California Ethnic Studies Curriculum Has Students Pray to Aztec God

There really needs to be a separation of woke church and state.

While liberals wage a relentless war against any sign of traditional Judeo-Christian religion in schools or voucher programs that allow people to use the taxes they already pay to fund actual functioning religious schools, they're happy enough to have Islam and Aztec human sacrifice in schools.

This City Journal story from Christopher Rufo is about the California Ethnic Studies Curriculum, which has already been the subject of protests by Jews and Koreans, among others, over its rampant racism, but there's also some human sacrifice for social justice.

This religious concept is fleshed out in the model curriculum’s official “ethnic studies community chant.” The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.” Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”

Alinsky meets Lord of the Flies is a great look. Cannibalism and human sacrifice though are the engine of social justice. Just ask Stalin.

Wokeness is a cult. And this cult needs to be kept separate from public institutions. Also attempts by corporations to force this cult on employees is a violation of their religious freedom.

And if this passes, you can bet the ACLU won't be suing. But what's the legal argument, at a Supreme Court level, against bringing back prayer into schools? If California can mandate that students pray to Aztec gods, what's the legal argument against allowing traditional prayers in school?


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