Florida principal told parent school can’t teach kids ‘the Holocaust is a factual, historical event’, must be ‘politically neutral’

Let’s start out with this quote from the Palm Beach Post, because you have to read this to really get the feel for the story. “The mother, who asked not to be named to protect her child’s identity, was stunned. Was the principal of one of Palm Beach County’s largest public schools suggesting that the Holocaust was a belief rather than an actual event?”

The answer is yes. That is what the principal of the county’s largest public school was saying. That he couldn’t say the Holocaust is a real thing.

Before we go on, you may be interested to know this guy is not a white supremacist.

Anyway, here’s what happened. A mother wrote to the principal concerned about the curriculum and what her child was being taught about the Holocaust. Also he said that about slavery, adds Yahoo News. The response she got by email in 2018, exposed in a recent news article after a year-long fight, was unbelievable.

She wanted to make sure, she wrote to the principal, that her child’s school was making Holocaust education “a priority.” The response she received five days later, in April 2018, was anything but routine.

In an email reply, Principal William Latson assured her that the school had “a variety of activities” for Holocaust education.

But he explained that the lessons are “not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”

The mother, who asked not to be named to protect her child’s identity, was stunned. Was the principal of one of Palm Beach County’s largest public schools suggesting that the Holocaust was a belief rather than an actual event?

Thinking Latson simply had expressed himself poorly, she wrote back, asking him to clarify his comments. “The Holocaust is a factual, historical event,” she wrote. “It is not a right or a belief.”

She expected a chastened response. Instead, the veteran principal doubled down.

“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” he wrote, according to email records obtained by The Palm Beach Post through a public records request. “And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”

He went on to say that as an educator he had “the role to be politically neutral but support all groups in the school.”

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote.

That response led the mother to launch a yearlong effort to address what she called a school leader’s failure to separate truth from myth regarding the genocide of an estimated 6 million Jews under Germany’s Nazi regime in the 1940s.

He now regrets his phrasing, he says.

In a statement to The Post, Latson apologized for the way he expressed himself in his emails, saying it was not indicative of his actual beliefs or regard for historical fact.

“I regret that the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust,” Latson wrote.

Trying to pawn it off as a hasty reply or poorly chosen words is nonsense. You don’t accidentally type out “I can’t vouch for the Holocaust” as an educator. No, he meant it and he said it, either out of sympathy for anti-Semitism, or out of the pervasive American fear of crossing some kind of social justice warrior red line, afraid to commit even to historic fact in case it might get an angry mob of liberals at his door.

Instead, that poor choice now has him facing angry parents, and the rebuke of thinking people who accept facts regardless of the whims of the liberal mob.

Read the whole story here. There is a LOT more.

By the way, Democrat member of the Florida House Carlos Guillermo Smith graduated from this high school. He torched the principal on Saturday.

Will Florida Principal overtake Florida Man? Too soon to tell, but a strong early entry.

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178 thoughts on “Florida principal told parent school can’t teach kids ‘the Holocaust is a factual, historical event’, must be ‘politically neutral’

  1. Simply put, he shouldn’t be in the education business. History is what it is.

    Yeah, he’s scared of the liberal mob. There could be five Muslim students there too. Can’t offend them with the truth either, I’m sure.

  2. Climate Change: Settled science
    Gender Fluidity: Settled science
    The Holocaust: A matter of belief

    Aaarrrgggghhh!!!!!!!!

    1. Antisemitism is not a product of the DoE. Not to say DoE shouldn’t be abolished, but only for real reasons.

      1. I neither stated nor implied my reasons.
        hmmm come to think of it neither did you,
        How strange…downright weird.

  3. Multi-Culuralism + Political Correctness + Social Justice = Abject Stupidity

    As long as our education system is run by government bureaucrats they will be indoctrination centers rather than places of learning.

  4. As a resident of Florida (different county), while my son was in middle school, I was stunned to find out that my son’s social studies class wasn’t actually working on things like geography and didn’t correct his spelling errors (the need to avoid low self esteem and red pens). When I confronted a school official regarding this (they wouldn’t let me talk to the principal of the school), I was informed that it was more important that my son showed up for school, not that he actually did well while in school. I wasn’t sure that I understood what I was just told, so I repeated what I just heard and he confirmed it to me. More important to the school ($), not my son.

    1. The purpose of “education” today isn’t 3 the Rs, but indoctrination into the “approved” knowledge as dictated by the elite.

    2. This, sadly isn’t about education – it is about setting the foundation to attack history to bolster the lunacy of a movement that finds such stories inconvenient. Why allow education to reinforce history’s lessons that justify holding to principles that protect the people from horrors of government untethered.

