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School apology: ´Think like a Nazi´ task vs. Jews
Times Union ^ | 4/12/13 | Scott Waldman

Posted on 04/12/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by Nachum

Albany Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil. Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make an abhorrent argument: "You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!" Students were asked to watch and read Nazi propaganda, then pretend their teacher was a Nazi government official who needed to be convinced of their loyalty. In five paragraphs, they were required to prove that

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KEYWORDS: apology; arth; jews; nazi; school
Perhaps the teacher should march 40 miles to a "concentration camp" with little food or water and get the "feel" of the assignment.
1 posted on 04/12/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Normally, I'd say that this is just a teacher who added 2 and 2 and got 3. Stupid, but harmless.

But in today's political climate, I'm not so sure.

2 posted on 04/12/2013 9:58:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Nachum

Just imagine the MSM coverage of this story if it instead read “Think like a Klansman. Argue why blacks are inferior.”


3 posted on 04/12/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Nachum

Teacher won’t be fired, but if they had said the same about homosexuals, he/she would be.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nachum

The “public school” is the Bus Ministry of the State Church of Humanism.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is collectivist.

It is hypocritical to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. Children do not trust hypocrites, so this will undermine your own authority, let alone influence, with your children.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

To understand the content and compass of modern education, see ...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/54400125/Change-Agents-in-the-Schools-Barbara-Morris-1979

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children better than you can.

Nobody knows your children better than you do.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government entitlement program.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 10:01:32 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Nachum
Students were asked to watch and read Nazi propaganda, then pretend their teacher was a Nazi government official who needed to be convinced of their loyalty.

Government school. In preparation for this exercise, students were required to "pretend" that the sun rose yesterday morning.

6 posted on 04/12/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Westbrook

EXCELLENT POST


7 posted on 04/12/2013 10:09:01 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Nachum

But argue why conservatives are evil is OK.

Argue why Christians are evil is also OK.

Argue why Muslims are evil...oh wait...no spineless liberal teacher has anywhere near the guts to do that.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Nachum
"I would apologize" but I'm not going to. What a pig.

"I would apologize to our families," she said. "I don't believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith."

9 posted on 04/12/2013 10:15:45 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Every single day I read something more outrageous than the day before.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 10:16:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: henkster

That’s what I thought. What’s next? Think like the Anti-Christ?


11 posted on 04/12/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

A simple apology isn’t nearly enough. Everyone connected with this needs to be fired and never allowed into a school again.

How many of these kids grand and great grandfathers died trying to rid the world of this kind of thinking?


12 posted on 04/12/2013 10:24:14 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ilovesarah2012
Every single day I read something more outrageous than the day before...

Coming so shortly after the assignment to write Jesus on paper, think about it, place on floor, and stomp on it.

13 posted on 04/12/2013 10:26:00 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

God bless the third who refused to go along with this evil. Shame on the 2/3s who did.


14 posted on 04/12/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
That’s what I thought. What’s next? Think like the Anti-Christ?

Watching any speech by Der Leader is a good way to start.

15 posted on 04/12/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Nachum

I can’t speak to how THIS lesson was done, but I could put together a very worthwhile one using the identical assignment. “This is how propaganda was done 80 years ago; now that you understand that, your next assignment is to find similar examples that are going on today.”


16 posted on 04/12/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT by Glenmore
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To: Nachum

Ok, “teacher” what are the educational objectives of this assignment and why couldn’t you use a different example??


17 posted on 04/12/2013 10:58:49 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
"Other ill-considered teacher assignments have made national news this year. In February, a Manhattan teacher caused an uproar after fourth-graders were given a math problem based on how many daily whippings a slave received.

In January, Georgia educators attempted to teach division to elementary school students by asking how many beatings per day former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass received."

Any similarity between these two assignments from two different states is purely coincidental. < /sarc>

18 posted on 04/12/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Glenmore
In high school, I read a rather clunky translation of Mein Kampf and a rather less clunky translation of The Communist Manifesto. Ran out of time for Das Kapital.

The experience left me with zero tolerance for totalitarians, and with absolute contempt for 'useful idiots'.

19 posted on 04/12/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DustyMoment

Part 2 of the assignment: “Explain why we should learn to appreciate Hitler’s art in spite of his slaughter of 6 million Jews and tens of millions of other innocent civilians in Europe, Africa and Russia.”


20 posted on 04/12/2013 11:07:50 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour
“Explain why we should learn to appreciate Hitler’s art in spite of his slaughter of 6 million Jews and tens of millions of other innocent civilians in Europe, Africa and Russia.”

"You were taken in by that verdammte Allied propaganda! Such filthy lies! They told lies! But nobody ever said a bad word about Winston Churchill, did they? No! 'Win with Winnie!' Churchill! With his cigars. With his brandy. And his rotten painting, rotten!"

