Saturday, February 04, 2006

Scaring the Kiddies

Coming soon to a public school near you, "The Day After Tomorrow," or maybe season 4 of "24."

Emulating "Burt the Turtle" and the "Duck and Cover" movies of the 1950's, the Department of Homeland Security has initiated a $9.6 million "Ready" campaign directed at teaching 8-to-12-year-olds how to prepare for a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other emergency.

The program features "an adventurous mountain lion mascot named Rex, a website ( and classroom teaching materials being sent to 135,000 middle school teachers in the nation's 25 largest metropolitan areas."

So instead of teaching middle-schoolers biology or (gads) Latin, the Feds are teaching American youngsters to be afraid, and seek their security from the benevolent State.


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