Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our Up and Coming Leaders?


Apparently, Princess Dragon Snack's peers have been busy.  Unbeknownst to me, state educated 8 year olds are consumed with the inequality of mankind.  Where have I gone wrong?  Princess Dragon Snack is too engrossed with blending her sounds and choosing between braids and pig tails to be focused on composing socially conscious lyrics for a school program.  Poor home schooled kid!

According to the school administration, the children write their own lyrics, which the school does not censor.  So, if this song is an accurate portrayal, this is what the average American 8 year old is thinking....


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


And to think that I thought our 8 year olds should be thinking about how many dolly's they should invite to their tea party!

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24 comments:

  1. And third graders wrote this all by themselves. Sure, what else you got.....?:)

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  2. if third graders wrote this, I have some nice ocean view property for sale in OK. And a nice bridge.

    when I was in third grade, we were being pushed to learn long division and my teacher was a plant person, so I got my first aloe vera plant! THAT was my biggest stress....

    I'm so feelin' old right now

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  3. I cant evan remember third grade. I do remember some really good rock bands in 1979 when I was in sixth grade. I also remember the Iran hostage crisis and Ronald Reagon beating the pants off of Jimmy Carter. I also remember Disco (I did not like it then either) and I remember being told if you want to be rich, you have to work really hard and be smart.

    I "Do Not" have any memories of being directed by my teachers to choose any social or political stance whatsoever.

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  4. Like Kellie said, my biggest concern in third grade was learning long division, plus not doing anything in gym class that would make my dress fly up & show my panties. I certainly didn't understand anything about current events.

    My youngest daughter was just a few days from turning 9 when 9/11 happened, and she certainly didn't comprehend much of what was going on, even though we tried explaining it. I don't believe for one second that a bunch of 8-year-olds understand the Occupy movement or have any opinion about it other than what their teachers push onto them!

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  5. BT, Kellie, CC... you are sooo right! I don't know any 8 year olds today who give two hoots about economic inequality! The ones that I know are interested in who won what game of the week or what's the latest video game that is out! Inequality of mankind... give me a break!

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  6. I know kids in third grade right now who could be writing this. However this raises all kinds of alarm that third graders are essentially being "trained" to be socially conscious in a manner not agreeable to all of us, most likely with a liberal spin. I agree that they should be worried about which toy they want to play with next, and not the fate of the world.

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  7. This breaks my heart! Why should any 8 year old be thinking about such grown up issues!? My kids are in public school but I am very involved and know what is going on. Some times it consumes me. But that is alright, I have to watch over what the Lord has entrusted to my care! I pray every day for this lost and dying world!

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  8. If you are a realistic parent, you KNOW what elements of IN THE worldly skills and resources you must teach to your children, for survival. I have found that just by the inclusion of covering the daily basic needs of survival in this world, for our bodies, and for our souls, that children do become much WISER and develop observational and associative skills at a much earlier age.
    That is IF parents DO NOT discourage or ignore the questions asked, and actually reciprocate by answering the child's questions honestly, then yes, the children are allowed to develop LOGIC in thought, and not just accept programming!

    Every child is different in their capacity for asking associative questions related to their knowledge base and other important factors, like nutrition, genetic presence of illnesses, and most important, IF their basic needs of life are met first.

    It is the parents responsibility, to not only allow that growth of logic, but to "feed" the logic opportunities of information.

    The end result is based upon what we have had present available in our behavioral and physical environment, our course "material" presented of instruction, and in the inclusion of the child in routine practices we undertake in our households. These are the building blocks for our up and coming leaders.

    Now, considering these elements above, how can a child develop into their "own" self, if they are being spoon fed a non-God based, governmental approved curriculum for 8 hours plus, (don't forget the social play ground activities) of every school day, for 13 years of their young non-logical filled developing lives?

    You end up with a young adult that is a governmental template!

    That child will not be that of God's world, but that of a In This World, social machine.

    Parents, Teach your children well!

    notutopia

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  9. If it is not apparent to us all, that our kids are being "brainwashed", then we stand no chance. Wouldn't it be more productive for our country if school administrators concentrated on teaching our children how to be critical thinkers? How to honor themselves and their country with hard work, compassion for others, and the desire and drive to make something of themselves? Instead, they dumbed down, are taught to be robots, and to respond to the signals given by their superiors. It is up to parents to be responsible for the education of their children. We cannot afford to be fooled by our current educational system!

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  10. Most amazing is how stupid these 'intellectual' socialists think we are. They assume we all just fell off the turnip truck. Oh just wait until their lights goes out. Montana Guy

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  11. Pretty deep for an 8 yo... sounds like the adults held the pencil.

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  12. Amen to all who said that children are being spoon fed the socialist lies and made into little robots. Ten years ago I picked up a bunch of boys for a swimming birthday party and they began talking about getting something to eat at the pool. One of them said "Better check the carbs, I don't want to eat it if it has carbs in it, they're bad for you." What eleven year old boy is worried about carbs???? These same boys wouldn't walk two blocks to our house because they were worried about being kidnapped. IN PROVO, UT. Give me a break. I made our boys walk or ride their bikes all over the place. Parents who let the schools and news media do all the teaching are producing a totally lost generation. Thanks be to God for all who diligently educate theirs at home. The guiding principle of our homeschool was to teach the truth, not the socialist agenda of the colleges of education. Part of the Marxist doctrine is to gain control over education so as to have control over the children and raise them to believe in the revolution. Seems we are ripe for destruction. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I like your blog and posted the URL and this comment to my Facebook.

