Islam, Communism and Black Panthers Are Indoctrinating Texas Children -- Fingers Crossed!

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You've been warned.
One of the best courses I took in high school was an elective entitled "Islam and the West." Examining the cultural, political and literary borderlands between the two spheres, the course provided some of the most educational and edifying lessons of anything I'd found at my school. Those lessons, now eight years on, have helped shape both international and spiritual thought, and have given me an excuse to lug Karen Armstrong's wonderful, and heavily recommended, biography of Muhammad to whichever town will host my secular proclivities.

So you can imagine my glee when, via a recent post from the Texas Freedom Network, I learned that Texas' K-12 students had been taught lessons that "Christianity is a Cult" and "Islam is Awesome."

You'll understand why, as a pink-blooded, libertine journalist -- one who's lived in both former communist and currently Islamic nations, no less -- I was thrilled to learn that the creators of the CSCOPE educational system, offered in more than 700 Texas school districts, were so willing to indoctrinate students with "COMMUNIST, MARXIST, PROGRESSIVE, LEFIST DOGMA, PROPAGANDA, AND INDOCTRINATION." Hearing that "Murder & Extortion" were just Black Panther "strategies"; learning that "The Boston Tea Party was a terrorist attack"; and finding out that the "UN wants zero population growth in the world by 2060" -- it all brought a certain socialist warmth to my America-bashin' heart.

Plus, all this is coming at the expense of the taxpayer? Well, bully for me!

As it is, I only learned of such fine -- and thoroughly real, I'm sure -- courses of study because those killjoys over at the Highland Lakes Tea Party had hosted a gathering in Marble Falls to hear about the schools "declar[ing] war on our children." The hearing, sponsored by the folks behind www.teaparty911.com, would feature Jeanine McGregor, more reverently known as Ms. Mac. (According to the advertisement, Ms. Mac is a "Certified teacher -- all levels." Didn't see her in any of my Rice courses, but I'm sure she'd fit in just fine.)

Alas, my unperturbed joy was short-lived. In a video of the presentation, Ms. Mac, holding forth in front of the required coiled-snake flag of this new Tea Party -- but wasn't the serpent an image of a cloaked Satan? -- spends the first 45 minutes running through rote classroom protocol. When she finally turns to the forthcoming generation of Allah-swaddled and Lenin-lovin' Texans, she ... doesn't have much to say:

Which is interesting, right? Because if the ad is to be believed -- and, surely, if the Highland Lakes Tea Party would go so far as to pay for advertising, of course they'd present their best face -- you'd think all the elderly white folks populating the audience would want to hear more about how "Christopher Columbus is an Eco-Warrior." But, nothing.

Sure, there were a few gasps when Ms. Mac -- who'd been tabbed by the State Board of Education to research CSCOPE -- noted that students had to memorize verses from the Quran. ("Disturbing," as Ms. Mac editorializes.) And, yeah, there's a bit of a rustle when she talks about how children are asked to design communist flags. (Dude, if this isn't the easiest assignment -- hammer and sickle and plenty of red ink -- I don't know what else is left.) But Ms. Mac, where's the indoctrination we were promised? Where's the murder, the extortion -- all that scarlet blood, the banner of Stalin's million minions -- that the Tea Party has told us exist?

Because, Ms. Mac, I'll be honest: These ads make the Highland Lakes Tea Party look just a bit crazy. They make them look screechy, and conspiratorial, and, well, insane.

And we know that they're anything but, right? I mean, I remember learning in my Islamo-Communist lessons -- all those taxpayer dollars, successfully spent turning me and my generation into followers of Abu Bakr and Lavrentiy Beria -- that the Highland Lakes Tea Party was going to be the most formidable opponent we'd ever know. That we'd need to sharpen our scimitars and gird our Marx for the looming confrontation. Because, as far as I can tell, this isn't high school anymore. This is real life. This is America. And we have to save it before the others get to it first.


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12 comments
mamabrigade
mamabrigade

Sincerely funny! Thanks for the hahahas!

donnybrook11
donnybrook11

@Hanabi  If you're serious, you're advertising your lack of knowledge, or perhaps you're simply bragging about your dislike of evangelicals.

donnybrook11
donnybrook11

@kathiemunci

Well Kathie, why don't you address the gross inequalities of our system?No cheap, two-bit leftist shots, but specifically how unfair our system is to you or someone you know.Do you prefer a socialist government?The mean old USA gives you the freedom to leave and Europe has a wide selection of socialist governments to pick from.However if you prefer communism, then there is China and of course our southern neighbor Cuba.Better hurry though, because they are in the process of transitioning to something else.Want strict adherence to religious beliefs?I suggest Iran, but there are more flexible places in the Middle-East if you don’t hanker stoning and such.Want to live under a dictatorship, there are a few of those around, and more than a handful of places in Africa if you like disease, squalor, genocide, and racism all in the same country?The point here is the majority of Americans love their country the way it is, realize it has flaws, but know it is the best of any country and it is also the most generous.Nothing is perfect, but we don’t want to change, so it is up to those who don’t like it, to find what they want somewhere else.Not get back to school or get a job and quit blaming others for your personal failures.Simple, no?

Muhayerboy
Muhayerboy

The Houston Press must be hard up for stories by allowing your article to be posted.  You are a good example of a person educated beyond your intelligence.    Communism was great for the "More Equal Among Equals" elitists and Islam treats four-legged animals better than women.  I suggest you move to Cuba for 6 months and then to any Pro-Islam Middle East country and live there for about a year.  Then maybe the realization of how poor Islamism and Communism treat people, particularly women, would finally permeate your thinking.

Ray Hadfield
Ray Hadfield

Don't know why,..sheets are cheap...what do you think?

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

Muhayerboy: Will evangelical Christians will treat women any better? 

kathiemuncy1
kathiemuncy1

@Muhayerboy when we start to address the gross inequalities of our own system then we can go out and start to address the problems inherent in other societies.  Until then I suggest that we  stop the finger pointing and the demonization of other  peoples and cultures.

donnybrook11
donnybrook11

@Ray Hadfield Yes siree.  The biggots and racists are ALWAYS the first to point fingers at those with differing beliefs.

donnybrook11
donnybrook11

@Randy S. Mire  You can always find bigots and racist just by listening for the accusations. 

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