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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am

Recently, it has come to my attention that new curriculum loaded with communism is being introduced and forced upon our schools. Some teachers are objecting and are being warned they may lose their jobs if they make too many ripples by exposing it.

This is what Hitler did in Nazi Germany. We need to realize what devastation and ruin it brought to Germany. It is called "National Socialism." Now, those who have infiltrated our society and are promoting it are after the minds and the hearts of our children. If you are concerned, keep your eyes and ears open, and counteract it in your home.

Some 75 years ago, my dad began to caution us about Saul Alinsky and the communism he promoted. I ran into it as a freshman in Berkeley some 70 years ago.

Do you remember the 60 million that Joseph Stalin killed? Do you remember your history of what Hitler did to the Jews and many Christians in the death camps in Germany? That same curriculum that they taught is now being introduced full-force in our public schools to dumb down our kids. It is insidious and deadly, and is being promoted by the present administration in power.

We need to understand that atheism is part of communism; choosing not to believe there is a God Almighty. Prayer was removed from our schools by atheist Madalyn O'Hair because she was able to deceive a stacked Supreme Court. Now they are after the crosses on our hillsides, to remove them. These people are God-haters.

We must pray for and love them, as hard as it is. Their ideas are wrong for a peaceful America.

Well, I do remember Pearl Harbor, and I sure can't forget 9/11. America, we've been warned. Wake up; there is hope. Trust in God.

Audrey Boyd

Lodi

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58 comments:

  • Brian Dockter posted at 7:49 am on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Stan wrote:

    ... A belief in God is the foundation for defining freedom. The idea being the "free people" -- endowed by their creator -- are above those who would seek to rule them.

    -A very good point Stan. When humans came to realize there must be something more to life that just birth and death this freed them from the bondage of an only only one time existence on Earth. No one really knows what awaits us after we shed our material bodies after death. But one thing is for sure. We do have a soul and it does go somewhere. Atheists keep on advancing this notion there is no soul. To each his own.

     
  • stan taves posted at 9:33 am on Thu, Feb 7, 2013.

    Stan Taves Posts: 311

    Good one Brian. Check-out chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/reports and you will see how required US history at two Texas universities ignores traditional curriculum in favor of "race, class, and gender" studies. Clearly indoctrination is alive and well at University of Texas. To what end? not sure, but if you can make America unjust then you make the case that Texans -- the strongest advocates of states rights -- unjust, also.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:17 am on Thu, Feb 7, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Andrew,

    No problem.In reference to the article stating kids were being punished for pointing their fingers like guns. Incidently, I remember standing in line in 4th grade waiting to go to class
    at Needham in the 70's and listening to another kid talk about his knowledge of guns.
    The other kids and the teacher thought nothing of it. How about that, the kid knew a lot about guns. He told us his Dad had a lot of guns and he was a hunter. How about that.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:31 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2987

    Do you think those who live on Planet PopTart will refer to CSCOPE as a "conspiracy theory"...[lol]

    much appreciated Brian... [thumbup]

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:12 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    http://www.infowars.com/6th-graders-asked-to-design-communist-flag/

    Curriculum used in 70 per cent of schools districts in Texas labeled “mind control”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    February 6, 2013

    6th graders are being asked to design new flags for communist countries in school districts across Texas as part of a curriculum critics have decried as “mind control” intended to make children sympathize with socialist ideals.


    Creators of CSCOPE, an electronic curriculum management system used in over 70 per cent of school districts in Texas, were confronted by witnesses and members of the Senate Education Committee during a hearing last week in Austin, who complained that the material included in the program was “anti-Christian at best and openly socialist at worst.”

    One lesson plan involved students being set the task of designing symbols for communist flags. The plan, “showed different countries’ flags and instructed students to “notice that socialist and communist countries use symbolism on their flags.” It went on to ask students what symbols they would use if they were to create a flag for a new socialist country.”

    Senator Larry Taylor questioned whether the lesson was intended to influence children into, “sympathizing with those types of countries.”

    Other lesson plans, which are included to ensure teachers, “adhere to complicated state curriculum requirements,” portrayed participants in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists while promoting pro-Islamic ideals.

