15 December 2009

Teaching Anti-Capitalism To America's Children Via Zinn

"These resources are an asset." We are always looking for ways to offer students a critical perspective. The unsung heroes unit is outstanding! I have tailored it to meet the needs of my 2nd graders when we study American biographies."  ~ Meaghan Martin, an elementary school teacher in Manassas, Va. commenting on Zinn's "A People's History"

"Knowing that resources like the Zinn Education Project exist make me feel so hopeful about the network of people who are engaged in this kind of dialogue with their students." ~ Lara Emerling, a middle school teacher in Baltimore, Md.

". . . why hold up as models the 55 rich white men who drafted the Constitution as a way of establishing a government that would protect the interests of their class – slaveholders, merchants, bondholders, land speculators?"  ~ Howard Zinn

"We're dreamers," writes Zinn. "We want it all. We want a peaceful world. We want an egalitarian world. We don't want war. We don't want capitalism. We want a decent society."


8 comments:

13thBama said...

If Zinn truly hated capitalism he would give his books away for free. He is a hypocrite, just like Al Gore.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Yes, he is. A very wise man who lived through the Communist Revolution in China once told me the following, 'There are no real communist / socialist leaders; only followers.' He went on to say, 'The leaders are selfish pigs and greedy geese using a morally corrupt philosophy for their own advancement.'

jacksonianlawyer said...

Indeed, as are all of these anti-Capitalist, Socialist, Statist, etc. blowhards. It is hypocrisy of the highest order and the true goal of these people is submission - reducing citizenry to total wards of the state.

That's always been the case though. More troubling here is the even further left indoctrination of our schoolchildren (reason #4,323,343,232 for home-schooling)at the hands of individuals who hate this country and all that stands (and has stood) for, those who are degenerates and depraved and wish to "teach" all manner of perversion as "the norm," all while contemporaneously mandating that children believe (and/or regurgitate) the notions that Capitalism, individual liberty, faith, belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, freedom and individual desire to succeed are all things which are "evil."

Hope all is well RW. Fixin' to head out for Christmas and New Year's - do some traveling, so might not be around all that much. In that regard, have a very merry and blessed Christmas and happy New Year my friend.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B:

I wonder if he donated the film rights to HC?

Lawrence:

For the most part, I think you're right. However, some of these people are simply useful idiots and actually believe the socialist crap.

JL:

Thanks for the input. Have a safe trip and Merry Christmas to you sir!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Chaps - yes, you pushed the envelope just a tad too much on this one, but your point was well-taken.

Best,
RGW

Chris said...

I can't believe that NEA link, good find... disturbing.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Chris:

Yes, it is quite disturbing. I find it quite amazing that so very few have mentioned the NEA's very enthusiastic endorsement of Alinsky's book and radical philosophy.

jacksonianlawyer said...

RW -

Thank you sir.

Just for some more info on this issue, I discussed the NEA-Alinsky issue on my blog back in early November, as well as a discussion of it from American Thinker. In case anyone is interested:

http://jacksonianlawyer.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/national-education-association-recommends-reading/