Friday, August 5, 2011


On November 18, 1978, nine hundred seven people died in the worst slaughter in American history until the attack on the World trade Center.

They were people who followed a charismatic leader who hated religion, capitalism, and rich corporations. A man who led them to the enlightenment of socialism.

His name was Jim Jones. He urged them all to drink the Flavor Aid laced with valium, chloral hydrate, cyanide and phenirgon .

They did. And they all died.

And so a sweet tasting sugar drink has become a metaphor for mass suicide.

To drink the Kool Aid is to accept without question the teaching of the leader, the shibboleths of the party, the political correctness of attitudes, opinions and choices.

Because everybody’s doing it. Until it kills you.

In her new book, DON’T LET THE KIDS DRINK THE KOOL-AID: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith and Freedom, Marybeth Hicks has sounded an alarm that should ring loud and clear in every household in America.

In 192 tightly reasoned, fact-filled pages, Marybeth exposes the agenda of those who use our schools to indoctrinate children with secular humanist values that fly in the face of the Judeo Christian traditions upon which the United States was founded.

Some examples:

• Teachers who believe it is absolutely essential to teach their students to become activists who will seek to change our political system, but who do not think it’s necessary that they understand concepts like federalism, separation of powers, or checks and balances among the branches of government.

• A sex test administered to eleven and twelve year old school children in which they were asked about the difference between oral, vaginal and anal sex and if they know how to put a condom on themselves or their partner.

• A Sacramento boy who was told by his school authorities that he was not allowed to display the American flag on his bicycle when riding to and from his school.

• A New York middle schooler suspended for wearing a rosary around his neck, a Pennsylvania fifth grader barred from inviting her classmates to a Christmas party at her church, while Massachusetts fifth graders were taken on a class field trip to an Islamic community center and several non Muslim boys permitted to join in prayers with the Muslim men.

On page after page, the author exposes the subtle and not so subtle ways in which the political left has coopted the teaching profession, the public schools and the popular media to preach an orthodoxy of atheism, socialism, and hedonism.

Their target? Our children and grandchildren.

The little folks who spend as much as 7 or 8 hours a day glued to a television set, a computer, an Iphone and all the other gadgets that define the lives of generation M.

Sadly, the radical left is winning the minds and hearts of the kids. Here’s what the polls show:

They think socialism is better than the free market.

They think Christianity is judgmental and mean spirited.

They think America is the villain of world history.

They think family does not mean marriage.

The think gender is not biological, but a matter of personal choice.

They think human greed is destroying the earth.

Happily, Marybeth doesn’t leave us in nail biting despair. As the involved mother of four, a popular columnist, busy consultant and much sought after speaker, she has plenty to share with concerned parents and grandparents.

Her prescriptions resonate with common sense. See for yourself.

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