by Al Benson Jr.
Years ago I read an article by William Lind in which he labeled many of America’s colleges as “little ivy-covered North Koreas.” Having had some experience with colleges, I have to say honestly, that Mr. Lind’s description is not all that far off. He knew whereof he spoke.
I recall a college on the East Coast (and some of my readers will know about this) that, back in 1970, invited a “community organizer” (that title ring any bells?) to come in during a special session they had for students in early January of that year, supposedly to help students “solve their problems.” It turned out, thanks to a good bit of exposure by a pastor who had a local radio program there that the public was able to find out that this “community organizer” was, in fact, a well-known and identified Communist Party member who was there, basically, to indoctrinate the students. Naturally the parents of the students were not informed of this man’s Leftist connections and when the pastor exposed them on his radio broadcast, every day for about a week, it was truly a revelation to most folks. Then, someone who had access to the school’s mailing list sent a letter to several of the parents detailing this man’s Communist connections. And this wasn’t “fake news”–the pastor had the goods on this turkey. Unfortunately this sort of thing, to one degree or another, is very typical of American colleges and universities. Parents need to be really careful about where they enroll their kids in college. All that seems to glitter ain’t necessarily gold!
It’s generally pretty well agreed to by most of us that have looked at what public schools try to do to our kids (unless we educate them privately) that the public education system is already (and always has been) slanted precariously toward the left, so you already have that to deal with going in. There is probably a handful of good, faithful teachers that keep the system from sliding totally over the Left Bank, but they seem to be getting numerically less with each passing year.
And now it seems that one college in the East may be getting impatient and may want to aid the public school system in a speedier communizing of your kids.
According to http://freebeacon.com for April 10th: “MIT Press Publishes ‘Communism for Kids’ Book.” The subheading for this article is “Lovable little revolutionaries teach children communism is ‘not that hard’.” The MIT Press is run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. So here we have a major college in this country publishing a book, written by a German writer that specializes in political theory and queer politics. Now is that a magic combination or what? If you don’t think these two subjects have common aspects to one another, then you haven’t been paying attention.
This is a children’s book, published by MIT Press in March of 2017, and it sells for only $12.95–a convenient price for impoverished revolutionaries who don’t have lots of bread to spend. This is a book that will help them radicalize their kids on the cheap.
The author of this book, Bini Adamczak, is German, and so MIT Press had to translate this book into English to get it into publication here Seems like a lot of fuss for a book teaching kids to be communists–unless someone involved in the whole process wanted this revolutionary work to be available for parents and kids in this country that would be prone to use it. And what does that tell you about MIT?
The Free Beacon article notes: “The book is full of cartoon drawings of ‘lovable little revolutionaries’ that help navigate the kids through the ‘evils’ of capitalism.” Wonder who will be around to navigate them through the evils of communism, which are much worse. A main thesis of this kiddie’s tome is that communism really isn’t all that bad, but it just seems that way because it hasn’t been “done right.” I’ve seen this kind of thing done before in books for adults, and permit me to say that this kind of specious reasoning amounts to little more than a gigantic pile of Texas cow chips that you don’t want to stick the toe of your boot into on a hot day. And you especially don’t want your kids anywhere near it!
This kind of thing, published by a college or not, is pure propaganda and any parent allowing this kind of thing for their kids is guilty of dereliction of duty as a parent. I have, over the years, talked to people who have lived under communism. Back in the late 1970s I interviewed a lady from Ukraine, who had lived there during World War 2, for a magazine article I wrote. What she could tell you about communism would curl your hair–but then, I guess that was because they just didn’t “do it right.” Her family ended up in a German labor camp, where she said they were treated better than they had been being “free” in Ukraine. But I digress.
If you have to send your kids to college and you don’t have lots of choices, then you need to keep an eye on the books they use for course material and you need to, as much as possible, ascertain what their professors are giving them for lecture materials in class. Otherwise they may, at some point, when they graduate and get married, rear up a bunch of “lovable little revolutionaries” for you as grandchildren.