      Better to rewrite, or eliminate, or even destroy the stories so that a new movement can try to foist the same tactics that enabled histories horror. In not teaching history you enable youth to repeat it uninformed.

      Mark these times, soon it will be the movements goal to remove Holocaust monuments in the guise of cleaning the view of hate filled fables. Just like it is better to be without Civil War Monuments because the mark of such was purposed as only to continue hate – rather than standing as reminders to have clear understanding of the sides of wrong and right and to have a clear understanding of the cost of hate. All history has both good and bad to it, good gets its lofty appreciation by having clear view of the opposing bad. It’s all part of the critical view of history.

      But I do blabber on…….

  5. Does this man understand the word “factual? ” Not only are there thousands of eye witnesses, survivors, photographic evidence, there is also physical evidence of the Holocaust. He should be sent back to first grade and re-educated. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. The SJW’S of the world are trying to erase history, science and our legal and justice system.

    1. I don’t often call for firing but in this case if I had children/grandchildren in that school I would insist on it.

      Teaching isn’t about “feelings” you stupid clod – it’s about giving children the facts and the tools to make informed choices. Now we have a bunch of very verbal social media ignoramuses who are not well-educated enough to know what they don’t know. Principals and teachers like this scumbag are responsible for that. Along with parents who use schools as baby-sitting services and little else.

  6. Another neutered educator. Just gets a bit tedious.

    One time a neutered educator says to me “Ush, you know what, you got an I don’t care attitude.”
    “Yeah,” I says.
    “Yeah.”
    “Well you know what?” I says.
    “No, what?” He says.
    “I don’t care.”

    1. A neutered educator: “What’s the difference between ignorant and indifferent?”
      A neutered student: “I don’t know…and I don’t care.”

  7. Before we go on, you may be interested to know this guy is not a white supremacist.

    White supremacy doesn’t come from the right side of the spectrum. It never has. Nazis were leftists, so now are the neo nazis. All the hatred comes from the left. ALL OF IT!

  8. So, schools are now catering to “beliefs” not facts???

    I thank God every day that my 3 Florida grandsons are home-schooled!!

  9. Before we go on, you may be interested to know this guy is not a white supremacist.

    White supremacy doesn’t come from the right side of the spectrum. It never has. Nazis were leftists, so now are the neo nazis. All the hatred comes from the left. ALL OF IT!

    1. Yeah – that’s why the Neo Nazis all hold “Unite the Right” rallies – because they’re all leftists.

      This “durrr Nazis are socialists!” is the most asinine thing ever. Yes – it’s right in the name, but Hitler himself derided socialism. Read a history book.

      It’s like the old quote: “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
      Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” Just because the Nazi’s tried to capitalize on socialist populism in the early half of the 20th century doesn’t actually mean they did anything to further the concept of socialism.

    2. Yeah – that’s why the Neo Nazis all hold “Unite the Right” rallies – because they’re all leftists.

      This “durrr Nazis are socialists!” is the most asinine thing ever. Yes – it’s right in the name, but Hitler himself derided socialism. Read a history book.

      It’s like the old quote: “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
      Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” Just because the Nazi’s tried to capitalize on socialist populism in the early half of the 20th century doesn’t actually mean they did anything to further the concept of socialism.

  10. So, schools are now catering to “beliefs” not facts???

    I thank God every day that my 3 Florida grandsons are home-schooled!!

    1. Lots of schools teach Christian “intelligent design” instead of evolution, so yeah – lots of schools teach beliefs and not facts.

  11. So people’s personal beliefs now trump historical fact???? Seriously???? We are living in the twilight zone!!!!!

  12. So people’s personal beliefs now trump historical fact???? Seriously???? We are living in the twilight zone!!!!!

  13. Bet this same school has no problem teaching kids that billions of years of evolution are “a factual, historical event.”

  14. Our tax dollars hard at work. I’d yank my kid out of that garbage school and sue every faculty member involved.

  15. Bet this same school has no problem teaching kids that billions of years of evolution are “a factual, historical event.”

    1. Right. A magical god that no one can see who came from a book which has been stopped short thousands of times through the advancement of science is totally the answer!

  16. This is a major problem that we can blame on postmodernism. The notion that, “Your truth is not my truth,” has decimated public education, to the point where you get a product of our schools, like this principal, who most likely “believes” in both the Holocaust and new world slavery, but who also ends up with mealy-mouthed excuses for those possible “other” truths.

    He’s probably a nice guy just trying to keep things peaceful. However, this response should be infuriating to anyone who respects rationalism and history. Without them, we have no educational system.

