Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Declares State Of Emergency Due To “Crisis” At Southern Border, Blames Biden

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey yesterday announced a state of emergency and activated the National Guard due to the conditions at the southern border, placing blame on the Biden administration.

US Catholic bishops urge Biden’s handlers to bring in more ‘refugees’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/04/us-catholic-bishops-urge-bidens-handlers-to-bring-in-more-refugees;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

What about one’s obligations to one’s own community, to try to preserve their freedom and the stability of one’s society? That is selfish, Mario Dorsonville would likely say. And with jihadis crossing the border recently, do the U.S. Catholic bishops feel any obligation to support measures that would protect Americans from jihad attacks? Apparently not. The message that the bishops are sending to Americans is simple: drop dead.

The U.S. Catholic bishops appear to be absolutely unconcerned about the following facts: Adnan Fazeli, a Muslim refugee brought to Maine by Catholic Charities, died waging jihad for the Islamic State. Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s initial immigration ban.

What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.

The bishops, of course, have 91 million reasons — indeed, 534 million reasons — to turn against the truth and disregard the safety and security of the American people: “In the Fiscal Year 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received more than $91 million in government funding for refugee resettlement. Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660 in taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs.”

With that kind of money involved, is it any surprise that the bishops want more “refugees,” and show no concern whatsoever for the possibility that they might be facilitating the entry of criminals and jihad terrorists?

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

“The Catholic Church is urging President Biden to accept a lot more refugees,” by Charles Davis, Business Insider, April 19, 2021:

President Joe Biden may attend mass every Sunday, but when it comes to welcoming more refugees he has thus far been a disappointment to the Catholic Church.

Biden campaigned on establishing a more humane immigration system, promising, in particular, to restore a refugee resettlement program that had been systematically gutted by his predecessor. Soon after taking office, the first Catholic in the White House in more than 50 years announced plans to resettle as many as 125,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021, which begins October 1.

But last week the Biden administration disappointed immigrants and their allies when it informed Congress it was not committed to raising the ultra-low cap on refugee admissions set by the last White House. Left unchanged, just 15,000 people, at most, would be resettled by the end of the current fiscal year. For comparison, the US admitted over 200,000 refugees in 1980.

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, head of the US Conference on Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, said Monday the country can do a lot more to help the world’s most vulnerable

“The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we can do as a country and is not an adequate response to the immense resettlement need,” Dorsonville, an auxiliary bishop in Washington, DC, and himself an immigrant from Colombia, said in a statement.

The church frequently clashed with former President Donald Trump. US bishops accused him of seeking to “instigate panic in our communities” with mass deportations, and describing his efforts to practically eliminate refugee resettlement — he launched racist attacks on Somali refugees who had already come, while his adviser, Stephen Miller, advocated slashing admissions to zero — as “counter to our values as a nation of immigrants.”

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services is one of nine nonprofit organizations that partner with the US government to meet the needs of refugees who arrive in the country. Those seeking protection from war and repression deserve compassion and assistance, it teaches, citing the “mercy of Christ, who himself was a immigrant and child of refugees.”…

USPS Running “Covert Operation Program” To Spy On Americans’ Social Media Posts

Rumble — A shocking new report uncovers a secret program within the United States Postal Service designed to spy on American citizens. The surveillance program dubbed 'I-COP' or Internet Covert Operations Program involves analysts combing through social media sites looking for whatever they deem is inflammatory speech and then sharing it with government agencies.

Rumble: Lee Smith, journalist & author, gives us The Real Story on the USPS spying scandal.

Postal Service monitoring "right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts" to identify "potential threats" and "inflammatory" posts, says government document.

The Postman Doesn’t Ring Twice. Or Even Once. He Spies on Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts.

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/the-postman-is-spying-on-your-facebook-and-twitter-accounts-better-watch-what-you-say/

BY JAMIE WHITE

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/usps-running-covert-operation-program-to-spy-on-americans-social-media-posts/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The United States Postal Service is running a “covert operation program” to monitor the social media activity of American citizens without their knowledge or consent, according to official documents.

The documents, obtained by Yahoo News, reveal a program called Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) which hasn’t previously been made public, that’s meant to monitor the activity of conservatives and “right-wing” Americans.

“Analysts with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored significant activity regarding planned protests occurring internationally and domestically on March 20, 2021,” says the March 16 government bulletin, marked as “law enforcement sensitive.”

“Locations and times have been identified for these protests, which are being distributed online across multiple social media platforms, to include right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts.”

Though the iCOP program is scanning through these social media channels, so far claimed that “no intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy” of violent threats made on these platforms.

“iCOP analysts are currently monitoring these social media channels for any potential threats stemming from the scheduled protests and will disseminate intelligence updates as needed,” the bulletin says.

Civil rights leaders are sounding the alarm over this supposedly innocuous government agency spying on American citizens instead of focusing on mail-related issues.

