The official website of the Northshore Tea Party, the official Tea Party organization of St. Tammany, Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes in Southeast Louisiana.

Indoctrination Spotlight

Pledge to the Earth

Story of Stuff

NEA Propaganda Art

Obama Praise Videos

Recommended Reading

Education

 

If you know of any indoctrination you experienced or know of going on today, please email us and let us know about it.

Indoctrination Spotlight

"This Land Is Your Land"

The famous song we all learned as children was actually written by a Communist, Woody Guthrie.

The lyrics are really about how we have no right to private property. In one of the final verses, it refers to how a "no tresspassing" sign (signifying private property) does not stop the singer for claiming the land "for you and me."

 

Lyrics:

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me.
I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
While all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me.
When the sun came shining, and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting, As the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
 
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
 
Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.
 
In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?

Pledge to the Earth

Disney Channel - Pledge to Earth Commercial

This commercial aired on Disney Channel and includes the "Pledge to the Earth" now being taught to school children in place of the the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The following poster has been found in some schools.

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Story of Stuff

Story of Stuff - Indoctrination Video

This video is being played in schools across the country.

NEA Propaganda Art

National Endowment for the Arts Used to Create Propaganda

Is National Endowment for the Arts Pushing Obama Administration's Agenda? Read about it here or on Big Hollywood, here. You can also watch the video of the Patrick Courrielche interview with Glenn Beck on our video page, here. Decide for yourself if you want our tax dollars paying for this art.

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New Audio shows White House connection in NEA Conference Call. Read about it  here.

Full NEA Conference Call Transcript and Audio

Keep up to date on this and other issues at www.BigGovernment.com.

Obama Praise Videos

Index of indoctrination videos can be found here.

Click on these video titles or scroll down to see all videos.

"I Pledge" Video

Sand Hill Venable Elementary School indoctrination video

School Kids Taught to Praise Obama

Live on the set of CNN: Propaganda in the U-S-A!

Multico's Finale is Obama's victory speech

Change We Can Believe In-Song

Yes We Can ? Barack Obama Music Video 7th Grade Version

Barack Obama Rap

Barack Obama Rap at the Albany Institute

Ending ? Part II of the 5th Grade Performance

Powell Elementary Present Kings of Rock

Barack Obama is Our New President

No One's as Irish as Barack Obama

Barack Obama School Song, Do You Hear The Sound, Janelle Kirton, Barack Obama Song.

   

   

 

Barack Obama School Song, Do You Hear The Sound, Janelle Kirton, Barack Obama Song.

BARACK OBAMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1-31-2009

Transcript of "Do You Hear The Sound": There's a sound of Change Blowing in the wind It's a sound that started long ago By those who dare to dream Fighting against the loss With a passion of hope of better days They had a dream They had hope for a friend to bring this nation together as one The journey begins to education Unlocking every door Shaping a better tomorrow We are sons and daughters Of promise Of school like a city upon a hill Lights inside our hearts And hope to [unintelligible] To rise and conquer [unintelligible] To dream To make a difference Not just in our land But in the world Yes we can Make a difference If we unite Together and take I am the dream I am the hope I am the bridge that'll bring this nation Together as one The journey begins to education Unlocking every door To shaping a better Tomorrow There's [unintelligible] If I teach you believe My voice will count My voice will be heard Do you hear the sound I am the dream Do you hear the sound I am the hope Do you hear the sound Yes we can. The Barack Obama Elementary School

From BigHollywood.com

 

No One's as Irish as Barack Obama

MARYMOUNT SCHOOL 3-18-2009

Transcript: O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara There's no one as Irish as Barack O?Bama You don't believe me, I hear you say But Barack's as Irish, as was JFK His granddaddy's daddy came from Moneygall A small Irish village, well known to you all He's in the white house, He took a chance Now let's see Barack do Riverdance Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama There's no one as Irish As Barack O'Bama He's as Irish as bacon and cabbage and stew He's Hawaiian he's Kenyan American too He's in the white house, He took his chance Now let's see Barack do Riverdance Toor a loo, toor a lay, toor a loo, toor a lama There's no one as Irish As Barack O'Bama From Kerry and cork to old Donegal Let's hear it for Barack from old moneygall From the lakes if Killarney to old Connemara There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

