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It is time to have a serious discussion about education outside the realm of simple difficulties in funding it. It is time to challenge any assertion that government schools have of taking American schools into a realm suitable for a “global marketplace.” Any educator who says such things should be instantly terminated for non conformance by American standards. As proven, the rest of the world has been corrupted by the Cold War of the 20th Century where communism spread through virtually every institution of academics in the world, from Jakarta to Cambridge, to Yale. To understand more clearly, read the book We The Living. It will tell all everything they need to know about the current problems in public education. There is NO doubt that the conditions described in that book are what’s causing our present problems in education. Yet only in America has any real economic progress of any worth taken place. If American economic markets failed, the car industry in Japan, China, Korea, Germany and elsewhere would be destroyed, the iPhone factories in China would whither away. Many other products that are produced by American companies in oversee markets essentially to run away from American labor unions and the tyranny of the Department of Labor, and the EPA would cease, because the initiative to create those markets started in America and no place else. It is time to have a heart to heart discussion of just how bad the situation truly is and to stop apologizing to the world for being so damn good, and America has been. The rest of the world should try to be like America, not America trying to be like everyone else corrupted by communist attempts to alter their economies.
After my article the other day about the OEA union in Ohio, I received a lot of interesting feedback from my friends in Galt’s Gulch, it’s an online community who have created in cyberspace the kind of Atlantis found in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. The filmmakers created the place to promote their Atlas films, but the site has taken on a life of its own where really intelligent people from all levels of society are spending time with like-minded enthusiasts who are generally philosophic Objectivists. I would say that the intellectual capacities of the typical people who spend time in the Gulch are well above average, so feedback from them is very valuable to me. After my article, I received two comments from Gulch members who have been involved in education for a great many years and left their impressions. Those impressions were worth noting and have been listed below along with the links to the place in the Gulch where the original comments can be found. They are worth reading as specific entries into the education argument and I offer them here for that purpose. These are not people who are like me in that they just despise public education as a primary infringement on personal liberty. These people tried to work within the system and have turned away to report their experience—something which I think is just the tip of the iceberg. I have spoken to quite a few teachers in person, on the phone, and am friends with quite a few, and they all reflect these next two entries. Once a few teachers see others breaking ranks and voicing their opinions, I am confident that many more will follow—and they need to.
Posted by Susannah 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
I retired from teaching 7 years ago, after 20 years in education, for several reasons, one of which was that the Progressives had completely taken over public education. I taught American History to 11th graders. The textbook I was to teach from was ridiculously slanted left: half a chapter on the American Civil War, 1 chapter on WWI, 2 pages on the Spanish-American War, on 3 chapters on Progressivism, 3 chapters on the New Deal, 1 chapter on WWII, lots of information on LBJ, Nixon was the anti-Christ, the usual leftist views on Vietnam, etc.
I usually assigned the textbooks to the students because I was required to do so, then taught from my own notes and my own materials. Until the last few years, I had an assistant principal that did not concern himself with what I was doing and so I taught American History, not Revised American History. The last few years I taught, though, I had a new assistant principal who was a dyed-in-the-wool Progressive. The woman hounded me like a coon dog on the scent. I was reprimanded several times for not using the textbook, subjected to unannounced observations, and once suspended without pay for 2 days.
Common Core is the Progressive’s wet dream. It does not teach any higher thinking skills, no extended thought processes, no critical thinking. It turns out nice, stupid automatons who will not question TPTB. It destroys any interest in life-long learning, because learning under Common Core is so tediously not fun.
I don’t know how much this adds to the discussion, but I want to add my conviction that public education is broken … has been broken for some time. There is no quick fix; I don’t believe it can actually be fixed at all. At this time, charter schools or private schools are a parent’s best bet.
Posted by Stormi 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
This is definitely representative of what is happening in Ohio schools (as well as across the country), and has been for 15 years or more. 15 years ago we had Maslow group therapy and group hypnosis on all classes in grade schools here, instead of academics. We had history teachers teaching kids they had “rights” with no mention of responsibilities. We have ongoing values clarification in required health classes. It leaves one asking, “Where’s the academics!”
These teachers are brainwashed, either by the colleges where they get their free Masters degrees or by their unions. Our local union leaders once admitted to me they were turning children against their parents, because THEY thought it was best for them. Kids are taught, “There is no I in team.” – at which point I gave our daughter “Anthem” to read. khalling just talked to the father of a 7 year old the other day, who said he could not understand why his daughter suddenly acted to disrespectful to her family – I filled him in..Teachers and even administrators are all in for this collectivist agenda. I thank Tom DeWeese (Ohio guy) of American Policy Center for letting me know 15 years ago.we were facing a nationwide agenda. Actually it is UN driven at this point. Kids will be taught to embrace UN Agenda 21, and already learn property rights must go.
Yeah, I too started out the 60s as an anti-Vietnam liberal, while my grounded brother told me another Civil War was in our future. He read history more than I did, but being curious, I started reading history. Mao did it for me, I began to see the agenda around me, I began to learn that McCarthy was right, there were commies in the government and other professions, trying to turn the US. I should have known, living in North Dakota in the early 60s, my Dad moved us to Texas, after he felt overwhelmed by the scope of an active CPUSA up there at the time. I hated Johnson, still do, and that also helped wake me up.
Believe me, what you see on the excellent post by overmanwarrior is not just Ohio, it is coming for your kids as well, and Common Core is their hammer.
Read more at http://www.galtsgulchonline.com/posts/4f180f8/becky-higgins-oea-introduction-a-tribute-to-communism-if-i-had-a-hammer#aWHMYbBHAMspMJWC.99
The primary reason that we have a Bill of Rights, specifically the First and Second Amendment, is that WHEN corruption takes over a government, that the people can wrestle that power away and remove those corrupted restoring order. The Second Amendment is not to secure the ability to hunt, or provide personal protection in case some punk decides they want to steal all our cookies. The Second Amendment is present so that American citizens can defend themselves against the federal government if that body of government gets out of control. And the First Amendment is present so that the Second Amendment might be avoided. Power corrupts—it happens even in silly fast food restaurants when a manager has power over other employees, it happens between companies who are both fighting for power and influence, it happens among family members arguing who will sit at the head of a table, and it will always happen in government. There is no possible way that a centralized government can be expected to perform at an intellectually superior place of neutrality. Power is leverage over others, and so long as human beings desire such things—corruption will thrive in any government activity. This corruption has never been so evident than in the IRS scandal where Tea Party activists were directly attacked by government. Lucky for the government there is a First Amendment, because as long as its respected, the Second won’t be needed—and testimony like the one that Cleta Mitchell performed below can take place.
Explosive testimony lit up a House hearing on the IRS targeting scandal recently, as GOP super lawyer Cleta Mitchell told representatives that the systematic effort to delay the processing of grass-roots groups’ applications for nonprofit status continues to occur.
Mitchell represents several grass-roots conservative organizations whose applications under sections 501c3 and 501c4 of the internal revenue code were delayed for years in the run-up to the 2012 election. She said that targeting had not stopped. As seen in the video above, she listed a number of instances which are gigantic red flags concerning the IRS scandal that link directly to the President of the United States. In the case of the IRS, and history will certainly make note of it—the media has been complicit in a deception right along with the federal government. They have openly suppressed the scandal for the ideological benefit of their own power grab as those enjoying the current power of being in government wish very much to see that power grow.
