I have written about the creepy Obama cult before, here, and here, and even here. I might have thought, or at least hope that the cult would have faded away by now. To some extent it has, I suppose. Progressives seem to be less enamored with the Light Worker these days and many Blacks seem to be disappointed by him. Still, the cult continues in certain quarters, notably in our public school system. I read about the latest manifestation of the cult in a Townhall.com column written by Kyle Olson.
It’s no secret government schools have put President Obama on a pedestal unlike any other national leader.
Schools have been named after him long before his retirement or death, which is rather unprecedented. Students have been led in organized chants of his honored name. There are lesson plans comparing him to Abraham Lincoln.
But sometimes school employees take the rhetoric a bit too far and wind up in propaganda territory. The latest example comes from DeKalb County, Georgia.
Rosa sat…so Martin could walk.
Martin walked…so Obama could run.
Obama ran…so our children could fly.
The jingle obviously refers to Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the display features their pictures. There’s no questions their actions forged a pathway for many black Americans to have decent lives, and for first-term Illinois Sen. Barack Obama to run for – and win – the presidency of the United States.
But Americans shouldn’t teach children that they need politicians of any stripe to be successful in life. In fact, they should know that President Obama’s is about to hand them – and successive generations – an astronomical national debt that they will have to deal with someday.
This deifying of Obama is unhealthy for our students because we’re teaching them to look to an individual – or government in general – for life solutions. If anything, today’s kids need to be reprogrammed to remember that they are the masters of their own destinies, and they themselves make the decisions that will ultimately determine the course of their lives.
Deifying any leader is bad for the country as a whole. After all, we are supposed to be a republic not a monarchy, and there is no place in the constitution for a god-king.
Of course, if we teach the children to look to themselves for the solutions to life’s problems, they’ll have no reason to vote Democrat. If, as I suspect, a large number of the students attending Livsey Elementary School are African-American, there there is even more reason to teach them to rely on the government. We have have the Blacks leaving the plantation.
- Georgia elementary school verse: ‘Obama ran so our children could fly’ (educationviews.org)
- Georgia elementary school verse: ‘Obama ran so our children could fly’ (eagnews.org)
- Ga. Elementary School Wall: ‘Obama Ran . . . So Our Children Could Fly’ (nationalreview.com)
- Obama, the Cult (bokertov.typepad.com)