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Virginia Schoolchildren Wrote OWS Song, Or Were Coaxed

January 5, 2012 by  

Virginia Schoolchildren Wrote OWS Song, Or Were Coaxed

Many conservative bloggers believe a song that a Virginia school district alleges was written by third-graders is really an attempt by educators to indoctrinate the young students with the message of the 99 percent, according to Fox Radio.

The song, entitled “Part of the 99,” was performed by children at Woodbrook Elementary School in Albemarle County, Va.

“They’re actually claiming third-grade children wrote these lyrics and chose the topic as well,” Weasel Zippers, the website that initially reported the controversy, wrote. “Because what eight-year-old child isn’t obsessed with class warfare?”

School officials said the song was written as part of a program sponsored by an organization called Kid Pan Alley. The youngsters worked with a facilitator to come up with a theme and lyrics for a song which was not allowed to promote any political or personal agenda.

“We really don’t censor the topics that students come up with,” school spokesman Phil Giaramita told Fox News & Commentary. “This is the first time we’ve had the lyrics of one of these songs criticized.”

Critics are still skeptical that 8-year-olds came up with the following lyrics:

Some people have it all

But they still don’t think they have enough

They want more money

A faster ride

They’re not content

Never satisfied

Yes — they’re the 1 percent

 

I used to be one of the 1 percent

I worked all the time

Never saw my family

Couldn’t make life rhyme

Then the bubble burst

It really, really hurt

I lost my money

Lost my pride

Lost my home

Now I’m part of the 99

 

Some people have it all

But they still don’t think they have enough

They want more money

A faster ride

They’re not content

Never satisfied

Yes — they’re the 1 percent

 

I used to be sad, now I’m satisfied

’Cause I really have enough

Though I lost my yacht and plane

Didn’t need that extra stuff

Could have been much worse

You don’t need to be first

’Cause I’ve got my friends

Here by my side

Don’t need it all

I’m so happy to be part of the 99

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • cawmun cents

    “Indoctrination of our children?!”
    “Say it isnt so!”,He said while pondering why the America he knew and loved was slipping away into the trashbin of historical note.
    The Ivy League Academics Home for Disturbed Progressive Liberals,(or what we used to call the White House…)was unavailable for comment.
    Besides,a round of golf is far more important than keeping the propaganda we will use to strangle the nation,in check.
    The media took note,and the people saw it briefly before they turned on the OWN,and sat down to eat their candy coated scat.
    Meanwhile back at the ranch,more firearms were sold,and more ammuniton flew off the shelves.Those who would not partake wished to be ready for the criminal element that would be unleashed on them soon.
    -CC.

    • Robert Smith

      I’ll bet you dont think singing religious songs in school is indoctronation, do you cawmun?

      Rob

      • Karolyn

        Bingo!

        • libertytrain

          you and rob are forgetting it’s not allowed in the schools to sing religious songs – so why is this? no bingo, you read the number upside down.

          • Jay

            LOL! Good One…

          • Joe H.

            libertytrain,
            It HAS to be thought up by the children! Other wise there would be mention of ACORNS in it, just ask robbie!!!!

        • Brad

          Karolyn just look at the lyrics, any one can see these 8 year olds were manipulated, what 8 year old child talks about money a home and or lost pride! In other words have you ever been told by your child they want a faster ride? Get some common sence lady because RS is pulling the liberal line and your falling hook line and sinker.

          • DaMan

            As a conservative with an open mind I don’t have a problem with this song at all. The truth hurts doesn’t it. We have been taken over by greed in this country and both parties are at fault. And there is no hope for the future. Romney is not the future.

          • Bus

            I’m glad to see that a bunch of third graders were finally able to articulate what the fleabaggers were trying to accomplish with thier prolonged campout.
            No I don’t believe 3rd graders could write this much less thier teachers.

          • Joe H.

            AWWW come on Bus, the teachers could hav e wrote it!! THEY have the ALYNSKIS Close at hand!!!!

          • eddie47d

            …and you have flatulence for brains Joe!

          • Joe H.

            No, eddie, cause then I’d be YOU and the last time I checked I wasn’t!!!

