Thursday, July 01, 2004

Welcome to America! You'll Regret Coming...

Edgar B. Anderson reviews the subject matter taught in standard ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to recent immigrants in today's Front Page Magazine. He exposes an agenda by the writers/publishers to irradicate any patriotism these immigrants might hold for their new country. Here is a taste:
As an aside, it should be noted that the most famous wall of our era, the Berlin Wall, covered in the source book Talking Walls, is not featured in High Point. But this oversight is arguably a blessing since the Talking Walls author served up the following to her unknowing young readers:
The Berlin Wall, constructed in 1961 [By whom? We do not learn.], became a physical part of an invisible barrier that had divided Eastern and Western Europe since 1945. [Were the hundreds of miles of barbed wire fences, minefields, watchtowers, armed guards, and attack dogs invisible?] At that time Winston Churchill, the leader of Great Britain, called this invisible barrier the ‘Iron Curtain’ because he believed the Soviet Union wanted to divide countries and take them over. [Thank goodness it was only his opinion.] Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union at that time, thought this invisible wall would protect his country from further invasion.” [And not to trap fleeing East Germans inside a Communist Hell. Insert laugh track here.]
You can read the rest here.

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