Today was the day of the indoctrination. President Obama spoke to our most precious resources – our children.
How dare the president speak to our children without our permission. How dare he do what Presidents Reagan and Bush (41) did before him.
How could our liberal educational institutions permit a liberal, socialist, fascist, communist dictator speak to our children? We don’t want an uppity celebrity opening our children’s minds to those New York, Hollywood and San Francisco values.
Let’s see just how offensive his speech is. After reading the full text of the speech, I have to say that I have some regrets letting my high school senior attend today’s indoctrination.
He didn’t even wait before jumping into his Indonesian background and being home-schooled by his mother because she was too poor to send him to the school the American children attended. How elitist.
President Obama was upset at waking for his studies with his mother at 4:30 am.
Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, “This is no picnic for me either, buster.”
‘One of those looks?’ What’s that supposed to mean.
“So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year.”
And there it is, ladies and gentlemen. He is letting us know what’s expected of our children.
I find this elitism to be incredibly offensive. He’s telling our children that they must work hard.
“And no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers. You can’t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it.”
Listen to this hippie community organizer garbage:
“You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.”
More fair and more free? We’re the fairest and freest nation in the history of our planet. We’re freer than the cavemen hunting for their daily meal competing with the dinosaurs six thousand years ago.
“I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work — that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.”
How dare President Obama spoil my child’s dream of being a rapper, basketball player or a reality TV star. This is right after he said “Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it.”
What if they were committed to making it on Survivor? What if my son wanted to gain 300 pounds and then appear on the Biggest Loser?
This next quote got me. Got me right in the old ticker.
“And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you – don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.”
No offense, Mr. President, but didn’t I first hear that on the Brady Bunch in the 1970’s?
When I was a student, maybe I listen to President Obama and work harder at school rather than just kind of coast until my junior year of college. Maybe I become something greater. Maybe not.
Most students will probably shrug at what President Obama says and think he’s just another adult who doesn’t really understand.
But what if 1 student per school takes what the president says to heart? Just one per school? That’s thousands of children who may see the president as a young black boy growing up without money or a father. But he worked hard and is now President of the United States.
They may look at that inspiration and decide that the effort is worth it and maybe they can strive to achieve what they want.
Just one per school. That’s all it would take to start a chain reaction.
And how dare the parents and the GOP bash this speech even before he gave it. What did they really think President Obama would say to our children?
That Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, GOP and the right wing noise machine really hate this country and they are consumed with greed and corruption and that their vile vitriol has somehow stripped our Republican parents of their logic and common sense.
That Stalin, Hitler and MSNBC were right in their assessments of the world and their opinions must be followed if you – our children – truly love our country?
This faux anger just because our President is a Democrat is extremely offensive.
Maybe President Obama should have said that the GOP really stands for Grand Obstructionist Party as they have worked to resist every stance the Democrats have taken.
Anyway, back to our children.
This speech from the President was very well written and the message was strong. I think it would be terrific if every president spoke to our children.
Maybe the President should give a message at the beginning of every school year. That would be an American thing to do.
* * Additional thought * *
Before Obama’s speech, all we heard was ‘indoctrination’ and outrage at the gall of Obama to speak to our kids. Afterward, the message seems to be – ‘be careful what you put on Facebook’. Really? That was the main message.
That and what seemed to infuriate Rush the most – telling the kids to wash their hands.