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Three-Year-Olds Chant ‘Union Power’ After Reading New Children’s Book
Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 02/07/2013 4:24:23 PM PST by Kaslin

Is your three-year-old preschooler chanting ‘union power’ these days? She might, if author Innosanto Nagara has his way.

Nagara wrote A is for Activist, a book supposedly geared for the children of the “99 percent.” In other words, a new vehicle has been developed for leftists to begin indoctrinating children.

“It’s pretty awesome to hear a three-year-old saying ‘union power,’” Nagara said in a YES! magazine interview.

But union power and student activism aren’t the only goals. Consider these other letters and how they are applied in the book:

B is for banner, as in a protest banner hanging off a construction crane
L is for LGBTQ, as in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered and Queer
T is for Trans, as in transgendered
Z is for Zapatistas, as in Mexican revolutionary leftists

Heady stuff for preschoolers, but the indoctrinators believe the tikes are old enough to learn the basics of revolutionary thought.

Nagara’s A is for Activist has been heralded by the likes of Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin, who said, “Many a thousand young activists bloom!”

“This is an amazing book for toddlers,” wrote Oakland teachers union activist Mary Prophet.

The Radical teachers group Rethinking Schools gave the book its hearty endorsement, offering it on its resources page.

“This beautifully illustrated alphabet reader brings a whole new vocabulary to board books,” the organizations wrote about the book. “For example, ‘Kings are fine for storytime/Knights are fun to play/But when people make decisions/we will choose the people’s way.’ As a spirited and humor-filled introduction to progressive values, A is for Activist is a book to grow on, and return to again and again for many years. It could also be used as a prompt for older students to create their own alphabet books with a conscience.”

One might ask how anyone with a conscience could even think about exposing little children to this sort of political garbage, or how any parents wouldallow it.

East Bay Express – an “alternative” Oakland news outlet – said the book is for “grooming your future activist.”

“Children's entertainment comes with no shortage of messages: disobedient princesses learning to obey their parents; giant red dogs urging teamwork; purple dinosaurs imparting the wisdom of just being yourself,” the newspaper wrote. “But with a few exceptions, kids' books, movies, and music highlight only a narrow range of voices and viewpoints. Most are an implicit endorsement of stratified wealth. (After all, what are princes and princesses if not the embodiment of entitlement?) There's an acute shortage of voices from queer folks and people of color. Many have outmoded gender norms.”

Who knew Barney was endorsing the perpetuation of “stratified wealth”?

This isn’t the first leftist book with an agenda. I wrote in “Indoctrination, “How ‘Useful Idiots’ are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism” that another more subtle book, Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type, pushes the union agenda.

There is a war on for the minds of our future leaders. And judging by Nagara’s book, they’re targeting children at younger and younger ages.

The question remains: As a parent, do you know what your student is learning?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: arth; indoctrination; new; preschool; unionactivist

1 posted on 02/07/2013 4:24:28 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sounds familiar, comrades.

2 posted on 02/07/2013 4:28:08 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Kaslin
R is for RAT, S is for Slimy as in Slimy RAT, T is for Thug as in Slimy RAT Thug...
3 posted on 02/07/2013 4:28:53 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
These kids need to be suspended form school like the kid in Loveland Co. that had some imaginary hand grenades to kill bad guys and save the world./s
4 posted on 02/07/2013 4:28:53 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kaslin

How grotesque.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 4:33:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Kaslin

Evil.

There is no other word for it.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 4:35:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

In Innosanto Nagara’s case I’m all for at least burning his books.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 4:36:28 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 02/07/2013 4:37:12 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java
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9 posted on 02/07/2013 4:39:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: llevrok
Next they'll have them chanting, "Sex before eight, or it's too late!" (supposedly a motto of the pedophile Rene Guyot Society, and also popular with NAMBLA types). After all, they should learn it while they still have time to save themselves.

Do I need a sarc tag?

10 posted on 02/07/2013 4:39:41 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Kaslin

Proud tears of joy when they get their first little brown shirts.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 4:43:18 PM PST by relictele
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To: mountainlion

The kids shouldn’t be punished. The teachers who teach stuff like that should be. I hope the parents take their kids out of those schools


12 posted on 02/07/2013 4:47:04 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: SandRat

Oh, think of the carbon footprint!