“It’s a mystery,” said University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone. “I don’t understand why the government would go to the Postal Service for examining the internet for security issues.”

“That part is puzzling. There are so many other federal agencies that could do this, I don’t understand why the post office would be doing it. There is no need for the post office to do it — you’ve got FBI, Homeland Security and so on, so I don’t know why the post office is doing this.”

The USPS defended its unconstitutional surveillance of Americans, calling social media posts “open-source information.”

“The Internet Covert Operations Program is a function within the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which assesses threats to Postal Service employees and its infrastructure by monitoring publicly available open-source information,” the agency said in a statement.

“Additionally, the Inspection Service collaborates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to proactively identify and assess potential threats to the Postal Service, its employees and customers, and its overall mail processing and transportation network. In order to preserve operational effectiveness, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service does not discuss its protocols, investigative methods, or tools.”

Sen. Ted Cruz responded to the alarming story, suggesting that now we all know that virtually every single federal agency is spying on Americans.

Read the full USPS iCOP document:

 

Negy’s Challenge: Academic Cancellation and the Freedom to Fight

BY ADAM ELLWANGER

SEE: https://newdiscourses.com/2021/02/negys-challenge-academic-cancellation-freedom-fight/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The cancellation of tenured psychology professor Charles Negy cleared a major hurdle last week, when the University of Central Florida fired him, making good on the promise they made in a Notice of Intent to Terminate that was provided on January 13. Although he had long been a controversial figure among UCF’s faculty, the push to end his academic career began in earnest last summer as the riots and protests unfolded after the killing of George Floyd. Students seized on some provocative tweets that Negy made that touched on the topic of race, including one in which he claimed that “Black privilege is real.” Soon after, #UCFFireHim was trending on Twitter and university representatives were openly stating their intent to comply with the students’ demands.

Given that Negy’s activity on Twitter was clearly protected speech that could not justify the termination of a tenured professor, UCF took the astonishing step of actively soliciting complaints about Negy from past and present students. The university held off telling Negy that they had opened an investigation into his professional conduct for six weeks. In the meantime, the university president signaled the desired outcome of the investigation, telling students that “although everyone has a right to their personal beliefs, we cannot allow that to cross over into our classrooms or into our workplace if it hurts people.” The Chief Officer of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity ensured that Negy’s protected speech was, in fact, causing hurt, when he said his comments were “not only wrong, but particularly painful.” The Provost promised students that school authorities “have the capacity to act,” but cautioned them that it might take some time to do so. 

Although Negy and his attorney offered a pointed response to each of the grounds for termination that UCF had advanced in their Notice of Intent to Terminate, the school decided Negy’s time was up on January 29th, when he was informed he had been fired. As noted in the press release from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), 

“UCF implemented a process calculated to find reasons to fire an employee who had offended people with [his] speech. That is why they solicited anonymous complaints; why they would not tell Negy which ones they would be interrogating him over; why they would pick administrators to make judgments about academic speech. Negy’s job was never going to survive this inquiry. That was the whole point. As [the administration] promised, the wheels were ‘in motion,’ and Negy would be ‘dealt with.’”

In perusing the school’s 244 page report on the matter (which was furnished to Negy only 7 days before his firing and long after he was interrogated regarding its contents), a casual observer will almost certainly find something to be offended by in Negy’s behavior. His sexual psychology course seems to have been peppered with gratuitous descriptions of normal and abnormal sexual behaviors. He had to have been fully aware that his frank (and sometimes inflammatory) discussions of race and identity might meet with outrage in the current political climate. Further, Negy has been deeply critical of religious belief, openly mocking it repeatedly in his courses, and suggesting that religious believers have weaker reasoning abilities. As a father who sends his children to a private Christian religious school, I tend to disagree with his classroom assertion that giving a child a religious upbringing is “a form of child abuse.” But there are important principles at stake in Negy’s case.

I first read about Negy’s situation in the summer of 2020, when I was seeking other professors to sign a letter that I had written which outlined forms of non-compliance that the signers would employ against the expanding encroachment of institutional wokeness on university teaching and scholarly research. To my pleasure, Negy asked me to add his name to my letter. Since then, we have periodically been in touch about the culture of the academy in general, and his ordeal in particular. When I heard of UCF’s intention to terminate his professorship, I asked him to fight it legally: the idea that offensive speech constitutes a kind of violence is rapidly gaining ground on American campuses, and it is being used as a means to purge academia of dissident thinkers. The ideological uniformity that this purge aims to establish is a threat to the very possibility of academic inquiry, which depends on viewpoint diversity to foster an intellectual environment that rigorously tests new ideas. Sadly, though, healthy academic inquiry takes a back seat to the political indoctrination that is now the de facto mission of the American university. This mission is hindered by the presence of dissenting thinkers, which clarifies the motives that drive the intellectual purge to which Negy fell victim.

