Sixty-eight years ago today, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II. In that historic conflict we defeated Japan and its German Nazi ally four years later at a cost of over 400,000 American lives.
Since before World War II however, we have faced a much more subtle foe – one that in many ways has been more deadly. The foe is an amorphous mass, variably called: “Liberal,” "Progressive," “Leftist,” “the Left,” “the Radical Left,” the “New Left,” “Communist,” “Neo-communist,” “Socialist,” “Marxist,” “Neo-Marxist,” even “Marxofascist.”
Lest “liberals” take offense at being associated with communists, Marxists and socialists, it can only be said that Lenin referred to them as “useful idiots,” i.e. those who knowingly or unknowingly assist communists in achieving communist objectives. For this reason communists share the same contempt for liberals that the rest of us do. We both know they are fools. The communists laugh at them because they know the liberals will be joining us in the gulags if the communists have their way.
So forget liberals. Call the foe the “radical left”. It has been the instigator of most of our foreign policy failures, including Vietnam and Korea; failures measured in millions of lives. Practically every public policy failure of the past century, from the healthcare crisis to our addled legal system, from crime-ridden ghettos to failing public schools, can be laid at the feet of the Left.
But many of us have been complicit, in that we either stood idly by, or supported the left’s policies because we saw some personal benefit (e.g. welfare payments, housing subsidies, Medicare, etc.) Many politicians have assisted the Left out of cynical calculation, going along to get along, or downright cowardice. Some of us voted for them. Many pitched in and helped because we thought we were doing good – like Teddy Kennedy used to say, “Fighting the good fight.”
As a result, today this foe occupies the corridors of power across much of the United States, and has penetrated our government at all levels, corporations, foundations and most tragically, our schools.
One of their latest offensives is the Obama administration’s appointment of militant gay activist Kevin Jennings to be the Department of Education’s director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, i.e. the “Safe Schools CZAR.”
Jennings’ career has largely been dedicated to advancing the radical homosexual agenda.
Jennings was a member of the radical group ACT UP, which used violent tactics to push its equally radical AIDS agenda. He helped fund a pornographic ACT UP exhibition at Harvard University’s art museum.
Early in his teaching career, Jennings encouraged a teenager who was in a homosexual relationship with an older man. If the boy was underage, as Jennings claimed in a 2000 speech, then Jennings may have violated the law by not reporting statutory rape to authorities.
He has since admitted he should have “handled this situation differently” but has also altered the story, now claiming the boy was sixteen, i.e. of legal, consenting age. Surprise, surprise, the boy has come forward to the leftist Media Matters, saying he was sixteen at the time. But actually, the relevant state law requires reporting of sexual activity between an adult and any child less than eighteen years of age.
Finally, Jennings has the singular distinction of being identified in his own words as someone who openly admired National Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) cheerleader, Harry Hay. Hay was a communist homosexual considered to be the “father” of the American gay movement.
Jennings main “qualification” if you want to call it that, is his creation and long-term leadership of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). According to its website, this group “strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.” It goes on to decry “racism,” “sexism,” “homophobia,” and “heterosexism” as detrimental to “a healthy school climate.” (Emphasis added.)
Here is an audio of Jennings angrily accusing schools of “promoting heterosexuality” and “recruiting children to be heterosexuals,” citing as evidence, assignment of such literature as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The charge is of course absurd. Schools have never promoted heterosexuality. Heterosexuality does not require promotion. But that has never been their job anyway. The school’s job is to educate and teach children how to learn. Shakespeare isn’t widely taught because his works “promote heterosexuality.” He is taught for his literary genius.
It is a widely-used communist tactic, however, to attack people, institutions, companies, whatever, for doing what they have always naturally done. This is what Jennings was doing here. Remember Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #3:
Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
Because the charge of “promoting heterosexuality” is so completely outside our frame of reference, it puts people on the defensive. It forces people to question and doubt their actions and attitudes where no doubt existed before. In that doubt, fear and confusion, the speaker offers his “solution” that will make all the doubt and fear go away. This is a standard tactic for manipulating people into agreeing to policies and ideas they would never support otherwise.
