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Shock Video: School Kids Taught to Praise Obama

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posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx

Originally posted by Chance321
Sorry, couldn't watch the whole thing,(wanted to puke after the first twenty seconds) The teacher an school board should be beaten if this is the garbage their forcing onto those kids.


oh by the way, i'm sure you feel the same way, when they have to sing the praises of a christian god, a mythical being.
while i feel this shouldn't be done, and this teacher reprimanded, i don't think she should be " beaten"


Faulty logic. Atleast here in Australia, the god botherers only push their beleifs and chants on children sent to a school that caters to a religious belief.

We don't have schools that say prayer or have mass on fridays in the public school system.

At least 25 years ago we didn't.

You're equating a decision based on a parents belief to school their children in the same belief (wrong or whatever it may be, their children their choice) with a system that is enforcing a political stance onto children.

Unless this was the Barak Hussein Obama school of edumacation and learning, it's pretty off to have children chant the praises of a man simply because he was elected president of a country.

To me, this is judging a man on appearance, and not beause he's doing anything worth the praises of the public let alone easily influenced children.

What is this preparing children for? What merit does this have in shaping a childs education?

Negative... No politician imo is worth praise. They all lie, deceive and consider the populace last.



Oh but no, she should not be beaten. Just sacked.




posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by johnny2127

If this video was about Bush 5 years ago, there would have been outrage, and it would have been justified.

[edit on 24-9-2009 by johnny2127]

[edit on 24-9-2009 by DontTreadOnMe]


I'm curious. How many times are we going to here this uttered on this forum? Seriously, there was no double standard against Bush. He and Cheney weren't good guys who simply didn't get their fair shake. 9/11 was on his watch. Afghanistan has become another Vietnam. Iraq was unprovoked, expensive, and completely pointless. Illegal wiretapping and torture. Bush could have had kids doing a Cheney dance and I would NOT have cared. Why? Because that would be completely meaningless and unimportant in comparison to war crime offenses.

Can you give me a rough number on how many times you guys plan on saying, "If this happened on Bush's watch, blah blah blah?" Even Cheney shooting another man in the face and never going to jail is utterly insignificant in comparison to the damage done with the passage of the Patriot Act. You people need to stop watching Glenn Beck and get your priorities strait.

If some stupid kids want to sing a song about a Black president for .....ding ding ding....Black History Month, I don't care! There are far more important things going on right now.

[edit on 24-9-2009 by andrewh7]



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by andrewh7

Originally posted by johnny2127

If this video was about Bush 5 years ago, there would have been outrage, and it would have been justified.

[edit on 24-9-2009 by johnny2127]

[edit on 24-9-2009 by DontTreadOnMe]


I'm curious. How many times are we going to here this uttered on this forum? Seriously, there was no double standard against Bush. He and Cheney weren't good guys who simply didn't get their fair shake. 9/11 was on his watch. Afghanistan has become another Vietnam. Iraq was unprovoked, expensive, and completely pointless. Illegal wiretapping and torture. Bush could have had kids doing a Cheney dance and I would NOT have cared. Why? Because that would be completely meaningless and unimportant in comparison to war crime offenses.

Can you give me a rough number on how many times you guys plan on saying, "If this happened on Bush's watch, blah blah blah?" Even Cheney shooting another man in the face and never going to jail is utterly insignificant in comparison to the damage done with the passage of the Patriot Act. You people need to stop watching Glenn Beck and get your priorities strait.

If some stupid kids want to sing a song about a Black president for .....ding ding ding....Black History Month, I don't care! There are far more important things going on right now.

[edit on 24-9-2009 by andrewh7]


I don't think you understood what I typed. I was saying that no matter what President, or what party they belong to, this sort of thing should cause outrage. Its justifiable.

Regarding what you are saying about the Patriot Act and the various wars.... I would remind you that not only has Obama further strengthened the Patriot Act, but he has also added more troops and escalated the wars you mentioned...



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Oh great.... I can't get it out of my head now!!!

Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

PS: I hope I sleep this off... I don't want to drive to work tomorrow humming Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama in the back of my mind...



