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This Quiz on 9/11 was Given to 5th Grade Children

A friend of mine was tagged in this post on Facebook. It is apparently a test given to a 5th grader at the school district I went to years ago near Corpus Christi, Texas.

I'm not sure what's more disturbing...the quiz or the parent's comments.

Here's the parent's comments:

So, when did it become okay to teach our children that the United States is to blame for the September 11th terrorist attacks? This test was given to my son and other 5th grade students at the Flour Bluff Intermediate School after they watched a video titled "Remembering September 11th". I was shown this video Tuesday and was shocked by it's content. This appalling video blames our country for the the murders of over 3,000 people.Today I met with members of the administration and asked that this video be pulled to which I was told that they would "review" it. The most unsettling part of the meeting was when one of the Flour Bluff school administrators informed me that she didn't see any problem with the video because she also believes that our "bad decisions" resulted in our country being attacked. Folks, we have a serious problem. This is nothing more than good old-fashioned propaganda and there are people at our kid's school who think this is perfectly fine. Well, I don't and if you don't either please take action. Parents, it's up to us to protect and defend our children. If we don't stand up for our children, who will? Please message me if you would like to help take back our schools -- together we can do this.

Here's a link to the original post on FB.

What are your thoughts on the quiz and on the parent's comments? I posed this question to the OP, "So, what is the correct answer to question #3 and #5 Kara?"

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There is a YouTube

that I saw that shows WTC7 exploding and slowed down to 200 frames per second. You can clearly see the building is being blown up. It is an obvious controlled demolition. Someone should show this video to the parents and the kids and I expect that would clear things up.

9/11 was an inside job.

9/11 was an inside job. Anyone who wants proof should read Debunking 9/11 Debunking or watch "Debunking 9/11 Debunking Let's Get Empirical" on youtube... compare the evidence against the official story and the official story just isn't possible. To get you started here's a few points to think about:
1. 2 planes hit 2 buildings... 3 fell down (building 7)
2. Those phone call tapes you heard on the news of people getting calls from their loved ones? Airplanes didn't have the technology for cell phone calls to work at that altitude (the planes were at 35000 ft was when the calls supposedly came in) in 2001... that technology wasn't made possible till 2006. Now, of course you could have phones on airplanes except for the fact none of those planes that crashed were equipped with on board phones.
3. The temperatures of the fire were 1000 degrees hotter than jetfuel can burn.
4. The plane that crashed in PA... they weren't able to find the plane that crashed because it was so far underground. But somehow a bandana and the passport of the terrorist magically landed right outside where the plain crashed (guess there must have been an open window or something. Same thing happened with the passports and bandanas with the planes that hit the twin towers... somehow they made it through fires that were burning at 2400 degrees).
5. and of course, 3 buildings that fell at freefall speeds relatively shortly after being hit. this never happened before in history and never happened since 9/11. not to mention those buildings were designed to withstand a much bigger plane crashing into them.
That's enough to get started... now look at the evidence and decide for yourselves

9 / 11 = 0.81818181818...

Here is one answer. It is an approximation. And it is inordinately long.

Another. 9 divided by 11 = 2 prime suspects with a long, long tale to tell.

And in summary: “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” - Bill Griffith, cartoonist, sketch artist of the Zippy comic (relatively close to the approximation attributed to Albert Einstein). Circa 1969.
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/04/universe-einstein/

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

ConstitutionHugger's picture

Not a good quiz- don't link 9/11 to US decisions.

It's funny how I can understand the parent's outrage and also agree with the quiz. I think linking the horror of 9/11 with the need to respect other people is a mistake. It's true that people might not accept our flawed foreign policy if we had more respect for people that are different. But people don't even know what our country is doing in other countries. Why not teach that instead? Our foreign intervention is horrible enough to justify an attack, but not against civilians.

More importantly, I believe 9/11 was staged, the towers being brought down by a controlled demolition, orchestrated by people in our government. So saying our foreign policy contributed isn't true in this case.

The American people are lied to. The parent doesn't know enough about our corrupt government and foreign policy for the quiz to make sense. I believe teaching kids about 9/11 is useless until the truth is fully exposed. It shouldn't be discussed in school. If they must discuss it, just say what happened without the commentary.

That was me btw.

-1 Don't link 9/11 to US decisions.

Any time u wanna slug this one out... bring your gloves.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

not linking 9/11 to US decisions is a new thought for me

let's hash it out a little to make sure I don't have it wrong.

I think many people are hurt by the thought of the US being at fault when discussing 9/11 and close their ears. It sounds like we're blaming the victim to them and they reject it. When speaking about 9/11, I think the emphasis should be on the fact that it's a fraud. It's more important.

I believe people can be sensitive to the pain the US causes in foreign countries- we need to find a good case in point to inform others about how wrong US foreign policy has been - for decades. The concept should be taught separately from 9/11 and linked up later.

Why do you think it's important to link US foreign policy with 9/11?

Even though I don't agree

Even though I don't agree with the parent, I can see her point and frustration with the sneaky proselytizing of youth by the school. I get super irritated by similar things. For instance when my daughter was in kindergarten, on MLK day the teacher told them they were celebrating the man that was killed by white men who didn't like the color of his skin. I found that offensive and untrue.

This woman has her version of 9/11 and the middle east (probably a die-hard FOX viewer) and probably feels that the lefties at the school are filling her kid's heads with their lefty ideas (probably are.) She is misguided about 9/11 and blowback by our standards, but she is right to feel burned by the school brainwashing her kids.

Currently, when my child comes home from school I battle the school's ideas about nutrition - eggs are bad, whole grains are great, saturated fat is bad, etc. etc. I constantly have to unteach certain things they try to implant. It is tricky, because I have to tell my child that most people believe this nonsense so just understand in her head what is true and right but not make a big deal about it so she isn't picked on. Every week is a new set of nonsense.

So.....

Learning the "cause" of a historical event is brainwashing? (yes, 9/11 was an inside job but the USS Cole, marine barracks in Beruit, etc.... were blowback for our foreign policy - so it is a start anyway).

By this logic they should not teach the sinking of the Luisitannia, or Pearl Harbor or anything.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain