Tales from the Mark Side: The Conservative Voice in Manatee County

Dems admit to socialist indoctrination of our youth. Don’t let it happen in Manatee County


By Mark Young



Liberals continue to out themselves for who they really are and what their plans are in trying to fundamentally change who we are as Americans.

The Michigan Democratic Party this very week released a social media statement saying how our children should be educated and how parents should essentially stay out of the educational system’s business.

The statement said, “The purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to know. The client of the public school is not the parent, but the entire community.”

I’ll requote part of that statement: “It is to teach them what society needs them to know.”

And just what is it that society needs our children to know, and more importantly, who is defining themselves as “society?”

Is it the liberals who think they are the American society? Because that would be an absurd assumption.

From a liberal’s perspective, they are talking about how our children should be taught critical race theory and erasing history. For them, it’s about teaching our children that America is an awful place and that if you are black, you are a victim and if you are white, you are responsible for all of human misery throughout all of human history.

That’s just the essence of what liberals – who believe they are the righteous voice of society – think our children should be taught, and subsequently, how they should then act as part of their socialist, America hating society.

That’s not really new news, so to speak, but it is another example of democrats outing themselves as the socialists and communists they really are.

If you don’t believe me, let’s just take a little trip into history.

Let’s compare what the democrats said to something Joseph Stalin said: “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in hand and at whom it is aimed.”

Stalin knew the importance of using the educational system as a weapon to create a stepford wives style of a communist nirvana. And Stalin saw himself sitting on the throne of a one-world society through childhood indoctrination.

The murderous dictator implemented his philosophy by removing all religion from schools in favor of an athiest indoctrination. Stalin implemented several other policies you can see playing out in today’s educational system by controlling what and how Russian children were taught, according to the needs, wants and desires of Mother Russia.

Like the democrats and Russians, Adolph Hitler also knew that the German educational system was ripe for weaponization and to indoctrinate children to devote their lives to the state above themselves.

Hitler once said: “It is not the task of an elementary school to impart a multiplicity of knowledge for personal use of the individual. It has to develop and harness all physical and mental powers of youth for the service of people and the state.”

So once again, you can see how today’s liberals use the playbooks created by brutal dictators to advance their socialist goals. The words they use might be slightly different, but the meaning of those words are exactly the same.

The Michigan Democratic Party had to walk back that statement, but again, just because they want to pretend they didn’t say what they said, doesn’t mean it’s not what they still believe. Nor does their walkback mean they will stop trying to implement their socialist tactics into our education system.

This, of course, is not just a Michigan problem. It is a national problem and I would go as far as to call it a national security problem at this point.

We already know, as well, that Manatee County is not immune to this infection. As previously outlined in this space, our very own school district spent some $40,000 of our money on critical race theory curriculum studies from a company owned by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law, whose Department of Justice began to target everyday moms and dads who dared to question their own school districts.

There is some good news in all of this. Such behaviors are causing liberals to realize that they have to be more careful about what they say.

That’s because conservatives are finally speaking up, waking up and are outraged at what they are seeing.

That’s a good thing … but … just because liberals are finding themselves in a situation where they have to actually be careful about what they say … does NOT mean they intend to change who they are or change their goal of youth indoctrination. 

Their best chance of success is to get to our children within the educational system at the youngest age possible and as we have discovered, they’ve been busy little socialist bees who have buzzed under the radar for far too long.

It’s another important reason why elections matter and let’s be honest, no one has really cared all that much about school board elections for a long time.

And we’ve paid the price for that across the country and here in Manatee County. Earlier this week, I called for that to change and I repeat that call to action today.

We need conservative fighters on this school board to protect our children from these kinds of liberal philosophies.

We need candidates who will shatter this district’s shroud of secrecy and remind this administration that they are our employees.

As I also said earlier, we don’t want or need fake and wannabe politicians in charge any longer. We grow tired of the same people who run for office after office in this town until they finally win something and it’s usually a school board seat they win.

They aren’t there for our children. They are there for themselves and their own political ambitions. Let 2022 be the start of real change. Let it be the year of the parent.

I know you are out there. And I can promise you one thing: If you fit that description, Manatee County will stand behind and support you.



By Mark Young

Mark Young is a U.S. Army veteran and a seasoned journalist of 25 years. His writing and reporting has garnered dozens of state press association and press club awards in Florida, Nebraska and Wyoming for investigative reporting, opinion writing, in-depth reporting and more.