“I don’t know what’s next,” Obama said at an outdoor rally. “By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”Senator Obama: First, didn't you mean your caviar and crème fraiche canapé? Second, it's not your sharing of your toys and sandwich that's at issue. It's that you want to take mine so you can give them to other people in exchange for votes.
I can appreciate why your writers think this is a good analogy - they think I'm only allowed to use my property at the whim of the State. You liked it because you really can't see any difference between my stuff and other people's stuff.
A more appropriate tyke-focused-education analogy for the Obamanation may be found in the practices of the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle where Lego blocks were banned because:
...the teachers at the private school wanted their students to learn that private property ownership is evil.Aside from the irony of this being an elite private
According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership." According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation."
The children were allegedly incorporating into Legotown "their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys." These assumptions "mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society -- a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive."
They claimed as their role shaping the children's "social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity ... from a perspective of social justice."
...Legos returned to the classroom after the children agreed to several guiding principles framed by the teachers, including that "All structures are public structures" and "All structures will be standard sizes."