A Splintered Nation a Broken Church

 

 

Introducing my new book

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Now I am looking for a good agent who will take it on.

 

Introduction

A Splintered Nation and A Broken Church is a book which will hopefully encourage the reader to get involved in restoring our nation to an independent sovereign Constitutional Republic. You must admit that our nation has been on a very long journey towards its demise, what started out to be a sovereign Constitutional Republic, with the founders being Protestant Christian, putting in place moral values, integrity, a Constitution demanding and guaranteeing freedom, equality, and a limited government for the people and by the people. The book sort of hop-scotches through the research concerning the history of our politics and political corruption, resting at times on some major misconceptions and turning points as corruption consumed the political landscape of our nation.
Do you find yourself wondering how and why we find our nation in the state that that it is? know when it started, know how simple political rivalry turned into political parties, with specific ideological agendas and how those agendas evolved into one global liberal socialist party, or socialism the new face of the Democratic Party. A long progression and evolution since its founder Andrew Jackson. With the election of Lincoln, a former Whig turned Republican to get elected, the Republican Party gained it permanency as most Whigs went Republicans. Nonetheless, both parties are corrupt and the common link of corruption is illicit gain both monetary and political power. The book explores the fullness of intent for their corruption and vile behavior, their vile corrupt conspiracy to control the people.
Control and power have established the Shadow Government that is a huge and grossly oversized bureaucracy of unelected officials, departments and agencies that control the people by regulations, the Shadow Government is protected by corrupt politicians of both parties, primarily the global socialists… the new face of the Democrat Party. President Trump ran with the Ideal of draining the Swamp, thinking it meant both the “Deep State” and corrupt Congress. However, the Swamp is the corrupt Democrats and the RINOs who have moved in the direction of money and political power. The size of our government is a mockery of what the founders envisioned in the Constitution. The book looks at the liberal conspiracy against the Protestant church since the 1960s and why should the liberals with the objective of taking control of the nation and now the ultimate objective of a North American Socialist Union and a powerful part of the Global Socialist Union. Research has revealed problematic conditions existed that could not be ignored but must be eliminated or made of no relevance, and that is where Protestant Christianity comes into the picture. The church is broken into two main theologies, liberal and evangelical or liberal and biblical theologies, regardless, the research reveals the division which liberal theology denies, the truth of the Bible it teaches about sin. The Bible is the basis of our moral values, integrity and the character of our culture is Christianity. However. from the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s United Nation’s Charter and the liberal activists of the 1960s exposes the real conspiracy of socialism 2009-16 as it was accelerated by Barack Obama, or Barry whatever the only President in our history who demonized the Bible believing Christians.
The research links politics and the church. It also links the Civil Liberties Act, originated with the Kennedy brothers, then the assassination of John allowed Johnson to implement the Act and take it for his accomplishment and opening the door for minority groups such as the ACLU, LGBT, NAACP, Communist Party of America, and the liberal Press, Nation of Islam, all of which were recruiting people groups for Democrat votes. All a little pushy and all joining in against the church, the Second Amendment, law enforcement, border security, The Boy Scouts, the Military, our Flag and all patriot or Christian expression even Christian cake decorators. However, it was the church and Christian values, ethics, integrity woven into the American Dream. The use of political correctness and the freedom of speech is for liberals only. Black-white-red-yellow-whatever, racism is the biggest tool in the liberal box, intolerance and sexual abuse, (the most hypocritical tools) and further against the church is the favorite of bigotry and a fantasy God and fantasy religion. A lie is now the truth, and vile activity including thuggery violence and breaking the law is only wrong if you are a Christian or conservative.
Things really accelerated since George HW Bush and his push for the socialist union and the UN. There has never been a viler and more lawless as Bill and Hillary Clinton, then George W. with his revenge war on Iraq, when he should have gone to Afghanistan. Obama brought a new attempt to destroy the nation in civil unrest, and violent thuggery. The real eye opener is in research, not what is reported in the “Mainstream News” and liberal social networking. Researching exposes links, and it is up to the researcher to explore those links, see where your candidate stands then vote, and yes, your vote does count. Secondly, by the nature of the beast proper research will give the individual an opinion, and everyone needs a studied opinion to help discern the players and the direction they are headed. I pray the book encourages you to research and be educated enough to protect your mind against the onslaught of evil wrong, against the socialist agenda for your freedom. In this book I hope you find enough material to spark your interest to step back and do your own research. Stand for the truth and don’t compromise on the truth or your faith, even though they call you closed minded, therefore, you won’t be suckered into believing the lies.

“When you reject the truth, you will believe lies.” 

You will become a slave to liberal socialism.

 

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A Lot of Talk

 

 

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The liberal press and the politicians in Washington DC are burning up the airways utilizing every communicating venue possible to pimp the evil tragedy of the Parkland, FL. high school. I have posted on Bob’s Opinion, an initial post on the crisis, (Culture not Guns), but since then I have reblogged numerous posts all about the gun, and the post analytical autopsy of the situation that seems to be normal in all mass murders. Just talk of what needs to be done about it, and it all comes down to more fighting over gun legislation.
It changes nothing, just adds another chapter in the growing volumes of failed legislation anti-second amendment gun control, in a bogus attempt at stopping the meaningless slaughter of our school children, and for that matter the slaughter of all our citizenry. It remains just a lot of talk, and no effective action.
First, we must understand it is not the weapon that may be used. It is the foundation of our American culture it is our Moral values, relating to our integrity, ethics and Christian principles plus more as we enumerate them, even sparking something as a light in the dimming canyons of our minds. Nonetheless, one cannot expect our American culture to be what it was even 40 years ago, as the decaying effect of evil has slithered forth, mostly unnoticed, until the past four Presidents. (yes, I said the last four, plus the several before them).
During the 1960s, the government put themselves in the position of taking on the personal responsibility of the masses, (people), it basically was a great power grab that started the establishment of a powerful shadow government, infesting the over-indulging bureaucracy who creates regulations that become the same as the laws of our nation. It is the shadow government that has the real power and assumes, through that power, the personal responsibility of the people.
People who still take their personal responsibility seriously, are the ones that hold on to their moral values, integrity, and religious principles. These are the American citizens who are patriotic, who are proud to be American, they respect the flag, our anthem, and to honor our military men and women, and see to it that our veterans are properly taken care of.
Americans who have personal responsibility, understand the reality of a key factor of our freedoms. “With freedom comes responsibilities, with responsibilities comes accountability.” It is the people’s responsibility to hold the corrupt lawless politicians, celebrities, news media, and the shadow government accountable for what they do and say.
Gun control laws is not going to stop anyone from killing, and it is not within the power of Congress to take any constitutional right away from the responsible citizen. The power of government is to hold irresponsible people accountable. And to stop irresponsible people from killing other people before it happens. That is the only responsibility required of government in view of gun control.
The corrupt politicians, celebrities, mainstream media, and protected liberal people groups, need to accept their personal responsibilities and professional ethics or be held accountable for how they act, what they say, and their general attitude of being above the law. And they need to be held accountable for pimping tragic and horrific mass murder incidents.
Fact is, just as with gun ownership of the second amendment brings with it personal responsibilities. Just as the free speech and the freedom of the press of the first amendment, also brings personal responsibilities and with responsibilities come accountability. Holding irresponsible people accountable does not allow for removing Constitutional rights and freedoms form the citizens.
Thanks … R.S. Helms

Part two, will be on the prevention of mass murder.

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

 

 

 

 

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LIBERALISM A MENTAL DISORDER

 

COULD IT BE… that liberalism has become a severe mental disorder?  Yes, it is my studied opinion that it has.  We need not go any further back in time, the origin of ‘globalization’ and the failed League of Nations, which had absolutely no cooperation from the member nations, in stopping the Second World War, or what some refer to as “The Great War.”

After the Allied Nations put that one to bed, the same cry for a world peace organization arose, but what to do about it became the question, after the failure of the League of Nations.  So, the Apex of power colluded over the question to find some sort of global league to ensure sustainable global peace.

What happened, was perhaps well intended, but has evolved into a global socialist organization, which some people call “One World Order,” and that very-well may be, however, I prefer what it actually is at this point, “Global Socialist Union” which has evolving power over the constitutions of the worlds nation.

What started out seemingly a good thing, has evolved into an evil tool for Satan and his hosts to rule the world.  Liberalism and socialism has been his tools since before they were even a concept of rule, and were designed to control mankind.  Satan has used the appetites of the depraved human nature to capture man’s soul.

Therefore, what we have termed as a mental illness would be better defined as an evil delusion; just as God has said he would do, that he would send a strong evil delusion upon humankind.  It is apparent that such is the case due to the actions and behavior of the intended subjects.

