Last night, cuddling with my 11, 10 & 7 year old kids, I asked some casual questions about school. Specifically, history questions. Some comments of theirs in the past bothered me and I wanted to delve into the matter a bit. As I said on a previous post, “my antennae were wiggling.” Needless to say, my antennae were working perfectly, as usual. The Progressives have completely taken over all public schools. They are teaching our children to be ashamed of their country. Listen to this little conversation I had with my kids. I asked the following questions:
- What is the Constitution? The Declaration of Independence? The Bill of Rights?
- Who was George Washington? Thomas Jefferson? Paul Revere? John Adams? James Madison? Abraham Lincoln?
- What great things has the United States done for the world?
- What was WWI & WWII about?
- What was the Civil War about?
- Who are the Founding Fathers?
- Who bombed us on 9/11?
Their responses killed me. They drew a complete blank for almost all of it. They had NEVER even heard of the Constitution- or any of the other documents! They had no clue that Muslims attacked us on 9/11 and that they were fighting a holy war against Christian America. But they DID say that Washington owned slaves- and so did Jefferson. About Lincoln, they said he ended slavery.
Seeing a pattern, my suspicions were roused. I asked:
Their eyes lit up- finally! They could answer my questions! They were so proud to tell me that all these brave patriots fought against the evil slavery of the United States government. Further, when I explained that other countries had slaves too as a common practice at that time, they were shocked! They said that they were taught that ONLY America had them. When I told them that, for the vast majority of the time, we bought slaves who were already slaves- captured and sold by BLACK African tribal leaders- and that Africans commonly raided villages for their own slaves- why, their eyes nearly popped!
They hardly believed me when I told them that these same American slaves would have been slaves NO MATTER WHAT, their eyes clouded over with suspicion. In fact, my oldest daughter (11) told me that they had to read a book in school about AMERICAN slave traders raiding the peaceful camp of African villagers and how they forced, singlehandedly, thousands of once free people onto their ships bound for America.
“Consider,” I told them, “the following:”
The Atlantic slave trade peaked in the late 18th century, when the largest number of slaves were captured on raiding expeditions into the interior of West Africa “These expeditions were typically carried out by African kingdoms against weaker African ethnic groups and peoples. These mass slavers included the Oyo empire (Yoruba), Kong Empire, Kingdom of Benin, Kingdom of Fouta Djallon, Kingdom of Fouta Tooro, Kingdom of Koya, Kingdom of Khasso, Kingdom of Kaabu, Fante Confederacy, Ashanti Confederacy, and the kingdom of Dahomey. Europeans rarely entered the interior of Africa, due to fear of disease and moreover fierce African resistance.”
When I told them that America fought its most bloody battle trying to free the African slaves, they said they had never heard of that. And when I told them that the side that won (yes, Abraham Lincoln and the North were Republicans!) was the side that fought for the Africans, they felt like a guilty load was eased off their shoulders.
When I told them that America felt so bad about slavery that they have laws in place that allow a black student who struggles with their grades to get into Harvard for FREE while they, themselves would never be able to go, they became a little angry. When I told them that if I went for a business loan, I wouldn’t get one, but a black woman would in the same business circumstances, they asked, “But Why?”. When I told them that a black person would get a job before a white person because the business was forced to hire a certain number of blacks, they wrinkled their foreheads. I told them that inner city schools (more populated by blacks) received MORE money than suburban schools (more populated by whites) and that the kids refused to go to them and when I told them that the same kids refused to take the free scholarships available for school- and YET blamed whites for the black population being ‘poor’, they didn’t know what to say. I asked them, “What do you do when you lead a horse to sweet, abundant water but they refuse to drink?” They said they didn’t know.
“People who believe there’s a strong connection between money spent on education and student achievement have a hard time explaining what’s going on in the tiny 284-student Sausalito, California, Elementary School District. The district spends more than $12,300 per student each year– nearly three times the state average.(130) Students go to school in freshly painted buildings, with manicured lawns and new playground equipment. Class size is a mere 16 students per room, half that of many larger districts. The district has special instructors for art, drama, science, and computers. Yet, when it comes to student achievement, none of that seems to matter. Test scores are the lowest in Marin County; a third of the students are in special education classes; classrooms are “chaotic”; teachers are “frustrated, distressed and exhausted” and afraid to “turn their backs” on their classes.(131)”
They were astounded at the falsehoods of their dear teachers. I was too!