13 posted on 02/07/2013 4:49:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...and the air pollution from the stench of a LibTurd document Burning..
14 posted on 02/07/2013 4:53:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

Gays just love indoctrination. Tolerance my butt!


15 posted on 02/07/2013 4:54:32 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: relictele

but they outgrow their little jackboots so quickly at that age.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 4:56:45 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kaslin

I wasn’t reading at 3 years of age. I don’t know anyone who was. Kids should be allowed to be kids.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 5:06:34 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Carry_Okie

“Do I need a sarc tag?”

I think it’s too close to the truth to be sarcasm.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 5:17:26 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Kaslin

Are we on the way to becoming like Norkland?

Millstone. Neck. Deep Blue Sea.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 5:28:21 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
I wasn’t reading at 3 years of age. I don’t know anyone who was.

Both of mine were, one was reading well at two.

Kids should be allowed to be kids.

Oh, so early reading is damaging? As opposed to what, TV? Yeah, right.

One of those two girls is at Stanford, and the other at Utah State on a full academic scholarship. Both are 4.0. One revels in social dance and the other is on the track team. You can read a paper they both wrote at the ages of 12 & 13 here.

Tell you what, you can doom your girls to completing college and getting a job just as their fertility wanes. I'd rather they had the option and satisfaction of raising a real family while they are still in their 20s. Our school system, as it is, dooms the middle class to demographic extinction, and America with it. So next time, think about it a little before telling everybody else what to do.

20 posted on 02/07/2013 5:49:53 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Kaslin

Proposal would make preschool available to all American children within five years
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/proposal-suggests-universal-preschool-american-children-article-1.1257642

The plan was released by the Center for American Progress, which has close ties to the White House. Education Department officials have signaled that President Obama will make pre-kindergarten programs a priority during his second term.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:21 AM
Currently, the average subsidy is about $5,600 annually — far short the actual cost of caring for these infants and toddlers. The proposal would have federal tax dollars cover 75 percent of the subsidy program and take the annual amount to about $7,200. States would be left to pick up the rest.

That part of the proposal would cost the federal government an estimated $84.2 billion over its first decade.

The proposal also would increase the number of students in Early Head Start programs from 120,000 to 240,000. That piece of the plan would cost $11.5 billion over its first 10 years.


NO


21 posted on 02/07/2013 5:58:44 PM PST by Selene
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To: Kaslin

‘V’ is for (life-long) victim...


22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:10:07 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Selene

$84 bil over 10 yrs?

Bernanke and Geithner can create that much during morning coffee....


23 posted on 02/07/2013 6:15:30 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kaslin

Mill stone and deep lake come to mind.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 6:19:55 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Kaslin

Ikranagara

19 September 1943 (umur 69) Loloan Barat, Bali, Indonesia aktor, sastrawan, sutradara, pelukis

Kay Ikranagara, PhD

Innosanto Nagara,

Biko Nagara

SOURCE

"Like me, Ann was a child of the ‘60s who ended up in Indonesia, ready to take up challenges," said Kay Ikranagara in a telephone interview with FrontLines from Jakarta. Sutoro's former colleague and friend now works for the Academy for Educational Development, a USAID contractor.

Sutoro taught English for a development group supported by USAID—the Lembaga Pendidikan Pembinaan Manajemen—which still exists but no longer receives U.S. assistance, said Ikranagara.

Ikranagara and Sutoro bonded through the close friendships formed by their children. They remained close after the children grew up, while sharing the same passion for development.

ARTICLE LINK

25 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:17 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Kaslin; Sioux-san; Youaskedforit; KirbDog; Teófilo; mojo114; malkee; missingwv; HalfIrish; ...
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26 posted on 02/07/2013 6:26:07 PM PST by narses
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27 posted on 02/07/2013 6:26:42 PM PST by narses
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To: nascarnation

That is in addition to what the are already paying - $180 bil.

Can’t tell if that includes the states share.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 6:28:13 PM PST by Selene
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To: Kaslin; neverdem; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; NFHale; Perdogg; GeronL; ...
>> B is for banner, as in a protest banner hanging off a construction crane

L is for LGBTQ, as in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered and Queer

T is for Trans, as in transgendered

Z is for Zapatistas, as in Mexican revolutionary leftists<<

Coming to a school near you?

