Guest Post: Texas Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party As "Terrorist Act"

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Absolutely remarkable... and in Texas to boot!  As I have said for years, pretty soon anyone that disagrees with Washington D.C., Federal Reserve policies and rule by TBTF Wall Street criminal banks will be labeled a “terrorist.”  That is where all this is headed.

From CBS Houston:

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The most historical instance of protesting against taxation without representation is now being taught in Texas schools as a terrorist act.

 

As recently as January of this year, the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative included a lesson plan that depicted the Boston Tea Party, an event that helped ignite the American Revolution, as an act of terrorism.

 

“A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port,” wrote the teachers in charge of organizing the curriculum about the Boston Tea Party. “Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.

1984 has arrived folks.

Full article here.

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NooooB's picture

But that's what happened!??

CPL's picture

Yes, terrorism if you were the King.

 

The start of a country then a nation if you were local.

flacon's picture

So it wasn't a "party"? Damn.... Who brought the beer then since they were intoxicated?

idea_hamster's picture

Well, according to our double plus awesometacular newspeak, it qualifies -- along with pretty much the entire remake of "Red [Y]awn."

As long as they're saying that, this is likely a positive for civil liberties.  Whenever you can encourage someone to rethink their perception of a heart-felt sentiment, that's per se good.

Vagabond's picture

"Supporters of the program indicate that the lesson hadn’t been taught in Texas schools since August 2010, but the lesson plan remained on CSCOPE’s website until at least January of this year."

 

-1984 arrived a few years ago... and has since been redacted.  This article should have come out in 2010.  None-the-less it's disgusting revisionist history.

knukles's picture

OK, and so's the Revolutionary War.
Which thus makes our central gubamnit the oppressor by simple logic.

Backfiring much?

old naughty's picture

So I can't drink their "tea" any more?

killallthefiat's picture

I've been watching the Star Wars animated TV series with the kiddies.  They have some really complicated themes.  Last week, some monsters from the Cantina wanted to get out from under the thumb of the REPUBLIC.  The Republic was waging war all over the galaxy and Amidala let the monsters self rule.

 

This week, one of the Rex's soldiers was labeled as a traitor, going against the Republic.  He wanted his life back and did not want any more war and did not want to be in the military.  He may as well have just given the finger to every fucking Jedi in the Galaxy.

 

One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

The terrorism wasn't their most serious crime though... They ALL dressed up like native Americans when they did it. Which means they were obviously racist as well, just like every one of the EVIL Founding Fathers.

Thomas's picture

The educational brain trust in Texas has a name that is a chain of SIX nouns in a row. That speaks volumes. Texas is a third world country.

Popo's picture

It's actually FAR worse for the elites to teach the Boston Tea Party as an act of "terrorism".   Why?  Because as we all know, the Boston Tea Party was a "good thing" that gave birth to the American Revolution, which in turn gave birth to our nation.   

So to make the case that the Boston Tea Party was an act of "terrorism" is to simultaneously make the case that terrorism is therefore good, and that our nation was founded on terrorism

So go ahead, Texas schools,  teach it however you want it.   Either it wasn't an act of terrorism, and it was justifiable.   Or it was an act of terrorism, and terrorism is sometimes "good".    Pick your poison.  There's no escaping a conclusion that smells any better from a perspective of law and order.   

Pure Evil's picture

I thought terrorism was no longer politically correct. I think we should revise history once again and call it workplace violence (the ship was somebody's workplace), and a hate crime (for dressing up like Native Aboriginals).

Although they did do one thing lefty-politically correct, they redistributed the capitalist tea to the Boston Harbor.

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

The state of PA has a picture of the Gadsden flag on a page about identifying domestic terrorists:

 

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/who_are_terrori...

Michaelwiseguy's picture

People teaching this lie should be removed from duty and have required psychotherapy to correct their misunderstanding.

They should teach Terrorism is a Tactic and you can't win a war against a Tactic.

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/history/1773_GreenDragonTavern_Boston.jpg

Lednbrass's picture

Typically stupid Massholes.  The first Tea Party was actually in Charleston SC two weeks before Boston- but instead of dumping the tea those poor dumb Southerners just impounded it then sold it later to finance the militia fighting the British.

Boy those Yankees sure are smart, good thing they only teach the Boston one in schools or someone might realize that they have about as much economic sense today as their ancestors did.

 

CynicLaureate's picture

In the South, we're comfortable with "rebels" being the good guys :-)

HoofHearted's picture

The terrorists are the opressors. Come on, what did they learn from "V for Vendetta" because we sure as hell know that kids aren't reading books in the classrooms?

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." And any time that isn't the case, the government is the opressor, the terrorist, and the people have the God-given right to throw off their opressor.

Oh shit. What the fuck are the Texan teachers going to do with the Declaration of Independence? Terrorist bastards, every single signer...and may God rest their souls and somehow revive them among the sheeple. 

Lewshine's picture

Absolutely they were terrorist! Ben Franklin was an athiest, Alexander Hamilton was a slave trading homosexual, and a number of the other FF's were outspoken pedophiles! This is why our country hardly stood a chance of surviving. Yet, in spite of it all, we remain a military and economic powerhouse..Growing stronger by the minute, obviously based on the brilliance and integrity of these last few generations!

 

Al Gorerhythm's picture

No, but there's plenty of Kool-aid.

Careless Whisper's picture

The "teacher" left the part out about Rothschild owning a majority interest in the East India Company, which was a monopoly. Oh, and a few years later EastIndiaCo had complete control of the (illegal) opium trade. Just sayin'.