Years ago I worked at a Wendy’s restaurant as a part-time job doing grill cook obligations during their busiest times of the day. I needed the extra money to pay off a tax obligation from a business start-up that didn’t work out, and I didn’t want the money to come out of our normal family budget, so I took on an extra job just to pay my tax obligation. I already had a normal full-time job along with dozens of hobbies to fill my time, so my time at this Wendy’s restaurant was something I could take or leave. One of the managers was a girl about my age who I got along fabulously with. She understood what I wanted out of the job, and she clearly understood the trade-off that her restaurant received by my services. On a normal day I saved her anywhere from 2 to 5 staffing positions because I was so fast. But there was another manager there whom was a disgusting, self-indulged, narcissist. She was a typically school levy supporter—she had a gigantic ass, an obtuse cranium from the very little brain capacity going on behind her skull and she was deeply in love with power. She loved having power over all the teenage employees and she relished instructing them what to do. Of course she and I clashed often as I was not responsive to her at all. She certainly wasn’t going to tell me what to do, and that was the end of it—but she tried often—and we fought just as much. She turned a simple task of making food for people into an excruciating ordeal just because she loved power.
I was also a waiter at Frisch’s for a number of years, again, as a second job making extra money. Frisch’s didn’t pay much, but I did make a lot of money in tips. I worked at the Fields Ertel location for a few years, and I did it because of the money I could make. Readers of my novel The Symposium of Justice can enjoy a bit of trivia to know that the climax chapter, “Salad Bar Goddess” is based on my experiences as a waiter at this job. The location described is the Frisch’s location at Fields Ertel—where the suicide of the hit man occurred, it was there on I-71—where he threw himself in front of an oncoming simi so to rid the earth of his corrosive—irredeemable presence. That’s why the book is called, “The Symposium of Justice.” Anyway, there was a manager there, a guy who was obviously miserable with his personal life, had no real personality, and was an otherwise social outcast who was the manager. He would invent tasks to perform at the close of business long after the tips stopped flowing just to exert power over people. Just when you thought all the closing duties were performed as a waiter, or waitress, he’d come up with a whole list of things to do at 1 AM in the morning just to show that he had power over you. Of course I also clashed with this guy. I made his life such a miserable mess in retaliation for the things he attempted to do to me, that he eventually was transferred away. On one particular instance I was on my break in the back reading one of my books when he came to tell me to handle another section because they were getting busy. Well, they weren’t that busy, and he didn’t need me to end my break. It was well-known that he hated that I read so much because he spewed about it all the time. So I refused. When he grabbed my book and tried to wrestle it from my hands, I grabbed his throat and threw him against the wall pinning him in place with some much directed dialogue that shut him up for several months. I got rid of him by going to corporate headquarters and letting them know what kind of guy he was. A few months later, he was transferred to another store. I still see him around town as he is still a manager at Frisch’s. He is currently a manager at one of the Liberty Township restaurants—and when he sees me he never makes eye contact. With him it was always about the power and when he sees me, it is a terrible reminder that I did not respect his authority, so he chooses not to deal with the reality which he has built up in his mind. I could tell hundreds of similar stories very closely related, but when it comes to fast food—where the pay is low, the work is hard, and the hours are disastrously difficult—there are always these types of power-hungry scum bags. There isn’t anything in it for them to be that way. The companies don’t promote them more than other people, and the pay is always bad. They are often forced to work lots of strange hours and in the case of the Frisch’s manager, he hated it that I read so much because he was afraid that I’d become something that he couldn’t ever become—and it drove him crazy. Yet he didn’t want to put the work into becoming better himself. His desire, and the levy supporter mentioned prior took jobs in management just so they could mess with people and have power.
Government is filled with these types of people—people who really only want to have control over other people—for the simple reason of having some sense of control. It’s an infantile desire that exists in every strata of society. But in the jobs mentioned, I was free to choose whether or not to work in those places, or whether or not I would ram the manager’s head through the back of a Frisch’s wall for interrupting my reading time during a break. When it comes to government when those types of people work in the IRS, the TSA, the local police and fire departments, zoning, code compliance you name it—those government jobs are filled with insecure despots suffering from deep insecurities that they wished to overcome being in charge of other people. Like I’ve said, I have lived a very colorful life—and I’m proud of it. I used to come to work at Frisch’s wearing a Mexican poncho and a cowboy hat with my whips strapped underneath to my shoulder. I wasn’t going to war, but between jobs I would practice in an abandon lot off Fields Ertel road. My day job was a kind of political one, where I would spend a lot of time down at Cincinnati City Hall. During an occasion where I had to deal with Mayor Qualls back in the 90s her office was wreaking with these power-hungry types. She loved the power of the Mayor’s office in Cincinnati even though she was a long way from qualified to perform management of any kind. After dealing with people like that I had a need to re-center myself, so I dressed the way I wanted, said what I wanted, and lived how I wanted. I had the eccentricity of a rock star without the tour bus especially during my tenure at Frisch’s which infuriated the manager mentioned. He became so frustrated with me that he actually pretended to have a nervous breakdown hoping that my compassion for him would pull me in line. It didn’t. As he fell to the ground with an apparent seizure flopping around like a fish I said to one of the waitresses as I stood over him that if he died, we’d be able to leave on time for a change. Miraculously, as the paramedics came to revive him, he got up and locked himself into his office. Four hours later, he was back to himself as he ran out of gas to perform the charade—at the end of the night he stopped me as I was leaving. He asked me if I cared about anyone. I said yes, my wife and kids. He then asked me why I worked at Frisch’s if I spend my days hanging out with mayors and Cincinnati “big wigs” then spend my evenings in his restaurant reading books that aren’t even taught in colleges dressed like I’ve walked out of a Clint Eastwood movie. I said—to make money.
The IRS, The White House, the military, the police, every government agency is filled with these types of people, and they are not capable to rule over anybody. If left alone, they will become corrupt with power for the simple reason that they have a psychological need to rule over others to justify their insecurities. For that reason alone, the progressive position of large centralized government will never work. They can’t even do basic tasks correctly—yet ideologically, all those who support such things have been willing to lie openly to protect that desire. This is what is behind the open lies going on over the IRS scandal. The power to rule over others is what committed the crime, but the denial that government is filled with these types of personalities propels it—because once that is admitted to, the foundations of progressivism—and liberalism in general—falls apart.
Government is not capable of self-correction. When confronted, they will attempt every ploy known to shake the truth from their actions so to avoid the grim reality of their personal tyranny. So we have the First Amendment to call out the bad behavior when we see it, just as Cleta Mitchell did in the testimony seen above. It’s not just one or two people involved in this scandal, its entire branches of government and most of those workers have similar problems as the people mentioned in my story. They fear to stand on their own—fear that they lack intellectual resources to do things on their own—so they are attracted to government. Once they have the power of an office, or the federal government at their back, they are free to be little tyrants to those they see as their intellectual superiors. With the IRS, they see the Tea Party movement as a threat to them—so they targeted them with all their power in the same way that the Frisch’s manager targeted me just for reading a book. My action made him feel bad about himself and he didn’t want the self-reflection. So he attacked me. The same thing has been happening between The White House, the FBI, the CIA, the DHS the IRS, and the Tea Party groups.
But there are rights and government is not allowed to harass people, so by using the First Amendment as a way to keep those corrupt souls in check, a balance of power can be maintained. If that doesn’t work, then we have the Second Amendment. But losing one or both of those options is not in the cards as much as progressives would like to see. They of course want unchecked power—but so long as humans desire such things, there will always be needed balances of power to counter those aggressions. Presently power has been abused by the IRS and the federal government in general—and action against those villains is justified—and expected in defense of the First Amendment. If it does not happen, well, then that’s why we have the Second. But turning away and letting the situation die down is not the path to justice—as we can’t expect the bad guys to do the right thing and throw themselves in front of a truck to rid us all of their intellectual burden. Cleta Mitchell has every right in the world to be upset. Crimes were committed and since the government is in charge of the investigation, nothing is happening—which is corruption. This is why government can never be so large, or can even be trusted to do basic tasks—and why progressivism is a failure that should be eradicated from the tongues of mankind forever.
