“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.” ~ Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes
This is what it means to go back-to-school in America today.
Instead of being taught the three R’s of education (reading, writing and arithmetic), young people are being drilled in the three I’s of life in the American police state: indoctrination, intimidation and intolerance. Continue reading →
… the unifying vision of Martin Luther King has been betrayed by BLM and their fellow Leftist Zealots
During one of the most famous and admired orations of all time, Dr Martin Luther King spoke of ‘the fierce urgency of now‘ that compelled him to call for social justice.
Re-reading his whole ‘I Have a Dream‘ speech, delivered at Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial 60 years ago this month, it still shimmers with beauty and brilliance.
The ‘urgency’ King invoked in his plea to right the racial wrongs of America’s past did, indeed, lead to some rapid results.
The dream he laid out, that his ‘four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character‘ was followed quickly by the great legislative accomplishments of the civil rights movement.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed the discriminatory practices adopted by many southern states after the Civil War.
But it wasn’t just desegregation and voting rights that King demanded on August 28, 1963. Continue reading →
I sought a deferential theme in keeping with my recent Dickensian motif; my muse proposed a Twist on Oliver. Thank you, friend Bennett…
Oliver Twist: The full title is – Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress; a novel by Charles Dickens, published serially under the pseudonym “Boz” from 1837 to 1839 in Bentley’s Miscellany and a three-volume book in 1838. The story was the first of the author’s works to depict the impoverished London underworld realistically and to illustrate his belief that poverty leads to crime, a premise embraced by Big Brother, with some rationalizations and twists – naturally…
Americans currently are in bad humor over the current state of our economy, driven by the fiction of “Bidenomics”, despite being constantly told how rosy and wonderful their finances surely must be now by the Biden regime communists seeking the perpetuation of their power and self-serving agenda. Our distemper arises from an intuition of being herded towards a sort of “happiness” that isn’t really happiness at all, as the Marxist-Maoists run a perpetually confidence game on all America, 24 hours a day and seven days a week at every level and in every nook and cranny of the economy and society, in a manner that may soon have us all mourning for America. Continue reading →
The partnership could be bad news for pharmacy benefit managers
Little by little, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are getting their comeuppance and American consumers are getting their due when it comes to the cost of prescription drugs.
Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs has cut a deal with Kroger that will give consumers in 35 states the power to find the lowest price for a prescription drug.
Anyone who’s watched ‘Shark Tank’ knows that Cuban is a take-no-prisoners kind of guy and he apparently sees an opportunity when it comes to high-priced drugs.
The Cost Plus business model is simple. It marks up each drug by 15% and adds a $3 pharmacy fee where applicable. The company makes a profit and customers can finally get their prescriptions filled without taking out a loan. (Continue to full column…)
Well… here we are, and Biden and Company are full throttle on their way to damning America and Her people to a miserable existence in the worst imaginable world of all possibilities and poverty, if we fail to stop them with a fiercely driven and motivated decisive victory, that ends the question forever of which path America will take into the rest of this century and beyond. Continue reading →
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson discusses the new film “Sound of Freedom,” with star Jim Caviezel and real life inspiration Tim Ballard. The film details Ballard’s work as a Special Agent to fight against sex trafficking and the child sex trade. They go into depth on the psychology of pedophilia, the nature of good and evil, and how a steady faith in God has guided all three.
Tim Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), which locates and rescues endangered children victimized by sex trafficking rings. Previously, he accrued a decade of experience as a Special Agent in the Dept. of Homeland Security, working as an undercover op for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team.
Jim Caviezel is a prominent American actor and household name in no small part for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in “The Passion of the Christ,” (sequel coming in 2024). He has had a decades long career both on and off screen, and is an advocate for faith in the modern world.
In the preface for Abel Upshur’s book, A Brief Enquiry Into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government, the author states, “I know that the actual practice of the federal government for many years past, and the strong tendencies of public opinion in favor of federal power, forbid me to hope for a favorable reception, except from the very few who still cherish the principles which I have endeavored to re-establish.”
Well, I can certainly relate to that!