NooooB's picture

Over reacting. Texas has been making their kids stupid for years.. Not to worry, they can learn "Lefty loosey- Righty-tighty" on the job...

Orly's picture

That's an absurd statement.

Orly's picture

For what?  For me to justify that there are fine schools in Texas?  As there are fine schools in Minnesota?  Even Baltimore?

If you can't figure that out yourself, then you must have gone to school half-asleep.  It is an absurd statement on its face and you should be ashamed to associate yourself with an idiotic blanket remark like that that has no inherent meaning whatsoever.

Always to laugh at someone, B'rer Remus?  You can wait for that one, too.

Uncle Remus's picture

My my my, we are full of ourselves today. I went to schools overseas, the US south (public and parochial), midwest and southwest. Of course there are "fine" schools everywhere, but it depends on your standards I suppose. But wait, there's more - Texas schools may very well be excellent - but what they are teaching (or not teaching as the case may be) and why seems to be questionable.

Orly's picture

Perhaps you should read further down the thread, as those questions are answered very well.

I just take offense to blanket statements that have no other purpose than to rile someone up.  I am not necessarily riled by the statement itself, I am more riled about how it was delivered and for what purpose.  The only reason was to cajole, demean and incite negative responses.  I have little patience for that kind of stuff.

Being uninformed and mean just to get a laugh doesn't fly very far with me, I'm afraid.

Uncle Remus's picture

Are you in Texas? Did you attend school there; do you have children in school in Texas?

'The only reason was to cajole, demean and incite negative responses.  I have little patience for that kind of stuff."

And yet, here you are on ZH.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

This discourse deserves the death penalty, Texas style.  Don't wait for a reason.

NooooB's picture

Wow.... And here I was joking.. Instead I did a Million Dollar Bonus...

Y'all needs to get laid....

NooooB's picture

Actually, you know what? No it isn't. I was talking toungue and cheek. But now that I think about it. Texas HAS been dumbing it down for a long time. Teaching creationism rubbish for example. And since they are the largest buyer of textbooks, a lot of their idiocy leaks out into the rest of the country. So if you don't like Texas getting messed with, take the aluminum foil off your head and shove it. Do us all a favor. Move there and secede.

General Decline's picture

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Osama Bin Laden as seen by Reagan: Freedom Fighter

Osama Bin Laden as seen by George W: Terrist

falak pema's picture

Osama as seen by his wife : dead and buried somewhere.

"Hey Spartacus, nobody knows who you are, but we'll hang u all anyway, just to make sure." 

Thats imperial efficiency for u. 

larz's picture

I thought Dubya was saying he was a tourist - now it all makes sense

Paul Bogdanich's picture

I personally don't see anything objectional in the narrative.  It teaches the kids that not all persons given the appelation "terrorist" or "radical" by the government are necessarilly guilty.  Plus it is an accurate portrayal of the way the loyalist press covered the events at the time.  Or to quote Goering on the general thematic, "The victor will always be the judge and the vanquished the accused."  If that's the way we are going to run things in this country then the least we can do is teach the kids what an injust, corupt, rotten system they are living in.  It will help them cope later on.   

Skateboarder's picture

Not quite. This realization of injustice, corruption, etc. can only come from objective/critical thinking. That's not the case with textbooks, is it? If it's written in a textbook, it has to be right, right? RIGHT!?

Fuck academia right up the academia bunghole... cowards all.

Piranhanoia's picture

The idea that academia wrote those textbooks is chilling, and most likely wrong.  This is a texas thing.  Remember that they have been working to make their citizens stupid for a long time.  

blunderdog's picture

What are you, some kinda commie?  Text-books are published by for-profit businesses.

onelight's picture

But they have to match standards set by public education commisions, which is why Bill Ayers went into precisely that part of our educational system, to move the communist project "forward"...

You know this will have fully manifested when Bill Ayer's bombing spree, hitting police stations across the US, is represented as freedom-fighting.

kridkrid's picture

What do you know about Bill Ayers?

Umh's picture

He's an asshole? She's an asshole. I'm certain about the asshole part.

Skateboarder's picture

@nola: Yeah, I guess it's okay so long as it is contained within Texas. Big macs, Big trucks, Big waistlines, Big gubbamint. Nothing new here...

@bdog: All media is dished out for profit only. If untruth generates more revenue than truth, that's what sells. But what I'm concerned about is academia dishing out the misinformation all the way down to the elementary school level. As onelight points out, these teaching 'standards' are surely discussed and aligned with some heads of something or the other where members of big media and members of academia come together to make textbooks happen. If some bought-out PhD can author garbage that is taught to be truth at the elementary levels of education (it already is), we's fucked son. We is fucked.

blunderdog's picture

This is the USA.  We don't care about education, never have.

If you have kids, you can educate them, sure, but sending them to school is a joke.

bdc63's picture

well, strap a rat cage to my face and call me Winston ... I did NOT see this coming ...

... and apparently the only thing more loathsome than a terrorist is a "militiaman" ... wow ...

Bob's picture

Actually, was the much larger problem not that the tea belonged to the East India Company that essentially owned English government in much the same way that Wall Street and big biz now owns Washington today?

CynicLaureate's picture

Um, grammar check, please?  You're missing a suborindate clause somewhere that contains the "larger problem".

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Yeah, sadly the authorities behind this stuff is distributed between many 100s of entites globally, few of which will publicly admit the direction they would like to take this country. No "King George" to blame this time.

Umh's picture

I don't think he heard you.