NYC CATHOLIC JESUIT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THREATENS STUDENT WITH BAN FROM CAMPUS, EXPULSION FOR POSTING PICTURES OF HIS LEGALLY ACQUIRED AR-15 RIFLE~STUDENT WILL SUE Fordham University: Student Charged With Hate Crime for Posing With Gun

Fordham's Austin Tong: NRA-ILA-This is What Keeps America Free

BY NRAHQ

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/07/this-what-keeps-america-free/#axzz6TUWMkFMo;

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In response to a public expression of lawful political speech, “safety officers” 
come to the person’s home at midnight to interrogate him. He is accused of intimidation, making 
threats, hate crimes, and disorderly conduct. He is found guilty and his punishment includes exclusion 
from the community, suspension of his academic privileges, a ban on taking leadership roles in campus
 organizations, mandatory meetings with appropriate officials to learn about correct ways of thinking 
and speaking, and the presentation of a formal written apology, to be submitted in draft form “for 
approval.”

Readers would be excused for assuming that this occurred in some backward, repressive dictatorship or totalitarian regime, but these troubling events took place at an American University.

Austin Tong, a senior at Fordham University in New York State, posted two messages on his Instagram account. The first, on June 3, was a comment about the “nonchalant societal reaction” to the killing of David Dorn, a black, retired St. Louis Police officer. His second post, a day later, was a photo of himself holding his lawfully owned AR-15 rifle at his off-campus home. This was captioned, “Don’t tread on me,” followed by the emojis of the American and Communist Chinese flags and a hashtag “commonly used by Chinese citizens to avoid censorship of online discussion of the Tiananmen Square massacre.”

Mr. Tong is a Chinese-American who arrived in the United States as a six-year-old immigrant. He explained that his second post was made to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the suppressed 1989 Chinese Democracy Movement.

According to Mr. Tong, the university “sent safety officers at midnight to interrogate me all over a simple picture of a lawfully owned gun.”

Keith Eldredge, Fordham University’s Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President, followed up by advising that he was initiating an investigation for bias/hate crimes, threats/intimidation, and disorderly conduct, based on these “posts on social media related to the current racial issues in the country and political issues in China, including one in which you were holding an automatic weapon.”

Fordham University – a private educational institution that is not bound by the First Amendment – nonetheless professes its commitment to free speech and expressive rights. For example, its mission statement “guarantees the freedom of inquiry required by rigorous thinking and the quest for truth.”

The university’s Demonstration Policy opens with the following: “By its very nature, the University is a place where ideas and opinions are formulated and exchanged. Each member of the University has a right to freely express their positions and to work for their acceptance whether they assent to or dissent from existing situations in the University or society.” Similarly, Fordham’s policy on “Bias-Related Incidents and/or Hate Crimes” claims the University:

Values freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas. The expression of controversial ideas and differing views is a vital part of University discourse. Although the expression of an idea or point of view may be offensive or inflammatory to others, it may not constitute a hate crime or bias-related incident. While this value of openness protects the expression of controversial ideas, it does not protect or condone harassment or expressions of bias or hate aimed at individuals or groups that violate the Student Code of Conduct. 

Regardless of these high-minded affirmations, the University concluded that Mr. Tong’s posts – devoid of threats, violence, intimidation, coercion, or harassment – violated the university rules on “Bias and/or Hate Crimes” and “Threats/Intimidation.”

A July 14 2020 letter from Keith Eldredge (copied to the “Department of Public Safety”) outlined the sanctions. Mr. Tong would be barred from the campus for the duration of his degree program. He was banned from representing the university or running for any student office or position. He would be required to attend instruction and complete activities on “implicit bias,” including a meeting with staff of the “multicultural affairs” office. He would have to submit a mandatory “apology letter,” to be approved by the university and a failure to comply would result in the university suspending or expelling him.

Perversely, the social media backlash to these innocuous posts has itself resulted in threats, intimidation, and potential bias/hate crimes against Austin Tong. It will be interesting to see whether Fordham University will enforce the same rules and policies against the activists from the university that “flooded the comments section” of his posts.

In the same way that the “quest for truth” supported characterizing his firearm indiscriminately as an “automatic weapon,” the university’s commitments to “freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas” protected Austin Tong, who was “forcibly silenced, faced verbal and assaulting harassment from mobs, and subjected to Soviet-style interrogation and punishment.” Despite this, and the possibility that his academic career will be marred indefinitely due to these disciplinary actions, he has been steadfast in his defense of his constitutional rights.

In a video for the NRA, Austin Tong describes his decision to purchase a gun, adding that “[h]ere in America, we have our right to keep and bear arms. This is what keeps America free.”

Actually, Austin, it is patriots like you – who fight to protect our constitutional freedoms – that keep America free.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org


Student Charged With Hate Crime for Posing With Gun

#AustinTong #SecondAmendment #DavidDorn #FreeSpeech #CancelCulture Student Austin Tong plans to sue Fordham University for suspending him over two Instagram posts. The first was a picture of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, a black man who was killed during riots over the death of George Floyd while responding to an alarm at a pawn shop. Tong wrote, 'Y'all are hypocrites,' in reference to how little media attention Dorn's death received. The second post shows Tong holding a rifle with the caption "Don't tread on me" and the date of the Tiananmen Square massacre, June 4, 1989, when thousands of mostly young student pro-democracy protestors were arrested or gunned down by the Chinese government in Beijing. Tong, who was born in China and whose family immigrated to the United States when he was 6 years old, explained in a comment that the date has significance for his family and many others with Chinese roots as an important day for democracy, and that he is glad to live in the United States where the right to bear arms is protected. Both posts received backlash from students, who tagged the University and demanded action. Tong says soon after, Fordham University Dean of Students Keith Eldredge notified him that he was in violation of the school's code of conduct “relating to bias and/or hate crimes” and for “threats/intimidation”. According to Tong, Eldredge said, "Your intentions may not be harmful but your impact was harmful." Tong is now suspended, must submit an apology to the University, and undergo diversity training by the end of July. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 Austin explains his posts 5:00 University officials show up at Austin's house to question him 11:00 Austin responds to backlash 6:40 Dean of Students calls Austin and explains conduct violations he will face 17:00 Austin says school shootings were never mentioned as a reason to discipline him for his post 19:25 Austin explains his plan 26:00 How cancel culture polarizes people

Austin Tong, a 21-year-old rising senior at Fordham University, has filed a lawsuit against the school after he was penalized over two social media posts

BY NRAHQ

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/07/student-charged-hate-crime-posing-gun/#axzz6TDJgNfYg;

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Austin Tong was an average college kid working on his degree from Fordham 
University in New York City when, last week, he posted a couple of pictures on Instagram that made 
him the target of an irrational Internet mob and a scurrilous university investigation. The pictures 
he posted – which nearly got him kicked out of school – were of a retired police captain who was 
recently killed by looters, and one of him holding an AR-15.

His posts prompted a hateful reaction from intolerant “keyboard warriors” who despise the police and the Second Amendment. Fordham University officials then opened an investigation and charged him with intimidation, making threats, disorderly conduct, and a hate crime – all for posting a picture of himself with a lawfully purchased and owned firearm and one of a slain police officer.  Now he has been banned from campus, asked to write a letter of apology, and told he must complete implicit bias and multicultural sensitivity training in order to graduate with his degree.

Today is the deadline for Austin to make his decision. He plans on saying no. And, if the university wants to kick him out, he says they’re going to have a legal fight on their hands.

Stories similar to Mr. Tong’s are happening all over America. The NRA will stand and fight for every citizen’s rights. Please consider joining or donating today to support Mr. Tong, and the NRA cause.

Here are five quick questions and answers from new NRA member Austin Tong.

You were born in China and immigrated to the United States. How did that happen? 

America is the land of opportunity and I think everyone around the world knows that. My parents, who came first, wanted to make a better life for themselves and their family. They knew America was a free country and people come here because of everything the country has to offer. That’s why we moved to New York.

Have you always been interested in firearms? 

I’ve always had an interest, mostly thanks to video games, but I never really thought about buying one before. But after recent events I thought it would be a good way to keep me and my family safe.

I’ll admit I wasn’t always a believer, but as time went on, I began to appreciate the rights we have as Americans more and more. And that’s how I got into trouble – because I expressed that appreciation.

What was it like to receive a midnight visit from the Fordham Safety Officers?

Well, I posted the pictures, received the backlash, and a few hours later received a call from the officers saying they were a few minutes away and wanted to talk. I looked out my door and saw them standing outside my home. One came in and one stayed with the car. It was basically about 20 minutes of questions about the firearm, why I posted the pictures, and what I was trying to say.

I’m a good guy, a good person, so while I was a little shook by the visit I knew I’d done nothing wrong. I knew people would probably criticize the post, but I wasn’t expecting the level of backlash, the death threats, the calls for expulsion, or that the entire school would get involved. I was shocked, appalled, and disappointed. But I didn’t do anything wrong and that’s why, if they carry through with their threats, we’re going to sue.

We’ve read about the horrible comments you received, including the death threats, but have all the reactions been negative? 

No, not at all. There were a ton of nasty comments after the initial post but once the word really got out, where the NRA really helped a lot, I started hearing from the media, other Instagramers, and people from the firearm community.

That’s why I’m doing this. At first this was my case by now I think of it as the country’s. I don’t know what’s going to happen when I don’t comply with Fordham’s demands. I don’t’ know what’s going to happen to my future but after receiving all those messages from people around the country and around the world – people from all backgrounds and political parties – I knew I had to do more. They were telling me their stories, similar stories, how they were silenced or too scared to share their stories. That should never happen – not here in America.

That’s why I’m doing this. That’s why I’m standing up. When there’s no free speech then America isn’t America anymore. That’s what drives me. It’s empowering what the NRA did, what people across the country have done, and I think we’ll have a great case for protecting free speech.

Did the reaction from Fordham officials surprise you? 

It did because the guy who charged me, the dean of students, he knows me. And the safety officers said I wasn’t a threat or being intimidating. They said there’s nothing wrong with me yet they’re still trying to kick me out of school.

I’m shocked and surprised because they know me. They know who I am. And I expected more from this esteemed university.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Chinese immigrant student, 21, sues Fordham University after he was banned from campus over 'Don't tread on me' post in which he held an AR-15 to commemorate anniversary of Tienanmen Square

  • Austin Tong, 21, filed a lawsuit against Fordham Univsersity after they penalized him over two social media posts
  • One showed a picture of David Dorn, the 77-year-old retired officer who was shot dead during by a looter after protests in St. Louis, Missouri
  • The other was a photo of Tong holding a rifle to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
  • Fordham University determined Tong had violated school policies with bias and hate crimes that were classified as 'Threats/Intimidation'
  • Tong, a Chinese immigrant and Black Lives Matter supporter, wrote that both posts were made 'love for this country'
  • School officials enacted several penalties, including a ban from campus, school office and possible expulsion if Tong violates probation 
  • BY LAUREN EDMONDS

 

JEW HATRED: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BOARDS COME OUT IN FAVOR OF ANTI-SEMITIC CURRICULUM PRAISING REPS. OMAR, TLAIB & SARSOUR

ISLAMIC JIHADISTS TO BE INCORPORATED IN ANTI-SEMITIC BRAINWASHING OF CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/california-school-boards-come-out-in-favor-of-anti-semitic-curriculum-praising-omar-tlaib-sarsour;

AND: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2020/07/23/california-school-boards-come-out-in-favor-of-anti-semitic-curriculum-praising-omar-tlaib-sarsour-n674877

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Ever wonder exactly how schools breed America-haters? Here’s how.

A Leftist protester in Portland recently announced that the goal of the riots that have recently swept the nation is the “abolition of the United States as we know it,” to the applause of her audience (which included not just miseducated children, but a middle-aged priest who should have known better). Rioters around the country, who are overwhelmingly young, middle-class Americans, have made abundantly clear their incandescent hatred for the United States. In the midst of all this, the California Department of Education has given us a vivid illustration of how we got here. It has developed an “Ethnic Studies” curriculum that would make Joseph Goebbels proud.

The Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reported Thursday that “more than a dozen California school boards have adopted resolutions in support of the state’s proposed ethnic-studies model curriculum, despite it having come under fire for containing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content, and not addressing issues of anti-Semitism or including Jewish Americans.”

It’s all happening under the cover of darkness, deception, and coronavirus distraction, thanks to a group called “Save CA Ethnic Studies.” A letter to the California Department of Education (CDE) protesting the curriculum states: “School board members asked to vote on the resolution are not shown the original draft curriculum, and not informed about the enormous outpouring of criticism it engendered or that a CDE process is well underway for the curriculum’s redesign.”

The letter adds that school board members are “led to believe that in voting for the resolution they are showing support for AB-2016 and affirming the importance of ethnic studies classes in general, rather than endorsing the highly controversial draft curriculum that was condemned by dozens of state leaders and tens of thousands of Californians.”

The curriculum could have been devised in the editorial offices of Der Stürmer. According to JNS, “the proposed curriculum section on ‘Arab American Studies Course Outline’ contains a number of passages concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as ‘Direct Action Front for Palestine and Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Call to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel’ and ‘Comparative Border Studies: Palestine and Mexico.’”

As if that weren’t enough, the curriculum “also includes studying national figures such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the late Columbia University professor Edward Said, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, the late radio personality Casey Kasem, actress Alia Shawkat, and the late White House correspondent Helen Thomas—all of whom are associated with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric, and in the case of the congresswomen, a push to enact legislation punishing Israel.”

