Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, September 4, 2009
Despite efforts to portray next week’s event as merely the President giving a speech to students, the full scope of what some education experts are decrying as part of an indoctrination program represents an advancement of the creepy, Orwellian, cult of personality-style worship of Obama and servitude to government being pushed in schools throughout America.
President Obama is set to address students directly on Tuesday with a speech that will be streamed live on the White House website in what the government claims is a move designed to encourage kids to stay in school.
However, the speech is to be accompanied by lesson plans issued by the Department of Education which instruct teachers to ask children “Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials.”
The children are also asked to consider, “What is the President trying to tell me?,” “What is the President asking me to do?,” and “What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?”
Children were also asked to write letters about what they can do to help the President, but this section has since been amended following an outcry.
Activities suggested for after Obama’s speech include asking students “What resonated with you from President Obama’s speech? What lines/phrase do you remember?”
“In general, I don’t think there’s a problem if the president uses the bully pulpit to tell kids to work hard, study hard and things like that. But there are some troubling hints in this, both educationally and politically,” Neal McCluskey, associate director of Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, told Fox News, adding that kids who refuse to follow Obama’s policies could end up trailing their peers.
“It essentially tries to force kids to say the president and the presidency is inspiring, and that’s very problematic,” McCluskey said. “It’s very concerning that you would do that.”
McCluskey noticed several passages in the lesson plans that seemingly glorify Obama and advance the cult-like persona being built around him, especially when it comes to young people.
“It could be a blatantly political move,” he said. “Nobody knows for sure, but it gives that impression.”
Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, said the lesson plans “very much starts to set up the president as a superintendent in chief.”
Over the past year there have been several examples, documented by way of You Tube videos, that show school children being directed to pledge allegiances, perform military style drills, or write and sing songs in honor of Obama. Though establishment talking heads are often aghast at people who invoke historical dictators in criticizing Obama, some of the scenes that have come out of American schools do closely resemble the kind of idol worship that school children were ordered to perform in Maoist China or Nazi Germany.
The videos below should seriously disturb the reader and offer a warning as to where the idolatry of Obama and his government could lead if left unchecked. The Orwellian nature of what is going on in American schools should at least send a shiver down the spine of all those who are aware of what has happened historically when leaders carefully groom a cult of personality and create a generation of mindless sycophantic followers who are unaware they are pledging allegiance to a dictator.