What Should Our Children Read?

“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” Astrid Lindgren

What if the left’s outrage over the books our children have been reading for decades is just a ruse, an excuse to find a way to introduce “woke” literature? And what if this woke literature is just a tool to allow radicals to indoctrinate America’s future with left-wing propaganda?

Roald Dahl, the acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, has been accused of being anti-Semitic, even though the Washington Post admitted that his alleged anti-Semitism had “no obvious effect” on his writings.   Doctor Seuss, another favorite author of children and parents everywhere was tossed aside like an old rag doll when it was “suddenly” discovered that his books were “steeped in racist propaganda.”  The list grows daily.

If these books aren’t what children should be reading, then what should children be reading, and who gets to make that decision?  Certainly not parents!

The radical left has already decided.  While left-leaning literature has been around for ages, more and more bookstores across the nation are beginning to be dominated by “wokeness.”  Many other children’s books are attacking traditional stances on sexuality, championing perceived social injustices, and railing against allegedly universal forms of discrimination.

Browsing through the children’s section at Barnes & Nobles proved to be very interesting.  Some of the titles offered for children ages 3 to 5 were Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag; The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets; and Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, not Shade.

As the LGBT crusade seemingly grows in popularity, it follows that more books are championing that lifestyle toward our children. According to a Gallup poll, “younger generations are far more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual.”  If that is true, it only stands to reason that children’s literature would join the fray. 

Many other children’s books are aimed at the outright radicalization of children, even toddlers. They peddle radicalism masquerading as harmless rhymes and bright colors.  Antiracist Baby makes the assertion that “antiracist baby is bred, not born.”  Woke Baby is “for all the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism.”  A Is for Activist is for “families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.”

Doesn’t it also seem a little odd that left-wing leaders of the Democratic Party have self-aggrandizing books aimed at our kids, many of whom are far too young to know what a politician is?  Barack Obama has a children’s book titled Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. Jill Biden wrote an adulatory biography on her husband, titled Joey: The Story of Joe Biden. Kamala Harris has a book written about her for 3-year-olds, titled Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice. She also authored one called Superheroes Are Everywhere.

Children are being taught to “fight the power” when they’re barely out of the crib. They are being taught that they are born racist.  Children as young as 3 are being indoctrinated in leftist talking points before they even have the ability to reason for themselves.  What can 3-year-olds possibly know about fighting for civil rights? More importantly, how can they know about the radical left’s weaponization of race?

I would remind parents what Communist Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, famously said: “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the world.”

In order to take control of our nation, it is imperative that the left reshape society.  They are attempting to do this by keeping parents out of the curriculum taught at schools so that they can take complete control over what your children are taught.  They need our kids to believe that they are born racists; that white, especially white males are evil; that there are as many genders as there are letters in the alphabet; that they should rebel against anyone who says differently, etc. 

In order to succeed, the left must destroy the ability of our children to think independently. Our children’s minds are the battleground for an ideological struggle that the left is determined to win.

What kind of an evil being would intentionally do that to the most innocent among us?

Source:  What Are Your Children Reading? by Rufaro Manyepa, the Trumpet

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