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Chuck Norris Claims Progressives, Gays Have Overtaken Public School System

NorrisWalker Chuck Norris, the former Walker, Texas Ranger actor who now works mostly as a right wing pundit, penned a commentary today that claims the public education system has devolved into "progressive indoctrination camps."

According to the actor's inane argument, published at WorldNetDaily, there's a "lopsidedness" in schools that threatens to doom us all, in part because of pro-gay attitudes among young people:

What happens when the political and public educational pendulum swings from concern for the tyranny of sectarianism in Jefferson's day to secularism in ours? What happens when U.S. public schools become progressive indoctrination camps?

Dr. Jim Nelson Black, founder and senior policy analyst of the Sentinel Research Associates in Washington, D.C., wrote an excellent book, "Freefall of the American University." In it, he documents the clear biases pervading our public academic settings. Among that lopsidedness is the intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.

One of the primary ways these educative platforms are spread is by recruiting and retaining faculty members who reflect and teach them.

Isn't it great how conservatives are always trying to paint their ideological opponents as a bunch of cultists or as braindead idiots who can't think for themselves? They're always "recruiting" or being "recruited." What a tired, senseless narrative Norris and his ilk are trying to conjure.

Norris goes on to cite the facts that fewer teachers see a liberal bias in the news and more describe Bill Clinton as a better president than Ronald Reagan as "evidence" for his argument, which proves just how seriously this man should be taken...

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  1. How did Chuck Norris manage to have a career in Hollywood with these anti-gay views?

    Posted by: Sarina | Mar 7, 2011 4:46:47 PM

  2. "...freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all."

    Sounds a lot better then the school I went to... scared to death to experiment because I was gay, forcefully beaten for being perceived as gay, horrible racism and isolationism of anything or anyone that was different.

    Time to take your ass off and put your cowboy hat back on Chuck...oh it is stuck up there too. Explains a lot.

    Posted by: JZN | Mar 7, 2011 4:48:40 PM

  3. When cancer treatments kept me at home for a spell last year, I watched an embarrassing amount "Walker Texas Ranger." /Hangs head in shame/ There were several episodes in which Walker (Norris) managed to get into physical mano-a-mano matches with young, athletic lads or otherwise found opportunities to lay encouraging hands on the trim, youthful bodies of said chaps. Norris produced those shows, so no one forced him into such demonstrations. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

    Posted by: TimInHouston | Mar 7, 2011 5:00:55 PM

  4. Now we see the republicans' new demonizing target (they have a new one every election cycle): teachers.

    Posted by: niles | Mar 7, 2011 5:09:57 PM

  5. Hmmm....let's see....Progressives tend to be better educated and have college degrees...teachers and professors are required to have to college degrees...logically, therefore, it follows that teachers and professors tend to be more progressive.

    Of course, logic isn't the Religious Right's strong suit. Might have something to do with that lack of education.

    But then, since he's commenting on it, Chuck must know a lot about education! He must've excelled in high school...wait, no he didn't. Surely he went to college...nope, didn't do that either. Oh! Wait! He went into the Air Force...gotta have a good education to fly those planes...oops, my bad, he was in the Air Police.

    Well, looks like Chuck is as much a moral authority on education as Newt and Donald are on the sanctity of marriage.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Mar 7, 2011 5:12:57 PM

  6. Chuck Norris was more fun when he wore tighter pants.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 7, 2011 5:52:18 PM

  7. "intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all."

    If we strip away the emotionalism and propaganda, Norris has accused our schools of trying to inculcate students with the following:

    An understanding of America's mistakes, so that they won't repeat them.

    A lack of sexual shame, that greatest of impediments to sexual responsibility.

    The willingness to defend women, LGBT people, and minorities against discrimination.

    The awareness that we share one planet and are all in this together.

    Intelligent stewardship of our shared environment.

    The confidence to treat people who are not like you with respect and tolerance.

