NOTE: I am resurrecting the following column from June 17, 202. It needs to be read and re-read as often as you can stand it – so that you GET IT! ~ Ed.
“We’re All In This Together,” the sappy title of one of several bad songs, has become the Ministry of Information slogan of the pandemic. You hear it while shopping for groceries at the supermarket, see it on billboards that tell you to social distance your way off the street, and in every single ad on TV.
And then, after months of being locked indoors and that we were out to kill grandma if we left the house, the same media lauded massive numbers of rioters crowding together to curse the cops.
The political fiction of the pandemic died once its administrators found a shiny new fascist object… Continue reading
~ Foreword ~
Too few Americans today appreciate, love and long for true individual liberty, in the manner I would expect from honorable men and women. They have discarded or simply forgotten the American heritage of freedom that had its inception at the start of our War for Independence, or it simply may just be that some are bred to the concept of liberty, like a racehorse is bred to run, while others are missing that oh-so-important gene.
Sixty years ago, the Silent Majority could probably view this situation we have today and readily see an end game. It was easy to connect ending the Vietnam War with ending anti-war protests, which meant voting for Nixon in ’68. They could see the nation’s social mores decline with the growth of the hippy anything-goes population. And in the same light, they knew that if law and order politicians ordered the streets cleared of hippies and protesting “students”, like the Students for a Democratic Society, those anti-American bastards, it would be done. Continue reading
Back in 2014, hundreds if not thousands of conservatives and liberty movement activists converged on a farm in rural Clark County, Nevada. The purpose was to protest the incursion of federal government agents onto the property of the Bundy family, who had defied pressure from the Bureau of Land Management to stop allowing their cattle to feed on “federal land” in a form of free ranging. It was a practice that had been going on for decades and one that was required for the Bundy farm to survive, ended abruptly by environmental laws protecting a tortoise. Continue reading
I have been waiting for this! As retired nurse, I know better than to fall for so many scams the media is promoting right now. I’m stuck in my home still because my only fear is getting my son in trouble by being the one who causes the violent protest to break out in Sarasota, FL when some innocent worker attempts to point a temp ray gun at my head. JK, but I have learn to be cool & not go off on someone for it before I can walk among the zombies again. Working on it… ~ Linda Chapman, Retired Nurse
THIS… is a Life that matters!
“Woke” white people, I’d like to ask you a favor:
Please stop asking for forgiveness for your “white privilege.”
You’re not fooling anybody. You’re not helping black people—or any other minority. And your public confessions don’t make you look virtuous. They make you look disingenuous, which is a really nice way of saying fake, phony, and fraudulent.
For starters, what is “white privilege” anyway? Because you were born with white skin, you have all these advantages that I don’t have?
Like, you can get a mortgage loan that I can’t get? Continue reading
Well… the sharp sense of humor of someone else – who gets it!
In America’s War for Independence the Colonial Army and the Redcoats would form long lines, march to within 50 yards of each other, and then open fire; staring right into the eyes of their enemies… Continue reading
“We are facing the greatest assault on our civil liberties in our lifetimes. The virus is real, but the government reaction is political and totalitarian. As it falls apart, will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?” ~ Dr. Ron Paul, former U.S. Congressman [Texas]
A mandate to wear masks may seem like a simple matter and a “minor inconvenience” to some or many. But I don’t think those who take this position have really considered all its implications and the long-range ramifications and consequences that might accompany the meek and compliant acquiescence to even a “temporary” mask mandate. Continue reading
…meet some folks who are doing it in their part of the Country.
I just returned from a meeting with Mayor Ketron that was arranged by Andy Olsen, and it was also quite telling. Essentially, Ketron has passed the buck to Gov Bill Lee, explaining that the Gov. had asked all the state’s mayors to support this mandate, in a meeting they held on Monday. So, he’s going along with this until August 3rd, in light of “the increase in Covid cases” in Rutherford County. He also mentioned that he personally had a good friend that was just placed on a ventilator.
