I will be away for ten days or so as I enjoy some reunion time with my two buddies from ‘Nam. For those of us who served – WE remember! ~ Ed.
Not all parents who pay college tuition are bourgeois — indeed some are as “woke” as their children. However, for those parents who cling to their antiquated bourgeois values and beliefs, Thanksgiving dinner this year may be more of a culture shock than in years past.
For many years now parents have put up with the Political Correctness, Identity Politics and Social Justice crusades of their college age children with what many now are coming to realize is the false hope that somehow a good “credential” — without a solid education undergirding it — will help their children get ahead in life.
In the view of this retired faculty member who actually received a genuinely excellent education in my youth [which is not available anywhere today], I encourage all parents to listen carefully to their returning college age children and ask themselves: Am I really helping my children by sending them to college or university? Continue reading
The United States Republic has been under a sustained assault since 2016, by a Democratic Party, that has used every mechanism and maneuver possible to undermine President Trump’s administration; and it now self-describes itself as “the Resistance”, an incendiary title most usually ascribed to insurgents fighting an occupying military power and not a “Loyal Opposition”. Their worldview is so far removed from America’s Founding, so antithetical, that they now stand as the Enemy from Within, as they engage in a war to cripple a duly elected government by any means necessary, and this cannot be allowed, if this nation is to continue as a true Republic… Continue reading
Worse yet,… the parents probably PAID for his indoctrination and he’ll blame THEM for all his woes!! ~ Travis McCauley
MEMORANDUM TO: STILLBORN ELECTED REPUBLICANS
FROM: TRUMP VOTERS
SUBJECT: GET SOME SPINE AND SUPPORT YOUR PRESIDENT
DATE: From November 2019 THRU November 2020
Below is displayed a human spine – otherwise known as a backbone. I explain what it is (though a child would recognize it) because you appear to have forgotten what it means to have a sufficient amount of backbone TO STAND UP AND PUBLICLY SUPPPORT OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. On November 8, 2016, about 63 million Americans voted to elect Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America.
Hillary Clinton won 232 electoral votes and President Trump won 306. That’s called a political victory for Donald Trump. You remember the Electoral College, right? It’s that bothersome part of the Constitution that prevents New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey and California from being able to ignore citizen opinions of the remaining states by preventing them from determining election results based only on popular vote. Populous states have numbers greater than ours but the Constitution protects the other 45 states from having the political views of a few forced upon them… thanks to the Electoral College. Continue reading
“I have never in my life ‘loved’ any people or collective … I indeed love ‘only’ my friends and the only kind of love I know of and believe in is the love of persons.” ~ Hannah Arendt, German born Jewish thinker and a refugee to America, 1941
Americans are sleep walking towards the edge of their own destruction and do not seem to have a clue, or even really care, as they pop the top off another Coors or Coke, sing along with Ol’ Black Betty as they dance a jig at the local “knife and gun bar”, hit the Titans’ game on Sunday to sing along with the anthem and eat a Hershey bar afterwards, not realizing that it’s all about to come to an end. A few more years and a few million more Third Worlders and the damage is done, the Commie mission complete and thus starts the complete dismantling of what’s left of our supposed “capitalist free market” system and a sucking of wealth from the nation that will sound like a hundred thousand freight trains charging over Black Mountain and crashing and burning on the rocks below. Continue reading
What fools we have running the nation. We haven’t had true capitalism in over a hundred years, and what everybody who has bought the flawed concept doesn’t understand is that the supposed “Great Economy” is a pure fabrication and manipulation that cannot and will not last, and it has been so constructed, that when it does implode upon itself, the results will be much more devastating than if the government and the Fed had kept their hands out of it.
But then again maybe I’m the fool. I do believe in a free market capitalist system 100%, and I also understand that the current over-regulated fascist system has picked winners and losers over the century and created a great deal of the current wealth inequality we now see. A correction must come about to close the gap between those who take the risks of starting businesses with their capital and those who provide the skills and labor to run those businesses. And with that said, I will also add there is nothing at all wrong with anyone making a fair profit from the sweat of their own brow, initiative and talent.