Negy intends to take his fight to the courts, but he does not have the money needed to pay the legal fees, to say nothing of his basic living expenses (as he is now without a paycheck). I was pleased when he asked me to forward a link to a GoFundMe account he had created to raise money for his legal defense. I disseminated the link throughout the networks that spun off of my letter on campus culture. By Saturday afternoon, almost $2000 dollars had been raised in only a few short hours. Saturday night, I was throwing darts with friends when Negy emailed to tell me that GoFundMe had banned his campaign and refunded all of the money to the donors. Undeterred, Negy told me that if his legal defense requires him to sell a kidney, he is willing to do so. 

GoFundMe’s ban is one more example of the ways that digital platforms are controlling the public sphere. Whether it is Google, Amazon, and Apple colluding to kill Parler after their enablers defended censorship by telling people to “build their own [social media] platforms,” or Twitter and Facebook barring the circulation of stories about the Biden family’s corruption in the lead-up to the 2020 election, or the RobinHood app disabling low-level trading of Gamestop stock as the hedge fund managers were getting burned, the evidence is clear: any form of speech or public activity that hinders the sociopolitical itinerary of the elite will be squashed. This is true across our culture, whether the elites are on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, or in the faculty lounge. While depriving Negy of the right to raise funds for his defense doesn’t rise to the level of these other abuses, it is telling that these methods of restricting dissident speech are operative at the micro-level as well as the macro one.

The administrators at GoFundMe pointed Negy to the “Prohibited Conduct” section of their terms of use. The seemingly relevant portions (numbers 8 and 9 on the list) list the following disqualifications: 

8. User Content or reflecting behavior that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be an abuse of power or in support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, serious disabilities or diseases;

9. for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, serious disabilities or diseases, financial crimes or crimes of deception;

It is of note that GoFundMe disallows campaigns that seek to fund “legal defense of alleged crimes.” Not all crimes, mind you. Presumably, funds for mounting a legal defense against some criminal accusations could be raised on their platform. The only alleged crimes for which one cannot raise legal defense funds relate to the fetishized identity categories that define institutional wokeness: race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Even so, Negy has not been accused of any criminal offenses. But even if he had been accused of crimes, GoFundMe’s policy is unfair because it presumes their users’ guilt. Why disallow fundraising to fight what may be fraudulent allegations? In my career as a professor, I have faced some fraudulent accusations myself.

If the content of UCF’s report on Negy is true (which he strongly disputes in his response to their Notice of Intent to Terminate), a hostile observer could argue that some of his comments rise to the level of “hate,” or “bullying,” or “harassment” of the kind referenced in GoFundMe’s terms of service. But when it comes to public institutions (such as a university), the meaning and definition of hate speech should be an open question for deliberation. Private platforms like GoFundMe undermine these conversations when they work to disable citizens’ power to organize or exercise opposition to ideologies that immediately elevate any accusation of hate speech or intolerance to the status of unquestionable truth.

In a recent article published at Minding the Campus, a pseudonymous writer explicates the stakes of these trends. The author’s use of a pseudonym underscores the inherent risks a scholar incurs merely by offering sober, rational criticism of progressive ideology. The article explains the punitive dynamic at work in higher education: “Those in power can very easily eliminate their opposition by labeling opposing viewpoints as ‘hate’; thus, legitimate expressions of dissident opinions become outlawed. That is not democratic and it is not freedom; it is a blueprint for totalitarianism.” 

Negy’s firing must be seen for what it is: a test case by which public universities will learn whether dismissing a tenured professor for unpopular, protected speech (masked by 244 pages that rehearse an anonymous hodgepodge of unrelated accusations and unproven policy violations) can withstand legal scrutiny. If UCF escapes without consequences, it will be open season on tenured faculty with dissenting points of view on politics and culture: the “blueprint” referred to by the pseudonymous writer will be further unfurled.

This is why — despite his imperfections as a professor and human being — Negy must mount a legal challenge to his dismissal. In order to do this, he will need considerable financial support. UCF is betting he won’t get it. Let’s help Prof. Negy hold onto his kidney. 

Please consider offering assistance via Paypal, here. If you don’t use Paypal and are curious about other digital methods of donation, please contact me directly at [email protected]. Finally, if you prefer to donate the old-fashioned way, please send a check to: 

Charles Negy
1969 S. Alafaya Trail
Unit #202
Orlando, FL  32828

The outcome of his grievance is uncertain. What is certain, though, is that we will see increasingly brazen cancellations of politically-problematic faculty across the country if UCF is not held to account. As American campuses become increasingly beholden to grievance politics and woke ideology, the road to reclaiming higher education will necessarily pass through the courts. We’ll need all the help we can get.

