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The word that describes what our founders rejected is feudalism. Today it’s called socialism
Depopulate to repopulate–an ancient formula for control
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Depopulate to repopulate — an ancient formula for control

By A. Dru Kristenev —— Bio and Archives–July 10, 2019

Progressives, under the guise of Social Democrats and, now, the mainstream Democrat Party, have fully embraced the concept of depopulation, but they’re no longer targeting people of color, certain ethnicities or sexual orientation. The bull’s eye is boldly painted on the back (because cowards won’t face their adversary) of anyone who still believes in God, family and country.
Citing every eccentric theory that pits Man against nature, pious social justice armies have turned against themselves in their zeal to rid the nation and the planet of their enemy. It’s not just the craven masked mobs roaming the streets of Portland, Oregon and D.C. assaulting unarmed bystanders with cement-laden “milkshakes,” iron bars or planned acid balloon attacks.
Politicians, jurists, educators and bureaucrats have instituted legislation, curricula and regulations inducing fear of overpopulation
Self-righteous leftists settled in for the long haul, committing decades to infiltrate public schools, government, media and religious institutions. Over time, they’ve engineered dramatic revisions of history in each of these domains to reflect their altered view of the world.
Employing every device possible, politicians, jurists, educators and bureaucrats have instituted legislation, curricula and regulations inducing fear of overpopulation—that the environment can’t sustain the current number of human bodies, methane-excreting animals, cultivated crops or mined resources. The last two generations have been browbeaten with anxiety that their predecessors have bequeathed them a beleaguered earth and they are tasked with its rescue from… who? Themselves, of course.
How are these despairing youngsters to accomplish the impossible?
Lucky for them, grizzled hipsters from the sixties successfully indoctrinated them with the simple solution: reduce the population. Which begs the next question. How? Looks like the old socialists had that covered, too.

I. Remove all moral standards
Remove all moral standards. This is the first imperative to instituting depopulation. Without a moral code anything goes and, now, it does.
By teaching children as young as preschoolers that their sex is up for debate, that they can decide if they are boys, girls, a mixture or none of the above, confusion about their identity and, eventually, about procreation is deeply seated in their psyches. Promoting the idea that consorting with others of the same sex or going to the extreme of changing their sex to something else creates individuals less likely to reproduce. As children grow older, add to the coached sexual confusion the idea that physical gratification is paramount, then disdain for the reproductive process follows.
To forward the agenda, states are addressing aspects of sex education and how to deal with resulting unwanted pregnancies, calling both “choice.” Colorado has passed legislation compelling public schools to teach LGBT ideology while forbidding discussions about religious perspectives on sex that encourage abstinence and traditional marriage. Christian schools like one in Maryland are being cut off from receiving voucher funds because they teach biblical perspectives on sexuality.
Dealing with unwanted pregnancies that may occur due to these sex education models, New York and Vermont have legalized “abortion” after delivery, otherwise identified as infanticide, while other states contemplate similar bills.
Either side of the curriculum furthers the agenda of seriously lessening the number of humans and states like Maine are adding laws that encourage individuals to take their own lives. Oregon passed assisted suicide years ago and, in 2018, added assisted murder for Alzheimers, severely physically debilitated and mentally deficient patients by allowing legal guardians to withhold food and water.

II. Manufacturing environmental crises
Manufacturing environmental crises. Re-zoning to displace whole populations, curtail housing and agriculture allow health disasters to occur.
Efforts to decrease numbers and concentrate Americans into high-density population centers (as opposed to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ illegitimate claim that illegals are imprisoned in “concentration camps”) are wending their way through California’s legislature. One overreaching bill imposes state control over residential zoning, stripping power from municipalities and counties to decide the make-up of housing developments, essentially pulling the plug on the American Dream of owning a single-family home.
Urban planning stresses depopulating countryside, limiting agriculture (which restricts food production, encouraging scarcity and high food prices) and cordoning off uninhabited wilderness where citizens pay a fee to visit the beauty of nature—if there is still road access. Using environmentalism for cover, farms are languishing as irrigation is blocked (e.g. California’s San Joaquin Valley), ranches are dying as grazing is fenced off across the West, and mining and logging are prevented by government agencies (BLM, EPA, USFS, etc.) diminishing access to building materials and resources for affordable power generation (coal, natural gas, oil, etc.).
Related tactics to reduce our native-born population are taking hold as democrats do all in their power to leave the borders wide open, inviting seriously ill migrants to enter the country, including individuals from Ebola-stricken Congo. A recent report demonstrated how caravans traveling north are now including “exotic” nationals and “extra-continentals” from Africa and Asia crossing from Colombia into Panama, many showing signs of unidentified skin ailments and other diseases.
Is it the left’s intent to introduce infectious and fatal epidemics that will severely affect America’s generally healthy citizenry?