First, I once again, draw your attention to the “Seven Deadly Sins.”  Then, seven in Proverbs, (Pr.6:16-17). Ga. 5:19-21, and Re. 21:8.  All toll they add up to a grand total of 38, and given the whole Bible we will assuredly find beaucoup more. Too many more, however, these 38 seem to be embedded into the very fabric of our corrupt politicians; and it is little wonder that he has used them to apply the vile depraved delusion to the minds of liberal Americans.

To the minds of the millennials who have been fed a daily five-course meal of liberalism from the time that the babysitter turns on the TV to do the babysitting, oh yes, it does continue through the primary and secondary public schooling, while the latch-key time after school became the normal routine until the poor child is sent off the liberal college.

Mind you that this started out slowly as being an acceptable method of raising a child.  Because the greed which had become quite natural to the depraved human nature, as “keeping up with the Jones’” became the trend, and keeping ahead of the curve socially was in-vogue.

As Christians in the 60s until the present we simply stood back and opened the door to an evil, Satanic attack known as liberalism; not only on our nation’s moral integrity, but to the principles which has made this nation the greatest in global history.  However, I blame shallow Christians who slowly compromised the faith.  That slow compromise, like the snowball effect it has reached its maximum size and weight and is ready to blow apart before it reaches the bottom of the hill.

Liberalism fell under a global delusion that has eaten most of the brain away, leaving the victim looking like a shag-nasty politician, thinking that moral values do not apply to them, and they lost their integrity before it had a chance to develop.  Leaving the victim acting and talking like they are suffering from some sort of stupid, completely detached from any sort of reality, and it is getting hard to tell any of them apart; simply because they all sound alike … with the same message.

A prompted message of stupidity, which leaves one thinking just how dumb was the constituency that managed to vote them into office, although some of the more stupid remarks have managed to come from the liberal federal judges.  Just simply read some of their “stop Trump” briefs that they have filed.  Not even trying to camouflage the bias, non-legal opinions, instead of basing their brief on law they make it up as they fly over the coo-coo’s nest.

We do not have to list them, although Schumer, Pelosi, Waters, Brown, Ryan, McCain, and a couple of RINOs who are just as worthy of the mental condition is beyond help, some have passed beyond the vail of insanity into simply stupid loud-mouthed traitors conspiring to make the US a member nation to the new Global Socialist Union.

I have a little thing that says “Gone Squatchin,” and it is how I am starting to feel.  Might as well go Squatchin because even the --Gone Squatchinconservative pages, FB Friends, and Tweeter are posting the same mems and making the same statements.  I do love each one of them and I will hit like, even comment and repost some of, but it seems the real conservative Christian is simply not being heard in Washington DC, only when they are looking for more money for some campaign project or fake promise is the only time that I get email from any of them.

Liberalism has done its number on our young people, now called millennials our liberal school system on the federal level have sold them a real bill of goods, while dumbing them down they have made anti-Christian zombies out of them… (not all of them many, are good people).

Liberalism has broken Christianity with many denominations turning to liberal theology, or even liberation theology.  Why the big compromise?  Shallow Christians who like to claim they are Christian and are not, people who want so hard to be accepted socially, that they are willing to compromise on their trust in the Bible, but would rather put their trust in some charlatan charismatic motivational liberal speaker, and to heck with Jesus or the Bible. whatever makes Christianity easy.

In today’s climate, being a conservative Christian is hard, if you believe in the Bible as being the living Word of God. We are targeted by the trendies be them on the homosexual bandwagon, or the save the Muslim world band wagon, maybe you blamebible-american-flag all our major issues such as illegal aliens, or illegal thugs from the black hoods, on Christians who are intolerant of such evil slime-bags, with their gangs, and absolutely vile behavior of the want-a-be homo, or maybe the Muslims who want to turn our nation into another sand-pit from hell.

Well, just keep following after the liberals who want to kill each other, over drugs, and Mohammad following goats, they look like a goat when they yell and scream in protest to change our legal system to one that mutilates young girls, beats women, and rapes women when they are not cutting off someone’s head or burning them alive.  Liberalism believes laws are for everyone but them, like some of our politicians, where a traitor is made a hero, and they spit in the face of our wounded military returning home.

Keep following the flag burning protestors who are blocking traffic and tearing up people’s cars, hell, beating up people, killing police, burning down their neighborhoods, looting and burning their business’ that serve them; that is as long as some vile evil old socialist billionaire keeps shoveling out the money to the liberal community organizers.  And this is the land of the free who elects a half-breed from Kenya who happened to excel in “community organization” then plays the game to implement his own Deep State to obstruct anything his successor tries to do to make this the country it once was … independent, sovereign, and a Christian nation,

big foot 000Sort of makes me want to go squatchin, because liberalism here in America has made the quantum leap to being a mental condition and I for one am really tired of hearing from them on the fake media.  Going Squatchin… anyone want to come?  We can chase a Squatch, while the crazy liberals self-destruct

 

Thanks for putting up with my rant… and should you feel like it please send this to one of the fake news outlets in your area.Baby Expressions

 

R.S. Helms.

 

The Times That Try The Souls of Americans

 

Happy Fourth of July

 

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R.S. Helms… 7-4-2017 post

 

I am putting the finishing pages to my book manuscript, and it impressed me to put most of the Christian moral issues at the end of my book, that way my focus can be better applied to the subject material.  The political issues and timeline was kept at the front, and it was a battle to stay focused on political issues starting with the founding fathers, the political parties and ideologies, that was mostly research, however, where the two, Politics and Religion met in the middle, was a whole different thing; focus was out the window beginning with the party primaries, especially the GOP.

The book, as I have mentioned in prior posts, was started over a year ago and was to be completed prior to the 2016 presidential vote, and was to be a tool to prompt the people to do their research on candidates and become an informed and involved voter.  Well so much for well-intended plans, but it does not change the subject content of the book.  As a matter of fact, it has become more of a tool to hopefully prod the American people to get informed through their own research and not simply by what the mainstream media, or celebrity writer tells you.  You, by necessity, must dig deep to uncover the truth, whether it is about your Christian (or spiritual life), or about your politics; both are critically entwined and are directly involved continuously in our journey through this life.

In the twilight years of our life these genres, (Politics and Religion), become of more interest to the individual, perhaps because of how each personally affect us and our well-being.  And our experiences of life reveal just how the younger generations seem so out of touch with future realities.  It is the younger generation’s seemingly lack earnest consideration of ideologies might weigh in the outcome of the ever influential “trends” that plague mankind.

Liberalism knows no restraint or respect of any limitations.  It has a cause and will do anything at any time to achieve the purpose of the cause.  Liberalism has been a large contributor to the present age of conspiracy, and was the origin of demonizing the word conspiracy; bringing the word itself into open ridicule by anyone who seeks any connecting of truth and fact to finalize the intent of any organization or group. Except of course, when they use conspiracy to demean or disrupt a conservative movement.

Liberals use “conspiracy theorist” as a weapon against anyone seeking the true motivations of groups who are engaged in violent and non-violent bullying tactics to silence the voice of opposition through ridicule and defamation.  Liberalism now is one of the worst threats to the security, and well-being of our nation as a sovereign independent and Christian nation.

We have started our great celebration of independence the infamous Fourth of July weekend, where the BBQ grills will be cranking out hotdogs, hamburgers, and steaks.  Family chefs will be producing tons of potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, iced tea, lemonade, and cool-aid, beer will be consumed by the thousands of gallons, and tons of iced watermelon will be consumed. Then when night falls, the fireworks start, in every town and burg, (some cities have outlawed them this year), in opposition to the Trump “Make America Great Again,” but that won’t stop some individuals from using them.

It will not just be the conservatives who celebrate the long weekend, liberals will be just as celebrant as anyone, even though they will use the time to protest against the nation, our flag, and our American way of life.  Nonetheless, the true heart of America is exposed when liberals and conservatives drop all the hype of our troubled politics and nation; when a true crisis or disaster hits, the Americans show their grit and come together to help their neighbors, they unite and give all to help fix what is broken.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I have been called that many times.  It used to bother me, call me a Bible thumping evangelical, that I will wear it as a badge of honor, or perhaps, an old whitey a cracker, an intolerant bigot, racist, these I still have a bit of a problem with, however, I have an issue with anger as it is.  Therefore, I will continue to connect the dots in my research and investigate the connections in relationship to the overall liberal agenda; in politics, religion, and the destruction of the greatest nation that has ever existed in the history of our planet.