Even in California, this far-Left propaganda has aroused controversy. Nevertheless, “despite the ongoing debate over the ethnic-studies curriculum, at least 13 school boards in the state have recently passed resolutions affirming their support for the ethnic-studies model curriculum draft: Hayward (April 22), Castro Valley (April 23), Albany (April 28), San Francisco (April 28), West Contra Costa (May 6), Alhambra (May 19), Oakland (May 27), South San Francisco (May 28), Jefferson Union (June 2), Jefferson Elementary (June 17), San Mateo Foster City (June 18), El Monte Union (June 24) and Santa Rosa City Schools (July 8).”

Nor is this proposed curriculum remotely singular. The commitment to “multiculturalism” that has now taken over K-12 education in America has been a godsend for Muslims in particular who are anxious to use schools and textbooks not just to preach hatred of Jews and Israel, but to proselytize for Islam.  Worried about appearing insufficiently “tolerant” and “inclusive,” too many public schools and individual teachers have succumbed to an organized campaign by U.S.-based Islamic organizations and their primary benefactor, Saudi Arabia, to present a view of Islam that whitewashes its violent history and intolerant doctrines.

Combine this with the deeply-rooted Leftist bias of curriculum material, and it is no surprise that American children graduate from all too many high schools, colleges and universities hating not just Israel, but their own country and heritage. It creates a population that is rife for insurrection. What we’re seeing now is the outcome of years, indeed decades, of this hard-Left, anti-American indoctrination. When the Left took over our educational system, what other outcome did anyone expect?

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 21 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

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Der Stürmer | Wikipedia audio article:

CAUTION: EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE ANTISEMITIC PICTURES & CARTOONS: 

SEE: (PROPAGANDA ARCHIVES OF DER STURMER NEWS)

https://diewahrheitistwieeingewitter.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/der-sturmer-caricatures-part-1-1925-1934/

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THE MAN WHO ENTERTAINED GERMANS WITH VILE ANTISEMITIC PROPAGANDA

The Man Who Entertained Germans With Vile Antisemitic Propaganda

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SEE: http://thewisdomdaily.com/the-man-who-entertained-germans-with-vile-antisemitic-propaganda/;

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July 26, 2018

Julius Streicher was the creator and editor of Der Sturmer, the notorious anti-Semitic newspaper of the Nazi era. He was a hateful bigot of mediocre intelligence, loved by his leader and despised by his fellow Nazis, not for his moral repugnance, but because they generally despised each other. Streicher’s hatred of the Jews was profound and malignant, his ideology rotten to the core, full of lies and contempt. Arrogant and cruel, Streicher showed no remorse for the hatred he spread or the devastation it wrought; rather, he reveled in it and pushed on, until all of Germany was infested with the foul stench of his hatred.

Born February 12, 1885 in the Bavarian town of Fleinhausen, Streicher’s childhood was poor, but happy. The youngest of nine children in a devout Catholic family, his mediocre intelligence ensured he matured into adulthood with a mind that was small and coarse. Though he knew no Jews growing up, his Catholicism provided fertile soil for his later hatred, courtesy of the erroneous foundation of Christian anti-Semitism: that the Jews killed their Christ.

When he left school, he became a teacher; and not a very good one by all accounts. He married and had two sons and looked set to live the life of a drudge, until an angry Bosnian took a potshot at an Austrian nobleman and sparked the First World War. Streicher fought valiantly for his country, gaining both distinction and an Iron Cross, First Class, a significant German military award. During his service, he earned the rank of lieutenant and several citations for bad behavior.

After the war, Streicher returned to a Germany that was seething over its loss of the war and reeling under the weight of the reparations imposed by the victors, to say nothing of the collective trauma of losing almost an entire generation of young men. Unemployment was high, the economy in ruins, and political extremism, rampant. In 1919, Streicher became involved in the German Nationalist Protection and Defense Federation, which was formed in response to the failed German Communist revolution of 1918. The Federation was deeply anti-Semitic and blamed Jews for the loss of the war and the spread of Bolshevism.

In 1921, Streicher attended a meeting of the National Socialist German Workers (NAZI) Party; he was there to hear the Party’s leader, Adolph Hitler, speak. Hitler’s hate-filled rhetoric penetrated Streicher on a spiritual level – like Saul on the road to Damascus – compelling him to join the Nazi Party and become a devoted follower of Hitler. In 1923, his devotion was made manifest with the founding of Der Sturmer (lit: The Stormer or Attacker). The chief aim of Streicher’s weekly rag was to disseminate anti-Semitic propaganda, which demonized Jews and championed the Nazi cause: namely, the building of an Aryan super state, free of Jews and other undesirables.

In its infancy, Der Sturmer was not well received. Most sensible minded Germans, including top Nazi officials, viewed it as nothing more than the libelous ravings of a nutjob. Hitler loved it. The courts agreed with everyone else, heavily fining Streicher for his lies.

Each issue of Der Sturmer relied on contemporary iterations of age-old anti-Semitic tropes, The Blood Libel and world domination among them, mixed in with titillating, semi-pornographic drivel, and the frontpage by-line: The Jews are our misfortune.

Like all good conspiracy theorists, Streicher included a grain of truth in his articles, usually in the form of an actual person, to whom he ascribed all manner of ridiculous misdeeds; tales so ludicrous, only a reader with the mental acuity of a gnat would believe.

Unfortunately, hate begets stupidity; so, when Hitler seized power and hate-mongering became a national pastime, Der Sturmer readership rose from 10’s to 100,000’s per week, making Streicher a millionaire. The more patently ridiculous the stories, the more the Streicher’s readers gobbled them up. Hitler was in his element and read it cover to cover each week and insisted everyone else read it too. To aid this, special display cases (called Sturmerkasten) were erected in towns, so no one missed out.

Sturmerkasten, Worms, Germany

So delighted was Hitler with his vulgar lackey, he made Streicher the Gauleiter (regional leader) of the Bavarian region of Franconia. Streicher used his new-found power to wicked ends, organizing a boycott of Jewish shops in 1933, and the destruction of The Great Synagogue of Nuremberg in 1938, precipitating Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), during which 91 Jewish lives were lost, 8000 Jewish properties destroyed, and 30,000 Jewish men arrested and sent to concentration camps.

Streicher also took it upon himself to indoctrinate German youth with anti-Semitic ideology. To this end, he published three children’s books written by Ernst Hiemer and illustrated by Philipp Rupprecht (pen name Fips), Der Sturmer’s cartoonist since 1925. The most famous of these books was Der Giftpilz (“The Poisonous Mushroom”) an odious manual, warning children of the dangers of Jews.

The Poisonous Mushroom. Published 1938.

In 1940, Streicher was dismissed from his post as Gauleiter when it came to light he’d helped himself to Jewish property during Kristallnacht. Not that Nazis were averse to theft, rather, all stolen property belonged in the coffers of the Reich. Streicher’s release from his Gauleiter duties meant he had more time to dedicate to his pathological Jew-baiting, which continued unhindered until the bitter end.

That end came in 1945, when Germany lost the war (again) and Streicher was captured by the Americans and put on trial in his hometown of Nuremberg. Having taken no part in the waging of war or the decision-making process responsible for the Holocaust, Streicher was tried as a major war criminal based solely on the things that he said (a cautionary tale for any who suppose the privilege of free speech is bulwark against consequence).

What he said was considered so odious, so incendiary, that he was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to hang. His hanging went badly. Having declared his allegiance to his dead Reich, the floor beneath him gave way, but his neck did not break, so he jiggled and moaned until the life was slowly choked out of him, receiving one last kindness from humanity when his executioner pulled on his legs.


References:

Bytwerk, Randall L. (2001) Julius Streicher, Cooper Square Press, New York.

Carruthers, B. (2014) Architects of Darkness: Julius Streicher, Total Content Digital

 




MARXISM IN THE CLASSROOM, RIOTS IN THE STREETS

The production of brainwashed generations of automatons.

BY CLARE M. LOPEZ

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/marxism-classroom-riots-streets-clare-m-lopez;

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The explosion of lawless rioting on American streets was only a matter of time. Sixty-two years ago, former FBI agent W. Cleon Skousen wrote “The Naked Communist” to warn Americans about how communists planned to destroy our system from within, not by means of sudden revolution as envisioned by Karl Marx, but through a version of Italian communist Antonio Gramsci’s “cultural Marxism.” With a nod to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its People’s Liberation Army (PLA), it has been a “long march through the institutions” that has brought us to the brink of catastrophe—and much of it began in our schools.

Chapter 13 of Skousen’s book lists 45 goals of communism in America. Number 17 reads: “Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of the teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.” And so they did. While American parents were busy working to sustain their families and achieve a piece of the American dream, their children were at schools with teachers and textbooks that taught them to hate America, the Judeo-Christian foundations of our national identity, and the remarkable individuals who built this country on the principles of the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and more.

As a result, the brainwashed generations of automatons marching in lockstep out of such schools possess neither critical thinking nor the intellectual ability to appreciate the brilliance and opportunity bequeathed to them by the great philosophers of Western Civilization. But, as Gramsci envisioned, they enter the ranks of art, film, music, literature, faith communities, government, media, and of course, academia, in droves. There will be no need for gulags or firing squads—or at least, not much. As KGB defector Yuriy Bezmenov told us, subversion is a far more destructive weapon than violence. Today, we face a situation perhaps only slightly exaggerated in this recent quote from Jeff Nyquist: “The Constitution of the United States is something alien to most of the persons who occupy the actual government formed under it”. [Emphasis in the original.]

So, how did this happen?

The plot to destroy Western Civilization was hatched in Moscow shortly after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and implemented through the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University (later simply, The Frankfurt School). John Dewey, Herbert Marcuse, and others brought socialist concepts of “progressivism” to U.S. schools through the National Education Association. Out went E Pluribus Unum; the firm, fixed principles of math and science; the accurate teaching of historical fact; and all religion. In their place came the indoctrination of critical race theory, identity grievance, and the angry psychobabble of “victimhood.”

Textbooks like Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” (1980) and “A Young People’s History of the United States” (2007) that are used across the U.S. from middle school through university, distort the true historical record and paint America as irredeemably oppressive, racist, and unjust. As I wrote in “Santa Barbara School District: Where Marxism & Black Lives Matter -- But Academics, Not So Much,” at Front Page Magazine on 19 June 2020, Zinn’s ‘solution’ was class warfare that pits identity and minority groups against one another, rejects American exceptionalism, abandons free market capitalism, and goads impressionable students to anger, despair, and hopelessness about their own country. Psychologically twisted revolutionaries steeped in Marxist hatred like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground set off bombs, smashed windows, and assaulted police in the 1960s-1970s. But instead of going to prison, Ayers went into academia and later held the joint titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he imparted his hatred for his homeland to further generations of students. Proclaiming Justice to the Nations founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend on 11 July 2020 and rightly noted that “The greatest national security threat to the United States is coming from U.S. history textbooks and the Common Core curriculum.”

Decades of such indoctrination have wreaked the havoc we see today on our streets: crazed mobs attack police, assault private citizens and business owners, vandalize property federal and private alike, tear down statues without even knowing whom they represent, set up “autonomous zones”, deface synagogues, and scream antisemitic slurs. The avatars of the current insurrection are Antifa and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Indeed, BLM even has a national organization called Black Lives Matter at School (BLMS), whose signature objective is the mandatory injection of Black History and Ethnic Studies into U.S. school curricula. A project of the Movement4BlackLives (whose horrifically antisemitic, racist 2016 Program is now archived online), BLMS offers an online Curriculum Resource Guide based on the BLM’s guiding principles and other materials that promote the three African-American Marxist women who founded BLM, “queer and transgender affirming,” “globalism,”  and “disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” BLMS has the endorsement of the National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the U.S.

In California, a proposed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC), which is among other things both antisemitic and anti-Israel, has been under consideration and revision for more than a year. But even as the revision process grinds on, a group calling itself Save CA Ethnic Studies reportedly is attempting an end-run around the system to hoodwink individual district school boards in CA to vote on a previously criticized and rejected version of the curriculum (sometimes without even being shown the original draft). More than a dozen CA school boards so far have adopted resolutions in support of that earlier proposed ethnic studies curriculum. In response, a letter signed by some 88 state and national organizations has been sent to the California Department of Education to protest the Save CA Ethnic Studies attempted deception as well as its efforts to “indoctrinate students into a highly controversial and divisive set of ideological beliefs that we feared would exacerbate ethnic divisions and foment bigotry in California schools.” Signatories include the American Truth Project, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, B'nai B'rith International, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME), the Legal Insurrection Foundation, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, The Lawfare Project, the Zionist Organization of America, among many more.

Across the country, however, including in private secondary schools like Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Sidwell Friends, school systems are pronouncing support for the Marxist BLM agenda as they come under pressure to include materials on “institutionalized racism” in their curricula. In public school systems in New York City, Wake County, NC, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and others, hard leftist school boards are kowtowing to the belligerent demands of Black Student Youth groups and others. At the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board Meeting of 9 June 2020, for example, resolutions were accepted declaring that “all Students Deserve Justice, Equity, and Freedom” and declaring February 2-5, 2021 as Black Lives Matter In School Week (one of the demands of the BLMS group). Then, two weeks later, in a Resolution dated 23 June 2020, the Santa Barbara School District passed a resolution declaring, among other things, that “racism is a public health emergency,” and resolving that “the Santa Barbara Unified School District will develop and purchase culturally relevant resources for educators and families for distribution and posting on the district website that 1) teach about, celebrate, uphold, and affirm the lives of Black people…” (It is not specified from whom or in accordance with which regular bidding process such purchase of “relevant resources” would be affected.)