III. Importing an underclass
Importing an underclass. This aspect of depopulation by displacing citizens with foreign peoples is two-fold and has a basis in history.
As a method of control that was documented by ancient historians, supported by biblical passages, Assyrian kings such as Tiglath Pileser III forced the removal of whole regional populations from their native lands to unfamiliar environs a thousand miles distant, keeping the exiled people in a state of flux, discomfort and fear. 2 Kings 17 describes the relocation of the Cuthah, Ava, Hamath and Sepharvaim from Babylon to Samaria where they replaced the population of Israel that was marched to Assyria. The Books of Daniel and Ezekiel are the tales of a people in captivity, some who eventually returned to their homeland and most who never did, forming a dispossessed underclass wherever they settled over the following millennia.
The strategy works. Examine how illegal immigrants entering the United States complain about “living in the shadows” as outcasts. Government welfare, education and healthcare dispensed to the “undocumented” cements their subjection to authority while their self-appointed, liberal-funded spokesmen rail against the system that coddles them. Despite their crying “unfair,” they submit to the control by never crossing the political line that keeps them subjects, including voting illegally to stay in bondage to government handouts. They forget that handouts don’t have strings, they’re attached to nooses.
Within these oppressive ideologies lurk self-destructive death cults. From the West’s upswing in suicide among rudderless youth suspended in a social order devoid of faith, to a spate of muslim mothers putting their children in harm’s way, encouraging suicide, murder and reckless behavior. Examples are prolific as in supporting Hamas closing schools in Gaza and scurrying their youngsters off to participate in violent riots which could result in maiming or a martyred death.

IV Sustaining an underclass
Cities under the leadership of liberal officials, most all democrats, have suffered like no other municipalities and counties across the nation. Economic depression ushered in during the previous presidential administration, along with platitudes that America’s days of productivity and invention were over, instigated a loss of jobs, property and optimism that has beset the largest cities in America.
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle are strewn with miles of tent cities that their elected officials welcome, wringing hands and shedding crocodile tears about the tens of thousands of displaced, diseased, mentally disabled, drugged-up or indolent individuals occupying the sidewalks. Instead of working to solve the problem, the progressive administrations are happily funding poop patrols, used needle disposal, rat and vermin extermination and negotiations over “property rights.”
In Los Angeles, pestilence has broken out along Skid Row carried by rats that have infested LAPD’s Central Division where two employees have contracted typhoid fever. Open sewage, rotting garbage and filth now pose health hazards to service employees, first responders, business operators and the growing homeless population that city administrators, with shrugged shoulders, accept as inevitable.
The purpose of these depopulation schemes that are riddled with malice toward innocent lives and human productivity is confounding average Americans.
Civil society is under attack by liberal financiers influencing elected and bureaucratic officials intentionally reducing access to food, water, medical treatment and uncensored information, restricting healthy family relations and teaching faith in God.
Educational design has curtailed understanding of our founding documents, raising generations of Americans who would willingly do away with them, believing that life is pointless and, thus, valueless and expendable. They’ve been groomed to conclude these documents promise the opposite of their original intent of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” because these attributes of human aspiration have been redefined as something ugly and selfish.
Scaling down human numbers through the tactics described makes for a more pliable and controllable population that sustain the opulent lifestyles of those orchestrating the demise of our social order. As much as the conclusion sounds off-the-wall and conspiratorial, efforts to depopulate the world are evident and those who don’t investigate or challenge the information delivered by media, educators, government and misguided ministries are complicit.
Finally, it must be stressed how the progressive game plan to depopulate the planet directly contradicts God’s Word. They say the planet is straining under overpopulation and humanity’s billions must be decreased; that mother earth simply can’t sustain all those needy lives.
That is patently untrue.
God said: Genesis 1:27 –