When I told them what the Constitution was and how trailblazing our founding fathers were in establishing a democratic republican system of voting for our leaders, they were amazed. When I told them that our AMERICAN example of democracy, as opposed the current monarchies, encouraged all of Europe to adopt similar changes and that had we not succeeded so brilliantly, democracy as we know it might not even exist today, they sat a little taller.
When I told them about how their country rescued the world from the tyranny of Germany in WWI, their mouths dropped. When I described what Hitler Germany did to Jews in WWII, they were sickened. “Yes, Children, it was YOUR country that saved all of Europe from destruction not once, but TWO times!” I said.
When I told them that it was US, America!, that liberated the horror camps where Nazi’s gased & literally cooked Jews, they were somber. But they were proud that WE did that. When I told them how the Allied cause was faltering until our boys went and died on their soil to destroy Nazi Germany, they straighted their back bones. When I told them how when American tanks rolled through the liberated streets of France & England the people cheered & threw flowers & kissed our soldiers, they were proud and smiling.
When I told them that the United States then spent billions of dollars, not crushing and occupying Germany & Japan, but REBUILDING them (and ALL of Europe) under the Marshall Plan with factories, bridges & roads even newer than our own so that they could succeed, they were so happy. I said, “THAT is the country that you share blood with Children. Never forget that. This country has a heart like no other country in human history. But people are trying very hard- your teachers included- to make you ashamed and willing to give up your country someday. Don’t let them.”
On a dark note, my oldest daughter asked, “But didn’t we drop the only nukes during WWII?” (see, they told them THAT bit of information), I said, “yes, but let’s talk about that for a minute”. When I explained how the United States refused to even go to war until the Japanese did the cowardly sneak attack on our ships, soldiers & civilians in Pearl Harbor, they were astounded- no one had ever taught them that! When I further went on to explain that the person who developed the bomb was a German Jew who narrowly escaped with his life and that had the Germans never started their insane slaughter of the Jews and that had the Japanese not bombed us completely unprovoked- the lethal combination of Einstein + American will would NEVER have even happened, they were mesmerized. When I told them that after we beat Hitler and freed Europe, we warned Japan (in a way they never warned us) to stop the war or we would bomb them with something so devastating that they wouldn’t recover and that they refused- even though they KNEW they had lost- they were indignant. When I went on to tell them that the first bomb only hit a military target in an effort to spare civilian life and that our President Truman warned all Japanese citizens to leave the big industrialized cities before we bombed the second time, they nodded their heads at the fairness.
When I said that they were kamikaze bombing our ships & soldiers for the simple need to take as many Americans as they could before losing, they were confused. They asked, “But why did we have to drop TWO bombs at the same time??” I told them we didn’t (yet more lovely teachings at school). We dropped one after they refused to stand down. They asked, “Didn’t they stop then?” When I told them, “No, they didn’t stop even though we warned we would drop another one,
Truman’s Radio Address Warning Japan of Coming Hiroshima Bombing. (If this doesn’t work, go here . Go to 21:18 to hear only the Japanese part.)
“After the Hiroshima bombing, President Truman issued a statement announcing the use of the new weapon, and promising that:
“If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth. Behind this air attack will follow sea and land forces in such numbers and power as they have not yet seen and with the fighting skill of which they are already well aware.“
they were flabbergasted. And I reminded them once again that Japan struck us first.
My son of 7 years old yelled, “Then they deserved it!”
Ah… out of the mouth of babes.
Americans, you think your kids are getting a proper education. Ask them these questions and see what they know. I think you will be surprised that all they know are the ‘crimes’ of our great nation: WE OWNED SLAVES and WE BOMBED JAPAN WITH NUKES. Outside of that, good luck getting a coherent answer. I guess spending an entire month on Black History (and not ONE day on our Founding Fathers & the Constitution) has really paid off, huh?
Patriots, find out what your kids are learning in school. I have a feeling you will be a shocked as I am.
some images to stir your patriotic heart: