(/sites/default/files/uploads/2014/09/obambro.jpg)In case you were concerned that future generations of schoolchildren won’t be sufficiently indoctrinated into the cult of the man and the legend that is Barack Obama, here is some good news: the Washington Post reported last week that, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, California textbooks will teach about the significance of President Obama’s election thanks to a new law signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown.
Under measure AB 1912, the California Instructional Quality Commission will be required, during its next revision of the history-social science curriculum, to consider including instruction on “the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President.”
The bill’s sponsor is Democrat Assemblyman Chris Holden, who said in a statement that “Obama will take his rightful place in California textbooks” under the legislation, which “will be the first step toward acknowledging President Obama’s legacy for generations to come.” Holden was concerned that Obama’s presidency would otherwise be “relegated to a footnote in textbooks,” despite the fact that his election “represented the moment when all things seemed possible.”
Let’s look at some of the specific wording of the measure [with added commentary in brackets]: “The Legislature finds and declares all of the following”:
(a) The election of Barack Hussein Obama to the office of President of the United States was a historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States.
[And since then, his presidency has been more about racial payback than equality; Obama has done more to inflame race relations in this country than O.J. Simpson.]
(d) Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
[And the first to do so without publishing anything of his own, a self-proclaimed constitutional law expert who views the Constitution as a “living” document which he has ignored at will.]
(e) After law school, Barack Obama worked to fulfill the spirit of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by encouraging people to register to vote.
[And to vote as often as possible, including dead people and illegal aliens]
(h) In honor of his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
[Actually, Obama was awarded the meaningless Nobel Peace Prize not in honor of any effort on his part; it was given to him prematurely by the Nobel Committee – chaired by Thorbjørn Johansen, one of Europe’s leading socialists and an outspoken critic of the mythical plague of “Islamophobia” – for no substantive reason apart from the halo of hope and change enveloping The One’s head. In light of the numerous foreign policy debacles that have unfolded under his presidency, the notion that Obama has strengthened “international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” is laughable.]
Though I don’t believe a law is necessary to enforce this measure, I’m actually wholeheartedly in favor of the concept. I believe strongly that California high school students should be educated about Obama and his presidency. Future generations of students all across America should be informed of the legacy he has left us. Every schoolkid should be aware of the subversive process whereby we, as a once-great, pre-eminent superpower, were brought low by a post-colonialist, post-Western, post-American President who successfully carried out his mission to effect a fundamental transformation of the United States.
I’m being facetious, of course; educating our children about the ugly truth of Obama’s rise and reign certainly isn’t what Assemblyman Holden had in mind. The purpose of his bill is to insure precisely the opposite: to enshrine the election of Barack Obama as a watershed moment for civil rights in American history. And in truth, it was; all joking about the sax-playing Bill Clinton aside, Obama is technically our first (half-)black President.
But it was a watershed moment in our history for a much more significant reason. For many of his star-struck fans, Obama’s election may have “represented the moment when all things seemed possible,” as Holden put it, but his subsequent two-term presidency represented the years when all things went to hell in a handbasket.
“If you watch the nightly news,” Obama said at one of his many fundraisers recently, “it feels like the world is falling apart.” Yes it does, because it is. But it’s not just the media ginning up that false impression, as Obama was suggesting; it is a hard reality, and he principal reason for the alarming state of the world today is Barack Obama himself, and six years of his destructive presidency that has kneecapped the United States as the world’s leading superpower.
Assemblyman Holden wants future generations to acknowledge Obama’s legacy, but he didn’t specify in AB1912 or in his statement exactly what that legacy will be, so allow me to elucidate. Obama has alienated our allies and empowered our enemies. He facilitated the disastrous “Arab Spring” and left the Middle East inflamed by chaos. He has exacerbated racial tensions to the breaking point. He has overloaded our immigration system, launched the healthcare leviathan, and boosted our national debt into the stratosphere. He has implanted the Muslim Brotherhood in our own government. He has gutted our military. And he still has two years remaining in which to wreak further havoc.
That is Barack Obama’s shameful, colossal failure of a legacy, about which every schoolkid definitely should be made aware.
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