    “Committee Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, called it “a mess.” One witness compared the system to “mind control,” and an algebra teacher wept as he described quitting because he felt he was “aiding and abetting a crime” by using CSCOPE in his classroom,” reports the Associated Press.

    While children are being encouraged to explore socialist ideals, they are being punished for activities as American as mom and apple pie - such as an incident in Maryland where two 6-year-olds were suspended for pointing their fingers into gun shapes while playing “cops and robbers” with each other.

    Innumerable other similar incidents over the last two months where children have been targeted for playing with toy guns, or even imaginary weapons, have begun to characterize American schools as breeding grounds for hysteria, where basic constitutional ideas like the second amendment are treated with absolute disdain.

    Over the years, there have also been several incidents of children being suspended for “patriotic” drawings, such as pictures of a US Marine firing a weapon.

    A 7-year-old boy attending a Madison City School was suspended in December for drawing images of guns and having an “extensive knowledge of firearms.” The boy’s father is a firearms instructor.

    A student in Florence, Arizona was also suspended recently for having a picture of a gun as his desktop screensaver.

    As Mac Slavo points out, “Fundamental bedrock American principles protected under the US Constitution, such as the right to bear arms, are vilified by our government sponsored education system. Yet, promoting Communism, a system responsible for the democide of hundreds of millions of people over the last century (ironically, by way of the gun) is perfectly acceptable.”

    *********************

    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.
    th Graders Asked to Design “Communist” Flag

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:08 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    The letter itself should not create any dislike for her. But Bobin and Co. can find fault in anything.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:06 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    I haven't seen or talked to Audrey Boyd in at least 30 years. I recall her as a pleasant and friendly lady. I first met her at a friends house in the 70's. She frequently came by and visited his Mom. Until she wrote this letter I would have thought it impossible for someone to dislike her. Bobin and Co. proved me wrong.

     
  • stan taves posted at 8:47 am on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Stan Taves Posts: 311

    I shouldn't even bother; you'll never get it -- oh well... A belief in God is the foundation for defining freedom. The idea being the "free people" -- endowed by their creator -- are above those who would seek to rule them. It can't be helped, however, that leadership and public service are, and will forever be, at odds with each other. It takes an informed electorate to keep politicians in check. Are the pseudo-intellectuals and bureaucrats motivated by a lust for power? Of course they are. These people have no desire to compete in the real world; and that is why they tell lies, and write laws, designed to take from those actually produce wealth. Their jealousy for those who produce is without end. The good news is that these people can be stopped; and that is because liars can only hold on to their delusion for a limited period of time. Their time is almost over -- believe it!

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:06 am on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2987

    Ms. Boyd is absolutely correct. "New curriculum loaded with communism IS being introduced and forced upon our schools."

    http://www.infowars.com/6th-graders-asked-to-design-communist-flag/

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 9:05 pm on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Brian: Good point on the UN...who's on the counsel for women's rights? NOW?
    Ms collateral damage bobin? Some clout our billions have gotten US. .....Ms Boyd says communism is not good for America...are the bozos here saying that it is? Maybe they just think it is a good example of how the US shouldn't be?? Ms Boyd is 88 and can still ask an intelligent question , make a coherent comment or position statement and express her beliefs quite well...she should be applauded not attacked. The JBS (of which I know little) is just a bunch of people with a position/opinion..the same as many here...including me. Ms Boyd believes in a God...so do I... If not God...Why not God?,,,atheists don't... should the military draft return I think their conscience might get the better of them. Thank you Ms Boyd for your letter and the life you put into it.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 4:52 pm on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Kevin, the letters during the Bush years were pretty much the same pathetic hate filled rants we see today they were just targeted at anyone who had the gall to question the antics of the Bush Gang.

    Jerome Kinderman used to lead the charge. The LNS published so many of his letters that he spawned a long running parody that eventually forced him into retirement.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:57 am on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    I count 21 letters published by LNS from Jerry Osgood in the past year.

    Each one more angry than the preceeding letter.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:19 am on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Kevin: I didn't think it was an attack. Just a good question. A question that can't have an informed answer, unless I worked at LNS. Which I don't.

    That's funny....the same thirty always post. Same here (not 30) and almost every post can be predicted. I recall very few letters against W.Bush being published. I know it's popular lore around here that all the Bush haters were constantly in the news and the news only covered them, blah, blah, blah (some actually said "blah, blah, blah").
    I just don't recall them.