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
And it was repeated in Genesis 9:1 РAnd God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth… 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
The earth was meant to feed and prosper all humanity. That’s why Man was directed and empowered to cultivate it—collect seed, plow, sow and harvest its wealth.
The lie that Man has power to destroy the earth has been planted among the last few generations to promote compliance to decrease their own numbers. They and subsequent shrinking populations then become easier to control. Powerful patrons turn aside anger by firing-up resistance to the “status quo” that, in return, quells rebellion against the politicians and affluent funders who’ve essentially reduced the self-ordained anarchists to reactive “masses,” as Karl Marx labeled them.
The United States was established to offer every citizen an opportunity to equally pursue God’s riches according to their desires to succeed. Equality is not a promise that everyone owns equivalent property, or that wealth is distributed “fairly,” a favorite word of progressivism.
This nation came into being to protect individuals from subjugation by elitist overlords that, 243 years ago, were embodied by King George and the British nobility who mercilessly taxed the Colonies. Consider that the rate of taxation levied by the British government which inspired the Boston Tea Party was a fraction of what individuals pay in the 21st Century. The word that describes what our founders rejected is feudalism. Today it’s called socialism.
Anyone else see a problem here?

This is a repost from Canada Free Press. (emphasis was my own and not that of the Author – A. Dru Kristenev). The repost is a selected article by me as a precursor to my next post concerning the United Nations Agenda 21 & 2030, their plan of implementation to create a Socialist Union.
R.S. Helms … Bob’s Opinion
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Hollywood Boycotts Georgia

 

Reposted to Bob’s Opinion … Thought you would like to read it anew after all the BS  has gone away (Mostly).  I am following this up with one I am writing on the whole Fifth Chapter of Isaiah and kicking off a new page Christianity, Politics, and culture.

Thanks … R.S. Helms

Sexual perversion and deviant behaviors have inundated our national consciousness and the defenders of death to the unborn
Hollywood to Georgia: If You Won’t Kill Them – No Movies for You!

By Rev. Michael Bresciani —— Bio and Archives–June 5, 2019
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The Un-Holy of the Un-Holy

It seems more and more each day that America is becoming a subdivision of hell. Extreme political ideologies have gripped the Democrats and a general moral collapse has moved across our citizenry like a tidal wave.
Sexual perversion and deviant behaviors have inundated our national consciousness and the defenders of death to the unborn have become so twisted that they now plan boycotts and economic sanctions against states that want to pull the plug on all abortions.

Hollywood, which has been labeled a den of thieves with the morality of a pack of jackals, has targeted the state of Georgia with threats from Netflix and Disney.
Let’s examine these communistic, perverted threats from those who claim to be lovers of children and providers of the highest family values in the nation.
If the “heartbeat bill” becomes permanent law in Georgia Hollywood has put Georgia on notice that they will discontinue filming in the ‘Peach State.’
So, if they won’t kill the unborn, who then will never get to see the beautiful state of Georgia, those lucky enough to be born, won’t get to see it as well! Here is proof, that perversion is more widespread than we have ever imagined in these United States!
And yet, there are still some Americans who think saving the life of even one precious child is a greater gain than the entire 9.5 billion dollars in revenues from Hollywood studios.
We see visions of the magic kingdom lit up and dazzling little children; standing as the very portal of childhood dreams, but behind the scenes Disney CEO Bob Iger says, he doesn’t see how it is practical for Disney to continue shooting in Georgia if the law goes into effect, adding that the law would make it “very difficult” for Disney to keep filming there.
Alas, whatever shall we do?
Perhaps it is time to realize that dead children have no dreams—in the Magic Kingdom or anywhere else.
Perhaps it is time to realize that dead children have no dreams—in the Magic Kingdom or anywhere else
Why doesn’t Disney see their own, world-class hypocrisy?
Since pro-abortion activist Alyssa Milano sent her letter of protest to Gov. Brian Kemp we see among the death monger celebs in a list of almost 50 names. These marvels of human regression include Jessica Chastain, Amy Schumer, Brie Larsen, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, and Don Cheadle. Some will no doubt thank Milano for providing them with a list of actors whose films they don’t want to see this year.
After raising the usual ‘denial of women’s rights argument’ which is leftist subterfuge and obfuscation at its finest—along comes Netflix with this declaration made by chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law.”
We have to wonder how anyone would dare to use words like restrictive, and severe in defense of women who kill their own children.
Perhaps we should label the Z generation for what it actually is—it is the age of perversion.
We now see why preachers, prophets, and messengers of the Bible quote the following passage today more than any other time in history. To wit:
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:20)

All emphasis is mine and changing the color of the picture is mine  … R.S. Helms

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!