    But this is how the left works to erase history. It is aided greatly by dishonest men who openly lie about historical facts. For an excellent discussion of this, please listen to Mark Levin’s interview of Dore Gold, from Mark’s recent trip to Israel (the whole program was full of such items, but this segment is where they really drilled into the dishonesty as a major tactic) https://pca.st/Qv2e#t=3739
    Dore Gold points out Yassar Arafat’s big, fat lie that there never was a Jewish temple at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and how the lie grew. You really need to know about this.

    But the infection has spread to the right in many ways. It crops up in two heavily-abused sophist techniques: 1) the implied existence of a population of “some people” or “everyone,” who hold position X, or “are always saying” Y, as if such populations are materially significant (Usually the only real people–if any–in such populations are a handful of low-follow cranks). And 2) nearly every discussion where people rely on the, “So what you’re saying is…” ploy to mischaracterize what you actually said..

    Both are stupid ploys because they are easily exposed or destroyed. But in the postmodernist world, the response to any well-reasoned defeat of those ploys is always some sort of claim that *your* truth is not the “real” truth, or just ridiculous, bald denial (the sky isn’t blue). We have regulars here who use these tired, anti-reason ploys in nearly every post. If they didn’t claim to be conservative, it wouldn’t bother anyone.

    We can all make a big recovery of ground lost to the postmods just by maintaining the discipline to *stop* trying to rephrase what others write.

    If you want to up your game:
    Then if you object to something someone wrote, or disagree on a point, force yourself to quote them accurately via cut/paste. Then address the specific words. Don’t reimagine what was written–it makes you look really foolish, because everyone can see what was written for themselves. It’s literally right there! You can’t hide it.

    1. We can thank a lot of the Flower Child” generation for the major embracing of Eastern mysticism back in the late 1960’s and 70’s for the “Your truth is not my truth” garbage. It was for the most part trotted in by many of the top musicians of those eras and was aided and abetted by academia and communist front/anarchist groups. When our culture started believing that there is no such thing as subjective truth then “truth” became whatever a person wanted it to be. All was “maya” or, in other words, an illusion. And this illusion could be controlled by a person’s will to be shaped and formed into whatever that person chose it to be. Nothing material was “real” and it all was a product of “mind”. Eastern mysticism has unfortunately now crept in to almost all areas of our lives and, as it has in most countries where it is still dominant, it has done nothing but retard civilization and demean humanity. Silly Westerners somehow thought that practicing this egotistical foolishness and ingesting mind-altering substances would magically give them the godlike powers to change their universe into a Utopia for the Flower Generation and they flocked to this goofiness in droves. Alas though, they found that “you too shall be as gods” was and always had been…a lie. The sad part is that they have soiled the nest for everyone who has come after them which is where this doofus principle gets his ignorant take on history.

      1. This happens a lot. The philosophers and writer/poets start a movement, then the mystics, artists and musicians pick up on it. That’s how it spreads so quickly.

  17. That’s when I walk into the principal’s office with my kid and tell him he’s full of crap then let and pull my kid out of that school.

  18. Our tax dollars hard at work. I’d yank my kid out of that garbage school and sue every faculty member involved.

  19. This is a major problem that we can blame on postmodernism. The notion that, “Your truth is not my truth,” has decimated public education, to the point where you get a product of our schools, like this principal, who most likely “believes” in both the Holocaust and new world slavery, but who also ends up with mealy-mouthed excuses for those possible “other” truths.

    He’s probably a nice guy just trying to keep things peaceful. However, this response should be infuriating to anyone who respects rationalism and history. Without them, we have no educational system.

    But this is how the left works to erase history. It is aided greatly by dishonest men who openly lie about historical facts. For an excellent discussion of this, please listen to Mark Levin’s interview of Dore Gold, from Mark’s recent trip to Israel (the whole program was full of such items, but this segment is where they really drilled into the dishonesty as a major tactic) https://pca.st/Qv2e#t=3739
    Dore Gold points out Yassar Arafat’s big, fat lie that there never was a Jewish temple at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and how the lie grew. You really need to know about this.

    But the infection has spread to the right in many ways. It crops up in two heavily-abused sophist techniques: 1) the implied existence of a population of “some people” or “everyone,” who hold position X, or “are always saying” Y, as if such populations are materially significant (Usually the only real people–if any–in such populations are a handful of low-follow cranks). And 2) nearly every discussion where people rely on the, “So what you’re saying is…” ploy to mischaracterize what you actually said..

