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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Maghreb's picture

Funny thing is those terrorists in Pakistan (a nation of 175 million people by the way) they say the faggot punjabi's are self hating liberal trash for cosying up to the American's.Only a self hating traitor to creed and nation would let NATO drop bombs on their fellow countrymen over gay liberal shit like womens rights and democracy.

falak pema's picture

legality like beauty is in the eyes of beholder, especially if he wears a judge's robe. 

Most judges are old so we don't have a mad desire to see what's under the robe! 

Beauty bitchez, is always hidden in secret places. And the judge is no exception; when he gives you a dirty decision you look desperately for some beauty.

Pass me the tea leaves and the lady who goes with it. 

masterinchancery's picture

Bad analogy--we are invading Pakistan, but we didn't invade Britain at any time.  We were merely defending ourselves.

Maghreb's picture

If your British, the Chinese not buying our smack. What do they grow in North West Pakistan again?

Conman's picture

Fill in the blanks. Ipso Facto means the Tea Party is a _________ organization?

falak pema's picture

tipsy turvy...to say it politely. 

Desert Irish's picture

History is written by the victors....

Cathartes Aura's picture

and taught to subsequent captives.

Shizzmoney's picture

Is there anything people do en masse against the government that ISN'T a terrorist act?

Overflow-admin's picture

Did someone report the part where the previous book versions are burned? Fahrenheit 451 bitchez.

blunderdog's picture

This is a TX issue, not a Federal issue.  The Feds don't create curricula or write textbooks.

States' rights and all that jazz. 

I think in health-class they teach that babies are gifts from God, too, so this really shouldn't be any kind of shocker.

masterinchancery's picture

Not true, the Feds have increasing input into textbooks and curriculum, generally known as leftist propaganda.

blunderdog's picture

Nah, you're just making shit up.  The Feds make recommendations, that's all.  The school-boards are responsible for these decisions.  The Dept of Education has never had any enforcement authority.

Obviously we have a bunch of States-rights haters around here.

It's easy enough to junk me, but finding out what's true is a real challenge, I know.  Not worth the trouble, generally.

Cathartes Aura's picture

when yer govner is a build-a-burger, in office for over a decade, can't really be surprised when a sort of UN-reality begins to take over. . .

a-yup.   *spits*

blunderdog's picture

He's not just a build-a-burger, either.  He's a dicktater type too, vaccinating hundreds of thousands of girls without permission, and encouraging them to start having sex by giving 'em protection against HPV.

Maybe they'll secede soon and he can finally crown hisself king.

Cathartes Aura's picture

heh, I wasn't going to go there, as it would be seen as *eye roll* predictable for me to do so, but since you graciously opened the door, yes, promoting females as young as nine get prick'd with Merck & Co. money shots, and no mention of the most common form of delivery that can cause cervical cancer - the unsheathed penis, because we can't have SEX ED as it promotes the nasty. . .

what also defies logic is the whining about "free contraceptives" when bowls of FREE CONDOMS are so ubiquitous in these clinics, and elsewhere.        and freely ignored.

smiler03's picture

 when bowls of FREE CONDOMS are so ubiquitous in these clinics, and elsewhere.        and freely ignored.


This isn't surprising since Texas only teaches children about abstinence, they, the children wouldn't know what a condom is for. Texas has the 4th highest rate of teenage pregnancies by state. California by comparison does sex education properly and has a lower and far faster falling teenage preganancy rate. Those Californian teachers are terrorists, teaching children what their genitals are for, shocking.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned where Texas is in the national education league tables. Something like 47th worst. Clearly very little is getting through to students anyway, rewriting history won't change much.

Cathartes Aura's picture

aye, "abstinence" in words, but clearly targeting young girls only as sexualised objects, and no man-datory special shots for the boys, in fact no sex ed, no condoms, no attention paid at all it would seem.

working as intended, with pharma profits - win win. . .

Lednbrass's picture

Texas schools beat California in every possible metric. Department of Education stats here for 2010-11:

http://eddataexpress.ed.gov/state-report.cfm/state/CA/

http://eddataexpress.ed.gov/state-report.cfm?state=TX&submit.x=17&submit.y=7

Both states are overrun with Mexicans so its pretty much a fair fight demographically. As you can see in every category Texas students beat California on national standardized tests.

4th grade reading NAEP basic: 64% Texas, 56% California; 4th grade reading NAEP proficient:28% Texas, 25% California

4th grade math NAEP basic: 85% Texas, 74% California; proficient 39% Texas 34% California

8th grade reading NAEP basic: 74% Texas, 65% California; proficient 27% Texas 24% California

8th grade math NAEP basic: 81% Texas 61% California; proficient 40% texxas 25% California

In every single category across the board Texas wiped the floor with California. Look at the graduation rates, same there also.

blunderdog's picture

Ok, ok, point taken, but maybe if TX freezes property taxes and waits a few decades they can get back in the running for "worst schools."

Someone's gotta do something.  There are a few states getting complacent the past decade or so...

kralizec's picture

Houston is a loyalist hive of progressives...they could use some terrorizing c.1773!

kralizec's picture

OK who is the leftist twit that dinged me?!  Throw your ass into the water with these stupid school books!