Sickening E-mails Surface: FDA, NIH Buying Aborted Human Fetal Parts for Experiments

BY ANNALISA PESEK

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/sickening-e-mails-surface-fda-nih-buying-aborted-human-fetal-parts-for-experiments/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

It was just a matter of time — though it took nearly 100 years — before Planned Parenthood would cancel its own founder, the suddenly “problematic” Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).

In an April 17 New York Times op-ed, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson admitted that “Up until now, Planned Parenthood has failed to own the impact of our founder’s actions. We have defended Sanger as a protector of bodily autonomy and self-determination while excusing her association with white supremacist groups and eugenics as an unfortunate ‘product of her time.’”

Sanger’s vision for limiting America’s black population through the championing of birth control and “healthcare services” is seamlessly outlined in her 1939 initiative “The Negro Project.” Sanger herself wrote about speaking at a Ku Klux Klan meeting in her autobiography and publicly supported the 1927 Supreme Court ruling Buck v. Bell, permitting the sterilization of “unfit” people without their consent. But Johnson is careful not to rush to judgment: “Whether our founder was a racist is not a simple yes or no question. Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy and its impact. Our reckoning is the work that comes next.”

But while the organization conducts its “woke” investigation, and this trivia makes the national news, the nefarious evils of America’s largest abortion provider remain buried.

Planned Parenthood faces ongoing investigations by U.S. House and Senate committees into their involvement in human fetal tissue trafficking — a federal felony — and illegal profiting from transfers of organs harvested from aborted human fetuses, yet, it’s clear abortion alone does not satisfy the agency. So it’s not surprising they would have come up with other ways to turn a profit.   

A harrowing report from Judicial Watch, published April 1, reveals that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has paid tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to obtain human fetal tissue from the California-based “procurement” firm Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), undoubtedly supplied by abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.

According to the report, the fetal tissue was used in a sort of Frankenstein project to create “humanized mice” to test “biologic drug products.” To this day, research continues unimpeded on these lifeless, preborn babies, as no one can provide consent for medical experimentation on an aborted fetus — certainly, the mother would not object, as she is not concerned about what happens to her aborted child.

Now the pro-abortion side would say that fetal experimentation is a complete myth concocted by “anti-choice” activists stirring the pot over a “trivialized harm.” Yet records of tissue purchases between ABR and government agencies prove the reality is far from being all in our minds.

Judicial Watch has acquired communications from January 2011 to April 2018 between ABR procurement manager Perrin Larton and FDA research veterinary medical official Dr. Kristina Howard, confirming the purchase of organs from aborted human fetuses.

In an e-mail dated September 27, 2012, Howard submitted an application to Larton for “tissue purchases” in the amount of $12,000. The contract reportedly requested tissue from an aborted fetus with a gestational age of 16 to 24 weeks and “One set of tissue (thymus/liver) approx. twice monthly.”

Instructions stated that the tissues were to be shipped “fresh; on wet ice.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, whose watchdog group has released two previous sets of records exposing unlawful transactions between ABR and the FDA, had these remarks on the findings:

These fetal organ trafficking documents shock the conscience and show potentially illegal use of tax dollars to purchase organs of the unborn killed through abortion.

According to 42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 — prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue, the purchase of human fetal tissue is “unlawful for any person who knowingly acquires, receives, or otherwise transfers any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.”

In March 2019, Judicial Watch moved forward with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Health and Human Services (HHS), of which the FDA is a part (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department Health and Human Services (No. 1:19-cv-00876). Additional records secured by the group demonstrate the National Institutes of Health (NIH) purchased aborted fetal parts for HIV research, paying “at least $18,100 between December 2016 and August 2018 to ABR for livers and thymuses from second-trimester aborted fetuses.”

Judicial Watch reported that “ABR has been the subject of criminal referrals from House and Senate committees investigating whether Planned Parenthood or any other entity was illegally profiting from the handling of fetal tissue from aborted babies.”

However, in March 2018, government agency officials determined that purchasing human fetal tissue for research purposes was not protected by federal regulations.

An “overview” supplied by ABR describes the firm as a “non-profit corporate foundation … devoted to providing services in connection with the procurement of human organs and tissues for medical and scientific research.”

Yet such a statement is deceptive, as ABR is most certainly capitalizing on abortions performed every few seconds in this country. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood rakes in triple the amount of money from one abortion, selling livers, brains, eyes, hearts — really whatever organs they can salvage. And now it’s up to the courts, and so far many judges have been complicit in continuing this evil, though they hold the power to stop it.

Wisconsin Mom & Patriot DAUGHTER TestifY Against “Convention of States” Scheme

Rumble — Dominque Uhl, a conservative Christian, wife, mother, and patriot from Wisconsin discusses her recent testimonies before the Wisconsin State Legislature against the Convention of States Project-backed constitutional convention resolutions AJR 9 and SJR 8. Having done her own research about the dangers of an Article V convention, Dominque sees through the salesmanship tactics of Meckler and other pro-convention lobbyists and warns legislators and fellow patriots against convening such a convention under Article V.

