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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    True dat. I believe there's a rule that governs staying on topic, too. Obviously, the topic isn't Your Star's opinion of the quality of the content of Mr Vicchio's post, but rather the actual content of Mr. Vicchio's post.
    And there is none.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Isn't this illegal?
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Okay, do you people not have a problem with school children being taught to chant in honor of a person? A Living person? That's just creepy ****. That's borderline cult worship, and fits in with "Cult of Personality" worship.

    The only thing that keeps this from being outright evil is that it's just one idiot teacher and not a mandated behavior.

    Now, you can think it's because I "Hate Obama". I don't HATE him, I think he's the worst President of the last 40 years and his policy are terrible. But in this case, it's the ATTITUDE of this Teacher in his behavior that is the problem more so then anything Obama has done per say. Though his campaign did encourage personality based identification.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

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    And there is none.
    Move on to another thread, then. Or, report it to a moderator.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Okay, do you people not have a problem with school children being taught to chant in honor of a person? A Living person? That's just creepy ****. That's borderline cult worship, and fits in with "Cult of Personality" worship.

    The only thing that keeps this from being outright evil is that it's just one idiot teacher and not a mandated behavior.

    Now, you can think it's because I "Hate Obama". I don't HATE him, I think he's the worst President of the last 40 years and his policy are terrible. But in this case, it's the ATTITUDE of this Teacher in his behavior that is the problem more so then anything Obama has done per say. Though his campaign did encourage personality based identification.
    Except its not really any of those things. Its some people who are being motivated to be what they want to be and using Obama as an example of someone who did achieve something in life. At least that is what I see. Ultimately the cadence was about the students more than it was about Obama. Notice that the word "I" was used much more frequently than the word Obama. Also notice that the professions listed largely were not professions that Obama might have held. I heard doctor and a few other things.

    Ultimately, I see nothing wrong with holding a successful person up a as a role model. In fact, I see it as a good thing.

    So yes, I think you are freaking out simply because Obama was mentioned and because you strongly dislike him, you did overreact and Redress's response was apropos. That being my opinion of course.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Isn't this illegal?
    Cults are legal its when they start committing crimes is when its time to get serious.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post

    Ultimately, I see nothing wrong with holding a successful person up a as a role model. In fact, I see it as a good thing.
    So if it was w white kids chanting "I'm a Bush Scholar" instead you'd not find this a problem? You people are so blind to the dangers here, it's like History is something that happened to other people.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So if it was w white kids chanting "I'm a Bush Scholar" instead you'd not find this a problem? You people are so blind to the dangers here, it's like History is something that happened to other people.
    Its all about context. In this case, I would find it odd because I don't see those people having much in common with Bush, but I would not be disturbed.

    Maybe if a bunch of people at some country club were doing it, it would make sense. Of course people in that sort of situation would have much less reason to have to psych themselves up since their life is likely much easier.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Also you must realize that Obama is a hero among the African American community.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Cults are legal its when they start committing crimes is when its time to get serious.
    But, where do we draw the line?

    It's the job of the education system to teach kids how to think, not what to think.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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