Realms of Obama: Under the Bus and in the Bus Too
We are all familiar with Obama’s habit of tossing former confidants, advisors, and friends under the bus whenever it suits him. Those times typically being whenever he feels that some association may tarnish his image as secular messiah. It’s gotten pretty crowded under Obama’s bus, but his ‘purges’ are pretty well known, surprisingly well accepted by the public, and hence, old news.
Much more important than what’s happening under the bus is what’s going on in the bus. This is what really matters.
When you begin consider events in the bus, don’t think of that bus as a Greyhound traversing from state to state, and don’t think of it as a city bus taking folks to work, appointments, and shopping. No. Think instead of it as a big yellow school bus with Obama at the wheel. It’s carrying your kids and they aren’t alone in there with Obama either. He’s got the bus fully staffed with monitors and aids. Now, keep that image in your mind as you consider Obama’s recent suggestion to elongate the school day, the school year, or both.
“Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas . . . not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom.” President Barack Obama
Translation from Obama-speak into everyday English?
Any revolution worth its salt knows its future depends on how well the youth are indoctrinated. And, gosh darn it all, indoctrination takes time! So, instead of strengthening families which will surely draw your children away from me, I would like to lengthen the time I hold them as a captive audience. You know . . . stretch out the school day, shorten the summer, and maybe even make them attend Saturday sessions. Families are overrated anyway. It’s the village that counts. I heard that somewhere . . . oh yeah, and did I mention I’m the village chief!
There will of course be plenty of egg-headed apologists supporting Obama’s idea of expanding public school. They will cite a study here or there that indicates improvements in standardized math test scores in various pilot programs where the school day was lengthened. They will also try to spook you into supporting this initiative by citing how other countries are outpacing us in math and science, which is perfectly true. But, what they won’t tell you is that the American public school day is filled with extraneous crap that doesn’t fall anywhere near the traditional disciplines of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Crap takes time and effort from faculty and students, time and effort that would be better spent on improving the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Crap, though, is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? It may be crap to a conservative like me, but it’s pure gold to leftists like Obama. The extraneous crap that hinders the competiveness of American public school children is the Kool Aide of leftist indoctrination. Examples of this abound and some even make headlines (thanks to Fox News) like the NJ elementary school children recently videotaped singing the accolades of Obama . . .
“Black and white, all are equal in his sight . . . hooray Obama!” “Isn’t he just dreamy kids? By the way children, there is a correct answer to that question!”
Then there’s the transvestite pro-gay video being shown to public grade school children in the San Francisco area.
All in all, a successful socialist revolution requires indoctrination of the youth. But, let’s not call it “indoctrination.” That’s just too severe. Let’s call it “Multi-cultural education” and fuel it under the guise of the uber-value tolerance. That’s the ticket! And, if you don’t like it (and therefore submit your children to it), then you’re a racist, progress-hating, woman oppressing, homophobic, gun clinging, Bible thumping . . . wait for it . . . Republican!
Barack Obama has already gotten away with his more gentile form of purges (as opposed to the more severe Soviet version). He is truly the master of the realm under the bus. Now however, he’s got designs on being the master in the bus too and if your kid or grandchild or niece or nephew or cousin is attending public school, then he’s aboard Obama’s magic school bus.
So what did junior learn in school today? Whatever it is, it’s not likely going to make him competitive against that Chinese student half a world away, but it may just incline him to favor the kind of changes Obama has in mind.