From BigHollywood.com

 

Barack Obama is Our New President

HARMONY LELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2-14-09

Transcript: Barack Obama is our new President Barack Obama is the leader of our land On November 4, 2008 All the Americans voted In each and every state Barack Obama is our new President Barack Obama is the leader of our land He moved into the white house With his wife, Michelle His daughters, Malia and Sasha And new dog as well Barack Obama is our new President Barack Obama is the leader of our land He'll bring us all together And work hard every day To make our nation better And keep our people safe Barack Obama is our new President Barack Obama is the leader of our land In the oval office From sea to shining sea He'll represent our country The land and the free Barack Obama is our new President Barack Obama is the leader of our land

From BigHollywood.com

 

Powell Elementary Present Kings of Rock

POWELL ELEMENTARY May 6, 2009

Transcript: Barack Obama there is none higher Other politicians should call me sire To burn my kingdom you must use fire I create change till I retire! Democratic Party come correct Our cuts are on time our rhymes connect Got the right to vote and will elect Others can't feel us but give us respect Now I walked through crowds, shook many hands Spent my time saying YES WE CAN! I stood on many stages, held many mics Took airplane flights at great heights PA and Jersey, I won that fight Chicago Illinois was so hype Moving so strong Biden joined the fight Now we are a team and we ignite! Now I crash through walls, Cut through floors, Burst through ceilings Knock down doors. He is George And I'm Turan We're never far behind In class we shine For every living person With dreams and plans Keep hope alive ? Think ?Yes We Can? We're the baddest of the bad The cool of the cool I'm Barack I rock and rule. I'm Joe. I rock and rule. It's not a trick or treat or April fools, It's all brand new With a little old school. We've got the music and the message For all my friends. Check us out on the internet, Load and send. Music ain't nothing but a peoples jam. It's President Obama Rockin with the band!

From BigHollywood.com

 

Ending ? Part II of the 5th Grade Performance

GOTHAM AVENUE SCHOOL 2-7-09

Transcript: We believe in Barack Obama He loves you and he loves your mama We believe in Barack Obama, yeah With all the change he?s building Gonna bring hope to the children We believe in Barack Obama, yeah Change That we can believe in Change That we can believe in Change That we can believe in We believe in Barack Obama He loves you and he loves your mama We believe in Barack Obama, yeah With all the change he's building Gonna bring hope to the children We believe in Barack Obama, yeah Change That we can believe in Change That we can believe in Change That we can believe in Yeah, haha, haha. Alright, come on now, here we go; You know we gotta get Barack and all of his crew In the White House so they can prove that In their hearts they know what to do And that includes Michelle and the kiddies too [kids chanting] ?There is not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America ? there?s the United States of America.? We believe in Barack Obama He loves you and he loves your mama We believe in Barack Obama, yeah With all the change he's building Gonna bring hope to the children We believe in Barack Obama, yeah [Chant at end of song ? unintelligible]

From BigHollywood.com

 

Barack Obama Rap at the Albany Institute

GIFFEN ELEMENTARY 3-29-2009

"Video Note: This is a group of 5th and 6th grade students from Giffen Elementary School performing the Barack Obama song they wrote with their classmates. It is being performed at a function of the Association of Teaching Artists held at the Albany Institute of History and Art."

Transcript:

Barack Obama Recorded:

I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Pattons Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. Ive gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the worlds poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave-owners an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union, March 18, 2008.

Verse 1:

Were here to tell you about the man. His name is Barack Obama hes the leader of this land. He was born in Hawaii then he lived in Illinois. His father moved to Africa when he was a little boy. He got into some trouble when he was 17 and he has come clean now hes [unintelligible] people [unintelligible] He fights for civil rights and better health care. He wants to make sure that we all will have care. Hes [unintelligible] reform [unintelligible] hes very educated and hes got a lot of rhythm. First black President with a heart thats only true, he wants to make the world better for me and you. At Chicago University he used to be a teacher, [unintelligible] At the Democratic National Convention, the name Barack Obama became [unintelligible].

