Out of Control Kangaroo Court
Thanks, Arlin for your report, spot on.
Reblogged on Bob’s Opinion 11.6.2019
Thanks, Arlin for your report, spot on.
Reblogged on Bob’s Opinion 11.6.2019
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This article is reposted on Bob’s Opinion from the AMAC newsletter in an effort to share on more than Tweeter and Facebook, I would like to have you share it with your followers as it is another great article on the Issue of Socialist Dark Money influencing our national politics.
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This article originally appeared on Breitbart on October 13, 2019.
Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a secretive “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is pushing a scheme to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices by adding new seats to the nation’s highest court.
This comes after Demand Justice has failed in its repeated attempts to bring about the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A Demand Justice petition circulated over the weekend reads:The number of justices is not established in the Constitution — in fact, we’ve changed the number of justices seven times throughout our history.
We need every Democrat to join us. Sign the petition and tell Democrats to support adding seats to the Supreme Court today.
The missive, also promoted in Demand Justice mass emails, claims “Republicans stole a seat when they put Neil Gorsuch on the bench, so Democrats need to be committed to fighting back by adding seats to the Supreme Court.”
The petition continues, “You know what’s at stake: the right to a safe and legal abortion, the right to seek asylum, the right to a workplace free of discrimination for LGBTQ+ people, and so much more.”
The activism drive seeks to galvanize support for the concept of adding seats to the Supreme Court but does not explain the process of actually getting it done.
Immediately after the confirmation of Kavanaugh last year, Breitbart News reported that already some Democrats and progressive activists began shifting tactics, pushing the scheme to “pack” or “balance” the Supreme Court by adding two new seats to be filled by liberal judges.
The Supreme Court expansion plot would be enacted if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency in 2020, according to the plan.
Political scientist David Faris advocated in a book published last year for Democrats to pack the Supreme Court with as many liberal judges as they can. Farris branded the plan the “neutron option for the Supreme Court.”
Vice’s West Coast editor Harry Cheadle summarized Faris’s arguments thusly:
[It] would involve first proposing a constitutional amendment to end lifetime tenure on the court and pushing a proposal to let each president pick two justices per term, a compromise that Faris hopes would “end the court wars.” He suspects Republicans wouldn’t go for that, however, so he’d advise the next Democratic president to just “pack” the court as FDR tried to do in 1937 before Congress rose up against him and prevented it. That would involve passing a bill to expand the size of the court and allowing the president to appoint however many justices would be needed to create a new liberal majority, with the friendly Senate signing off on any appointee. (This would be legal, Faris points out, because there’s nothing in the Constitution stipulating the size of the court, which has in fact fluctuated in the past.)
Writing at NBC.com after Kavanagh’s nomination, political science professor Scott Lemieux opined that “Democrats are now much more likely to mobilize against an even more conservative court.”
But how might Democratic leaders respond?
A more likely scenario — especially if a Trumpified Supreme Court not only effectively overrules Roe v. Wade but then keeps striking down legislation passed by the next unified Democratic government — is expanding the size of the Supreme Court. The constitution does not fix the size of any federal appellate court, and the number of justices can be changed with simple majorities of both houses of Congress. Doing so isn’t hypothetical: After the Civil War, congressional Republicans manipulated the size of the court to ensure that it wouldn’t interfere with Reconstruction.
In July 2018, Yale Law School professors Ian Ayres and John Fabian Witt laid out the case in the Washington Post for expanding the Supreme Court, referring to the tactic as “court balancing.”
“Democrats need a Plan B for the Supreme Court. Here’s one option,” their oped was titled.
The duo advocated for Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to announce a plan aimed at “balancing” the Supreme Court if the Democrats can win a majority in Congress and take the presidency in the 2020 election.
