In a move that is frighteningly similar to what Adolf Hitler did in Germany to develop a Hitler Youth, President Donald Trump announced he will do the same by trying to force schools to teach children a whitewashed version of American history.
For decades, white supremacists have decried the teaching of true American history that includes lessons about slavery, segregation, and the systemic racism that has plagued this country since its founding.
The racists would prefer pretending that none of that ever happened while remaining in their place of white privilege.
Now Trump is joining them in yet another demonstration that he’s a white supremacist obsessed with authoritarian rule.
During a White House conference on Thursday, Trump demanded that kids across the country be given a “patriotic education” so they are taught to love America unconditionally. Trump also referred to anti-racism teachings and programs as “child abuse” and “propaganda.”
“Whether it is the mob on the street or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal all is the same — to silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandonment of their values, their heritage, and their very way of life,” Trump said.
“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country,” he continued.
Trump has previously forced government agencies to end anti-racism training. The 1619 Project, meanwhile, features the inclusion of America’s historical failures, especially in regard to people of color.
“Teaching this horrible doctrine to our children is a form of child abuse, the truest sense,” Trump said. “For many years now, the radicals have mistaken Americans’ silence for weakness. They’re wrong. There is no more powerful force than a parent’s love for their children. And patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country.”
“We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny. We will reclaim our history, and our country, for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed,” Trump concluded. “Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls.”
It should be pointed out that the federal government does not have jurisdiction over school curriculum. That is up to the states.
But failing to teach the true history of this country, including the darker parts that racist white nationalists would rather ignore, is irresponsible and only serves to indoctrinate kids into a racist nationalist ideology, thus creating future Republicans who worship Trump.
That’s why Americans are rightfully comparing Trump’s agenda to the Hitler Youth.
I prefer a president who isn’t laying the groundwork for Hitler Youth. That is only one reason #ImVotingForBiden
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) September 17, 2020
MAGA is the new Nazi Party.
And MAGA offspring are the new Hitler Youth.
— Broke Boy (@thebr0keb0i) September 17, 2020
Hitler Youth Trump Youth He’s following the Hitler playbook. Let’s turn all the children into white supremacists.
— Ferocious Opponent of Trump- Vote Biden!!!! (@SMurray1000) September 17, 2020
Trump promises to sign an executive order on patriotic education in schools — which is another way of saying that in the future, all of America’s youth will be educated, trained, and indoctrinated in Trump ideology.
To put it simply, Trump Youth = Hitler Youth.
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) September 17, 2020
Just going full Hitler Youth huh https://t.co/xuFkEsRZYr
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) September 17, 2020
I did tons of research on the Nazi and Hitler Youth for my book, The Scouts of St. Michael OPERATION ARCHANGEL.
He’s following the Nazi playbook to the tee.
He can’t have four more years, or there will be ovens.
— Just “it’s dark & I’m wearing sunglasses” Jake (@dantastic773) September 17, 2020
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