Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today's American Marxist Spotlight: Kirstin Roberts - Chicago Teacher, Communist

Today we shine the light on one of America's Marxist socialists.  No, it's not some Russian-looking hulk of a man standing in the's a school teacher from Chicago, a member of the Chicago Teacher's Union and she's intent on transforming America into a land of collectivism.  May I present, Kirstin Roberts.

Let's look at part of the bio of Ms. Roberts:

Kirstin Roberts
Early Childhood Educator

February 2010-present
Teacher in a CPS Preschool for All classroom
Belmont-Cragin Early Childhood Demonstration Center, 6100 W. Diversey, Chicago
In a Reggio-Emilia inspired program, worked as part of a collaborative classroom and grade level team to plan and implement curricular goals and lessons for a diverse group of 3-5 year old children.

So, there you have it...a teacher in the midst of 3-5 year old children...but instead of showing the kids pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, let's look at what Kirstin Roberts' ideology is more about as she is actually an Officer with the International Socialists Organization:

The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building an organization that participates in the struggles for justice and liberation today--and, ultimately, for a future socialist society.

The misery that millions of people around the world face is rooted in the society we live in--capitalism, where the few who rule profit from the labor of the vast majority of the population.

A world free of exploitation--socialism--is not only possible but worth fighting for. The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky in the belief that workers themselves--the vast majority of the population--are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society. Socialism can't be brought about from above, but has to be won by workers themselves.

So, there we see how good old traditional capitalist American families send their kids off to school to learn all about the American Dream or....wait...are they listening to Marx, Lenin and Trotsky?

What does Kirstin do on the weekends?

Madison & Midwest Marxism Conference
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10am- 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 18, 12-2 pm
UW Campus

Talks and speakers include:
Joel Geier is Associate Editor of the International Socialist Review and writes frequently on the economy and on the revolutionary socialist tradition.

Jeff Bale is the co-editor of Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation (Haymarket Books 2012) and is assistant professor of second language education at Michigan State University.

Kirstin Roberts is a member of the Chicago Teachers Union.

Finally, let me leave you with a video that has Kirstin Roberts featured in it - it's a Socialist Conference at Northwestern University in Chicago where journalists are gathered, but you see, in the Socialist Utopia of Kirstin Roberts' world, not everyone is welcome - after all, there is no free speech in a Marxist society.  Did I mention that Kirstin Roberts is a school teacher for K-6 children?

Notice the "you going to do it on your own" threat?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your video is completely inappropriate. You are harassing these poor people. Shame on you.