[edit on 24-9-2009 by ByteChanger]



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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I have to say mods warn me or whatever you have to do, but this thread is exactly why I quit coming here so often.

The motto is "Deny Ignorance", but yet I see people sitting here defending this crap. Then people pull out the "Godwins Law" excuse. When in reality Hitler just didn't come to power one day and then the next started on his imperialist conquest. He was in power for a few years before all that happened, he was setting up the foundation in the previous years.

The fact is there is no excuse for this, it was public school and the teacher was encouraging this. I know exactly where this country is heading and it isn't going to be pretty, because people refuse to see the truth of the matter.

The truth is, this is fascism, in practice there is nothing different from Marxism and Socialsim or even communism for that matter. It is all the same. People need to save the Ivory Tower rants about what "true communism" and "socialism" is, because it doesn't exist. Hasn't ever and won't ever.

This is straight up indoctrination, and there is a blatant double standard, if this happened 5 years ago, this would be front page news across ever newspaper, instead the only place to get stuff like this is obscure blogs and FOX news.

This country is rapidly descending into Fascism some people see it, other just brush it off and come up with lame excuses and say nothing to worry about.

The main point is there is a civil war brewing and it is evident just based off the replies in this thread. There is right and there is wrong and this video is exactly what is wrong, and the reason why Obama is taking the heat is because he just happened to get elected.

This is has been brewing for decades, and it is about to boil over.



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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2 Words: Hitler Youth
Clearly, the liberals have given up trying to convince adults
that Obama is great.
Lets go after young and impressionable children who don't know
any better.
Oh and lets try not to get caught because ALL know this is
wrong!!!



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 10:44 PM
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This is very interesting, on one hand people here talk about indoctrination, yet they forget the majority of public school learning curriculum is nothing but indoctrination.

LOL!



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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This was posted on Media Matters.org, a letter from the Superintendent to the families:

"Dear Burlington Township Families:

Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes those who serve our country. The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. King, Principal of B. Bernice Young School, directly.

Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher M. Manno,

Superintendent of Schools"

Black History Month is in February, and in his own words this "is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama."

This establishes three things:

1) it took place during the school year.
2) the song is about Obama, not the office of the President in general
3) at least some of the parents were not aware of the activity, hence the letter.

The lyrics:

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white (



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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can anyone u2u me this teachers name plz??? This is BS on the highest level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no words for this!!!!!!



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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From what I am gathering, this woman leading the song is Charisse Carney-Nunes, and she is also the same woman that wrote the book "I am Barack Obama". She is not a teacher there, but instead someone the school paid to come talk to the children and is the Senior VP of Programs for the far left think tank The James Town Project.

The point of the book according to the book's website is:


I Am Barack Obama is not a book about Barack Obama. Rather, it allows children to see themselves through the inspirational story of President Obama growing up as an ordinary child asking, “Who will change the world?”

Ultimately, he realizes that he will. I Am Barack Obama highlights for children their personal power to change the world. In the backmatter, children share stories of the possibilities for their lives, as they aspire to the greatness they have seen in Barack. I Am Barack Obama is also the first children’s digibook available interactively along with its companion print edition.


Link to book

This is the book in the background of the video.

The goal of this group and their programs for school children are stated as:

Children Do Democracy Too is an outgrowth of our Doing Democracy work. The purpose of the initiative is to equip children with the knowledge and tools necessary to meaningfully participate in civil society and democracy. The central question we seek to answer is, “How do we instill the values of citizenship and active participation into the youngest, and in many ways the most important, members of our democracy?”

The Jamestown Project released A Children’s Curriculum for Civic Engagement in the Fall of 2008 as part of this initiative. The curriculum is based on our book I DREAM FOR YOU A WORLD: A COVENANT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

The Curriculum adapts the concepts from the book into lessons and activities to promote civic engagement to elementary aged children. Grades 3 – 5 are the optimal age for children to not only understand their place in the world, but also a time to begin to comprehend their power and potential to make a difference in their own lives, their family, their communities, and their country.


The James Town Project

So now we have political groups tied to Obama designing school curriculum for young children. Its more than just this song.... thats the tip of the iceberg.





