"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You Have To Be Carefully Taught

You have to be carefully taught (click on link before commenting please)

From the musical South Pacific written in 1949:

You've got to be taught To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught From year to year,
It's got to be drummed In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.
You've got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.
You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

15 comments:

Chat Blanc said...

wow! I haven't seen South Pacific since I was a teen. I didn't even realize how profound the lyrics were!

Lauren said...

Hey My Chatty, I just got to see it in the city. I never saw it as a kid. It was amazing! It won the Tony this year I believe. Did you click on the link with this post?

Sandi said...

I saw South Pacific when it first came out and this song always was one of my favorites. It holds true today just like it did in back then. No one is born with prejudice. It has to be carefully nurtured.

Lauren said...

Hey Sandi, There were some really funny ageist moments in this musical too. The audience was laughing so hard because it was so funny to today's thinking. Especially when Joe says how can Nelly be expected to care for a man who is 44. I almost dropped right there and then.

Did you click on the link I posted with these lyrics? If not please go ahead and watch what is there.

Da Old Man said...

That link is frightening. Religion of peace, my ass. I realize it's one faction, but that kind of rhetoric is pretty compelling. Repeat a lie often enough, and it becomes truth.

Lauren said...

D.O.M., Here's what's more frightening. Although it's a fraction as you say, because of the total population in the muslim world thats millions of people. AND even worse those millions kill any that do not agree making them a larger and larger slice.

BTW that clip is nothing new. Please do not fool yourself. This is what they have been preaching before the State of Israel even existed in the last century.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I watched, and I am tired of people saying that Muslim faith is kind and accepting. It is if you agree with everything they stand for.
Very scary and never talked about because it is politically incorrect.
Obama has ties to this type of thought, and there is no way you could prove to me that this is not a true fact.
Funny, when you say things as I just have , you are labeled as a bigot or a extreamist ... the extreamists are there in full force ... right there on the link. Did anybody else watch this???

Will I get blasted for this comment?? Only by people that do not understand what is really happening to America.

Lauren said...

Speedy, What can I say? I saw the video. In fact this group in a non profit that collects the current papers from that region and makes them available to read as well as all the clips. I agree with your statements. Perhaps you'll pass on that link to others to see.

Gypsy said...

I tried click on the link but it just kept trying to reload. Not sure why but I think I get the gist of the post anyway. Hate is bred into people and unless the link in that chain is broken it will be bred into generations to come. A very scary thought indeed.

Rhonda said...

I. Have. No. Words.

Oh, except this.

How truly sad.

Lauren said...

Rhonda, incredibly sad especially since Speedy is 100% correct.

Da Old Man said...

I know. In the 16th century, the battle of LaPanto was the only thing that prevented the Muslims from over running Europe. They are back, and doing what they didn't do then.

Lauren said...

D.O.M., WOW I didn't know about that at all. There's so much detail to their jihad it's scary. I'd have to dig out my books to attribute this properly so I'll just say it off the cuff and forgive me, but they have it in the koran exactly how many years to pretend to work things out and then start jihad again.

I know a lot of people get angry and accuse people like you and me and Speedy of being racist. But they have it completely backwards. It certainly doesn't have to be this way. But we have to deal with the reality of this.

The clip I showed is one of thousands and thousands that are always playing on the television sets in the middle eastern and African countries. We forget that these countries media stations are state run. Therefore this is state sponsored hate and they limit what can be seen and what cannot be seen. This is it folks. This is what we are up against.

I know so many people are pissed out our being in Iraq, but they forget that Saddam sponsored the Palestinian terrorists which was the clip I showed you guys here. During the first Iraq war it was he would sent bombs to Israel and he who pledged money to any Palestinian suicide bomber's family.

I also think we get too caught up in this idea of Al Quada and only getting them and don't realize it's one big terror network in the end. It's all the same. A rose by any other name.

Chat Blanc said...

Lauren & Da old man, you're so right. They are stronger, greater in number, more militant than ever, and continuing the attack in new ways. A very dangerous snake in the grass popping up its evil head everywhere in the world.

Lauren said...

Chatty, So scary!