Skip to comments.School apology: ´Think like a Nazi´ task vs. Jews
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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But in today's political climate, I'm not so sure.
Just imagine the MSM coverage of this story if it instead read “Think like a Klansman. Argue why blacks are inferior.”
Teacher won’t be fired, but if they had said the same about homosexuals, he/she would be.
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 ...
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.
Government school. In preparation for this exercise, students were required to "pretend" that the sun rose yesterday morning.
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.
"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."
Every single day I read something more outrageous than the day before.
That’s what I thought. What’s next? Think like the Anti-Christ?
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?
Coming so shortly after the assignment to write Jesus on paper, think about it, place on floor, and stomp on it.
God bless the third who refused to go along with this evil. Shame on the 2/3s who did.
Watching any speech by Der Leader is a good way to start.
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.”
Ok, “teacher” what are the educational objectives of this assignment and why couldn’t you use a different example??
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>
The experience left me with zero tolerance for totalitarians, and with absolute contempt for 'useful idiots'.
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.”
"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!"
Yeah. Or why muslims can never be trusted in America. Come on teachers - get creative.
“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.
Perhaps this so called “teacher” should eat the barrel of a gun like her idol, Hitler, did.
F’n NEA scum!
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].
Stupid is stupid, third rail is another matter. Add the two and you’ve brewed yourself a national scandal in a teapot.
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.
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.
oh so when leftists get caught all they need to do is apologize? Meanwhile oppose the left and a teacher would be fired.
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.
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.
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Here’s a thought- Nazis were against homeschooling. Any questions?
Sound familiar? No, not Adolf Hitler. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Malik Zulu Shabazz. Eric Holder. Barack 0bama.
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I am very concerned about the anti-Jewish sentiments coming from the left.
Heres a thought- Nazis were against homeschooling. Any questions?
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