Ayres and Witt note the Constitution does not stipulate the Supreme Court must have nine seats and they reference historical precedent for expanding the nation’s highest court:
The court originally had six seats. It expanded and contracted in the first half of the 19th century, then settled on nine. It has remained there since 1869, partly as a political norm and partly to preserve competitive equilibrium.
At crucial moments in U.S. politics, parties have acted to change the size of the Supreme Court. Often the tactic was a political power play. But sometimes it was undertaken for the good of the country, as during the Civil War, when the Republican Congress in 1863 added a seat to the court in part to protect the success of the war effort against formidable legal challenges.
The Democrats’ court-balancing proposal for 2020 should commit the party to expanding the size of the Supreme Court by appointing two new federal judges who, by statute, would be designated to sit on the court for 18 years; thereafter, the constitutionally required life tenure would be served in lower federal courts.
While pushing their proposal under the banner of “balancing,” the Yale professors do not disguise their goal of packing the court with two new liberal judges:
If Democrats took control of Congress and the presidency in 2020, the new administration would effectively have two Supreme Court slots to fill immediately. The party should commit to nominate one liberal (say, the liberal analog of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch) and to fill the other spot by renominating the liberal-centrist Garland himself.
Ayers and Witt were referring to the nomination of Merrick Garland, who was the pick of Barack Obama, then a lame duck president, to fill the slot left vacant following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Secretive Arabella Advisors
Demand Justice has played a central role in leading activism against Kavanaugh.
Demand Justice is fiscally sponsored by the Sixteen Thirty Fund, one of four nonprofits run by the secretive, massively funded Arabella Advisors strategy company that pushes the interests of wealthy leftist donors. Arabella specializes in sponsoring countless dark money pop-up organizations designed to look like grassroots activist groups, as exposed in a recent extensive report by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center.
Soros’s Open Society documents that it provided financing to Sixteen Thirty specifically earmarked for Demand Justice activism.
The Capital Research Center’s expose documented that from 2013-2017 alone, Arabella’s four nonprofits spent a combined $1.16 billion with the aim of advancing “the political policies desired by wealthy left-wing interests through hundreds of ‘front’ groups.”
“And those interests pay well: the network’s revenues grew by an incredible 392 percent over that same period,” the report related.
“Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash,” states the report. “The real puppeteer, though, is Arabella Advisors, which has managed to largely conceal its role in coordinating so much of the professional Left’s infrastructure under a mask of ‘philanthropy.’”
Even before President Donald Trump first announced Kavanaugh as his official nominee, Demand Justice committed to spending about $5 million to oppose any eventual Trump nominee for the Supreme Court. The organization sought to raise $10 million in its first year.
Breitbart News reported that within less than one hour of Trump’s announcement that Kavanaugh was his nominee, Demand Justice had already put up the website stopkavanaugh.com, exclaiming: “We need to demand that the Senate defeat the Brett Kavanaugh nomination.”
The news media has routinely produced articles on Demand Justice protesters, with many pieces failing to inform readers that this is not a grassroots group but an organization spawned by professional organizers and tied to deep leftist funding.
Brian Fallon, the head of Demand Justice, served as press secretary for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The group’s digital team is headed by Gabrielle McCaffrey, who was a digital organizer for Clinton’s campaign.
In an interview with the New York Times, Fallon would not comment on the source of the group’s financing, but the newspaper noted that he was recently a featured speaker at the conference of the Democracy Alliance, a grouping of progressive donors.
Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.
Joshua Klein contributed research to this article.