    Both are stupid ploys because they are easily exposed or destroyed. But in the postmodernist world, the response to any well-reasoned defeat of those ploys is always some sort of claim that *your* truth is not the “real” truth, or just ridiculous, bald denial (the sky isn’t blue). We have regulars here who use these tired, anti-reason ploys in nearly every post. If they didn’t claim to be conservative, it wouldn’t bother anyone.

    We can all make a big recovery of ground lost to the postmods just by maintaining the discipline to *stop* trying to rephrase what others write.

    If you want to up your game:
    Then if you object to something someone wrote, or disagree on a point, force yourself to quote them accurately via cut/paste. Then address the specific words. Don’t reimagine what was written–it makes you look really foolish, because everyone can see what was written for themselves. It’s literally right there! You can’t hide it.

    1. We can thank a lot of the Flower Child” generation for the major embracing of Eastern mysticism back in the late 1960’s and 70’s for the “Your truth is not my truth” garbage. It was for the most part trotted in by many of the top musicians of those eras and was aided and abetted by academia and communist front/anarchist groups. When our culture started believing that there is no such thing as subjective truth then “truth” became whatever a person wanted it to be. All was “maya” or, in other words, an illusion. And this illusion could be controlled by a person’s will to be shaped and formed into whatever that person chose it to be. Nothing material was “real” and it all was a product of “mind”. Eastern mysticism has unfortunately now crept in to almost all areas of our lives and, as it has in most countries where it is still dominant, it has done nothing but retard civilization and demean humanity. Silly Westerners somehow thought that practicing this egotistical foolishness and ingesting mind-altering substances would magically give them the godlike powers to change their universe into a Utopia for the Flower Generation and they flocked to this goofiness in droves. Alas though, they found that “you too shall be as gods” was and always had been…a lie. The sad part is that they have soiled the nest for everyone who has come after them which is where this doofus principle gets his ignorant take on history.

      1. This happens a lot. The philosophers and writer/poets start a movement, then the mystics, artists and musicians pick up on it. That’s how it spreads so quickly.

  20. As a resident of Florida (different county), while my son was in middle school, I was stunned to find out that my son’s social studies class wasn’t actually working on things like geography and didn’t correct his spelling errors (the need to avoid low self esteem and red pens). When I confronted a school official regarding this (they wouldn’t let me talk to the principal of the school), I was informed that it was more important that my son showed up for school, not that he actually did well while in school. I wasn’t sure that I understood what I was just told, so I repeated what I just heard and he confirmed it to me. More important to the school ($), not my son.

    1. This, sadly isn’t about education – it is about setting the foundation to attack history to bolster the lunacy of a movement that finds such stories inconvenient. Why allow education to reinforce history’s lessons that justify holding to principles that protect the people from horrors of government untethered.

      Better to rewrite, or eliminate, or even destroy the stories so that a new movement can try to foist the same tactics that enabled histories horror. In not teaching history you enable youth to repeat it uninformed.

      Mark these times, soon it will be the movements goal to remove Holocaust monuments in the guise of cleaning the view of hate filled fables. Just like it is better to be without Civil War Monuments because the mark of such was purposed as only to continue hate – rather than standing as reminders to have clear understanding of the sides of wrong and right and to have a clear understanding of the cost of hate. All history has both good and bad to it, good gets its lofty appreciation by having clear view of the opposing bad. It’s all part of the critical view of history.

      But I do blabber on…….

    2. The purpose of “education” today isn’t 3 the Rs, but indoctrination into the “approved” knowledge as dictated by the elite.

  21. Does this man understand the word “factual? ” Not only are there thousands of eye witnesses, survivors, photographic evidence, there is also physical evidence of the Holocaust. He should be sent back to first grade and re-educated. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. The SJW’S of the world are trying to erase history, science and our legal and justice system.

    1. I don’t often call for firing but in this case if I had children/grandchildren in that school I would insist on it.

      Teaching isn’t about “feelings” you stupid clod – it’s about giving children the facts and the tools to make informed choices. Now we have a bunch of very verbal social media ignoramuses who are not well-educated enough to know what they don’t know. Principals and teachers like this scumbag are responsible for that. Along with parents who use schools as baby-sitting services and little else.

  22. Multi-Culuralism + Political Correctness + Social Justice = Abject Stupidity

    As long as our education system is run by government bureaucrats they will be indoctrination centers rather than places of learning.

  23. That’s when I walk into the principal’s office with my kid and tell him he’s full of crap then let and pull my kid out of that school.

