Teach our kids about communism

Jul 11, 2021 by

by Daniel Kalder, UnHerd:

One of the more egregious failures on the part of educators on both sides of the Atlantic over the past 50 years has been their omitting to teach several generations of young people about the communist regimes of the 20thcentury. Now I understand that classroom time is limited, and that these days especially it is very important to decolonise Peppa Pig or whatever, but even so.

That the systems that held entire populations captive, and which enslaved and killed millions, and were run by little men who were worshipped as gods, are deemed too trivial to study is really quite remarkable.

Indeed, if you ask Google “do they teach about communism in schools?” the results on the first page will consist mainly of archival and scholarly papers about educational programmes during the 1950 and 60s. Well, those and some much more recent articles about Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who in late June signed a Bill mandating that all high school students must learn about “political ideologies such as communism and totalitarianism, that conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy essential to the founding principles of the United States.”

Why now? Speaking at a press conference in a middle school, DeSantis attacked teachers who praise Mao Zedong and denounced Che Guevara as a “total communist thug” before adding “We’re going to be pushing back on a lot of the whitewashing that’s been done.”

Read here

See also:

CCP: 100th anniversary of the party that killed 50 millionby Massimo Introvigne, MercatorNet: Should we congratulate the Chinese Communist Party for killing more human beings than anybody else in history?

My Life as a Christian Under a Communist Regimeby Zhang San, The Gospel Coalition:

British Youth Choose Communist Over GladstoneBy Rod Dreher, The American Conservative


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