that they are capable of running the country after the colossal mess they have made of the education system in this country?

Do they think that students that can barely read and write will someday be able to feed themselves and operate the industries of the future?

8 posted on 01/12/2013 7:05:56 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

This is as true in the Chicago school system as it is in Oakland. The Chicago teachers cadre is overwhelmingly Marxist in their politics.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 7:08:04 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Anybody with a brain knew the “occupy” movement was anti-capitalist. The media canonized them. Newsmags deified them. Leftist politicians give them a free pass to smoke, break laws, rape, defecate in store doorways and leave a mess.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 7:17:24 AM PST by I want the USA back
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oldbrowser
Do they think that students that can barely read and write will someday be able to feed themselves and operate the industries of the future?

Actually they know they won't and that is the goal. Nothing but mindless obedient drones.
11 posted on 01/12/2013 7:20:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Actually they know they won't and that is the goal.

The result will be famine. A la Mao.

12 posted on 01/12/2013 7:30:59 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

These idiots are good at shooting their mouths off. How good are they at putting their money where their mouths are?


13 posted on 01/12/2013 7:36:49 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
"...replace it with a socialist economy, quite possibly enforced by a totalitarian form of government."

Well, yeah. That's the only way socialism/communism every lasts for any length of time, as it's completely contrary to human nature.

14 posted on 01/12/2013 7:58:32 AM PST by Egon (Apparently, Jimmy Carter DOES need a third term.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah
The office they will send these leftists to writes and rewrites PARTY positions on all sorts of things, over and over and over, and one slipup you go to the Gulag.

If these morons were actually educated rather than radicalized and "edumacated" the Party way, they'd know that one hell of a lot of the original vanguard Bolsheviks died face-down in the mud of destructive-labor camps. That's what happens to people who don't know what Solzhenitsyn and the other dissidents have been telling us about totalitarianism for 70 years.

15 posted on 01/12/2013 10:31:08 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa
These idiots are good at shooting their mouths off. How good are they at putting their money where their mouths are?

Or as Ralph Waldo Emerson said about the New Harmony communists, "They look well in June. We shall see them in December."

16 posted on 01/12/2013 10:33:24 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Adder
We need to ABOLISH government owned and run, godless, single-payer, compulsory-use, socialist-funded schools.

Why? Because Government owned and run schools are the very definition of a godless socialist, single-payer, compulsory-funded, and compulsory-use SOCIALISM.

Returning **TOTAL** local control to **SMALL** communities might have some merit. Why?

Returning **TOTAL** control to very small units of the community ( Let's say,...Hm?....5,000 people) could be beneficial. These small local units could vote for vouchers, tax credits, and charters. Some brave communities might even have the courage ( **gasp**!) to trust **PRIVATE** charity to fund the education of its children.

As thousands of small communities experiment with the delivery of education to its children the best systems will emerge.

My bet? Government owned and run delivery of education will be left eating dust and the private systems will zoom ahead with astonishing levels of achievement.

Yeah! I am shouting, jumping up and down, and having a fit. Having socialist local schools is almost as bad as having state-wide socialist schools. What is needed is privatization. If local control gives small communities the power to move toward privatization of education then I favor it.

17 posted on 01/12/2013 10:45:34 AM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: oldbrowser

The result will be famine.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

As in Ukraine?


18 posted on 01/12/2013 10:48:41 AM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Captain7seas

It is past time to stop being passive and start fighting for our kids.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

So? What’s the plan?

How about **immediately** removing your kids from the government’s single-payer, compulsory-funded, compulsory-attendance, police enforced, GODLESS SOCIALIST program schools? That would be a good start.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 10:51:35 AM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lentulusgracchus
A friend of mine studied at Moscow U in his youth. There was a required course in socialism ~ every semester. This was roughly the same as those little 1 hr college requirements we have ~ for various things.,

You absolutely didn't want to fail that course or you would not get your degree.

One day he was given some homework ~ read a situation and using Hegelian logic come up with an appropriate party position!

So, he went to his Hegel book, analyzed the situation, wrote up a response, handed it in and was immediately drafted into the Red Army or 2 years.

They sent him to the Far East on the border with China.

His mistake was in failing to check the library files to find out that the party already had a standard position on that particular situation ~ and his response wasn't the same!

He asked me if people I knew here knew about Solzhenitsyn ~ I assured him the Republicans and Conservatives did, and they knew he was telling the truth, but the same could not be said of the Democrats. He'd been here only a short time but was of roughly the same position.

20 posted on 01/12/2013 10:51:52 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The first order of business in the new totalitarian socialist country will be to rassign all the female teachers to their new jobs as seamstresses in the government-run clothing factory.

Male teachers will be assigned to the nearest government farms to harvest the vegetable crops.

-PJ

21 posted on 01/12/2013 10:57:57 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah
Ken Abilek was formerly the Deputy Director of the USSR biological and chemical warfare organizations.

He visited the US as part of a group Nixon had invited to see that he'd gotten rid of our chemical and biological warfare operations.

He returned to the USSR convinced Nixon had told the truth and he spoke up before the party people about that and advocated the USSR do the same and sign a treaty with us.

He worked himself out of his job by doing nothing more than telling the truth.

He was part of a single payer system ~ never got a dime more for probably saving the world. When the time came, though, he emigrated to the United States to make the BIG BUCKS.

I know Obama hates Ken even more than he hates any of us. And there's a problem for you.

Ken's a great guy but he has that feeling of power about him that people who get to the top of the game in totalitarian dictatorships have ~ rather like you'd think Joe Stalin would be like on a coffee break.

22 posted on 01/12/2013 10:59:12 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Adder

We need separation of school and state. Vouchers for everyone, usable anywhere.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 11:01:45 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

This ideology in Oakland is the high speed rail the city will ride to becoming another Detroit.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 11:07:43 AM PST by DPMD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wintertime
As in Ukraine?

Or China or North Korea or Zimbabwe.

25 posted on 01/12/2013 11:14:56 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: oldbrowser

I was thinking of the cases of targeted and planned famine. Ukraine is an example.

Does anyone doubt that the communists in the U.S. would like to see some targeted areas of our nation struck down with planned famine.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 11:28:40 AM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Does anyone doubt that the communists in the U.S. would like to see some targeted areas of our nation struck down with planned famine.

And places such as Oakland (and Chicago and NYC and Detroit) will be the first targets.

27 posted on 01/12/2013 11:35:03 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson