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Pat Robertson: Facts Are Commie Plot, Have No Business In Schools

Pat Robertson has some strange ideas about public schools. Gulags? Really, Pat?

Oh, Pat Robertson. How dare schools teach children facts in order to keep them from being soaked in right wing crazy? But I think it may be going too far to say there's some kind of "librul plot" to use public schools like a gulag, don't you?

Pat thinks teaching kids anatomical facts and basic personal safety is a crisis:

Pat Robertson reacted to the news that Chicago public schools will teach kindergarteners “the basics about anatomy, reproduction, healthy relationships and personal safety” by claiming it is “one more of the liberal initiatives to force their point of view” on others.

“You see we believe in America, in freedom, in free choice, free enterprise, freedom; but the liberals, the progressives so-called, they want to enforce their point of view and have people in lockstep accepting what they want,” Robertson said.

He then went on to say that liberals are using public schools just like Communists in Russia and China used prison camps: “If people won’t accept it, the Russians were willing to put them in gulags; the Chinese have been willing to put them in prisons. Here in America, the liberals think they’ve got them in school and they want to indoctrinate them and force them into a mindset that is contrary to what their parents believe.”

Of course, Robertson ignores the fact that parents can opt out in Illinois because that would completely wreck the whole rant about how liberals are locking their kids up in public schools in order to indoctrinate them.

Also, Pat? How do you feel about the conservative movement to end child labor laws? Because under the definition of "gulag", work is a key component.

Snark aside, we all know what Robertson is really doing is furthering the TeaBircher campaign against public schools in order to break the teachers' unions and also make sure our children live in a perpetual state of ignorance where man roamed the earth with dinosaurs and climate change doesn't exist. When you set aside the first wave of revulsion, the agenda becomes crystal clear. I wonder how Pat Robertson feels about being a tool of billionaires and oligarchs?

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