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    Filed at 7:00 pm under by dcobranchi

    Do y’all remember the Sesame Street song that started out “One of these things is not like the others”? That song popped into mind when I read this HuffPo piece:

    Such products as Left Behind wall paper, screen savers, children’s books, and video games have become part of the ubiquitous American background noise. Less innocuous symptoms include people stocking up on assault rifles and ammunition, adopting “Christ-centered” home school curricula, fearing higher education, embracing rumor as fact, and learning to love hatred for the “other,” as exemplified by a revived anti-immigrant racism, the murder of doctors who do abortions, and even a killing in the Holocaust Museum. And now we have a cult/militia dedicated to the same idea.

    Funny, but I don’t equate stockpiling weapons and ammo with homeschooling, Christ-centered or not. Just because Christianists homeschool doesn’t mean they’re all one step removed from declaring war on the federal government.


    Comment by
    April 2nd, 2010
    at 6:01 pm

    I guess it depends on different meanings of “homeschooling” — indoctrination even dressed up in homeschool clothes is part and parcel of the militia threat.

    But then I always viewed public education as meant by the Founders to be mainly about enlightened citizenship and democratic values, forging one united nation, you know, all the stuff militants are dead-set against even as they mouth the rhetoric of freedom and American values.