I don’t think we should worry about keeping up with the other nations of the world at our demise, or even in our risk of becoming like everyone else, that is not advancement it is demotion as a global leader.  And as for Christianity, I will not compromise the faith, our biblical doctrines, and our belief in the authority of the Word of God, as the standard by which all things are to be tested; including liberal Christian theology, and worldly ideologies.

In closing, I would like to introduce into the mix something else that most conservatives have as a trait, void in liberalism, and that is: “Common Sense” … it that thing which is the result of mixing 1/3rd knowledge, and 2/3rd wisdom, give a person common sense, and that applied to any given situational debate is what reveals the right and the wrong solution to the issue.  Therefore, for the Christian to come to the right judgement of an issue, is first prayer, involve God – He don’t mind – as a matter of fact He loves to be involved in all of our issues, Prayer is us inviting God to help us reach the right conclusion the right action; then we must research the issue, and lay bare the meat of the issue, research and investigate the people who are pushing the issue, and test the issue with Scripture and pray for the intent of the issue to be exposed, apply common sense, and research the possible future outcome..  Make your own mind up employing the communion with God asking for the peace only he can provide about your decision or action.

Today is the Fourth of July, celebrating the 241st year of our independence from Great Britain, and although not a perfect nation as far as our history goes, but a nation with the greatest Constitution and amendments (Bill of Rights), through our history we have managed as a nation to pull together and overcome the sad things, continuing in our freedoms.

Nonetheless, our nation finds itself in a far worse situation than it has had to face thus far, simply because there is more of us and more seriously diversified issues, because, in the normal course of growing, we have failed to keep our eye on our independence and the meaning of freedom, instead, we have allowed our values, and our heritage to be taken away, mostly by trendy activists, and our over-stuffed bureaucracy, which has been fined tuned with radical liberalism who’s agenda is “global citizenry and global socialism.

Here where a radical liberal trendy group of individuals have not only been able to embarrass themselves but our nation, liberalism has taken the intent of the Constitution that all are created equal, and through liberal power mongering politicians created a Constitutional crisis, where the “civil liberties” of one group can usurp the Constitutional rights of another.  Where the “shadow government” (liberal bureaucracy), have deemed it necessary to delete our history and heritage, or allow it to be used as a weapon against our citizens.

A land where we are not free, and the brave are made out to be evil, where the law is no longer respected and obeyed by the liberals, but used against the citizens who are still “clinging onto our Bibles and our guns” and as one presidential candidate, (Barrack Hussein Obama), coined the phrase in 2007, (or about that time).  a nation where the radical liberals have created a new Democratic Party, and along with that the whole of the Democratic Congress, has created a new “acceptable speech ideology called political correctness.  This determines what is “Hate Speech” by who is using it.

The acceleration of destruction has become more than apparent over the terms of the past four presidents, beginning with George HW Bush, through Barrack Hussein Obama, escalating at a greater speed with the presidencies of Bill Clinton, and Barrack Hussein Obama; Obama being the worst in the history of the United States.

Over the past eight years, this nation has become more lawless and more divided, on every front, over every issue than in the history of our nation.  Two of the hardest wars a nation can suffer is a civil war, and a religious war, our civil war was fought in the middle of the nineteenth century, and it is still being fought activists on each side, the actual religious war started with the election of Barrack Hussein Obama, and is still in its early stages.  It is a war with Islam, a real war the shadow government will not recognize as a war, but water it down to a war on terrorism, yet relocate millions of enemy refugees across the nation, and the war on illegal aliens, is one that should have never been, except for Barrack Hussein Obama.

We are fighting a war against the liberal destruction of our economy and Christianity, we are fighting a gender war fueled by the liberal war on Christianity, we are fighting an internal liberal Christianity war against conservative Christianity, we are fighting a war against the moral values and principals which made this country great; we are fighting a war against the destruction of our Constitution; spending trillions of dollars to shatter the nation and send it further down the dark hole of liberal socialism and Marxism.

America, it is time – far past the time to put a stop to this madness, we must tap into our moral fortitude and put an end to the on-slot of liberalism and the “Global Socialist Union” and think about what freedom really means to you and to me.  We must defeat the liberal “Shadow Government” that is working for the U.N., and take our country back. With the European Union, as a crystal ball to see our short-term or near future, we must fight liberalism from all aspects.  I would suggest the eradication of liberalism and globalization but that may be too harsh even for some of our conservative and Christian friends.

We need to metaphorically take up arms and see to it that our liberal congress and liberal shadow government is replaced, that includes all establishment RINOs, put any liberal and RINO involved in the shadow government on trial and put them in jail for conspiracy to incite sedition and treason, enforce our laws, both on the national level and the municipal level. Secure our borders, and deport all illegal aliens with no amnesty, no alien dreamer rights, if they want to be with their babies – take their babies with them when they are deported; they all need to stand in line like everyone before them.  We The People, must move Islam and Muslim beyond religion, and make it a religious state; like Israel and the Jewish Faith.

No more sanctuary cities, states, and non-compliance with federal laws, in such cases the Governors and Mayors should go on trial and be locked up as not complying with federal laws.  Any university, college, and school district that does not comply with federal law, or continues to encourage students and faculty to riot or block access to conservative points of view, to be defunded until they comply, (just as they did with the desegregation laws), if necessary, send in the National Guard to keep the peace.  I mentioned metaphorically speaking to “take up arms” … that is Metaphorically, until the actual “take up arms.” becomes a reality.  Conservatives are the Majority, 38% to 23% and those hiding behind moderate need to make up their minds as there is really no sitting on the fence in the issue of making America Great Again; for all Americans, and that is our rights and freedoms.  A democracy is the majority rules, and we need to keep it that way.

 

Thanks for your support

R.S. Helms

Fraudulent Journalism …

Why Many of Today’s News Reporters Believe It Is Their Duty to Lie to You

Posted Monday, May 20, 2019, | By Outside Contributor – Brian Cates – Epoch Times.

Reblogged by R.S. Helms …

 

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President Donald Trump rolled out a new immigration plan in a press conference held at the White House Rose Garden on May 16 that focused on addressing the major flaws in America’s current immigration laws and border control system.
During his presentation of his new plan, Trump said the following:
“We must also restore the integrity of our broken asylum system. Our nation has a proud history of affording protection to those fleeing government persecutions. Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims—these are frivolous claims—to gain admission into our country. Asylum abuse also strains our public school systems, our hospitals, and local shelters, using funds that should—and that have to—go to elderly veterans, at risk youth, Americans in poverty, and those in genuine need of protection. We’re using the funds that should be going to them. And that shouldn’t happen.”

Trump finished by saying, “My plan expedites relief for legitimate asylum seekers by screening out the meritless claims. If you have a proper claim, you will quickly be admitted. If you don’t, you will promptly be returned home.”

In an act of brazen dishonesty, here’s how CNN’s Jim Acosta summarized for his audience what the President said in a Tweet:
“Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: ‘These are frivolous claims.’”

That bit of sophistry quickly drew the ire of the Official Trump War Room account on Twitter, which called out Acosta’s dishonest reporting:
“How can you do this and go home at night thinking you’ve turned in an honest day’s work as a journalist?”

Acosta shot back the following:
“Hi @TrumpWarRoom.. in the transcript you provided you note that Trump describes asylum claims as “frivolous” and “meritless.” The transcript also notes Trump uses the term “asylum abuse.” Trump clearly is accusing asylum seekers of misleading immigration authorities as I said.”

Now, most people who saw what Acosta did here will wonder how he thinks he has any integrity whatsoever as a journalist after engaging in this kind of absurd behavior.
I happen to know quite well how people in the “DNC media complex”like Jim Acosta can do this kind of thing every single day and actually think of themselves as being heroic for doing so.

Let’s Go Back To 2008 For A Minute
The Associated Press’s Washington Bureau chief, Ron Fournier, introduced the concept of “accountability journalism” publicly back in 2008, which gives reporters a license to go beyond just reporting the facts of a news story in a neutral and objective manner to instead begin putting their thumbs on the scale and start pressing down—hard—to ensure a desired politicized outcome is clearly seen in the reporting. It gives them a “duty” to shape the story toward political outcomes.
Fournier basically endorsed the idea that journalists need to stop seeing themselves as neutral relaters of facts and begin shaping narratives for the public in order to hold the powerful accountable.