Reprinted with permission from – Capital Research Center
The situation we find ourselves in today, is certainly a vast spiderweb of issues, however, the most pressing is deduced to the hatred where the haters hate each other and it is in this evil hate that we see the extreme evil that has been perpetrated against the citizens of the United States. Nonetheless, evil is a very powerful ally in our stand for nationalism and freedom. Ah, yes, evil wrought by Satan himself, as he dances among the people of a Christian nation. The United States was not the only Christian nation, however, its founding, and Constitution were rooted in Christianity and the Christian moral values, and integrity of the Protestant Christian, seeking freedom from religious persecution. The tyranny of the Kings and Queens of western Europe, oppressing the protestants. Therefore, there has been a war waged against God’s free people, a free nation which was plagued with evil even before we started. Slavery, inequality of women and common folks, greed, and power. Nearly the same thing in religion, race, women’s equality, greed and power. And about the time that Andrew Jackson ran a second time for office and formed the Democratic party from the Democrat-Republican party because the Whig Party was strong enough to have the Democrat-Republican split the vote in Congress where the President was elected at that time.
But it was during that time that evil really got moving strong among the voting class or congress, evil with a capital ‘E’ has been working against our free nation ever since. Corruption in the hearts of men (and women) has been separating and dividing, isolating the weak, devouring the mind and hearts of the people stripping them of self-esteem; turning morals and integrity into a negative trait to the delusional mind controlled by evil.
Where the rubber meets the highway, evil is the single cause of all that is wrong with us today. there is not an issue today that cannot be equated to evil, and the ruler of the darkness of this age. The darkness of this age began with Satan’s weaponizing the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and for some time now man has character has been eaten away by the Seven Deadly sins, sins that are part of our human nature, indulging in sin not only destroys our relationship with the Lord, but with each other, and in our darkness we turn on each other.
Like a pack of ravaged starving wolfs will turn on each other, weakest first. The sins are”…
In Prov. 6:16-19, “ there are things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
Haughty eyes, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, A false witness who pours out lies, and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”
The seven deadly sins commonly referred to at this point in time, are: Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride. & Lust.
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods, and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” By Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776, The Crisis.
Today, we are not faced with the same crisis, although, we are fighting a battle for the freedom of our people. In 1776 General Washington and his citizen army was fighting for the fledgling nation’s freedom from a tyrant monarchy, freedom and constitutional sovereign Republic. Today, we fight, not with lead ball, at least so far; nonetheless, there is plenty of violence during the protests and various liberal groups. However, our fight today is motivated by the same thing, the same freedom, and the security of our sovereign Republic against the socialists to make us a socialist union.
Eph. 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Evil, yes there is evil everywhere under the sun, and we tend to not pay attention to its progression; for in order to notice and pay attention it has to come near the surface from time to time, or outright exposed. Exposure of the evil only happens when God the Holy Spirit alerts the Christian to the evil by way of our values, principles, which God instilled in us and in our nation’s founders, our Constitution. It has always been there, right from wrong, good from evil.
Our nation didn’t need any special “civil liberties” laws to become breeding lots for racist violent hatred and division. The Constitution and the Bible would have been just fine. It would have gotten rid of the Jim Crow laws, held people accountable for their ideologies. Didn’t need a separate law to rid the country of the curse of evil slavery, that was being done before Lincoln became president. Guess the politicians should have just stayed with protecting the Constitution, the citizenry, our sovereign freedoms, all the train-wrecks along the way would have been sorted out without all the hatred and discord.
It is amazing how Americans of all colors and persuasion, come together and help one another in a time of emergency and need, yes once upon a time, the average Americans looked out for one another, but as evil progressed we lost a lot of our national integrity, our values, our Christian faith and our Christian responsibility to our fellow man. There is a great evil power breaking lose in our nation, an evil global socialism. Over the past four decades or more it has been swimming close to the surface being exposed from time to time. However, with the election of President Trump, evil knew it would be exposed more so than with Obama’s foolish attempt to complete the evil conspiracy to make this, our beloved Republic of the United States, the center of the North American Socialist Union, surrendering our Constitution to the Global Socialist Union, The United Nations.