"Hitler - there was a painter! He count paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! Two Coats! Churchill. He couldn't even say 'Nazi'. He would say 'Noooo-zeeehz, Nooooooooooooo-zeeehz!' It wasn't Noses! It was Nazis! Churchill!...Let me tell you this! And you're hearing this straight from the horse. Hitler was better looking than Churchill. He was a better dresser than Churchill. He had more hair! He told funnier jokes! And he could dance the pants off of Churchill!...Churchill!"

21 posted on 04/12/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist

Yeah. Or why muslims can never be trusted in America. Come on teachers - get creative.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DManA

“How many of these kids grand and great grandfathers died trying to rid the world of this kind of thinking?”

Very good point. I had a client that I strongly suggested that he join the armed forces, but he told me they wouldn’t take him on account of his tatoos. Yep, swastikas. Two of them on his back. I told him that guys wearing those symbols on their uniforms tried to kill two of my uncles. One flew 35 missions over the Reich, the other was a paratrooper who jumped into Holland and fought at Bastogne. The paratrooper would have killed him with his bare hands. He had no business wearing those tatoos.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: henkster

Perhaps this so called “teacher” should eat the barrel of a gun like her idol, Hitler, did.

F’n NEA scum!


24 posted on 04/12/2013 11:33:14 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: henkster
Very good point. I had a client that I strongly suggested that he join the armed forces, but he told me they wouldn’t take him on account of his tatoos. Yep, swastikas. Two of them on his back. I told him that guys wearing those symbols on their uniforms tried to kill two of my uncles. One flew 35 missions over the Reich, the other was a paratrooper who jumped into Holland and fought at Bastogne. The paratrooper would have killed him with his bare hands. He had no business wearing those tatoos.

Interestingly, the swastika is much older than Nazism, originating in India, IIRC -- also the Indians (Native Americans) had a symbol which was the mirror-image of the swastika and meant peace, being the [representation of the] crossing of two arrows, each broken twice -- moreover, the 'swastika' (Gammadion Cross) appeared in early christian art where it was representative of the trinity [hence using Gamma, the Greek third letter, as the basic shape] as told by the four gospels [hence repeating four times, as the arms], and joined at the center [likely because they were all telling the same thing, that is the good news].

25 posted on 04/12/2013 3:49:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
< ditto >
26 posted on 04/12/2013 3:53:27 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: Nachum

Stupid is stupid, third rail is another matter. Add the two and you’ve brewed yourself a national scandal in a teapot.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: OneWingedShark

While everything you say is true, whatever the swastika meant in 1930, it means something very specific now.

My client had no business wearing those tatoos.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Nachum

The husband’s of my children’s cousin, a teacher like her, and a moonbat, who once replaced his face pic in Fakebook with a hammer and circle symbol, once told his students in, I don’t know, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade, that there is no God. The bastard is is still teaching.


29 posted on 04/12/2013 4:02:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Hammer and circle? Sheesh!


30 posted on 04/12/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

oh so when leftists get caught all they need to do is apologize? Meanwhile oppose the left and a teacher would be fired.


31 posted on 04/12/2013 4:07:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: henkster
While everything you say is true, whatever the swastika meant in 1930, it means something very specific now.

True, but we face such "change of meaning" every day... it is doubly tragic with words because by screwing up the perceived-meaning in relation to the definitional-meaning lines of communication are crossed/distorted and the message may be corrupted. And example we could use today is the word 'liberal' which really-means "marked by generosity, given or provided in a generous and openhanded way, ample/full, etc" is having the progressive/incremental-philosophy of communism/socialism as a political-methodology, attached to it.

32 posted on 04/12/2013 4:10:52 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

There are also certain historical events that stamp a meaning to an image or symbol that are irrevocable and irrefutable. Hammers and sickles have been in use forever, but when you put them together crossed with their handles, it means a lot more than you like to work with tools.

Hitler did the same with the swastika.


33 posted on 04/12/2013 4:49:31 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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34 posted on 04/14/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: metmom; wintertime

Here’s a thought- Nazis were against homeschooling. Any questions?


35 posted on 07/22/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: Nachum
Oh, I don't think it would be very difficult to complete that assignment. You simply define a group, isolate them by identity, polarize the issues involved, and then heap an unanswerable list of accusations against them. Demonize anyone who defends them. Create a model of society where that group is intrinsically to blame for every blemish. Encourage violence against them. Apologize for anyone caught committing that violence as someone who was just so emotionally traumatized by the state of society that he couldn't help himself to try for vengeance.

Sound familiar? No, not Adolf Hitler. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Malik Zulu Shabazz. Eric Holder. Barack 0bama.

36 posted on 07/22/2013 4:46:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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37 posted on 07/23/2013 5:48:46 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: DManA
Jews are the canaries in the mine. When they are attacked ( verbally, legally, and physically) soon millions of non-Jews will bel as well.

I am very concerned about the anti-Jewish sentiments coming from the left.

38 posted on 07/26/2013 6:46:26 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Clintonfatigued

Here’s a thought- Nazis were against homeschooling. Any questions?
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Good point!


39 posted on 07/26/2013 6:47:42 AM PDT by wintertime
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