Here’s one of the pledges in this video being shown to school kids by teachers who are clearly little more than the propagandist people like me constantly talk about: “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama.”
The useful idiots saying it and those showing it to the kids apparently forgot that President Obama is actually there to serve Americans, not the other way around. So that’s some great education right there, folks.
It’s easy to see where the Coulterism about the schools being the Church of Liberalism comes from, and her spot-on analogy of the teachers being the clerics of that church. There’s fresh examples like this almost every day. Just look at today’s headline, “Critics Decry Obama’s ‘Indoctrination’ Plan for Students”, in which a suggested “lesson plan” for Obama’s Tuesday speech to students nation-wide calls on students to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help President Obama following his address.
Teachers are also given guidance to tell students to “build background knowledge about the president of the United States by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama,” according to the news report carried only at FoxNews.com as far as I can tell. One document circulated to teachers suggests that teachers make posters of Obama quotes for the kids. As Laura Ingraham said today, it’s nothing but a plan by Obama and his clerics, the teachers, “to market brand Obama” at an early age, and build the next generation of liberals and leftists.
But that hideous video pledge to “serve Obama” (and there’s no other way to describe it than liberal fascist and coming from a useful idiot) comes shortly after the opening graphics, which includes the likes of that actual screen-shot, above left, which of course features none other than the Obama election campaign graphic. So it’s not “Presidential”, it’s pure politics. Driving a political agenda. To school kids.
Notwithstanding the fact that the President and the entire government is elected to serve the people, yet another Hollywood couple pledges to “Be a servant to our president. Because together we can. Together we are. Together we can be the change that we seek.” — and it closes with this graphic:
I’m not making this up. Watch the video yourself.
The rest of the video features countless mindless left-wing Hollywood useful idiots all “pledging” to do all manner of mostly feel-good or typically left-wing things, like not flushing the toilet after using it in order to save water. And to not drink bottled water. And be more “green”. To not use plastic bags at the grocery store. And to help Obama “advance stem cell research”. One guy wears an “Obama 08” shirt. Another one absurdly pledges to help end slavery in America. Then two other Hollywood geniuses share that same pledge —to end slavery in America.
All this from the same group — left-wing nutbars — who would donate, oh, 2% of their so well deserved millions in royalties to the left-wing ACLU if it would help stop schools from allowing students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, much less “Our Father”, or to say “Merry Christmas” to one another.
Watch the video. It plays like, well, let’s just say extreme propaganda from another country, at another time, sieg heil.
A school principal has apologized for showing a video at an assembly that a politically conservative group leader is calling “radical, leftist propaganda.”
Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called “I pledge” on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, “Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.” The video then features celebrities making pledges about how they will help the president and the world—and that’s where some say the problem lies.
Many pledges, such as supporting local food banks, smiling more, and caring for the elderly are noncontroversial. But other pledges, such as “to never give anyone the finger when I’m driving again,” “to sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid” and to advance stem cell research cross the line, some say. …
UPDATE Thursday Sept 3 2009:
President Obama’s plan to inspire the nation’s schoolchildren with a video address next week erupted into controversy Wednesday, forcing the White House to pull out its eraser and rewrite a government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to “help the president.”
Presidential aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft the proposal, which immediately was met by fierce criticism from Republicans and conservative organizations who accused Mr. Obama of trying to politicize the education system.
White House aides said the language was an honest misunderstanding in what was supposed to be a inspirational, pro-education message to America’s youths.
Among the activities the government initially suggested for prekindergarten to sixth-grade students: that they ” write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.” …