Liberalism is a Mental Illness: Why the media is so quiet about Karl Pierson–the “Socialist School Shooter”
If liberalism were classified as a mental disorder, we might have stopped many mass shootings; at least that was the reasoning Ann Coulter espoused during a recent episode with Sean Hannity. That comment may sound inflammatory—but in all reality—there is more truth to it than rhetoric. The proof is in the recent school shooting at Araphoe High School outside of Denver, Colorado which occurred on Friday December the 13th 2013 and was a dead story more or less by Monday, December 16th. On Friday the news coverage on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and everywhere else was wall to wall—as usual. But by Saturday morning, less than 12 hours after the shooting the coverage dried up. By Monday on the Special Report by Brett Baier there wasn’t a single mention of the shooting during the entire program—a news station thought highly to be a conservative leaning network. Oddly missing from the many news stations were the Hollywood elite with constant calls for gun control, the prayer vigils, the sorrow of the poor kids shot by the made gunman Karl Pierson foolishly, maliciously, and for no reason at all struck down. It seemed as if the media in general wanted to move on to another story and forget about this school shooting even as the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre had just occurred prompting schools all over the country to begin staffing armed patrol officers to stop such things from happening—Araphoe being one of them. The reason…………..well, Pierson unlike the other mass shooters of recent memory who were rumored to be politically left, but not clearly—the Araphoe shooter was clearly, unequivocally—and boldly was a socialist. Socialism is the political philosophy that most of the media had accepted in small doses, a concept that is taught in public schools—not by name of course, but by practice, and is the current philosophy of the current President of The United States—again, not by name, but in practice.
Karl Pierson’s attack at Arapahoe High School lasted just 80 seconds. He rushed into the school Friday with a bandolier of ammunition strapped to his chest carrying a machete, three Molotov cocktails and the pump-action shotgun that authorities said he bought days before to avenge a grudge he had against his debate coach for kicking him off the team. Pierson was such a radical socialist—such a maniacal collectivist, that when even his teacher tried to reel him in, he thought like most left-winged tyrants do—that he had a right and obligation to force others into his way of thinking—by force if necessary.
The teen apparently harbored a grudge against his debate couch Murphy after being disciplined by him in September. The discipline came after Pierson made a verbal threat against Murphy to a group of students. Law enforcement was made aware of that threat, and the response to it remained under investigation.
Pierson’s Facebook page, before it was taken down, was a window into the mind of the accused shooter. He wrote a lot about economics and politics, calling himself a “Keynesian” and jesting that neoclassic economic theory would not fix the economy.
He also used his Facebook to routinely mock Republicans as seen below:
The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?
One classmate described him as harmless but said he could get verbally aggressive and very heated when debating and discussing politics with teachers and students. It is obvious that the left-winged radical was not harmless. Pierson cared enough about socialism and Keynesian economics to go home, buy a gun, and kill his teacher for not being allowed to continue debating on the team—to have a platform to spread his message of collective endeavor through socialism.
Here are several articles covering the story as it unfolded:
When progressive types run into any issue such as gun violence, their very first reaction is more regulation, more government intervention, less personal freedom, and stronger public school presence, yet these things keep happening in schools where many perceive such places to be safe—even though it is far more likely that their children would be involved in a school shooting than to be involved in an airplane accident. There is still a fear of flying where there is not a fear of public schools. Liberals often proclaim that these school shooters are mentally ill, and must be detected by the government schools and treated before they ever bring harm to anyone. Yet it is never considered what made the shooters ill to begin with—it is never considered that the illness came from institutional failure and no other contributing factor—and that more government intervention will indirectly lead to more mass shootings, and more people who think the way Karl Pierson did.
Does anybody think that Pierson learned to be a socialist from his home environment? Likely, he learned it from school. Most children learn about liberalism in public schools by their teachers and college professors. They vote for Democrats for the first 15 years of their adult lives, then once they maintain jobs for a while have kids of their own, purchase property and live responsibly—they grow out of liberalism and slowly become conservative. By the time they reach their 50s and 60s they become those stuffy Republicans they used to rant about. It’s a bit of a cycle of life that we needlessly endure because we allow the government to teach our kids with left-leaning methods that are destructive to their minds. For people like Pierson—who was probably a bit different from most children from the start—after his debate teachers told him to watch shows like MSNBC and CNN’s Pierce Morgan—and other “recommended” viewing, so that the kid could become a better debater—his young mind became tainted as he observed the socialism of his school, the socialism of his President, the socialism of the news—and he put his finger to the wind and decided that he would become a liberal because he saw that the masses endorsed those views—from his perspective at the public school. The teachers ripped on Republicans—so if he wanted good grades—he could do the same and get better grades—and maybe even become the next Michael Moore. After playing at this game for a while, he began to believe that Keynesian economics was the salvation of the world—instead of its destroyer, and that socialism was a benefit to equality—instead of the great slayer of it.
The silence from the news came in the wake of the shooting because most of the people covering the story realized that they had contributed just a small bit to the violence because of their endorsements of soft socialism hidden behind mixed economies so prevalent in The United States. Karl Pierson was a product of public education—and like most Frankenstein experiments—he became a monster that nobody wanted to acknowledge. The political theory, the economic theory, and social justice that Karl Pierson learned in his public school became a monster that went on to bring great harm to the other collective occupants of Araphoe High School. Pierson took what he learned further than the school intended and they tried to pull him out of it too late—they had let his mind go too far to the left—so much so that Pierson become dangerous. Instead of growing up to become the next Al Gore, or Nancy Pelosi, or even Barack Obama, they had created a Frankenstein monster that got loose and wanted to destroy its maker—his teacher.
Liberalism by default of the frequent actions by many mass killers should be designated a mental illness—so that future people like Karl Pierson can be avoided. But to admit that would require most people in the mainstream media, and political structure to admit that they are also suffering from the mental illness of liberalism—just not to the same degree Pierson was. The great fear is that it might not take much for them to become as crazy as Karl Pierson—because they too support concepts of Keynesian economics, they too support socialism, and believe that liberalism is a benefit to society—instead of a detriment. If anybody were really serious about stopping school shootings, they would not look to laws, guns, or more pansy teachings in public school, but would eliminate liberalism from the American consciousness. By eliminating liberal instruction, education would not feed the mental illness that tends to occur in mass collectivists who believe that socialism should be the spine of all national economies. In Karl Pierson’s case, he believed in liberalism so intently that he was willing to kill for it. There really isn’t any other way to stop such a person once they get loose from a teacher’s control, and that is what scares so many media outlets. Because they have helped put in motion large doses of the liberalism mental illness—and there will be more Karl Pierson types created by them for the destruction of mankind. When they show themselves, the responsibility for their actions will fall on the shoulders of those most silent—the national media.
To understand the forces that have shaped our modern world, and taken America to the precipice of indecision with the recent “government shutdown” I am doing a series here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom that outlines the 45 Planks of Communism that were strategically established in the 1958 book, The Naked Communist. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL 45 PLANKS. CLICK HERE TO PICK UP AT THE END OF THE LAST ARTICLE. Before getting into the heart of the communist strategy that was then, as it is today, to take over the world by enticing the mobs of mankind to move collectively into watered down common goals instead of the relative chaos of individual liberty, we will study Planks 8 – 14 because they all deal with the same thing—Soviet Russia’s deep concern of being able to advance their communist cause globally.