  24. I am thinking about emailing my child’s principal to ask why he allowed boys in the girls’ bathroom.

  25. Another neutered educator. Just gets a bit tedious.

    One time a neutered educator says to me “Ush, you know what, you got an I don’t care attitude.”
    “Yeah,” I says.
    “Yeah.”
    “Well you know what?” I says.
    “No, what?” He says.
    “I don’t care.”

    1. A neutered educator: “What’s the difference between ignorant and indifferent?”
      A neutered student: “I don’t know…and I don’t care.”

  26. I am thinking about emailing my child’s principal to ask why he allowed boys in the girls’ bathroom.

  27. It’s like we’re going backward and unlearning things. In the same vein, it appalls me that the Science Channel has been running a show questioning whether the moon landings happened.

  28. ok if the holocaust didn’t happen, then there aren’t 50,000 genders, and men pretending to be women are still men, and vise versa-
    .
    It’s unbelievable they are pushing LIES as truth ie men can become women- women become men- but turn around and declare TRUTH to be fiction- ie the holocaust didn’t happen unless someone chooses to believe it happened
    .
    Is this God sending a powerful delusion in the end times? Truth is becoming lies, and lies are becoming the ‘New Truth’

  29. I guess all the footage and photos of the dead and starved were fakes? And ALL of those people just were what? Picked up by UFO’s? And Hitler? He didn’t exist either? People this stupid…I just can’t believe there are people this stupid. But here he is.

    1. Of course Hitler existed – still does – and he’s in the White House. Don’t believe it? Just ask a liberal.

      Lordy I hate stupid!:mad:

  30. Climate Change: Settled science
    Gender Fluidity: Settled science
    The Holocaust: A matter of belief

    Aaarrrgggghhh!!!!!!!!

  31. Slavery was a myth. I didn’t see it happen and I know no one who was a slave. It didn’t happen and you can’t force me to believe it did. The Civil war was over states’ rights, not slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was a phony document to win over those on the fence. No slavery at all existed and I will believe that for the rest of my life. Blacks came to America just like everyone else and decided to live on plantations because ghettos and public housing hadn’t been invented yet.

    1. Us whites were the slaves . And I want my “REPARATIONS”!!!!! WHERE’S MY MONEY ?!?!

    2. Well blacks certainly came to the coast of Africa thanks to the black residents who enslaved them and then sold them to the slave ships. And when blacks were freed in many cases they turned around and bought a slave.

      This virtue signalling and victim whining is preposterous to anyone who knows the facts of slavery. Yes, bad, very bad, terrible and wrong. Blacks were part of the problem not just the victims.

      AND – no American Citizen alive today owned a slave and no American Citizen who is alive today was ever a slave.

    1. Antisemitism is not a product of the DoE. Not to say DoE shouldn’t be abolished, but only for real reasons.

      1. This issue isn’t so much one of antisemitism as it is about post-moderism (relativism and subjectivism) in education.

      2. YES , THE NEA NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED.
        THEY PUSH HOMOSEXUALITY , CROSS DRESSING , ISLAM , ANTICHRISTIANITY , ANTICONSERVATIVE , AND YES IDIOTS THAT SAY THE HOLOCAUST WAS A BELIEF AND NOT A FACT . THE NEA SHOULD HAVE THEIR LIBERAL ASSES SET AFIRE !!!! THESE ARE ALL “REAL REASONS”, TO ABOLISH THE N.E.A. !!!

      3. I neither stated nor implied my reasons.
        hmmm come to think of it neither did you,
        How strange…downright weird.

  32. We are truly living in a Looking Glass World.

    CBP agents are running concentration camps and the Holocaust is a matter of belief?

    Calgon, take me away!!!!

  33. Perhaps a trip to the actual concentration camps might do him good. Anyone that’s ever been there and seen them will tell you it staggers the mind to even think of what they did to so many millions of people.

  34. “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote.

    Bet you can tell me a lot about queers and trannies though, huh?

  35. It took a parent to expose the school’s failure. Where were his co-workers or the school board? Public education is nothing but a political entity useful to the left (and controlled by it). Let’s throw more money at public education.

  36. This is what you get when you trade teaching history, i.e. what happened (just the facts, Dragnet style), for “creating a usable past.”

    “Usable past”?

    Usable to whom? Usable for what?

    As in science, you shouldn’t start out with the answer you want and then go looking for “facts” to support a pre-conceived notion. You should ask a question and let the facts lead wherever they go.

    Among the biggest “believers” denying the Holocaust are anti-semites like Ilhan Omar, other muslims, and their apologists.

    1. That sheds a lot of light on his statements. I seem to have recalled hearing that term before. Sounds like it gives them an excuse to revise history under the guise of “usable past”. Another fabricated leftist concept.