🇺🇸 The New American:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/

Rumble — Elayna Uhl, 16, an intelligent and eloquent patriot discusses her recent public testimony before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection against both S.J.R. 8 and S.J.R. 12, resolutions applying to Congress to call an Article V constitutional convention (Con-Con) to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Elayna shares her belief why fellow patriots and conservatives who love the Constitution should oppose a so-called “Convention of States” and the need to defend the U.S. Constitution from any alterations at an Article V Con-Con.

Principal of ‘woke’ $57,000-a-year NYC school writes to parents saying he’s ‘disappointed’ in math teacher who revealed students are ‘indoctrinated with radical race theory that makes them ashamed to be white’

  • Grace Church High School is a $57,000-per-year private school in Manhattan
  • Paul Rossi, a math teacher, publicly blasted his employer in a blog post Tuesday   
  • He accused the school of 'indoctrinating' students with 'anti-racism' ideology that he says induces shame in white students 
  • Rossi also said the school wanted teachers to embrace 'antiracism' training and that they are required to 'treat students differently on the basis of race' 
  • Following the scathing post, principal George P. Davison sent a letter to parents saying he was 'disappointed' Rossi had aired his 'differences' in a public forum
  • Davison failed to address any of the claims raised by Rossi 
  • A spokesman for the school insisted to DailyMail.com that Rossi would not be fired or disciplined in any way for going public with his criticisms 
  • The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children
  • It is the same elite private school that faced criticism last month after students were being banned from using the words mom and dad 
Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a public blog post on Tuesday

Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a public blog post on Tuesday

Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a public blog post on Tuesday 

Grace Church High School is a $57,000-a-year private school in New York City. The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children

Grace Church High School is a $57,000-a-year private school in New York City. The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children

The grade school campus (pictured above in a file photo) has a security guard dressed in a business suit patrolling the sidewalk every morning and afternoon as SUV after SUV rolls through to drop off or pick up students

The grade school campus (pictured above in a file photo) has a security guard dressed in a business suit patrolling the sidewalk every morning and afternoon as SUV after SUV rolls through to drop off or pick up students 

Following Rossi's scathing post, principal George P. Davison sent a letter to parents and staff saying he was 'disappointed' the math teacher had chosen to air his 'differences' in a public forum

BY EMILY CRANE

SEE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9474795/Principal-NYC-private-school-disappointed-teachers-expose.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The principal of the celebrity-loving private New York City school that charges $57,000 per year says he is 'disappointed' a math teacher penned an expose saying students are being indoctrinated by radical race theory that makes them ashamed to be white. 

Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a blog post on Tuesday. 

He accused the school of 'indoctrinating' students with 'anti-racism' ideology that he says induces shame in white students. Rossi also said the school wanted teachers to embrace anti-racism training and that they are required to 'treat students differently on the basis of race'. 

Principal George P. Davison sent a letter to parents and staff in the wake of Rossi's scathing post saying he was 'disappointed' the math teacher had chosen to air his 'differences' in a public forum.

Davison failed to address any of the claims raised by Rossi.   

The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children. 

The grade school campus, in particular, has a security guard dressed in a business suit patrolling the sidewalk every morning and afternoon as SUV after SUV rolls through to drop off or pick up students. Nannies are also often spotted crowding the sidewalk around pick-up time. 

DailyMail.com observed at least three staff members outside the school on Thursday morning greeting grade school students as they arrived. 

It is the same elite private school that was slammed last month after it emerged students were being banned from using the words mom and dad and Merry Christmas in a bid to make it a more 'inclusive' place. 

George P. Davison, the head of the Grace Church High School in Manhattan, sent a letter to parents and staff saying he was 'disappointed' math teacher Paul Rossi had publicly blasted the private school in a blog post

In his letter to parents, Davison, who did not name Rossi, said that Grace had 'respect for the wide spectrum of political views that our faculty members hold' but it was their expectation that staff would find 'appropriate venues and times to raise concerns. 

'As you may be aware, a member of the faculty wrote and posted an article that is critical of Grace and of our efforts to build a school where everyone feels they belong,' his letter said.

'The process of building a community is often challenging, and I am disappointed that this individual felt it necessary to air his differences in this way.

'We have always held the goal of fostering an environment that is safe and welcoming for all members of the community across a myriad of differences. This is a work in progress, and while we are not always as successful as we would hope, we know that it requires the constructive engagement of everyone in the community.' 

A spokesman for the school insisted to DailyMail.com that Rossi would not be fired or disciplined in any way for going public with his criticisms.  

The assurances come amid a wave of cancel culture in recent months. 

Rossi had acknowledged in his blog post, which was published on former New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss's Substack newsletter, that his public criticism of the private Episcopal school could cost him his job.  

It is not yet clear if parents at the elite school have complained or demanded any action over Rossi's column.  