This is but an overview of the Marxist agenda that has been for decades and is continuing to this day to be jammed down the throats of America’s students. Hitherto unsuspecting parents are waking up, though, especially during this time of online instruction during the coronavirus crisis. They are seeing, sometimes for the first time, what their children are being taught—and many are furious. The more questions the parents are asking, the more the school boards are resorting to deception and obfuscation, deliberately to exclude the very families with whose children they have been entrusted. It’s not their children and it’s not their money. Parents increasingly are attending school board meetings and demanding answers. They are doing what any patriotic and responsible American parents would do to ensure their children are not being indoctrinated and recruited by shadowy Marxist interests to hate them and the country they love.

With our nation under siege, as Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft wrote in a 7 July 2020 piece, “We cannot claim to truly appreciate the Founders and the nation they secured for us while simultaneously refusing to do what it takes to keep and maintain this nation.”

“We are the keepers of the flame of liberty” (President Ronald Reagan, 1986)

Clare M. Lopez is the Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC.

 

DAVID CLOUD’S “WAY OF LIFE” RECENT ARTICLES

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/21-30.php
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MARXIST-INFLUENCED LOS ANGELES TEACHERS UNION CALLS FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE (Friday Church News Notes, July 24, 2020, www.wayoflife.orgfbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - A fundamental part of America’s destruction is the radicalization of the public schools, which have become humanistic brainwashing centers. A major factor was the introduction of Darwinianism in the first half of the 20th century. The radicalization is illustrated by the United Teachers Los Angeles, a union of 35,000 teachers and administrators. They are making the following demands before the schools can reopen: charter schools must be closed (these totalitarians don’t want to grant “minorities” a choice in education), police must be defunded, medicare-for-all and new taxes on the wealthy must be enacted (UTLA.net). We agree that the Los Angeles schools should not be reopened until those demands are met. Hopefully that will mean they will be closed permanently. We stopped supporting the public schools in America nearly 50 years ago, when the situation was not nearly as nutty and wicked as it is today. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).

TRANSSEXUAL ANTIFA ACTIVIST SAYS THEY ARE ORGANIZING FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE UNITED STATES (Friday Church News Notes, July 24, 2020, www.wayoflife.orgfbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - At a news event outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, an Antifa activist got applause from the crowd, including a Catholic priest, when she said she is organizing for the abolition of the United States. “My name is Lilith Sinclair, and I am an Afro-Indigenous non-binary local organizer here in Portland, organizing for the abolition of not just the militarized police state, but also the United States that we know” (@MrAndyNgo, July 19, 2020). (Non-binary refers to transsexualism.) Sinclair also identified herself as a “sex worker.” Antifa has been rioting night after night for two months in Portland, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage and many bodily injuries, including the vicious assault of a street preacher. Daryl Turner, head of the Portland Police Association, said, “The elected officials have condoned the destruction and chaos.” The Democratic city government refuses to let the police arrest the leaders and shut down the riots, trying to shift blame to federal agents who are tasked with guarding federal property. Ultimately, Antifa is at war with God and His holy laws, and that is a no-win situation. We recommend repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ before it is too late. The Bible describes the future of all evildoers. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be (Psalm 37:1-10).

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM’S MARXIST PROPAGANDA AGAINST CHRISTIANITY (Friday Church News Notes, July 24, 2020, www.wayoflife.orgfbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Smithsonian Goes Full Marxist,” PJMedia, July 15, 2020: “In June, while Americans were focused on the protests and riots that engulfed U.S. cities in the wake of the horrific police killing of George Floyd, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) released an online ‘teaching tool’ called ‘Talking About Race.’ ... According to the infographic, ‘whiteness’ includes cultural aspects like ‘Rugged Individualism’ and the ‘Family Structure’ (including the nuclear family, the husband as the breadwinner, and the wife as homemaker and subordinate to the husband). An ‘emphasis on the scientific method’ is supposedly part of ‘whiteness,’ including three bullet points: ‘Objective, rational linear thinking;’ ‘Cause and effect relationships;’ and ‘Quantitative emphasis.’ ... In the field of religion, the infographic claims that ‘Christianity is the norm,’ that ‘anything other than Judeo-Christian tradition is foreign’ and that there is ‘no tolerance for deviation from single god concept.’ ... Under ‘Justice,’ whiteness allegedly involves following English common law, protecting ‘property & entitlements,’ and considering the intent of an action. ... Even simple values like ‘be polite’ qualify as especially ‘white,’ according to the graphic. ... According to the [cultural] Marxist narrative, white males have oppressed blacks, Asians, women, transgender people, and others, and the key goal of ‘social justice’ is to dethrone the whites and empower the minorities. ... The Smithsonian carries a great deal of cultural weight and its decision to demonize many central aspects of American culture as relics of ‘whiteness’ will only add fuel to the movement to overhaul America’s culture and founding principles. ... The federally-funded institution should be defending American culture, not demonizing the nuclear family, capitalism, the Judeo-Christian heritage, and science.”

MUSLIM MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON ACCUSED OF ABUSING GIRLFRIENDS DOESN’T WANT COPS RESPONDING TO RAPES

COULD IT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT ISLAM SANCTIONS RAPE IN THE KORAN, AND ELLISON IS ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE OUR LEGAL SYSTEM TO SHARIA?

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/07/mn-atty-general-ellison-accused-abusing-daniel-greenfield;

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When you have the record that Attorney General Keith Ellison does, it's understandable that he doesn't want the cops showing up.

According to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, women who have just been sexually assaulted would prefer to talk to a social worker than law enforcement. The former DNC Deputy Chair and Congressman shared his thoughts about how rape victims feel following their attack on a Zoom meeting.

“If you’re a woman who’s been a victim of a sexual assault and the assailant has ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you’re dealing with as opposed to somebody who’s main training is that they know how to use a firearm, right?”

If you're a crime victim, you're calling the police because you want the bastard brought to justice. If you just want someone to talk to, you call a therapist. 

But Ellison is pushing "restorative justice" which is the big ugly thing waiting in the wings behind "criminal justice reform" and police defunding. That means letting criminals go unpunished, even more than before, while arranging therapy sessions for the victims. And if those victims are members of the wrong group whose lives don't matter, that will include owning their privilege and being lectured about white fragility, and perhaps going to jail for even daring to call the police. 

In other words, if you think that things are bad now, just wait. We're going to some much worse places.

Ellison is about the worst messenger for this after having been accused by ex-girlfriends Amy Alexander and Karen Monahan of domestic abuse. The Alexander assault led to a 911 call which produced its own records. Despite that the Democrats stuck by Ellison and now he's in a position to advocate for policies that would badly harm rape victims. But then again that fits neatly into Ellison's religious convictions. Islamic law doesn't favor rape victims. Like the Left, it favors rapists.

 

 

DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA: CDC GUIDELINES FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL IN 2020

SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/07/23/school-guidelines-coronavirus.aspx;

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the academic, physical and mental benefits of returning children to school for in-person learning outweigh the potential health risks of COVID-19
  • The AAP and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidelines for the “safe reopening” of schools
  • Many parents wonder whether the guidelines themselves may do far more harm than good in the long term, as they both unnecessarily frighten and isolate children from natural interactions
  • Some of the basic recommendations found in the CDC and AAP guidelines include physical distancing on buses and on school grounds, wearing face masks, screening for symptoms, augmented hygiene and disinfection routines, and signage and broadcasts reminding students of disease prevention strategies
  • Children rarely become infected and are far less likely to spread the infection than adults. Scientific evidence also conclusively proves masks do not prevent infection or spread of viruses

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the academic, physical and mental benefits of returning children to school for in-person learning outweigh the potential health risks of COVID-19.

To that end, the AAP has issued guidelines for the “safe reopening” of schools. However, many parents wonder whether the guidelines themselves may do far more harm than good in the long term. One parent outlines her concerns in the video above.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also issued school reopening guidelines1 in anticipation of nationwide reopenings. Unicef2 also supports students’ re-entry into schools, noting that reopenings should “be consistent with each country’s overall COVID-19 health response to protect students, staff, teachers and their families.”

American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for School Reopenings

As noted in the AAP’s guidance for school re-entry:3,4

"The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020.

Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation.

This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families."

Children Rarely Transmit COVID-19

AAP points out that, unlike the influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2 does not appear to spread easily among children and teens. Indeed, studies from the U.S.,5 Israel6 and the Netherlands7 have demonstrated that children are far less likely to become infected than adults, and far less likely than adults to transmit the virus to others. 

In one such study,8 children accounted for just 13% of transmissions within households. Another found9 children under the age of 4 were 47% less likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to adults in the same household.

A July 2020 study10 looking at COVID-19 in children and the dynamics of infection within families found only 0.9% of COVID-19-positive patients were under the age of 16, and in just 8% of cases did a child within the household develop symptoms before an adult. Science Daily11 also cites a number of other studies confirming the theory that children are rare disease vectors when it comes to COVID-19:

“In a French study, a boy with Covid-19 exposed over 80 classmates at three schools to the disease. None contracted it. Transmission of other respiratory diseases, including influenza transmission, was common at the schools.

In a study in New South Wales, nine infected students and nine staff across 15 schools exposed a total of 735 students and 128 staff to Covid-19. Only two secondary infections resulted, one transmitted by an adult to a child.

‘The data are striking,’ said Dr. [William V.] Raszka. ‘The key takeaway is that children are not driving the pandemic. After six months, we have a wealth of accumulating data showing that children are less likely to become infected and seem less infectious; it is congregating adults who aren't following safety protocols who are responsible for driving the upward curve.’"

Originally, school closings were based on the premise that the virus responsible for COVID-19 would behave like other respiratory viruses, but since it doesn’t, returning children to school is unlikely to pose a significant risk to health.

“ … the preponderance of evidence indicates that children and adolescents are less likely to be symptomatic and less likely to have severe disease resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, children may be less likely to become infected and to spread infection,” AAP notes,12 adding that:

“Policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within schools must be balanced with the known harms to children, adolescents, families, and the community by keeping children at home.”

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Guidelines Promote ‘Institutionalized Isolation’

As mentioned, the CDC has also issued guidelines13 for the re-opening of schools. While the CDC and AAP guidelines are very similar, the AAP’s restrictions tend to be a bit more flexible.

For example, while both call for social distancing with 6 feet between each student at all times, the AAP concedes that this may not always be feasible, and if not, spacing can be 3 feet if students wear face masks and are asymptomatic. Still, as noted in the featured video, students are likely to be just as scarred having to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines as they are staying at home.

While the exact measures vary depending on the age of the students, some of the basic recommendations found in the CDC and AAP guidelines include:14,15,16,17

  • Physical distancing — Students must sit apart on the school bus; desks must be spaced 6 feet apart and face in the same direction; floor markings will indicate “safe distancing” from the teacher’s desk and other areas where lines are formed; plexiglass barriers will be used in work spaces where physical distancing cannot be achieved; congregation in shared spaces, including playgrounds and cafeterias, is to be discouraged for students and teachers alike; hallways are to be trafficked in one way only to minimize face to face interaction; students may not share school supplies; nonessential visitors, including parents, are discouraged from entering the school, and field trips are to be replaced with virtual events.
  • Face covering — Teachers and students are to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Symptom screening — Symptom screening such as temperature checks should ideally be made by parents before dropping the child off at the bus stop or at school. Staff or students with a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be permitted in school.
  • Disinfection — Hand hygiene, use of disinfectant and regular cleaning of surfaces must be adhered to.
  • Signage and broadcasts — Signs are to be posted in various areas, such as entrances and bathrooms, promoting protective measures to minimize spread of pathogens, and announcements are to be broadcast over loudspeakers and/or video screens informing students of the same.

As noted in the featured video, these guidelines amount to “institutionalized isolation” and fear-mongering that can cause significant emotional and mental harm to children, especially if implemented for weeks or months on end.

Humans need physical contact and social face-to-face interactions, and this is particularly true for children. At best, these remedies will lead to the creation of a generation of fearful germophobes. At worst, it may stunt their ability to function normally in social situations altogether.

Choices Vary Depending on Where You Live

While the AAP and CDC are calling for the reopening of most schools nationwide, parents may face a variety of choices, depending on where they live. As reported by USA Today:18

“In just two examples, the Nashville, Tennessee public school system recently offered parents a choice between sending their children back to school full time or keeping them at home for online classes, while Fairfax County, Virginia public schools are making families choose between fully online schooling or a ‘hybrid’ that combines in-person and remote instruction.”

In a June 12, 2020, article19,20 in The New York Times, epidemiologists weighed in on the decision to send children back to school. Of the 304 epidemiologists that replied to the New York Times’ survey, a majority — 70% — said they were ready to send their children back to school somewhere between now and this fall.

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Costs May Have Catastrophic Consequences for School Systems

On top of everything else, there are financial dilemmas to address. As noted in a July 9, 2020, New York Times article,21,22 school budgets that are already stretched thin are facing million-dollar expenditures if they are to comply with school opening guidelines:

“Bus monitors to screen students for symptoms in Marietta, Ga.: $640,000. Protective gear and classroom cleaning equipment for a small district in rural Michigan: $100,000. Disinfecting school buildings and hiring extra nurses and educators in San Diego: $90 million …

Exactly how much money the nation’s schools need to reopen is a matter of debate, complicated by the conflicting, sometimes shifting advice and guidelines that administrators have received from government agencies and medical authorities …

Regardless of which recommendations are followed, reopening schools will require changes. An average-size district of 3,700 students can expect $1.8 million in pandemic-related costs for 2020-21, representing 3 to 4 percent of a typical annual budget, according to an estimate from AASA, the School Superintendents Association …

But some experts have suggested that much of what schools are planning for the fall, such as checking students’ symptoms before they board buses or enter schools, is unnecessary, akin to the type of ‘security theater’ Americans became accustomed to after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — reassuring, but often providing only superficial protection.”

