We Guess That We, According to Perry, Must Be “Heartless” to Not Support This

…and if that’s the case, then we’re proud of it too.

Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.

Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class.

That didn’t go over well with sophomore Brenda Brinsdon. The 15-year-old sat down and refused to participate. She also caught it all on video (video at link):

“I just thought it was out of hand, I didn’t think it was right,” she told The Blaze. “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.”

And she is absolutely right about that. Learning the language and learning about their culture is not wrong at all, it’s a good thing. To properly learn something about a different country you need to learn about its language, its history etc. I knew the words to the Pledge of Allegiance long before I moved here as part of my curriculum on the United States. I knew the words to G-d Save the Queen and the words of the Magna Carta as part of learning about Great Britain. I knew the anthem of the U.S.S.R. as part of my education about that nation, I could sing “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” if ever called upon to do so etc.

But that’s the point. I was never called upon to do so.

It’s one thing to teach the students the words of a pledge, it’s another thing entirely to demand that they stand up and recite them, hands on their heart.

I thought nothing of being asked to learn the words to the Horst Wessel Lied as part of my education about Nazi Germany, but if my teachers had insisted on my putting on an SA uniform and singing the song and then swearing allegiance to Der Führer, I would have killed them outright and never lost a night of sleep because of it.

Not “just” because it would have been indescribably offensive to me and a spit in the face of my grandparents’ generation, but because an oath, even if you do it in costume, is still an oath.

If the teachers in McAllen believe that their students benefit from learning the words of the Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of their understanding of Spanish and the nation of Mexico, then more power to them. I agree.

But forcing them to participate in a charade, pretending to be citizens of a nation other than the one that they owe allegiance to, then I’m not only opposed to it, I demand that every single one of the employees of that high school be fired immediately, without hesitation. I know it’s not going to happen, but until it does, I wouldn’t send my dog to school there.


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LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A
October 18, 2011 01:20

Fucking incremental encroachment on our concepts of allegiance to our mother country. Something Ogabe and his ilk want us all to do, become world citizens. Amorphous in identity and devoid of any loyalties other than to the world itself. If one expands it just a bit it becomes the very touchstone of the left. This is what they want of… Read more »

October 18, 2011 08:01

Ok, couldn’t have possible said it better myself. One world order defiend. BZ to Jackboot

LC Draco
LC Draco
October 18, 2011 09:21

Brenda should be given an award for NOT going along with group think!! And BTW, there is a LOT of Mexican drug money in McAllen/Edinburg/Pharr area. I know….I have spent several ‘trips’ down there!!! It is not as bad as Laredo, but I can tell you when I got married (first time../wink) down there, we were probably the most heavily… Read more »