In which the American Family Association’s latest self-righteous hissy fit can best be summarized as “how dare that principal refuse to brainwash those kids!”:
Greta Hawkins, principal of Edna Cohen School (PS 90) in New York, has decided on her own that kindergarteners displaying American patriotism would be offensive.
She has single-handedly banned Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" from the graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 20.
It doesn't matter that students in five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, or that the students practiced waving American flags in unison to promote love of country.
According to The New York Post, it was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would each wave a tiny American flag - which, as the lyrics proclaim, "still stands for freedom." But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.
But Justin Bieber's flirty song about teen romance, "Baby," was deemed a fine selection for the show. Hawkins had no problem with 5-year-olds singing lines such as, "Are we an item? Girl, quit playing."
In response to public pressure, New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott removed Beiber's inappropriate song from the program, but stood by the principal's anti-American rebuff of Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."
Anyone who thinks kids should aspire to better than playground-level “WE’RE TEH BESTEST!!!11!” mindless cheerleading are actually commie traitors, because being a True AmericanTM means always appealing to the lowest common denominator while being blithely intolerant of any other opinions. Got it.
I’m not sure why the AFA is kvetching about the inclusion of the Bieber song; it’s just replacing one piece of audible excrement with another. Though, to be fair, that tween catnip is still better than Greenwood’s masturbatory musical diarrhea.
(Note: For more insanity, read the NYPost’s comment section. Remember: These people vote.)