    I do recall all the anti-Obama letters. Most of them started as anti-Clinton letters, they just changed the name. You know Clilnton, the president who got families around America talking about sex at the dinner table? Or at least that's what the Clinton haters wanted everyone to believe. I think they just were looking for soft porn and this was their excuse.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 3:56 am on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Ms. Bobin wrote:

    Also, if you follow her timeline, she is at LEAST 88 years old and would not be any expert on "feminism."

    -Then you must not have a single bit of knowledge about Ms. Boyd, Ms. Bobin. The statement above has to be one of the most naive and ill-informed I have ever heard.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 3:31 am on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Chuckle,

    Given the fact the JBS has demanded we get out of the largest organization of America haters, that being the United nations. Mr. Schmidt's assessment above falls flat on it's face.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 2:57 am on Tue, Feb 5, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    I'm talking recent history. Within the last 50-75 years. Now, lets talk about your knowledge of recent history. Do you have something to contribute or are you going to spout out the atrocities committed by Radical Christians centuries ago so you can make your case Radical Christians are lurking in the sahdows? Are you certain they will rear their ugly heads not unlike Radical Muslims and we should be concerned?

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:15 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1906

    I didn't mean it as an attack.

    I wasn't around on the LNS when Bush was president but I suspect there weren't a lot of supprt for him at the time either. I know that was almost all I saw in the paper up where I was at, how horrible Bush was. And that was a conservative part of Oregon. People write letters when they are passionate about something. Anger/frustration makes them really passionate. And since it is the SAME letters from the same people (seems that way anyways, I suspect it is the same as with a facebook community. I run a Gearhead group with nearly 900 members, the same 30 comment on any regular basis. That is about standard. Most people are unwilling to put a belief to paper for others to ridicule.

    I don't know if the LNS throws letters out, I suspect they publish what they get wishing MORE people wrote in so they could enforce the one letter a month policy more strickly.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 9:59 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Educated? Doesn't sound like it. Authoritative? Sounds like insecurities. Experienced...resume please
    Teeth...nope.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:15 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Kevin: I'm not trying to be a smart aleck here, but can you prove they don't? That's like trying to prove the air force doesn't have a flying saucer somewhere. Don't you find it odd that almost 100% of the letters sound like they come from snaggle toothed hillbillys? And several times a month, the same people write in to claim President Obama is a socialist, is a progressive, is a communist, his real name is Barry Soltero, he was born in Keyna, he's a Muslim, he had communists living at his house, he may have brushed up against a communist while getting coffee at Starbucks, and on and on and on and on. Either we are totally populated by ignorant hill people or those of us who are educated just don't bother to write in.

    On the other hand, if the LNS did throw letters away, it would answer a lot of questions.......

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 2:09 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Mr M: The only ones who need to be thanked are your parents.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 1:33 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1906

    Mike, do you have any evidence that the LNS throws letters out?

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 1:19 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Steve: It's not just the birchers that hate America. Look at all the letters (almost litterally all the letters) the LNS chooses to publish, most of which contain complaints about or of President Obama. You think the LNS would at least try and balance it (if they were responsible) but they are too busy silencing dissenting views on this boards and filing letters that don't contain hatefull language to and about at least half the citizens in the US.

     
  • robert maurer posted at 12:44 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 442

    Thank you, Mr.Maple, for expanding my thoughts. I agree about the parenting of today. When I grew up, I idolized my parents because they worked hard, instilled self-reliance,and sacrificed their own wants and sometimes personal needs in order to give my sisters and I the discipline,self discipline and tools to become productive citizens with righteous morals and values.Now, just as I was growing up, I see life devaluing day by day because of irresponsible parents and whatever societal illnesses they pass on. I can only guess that ego stands for Easing God Out.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 12:29 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    I don't think anyone hates America more than the members of the John Birch Society.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 12:12 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    mr bobcat: You can't blame the kids for the world they were born into and must survive in. The blame lays squarely on the parent who neglects, abuses and uses the child to their advantage. Our fathers used us but they also taught us the value of work and ethics. Today many of the new parents use the child to obtain free stuff and let the public programs (not the village) raise their children . Schools, sports, after school programs and many other social programs are turned into baby-sitting services so the parents can do what THEY want. I coached for over 35 year (sports and mentoring) and served 14 years on school boards.... that was the case then (or slowly became the case) and is certainly the case now.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 12:01 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    msb: God is known by many names in many scoieties. Of course when you don't believe in a beginning then you have no God. Do you suppose every language uses the same alphabet?
    Try answering a question sometime...let us judge your intelligence like you do everyone else's. Come up with an original thought. Unless you don't have any, if not, go the 5 and Dime and buy some intelligence...please!