Rossi, in his blog post, had accused the school of indoctrinating students with 'anti-racism' ideology that 'induces shame' in white students for being 'oppressors'. 

He said he decided to come forward because he could no longer stay silent while 'witnessing the harmful impact' that anti-racism instruction has on children.  

Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a public blog post on Tuesday

Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, publicly blasted his employer in a public blog post on Tuesday 

Grace Church High School is a $57,000-a-year private school in New York City. The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children

Rossi wrote: 'As a teacher, my first obligation is to my students. But right now, my school is asking me to embrace 'antiracism' training and pedagogy that I believe is deeply harmful to them and to any person who seeks to nurture the virtues of curiosity, empathy and understanding.' 

Rossi said that he and other teachers at the school were being required to 'treat students differently on the basis of race.' 

Rossi claimed that students at Grace High School 'are pressured to conform their opinions to those broadly associated with their race and gender and to minimize or dismiss individual experiences that don't match those assumptions'. 

He said while white students are 'assigned' the 'morally compromised status of 'oppressor',' minority students are being 'cultivated' with the idea that they are 'oppressed' as well as 'resentful, morally superior, and dependent.' 

'All of this is done in the name of 'equity,' but it is the opposite of fair,' according to Rossi.

'In reality, all of this reinforces the worst impulses we have as human beings: our tendency toward tribalism and sectarianism that a truly liberal education is meant to transcend.' 

Rossi also alleged that the school has held 'whites-only' student and faculty meetings on Zoom and that 'such racially segregated sessions are now commonplace.'

Speaking of the meeting, Rossi said: 'It was a bait-and-switch 'self-care' seminar that labeled 'objectivity,' 'individualism,' 'fear of open conflict,' and even 'a right to comfort' as characteristics of white supremacy.' 

It is the same elite private school that faced criticism last month after it emerged students were being banned from using the words mom and dad in a bid to make it a more 'inclusive' place

 It is the same elite private school that faced criticism last month after it emerged students were being banned from using the words mom and dad in a bid to make it a more 'inclusive' place

Rossi said that during the session, he 'questioned whether one must define oneself in terms of racial identity at all.' 

'It seemed like my questions broke the ice,' he wrote. 'Students and even a few teachers offered a broad range of questions and observations.

'Many students said it was a more productive and substantive discussion than they expected.' 

Rossi claims that after it was learned that he had challenged the prevailing orthodoxy, he was told by the head of the high school that he had 'caused harm' to students.

According to Rossi: 'I was reprimanded for 'acting like an independent agent of a set of principles or ideas or beliefs'.'

Rossi claims the school's 'director of studies' said that his remarks 'could even constitute harassment'.

He said that days after the Zoom meeting, his boss told all high school advisers to 'read a public reprimand of my conduct out loud to every student in the school.'

According to Rossi, the statement read: 'Events from last week compel us to underscore some aspects of our mission and share some thoughts about our community. 

'At independent schools, with their history of predominantly white populations, racism colludes with other forms of bias (sexism, classism, ableism and so much more) to undermine our stated ideals, and we must work hard to undo this history.'

Rossi said that, as a result, he was now required to 'participate in restorative practices designed by the Office of Community Engagement' so as to 'heal my relationship with the students of color and other students in my class.' 

Reaction online to Rossi's blog post was largely critical of the school.   

The following is a 'mission statement' from Grace Church High School that spells out its commitment to 'antiracism, equity, and belonging.' 

Grace Church School seeks to provide its students with an outstanding education and with the desire to use it to make the world a better place. 

Every facet of our work is enhanced by the diversity and strength of our community. 

We believe that equity and inclusion are not only hallmarks of a just society, but also virtues essential to sound learning. 

And so, Grace seeks to recognize and honor the unique gifts of its students, families, faculty, and staff - and the cultures, beliefs, values, and experiences that have shaped them - striving always to cultivate mutual understanding, humility, respect, and kindness.

But inclusion is not enough and equity is an impossibility if we cannot name, acknowledge, and oppose the forces of racism and all forms of bias, hate, and fear that exist in our society and that seek to diminish so many in our midst. 

Knowing this, we commit ourselves to the work of antiracism and to the cause of justice: that all students may find in Grace a home, may learn from Grace their precious worth, and may hear from Grace a call to serve the common good and the dignity of humanity. 

It comes just one month after it was revealed the school had issued a 12-page glossary of terms they claim would make for a more inclusive environment. 

The guide encouraged them to stop using the terms 'mom' and 'dad', to stop asking classmates where they may have gone on vacation and urges them not to wish anyone a 'Merry Christmas'  - or even a 'Happy Holidays'. 

The Episcopal school also offers courses and after-school programs for its students that include single-gender groups, a Roots of Empathy program, and a course called 'Allying: Why? Who? and How?' which is offered to seniors.  

The curriculum for that particular program, according to the City Journal, includes a photograph of a burning police car in a 'zine called 'Accomplices not Allies'.

