Paul Kengor, writing in The American Thinker, contemplates why the public is not outraged about Obama’s Socialist and Communist associations. He concludes it is because the history and truth of Communism is not taught in our schools any longer.
There’s a lot of frustration among conservatives over how Barack Obama’s radical past seems to be making no impact whatsoever among the American public. His connection to communists in particular, from communist-terrorists like Bill Ayers to the communist agitator-journalist Frank Marshall Davis to fellow travelers like Saul Alinsky, has simply failed to resonate beyond the political right. Quite the contrary, the more information that becomes available on Obama’s radical associations, the more he seems to widen his lead over John McCain, a man who was tortured by communists in Vietnam.
I understand these frustrations completely. I’m also not surprised.
I have seen for quite some time that although we won the Cold War — and defeated the Soviet communist empire — America is vulnerable to varying degrees of collectivism, wealth redistribution, “creeping socialism” (Ronald Reagan’s phrase), class-warfare rhetoric, and generally milder, more palatable (but still dangerous) forms of disguised Marxism. Why? How? The answer is simple: The history and truth about communism is not taught by our educators.
That total failure to remind and understand means that Americans are painfully vulnerable to repeat mistakes that should have been forever tossed onto the ash-heap of history.
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The benefits and success of Capitalism is not taught either. Mostly, capitalism is frowned upon and socialism is lauded. Our public school teachers, who have been indoctrinated with leftist theology in our universities are passing on that ideology to our children. American values are no longer held in esteem. Wealth redistribution, government as the solution to all of life’s problems, cultural diversity, rather than celebration of the American culture, are what is valued today.
This, in my opinion, is going to destroy the American culture in the next generation or two. While America stood for innovation, greatness and good in the 1940’s and 1950’s, if we continue on this path for another generation, America will become another socialistic, unmotivated, European-style declining society.