There is a marked difference between where the basic facts of a story go versus where the reporter would like it to go due to his or her own political tastes and views. This is precisely why the American news media for many years championed the ethical guidelines of strict neutrality and objectivity in reporting the news. A journalist who got caught molding a news story to fit his or her own biases while omitting key facts from their reporting that counted against the outcome they wanted was considered to be engaging in journalistic malpractice.
Well, in our modern age, such quaint notions as journalistic objectivity & neutrality have been utterly dispensed with. What was once considered ethical malpractice in journalism is now expected and even encouraged in many newsrooms.
You can read more here about the entire accountability journalism philosophy and how some media outlets immediately embraced it while others quickly questioned it.

This new viewpoint of how “to do” the news quickly spread like wildfire throughout the entire DNC media complex. At last, reporters were actually being encouraged by their editors to give free rein to their own political biases while engaged in “reporting the news.” Far from being desirable, political neutrality in the newsroom came to be viewed as a bad thing.

So in case, anybody is wondering why over the recent past it looks as though news reporters took any semblance of objectivity or political neutrality in their work and gleefully dispensed with it, now you know why. They were told it was their public duty to do this.

We are now 11 years removed from 2008, when many media outlets in the political news industry enthusiastically embraced the new accountability journalism guidelines. What did this result in?

Reporters and editors gave in to their worst impulses. They began to give free rein to their most naked biases. And it began showing up loudly and clearly in their “news coverage.” By the time Mitt Romney ran against Barack Obama in 2012, most U.S. news media outlets had ditched even a pretense of neutrality between the candidates.

Accountability journalism was the last thing the American news industry needed. Fournier’s Frankenstein monster has now created an entire generation of reporters and editors who see absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever with being politically partisan and biased in their “shaping narratives” and calling it “news coverage” as they relentlessly attack one political party while endlessly slobbering adoringly over the other.

‘Heroic’ Journalists Who ‘Sometimes Have To Lie To You’
Since Acosta thinks Trump is a very bad President who needs to be “held accountable” at all times, the accountability journalism philosophy gives him the green light to crudely distort Trump’s words to achieve his goal of being a “heroic” journalist who is holding a power President “accountable.”

So understand this: you can’t shame reporters like Acosta no matter how brazenly dishonest his behavior becomes. It’s impossible because they know exactly what they are doing, and they are doing it deliberately because they see it as their vital public service to set the proper narratives for the public—even if that involves lying to the public.

Acosta and his accountability journalism brethren have draped themselves in the mantle of intrepid public servants, lying, twisting, and distorting the truth in the service of the “noble” cause of stopping Trump. He literally sees himself as a hero as he lies to you. You can’t reach him, so I wouldn’t even bother.
That’s why the old legacy media cannot be rehabilitated. There are too many people inside of it who could never go back to the “old” and “outdated” way of covering the news: strictly neutral and unbiased. They would not even be psychologically capable of doing it.

Instead of being rehabilitated, it’s going to have to be replaced. CNN is on the way out, as are many of these other outlets that went all-in on accountability journalism and ditched all their objectivity and standards in the service of their own biases and agendas.

The DNC media complex’s biases and its political agenda are why they fell so hard for the Trump-Russia collusion hoax for over two years. A neutral and impartial news industry that checked it’s own biases at the door and investigated thoroughly would never have fallen for it.

Far from making the American political news industry better, accountability journalism totally ruined it. It created an atmosphere where being neutral and objective in reporting on political issues is seen as counter-productive and out-dated while all the hip and sophisticated people who are going places and changing the world were the ones who were shaping the news to fit the “right” narratives that people “needed” to hear.

What many in the mainstream news media loved the most about accountability journalism is that it allowed them to openly be what they always were: political activists disguised as reporters, chafing under the repressive strictures of the old model of neutrality and objectivity.

The good news is, the DNC media complex has almost completely rotted itself to the point of total ruin at this point, and the collapse of the industry has already begun.
Trump predicts many of these news outlets will be gone in six years.
I think he’s right.

Reprinted with permission from – The Epoch Times – by Brian Cates

Diversity Visa Lottery takes Prize for Suckering US Citizens/American Workers

FYI … Ann Corcoran has a great blog to follow. Great stuff Ann, keep up the good work.

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Do all of you know what the Diversity Visa Lottery is? Maybe you know it by its other name—the Green Card Lottery.

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The Immigration Act of 1990, signed into law by George H.W. Bush, set up what I will call a monstrosity.

Supposedly we don’t have enough diversity in America and needed to open our welcoming arms to a larger variety of the world’s ethnic populations (and more workers to compete for American jobs)!

Here is what Wikipedia says about it,

The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). It makes available 50,000 immigrant visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants from countries with low numbers of immigrants in the previous five years. As of 2017, around 20 million people apply for the lottery each year.

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TRUMP OPENS DOOR … …

I am posting a story I read this morning from “The Bolen Report,” a bit long, but something I have been praying for over the past several decades.  Pray for the People who have to fight their local districts to bring sanity back to our K-12 local schools.  The Story was written by Elissa Meininger, Historian & Health Policy Analyst.

Thanks for reading and following Bob’s Opinion… R.S. Helms

 