The photograph is teamed with a declaration that 'the work of an accomplice in anti-colonial struggle is to attack colonial structures & ideas'.  

Grace Church school issued its 'inclusion glossary' for 2021 which it claims will 'remove harmful assumptions from the way we interact with each other'.

'While we recognize hateful language that promotes racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination are already addressed in our school handbooks, we also recognize that we can do more than ban hateful language; we can use language to create welcoming and inclusive spaces,' it states.

The guide also warns readers to 'be aware that people may not always welcome questions, and they are not obligated to respond'. 

Among the topics covered in the guide is the language surrounding gender, families, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, disability, and socioeconomics.

Under gender, it urges for 'boys and girls', 'guys', 'ladies and gentlemen' to be abandoned in favor of the likes of 'people', 'folks', 'friends', 'readers', or even 'mathematicians'.

It even encourages for those terms to be changed when reading books, using child, person, or character instead of 'the boy/girl on this page'.

And pet names are out of the question, with 'sweetheart' and 'honey' to be replaced only with the child's name or a description of what the child is wearing if that is not known. 

'Mom', 'Dad' or 'parents' are also outlawed for 'grown-ups, folks, family or guardian'.

Nanny and babysitter must also be changed to caregiver or guardian.  

“Elite” NYC School Head Caught on Audio: “We’re Demonizing White People for Being Born”

SEE: https://www.gcschool.org/about-gcs/message-from-the-head-of-school

Principal of 'woke' $57,000-a-year NYC school writes to parents saying he's 'disappointed' in math teacher who revealed students are 'indoctrinated with radical race theory that makes them ashamed to be white'

  • Grace Church High School is a $57,000-per-year private school in Manhattan
  • Paul Rossi, a math teacher, publicly blasted his employer in a blog post Tuesday   
  • He accused the school of 'indoctrinating' students with 'anti-racism' ideology that he says induces shame in white students 
  • Rossi also said the school wanted teachers to embrace 'antiracism' training and that they are required to 'treat students differently on the basis of race' 
  • Following the scathing post, principal George P. Davison sent a letter to parents saying he was 'disappointed' Rossi had aired his 'differences' in a public forum
  • Davison failed to address any of the claims raised by Rossi 
  • A spokesman for the school insisted to DailyMail.com that Rossi would not be fired or disciplined in any way for going public with his criticisms 
  • The school, which has two campuses in lower Manhattan that caters for grade and high school students, is where a number of celebrities send their children
  • It is the same elite private school that faced criticism last month after students were being banned from using the words mom and dad 

EXCERPT ABOVE FROM: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9474795/Principal-NYC-private-school-disappointed-teachers-expose.html

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/elite-nyc-school-head-caught-on-audio-were-demonizing-white-people-for-being-born;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

If you can call him “good,” he’s one of those good men Edmund Burke said were responsible for the “triumph of evil.”

Meet George Davison, headmaster of New York City’s pseudo-elite Grace Church School. Though his institution indoctrinates children with the latest academic swill — Critical Race Theory — Davison is privately opposed to it.

We know because he admitted as much on leaked audio, confessing, “We’re demonizing white people for being born” (and all for a paltry $57,000 yearly tuition for students from kindergarten through grade 12).

The Daily Mail summarizes the story:

  • Leaked audio captures headmaster of elite NYC school AGREEING with teacher who was banned from classroom for speaking out about white-shaming students
  • Math teacher Paul Rossi, who was pulled from his classes at Grace Church School (GCS) after criticizing the school’s anti-racism policies, released [the] audio Tuesday
  • Headmaster George Davison acknowledges that white kids are being demonized in a taped telephone conversation
  • Math teacher Paul Rossi claimed Grace Church School was indoctrinating pupils
  • He said he could not stay silent “witnessing the harmful impact” of the lessons
  • He has now been “relieved of his teaching duties”, the school confirmed Monday
  • Shortly after rel[ea]sing the video Rossi told DailyMail.com that several people at the school have offered him words of support but he doesn’t blame them for not speaking out
  •  “People have a duty to the truth and they also have a duty to their families, and everyone must weigh those priorities for themselves”

For those unacquainted with Critical Race Theory (CRT), journalist Christopher Rufo provided a good summary of what it is in practice. At a March 30, 2021 Hillsdale College lecture, he explained:

Last year, I authored a series of reports focused on critical race theory in the federal government. The FBI was holding workshops on intersectionality theory. The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees they were committing “microinequities” and had been “socialized into oppressor roles.” The Treasury Department held a training session telling staff members that “virtually all white people contribute to racism” and that they must convert “everyone in the federal government” to the ideology of “antiracism.” And the Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day reeducation camp, where they were told that “white male culture” was analogous to the “KKK,” “white supremacists,” and “mass killings.” The executives were then forced to renounce their “white male privilege” and write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color.