    2. As in science, you shouldn’t start out with the answer you want and then go looking for “facts” to support a pre-conceived notion. You should ask a question and let the facts lead wherever they go.

      This is also why politicized science shouldn’t be touched with a 10′ pole.

      It’s garbage. All of it.

  37. Some people believe the moon landing was a hoax, should we then teach the moon landing was not an actual historical event? Are we basing history on conspiracy theories and revisionists now? It seems we are heading toward a new dark ages.

    1. My boss thinks the moon landing was faked. He’s also a flat earther. “Chem trails” in the sky and a bunch of other nonsense. And you better believe him or he’ll make your life hell.

        1. They’ll act like you’re sheep if you don’t believe in flat earth. Just point to a crescent moon. It’ll shut them up. They can’t get past that one. Because if they were right, wouldn’t there be a straight line instead of the shadow of a sphere?

            1. My boss didn’t have a word to say after I pointed that fact out. Treated me like crap for a few days afterwards. All my coworkers chuckled after I said it and if course that enraged him more. Some people…..

          1. they’ll claim it’s an ‘optical delusion’ (Because they don’t know scientific terms and all lol)

      1. I’ve noticed flat earth has gained a resurgence. It seems conspiracy theories have become mainstream, much to our detriment I believe. Hence my statement about heading toward a new dark age.

        1. this is setting up for the end times, noone will believe anything solid- they will believe lies, and reject truth- and God will send a powerful delusion to confuse them because they have hardened their hearts and will never accept His truth- saldy those that do accept Christ will have to suffer from those who reject Him and push their lies as the ‘new truth’ Just like ‘500 gender’ has become hte ‘new truth, and ‘man’caused climate change’ has become the ‘new truth’ etcetcetc. It is shocking how fast truth is being shoved out hte window in favor of idiotic ridiculous, anti-scientific claims that fly in the face of reality

      2. @ryan-o Sorry, but I do believe in chem trails. Living out in the country in the wide open spaces you see things that give cause to wonder. We’ve seen the grids of the trails in the sky. And, there’s a reason for the expression “What are they putting in the water “!! They control your air, water, and food supply and they’ve got you. I know, fantastical conspiracy theory from a loony toon. I can’t prove it’s happening. Can you prove that it isn’t? Too many changes to emotions, personalities, health, mental faculties, etc., too quickly and speeding up. Reminds me of the subliminal suggestions when I was growing up that were used with movies and TV.

        1. Can I prove it isn’t happening? Well, that’s kinda hard to do, isn’t it….

          I look at it like this, my boss says it’s been going on for decades. A program like that would be a huge undertaking. Involving thousands and thousands of people. How are they possibly keeping something like that secret? There should be witnesses, proof. Somewhere out there. But I’ve seen nothing but theories.

          You know I love ya Lillie. Hopefully you don’t think I’m jumping on you. I’m not. The difference between you and my boss is that you aren’t brow beating me into believing it. It’s interesting to talk about.

          1. @ryan-o Oh, I know most people think this idea is wacky, but I own it and all that comes with it. I also believe there is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes and under the table that the general populace has never been and will never be privy to. Wonder what all is done under the guise of research and development? Just thoughts and questions about what we know, what we don’t know, and what we suspect.

          2. I remember once Bill Whittle saying if you want to dispel conspiracy theories, assume for a moment they are true. Trying to comprehend the the logistics for conspiracy theories are often insurmountable and improbable.

            Most real conspiracy theories are not done in secret, but are done in broad day light, like global government and climate change. They don’t hide what they are trying to do because it’s too big, instead they just spin it.

        2. @Lillie Belle
          I watched a documentary a few months ago where honey bees were tested, and they had huge amounts of aluminum in their brains from all those chem trails and other poisons in the air.
          😯

      3. @ryan-o I remember sitting with my great grandfather watching coverage of the moon landing on TV. He swore it was fake. But, this man was on his early 90s and had already seen so many changes during his lifetime, but he could not get a grasp on our space program and landing on the moon. Think about it……….his life began 140+ years ago. Just think of all the changes to lives in those years. It’s really quite amazing to think about. It’s one of life’s history lessons to consider and explore.

      4. In the 1890’s, Captain Joshua Slocum was making the first solo-circumnavigation in a small sailboat (under 50′), starting from Massachusetts and heading around to the west. Just as he was returning to the Atlantic on his final few months, he stopped in South Africa where he met then South Africa’s president, Paul Kruger, a well-known flat-earther, at a party.