As reported by U.S. News,23 some school systems are already feeling the economic pain from the shutdown. Both state and local budget cuts are expected in many areas, some projected to be as high as 25%, due to lost revenue.

In Massachusetts, 2,000 teachers have already been laid off due to budget cuts, and the National Education Association estimates upward of 700,000 teachers may lose their jobs over the next two years.

Some states are also seeing skyrocketing homeschooling submissions, which further threatens schools’ funding. In North Carolina, the online system for filing a Notice of Intent to Establish a Home School temporarily crashed24 due to the influx of NOIs being filed, according to a July 7, 2020, report by Life Site.25

I personally find this very encouraging as most educational systems in the U.S. leave much to be desired. While it certainly is an additional challenge for parents, I am convinced most children will be far better off home schooled.

Mask Test Reveals Hazardous Carbon Dioxide Levels

Last but certainly not least, many parents worry the wearing of face masks might jeopardize the health of their child by restricting oxygen flow and allowing for the buildup of carbon dioxide with each exhale. There may indeed be something to this concern, and it’s something that none of the health authorities have addressed.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, requires the oxygen level in a working atmosphere to be above 19.5%. Anything below that is considered hazardous to health.

In the video above, which, of course, was banned and removed from YouTube, Del Bigtree shows a video of a man demonstrating how the oxygen concentration — when wearing a surgical mask — can easily drop below OSHA air quality standards.

Bigtree then conducts a simple carbon dioxide test with his 11-year-old son to check the air quality behind a variety of masks.26 Using a testing device that measures carbon dioxide concentrations in ambient air, Bigtree checks the carbon dioxide concentration behind his son’s mask.

With an N95 mask on, the carbon dioxide level spikes above 8,480 parts per million (ppm) within seconds. Above 5,000 ppm, OSHA warns that “toxicity or oxygen deprivation could occur.”

Carbon dioxide levels between 2,000 ppm and 5,000 ppm are associated with headaches, sleepiness, poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea. The maximum permissible daily exposure limit is 5,000 ppm.

Wearing a standard surgical mask, carbon dioxide levels again reached above 8,000 ppm, although it took longer. Shockingly, wearing a cloth bandana resulted in carbon dioxide buildup near the nose and mouth exceeding 8,000 ppm.

Even wearing a clear plastic face shield (without a mask) resulted in carbon dioxide levels in the 1,500-ppm range, which is associated with drowsiness and poor air quality.

There Is No Scientific Basis for Most of These Measures

Unfortunately, many have been swept up in the mainstream media fearmongering that has bombarded us daily for several months, and when government and health officials encourage shaming and reporting those who refuse to succumb to irrationality, it only worsens matters.

The scientific evidence is clear on several points, however. We now know children are not significant vectors of disease, even when they’re infected. Children are also at virtually zero risk of death when they develop symptoms.

Even among adults, the infection mortality rate is now down to a median of about 0.25%.27 As Stanford University's disease prevention chairman Dr. John Ioannidis noted in a June 27, 2020, interview with Greek Reporter:28,29,30

“For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%. For 45 to 70, it is probably about 0.05-0.3%. For those above 70, it escalates substantially, to 1% or higher for those over 85.”

And, as testing continues, and more people are found to be asymptomatic yet positive, these mortality rates will be driven down even further. Science also conclusively shows that masks do not protect the wearer against viral infection and do not prevent its spread to others.

This evidence was clearly laid out in my interview with Denis Rancourt, Ph.D. He did a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on masks, concentrating on evidence showing masks can reduce infection risk, especially viral respiratory diseases:

“What I found when I looked at all the randomized controlled trials31,32 with verified outcome, meaning you actually measure whether or not the person was infected … NONE of these well-designed studies that are intended to remove observational bias … found there was a statistically significant advantage of wearing a mask versus not wearing a mask.

Likewise, there was no detectable difference between respirators and surgical masks. That to me was a clear sign that the science was telling us they could not detect a positive utility of masks in this application.

We're talking many really [high-]quality trials. What this means — and this is very important — is that if there was any significant advantage to wearing a mask to reduce this [infection] risk, then you would have detected that in at least one of these trials, [yet] there's no sign of it.

That to me is a firm scientific conclusion: There is no evidence that masks are of any utility either preventing the aerosol particles from coming out or from going in. You're not helping the people around you by wearing a mask, and you're not helping yourself preventing the disease by wearing a mask.”

Third, we also now know that COVID-19 has not been the devastating pandemic killer it’s been made out to be. When looking at all-cause mortality from year to year, Rancourt found the pandemic has not led to a significant increase in deaths compared to the same time frame in previous years. To understand why all-cause mortality statistics are crucial for understanding the impact of this pandemic, please review my interview with Rancourt.

Clearly, I’m not going to tell you what to do with your children. The choice to send your children back to school will have to be a personal one. All I will suggest is to look at some of the statistics and scientific evidence brought forth in this article.

Look up the references, read the studies. Try to really understand the data. Chances are, armed with science rather than mainstream media reports, you’ll be better equipped to make your choice, and feel confident in doing so.




BIDEN QUOTES “PROPHET MUHAMMAD”: “WHOMEVER AMONG YOU SEES A WRONG, LET HIM CHANGE IT WITH HIS HAND”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/biden-quotes-prophet-muhammad-whomever-among-you-sees-a-wrong-let-him-change-it-with-his-hand;

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The hadith Biden is quoting is this one: “On the authority of Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say, ‘Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.'” (Nawawi 34)

Anyway, note Biden’s reference to “the Prophet Muhammad.” It’s standard journalistic practice today to assume that everyone is a Muslim and believes Muhammad is a prophet, so Biden is just following along with the crowd and pandering to his constituency, but it’s still a manifestation of Islamic supremacism. Biden’s handlers would never, ever give him a statement that referred to “our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” But Islam is the Left’s preferred religion, and Islamopandering is the order of the day, so Biden refers without hesitation to “the prophet.”

As long as he is quoting hadith, when will Biden get around to this one? A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)

“Biden quotes Prophet Muhammad’s hadith, wishes US schools taught about Islam,” Yeni Şafak, July 21, 2020 (thanks to Darcy):

Former American Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has vowed to address the needs and concerns of Muslim-American communities in the U.S. once he becomes president during an online summit hosted by the organization “Emgage Action.”

Biden’s remarks came on Monday after several prominent Muslim-American leaders endorsed him for president.

Praising Islam as “one of the great confessional faiths,” Biden told attendees of the Million Muslim Votes that he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam.

“One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” he said, blaming President Trump for “fanning the flames of hate.”

“A hadith from the Prophet Muhammad instructs, ‘Whomever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand,’” Biden quoted. “‘If he is not able, then with his tongue. If he is not able, then with his heart.’”

The 77-year-old leader vowed to repeal the Trump administration’s three-year-old travel ban that primarily target Muslim-majority countries, in what he described as “vile.”

“If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one, day one,” he pledged….

“Muslim communities were the first to feel Donald Trump’s assault on Black and brown communities in this country with his vile Muslim ban,” Biden added.

Denouncing Trump’s treatment of religious minorities, Biden promised to appoint Muslim personnel in his would-be administration and work with Congress to pass stalled hate crime legislations if elected to the Oval Office in November….

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Biden wants schools to teach more about Islam, vows to stamp out “Islamic-phobia”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/biden-wants-schools-to-teach-more-about-islam-vows-to-stamp-out-islamicphobia;

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I’m all for teaching more in schools about Islam, but Biden wants a fantasy version that is entirely positive to be taught, while I would prefer an accurate presentation that explains the theological and ideological roots of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women.

Note also that he vows to end the “Muslim ban,” which does not exist. What does exist is a ban on immigration from several countries, most of which are Muslim, that cannot or will not provide accurate information about prospective immigrants. The list of countries was devised during the Obama administration, while Biden was Vice President. Most Muslim countries have no such restrictions.

“Islamophobia,” which is what the addled Biden means by “Islamicphobia,” is defined in the New York Post article as “prejudice against Muslims.” Prejudice against any group is never justified. All too often, however, the term is used to refer to honest and accurate analysis of the ways in which jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims. Biden would end all that, and effectively criminalize criticism of Islam, including all opposition to jihad terror.

I hope y’all will bake me a cake with a file in it.

“Biden wishes schools taught more about Islam,” by Kathryn Krawczyk, The Week, July 20, 2020:

Former Vice President Joe Biden received endorsements from several Muslim American leaders before addressing the Million Muslim Votes summit on Monday.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), were among several Muslim American officials who signed a letter endorsing Biden on Monday. Omar’s endorsement was especially notable seeing as she was a big supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and continues to be a leading progressive voice in the House.

Biden then went on to open his speech with a request: “I wish we were taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” calling it “one of the great confessional faiths” that “come[s] from the same root” as Christian religions.

Later in his video speech, Biden promised viewers he would end President Trump’s ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries “on day one.”

The Million Muslim Votes Summit is organized by Emgage Action, the U.S.’s largest Muslim American PAC. Hillary Clinton didn’t attend any Emgage events during her 2016 run, The Washington Post notes, and former President Barack Obama was “cautious” about doing so.

“Biden vows to end Trump travel ban, ‘Islamicphobia’ in call with Linda Sarsour,” by Ebony Bowden, New York Post, July 20, 2020:

Joe Biden railed against what he called “Islamicphobia” and vowed to end the Trump administration’s travel ban on his first day in office during a call Monday with the nation’s largest Muslim-American PAC — including anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.

“If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one, day one,” Biden said during the “Million Muslim Votes Summit” call hosted by Emgage Action which endorsed his White House bid in April.

The travel ban signed by President Trump in January 2017 blocks most immigrants and travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

But Biden didn’t stop there, also lamenting that US schools don’t teach more about Islam.

“One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” he said, while accusing President Trump of “fanning the flames of hate.”

In a rambling speech, the presumptive Democratic nominee also railed against what he called “Islamicphobia” in the call attended by a handful of Muslim political activists — including anti-Zionist Sarsour who told Americans to rise up against what she called a “fascist administration.”

The correct term for prejudice against Muslims is Islamophobia.

“Under this administration, we’ve seen an unconscionable, an unconscionable rise in Islamicphobia and incidents including kids being bullied in schools and hate crimes in our communities,” Biden said, repeating the misnomer over and over.

“He’s named people with a history of open Islamicphobia — open, straightforward, who have no business serving in high positions in our government — to key leadership roles in our Department of Defense and the US Agency of International Development,” he continued….

“Our community is committed to ending the occupation of the Palestinian people, our community is committed to Muslims who are oppressed all over the world,” Sarsour said, vowing to push Biden to support her anti-Israel agenda.

“We want to see Joe Biden in the White House but we also want Joe Biden to know that we will hold him accountable to our communities,” she continued.

“We will be at his doorstep to ensure that we are heard in this administration and we will fight for the things that we believe in and we are not going to end our work on election day,” she said.

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Sarsour on Biden: “I want him to defeat Trump so we can mobilize our movements to hold him accountable”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/sarsour-on-biden-i-want-him-to-defeat-trump-so-we-can-mobilize-our-movements-to-hold-him-accountable;

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That’s a decidedly tepid endorsement. But it makes it clear that Sarsour and the Islamic and Leftist organizations in the U.S. that support the “Palestinian” jihad (and the jihad elsewhere) will be keeping President Biden on a tight leash. If he doesn’t jump to do their bidding, they’ll turn on him, not with the fury with which they hate and wish to destroy Trump, but certainly they will have no sense of loyalty or trust, and not let him make him one misstep. This means that Biden in the White House will essentially be their tool.

“‘Nation’s Largest’ Muslim PAC Embraces Biden, But Activist Sarsour’s Endorsement is Tepid,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, July 21, 2020:

(CNSNews.com) – Thanking a Muslim American PAC for supporting his presidential bid, Joe Biden said Monday he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam, and pledged to scrap, on his first day in office, what he called President Trump’s “vile Muslim ban.”

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee gave a virtual address to Emgage Action, three months after “the nation’s largest Muslim American political action committee” endorsed him, following the decision by its first choice candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, to end his campaign.

Some high-profile Sanders supporters in the Muslim community have not been enthusiastic about moving their support to Biden, as seen in a series of tweets later Monday by Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour, a controversial former co-leader of the Women’s March.

“I choose Biden,” Sarsour said. “But I choose him as my opponent in the White House. I want him to defeat Trump so we can mobilize our movements to hold him accountable and push him to do and be better. We can’t do that with Trump.”

Sarsour said most of “our people” backed Sanders in the primary “because he earned our votes & we need Biden to continue to do the same.”

She recalled that Sanders had addressed “the plight of the Palestinian people,” and had “vehemently criticized the Netanyahu Government, opposed the moving of the embassy [to Jerusalem], called for an end to occupation, a conditioning of military aid, etc.”

‘One of my avocations is theology’

Addressing the Emgage Action event earlier in the day, Biden began on a theological note.

“Look, one of the things that I think is important is I wish – I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” he said. “I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It [Islam] is one of the great confessional faiths.”

“And what people don’t realize – as one of my avocations is theology – don’t realize is we all come from the same root here, in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs.”

