Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Literally Any Conservative Crackpot Can Get a Column in "The Hill"



Literally.

Today we find that The Hill clearing space for Ms. Teresa Mull, who is a woman of Many!Ludicrous !Opinions!
How left-wing and racist radicals are infiltrating our children’s minds
You know you're in for a roller-coaster ride of fake nostalgia, fake Christianity and fake patriotism when a wingnut column begins..
Once upon a time in America...
Wheee!  And we're off!  Here's a sample platter:
A radical progressive political agenda has replaced the pursuit of truth and objectivity in our nation’s classrooms...

At New Trier High School, a public school in Winnetka, Illinois, students will be subjected in February to an “All-School Seminar Day” aimed at “understanding today’s struggles for racial civil rights.” The entire day is chock-full of race-baiting discussion topics, left-wing speakers, and one-sided, indoctrinating ideologies...

What is happening at New Trier is an obvious, systematic brainwashing, going so far as to goad students who don’t observe racism in their daily lives into believing they do...

They are the same folks who rally against prayer in school and any mention of the Bible while they inject one-sided, liberal-fueled propaganda...

New Trier is an extreme example, of course, but this type of shameless indoctrination is happening in government schools all across the country.

Teaching “just the facts” goes against the nature of government schools and their employees, because it is in their best interests to produce wards of the state who love big government as much as they do...
Yadda, yadda and also yadda.

You may well ask yourself where in the real world does an obviously unhinged goober like this go to make their daily bread?

Where else but Illinois' most well-known ExxonMobile/Koch Brothers/OtherHorribles funded "think tank"!

Of course The Heartland Alliance is most infamous for its tireless, species-betraying, rear-guard action on climate change denial, and as whelping box for the next generation of morally bankrupt wingnut killbots like Box Turtle Ben Domenech, but it's pretty uniformly loathsome at everything it does

You know, once upon a time in America any sensible person would have moved to a different car on the El to get away from the obviously unnhinged ravings of goobers like Ms. Mull.

Now they're gearing up to take over the Department of Education

There's probably a lesson in there somewhere.

8 comments:

Davis Statton said...

"Government" schools is the tell, a Frank Luntz term. She should be happy that the incoming Secretary of Education is a religious nut who wants to eliminate public education. For-profit private schools run by Wackford Squeers.

dinthebeast said...

Apparently Betsy's brother is wriggling around under some of Trump's rocks also:

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

-Doug in Oakland

trgahan said...

As you point out in other posts, the thing is it really isn't what Ms. Mull said or the size of the megaphone her employer gives her....it is the 10's of millions of people simultaneously changing their personal memories to fit this bullshit interpretation of events.

It is 10's of millions of Americans who took every last drop of our Government's post-WWII/Cold War investment in this country (including public education from Kindergarten through the university system) only to insist it all be destroyed the instant the "Whites Only" label got removed.

Unknown said...

I went to New Trier, back in the late Cretaceous period. It's an excellent public school, what with all the preposterous wealth serving as its tax base.

When I went there, the student body was so racially enlightened that "we" started a chant, in the state semifinal basketball game against Peoria Manual (the team was all African American) down 20 points or so, that went like this: "five ten fifteen bucks. We own the company, you drive the trucks."

So tell me again, wingnut dipshit, how New Trier is above needing a little extra time to understand racism and its history.

June Butler said...

"Once upon a time in America..."

I tried to guess before I read on. Brooks? Cokie and Steve? Alas, I was wrong. I don't know Ms Mull, but apparently I haven't missed much. DG, thanks for doing what you do, so we don't have to.

Frank McCormick said...

Yes, New Trier, that hotbed of left wing radicalism. [end sarcasm]

I'm going to need a neck brace soon due to all the head shaking I'm doing, JUST READING THE HEADLINES!

judeseamus said...

Squeers got his ass beat and had every bit of it coming to him.

banker puppy said...

I went to New Trier during the Nixon era. Back then we had all-day mandatory attendance seminars on sexually transmitted diseases. [This was pre-AIDS, mind you.] zzzzzzzz

In the mid-1990s (Unknown's time at NT, see above) the school had a small white supremacist clique that would occasionally get in trouble for passing out hate literature or scrawling swastikas on synagogues. One went on a 3-day shooting rampage in 1999, targeting non-whites/non-Christians --2 dead, 10 injured. The school doesn't want that to happen again.