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'Obama socialism' homework angers students at Cobb County high school
http://www.fox19.com ^ | February 27, 2013

Posted on 03/22/2013 3:39:59 AM PDT by lowbridge

The assignment asked students to find evidence for a comparison of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin's methods of changing Russia from a capitalist country to a command country to President Barack Obama's methods of changing the United States from a capitalist country to a socialist country.

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"The mistake made (by the teacher)," said Carnes, "was the line crossed between comparing our president to someone like Stalin, even though we are most definitely progressing toward a socialist union."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: obama; school; socialism

1 posted on 03/22/2013 3:39:59 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Roaches don’t like light.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 3:44:41 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: lowbridge

Elmer Fudd WISHES he could use Stalin’s methods.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 3:57:37 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: lowbridge

My husband is reading Robert Service’s book “Lenin”. It is chilling how many parallels there are with what is going on today.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 4:17:37 AM PDT by nicolezmomma
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To: lowbridge

SO!

Even if you know what is coming, you still can not compare the parallel?

Wait till Obama had his full reign, it will be too lat to start studying the ‘mistake’ to compare Obama and Stalin.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 4:28:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Another thing, if you don’t learn from history, why go to school pretend it is a learning center?

If the teacher had made the assignment to compare Lenin, Stalin, and a current nameless one in our country, it would be ok? Then outraged the students have no problem with Bushhitler?


6 posted on 03/22/2013 4:32:21 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: lowbridge

“The mistake made (by the teacher),” said Carnes, “was the line crossed between comparing our president to someone like Stalin...”

No, no mistake; on the contrary, quite apt.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 4:32:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: lowbridge

Ha! Good for Cobb Cunty which a very Republican area. Must have been one of the Prius driving, NPR listening, “Coexist” bumper sticker idiot parents that complained.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 4:35:15 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: lowbridge

I’d say the teacher was on the mark. Funny how when you actually teach, they come after you.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 4:36:13 AM PDT by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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10 posted on 03/22/2013 4:38:19 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: lowbridge

Perhaps he should have used Mao or Juan Peron as the examples.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 4:40:15 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: lowbridge

The way around it, instead of having the students list how they are alike, just get the students to list the differences.

Let the students “learn” on their own there is no difference.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 4:47:47 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
The way around it, instead of having the students list how they are alike, just get the students to list the differences.

Obama - The Black Russian.

13 posted on 03/22/2013 4:53:08 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: lowbridge

Typical in today’s government schools...truth is a dis-qualifier.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 5:16:40 AM PDT by mort56
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To: N. Theknow
Stalin wasn't a Russian! At the same time he used tickery to make sure the Communists got all the votes in USSR elections.

Obama is not a Russian either ~

15 posted on 03/22/2013 5:21:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mort56
"Typical in today’s government schools...truth is a dis-qualifier."

and by extension this is pretty typical today in most workplaces too...

16 posted on 03/22/2013 5:28:13 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: muawiyah

nor an American either =)


17 posted on 03/22/2013 6:43:33 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Good for Cobb Cunty

Rather unfortunate key miss.

FMCDH(BITS)

18 posted on 03/22/2013 6:44:16 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: lowbridge

Seems like the assignment wasn’t comparing Obama to Stalin but the METHODS they used, and that is a perfect way to look at the protections we have and how those protections are being sidestepped. Which isn’t about Obama at all, but about the vulnerabilities in our SYSTEM that are being exploited.

Last year I led a group of kids in my after-school program in doing some thinking exercises, and one of the subjects was how Adolf Hitler could do what he did in Germany without the people rising up against him. We were particularly focused on the METHODS/EXCUSES used to sidestep the built-in protections. It was eye-opening. Once the Enabling Act of 1933 was passed (that allowed Hitler to make laws without the Reichstag - even laws that reversed the Constitution) there was nothing anybody could do legally to stop Hitler. Kinda like ruling by executive order, threatening the Supreme Court, and/or claiming that nobody has “standing” to do anything about unconstitutional usurpation...

Most people are unwilling to break laws, even if they know they are wrong. Most would rather obey man than obey God. And having a government ready to kill you if you resist is a strong deterrent...

Still, I wonder what would happen if a person had the school district who snuffed out this assignment debate the college that fully supported a professor’s tactic of having students stomp on a picture of Jesus...


19 posted on 03/22/2013 6:57:00 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: nothingnew

Whoops!!!!!! :-/


20 posted on 03/22/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: lowbridge
Why? What's wrong with Stalin? You aren't referring to all that clap-trap about Stalin being a murderous SOB, are you? Nonsense! There's nothing about that in the New York Tass, so it can't be true.

Would you be as offended if BO were compared to Mao? After all, we know how admirable Mao is, according to members of BO's administration.

And what's wrong with asking for a comparison? If BO is nothing like Stalin, all the student has to do is point that out...Good luck with that!

21 posted on 03/22/2013 7:20:09 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: lowbridge

A better comparison would be obungo’s hopey changey to the creation of a caliphate.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 7:23:56 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: mort56

A professor at Auburn University was giving a lecture on Paranormal Studies.

To get a feel for his audience, he asks, ‘How many people here believe in ghosts?’

About 90 students raise their hands.

Well, that’s a good start. Out of those who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you have seen a ghost?’

About 40 students raise their hands.

That’s really good. I’m really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?’

About 15 students raise their hand.

Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?’

Three students raise their hands.

That’s fantastic. Now let me ask you one question further...Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?’

Way in the back, Ahmed raises his hand.

The professor takes off his glasses and says ‘Son, all the years I’ve been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have made love to a ghost. You’ve got to come up here and tell us about your experience.’

The Middle Eastern muslim student replied with a nod and a grin, and began to make his way up to the podium.

When he reached the front of the room, the professor asks, ‘So, Ahmed, tell us what it’s like to have sex with a ghost?’

Ahmed replied, “Damn, from way back there I thought you said goats.”


23 posted on 03/22/2013 11:16:35 AM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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