College Text Indoctrinates, Pushes 'Prophetic' Van Jones

Ann Kane
How many ordinary Americans, much less 18 year olds, have heard the name Van Jones? If you've been engaged in the fight to hold onto the real American dream, you know him, but most law abiding citizens simply don't have the time or the will to be aware of all the destructive people threatening to tear our country down.

A college student brought to my attention a textbook she uses for public speaking class. The first chapter in The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas opens with a tribute to Anthony "Van" Jones "one of the most powerful and inspiring prophetic voices of our time." The author writes about Jones' humble beginnings in Tennessee and his finding his rhetorical voice in college.

Strangely,  there's no mention of Jones' damage to his awestruck audiences because of a communist ideology which drives his every undertaking. In the second chapter, Lucas presents ethics in public speaking and tells readers that "the first responsibility as a speaker is to ask whether your goals are ethically sound." He writes about silver-tongued leaders who "condone war, invasion, and genocide," but "these are not worthy goals."

So why does Lucas consider Jones' speechmaking admirable? Doesn't he know Jones helped found the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization STORM? From their manifesto: "We upheld the Marxist critique of capitalist exploitation...we found inspiration and guidance in the insurgent revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral."

Don't most people see the destruction communists have caused to society? Are these 'worthy goals'?

In another section of the textbook the author includes Margaret Sanger, the rabid eugenicist and birth control icon, with charismatic speakers like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill as public orators who were afraid to speak in public. There's nothing like forcing a square peg into a round hole. Using Sanger's name in the same sentence with men of indisputable valor shows Lucas' bias and I'm afraid is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to college texts.

With reading requirements like Lucas' book, naive college students are sitting ducks for indoctrination. Of course, politically correct and propagandized curricula have been wending their way through the education system for decades causing the sheep like mentality so prevalent among Americans today.

Read more Ann Kane at Potter Williams Report

How many ordinary Americans, much less 18 year olds, have heard the name Van Jones? If you've been engaged in the fight to hold onto the real American dream, you know him, but most law abiding citizens simply don't have the time or the will to be aware of all the destructive people threatening to tear our country down.

A college student brought to my attention a textbook she uses for public speaking class. The first chapter in The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas opens with a tribute to Anthony "Van" Jones "one of the most powerful and inspiring prophetic voices of our time." The author writes about Jones' humble beginnings in Tennessee and his finding his rhetorical voice in college.

Strangely,  there's no mention of Jones' damage to his awestruck audiences because of a communist ideology which drives his every undertaking. In the second chapter, Lucas presents ethics in public speaking and tells readers that "the first responsibility as a speaker is to ask whether your goals are ethically sound." He writes about silver-tongued leaders who "condone war, invasion, and genocide," but "these are not worthy goals."

So why does Lucas consider Jones' speechmaking admirable? Doesn't he know Jones helped found the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization STORM? From their manifesto: "We upheld the Marxist critique of capitalist exploitation...we found inspiration and guidance in the insurgent revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral."

Don't most people see the destruction communists have caused to society? Are these 'worthy goals'?

In another section of the textbook the author includes Margaret Sanger, the rabid eugenicist and birth control icon, with charismatic speakers like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill as public orators who were afraid to speak in public. There's nothing like forcing a square peg into a round hole. Using Sanger's name in the same sentence with men of indisputable valor shows Lucas' bias and I'm afraid is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to college texts.

With reading requirements like Lucas' book, naive college students are sitting ducks for indoctrination. Of course, politically correct and propagandized curricula have been wending their way through the education system for decades causing the sheep like mentality so prevalent among Americans today.

Read more Ann Kane at Potter Williams Report