      • slapjack

        Every single school administrator teacher or parent who had part in this should be held accountable. This is Marxism at its best. Our schools are being dumbed down by teachers unions and a sick liberal society who defends child preditors molestors and the disgusting low lifes of our society. This is one sad day for AMERICA. Impeach Obama NOW.

        • libertytrain

          I agree – schools – particularly the public schools, are failing and have been for quite some time.

        • joe1cr

          The youngsters worked with a liberal facilitator of the QWS movement to come up with a theme and lyrics for a song which was not allowed to promote any political or personal agenda. Yea right!!
          Lets get these IDIOTS out of our schools and spend this wasted time teaching the kids their three R’s.
          Facilitators in our schools all seem to be socialist propagandist, but with the liberal teachers
          unions behind them conservative viewpoints have little chance of being facilitated in our schools.
          Ever wonder why students that are taught in our privet schools and at home are getting a better education.

          • joe1cr

            Caught my spelling error on private. sorry about that.

          • Joe H.

            joe1cr,
            NOW you know why the kids are failing math, reading, science, and don’t even ASK them what the CONSTITUTION is!!!

      • cawmun cents

        “,He said,nearly choking on his pawful of candy coated scat.

        -CC.

  • Karolyn

    Sounds like a cool song, and helping to make kids aware that money isn’t everything. I would think parents would be happy about that. Of course, I understand the concern. However, why don’t interested parents make other topics available for possible future songs rather than complain about this particular song? I’m sure parents are permitted to do that. Maybe if more parents took an interest in what their children are doing in school, there wouldn’t be such problems.

    • Greg

      Karolyn this is your problem, you make comments regarding kids and never have all of the facts. If you spent any amount of time at all dealing with the public school system you would see and comprehend how many things are purposely done behind parent’s backs. I have to keep my foot in the ass of my son’s school at all times. You can’t take a break and trust anything they’re teaching. This song wasn’t written by third graders because they haven’t learned that level of life at this point. Liberals like you need to leave kids alone.

      • Robert Smith

        Greg says: “Liberals like you need to leave kids alone.”

        And what? Turn them over to priests?

        Rob

        • Lastmanstanding

          You live in a tunnel…”free your mind and your ass will follow.”

          No one mentioned religion…just you.

        • libertytrain

          another banal line from rob the Christian hater – The only person I ever had to deal with re the kind of abuse you love to allude to was a male NON-Catholic public school teacher with an insatiable desire to molest little boys when my daughter was in his class.

        • Brad

          RS,

          Take your head out of your rectum, you’ve been smelling the sh_t for far too long.

        • eddie47d

          Songs can mean different things to different people and bring powerful emotions to some. John Lennon’s song Imagine has millions of fans and some very vocal opponents. Another is Onward Christian Soldiers:Sabine Barring-Gould/Arthur Sullivan. Both songs are rousing and invigorating to those who like them. One supports peace and love and the other unintentionally promotes war. I like Onward Christian Soldiers yet when I was in Sunday School it seemed to promote the Crusades. Our song book had crusaders on horses,shields,swords and flags flying onward on to victory. The song meant victory for Christ but the picture told a different story; victory through war. Words and picture are in the eyes and ears of the beholder. This 3rd grade song seemed fairly accurate in describing what is going on in America yet will upset a few. I believe it was either written or encouraged by some parents and not the students though.

      • Lastmanstanding

        Atta boy Greg!…my oldest grandson will be going to school next fall. i personally plan on checking the school out and am preparing my foot for similar use…maybe alternately.

        Let’s just vote Ron Paul in and the dept of ed will be gone…that will be a great start for our kids financially and educationally.

      • Joe H.

        Greg,
        karolyn brings back the old saying” hem that can, DO. Them that can’t TEACH”! karolyn has already said on this site that she has no children, so she tries to TEACH!!!

