Also, this is not Obama seeking to use his glorified image to indoctrinate children. Its a political group using his glorified image in an attempt to reduce drop outs in inner city schools. Its not comparable to Nazi propaganda, but it certainly opens the door to cult of personality indoctrination.
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I get that you may disagree with his policies, but if you can't respect him as our President, your president--then you don't respect our system of government its democratic elections.
Too me--the poster says one thing: STAY IN SCHOOL, STUDY HARD, AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. -- You have a problem with that?
Young people should be taught to respect the President--agree or disagree. That goes along with respecting authority. When they get into high school and college and take some classed on history, poli sci--hopefully, they form their own opinions and not just adopt those of their parents.
Nazisim was a cult of personality indoctrination, just like it was for Stalin. I mean, hell, the political prisoners that Stalin sent to the Gulags actually wept when Stalin died.
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Somehow I survived all the pictures of Kennedy with the "ask not what your country can do" quote.
Of course, I have to admit that there were more people loyal to their country rather than just loyal to their party back then.
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I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.
Again, if conservative groups had been putting up similarly stylized posters of Bush with trite quotes about staying in school, avoiding drugs, serving the country, etc. it would have been (rightly) criticized as an inappropriate insertion of partisan material into the public school system.
The fact that he was the president doesn't mean that it's automatically okay.
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