For many readers here, they vaguely remember how things were during the Cold War. Young people born at the start of the 1990’s have no memory of the Cold War and have since had the event washed away from the collective conscience of America through the public education system, which will be covered extensively during a later article. But the U.S.S.R was fully intent to take over the world replacing all political ideologies with communism. It was, and still is their undisputed goal. Global communists in Planks 8 – 14 sought to infiltrate the American created United Nations as a way to put the world at their feet with counter intelligence activity that would enable them to accomplish their global goals. Read those intentions for yourself below.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
Obviously today, the intentions are more of a reality. The United Nations is on the door step to the entire world and in America through Agenda 21 is infiltrating the culture of The United States with a communist philosophy that has virtually taken over every zoning board in every American city so quietly that many of the participants don’t even know why or how they came to think the way they do about things. If you need a review of what Agenda 21 is, CLICK HERE. Communists were aware that they were a threat to individual freedom throughout the world and they needed a way to stay relevant. They had to find a way to keep from becoming outlawed in free countries, while still growing as a world-wide influence—so they penetrated the United Nations so to infect the world with their social, and economic philosophies. The result has been the world we currently are living in; economies stagnant—living off the past that are slowly dying. In Russia individual motivation had already died, which is why they needed access to the U.S. Patent office. The people of Russia had given up on any kind of personal ambition and weren’t inventing anything. The gross incompetence of any communist system is terribly evident comparing the time of 1917 where communism saturated Russia with a crippling political mentality while radio, film, manufacturing, television broadcasting, and sky scraper industries popped up in America within just a few years under capitalism. Communism had to stop the power of capitalism and to do so they had to loot off the ideas created in America so their country could keep up economically in some fashion while they chipped away from within the United Nations the sovereignty of America.
The 45 Planks of Communism was a military maneuver not made so much by nations against each other as is typically the case during modern warfare, but philosophies. In this case communism started by Karl Marx 60 years prior to the 1917 Russian Revolution slowly penetrated Russian culture over many years until enough people were ready to overthrow the bourgeoisie class. The same period of time evolved from the Russian Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall where the economic system of communism failed, and that wall dividing West and East Berlin was finally torn down. As the world celebrated the fall of communism, and the break-up of the Soviet Empire communism had penetrated The United Nations and spread violently under the changed name of “progressivism.”
The attack in America was underway. Fiscal collapse has always been the goal of communists using The United Nations to force America to spread itself too thin all over the world while halting American business with excessive regulations. The so-called Lean Manufacturing methods that were made so popular in the Asian theater were popularized by The United Nations as a way to incorporate the entire world into a shared system that broke down the resistance to communism. Micro management disguised as Lean Manufacturing was the way that communism has halted the growth of American business using so-called efficiency studies to introduce bureaucratic red tape that would halt innovation in corporations focusing all work places into embracing communist views of shared input. Even America’s largest companies have found and accepted that government regulation, and business compliance into lean manufacturing methods promoted by the United Nations has crippled their internal innovations and efficiency of their work forces. Mostly today, America lives off its past innovations as new concepts are not introduced as individual motivation has been removed in service to the concept of a collective whole—the overall health of the organization. This concept of shared sacrifice in American business is a spill-over from communist propaganda manipulated through The United Nations to stop capitalism. CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE.
Lean Manufacturing for American companies was the only way they could counter the terrorist tendencies of communist labor unions with a legitimate proposal of focusing on efficiency instead of the individuals that made up the unions. However, the tactic was employed on both ends by communists who infiltrated The United Nations and advanced both proposals—which forced collectivism onto entrepreneurial activities. Without the United Nations, it is highly likely that unions would have fizzled out in America well before the 1980’s and that business innovation would still be the standard instead of the exception.
The strategies employed by communists aimed to bring mass societies into the understanding of collectivism by destroying individual effort and focusing on collective causes. Everywhere this is done, the strategy began in these 45 planks of communism, and was embarked on a scale much larger than anyone realized at the time, and cannot simply be comprehended otherwise. But when it is understood that communism is behind the push for a stronger United Nations, and behind even Lean Manufacturing introduced to America through United Nations “globalism” outreach then the strategies of communism are easy to see. The devious depths of their efforts where nothing but the complete destruction of individual effort in favor of collective causes, and since that mentality could not compete directly with capitalism, communists needed the American funded United Nations to attack capitalism in an indirect way, instead of a full-fledged frontal assault.
Recently Dan Varney, the treasurer for No Lakota – accused Lakota officials of trying to manipulate voters by enticing them with $2.8 million of possible restorations of some budget cuts. “It’s how they play the game and they are trying to instill some passion in the school parents” to drum up votes for the proposed property tax increase,” Varney said.
Dan Varney, who appeared with me several years ago on WLW radio for an in studio broadcast about the Lakota tax increases (CLICK HERE TO REVIEW), did a wonderful job of speaking the truth of Lakota’s 2013 levy attempt.
Recently the Lakota school board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Karen Mantia that would allocate $2.8 million of the levy’s annual funds to partially restore some services that have been cut and also preserve the district’s current programming and operations. The school district reduced its annual spending by more than $20 million over the last three years. I broke the issue down into specific detail in another article, but Lakota needs to continue cutting their costs much further than they have already. CLICK HERE TO LEARN WHY. The cuts are not over because declining enrollment is forcing the issue.
According to school officials if the levy is passed, bus service will be reinstated for grades 2-6, for students who live farther than one mile from school. This is simply an attempt by Lakota schools to purchase votes in the next election using tax payer money to do it. Currently, bus service is issued only to students in those grades if they live farther than two miles from school. This school year, the district supposedly identified some routing efficiencies to provide bus service to all K-1 students at no additional cost. (Isn’t that amazing, just in time for a school levy attempt?)
“We value the community’s feedback that we heard in our Community Conversations last year,” said Mantia. “We heard this would be a tremendous help to our families, and will also help us regain lost instructional time.” Superintendent Mantia noted that the change would provide busing to an additional 2,200 students, helping minimize traffic congestion on some of the district’s busiest roads.
- Students in grade 4-6 will be offered one additional day of art, music or physical education. Currently students take classes in art, music or P.E. one time per week.
- Student participation in after-school clubs and extracurricular activities will be encouraged by increasing opportunities and reducing fees from $550 to $400 at high school and from $350 to $300 at junior high.
- Students in grade 9 would be offered a seven-period class schedule, instead of six periods per day.
- Part of the funding was allocated for advanced technologies and modernized coursework to further individualize learning, a focus area of the district’s current strategic planning work.
The school board voted June 24 to place a levy on the November ballot for the community’s consideration, and announced at that time that a major component of the levy would be for technology, including a $13.5 million multi-year upgrade to the district’s instructional technology infrastructure. School building security will also be bolstered across the district. The decisions made by the board Monday evening finalize the plans for how the levy funds would be allocated.
Here are the source articles from above:
Of course all these things that Lakota is “giving” to the community are contingent on the passage of a tax increase. The arrogance displayed by these public workers is astonishing; they will give back to the community what is already theirs “IF” they vote to pay more taxes on their properties—which is simply amazing. So in that context what Dan Varney said in the paper was dead on, if all too polite. Lakota schools think that the votes are suckers, and stupid. Lakota has no respect for the average tax payer in the Lakota district, as their behavior displayed grotesquely in evidence. The definition of Lakota’s actions is pure extortion. They stated that if tax payers gave Lakota more money, they would restore services that were only lost because the school board did not manage their costs under the leadership of Superintendent Mantia. If a levy is not approved by the voting public, then those items listed above will not be granted. It is a low down dirty trick that belongs on one of those television commercials advertising products for $19.99. It’s a scam disguised as education. Its corruption disguised as community benefit. It’s wrong, detrimental, and socially corrosive.
