Melissa Harris-Perry, who hosts a program on the weekends for the seldom-watched cable news network, appears in one of those ads, where she says the following:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have, because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. So part of it is, we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.
To quote the Arctic Fox, Sarah Palin,
According to the biography section of her website, melissaharrisperry.com…
Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale 2011) which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes-invisible to many but painfully familiar to black women-profoundly shape black women’s politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
Her first book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, won the 2005 W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and 2005 Best Book Award from the Race and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Harris-Perry is a columnist for The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. In addition to hosting her own show on MSNBC she provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for a variety of other media outlets.
Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. Her work is published in scholarly journals and edited volumes and her interests include the study of African American political thought, black religious ideas and practice, and social and clinical psychology.
Professor Harris-Perry’s creative and dynamic teaching is also motivated by the practical political and racial issues of our time. Professor Harris-Perry has taught students from grade school to graduate school and has been recognized for her commitment to the classroom as a site of democratic deliberation on race.
Wonderful. She also molds young minds full of mush, filling them with Marxist Ideology.
Wait! Did KJ just say “Marxist”? You betcha.
The word collective, in Marxism, refers to, or has to do with, the Proletariat, the common worker, who owes everything to the State: their life, their home, and, yes, even their family.
Marx and Engels provided some hints in The Communist Manifesto concerning the social relations that would supersede the family. First,they discussed the status of children, whose exploitation they wanted to end.
They proposed the replacement of home education by social education Erziehung), which included, but encompassed far more than, sending children to public schools. The German term Erziehung entails not only formal education, but any training of children, including that normally given by parents. Marx and Engels reinforced their point further by assaulting the ‘bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child’.
Furthermore, Engels in his draft for The Communist Manifesto articulated more clearly his vision for children in communist society: ‘The raising (Erziehung) of children together in national institutions and at national expense, from that moment on, in which they can dispense with the first motherly care’.
The child-rearing principles that Marx and Engels espoused were not original.
Fourier and especially Owen had already vigorously touted the superiority of the communal education of children and the removal of children from parental control and influence.
In other words, children would be raised by the government.
Just like Obama’s proposal for a Nationwide Government-funded Pre-school System, as explained on whitehouse.gov:
Expanding access to high quality early childhood education is among the smartest investments that we can make. Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life—when the human brain is forming—represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.
Participation in high-quality early learning programs—like Head Start, public and private pre-K, and childcare—will provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with a strong start and a foundation for school success. These programs also generate a significant return on investment for society; numerous economic studies have documented a rate of return as high as 18 percent on the program investment each year because of a reduced need for spending on other services, such as remedial education, grade repetition, and special education, as well as increased productivity and earnings for these children as adults.
President Obama’s comprehensive agenda invests in and strengthens early childhood education for our nation’s youngest children. It helps to prevent achievement gaps before they start, and invests from an early age in children as our most critical national resource.
There’s that word “investment”, again. Are you beginning to see a pattern?
Are you scared, yet?
Vladimir Lenin said…
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Gentle readers, Progressive Socialists like this Administration, the Democratic Party, and their minions in the Main Stream Media, want your children…in order to brainwash them into Godless, amoral, good little Subjects of the State, who would not hesitate to turn you in to Big Brother, for all sorts of reasons: phony abuse charges, speaking against the government, or, having a gun in your house.
If you think I’ve lost my mind, fine. Go ahead and think that. Then, read Melissa Harris-Perry’s ad, again.
And, get mad.
Until He Comes,