The Anchoress posted about a teacher who obviously has been led down the primrose path of Marxism/Communism/Stalinism/Leninism/all-the-other-ism’s.

Way back in time when some men were still able to think for themselves a certain University President, who shall remain nameless, unless of course you “click” here, wrote the following:

[…] I have come reluctantly to the conclusion that members of the Communist Party should not be allowed to teach in American colleges. I am now convinced that a member of the Communist Party is not a free man. Freedom, I believe is the most essential ingredient of American civilization and democracy. In the American scheme educational institutions are the foundation stones upon which real freedom rests. Educational institutions can prosper only as they maintain free teaching and research. To maintain free teaching and research the personnel of higher education must accept grave responsibilities and duties as well as the rights and privileges of the academic profession. A teacher must, therefore, be a free seeker after the truth. If, as Jefferson taught, the real purpose of education is to seek out and teach the truth wherever it may lead, then the first obligation and duty of the teacher is to be a free man. Any restraint on the teacher’s freedom is an obstacle to the accomplishment of the most important purposes of education.[..]

Source: “Communists Should Not Teach in American Colleges,” 1949

Lo, these almost 60 years later, we now understand why this educator was concerned. Although we no longer use the pejorative communist or communism (these are quickly becoming interchangable with Democrat) we see the results and the continued brainwashing everywhere. Al Gore’s hypocritcal cult of Global Warming is the best current example in the press. The collectivism taught by the teacher in the Anchoress post convinces that this is the case.

“…the students had been building an elaborate “Legotown,” but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its 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.”

Contrasting set of values indeed! Her job is to teach 2+2=4; not brainwash children in some collective ideology exploring “the inequalities of private ownership.” Next we will read about teachers who brainwash children with the “religion of peace” in the name of diveristy . Oh, wait. That can’t be next, it has already happened.

Here we are now, at the beginning of new century, allowing our children to be taught private property rights are evil, the hatred espoused by Wahhabism, the glorious blessings of collectivism, and we wonder why “we can’t all just get along.

Maybe this is why:

Christian belief a ‘hate crime’ under plan Backup proposal would mandate jail time for dissing a ‘gay’

Posted: March 3, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern© 2007 WorldNetDaily.comThe newest threat is being prepared by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, whose work is being called “The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007,” according to the Rev. Ted Pike, of the National Prayer Network.

 What else is there to say?

  • 1949 University of Washington President warns of communist teachers
  • 1949/2007 collectivism taught to elementary school children
  • 3/3/07 Congress threatens to make Christian beliefs hate crimes.

John Conyers has never been more than a black-welfare-pimp, as some radio broadcasters have called him. But for him to introduce legislation which is antithetical to the majority of his Christian constituency can only lead to the conclusion that he is not interested in the least in upholding the Constitution he swore to uphold.  

Seems to me Richard Weaver was correct, “Ideas have consequences.”  And the kind of legislation espoused by the likes of a John Conyers only reinforces what the Wikipedia article says of Richard Weaver’s thought: “Weaver emphasizes his position that the cause of apparent patterns in the decline of civilizations is recurrent, unintelligent choice. [Emphasis mine: Ed.]

What could be more “unintelligent” than a so-called American politician inviting the monumental battle, any thinking person knows will ensue, by submitting legislation that will make teaching parts of the Bible hate crimes – with jail time attached. Sounds like the Gulag to me.