He thanked the PAC for endorsing him, noted it has launched a campaign aimed at boosting the Muslim vote, and made his case for why Muslims should support him over Trump in November.

“Muslim communities were the first to feel Donald Trump’s assault on black and brown communities in this country with his vile Muslim ban,” he said, vowing to undo the move “on day one,” should he become president….

Biden, who spoke for a little over ten minutes, accused Trump of “fanning the flames of hate,” through his words, deeds, policies and appointments, and charged that there has been “an unconscionable rise in Islamicphobia [sic]” under his administration….

“I won’t fail to speak out against the abuses of human rights including targeting for violence and prosecution Muslim minorities around the world,” he said, citing Uighurs in China and Rohingya in Burma.

Biden said he would work with partners “to meet the moral demands of the humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen, and Gaza,” and would “continue to champion the rights of Palestinians and Israelis to have a state of their own, as I have for decades.”…

Sarsour, an ardent BDS supporter, took part in Monday’s Emgage Action video event, where she spoke about the importance of holding a President Biden accountable after the election.

“When Joe Biden does the right thing, you better believe Linda Sarsour’s going to say, ‘You know what? Thank you so much President Joe Biden for doing the right thing.’ And when President Joe Biden doesn’t do the right thing our community needs to come together and hold him accountable.”…

 
 

 

 

POLL ON NATION’S FOUNDERS SHOWS WEAK REGARD FOR THEM AS HEROES

BY WARREN MASS

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/36456-poll-on-nation-s-founders-shows-weak-regard-for-them-as-heroes;

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

A Fox News poll conducted July 12-15 surveyed Americans’ views on our nation’s Founders. The result showed that while a majority of those polled still viewed our Founding Fathers favorably, the approval margin was not nearly as universal as it might have been a generation or two ago. Only 63 percent regarded our Founders as heroes, while 15 percent said they were villains. Another 15 percent said “it depends” and seven percent had no opinion.

There were major differences among those polled, according to their political affiliation, race, religious persuasion, age, or place of residence.

Survey participants most likely to call our Founders “heroes” included Republican women (82 percent), Republicans (79 percent), White evangelical Christians (77 percent), self-identified very conservatives (77 percent) and White suburban voters (72 percent).

At the opposite end of the spectrum, those most inclined to consider our Founders as “villains” included Black voters (39 percent), self-identified very liberals (37 percent), non-White women (35 percent), women under age 45 (29 percent), and millennials (24 percent). Even among these demographic groups, however, these were obviously minority opinions.

When asked if they thought monuments and statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson should stay up rather than be taken down, those who said the monuments should remain prevailed by a 57-point margin — 73 percent to 16 percent.

During an interview with Fox & Friends on July 20, political commentator and author Ben Shapiro stated that the fact that “only 63 percent of Americans describe the founders as heroes is devastating, that means that 37 percent of Americans do not describe the founders as heroes, they describe them as either villains or I don’t know.”

Shapiro said, “If you look at the racial cross-tabs it’s really devastating.”

“If you look at the Black community in the United States, according to this poll, a plurality [39-31 percent] of Black Americans believes that founders were villains rather than heroes, which is devastating to the future of the country,” Shapiro observed.

“If you believe that the country was innately founded on sin and evil, it's going to be very difficult to reach the sort of national unity that we require in order to move forward and I think that is something the radical Left has been promulgating,” he continued.

Shapiro also commented on his new book, How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps.

“My book is really about how if a nation is to move forward it has to have a common philosophy, which is the Declaration of Independence, it has to have a common culture, a culture of tolerance, but also a culture of defense of rights and culture of entrepreneurship and the country has to have a common history,” he said.

“We have to share history and believe that we are all part of the same great stream of American history, trying to justify those founding principles, falling short, but eventually succeeding.”

“If we don't believe in those things, the country falls apart,” Shapiro noted.

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President Trump’s Remarkable Speech at Mt. Rushmore Excoriated by the New York Times

 

EXPOSING THE FILTH IN MODERN KIDS’ BOOKS~PROFANITY, VIOLENCE & IMMORALITY

In this interview with The New American's Alex Newman, author Debbie DeGroff exposes the horrifying filth that has invaded children's books--including books published by Christian publishers! In her book "Between The Covers: What's Inside a Children's Book?" DeGroff shows that everything from perversion to occultism is invading American homes and the minds of the most innocent. This is an incredibly important warning to parents and grandparents who are thinking about buying children's books: Buyer Beware! ▶️ More Videos: Deep State Sexualizing Children at School | Behind the Deep State https://youtu.be/4yGquJMp7js Exposing Sick Roots of "Sex Ed" - Kinsey, CIA & Child Abuse https://youtu.be/nUc-skd3fmE US Education System DELIBERATELY Dumbing Down Kids https://youtu.be/i-2N5bIUUPQ Globalists Seek Total Control of ALL Education https://youtu.be/h6ss5jqI-3s 🇺🇸 The New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/ 📲 Let's Connect! http://www.facebook.com/TheNewAmerican https://twitter.com/NewAmericanMag https://www.instagram.com/newamerican... #ChildrensBooks #BetweenTheCovers #AlexNewman

Profanity, Violence, and Immorality in Modern Children's Books

SEE: https://www.whatsinsidechildrensbooks.com/

WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO IMPLEMENT PRO-LGBTQ/BLACK LIVES MATTER CURRICULUM IN CLASSROOMS

SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/07/15/north-carolina-public-schools-to-implement-pro-lgbtq-black-lives-matter-curriculum-in-classrooms-in-wake-county/;

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Wake County Public School System has launched a website with Black Lives Matter resources for teachers to use in the classroom and parents to use at home that will undoubtedly turn children into Marxists.

Wake County, the county that is home to North Carolina’s state capital, Raleigh, is the second largest metropolitan area in the state after Charlotte-Mecklenburg. However, the school district is vast, expansive, and highly influential.

The website, titled Racial Equity Resources for WCPSS Educators & Staff, is filled with Marxist Black Lives Matter propaganda and promotes such ideologies as Critical Race Theory, intersectionality, and identity politics. One of its primary purposes is to promote “equity” — not to be confused with “equality.”

The use of the Marxist term “equity” is not the same as “equality.” “Equality” means the equal application and enforcement of the law and policies, while “equity” means the equal outcome of law enforcement. In other words, it’s the exact opposite of equal application.

The site is filled with references to the “unjust killings” of several black people, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The website pushes teaching children about race from a “child’s perspective” and then links to and encourages teachers to learn from a CNN propaganda video about racism by homosexual anchor, Anderson Cooper.

It then shows a video that was publicized by Millbrook High School students in Wake County, NC that continues to advance the notion of white privilege, white supremacy, and systemic racial injustices.

Young people have an important role in confronting racism and prejudice. They often bring a voice of moral clarity to these complex issues.

In the following video, some members of the Millbrook High School student government share an excellent example of what it means to live-out our core beliefs of valuing a diverse school community that is inviting, respectful, inclusive, flexible, and supportive. What starts here changes everything!

But worst of all, most of the resources linked to on the website link to another site called tolerance.org, which heavily promotes transgenderism, homosexuality, and other sexual aberrations.

Folks, this is now being implemented in North Carolina classrooms and is sponsored and promoted by your tax dollars. Are North Carolina parents going to be okay with this? Are they going to let this pot continue to boil with the frog in it? At what point does enough become enough and at what point are we going to demand better? Pushing this stuff down the throats of students is unacceptable. Wake Up!



TRACKING VACCINATION STATUS BY PHONE IS NOW ACTIVE

BY DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA, DO

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/07/tracking-vaccination-status-by-phone-is-now-active/;

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Tracking Vaccination Status by Phone is Now Active

You may soon be living in a world where your personal health data—including results from COVID-19 testing and data proving whether or not you’ve received certain vaccines—must be shared and authenticated before you’re able to enter a sports arena, travel by air or even enter your workplace.

The technology behind such innovations, which many are calling a threat to civil liberties and privacy, is already available to the general public in the App Store and Google Play via Civic Technologies’ Civic Wallet. Civic Technologies, which bills itself as a “leading innovator in digital identity solutions,”1 released its “Civic Wallet” app June 16, 2020. Previously it was only available in private beta mode.

In addition to offering a way for users to send and receive digital currency, including bitcoin, ethereum, CVC and USDC, which are U.S. dollars converted to assets on the ethereum blockchain,2 Civic Wallet will also offer proof-of-health verifications via its so-called Health Key.

This, according to a news release, “will offer the ability to provide secure and regulation-compliant health checks for employers,”3 which means your employer may one day require you to prove you’re COVID negative and/or vaccinated in order to hold a job and earn a living.

Hundreds of Employees Will Have Health Data Verified by Phone

Civic Technologies has partnered with Circle Medical, an affiliate of San Francisco-based hospital UCSF Health, which will use the app so 500 of its employees can prove their health and vaccination status. First, the employees will be tested for COVID-19 at a Circle Medical facility in the San Francisco Bay area—more facilities are also expected to be coming soon.4 As noted by Forbes, the partnership:5

… will let employees prove to their employers the results of their most recent COVID-19 tests, and when a vaccine is developed, whether or not they’ve received it.

Far from a theoretical blockchain application that might be of value at some future date, the app, which lets users prove a wide range of personal information, as well as spend bitcoin, ether, a version of the U.S. dollar issued on the ethereum blockchain, and Civic’s own token is available … on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Civic plans to roll out its proof-of-health verification for companies with more than 500 employees. When an employee signs up, they will be verified as a real person using a mix of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain-based technology, then have the option to share their “Health Key” with third parties.

Vinny Lingham, Civic’s co-founder and CEO, told Forbes, “You don’t have to transmit your name, or anything like that … So you can walk into a stadium anonymously like you do today, but just prove that as you walk through the gates that you’d been vaccinated.”6

As for those who may feel that having to “prove” they’ve been vaccinated to enter a stadium or other facility is a violation of their privacy and right to informed consent, Lingham stated, “If you’re part of a society where the majority of the people want everyone to be vaccinated, and you don’t want to be part of that society change countries, move somewhere else.”7

The app had more than 100,000 people signed up on its waiting list, and more than 12,000 downloads occurred on the first day of its launch.8 Circle Medical’s founder and CEO told Forbes, “I think with COVID there is a real need on the part of the employer to be able to screen and assess COVID risk before they let people back into the workplace.”9

Vending Machines, Buildings Could Require Data Verification

In addition to employers, services like vending machines and building security services could be among those that would require people to provide certain information prior to using the machine or entering the building. The data exists on an ethereum-powered decentralized identity network, in which the user owns the identity of the information, which is requested by a service. At that point, Forbes reported:10

An agreed-upon fee paid for in Civic’s native token (CVC) is placed into an escrow account and the validator software scans the requester’s required personally identifiable information (for example, age or vaccine status). CVC now sells for $$0.0327, according to Messari, with a total market value of $29 million.

If the user meets the criteria and the requester is satisfied access is granted and the fee in escrow is released. Thanks to cutting-edge mathematical breakthroughs called zero-knowledge proofs, not even the validator actually has the information, but just knows whether or not the requirement is met.

In early testing phases, Civic partnered with beer giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev to create vending machines for beer, with users proving their age using a version of Civic Wallet. Since then, 12 companies have contracted with Civic to sell age-restricted products via vending machines.

What’s more, “Civic is currently in conversations with health care companies and government agencies under terms of a nondisclosure agreement,” Forbes noted, in addition to plans by Johnson Controls International (JCI) to use the technology as part of its credentials for building access.11

Another Move Toward Global Currency?

In addition to its proof-of-health verification, Civic Wallet is intended to allow users an “easy way to pay friends and family around the world” using digital currency, which can be “sent globally with low fees for a limited time.” Funds can be sent to usernames, addresses or QR codes using the app, and Civic Wallet offers a $1 million cryptocurrency protection guarantee insured by Lloyd’s of London underwriters.12

“If you have up to a million dollars in your wallet,” Lingham told Forbes, “you lose your phone, you break your phone, you’re fleeing your country in some part of the world and your phone falls in the ocean, you will get your funds on the other side.”13

Cryptocurrencies are developed for a variety of reasons. For instance, Bitcoins are used to buy and sell products and services. However, some companies are using cryptocurrency to give buyers access to a product or service that the company is offering or plans to offer.14

It’s a way of raising money but, unlike stock where you own part of the company that’s offering it, during an initial coin offering (ICO) you are buying a future service or product—Civic Technologies raised $43 million in a 2017 ICO.15

The backbone of cryptocurrency systems is meant to be decentralized. However, Google, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation formed Mojaloop, which is open-source software designed to be used for financial transactions that is intended to be hosted by a government or financial institution authorities.

Mojaloop is poised to create a platform that allows people from all over the world to send money to each other with low transaction fees, similar to Civic Wallet. Ripple, a payment cryptocurrency and platform currently used by some banks, will be the foundation of payment processing for Mojaloop.

Unlike other cryptocurrencies that rely on blockchain to encrypt and safeguard the transactions, Ripple uses a patented technology called Ripple protocol consensus algorithm (RPCA). Included in their network, called RippleNet, are several institutional payment providers that people use to send money around the world.

These providers include American Express, PNC Bank, Interbank and MoneyGram.16 Together with Google, Gates and other large tech companies in the coalition, Ripple is positioned to potentially gain control of a created global currency and drive down the value of country-based currency.

First State Hands Over Vaccine Mandate Power to ACIP

Meanwhile, as Civic Technologies quietly released an app to track your vaccination status, the Virginia legislature passed H.B.1090 earlier in 2020, which amended a law requiring children attending day care and public and private schools in the state to receive vaccines.