President Trump became the object of evil hatred from socialists and progressive Republicans, and he has exposed evil and corruption in every nook and cranny, or should I say that the evil has exposed itself and to an unexpected degree through the manufactured hate for President Trump, it has involved all the vile evil groups that the socialists have been enlisting for scores of decades. I don’t have to numerate them all, but the leader has been socialism disguised as liberalism, and the Democrat Party. Who reached out to them for votes and loyalty, what they got was exactly what they wanted as they reached out to a generation who simply wanted acceptance or notoriety, perhaps those that have brought them into the fold, have shown them something they longed for and had not received, with the war against the church, most of the young people failed to find the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus. That experience could have shined a totally different light on the darkness that was reaching out to them.
Could it be, that these misguided young people who are displaying such disgusting vile and radical behavior as they portray such evil hatred for our President, our nation, and now the supporters of Trump are not totally heartfelt in what they represent? Absolutely, it shows in their uninformed and deceptive rantings; they could not be as dumb as they sound, or could they? As far fetched as it may seem, they might be with the public educations they receive now, unless they were home-schooled, or private faith-based schooling, here not only do they learn required curriculum, but they learn values, integrity, responsibility and consequences of bad choices. They learn right from wrong, they learn about godly character, and patriotism and American History the good and bad of it, civic responsibility mutual respect, curriculum and essential social skills that will give a solid foundation to their lives. Unlike public education that has became no more than a propaganda mill and brain washing institution, oh our higher education does provide excellent academics and scientists, bankers, and candlestick makers. But with an evil socialist soul; amoral with no guidance in life except what evil has in store.
There is a host of psychological problems that cause our young people to seek acceptance in all the wrong places. However, what is done to such a large number of young people for five generations, hopefully will not take five generations to fix. I know Jesus can do it in a blink of an eye, but the subject must first own their sinfulness, and see the need to be accepted by the only one who really counts. His acceptance is unconditional, cannot be bought, or earned with good works, it is entirely free – except it will cost you your old life in exchange for a new one.
When God created mankind, he created us a spiritual being, and where He tells us about evil in heavenly place, He is not telling about the throne-room of God, but He is telling us about the invisible world about us called the supernatural. We are not humans going through a spiritual experience, what we are, is spiritual beings going through the human experience. And as such we all experience a war, a war between God and Satan – good and evil, sin and righteousness.
The sin of hate, divisions, lying, sexual perversions, fornication, adultery, anger, murder, all empower evil, give evil a extraordinary over God’s creation. Through the natural desires of our human nature, and one of the strongest from infancy, is love and acceptance with the parents and siblings as being part of the family. Christianity builds and instills that love within the family, but for five generations evil and darkness in high places, has waged an unsuspecting war on the families sending in greed, lust, putting both parents to work just to keep up. Divorce is over half of Christian marriages while children are still young, our children are suckered into all sorts of groups where they are accepted.
Christians and patriots are now being called to action. God will enable the willing to stand firm and return to the absolute truth of our living God, The Bible, the Word of God. We are the caretakers of this land that God gave our founders and immigrant Christian forefathers. Could it be, that God is getting ready to show the world once more that this is a Christian nation? Could be, yes we have messed it up enough falling to evil.
This is a Re-Post from AMAC, and a great Political and anti-Socialism author: Trevor Loudon.
No one is safe. The DSA and its pro-China allies, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Liberation Road (formerly Freedom Road Socialist Organization, or FRSO), are targeting dozens of seats currently held by Republicans, moderate Democrats, and even by insufficiently Marxist members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Most will not make it past the primaries, but some have at least a reasonable chance of being elected.
Here are four serious far-left contenders who could be reinforcing “The Squad” in January 2021.
Cori Bush is targeting Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, which encompasses St. Louis, Florissant, and Ferguson. Her Democratic primary opponent is William Lacy Clay Jr., a veteran of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus, who has represented the district since 2001, succeeding his father William Lacy Clay Sr. In 2018, Bush stood against Clay Jr., losing by about 20 percentage points.
A native of St. Louis, Bush is a registered nurse, an ordained pastor, an activist, and a “community organizer.” She first came to prominence during the Ferguson anti-police protests of 2014, where she played a significant, if largely covert, role.
