Monday, September 24, 2012

High School Half-Time Show Commemorates Russian Revolution

A Pennsylvania high school marching band is raising eyebrows with a halftime performance that commemorates the Russian revolution, complete with red flags, olive military-style uniforms, and giant hammers and sickles.

“St. Petersburg: 1917” is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band. Ironically, the school’s athletic teams are called the Colonials and their colors are red, white and blue.
Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District, told Fox News that the band’s performance was “not an endorsement of communism at all.

“It’s a representation of the time period in history called St. Petersburg 1917,” she said. “I am truly sorry that somebody took the performance in that manner. I am."

Do they not know what happened during that time period?

“The Bolshevik Revolution launched a global Communist revolution that from 1917 through the 1990s was responsible for the deaths of over a hundred million people,” he (Paul Kengor ,executive director for the Center for Vision & Values at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College) said. “What the Russian revolution unleashed was a nightmare – a historical human catastrophe. This is something that should be condemned and not in any way commemorated or laughed at.”
Ever wonder why public skewls are often referred to as public indoctrination centers?

Crap like this further justifies my wife's and my choice to home school our kids.

Read the rest of this story here.

1 comment:

  1. This is further evidence that our unionized "educators" are nothing more that traitors whose purpose is to undermine and subvert our national culture of Liberty.
    The entire educational system should be scrapped, teachers should be officially defrocked of their right to teach and subject to charges of treason and sedition. BOEs should follow close behind and all govt run schools closed.
    Give parents a huge tax break to educate their kids at home and let the commie scumbags go rot in hell on their own welfare system in eastern europe.

    A despicable display of criminal intent to defraud our nations youth of their heritage and liberty. Someone get a f'n buggy whip.

    Yank lll