The bill proposed that children enrolled in Virginia day care or schools automatically be required to receive all vaccines recommended by the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as a condition for getting a school education.

The final bill gives the Virginia Board of Health the legal authority to add any vaccines recommended by ACIP, except for the annual influenza vaccination, to the list of vaccines required for children to attend school without holding public hearings or a vote by elected state legislators.

In so doing, Virginia citizens have been blocked from participating in the vaccine law-making process and legislators have turned over their law-making authority to unelected members of the board of health and a federal advisory committee. The Vaccine Reaction reported:17

In handing the power to make vaccine laws to unelected members of a federal advisory committee and state Board of Health, the Virginia legislature has abdicated responsibility and accountability to constituents by cutting out elected representatives and the voters who elected them from the vaccine law making process.

Although the new law provides for a 60-day public comment period after the Board of Health issues a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to add a new vaccine to the required list for daycare and school attendance, the legislature will never again hold a public hearing where citizens can testify for or against the addition of a new vaccine mandate for children.

What’s more, in a legislative committee public hearing on the proposed law that was held Jan. 21, 2020, no time restrictions were placed on those speaking in favor of the bill, but a 10-minute cap—total—was placed on those speaking in opposition. This meant the majority of those waiting to testify in opposition were prevented from speaking, blocking their right to participate in the democratic law-making process.

The same pattern occurred again when the bill moved to the House Appropriations Subcommittee, with no time limit place for those in favor of the bill and a 10-minute cap placed on those speaking against it. The bill’s passing is even more concerning in light of the current race to develop COVID-19 vaccines, which are being fast-tracked and will likely be mandated despite legitimate concerns about potential risks and concerns about effectiveness. According to The Vaccine Reaction:

The automatic adoption by state public health officials of all new federally recommended vaccines to the required list for children to attend school in the Commonwealth without input from citizens and elected representatives is even more concerning because COVID-19 vaccines are being fast tracked to licensure.

While it normally takes 15 to 20 years to develop a vaccine, a vaccine for COVD-19 may be on the market by this September and federally recommended for use by all children and adults in 2021.18

Now that Virginia has handed over its vaccine law-making power to the CDC and ACIP, others are likely to follow, just as more employers are likely to adopt Civic Technologies’ proof-of-health verification app and others like it.

Ultimately, this and other privacy violations, like contact tracing apps, could lead to a future in which a vaccine certificate or “unique patient ID number” replaces personal identifications such as your driver’s license, state ID card, Social Security card and passport, and is tied not only to your medical records in total, but also your finances.

If you may soon be required to “prove” that you’ve passed certain medical tests and received certain vaccines just to enter a building or go to work, what other information may also be required one day? Will state governments continue to take away additional freedoms and eliminate your right to privacy in the name of public health?

If you’re concerned about preserving your rights to vaccine choice and would like more information on how to proactively protect those rights, please visit the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) website, where you can find an illustrated and fully referenced “A Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law,” which is an excellent vaccine education tool for you, legislators and friends and family, too.

The challenges are great, but so are the opportunities to educate and empower legislators and residents of every state to defend vaccine freedom of choice. NVIC is committed to continuing to make that happen and they look forward to working with you through the NVIC Advocacy Portal to help you protect vaccine informed consent rights in your state in 2020 and beyond.

References:

1 Business Wire June 16, 2020.
2 Forbes June 16, 2020.
3 See Footnote 1.
4 Ibid.
5 See Footnote 2.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 The Crypto Sight June 18, 2020.
9 See Footnote 2.
10 Ibid.
11 Ibid.
12 See Footnote 1.
13 See Footnote 2.
14 CNBC May 9, 2018.
15 See Footnote 2.
16 Ripple, Bottom Right.
17 The Vaccine Reaction June 15, 2020.
18 Ibid.

 

JESUIT CATHOLIC MAGAZINE “AMERICA”: AFTER DEMONIZING ALL WHO OPPOSED JIHAD TERROR, IT WONDERS WHY NO ONE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST IT

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/after-demonizing-all-who-opposed-jihad-terror-catholic-mag-wonders-why-no-one-speaks-out-against-it;

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

My latest in PJ Media:

Last Thursday, the Jesuit periodical America sounded a dark note: “Are Nigeria’s Christians the target of a genocide? That is the conclusion of a number of religious freedom analysts and Nigerian clergy.” Yet the venerable Leftist Catholic magazine’s warning was veritably dripping with irony, for the same publication has for quite some time been vilifying and smearing people who did speak out against the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere.

America reported that “Boko Haram Islamic militants have for years raged against minority Christian communities in northern Nigeria, and their intention to drive out ‘Western’ influences and establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria seems clear. But increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages in Nigeria’s central ‘middle belt’ region have been attributed to Fulani cattle herders and have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.” America even found that “Christians are being explicitly targeted in the ongoing violence.”

America quoted the Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Nigerian Catholic Diocese of Sokoto saying: “I would like to hear much much more from prominent archbishops in the United States and Europe.”

Yeah, that would be swell. But why aren’t these “prominent archbishops” saying anything about the persecution of Christians? A good clue comes from America magazine itself. While now, America has discovered that “Boko Haram Islamic militants have for years raged against minority Christian communities in northern Nigeria,” and that their fellow Muslim Fulani cattle herders have also carried out “increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages,” in 2018, it was worried about “so-called experts seeking to spread misinformation and fear” about Islam.

This “misinformation and fear” had to do with not accepting the Catholic Church’s new de facto superdogma that Islam is a religion of peace, and the “so-called experts” included me. Heedless of the fact that I had left the Catholic Church a considerable time before 2018, America claimed that year that I was producing “misinformed and ill-intentioned content on Islam, for Catholic audiences in particular.” Some of this alleged “misinformation” was apparently the idea that “Muslims’ faith tradition is responsible for violence.”

There is much more. Read the rest here.



ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN HOLDS CEREMONY TO UNVEIL BOOK ON “ISLAMOPHOBIA” IN THE U.S.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/islamic-republic-of-iran-holds-ceremony-to-unveil-book-on-islamophobia-in-the-us;

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

“Islamophobia” is a propaganda neologism designed to intimidate people into thinking it wrong to oppose jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women.

Meanwhile, this reveals the insidious nature of the entire “Islamophobia” enterprise. The Iranian endorsement and propagation of this term, with the participation of Wayne State University’s Saeed Khan, recalls another Iranian initiative in academic propaganda: Carl Ernst, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill pseudo-academic whose work on Islam is so whitewashed, so fawningly apologetic, so complete in its denial of the jihad doctrine and Sharia oppression, that he was given an award in 2008 by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the genocide-minded anti-Semite who was at that time President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ernst happily flew to Tehran to accept. The incident was emblematic of how much American academia has degenerated.

“Book on Political Islamophobia in US Unveiled in Tehran,” International Quran News Agency, July 6, 2020:

TEHRAN (IQNA) – A book on political Islamophobia in the US was unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

“Political Islamophobia at American Institutes: Battling the Power of Islamic Resistance” is the title of the book by University of Tehran Professor Hakimeh Saghaye-Biriya.

The book has recently been published in 210 pages by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in London.

It analyses the role of US think tanks in institutionalizing and fueling Islamophobia in the US government’s domestic and foreign policies.

Addressing the ceremony, held at the International Quran News Agency here in the Iranian capital, Saghaye-Biriya described Islamophobia as a branch of racism in the West.

She said at a time when protests against racism have spread globally, there is a good opportunity to make a bridge between Islamic resistance and anti-racism movements in the world.

Saghaye-Biriya also said she plans to write the second volume of the book focusing on ways of tackling Islamophobia in the West.

In recorded video messages played at the ceremony, IHRC President Masoud Shajareh and Wayne State University Saeed Khan hailed the book for providing a good analysis of the role of political think thanks in US policy making and understanding the roots of Islamophobia in the country….

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ALSO SEE: https://iqna.ir/en/news/3471922/ceremony-held-to-unveil-book-on-islamophobia-in-us-

 

COLLAPSE OF CANCEL CULTURE AS EVEN LIBERALS ARE DENOUNCING LEFTIST CENSORSHIP

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Folks, it looks like we are seeing nothing less than the COLLAPSE of CANCEL CULTURE as Even leftwing LIBERALS are DENOUNCING far left CENSORSHIP! In this video, we’re going to look at an open letter signed by over 150 liberals decrying the left’s propensity towards cancel culture, and how it represents nothing less than a free speech revolt, an uprising that promises to completely and totally overwhelm and finally defeat the forces of far left cancel culture for good! You’re not going to want to miss this!

WHAT THE STATUE-TOPPLING LEFT IS REALLY OUT TO TOPPLE

THE LIES OF "SYSTEMIC RACISM"

And why the Left really wants to destroy America.

BY BOSCH FAUSTIN

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/what-statue-toppling-left-really-out-topple-bosch-fawstin;

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I think my cartoon is pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll just add that all of the “reasons” that the Left gives for why it does what it does are lies, particularly the lie they’re peddling about “systemic racism”.

BLM and Antifa claim that they’re “fighting to stop systemic racism” in America, when in reality, they’re counting on the fact that America is not a “systemically racist” country so they can get away with murder. If America were as bad as these vicious malcontents claim, their attacks would have led to their utter destruction in short order.

And here’s why I think that the Left (as well as the Islamic enemy) wants nothing short of the destruction of America: the only way that bad guys who fancy themselves as “good guys” can have their evil recognized as the undisputed “good” in the world is if they obliterate any and all moral standards, and then dispatch the objectively good people who oppose them, so that “the good” ends up being whatever they say it is.

And that’s really why the scum of the earth across the world wants America defeated, because America makes them look as bad as they actually are, despite the Left’s propaganda. And they can’t let that stand, and so the comparative stand must be obliterated.

 

150 TOP INTELLECTUALS SIGN OPEN LETTER DECRYING CANCEL CULTURE

Numerous public figures including Noam Chomsky and Salman Rushdie oppose totalitarian march of ” ideological conformity”.

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://summit.news/2020/07/07/150-top-intellectuals-sign-open-letter-decrying-cancel-culture/;

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150 of the world’s top intellectuals, authors and activists have signed an open letter decrying leftist cancel culture, censorship and the totalitarian march of “ideological conformity.”

Signatories include liberal icon Noam Chomsky and ‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie.

The letter, which was published by Harpers Magazine, is also signed by J.K. Rowling, Fareed Zakaria, Garry Kasparov, and, perhaps surprisingly, feminist activist Gloria Steinem.

“The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides,” states the letter, highlighting how “the free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted” as a result of “an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.”

“Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes,” states the letter.

This is creating a climate of risk aversion that is preventing anyone from dissenting from the monolithic consensus of social justice rhetoric, creating a “stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time,” according to the letter.

The letter highlights the fact that there are still some genuine “liberals” left in society who are willing to stand behind the increasingly endangered species of free speech.

However, some would ask where they’ve been hiding for the past three years since mass censorship, particularly by monopolistic social media giants, has been significantly ramped up.

The idea that an open letter will do much to stop the rampaging virus of cancel culture is also up for debate. Why don’t these intellectuals organize a major conference or a massive protest march to showcase their principles?

The irony of course is that if this letter gains any traction at all, its signatories will immediately become targets for cancellation from the unhinged, woke far-left.

The full letter is reprinted below.

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Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second. The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal. We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.

This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time. The restriction of debate, whether by a repressive government or an intolerant society, invariably hurts those who lack power and makes everyone less capable of democratic participation. The way to defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away. We refuse any false choice between justice and freedom, which cannot exist without each other. As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us.

 

PROJECT VERITAS CONFIRMS WHAT WE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP

Project Veritas has shown, yet again, that Facebook is hopelessly biased in favor of certain political positions, and that Facebook's content moderators are banning speech that they happen to disagree with. Since the same behavior has been seen from all of the major platforms (e.g., YouTube and Twitter), we can conclude that the public flow of information is being controlled by extremely biased people.

To watch the Project Veritas videos:

"Facebook Content Moderator: 'If Someone’s Wearing MAGA Hat, I'm Going to Delete Them'": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7o4A...

"Another Facebook Insider Details Political Censorship": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O8p4...

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S PATRIOTIC, DEFIANT SPEECH AT MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA JULY 3, 2020~WITH NARRATED FIREWORKS SHOW~TRUMP ARRESTS HUNDREDS OF ANARCHISTS~ATTACKS ON MONUMENTS ARE AN ATTACK ON AMERICA

FULL EVENT: TRUMP, GOVERNOR NOEM, GUESTS, MILITARY FLYOVERS, FIREWORKS:

ANTIFA ‘RINGLEADER’ and BLM Activists Arrested as Trump Begins to CRUSH the Far Left!!!

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

An ANTIFA ‘RINGLEADER’ and Black Lives Matter Activists have been Arrested as President Trump Begins to absolutely CRUSH the Far Left! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the strategy that President Trump is implementing to bring rioters and thugs to justice, and how he is indeed using the full authority of the federal government to bring an end to the leftwing lunacy that has infected our nation; you’re not going to want to miss this!

Homeland Security Chief: To Attack Our Monuments Is To Attack America

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/07/attack-our-monuments-is-to-attack-america/#axzz6REcQ5Bas;

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Opinion: U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityActing Secretary Chad Wolf Op-Ed
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Homeland Security Chief: To Attack Our Monuments Is To Attack America: George Washington Statue iStock-TonyBaggett

USA –  -(AmmoLand.com)- This weekend, we celebrate the birth of the greatest enterprise in the history of mankind, the United States of America, and our ancestors’ brave decision to fight for their freedom from British oppression. That fight was led by George Washington, but sadly, the mobs of violent protestors who recently debased statues of our first president and founding father despise him and the nation he built.

