The disturbing ease and security from which some anti-conservatives operate on social media often help reveal cracks in the Left’s masquerade of sinless benevolence.
Overconfident statements, built on the self-righteous belief that the majority shares their views, often leads to unintended consequences.
Such forthright statements can take the form of confessions showing just how far to the Left, many anti-conservatives have gone.
It’s a form of “Dutch courage.” Where instead of dealing with actions and confessions drawn out by alcoholic inebriation. Actions and confessions are spawned from an intoxicating sense of entitlement to power over others.
This was demonstrated by Philadelphia teacher, author, and columnist, Matthew R. Kay, who tweeted concerns about virtual learning, on the grounds that “conservative” parents might overhear, and therefore interfere with what he was teaching their children.
“And while ‘conservative’ parents are my chief concern – I know that the damage can come from the left too. If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kids racism or homophobia or transphobia – how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”
Here is the quoted tweet pic.twitter.com/GhsBPY0pOV— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) August 9, 2020
The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh explained that Kay was “worried conservative parents would be able to interfere with the ‘messy work’ of indoctrinating children into critical race theory, gender theory, and other left-wing dogmas.”
The apt Dennis Prager asserted, “They know it’s propaganda. A teacher, who teaches, NOT INDOCRTINATES, wants their class recorded. Why wouldn’t they? […] It’s a betrayal of parental trust to indoctrinate rather than teach.”
WBCK, Michigan talk show host, David Renkiewicz posted a series of questions on air about the assumptions behind Kay’s tweets.
“Why would a teacher who teaches English be teaching ‘equity and inclusion work’?”
“Why is he so ashamed at what he said or why keep it hidden from the world?”
“What exactly are you doing with or to those children that you must hide your thoughts?”
“Why would a teacher, any teacher be concerned about parents watching their class lesson on-line?”
“Why would a teacher, any teacher be worried about ‘what happens here stays here’?”
“We all know that phrase is commonly used as ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’. When someone says what happens here stays here it is usually someone who is up to no good.”
Renkiewicz shared Walsh’s conclusion.
In essence, Kay telling the world that he wanted to keep parents away from discovering what their kids are being taught in the classroom, in particular about sexuality, sounded like a predator, grooming children for sex.
Kay’s “Dutch courage” is a good example of how far to the Left anti-conservatives have gone. His words weren’t a mindless midnight post, later regretted, then deleted. They were a graphic exhibition of the fear, cognitive distortions, hatred and totalitarianism that defines so much of what exists as anti-conservativism today.
With a shared knowledge of 20th Century history, both sides of the political aisle should be concerned about this revelation. They’re not. After going viral, conservative media were the only organizations to carry and discuss the implications of Kay’s comments.
Townhall wrote, “conservatives have been sounding the alarm about public school indoctrination for years. Kay’s unwitting admission not only shows that these concerns are warranted but demonstrates just how entitled many teachers have become to indoctrinating other people’s children.”
The Nazis epitomized the criminal distortion of a child’s mind through State control and parentless education.
During the final weeks of the siege of Berlin, war-weary veterans were kept away from the Hitler Youth for fear of “interfering and destabilizing” their fanaticism.
The Nazis wanted to maintain the fanaticism it had created in children raised on SS propaganda, by keeping those children from the truth about how the war was going. [i]
Likewise, Communist Chinese indoctrination of children coincides with learning to read.
The aim, as Jacques Ellul explained, “is fixed and precise. The people must become Marxist. Appropriate education for a Marxist is to teach children a Marxist catechism, to give them a Marxist conception of the world in history and science…Child education is completely integrated into propaganda…Little children are conditioned so as to make their subconscious receptive to the verities of Socialism.” [ii]
Kay’s tweets admit that there are propagandists parading as educators. Such comments echo the dangers of statist control and parentless education.
Homeschool where you can, when you can, if you can.
Education begins in the home.
[i] Best, N. 2012. Five Days That Shocked the World, Osprey Publishing, & Guido Knopp, 2017. Documentary: The Hitler Youth, Amazon
[ii] Ellul, J. 1965 Propaganda