In such a time when bandits rule our school system using our children as shields against justice, thank God there are people like Dan Varney of No Lakota Levy out there fighting the good fight defending those same children with honesty from the looters wishing to exploit them for personal gain. Without people like Varney the extortion scams advocated by public education institutions like Lakota would have no representation in the press, leaving the sinister schools to dance upon community innocence with immunity from righteousness. No Lakota Levy is an organized resistance that is all that stands between open extortion by public schools and the out-right looting of the “rich,” so-called “wealthy” property owners who will lose millions if the Lakota levy of 2013 passes.
For idiots, diabolical nut cases, open progressives and Obama voters, they enjoy the Lakota levy position of attacking the rich and giving to the poor, the silly, childish levy supporters who purchase half million dollar homes, pay over $5000 per year in property taxes still desiring more, then turn around and ask the rest of the community to give their children a “free” education at Lakota which is run by the kind of people shown above who openly believe that extortion is an acceptable campaign strategy. I’m glad there are people like Dan Varney who can hold their tongue in the face of such a travesty, but he does, and is a good man for the job. Every homeowner should be thankful that there is a group like No Lakota Levy out there defending them from higher taxes by government looters like Lakota’s administrators and their band of education thieves. In that group there are people like Dan Varney who stand as pillars of stone against the winds of chaos in a battle for the heart and soul of Lakota–the residents who pay the taxes versus those who wish to steal them.
After a few people saw my Whip Trick to Save Lakota video, (Click to review,) I started to receive several comments, one particular from a guy who lives on the other end of the country. The problem of public sector workers taking too much money from the tax base isn’t specific to Lakota by any stretch of the imagination. The entire structure of the public school system in virtually every community is a ridiculous scam that should have been called out a long time ago, but hasn’t essentially because nobody wanted to be called names for not supporting a public school. Here is what the comment writer sent me:
“This goes on where I live too. In the face of declining enrollment, they (public schools) still beg for more money. They know they’ve got teachers on the way out, and they’re probably planning to use this money to jack up the salaries of the departing teachers in their last few years because their pension is probably based on their last few years of salary. It’s got nothing to do with quality education. It’s got everything to do with cozy retirement. Watch for them to get re-hired after “retirement” too!”
I referenced in the video A Whip Trick To Save Lakota the course of Detroit, and how unmanaged costs in Cincinnati, especially in affluent districts like Lakota will eventually lead to the same fate where the once wealthiest city in America has become the poorest in a span of 40 short years. The unions destroyed Detroit, the private sector unions pushed businesses out of the city, especially in manufacturing taking those jobs with them—the public sector unions just continued to increase taxes to pay for their unmanaged wage increases. For instance, in Detroit the average teacher pay has been $71,000 per year. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. The end result is that high taxes pushed away those who didn’t want to pay the extra money, or couldn’t pay any additional money, and the city essentially died.
I also mentioned the upcoming bankruptcy of Chicago. That city also has an average teacher salary of $71,000, which is what happens when nobody puts on the breaks and manages the salary ranges. The unions are not management, and they will not regulate themselves, as is evidence. School boards for years in virtually every community across the country have responded to union pressure by simply rubber stamping every pay increase that has come across their desks. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW. According to an analysis by the Manhattan Institute, several Chicago pension funds are in worse financial shape than the worker pensions in Detroit. One is only 25 percent funded. There are about a dozen major California cities having systemic problems paying their bills. Any and all of the cities listed below are likely to suffer the same fate as Detroit. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SOURCE ARTICLE. The list is based on bond ratings and other data, of the top 20 cities to watch for financial troubles in the wake of Detroit. A large number of those unfunded pensions are public workers such as police, firefighters, and teachers who were promised too much by politicians who simply didn’t have the stomach to endure the constant threat of strikes and mob pressure invoked by public sector labor unions. The fault of these failures are on all the people who were involved in the process of not saying “NO” to years of tax increases by a greedy class of public employee who simply took too much money, far more than their jobs were actually worth.
1. Compton, Calif.
Compton has teetered on the brink of bankruptcy after it accrued a general-fund deficit of more than $40 million by borrowing from other funds, depleting what had been a $22 million reserve.
2. East Greenbush, N.Y.
A New York state audit concluded that years of fiscal mismanagement — including questionable employment contracts and illegal payments to town officials — left East Greenbush more than $2 million in debt.
3. Fresno, Calif.
Fresno had the ratings of its lease-revenue bonds downgraded to junk-level by Moody’s, which also downgraded its convention center and pension obligation bonds due to the city’s “exceedingly weak financial position.”
4. Gulf County, Fla.
Fitch Ratings warned that Gulf County’s predominately rural economy is “narrowly focused,” with income levels one-quarter below national averages and economic indicators for the county also comparing unfavorably to national averages.
5. Harrisburg, Pa.
Harrisburg is at least $345 million in debt, thanks largely to municipal bonds it guaranteed in order to finance upgrades to its problematic waste-to-energy trash incinerator.
6. Irvington, N.J.
Irvington has a violent crime rate six times higher than New Jersey’s average, with Moody’s citing “wealth indicators below state and national averages and tax-base and population declines due to increased tax appeals and foreclosures.”
7. Jefferson County, Ala.
Jefferson County, home to the city of Birmingham, has been dealing with the collapse of refinancing for a sewer bond. It filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011 over a $3.14 billion sewer bond debt.
8. Menasha, Wis.
Menasha defaulted on bonds in 2007 it had issued to fund a steam plant which has since closed and left the city permanently in the red and, as of 2011, had $16 million in general fund revenue, but had $43.4 million in outstanding debt.
9. Newburgh, N.Y.
Newburgh was cited by Moody’s for “tax base erosion and a weak socioeconomic profile,” with 26 percent of its population below the poverty line and its school district facing a $2 million budget gap.
10. Oakland, Calif.
Oakland is trying to get out of a Goldman Sachs-brokered interest rate swap that is costing it $4 million a year. According to a recent city audit, Oakland has lost $250 million from a 1997 pension obligation bond sale and subsequent investment strategy.
11. Philadelphia School District, Pa.
Philadelphia’s school district, the nation’s eighth-largest, faces a $304 million deficit in its $2.35 billion budget, and is seeking $133 million from labor-contract savings to prevent further cutbacks.
12. Pontiac, Mich.
Pontiac, where the emergency manager has restructured the city’s finances, was downgraded by Moody’s, reflecting the city’s history of fiscal distress and narrow liquidity.
13. Providence, R.I.
Providence, rumored to be filing for bankruptcy for more than a year, experienced consecutive deficits through fiscal 2012, has a high-debt burden and significant unfunded pension liabilities, as well as high unemployment and low-income levels.
14. Riverdale, Ill.
The credit rating for Riverdale is under review by Moody’s because the city has not released an audit of interim or unaudited data for the year that ended April 30, 2012.
15. Salem, N.J.
Salem is under close fiscal supervision after it issued bonds to finance the construction of the Finlaw State Office Building, which was delayed by construction issues, and its leasing revenues are not enough to cover the debt payments and the maintenance fees.
16. Strafford County, N.H.
Strafford County regularly borrows money to cover its short-term cash needs after it spent two-fifths of its budget on a nursing home, which lost $36 million from 2004 to 2009.
17. Taylor, Mich.
Taylor has a large deficit and is vulnerable due to significant declines in the tax base, limited financial flexibility, and above-average unfunded pension obligations.
18. Vadnais Heights, Minn.
The St. Paul suburb of Vadnais Heights had its debt rating downgraded to junk last fall by Moody’s after the city council voted to stop payments to a sports center financed by bonds.
