The Greatest Assault On Our Civil Liberties: Mask Mandates Have No Place In a Free Society

“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

Who Will Defend Americans’ Inalienable Rights?

…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 Moral Decline and Fall of the American Empire

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

Is the Federal Reserve Sowing Seeds of Marxism?

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

When The Bullets of Freedom Ring, America Will Be Saved

“A plant rises up out of the moist, rich soil from a tiny seed no bigger than a few grains of sand. Its journey through life is preordained. It cannot sway from the goal set for it by its genetics, chemistry and biology. Somewhere along the way a bud forms on the end of a stalk or tendril of the plant and in but a few days, erupts into a splendor of color and a soft, enticing shape; each plant having its own unique form and color. In contrast, humans are far different than the plant, even though they too come from a seed. Humans possess what all plants and most, if not all animals, do not possess. Humans have pre-programmed into them volition, free choice, an ego, an id, a will to determine their own direction, their own future and their own environment. The unlimited expression of those qualities, within reason, is freedom.” ~ Ron Ewart

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In America 2020, Truth is Being “Canceled

Truth itself, not just history, is being “canceled” in America. It’s become a cliché that we live in a post-truth world. The situation is actually worse. We now live in a world in which truth and lies are almost perfectly inverted, so that lies pass for truth, while truth is denounced or mocked in a fashion that would have shocked even Orwell.

This is made easier by the fact that at all levels, education in the U.S. has collapsed. Completely and totally. It exists institutionally. It does not exist intellectually. The only people presently getting real educations are those being homeschooled. Continue reading

Is America A Lost Cause?

“Every country has the government it deserves.” ~ Joseph de Maistre

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” ~ George Orwell

In the beginning of the film Gladiator, after the defeat of Germania, there is a scene when Marcus Aurelius calls Maximus into his tent and tells him of his plans for Rome after he dies. During that conversation Caesar tells Maximus, “There was once a dream that was Rome.” Caesar was telling Maximus that Rome was more than just a spot on a map, it was an idea; and, while they had strayed from that idea it was Caesars hope that by placing Maximus in charge he could steer Rome back towards its founding idea as a republic. That idea, that concept, has been on my mind a lot lately as I watch the country I love circle the toilet. Continue reading

FINALLY: 1984 is here…

This encounter with Black Lives Matter is not a fight to abolish racism, it’s a fight to abolish our existing culture, i.e. Western Civilization (including Law & Order) through fear, brute force, and raw violence.

Our government not acting in a proscribed manner simply means that they are complicit.

A friend offered these cogent words: “What we are noticing is the overthrow of free speech, most intensively through Google & Utube, both Jewish organs. The ADL & SPLC are their managers”.

And I thought a protest was a peaceful group appearing before an appropriate body to rationally air their concerns about a specific issue, so says the First Amendment, in part “abridging the freedom of speech”, “the right of the people to peacefully assemble”, and to “petition the government for a redress of grievances”. Continue reading

Smith: Where Are Those Sons of Liberty

“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.
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Reparations: Democrats Scam and Insult Blacks Again

Slave Trade, by John Raphael Smith, after George Morland, 1762-12, British print. The print’s caption reads: Lo the poor Captive with distraction wild, Views his dear Partner torn from his embrace

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

Should you Homeschool your children?

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 101
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

The Libertarian Business Model

There’s a cynical cartoon that’s been circulating forever on social media that shows a seasoned cancer researcher telling a new recruit, “Yes, finding a cure for cancer would be the greatest thing since sliced bread. But remember, not finding a cure is how we butter our bread.”

Surely, I thought, researchers don’t seriously adopt that attitude. A cure even for one of the over 100 types of cancer would immortalize the researchers and likely earn them a Nobel Prize. Why would they settle for the obscurity of a steady but inconsequential job? Why would they be so devoid of moral ideals, when that was likely the reason they chose a career in research from the start? Continue reading

Getting cross with the Cross…

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

They Thought They Were Free

History repeats because human nature remains the same…

But Then It Was Too Late

What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it. Continue reading