The Old Gods?
Yes, just when you thought that the outrageous behavior of the political left reached its zenith — you realize that human sacrifice and cannibalism as an acceptable practice seems to be coming back, at least in public education in California.
Tomorrow is Easter and I’m somewhat reluctant to share this on the eve of the recollection and celebration of a sacred event, but the daily outrages continue. And lest you think that this is so outrageous that it couldn’t ever happen, I will remind you that there is a wall around the US Capitol, defended by 5,000 troops to protect a walking corpse and a whore who some feel were not lawfully elected. You may not have seen that coming either.
My only surprise is that it took this long for some wackos to propose it. But, hey it’s for the students to “pave the way for the “regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity.” So some folks think it’s a good idea to venerate “gods” who demand human sacrifices by the thousands?
(National Review) The Board of Education in California recently voted unanimously to approve an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum for use in all of the state’s public schools. This curriculum is “probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world. Although including California in the “free world” is becoming more problematic, but that’s another topic.
The curriculum presents the pagan gods of the Aztec empire as worthier objects of study and veneration than Jesus of Nazareth. This presentation does not rest at the level of theory or academic inquiry. As Christopher F. Rufo has observed, teachers are encouraged by the authors of the curriculum to lead their students in an “ethnic studies community chant,” which takes the form of worship offered up to these deities:
Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka — whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism — asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.” Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”
Oakland – Progressive Paradise
City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (who is very woke), has been branded a racist for giving families of color $500 a month if they earn under $59,000 with no rules on how they spend it – but offering poor white families nothing.
I’m not in favor of hand-outs for their own sake but what she is doing is racist and is in direct contravention of law. Never fear. Progs exempt themselves from the law.
One Too Many Picnic Baskets
A cautionary note about over-eating at your Easter Feast.