    As far as Ms Boyd, she has a right to her opinion and a right to express them. Here is a question for you...how do you know that she didn't fight to obtain equal rights or feminism...she may very well know her opposition better than they. Are you mad because you perceive she won? Again...If not God...Why not God? Or are you afraid to answer?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:07 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Ingram: I doubt very much that Audrey Boyd is going to answer your questions. She only copies and pastes information she receives from her cult organization. Her writing is not original, but rather a repetition of nonsense she thinks everyone in the Lodi area should be aware.

    Also, if you follow her timeline, she is at LEAST 88 years old and would not be any expert on "feminism."

    To your question - I doubt very much that so-called "feminists" can do anything to prevent "woman to be portrayed in the most base and demeaning manner," let alone "allow" it. This has nothing what-so-ever to do with "feminism."

    Best answer - SEX SELLS and women looking to make plenty of money are happy to debase themselves for it and men are happy to pay for it.

    Same old story - as old as the Bible.

    Curious - what is the story behind "Bobcatbob?" (the name, that is)

     
  • robert maurer posted at 11:02 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 442

    Well said,Bobcat.The thing that worries me is america haters getting government positions and stealing our constitutional rights one at a time until we have no recourse to oppose these people

     
  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 10:14 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    I have listened to the speech by Irans President and He does not say. the Holocaust never happened as in 'no jew was ever murdered by a nazi ' in the context of his speech he accurately points out that far more than 6 million people from Eastern Europe were murdered, You point out 60 million murdered by Stalin and I have read statistic that claim 12 million American Indians we killed due to direct or indirect action of Northern Europeans. There fore the Jews were not the only group slaughtered, they just own most of the media outlets, if You get my drift.....

     
  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 9:41 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    Audrey, since I truly belief discussing religion usually does nothing except bring out the stupidity in ALL of us, I shall refrain.
    I agree the majority of today's Youth seem stupid when compared to the graduating class of '64. I believe it has at least 50% to do with what is considered 'Entertainment'. and who the 'heros' are, in my book thugs and 'ho's do not make good role models.

    Personally I believe females are smarter than males so I ask You, Why do the feminist of the world allow woman to be portrayed in the most base and demeaning manner as portrayed in the majority of Video targeting our Youth ? ....and do You have any solutions of what we can do to mitigate this assault.

    PS Dang, I sure get wordy when I'm eating my morning oatmeal.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:25 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I suppose that Mr. Maple should be able to answer this question since in the comment below he states he believes in a "Supreme Being," NOT God.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:24 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Docktor wrote: "Other than Islam ( it's really a cult) I can't think of any other religion where millions have been slaughtered in the name of it."

    Then you must not have a single bit of knowledge about history, Mr. Docktor. The statement above has to be one of the most naive and ill-informed I have ever heard.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 10:45 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    I have asked before:
    If not God...
    Why not God?

    Atheists want something removed from someone else's world as though it was harmful like cigarettes or drugs. They offer nothing in return to fill that space. The SCOTUS told all of the courts to not display the 10 Commandments yet, they DO. Hedging their bets I guess.
    I would venture to guess that God has done a lot more good for this world than bad...just look in a mirror.
    So...If not God...Why not God?
    Oh yes...the wars argument...most have been fought over: Land, oil, gold, water, land, oil, gold, greed, greed...Religion was the cover story...Has anyone heard from one of the Benghazi survivors? Text? Tweet? E-mail? Phone call? Newspaper? No? Hmmmm...

