Bitter, vicious and creepy:
“Melissa Harris-Perry, what she is saying here is as old as communist genocide…”– Rush Limbaugh
Tulane professor and MSNBC host Â Melissa Harris-Perry, in a video foundÂ here, suggests that your children do not belong to you, but rather, they belong to the collective. If only we can “break through the idea that children belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” she says, then we can make “better investments” in public education.
Following what she describes as a “flood of vitriolic responses” from conservatives outraged at the implication that theÂ state should have more responsibility for child-rearing than individual parents and families, MSNBC hostÂ Melissa Harris-Perrytook to the pages of MSNBC.com to mock concerns about the network promo’s implications. She said that conservatives’ fears may be illogically rooted in the fact that America has, in the past, seized and “re-educated” the children of African slaves and Native Americans.
“Your Children Belong to Us”
Another, more famous socialistÂ said somethingÂ quite similar:
“Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already… what are you?”
Individualism is the problem, and collectivism is the solution.
The problem with our educational system is that not enough taxpayer money has ever been applied to it, she says. No number of college degrees can make this assumption plausible. Since the 1970s, federal spending on public education hasÂ more than doubled, and the results have been not only dismal, but regressive in many areas. So a logical person might come to the opposite conclusion — that increased government influence in education has a negative effect on our children, if educating them about math, science, and linguistic skills is indeed the aim of “education.”– (William Sullivan)
She didn’t say kids were “a part of more than our households.” She said they “belong to whole communities.” That’s a damn sight more radical than what she now claims she said. Â Here’s more of her deep thinking.
More frightening than Harris-Perry’s video itself is the fact that too few Americans seem frightened by it.
More from Moonbattery:
Cutting edge moonbats turn to MSNBC to justify their morally unjustifiable views. For example, Melissa Harris-PerryÂ assures themÂ that it is okay to kill your own children in the womb because an unborn child is a “thing” that it takes “a lot of money” to “turn into a human.” She has followed this lesson in pediatric ethics by proclaiming that children are collective property â€” that is, they belong to the State.Â To quote:
“[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.”
To a moonbat, the community = the government. The voice of the community is the voice of the government, which is becoming increasingly synonymous with the establishment media.
Anyone still think it is hyperbole to call these people totalitarian?