        • joe1cr

          Right on Joe H. Karolyn should have listen to Lincoln also.
          Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
          Abraham Lincoln
          16th president of US (1809 – 1865)

    • donna

      if i had children i don’t think i would APRECIATE them singing that song and would have to educate the teachers ,maybe they work to hard or don’t believe in Television or the internet however i would give them a 5 min 101 of whats going outside the bubble they live in and catch them up to speed. There are some people that really don’t know, we need to send them a few u tube videos they would be changing the 1 to 99 if they knew what was going on in the world , Its way worse than the media cares to share and if we don’t start doing something about we will all be kicking ourselves in the rear.google dylan ratigan,, matt weidner, even 60 mins. FRAUDCLOSURE If you don’t know you need to educate yourself so you can protected your kids of what is headed our way to our freedom of speech .

    • daniel

      Karolyn, parents do take an interest in their kids education. At least I did and still do with My grandson. Unfortunately the PC stuff has crowded out the basic learning that children need to make it in this world. They don’t teach history anymore they just scan the headlines in a manner of speaking. This to make room for garbage such as Joe is different from Bob. I taught my kids that everyone is different from them and to be open to others besides just right and wrong. Yet they do not know anything about the root causes of WWII for example. You do know what they say about not learning from history?
      This piece of “music” is pure indoctrination. Who is it that deems themselves the authority to do this stuff?
      If you choose to hide from the truth of things and trust others to indoctrinate our youth pretending it is harmless. Just wait there will be eugenics going around again. Are you up to “solving” the drain that “inferior” types put on the rest of us? I hope so because when the healthcare law takes effect it will be done by others making “fiscally sound ” choices.
      I know I went off track there but the point remains that it is not a far jump from these kids being told what to sing about and what will be condoned under other names and euphemisms. this ois just the beginning.

      • Joe H.

        daniel,
        If that title was to say that I(joe) am different than bob(robbie) then the title is CORRECT!!! I’m not an overbearing acorn eating PROG!!!

  • Cliffystones

    Having had 2 kids of my own who were once 3rd graders, I can honestly say that no way would that song have been created by kids that age. This reminds me of the “counselors” who coax kids into saying they were “touched inappropriately” in cases like the McMartin Preschool. If the kids did write this, somebody was holding their hands while they put pencil to paper.

    And am I the only one who can’t stand those Green Energy commercials? The ones where the little girl’s voice talks about the companies developing wind and solar and says “we just have to get behind them”. What does “get behind them” mean anyway? Does that mean passively stand buy while all of our tax money is doled out to folks who then declare bankruptcy and make off with the booty? Or simply stand behind these corrupt buddies of O’Blarney and pray they didn’t eat Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner the night before?

    • Greg

      Excellent point!

    • independant thinker

      “Having had 2 kids of my own who were once 3rd graders, I can honestly say that no way would that song have been created by kids that age.”

      I have to agree. Both of my daughters were at the top of their class from kindergarden until they graduated and neither could have created this song in the third grade without much coaxing and help by adults.

      • Joe H.

        independant,
        I have to agree with you. My youngest was on the honor roll or principle’s list from first grade on and had her associates degree by graduation from high school and I don’t think she could have written that song without ADULT help!! BTW, she was in band from fifth grade!

    • eddie47d

      Getting behind alternative energy sources is nothing to be ashamed about Cliffy. Companies come and go all the time. Even oil and gas companies lose their shirts sometimes and with subsidies. Not every product or company is a winner.

  • Old Man Jack

    I totally agree !!!

  • ROGER, Canadian Libertarian

    Well good for the School Children at “Woodbrook” and whoever is helping with the “indoctrination”…it is about time.

    After all the Establishment and religion have been indoctrinating children with how great the 1 % is since 1871, so now it is the time of the 99%

    Balance…..Love it!!!

    • Tom Cook

      This sounds like it came from some soulless, mindless, dickless, usless canadian. Blame Canada. What loser crap

      • Karolyn

        Name-calling serves no purpose, especially calling someone soulless – just because you disagree with him?

        • Brad

          If the shoe fits Karolyn…

    • Karolyn

      I agree.

      • Brad

        And you’d agree with anything the left has to propagandize.

        • Karolyn

          No, Brad, actually I’m not like you, believing everything the right has to say. I actually see a lot in what everybody has to say.