“We are living in a system of the banks, by the banks and for the banks, and that is the reality…” ~ G. Edward Griffin, author of ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island‘
“The Best Economy Evah” is the constant mantra we hear from the Trump economic experts and Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s Director of the National Economic Council, and yet, it is hard to ignore the warning signs that something isn’t quite right with this economy. Despite unemployment purportedly at an all-time low and the stock market riding high, the Federal Reserve Bank is still printing between $80 to $100 billion a day, after stating two months ago that this action was only going to be necessary for a few weeks, as they increase their own balance sheets by $200 billion since September, through Quantitative Easing on steroids, and more rapidly than they did at the height of the 2008 economic crisis when the amount of dollars in circulation doubled from $880 billion to $1.76 trillion. Continue to full article…
“Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.” ~ John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old — are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.
Put up such a fight in captivity, Viet Cong executed him out of frustration. He was last heard singing “God Bless America”… later awarded the Medal of Honor
Captain Humbert Roque Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965), affectionately called “Rocky,” was an officer of the United States Army.
He went on to receive the Medal of Honor – the greatest military decoration of the United States – for the heroic actions he undertook as a prisoner of war in the Vietnam War. Puerto Rican-Italian by descent, he was the first member of the U.S. Army to have ever received such a distinction.
Born on July 2, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Versace was the eldest of five children. Versace’s father was Colonel Humbert Joseph Versace (1911–1972), and his mother was Marie Teresa Ríos (1917–1999) – who has authored three books, which includes the popular work Fifteenth Pelican, on which the 1960s Sally Field-starrer The Flying Nun was based. Having grown up in Alexandria, Virginia, Versace attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. during his freshman and sophomore years, Frankfurt American High School in his junior year, and after graduating from Norfolk Catholic High School in his senior year, enrolled in the Armed Forces from Norfolk in Virginia. Continue reading
During the Vietnam War, the United States military sprayed over twenty million gallons of herbicide Agent Orange on the trees and vegetation in Vietnam. The idea was to remove the forest cover that the enemy combatants were hiding behind and to destroy their crops, which would make it more difficult for them to feed themselves. Continue reading
In a recent interview with financial and investment advisor, Doug Casey – he dealt mostly with the subject of political correctness and noted, quite accurately, that those who consciously promote that plague are “enemies of humanity.” I couldn’t agree more. Mr. Casey observed how, over the centuries, language changes, which is something we all have noted in passing. But, regarding the language of political correctness, he says: “This is different. It’s not an organic change. It’s an attempt by people who see themselves as the ruling class to not just influence the way the proletariat speaks, but the way they think. Or perhaps I should say the way they feel. Thinking is hard work, but even an imbecile can feel.” He makes a good point here. Many of our so-called “hot button” issues today are geared to appeal to the emotions and not the intellect–to get people all worked up emotionally over some issue before they have had time to really think about it. This is political correctness to a T! Continue reading
Human newborns, no matter what culture or geographical location, are very much like computers with empty hard drives. You can fill the hard drive with truths, (say a well-written program that can be an excellent tool) or you can dump garbage into it and have it produce gibberish. Babies are also like sponges and they absorb everything that their five senses ingest, either good or evil. Babies are not pre-programmed for good. They can be molded into any type of human their handlers want them to be. If babies are left to their own resources, should they survive to adulthood, they become the sum of all of their inherited characteristics and all of their experiences and how their mind processes those experiences. But babies are not responsible for who or what they become, their parents and their teachers are. That is a huge responsibility that way too many folk take lightly.
So we as parents and teachers have a choice. We can instill solid “principles” of right and wrong, self-reliance, discipline, compassion and responsibility in our charges, or we can instill incarnate evil and everything in between, or, we can allow them to be brainwashed, as is happening in our public schools today – but if we do nothing, the outcome of our children becomes unpredictable and are subject to random influences. Continue reading
In my personal opinion, the work that Rick Rubin did with Cash in the waning years of his life was among the greatest work that the Man in Black ever did. Enjoy this final album – CASH: The Man Comes Around – issued before he left this Earth, but the album title-song is what comes before us – SOON! ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case concerning due process rights for non-citizens.
