It seems like propaganda has become a way of life for American education. I remember fondly when Scholastic Magazine would arrive in the classroom, and we would all read it to find out what was going on in the world at a level we could understand. The magazine still exists, but its purpose seems to have changed drastically.
Yesterday John Hinderaker at Power Line Blog posted an article about the current state of Scholastic Magazine.
The article reports:
This is what our children are being told about President’s Trump’s position on “Racial Justice”:
The long history of unjust treatment of Black people in America is a major focus of this election.
This past spring, in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, huge protests erupted across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has seriously underscored the widespread problem of racial inequality in the United States. Data show that people of color are contracting and dying of the virus at the highest rates, largely because of the wealth gap that exists between white people and people of color. Many Americans of all races are now demanding an end to police violence and other injustices toward Black people in this country.
That’s the preface. This is an issue, according to Scholastic Magazine, on which there is only one possible perspective.
In June, President Trump signed an executive order encouraging police departments to change how they train officers and use force. But overall, he has defended law enforcement…
As well he should!
…opposed protesters’ calls for reforms, and taken an aggressive stance against the largely peaceful demonstrations.
“Largely peaceful,” the Democrats’ weasel phrase.
In July, for instance, he sent federal police to Portland, Oregon, to break up rallies there. Local officials say those officers illegally detained protesters and sparked violence.
This is outrageous. What was happening in Portland was not “rallies.” It was rioting, arson, crime and violence. The idea that the presence of federal officers “sparked violence” is a far-left trope that is totally at odds with the facts. The violence long preceded, and succeeded, any federal involvement.
Many people see the president’s response to the protests as part of a pattern of racism.
“Many people.” The most dishonest trick of the left-wing journalist.
He has repeatedly made racist statements and at times shown support for people who promote white supremacy.
This is a lie. It is intended to poison young minds against the president, his party and his supporters.
Please follow the link to read the rest of the article. It is disturbing. It’s time to take a stand against the garbage our children are being taught in school. Pay attention to School Board elections. Your future could depend on them.
I spent part of my day today handing out campaign literature at the polls. I met a very sweet, but very misled young lady who told me that socialism didn’t deserve the ‘bad rep’ it has. It’s really a good thing. God help us if the people she supports ever get in power.