InconvenientCounterParty's picture

Terrorism is a label that legitimately fits many human endeavors.

Cavalier ignorant fool is a label reserved for the few. Congratulations.

kralizec's picture

Smug and ignorant is so much better.  Congratulations.

Dave Thomas's picture

Dude, look at the counties that overwhelmingly voted for Obama. Harris, Tarrant, Dallas, and Bexar.

Any major metropolitan area is a loyalist hive of progressives.

livid levity's picture

Now we have to re-write all those history books...again

mkhs's picture

Literary equivalent to "broken windows" stimulus.

kevinearick's picture

The space program was derailed by the petrol dollar, with assassination after derivative assassination, by spook or by crook. You'll have that, and whatever the empire wants to write in its History books. But not everyone was born in the casino, destined to remain there until death.

Quinvarius's picture

Raising taxes in a recession is terrorism.

Peter Pan's picture

Maybe all forms of government are terrorists. Terrorism against the nation, the citizens and the free market.

Anasteus's picture

Communism in progress. A paranoiac statist mentality seeing and looking for enemy everywhere around. It's necessary to find some to blame for statist's own failures.

Global Hunter's picture

Bringing partisan party politics to the classroom...get to the kids an indoctrinate them early, breed out of them the ability to question and consider anybody who questions authority a terrorist.

Instead of "counter-revolutionary" or "bourgeoisie capitalist and enemy to the revolution", we get "terrorist".  Sounds like the Stalinist/Maoist formula if you ask me.

Skateboarder's picture

Steal one generation of kids and teach them bad stuff... always been the plan bro.

Winston Churchill's picture

We were always at war with Boston,Mass.

Jason T's picture

These teachers are confused with what country they are in if this is in fact Texas USA.

 

yogibear's picture

Now the Tea Party name is being demonized. The forms of lower lower education and the teachers union, with the help of the teachers unions, with aide from the media embraces socialism and communism. 

otto skorzeny's picture

money for nothin'-pensions for free

navy62802's picture

Get drunk and break shit!! Haha. Terrorism, my ass. That's just some good old American fun.

youngman's picture

Its taught in Spanish...so it must be true

ebworthen's picture

King George was a benevolent leader, ordained by God and his noble blood to rule.

Those terrorists in the colonies were clinging to their religion and guns, and had to be put down.

Where would the school system be if this rabble were allowed to eschew the righteous taxation of the Motherland?

fonzannoon's picture

Texas of all places?

Cathartes Aura's picture

that whole article is full of "wow" -

It should be noted that after the plank in the platform was ridiculed, Texas GOP Communications Director Chris Elam told TPM.com that it was all a big mistake and that opposition to “critical thinking” wasn’t supposed to be included. It can’t be easily removed, he said, because the platform had been approved by a party convention and any changes would also have to go through the same process. That clears things up.

the idea was a mistake, but can't be fixed because everyone agreed on it!!!

*shakes head*

Orly's picture

All that means is that they were rejecting a part of the school curriculum that would include the discussion of ideas.  Instead, they took the easy route (for Federal dollars, by the way...) and started teaching for the TAKS test.  It doesn't mean they don't learn anything, it just means that they cannot discuss it because "critical thinking" is not part of the test and they can't waste time learning how to discover things on their own.

Cathartes Aura's picture

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It doesn't mean they don't learn anything, it just means that they cannot discuss it because "critical thinking" is not part of the test and they can't waste time learning how to discover things on their own.

okay.  can't tell whether your intention is to defend the position or not - but at least you are acknowledging that "critical thinking" - using ones mind to address what is being stuffed into it as unquestioned truths - is not part of the curriculum nor part of the Repub team party doctrine.

which is fine, if thoroughly acknowledged, and extrapolated to the other "teachings" they seek to enForce.

certainly not to be defended or celebrated as a viable reality though?

blunderdog's picture

Folks in Texas don't want or need no stinkin' ideas.

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

ZH ... breeding ground for ... ter-r-sm !

Lobotomies, lobotomies, step right up folks.

What you don't know ain't gonna hurt you ... or at least you ain't gonna know yur gettin hurt ...

Aurora Ex Machina's picture

The Townshend Act forbade the [East India] Company from selling its goods directly to the colonists. Instead, the EIC had to auction merchandise to middlemen, who then shipped the cargoes to American wholesalers, who finally sold to local shop owners. In May 1773, Parliament, at the request of the EIC, passed the Tea Act. It imposed no new taxes, but rather allowed the Company, for the first time, to import tea directly from Asia into America. The act cut the price of tea in half and was therefore a boon to colonial consumers. The middlemen cut out by the act, local smugglers and tea merchants, were not as happy…


In November 1773, the East Indiamen Dartmouth, Beaver, and Eleanor entered Boston Harbor with the first loads of the EIC’s tea. The conspirators, probably led by Samuel Adams, were well prepared and highly disciplined: they cleaned the decks when they were finished and took no tea for personal use or later sale. [William Bernstein, A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, 2008, p.242]

 

According to Bernstein, they weren't even freedom fighters, and actually were the equivalent of DC lobbyists...