Chorus:

Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can.

Verse 2:

He was born, in August of 1961. In 2008 for President, He won. We have a new President, Barack is the President. Hes a pioneer. You can check the evidence. Hes African-American. The first black President. Now hes in the white house. The 44th President. His campaign slogan was Yes We Can Hes a Democrat. Hes the man with the plan. There is a special book that was written by Obama. Its Dreams from My Father, not Dreams from your Momma. [unintelligible] [laughter] [unintelligible] Hes running our country. [unintelligible] great power. [unintelligible] He ran against McCain. Now hes our President were ready to make a change.

Chorus:

Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can.

Verse 3:

He attended Columbia U in 82. He married Michelle in 1992. Hes English, hes Irish, [unintelligible], hes a modern Martin Luther who was also a great man. [unintelligible] Obamas going down as the first in history. [unintelligible] about war and that is really great. Hes known around the world come on lets celebrate.

Recording:

Celebrate good times, come on

Continuation of Verse 3:

Hes proved that education is a big part of the game. And in his spare time he enjoys basketball. When hes at work he signs legible. Obama is his name, [unintelligible} man, man, women, women and girl. [unintelligible]Hes a true American. If you believe say Yes We Can.

Chorus:

Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, We say say Yes We Can, That guy say Yes We Can, That guy say Yes We Can, Everybody say Yes We Can!

Audience Member: Yes We Can.

From BigHollywood.com

 

Barack Obama Rap

GIFFEN ELEMENTARY 2-12-09

"Video Note: This is the updated version of a song my students wrote back in 05 after Senator Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention. This year they updated it in celebration of President Obama?s victory."

Transcript:

Barack Obama Recorded:

I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Pattons Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. Ive gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the worlds poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave-owners an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union, March 18, 2008.

Verse 1:

Were here to tell you about the man. His name is Barack Obama hes the leader of this land. He was born in Hawaii then he lived in Illinois. His father moved to Africa when he was a little boy. He got into some trouble when he was 17 and he has come clean now hes [unintelligible] people [unintelligible] He fights for civil rights and better health care. He wants to make sure that we all will have care. Hes [unintelligible] reform [unintelligible] hes very educated and hes got a lot of rhythm. First black President with a heart thats only true, he wants to make the world better for me and you. At Chicago University he used to be a teacher, [unintelligible] At the Democratic National Convention, the name Barack Obama became [unintelligible].

Chorus:

Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can.

Verse 2:

He was born, in August of 1961. In 2008 for President, He won. We have a new President, Barack is the President. Hes a pioneer. You can check the evidence. Hes African-American. The first black President. Now hes in the white house. The 44th President. His campaign slogan was Yes We Can Hes a Democrat. Hes the man with the plan. There is a special book that was written by Obama. Its Dreams from My Father, not Dreams from your Momma. [unintelligible] [laughter] [unintelligible] Hes running our country. [unintelligible] great power. [unintelligible] He ran against McCain. Now hes our President were ready to make a change.

Chorus:

Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can, Say Yes We Can.

Verse 3:

He attended Columbia U in 82. He married Michelle in 1992. Hes English, hes Irish, [unintelligible], hes a modern Martin Luther who was also a great man. [unintelligible] Obamas going down as the first in history. [unintelligible] about war and that is really great. Hes known around the world come on lets celebrate.

Recording:

Celebrate good times, come on. Celebrate good times, come on.

Celebrate good times, come on. Celebrate good times, come on.

Continuation of Verse 3:

Hes proved that education is a big part of the game. And in his spare time he enjoys basketball. When hes at work he signs legible. Obama is his name, [unintelligible} man, man, women, women and girl. [unintelligible] Hes a true American. If you believe say, Yes We Can.

Chorus:

Say, Yes We Can [repeated]

Audience Member: Yes We Can.

