Hagling and political this and that were going on in Texas in the textbook wars this past week. A couple generations ago our country had not yet entered the Marxist Age of local and national politics. Most, even blacks and latinos, Jews and the puritanical, still supported E Pluribus Unum as a basic pillar of Americana. America was not supposed to be a land of warring tribes.
All that has changed. Lefty Jews pour great wads of money into the ACLU to destroy Christianity, Boy Scouts, traditional marriage, and disrupt public education in the name of “Human Rights” those invented and the yet uninvented for the pimpled and the not yet pimpled. Latinos rally and threaten behind the Mexican flag. Trial lawyers make millions to fund the ACLU and Obamaville. Six yearolds must be made sensitive to gay and lesbian expressions “or else”. Parents of the sexually unusual and their attorneys work overtime to equate how one expresses their post puberty selves to the most vital Constitutionally provided civil right, the freedom of speech.
Blacks rally first graders to sing Psalms to St. Obama, “The Capital”. The National Endowment for the Arts fund St. Obama’s disciples to spread his holy name and presence. No other grants are available.
Once the American Democrat Party totally withdrew from its responsibilities to represent, protect and strenthem the nation, and accepted Marxism as its beacon for its future, it was only a matter of time the country would slump into its Balkan Wars…..one tribe versus another………..
……no, that isn’t accurate……..The Democrats have organized these tribes, all of them, to oppose and hate the American conservative white male and their wives…….in their Balkanization of America to win political power. Their Marxist priests dominate or already control the university monastic life, now quite safe from any interference from the freer thinking on the outside.
A battlefront in these wars against America is exemplified below in an article by Gary Scharrer of the Houston Chronicle, entitle “New Standards in the History”.
“The often contentious process has been watched closely across the nation, particularly this week as the board gathered to debate and vote on the proposed standards. Because of Texas’ size, decisions by the board on what should and should not be included can influence publishers whose textbooks may be adopted by other states.
Democrats on the board — all of them black or Hispanic — complained the new standards dilute minority contributions to Texas and U.S. history.
“We have been about conservative versus liberal. We have manipulated the standards to insist on what we want to be in the document, regardless whether it’s appropriate,” said Mavis Knight, D-Dallas. “We are perpetrating a fraud on the students of this state.”
But Terri Leo, R-Spring, called the proposal “a world class document” and told her Democratic colleagues the board has “included more minorities and historical events than ever before … I am very disappointed at those allegations because they are simply not true.”
Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio, said the proposed standards reflect the desires of his constituents to emphasize “personal responsibility and accountability” and “to honor our Founding Fathers, and our military.”
Mary Helen Berlanga, D-Corpus Christi, said the standards ignore the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, Texas Rangers “killing Mexican-Americans without justification” and the U.S. Army’s role in the attempted extermination of American Indians.
“Until we are ready to tell the truth about history, we don’t have a good history or a good social studies curriculum for Texas,” she said.
She had failed in an attempt earlier in the meeting to get the history standards to identify Tejanos who fell defending the Alamo.
The board majority’s conservative approach to “culture, government and the changing political landscape” was impossible 13 years ago when the social studies curriculum last was updated, said David Bradley, R-Beaumont.
“There’s been a cultural and political shift in Texas, at least in the policy-making level,” he said. “We all represent a constituency. Elections matter.”
In 1997, Bradley was on the losing end of an 11-4 vote. Every conservative-pushed amendment got tabled then, he recalled.
Shifting demographics and political winds likely will produce yet another outcome when Texas tackles the standards again sometime after 2020, Bradley acknowledged.
“Mary Helen may have her wish, and it will be the Hispanic Education Agency,” he said.
At least until then, the proposed standards are aligned with the Republican Party platform’s traditional call for limited government, regulation and taxation.
Although the proposal is “fair, accurate and well-balanced,” it could stand improvement before final action, said Bob Craig, R-Lubbock.
Craig and Lawrence Allen Jr., D-Houston, said they were concerned about its length. It has nearly 300 historical figures and prominent people for students to study.
Some board members failed Friday to restore “hip- hop” music to the draft proposal’s high school social studies standard on culture.
Experts had recommended students study the impact of cultural movements in art, music and literature, such as Tin Pan Alley, the Beat Generation, rock and roll, the Chicano Mural Movement, country-western music and hip-hop. The board’s seven social conservatives, joined by Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas, considered some of the hip-hop lyrics offensive and voted to eliminate hip-hop as an option for students to consider.
Rick Agosto, D-San Antonio, said it was a double standard to delete hip-hop, but retain the Beat Generation, a genre that rejected mainstream values and celebrated illegal drugs and alternative sex. He pushed for it to be dropped from the standard, but was unsuccessful.
The board’s success in exposing students to more conservative government and cultural principles follows similar efforts in recent years to put a more conservative imprint on other public school subjects, including a back-to-basics English language arts and reading curriculum two years ago and adding caveats to the teaching of evolution when adopting new biology curriculum standards last year.
The document faces a public hearing and a final board vote in May.”
Comment: Sixty plus years ago as a student, I remember a chapter in America’s Manifest Destiny move to unite the West with the East called, “Empire Builders”.
The next year with a replacement text, that same chapter was called, “Robber Barons”.
I wonder which political party won the texbook war that year?
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