19. Wenatchee, Wash.
Wenatchee defaulted on $42 million in debt associated with the Town Toyota Center, a multipurpose arena, and has ongoing financial issues due to the default.
20. Woonsocket, R.I.
Woonsocket faces near-term liquidity shortages necessitating an advance in state aid, a high-debt burden and unfunded pension liabilities, with Moody’s citing the city’s continuing difficulties in making spending cuts because of poor management and imprecise accounting.
All those places and many more who are right on their heels to failure, are suffering now because they did not do the hard work of saying NO to tax increases. It’s not easy saying no, and the most dominant reason that management gives in to the pressure of the public sector unions is that they don’t want to be called names by the mobs who are members, as silly as that sounds. Most people have an inherit desire to be liked, and it is too much for them to be ostracized by their peers. Much of the bankruptcy threats listed above simply exist because the people in charge of the money were afraid of being called names by the people who wanted the money. It all comes down to that.
It is important to understand that the budget problems with the teaching profession is not just centralized in Southern Ohio—but is in fact a nationwide epidemic. Even though I was never a fan of FDR as a president, he did warn that public sector employees should never be allowed to unionize. John F. Kennedy, even though many wish to believe he was such a great president made public sector unions legal with an Executive Order seemingly to appease the mob bosses who helped him win the close election against Nixon, and the whole system has went downhill from there in a steady progression of failure. The root cause of the default was when Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988. Cities have been on a decline since that action. Kennedy may have helped put the nation behind the space program, he may have endured a stalemate with Russia in Cuba, and gave some decent speeches, but he was a deeply flawed man who’s womanizing, mob connections, and unethical behavior opened the door to thuggish mobs to ruin America. He hoped that city councils, school boards, and state law makers would have the stomach to stand up to the new public sector unions–but he was dreadfully wrong.
The only things voters can do now are Vote No against tax increases and force the reductions of the public sector union members as a political power. Their inability to regulate themselves has forced this issue now, so they have only themselves to blame. A failure to say NO will not only destroy their lives, but also the communities everyone lives in. Their life as public workers will come to an end eventually anyway—sooner or later. If it is sooner than entire cities may not be laid to waste. But if it is later, as in the examples above, then it is too late to avoid the inevitable. Bankruptcy will follow, and many more people will suffer because they feared to say NO to the masses that are never happy, and can never be appeased leaping from crises to crises always looking for higher wages from extortion to fill the bottomless pit of their belief in the net worth of their unionized professions.
For the second time in a month allegations that a Lakota West High School teacher conducted improper contact with a student surfaced. The Enquirer deserves credit for the story as they reviewed the personnel records of Lakota and discovered Robert E. Supinger, a former long-term substitute teacher at the Butler County high school had allegedly kissed a student and took her to meet his parents while he was employed by the Lakota school district.
Read more about this story at the link below:
The important thing to understand about this case is the date of the offense. Lakota did not reveal the details which were happening in parallel to the George Merk case. The impropriety occurred during the 2011/2012 school year and was finally resolved in December of 2012 by the Ohio Department of Education. The Merk offenses occurred during March of 2012 right after the much publicized cuts to the staff in February of 2012 because of the failed levy in 2011.
It appears that the teaching culture at the Lakota school system is one of excessive sexual preoccupation. The amount of sexually related offenses is not a coincidence, but comes from the day-to-day management of their occupational affairs. As Robert E. Supinger was only 25 years old, he was still nearly a decade older than the girl he was parading around to his parents as an employee of the Lakota school system, which shows extremely bad judgment. That begs the question of why Supinger was teaching high school level kids, and who made that decision. Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for Supinger to learn the teaching profession as a substitute in the middle schools where the children are much younger? Wouldn’t it make sense to have teachers who are “older” instructing high school aged children?
It can be speculated forever why so many public school teachers seem to be obsessed with sex involving their students. Yet the worst part of this case is that Lakota has had two sexually related scandals which they attempted to conceal, and were only revealed because The Enquirer did some digging to discover the information. It should be clear now why Lakota cut a deal with No Lakota Levy to delay a school levy attempt in 2012. When Channel 19 called me to do a story in June of 2012 I thought the timing was odd and Lakota seemed awfully eager to make such a deal. Now the timing makes more sense. Robert Supinger had just gotten into trouble with inappropriate conduct with one of his students and the district wanted to put time and distance between them and their next levy attempt once the Ohio Department of Education had finished their investigations. Lakota had two sex scandals happen close together and they wanted to suppress the story. If The Enquirer had not dug through the public records, the tax paying public would have no knowledge of these offenses and parents would have absolutely no idea what kinds of employees Lakota was employing. They’d be forced to take the school’s word for it, which is of course is misleading 100% of the time.
Parents assume when they send their children to school that the teachers aren’t going to attempt to engage in sex with the children no matter what the age of the teachers. Teachers are supposed to “teach” not “date” the students. Lakota stated regarding Robert Supinger that they had terminated the employee immediately, yet they didn’t publish the results in the flowery newsletter that the school sends home with the kids advertising the need for more money for those same teachers. When I went to Homearama this year and browsed through the booth that Lakota had set up at the home building show the school did not reveal how their human resources team had taken evasive action to discharge sexual predators from their classrooms in order to protect the children of the “community.” If The Enquirer had not dug through the public records the public wouldn’t have any idea that Robert Supinger had even been disciplined for anything. The case would have been swept under the rug like so many other stories that are related to public education.
The question is obvious—how many teachers at Lakota are engaged in sexual enterprises with the students of their classrooms? And how many such stories are being suppressed by the public relations machine the Lakota administration spends so much tax money on? The answer is becoming known little by little as diligent reporters discover what many disheartened parents have attempted to break open for years, that Lakota may be a good school with an excellent rating, it may have a good football team, and may actually prepare students for a life in college. But that preparation may not be academic. It would appear by the behavior of Lakota schools that their teachers are overly sexual in their focus and intent to prepare students for the next college party, instead of a competitive workplace that expects good conduct and at least the illusion of sexual restraint. Lakota acts as though their management conduct is acceptable and maybe it is for the Zombies of Lakota who vote continuously for school levies to pay for teachers who simply want to seduce tax payer’s children with flights of fantasy in their classrooms. But for me, and many other people who are voting NO on the upcoming fall school levy, these employees are not worth the money. If we wanted this kind of behavior at Lakota we’d simply recruit the teachers from a whore house.
An 11-year-old girl apparently from Yemen made an impassioned online plea for her parents to stop pressuring her into an arranged marriage which gained international attention. In the video, brown-eyed Nada Al-Ahdal chastised her parents whom she called “criminal” and said she would rather die than be married off and throw her life away at such a young age. For many Americans, the idea of arranged marriage is a radically foreign concept. In America, the typical marriage arrangement is one of choice where two individuals pick one another for a shared life. However, in many countries, even to this very day, marriages are arranged with the belief that the sacrifice of a bride to a well-connected groom is acceptable so that a family can prosper through the marriage. Daughters are often traded away into marriages to perceptively strong families so that collectively the whole family will rise in public stature.
The idiocy of this belief may seem remote in The United States, but it is closer to home than many believe. As England produced from the Royal Vagina a new baby, the world clamored to the news like mosquitoes in an early summer evening after a heavy rain. Just for being born to a member of the Royal family, a future King of England was born. The future King did nothing to earn the merit, yet the people of England chose to believe that there was something special about the Royal blood flowing through the new-born baby who has done nothing to earn such a social role. There are many thousands of Englishmen who are far more qualified to be King of England based on merit, yet a baby born of Kate Middleton was given the title because of the family he was born in.
