Lucas Smith: Marxism makes inroads in schools under guise of mask ‘science’

The Anchorage Assembly Municipality, the Anchorage School Board, and the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators are an ideal match for the Marxist agenda of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Together they are a formidable force.

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Karl Marx tried to destroy the family, individuality, eternal truths, nations and the past. In a modern American context, Marxism as a political movement can be seen as one that seeks to effectively replace American freedom with communism by escalating social unrest into violence, amplifying and exploiting differences.

A video from the Communist Party USA in 2017 defines Marxism as “a method of scientific critical thinking”.

Marxism’s close connection to science is striking. “Science” is increasingly being used as a justification for government dictates that violate our most fundamental individual freedoms for the purported benefit of public health. Curiously, in this new Covid era, the population is authoritatively instructed by politicians and bureaucrats to “follow the science”.

There is a clear link between schoolchildren and the growing Marxist political movement: mask mandates.

Here one of Vladimir Lenin’s famous quotes rings true: “Give me just one generation of youth, and I will transform the whole world.” The mask mandate for our children is changing our whole world.

In 1963, Clarence Carson wrote, “Implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, commonism is the view that the individual exists for society.” Carson also wrote that commonism has the disadvantage of only differing in spelling from communism by one letter, but it is suitable for descriptive purposes.

commonism? There may be no better teaching tool for indoctrinating a generation of impressionable young schoolchildren into commonism than a face mask mandate. It’s a step away from communism, as Carson suggested.

Marxist aspects of the Anchorage School District’s mask mandate include destructive destabilization of families and the loss of individuality.

Forced to wear a face mask for over a year now, an entire generation of children is now imprinted like baby ducks with a mother goose with the commonist belief that they exist for society. Plus, we’re told, science justifies it and parents are powerless against it.

What class conflicts have arisen from these conditions for Marxist reinforcement and exploitation? For starters: proponents of masks versus opponents of masks and proponents of vaccines versus opponents of vaccines.

Communist organizations and influencers are gaining influence at the local level across the country. Here in Anchorage, the Democratic Socialists of America – a derivative of the Communist Party of the USA – established an Anchorage chapter in February 2018.

The American Academy of Pediatrics cannot be left out of the local Marxist equation of motion.

As a national organization, AAP influencers are deployed and put to work at the local level. In October of this year, AAP members wrote a letter to Anchorage’s highly qualified Chief Medical Officer, Michael Savitt, MD.

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Spreading “disinformation” is a popular accusation thrown by those seeking to censor criticism and opposing views. Incompetence is a bold accusation made against another by one small group of medical professionals, but very safe under the protective umbrella of the AAP.

Language published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is fraught with the same kinds of perspectives and language that are the building blocks of another example of Marxist philosophy permeating the public education system: the critical race theory.

CRT themes are often disguised in initiatives such as social justice, equity and inclusion. Terminology often used in these types of programs is “implicit bias” and “systemic racism.” Educational organizations such as the Zinn Education Project are associated with a commitment to teach the “truth.”

Noam Chomsky, a supporter of the Zinn Education Project, is celebrated among anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements.

American Academy of Pediatrics’ parrots the mantra of equality and inclusion:

American Academy of Pediatrics Equal Treatment and Inclusion Efforts

Fragments include:

“Celebrating the diversity of children and families and fostering a nurturing, inclusive environment means actively combating intolerance, bigotry, bias and discrimination. The AAP is committed to using policy, advocacy and education to encourage inclusiveness and cultural effectiveness for all.”

“These efforts include…applying a lens of justice to the Academy’s policy, advocacy and education.”

“The AAP Equity Agenda sets forth explicit and deliberate action to support the Academy’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and ensures that this action permeates all aspects of the Academy’s functioning.”

“While the equity agenda is broad, AAP’s board of directors has formulated the goal of promoting racial equality with an emphasis on addressing anti-black racism in the first year. To this end, proposed action points were largely informed by the AAP policy statements The impact of racism on the health of children and adolescents and Truth, Reconciliation, and Transformation: Continuing on the Path to Justice. However, it is important to note that this document is not the sum of all the work that must be done to achieve this goal. Instead, the work plan prioritizes activities that are feasible and will have an impact over the next 12 months.”

“Urgent action is needed. However, this action must lead to sustainable, transformative change.”

The Year 1 Work Plan of the AAP Equity Agenda indicates that clinicians:

“Explore opportunities for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to include guidelines for screening children, adolescents and families for racism and other forms of bias and discrimination in Bright Futures.”

“Distribute resources to help pediatricians develop and implement a plan of action to promote racial equality through clinical practice.”

The year 1 work plan of the AAP Equity Agenda also includes Policy & Advocacy:

“Use the Academy’s advocacy resources to promote advocacy at the federal, state, and community levels that addresses health inequalities, promotes racial equality, and advances social justice.”

“Advocate with other pediatric and medical education organizations (e.g., Association of American Medical Colleges, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Pediatrics) to promote diversity and inclusion in pediatrics.”

“Insert and enhance interdisciplinary partnerships with other organizations that have developed campaigns against racism.”

“Work with organizations and groups advocating for overcoming the effects of structural and systemic racism on children’s health outcomes.”

“Coordinate and align advocacy with state chapters to advance the AAP Equity Agenda.”

Equity materials associated with the Anchorage School District indicate some rather disturbing views about the role equity is ultimately expected to play in ASD decision-making. Based on AAP publications, it might be assumed that the American Academy of Pediatrics sees equity in a similar light:

“Equality is a concept that encompasses many other ideas about justice and fairness. Equity umbrellas non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion. Equality is also not the same as equality. Equality may be the right course of action in some circumstances, but in most cases, students deserve to have their needs met at their level. A definition of fairness must be carefully drawn up so as not to interchange these terms.”

“Equity is a lens through which all other decisions must be viewed… Equity is the vehicle for viewing decisions and results are the measure of success.”

The motto of the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, as published on their website, is “Equity Until Equality”. Their mission statement is to “stand up for equality in education for communities of color to achieve equality.” Representatives of AK BIPOC are regular attendees and witnesses of the school board meetings.

Because their number one priority is the health and safety of educators, students, and communities of color, Alaska BIPOC representatives consistently advocate for the strictest COVID protocols and mandates. Local events in Anchorage, hosted by AK BIPOC, have been supported by the Zinn Education Project and Black Lives Matter At School.

If you’re even slightly concerned about the Anchorage school district spawning a generation of Marxist socialists and the potential threat of other Marxist tactics being used against the 40,000 children enrolled in the Anchorage school district, take the time to share your thoughts with the Anchorage School Board for their meeting on Monday at 6 p.m.

Lucas Smith is a concerned parent of an Anchorage School District student.


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