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Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet: Teachers 'Are Abusing Kids Mentally and Using Sex To Do So'

By Michael W. Chapman | April 11, 2022 | 2:40pm EDT
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet.  (Getty Images)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet. (Getty Images)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and celebrated filmmaker David Mamet said if there is no community control over the schools, then many kids will be indoctrinated and groomed by teachers who are "sexual predators," people who abuse the children "mentally" and use "sex to do so."

Mamet, a former leftist-turned-conservative, also said that not a few "teachers are inclined, typically men, because men are predators, to pedophilia," and that's why strict community control of the schools is necessary.

Mamet, whose screenwriting credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, Hoffa, and The Untouchables, made his remarks on Fox's Life, Liberty & Levin, hosted by author and talk-radio host Mark Levin. 

During a segment about Mamet's new best selling book, Recessional: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch, Levin said, "David, I want to read something that you wrote, so the American people hear this and then I'd like you to comment further on this.

"'Margaret Sanger believed in euthanasia and sterilization of 'unfortunate' and mentally challenged, and Blacks. She was the founder of Planned Parenthood, which, like all organizations expanded its brief, (originally one of control of sub-humans) in the control of all conception. Her insights were taken up in the 60s with 'hygiene classes,' which became 'sex education,' educators holding that because perhaps the children were not taught at home, the higher orders needed to take charge, and now we have kindergartens trained in a bizarre catechism of sexual identity politics.'"

Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and the founder of Planned Parenthood.  (Getty Images)
Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and the founder of Planned Parenthood. (Getty Images)

"This is what I want to discuss with you briefly," said Levin. "Sexual identity politics, five-year-olds to eight-year-olds. Florida says, no, no, no, no, we're not going to get into this. Parents are in charge of raising their babies and we are not going to use the educational bureaucracy and the various specific desires and politics of individual teachers to promote an agenda.

"And all of a sudden it's called 'Don't Say Gay,'" Levin continued.  "Disney gets involved. The former CEO of Disney gets involved, Iger; corporations get involved. The governor of Maryland, a Republican, Larry Hogan denounces what DeSantis is doing. What do you make of all this?"

Mamet replied, "... If there is no community control of the schools, what we have is kids being not only indoctrinated, but groomed in a very real sense by people who are, whether they know it or not, sexual predators. Are they abusing the kids physically? No, I don't think so. But they are abusing them mentally and using sex to do so."

"This has always been the problem with education is that teachers are inclined, typically men, because men are predators, to pedophilia," he said. "And that's why there were strict community strictures about it. Thank, God."

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(Getty Images)

"So this started to break down when the school said: You know what, we have to teach the kids about sex. Why? Because what if they don't do it at home?" continued Mamet.  "This comes right out of Margaret Sanger and it is coming right out of the Jane Addams in the Hull House and the Community Help Movements, they originally started to help immigrants who didn't know the American ways."

"And of course, like anything which is successful, when the problem goes away, the bureaucracy increases, because they don't want their jobs to go away," he said. "So we go from we have to teach the kids to wash their hands, to we have to teach the kids what's the difference between male and female genitalia and how people have babies. Unless the idiots at home don't do it."

"Two, we have to teach the kids at kindergarten age about transsexual -- they don't even know what sex is," said Mamet. "You're putting these bizarre ideas in their head, and as the Jesuits taught us correctly, you give me a kid until he is seven, he is mine for life."

"So these kids are raised in a sick society of sexual indoctrination," he added. "They don't realize that that's an opinion, that's their life, and it is going to be awfully -- it's going to be damn near impossible to get them out.  So what we need to do is take back control of the schools."

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(Getty Images)

"... We've got to take back control, and the best way to do it is through school choice, and that's why the Democrats oppose it -- right?" said Mamet.  "Because school choice means I get the right to raise my kids. And, as you say, the Marxists want the state to raise the kids, in fact, they insist upon it."

David Mamet, 74, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his play, Glengarry Glen Ross. His screenplay for The Verdict, starring Paul Newman, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1982. His Amazon bio states that the "HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, aired in 2013 and earned [Mamet] two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing. He was co-creator and executive producer of the CBS television show The Unit and is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company."

Mamet is married and has four children. 

Writer/director David Mamet and actress Helen Mirren attend a ceremony honoring Helen Mirren with the 2,488th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
Writer/director David Mamet and actress Helen Mirren attend a ceremony honoring Helen Mirren with the 2,488th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

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