 

Democrat Party is now officially the Socialist Party? I Think So.

Reposted on Bob’s Opinion by R.S. Helms

 

The Only Game Democrats Play

March 27, 2019

Patrick O’Hannigan Culture, Government, Politics 1

People hoping to become the Democrat nominee for president in 2020 have recently floated suggestions for dismantling both the Electoral College and the Supreme Court as we know it. These ideas are in addition to the urgency with which many of them also tell the rest of us to be both deeply suspicious of parenthood and greener than Kermit the Frog, in the vain hope that those things might help to forestall climate change.
But if progressive policies are as self-evidently worth pursuing as leftists assume they are, then why do those same people keep moving the political goalposts? Why, for example, did the Speaker of the House endorse a proposal to lower the federal voting age to 16? It’s as though the only game in town were Calvinball, minus the innocence of the original version. Calvin, you might remember, was not above cheating (hence “Calvinball,” whose only rule was that there were no rules). That wildly imaginative six-year-old refused to build snowmen in traditional ways, but neither he nor his indulgent tiger ever waged war against the dead, as leftists are now doing.
That might sound like hyperbole to anyone who hasn’t seen Democrats trying to erase their own past by toppling statues of Confederate soldiers. The activists pushing for changes like that don’t seem to realize that when Confederate statues are gone, monuments to the valor of Union soldiers will have no meaning, either.
Being “woke” is an essentially reactive stance, because it has to contrast with something asleep or unexamined. But speech cops on the left (and they’re all on the left) don’t understand or care about that. Consequently, Civil War battlefields are being leached of the formative influence proper to them. We’re losing our collective memory of American history, and (in the hotbeds of progressive iconoclasm) ultimately mocking Lincoln’s resolve that “these dead shall not have died in vain.”
Leftists treat history as a tool for the acquisition of power. Anything that can’t be ignored or subverted gets reframed, which is why I don’t think freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or failed Senate candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke are as clueless as they appear to be. “Beto” and “AOC” know what their supporters want to hear. When AOC threatens the moderates in her own party but says perkily that “democratic socialism” simply means “putting democracy and society first,” or Beto preaches doom from the “coffee shop at the end of the world,” each is appealing to mal-educated people who mistake youthful ignorance for courage. In a different world, those particular politicians would be vying for election as homecoming king and queen. Instead, they want to be commissars.

READ Trump’s State of the Union speech open thread

Had the 2016 presidential election turned out differently, we would not now be hearing about problems with the Electoral College, or listening to activists pine righteously for “democracy” in what was built as a republic. Anyone who wants to lecture the rest of us on proper governance ought first to understand introductory phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance.
NBC News describes the progressive strategy for 2020 as an attempt to change the rules. That ideology’s notion of being bravely different never makes room for traditionalists, but now holds sway even in things like the dress code for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Despite the argument that outdated systems and social mores need to change, it’s hard to see progressive motivation as anything more than an alloy of hypocrisy and opportunism, because they move goalposts even when there’s no compelling reason to do so. Events in New York and Virginia reminded us that Democrats unwilling to let the evil of late-term abortion alone pushed past that into providing legal cover for infanticide, while casting themselves as merciful because letting babies die saves the cost of neonatal intensive care.
Less contentious issues show a similar pattern. Hillary Clinton, for example, has yet to be prosecuted for feigned ignorance (Q: Did you wipe your email server? A: “You mean like with a cloth?”), gross negligence, or felonious conduct. Meanwhile, Trumpian exaggeration draws swift condemnation from all quarters, the First Lady isn’t regarded as being multi-lingual or photogenic enough to avoid being snubbed by people who wet themselves over her immediate predecessor, and self-proclaimed bastions of free inquiry in North America and Europe are nothing of the kind.