During a BlogTalkRadio show broadcast in August 2015, Bush was reporting “on the ground” as she described the scene days after “shots rang out” in Ferguson: “I’m right on the ground. I’m right here in the middle of it, so there’s chanting behind me. As a matter of fact, I was riding in a car … circling the neighborhood with flags and with our masks on.”
Prominent in the activist community, Bush was a recipient of the 2015 “Woman of Courage” Award from the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and the 2016 Delux Magazine “Power 100” Award, according to her website. She was named one of the ‘Top 50 Women of St. Louis” by Gazelle Magazine, and an “Unsung Human Rights Hero” by the St. Louis Coalition for Human Rights in 2017. She also received the 2018 “Community Activist” award from the Missouri Association of Black Ministers. In 2017, she was elected the first vice-chairperson of the Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus.
District 1 is heavily Democratic, so if Bush can manage to beat Clay Jr., she will almost certainly win the seat.
Working in her favor is her close connection to two of Missouri’s most influential Marxist groups: St. Louis DSA and the local CPUSA. These groups can muster nearly 1,000 activists and have already elected many local officials, including several state representatives. Early this year, St. Louis Communist Party leader Tony Pecinovsky (supported by Bush and running as a Democrat) lost a race for St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ward 14 with a respectable 48 percent of the vote.
Bush is a regular at the local Communist Party HQ—the St. Louis Workers Educational Society. During her 2018 campaign, Bush celebrated her birthday at an event in St Louis. Guest speakers included DSA member Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In July 2017, Bush joined a Sit-In to Save Health Care at Republican Sen. Roy Blunt’s office in Clayton, Missouri. Bush was joined by members of the St. Louis DSA, Socialist Alternative, and the St. Louis Workers’ Education Society.
Bush already has the endorsement of Justice Democrats—famous for selecting and electing Ocasio-Cortez in 2016.
Albert Lee is targeting Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses all of deep blue Portland. The very safe Democrat district has been held since 1996 by Earl Blumenauer, a long-time member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Blumenauer beat his last Republican opponent 73 percent to 20 percent, so if Lee can win the primary, he’s almost guaranteed a seat in Congress.
Lee is currently the Dean for Business and Computing at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College.
He is active in TriMet’s Transit Equity Advisory Committee, the City of Portland’s Citizen Review Committee, the executive board of the Giving Tree NW, Health Care for All Oregon, the NAACP, Korean American Coalition of Oregon, and the Democratic Party of Oregon. He is a member of Portland DSA and the DSA front BerniePDX/Our Revolution, and on the board of directors of the far-left Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon—all groups with considerable electoral experience.
Currently, Lee is seeking Portland DSA’s endorsement. If he gets both local and national DSA endorsement, Lee will have an army of small donors and several hundred free doorknockers and phone-bankers on his team.
While the incumbent Blumenauer has ties to some DSA veterans, that may not do him much good. The DSA is likely to throw the old Jewish white “progressive” under the bus in favor of the young Korean/black socialist.
Lee is supporting Paige Kreisman in her run for Oregon Assembly District 42. Kreisman is a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist and member of both the DSA and CPUSA.
Lee is also supporting Doyle Canning, who is running for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District against Congressional Progressive Caucus co-founder Peter DeFazio. Canning has long been associated with FRSO/Liberation Road activists.
Mike Siegel is contesting Texas’s 10th Congressional District, which stretches from just north of Austin almost to Houston, against incumbent Republican Michael McCaul. In 2018, Siegel lost to McCaul by only four points in what is normally a safe Republican district, so the second time around, he may be even more of a threat.
Siegel is an assistant city attorney in Austin. He has worked as a public school teacher with Teach for America and co-founded two nonprofit education organizations.
