Math teacher loses job after defending Western Civilization
JENNIFER KABBANY – FIX EDITOR
A math teacher says she has lost her job at a private school in Southern California for speaking out in defense of Western Civilization — even though she made her comments outside the classroom.
Dr. Karen Siegemund (pictured here), president of the Los Angeles-based American Freedom Alliance, gave a speech in May at the group’s “Long March Through the Institutions” conference, which “explored the Left’s ongoing multi-decade takeover attempt of numerous public and private institutions to effect a radical transformation of America.”
During her speech, she said “each of us here believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is our heritage, whether we were born here or not.”
Shortly thereafter she said she was informed that her teaching contractat Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a private K-12 school, would not be renewed.
“It’s kind of shocking, isn’t it,” Siegemund told Mike Huckabee in a recent interview about the experience, noting she has been a teacher for almost 20 years.
“Because of my outside activities, I was told my contract would not be renewed. I praised Western Civilization, and how it’s brought the greatest good to the most number of people, and we are all its beneficiaries, including those not even from here, and that was deemed hostile,” she said.
Huckabee said he thought there might be something more to the story: “Surely you did not just get fired just because you believe in Western Civilization?”
“No, I did,” she replied.
“I see myself as an educator,” Siegemund added, “and I want all my students to learn critical thinking, to explore, to be skeptical, to value those things that we value, to grow as an individual, that’s always been my stance, which I guess is also problematic. Because there are other teachers who denigrate the president in the classroom, who wear ‘resist’ T-shirts, who promote all kinds of various leftist policies in the classroom — that’s apparently fine — because their contracts have been renewed.”
“I even hesitated to wear anything with an American flag, not hesitated — I did not wear anything with an American flag on it — for fear of that being sort of too subversively patriotic … But I have promoted freedoms and independent thought.”
Apparently the conference might have been the final straw. But Siegemund has launched a GoFundMe page and says she plans to fight the “unfair termination.”
“I am just standing up for what I believe is right,” she told Huckabee.
Her story has resonated with several observers, including on Ricochet and PolitiChicks.
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Western civilization has done nothing except promote those who are ‘puffed’ by the elite; no one system: philosophical, physical or what not, is perfect and all systems will eventually cahneg to something else. Russia is becoming us, and US are beciming what they used to be.
One World governemnt and the breakdown of traditional American values will be nothing more than the ‘rape’ of America by the elites, but giving nothing to those illegals who have been promised living without working’ in the United States by Sosor, et al.
There is a coming catastophe to the United States; without telling more, this catastrophe is set to hit both East and West coasts of America, where those who are illegal are winding up for the most part. This means that the bult of those will die with the homeless crowding the cities of both coasts; stay tuned for a littel longer to see what happens!
Only a unified people can survive, and that seeems not to be ‘us’ anymore!