It is also part and parcel of the communist Frankfurt School’s conspiracy to corrupt the culture and morals of American society, something we have come to know as the “Culture War.” Significantly, Jennings outlined his strategy for mainstreaming homosexuality in secondary schools in a 1995 speech titled “Winning the Culture War.” He said that it was essential to frame the debate as a “safety issue” rather than a homosexual issue because if his movement was perceived “as preying on children, we will lose.”
But that is precisely what they appear to have been doing. A WorldNet Daily article offered inadvertent proof of this in October 2008, before anyone had heard of Kevin Jennings. Ironically the article was about Weather Underground terrorist and Obama friend Bill Ayers’ endorsement of a book titled “Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling.” Jennings wrote the foreword.
But Jennings and Ayers have more in common than that. Like Bill Ayers, Jennings organized a fundraiser for candidate Obama. Also in attendance at the Jennings fundraiser, visible in this video link, is Bill Clinton. Hidden from view in the video, but present nonetheless, sitting just to the right of the stairway, is George Soros. A regular rogue's gallery of Crisis Strategy practioners, that gathering.
Now, Scott Baker of Breitbart.tv has published at Gateway Pundit the disturbing evidence that shows exactly how Kevin Jennings and his GLSEN activists advance their homosexual agenda in schools: by peddling child pornography.
Warning: some of the links embedded in this article contain foul language and graphic, explicit descriptions of various sex acts, mostly among children, some as young as five.
As the article explains:
GLSEN… strives to influence the educational curriculum to include materials which the group believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying. To that end, GLSEN maintains a recommended reading list of books that it claims "furthers our mission to ensure safe schools for all students.” In other words, these are the books that GLSEN’s directors think all kids should be reading: gay kids should read them to raise their self-esteem, and straight kids should read them in order to become more aware and tolerant and stop bullying gay kids. Through GLSEN’s online ordering system, called “GLSEN BookLink,” featured prominently on their Web site, teachers can buy the books to use as required classroom assignments, or students can buy them to read on their own.The authors ordered some random samples to see what was in the books:
What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless. We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem.The Gateway Pundit article examined eleven books. Excerpts are provided, with photocopied page reproductions proving their authenticity, one with a graphic drawing of two men engaged in anal sex with a Boy Scout and scout master looking on. You are free to peruse them by following the link. These were shown, as the article explained, to present irrefutable proof of what might otherwise seem unbelievable.
As the founder of GSLEN, as a champion of the NAMBLA lifestyle, it is impossible to accept that Kevin Jennings is not aware of the child pornography being peddled by his organization. It requires no stretch of the imagination to believe that he not only approves of this literature, but that it was promoted at his instigation.
Homosexuality brought us the AIDS epidemic, which, as of 2001, had killed 583,293 people. Half of the estimated 40,000 annual AIDS infections are among people under 25. Homosexual teens are more than three times as likely to commit suicide as others in their age group. Homosexuality has bought Western culture deserved contempt, as the West’s “sexual tourists,” mostly homosexual men, travel the world preying on third world children, spreading and bringing back every description of sexually transmitted disease.
The headlines are awash with stories of sexual predators trafficking in child pornography, abusing, kidnapping and murdering children. The Catholic Church has been scandalized by stories of priests abusing choir boys, shaking that institution to its very foundation.
While these abhorrent, unhealthy, illegal and sometimes deadly activities have landed people extensive jail sentences, it takes the breath away to realize that the person President Barack Obama chose to ensure “safe” public schools spent much of his adult life actively promoting the homosexual lifestyle with child pornography. He should be in jail with the rest of the sexual predators. Instead he has been made gatekeeper to our most prized possession: our children.
The child pornography laws only ban images, and except the one picture noted above, the mass of this is in written form. All the books should be examined closely by law enforcement for sexually explicit images. Leave it to the Holder Justice Department to defend Jennings then.
Jennings is an abomination. This presidency is an abomination. Obama has taken a chain saw to our economy. He has taken a chain saw to our national security. Now he’s going after our children. The tide must be turned. The “sleeping giant” aroused to fury by Pearl Harbor must awake again.