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Trump Opens Door So We Can Purge Marxism From Public Schools…
You Are About To Find Out WHY Globalists Are Trying To Force “Mandatory Vaccines” On America’s Children…
It is all about destroying America’s very fabric.  We are in the battle for our existence as a society.  The “Elites ” want all of the US to emulate the organized, intentional failure of California – heading it into outright Communism…
But, we are fighting back – and the “Elites” are very frightened.  They should be.
By Elissa Meininger – Historian and Health Policy Analyst
Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12
“For too long the government has imposed its will on state and local governments. The result has been education that spends more and achieves far, far, far less.  The time has come to empower teachers and parents to make the decisions that help their students achieve success,” Mr. Trump said. “My administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families cities [and] states — give power back to localities.”
Those were the words President Donald Trump spoke on April 26, 2017, upon signing his Executive Order to pull the federal government out of manipulating the thoughts of children attending compulsory public school.  FYI, for over 100 years Marxists have been in charge of designing curricula to condition students attending our public schools to be eager to destroy capitalism when they grew up. Their current fascination with socialism without knowing anything about it is the result.
Surprised?  As a historian, I have a habit of digging deep into history to find out what was going on when certain events happened.  Since the health care system is so central to American culture, my research led me to the history of how compulsory schooling was created in the late 1800s as a partnership between big business and Marxists, a partnership that is central to running The Swamp in Washington today, a partnership that dictates what your children are taught in public schools  and what you and your family think about in your living room. This is the same unholy alliance that also controls our health care system.
Two History Lessons They Don’t Teach in Government-Controlled Classrooms
– The City on the Hill
Our Founding Fathers, the Puritans who came over on glorified rowboats to tame a wilderness, were a hardy lot with deeply religious beliefs burning in their hearts.  They wanted to create a new kind of society never tried before that supported all the goodness they prayed about.
They were middle-class merchants from England.  They believed they had a covenant with God who had blessed them with the ability to run their own lives and achieve great things.  This belief is central to our American culture and unique in the world.  While the colonies were, indeed, commercial ventures being set up to plunder the natural wealth of the New World, they were also committed to creating communities that reflected Puritan values, which included prosperity for those who worked for it.  People were expected to live virtuous lives with love and charity for all, and to create governments that encouraged prosperity and kindness. Winthrop and his fellow colonists did not tolerate sloth and made every effort to help the poor improve themselves.
In fact, just before setting sail from England in 1630, John Winthrop, head of this massive group, said in his now famous sermon that God had expected them to succeed and be like a “city on the hill” that the whole world would see and try to emulate.
Their values included a system based on:
1. Natural Law
2. Virtue and morality based on Protestant Christianity,
3. Free-market capitalism
4. The sanctity of private property.
Consequently, the unique culture of our country is based on the ideas that we were blessed by God, were taught to believe in the virtues of hard work, celebrate prosperity, value ownership of private property, offer charity when genuinely needed and distain laziness.  In short, Americans from earliest times have believed we were given much by God and much was and is expected of us. In more modern times, these values are the basis of what is called “American Exceptionalism”.
It is important to note also that a decade before Winthrop preached his City on the Hill sermon, an experiment with what is now known as Socialism was tried and rejected.  Gov. William Bradford, head of the Plymouth Colony founded in 1620 at Plymouth, Mass, had already tried to establish a Socialist system where everyone owned nothing and worked for the common good.  The idea had failed miserably because people resented assigned work with no personal benefit. As a result, within two years, the colony was on the verge of literally starving to death. Consequently, Bradford gave property to each colonist and told them they were responsible for their own needs.  It was the resulting abundant crop that year that prompted our American holiday Thanksgiving.   Socialism had failed utterly!
– Sacred Fire of Liberty
For the next 150 years, the American Colonies thrived.  The idea that we were special was openly discussed by our Founding Fathers who spoke of the Sacred Fire of Liberty as the driving force behind the Revolution.  The birth of America was ordained by God.
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
–George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789
[America was:] “Trusted with the destinies of this solitary republic of the world, the only monument of human rights, and the sole depository of the sacred fire of freedom and self-government, from hence it is to be lighted up in other regions of the earth, if other areas of the earth shall ever become susceptible of its benign influence.”                                                                                                                                                   –Thomas Jefferson, 1809
“In a 2015 book entitled Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney sets out and argues the case for American Exceptionalism, and concludes:
“We are, as Lincoln said, ‘the last, best hope of earth.’ We are not just one more nation, one more same entity on the world stage. We have been essential to the preservation and progress of freedom, and those who lead us in the years ahead must remind us, as Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Reagan did, of the unique role we play. Neither they nor we should ever forget that we are, in fact, exceptional.”
Why Marxists and Captains of Industry Joined Forces To Create “Rude Zombie Citizens”
At the end of the Civil War, thanks to the genius of enterprising individuals, railroads, great financial empires, steel mills and sundry other monuments to the Industrial Age were born.   The self-made men who gave birth to these magnificent achievements looked to Prussia to see what else they could achieve.  After all, Prussia was the engine of the Industrial Age.  Among the many things they came away with was to develop a compulsory school system along the lines the Prussians had created that was eventually adopted throughout the industrialized world.
Heretofore, Prussia had been the leading part of fragmented German fiefdoms.  Its class system was based on wealthy, titled and politically powerful people trying to figure out how to organize an uneducated population that had, in an earlier age, been considered serfs with no power.  After a disastrous war against Napoleon, where the Prussian army was not up to the task, Prussian leadership decided to organize a centrally-controlled compulsory school system to meet the needs of a growing nation.  These goals were to create (P 132):
1. Obedient soldiers to the army
2. Obedient workers for mines, factories, and farms
3. Well-subordinated civil servants, trained in their functions
4. Well-subordinated clerks for industry
5. Citizens who thought alike on mass issues
6. National uniformity in thought, word, and deed
The Prussian leadership was already schooled in the psychological training procedures drawn from their knowledge of animal husbandry and equestrian training in addition to past military experience.
Americans had a different situation.   America was always a highly literate society.
The literacy rates during the colonial period and the early history of the United States indicate that literacy was steadily growing during that time period to rather high levels. Between 1650 and 1795, for example, male literacy rates are estimated to have risen from 60 to 90 percent. By 1840, literacy was estimated to be between 91 and 97 percent. There is no evidence that there was an undersupply of schools or a lack of interest in education in the United States. (Richman 38-9) The 1828 Journal of Education, for example, reports that “our population of 12,000,000, for the education of which, we have 50 colleges, besides several times the number of well-endowed academies, leaving primary schools out of the account. For meeting the intellectual needs of this 12,000,000, we have about 600 newspapers and periodical journals.” Compare that with Poland, who at the time had a population of 20 million, yet only 15 newspapers.
When Carl Marx came along in the 1840s, it was during a time when there were rapid changes fueling what we now call the Industrial Age. While amazing inventions were turning ordinary men into tycoons, the masses, seeing others with great wealth, were vulnerable to Marx’s steady stream of hatred of rich people and the still feudal system of government.  He divided the world into two camps – the haves and the have not’s.  The rich guys on the hill got that way, according to Marx, because they took advantage of the poor guys – the have not’s.  His writings fed on the envy and the low self-esteem of the have nots and his remedy was to encourage a worldwide workers’ revolt to take away the wealth of the rich guys and destroy the feudal government that they ran.  The workers’ revolt never came but 24 Marxist followers of Sigmund Freud organized a think tank in the 1920s called the Frankfort School.  It was organized to develop mind control techniques to brainwash people into wanting to destroy western civilization, a topic to be covered in detail in an upcoming article.
While Marxism might be attractive in countries that had no real government and where the people were still illiterate serfs, here in America, when the Industrial Age hit us (particularly after the Civil War) we had a different situation.  Our culture was based on what John Winthrop outlined in his 1630 “City on the Hill” sermon.  We were a nation of well-educated self-determined people happily running our own lives.
The public school system we have now took root around the turn of the 20th Century.   In 1903, industrialist John D. Rockefeller founded the General Education Board, which became the leading philanthropy which ultimately dictated how public schools were and are still run.  Many captains of industry like Rockefeller looking to gain control of an independent-thinking population1 supported the idea of building a nationwide compulsory public school system.  The richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller, who ended up putting a vast fortune into building the public school system, knew what he and his industrialist colleagues didn’t want….

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I don’t want a nation of thinkers.
I want a nation of workers.
Rev. Frederick T. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr., 1913 [1] expanded upon  Rockefeller’s goals.
“In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand.  The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk.  We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science.  We are not to raise up among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters.  We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians.  Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply.”
The General Education Board was not interested in encouraging critical thinking. Rather, its focus was on organizing children and creating reliable, predictable, obedient citizens.  As award-winning New York City teacher of the year John Taylor Gatto puts it, “school was looked upon from the first part of the 20th Century as a branch of industry and a tool of governance.”   The Rockefellers, along with other financial elites like Carnegie and Vanderbilt, have been able to mold society by funding and pushing compulsory state schooling for the masses.
President Woodrow Wilson explained his support for mass compulsory education.

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While I was doing research for this article, I learned that throughout the creation and running of our government-controlled compulsory school system, every Tom, Dick, and Harry claiming to be an expert promoted ideas, mostly Marxist, and utilized all manner of psychological techniques in order to basically brainwash students into conformist thinking.  To promote critical thinking and the desire to be a creative, self-directed individual was to be discouraged at all costs.  In addition, there is a constant need to diminish the values of religious teachings, the existence of God and the authority of parents, as they interfere with the authority of school officials to program their students.  In short, as we see in the news every day, personal values, civilized behavior, and independent thought are shunned in favor of emotional outbursts designed to cut off thinking or allowing unapproved non-group ideas to be heard.
Of the many quotes I read from these so-called experts, many have no respect for the authority or values of parents. The most egregious one I ran across was the one Harvard psychiatrist, Chester M. Pierce provided at his keynote address at the 1973 Childhood International Education Seminar in Colorado:
Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity.  It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future. (P.284 Kindle)
Even more chilling is the government policy discussion to promote “chemical experimentation” on minors in the schools, to, no doubt, provide a chemical straightjacket for little Johnny in the first row.  He is probably fidgeting because he’d rather be out in the schoolyard blowing off steam rather than inside listening to some boring and meaningless classroom exercise.  You have to wonder about all the mind control drugs we give our children these days that we never heard of a generation ago. (P.5 Kindle)
Then there was John Dewey, considered the father of modern education and who was an avowed atheist and Socialist.
John Dewey and his colleagues are responsible for deciding that since high literacy was an obstacle to their progressive agenda, the NEA needed to reduce emphasis on reading. Dewey’s agenda has produced absolutely tragic results in American education. He and a few other progressives brought in the system of “social studies.” Naturally, this direction soon edged God out of public school curriculums as Dewey disparaged schooling that focused on traditional character development. It’s no wonder today’s youth have a distorted view of our founders.
Dewey, in one of his famous quotes, said:
There is no God and there is no soul.  Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion.  With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried.  There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes. Dewey was also a major player in the Humanist movement, which has been using the public school system for almost a century to remove the basic values first laid out by the Puritans that were the basis of the American Revolution

One of the big fights of recent years is in regard to what is called “outcome-based education”, a set of theories that, when instituted, not only exacerbate the many problems already in place but aims to further alter the future of America.  They want to ensure that we will soon be a socialist country.

