Despite a court ruling in the United Kingdom barring the showing of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” in public schools without an explicit disclaimer that it is “partisan,” “political” and is riddled with misleading exaggerations and factual errors, the movie continues to be shown in public schools across America as if it were holy writ.
Forget that. Holy writ would never be allowed in government schools in the U.S.
Since the October ruling across the pond, Gore’s agit prop flick has been shown in hundreds of classrooms and school auditoriums to captive audiences of impressionable kids as dogma, fact, the real McCoy and the last word on global warming.
For instance, a glance at recent local newspapers reveals recent showings in schools in Iowa City, Iowa; Bethel, Conn.; New Hanover County, Del., and Howard, Md.
In California, the state school superintendent invited the producer of the film, Laurie David, to speak before the Green California School Summit, billed as “the largest sustainable summit and expo to focus on bringing green technology and natural products into K-12 schools in California.”
That’s a “convenient” way to ensure the movie will be shown to more captive audiences of impressionable kinds in more schools in the nation’s largest state.
Does anyone in America get what’s going on here?
Your kids and grandkids are being brainwashed!
It’s so blatant, in this case, with the showing of this fantasy epic that even the socialist UK has put strict limits on it.
Maybe some concerned parent needs to do what one did in the United Kingdom.
When the UK Department of Education purchased thousands of copies of Al Gore’s film and mandated that it be shown to all public secondary school children in the country, one parent stood up and challenged the promotion of this single, narrow point of view.
His name is Stuart Dimmock, the father of a secondary school student who would have been victimized by the decision of the education bureaucrats. May God increase his flock.
Dimmock noted UK educrats distributed the movie to teachers with this plea: “The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over. … Our energies should now be channeled into … moving to a low carbon future.”
How’s that for open-mindedness and fostering dialogue and diversity of thought?
It continued: “Children are the key to changing society’s long term attitude to the environment. Not only are they passionate about saving the planet, but children also have a big influence over their own family’s lifestyles and behavior.”
In other words, this is not about educating kids. This is about manipulating children to be societal change agents. What do you call it when the government, under the guide of “education,” attempts to condition people to think a certain way and act a certain way? I call it mind control. I call it fascism.
Even a court in a socialist country that has embraced this kind of mind control has ruled against it in this case because it is so blatant and relies on outright deception and lies.
Here’s what the UK court singled out as falsehoods in the movie:
- that sea levels will rise 20 feet in the foreseeable future due to ice melts;
- that people are evacuating Pacific island nations because of rising sea levels;
- that the “oceanic conveyor” belt is in danger of shutting down and triggering a new ice age;
- that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have historically caused temperatures to rise;
- that global warming is causing a retreat of Mount Kilimanjaro’s alpine glacier;
- that global warming is causing Africa’s Lake Chad to dry up;
- that global warming contributed to Hurricane Katrina;
- that polar bears are dying due to receding sea ice;
- that global warming is causing coral reefs to bleach and die.
This is the very heart of Gore’s film! It has all been ruled a fraud in a court of law. Yet American schoolchildren are still being massively subjected to this torturous propaganda.
I can’t say I’m surprised that the U.S. education establishment would attempt to brainwash its subjects in this way. But I guess I’m a little disappointed that more American parents haven’t done what Stuart Dimmock did – fight back!
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