🚩The John Birch Society used to boost segregation. Now it’s back to attack schools over mask mandates.

The John Birch Society has spent more than half a century in militant opposition to liberal policies, often waging those fights through public schools thedailybeast.com/far-right-john… Image
“Welch urged followers to fight their political war on the terrain of public education by targeting Parent-Teacher Associations, school boards, and public libraries.”

— The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right by Daniel Levitas Image
Fun fact
Fred Koch was a founding member while son, Charles, copied JBS tactics for his plan to “radically change the way the US government works”
politico.com/magazine/story… Image
“In the 1960s, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reported efforts at “infiltration” by conservative extremist groups, including the John Birch Society (JBS).”

scholar.valpo.edu/cgi/viewconten… Image
“The JBS began to plans its efforts to take over PTA meetings as early as 1961. Robert Welch speculated that it was time to present the JBS message in communities nationwide:” Image
Birch Society founder and leader, Robert Welch, instructed his followers: Image
“The 1960s preoccupation with groups like the John Birch Society reveals the ways in which some extremist conservatives targeted educational agencies and organizations to publicize and amplify their concerns to the general public.”🚩🚩🚩

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