Alinsky – Recommended Reading by the National Education Association
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First, from the site,
“Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.”
“He will fight conservatives whether they are business or labor leaders.”
At the very least, this quote should concern you regardless of your political views, because it pushes a specific political agenda. This is wholly inappropriate for teacher and student alike. All viewpoints should be given consideration in any free exchange of ideas. We certainly should not be encouraging anyone to be a Liberal radical and break the necks of Conservatives, although this does echo some of the posturing currently coming out of this White House.
The page also says,
“The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests, which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people.”
Is inspiring violence in the name of one’s political views really, what teacher and/or student should be studying?
“That is the reason why Radicals, although frequently embarking upon revolutions, have rarely resorted to personal terrorism.”
The word “rarely” should frighten any sensible person.
The page ends with,
“Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize”
Again, I have to ask you is this what you want either your child or your child’s teacher reading? Is it appropriate or is it in fact seditious? You make the call. I know where I stand.
Michelle Malkin offered this entry entitled, “What’s on your teacher’s reading list?”
FoxNation offered this entry, “Alinsky on NEA’s recommended reading list”.
A google search for “nea Alinsky” will turn up quite a few more.