This week, the Miami Herald published a piece comparing the similarities between Florida under popular Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and… Communist Cuba.
Author Fabiola Santiago’s justification? Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 395, designating November 7th as Victims of Communism Day and mandating, starting next year, 45 minutes of instruction in middle schools on the dangers of communism.
Gov. DeSantis SLAMS Communist indoctrination of American students, then DECLARES “Victims of Communism Day” in Florida pic.twitter.com/2CpqSIxhQ8
“Math textbooks and literary books are being banned because some comité a la Cuba — aka “Moms for Liberty,” made up of citizens jazzed and empowered by Republicans into a state of hysteria — deemed them inappropriate and sounded the alarm.”
To see why, we need only look at what is being pushed in textbooks.
One example was a question on polynomials. The question discussed that two million people test their racial prejudice using an online version of the implicit association test.
Moms for Liberty Hillsborough County Chapter member Jessica Graham succinctly stated :
“For me, just teach math, just teach math. Why does racial prejudice have anything to do with math, at all? It doesn’t. It doesn’t.”
So Graham doesn’t want left-wing post-modern racialized propaganda in math textbooks – just like the Cuban Communist Party!
Comparing parents to Communist Cuban comité surely won’t incense parents who have been demonized and disregarded for the last two years. That’s been working out great for the left; keep doing that, please.
Is DeSantis Censoring Teachers?
When Santiago refers to censorship, she’s referencing both the alleged “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which you can read more about here, and House Bill 7.
House Bill 7 prohibits any teaching that could make students feel they are responsible for historic wrongs based on their race, color, sex, etc. The “Stop Woke Act” also blocks businesses from using similar diversity training.
Santiago states that educators are being censored, going further to say:
“Nothing that makes whites uncomfortable. Nothing about being gay or trans in kindergarten through third grade when kids are full of questions about fellow classmates and themselves.”
I have a Kindergartener. She asks questions like the ones below:
“Why do alligators have teeth?”
“Why do you drink coffee? It smells bad.”
“Why is 2 + 2 = 4, and 2 times 2 = 4”
Unless I were to put it into her head to ask, she wouldn’t be curious about homosexuality, transgender issues, or anything of that nature.
The inaccurately monikered “Don’t Say Gay” bill doesn’t even have the word ‘gay’ in it.
What you can say in all FL schools: Gay
What you cant say in FL Kindergartens: Dont tell your parents about this conversation we’re having about sexual preferences.
“You can see at a college campus students flying the hammer and sickle from the old Soviet Union flag, you will see students that will have t-shirts with Che Guevara, you will see students that will idolize people like Mao Zedong. To me this speaks of a tremendous ignorance about what those individuals represented and the evils that communism inflicted on people throughout the world. While it’s fashionable in some circles to whitewash the history of communism.”
“Society would be better if all private property was abolished.”
You know what, maybe Ms. Santiago is right. Perhaps it is more important to discuss gender ideology with little children than spending 45 minutes one day a year to educate kids on how communism is terrible. But, wait for a minute… no, that’s not right at all.
Maybe she can take another vacation to Florida like she’s known to do. But next year, do it say around November 7th to get a 45-minute lesson on what communism is and why it’s terrible. That would be taxpayer money well spent.
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