The ever-changing theories about how to teach reading, a basic skill, stand out as a classic catastrophe that the public schools can take full credit for.  Reading is the key to learning critical thinking, learning history and being constantly exposed to new ideas that expand one’s knowledge about the world around them.   The contrast from being an extremely literate society since colonial times to the sorry level we have today is appalling.  Worse yet, in public school philosophy 101, we now no longer teach history or how our government works, so students, the future voters, have no idea what our country is all about or how our political system works.  It’s no wonder all the screamers on social media rant things that have no relation to reality.
Creating a nation of illiterates has succeeded very well.  John Taylor Gatto, in his book, Weapons of Mass Instruction, provides some startling statistics.  In 1940, the national literacy rate among white people was 96% and 80% among black people.  Six decades later, black illiteracy rate dropped to 40% and 17% among whites.
Even more revealing, is a letter posted in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 1995.  (P 11 – Kindle)
In 1995 a student-teacher of fifth graders in Minneapolis wrote a letter to the editor of the Star-Tribune complaining about radically dumbed-down curriculum.  She wrote that 113 years earlier fifth graders in Minneapolis were reading William Shakespeare, Henry Thoreau, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Bunyan, Daniel Webster, Samuel Johnson, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Jefferson, Emerson, and others like them in the “Appleton School Reader”, but that today, I was told children are not to be expected to spell the following words correctly: back, big, call, came, can, day did, dog, down, get good, have, he home, if, in, is, like, little, man, morning, mother, my night, off, out, over, people, play, ran, said, saw, she, some, soon, their, them, time, two, too, up, us, very, water, we, went, where, when, will, would, etc. Is this nuts?
The disrespect for history is personally irksome to me.
The decision to tell students that there is nothing relevant to know about our Founding Fathers because they were slaveholding white men is patently absurd.  To deprive students of the joy of reading the voluminous and brilliant thoughts these great men wrote and the incredibly brave things they did, things that have inspired generations of people all over the world is criminal.
When I began reading the massive research of John Taylor Gatto, considered one of the great teachers and school historians in America, I reflected on my own experiences in both public and private school.  Defacing and removing statues of famous people is now in vogue, with people like Thomas Jefferson a special target. Jefferson, considered one of the leading intellectuals of the Age of Enlightenment, was so well read his extensive library is now part of the Library of Congress.
My own experience trying to learn how to read in the public school was a failure.  My local public school (in the 1950s) had decided to try a new way of teaching reading and by the time I was in the eighth grade, none of us kids could read well.  Those whose parents could afford it sent their kids to the many private schools that were popping up all over to offer remedial reading to a whole generation of us.  I was sent to a private school in the next town and that fall I went to my first political rally.   Malcolm Forbes, publishing giant, was running for governor.  He wanted to rid the public schools of the influence of the teachers’ unions that, as he said, were sending “certified” teachers from teachers’ colleges who knew all about the latest teaching methods but nothing about the subjects they were teaching.  By contrast, Forbes pointed out, private schools were free to hire non-certified teachers who knew their subjects and if they turned out to be lousy teachers, the parents (who paid their salaries) could fire them and get someone else.\
Making America Great Again – One Child at a Time
While the Fake News industry barely covered Trump’s signing his Executive Order, those of us who knew the sorry state of America’s public schools understood the earthquake this EO will cause.  When parents across the country decide to own their power and take control of what is being taught to their children in the public schools, in very short order we could see the end of the noisy and rude rabble in the streets who like to scream and make our lives miserable.  The future of America is at stake and the need to start raising mannerly adults with values and an ability to think critically is long overdue.
Believe it or not, it won’t take money to restructure the curriculum to encourage children to become spectacular adults.  It will take commitment.
Some years ago, I ran across the work of John Taylor Gatto, the teacher I mentioned before, who, after being awarded New York City Teacher of the Year in for several years in a row resigned via an article he wrote on the Editorial Page of the Wall Street Journal condemning the very system that had honored him.  He spent the rest of his life researching and writing detailed accounts about how our school system from Colonial Times became nothing more than a factory to teach children to obey orders and how not to think.
In recent years I ran across his explanation of how the Prussian school system was actually two separate systems.  One is as described above and used as the model we have in place in our compulsory public schools to teach our children how to be zombies.  The other was the one Prussian aristocrats used to train their children on how to be leaders and rulers of their nation.
While my mother was born in America, her parents were Prussian aristocrats who had immigrated to America in 1900. John’s description of the schooling for aristocrats explained why my mother was so critical about how bad my public school was and why, on the first day of attending my private school, I felt I had been let out of a cage and could breathe.  It was that distinct a difference.
The formula for setting up the goals and objectives for turning out a fully-functioning adult who would be fit to lead a nation is very simple.  John explained what he called Elite Boarding School Curriculum.
Transcript of John Taylor Gatto’s The 14 Principles of an Elite Boarding School Curriculum Video
“Hello, I’m John Gatto. I’d like to share with you the fourteen principles that I discovered that are universal among these schools [elite private boarding schools].  Even though each is quite a different animal than the next, they all concentrate on these fourteen themes.

Theory of Human Nature
“The first of these themes is that no kid should graduate without a theory of human nature; what makes people tick, what buttons do you press to get the results from your fellow man and woman that you want?  And where does the fund of lore come from?  Not from psychology, not even in a small way.  The fund of lore, by human nature, comes from history, philosophy, theology – that’s a curse word isn’t it in public schooling – literature, and law.  These five mighty agencies of human history and the human mind have a wealth of information about what human beings are like now, have been like, and probably always will be like.  And every kid should have a degree of expertise drawn from these sources.  I guess I should say these databases.
Active Literacies
“The second requirement of these schools is that every graduate has a strong experience with the active literacies.  Now we are all familiar with literacy as some exercise in reading.  But, the active literacies are writing and public speaking.  No matter how well developed your mind becomes on strong texts, it’s useless to convince anyone else of your point of view unless you can write well and you can speak well.  I think we’ve come to this juncture in history believing that that’s some God-given gift that only a few people have.  I can guarantee you, as a school teacher for thirty years, that both of those skills are extremely easy to teach.
“To teach public speaking, you simply have to offer regular opportunities to speak before a group of strangers.  That could be a group as small as one, two, or three, or it could be an auditorium of strangers.  But the fact that they are people you feel uncomfortable with I think is essential.  To write well requires nothing more than that you write constantly and regularly, every day preferably.  The improvement will occur quite naturally.  At that point, you might be able to profitably use some expert interventions.  But, in the process of reaching competency, intervention is the worst possible thing; simply the practice of doing it.  So now we have a theory of human nature and skills in the active literacies.
Institutional Forms
“Number three among the curricular themes that unite these elite private boarding schools, is an insight into the major institutional forms:  institutions like our courts or our corporations or our military; including details of the ideas which drive them.  I want to give you one sample of this so you can see how seriously government schools fall short of the mark in offering insights into these institutions.  We have all heard endlessly in schools of separation of powers.  The government of the United States is divided into at least three compartments:  One, an executive compartment;.  One, a legislative compartment that is further divided into two compartments of its own;  finally, a judicial compartment.
“Now a little bit of reflection should show you what the purpose of that is.  Not that we all live in harmony and agree in times of trouble, with what to say and do, but exactly the opposite of that.  The only possible way to arrive at an approximation of truth is through argument.  The more skillfull the argument on all sides will be better for the ultimate resolution of truth.  So that people who appear before you in the media and say in this time of trouble: dissent is not wanted, are truly un-American.  Because this country was the world’s first laboratory of dissent on the part of everybody.  That’s really what the American dream is largely composed of.
Good Manners and Politeness
“The fourth thing that private schools do, or elite private boarding schools do that public schools hardly touch, are the repeated exercises in the forms of good manners and politeness.  Based on the utter truth, politeness and civility are the foundations of all future relationships, all future alliances, and access to places that you may want to go.  Now don’t tell me that that’s just common sense because any public school I’ve ever been in, and I’ve been in hundreds, is the laboratory of rudeness, cruelty, sloppiness, and coarseness.
Independent Work
“The fifth thing that private boarding schools emphasize is independent work.  Think again about the possible reasons for that.  In public schools, as we know them, the teacher is charged with about eighty to ninety percent of filling the time available; one way or another.  And all the choices are the teachers’.  But, in independent private boarding education, that ratio is ideally reversed.
Grace via Physical Sports
“The sixth principle is that energetic physical sports aren’t a luxury or a way to blow off steam, but they’re absolutely the only way to confer grace on the human presence.  And that grace translates into power and into money later on.  Also, sports teach you patience in handling pain and dealing with emergencies which occur regularly in sports.
Access
“The seventh curricular them in elite private boarding schools is a complete theory of access to any workplace or any person.  You’d be better off than reading a civics textbook, to set a kid with the challenge of getting a private meeting with the mayor of Los Angeles and let him work, for a year, on constructing an access to the mayor.  Because that’s how… does that sound fanciful to you?  My kids, from a very ordinary New York public school, got access not only to New York City’s mayor, but to New York State’s governor, and CEO’s beyond count; you can do this too.  Teach your kids how to access places and people that he or she wants or needs.
Responsibility and Leadership
“Number eight is responsibility, as an utterly essential part of the curriculum.  And yes, that includes things like washing dishes.  An elite private boarding school will ask a kid to care for a horse, to take some important community service, to go for leadership in clubs; much easier to get than you think because if the club is actually doing anything, it’s a lot of hard work to be the leader and few people want that.  Always to grab for responsibility when it’s offered and to always deliver more than is asked for.
Code of Standards
“Number nine, and this is a long-range comprehensive thing that needs to be checked regularly, that you don’t ever quite get there.  It’s arrival at a personal code of standards.  Standards in production, standards in behavior, and standards in morality.
Familiarity with the Arts
“Number ten is a familiarity with the master creations in music, in painting, in dance, in sculpture, in design and architecture, and literature, and drama; to be at ease with the arts.  Because apart from religion, the arts are the only way that transcends the animal materiality of our lives… to get in touch with the bigger you.
Observation and Recording
“Number eleven is the power of accurate observation and recording.  I’ll only give you one example of how you think this way, and if you push yourself, you will be able to supply many more power of accurate observation and recording examples.  It used to be an axiom among British upper classes that if you could not draw what you saw with your eye you were in fact not seeing what was there.  So drawing wasn’t a way to kill time, but a way to sharpen the perception.
Dealing with Challenges
“Number twelve was the ability to deal with challenges of all sorts.  This one is my favorite because one person’s challenge is another person’s ho-hum.  To know what will challenge your son or your daughter you have to know your son or daughter very, very well.  If you have a kid who is painfully shy, obviously public presentations are the challenges the kid needs as a corrective, rather than live the rest of their lives. Also, if your child is a coward, that’s a harsh word, but many people are natural cowards–maybe all of us are natural cowards–until we come to see that physical challenges really aren’t so bad.  In addition, if they hurt, they don’t hurt that much.  Teach your kid if he gets knocked down always to stand back up.  If he gets knocked down again, to always stand back up again.  That would be a challenge.
Reasoning
“Number thirteen, we’re coming to the end of the curricular list, is a habit of caution in reasoning to conclusions.  Should Iraq be invaded by the most technologically sophisticated military in the history of the planet and should hundreds of billions of dollars be allotted to that purpose?  Well, maybe it should and maybe it shouldn’t.  But listening to a few government propaganda hours about the similarities between the leader of Iraq and Adolf Hitler is not the way to come to the conclusion, even though it’s the way eighty or ninety percent of us do.
Testing and Judgment
“And finally, it’s the constant development and testing of judgment.  You make judgments and discriminate value and then you follow up; you keep an eye on your predictions to see how far skewed from what actually occurs… or how consistent with what transpires things are.
“I’m John Taylor Gatto, and this is what you’ve been missing.”