The dispute between left and right on this question revolves around the complexity of due process for non-citizens – legal permanent immigrants, illegal immigrants, and temporary residents. Continue reading
“Secrecy begets tyranny.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
“Thinking doesn’t pay. Just makes you discontented with what you see around you.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
When I read quotes by men like H.L. Mencken and Robert Heinlein, I realize I’m not really a stranger in a strange land, even though I feel that way most of the time. These cynical, critical thinking, libertarian minded gentlemen understood government tended towards corruption and tyranny, the populace tended towards ignorance and distraction, and reality eventually teaches a harsh lesson to fools, knaves and dumbasses. Continue reading
The House of Representatives may soon hold a vote on H.R. 4916, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This legislation would amnesty illegal agricultural workers and greatly expand the number of H-2A visas issued each year.
Under the legislation, millions of illegal farm workers and their families would receive an amnesty. Plus, the bill would greatly expand the agricultural guest worker program to include dairy, meat packing, food processing, and canning, putting more American workers at risk. Continue reading
As more countries ban iPads and mobile phones from the classroom, could WiFi be giving our children cancer?
Plenty of children these days are so obsessed with having internet access that they will virtually refuse to go on holiday unless the hotel or villa has wifi. They’re certainly used to being fully ‘connected’ at school, where millions of youngsters who were once taught with chalk on a blackboard now sit in circles on the floor surfing the web on their tablets or phones.
The trouble is that though smartphones are used as educational tools in some lessons, they can also be a dangerous distraction during the day for pupils… (Continue to full article)
Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks… (Continue to full article)
Price: Why so much depression in our public schools?
Maybe some politicians want to exploit this sadness and depression. The kids are so lost and adrift, they can be persuaded to believe anything.
Someone asked this question on Quora: Is there a flaw to the American school system? Why do so many teens have depression? Why don’t people do anything about it?… (Continue to full article)
First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years
This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment.
For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report… (Continue to full article)
A Crisis As Millions Of Students Abused By Teachers
For a parent, the headline couldn’t be more alarming: “Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies.” It’s a story that, tragically, is all too common — and all too underreported. Why?
We’ve all heard of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal that’s still regularly covered, 20 to 40 years after much of the abuse took place. It too was tragic, and acknowledged as such by the church, which has taken action to prevent its ever happening again.
The same can’t be said of unionized public education — where child abuse appears to be rampant, often with little done about it and with teachers unions largely silent. It gets little national media attention — certainly not on the scale that the church scandal did… (Continue to full article)
Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing
I have experienced this miseducation first-hand. Long story short, while teaching U.S. History, World History, Economics, and American Government for five (long) years to high school students in the Chicago suburbs and in Bluffton, South Carolina, I was absolutely shocked and dismayed… (Continue to full article)
Student: What White Privilege Lessons Did to My High School
During my last year in high school, all seniors were required to write a speech about the topic of their choice and present this speech to the student body and faculty. My essay, titled “Division”, dealt with how identity politics ruined the last few years at the high school that I attended. It was summarized well here.
In the weeks following the presentation of my speech, I remember being asked what led me to choose the topic, a topic of which could very likely lead to ridicule and even hostility from those listening… (Continue to full article)
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson of what I have long suspected about the failure of education in this nation, both within the Government system – and at home…
Haille is a young student in College and she was sharing with me tonight the insanity of her “English” class. The instructor has assigned a series of topics to individual students having little to do with the education of “the language.” Haille was assigned “race relations,” while another student was assigned the topic of “global warming.” (Continue to full article)
Who Betrayed the Black Race?
No organization of people has done more to betray the Black Race than those who claim to have killed almost a million people in order to set them free! The great Reverend Robert Lewis Dabney foresaw the inevitable and warned against it… (Continue to full article)
Mike Rowe Says Death of Shop Class Is Why Country Has $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt
The removal of shop classes from public schools forces people to rely on the government.
“They also canceled shop classes about 30 years ago,” he said at the time. “Just wiped them out. And, who knows, maybe it was political because if you don’t give people skills they have to rely on the government. But if you give them skills, they don’t need the government…” (Continue to full article)
Why ‘Uncomfortable’ Books Like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Are Precisely the Ones Kids Should be Reading
The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi decided to pull To Kill a Mockingbird from the eighth grade reading curriculum this year because, district officials said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.”
If the language in To Kill a Mockingbird makes thirteen-year-olds “uncomfortable,” then I assume the school district is also insisting they stay off Twitter and never listen to rap music… (Continue to full article)