My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Best to learn marxism early... least according to Chavez...he's now changing the curriculum..
Children in Venezuela are to be taught that Christopher Columbus was not a hero but the importer of colonialism and disease, as part of radical education reforms proposed by the government of Hugo Chavez.

Under the proposals students will start learning Marxist ideology at 11 years of age, plus history showing the evils of colonialism and capitalism.

The aim of the Bolivarian Educative System will be "the construction of a new socialist Venezuelan conscience and the formation of new generations as standard bearers for it," said President Chavez. He said it must "transform capitalist values into human ones and transcend Euro-centric colonialism".

Outlines of the new curriculum, due to come into force in 2010, show that as well as the unflattering depiction of Columbus, emphasis will be placed on teaching indigenous Indian history and culture, as well as that of the African slaves whose descendants now make up a significant percentage of the population.


Blogger GDW said...

Yep; and you can make the Earth flat, too, just by insisting over and over again that it really, really is. Marx is dead, Hugo; dead, dead, dead. Get over it; we're in the twenty first century, not the nineteenth. Those kids deserve better.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Nicol DuMoulin said...


I learned all of that crap when I was at school 15 years ago in Canada!

6:47 PM  

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