Friday, September 26, 2014

Denver students protest American Capitalism

Hundreds of student protesters walked out of class in Denver, Colorado's largest school district, on Tuesday, September 23, to protest capitalism and Americanism. They walked out of class because because, as protesters said, they are being "propagandized with pro-American themes."

They were protesting because of a school board proposal to only provide instructional materials that present positive aspects of the nation and its heritage.  It would establish a committee to regularly review texts and course plans, starting with Advanced Placement history, to make sure materials "promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights' and don't 'encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law."

Now this kind of thing would be unheard of after WWII, when patriotism was at its highest. It's the kind of thing that was not needed because it's what American parents wanted, expected.  You expected teachers to teach patriotism.  You wanted them to teach American history.

You wanted them to teach patriotism. You wanted them to teach the benefits of capitalism, because that was the only system historically proven to allow those kids to take risks and have the opportunity to make something of themselves someday.

Capitalism is the only system that will allow these kucklehead kids to take chances. Socialism, the only alternative, and what liberalism and progressivism is based upon, only allows people dibs on other people's money (called taxes) that you can take and use as your own, but their is no pride in knowing that you succeeded on your own, if you actually do find success.

Usually only the priviledged few succeed in a socialist nation, while anyone can find success, if they are willing to take chances, in a capitalist nation like the United States.

So parents used to just assume this kind of stuff was taught in American schools, and now it has to be written.  And when it is written people who lack knowledge of our history are out there protesting it.    

It used to be expected that you would teach the truth about American history.  It used to be that parents and students were proud of their heritage, and proud of their country.