Here's video of Valerie Jarrett, a close adviser and friend to President Barack Obama, speaking about collectivism in 1996:
The never before seen video was just uploaded to YouTube today. "In 1996, Valerie Jarrett addressed the National Association for the Education of Young Children where she said it does take a village to raise a child but asked, what happens when the village is in chaos. Remarks come full circle with attacks on Michael Jordan. Source: South Carolina Educational Television Network," states the description of the video on YouTube.
In the speech Jarrett describes an America with some kids growing up in "war-like conditions." She says, "And yet, these kids are expected to compete with my daughter and with each of yours," mentioned an uneven "playing field."
For Jarrett, the blame does not rest with the parents, the kids, the teachers, the educational apparatus, and so on. "In my mind," says Jarrett, "it is the responsibility of the whole community."
Jarrett asks, "What do we do when the village is in chaos?"
"We all have a role to play in making our villages healthy," says Jarrett. She encourages her audience to go out and make a difference.
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