As the media keeps gushing on about how America has finally adopted tolerance as the great virtue, and that we're all united now, let's consider the Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment.
Catherine Vogt, 14, is an Illinois 8th grader, the daughter of a liberal mom and a conservative dad. She wanted to conduct an experiment in political tolerance and diversity of opinion at her school in the liberal suburb of Oak Park.
She noticed that fellow students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama for president. His campaign kept preaching "inclusion," and she decided to see how included she could be.
So just before the election, Catherine consulted with her history teacher, then bravely wore a unique T-shirt to school and recorded the comments of teachers and students in her journal. The T-shirt bore the simple yet quite subversive words drawn with a red marker:
"I was just really curious how they'd react to something that different, because a lot of people at my school wore Obama shirts and they are big Obama supporters," Catherine told us. "I just really wanted to see what their reaction would be."
Immediately, Catherine learned she was stupid for wearing a shirt with Republican John McCain's name. Not merely stupid. Very stupid.
"People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn't be wearing it," Catherine said.
Then it got worse.
"One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed," Catherine said, of the tolerance in Oak Park.
But students weren't the only ones surprised that she wore a shirt supporting McCain.
"In one class, I had one teacher say she will not judge me for my choice, but that she was surprised that I supported McCain," Catherine said.
If Catherine was shocked by such passive-aggressive threats from instructors, just wait until she goes to college.
"Later, that teacher found out about the experiment and said she was embarrassed because she knew I was writing down what she said," Catherine said.
One student suggested that she be put up on a cross for her political beliefs.
"He said, 'You should be crucifixed.' It was kind of funny because, I was like, don't you mean 'crucified?' " Catherine said.
Other entries in her notebook involved suggestions by classmates that she be "burned with her shirt on" for "being a filthy-rich Republican."
Some said that because she supported McCain, by extension she supported a plan by deranged skinheads to kill Obama before the election. And I thought such politicized logic was confined to American newsrooms. Yet Catherine refused to argue with her peers. She didn't want to jeopardize her experiment.
"I couldn't show people really what it was for. I really kind of wanted to laugh because they had no idea what I was doing," she said.
Only a few times did anyone say anything remotely positive about her McCain shirt. One girl pulled her aside in a corner, out of earshot of other students, and whispered, "I really like your shirt."
That's when you know America is truly supportive of diversity of opinion, when children must whisper for fear of being ostracized, heckled and crucifixed.
The next day, in part 2 of The Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment, she wore another T-shirt, this one with "Obama Girl" written in blue. And an amazing thing happened.
Catherine wasn't very stupid anymore. She grew brains.
"People liked my shirt. They said things like my brain had come back, and I had put the right shirt on today," Catherine said.
Some students accused her of playing both sides.
"A lot of people liked it. But some people told me I was a flip-flopper," she said. "They said, 'You can't make up your mind. You can't wear a McCain shirt one day and an Obama shirt the next day.' "
But she sure did, and she turned her journal into a report for her history teacher, earning Catherine extra credit. We asked the teacher, Norma Cassin-Pountney, whether it was ironic that Catherine would be subject to such intolerance from pro-Obama supporters in a community that prides itself on its liberal outlook.
"That's what we discussed," Cassin-Pountney said about the debate in the classroom when the experiment was revealed. "I said, here you are, promoting this person [Obama] that believes we are all equal and included, and look what you've done? The students were kind of like, 'Oh, yeah.' I think they got it."
Catherine never told us which candidate she would have voted for if she weren't an 8th grader. But she said she learned what it was like to be in the minority.
"Just being on the outside, how it felt, it was not fun at all," she said.
Don't ever feel as if you must conform, Catherine. Being on the outside isn't so bad. Trust me.
Somebody needs to do something about these liberal moonbats. Predictably, the search for how much the MSM is covering this receives scant results. If you still aren't convinced that the media is liberal, then perhaps I could interest you with some land in Atlantis that I'm selling.
I think it's high time that Americans started outright revolting against the Leftists that are repressing the conservative movement. They indoctrinate our children with a variety of tactics, such as the evil idea that sharing is a necessity in kindergarten, to the mock elections held in elementary school, to the intimidation of conservatives in middle school. Once in high school, conservatives are kept off the football teams and out of nearly every extracurricular activity conceivable. Once in college, conservatives are routinely hunted down by the radical anarchists and Bolshevists that prowl the staircases until their blood is oozing down the classroom stairs.
If you, as a conservative, are willing to sit idly by as such persecution structures are built, then you are part of the problem, if not an Anti-American yourself. Action must be taken to avenge Catherine Vogt from the bloodthirsty Secularists and poor people that comprise the Oak Park community. If you note that your school has far too much liberalism in it, take action. Petition the local, state, and federal governments to cut that school's funding, and then dismantle it. Call upon the American Family Association to sign a petition mandating that this school remain neutral in the culture wars. Start blockading the public school doors with able-bodied conservatives, and turn the little brats away from the education they are siphoning YOUR tax dollars towards. Post pictures of the trillions of people killed by Nazis, Commies, Stalinists, Islamofascists, rappers, video gamers, homosexuals, abortionists, Secularists, liberals, and Democrats.
As for the children, remind them that Democrats want to make sure that the resident idiot making Fs and bullying the rest of the children has the same amount of recess time as the other kids. Remind them that their parents probably don't know anything about politics, and should shut up for the rest of the nation's sake. Point out to them that teachers overwhelmingly endorse Democrats, and how their teachers are probably jackbooted goosesteppers that hate them. Teach them that Darwinism is responsible for the majority of school shootings, bullying, and suicides. Remind them that liberals are continually fighting to make sure that they can only eat vegetables in school cafeterias, and want to take away their desserts.
Then see the results. Liberalism and its cockroach manifestation will be drowning in the bath tub, begging to grab the rubber ducky that could serve as its inflatable, while the rubber ducky reminds them that the great vacuum of history is not so tolerant to the intolerant. Witness the rubber ducky swim away from the evil cockroach, and remain uncontaminated for the sake of your children.
Do you really want your children to be beaten up by liberals that want to make the rest of them miserable? Could you, as a concerned parent, outraged student, or rebellious teacher, tolerate the amount of liberalism in our schools?