It has been said, "The victors write the history"---but who writes the fiction?
In this case, it is the failed communist warriors of years past who are now appealing to our children with a new book titled, "Communism for Kids"---published by MIT Press---a reputable publishing house located in Cambridge, MA near Harvard and in London.
The book will soon be available in a store near you. And it will likely be appearing in public school classrooms.
Heads up parents and grandparents.
The Conservative Review says the author of the book "appears to be the archetype of an Obama administration czar."
"Bini Adamczak is a Berlin based social theorist and artist," the Review says, and "she writes on political theory, queer politics, and the past future of revolutions."
They say, "What better literature to which to expose young minds to than communist propaganda packaged as a parable, and who better to write it than Ms. Adamczak?"
The book's overview says this, in part:
Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children’s story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening.
If you thought the "old truth" about communism's failure on every front was a lesson learned, think again.
According to these new thinkers, with "new truth," communism failed only because it was never implemented properly.
Never mind that communism is not only contrary to human nature, but it is also authoritarian and chokes liberty.
Keep in mind it is Adamczak's "loveable little revolutionaries" who are always the first ones to lose their heads---or at least their liberty and freedom---after the revolution "triumphs."
However, this time she is assuring the comrades it will be different.
Here's more of the overview of the book:
It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers–not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called “the state.” Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more.
Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it’s also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world. -
Benjamin Weingarten, writing for the Conservative Review, asks, "What are we to make of this nightmare cast as a fairytale?"
He says, "First, the Left never stops in its attempt to win the war of ideas. While Venezuela burns and the modern-day gulag of North Korea persists, in the minds of the Leftist, true believers communism is ripe for rebranding. Just as these adherents cling to the idea that there can never be enough government spending to paper over problems, or power to be usurped and wielded to achieve the Left's flavors of 'justice,' so too do they believe that communism remains the road to utopia if executed properly by the right actors."
"Secondly," he says, "the Left believes it imperative to take all measures to convert people to their anti-religion as early as possible. Propagandizing our youth is not only fair game, but the right thing to do from their perspective. While there is something sinister about seeking to influence young minds with political messages with which they are not able to grapple...this has been the hallmark of such Left movements for decades."
Indeed it has. You will note the parallel between the actions Weingarten describes regarding communism, and the actions homosexual advocates have taken in public school classrooms over the past few decades.
John Dewey is by most accounts considered the father of modern-day progressivism in public education.
In one section of his book "Democracy and Education" titled "Education as a Social Function," he wrote this:
We have seen that a community or social group sustains itself through continuous self-renewal, and that this renewal takes place by means of the educational growth of the immature members of the group. By various agencies, unintentional and designed, a society transforms uninitiated and seemingly alien beings into robust trustees of its own resources and ideals. Education is thus a fostering, a nurturing, a cultivating, process. All of these words mean that it implies attention to the conditions of growth. We also speak of rearing, raising, bringing up—words which express the difference of level which education aims to cover. Etymologically, the word education means just a process of leading or bringing up. When we have the outcome of the process in mind, we speak of education as shaping, forming, molding activity—that is, a shaping into the standard form of social activity.
Weingarten says the Left is laser focused on competing in the culture---advancing their secular, progressive worldview.
This is true. And because of this focus, secular progressives dominate education, entertainment, the news media---and now are making some inroads into so-called Christian churches.
Every parent and grandparent must be fully aware that this battle is not primarily an ideological one-- it is a spiritual battle for the mind and heart of our children.
Solomon wrote in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it", putting the responsibility for children on the parent---not "the village" of Hillary Clinton's world.
Neither should parents pass off the full responsibility to the church.
Charles Spurgeon said this: "Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and of the Lord."
Billy Graham has described what he sees as the best environment for raising a child in the way he should go: "The family should be a closely knit group. The home should be a self-contained shelter of security; a kind of school where life's basic lessons are taught; a kind of church where God is honored; a place where wholesome recreation and simple pleasures are enjoyed."
The child does not belong to the state or the church---they belong to the parent. They are "a reward from God" (Psalm 127:3).
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.