        All the guests were eager for them to meet to see how Slocum was going to explain he was sailing “around” the world and Kruger’s reaction.

  38. Wow, what a dumb azz. No critical thinking at all. He’s probably following common core guidelines for history though.

  39. Simply put, he shouldn’t be in the education business. History is what it is.

    Yeah, he’s scared of the liberal mob. There could be five Muslim students there too. Can’t offend them with the truth either, I’m sure.

  40. Thanks Obama. More social justice and less math and science. I’m afraid our system of government is in it’s latter stages. This is not the America I grew up with.

        1. I, for one, cannot understand why people are so fearful of the liberal mob. I’ve never understood it. They’re the most pathetically weak people on the entire planet yet they generate an inordinate amount of fear.

          1. @ryan-o I don’t know. I guess it depends on why they’re afraid. Some people don’t want to lose their careers by upsetting the PC masses. Others couldn’t give a flying fu** and won’t stand down regardless of what it costs them.

            1. The best, and most effective, thing you can tell the mob is NO. It’s like a stun gun to them. Problem is too many have entertained their insanity giving it credence. Start with no and end with no.

  41. West Palm has a huge Jewish population. Many are NY snowbirds. I hope there is more than one parent fighting this otherwise the words never again are meaningless. I’d like to add that perhaps people of other faiths are joining this parent as it is just not a Jewish issue. It’s a gross failure of the education system.

    1. I can’t imagine she’s on her own, but I agree that parents from other faiths should join with parents from the Jewish community.

  42. Maybe his facts are different than recorded history. After all, if people can have various “truths,” certainly there can be various “facts.” /s

    1. Relativism, sujectivism, nihilism. It’s what’s killing the culture, especially education.

    2. You’ve hit the nail on the head, this is relativism and subjectivism, It’s a recipe for disaster.

  43. If this bright light of academia lived during the Civil War, he’d have two
    uniforms in his closet, one grey and one blue.

  44. If this guy cannot distinguish between fact and belief, he has no business being in education.

  45. “He now regrets his phrasing, he says.”

    It’s WHAT you said, Florida Man, not HOW you said it.

  46. What is the demographic makeup of the children at the school? Maybe he also doesn’t want to offend Muslim parents in addition to the liberal mob.

    1. It’s not his job to determine which facts might offend whom. It’s his job to make sure history is taught factually, not based on someone’s belief of history.

      1. Yep! I’ve had many students of wonderful Jewish parents. One thing you can count on is that once a Jewish mom sinks her teeth into a cause, she won’t let go! This guy is toast!

    2. What difference does it make? It is a historic event THAT HAPPENED! It doesn’t matter who you are teaching it to!

      @michelle-lee Forgive my frustration, I know you understand this, I just needed to vent.

      1. No worries. I was just speculating what’s causing the principal to duck and weave.

  47. This principal needs to be forced to take a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington at his own expense.

  48. It’s like we’re going backward and unlearning things. In the same vein, it appalls me that the Science Channel has been running a show questioning whether the moon landings happened.

  49. ok if the holocaust didn’t happen, then there aren’t 50,000 genders, and men pretending to be women are still men, and vise versa-
    .
    It’s unbelievable they are pushing LIES as truth ie men can become women- women become men- but turn around and declare TRUTH to be fiction- ie the holocaust didn’t happen unless someone chooses to believe it happened
    .
    Is this God sending a powerful delusion in the end times? Truth is becoming lies, and lies are becoming the ‘New Truth’

  50. I guess all the footage and photos of the dead and starved were fakes? And ALL of those people just were what? Picked up by UFO’s? And Hitler? He didn’t exist either? People this stupid…I just can’t believe there are people this stupid. But here he is.

    1. Of course Hitler existed – still does – and he’s in the White House. Don’t believe it? Just ask a liberal.

      Lordy I hate stupid!:mad:

  51. Slavery was a myth. I didn’t see it happen and I know no one who was a slave. It didn’t happen and you can’t force me to believe it did. The Civil war was over states’ rights, not slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was a phony document to win over those on the fence. No slavery at all existed and I will believe that for the rest of my life. Blacks came to America just like everyone else and decided to live on plantations because ghettos and public housing hadn’t been invented yet.

    1. Us whites were the slaves . And I want my “REPARATIONS”!!!!! WHERE’S MY MONEY ?!?!

  52. We are truly living in a Looking Glass World.

    CBP agents are running concentration camps and the Holocaust is a matter of belief?

    Calgon, take me away!!!!

  53. It took a parent to expose the school’s failure. Where were his co-workers or the school board? Public education is nothing but a political entity useful to the left (and controlled by it). Let’s throw more money at public education.

