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Joe Biden’s Son Resigns – Creating Massive Ripples

         Reblogged this on Bob’s Opinion from Amac news letter… a great piece so Enjoy.
         R.S. Helms.
Biden CIA Trump UkraineMark Twain is famous for lots of reasons. One is his timeless quote: “Truth is stranger than fiction.” The bizarre story of Joe Biden and his increasingly ignominious family makes the point. Sad, but true.

Even retelling it, a writer is hard-pressed not to choke on barely digestible facts. Allow me to set them forth, then draw your own conclusions.
In December 2013, sitting Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, flew together on Air Force Two – to Communist China. By itself this is odd, but not unprecedented.

Ten days later, the younger Biden had a contract with a Chinese firm. That contract was to perform work which, by every appearance, the younger Biden was unqualified. Nevertheless, the deal was worth one billion dollars, later increased to 1.5 billion.

A billion dollars would buy the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Marlins, or Toronto Maple Leaves. It would buy a country like The Solomon Islands, or five F-35 state-of-the-art fighters, or Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral Castle. It is not small money.

Hunter Biden’s firm is controlled by Biden and a stepson of John Kerry. Kerry served as Secretary of State after Hillary Clinton. A third partner was nephew of organized crime boss Whitey Bulger, convicted in 2013.

Ukraine facts surrounding Joe and Hunter Biden are well-known. The elder Biden, as Vice President, went to Ukraine and threatened to withhold a billion dollars in aid if they did not fire a prosecutor who had his son’s Ukrainian company – a company on which he was a board member – under investigation. The firing occurred; money was released.

Add the latest. On Sunday, October 13, Hunter Biden resigned a board position with a Chinese company, from which he profited mightily – during his father’s vice presidency. The younger Biden announced he saw a conflict of interest with his father running for president.

In the interests of – fill in the blank – the younger Biden resigned from the profitable Communist Chinese company with considerable fanfare. Candidate Joe Biden announced he heard about it in the press. Take that one to the bank.

Since character is king, research is needed to understand the Biden clan, specifically Hunter Biden. Who is he? First, he was booted in February 2014 from Navy Reserves for cocaine use, according to the Wall Street Journal.

That raised eyebrows, even in the Biden fan club. That occurred three months after young Biden’s billion-dollar deal was inked with the Chinese company, and after that trip with his father to that country.

Within months, the younger Biden got another deal, this one with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian company at the center of questions about his father’s curious conduct. Looking after your son is fine; doing it in this way, well, not so much.

What else do we know about the sought-after son of Joe Biden? According to a global news report, an April 2017 divorce was wrenching to his wife and family. Reported facts are arresting. Biden’s wife of 24 years “wept” in court, as offenses were chronicled.

They included spending “hundreds of thousands of dollars of marital funds,” on “drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs and gifts for women with whom he had sexual relations,” then becoming lover of his recently deceased brother’s widow. Enough said.

We return to judgement of the elder Biden, what the weekend revelation means for Old Joe the presidential candidate – and for President Trump’s shaky impeachment inquiry. Mark Twain would, by this time, be howling.

Here are the implications of the resignation by young Biden. They are five.

First, this makes plain Joe and Hunter knew their behavior was unethical from the start. Why? If unethical to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars – or a billion – from a foreign company while your father is running for president, then it is surely so when he is vice president.

Second, since Hunter and Joe traveled together to China when Joe was Vice President and ten days later young Hunter’s ship came in, an inference is unavoidable: Joe allowed his son to profit from a view that the older was influenced by the younger. That is, of course, patently unethical.

Third, the son’s resignation confirms the father’s poor judgement. Why? Because helping his son win business in Communist China makes more likely his corrupt intentions in Ukraine, interceding to get a prosecutor fired who was investigating his son.

Fourth, and most significantly, this gives the lie to the Trump impeachment. Admitting a conflict of interest in China, odds spike that Joe Biden was involved in public corruption in Ukraine.

That justifies asking facts supporting a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation by a former government official, even a vice president – even a candidate. If a president or AG does not have that authority, presidential candidates become free from investigation for past criminality – by announcing.

Perhaps the biggest impact of young Biden’s resignation is that average Americans – Democrat and Republican – now understand the Biden campaign is in a tailspin. Truth eventually outs. The case for impeaching President Trump now falters.

Mark Twain is famous for lots of reasons. One is quotes like this one: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Joe Biden might have read ore Twain.

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The BIG Push is Starting

This is a Re-Post from AMAC, and a great Political and anti-Socialism author: Trevor Loudon.

 

 

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Marxists Work to Reinforce ‘The Squad’ in 2020

governors politics senate-repeal-obamacare government congress migration visa security progressive squadNot content with Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley—the far-left congresswomen collectively known as “The Squad”—the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and allied Marxist groups are targeting multiple congressional seats with far-left candidates in 2020.

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

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

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

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

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.

We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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

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
HOLLYWOOD 00.
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!

 

From a Romanian Conservative

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

 

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

 

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