READ Reparations: The Holy Grail of Identity Politics (Part III)

Two years into a presidency that has done more to expose progressive insecurities than any other, it’s also safe to say that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian efforts to sway America’s 2016 election started with bad motive and wide latitude. That it ended up vindicating President Trump is almost beside the point. Outcome aside, the investigation’s dominance of the news cycle was exactly what the Beltway Establishment had hoped it would be, if for no other reason than because so many politicians despise (and feel threatened by) the brash populist in the White House.
“March Madness” for progressives is no different from the crazy that they pretend to save the rest of us from in every other month. If your objections to that can be painted as logical, historical, patriarchal, privileged, racist, or cis-gendered, then you are easily marginalized. The only proper response to the way progressives have weaponized grievance and guilt is to refuse to play along.
In gentler moods, we might also remember that Calvin and Hobbes did not end its ten-year run atop the comics page with a game of Calvinball. Instead, on December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson’s beloved creations signed off from a sled in the snow with an appreciative nod to the wonders of the world around them, as Calvin, with his triangular grin, said “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, Ol’ Buddy…Let’s Go Exploring!”
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Truth About Our School System

Battle Against Leftist Indoctrination in Public Schools Continues in Maine
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By Matthew Vadum — Front Page Mag

Maine state representative Lawrence Lockman isn’t backing down after a committee in the state legislature killed his proposed bill that would have forbidden political and ideological indoctrination in the public schools of the Pine Tree State.
Leftist indoctrination in the classroom “is a violation of the civil rights of the students,” Lockman told FrontPage. Politically correct identity-group politics is now the norm in Maine’s classrooms, he said. (FrontPage published an op-ed by Lockman on March 5.)
“Realtors, architects, dental hygienists, have a code of ethics,” he said. “Why not teachers?”
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Teachers were wrong to get involved in and bring students to a previous demonstration to lobby for the passage of legislation restricting firearms, Lockman said.
“It’s outrageous that teachers are taking sides on a legislative issue.”
“The kids were used,” he said. “They were pawns. They were dupes.”
“If the gun owners of Maine were having a demonstration or a rally to press for pro-firearms legislation I would just as strongly have opposed teachers getting involved in that.”
Lockman said his 501(c)(4) nonprofit, the Maine First Project, is moving forward with a “forgotten parents’ initiative” to get parents involved at the local level.
Lockman’s comments came after his fellow Republican lawmakers abandoned him and allowed his bill, known as LD 589, to die in committee. The measure, which the David Horowitz Freedom Center helped to draft, was unanimously voted down by the joint House-Senate Education and Cultural Affairs Committee Feb. 28. Not surprisingly, the teachers’ unions and the ACLU opposed the bill.
The legislation would have required the State Board of Education to “adopt rules prohibiting teachers in public schools from engaging in political, ideological or religious advocacy in the classroom.” Those rules “must be clear and provide enforcement mechanisms for appropriate and professional ethical behavior by teachers licensed in the State in tax-supported schools.”
While on the job public school teachers would have been forbidden from endorsing, supporting or opposing: any candidate or nominee for public office; any pending, proposed, or enacted legislation; and any pending, proposed, or executed executive action by an executive or executive branch agency at the local, state, or federal level.
Teachers would also have been barred from “[a]dvocating in a partisan manner for any side of a controversial issue,” and from taking a stand on any pending, proposed, or decided court case and from introducing any controversial subject matter not germane to the course being taught. They also would have been forbidden to endorse, support, or engage in any activity that hampers or impedes the lawful access of a military recruiter to the school campus or that hampers or impedes the actions of local, state, or federal law enforcement.
“Segregating students according to race or singling out one racial group of students as responsible for the suffering or inequities experienced by another racial group of students,” would also have been prohibited.
Republican lawmakers on the committee joined Democrats to brush aside Lockman’s concerns about the ongoing leftist indoctrination of Maine students.
Rep. Gary Drinkwater (R) said the bill “goes against the core belief” that this issue should be “handled by [local school] administration,” the Bangor Daily News reported.
“It’s not a major issue. It’s a small issue that happens, and it’s not to be tolerated,” Drinkwater said. “We want controversial issues brought up in the classroom — that’s a good place for it to be discussed. We just don’t want one-sided philosophy taught.”
Drinkwater said everyone agreed the way to proceed “is not with legislation.”
