The use of children by leaders of nations has a long history. Perhaps one of the worst uses of them in the last century took place in Nazi Germany. In
addition, those who teach the children, the educators were also indoctrinated into Hitler's beliefs and hatreds. This thread brought to mind a
article I came upon quite a while ago, called the Nizkor Project.
In order to forge a two pronged attack against the "terrorists" (according to Hitler), both children and their teachers had to be enlisted in his
nefarious plans. Consider the following facts:
South Pacific made its debut in April of 1949, almost four years after World War II ended. In a moving scene where prejudice shatters the
possibility of happiness, Lt. Cable and De Becque reflect upon the nature of prejudice and reach the conclusion that intolerance is something that
must be carefully taught. That the Nazis subscribed to this belief is evident from the manner in which the Jewish problem was incorporated into the
instruction of the young. Anti-semitism was the overwhelming topic in every school curriculum. Indeed, the propaganda picture books published by Der
Stürmer, the organ responsible for the dissemination of many of the anti-semitic publications during the Hitler years, demonstrate that anti-semitism
was taught before children "were six or seven or eight."
No single target of nazification took higher priority than Germany's young. By 1937, 97% of all teachers belonged to the National Socialist
The comparisons to today's American environment cannot fail to be seen. Now, I am NOT calling union teachers Nazis, by any means. However, the
tactics used by those unions certainly rival what was going on in Nazi Germany. In many schools, today, facts, and naked science have been replaced by
a political thought that leans far to the left of most Americans. The process has slowly moved left, much as the fabled frog in water slowly brought
to a boil, supposed fails to respond.
Although today, the target is not Jews, it is a group of people, or rather a mindset, that is under attack in many, if not most of our public schools.
That group consists of people that support issues opposed by those unions. I need not, and will not, enumerate them here, because most people
understand what those issues are.
No party is free from this, and in fact, most politicians use the familiar "props", namely children, the poor, those on welfare, etc. This occurs on
both sides of the aisle. That of course does not make it right, but it has become so engrained in our current culture, that most of it is accepted,
without thought of what really is going on. Much like the "diet ads", which show the "ugly" (those overweight) versus the "beautiful" (slim and
attractive), the subliminal attacks on the subconscious is very effective.
In any such presentation, in order to ascertain what the true implications of proposals presented in such manner, discerning citizens need to look
past the "props" and listen to the message, because frequently the message does not align with the needs of the "props", but rather the needs of