August 30, 2013 /

Today's Lesson In Drudging – Homeschool Edition

Wonder how so much disinformation, lies, rumors and conspiracies get started? Look no further than the Drudge Report for answers.

Today's Lesson In Drudging - Homeschool Edition

Head on over to Drudge right now and you’ll see this as the top story in the middle column (archive link): Wow, what? Let me head on over to that link and see what this is all about!

Four children, ages 7 to 14, have been forcibly taken from their home by police armed with a battering ram, and their parents have been told they won’t see them again soon, all over the issue of homeschooling, according to a stunning new report from the Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA, the world’s premiere advocate for homeschoolers, said the family of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich has battled for several years Germany’s World War II-era requirement that all children submit to the indoctrination programs in the nation’s public schools. The shocking raid was made solely because the parents were providing their children’s education. HSLDA discovered the paperwork that authorized police officers and social workers to use force on the children contained no claims of mistreatment. “The children were taken to unknown locations,” HSLDA said. “Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children anytime soon.” The raid, which took place Thursday at 8 a.m. as the children were beginning their day’s classes, has been described by observers as “brutal and vicious.”

WTF??? You know, this overreach of our government has me so pissed that I can’t even read on. Not one more paragraph. That goddamn socialist Obama and Eric Holder. Who the hell do they think they are? Now if I was a wingnut, that would be a typical reaction. Instead I like seeing out the truth and knowing what really happened, so I’m going to go ahead and read on. Let’s pickup where I left off, at the very next paragraph:

A team of 20 social workers, police and special agents stormed the family’s Darmstadt, Germany, home. HSLDA reported a Judge Koenig, who is assigned to the Darmstadt family court, signed an order authorizing the immediate seizure of the children by force.

Now see what happens? I got to the sixth paragraph and I find out Obama and Holder have nothing to due with this at all. As matter of fact, I find out the United States has absolutely no involvement in this. This story happened all the way over in Germany. Not one thing about the U.S. But wingnuts don’t do that and Drudge and World Net Daily knows this. They rely upon the ignorance of their readers to stop after the first few paragraphs and start showing their outrage. Proof of this lies in the comments on this article: Now I will give WND credit on one thing. Once you get further down in this story, you see that they are using this to argue a similar case that does have some U.S. implications, the Romeike asylum case. That is another issue and one that I will address in another post, to show how the right is also totally wrong here.

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