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 9:40 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Long before Christianity set foot on these lands the Native Peoples believed in a Supreme Being...he was known by many names...like he is today...worldwide. The Chinese believed for centuries, before Jesus, in a God or Gods. In fact when man began to think he began his quest to find his beginnings and a First Father and First Mother...asking ;where did we come from?

    As in any court or tribunal or classroom...the preponderance of evidence is what we use to render judgement on. I believe the preponderance of evidence is on the side of God or in my case a Supreme Being.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 3:04 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Todd,

    I don't see anywhere in her letter where if one is an Atheist they hate America. Nor does her letter say in any shape or form all Communists hate America. Much like Obama, I believe atheists and communists want to transform America into something where there is no longer the need for separation of church and state. Unlike how I believe atheists and communists want to transorm it, I'm not too sure how Obama will transform it given he appears to be a Christian. However, I haven't ruled out he could lean towards an Islamic state. But time is not on his side. 4 years is not enough.

     
  • Todd Cronin posted at 12:40 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 106

    Brian,
    I suppose there are one or two that do but for the most
    part they just hate America. And besides, how can one hate
    something that DOES NOT exist.
    That is why audrey's letter is so funny, she makes the assumption
    that if one hates god then one hates America.
    She assumes (wrongly I might add)that if one is an Atheist
    then one is anti American.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 11:50 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    So Todd,

    Are you saying there aren't God haters out there who have ideas that would compromise the peace AND freedom in America?

     
  • Todd Cronin posted at 11:45 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 106

    Thanks for the LAUGH audrey.
    I particularly Enjoyed the part about
    the god haters and the "Their ideas are
    wrong for a peaceful America" bit.
    Again audrey, THANK YOU!![[beam][beam]

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:33 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Ms. Bobin wrote:

    Ms. Boyd's letter serves to warn that weak minds are susceptible to weak arguements and assertions that have no merit.

    -Sounds not much different than the propaganda the President of Iran spews about how the holocaust never occurred all the while preparing to orchestrate the NEXT holocaust. I'll have to defer to Ms. Boyd's philosophy that nothing is impossible and remain vigiliant the U.S. is not immune to such atrocities.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:24 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Mike,

    Can you give us an example where Communism has taken God out of the equation
    and NOT become the God as a result?

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:20 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Ah,

    The usual demagoging. Perhaps Mr. Adams would have been more accepting had Ms. Boyd written a letter about how Communism and Atheism are good for America.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 9:54 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Maybe the LNS censor board could establish an office to review all information and publishing (No TV or radio or internet) only news on who's cow has gas or how someone saw a bunny chasing a puffball (a sign of an early winter or a sign of a bunny chasing a puffball) along with informative stories on how bad everything is outside "The Village".

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 9:50 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Perhaps the LNS could have titled this "Another Boogie Man" or taken the high road and fooled us all into thinking the concern addressed in this latest LNS entry of "only printing every single letter from every single fringe group while tossing legitimate mainstream topics" and titled it "The Red Tide is Still Out There: Be Vigilant" or something stupid like that. That way those of us not consumed with fear of all the things in the world would know we're in for a treat.

    Have all the birchers and fringe dwellers every thought of starting a little village somewhere (like Idaho) where they can control everything that comes into their little hamlet? Put up some big walls, pretend it's 1820 or 1640 or some other "happier" time in America where they only had to worry about placating, tricking, or wiping out the indigenous population, possibly drowning, stoning, or hanging young girls because they got a pimple and eveyone (back when) knew pimples were just the devil trying to get out?

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 9:10 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    History has proven over and over again when Communism becomes the absolute power and thus takes God out of the equation, the government becomes the God. Hiprocracy at it's finest.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:54 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Ms. Bobin wrote:

    I'm sure there are a few rogues out there, but to portray every single college professor as a communist is just plain ridiculous.

    -I don't see anywhere in the letter where Ms. Boyd suggests every single college professor is a communist. Nor does she suggest every single college professor should be a born again Christian. But far be it from me to keep Ms. Bobin from advancing the latter notion that there is a threat from people like Ms. Boyd who are, undoubtedly in Ms. Bobin's eyes, advocates of a theocracy in American colleges.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:44 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2814

    Thanks for the good letter Ms. Boyd. Frankly, I find it sad that there are those here who would see humor in your letter. Their snide remarks are childish. They fail to see the significance in your letter. History has shown that when a government or a people become so powerful that God is no longer welcome bad things happen. Not that bad things haven't happened in the name of religion. Other than Islam ( it's really a cult) I can't think of any other religion where millions have been slaughtered in the name of it.