Siegel’s far-left credentials are impeccable. He’s the son of Oakland, California-based activist/attorney Dan Siegel, once the West Coast leader of the Communist Workers Party, a group known for its blind loyalty to China and North Korea.
At Cornell University, Mike Siegel was president of the far-left National Lawyers Guild student chapter. He also served as an intern at the equally radical Center for Constitutional Rights, researching issues such as civil liability for military contractors. He also worked as legal coordinator for the “Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan” conference presented by the FRSO front group Iraq Veterans Against the War.
In 2018, Mike Siegel was heavily supported by several DSA-controlled groups including Our Revolution–Central Texas, Left Up to US, and Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Austin DSA membership coordinator Jacob Aronowitz also served on Mike Siegel’s 2018 staff.
By July 2019, the Siegel campaign had garnered a number of key national and local endorsements, such as: far-left California congressman Ted Lieu; DSA front organization Progressive Democrats of America; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; National Union of Healthcare Workers; and leftist Mike Floyd of the Pearland ISD school board.
Austin DSA and neighboring Williamson County DSA can muster over 1,000 members between them. Austin DSA is currently supporting one of its own comrades, Heidi Sloan, against Republican Roger Williams in District 25. However, they will almost certainly support Siegel as well if they think he has any chance of defeating McCaul.
Eva Putzova is contesting the Democratic primary in Arizona’s District 1, which encompasses all of the northern and eastern part of the state. Her opponent is incumbent “moderate” Democrat Tom O’Halleran, who in 2018 defeated his Republican opponent by about 8 points.
Putzova, a Slovakian immigrant, has been very active in public life in Flagstaff. She was elected to the Flagstaff City Council in November 2014 to a four-year term. She also served on the Board of Directors of Flagstaff Arts Council, the Audit Committee, the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona, and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority.
In 2016, she led a successful local citizen initiative, “raising Flagstaff’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021, implementing one fair wage by 2026, and establishing local labor standards enforcement,” according to her former councilmember bio.
Putzova was also a “board member of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future—a multi-issue organization that advocates for a socially and environmentally just Flagstaff.” She has also “contributed to the goals of local commissions and committees, including the Regional Plan Citizen Advisory Committee, Coconino Community College Citizen Review Panel, Citizen Review Commission for Flagstaff Regional Five-Year and Long-Range Transit Plan, and the Greater Flagstaff Economic Council.”
Currently, Putzova works as the director of communications for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a far-left labor organization with ties to FRSO/Liberation Road.
For several years, Putzova has been active in the Flagstaff branch of Progressive Democrats of America, a national organization closely affiliated with the DSA. The national organization is supporting Putzova, one of their earliest endorsements of the 2020 election cycle. She is also close to Our Revolution—Flagstaff Progressives, which on a national scale is also heavily dominated by DSA members.
Putzova is also very close to Flagstaff DSA, which will likely support her in her upcoming battles with O’Halleran and any Republican challenger.
While many U.S. voters have been shocked by the antics of “The Squad” and the Democrats’ increasingly obvious shift to the hard left—we ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Democrats have been edging left since the 1960s. The socialist shift accelerated dramatically under President Barack Obama and went into overdrive with the Bernie Sanders campaign of 2016.
Currently, the DSA, CPUSA, and FRSO/Liberation Road are contesting for ground in the Democratic Party at every level, from county commissions and education boards to the House of Representatives and even the U.S. Senate. It’s only a matter of time until they completely dominate a once-great political party.
Whether Bush, Lee, Siegel, and Putzova win or not in 2020 is largely immaterial. There are hundreds more like them standing in line, waiting for their shot.
The Trump administration and the Republican Party are right to campaign against socialism and communism in 2020. Only by waking up millions of U.S. voters to the imminent Marxist threat can we have any hope of saving this great republic.
Reprinted with permission from – The Epoch Times – by Trevor Loudon
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 – And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth‚Ä¶ 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?
Reblogged by R.S. Helms …
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
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….
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  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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
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