Friday, October 2, 2020

Media: U.S. Public Schools Teaching Patriotism Would Be Tyrannical And Racist

You can't make this stuff up. Now loving your country despite her many sins, and not wanting taxpayer dollars to teach kids to hate their country, is 'what dictators do.'
Any self-respecting country teaches each successive generation about its history, ideals, failures, and achievements. Patriotism is how a country survives, because love for one’s own is the strongest and most reliable motivator for self-defense against anarchy, crime, and foreign predation, all of which is necessary for a country to exist at all.
Of course, today’s American left doesn’t respect their own country. They despise it. So the usual suspects in corporate media immediately denounced President Trump’s new initiative for teaching American children to respect and understand the country providing them the best security in the world, the biggest social welfare state in the world, and the most expensive education system in the world.
On an “All Things Considered” discussion of Trump’s commission, NPR host Sacha Pfeiffer described Trump’s discussion of this topic as “the latest development in the cultural divisions Trump is trying to promote as part of his reelection campaign.” That was immediately after the show played a clip of Trump saying this: “We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country. We want our sons and daughters to know that they are the citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”
To Pfeiffer, describing the United States as “the most exceptional nation in the history of the world” equals promoting “cultural division.” Maybe cultural division between Americans and non-Americans, which is precisely what Pfeiffer implies: that the United States is now divided between those who identify with it and those who identify in opposition to it.
As we are all, or should be all, aware by now, the Americans who identify in opposition to their own country are largely located among the political left, although the Republican Party contains a number of these as well. For example, 82 percent of Democrats in a July Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, and 30 percent of Republicans, agreed that “America is a racist society.” It is very obvious that the largest source of anti-American animus is among the political left. The people wantonly attacking Washington DC diners and burning down American cities, after all, don’t support borders, the rule of law, due process, or abolishing the minimum wage.
Read the rest from Joy Pullmann HERE.

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