Friday, March 03, 2006

Heeeeeere’s Jay!

By now many readers have probably read or heard about the Colorado high school geography teacher, Jay Bennish, caught using his position to proselytize for Marxism. That there is an uproar over this incident is indicative of how obtuse Americans, especially parents, are regarding the leftist/liberal propaganda machine that public education has become.

However, what I found most interesting about Bennish’s ‘lecture’ was its tone; it was a harangue (a recording is here). It reminded me of the scene in the movie The Shining where Jack Torrence (played by Jack Nicholson) comes after his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) with an axe.

Even five years into it, Mr. Bannish has yet to learn that subtlety is the grease needed to deliver propaganda well. Which is probably why Sean Allen, a high school sophomore, saw right through the teacher.
Diatribe on Bush taped; teacher placed on leave

AURORA, Colo. -- By many accounts, teacher Jay Bennish was notorious for veering off topic to blast President Bush, capitalism and U.S. foreign policy during his social-studies classes here at Overland High School.

Then Sean Allen got an MP3 player for Christmas.

This week, Mr. Bennish was placed on administrative leave pending a school-district investigation after 16-year-old Sean recorded a lecture during his sophomore geography class in which the teacher compared Mr. Bush to Adolf Hitler.

During the 20-minute recording, Mr. Bennish said there were "eerie similarities" between "things that Adolf Hitler used to say" and Mr. Bush's statements during his Jan. 31 State of the Union address.

Mr. Bennish also said that capitalism was "at odds with human rights," and that the United States was "probably the most violent nation on planet Earth."

Jeff Allen, Sean's father, said his son would often complain about his teacher's left-wing rants, but Mr. Allen assumed he was exaggerating -- until he heard Mr. Bennish on the recording.

"I had no idea he was this nuts," said Mr. Allen…


Blogger jazzycat said...

The cat is out of the bag on the manipulation and brain washing that is going on in our schools. Thanks for your pointing out the anti-american comments as well.

3/03/2006 9:07 PM  

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