Monday, March 15, 2010

Cultural Marxism has come to Texas

More Cultural Marxism hits the right:

“Let’s face it, capitalism does have a negative connotation…. You know, ‘capitalist pig!’”
~ Terri Leo of the Texas Board of Education addressing the decision to censor the word “Capitalism” in high school textbooks and replace it with the term “Free Enterprise System.”

Apparently it is politically incorrect to say capitalism now. Wingnutopians have declared that we must now rename “Capitalism” as “The Free Enterprise System” due to its supposed negative connotations. This Wingnutopian thinker may have missed the Memo but Communism collapsed in 1989, leaving Capitalism as the prevailing economic system. Any Soviet "Capitalist Pig" slur seems relegated to the dust bin of history.

The next logical step is for Wingnutoptians on the Texas Board of Education to publish a speech code so that Teachers will be better able to indoctrinate the youngsters with newly approved politically correct doctrine. Alternately perhaps the Texas Board of Education could establish Re-education Programs for teachers where teachers can re-learn American History based upon Wingnutopian precepts.

For instance, most Americans were taught that Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence was one of the founding fathers of the American Republic. However in Texas, the Board of Education has corrected this error. New textbooks in Texas will now replace Mr. Jefferson’s writings with the writings St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone as inspirational and founding documents of the American Republic.

Of course this hostility to the Declaration of Independence is not altogether a surprise. We have seen it before. The last time the Declaration of Independence was reputed dates back to 1861 around the founding of another nutty Dystopia - the Confederate States of America.

Notably Alexander H. Stephens the Vice President of the so-called Confederate States of America, expressly declared that the founding of the CSA was ”founded upon exactly the opposite idea” of the Declaration of Independence. Hostility to the founding documents are not new. Today we see a new generation of Conservative Utopians, i.e., Wingnutopians following down the path of their Dystopian Brethren of yesteryear.

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