This week, the California Board of Education – the political body which, along with the federal government, controls most of what kids will be taught, thanks to the use of taxpayer funds – will vote on a proposal that might inspire a few people to wonder, “how did we get to this low point?” and might – just might – get a few questioning why people have to fight over nonsense such as this.
As GQ Pan reports for The Epoch Times, the board will vote on a K-12 curriculum that includes forcing approximately 6 million children to recite ancient chants in honor of the Aztec god Tezkatlipoka, the cannibalistic figure who, according to Aztec belief, demanded human sacrifices served up on slabs by the ancient Meso and South American culture.
Because, heck, nothing says “inclusiveness” and “speak your truth” better than forcing kids to recite heretical pagan death chants in a command-and-control system that uses the kids like contemporary sacrificial victims to the new god of the state.
The latest draft of the proposed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will undergo a vote for approval next week, seeks to ‘center and place high values’ of the traditions and experiences of the pre-Columbian America, and to critique ‘white supremacy and racism’ that led to their marginalization in the modern world.
It sure is nice to see how bureaucratic bullies and leftist ideologues are so open to “being tolerant” of other cultures that they’ll not only not tolerate their neighbors’ desires to hold onto their own money, but they will also force those people to pay for the system that will be used to force kids to recite apostatic murder prayers.
In the community chant of ‘In Lak Ech,’ which translates to ‘You Are My Other Me,’ teachers are instructed to first lead the group of students in chanting and clapping to Tezkatlipoka, a cannibalistic wizard-god who, according to the Aztec tradition, brought the downfall to the Toltec civilization in favor of the human-sacrificing Aztecs.
Strangely, the idea of singing in favor of mass murder hasn’t been popular among free people. But some states have made mass murder part of their operational systems, and have gotten plenty of people to sing in favor of that state.
The students then chant to other deities including Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec sun god, seeking ‘healing epistemologies’ and a ‘revolutionary spirit.’ Seeing themselves as people of the sun, the Aztecs believed that Huitzilopochtli needed daily nourishment of human blood and hearts, and brutally sacrificed hundreds of thousands of people in offering to him.
Which offers us many opportunities to observe state-sponsored absurdity, in addition to the aforementioned craziness. For example, there’s that term “healing epistemologies.” Leave it to pseudointellectuals to choose a multisyllabic word to misuse in their attempt to hide their predation. Epistemology is the study of how people learn. There is no such thing as a “healing way to investigate how people learn,” whatever that means.
The document includes a linked (sic) to a video showing what a unity chant looks like in practice. The video was taken at Social Justice Humanitas Academy in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where many indigenous songs and chants like In Lak Ech were developed.
All of which would not be a matter of controversy and debate, or rancor, or injury, if the curriculum and schools were private and did not demand the sacrifice of tax funds under threat of government retaliation. This creation of the “Tragedy of the Commons”, as so often is the case with government systems, pits taxpayer against taxpayer in a sphere of coercion and control, conceit and arrogance, to see who will make whom obey and pay.
It’s the kind of thing the California Constitution forbids, and the kind of thing that many of the Founders of the US Constitution disliked, as well.
Pan notes that Christopher Rufo appears to be the first reporter to alert readers to the issue, writing a March 10 piece for City Journal that includes this key portion:
Public schools are prohibited from leading state-sanctioned Christian prayers; they would presumably be similarly prohibited from leading state-sanctioned chants to the Aztec god of human sacrifice.
Well, that depends on how the so-called “judges” of various courts feel about the matter, should some taxpayers spend the time and additional money to sue.
Said judges being employed by tax money taken from those and other taxpayers, and who will continue to be paid through that mechanism of state-run theft long after any suit about this Aztec chant issue is “resolved.”
Indeed, even if the taxpayers of California beat this move to have kids chant to the Aztec god of ritual sacrifice, the political god of ritual sacrifice will live on until people recognize that it, too, is inimical to human life.