          • Joe H.

            since WHEN???Just today?? karolyn, 99% of the time you go giggling into the night behind almost every prog on this site!!!

          • eddie47d

            Joe is still having a party with his farts. What a little stinker!

          • Joe H.

            And YOU eddie, are a real fart smeller!!!

    • James St. John

      Good comment, stirve to be unsuccessful and unproductive, when did it become a crime to be successful

      • Karolyn

        It’s not a crime to be successful; however, when it takes over a person’s whole life and takes away their morality – when the almighty dollar becomes the most important thing in a person’s life, it is a crime.

        • libertytrain

          I don’t know karolyn, I just don’t think it’s our place to judge those things about an individual. You never know what is really in the mind of another human being to have any right to judge them – debate them- sure, but decide what is right or wrong for them, nope.

          • Joe H.

            libertytrain,
            how true!!! I know a guy from my home town that certain people used to hate because he strived to make every dollar he could. what they didn’t know and I found out by accident, is he was donating about 50% of what he aquired to several places like a disabled childrens home, a home for unwed mothers, and a few other places that really NEEDED the money. He was a real good guy. He told me tho, to not let anybody know as he didn’t want or need any FALSE friends!!!

          • libertytrain

            good story Joe – too many people feel that somehow they are entitled to decide what another person really should do with their money. Personally I think most people just plain envy those that got it and that’s why they want it…or want the chance to take it –

        • Brad

          You have to agree that not all are like what you claim, true there are some who worship the dollar but there’s others who make and return something back to the community. You aren’t 100% right as I’m not 100% right and at times your personal opinion does stink as mine does to you at times.

        • Joey Biden

          Are you speaking about the beloved Demorats?

    • Caroline

      Roger, you claim to be a libertarian but no real libertarian would say such things. Libertarians believe the government should stay out of our education system, so indoctrination such as this “song” would not be encouraged. By the way, this song sounds much like the previous one about “Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama.”

      • Joe H.

        AWWW Caroline, now i’m SURE the kids thought up THAT ONE all by themselves, as well!!! Course, I believe in the great pumpkin, too!!!

  • Pat

    Parents if you do put a stop to this indoctrination of your kids, you will have no say whatsoever in their lives. Believe me it is coming & you cannot stand idly by & let stuff like this go. There is no way these kids came up with a song like this without a whole lot of prompting for the indoctrinators. They are already allowing the HPV shots with no input from parents, they are letting kids get birth control & abortions without parents knowing about it. They know if they get the kids when they are young, they will have little trained robots for life. Wake up America, we are very very close to losing it all if people do not take action

    • Karolyn

      Isn’t it just common sense for parpents to take an interest in their kids’ lives? Don’t blame anybody BUT parents for anything that goes on in schools.

      • Pat

        Yes, it should only be common sense for parents to be involved in what goes in their childrens schools but many of them do not care on iota & school is nothing but a free babysitter so they can do their thing while they get rid of the kids. Sad but true & this is the mess that has been created

      • donna

        Karoyn, its time for some utube videos

  • Sirian

    If this isn’t a “proof positive” example of how kids are being “indoctrinated” by the non-thinking, irresponsible, teachers unions backed, ideological useful idiots in public schools, then what is? From the looks of your statement ROGER, you too have limited powers of research, reading and even more so, free individual comparative thinking power. Enjoy staying in the box, that’s exactly where they want you to stay.

  • E.W.

    That is a horrible song.

    I think I’d rather want to believe I had a fighting chance at part of the pie… or being one of the 1 percent.

  • Ted Crawford

    This reminds me of an indoctrination method practiced by the Nazis in 1920s German schools. The teachers told the children that they wanted to know the truth of Gods existance. The children were told to bow their heads and close their eyes and pray to God for an Orange. They did as told, when told to open their eyes there were no Oranges to be found.
    The teachers then told them to bow their heads, once again and close their eyes, this time they were told to pray to Hitler for the Orange. The children did as told, during their “prayer” aids went around the room placing Oranges on each desk. This time whwn they were told to open their eyes, they each had a fresh Orange on their desk!
    Those, like I’m sure I would have, who cheated and stole a look knew the truth, the others…well? There are two ways to poison a village. You can try to slip a little poison in everyones food, or just poison the water supply!

