Colorado High School Teacher Under Fire for Bashing Uncle Sam
Man, what is it with Colorado educators? Taking a page directly from the Ward Churchill playbook, Moonbat High School Teacher Jay Bennish was having a great time lambasting the United States, President Bush and Israel to his 10th grade "World Geography" class at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado - this in the week following the President's State of the Union address. What he didn't count on, while trying his best to misshape young minds, was young Sean Allen and his trusty MP-3 player.
After recording approximately 20 minutes of "quality education" from his teacher, Sean brought the cut home and played it for his Dad, who subsequently got no action from school officials and ended up taking the tape public. The proverbial excrement has since impacted the fan and, in the words of Mr. Bennish, here's a little taste of the "why:"
"He started off his speech (speaking of President Bush's State of the Union address) talking about how America should be the country that dominates the world. That we have been blessed essentially by God to have the most civilized, most advanced, best system and that it is our duty as Americans to use the military to go out into the world and make the whole world like us. Sounds a lot like the things that Adolf Hitler use to say."What was that class he was teaching again... "World Geography??" Not History, Social Studies, Civics or Political Science - but World Geography?
"We're the only ones who are right. Everyone else is backwards. And it's our job to conquer the world and make sure they live just like we want them to. Now, I'm not saying that Bush and Hitler are exactly the same. Obviously, they are not. Ok. But there are some eerie similarities to the tones that they use. Very, very "ethnocentric." We're right. You're all wrong.""Ethnocentric?" Bush? Now I would just love to hear him defend that assertion to any reasonably educated, news-savvy adult. But I guess it's much easier to brainwash the young. I can just imagine Doctor Condoleezza Rice walking into the classroom at just that moment.
"So, why does Mr. Bush think that other countries that are democracies won't wanna be like us? Why does he think they'll just wanna be at peace with each other?! What makes him think that when the Palestinians get their own state that they won't wanna preemptively invade Israel to eliminate a potential threat to their security just like we supposedly did in Iraq?! Do you see the dangerous precedent that we have set by illegally invading another country and violating their sovereignty in the name of protecting us against a potential future--sorry--attack?"Well Jay, historically (I realize this is a bit out of the Geography realm), true democracies don't generally make war on each other. And since when was the invasion of Iraq illegal? Was it an act of war for Iraq to fire upon our aircraft over the No-fly Zone virtually every day? Was it an act of war to attempt an assassination of a former U.S. President? Did we not go to our own Congress and the United Nations before the invasion? Did we not give Saddam every chance to avoid war? If this Geography teacher was presenting a balanced picture, he might have included these arguments for his students to make up their own minds. Guess not.
And here is young Sean engaging the Moonbat (he should get an "A" for classroom participation!):
Allen: "But is it ok to say it's just to attack Israel? If it's ok to attack known terrorists, it's ok to attack Israel?"Hey, I like this kid! Seems to me he held his own against a quasi-educated Moonbat teacher pretty well - not bad for 16! And the GREAT thing is, after the dust-up over this recording, a certain World Geography teacher was forced to take administrative leave. Word is, he has lawyered up courtesy of the ACLU - that's the "American Civil Liberties Union." But the true question is this: Who's civil liberties were violated here, if not the students who deserve a non-biased education?
Bennish: "If you were Palestinians, who are the real terrorists? The Israelis, who fire missiles that they purchased from the United States government into Palestinian neighborhoods and refugees and maybe kill a terrorist, but also kill innocent women and children. And when you shoot a missile into Pakistan to quote-unquote kill a known terrorist, and we just killed 75 people that have nothing to do with al Qaeda, as far as they're concerned, we're the terrorists. We've attacked them on their soil with the intention of killing their innocent people."
Allen: "But we did not have the intention of killing innocent people. We had the intention of killing an al Qaeda terrorist."
Bennish: "Do you know that?"
Allen: "So, you're saying the United States has the intention to kill innocent people?"
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin