Why History Repeats Itself, Part CMXI

Teaching kids about the real threat of Islamofascism that they will face in their lifetime might get in the way of condom distribution day. At least that’s my theory for this:

When the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks is commemorated Tuesday, Utah schools will not uniformly hold assemblies or even talk much about Sept. 11, preferring instead to tackle the topic in U.S. history classes at the end of the year with the rest of the 21st century.

Children simply aren’t as connected to the event as adults, says Beth Johnston, East Layton Elementary School principal. The oldest of her students was only 6 years old on Sept. 11, 2001 …

… “We don’t want our kids thinking about that. We want them to move on,” Johnston said. “It might be age appropriate for older students to acknowledge and talk about it, but for our younger kids, we don’t want them to dwell on violence.”

I’ll bet everything I’ve got that if the 9/11 terrorists flew planes into a Planned Parenthood clinic the NEA would mandate that all public school discuss on that tragic day six years ago. And what’s with the “they weren’t very old when that happened” stuff? Hell, most of us weren’t even born when some of the biggest events in this nation’s history occurred, but that didn’t stop us from learning about them in school.

Speaking of 9/11, “never forget” is a slogan that’s been thrown around a lot concerning that day, and rightly so, but some schools are trying to turn that into “never remember,” and it’s a travesty that will help ultimately spread violence instead of quell it.

Update: If the above sounds bad, try this — One school has even banned the American flag.

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