 

From BigHollywood.com

 

Yes We Can ? Barack Obama Music Video 7th Grade Version

"Video Note: The 7th grade students followed the 2008 presidential election in several of their classes this term. Concluding the election the students were asked to make video segments based on the popular Obama music video, Yes We Can, by musician Will.i.am. The segments were then compiled into one video. In this video the students discuss various goals as well as how they are able to make a difference in improving our world."

Transcript:

Kids Speak over (Yes We Can by Will.I.am) playing in the background:

This is for the young and old

The rich and poor

Democrats and Republicans

Black, White, Hispanic, Native Americans

Gay, Straight

Disabled, Not Disabled

We can!

Yes, I can be my own person.

Yes, I can be a policeman

Yes, I can have a good future

Yes, I can be the first person in my family to go to college

Yes, I can do good in school

Yes, I can become the first Mexican President

Yes we can.

I can save electricity

I can do good in school

I can help clean up the community

I can volunteer

I can save water

I can give donations

Just as a Seventh Grader?

Yes, we can.

[unintelligible]

What you want to do say

Yes we can, Ay, Yes we can, Ay

Baseball, football, Yeah we can do it all

Yes we can, Ay, Yes we can, Ay

The constitution and make straight As

Yes we can, Ay, Yes we can, Ay

Lose or choose now what you want to do

Yes we can, Ay, Yes we can, Ay, Yes we can

Be at school on time

What the loser

Dont do drugs

Get good grades

Give me your money give me your money

Leave him alone

No bullying.

Recycle.

Yes we can

Si se puede

I want to join the Army

Yes she can

I want to be a football player

Yes he can

I want to join the Air Force

Yes she can

I want to pass the Seventh grade.

Yes he can

I want to be a doctor.

Yes she can, Yes we can!

Yes we canbe a dentist

Yes I can be an anesthesiologist

Yes I can be a choreographer

Yes I can be a lawyer

Yes I can be a basketball player

Yes I can be a teacher

Yes we can, Yes we can, Yes we can

 

From BigHollywood.com

 

Change We Can Believe In-Song

MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL 11-13-2008

"Video Note: This song was inspired by President-Elect Barack Obama's campaign theme. Morgan Park High School Concert Choir of Chicago, IL are the singers on this video. The song was composed by Patricia Tyson (from Chicago), and its intent is to encourage and motivate the listeners and the performers to pursue a more excellent way!"

Transcript:

Change we can believe in

Change that makes a difference

Together we can change the world

Tell every man and woman, every boy and girl

Change can tear down every wall

You and I can make the greatest change of all

Were united we all stand as one

Divided we will fail and we will surely fall

Tell the children

Take them by the hand

Tell the generations that we can take a stand

Tell the nation let them know that God can heal our land

Change is what we all must be

Change is what we all must see

This is our moment, This is our time

Seize it, [unintelligible], we wont be denied.

Say yes we can, yes we can, Yes we can

From the power you may go so very long

Go so very long

Let us live [unintelligible]

Dont matter what may come our way

They can not [unintelligible]

Tell the children

Take them by the hand

Tell the generations that we can take a stand

Tell the nation let them know that God can heal our land

We want change, We need change, We want change, We must change

Change, Change, believe it

Change, Change, a difference

[unintelligible]

Our change is here.

 

From BigHollywood.com

 

Multico's Finale is Obama's victory speech

WEST HIGH SCHOOL 12-6-08

"Video Note: Each year, MULTICO, a company of West High School students chosen to reflect the diverse ethnic and racial population of Madisons schools, tours elementary and middle schools with an original thirty minute production focusing on the concerns and experiences of children and adolescents in a multicultural, multilingual urban environment. MULTICO, a two hour a day English class, writes and performs a series of short sketches that highlight race, gender, sexuality and conflict, providing another tool for classroom teachers to use as we all work towards a more empathetic world."

Transcript:

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, today is your answer.

Its the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of red states and blue states; we are, and always will be, the United States of America.

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other.

The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

For that is the true genius of America that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

America, we have come so far. But there is so much more to do. This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and to restore the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we cant, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:

Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.

 

From BigHollywood.com

 

Children Taught to Praise Obama at School

Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ (video keeps getting deleted from youtube. 3rd time I've had to post it)

More indoctrination of our children at a New Jersey Elementary School.