     
  • Andy Crowder posted at 7:54 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    I have no way to know if these things that you've posted about are true, but I have had experiences of my own where the LNS was contacted by family members to report serious wrongdoing by the school district, issues at Lodi Memorial and trouble at City Hall. Two of these incidents were never reported by LNS, although one of them was latter reported by both the Record and the San Francisco Chronicle, forcing LNS to add their weak little mention. I agree with you that they are derelict in keeping the public informed.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:23 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Most college professors are too busy doing their JOB of teaching and hopefully publishing in their area of academia due to the mantra of "publish or perish" to be concerned with the rabble rousing everyone suspects of them.

    I'm sure there are a few rogues out there, but to portray every single college professor as a communist is just plain ridiculous.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 11:30 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Kevin, I certainly would never suggest that the LNS censor the drool bucket but you have to admit that, from a purely objective point of view, letters like this one are not good for local property values.

    With the daily parade of atrocities like the one currently unfolding in Alabama, what person in their right mind would want to take the chance that they might end up living next to a Bircher?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:01 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    You mean this ISN'T the humor section?

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 10:38 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Humor aside, this letter is rife with irony given the avid support many of the founding members of the JBS gave to Hitler and Nazi Germany in the years before WWII.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 10:20 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Shouldn't this letter be printed in the humor section?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:20 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Actually, Mr. Pagia, the LNS prints just about every ridiculous piece of twaddle that crosses the "letters" desk - the more outragious the better.

    Sadly, most of the nonsense printed in this paper is a poor reflection on our town and makes Lodi a laughing stock in the Valley.

     
  • robert maurer posted at 10:17 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 442

    I have 1 simple question that maybe someone can answer for me. Since most college instructors are tenured, how can they be fired? If they are not tenured and have not broken any laws and follow state guidelines in regards to the education and training for their subjects which they teach, how can they be fired without wrongful termination or discrimination lawsuits filed against the school and the dean? I have no doubt there are communists, socialists,fascists, etc. in the U.S. as in just about every other country.I have met a few.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 9:52 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1906

    Mike, two questions:

    Do you really think a newspaper should only print letters they agree with?

    And

    Do you really believe there are more letters written about Obama than there were about Bush (of course you have to allow for some growth as social media allows for more people more outlets.)?

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 9:40 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1347

    Yes, a typical "sky is falling" notice from the JBS.

    Short on details (if there actually is any detail), long on dragging out all the ghosts of the cold war. Communism exists only in a few countries now, and most of those are in terrible condition. Even China suffers the same problems faced by the Soviet Union and her eastern European puppet states, primarily pollution and a lack of services and basic necesseties such as food.

    I would suggest the writer go back and find out more of what has come to her attention. Then maybe write a thoughtful, informative letter stating more details about it and her concerns.

    Like the 100's of letters the LNS routinely publishes from Obama haters, this submission does nothing to advance any concern she may have and niether informs or sways anyone who doesn't already think the was she does.

    LNS: You really should look into all the letters you publish from the Obama haters and JBS-types. It really does nothing for you.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 9:32 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1906

    Actually, Ms. Boyd what is not good for America is judging people based solely on a label. If you want to play the "bad people who were _____ did this and that" game then remember that many people claiming to be Christian have done horrible things through out history.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:31 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Just when you thought the John Birch Society was dead in Lodi, along comes Audrey Boyd and her sister Phyllis Roche to prove you wrong.

    I find it interesting that Audrey Boyd doesn't give one shred of evidence to backup her opening sentence that "new curriculum loaded with communism is being introduced and forced upon our schools."

    Instead, she rambles on with a standard playbook of names: "Alinsky, Stalin, Hitler, O'Hair," that somehow prove that we are headed on the road to hell.

    Actually, we should be wondering what Ms. Boyd learned in that stronghold of liberalism, communism, facism, etc. that is UC Berkely.

    Ms. Boyd's letter serves to warn that weak minds are susceptible to weak arguements and assertions that have no merit.

     

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