Saturday, April 06, 2013
For those of you sane people who have no idea what the loons on the right are thinking, here is a little breakdown courtesy of Mother Jones.
"Last week, conservative talk show host and media mogul Glenn Beck decided to let his listeners in on what he dubbed "the biggest story in American history." It's called System X. "If you don't stop it," he warned, "American history is over as you know it."
As Beck explained it, a little-known Department of Education program, supported by rich philanthropists, business interests, and the United Nations, was turning public schools into the world’s next great data-mining frontier. Using carrots offered up in the 2009 stimulus bill, the federal government and its contractors could compile hundreds of points of data on your kids and use it for who knows what. The result: "System X: a government run by a single party in control of labor, media, education, and banking; joined by big business to further their mutual collective goals."
The gateway to this dystopian future, which Beck predicted would lead to some portions of the United States embracing Nazism, was President Barack Obama's controversial push for a new national curriculum known as Common Core. The conspirators are far-ranging. Rupert Murdoch is in on it. So is the American Legislative Exchange Council, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Jeb Bush." [Source]
So there you have it folks. If that Obama fellow has his way, our children will be citizens of the United States of Obama before we know it.
Finally, here is a sobering thought: In the middle of this gun debate when the NRA and [right]wingnuts are saying no to background checks for potential gun owners, there has been over *250,000 gun sales blocked to domestic abusers. [Info here.]
Think about that the next time you hear Wayne LaPierre or one of the scumbag politricksters he bought off lying to you.
*Pic courtesy of Mother Jones.