I explained to him that the increase was only in “positive results” from an increase in testing and not actual confirmed cases of Covid. Further, I made note that masks are proven not to be effective in stopping the infected from passing the virus or preventing the uninfected from catching it. Continue reading
The phrase “the Fall of America” suggests some cataclysmic event ended the American Empire which had stretched from Maine to California and Florida to Washington. But at the end, there was no straining at the gates, no barbarian horde that dispatched the Empire in one fell swoop. Rather, the Empire fell slowly, as a result of challenges from within and without, and changing over the course of hundreds of years until its form was unrecognizable. ~ a take on the words of author, Edward Gibbon.
The doctrine of being non-judgmental and the inability to differentiate has created a society where we can no longer tell the difference between right and wrong or good and evil. Phrases like “social justice, inclusivity, intersectionality,” and “the right side of history” are designed to virtue signal one is most sensitive, less prejudiced, more compassion, righteous, and forward-thinking, but offer no consideration that there is much more to morality than catchphrases. Continue reading
Wealth inequality has become a major talking point for those primarily on the Left who are vehemently against capitalism. Often espoused by leftist professors, lawmakers, and think tanks, the increasing disparity in wealth among Americans has been a growing concern. Many have questioned for years whether the Federal Reserve and their fiat currency monetary system is a fundamental fraud in our economy today. Is the Federal Reserve causing wealth inequality, thereby sowing the seeds of Marxism? Continue reading
“I should like merely to understand how it happens that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him; who is unable to harm them only to the extent to which they have the willingness to bear him; who could do them absolutely no injury unless they preferred to put up with him rather than contradict him. Surely a striking situation! Yet it is so common that one must grieve the more and wonder the less at the spectacle of a million men in serving wretchedness, their necks under the yoke, not constrained by a greater multitude than they …” ~ Etienne de la Boetie, 1552, The Politics of Obedience
As we look all around the country, we see thousands of real patriots on state capitol lawns and at city halls. But why isn’t that number in the millions? It boggles my mind that so many who shout to the heavens their patriotic feelings for America, wrap themselves in the flag, and sew their little militia patches on the shoulders of their jackets for the most part do absolutely nothing to actually advance the cause of liberty in America or stop these tyrants, who are currently abusing power to a degree that can never be tolerated or allowed in our country again.
It almost seems as if many have already been cowed by these tyrants, or they simply lack a hardcore will to be free, waxing gently on their couch in their complacency, talking a good game and then refusing to exert any real effort towards ensuring these elected officials, who have overreached their powers and authority, are brought to an accounting and liberty is restored. With 327 million citizens in America, one would think that surely more would have stood and engaged in civil disobedience making these orders essentially unenforceable, null and void.
What we are witnessing in this country today is absolutely unnatural. Our countrymen better get up off their knees and quit being subservient followers and cowering “Yes men” and women to our petty tyrants and start discovering their own ability to freely think for themselves once more, or we are done as a nation. Forever more will our society be looking to Big Brother for answers to everything from how to run their business to what to wear and how to cook their steak or what temperature to set their air conditioner. And I wouldn’t be surprised to hear some of them ask if it’s ok to use Charmin to wipe their ass. ~ J.O.S.
A congressional hearing was held on a bill to study reparations for blacks as payback for slavery. Reparations is simply another worm Democrat presidential candidates will put on the hook of their fishing rods to catch black votes.
I am a black man who is proud, grateful and understands how blessed I am to be born an American. My response to the Democrats’ reparations scam is, “Please stop!”. Please stop telling black Americans that we are crippled, inferior and are helpless children who can only succeed via government handouts, lowered standards, and special concessions. Just stop it! Continue reading
The time is long past to return America to what DID make it great, and while the local Public Schools are unable to do it, as their goals are completely different – it is time for the family to come together – for the benefit of their own children – and the future of America. If you have not visited Le Metropolis Café before – then welcome to YOUR new Classroom, wherein we provide both the pros and the cons of a decision which MUST be made NOW. ~ Ed.
Black Lives Matter In Public Schools Is Turning Kids Into Little Marxists
School systems across the country are adopting BLM curriculum at at alarming rate, indoctrinating our children to achieve Marxist objectives.
