Michael Gaynor
Beware collective responsibility for the children of the United States
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By Michael Gaynor
April 10, 2013

Hitler was all for the state controlling "education"

With Hillary Clinton the favorite for the 2016 presidential race, collective responsibility for the children of the United States is being promoted again. The Obama Administration is pushing for universal Pre-K and MSNBC is promoting the notion that family responsibility for children should be succeeded by collective responsibility.

Remember Hillary Clinton's It Takes A Village? In 2006, it was republished as the "10th Anniversary Edition" and during her presidential campaign in 2007, she said "I still believe it takes a village to raise a child."

It doesn't, but she's unlikely to have changed her mind about that.

It's all about taking and perpetuating control.

MSNBC isn't particularly entertaining, but it should be kept under close observation to keep track of the Far Left agenda to 'fundamentally transform" America in the Age of Obama.

Watch the new MSNBC ad in which host Melissa Harris-Perry advocates collective responsibility for the children of the United States at www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/sarah-palin-melissa-harris-perry-lean-forward-ad_n_3038253.html?utm_hp_ref=media.

In the ad, Harris-Perry says:

"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. Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of 'These are our 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."

Sarah Palin called the ad "unflippingbelievable."

Glenn Beck said, "It is so far beyond what we have ever thought as a nation, it's remarkable," and "This is the announcement of where they're headed." "What's really horrible about this is that the idea behind this is going to be so appealing to so many people. So many people are going to say, 'I love that, because I'm freaked out. I don't know what to do with my kids. I don't know how to parent them. I don't know what to do. I'm losing control of them. They're unruly. They're whatever. I don't know what to do.' And, so, the State will relieve you of that."

They're right.

Adolph Hitler comparisons are very much out of favor, as though evil died with him, but it should not be forgotten or ignored that Hitler was all for the state controlling "education" and used it to bring "fundamental change" to Germany and catastrophe to the world (that finally succumbed to American exceptionalism, which is being undermined in the pursuit the radical secular extremist political agenda).

Hitler (1938): "These boys and girls enter our organizations [at] ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air; after four years of the Young Folk they go on to the Hitler Youth, where we have them for another four years . . . And even if they are still not complete National Socialists, they go to Labor Service and are smoothed out there for another six, seven months . . . And whatever class consciousness or social status might still be left . . . the Wehrmacht [German armed forces] will take care of that."

Holocaust Encyclopedia (www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007820):

"Education in the Nazi State

"Education in the Third Reich served to indoctrinate students with the National Socialist world view. Nazi scholars and educators glorified Nordic and other 'Aryan' races, while denigrating Jews and other so-called inferior peoples as parasitic 'bastard races' incapable of creating culture or civilization. After 1933, the Nazi regime purged the public school system of teachers deemed to be Jews or to be 'politically unreliable.' Most educators, however, remained in their posts and joined the National Socialist Teachers League. 97% of all public school teachers, some 300,000 persons, had joined the League by 1936. In fact, teachers joined the Nazi Party in greater numbers than any other profession.

"In the classroom and in the Hitler Youth, instruction aimed to produce race-conscious, obedient, self-sacrificing Germans who would be willing to die for Führer and Fatherland. Devotion to Adolf Hitler was a key component of Hitler Youth training. German young people celebrated his birthday (April 20)-a national holiday-for membership inductions. German adolescents swore allegiance to Hitler and pledged to serve the nation and its leader as future soldiers.

"Schools played an important role in spreading Nazi ideas to German youth. While censors removed some books from the classroom, German educators introduced new textbooks that taught students love for Hitler, obedience to state authority, militarism, racism, and antisemitism.

"From their first days in school, German children were imbued with the cult of Adolf Hitler. His portrait was a standard fixture in classrooms. Textbooks frequently described the thrill of a child seeing the German leader for the first time.

"Board games and toys for children served as another way to spread racial and political propaganda to German youth. Toys were also used as propaganda vehicles to indoctrinate children into militarism.

"Youth Organizations

"The Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls were the primary tools that the Nazis used to shape the beliefs, thinking and actions of German youth. Youth leaders used tightly controlled group activities and staged propaganda events such as mass rallies full of ritual and spectacle to create the illusion of one national community reaching across class and religious divisions that characterized Germany before 1933.

"Founded in 1926, the original purpose of the Hitler Youth was to train boys to enter the SA (Storm Troopers), a Nazi Party paramilitary formation. After 1933, however, youth leaders sought to integrate boys into the Nazi national community and to prepare them for service as soldiers in the armed forces or, later, in the SS.

"In 1936, membership in Nazi youth groups became mandatory for all boys and girls between the ages of ten and seventeen. After-school meetings and weekend camping trips sponsored by the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls trained children to become faithful to the Nazi Party and the future leaders of the National Socialist state. By September 1939, over 765,000 young people served in leadership roles in Nazi youth organizations which prepared them for such roles in the military and the German occupation bureaucracy.

"The Hitler Youth combined sports and outdoor activities with ideology. Similarly, the League of German Girls emphasized collective athletics, such as rhythmic gymnastics, which German health authorities deemed less strenuous to the female body and better geared to preparing them for motherhood. Their public displays of these values encouraged young men and women to abandon their individuality in favor of the goals of the Aryan collective."

American exceptionalism, yes. "Fundamental change," NO!

No wonder the Far Left has been assiduously pushing expression of religious values out of the public square and pursuing control of American education.

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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