CT Asst. Principal Won’t Hire Catholics Because Progressives are ‘More Savvy’ in ‘Delivering a Democratic Message’
“Because if someone is raised hardcore Catholic, it’s like they’re brainwashed. You can never change their mindset.”
Project Veritas caught Jeremy Boland, an assistant principal at a Connecticut school, admitting he won’t hire Catholic teachers because they’re “brainwashed” and won’t indoctrinate children.
I’m furious. I had to blow off steam before I wrote this post because I have too much respect for Professor Jacobson.
I am tired of the Catholic hate. Yes, the indoctrination ticks me off, but the Catholic hate and smears are too much.
Boland is more interested in brainwashing children at Cos Cob Elementary School in Greenwich, CT, than educating the children. But it’s not just a Republican or Democrat hiring tactic. He has inserted religion into the conversation. He won’t hire Catholic teachers:
Boland: I’m not a huge expert on religion, but Protestants in this area [of Connecticut] are probably the most liberal. But if they’re Catholic — conservative.
Veritas Journalist: Oh, so then what do you do with the Catholics? If you find out someone is Catholic, then what?
Boland: You don’t hire them.
Veritas Journalist: So, would you ever hire a Catholic then?
Boland: No, I don’t want to…Because if someone is raised hardcore Catholic, it’s like they’re brainwashed. You can never change their mindset. So, when you ask them to consider something new, like a new opportunity, or “you have to think about this differently,” they’re stuck — just rigid.
Boland knows progressive teachers are experts at brainwashing kids:
Boland: You’re teaching them [children] how to think. That’s it. It doesn’t matter what they think about. If they think about it in a logical progressive way, that becomes their habit.
Veritas Journalist: So, you kind of like, gear them to think in a more liberal way?
Boland: Mm-hmm. Believe it or not, the open minded, more progressive teachers are actually more savvy about delivering a Democratic message without really ever having to mention politics.
Boland wants teachers to drill those leftist ideas into your child’s head so bad:
Boland: So, it’s subtle. They [teachers I hire] will never say, “Oh, this is [a] liberal or a Democratic way of doing this.” They’ll just make that the norm. And this is how we handle things, it’s subtle.
Veritas Journalist: And that’s how you get away with it?
Boland: That’s how you get away with it.
Veritas Journalist: And how do you make sure the parents don’t find out?
Boland: They can find out, so long as you never mention [the] politics of it.
It’s disturbing. But we know the public school system is garbage. We know a lot of districts have a Boland. Professor Jacobson wrote last night that it’s harder to find a school district that does not teach or use Critical Race Theory.
So let’s look at the new boogeyman in the educational argument: Catholics.
Catholics are conservative. That’s news to me. Thing is, Boland isn’t even 100% sure because he says “probably.” Maybe Boland knows the following facts, but the bias against Catholics is too strong to push aside.
Biden, our super “devout” Catholic president, received 52% of the Catholic vote in 2020. That doesn’t sound conservative to me at all.
Granted, Catholics have “soured” on Biden.
But does that mean anything? Honestly, no.
You cannot assume Catholics are conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican.
Because Catholics are split. Let me use a progressive word against them: Catholics are a fluid voting bloc.
In 2020, Connecticut Protestants and Catholics almost split between Trump and Biden.
Protestants: 41% Trump, 58% Biden
Catholics: 51% Trump, 47% Biden
Pew Research wrote about Catholics and politics in 2020 because we are such a frustrating bunch of people for politicians!
Polls in 2018 and 2019 found that 48% of Catholics described themselves as Republicans or leaned Republican. 47% described themselves as Democrats or leaned Democrat.
It has not changed much, but we see a decrease in Democratic identification. A poll in July found that 44% of likely Catholic voters would vote for the Republican candidate. 43% of them would vote Democratic. 13% are undecided.
Want us Catholics to confuse you even more? Here you go:
42% identified as Democrats. 38% identified as Republicans. 20% identified as Independents.
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