  • Tom Cook

    Liberals are behind this. Only those as low as liberals (bottom feeding pond scum) would use kids. No one with an IQ above 70 would believe kids came up with this liberal drivel. Liberals are like the gooners in RVN who would give a little kid a live grenade and tell him to go take it to the American soldiers and they would be given candy.

  • s c

    OK, class. How many of you know what a ‘facilitator’ is? A facilitator is an overpaid teacher [can also be an outsider brought in for a special purpose]. Behind that “project” is a political agenda. Now, what do you call that stench that goes along with this ploy? It’s called POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION.
    GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF THOSE DAMNED PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
    If ANY American parent can swallow the idea that an 8 year old can do this “unaided” [with or without a 'facilitator'], then you get a free ride on the first space ship that shows up to take a certain Ohio space cadet back to his home planet.
    People, how can ANY adult be so STUPID as to believe that this “spotaneous” insanity will result in anything positive? WAKE UP! Uncle Scam and his prostitute ‘teachers’ are trying to tell you that THEY own your kids!

    • Karolyn

      I just fail to see what is so wrong with the message in the song.

      • libertytrain

        Karolyn -these kids could not have even come up with the concept – someone is playing politics with little ones minds and these kids did not write these words and anyone who ever had or does deal with kids these ages would not be able to admit otherwise. Why would this be taught to little ones. really, why?

        • Karolyn

          I get the point, but what is wrong with teaching them young that money isn’t everything. That is one of the biggest problems with kids in the US these days – materialism! Maybe if they’re taught more about real life at a young age, they might turn out to be more concerned with a more spiritual rather than a material life.

          • libertytrain

            It’s not the school’s place to determine what kids should feel about money other than how to COUNT it. Parents are responsible in guiding a child’s belief systems to the point where they are capable of choosing their own… – the schools should be teaching what they were supposed to be teaching – reading, writing, arithmetic – - you remember — and those are the 3 subjects that seem to be lacking and failing in our schools -

          • Joey Biden

            Those are the values to be taught by parents at home not by school teachers.

          • Jeep

            Liberty, what you are forgetting is that in the Liberal-Progressive world of “education”, it is not what you know, but how you “feel” about it. Karolyn, the liberal mouthpiece, sees nothing wrong with a teacher or facilitator giving an opinion and calling it “education”. That is as long as the children “feel good” about what they “learned”. With her feeble mind, she will never be able to comprehend the difference between learning facts and figures, and indoctrination. Because in her liberal utopia it is one and the same.

            Now, put the name of Christ in the song and it suddenly becomes religious dogma. But, espouse class warfare and it is a dream come true!

          • libertytrain

            I think Karolyn would have had different opinions on a lot of things if she had kids. Having friends or even family that have kids is not the same thing.

          • eddie47d

            Class warfare is being driven by corporate greed,market manipulations,price gouging,hedge fund insider trading and from the elites in Washington. Unfair wage scales should have brought their house of cards down but apparently they all siphoned off enough money to keep their game rolling. Everyone has been bought off as the Middle Class slips in with the lower class. I’m surprised there isn’t more anger or any protest songs out there. That was even in the news about 9 days ago where the 60′s had dozens of protest songs and now we have none. Most Americans seem too lethargic on any issue and plain and simple don’t want to be involved. When it comes to God there are several religious shows on TV and country singers are always mentioning God in song and in their personal lives. They are as popular as ever.

          • Joe H.

            karolyn,
            THIS is why you should leave the decisions about what kids are taught up to the people that HAVE kids. You have no idea what it is like to have your authority with your kids UNDERMINED!! I actually had my oldest come home one day and inform me that she wasn’t going to do her chores anymore!!! When I asked her where she got that idea, she said “Teacher said we didn’t have to do anything that we thought was “immoral”! now that was completely CORRECT, but she wasn’t old enough to understand what IMMORAL PERTAINED TO!!! BAD TEACHER TEACHING OUTSIDE HER LESSON PLAN!!!

