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Scholastic Under Fire for Children’s Book Portrayal of Trump


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Scholastic Under Fire for Children’s Book Portrayal of Trump

Lornet Turnbull

On November 8, 2016, Americans voted for president. The race was close, but Trump won. Many people were happy. They looked forward to a brand-new government. They hoped for a stronger country.


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This so-called book is pure right-wing trump propaganda and child programming! are there no rational people that write these things or intelligent people of integrity rather than shills for R’Con mindless blather? WTF is goin on here!?

To laud such a pathetic malignant narcissist and pathological liar is NOT a positive lesson for kids in any respect. We hear often about “sending the wrong message” on one issue or another and if anything would qualify as sending a dangerous harmful fabricated “message” is is this ridiculous rag! No wonder our educational system, and apparently many of it’s books, is such crap!

Maybe it’s time to eliminate such purveyors of garbage into our schools by the likes of “Scholastic, a billion-dollar global corporation whose educational materials can be found in 9 out of 10 U.S. classrooms.”
Accepting such blatant falsity, omissions, and misrepresentation to our children…you know, tomorrows leaders…whatever they take-away from this trump propaganda fantasy feel-good rubbish, they are not learning but being indoctrinated, and it does not bode well for our nation or any aspect of it…

I expect that when trump, der fuhrer, is indicted, convicted and impeached - not necessarily in that order - these pathetic attempts at writing will be removed and burned…


#3

“The book, by children’s author Joanne Mattern, is included in Scholastic’s Rookie Biography series, aimed at first- and second-graders, kids ages 6 and 7.”
Those who want full frontal attack on Trump seem to forget that 6 and 7 year olds are limited in their ability to comprehend such critical commentary. The same people among radical Republicans would want President Obama described as a mixed-race, person who was in favor of opening the US to all manner of foreigners and promoting racial unrest in the US by not condemning black riots.
The fact is that Trump won the election, he was a billionaire businessman who had a popular TV show watched by many Americans. The contempt that his words and actions (and inactions) have caused could be matched by the likes of James Buchanan, Warren Harding, and Herbert Hoover, as well as JFK, FDR, and LBJ. Look at comparable biographies of those presidents and you will not find such critique.


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The USA, where the motto should actually be “Anything for a buck.”

Where Education is for profit.
Where “Health Care” is for profit.
Where Criminal “Justice” is for profit.
Where the natural Environment exists for profit.
Where everything is becoming commodified .
Where profits are more important than people.
Where The Department of Education is not about education.
Where The Department of Defense is not about defense.
Where it is illegal sometimes and some places to do the following:
…Tell the truth. (Whistleblowers)
…Feed the hungry. (the Homeless)
…Save lives. (leaving water for migrants in the desert).

Sorry for mental, off-topic meandering; but it’s all part of the whole. And it starts with the lies,
fantasies and propaganda that this society inflicts upon its young.


#5

But every child loves (killer) clowns, don’t they?