MAGA TOOLKIT TO MAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS  GREAT – FOR THE FIRST TIME

Even if you hate Trump, please understand how by giving us the right to decide what our children learn in government-run schools, he has given us the most powerful weapon we could have to restore the values that made our country great in the first place.
It’s been over a century of schools run with a Marxist agenda to manipulate and control the minds of future generations that is the heart of our culture crisis. Seeing children with bad manners scream and sometimes use violence to silence anyone who thinks differently is a desired result.  Chaos in the streets and a mob that is easily manipulated by constant hate-filled “news” from “official” sources and social networks are exactly what Marxist manipulators can use to destroy our political system as we know it.   You might want to send President Trump a thank you note so he knows you “get it” and appreciate that he gave you a major tool to restore order.
Get a group of like-minded people together and start working with school officials to see where to begin turning the curriculum into what the leaders of society both here and abroad provide for their children.  Remember it is not about spending a lot of money.  It’s about knowing what you want for your children.  You might check with parents who have already pulled their kids out of public school to see what teaching materials they use.  Homeschoolers have very interesting teaching tools and some of the private schools have interesting ideas on how to build character and think creatively.
Just remember, President Trump knew that if he removed the authority of the federal government to control local public school curricula, alert parents and others could figure out for themselves how to get the Marxist manipulators out of the system.
We need a concerted effort to rescue all the kids currently there and make sure future generations can think and act like fully-functioning adults.  Then we will have Made America Great Again!
Some Interesting Resources
School Sucks Project
Books by John Taylor Gatto
Home School Curriculum Reviews
https://tuttletwins.com/

By Elissa Meininger – Historian and Health Policy Analyst
From <https://bolenreport.com/trump-opens-door-so-we-can-purge-marxism-from-public-schools/&gt;

Communism New Face of the DNC

Reposted on Bob’s Opinion from AMAC newsletter.

Sorry, Democrats, But Your Stars Are Socialists
Posted Monday, April 22, 2019

By… Outside Contributor 

 

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There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned.
His reward was a cataract of good reviews and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach people not favorably inclined to his worldview, at the very least demonstrating that he’s willing to show up outside his political silo.
Why hadn’t any of the other Democrats done it before? Because they lacked the verve and ideological self-confidence of Sanders, as well as the independent streak to buck the Democratic party’s attempt to hold the line against Fox. As a message candidate, Sanders is willing to take his anywhere.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, miraculously transformed into a relatively moderate Democratic elder stateswoman, has understandably been pushing back against the notion that she leads a socialist party defined by a few radicals in the House.
On 60 Minutes, she stalwartly declared: “I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view. That is not the view of the Democratic party.” She dismissed the left wing in her caucus as “like, five people.”
In sheer numbers this is true, but it’s the wrong way to count.
The fact is that the most compelling stars of the party are self-declared socialists with a knack for generating controversy and media attention, and with committed mass followings. Pelosi might wish it weren’t true, but poll numbers, fundraising, and follower counts don’t lie.
Sanders is reliably second — sometimes first — in national and state presidential polling. He’s outraised everyone else in the field and, with his massive small-donor base, probably can continue to do so for the duration. More than anyone else, he has defined the Democratic party’s current agenda.
It’ll be much harder to maintain that the Democratic party isn’t socialist if it nominates one as its presidential candidate, which everyone paying attention realizes is a real possibility.
If this happens, it won’t be the work of conservatives hoping to negatively brand the Democrats, but of the party’s faithful. The same goes for the prominence of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It is often said that conservatives are “obsessed” with her; maybe so, but the same is true — and probably more so — of everyone else.
AOC has been on the cover of Time magazine, Rolling Stone (with Nancy Pelosi, as it happens), Hollywood Reporter, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Annie Leibovitz photographed her for Vogue. She’s been interviewed by 60 Minutes.
She has nearly 4 million Twitter followers and more than 3 million followers on Instagram, where she feeds the insatiable obsession of her fans — not her critics — with videos from her apartment.
She was among the top 10 House Democrats in fundraising the first quarter and had the highest percentage of small donors (her ally, Ilhan Omar, also excelled).
It’s obviously vexing to Pelosi to see a House majority built by the careful avoidance of ideological extravagance and won in marginal districts hijacked, at least in terms of public attention, by a few freshmen and a 77-year-old Vermont socialist.
They might not define the center of gravity of the party at the moment, and the radical freshmen have lost most of their tussles with Pelosi. But there is a reason that they are so famous, with such fundraising prowess. The crusading purity of Bernie Sanders has an inherent appeal, and the outrageousness of the freshmen attracts attention, which always begets more attention.
Yes, there are vast numbers of Democrats out there who aren’t on Twitter or Instagram. Maybe there are enough of them to nominate Joe Biden, or a Pete Buttigieg can win on a progressive platform clothed in a moderate demeanor.
But the party’s stars will have something to say about it. The great Zionist Theodor Herzl maintained, “It is the simple and fantastic which leads men.” As Bernie Sanders showed, it’s also willing to go on Fox News.
by Rich Lowry

Socialism For a Snowflake

 

In hopes that we may communicate with the ZOMBIE type SNOWFLAKES 

The following story is from ‘Bookworm’ … a wonderful writer who writes for a blog I receive.  As I read the little story, it became quite clear that the style and method of children’s stories to get children to understand and stay interested in the story might be an effective way to get the “Snowflake” and the millennial generation to understand some of the truth about what they have been programmed to vehemently advocate, Socialism!

Ant &amp; Grasshopper Socialism

Repost from Bookworm … Great read and worthy of a share.

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

 

This one is a little different … Two Different Versions … Two Different Morals
OLD VERSION
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:
Be responsible for yourself!
MODERN VERSION
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the Black Lives Matter group singing, “We shall overcome.”
Then, Reverend Al Sharpton, has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.
Former President Obama condemns the ant and blames Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer exclaim in an interview on The View that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having; nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2020.

Thanks, Bookworm!