The sad thing about it is, that book was written in 1840; which means that we have had nearly two centuries of shifting values take place since; meaning the principles he was endeavoring to re-establish have become even less popular today than they were back then. Continue reading →
“I can’t remember what all Frank had fighting in the jar that day, but I can remember other bug fights we staged later on: one stag beetle against a hundred red ants, one centipede against three spiders, red ants against black ants. They won’t fight unless you keep shaking the jar. And that’s what Frank was doing, shaking, shaking the jar.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
There’s a meme that circulated on social media a while back that perfectly sums up the polarized, manipulated mayhem, madness and tyranny that is life in the American police state today:
“If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants, and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today. Liberal vs. Conservative. Black vs. White. Pro Mask vs. Anti Mask. The real question we need to be asking ourselves is who’s shaking the jar … and why?” Continue reading →
As you know, I’ve been traveling the country, sounding the alarm about dangerous “Sustainable” policies. Most importantly, I’ve been encouraging local citizens to stand up and fight these attacks on property rights, farming, energy, transportation, and so many other issues that are destroying our way of life.
Build those Freedom Pods, I’ve said. Take local action to stand up for your rights!
One of the worst attacks has been from PRIVATE corporations intent on taking PRIVATE farmland to build their PRIVATE Carbon Capture Pipeline.
Farmers have been caught in the path of this idiotic plan to grab thousands of acres of vital farmland and bury CO2 underground under the excuse of Climate Change. These farmers have been standing virtually alone. Continue reading →
“I look at life from Both Sides Now!” ~ Judy Collins
I have to wonder about people who still throw their full support behind Trump. What their support tells me is that they don’t stand for limited or conservative government, U.S. sovereignty, actual fiscal responsibility, or true freedom & individual liberty in any real form or fashion.
People would do well to recall that Trump often stated “I love debt”, later adding “I’m the King of Debt“.
With Trump, You don’t get Full Blown Socialism, but you still get expanded, growing government and socialism, just a few steps shy of the sort one finds in past communist states and the current ideology of the Democratic Party Communists. Continue reading →
Wa. Wal, wal – I am about fed UP with all of this!
I’ve been trying to spend more time with friends and family, myself, if just to keep away from the TV and all the trash we have to deal with on a daily basis. Some days it’s just too, too much and it sucks the life right out of you.
But Ol’ Sweet Mutt keeps me laughing everyday with some new antic of his. The other day we were way off in the woods, and I had to pee rather urgently. So I told Mutt to “wait”, and normally he will automatically come to a halt and wait for me to say “O.K.”. This day, for some reason, just as I started, Sweet Mutt started my way; I didn’t think much about it, because I thought he’d stop. But he ran up to take a look and ran his nose right up under the stream of pee. Oh My, how I laughed at him as I said, “Uh, huh … serves You right, Big Nosey”. Of course I washed his face real good for him, when we got back home. Continue reading →
I usually have two or three commentaries, essays, or a chapter for my book in progress at any given time and switch between them as my muse abets.
As I shifted gears from business mode to my alter-ego today, preparing to work on an existing project, a dear friend called with an enthralling idea for an article.
My dear friend Jeffrey Bennett called to propose a title fitting for this intriguing moment in America. As we discussed my current project, the appeal of his compelling recommendation took flight. Jeff piqued my interest with “Great Expectations,” and as the possibilities unfolded, the outline and theme materialized… Continue reading →
“Farmland lost is farmland lost forever.” That catchy phrase is a popular slogan distributed by the Virginia-based land trust called the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). While it’s an accurate statement, apparently, the PEC and its like-minded Green brethren are only concerned about losing vital farmland to housing developers. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers and ranchers are losing their industries to radical environmental policies supported and promoted by such groups. Obviously, hypocrisy runs deep in the leftist Green movement.
However, farmland is under attack across the nation, mainly under the guise of climate change and environmental protection. Let’s review some of the main threats America’s farmers are facing. Continue reading →
I tuned in to the 7 p.m. (here) timeslot on Fox News recently, the first time I’ve done so since Fox decided Tucker Carlson was giving us too much truth and let him go. That night, Harris Faulkner was the emcee and while not Tucker, she didn’t do too bad all things considered. Ms. Faulkner seems to be a Christian lady and last night part of her presentation dealt with why this country is headed in the wrong direction spiritually. No sane person could argue with her viewpoint. She noted America’s greatness, but also noted that we are going the wrong way at this point.
Part of our problem, though not all of it, is the current regime in Sodomy on the Potomac. The Biden Regime has legitimized perversion and renamed it “equity and inclusion.” Continue reading →