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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Californistan Or Bust: Throw Momma Down The Memory Hole

Thanks to the ever-overly-informed Jim Quinn for the initial tip-off to this.


It could be argued, O faithful reader, that one of the biggest hurdles the American left faces in its battle to remake America's children to its own liking can be summed up in one word: "Parents".

Seriously. Many a lefty initiative (more than you might know) has fallen to the outcry of the average American parental unit.

Well, like any good proponent of cultural Marxism (thanks for the phrase, Jim), the California state legislature has fallen back on an old stand-by when dealing with its adversaries: legislating them off the face of the earth.

After all, it's hard for you to have a dissenting opinion if you don't exist:

A plan that has been launched in the California state Assembly – again – could be used to ban references to "mom" and "dad" in public schools statewide by prohibiting anything that would "reflect adversely" on the homosexual lifestyle choice.

It's similar to a plan WND reported was approved by lawmakers last year, but fell by the wayside when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed it.
That's right...they tried it once already. Thankfully, Ahhhnold tossed it out the window.

But why let a little ol' thing like a gubernatorial veto get in the way, when you can simply pretend it didn't happen?

[Capitol Resource Institute Executive Director Karen England] noted that Los Angeles schools already have implemented most of the proposals now pending for districts across the state, and among the changes are:

"Mom" and "dad" and "husband" and "wife" would have to be edited from all texts.
Translation: "You don't need to listen to those grownups in your house. They'll just get in the way. Listen to us. We know you know we know better."

Cheerleading and sports teams would have to be gender-neutral.
Translation: "Why huddle when you can spoon? The coaches won't mind. They won't have a choice."

Prom kings and queens would be banned, or if featured, would have to be gender neutral so that the king could be female and the queen male.
Translation: "Either everyone gets a chance to hold the royal sceptre, or no one does. It's only fair."

Gender-neutral bathrooms could be required for those confused about their gender identity.
Translation: "We know you really don't know who you are. This way, you don't even have to think about it. Why tax your puny little brain so?"

A male who believes he really is female would be allowed into the women's restroom, and a woman believing herself a male would be allowed into a men's room.
Translation: "No, dude, really, go ahead. That hot chick won't mind if you follow her into the john. Just tell her you think you're a girl. Then she can't stop you from showing her your girl-power."

Even scientific information, such as statistics showing AIDS rates in the homosexual community, could be banned.
Translation: "No, dude, really, go ahead. Gay people don't REALLY get sick from doing it with other gay people. The Man just tells you that to keep you from exploring whoever we want you to who you really are. How can you tell if you don't try?"

Basically (at least, as far as I can tell -- logic doesn't fit well with stuff like this), the idea here seems to be this: "It'll be a lot easier to mold these kids the way we want to, if we can take everything their parents learned when THEY were growing up and turn it inside-out and upside-down again and again and again, until the only thing these little brats know what to think is what we tell 'em to."

Yet another reason I thank God every day that my folks came from Iowa.