      • Sirian

        Karolyn,
        Please read Skousen’s “The Naked Communist”. Once you’ve completed that you should be able to see both how and why this is so upsetting to so many. If that will not open your eyes more then, well, I’m truly sorry that you have bound yourself within a box of non-understanding.

      • s c

        k, please STOP “feeling,” and start THINKING. People who come up with these ideas rely on people to ‘feel’ that something might be a good idea. However, when you think it out, you’ll understand why ‘feeling’ is a liability. Thinking cancels out feeling.
        By the way, touchy-feely is also a form of pc. PC is an old Nazi tactic that was modified by agenda-driven wannabe kontrollers. They ALWAYS have an agenda, and this agenda is complete kontrol of America’s kids.

        • eddie47d

          SC needs to start Feeling and do less Thinking in her ridiculous diatribes. You know come down to earth and join the living instead of prostesizing so much negativity and grief.

        • Karolyn

          sc – I think you give too little credit to feeling.

          • Joe H.

            Then give some thought to the FEELINGS OF THE PARENTS!!

  • Scott in SC

    I can see why no one wants to claim authorship, content aside, this song is awful. Another sad truth for today’s youth, they’ll never know any good music unless their grandparents turn them on to some.

    • 45caliber

      Scott:

      I agree with you about the music!!

      When my daughter was in high school choir, I missed my own cassetts of various groups. I found them all in her room. It seemed that the choir was studying and singing those tunes since none of the modern music could be used. All of the choir had not only learned many of those tunes, they had grown to like them as much as their parents did – because they could sing along with them.

  • JimO

    A school in a suburb of DC writes a song for liberals? What next? The 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply in DC? Oh, wait. They already did that!

  • Denis M

    About the 1% who have all the money. I see this 1% a little differently. In our society 10% of the working society create and own 100% of all businesses. They create jobs for 80% of all working people. The last 10% of society are unable or are unwilling to work and as a result they are maintained by the working and owning 90% of the working society. The 1% who have all the money are part of the 10% who create those jobs for society. More power to them. Their hard word has just rewards.

  • donna

    its putting down the people that don’t have jobs, that is the way I took it anyways?

  • donna

    1 percent is our congress , bankers, and our government

  • donna

    Whom is trying to take our rights away

  • brian

    Eat your heart out Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. As the words of a song by Pink Floyd “Teachers, leave those kids alone”

    • Joey Biden

      Right On !

    • Scott in SC

      “Where we grew up and went to school there were certain teachers who would hurt the children any way they could.”

      • cawmun cents

        “If you should go skating,on the thin Ice of modern life….
        draggin’behind you the silent reproach,of a million tearstained eyes.
        Dont be surpised when a crack in the ice,appears under your feet.
        You’ll slip out of your deathbed,and out of your mind,with your fear flowing out behind you……as you CLAW THE ICE!”-Roger Waters
        -CC.

        • cawmun cents

          A lesson in Pink Floyd 101 for all the 99%ers,who indoctrinate children….-CC.

    • Joe H.

      brian,
      I have a cassette tape of the simulcast of that while they were tearing down “the wall”. performed from no mans land!!! I recorded it and it has been played many,many times!!1

  • grady

    This is not education, its indoctrination. And the only ones that have the right to teach moral ideas to kids are the parents…
    Thats exactly why I taught mine at home. If you love your kids you will not send them to public school(indoctrination camps).
    When they punish an 8 year old for folding his pizza in the shape of a pistol, then they are too far gone. You cant reason with these people because they are mentally disturbed and that my friends is who is educating Americas children. If we continue to put up with this then we will have no one to blame but ourselves.
    Would you send your kids to a mental hospital for an education?

  • donna

    »
    Mystery Solved- The Attorney General Is http://mattweidnerlaw.com/blog/wp-admin/post-new.phpResponsible For Fraudclosuregate!
    January 5th, 2012 | Author: Matthew D. Weidner, Esq.

