Benson: Ahh, Those Racist Homeschoolers!

There was a good article on Liberty Nation recently about how the political left …”desperately wants to keep parents from homeschooling their children.”

The article stated that: “What happens when parents realize the public school system isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and start seeking other alternatives? Ever since the debate over the material being taught in K-12 classrooms erupted, government schools have been under well-deserved scrutiny for injecting far-left ideas regarding race, sexuality, and gender into their curricula. Now, the nation is seeing a backlash from Democrats and their comrades in the activist media with attempts to limit options for parents who have become disillusioned with their children’s learning institutions.”

I’ve mentioned this person and her op-ed piece but I will note it again because it is so very typical of the leftist drivel being peddled to the public under the guise of being “news.” The Liberty Nation article said: “MSNBC’s Anthea Butler wrote an op-ed titled, ‘How the conservative Christian right is hijacking homeschooling’ in which she implies that the movement to educate children at home or in private schools has a racist foundation and that right-leaning Americans are somehow perpetuating that legacy.” It seems that Ms. Butler has a major problem with Kirk Cameron’s new documentary The Homeschool Awakening.

Butler claims homeschooling is a “more insidious” way to get around integration laws. I hope people have sense enough not to swallow this leftist bilge–because that is exactly what it is. My wife and I homeschooled our kids for part of their educational time. We knew several others that have homeschooled over the years. I have yet to hear the first word about race from any of them. Race was never a factor in their efforts to homeschool their kids. When my wife and I decided to homeschool we never thought along racial lines That was never an issue for us. We knew what the public schools taught after spending time in West Virginia during the Kanawha County Textbook Protest in the mid-1970s. No way were our kids going to be subjected to that!

I’ve come to the conclusion that the leftists are the real racists. Most of them live, eat, and sleep racism. It’s one of the three key areas the Communists propagandize in “war, racism, and poverty.” That’s the “holy trinity” of the Communist religion. The leftists are like giant parrots, sitting on a perch somewhere squawking “racism, racism, racism.” And that is supposed to shut their opposition down. Doesn’t work anymore. People are waking up to the fact that the leftists draw this word from their vocabulary holsters like a gun and point it in the direction of anyone or anything they don’t like. Homeschooling is racist; snow is racist because it’s white; white paper is racist because it isn’t black–but then if it was black we’d all have to use white ink to write and that would be racist also. You see how utterly foolish some of this leftist hogwash can get. Actually what the leftists are doing is blaming others for what they themselves are guilty of. It’s an old Communist tactic–condemn others and elevate yourself.

Actually what scares the leftists all to pieces is that too many kids may end up getting an education free of leftist indoctrination if they are homeschooled or go to a Christian school and we may end up with a fair part of the next generation being capable of independent thinking. That scares the leftist educrats to death. They need our kids indoctrinated with their leftist dogma so we can all march arm in arm into the socialist “utopia” they have planned for us. If our kids are not conditioned to do that they might resist. So, in the final analysis, it’s not really a matter of race. It’s a matter of who controls the kids’ thinking – their parents or the state – and the state wants to be the controller. And that is something the parents must  resist!

So don’t be conned by the leftist line. Homeschool your kids and tell the leftist educrats who want to steal their souls to go fish!

Submitted to Kettle Moraine, Ltd. on May 26, 2022 for publication by the author.

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.