A Seattle elementary school canceled its Halloween celebration over claims it was not open to all children except “Woke, Inc.” Author Vivek Ramaswamy argued on “Fox News Primetime” that this was just another leftist ploy to spoil everyone’s fun.
The author has accused Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary School of invoking its own “white privilege” by blaming the holidays instead of “failed school policies,” and the radical left movement will not end on Halloween.
“It is a movement that will not stop until it destroys all American institutions and all American traditions,” he said. “And you mark my words, Thanksgiving is next, Presidents’ Day is next, July 4th is next.”
SEATTLE SCHOOL CALLS HALLOWEEN PARADE BECAUSE IT “MARGINALIZES STUDENTS OF COLOR”
“It’s coming and I think this movement won’t stop until it’s stopped in return.”
Elementary School Benjamin Franklin Day released a statement to KTTH Radio talk show host Jason Rantz, suggesting that the holidays are fun and “uncomfortable for the kids.”
“The events of Halloween create a situation where some students have to be excluded for their beliefs, financial situation or life experience,” it read. “Costume parties often become an uncomfortable event for many children, and they distract students and staff from learning. Big events create shifts in schedules with high noise levels and crowds. Some students experience overstimulation, while others have to deal with complex feelings of exclusion. uncomfortable and upsetting for children. “
Ramaswamy thought there might be other reasons to cancel Halloween, such as dental hygiene, but “marginalizing communities of color” doesn’t make a difference. And while the right consistently argues that nothing is sacred anymore, Ramaswamy said the problem with the left is actually that “nothing can be ordinary”.
“These are ordinary, fun traditions that bring us together,” he said. “Halloween brings children together regardless of their skin color, race, or where their parents come from.”
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The author asserted that both sides of the aisle should be mindful not to turn traditions of “ordinary fun” into unnecessary political wrangling.
“As we turn each of these unifying moments into moments of division, this is really what brings us to the brink of this cultural civil war that we are in,” he continued. “I think the left and the right need to remember that these are opportunities to have fun together… and not to infuse a level of political seriousness into traditions that are meant to be ordinary fun.”