The Fourth of July observes one of the most seismic shifts in human history. Before the Declaration of Independence, mankind was divided into nations by ethnicities and tribes. The Founding Fathers gave birth to a new type of nation.

As G.K. Chesterton wrote, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed… It enunciates that all men are equal in their claim to justice, that governments exist to give them that justice, and that their authority is for that reason just.”

The miracle of the American experiment was not the result of a natural sequence of events. An exceptionally virtuous and educated cadre of statesmen broke away from the politics of millennia and created something new. Only by this political miracle do Americans enjoy our freedoms.

It is on the virtue and sacrifice of the founding fathers and the numerous men and women who carry on their legacy that America is still free today.

It should be no surprise that George Washington receives such a special vitriol from the lawless mobs, as he was the paradigm of our founding fathers. Under Washington, the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were realized. He mobilized volunteers to enforce our rights against the world’s preeminent superpower. His soldiers and ragtag militiamen routed a king’s army and navy.

Yet, when Washington’s power reached its maximum, he gifted it away. By the time Washington became president, this was the least impressive item on his résumé. But even in that endeavor, he set the gold standard for statesmanship. Washington again voluntarily relinquished his power after two terms in office, inaugurating a foundational democratic principle that has lasted centuries.

To this day, American citizenship remains the most valuable privilege anyone can possess. American citizens enjoy protection under the rule of law and the right to live in a society where anyone can pursue the American Dream—brought to you in part by Washington himself. As just a small tribute to his immeasurable contribution to the nation and the world, our capital and the tallest structure in it are named for him.

However, his role in shaping this country is precisely the reason so many hate him and want to expunge our cities of this champion of liberty. In Portland, Oregon, a violent mob recently draped an American flag over the face of a George Washington statue, toppled it, and set it on fire. No American should loathe the man who ended monarchy. No “de-colonizer” should diminish the first—and most successful—revolution against colonialism.

The violent mob is not worthy of even polishing Washington’s statue, let alone desecrating it. But they don’t stop there. In a bizarre turn of events, they have also vandalized statues memorializing abolitionists, Union soldiers, and Ulysses S. Grant.

They even threaten a 19th-century statue of Abraham Lincoln that was dedicated by abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass and financed by donations from freed slaves. These heroes ended slavery and knew racial oppression more intimately than modern-day rioters do. Their only crime is not submitting to the standards of the woke mob sometimes more than 100 years after their time.

In contrast to peaceful protestors exercising their First Amendment rights, violent protestors defiling statues are no better than the looters and rioters who ransacked hundreds of small businesses, many of which are owned by minorities, across the country under the guise of racial justice protests. But the symbolic destruction of monuments benefits nobody and only robs future generations of Americans of the ability to pay their respects to our country’s great leaders.

When we wash away history, we wash away inquiry, and we wash away the truth. But it is truth, transparency, and debate that increase our understanding of what is right. Good people must not stoop to the mob.

Some in the mob worship a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. Lenin represents untold repression, ethnic cleansing, and the mass killings of millions of his countrymen. Let it stand as a testament to their self-contradictions and a memorial to the historical evil that Lenin and his modern-day successors represent.

And when someone tries to desecrate a statue of the guardians of America’s foundational principles, make no mistake: they attack America itself. Police must protect public property. Prosecutors must punish perpetrators. Politicians must neither placate nor patronize these pillagers.

Chad F. Wolf acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

President Trump has led a firm response to the lawlessness sweeping our nation. The Department of Homeland Security is following his lead in deploying special units to defend our national treasures from rioters. Rest assured, we will leverage every tool and authority in our arsenal to make sure these landmarks remain intact for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to learn from so they can carry on America’s great legacy.

Chad F. Wolf is the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

 

 

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Protesters Slash Tires, Block Road Leading to Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration

Protesters blocked the main road leading to Friday night’s Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore with disabled vehicles, lining up vans and standing in the road holding signs reading, “You Are On Stolen Land” and “Sacred Sites Over National Monuments. Give It Back.”

Protesters arrested near Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump's speech

More than 100 protesters, mainly Native Americans, blocked off a road leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's arrival for an Independence Day celebration event. At least 15 protesters were arrested.

Independence Day, Without Fear or Apology

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/independence-day-without-fear-or-apology;

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

My latest at PJ Media:

As Ilhan Omar might say, “Not today, Satan.” As President Trump said in his historic Mount Rushmore speech last night, “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.” That’s why it is all the more important today, the 244th anniversary of the United States’ declaration of its independence, to recall, revere, and defend what Trump called “civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.”Every year for over five years now, I have been posting at Jihad Watch on July 4 a small compendium of the differences between the American vision of society, and the society that results from the imposition of Islamic law (Sharia). The elements of the American way of life that Sharia states deny to their people include the idea that governments deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; the equality of rights of all people before the law; the freedom of speech; the freedom of religion; and the non-establishment of a national religion.All that remains true, but America today faces a much more immediately urgent threat from the Left, which is working energetically and increasingly openly today to deny us all those freedoms and others as well.It’s a suicidal impulse driven on the streets of our cities by privileged American children who, because they are as ignorant of history and its lessons as they are of basic human decency, have no idea how they and those whom they love would suffer under the kind of regime they are trying to impose upon us. The young people who drove vans across the road to Mount Rushmore and slashed their tires so that people could not attend President Trump’s speech last night, and who are destroying statues and denouncing the land of their birth and of their families, are thoroughly indoctrinated drones who are seeking slavery for themselves and for the rest of us.

The drones tell us they’re angry about slavery. It’s because of slavery, ended in the United States over 150 years ago even as it continues in other parts of the world, that they’re pulling down monuments not just of slave-owners, but of those who fought and died to end the evil institution. Yet all over the country, they are working to impose slavery upon us – not the race-based slavery of early America, but the tyranny of Marxist government that enslaves its own people more ruthlessly than anything that ever happened in America.

Heedless of that, however, these drones press on toward their goal, while those who are standing against tyranny continue to be excoriated as enemies of the people, demonized, and marginalized, avoiding slavery will be harder than ever. People everywhere defend oppressors and carry water for bullies and tyrants, and think all the while that they’re serving the cause of freedom. Much of the populace is so thoroughly intimidated by these thugs that people are displaying their slogans and cant not out of conviction, but out of fear of being targeted.

Bowing to intimidation is the antithesis of the spirit upon which America was founded.

And so on this Independence Day, our task is clear. We have to recover a deep knowledge of and pride in our own history, so that we can defend it against the Big Lies that have made millions of young Americans ashamed of being American. The endeavor to do that has been remarkably successful and has been ignored by patriots for too long; it has even become taken for granted that our young people will go off to our colleges and universities and come out radical haters of their own nation, culture, and heritage. The sinister intent of this enterprise is clear: those who hate their own country will not lift a finger to defend it.

There is much more. Read the rest here.

 

PARLER A NON-CENSORED ALTERNATIVE TO TWITTER

BY DAVID CLOUD

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/21-27.php;

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PARLER A NON-CENSORED ALTERNATIVE TO TWITTER (Friday Church News Notes, July 3, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, 
fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Parler surges,” Washington Times, June 25, 
2020: “The aggressive crackdown on content by social media giants Twitter and Facebook have motivated droves 
of President Trump’s supporters to find an alternative. About 100,000 people joined Parler on Tuesday alone, said 
Parler CEO John Matze, bringing its total daily active users toward 1.5 million on Thursday. The surge in interest is 
an accomplishment, but it falls short of the hordes gathering on Twitter and Facebook. By comparison, Twitter 
reported having 166 million daily active users in the first quarter of 2020. Facebook boasted 1.73 billion daily active 
users during the same time frame. Mr. Matze called Twitter and Facebook ‘techno-fascists’ and vowed to dethrone 
them. The Parler platform is not strictly for conservatives and castaways from other platforms but for people who 
believe in the principles of free speech and data privacy, the company says. Mr. Matze describes the platform as 
ideological and not political.”

 

TEXAS PREPARES FOR SHOWDOWN OVER SEX EDUCATION PROPOSAL TO TEACH ON SEX CONTRACEPTION SOONER

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/29/texas-prepares-for-showdown-over-sex-ed-proposal-to-teach-on-sex-and-contraception-sooner/;

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AUSTIN, Texas (Austin American-Statesman)  For the first time in two decades, the Texas State Board of Education is slated to make changes to its sex education curriculum, triggering a likely showdown between conservative and liberal state activists.

The last revisions to the health education standards were in 1997, and much of the debate is expected to revolve around issues of contraception, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The state board is holding its first public hearing on the issue Monday with a final vote on the changes in November. …

The recommended revisions that will go before the board Monday include fifth graders learning about fertilization and sixth graders being taught about sexual intercourse. Students could learn about the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of contraception in seventh and eighth grades, which isn’t taught until high school under existing standards.

1 Corinthians 6:13 teaches, “Now the body is not for fornication but for the Lord and the Lord for the body.”

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CHILDREN’S ABUSIVE BRAINWASHING: SESAME STREET & NICKELODEON CELEBRATE GAY PRIDE

Children’s TV Network Nickelodeon: ‘Celebrating Pride … This Month and Every Month’

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/23/childrens-tv-network-nickelodeon-celebrating-pride-this-month-and-every-month/

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Along with the Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and “Sesame Street,” the children’s television network Nickelodeon took to social media this month to recognize Pride Month, which celebrates those who identify as “gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.” The Bible says that children are to be raised in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month,” it wrote on June 13, including an emoji of a rainbow flag, generating 330K likes on Twitter and 430K likes on Instagram.

The post included a graphic with a multi-colored SpongeBob SquarePants, Schwoz Schwartz of “Henry Danger” — played by Michael Cohen, who was born female but identifies as male, and Korra of “The Legend of Korra”, who was confirmed by co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino in 2014 to be lesbian.

The post caused some to think that Nickelodeon is implying that SpongeBob is homosexual, although late creator Stephen Hillenburg had previously stated that he “never intended” for the character to be seen as such and that he is “almost asexual.”

Nickelodeon asked followers in other posts if they know the history behind the Pride flag and the meaning behind each stripe — with one post featuring a video including children talking about Pride Month.

Another mention featured Luna from “The Loud House” playing an electric guitar with a rainbow spotlight shining down on her. “Luna’s rocking out with Pride,” the caption read.

Nickelodeon, which became America’s first cable channel for children in the 1970’s, is known for shows such as “Paw Patrol,” “Blues Clues,” “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “The Loud House” and Tyler Perry’s “Young Dylan.”

Other major children’s networks — Cartoon Network and Disney Channel — likewise recognized Pride Month, with both having special Pride playlists for youth.

“Our world is changing every day and it’s the courage of individuals that bring forth progress,” Cartoon Network tweeted on June 10. “While the world continues to push for equality, CN celebrates the people and families within the LGBTQ+ community, all month long and all year round. #HappyPrideMonth”

It created a “Pride Playlist” featuring episodes from the cartoons “Steven Universe” and “Craig of the Creek.” In 2018, “Steven Universe” featured episodes where the female characters Sapphire and Ruby became engaged and “married,” locking lips after being pronounced “Garnet.”

In the “Craig of the Creek” episode “The Haunted Dollhouse”, which also depicts an occultic seance, witches Courtney and Tabitha are caught kissing in the dark. The two first revealed their feelings for each other in the episode “The Curse.”

Disney Channel posted a video to social media on June 15 featuring actress Raven-Symone’, who is in a relationship with another woman, speaking about what “pride” means to her.

“We couldn’t agree more with @ravensymone — #PrideMonth is all about celebrating our authentic selves! #expressyourself,” the outlet wrote.

It also released a “Disney Pride” musical playlist on Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify and Pandora, featuring music from “High School Musical”, “Frozen”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “The Thing About Harry” and other productions.

The long-running children’s show “Sesame Street” posted about Pride Month twice so far in June, writing, “On our street, we accept all, we love all, and we respect all. Happy #PrideMonth” and “Love always wins. #PrideMonth.” The latter used the various colors of show characters, from the yellow of Big Bird, the red of Elmo and the blue of Cookie Monster to form a rainbow heart in the center.

As previously reported, homosexuality and drag have made their way into children’s programming in recent years. In 2017, the preschooler-geared cartoon “Doc McStuffins” featured an animated depiction of the lesbian moms of two children. That same year, “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” included a scene where two boys locked lips, as well as two girls.

In 2018, World of Wonders debuted the cartoon “Drag Tots,” which featured animated “baby drag queens” voiced by cast members of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and Netflix announced the children’s series “Super Drags,” which centered on the fictional tales of drag queen superheroes.

Last year, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” featured lesbian aunts during its final season, and Mr. Ratburn, the elementary school teacher in the long-running PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur” came out as homosexual, “marrying” an aardvark named Patrick in the episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone.”

The new Disney-Pixar film “Onward,” which centers on wizardry and necromancy, also features a line where a cyclops police officer — voiced by a homosexual screenwriter — subtly reveals to viewers that she is a lesbian, and the reboot of the PBS animated children’s show “Clifford the Big Red Dog” introduces a girl named Samantha who has two mothers.

Ephesians 6:4 teaches that parents are to raise their children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Psalm 78 also outlines that God’s law is to be passed down from generation to generation, that children may not rebel against the Lord as their fathers once did.