Unfortunately, CRT has been embraced by our “changeist,” unintellectual pseudo-elite and has propagated throughout our system like a computer virus, infecting institutions great and small. Rossi related in part how it was affecting GCS in his leaked audio, which he’d released to Twitter.

“Let me ask you something, George, because I think there’s something very different about having a single experience where you make sense of it, right, and having a teacher, an authority figure, talk to you endlessly, every year, telling you, that because you have whiteness you are associated with evils, all these different evils,” the fired teacher told Headmaster Davison in their recorded conversation, which occurred March 2.

The Mail then related what followed:

“These are moral evils, it’s not the same as taking a physical thing, because it doesn’t affect your moral value. That’s the problem” [said Rossi].

Davison replies, “The fact is that I’m agreeing with you that there has been a demonization that we need to get our hands around, in the way in which people are doing this understanding.”

“So you agree that we’re demonizing kids,” Rossi states.

“We’re demonizing ki,” Davison says before cutting himself off. Then he adds, “We’re demonizing white people, for being born.”

“And are some of our students white people?” Rossi asks.

“Yes,” the head of school replies.

“Okay, so we’re demonizing white kids,” Rossi says. “Why don’t you just say it?”

Davison replies, “We are using language that makes them feel less than, for nothing that they are personally responsible for.”

(Audio below. Relevant portion begins at 5:00.)

This isn’t the only bad press GCS has gotten recently. Just last month the school was in the news for sending a guide “to students and parents that encourages them to alter their speech to conform to gender-neutral language, including pushing students to stop referring to their parents as ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’” the description of the related video below tells us. “The guide, titled ‘Grace Inclusive Language Guide,’ actually excludes language in an effort to redefine terms according to progressive identity politics.”

Interestingly, GCS isn’t the only Manhattan K-12 propaganda mill to enter this week’s Politically Correct Hall of Shame. Below is a Tuesday video of Fox News host Tucker Carlson reading a letter from New York City parent Andrew Gutmann, who explained that he wouldn’t be re-enrolling his daughter in the all-girls Brearly School (tuition, reportedly $54,000 a year) because of its totalitarian nature and cultish race obsession.

While it’s easy beating up on these wholly overrated institutions, remember that they’re just the iceberg’s tip. CRT is now most everywhere. But why?

Many analysts, falling into the very human trap of seeking simple ways to define the world, will offer simplistic explanations. But man’s nature is complex, and bad ideas don’t take root unless they offer something to a range of different groups.

There are those who actually believe in CRT. Many academics are in this camp; they’re useful idiots. There are those embracing it because they truly hate white people, and CRT provides an intellectual veneer for their wrath- and vindictiveness-motivated anti-white policies; they’re useful idiots, too. Then there are the mercenary types who realize they can cash in by exploiting the CRT fad; White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo may be a prime example.

Then there are the megalomaniacs who realize that CRT is a good divide-and-conquer strategy for attaining power. Kamala Harris, unprincipled to the core, seems thus inclined. Of course, making the picture more complicated still is that a given person can have multiple motivations (e.g., being hateful but also wanting money).

As for the race-oriented power angle, the aforementioned Rufo mentioned that American leftists at some point made a tactical shift. “Abandoning Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers,” he stated, “they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.”

Remember that as Chinese general Sun Tzu pointed out, you attack where your opponent is weak. The United States is far richer than was 1917 Russia but also far more balkanized. This means that playing the class-warfare card won’t yield fruit here the way it did there (though it’s still used to an extent).

But the race-card can.

And does.

As a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) radical said in the 1960s, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution” — to the power mongers. And the revolution continues apace as most Americans sleep.

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APOSTATE EPISCOPAL IDENTITY: https://www.gcschool.org/about-gcs/episcopal-identity

EXCERPT: 

Since its founding, Grace Church School has integrated ethical consciousness and academic excellence by addressing the moral, personal, and spiritual development of students as naturally as we promote their intellectual and cognitive growth. We believe that leadership, critical thinking, and creativity develop best in tandem with integrity, compassion and care for others.

We are an intentionally inclusive community where reverence for the dignity of each individual informs all aspects of school life. The Episcopal school tradition recognizes the unique, intrinsic worth of every human being, bestowed upon each by a loving God. In this spirit, we welcome, openly and with warmth, families of all faiths and no faith at all. We seek out a rich diversity of students, families, faculty and staff, and strive to instill in our students a deep respect for differences in race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and culture. Our expectation is that Grace Church School students will live these ideals, honoring our common humanity with kindness, respect and love.

In practice, the school’s Episcopal identity is expressed in four key areas of school life:

List of 4 items.

SEE ALSO: https://www.gcschool.org/programs/antiracism-equity-and-belonging

AND: GRACE INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE GUIDE IN PDF:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wR3dlaGyfvl67P_XACNeGY73M5XdRuyX/view