When parents attempt to arrange the marriage of their children, they are attempting to create social alliances that will benefit them in the economic world through politics and status. The individual desires of the marriage party are of a secondary concern. Young women in many cultures throughout the world are expected to marry spouses chosen by someone besides themselves. In the case of this young 11-year-old Yemen girl, she only wanted the opportunity to be a little girl. She does not want to be a wife. She does not want to be the bed partner of a perfect stranger who can do by law whatever he pleases to her body any time he wishes. Yet her parents were willing to trade her away in an arranged marriage so that they could earn through her life improvements to theirs.
People, who think like this, even in The United States, are the type of people who become progressives. They are collectivists who believe that the sum of the social whole is greater than any individual. The parents of Nada Al-Ahdal believe that the little girl’s life is subservient to their needs as a family. The situation with this family is more obvious than the American socialite who tries to get their daughters married to some perceived powerful person like a doctor, a lawyer, or a politician because of the influence of pull that the arrangement will provide. These mentalities have their origin in Europe and are of the same type who camped out for weeks in London to witness the birth of a Royal Prince. The willingness to believe that a family has more merit over other families just because society has said so is the kind of belief that drives a statist society. The belief that value is something that some people are born with as opposed to others is to not understand what gives people value—but to assume that it is granted by chance, political pull, or even heredity. Arranged marriages, belief in Royal blood, or astrologers who believe the character of a child is shaped by the position of the sun, moon and stars in the heavenly sky are the cheerleaders of statism. The hidden epitaphs of this statist behavior is a fear of taking responsibility for their lives, and instead are happy to throw their lives away on chance so that some mystical powers beyond their knowledge are responsible for the misery they issue to their existence.
For any Englishman to behold beyond tabloid amusement the realization that an unproven baby is qualified to be King of a nation is to shrug responsibility away from their lives and surrender their very souls to the state. For a family to wish away their 11-year-old daughter in exchange for some alliance with another family is to shrug away their responsibility as individuals to bring fortune to themselves by their own merit. Their actions are the same as the head-hunters of New Guinea who believed that by eating their enemies, they could gain power over their rivals.
In America these goofy ideas of arranged marriages and worshiping kings was rejected by the Declaration of Independence. Collectivism in all forms was rejected. In Europe the Troubadours from France in the 13th Century were among the first people in the world to reject this collectivist notion of arranged relationships and their evolution became the norm in America. CLICK HERE FOR MORE. The behavior of families in Yemen who have no value for the lives of individual women, even children who are only 11 years old, is a pre-evolution social behavior that belongs in the camp ground of a Neanderthal. And the behavior of England who collectively chanted behind their facades of socialism for the birth of their future king, they are only a step outside that same campfire as they yearn to elect a village chief to instruct them of their life’s direction. The reason that America is the greatest country on earth is because it has a tradition of appreciating merit, and merit is obtained through individuality, which is nurtured by embracing such factors in their relationships. In America the family traditionally is designed to invoke individual growth in their children. In collectivist societies, the children exist to serve the collective family—who is just a microcosm of society at large. The individuality is removed, and sacrifice is the dominate belief.
Little Nada Al-Ahdal from Yemen is only guilty of wanting to be a little girl who has the same opportunities as any American girl has—the right to marry whom she pleases, and perhaps raise a child of that union to be a king if they chose to be. There is a reason that women in Yemen commit suicide when they realize they hate the husbands that their families have arranged for them, their country gives them no way out of the imprisonment. Nada is in the context of her culture a remarkable young woman. When I hear her speak I think of Jasmine from the Disney film Aladdin and it would not surprise me if the little girl did not have a someone special in her life who showed her that great American classic so to inspire her to live like Jasmine and deny an arranged marriage so that she would be free to pursue the man of her dreams. It took guts for little Nada to make such a bold proclamation to the public and I respect her for it.
I would say that 11-year-old Nada Al-Ahdal is no longer a little girl from Yemen, but has taken the bold steps into becoming an American and claiming her life for her own right. It is the American concept of individual recognition that she seeks, and because of her social refusal, she deserves it as she speaks for a countless horde of unfortunate young women who find themselves arranged in marriage by a social structure that sees them as needed sacrifice for the gods of benefit to rain upon an ignorant society. Any society that believes such arranged marriages are a positive practice for their citizens is clearly functioning from ignorance, and thank goodness that within such seas of corrupt fools there are bold young women like Nada who are more like Americans living in the country of Yemen than most Americans living in New York City who are behaving like Yemenites.
If you’ve ever had to deal with a government school employee, be it a principal, teacher, or even a simple secretary, you surely know by now that they are typically arrogant, presumptuous, bastions of mundane complacency that act as though they are perpetually doing you a favor by giving you the time of day when forced to speak with them. Occasionally, there is a sincere teacher who is quite good, but the systems they work within handcuff them to an institution that relishes poor performance the way middle management executives relish the Golf Channel. Public school employees are generally horrendous at customer service, because they work for institutions that do not have to compete with anyone else for your business. They know that if a parent owns a home in their school district, then the parent has no choice but to send their child to that particular school or suffer prosecution by law. Public school employees really don’t care if they make their customers happy, or satisfied. They are able to put on a good show for the parent teacher conferences, or other meet and greet events so long as the parent doesn’t attempt to get too involved in their kid’s life at school, but this quickly erodes once the business of teaching migrates beyond formality. Then the real teeth of the wolves show as the not so subtle ownership of the children’s lives becomes clear. Public education employees believe that they are co-parents with the real parents, and they treat those real parents as an incompetent spouse that has eyes on an affair finding fault with everything the real parents do. The education professional believes their teaching methods are superior to that of parents, and they are not shy to make it known. That is why it brings my heart great delight to see that some parents are fighting back. Since they have no choice but to send their child to the public school of their home real estate, and typically cannot afford private instruction for their child, more and more parents are home-schooling their children at a rate that is justifiably alarming.
A little known fact since home schooled children represent only 4% of all school aged children is that home schooling enrollment has increased by 75% since 1999. Homeschooling has become increasingly popular as common myths that have long been associated with the practice have been debunked. Any concerns parents had about the quality of education children receive at home can be put to rest by the consistently high placement of homeschooled students on standardized assessment exams. Data demonstrates that those who are independently educated generally score between the 65th and 89th percentile on these measures, while those in traditional academic settings average at around the 50th percentile. In addition, achievement gaps between sexes, income levels, or ethnicity—all of which have plagued public schools around the country—do not exist in homeschooling environments. If you want to meet a smart child no matter what their background, you will almost 100% of the time notice that a parent is active in their life, and the best students come from homes where the parent does all the instruction, and does not send their child to a concentration camp called public school out of convenience in needing a tax payer funded baby sitter.
Recent studies laud homeschoolers’ academic success, noting their significantly higher ACT-Composite scores as high school aged students and higher grade point averages as college students. Yet surprisingly, the average expenditure for the education of a homeschooled child, per year, is $500 to $600, compared to an average expenditure of $10,000 per child, per year, for public school students. This is because the parent is invested in their child in a way that is biologically compatible. The public school attempts to defy the way human beings naturally learn with an artificial instruction that is rooted in radical labor unions that are too expensive not just monetarily, but mentally. In real dollars it costs ten times more to teach a child in a public school getting mediocre results at best, than the same child taught at home getting superior results.
The high achievement level of homeschoolers is readily recognized by recruiters from some of the best colleges in the nation. Home-educated children matriculate in colleges and attain a four-year degree at much higher rates than their counterparts from both public and private schools. Schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Stanford, and Duke Universities all actively recruit homeschoolers. They do this so they can bring their averages up in academic accountability and artificially show superior education results compensating for all the lack-luster students they are supplied with coming from public schools.