[edit on 24-9-2009 by johnny2127]



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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No no no no no. What is the matter with these teachers and those kids.? This is not good and shouldn't be used or taught anywhere. There was no song for Bush or any others except "Hail to the Chief" it should stay that way even though that's a dumbarse song too.


[edit on 10-04-08 by Beach Bum]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:37 AM
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I saw that documentary and the segment with the children praying and crying over a Bush cut-out was very disturbing.

Of course it didn't create any concentration camps or mass racial/religious genocide in the United States. I'm guessing these kids singing that song won't either.

I think the people comparing America to Nazi-Germany are a reaching so far out there they've come back around to tap themselves on the shoulder.

I often wish that they could be transported through time to Nazi Germany and then watch them to beg for a return trip back to present day U.S.A. The fact that they are even openly and flagrantly criticizing our current leadership is a luxury they wouldn't even have.

Such comparisons have offended some of the people that actually lived through that hell and see that painful moment in history being unjustifiably usurped by a group of inconsiderate political opportunists looking to frighten people with a horrible scenario.

Dislike his policies or just irrationally hate him, but Obama isn't Hitler and the U.S. isn't even close to being Nazi-Germany.

Some people really are being drama queens.

- Lee



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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I would guess the video you saw was at a religious school. Not that it makes it right. Kids still shouldn't be subjected to that.

I doubt Obama is like Hitler. A more likely scenario is that he wants the US to be more like France, the UK, other large govt European countries, and Canada. And to accomplish this, he is trying to build a large, all powerful govt. But I doubt he is trying to become a dictator.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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I'm not sure of what to make of this, at first I was thinking the same as I watched the video. (the video with background music was creepy, but the one with no background music was much more fair to listen to.)

but...
what if they are singing this song in dedication and/or appreciation to their president. Maybe the president will be making a visit to their school and they are rehearsing a song for him. Maybe the kids wanted to sing this song, perhaps they volunteered and not forced. I remember when Clinton was president, he was to visit our school. They allowed the students to participate in a "write a poem for the president" thing going on at the time.

Perhaps these students wanted to sing this song for their president. Perhaps they are a music class? They look quite excited and joyful while singing the song, even before they started to sing. They also are singing by a stage.

I just think the title of your post is a bit misleading, almost "forcing" others to believe that the teacher/school is forcing their politics onto children. The details are also lacking. We don't really know why they were singing the song, or the intentions of the teachers.


Overall, the songs tend to be positive. Isn't that what truly matters? Kids singing songs of equal rights and lending hands. Remove the politics/president stuff and listen closer. The message is what matters.

Just to state, I am not for or against Obama. I am for a better world and we all know that it starts with children to make that happen. Let love overpower laws, differences, and all that bollocks.

Peas!


[edit on 25-9-2009 by non-living]

[edit on 25-9-2009 by non-living]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by non-living
I'm not sure of what to make of this, at first I was thinking the same as I watched the video. (the video with background was creepy, but the one with no background was much more fair to listen to.)

but...
what if they are singing this song in dedication and/or appreciation to their president. Maybe the president will be making a visit to their school and they are rehearsing a song for him. Maybe the kids wanted to sing this song, perhaps they volunteered and not forced. I remember when Clinton was president, he was to visit our area. They allowed the students to participate in a "write a poem for the president" thing going on at the time.

Perhaps these students wanted to sing this song for their president. Perhaps they are a music class? They look quite excited and joyful while singing the song, even before they started to sing. They also are singing by a stage.

I just think the title of your post is a bit misleading, almost "forcing" others to believe that the teacher/school is forcing their politics onto children. The details are also lacking. We don't really know why they were singing the song, or the intentions of the teachers.


Overall, the songs tend to be positive. Isn't that what truly matters? Kids singing songs of equal rights and lending hands. Remove the politics/president stuff and listen closer. The message is what matters.

Just to state, I am not for or against Obama. I am for a better world and we all know that it starts with children to make that happen. Let love overpower laws, differences, and all that bollocks.

Peas!


The context has been explained in the news outlets. The person leading the kids is a woman that wrote a book 'I am Barack Obama' and is part of a far left political organization whose aim is to create a curriculum for school leads that leads to a society with more socialist attributes.

