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Textbook For Louisiana’s Voucher Schools Teaches Hippies Are Dirty, Rock Musicians Worship Satan

10:11 am - 03/11/2013
Textbook For Louisiana’s Voucher Schools Teaches Hippies Are Dirty, Rock Musicians Worship Satan

Since the Louisiana school system began, last year, a voucher program that allows students to go to private schools on the public’s dime, reports have trickled out over questionable schools that qualified for the system.

With a lack of oversight, it seemed, children were being taught creationism and other debunked or wholly wrong ideas. Mother Jones uncovered that children were learning that humans and dinosaurs walked the earth together, that the KKK did helpful community organizing, and that dragons were real.

But the latest example takes on perhaps the most overtly political stance. In a textbook obtained by Americablog, children are taught about hippies:



They went to Canada or European countries to escape being drafted into military service.

Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles’ these youths became known as hippies. They went without bathing, wore dirty, ragged, unconventional clothing, and deliberately broke all codes of politeness or manners. Rock music played an important part in the hippie movement and had great influence over the hippies. Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.


The book also includes this helpful picture of “the hippies”:



In December of 2012, a Louisiana state court declared the voucher program unconstitutional because it used public money to fund private enterprises. That decision is in the process of appeal by the state.

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OP: They're onto you hippies ... fifty years too late but hey! It's the thought of the angry villagers with pitchforks that matters, am I right?
x_disturbed_x 11th-Mar-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
I have no words for the stupidity of these people. It's so depressing.
ladypolitik 11th-Mar-2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
Seriously. And considering the inclusion of creationism, I would assume belief in dragons to fall under "ANTI-CHRIST-CHEEUN SORCERY/WITCHCRAFT!!" the same way Harry Potter did just a few years back.


*head scratch*


But I suppose the lack of rhyme or reason in all this is just real-time, self-fulfilling prophesy in action.

Edited at 2013-03-11 04:36 pm (UTC)
mollywobbles867 11th-Mar-2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
This would be hilarious if they weren't using public funds and parents weren't vying for spots to send their kids to what is supposed to be a better school.
kagehikario 11th-Mar-2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, wait: bashing hippies is more overtly political than talking up the KKK?

Either way, UGH! -_-
beoweasel 11th-Mar-2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
Seriously. Why did the hippies bit get so much attention, but the lauding of the KKK doesn't get a mention? What the fuck.
astridmyrna 11th-Mar-2013 04:53 pm (UTC)


Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.

Hey man, Santana thought that his guitar was turning into a snake because of acid, not Santanism. And also lol Eastern religious cults.

kittenmommy 11th-Mar-2013 10:33 pm (UTC)

I suppose Joe Cocker could have been possessed by Satan, but I really think "he was stoned out of his fucking mind" fits better as an explanation for this:

mercystars 11th-Mar-2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
itz a gud thiung theez kidz r getin a eddumuhkashun
soleiltropiques 11th-Mar-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Personally, I couldn't help focusing on the following, rather than on the stuff about hippies:

"God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ"

"Africa needs religion: Africa is a continent with many needs. It is still in need of the gospel…Only about ten percent of Africans can read and write. In some areas the mission schools have been shut down by Communists who have taken over the government."—Old World History and Geography in Christian Perspective, 3rd ed., A Beka Book, 2004"

"Slave masters were nice guys"

"The KKK was A-OK"

Wow. While I'm not American, I can't help but wonder how it can be legal to teach such things, even in a privately funded school. Doesn't this constitute hate speech? (Especially in the context of a classroom...)
redstar826 11th-Mar-2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
The US doesn't have much in the way of hate speech laws. The courts tend to rule against them on First Amendment grounds.
underlankers 11th-Mar-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Just what I expected from Governor Dipshit. People in Louisiana still seriously see an exorcist who hasn't had a balanced budget in his entire period in office as a serious proponent of fiscal conservatism, which he really isn't. One-term money every single year is not fiscal conservatism. Rushing this 'reform' through in what was a very unconstitutional means was in the same track, and what it illustrates is the same damn problem: Jindal doesn't know what he's doing and is fucking over my state in the process so he can be either RNC chairman or POTUS.

