- Are 5th graders smarter than the rest of us and why are they asking "Mommy, what is Thermite?"
- "Mommy, if 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia why did we invade Iraq?
- "Mommy, when A President's first born son becomes the President are we becoming more like the Saudi Royal family or the British?
by Dee Dee Rink Umbemeheri CPW News Services
Mildred Prawlin, whose husband fell from a ladder and died in 1955 during a U.S. Civil Defense program called "Clean-up, Fix-up and Paint-up" while painting their Michigan home with the recommended Dutchboy lead-based white paint had her concerns, too. She wants information in the curriculum that explains why 50 years after Europe banned lead-based paint her husband felt he had to save the house during an atomic bomb blast when the official U.S. policy was MAD, or "mutually assured destruction"?
Dr. Lance Fisher, a member of TTT's sub-group called Henry VIII Walked With a Gate, and the son of Tuskegee Experiment victim said "Henry's VIII's wives would have been horrified at the U.S. government's Tuskogee Experiment.....before they lost their heads."
Henry VIII, of course, died of syphilis and the insanity associated with end-stage syphilitic brain lesions. "My father's victimization by his government and my study of history led me into brain surgery," said Fisher. "Henry may have remained Anne Boleyn's faithful husband if the drugs withheld from the Tuskegee patients had been given to Henry, the founder of the Anglican Church," said Wilikkers who also noted that Henry may have stayed faithful to Catherine of Aragon had she looked more like Salma Hayek, with or without producing an heir to the British throne.
Members of Survivors of Bender's Brazen Abuse, who as children were given LSD as part of Loretta Bender's CIA sponsored MK-Ultra's Project Bluebird conducted at New York's Bellevue Hospital between 1953-63 have likewise lodged their concerns. "School children in the USA are not given the whole truth," said one SBBA survivor who wanted to be identified only as 'Little Bug-eyed Bluebird."
The Council of Comparative Religions in Public Schools also weighed in on the need for broader transparency in public education. "Without teaching comparative religion in the classroom, how will children know that Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who gave $1 million to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library or that he bought 1.5 million acres in Paraguay and planned to build a utopian colony there not far from the Bush family's 100,000 acre ranch?" asked Mohammed Ghandi Wesley, the CCRPS' president.
Young has asked permission for the song Tom Is Dead by Col. E.M. Bolmer to be sung at a wake in his honor shortly after his death. Col. Bolmer said "Tomas Young is my hero. While I wrote that song for a good friend of mine from the Vietnam War, Tomas Young has my unqualified support for his courage in telling the truth as it really is and he can sing that song to the angels in heaven!"
Col. E.M. Bolmer also knew the son of celebrated Marine Chesty Puller who stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and never really recovered fully from the trauma of it. Chesty Puller admitted that facing his son in recovery in U.S. military hospital was the one time this fearless Marine wept openly.
Fr. Francis Tuck, of Roman Catholics for Transparency in Journalism, said “Fifth graders are pretty smart and in time will figure things out for themselves, but to purposely provide curriculum devoid of reality for the sake of some misguided sense of what? Community? Is absurd. You might as well have another Inquisition!”
“As for whether or not the government should provide for the possibility of food and medicine, the answer may be ‘no’, but it is a qualified ‘no,’" said Fr. Tuck. "The Lord’s Prayer says…. 'Give us this day OUR daily bread,' as if Jesus believed that eating food is a God-given right for those who will sow, water and harvest, though he also seems to feed those who find themselves in a blight or fishing 'dry spell' and if a nation is going to be brazen enough to put ‘In God We Trust’ on its money….the medium of exchange of goods and services…..then it should be argued that the government not stand in the way….as in Nazi, Germany...….. of food or medicine for all people,” said Tuck of Saint Miriam's Parish in Sherwood, South Dakota. "If CSOPE wants to become the gatekeeper on curriculum standards it has an obligation to be truthful about the knowledge it distills. O'Malley's Ale was said to be a most beneficial brew from the finest hops and barleys, but there was barely any hops in it and the barley was mildewed. Rot gut stuff indeed! You can't tell an ale by its bottle nor a book by its cover and the books that CSOPE are influencing are dangerous to the human mind's digestive system," said Fr. Tuck.
Tuck also expressed concern that without a government's encouragement of a healthy and clean environment where sowing, watering and harvesting can safely transpire without the dumping of heavy metals and oil slick sinkers like Corexit and other various toxins that "we're all xxxxxx anyway and the Mrs. Sands' of this earth and their fifth graders can eat dirt mixed with heavy metal and bomb shrapnel."
"Kara Sands whose husband is a physician who patented clothes that have a built in a tourniquet for use by accident prone hunters or soldiers on battlefields has a vested interested in seeing that endless warfare continues," said Dottie Grimm of the Mother's United Against Armless and Legless Casualties of War. "There's no tourniquet for a massive head wound like my son Gary had," said Grimm.
"Once the heart throb of actor Matt Damon whose anti-war rhetoric in Good Will Hunting left apparently no lasting impression on Ms. Sands, she has turned her interests to war apparel with built-in tourniquets, but we all feel that it's better to address the root causes of endless warfare: Money and profits. Our biggest fear is not that there are terrorists out there, but that there is also a type of Murder Inc. still going on. What keeps some real wacko from detonating a pressure cooker bomb at the Super Bowl because he just bought stock in a tourniquet trouser company? We also think that when a nation teaches its children to think for themselves they will still defend freedom and liberty, but without all the bxxx sxxx thrown in," said Mrs. Grimm.