I asked myself, why, if these parents are so alarmed by this, do they have their children in the
I also wonder what these parents think goes on everyday in those
The state propaganda site Daily Kos, unsurprisingly, can't find the propaganda in the help guide to the speech provided to teachers.
The guide at one point asks: Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?
To which to Kos writer answers (apparently assuming only partisan Republicans are upset by those words, and would be fine with it if Bush II were still in the White House, which, in the case of Republicans, may be true, but misses the point):
Notice that they don't just say Democratic mayors, senators, members of congress, or the governor. Respect should be had for all elected leaders, this is nothing new. We've been told the same thing for a very very long time.
But as critics of public schools have always said, that is precisely the point! Kids must be taught to honor the state, its officials and its government, and to obey and comply with the edicts of the state and its evil minions. Since both major political parties are essentially branches of the state, it matters not which party is in charge of the proceedings. The almighty state marches on, unhindered in its mission of enslavement.
At least statist shills like the Daily Kos admit that loving Big Brother is indeed what we've been told to do "for a very very long time."