The California Department of Education has proposed an ethnic studies “model curriculum” that includes, among other things, chanting the names of Aztec gods in an attempt to build unity among schoolchildren.

Included in the draft curriculum is a list of “lesson resources” with a chant based on “In Lak Ech,” which it describes as “love, unity, mutual respect,” and “Panche Be,” which it describes as “seeking the roots of truth.” 

The chant starts with a declaration that “you are my other me” and “if I do harm to you, I do harm to myself.” Before chanting the name of the Aztec god Tezkatlipoka, the text reads: “Seeking the roots of the truth, seeking the truth of the roots, elders and us youth, (youth), critical thinking through.”

It adds: “Tezkatlipoka, Tezkatlipoka, x2 smoking mirror, self-reflection Tezkatlipoka.”

Tezkatlipoka is the name of an Aztec god that was honored with human sacrifice. According to the World History Encyclopedia, an impersonator of Tezkatlipoka would be sacrificed with his heart removed to honor the deity.

In Aztec mythology, Tezkatlipoka is the brother of Quetzalcoatl, Huizilopochtli and Xipe Totec — all of whom appear to be invoked in the proposed chant.

A portion read, “pulsating creation huitzilopochtli cause like sunlight, the light inside of us, in will to action’s what brings… Xipe Totek, Xipe Totek, x2 transformation, liberation, education, emancipation. imagination revitalization, liberation, transformation, decolonization, liberation, education, emancipation, changin’ our situation in this human transformation.”

linked video showed what appeared to be students engaging in a unity chant with some of the language described.

Another chant used the term “Hunab Ku,” or “One-God,” which Encyclopedia Brittanica identified as a Mayan deity. 

That portion of the chant read: “we’re here to transform the world we’re spiraling, rotating & revolving in, giving thanks daily, tlazokamati, giving thanks daily, tlazokamati, healing & transforming as we’re evolving in this universe, universe, of Hunab Ku, Hunab Ku, x2 Nahui OlIin Lak Ech – Panche Beh, Ethnic Studies For All, Represent!!”

According to CDE’s website, the school board is supposed to review a draft of the curriculum on March 17-18. CDE did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. 

Reported by Discovery Institute researcher Chris Rufo, the curriculum was just one of many diversity programs to gain attention in recent months. Much of its language and content bears resemblance to other programs that have been associated with critical race theory — a controversial way of analyzing identity that has been the subject of intense debate.

The California curriculum’s introduction argued that the program would help marginalized groups.

“By affirming the identities and contributions of marginalized groups in our society, ethnic studies helps students see themselves and each other as part of the narrative of the United States,” it read. “Importantly, this helps students see themselves as active agents in the interethnic bridge-building process we call American life.”

The guiding principles included goals including, “celebrate and honor Native People/s of the land and communities of Black Indigenous People of Color.” Another guiding principle read: “Center and place high value on the pre-colonial, ancestral knowledge, narratives, and communal experiences of Native people/s and people of color and groups that are typically marginalized in society.”

The field of ethnic studies, it claimed, “critically grapples with the various power structures and forms of oppression that continue to have social, emotional, cultural, economic, and political impacts.”

The above chants were part of a list of instructional resources for educators to use in order to facilitate discussions about “race, racism, bigotry, and the experiences of diverse Americans.”

The “chants, affirmations, and energizers,” the curriculum read, “can be used as energizers to bring the class together, build unity around ethnic studies principles and values, and to reinvigorate the class following a lesson that may be emotionally taxing or even when student engagement may appear to be low.”

While some have praised these types of programs as a way to enhance racial understanding, others have been more critical.

Williamson Evers, an Independent Institute senior fellow and former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, told Fox News that California’s curriculum furthered a “neo-racist ideology.”

“They’re denying that the principles of America’s founding — all men are created equal, they’re endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights and so forth — that these principles can, through time, bring about human rights for all,” he said Wednesday.

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11 thoughts on “CA Dept. Of Education wants kids to chant to Aztec gods that accepts human sacrifice”
  1. So, now the so-called teachers are teaching students about sacrificing humans to imaginary gods. It is supposed to help marginalized persons?? What are they….mentally out-of-it, like John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, hitmen, etc.? What would be really something to see would be when the students who cannot separate fact from fancy decide to sacrifice the humans who taught them to kill humans……serial killers deja vu!

  2. You have got to be kidding me! This seriously cannot be for real. As if we don’t have enough problems with kids killing in school, now this comes up. Are these people insane or just don’t care? What if their child or grandchild, was the one getting sacrificed, would that still be o.k. with them. I’m with Pat…..serial killers deja vu!!!!!!

    1. Unfortunately Gayle we have so many teachers out there that are just plain nuts! They will not teach the three “R’s” and History, particularly US and World History but they have no problem teaching out kids about these off the wall religious beliefs as well as indoctrinating’s them on Socialism etc. and bad-mouthing the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights.

  3. Strange that any hints of Christianity is anathema to these people, but reinstatement of pagan religions is promoted. It smacks of Satanism.

  4. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such wonderful information being shared freely out there.

  5. According to the Supreme Court the teaching of any religion in any public school is Unconstitutional and should be prohibited.

    1. Has this actually been brought up to the SCOTUS? Teachers ARE in fact teaching kids about religion especially Pagan and off the wall religions plus the Muslim religion. All they need to know is that those are fake religions and most are pretty dangerous as well.

  6. funny aspect of the tribal people in Mexico. they hated the aztecs and converted to the Catholic Faith so the Spanish could get rid of these butchers of other tribal people. they wanted no part of these pagan bastards

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