    Now if just add math, language, art, science, and history along with extraordinary teachers and magnificent facilities, I think Norris and his ilk have identified the perfect agenda for education in 21st America. Where do I sign up?

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 7, 2011 6:45:42 PM

  8. Wow. Why did I watch his movies? stupid me.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Mar 7, 2011 7:11:45 PM

  9. So dissapointed in him..he should man up!!

    Posted by: alan brickman | Mar 7, 2011 7:39:58 PM

  10. Shut the f*** up Chuck! And take your clothes off for us! That's all you should do!

    Posted by: J | Mar 8, 2011 9:45:33 AM

  11. I've never been a fan of Chuck Norris', and the more I learn about him validates my reasoning. He and his ilk won't be satisfied until our educational system has been reduced to a facsimile of itself. They will cut and cut funding to our schools and university's until only the children of the privileged will be able to get a quality education, and then it will be in the form of vouchers so that the taxpayer has to foot the bill. The rest of our children will be learning just enough to be able to function in society, but not enough so that they will have the ability to fully think for themselves. Republicans fear education for the masses, because educated people don't scare as easily and are harder to control. And we all know the Republicans are all about control. Oh they say they are all about the things people care about and love to hear, but it's really all about control.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Mar 8, 2011 10:09:49 AM

  12. @MATT26 Of course, Chuck is an expert on everything! Aren't all conservatives? I mean, they've got Sean and Rush and Tammy and Glenn and Newt and Laura and Star and G. Gordon and Alex and Ann and Michelle and, why just about every great conservative "thinker" on their side. Everything conservative thinks he or she knows something about everything and because someone in their conservative universe of commentators said so, then it's TRUE!

    Chuck needs to shut the f*ck up and go back to selling Total Gyms.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 8, 2011 11:45:07 AM

  13. This headline in Chuck's list jumped out at me.

    "Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate – Police interrogate parents, confiscate their curriculum"

    (Goes to Google...finds original story)

    "An international organization that has fought pitched battles over parents' rights to educate their own children in Germany, Sweden and the United States, as well as lesser fights in a number of other countries, is taking on officialdom in Botswana after police there grilled homeschoolers, confiscated their teaching materials and ordered them to appear in court."

    When did Botswana become a state?

    Posted by: Mickey | Mar 8, 2011 12:16:40 PM

  14. By their very nature University Students are progressive because they ARE WELL EDUCATED not well-indoctrinated! BTW- I knew plenty of conservatives going to Grad School in Washington, DC. Many studies reveal that most people who are not progressive (ie: Conservative Fox News worshippers) finished in the lowest 50% of their HS graduating class- assuming they even graduated High School.

    Posted by: Mr. West | Mar 8, 2011 12:47:27 PM

  15. I half agree with Chuck because public schools ARE "progressive indoctrination camps," but not for homosexuality. The history books make nearly no mention of Nikola Tesla--maybe because he was so brilliant, he found a way we could all get FREE electricity for only a few bucks (look it up). When I was in school, they were still teaching us that Columbus "discovered" America. I'm glad I graduated in 2005, before this hyperactivity of programming children and teens to move in herds with lockdown "drills". The government wants kids to be desensitized to these emergency evacuation drills so no one asks questions when we're all being herded into FEMA Rex 84 concentration camps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK2DmVy4-p4

    Chuck needs to take his fight with more important things, besides figuring out a public way to display his homophobia.

    Posted by: the Blinding | Mar 8, 2011 3:49:18 PM

  16. @The Blinding:
    You should stop believing in every crackpot theory you come along. There's no free energy.

    Posted by: Blub | Mar 9, 2011 8:25:03 AM

  17. It's okay to be gay, and that fact needs to be spread to every child everywhere.

    Posted by: Donald | Mar 28, 2011 3:36:42 AM

  18. Haha funny, a martial artist trying to make his way into the political spectrum? Isn't that intervening with the Democratic process? You were saying?

    Posted by: Gemma | Dec 9, 2011 7:02:22 PM

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