    No, Not Pam Bondi. She’s actually helping to solve the fraudclosure problem by just completely ignoring it while attorney generals from all over the country pounce.
    And I formally renounce any credit I gave to Florida’s AG for filing the Stern petition, I am now convinced that action was driven by the imminent release of the Stern v. Stern lawsuit. I can save her and the court a lot of time and trouble…..
    READ THE STERN V. STERN LAWSUIT, THERE’S YOUR FUDUPTA CHARGES!
    But enough about that, let’s read about a state that’s actually doing something to protect consumers, Massachusetts. The only people left in this state that care about protecting consumers are the good consumer defense attorneys and some of the good judges who really do get it and are standing up to defend and protect the rule of law in their courtrooms.

    • 45caliber

      Massachusetts?? I find that terribly hard to believe knowing what little I do about that state. However, miracles do happen…

  • Concerned Citizen

    This is scarey. I have taught third grade, and what you hear is not natural or healthy. Third graders should not be carring the weight of the world on their shoulders. They should be allowed to be children and to enjoy learning and growing. So sad that someone is using them for expressing their own intentions and beliefs. So sad…

  • 45caliber

    I wonder if this is the same school that had their 3rd grade class come up with the “Praise Oblama” song shortly after he took office…

    I do agree that the class never actually wrote these lyrics. For one thing, some of the words are longer than they use. For another, they don’t learn rymning or meter until much later. And I seriously doubt that any of them know what the political reasoning is either.

  • James Vance

    In the 1950s I was told of the dangers of creeping communism, by a wise, freedom loving, teacher.
    I was not at all concerned. I knew that “it could not happen” in America.
    I was a perfect example of thinking things, are as they always were, and always will be.
    I was a teenager, yet unable to distinguish fact from fiction. I don’t think for a second these nine year olds know what is going on in their world.
    May God bless America and American children.

  • DH

    These teachers need to go, pushing socialism, making the kids unwaring supporters, not having any frame of reference except what they are being taught. The teachers need to be fired, but the school system is full of socialists, and that is what they are teaching.

  • Americanfreedom70

    2012 Political Reform Petition

    All public servants i.e. senators, congress persons, judges, governors, and all appointees shall from this day forth be restricted to no more than 8 years in office.
    No members of the above mentioned group shall receive compensation to exceed $60,000.00 annually.
    No public servants shall receive any insurance paid out of public funds with a co-pay of less than 50% including but not limited to premiums.
    No public servants shall receive any retirement paid out of public funds.
    No public servants shall be eligible to trade in open markets during their time in office.
    No public servants shall receive any additional funds, or other means of compensation from private individuals or corporations during their time in office.
    Housing outside of the public servants home area will be provided by the people in the form of public housing not to exceed 1500 square feet per family. Any deviation will be paid “out of pocket” by the public servant seeking such accommodations.
    Meals will be provided at public expence to include no more than 2000 calories per day of the basic staples of good nutrition.
    All special interest groups, labor unions, and corporate officials shall be restricted from any public buildings in an official capacity.
    Violations of the above binding guidelines will result in immediate termination and loss of benefits.

    • 45caliber

      One change I’d like:

      All Congressmen and Senators are to be paid ONLY by their states – and the state legislatures shall determine pay. They must pay SS taxes on all income as well as income taxes.

      This would insure that 1) they can’t make their own rules for themselves and 2) they would be interested in fixing SS.

  • 45caliber

    While I am certainly NOT one of the 1%, I hate to think of myself as one of the 99%. I work, pay my own bills, pay taxes, and try not to be a drag on anyone. Too many of the 99% do not and never will. They expect ME to provide for they so they can watch TV and buy all the drugs they want. I can’t see myself as one of their number.

  • Elizabeth

    There is no way 3rd graders came up with these lyrics, especially those taught by the public school system. Someone else wrote these and expect only the stupid to believe children can do this type of suggestive behavior. Not true! Never true! Never will I believe! Get real folks!

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t think the kids were coaxed into writing this song. I look at the level of writing involved and i have no doubt that they did NOT have anything to do with writing the song. Someone wrote the song taught it to the kids and then lied about writing it and told the kids to lie about writing the song. The average 8 year old is unable to comprehend the concept of the US financial system. I believe every adult involved should be forced to take a lie detector test and the ones caught lying should be fired immediately.