  54. This is what you get when you trade teaching history, i.e. what happened (just the facts, Dragnet style), for “creating a usable past.”

    “Usable past”?

    Usable to whom? Usable for what?

    As in science, you shouldn’t start out with the answer you want and then go looking for “facts” to support a pre-conceived notion. You should ask a question and let the facts lead wherever they go.

    Among the biggest “believers” denying the Holocaust are anti-semites like Ilhan Omar, other muslims, and their apologists.

    1. As in science, you shouldn’t start out with the answer you want and then go looking for “facts” to support a pre-conceived notion. You should ask a question and let the facts lead wherever they go.

      This is also why politicized science shouldn’t be touched with a 10′ pole.

      It’s garbage. All of it.

    2. That sheds a lot of light on his statements. I seem to have recalled hearing that term before. Sounds like it gives them an excuse to revise history under the guise of “usable past”. Another fabricated leftist concept.

  55. Some people believe the moon landing was a hoax, should we then teach the moon landing was not an actual historical event? Are we basing history on conspiracy theories and revisionists now? It seems we are heading toward a new dark ages.

    1. My boss thinks the moon landing was faked. He’s also a flat earther. “Chem trails” in the sky and a bunch of other nonsense. And you better believe him or he’ll make your life hell.

      1. I’ve noticed flat earth has gained a resurgence. It seems conspiracy theories have become mainstream, much to our detriment I believe. Hence my statement about heading toward a new dark age.

        1. this is setting up for the end times, noone will believe anything solid- they will believe lies, and reject truth- and God will send a powerful delusion to confuse them because they have hardened their hearts and will never accept His truth- saldy those that do accept Christ will have to suffer from those who reject Him and push their lies as the ‘new truth’ Just like ‘500 gender’ has become hte ‘new truth, and ‘man’caused climate change’ has become the ‘new truth’ etcetcetc. It is shocking how fast truth is being shoved out hte window in favor of idiotic ridiculous, anti-scientific claims that fly in the face of reality

      2. @ryan-o I remember sitting with my great grandfather watching coverage of the moon landing on TV. He swore it was fake. But, this man was on his early 90s and had already seen so many changes during his lifetime, but he could not get a grasp on our space program and landing on the moon. Think about it……….his life began 140+ years ago. Just think of all the changes to lives in those years. It’s really quite amazing to think about. It’s one of life’s history lessons to consider and explore.

      3. In the 1890’s, Captain Joshua Slocum was making the first solo-circumnavigation in a small sailboat (under 50′), starting from Massachusetts and heading around to the west. Just as he was returning to the Atlantic on his final few months, he stopped in South Africa where he met then South Africa’s president, Paul Kruger, a well-known flat-earther, at a party.

        All the guests were eager for them to meet to see how Slocum was going to explain he was sailing “around” the world and Kruger’s reaction.

  56. Wow, what a dumb azz. No critical thinking at all. He’s probably following common core guidelines for history though.

  57. Thanks Obama. More social justice and less math and science. I’m afraid our system of government is in it’s latter stages. This is not the America I grew up with.

        1. I, for one, cannot understand why people are so fearful of the liberal mob. I’ve never understood it. They’re the most pathetically weak people on the entire planet yet they generate an inordinate amount of fear.

  58. West Palm has a huge Jewish population. Many are NY snowbirds. I hope there is more than one parent fighting this otherwise the words never again are meaningless. I’d like to add that perhaps people of other faiths are joining this parent as it is just not a Jewish issue. It’s a gross failure of the education system.

  59. Maybe his facts are different than recorded history. After all, if people can have various “truths,” certainly there can be various “facts.” /s

    1. Relativism, sujectivism, nihilism. It’s what’s killing the culture, especially education.

  60. If this bright light of academia lived during the Civil War, he’d have two
    uniforms in his closet, one grey and one blue.

  61. If this guy cannot distinguish between fact and belief, he has no business being in education.

  62. “He now regrets his phrasing, he says.”

    It’s WHAT you said, Florida Man, not HOW you said it.

  63. What is the demographic makeup of the children at the school? Maybe he also doesn’t want to offend Muslim parents in addition to the liberal mob.

    1. It’s not his job to determine which facts might offend whom. It’s his job to make sure history is taught factually, not based on someone’s belief of history.

      1. Yep! I’ve had many students of wonderful Jewish parents. One thing you can count on is that once a Jewish mom sinks her teeth into a cause, she won’t let go! This guy is toast!

  64. This principal needs to be forced to take a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington at his own expense.

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