29 posted on 02/07/2013 7:04:08 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

That kind of stuff is already in our schools


30 posted on 02/07/2013 7:06:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin

Antonio Gramsci was right...

Who’s winning?


31 posted on 02/07/2013 7:26:56 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: metmom

Uh... I don’t know if this quite fits in with “Another Reason to Homeschool,” but it is certainly worthy of note.

Cheers!


32 posted on 02/07/2013 9:10:46 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: Chode

“A” is for Arsehole, which all democRats smell like

“B” is for Benghazi, and for Barack ... and that’s because Barack’s willful dereliction of duty got four good Americans killed in Benghazi.

“C” is for Communism, Barack Hussein Obama’s evil political philosophy

“D” is for Drugs, as in cocaine ... that Barry Benghazi snorts with his queer buddies

“E” is for Energy ... what heats your home and powers your car ... and what Barack the Destroyer doesn’t want you to have.

“F” is for Faggot ... the foul and unnatural folks who want to do nasty things to your privates

“G” is for God ... whom the demonicRats insist doesn’t exist

“H” is for Hoodlum, a good description of leftist darling Trayvon “No Limits Nigga” Martin.

“I” is for idiot. What the demonicRats think you are.

Help me out here, guys ...


33 posted on 02/07/2013 9:20:07 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DoctorBulldog; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

34 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:05 AM PST 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: DoctorBulldog; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

35 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:36 AM PST 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: DoctorBulldog; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

36 posted on 02/08/2013 1:02:37 AM PST 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: Impy; BillyBoy

Why do gays say lesbian and gay? That implies that lesbians aren’t gay, although all lesbians are gay. Why does the book say “queer”? I thought that gays usually become angry, if someone calls them queers.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 5:06:50 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Kaslin

E is for Evil, as in the evil being spread by the proliferation of marxists and marxism in the USA.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 5:54:26 AM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Kaslin

C is for “corruption.”
F is for “featherbedding.”
G is for “goon.”
H is for “harassment.”
I is for “incompetent.”
L is for “lazy.”
M is for “menacing.”
N is for “no-account.”
O is for “obstructionist.”

Need I go on?


39 posted on 02/08/2013 11:03:49 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: PhilCollins; BillyBoy; GeronL; NFHale; ArrogantBustard; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

I guess homosexual women want their own word cause they are super duper feminist?

As for queer, that’s like how some Black people call each other the n-word in hip hop songs. They’ve co-opted a pejorative.

Fun with acronyms, you can add another “Q” for “questioning” (meaning not sure, I don’t know how someone can not be sure whether they like girls or boys but there you go). An “I” for “interex” (Hermaphrodites like Pat from Saturday Night Live) And “A” for “asexual”, another “A” for (straight) “allies” (Like Joe Biden, that woman from HBO, and allegedly President Obama though some say he’s a “B” or even a “G” or a “Q”) and a “P” for “pansexual” (how that is supposed to be different from bisexual I don’t know).

Lgbtqqiaap, sounds like the name of a bridge Ted Kennedy would have loved to have driven off. ;D

No letters (yet) for zoophiles, pedophiles, vampires, incestuous siblings; erotomaniac serial killers, furries (people who like weird animal costumes), or people that are sexually attracted to inanimate objects (this is exists, I saw this program about a guy in love with his car and a woman that “married” part of the Berlin Wall, yes the Berlin Wall)

Personally I don’t find the Berlin Wall attractive in the least, way too many tats.


40 posted on 02/10/2013 9:30:36 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

you forgot the new one....

polyamorous

they will do anyone or anything at any time apparently


41 posted on 02/10/2013 9:35:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually added that one soon. It sounds so much more polite than “slut”.


42 posted on 02/10/2013 9:41:11 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

slut is a lot easier to say though


43 posted on 02/10/2013 9:47:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

As I recall now that car guy was polyamourus. He had more than 1 car......


44 posted on 02/10/2013 10:15:19 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

nah... full auto slut


45 posted on 02/10/2013 10:38:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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