The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Los Comprachicos - Parents Indoctrinating Children

My friend, Donald, received this disturbing story from a friend of his:

"On Monday 01/19/09 my daughter baby sat at the neighbors', right next door…

It was an Obama victory party for children. All the participants live nearby.

As reported:

Daughter had to help the kids decorate Obama cookies and muffins.

There were "find Obama" games (?!!!) and, quizzes with questions like:

What is: Obama favorite food?, Favorite music? .......

Then a photo sessions with a full size cutoff of the "ONE". Everyone took turns posing, hugging and kissing the cardboard likeness.

They gathered all the children in the living room and sang some previously rehearsed Obama praising tunes, such as:

I've a crush on Obama....

Then the adults took turn for the children.

It seems that they did not perform, this song.

Finally, a joyous Obama conga line through the house.

A just off-the-plane Italian au pair stood by beffudled. Muttering "we not do that in my country!".

[My daughter] came back shaking her head.

She mused about similar events with McCain or Bush songs.

Interestingly, [she] wondered why she was needed as she mostly stood watching around along with the au pair. She concluded that the "mom" just wanted to give her some "business." ...

...Quote of the day:

The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”

- Norman Thomas, Socialist Party presidential candidate, 1940, 1944 and 1948 explaining why he quit running for president. "

That's the end of Donald's friend's commentary.

It seems that parents and teachers all over the country were organizing children to participate in Obama adulation. It puts me in mind of an article by Ayn Rand called "The Comprachicos."

"Los Comprachicos" were evil people who monstrously disfigured children to become performers and beggars - as in the recent movie "Slum Dog Millionaire." In the article, she compares what the Comprachicos did to the social pressure to conform put on toddlers and very young children in Progressive school classrooms.

She argues that such pressure is cognitively maiming, making it difficult for all but the strongest to maintain their independence. Unlike the original Comprachicos, however, the scars from this "operation" are invisible, all on the inside.

Today, this "operation" goes on at all levels of education. The videos of organized presidential adulation are a testament to what's happening.

"To preserve one's mind intact through a modern college education is a test of courage and endurance, but the battle is worth it and the stakes are the highest possible to man: the survival of reason," Ayn Rand.

(Hat tip to Donald and his friend.)


Chris said...

Just came across your blog post through a Google search for Comprachicos. Truly disturbing. Both stories. I knew of the adulation happening in schools, but hadn't put it together that such parties were happening at homes too. Makes complete sense that they were. Wondering who's dancing now.

Marsha Familaro Enright said...

It was sickening to read about. I'm glad that's over now.