I opened up my sons' school book this morning to help him review for a test. This is what I found in the book. Now for one thing. I didn't learn about Cesar Chavez until I was in high school (1990) and it was a public school, so I got the usual dose of hero worship for Chavez. You know.. "He's helping workers get fair wages and the farmers are bad..blah blah blah. While I figured he was a thug and that the only thing Cesar cared about was Cesar the card carrying Marxist. The guy was nothing more than a charles manson-esque personality. He wouldn't commit the crimes himself..he'd employ that of his simple minded unionistas to do the dirty work for him. So workers who realized that his efforts to force farms to unionize and thus raising the price of much of the countries produce and effectively removing it from the tables of good homes and struggling homes.. they got the **** beat out of them. All the while Chavez claims he was non-violent, but he sure as hell didn't stop them from beating people. So here are the pages in my sons' SECOND GRADE book. Further more, he goes to a catholic school. I thought it would be the last bastion of hope.. I guess I was wrong. Note the extreme one sided view of Cesar. While factually correct right up to the last sentence, there is a distinct LACK of "the other side of the coin". It may seem rather innocuous. But I submit that this is just the "First of a thousand cuts". It's text book psychology being employed. Bring happy happy thoughts and emotions of empathy to set the tone and then start to tell "something" about the truth but not in all it's ugliness. So it goes something like: He did this.. and he was poor and he struggled and poor poor cesar (as if no one suffered like his family did when he was a child) and oh yeah.. he helped organize a [violent] union and we'll leave out the part about the thuggery and cost of food and the forced unionization of farms..". But you know, you can't put THAT in a child's 2nd grade book, right? why did people in Chavez's union beat people up mommy? "Because they wouldn't support his marxist views", "what's a marxist, mommy?" .. Am I blowing this out of proportion? maybe a little.. maybe not. I don't know. But I certainly feel that this is subtle progressive tactics to set the tone for "liberal think" as he makes REAL progress through school.