  • simian pete

    What are they teaching these children ? They are teaching them it’s OK to be a LOSER ! LIKE the 99% !!!

    It’s not OK !!! You want to be in the 1% ! A WINNER !!

    • Joe H.

      simian pete,
      Yup, used to be you taught your kid if they wanted to bad enough, they could grow up to be president of the US. well after the last few, I wouldn’t want people to compare MY kid to THAT!!!

  • Keenan Lee

    Yeah right. Like these children wrote this. There is no way 8 y/o would write these lyrics with succeeding comprehensive lines. This mentality comes from adults. The teachers and administrators should be ashamed of themselves for trying to pull such a stunt.

  • Frank

    I guess no one realizes that this is just one of the end results of government schools. This government does not want an intelligent society. How could the power pundits otherwise manipulate an educated populace? Answer: They could no! It does not do much good to complain about the replies here that claim these kids did this on their own. These people are proof of the dumbing down process. Thankfully there are good schools and good teachers in America. But things are slipping more and more with every decade. We socialize the curriculum and then wonder who college graduates can not do anything. This is done by paying such pitiful salaries to the educators of our children that it is nearly impossible to recruit bright teachers. Next, to make sure the prospective teachers can somehow pass their own courses. Required courses are the simplest most dumbed down courses in the college curriculum. For proof just look to the course work required of teachers in government (aka “public”) schools. Of the three levels of science courses, teachers in four year programs in our universities are required to take and pass the lowest level of science courses.

    Robert Heinline remarks that there were no public schools in rural Missouri when his grandfather attended the one room school in the back country. There he learned Latin and mathematics. He could do algebra well enough to square about any number in his head. However, most of the time he did not have to since at that time is was routine for private schools to have children memorize multiplication tables up to 20 x 20. During this time America was the freest it had ever been and the most progress was made in the budding industrial nation. I could go on and on and develop this into a book but I’ll end here.

  • Gringo Infidel

    Who is surprised by this?

    these same students are struggling with a regular curriculum can produce such a song on their own? Why can’t they succeed in other areas then?

    Oh, wait – I forget that their teachers are unionists who care more for lining their own pockets than instructing the curriculum.

    No wonder the U.S. education system is so dismal. I know, I know – it is more complex than this and saying it is all because union activist teachers is oversimplifying the problem. But they are part of the problem. Only those that are in their ranks seem to disagree with that statement.

  • Jay

    The real power of the world exercises its power from behind the throne. The politicians are but puppets who perform a kind of theatre for the masses to give them the illusion that their vote makes a difference. They present the voters a “Hobson’s Choice” puppet #1 & puppet #2 and the masses then vote against the candidate they dislike the most or for the candidate whose scientifically-crafted, focus group-tested rhetoric they believe in. Every once in a while a member of the ruling elite will say something openly about the system they have installed.

    In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present eduction conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds, and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people, or any of their children, into philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen – of whom we have an ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.
    – John D. Rockefeller General Education Board (1906)

  • Jay

    The Social and Societal Architects Speak

    The ruling elite wants to protect its power and wealth. Their goal is to create a society where their crimes go unpunished and their control is complete. Obviously they have no interest in a free and open society of free thinkers and intellectuals. They require top-down centralized control by puppets whose strings they pull. They require fascism, communism, socialism, etc. to maintain control. They fund and promote the architects of these systems and then get the architecture implemented by governments who then get the system installed by administrators and bureaucrats. Here are some quotes from the social and societal architects:

    The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.
    – Karl Marx, “The Communist Manifesto”

    We must create out of the younger generation a generation of Communists. We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists…. We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families. We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them. From the first days of their lives they will be under the healthy influence of Communist children’s nurseries and schools. There they will grow up to be real Communists.
    – Communist Party Education Workers Congress (1918)

    A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…. The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
    – Aldous Huxley, forward to “Brave New World,” 1946 edition

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
    – Vladimir Lenin

    http://ashburnelementary.blogspot.com/2009/01/straight-from-horses-mouth-quotes-from.html

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