Similarly, the common myth that homeschoolers “miss out” on so-called “socialization opportunities,” often thought to be vital aspects of traditional academic settings, has proven to be false. According to the National Home Education Research Institute survey, homeschoolers tend to be more socially engaged than their peers and demonstrate “healthy social, psychological, and emotional development, and success into adulthood.” A home schooled child is more likely to be the leader of their “pack” than just a blind participant as their egos have not been crushed into mashed potatoes in public school for social assimilation into a collective.
Based on recent data, researchers such as Dr. Brian Ray (NHERI.org) “expect to observe a notable surge in the number of children being homeschooled in the next 5 to 10 years. The rise would be in terms of both absolute numbers and percentage of the K to 12 student population. This increase would be in part because… a large number of those individuals who were being home educated in the 1990’s may begin to homeschool their own school-age children and  the continued successes of home-educated students.”
I have said it more than once, if a parent sends their child to public school, they must not care much for the child. Public schools are government schools, and they are not healthy places to raise children. Parents should never completely surrender their children to a public school and the employees who work in them, as the customer service is terrible, and the social implication is quite destructive. Based on the results, all parents should make it their number one objective in raising their children to instruct those children at home under their care, and to forego the public education entirely.
When parents look at their 16-year-old child and wonder what happened to the sweet little youngster they gave birth to, most of the fault can be placed at the feet of the public school which has sought to reshape children’s minds into some Frankenstein social experiment designed to make good citizens as unlike their parents as possible as viewed by the government. The rest of the fault rests on the parent who was too lazy, self-centered, or too stupid to instruct their own children, denying them an opportunity to be the best human beings they could possibly be. Years ago when I was deep in fighting Lakota schools which is in my local district I was told by the arrogant teachers and PTA Kool-Aid drinkers that if I thought teaching was so easy then I’d come and teach their classes. Well, on national radio, in the newspapers, and on television, even to members of the school faculty, I said I’d be happy to teach not just one class, but four at the same time. When I gave an interview to the Lakota East Spark Magazine, I told the young lady who interviewed me that I would be happy to teach all their classes at the school if anyone wanted to take me up on it. Ironically, that article never made it to print.
There are times when I truly do wish that I could home school everyone’s children, and teach them real knowledge, not the crap they get in public school. The public school employees and their followers thought they stumped me when they challenged me to teach their classes. They thought I would decline out of fear that I couldn’t match their “massive” intellects. Please…………….they think this way because they have no competition and do not know, or care to know that most people functioning in the world successfully know a whole lot more than they do. And thankfully for 4% of all school aged children, they have parents who understand that they are better qualified to instruct their own children than some arrogant government employee who is trying to use children to cash in on a cushy job. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if you love your children, you’ll take them out of public schools, and teach them yourself. If you want to raise a social malcontent, a diabolical menace to society, a pot smoking, future alcoholic, a liar, a cheater, and unstable social bully, then send them to be instructed in public schools where those are the skills of the instructors. If you want a smart young adult who is kind, thoughtful and reliable to their future spouse and the children that come from that union……………..then teach them yourself!
So why the hoopla over Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster that recently took place during the first full week of March 2013? Well the political clatter is over whether or not a President of The United States can assassinate American citizens on American soil at their discretion. The controversial implication is the automated response—how could anyone conceive that an American president would ever act against the people who elected them? The suggestion is a frightening one and most people are not prepared to deal with such a reality—yet that is exactly what the wording that the Justice Department has been attempting to preserve for President Obama with legal language that could easily be conjured up for some future political maneuver. The alarm signs with the Obama administration and his Justice Department started years ago when they openly endorsed the voter harassment antics of the Black Panthers at polling places, then were caught in the terrible gun running scandal of Fast and Furious. Then there was the tragedy of Benghazi which appears to be the result of the President’s military action against Libya without Congressional approval. In spite of what the Obama administration has said about their peaceful intentions, and desire for justice, their actions display a hunger for power that is dangerous, which is why Rand Paul wants to make sure that the language of the law is defined in this moment of history for clarity, which is required given the level of deception that is common in politics.
It is sad that there are members of our American Republic who are so naive that they cannot see the mechanisms of evil that work behind the masses of collective rule. Even though publicly there appears to be great differences behind the recently deceased Hugo Chavez who was the socialist dictator of Venezuela and President Obama, the big differences are in the checks and balances in The United States with the Constitutional power given to individual people and the House and Senate. Idealistically Chavez and Obama might as well be identical twins, as Obama if left unchecked would undoubtedly run America in the same fashion that Chavez ran Venezuela—which appears to be Obama’s intention. Progressives believe that if they don’t name an evil, that it doesn’t exist so they expect Obama’s actions to go un-noticed because the public façade is named to be conducted under the umbrella of goodness.
Yet real reporters like Bill O’Reilly are just now beginning to arrive at the dark place that many of us in the Tea Party movement have been declaring all along only to be shrugged off as conspiracy. Is President Obama intentionally attempting to harm The United States through economic collapse? I have stated that I believe Obama is doing just that and the evidence is stacking up in my favor. But even mainstream reporters who might lean conservative, but attempt to be as fair as possible are starting to catch on that there is something really wrong with President Obama. This led to one of the most explosive, and frustrated interviews that O’Reilly has had in many years when the liberal talk show host Alan Colmes attempted to defend Obama’s fiscal failures with the lure of conspiracy.
Colmes as a progressive knows that the way to diffuse a question he can’t answer is to attack the interrogative with wild accretions such as daring O’Reilly to say that Obama is deliberately attempting to harm Americans—which in the court of public perception would appear to be too extreme for believability. Even though the facts point to such a reality, O’Reilly didn’t fall for it and turned the issue around on Colmes which became a violent exchange that I wish more conservatives would do. When conservatives buckle under accusations of fascism, racism, or conspiracy theory, and dance around the issue without getting angry at the strategy they find themselves losing to the Alan Colmes type progressives nearly 100% of the time. They end up like O’Reilly’s former back-up host John Kasich who is the current governor of Ohio as watered down versions of their former conservative selves. Even when people like Kasich win in polling and elections, conservativism loses to the Progressive who is the architect of madness. Colmes deserved what he got from O’Reilly and I would hope that more people would begin to defend themselves from the tyranny of the Progressive—because their work is sinister, deceitful, and disguised with smiling faces. Their evil is well documented and can easily be seen in countries like Venezuela who operated without the checks and balances of a Republic like The United States.
In that context the actions of Rand Paul should be common place in the Senate and not the exception that it was. America should function with the enthusiasm that was shown in the great old movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington where Jimmy Stewart filibustered the senate in a very similar fashion that Rand Paul did in his 13 hour standoff. Government is not supposed to be like a mound of insects serving a collective cause of unity, they are supposed to be a group of representatives who hash out their differences in verbal combat for the good of the country, and display that nobody is above the law—not even a President of The United States. America does not have a king, or a dictator, so they are not able to make decisions without accountability to other representatives of the Republic having an input. The facts and behavior behind President Obama show that he has a willingness to act without respect to these checks and balances, and this should raise concern among every American. Thankfully, Senator Rand Paul acted as a proper representative under tenuous conditions, and justice has been pursued in his filibuster to the benefit of all no matter what political persuasions may be. Right is right, and Paul acted in accord with the pursuit of truth, and justice—and the American way, which is truly unique on the world stage and should be the model every country across the planet uses for their own government. The spirit of that government is often confusing and mired in controversy, but the intention was captured so wonderfully in the film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and the Rand Paul Filibuster. The rest of the world should take notes.