Maureen Martin reported on an incredible brainwashing effort taken on by a Seattle private school.
Legos were being banned at Hilltop Children's Center as a means to teach children that private property ownership is evil. Apparently students had built an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers (and I use that term very loosely) decided that the Legotown's destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership".
" According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation."What a crock! I suppose these teachers are also willing to forgo getting paid - since that too is a Capitalist notion!!! I wonder if the parents understand that their kids are being brainwashed by Socialists.
The children were allegedly incorporating into Legotown their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys. These assumptions mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society -- a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive. They claimed as their role shaping the children's "social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity ... from a perspective of social justice."
The article goes on to say that the "teachers" explored with the children the issue of ownership. Not all of the students shared the teachers' anathema to private property ownership. "If I buy it, I own it," one child is quoted saying.
Thank goodness for that!
except that the teachers continued on their brainwashing quest: by exploring their concepts of fairness, equity, power, and other issues over a period of several months. Their building must now incorporate the following if the kids want to play with Legos:
"All structures are public structures" and "All structures will be standard sizes."
The teachers tell the children:
"A house is good because it is a community house."
"We should have equal houses. They should be standard sizes."
"It's important to have the same amount of power as other people over your building."
That is about as nauseating as it can get, but the author of this article says she isn't surprised:
Municipal officials in Washington have long known how to condemn one person's private property and sell it to another for the "public use" of private economic development. Even prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2005 ruling in Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, which sanctioned such a use of eminent domain, Washington state officials acting under their state constitution were already proceeding full speed ahead with such transactions.Eminent domain abuse aside (which is another post) the issue here is out and out indoctrination of young children to anti-American ideas.
Officials in Bremerton, for example, condemned a house where a widow had lived for 55 years so her property could be used for a car lot, according to the Institute for Justice. And Seattle successfully condemned nine properties and turned them over to a private developer for retail shops and hotel parking, IJ reports.
As I recall, Hitler used the same tactic and even said: "Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already….what are you?"
Seattle parents - and every other parent out there, whether it's government/public school or private school -
Do YOU know what your child is being taught?