Quote from video: "Barrack Hussein Obama, he said, Red, Yellow, Black and White, all are equal in his sight." Remember when a similar line pertained to Jesus?

Song 1: Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said that all must lend a hand To make this country strong again Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said we must be fair today Equal work means equal pay Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said that we must take a stand To make sure everyone gets a chance Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said red, yellow, black or white All are equal in his sight Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama Yes! Mmm, mmm, mm Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2: (To music from Battle Hymn of the Republic) Hello, Mr. President we honor you today! For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!" Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one! The first black American to lead this great nation! Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans To make this country's economy number one again! Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you! And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue! So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick So here's a hearty hip-hooray ---- Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray!

Live on the set of CNN: Propaganda in the U-S-A!

School kids performing a Miley Cyrus song with pro-Obamacare lyrics and some interesting dancing.

 

Sand Hill Venable Elementary School indoctrination video

Lyrics:
Change has come, change has come.
Hope!
Uniting blacks and whites.
Hope!
Being both, Obama cannot take sides.
Hope!
Dont worry, said hope. I will be your bridge.
In time, hope will be the bridge for all of us.
Hope will last enough for you to make a difference.
Change has come, change has come.
Go now, fly free.
Study, watch, learn, keep your eyes open.
Education is the key. Education is the secret.
Education is the way. Education is the path.
Will I make America better?
Can I make America better?
Can we make America better?
Yes. Yes we can! Yes. Yes we can!

Video shot during President's Day PTO program at Sand hill-Venable Elementary School in Buncombe County, NC in February 2009.

www.janeqrepublican.com

"I Pledge" Video

Celebrities pledging to serve the President, and other bizarre pledges. Video was shown to school children in Utah. Read more about it here.

Education

Government Land Grab:

Watch "Land Grab By the Federal Government?" video here. Read transcript here.

 

History of Communism:

Watch 'The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die' Video here. Read transcript here.

Recommended Reading

A Patriot's History of the United States
by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen

The following content was provided by the publisher.
From Christopher Columbus to the fall of Saddam Hussein, this book will go a long way in restoring perspective and clarity to readers' understanding of America's amazing story and the noble principles on which the country was founded.

 

 

 

 

48 Liberal Lies about American History (That You Probably Learned in School)
by Larry Schweikart

 
As he did in his popular "A Patriot's History of the United States," Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks 48 common myths.

 

 

 

The Five Thousand Year Leap: 30 Year Anniversary Edition with Glenn Beck Foreword
by W. Cleon Skousen

Description: All about the philosophies of the founders of our government and why this country needs to be a virtuous country.

Glenn's Comments: Amen to that. One of those books that you pick up and read a chapter here and there.

 

 

 

 

New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
by Burton W. Folsom

Summary: A careful analysis of the economic policies of President Roosevelt and the author’s conclusion that it was a disaster.

Glenn’s review: “I didn’t learn this in school” Glenn spent the weekend reading it and says it is a must read to help understand our current fiscal problems.

 

 

 

 

Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: The Age of Catastrophe
by Robert Gellately

Summary: Gellately contends the Soviet and Nazi systems developed simultaneously and both were influenced by Lenin. A very readable history of two inhumane dictatorships

Glenn’s review: Another history book that will help us understand the past and how it affects our future

 

 

 

 

Lies the Government Told You
by Andrew P. Napolitano

Summary: Throughout our history, the federal government has lied to send our children off to war, lied to take our money, lied to steal our property, lied to gain our trust, and lied to enhance its power over us. Not only does the government lie to us, we lie to ourselves. We won't admit that each time we let the government get away with misleading us, we are allowing it to increase in size and power and decrease our personal liberty.

 

 

 

 

The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression

The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression

By Stephane Courtois, Karel Bartosek and Andrzej Paczkowski

The following content was provided by the publisher.

Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over seventy years.

"Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit", Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience -- in the China of "the Great Helmsman", Kim II Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the wide-scale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards.

As the death toll mounts -- as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on -- the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book amply documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the twentieth century.