timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, February 16, 2009

The brainwashing starts early

From Fox News:

Oh my God. Dear Mr President.
Thousands of kids detailed their hopes and expectations for President Barack Obama in letters and drawings as part of a worldwide project, with 150 chosen for a free e-book being released on Presidents Day.

The "Dear Mr. President" project was a joint effort between the National Education Association and kidthing.com, which is putting out the book for use with its downloadable media player. A special hardcopy edition of the book will be sent to the White House for Obama, who has done wonders to bring the office of the presidency to life for young people.

The letters were written in January amid Obama-mania at inauguration time as schools scrambled to bus kids to special viewing events and come up with computer screens and TVs for them to watch in classrooms and auditoriums.

Kids ages 5-12 were eligible to participate. Submissions flooded kidthing, including some from other nations.

Lawrence Hitchcock, chief executive officer of the Web site, said more than 4,500 letters were considered for the book on a heart-wrenching range of topics that don't stop at an end to the war and climate change.

While I refuse to download their free player to watch this drivel, there were several of them in this story, including:
Anthony Pape, 10, of Du Bois, Pa., offered: "I hope that we will have no war ever again. I mean why are we fighting why can't we all be friends."
Because if we quit fighting the people that hate us, they'll quit hating us.
"I would appreciate it if you would try to make this a greener planet and try to bring home the troops and end the war," the fifth-grader wrote. "I am very luckey because I am not part of a military family, but it saddens me to hear about all the people who die in Iraque and know that somewhere In the world people are greiving over a lost family member."
Because spelling isn't a requirement to hate the military and all it stands for.
Seven-year-old Aaron Van Blerkom's letter was simpler -- but no less problematic.
"Dear Mr. Obama," the Pasadena, Calif., first-grader began, "Please Make it rain candy!"
Hey, I like this one. This kid has the right idea :)
"My dad's out of work, fix the company, please get more jobs."
Because the federal government should be in charge of all jobs.
"Please change the immigration laws so my dad can come back from Mexico."
Because we should reward non-citizens who break our laws.
"I hope Mr. Barack Obama will one day create a holiday for children from around the world. I feel very proud because I know he'll be able to make a change in the country and we'll be a lot more happier. I think he should make people feel more welcome, people who don't really get along with other people."
Why don't we just follow the EU's (or California's) lead here and allow our country to be overrun by illegals, give them benefits and make sure that they have more rights then the actual citizens. and let's make sure to invite people in who hate us. And then we can take the French example and have 32 hour weeks with 2 months vacation.
"Make fires and earthquakes not exist. Make no tornadoes or any of those things that break things."
Fix the weather? Now we're back to the whole Magic Negro thing.

Another child drew Obama as the "new sunrise of America." One made Earth and labeled it "Obamaland," and still another created the president's face as half dark and half light skin tones with the words: "United We Are One."

Sasha's drawing is an all-green globe. Her enthusiasm for Obama and his ability to get the job done speaks volumes: "I just think he's really, really awesome."

The earth is now named Obamaland. I guess if you listened to the reaction from Europe and the UN when he was elected, we could probably go that way.

I wonder if they had any kids that said things like, "Don't raise my daddy's taxes," or, "Please make muslims stop killing people." Probably not, because that's not the kind of thing that some teachers tell their students.

If you teach children that empathy is the only important thing, they will grow up unprepared for the real world. You know, the one where people teach their children to blow themselves up for Allah. Children have wonderful empathy but no experience to temper that empathy. It is a good thing to feel for other people and want the best for everyone, but someday you have to realize that it's not possible. Some people don't want what's best, some people will always hate you and what you stand for, and the world will never be completely covered by moss.

Although Obama should be able to make it rain candy. That would be cool.

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