I missed the bit about the KKK and the slaveowners. You know what? Fuck every pseudo-Southern asshole who still clings to the decaying zombie of that pseudo-state from 150 years ago. The South needs to move on and to build a New South that accepts that black Southerners are human beings and that their possessing equal rights in all definitions of that phrase to white Southerners is not an entitlement, it's their constitutional God-Given rights in these United States. Fuck that bullshit and the horse it rode in on.

Edited at 2013-03-11 06:31 pm (UTC)
tabaqui 11th-Mar-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Pathetic and laughable except for where it's hateful, inflammatory and utterly, utterly *wrong*.

Jayzus.

This, however, seems relevant.

http://youtu.be/8964iLV2M6w

'The Dirty Fucking Hippies Were Right'
teacup_werewolf 11th-Mar-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
I love this song <3
cuddlegrimm 11th-Mar-2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
oh my god, I think these were the same books my "school" used in high school. (fun fact: I literally learned nothing beyond the ability to cheat the tests when I was too depressed to do any of the work or anything, really. because my depression was satanic and could have been cured by an exorcism, not drugs!! The more u know)

Even if they aren't uhh - a lot of far right christian curriculum are really, really out of date. Like, still talking about Civil Rights as a "big new thing" and segregating the white students and the black students in separate ~but totally equal~ schools out of date. I wish I was joking when I said that. I'm not. :/ I wish I had kept some of the books, they were really ridiculous and horrible and hilarious in a trainwrecky sort of way.

God it's really sad but most of the people I went to school with aren't gonna be able to go to college, even a ~Christian college~, because we got less of an education and more of an indoctrination. Plus our teachers would fudge our grades so we could move on from the hard stuff, if we couldn't get it or the they had trouble teaching it. They also focused intensely on memorization as the key to education.... us students memorized data that, once we moved past that part of the curriculum, was lost completely to us. There wasn't even any focus on what we learned in previous books, once we moved past stuff we never read about it again. D:
aviv_b 11th-Mar-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! As a former hippie wannabee, I'll tell you one thing for sure - they had the best drugs ever.
rhysande 11th-Mar-2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
For the first time ever I am grateful for No Child Left Behind. If this:

Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles’ these youths became known as hippies.

is an example of the level of writing the children of Louisiana are about to be reading and learning to emulate I doubt they'll be able to pass the reading section of the tests, much less any science section that may be implemented. Only if it's citizens are willing to pony up the big bucks will Louisiana be able to afford vouchers for schools that teach this type of curriculum once the students start failing the standardized tests and their federal funding shrivels.

And frankly, I would do everything in my power to move away from an area if this was the level of education it's future doctors, nurses, pharmacists, engineers, educators, lawyers, etc. were receiving.
darlahood 11th-Mar-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah I worship Satan!!
alexvdl 11th-Mar-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
If you actually read the Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey, it's really just normal pagan stuff in a demons and black magick candy coating.

As a teenager I found myself very disappointed by it.
ruby_chalice 11th-Mar-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
I guess you can get away with virtually anything under the banner of free speech. Even warping young, impressionable minds.

Hippy bashing while deeply offensive, is the least worrying thing about this article.
the_physicist 11th-Mar-2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hippy bashing while deeply offensive, is the least worrying thing about this article.

MTE
scolaro 11th-Mar-2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
This sounds like taken from a Simpsons episode... o.O'
zinnia_rose 11th-Mar-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
The KKK did community organizing all right...they organized the community to kill people of color.
kittenmommy 11th-Mar-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)

They went to Canada or European countries to escape being drafted into military service.

Some of them did... as did many non-hippies.

They went without bathing

Many of them did, actually. Sad that this is the only thing that they got right in this entire article.

Dragons are real? The KKK did helpful community organizing??

I have no words.
romp 12th-Mar-2013 05:21 am (UTC)
I can't agree because my child was being damaged by being in school. But certainly misinformation like this doesn't need to be funded by tax payers!
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