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(15,876 posts)
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:24 PM Apr 17

DeSantis signs bill requiring lessons about 'atrocities' of communism for all grades

Florida public schools will be required to teach students from kindergarten through 12th grade about the history of communism under a bill signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday.

The lessons will be required to be “age appropriate and developmentally appropriate” for each grade and will be developed by the Florida Department of Education. Among the required instruction, which would begin in the 2026-27 school year: lessons on the history of communism in the United States, the “increasing threat of communism in the United States” and the “atrocities committed in foreign countries under the guidance of communism.”

“My view is we might as well give them the truth when they are in our schools, because a lot of these universities will tell them how great communism is, so we are setting the proper foundation,” DeSantis said at a news conference at the Hialeah Gardens Museum.

DeSantis signed the bill on the 63rd anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the last attempt by Cuban exiles to overthrow the communist regime of Fidel Castro.


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(50,872 posts)
2. The billionaire agenda.
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:29 PM
Apr 17

Hoarding and accumulating all the world's wealth and resources is good.

Sharing that wealth is bad.


(2,427 posts)
3. I'll be waiting for the chapter on atrocities under the watch of junior JAG officer DeSantis at Gitmo
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:31 PM
Apr 17

Somehow, in the "truth" about atrocities, JAG Jr. Officer DeSantis glee at torturing prisoners will be left out.

My Lai massacre and cover up

The Kent State shootings and cover up.

The literally hundreds of lynchings and 'bridge accidents' of Black Americans.

I could continue, but former junior Jag Officer DeSantis might want to be careful about throwing around words like atrocities.


(24,542 posts)
5. And Florida too
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:55 PM
Apr 17

What he has been doing to Florida citizens, especially POC and LGBTQ+ persons, has been horrid. He has generally been running the state into the ground in general.



(4,044 posts)
4. How about teaching them about authoritarianism? Teach them how to recognize fascism when they see it.
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:50 PM
Apr 17


(5,615 posts)
6. The billionaire class are heroic, true Americans of superior morals.
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:55 PM
Apr 17

That’s why you can remove all regulations and trust them to police themselves. Also, be good citizens and go buy more useless shit you don’t need.


(24,415 posts)
7. Sounds like desperation to me
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:56 PM
Apr 17

What’s next? Mandatory “America is the greatest country ever” classes?

Young people are seeing through the bullshit. The more propaganda that is shoved down their throats, the more they will resist.


(33,460 posts)
10. Complete with a pack of State approved "non-woke" crayon colors.
Wed Apr 17, 2024, 02:02 PM
Apr 17

Although, I can’t imagine what they would be… Fifty shades of white?

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