This “local control” argument that Republicans on the committee hid behind was a complete cop-out, according to Lockman. It amounts to Republican lawmakers saying they don’t care about the civil rights of students and that ethics are optional for teachers in Maine.
The state government already bears most of the cost of K-12 public education and imposes mandates on local governments and school districts “all the time,” he said.
The testimony of parent Cathy Nichols, who co-chairs the Falmouth Town Republican Committee in Cumberland County, Maine, fell on deaf ears.
When the bill was scuttled by the committee, “I was stunned,” Nichols told FrontPage.
“I couldn’t understand how they could ignore such raw verbatim testimony.”
Children “have very malleable minds” and some children “are being victimized” in the classroom, she said.
In her testimony before the committee, Nichols said students who expressed non-leftist opinions were marginalized, and in some cases, punished.
One parent told her that at a school in Portland “students who chose not to participate in the [March 2018 pro-gun control] walk out were required to remain in the library with no books and no computers, a virtual detention.”
One girl was told to remove her pro-Trump MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hat while her classmates wore the pink pussy-hats popularized by the Women’s March. Another said her political science class was completely one-sided, teaching about Democrats without discussing Republicans.
A 7th grade female attended a “Girls Rock” event supported by a school. The girls were given tee shirts bearing the word “feminism” and were asked to draw the shape of a vagina on paper and pin it to the shirt. Later the girls were taught that anal sex, same-sex sex, and not shaving body parts was acceptable. Many parents were horrified when their daughters recounted the experience, Nichols said.
The father of another 7th grader complained about the radical bent of social studies homework. The student was asked to research a website called We The Future which describes only leftist causes including Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March, gun control, and open borders. Students were encouraged by their teacher to become politically active on behalf of these radical causes.
A boy was asked to write an essay about the border wall promised by President Trump. He complied and received a failing grade when he supported Trump’s position.
“There is an inherent bias in our school system towards a liberal interpretation at the exclusion of any kind of conservative opinion,” Nichols said in her testimony.
“This bias fosters intolerance of different beliefs and this is not the kind of education we deserve. Please teach our children how to think, not what to think.”
“These students, our children, who did not go along with the ‘groupthink’ were shamed not only by certain other students, but, more distressingly, by teachers. They were punished not for anything they did, but for beliefs they hold.”
FrontPage readers are painfully aware that the Left has long been attempting to radicalize students and encourage them to become activists obsessed with the Marxist holy trinity of race, sex, and class.
With help from extreme-left hate groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and California’s Just Communities Central Coast, and other radical activists trying to impose unwanted social change on the country, public school teachers across America already saturate students with information about racial injustice in America in a nonstop barrage of historic facts and ahistorical nonsense. And in the culture at large, the media, politicians, and the entertainment industry can’t stop talking about race.
In Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Marxist theorist Paulo Freire urged that schools be used to inculcate radical values in students to transform them into agents of social change. Freire argued that the so-called dominant pedagogy “silences” poor and minority children and that there is no such thing as a neutral educational system.
Joining Freire in his desire to use the educational system to level institutions is unrepentant communist terrorist and education theorist Bill Ayers, a close associate of Barack Obama who has long advocated corrupting the young so they can agitate to fundamentally transform American society.
“If we want change to come, we would do well not to look at the sites of power we have no access to; the White House, the Congress, the Pentagon,” he said in 2012. “We have absolute access to the community, the school, the neighborhood, the street, the classroom, the workplace, the shop, the farm.”
Fortunately, there are still people like Lockman and Nichols who are willing to fight back against the radical indoctrination of young, impressionable students, even if it means taking on fellow Republicans.
As Lockman wrote in his op-ed:
I suppose that when you’re always tucked into a defensive crouch, and want to be well thought of by the Democrats and the Fake News media, you would have good reason to be scared of losing your next election campaign if you voted against the wishes of the ACLU and the union bosses.
But what if our side played offense for a change?
What if we hammered the union bosses for all they have done to wreck public education and indoctrinate our kids? What if we went to bat on behalf of parents and students who are being cheated by the rigged system?
What would happen if we decided to fight fire with fire?
We’ll never know until we try.

Damn right.

Reposted on Bob’s Opinion from Front Page Mag