The Municipality of Anchorage Assembly, the Anchorage School Board, and the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators are an ideal match for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Marxist agenda. Together, they are a formidable force.
Karl Marx sought to destroy the family, individuality, eternal truths, nations, and the past. In a modern American context, Marxism as a political movement can be viewed as one that seeks to expediently replace American liberty with communism by escalating social unrest to violence, through the amplification and exploitation of differences.
A video by the Communist Party USA in 2017 defines Marxism as “a method of scientific critical thinking.”
Marxism’s close association with science is conspicuous. “Science” is increasingly used as justification for government dictates that violate our most fundamental individual liberties for the claimed benefit of public health. Curiously, in this new Covid era the population is authoritatively instructed by politicians and bureaucrats to, “follow the science.”
One clear connection exists between school children and the growing Marxist political movement: Mask mandates.
Here is where one of Vladimir Lenin’s famous quotes rings true: “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” The mask mandate on our children is transforming our whole world.
In 1963 Clarence Carson wrote, “Implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, commonism is the view that the individual exists for society.” Carson also wrote that commonism has the disadvantage of differing from communism by only one letter in its spelling, but it is apt for descriptive purposes.
Commonism? There may be no better teaching tool in existence for indoctrinating a generation of impressionable young school children into commonism than a face mask mandate. It’s one step away from communism, as Carson implied.
Marxist aspects of the Anchorage School District’s mask mandate include destructive destabilization of families and the loss of individuality.
Forced to wear a face mask for more than a year now, an entire generation of children are now imprinted like baby ducks to a mother goose with the commonist belief that they exist for society. Furthermore, we are told, science justifies it and parents are powerless against it.
What class conflicts have been borne of these circumstances for Marxist amplification and exploitation? To start with, mask proponents vs. mask objectors and vaccine proponents vs. vaccine objectors.
Communist organizations and influencers are gaining influence at local levels across the country. Here in Anchorage, the Democratic Socialists of America – a derivative of Communist Party USA – established an Anchorage chapter as recently as February 2018.
The American Academy of Pediatrics cannot be left out of the local Marxist movement equation.
As a national organization, AAP influencers are deployed and working at the local level. In October this year, AAP members penned a letter opposing Anchorage’s very qualified Chief Medical Officer Michael Savitt, MD.
Spreading “disinformation” is a popular accusation thrown around by those seeking to censor criticism and opposing viewpoints. Incompetence is a bold accusation to make by one small group of medical professionals against another, but very safe when made from under the protective umbrella of the AAP.
Language published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is fraught with the same kinds of perspectives and language that are the building blocks of another example of Marxist philosophy permeating the public education system: Critical Race Theory.
CRT themes are often disguised within initiatives like social justice, equity, and inclusion. Terminology you’ll find frequently used in these kinds of programs are “implicit bias” and “systemic racism.” Educational organizations like the Zinn Education Project are associated with a pledge to teach the “truth.”
A supporter of the Zinn Education Project, Noam Chomsky, is celebrated among anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements.
American Academy of Pediatrics’ parrots the equity and inclusion mantra:
“Celebrating the diversity of children and families and promoting nurturing, inclusive environments means actively opposing intolerance, bigotry, bias and discrimination. The AAP is committed to using policy, advocacy and education to encourage inclusivity and cultural effectiveness for all.”
“These efforts include… applying an equity lens to Academy policy, advocacy, and education.”
“The AAP Equity Agenda sets forth explicit and intentional action to support the Academy’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and ensures this action permeates all aspects of the Academy’s functioning.”
“While the Equity Agenda is broad, the AAP Board of Directors has articulated the goal of advancing racial equity with an emphasis on addressing anti-Black racism in year one. To that end, proposed action items were informed, in large part, by the AAP policy statements The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health and Truth, Reconciliation, and Transformation: Continuing on the Path to Equity. It is important to note, however, that this document does not represent the sum of all the work that needs to be done to achieve this goal. Rather, the workplan prioritizes activities that are feasible and will be impactful over the next 12 months.”
“There is a need for urgent action. However, this action must lead to sustained, transformative change.”
The Year 1 Workplan of the AAP Equity Agenda indicates clinicians are to:
“Explore opportunities for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to incorporate guidance for screening children, adolescents, and families about racism and other forms of bias and discrimination into Bright Futures.”
“Disseminate tools to help pediatricians develop and implement an action plan to advance racial equity through clinical practice.”
The Year 1 Workplan of the AAP Equity Agenda also includes Policy & Advocacy:
“Use the Academy’s advocacy resources to promote federal, state, and community-level advocacy that addresses health inequities, advances racial equity, and promotes social justice.”
“Advocate with other pediatric and medical education organizations (eg, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Pediatrics) to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the field of pediatrics.”
“Establish and enhance interdisciplinary partnerships with other organizations that have developed campaigns against racism.”
“Partner with organizations and groups that advocate to remediate the effects of structural and systemic racism on child health outcomes.”
“Coordinate and align advocacy effort with state chapters to advance the AAP Equity Agenda.”
Equity materials associated with the Anchorage School District identify some rather disturbing views about the role equity may ultimately be expected to play in ASD decision making. Based on AAP publications it could be assumed the American Academy of Pediatrics views equity in a similar light:
“Equity is a concept that encompasses many other ideas of justice and fairness. Equity umbrellas nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusion. Equity is also not the same as equality. Equality might be the correct course of action in some circumstances, but in most, students deserve to have their needs met on their level. A definition of equity must be carefully crafted to not interchange these terms.”
“Equity is a lens through which all other decisions should be viewed… Equity is the vehicle for viewing decisions and outcomes are the metric of success.”
The Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators’ motto as published on their website is “Equity Until Equality.” Their mission statement is “to champion equity in education for communities of color in order to achieve equality.” AK BIPOC representatives are regular school board meeting attendees and testifiers.
With their first priority being the health and safety of educators, students, and communities of color, Alaska BIPOC representatives consistently advocates for the strictest COVID protocols and mandates. Local events in Anchorage organized by AK BIPOC have been supported by the Zinn Education Project and Black Lives Matter At School.
If you are the least bit concerned about the Anchorage School District producing a generation of Marxist socialists and the potential threat of other Marxist tactics being deployed against the 40,000 children enrolled in the Anchorage School District, please take the time to share your thoughts with the Anchorage School Board before their meeting on Monday at 6 pm.
Lucas Smith is a concerned parent of an Anchorage School District student.