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Don’t Let This Book Creep Into Your Schools And Libraries

The Washington Free Beacon on Monday reported that MIT Press is publishing “Communism for Kids,” a friendly looking cartoon book aimed at brainwashing three to seven-year-olds, on those “lovable little revolutionaries” as our friends at the Media Research Center put it.

Communism for kidsFree Beacon writer Elizabeth Harrington explained:

Communism for Kids, written by a German author who specializes in political theory and "queer politics," was released last month. The thesis of the children's book is that communism is "not that hard," but has not been implemented in the right way.

The lie that communism has never been implemented the “right” way is one that is beloved by the liberal media elite and has been especially well documented by the Media Research Center.

In November of 2009, the Media Research Center released “Better Off Red,” documenting two decades of liberal journalists looking the other way at the evils of Communism. 

Here are a few examples of liberal fawning over commies that the MRC documented: 

“Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.”

— Anchor Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News, June 17, 1987.

“The reality is that even if the communist state were to protect individual rights aggressively, many of its people are not prepared to tolerate diversity.”

— Dan Rather on the May 27, 1988 CBS Evening News.

“[The now-defunct] East Germany is the Communist world’s vaunted economic success story, hailed as proof that hard work, discipline and thrift can translate Karl Marx’s theories into reality.”

— New York Times reporter Ferdinand Protzman in the May 15, 1989 “Business Day” section.

“Communism got to be a terrible word here in the United States, but our attitude toward it may have been unfair. Communism got in with a bad crowd when it was young and never had a fair chance....The Communist ideas of creating a society in which everyone does his best for the good of everyone is appealing and fundamentally a more uplifting idea than capitalism. Communism’s only real weakness seems to be that it doesn’t work.”

— The late 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney in the New York Times, June 26, 1989.

“Like Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev before him, [Vladimir] Kryuchkov has taken the personal route, talking of his fondness for Bellini’s opera ‘Norma.’ He swoons over the piano mastery of Van Cliburn, and hints that he would arrange a Moscow apartment for the pianist if he would only come here more often. Then he sighs over his exhausting workday at Dzerzhinsky Square: ‘The KGB chairman’s life is no bed of roses.’”

— Reporter David Remnick in The Washington Post, September 8, 1989. Two years later, Kryuchkov was part of the hardline “Gang of Eight” that attempted to overthrow Gorbachev.

“Marx and Lenin are still revered heroes. Never mind that communism as they conceived it didn’t work. Most Soviets don’t want to dump it, just improve on it.”

— USA Today founder Al Neuharth, February 9, 1990 column.

Given the radical left bent of today’s education establishment we see a distinct possibility that Communism for Kids may very well creep into a local school or library near you.

Don’t let it.

Instead, we urge CHQ readers to promote the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s 2017 National Seminar for High School Educators.

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, whose Board of Trustees is chaired by our good friend Dr. Lee Edwards, host a 24-hour professional development program that is free to middle school and high school educators interested in teaching about the history of communism and its collectivist legacy.

This year’s program will be conducted on July 16-18 and July 19-21 in Washington, DC. Registration is open to all educators currently teaching at the middle school and high school levels. Lunch is provided all three days; there is a reception on the first evening, and a dinner on the second evening. There is no cost to attend the seminars. Teachers, however, are responsible for their transportation to and accommodations in Washington, DC, and may apply for scholarship support of up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses.

Click here to register.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Murray Bessette, director of academic programs, at [email protected] or 202.629.9500.

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We need a children's book to counter this!

While there are some children's books available that celebrate American patriotism, and there are some geared toward high school and older audiences that discuss the virtues of political and economic liberty, I'm unaware of anything for 3-7 year olds that do the same. As the Marxist-Obamunists are well aware, if WE don't reach that age group, they'll be lost. When I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, my junior high Social Studies text was unapologetically pro-freedom, but those days are over. Now public schools brainwash kids to think that capitalism is bad and socialism is good, and their success shows up in polling data of young people today.

A RED Primer for Children and

A RED Primer for Children and Diplomats, by Victor Vashi. Published in 1967 for the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Available for free from redprimer.com Read online or download in epub, mobi, or PDF.