I'm once again under the impression that I'm in a wormhole or parallel universe. It seems its ok to teach children that George Washington and the rest of America's founding fathers were evil slaveholders unworthy of emulation, respect, and awe, but it may soon also be ok to teach that communism is an acceptable form of government - at least in California. I suppose in some ways that's fitting - for California. Language from the bill states, in part:
"This bill would also delete provisions regarding a person who intends to use school property on behalf of an organization to deliver a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the organization is not a Communist action organization or Communist front organization required to be registered with the Attorney General of the United States or does not, to the best of that person’s knowledge, advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States or of the State of California by force, violence, or other unlawful means."
One legislative liaison stated: "The socialist members of the legislature are now advocating that communism, one of the most brutal forms of government in history, be taught favorably to government school students. Anyone espousing communism, which does advocate for the violent overthrow of existing government, will be permitted to not only use government property, but work in schools and colleges, and teach their freedom-hating propaganda to impressionable young people."
Bottom line: George Washington and the founding fathers, bad. Karl Marx, Josef Stalin, and Mao Tse-tung, good. And our children learn to hate their country.