A California teacher has posted a video on social media in which she confesses to having slyly gotten rid of the sacred American flag, enabling her to nudge her impressionable pupils towards swearing allegiance to the rainbow LGBT flag instead.
In her video, school teacher Kristin Pitzen giddily explains how even before removing the Star-Spangled Banner she did not enforce the pledge with any enthusiasm, an obvious tactic to drain the patriotism out of her pupils.
Nevertheless, the softly peddled pledge continued during lockdown. It was during this period the proud banner was removed.
“Okay, so during third period, we have announcements and they do the pledge of allegiance,” says the purple-haired Pitzen, talking to camera in her classroom. “I always tell my class, stand if you feel like it, don’t stand if you feel like it, say the words if you want, you don’t have to say the words.
“So my class decided to stand but not say the words. Totally fine,” she adds. “Except for the fact that my room does not have a flag.”
She then reveals, whispering to the camera in a faux secret confession – the video has since gone viral – that it “made me uncomfortable” to have the nation’s flag hanging in the classroom. She later sniggers, hand over mouth, to indicate she duped one child into thinking she would one day retrieve the splendid banner, which she clearly has no intention of doing.
Pitzen goes on to explain how she was asked what the class should salute instead.
“I tell this kid, ‘We do have a flag in the class that you can pledge your allegiance to. And he like, looks around and goes, ‘Oh, that one?'” She then swings the lens around to the opposite wall where the LGBT flag is proudly hanging – the newer version featuring a naff chevron effect in homage to transgender and non-binary folk.
In another video, Pitzen is seen sporting crazy LGBT themed suspenders at the top of her dungarees and rainbow earings as she wheels around her classroom guiding the viewer through her endless collection of gay and trans flags (of which there are many many different kinds).
Needless to say, the aggressively woke teacher was caught by her employers, the Newport Mesa School District in affluent Orange County.
“We are aware of this incident and are investigating. While we do not discuss employee-related matters, we can tell you that showing respect and honour for our nation’s flag is a value that we instil in our students and an expectation of our employees. We take matters like this seriously and will be taking action to address it,” a PR officer for the school district told Fox News.
Inevitably, Americans are furious with the stunt, particularly when set against the backdrop of Thursday’s bomb attacks in Kabul that killed 13 American servicemen. Pitzen’s video was posted on Twitter the following day.
“What kind of parent would allow their child to be taught by this wacko? Why are parents turning their kids over to someone they don’t know? I’d like to talk to people who think this is good?!?” posted Richard Grenell, a former director of US national intelligence.
One member of the public wrote: “I’ve been reading about our fallen heroes all day, and then to see this…it made me weep.”
“No one with a functioning intellect should actually want this disrespectful childish ass teaching any children anything,” tweeted another.