Moonbat Math

Political correctness (a.k.a. liberalism, moonbattery) is a totalitarian ideology, requiring that absolutely everything be brought into compliance with it — even math:

Rethinking Schools [is] an organization that’s been sneaking left-wing “social justice” lessons into America’s K-12 classrooms for nearly three decades.

The group’s latest effort to indoctrinate the nation’s youth is a 286-page book aimed at teachers, titled “Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers.” The book is a mix of math lesson plans and essays from activist educators who explain how they’ve used their classrooms to advance a progressive political philosophy.

Two main themes emerge from the pages of “Rethinking Mathematics.”

The first is that the U.S. is a hopelessly racist country that routinely oppresses “people of color.”

This message is conveyed through lessons and essays about racial profiling, environmental racism, unfair mortgage lending practices of Big Banks, the “overabundance of liquor stores” in minority communities, and slave-owning U.S. presidents.

The book’s other major theme is that capitalism’s unequal distribution of wealth is the root cause of the world’s suffering. Students learn to despise free market economics in lessons about third-world sweatshops, “living wage” laws, the earnings of fast food workers and restaurant CEOs, and the “hidden” costs of meat production.

All of this sounds like material from a college sociology textbook. What could it possibly have to do with mathematics?

As the “Rethinking” teachers demonstrate, the math concepts of ratios, averages, percentages, bar graphs, density and geometric formulas are very useful when training kids to see the world in their preferred categories of “haves” and “have nots.”

The “have nots” consist mainly of groups created by the government through immigration and welfare policy that are being exploited community organizer–style to tear down American civilization and replace it with a Third World banana republic more conducive to socialist rule.

The idea is that

if students are taught that the constitutional principles of private property ownership and free market capitalism are merely tools white people use to oppress “people of color,” they’ll eventually demand a socialist form of government.

This liberal objective sheds light on the federal government’s refusal to defend the border or even to stop offering lucrative financial incentives to Third World immigrants.

Here’s the essential equation behind moonbat math: left-wing propaganda in schools + the immigration floodgates opened the rest of the way by amnesty = the deliberate obliteration of America.

The USA will be replaced by a second-rate, authoritarian collectivist nation that will more closely resemble Brazil — if not Zimbabwe. That has been the purpose of political correctness from the beginning.

Using grade school math to help kill America.

On a tip from G. Fox. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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