 

From a Romanian Conservative

Reblogged from Romanian Conservative … Ileana Johnson Paugh (American by choice)

 

Capitalism is Oppressive, Give Us Free Socialism
Posted on August 18, 2018
Photo: Coada adevarului.ro.com (standing in the line of truth)
“There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone has to pay for it.”
The American socialist politicians are promising their voting constituents through such figures as Barney Sanders, the politician from Vermont whose economic fortunes have improved drastically since he ran for president, and the socialist Cortez from the Bronx who, although she has a degree from a prestigious and very expensive school, does not know anything about Economics or geopolitics, by her own admission, and shows her lack of knowledge every time she opens her mouth.
But her ignorance does not stop her equally ignorant followers to support her generous promise of free rewards: health care, higher education, child care, and housing. Who can resist the promise of Santa Clause?
Higher education is hardly worth the paper the diplomas are printed on when the majors are social justice, women’s studies, racial justice, and other community organizing subjects that the young American communists are “studying” in droves.
Cortez has no idea how she’s going to pay for everything free she promised but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts proposes to nationalize private industry. She can’t let private property stand in the way of establishing a socialist nation where the means of production are owned by the state. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/elizabeth-warren-plan-nationalize-everything-woos-hard-left/
In addition to the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” which afflicts millions of Democrat voters, statism has become the platform of the Democrat Party, which is now a very socialist version of its former self.
Ayn Rand defined statism as “collectivism, the belief that a man’s life and work belong to the state, to society, to the group, the gang, the race, the nation, and the state may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.” http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/statism.html
Fabian socialists like H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw would be very proud of our American youth today. Like their European counterparts, they want to reach the goals of socialism through political process and legislative bodies in order to avoid revolution or armed struggle.
Guns, after all, in the hands of ordinary citizens are dangerous, they must be disarmed. In their opinion, only the wise government should have arms. We can see how well that is working in Europe where citizens have nothing to defend themselves with against the Muslim invaders.
Europeans are not allowed free speech. If they try to speak against those who do them harm each day, they wind up in kangaroo courts and then given jail terms for hate speech.
Young American voters love the idea of a Fabian socialist welfare state in the vein of the European states that have such generous welfare and high taxes. Small European nations boast about higher college education rates. In addition to free tuition, they give monthly stipends to their studious populace that can take as long as six years to finish their bachelor’s degrees.
Who would not want to get paid to “study” for six years at the expense of taxpayers who foot the bill and willingly pay as much as 56% of their income so that their dwindling progeny can get a leisurely college degree?
Their Fabian socialism college graduates are now living in the formerly homogenous but now multiculturalist societal dream that is turning into a nightmare of their own making, caused by the tolerant admittance into their midst of endless economic refugees from Africa and the Middle East, refugees who refuse to integrate and are creating violent chaos across Europe.
What a great model to emulate here in the United States! After all, the Democrats and some Republicans alike have deemed that we are not diverse and tolerant enough; we must be forced with the help of the tin pot dictators at the U.N. into population social engineering submission.
So what is free under socialism in general that is worth having? In the true socialism society I grew up in, education was free until you decided to move to another country and then you had to pay back all the education you received. The state explained that someone else, i.e. the evil capitalists, was going to benefit from the stellar education you received.
Colleges had a limited amount of seats at each university and the competition was fierce. Only a very small percentage of the high school graduates made it to college. And there were no private colleges allowed. The rest had to study in a trade school or find a job working for the state in a menial proletarian job.
Just because you had the best of grades and higher education was free, it did not necessarily mean that you got in. The children of Communist Party members in good standing were admitted first, no question asked and no exams were necessary. The remaining seats were given to the candidates with the highest scores on various college entrance exams.
Some parents chose to bribe the committee members and their children had secondary dibs. Eventually, the best, the brightest, and most studious competed and were ranked for the remaining seats.
Child care and kindergarten were free too, but the seats were limited, much less than the number of children and there was a pecking order which placed the children of the proletariat last.
Health care was also free but it was hardly worth the poor services provided. The wait was long, the surgeons marginally qualified, and the drugs needed to care for the sick were missing from pharmacies due to the ignorant central planning by the Communist Party.
Housing was not free, the proletariat had to pay what the statists decided and it was Spartan and very small in large concrete block apartments without elevators. The exception was nine-story or higher buildings in which elevators were found but broken most of the time. The upside was that people were forced to walk and climb a lot and had good cardio workout and nobody was fat.
Aside from the “freebees” I mentioned, nothing else was free and there was no free speech allowed. You could choose to speak freely but then you were quickly disappeared, never to be seen again.
European Fabian socialists don’t exactly live in the lap of luxury either. Apartment residents are often multi-generational, sharing the same space with mom, dad, siblings, grandma, and grandpa. And apartment renting rights are passed on from generation to generation in a will. Owning a home or a condo is quite expensive and the waiting lists for government housing are quite long.
This is the paradise pure socialism and Fabian socialism bring. Perhaps Cortez, the Latina from the Bronx, should spend some time in Venezuela to experience on her own spoiled capitalist skin what socialism brings to a formerly wealthy country.

 

I would recomend her site to follow.

Tell it like it is

Reblogged from email … Hard Nox and Friends … thanks for such a great post

R.S. Helms

 

Standing Athwart

“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”

~ William F. Buckley, National Review (19 November 1955)

I’m in a pretty ugly and cynical mood these days, especially where politics is concerned. It seems to me we live in an age where we are about to begin paying for mistakes of the past…and I mean really paying for them.

Progressivism has stripped all meaning from America’s founding values and has effectively rendered worthless the status of being an American citizen. There was a time when we paid taxes for the privilege of being a citizen and those taxes went toward protecting the value of being a citizen – today, we are simply extorted to pay for things people want who do not value being American. In a way, we pay ransom to preserve fractions of the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Every single aspect of the Bill of Rights is compromised, nullified or is currently under attack. From the First Amendment to the Tenth, our own government is in open violation of every single one.

We have decided, in our infinite wisdom, to expose all to moral hazard by extending the rights of citizens to non-citizens and equating people who pay no taxes or own no property to people who do, eliminating the value of actually being an American citizen. Like the old saying states, when everyone is special, no one is.

It has devolved to such a level that our elected officials, especially those from the Democrat party, openly scoff at the concerns of the citizens who pay the bills, deriding them as bigots, racists and xenophobes. If you express any concern for the decay of the country of your birth, you are immediately described as evil.

And we allowed this. At best, we have allowed a loud, vocal minority to shout us down and at worst, there really is a majority of people who simply don’t care.

I tried to make a point about illegal immigration the other day – that people coming to the US with no knowledge of America’s history, the reasons it was founded, the painful transformation it has endured to attempt to live up to those founding values would logically have no affection, allegiance or loyalty to her – and then I realized that this not only describes illegal immigrants but what seems to be a growing segment of young American citizens. These people can’t discern the difference between fact and opinion and yet they vote and hold office without even the most basic understanding of what their vote means or what their role in a constitutional government means

The Internet promised to be the greatest tool for knowledge since the ancient library at Alexandria but instead, it gave us the ignorance of another Alexandria – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Not to pick on Che-quita Khrushchev, but she is the poster child for such mile wide and inch deep transient knowledge that google experts and scholars possess.
Che-quita is just the most prominent current example of what Ronald Reagan said – “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

Comedian Flip Wilson created a famous skit about a crooked preacher who founded “The Church of What’s Happenin’ Now!” in which the rules were constantly bent to the benefit of the preacher’s own desires. Progressivism is nothing but the post-millennium version of that church. It is a church where only now matters, where relativism and ignorance are seen as values and destruction of Western Civilization is a virtue. Righteousness is defined as compliance with the destructive progressive agenda.

But there is s difference between being righteous and self-righteous. Being righteous means being morally right or justifiable; virtuous. Righteous people are validated by immutable principles, their actions are guided by them. Being self-righteous is defined as having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior. Self-righteous people are guided by malleable propositions, not principles and define their “principles” to justify their actions.

Where the actions of righteous people are justified by their principles, self-righteous people justify their principles through their actions. Their actions are always approved because their motives are assumed to be the purest – even when they are not.

The progressive left has become all they once professed to hate. The only way they can exist in this environment of cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy is to “other” all who are non-progressive. Everybody else is evil, a Nazi, a racist and God only knows what else. They have succumbed so much to the self-love philosophy of “Gosh darn it” Stuart Smalley (Al Franken), they have come to only worship themselves and this church will continue to attract the weak minded because absent principles or morals, progressivism promises the seduction of always being right

The fatal flaw in this Church of Progressivism is that no moral superiority can be built on a foundation of amoral or immoral acts.

As we are witnessing at our southern border, nothing short of direct confrontation with the progressive agenda is going to work. It’s way past time to be standing athwart and yelling “Stop!”

God help us all.

… by Utah, originally posted 2 April 2019

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