Gary Aminoff, from Los Angeles, has an interesting column up at American Thinker about Obama’s victory. Over the next few weeks and months we are likely to hear many theories as to “why Obama won”. These reasons are as plausible as any. The column is well worth reading and sharing, but I thought this was really interesting:
How is it that we have raised one or two generations of uneducated Americans? The answer, my friend, is not blowing in the wind. The answer lies in the curricula of our schools.
For the past several months, in my capacity in the Republican Party, I have been speaking at middle schools and high schools around Los Angeles. It has been very enlightening.
I love engaging with children. Most of them are very bright and ask brilliant questions. The questions give me insights into what they are most concerned about. It also makes clear what they are taught — by either their parents or their teachers, or both.
To summarize — children, for the most part, believe the following:
a) Republicans care about only the rich — the top 1% — and don’t care about anyone else.
b) Republicans hate people of color and especially Latinos.
c) Republicans hate gays.
d) Republicans are racist.
e) It is the government that provides jobs. (I have asked that question many times in classrooms or assemblies. “Who is it that creates jobs in America?” The answer is invariably, without hesitation, “the government.”)
f) Corporations are bad, and profits are very bad. Business shouldn’t make profits; they should give any excess money they make to their employees.
g) Taxes are good; they provide the money for the government to take care of people.
h) Government should expand and take care of everyone in the country.
i) America, rather than being a force for good in the world, has been a force for evil.
j) Government has an unlimited source of funds. (When I ask, “Where is the government going to get the money to do all these things you want it to do?,” the answer is “taxes.”)
These children will soon be voters. How is it, in America, that we are raising children to believe that bigger government is better, that government is the engine that provides jobs, that profits are bad, that Republicans care about only the rich, that we are racist, and that we hate minorities and gays.
Read the entire column here.