A cult of personality arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships and Stalinist governments. A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship, except that it is created specifically for political leaders. -- Wikipedia.
In 1930's Germany, the new socialist government of Adolf Hitler (NAZI National Socialist Workers' Party) began indoctrinating children in the quasi-military organization, the Hitler Youth, to inform on their parents should they overhear discussions subversive to the policies of the Leader. -- Bart Willruth, "Citizen Informants," at American Thinker, 5 August 2009.
These people have absolutely no concept of what it is about themselves that scares the crap out of traditional Americans. Absolutely none. Either that, or in their arrogance they don't care, or are too stupid to see the unintended consequences.
All of the above?
How else to explain this?
Obama is going to speak to our children who are enrolled in government-run schools, directly and over our heads on 8 September. The link above is the "PreK-6 Menu of Classroom activities" of "President Obama's Address to Students Across America." No president has ever been so full of himself, or so dismissive of parental authority, to try something like this.
"Every girl belongs to us" -- League of German Maidens poster
As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful. Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes. Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate. As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:
What is the President trying to tell me?
What is the President asking me to do?
What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?
Oh, yeah. Home schooling ought to get a BIG boost out of this.
Folks are already concerned about the unadulterated collectivist propaganda crap that passes for education which is poured into our kids ears every day at these indoctrination centers. Now Obama wants to reinforce that with what can only be perceived as an attempt to create a cult of personality in little kids' heads?
"They're coming for our children and will turn them against us like the Hitler Youth," used to be considered paranoia unsupported by facts.
Good job, Obamanoids. Great plan: Further scare the crap out of people who are already pissed off and uneasy.
Of course if you want to come to DC the following Saturday on 12 September, and join us in telling Obama what he can do with his cult of personality, you'll have plenty of company.
See you there.