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Lily Tang Williams: Indoctrination of Common Core

Do you want to know what it is like to be indoctrinated for 10 years under “Communist Core” in China?

Here is the song I listened and sang almost daily in the public schools during Cultural Revolution:

“Heaven and earth, are great, but greater is the kindness of the Communist Party; Father and Mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao”.

In this old photo, my classmates and I dressed up like China’s minority Yi group performing a “Revolutionary Dance” to show love to Mao and Communist Party, thank them for saving Yi people from poverty, even though we were living in poverty on food ration coupons issued by the local government. I was the one on my knees. Look at our innocent faces and smiles. Love as a word was only used to express affection and loyalty to Mao, the Party, our motherland and communities. Romantic love was a forbidden subject. Public display of Affection toward our family members would be criticized.

We truly believed in Chairman Mao and Communist Party. Mao was like a God to me. I would see his face behind cloud taking to me. We were required to confess to Mao about our thoughts, words and behaviors that were not politically correct, even report on the others to show our unweaving loyalty.

It took me 20 years in America to totally wake up and get rid of my indoctrination from my oppressive China education. I won’t allow Common Core to do this to my child and American children. Push back and Fight now. If we lose our children to Common Core, we will lose our country.

Lily Tang Williams is the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado.

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  1. George Phillies George Phillies September 16, 2015

    The young lady in fact said “Communist Core”, not Common Core. The notion that Common Core is about political indoctrination is Republican paranoid nonsense. The curricula are, after all, available to the public.

    A far more interesting question is Singapore Math and Everyday Math.

  2. Jed Ziggler Jed Ziggler September 16, 2015

    Agreed, Ms. Williams makes some pretty big leaps here. I hate common core, but equating it with communist brainwashing is a remarkable stretch.

  3. George Phillies George Phillies September 16, 2015

    The lack of political comment in arithmetic is a bit of a challenge to her claims.

  4. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos Post author | September 16, 2015

    Re: the Title. That was from the email that was distributed by Williams. It was the title she sent.

    I posted the link to this article to her, she hopefully she will come comment.

  5. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos Post author | September 16, 2015

    Commenting to subscribe, didn’t hit that button before… (Paulie, is there any way to auto-subscribe to OPs I make?)

  6. paulie paulie September 16, 2015

    Why do people think I have all the answers? Maybe I come off as a know it all but I assure you, there are many, many things I don’t know.

  7. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos Post author | September 16, 2015

    Paulie, you have just crushed my whole view of reality. I was going to ask you the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

  8. paulie paulie September 16, 2015

    Oh, that one’s easy. 42!

  9. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos Post author | September 16, 2015

    You have restored my faith:)

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