“He’s not a king. He’s the president. He serves us.”
Sept. 30, 2013
A Wisconsin school is accused of employing 1940s-style German propaganda tactics after it played a video of celebrities proselytizing an intense love for the state, and in particular the Obama Administration, at a school assembly last week.
During the Hudson School District’s Peace One Day event – an occasion meant to build peace awareness and promote the notion of global unity – the school played a YouTube video from Oprah Winfrey’s “I Pledge” campaign launched soon after President Obama took office.
The video shows actors Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Alyssa Milano, P Diddy and Cameron Diaz, to name a few, pledging to make the world a better place through the adjustment of certain behaviors.
But it was the video’s overarching political thrust that had parents, students and faculty upset.
At one point in the video, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis says, “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,” and at the end of the video, Demi Moore states, “I pledge to be a servant to our president…”
“It looks a little bit 1940s Germany,” one person told a KMSP reporter during a man-on-the-street interview.
The reporter explained to another person that “in other words, we pledge to our country, to our flag, but we don’t pledge our allegiance to the man, the president. It’s like, he’s not a king. He’s the president. He serves us.”
After outrage, the school was forced to issue some apologies saying the district is non-partisan and didn’t mean to promote allegiance to Obama.
In a lengthy written notice, the school’s superintendent said the video was “a mistake” and said they wouldn’t be using it again.
“The reason the video was used was to show students small ways to make a difference in their communities,” the school’s apology says. “Unfortunately, the video also had a political slant. The district is non-partisan and does not endorse the political messages found in this video.”
According to KMSP, the principal also made an intercom announcement to the school apologizing “for any part of the video that was offensive.”
“The video conveyed a message that people serve the presidency when in fact our elected officials serve the people. We respect the Office of the President of the United States but like all of our other elected officials, that office serves each of us as well,” the school’s principal, Dan Koch, reportedly announced.
In the past, we have documented how Obama’s image in the mind of children has been elevated to a “messianic” cult-like status, promulgated through public schools used as indoctrination facilities.
Watch the videos below to see how public schools have in the past encouraged the wholesale idol worship of Obama.
In this video, a school teacher [out of frame] encourages children to praise Obama with a song.
The next video features Illinois schoolchildren creepily chanting, “Yes we can,” followed by an accurate comparison to the Hitler Youth brigades.
Many may recognize the next video from 2008, in which a Missouri schoolteacher was found to be organizing some sort of student militant Obama youth group. Together they choreographed a routine where each student announced that “because of Obama” they could achieve certain things in life. They then sound off on Obama’s economic and healthcare policies.
This last video we found particularly disturbing as it features teenagers from a school in – of all places – Toronto, Canada, rendering a painful remix version of our beloved leader’s inauguration speech in his honor.