by Michelle Morin
Okay friends, time to “Lean Forward” some more.
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry narrates a “Lean Forward” <appropriately named> promotional spot, spreading the idea that our kids aren’t our own, but they belong to the community.
I think I can even see her copy of “Communist Manifesto” on the grass behind her, too.
Watch it here.
h/t Alice Linahan
Excerpts from Harris-Perry’s own communist manifesto:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have. We haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children, so part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.
Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the households, then we start making better investments.
This is great, Ms. Harris-Perry, I’m so glad we’ve finally arrived at this collective idea!
Since they belong to all of us now, I look and “lean forward” to taking all “our” kids to Bible study with me!