School-indoctrination video retrieved!
posted at 12:15 pm on September 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, Allahpundit wrote about this creepy attempt at indoctrination at B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington Township, NJ, but Michelle wrote this morning that the June 2009 video had been removed from YouTube. I kicked myself for not having captured it when I had the chance, but I also figured someone else would have done so. It turns out that I was right, and I found the video of children singing a song to their dear leader on another YouTube channel:
Oops! Sorry, wrong Dear Leader, wrong indoctrination song. Here’s the one we want, but I also want to point out more creepiness in the song:
Allahpundit noted the reference to the hymn, “Jesus loves the little children,” which might be more suitable for a Sunday school class in homage to the Lord rather than a public school performance in honor of The One. The trouble is not just the lifting of the lyrics but the fact that the new song heralds Obama as some sort of deity figure:
Barack Hussein Obama
He said Red, Yellow, Black or White
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
“In his sight”? That sounds rather … Biblical, doesn’t it? It’s language almost exclusively used in religious contexts, especially when it comes to human equality. After all, the point is not whether people are equal in the sight of Gracie Lou Freebush of Hackensack, but in the eyes of an Almighty, whom most people acknowledge as Creator.
Having children chant about Obama as if he were a deity is what leads eventually to the kind of conditions depicted in the first clip. I don’t mean that as an accusation that Obama wants that, but it’s that kind of cult of personality that creates conditions for political disasters like fascism and dictatorships. People who think of themselves as free citizens and politicians as public servants should be embarrassed by this kind of worship — and the parents of these children should be at the school today demanding an accounting for the cult-like indoctrination attempted by these administrators.
Note: Please do not post contact information for the school or the teachers in the comments. Any such posts will be deleted immediately. Let the parents handle the situation; as conservatives, we should be supportive of local control.