Encouraging people to identify and condemn racism is an undeniably laudable undertaking by these school administrators. That’s not what’s really happening, however. By bringing BLM into the classroom, activist educators are allowing the most radically divisive movement in modern American history to warp children’s worldviews… (Continue to full article)
‘OK Boomer… I’m Gonna Keep Homeschooling My Children’Systemic Racism’ at Planned Parenthood
We homeschool because we live in an age of absurdity. Though we are swimming in words, truth and understanding are nigh extinct. Literacy, once a great gift, has ensured an incessant supply of beguiling wordsmiths pulling our hearts to enslave our minds. If literacy is to be of any value, education must serve to emancipate the mind. We homeschool so our children’s minds are not slaves to these clever wordsmiths. We homeschool to arm our children with the tools to master words rather than serve them… (Continue to full article)
Homeschooling Is All About Power
When the correct understanding of a right, or who should have the decision-making power, isn’t agreed upon, doesn’t it make sense that this authority should be vested in those closest to the students, the parents?
I was one of those “weird” homeschool kids. At least, “weird” seems to be what the all those cookie-cutter questions I received between kindergarten and 12th grade inferred. “Aren’t you afraid that you won’t be able to socialize with your peers?” or “Is it possible you are missing out on a ‘normal’ childhood?” were ones I heard regularly… (Continue to full article)
The Herd of Sheep in American Schools
The fact is, generations have aimlessly marched through the halls of our government schools. As low test scores seem to indicate, students aren’t learning much of anything – except, perhaps, “the appetite for gulping ideas ready-made.”
One wonders if such a scenario laid the groundwork for where we are today: a nation whose citizens seem to have forgotten history, have difficulty making a logical argument – much less being able to consider two sides of an argument – and are fixated on chanting a few social-justice-minded slogans… (Continue to full article)
How Public Schools Indoctrinate Kids Without Almost Anyone Noticing
Teaching the value of free thought matters now more than ever. Unfortunately, most American public schools take the opposite approach.
Many people have long suspected that governments sometimes attempt to indoctrinate their people to increase the government’s own power and influence. Unfortunately, ambitious governments will not stop at merely controlling what their people can do; they must control their minds… (Continue to full article)
If you have a Child in Public School, you’re sending them into a Warzone! (VIDEOS)
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 32 percent of fourth-graders and 24 percent of eighth-graders aren’t reading at a basic level. Fewer than 40 percent are proficient or advanced.
Today’s school system is more interested in pushing disgusting fantasies about how boys can be girls or 70 other genders than they are in actually teaching your child to be successful. The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. at 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science. But instead of trying to help our students improve in math, some schools are instead teaching that math is racist…
In Seattle instead of teaching kids their 1,2,3s; they are now “reformatting” math class into a social justice class where they teach your kids how math is racist… (Continue to full article)
Homeschooling or a public school? What style of education to choose for your child? Learn more about pros and cons of both public schools and home education! Have you ever thought about homeschooling your child? If so, then you should definitely check out the information below.
For every parent choosing the right style of education for their child is an important decision. Some parents choose the nearest public school, while others decide to try homeschooling.
(Attached), you’ll find some essential facts about homeschooling, as well as pros and cons of both public schools and home education)… (Continue to full article)
Supreme Court Hands Huge Victory to Families on School Choice
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that families have a right to seek the best educational opportunities for their children, by preventing states from blocking the participation of religiously affiliated schools in state school choice programs.
Now is the time for states to cast aside these 19th-century rules rooted in prejudice that unfairly punish religious families, students, and schools. The Constitution requires states to provide a level playing field for religious and secular education.
The legal impediment to school choice programs is now gone, and it’s up to state legislatures to move forward advancing education choice… (Continue to full article)
Welcome to the Metropolis Café – where first we learn from our mistakes – and then we teach!
The time is past due for we the people to take back the responsibility of who raises and who teaches OUR children.. and with YOUR help, and the words of our contributors, we will do our best to bring your children to the world which they deserve to live in. ~ JB
A young 17-year-old boy was shopping at a sports store somewhere in Texas. The cashier was a Muslim lady who was wearing a headscarf. The 17-year-old was wearing a necklace with a cross on it. She told him he would have to put his cross under his shirt because it offended her. He told her he would not do that. Then he told her that he thought she should take her headscarf off. She then called for the manager. The manager came out and told the 17-year-old to just put his cross under his shirt and everything would be fine. The boy again refused to do so and at that point he left the items he had intended to purchase and walked out… Continue reading