According to the woman, she teaches children about their own potential by having them learn about Obama's "GREATNESS". This was then wrapped into African American History Month or Week, of which participation in these activities is not optional.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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I am a obama supporter. i disagree with that song they teacher taught those kids to sing. i think it sick to try to get kids set in a poltical view. instead of leting them live life and let them decide their politics based on things they agree on. att he same time. that was the teacher teaching those kids that song. not obama our his admin. so u all cant blame obama for something a teacher does. i know some people want to blame him for everything. if there is a hail storm some place lol to some people its obama's. fault.


salaam



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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it figures it's from burlington,lib jersey. this kind of crap has been going on in this area for a long time.
i escaped new jersey about a year ago. thank god.used to use the burlington bristol bridge all the time.

i don't intend to go back. it has been fascist for years.
my 77 year old mother and her husband just bought weapons for their house. they live about 10 miles from where this indoctrination occured. and ps...the school is backing the teacher.
if you go to youtube,all the contact info is listed there. so give em a call and let em know how you feel.

COOL OBAMA FACTS:
on average ,obama mentions Himself every 13 seconds, in every speech he makes!

[edit on 25-9-2009 by Spectre0o0]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by johnny2127
The context has been explained in the news outlets. The person leading the kids is a woman that wrote a book 'I am Barack Obama' and is part of a far left political organization whose aim is to create a curriculum for school leads that leads to a society with more socialist attributes.

According to the woman, she teaches children about their own potential by having them learn about Obama's "GREATNESS". This was then wrapped into African American History Month or Week, of which participation in these activities is not optional.


oh man, I'm not familiar with politics terms, but I looked them up and out came more political terms.


Anyway, Now that it is clear she wrote such book and is forcing students to learn is very much wrong as a result. But, I come to think that, if the book/teachings are for an improvement of society, then I think it pays off. I'm just more for a better life than the rules that restrict us from it. Hope that made sense. Maybe I am missing something here.

Thanks for clearing things up btw.




[edit on 25-9-2009 by non-living]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by lee anoma
reply to post by Choronzon
 


I saw that documentary and the segment with the children praying and crying over a Bush cut-out was very disturbing.

Of course it didn't create any concentration camps or mass racial/religious genocide in the United States. I'm guessing these kids singing that song won't either.

I think the people comparing America to Nazi-Germany are a reaching so far out there they've come back around to tap themselves on the shoulder.

I often wish that they could be transported through time to Nazi Germany and then watch them to beg for a return trip back to present day U.S.A. The fact that they are even openly and flagrantly criticizing our current leadership is a luxury they wouldn't even have.

Such comparisons have offended some of the people that actually lived through that hell and see that painful moment in history being unjustifiably usurped by a group of inconsiderate political opportunists looking to frighten people with a horrible scenario.

Dislike his policies or just irrationally hate him, but Obama isn't Hitler and the U.S. isn't even close to being Nazi-Germany.

Some people really are being drama queens.

- Lee


You wish others could be "transported through time to Nazi Germany" and I wish you could be transported 90 miles off of Florida to experience the aftermath of a recent and ongoing political genocide and you, like many once free Cubans, might gladly swim the 90 miles back to the land of open criticism. Tens of thousands of Cubans were killed for openly criticizing Castro. They however did not receive the press coverage. Did that offend survivors of the Nazi holocaust? I think not and neither does anyone who voices opposition to a budding despotism. "Never again." You don't like Hitler, pick another creep. There are a lot to choose from. Castro, Chavez or perhaps Qaddafi for his affinity for the president.


"We are happy that a young African Kenyan was voted for and made president. Obama is a glimpse in the dark for the next four years, but I'm afraid we may go back to square one." - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, September 23, 2009



"Can the U.S. guarantee after Obama that they'll be a government? We're happy and content if he can stay forever." - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, September 23, 2009


Obama can't help it, he's just so lovable. "Our son" as Qaddafi refers to him. Obama's subtle admiration and praise for these dictators is on a par with Bush holding hands with Prince Abdullah. If you don't see there's something rotten in all of this you are lost.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:42 AM
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This should be enough to wake anyone up. It makes me sick to my stomach.



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