    Interesting reading. I'm a fan of this blog although we have markedly different faiths and I agree with much of the secular content. Making an eight year old concerned about global inequality, which has always existed and will always exist, is not only to strong a theme to introduce to a still forming Mind, but is also highly distracting from the more important foundational subjects like math reading comprehension and science.

    Of course, public schools do not educate, they indoctrinate. They do not liberate, but imprison. They destroy logical process with their own conceits, such as purposefully confusing equality of opportunity with equality of outcome. Want to know why there's a two party system? Public schools. Want to know why Johnny can't read? Because his teachers think socialization is more important than critical thought. I'm in favor of home schooling because it liberates the future from the State.

    Home schooling is a weapon more powerful and with more effect than any firearm.

    http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com/

    Mark O'Ryan

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  14. I got 3 words in response: END TEACHERS' UNIONS.

    NoCal Gal

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  15. If this is true, 8 year olds have changed considerably. From what I remember, we were learning long division and multiplication tables. Riding bikes(and having a cool bike)with friends, setting up a awesome hot wheel track(and having Cool Hot Wheels- Matchbox cars were lame)and racing hot wheels were major activities. I could have cared less about politics, social woes,trans fats or anything like that.
    Of course, there was tree climbing, fort building, turning over rocks to see what was under them, rubber band airplanes, Thunderbird planes(remember those?),catching bugs,racing bikes,frisbees,G.I. Joe and Action Jackson,going fishing on weekends,and seeing how far a Mr. Quarterback launcher would fling a Coke bottle..that's what I remember about being 8 years old..

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  16. Right out of the Marxist/fascist playbook. This is exactly how the Russian revolution became the communist nightmare. This is exactly what the Nazi's used to sway the German people to their side.

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  17. You shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. No 3rd grader (or group of 3rd graders) wrote that song. I have an 8 year old stepson in third grade (in public school, oh the horror) and there's no way he could comprehend issues like that.

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  18. Bwaa-haaa-haaaa! As Building a Better Life said, I can see a 3rd grader here and there understand what's being complained about. And then it depends on what the parents have been teaching them. But no way a third grade class came up with that.

    My daughter was a 7 year old 3rd grader when she explained dollar devaluation & rising prices to her teacher, but she's the exception. (Happened during a Q&A about the 2008 election that was coming up) But she would definitely be telling me immediately if something like this was being pushed.

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  19. Bravo, Becbeq! Both you and your daughter deserve serious recognition for that much savvy.

    It's so important to keep a running conversation with our schoolchildren, so they'll tell us when the teachers are crossing the line. Oh,the stories I've heard,just by being available to listen.

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  20. i think that there are some teachers and some parents who have a whole lotta 'splaining to do..this is not the work of an eight or nine year old in the third grade of a public school. not even in a talented/gifted class. when my son was in the middle school he had a teacher who was trying to teach her students to "rap" in order to learn some menial subject they were teaching that year...let me tell you, i wanted to wash my kids mouth out with soap, until i finally figured out what it was that he was rapping...then, i wanted to slap the teacher silly for what she was doing...

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  21. This is more of the Progressive Liberal Marxist Communist brainwashing going on in the Public School System. The children did not write this song without Progressive Liberal teachers and parents putting words and ideas in their heads.

    I see my adult children struggle as they try to teach in the Public School System. It is a frustrating vocation for anyone with Christian values, as the "federal manifesto," is so perverted. I am a Home School advocate, so I HIGHLY suggest that anyone who can Home School their children.

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  22. I'm presently living in the inner city (Twin Cities), and volunteer my time on the Parks & Recreation Commission. As one of my duties, I occasionally get tasked with interviewing and taking public community surveys of the people who are actually USING our parks.

    By FAR one of our most popular park amenities is our Skateboarding Park which we installed due to high demand among kids 7 to 18... While out on site at the skate park my interviews of local teens was SHOCKING to say the least!

    One was a 3rd grade kid who was given a skateboard by his mom (alcoholic), and he just sits around & skates because the park is 6 blocks from home, and he can stay & hide at the park until closing time under the nice shelter building we erected. When I asked why he hides at the park, he replied it was because his mom's boyfriend gets violent when he's on Crank (Meth), sometimes punches him, and usually threatens him until he passes out...

    He had quite a few liberal views, as did his older brother (12 / 6th grade), whose vocabularies were equally shocking. His older brother had numerous cigarette burns on his wrists - any guess where he got them?

    One of their 16 year old acquaintances at the skate park said he likes to skate there because it keeps him away from his Dad who shoots up heroine. He (THE TEEN) had already gone through REHAB and learned the only way to stay clean was to steer clear of drug users - but what if those users & pushers are your legal guardians?

    Those of you who DOUBT that such lyrics could come from an 8 year old - keep your heads buried in the sand. I've seen worse in my inner city.

    -Mathew

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  23. I've seen "spectacular" work by "third graders" that were clearly done by the parent-for example how pristine the neighborhood project came out for the kid whose mom happened to be a city planner and how amazing an art work when the mom was a painter but neither kid had talent nor did they have the desire to do the hard work. Their parents just wanted others to think highly of that kid. That is the real thing that is wrong with public schools. Every parent thinks their kid is a genius and some have to face disappointment so they fake the talent or gift because it means so much to them. This is one such example. Even a gifted child couldn't of come up with that so I think somebody's dad or mom happens to be a rapper.
    I don't agree with how bad public schools are. They are pretty bad of course but parents are ultimately responsible and that is the real problem. My kids survived intact, head of the class, think for themselves and are top of their university classes too. And they fit into the system when they need to. That is where your leaders are-the rest are just cannon fodder and factory fuel.

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  24. Happines is not having what you want.
    Happines is wanting what you have.

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