“He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children, that the generation to come might know them — even the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children,” it declares.

“That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments, and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation — a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.”

The late British preacher J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) once exhorted in his message “Duties for Parents”, “You must not think it a strange and unusual thing that little hearts can be so full of sin. It is the only inheritance which our father Adam left us; it is that fallen nature with which we come into the world; it is that inheritance which belongs to us all.”

“May the awareness of it make you more diligent in using every possible means which seem most likely, by God’s blessing, to counteract the evil. Let it make you more and more careful, so far it lies with you, to keep your children out of the way of temptation.”

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Sesame Street Tweets in Support of Homosexual Pride Month, Creates Rainbow With Characters

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/23/sesame-street-tweets-in-support-of-homosexual-pride-month-creates-rainbow-with-characters/;

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The long-running children’s show “Sesame Street” has taken to social media twice in June to recognize “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” Pride Month, with one graphic symbolizing the Pride flag rainbow via characters of different colors holding hands and another utilizing the likenesses of Big Bird, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Elmo and others with a rainbow heart in the center. While being applauded by many, some commenters have pointed to the Word of God, noting that it is not loving to promote sin but to rather urge others to turn from it.

“On our street, we accept all, we love all, and we respect all. Happy #PrideMonth,” the broadcast tweeted on June 11, with an emoji of the Pride flag. A graphic accompanying the tweet depicts various show characters holding hands to create a rainbow flag.

“Love always wins. #PrideMonth,” Sesame Street wrote on June 16, using the various colors of characters, from the yellow of Big Bird, the red of Elmo and the blue of Cookie Monster to form a rainbow heart in the center.

While the posts generated thousands of likes — 131K for one and 8k for the other on Facebook, 65K for one and 12K for the other on Twitter, 167K for one on Instagram (the second was not posted) — some left comments expressing objection that the acceptance of homosexuality is being promoted to children.

“Not an agenda that should be pushed by a children’s TV show. Children should be just children,” one commenter wrote.

“This is the opposite of love. To indoctrinate vulnerable innocent children into accepting and possibly living this abomination is to condemn them to an eternal fire. It is #demonic! God’s Word does not change,” another stated.

“Actually, God always wins. You might be loved and accepted on earth, but God didn’t create you to do whatever you want. Your sin has consequence,” a third outlined. “The loving thing I can tell you is read the Bible and obey God or face eternal consequence. Ain’t going to sugar coat it. Life vs. eternity. You decide.”

As previously reported, this is not the first time that “Sesame Street” has acknowledged Pride Month, writing in 2017, “Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors.” It also shared a photograph of various Sesame Street characters lined up in a manner to reflect the colors of the rainbow flag.

“Happy #PrideMonth from your friends on Sesame Street!” it posted last year, featuring an image of a jean jacket with rainbow buttons, one of which featured Big Bird and the year 1969, in reference to the Stonewall Riots.

Billy Porter, an openly homosexual actor known for wearing dresses and gowns, is also scheduled to appear on the broadcast this season — an announcement that has generated both applause and concern, with at least two groups taking up a petition to ask PBS not to “indoctrinate children” with taxpayer dollars.

Cartoon Network also is observing Pride Month throughout June, and left a series of rainbow hearts under Sesame Street’s June 11 post. 

In addition to expressing support for those who identify as homosexual, Sesame Street has also been teaching children the practices of meditation and mindfulness with its “Monster Meditation” episodes, which are a partnership with the organization Headspace.

As previously reported, Headspace was co-founded by Andy Puddicombe, who, according to the group’s website, was ordained in India as a Tibetan Buddhist monk after spending years studying meditation.

HELP AND HOPE IN CHRIST

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As previously reported, while the Bible teaches kindness toward others, it also instructs that men are not to take pride in their sins but to humbly repent of them — no matter what the transgression (Isaiah 1:16Jeremiah 4:14Mark 1:16).

Scripture states that the unregenerate man is naturally drawn to desire what is verboten as all are born with the Adamic sin nature (Romans 5:19), having various inherent feelings and inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing by themselves (Job 14:4).

All men are therefore lawbreakers and guilty in the sight of God (Romans 3:19), evoking His wrath.

“[W]e all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others,” Ephesians 2:3 outlines.

“All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way,” Isaiah 53:6 reads, “and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

It is why Jesus came: to do what men could not do for themselves, to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

Scripture outlines that Jesus came to be the propitiation for men’s sins (1 John 2:21 John 4:10), a doctrine in Christianity known as substitutionary atonement, and to save men from the wrath of God for their violations against His law (Romans 4:25Romans 5:9Romans 5:16), a doctrine known as justification.

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In light of Christ laying down his life for His enemies (Romans 5:10), God calls all men to repent and believe the gospel (Mark 1:15).

Acts 2:38-40 exhorts, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. … Save yourselves from this untoward generation.”

The Bible also teaches about regeneration, as in addition to sparing guilty men from eternal punishment, Christ sent his Holy Spirit to make those who would repent and believe new creatures in the here and now, with new desires and an ability to do what is pleasing in the sight of God by His indwelling and empowerment (Ezekiel 11:192 Corinthians 5:17Titus 3:5).

Jesus said that men must be born again — a work of the Spirit transforming their very nature from being in Adam to being in Christ, or they cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-8).

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world,” explains Titus 2:11-15, “looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

“These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”

 

AWANA ABANDONS ITS FIRST LOVE FOR “WOKE RELIGION”

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There’s been no shortage of parachurch ministries that have gone ‘woke’ in the last several years. Most notably, organizations for young adults like Cru (formerly Campus Crusades for Christ) and InterVarsity have traded the real Gospel for the Popularity Gospel. But agonizingly, the leftists have even set their eyes on children. Awana is the latest organization to abandon its first love for ‘woke religion.’

AWANA was founded in 1941 and its name is an acronym for “approved workmen are not ashamed,” taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. With its central focus being the memorization of Scripture verses and a rewards system with badges, swag, and “Awana cash” to purchase toys and candy from the club’s store, Awana has grown to the largest children’s ministry in the world and is in 61 thousand churches in more than 120 nations.

Awana, in fact, has been used in my own church for over a decade. But no more.

It’s hard to mess up a mission as simple as teaching kids Scripture memorization. The mission is so pure and simple it’s hard to go wrong. Like the Gideons, who give out Bibles, or Wycliffe, which translates Scripture, one wonders how it could possibly be messed up. How can these simple missions become controversial?

Well, in the plainest of terms, Woke Religion ruins everything. And I do mean, everything.

Awana first got people’s attention when it tweeted out a pandering, virtue-signaling and entirely unnecessary Facebook post about a topic irrelevant to their mission (see below).

The post from Awana made some broad assumptions about several of the Woke Religion’s sacred martyrs, including the names of both Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. In both cases, the “victims” were determined by courts and juries to be the victimizers. Trayvon Martin used the sidewalk as a weapon, as he bashed in George Zimmerman’s head into it, earning himself a taste of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Michael Brown was a violent criminal who was attacking police officers.

Why would Awana not accept the decision of courts and juries? Why would Awana side against law enforcement when fair trials didn’t not convict them? Why would Awana lump all of the names of dead black people together – most, but not all of whom, died committing criminal acts – and presume they were killed by “racist roots” in our culture?

For Awana, it seems that all that is required to prove “racism” in these incidents is that a black person lay dead, irrespective of how they got there.

But then, just a few days later, Awana forgot that 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 was one of their memory verses and threatened to sue the Christians over at Babylon Bee. What was the offense that would cause one Christian organization to threaten a lawsuit against another? The Babylon Bee posted a clearly photoshopped and satirical image depicting President Donald Trump in an Awana vest.

Awana didn’t want any association with the Commander in Chief, even if it was clearly satirical. Not only did Awana prove themselves to be without a sense of humor, but their freak-out over President Trump donning a Sparkies vest betrayed their political leanings. They acted as though it was Adolf Hitler who was wearing their colors.

Later, Awana told the Christian Post they weren’t planning to pursue a lawsuit. Apparently, the legal threat was just idle intimidation.

But a closer look at Awana’s material demonstrates that they’ve been on the Woke Religion bandwagon for some time.

In 2019, Awana posted an article on “How to talk with your kids about racial equality.” Unsurprisingly, it lauded Dr. Martin Luther King as a role model for kids, despite the fact he was a whoremongering Communist, sex-trafficker, and serial adulterer (not to mention he denied the deity of Christ and inspiration of Scripture).

The article then makes some claims about the United States that are dubious at best and not substantiated by empirical data…

Racism is alive and well in the United States of America. All too often this evil takes the form of hate and violence, but more often racism is invisible, undergirding social inequalities all the way to our foundations. From income levels to education, to housing, to health care, to our justice system, whether you are white, brown, or black can significantly impact your access, power, and privilege.

Awana’s article mirrors the language of Critical Race Theory, alleging that racism is “invisible” and can’t be documented or quantified but still ever-so-present in things called “micro-aggressions.”

Awana’s article presumes matter-of-factly that racism is the reason for disparities in education, housing, health care, and presumably incarceration. No attempt was made whatsoever to take into consideration that lots of variables factor in well before racism including general godlessness, illegitimate births, fatherlessness, and social programs that reward laziness rather than work ethic. No, sir. For Awana, the cause of these disparities is a secret, unobservable, invisible “racism.”

Awana provides for us a demonstration of what Woke Religion does; it steals the profoundly simple mission of the church – making disciples and spreading the Gospel – and replaces it with leftist political rhetoric cloaked in a clerical collar. Woke Religion creates such unbelievable mission drift in the organizations that embrace it that in short order they rarely stay on target and keep to the tasks originally set before them.

If your church is planning on doing Awana this Fall, parents and church leaders need to very carefully comb through their material to find and mark the very subtle aspects of Woke Religion propaganda that will no doubt be hidden there.

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SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL DISTRICT: WHERE MARXISM & BLACK LIVES MATTER; BUT ACADEMICS, NOT SO MUCH

We either fix this or lose the Republic

BY CLARE LOPEZ

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/santa-barbara-school-district-where-marxism-black-frontpagemagcom;

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The Santa Barbara, CA Unified School District Board met the evening of June 9, 2020 to consider demands for mandatory ethnic studies courses at the local high school level. Those demands are coming largely from the children of the Santa Barbara Unified school district, who overall have racked up some fairly abysmal scores in basic academic achievement: their test scores for the 2018-2019 school year show a mere 54% are proficient in reading and only 45% are proficient in math. Minority students – Hispanic and African American – lag badly behind both Asian and white students as well as the proficiency standards themselves.

Instead of implementing a more rigorous academic study program with a focus on the reading, writing, and math skills so fundamental to academic as well as later professional success, however, the Santa Barbara, CA Unified School District decided to focus on the clamoring of the failing students to learn more about nonexistent “systemic racism” – which they apparently have been “learning about” on social media. Even more absurdly, the June 9, 2020 School Board meeting featured a clash between board members who wanted to declare a week in February annually as “Black Lives Matter in School Week” and the students. It seems that the children – the ones who can’t read, write, or calculate at a basic level – thought that the special Black Lives Matter Week initiative didn’t capitulate fully enough to the entire list of their demands.

That list of demands, which had been put forth during a June 7, 2020 student-led protest march to the Santa Barbara Unified School District headquarters and the Santa Barbara Police Department, includes defunding school contracts with local law enforcement and declaring “racism as a public-health emergency.” A number of school district officials, including high school principals, stood meekly in shorts and T-shirts to accept the student demands. Police Chief Lori Luhnow submissively took a knee to convey the utter capitulation of Santa Barbara officials to the student mob.

The methods on display in Santa Barbara are eerily reminiscent of communist/Marxist tactics openly laid out at the 1950s “House on Un-American Activities” (HUAC) hearings, in the 1958 book, “The Naked Communist,” by former FBI agent W. Cleon Skousen, and perhaps most alarming of all, in the rantings of Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground (see especially “Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism”). The “45 Goals of Communism Today,” as enumerated in Chapter 13 of Clousen’s book and derived from Congressional testimony by former Communists, are both explicit and apropos. For example, there is number 17: “Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of the teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.”

Is this not precisely what’s on display in the Santa Barbara Unified School District more than fifty years on? Too many Americans either refused to believe what the much-maligned Sen. Joseph McCarthy and HUAC colleagues revealed or were lulled into inattention after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, thinking perhaps that communism was as OBE as the USSR itself. But in fact, it was the Soviet empire that collapsed, not communism/Marxism.

The rampaging thugs on American streets, looting, rioting, and declaring their own “Autonomous Zone” in the middle of Seattle, Washington have their ideological origins in Soviet Comintern operations that brought Antifa to the U.S. in the 1930s. The implausible popularity of the viciously anti-American, anti-Constitutional, antisemitic, and anti-law enforcement Black Lives Matter movement ignores its documented origins in the Marxist/Leninist/Maoist Freedom Road Socialist Organization and its Liberation Road off-shoot. Youthful mobs issuing demands to Defund The Police not only can’t pass grade-level reading and math tests, but obviously have never been taught about the trail of death and destruction left in every place across history and the world where socialist-Marxist-communist policies have been allowed a foothold. 

And yet, on the agenda of the Santa Barbara Unified School District at their recent meeting was a proposal to adopt “A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror” by Howard Zinn for use at the middle-high school level. Zinn, a self-avowed Marxist/progressive, believed by the FBI and contemporaries to have been at least a Communist Party supporter if not member, promotes a “class warfare” interpretation of American history that rejects free market capitalism and presents the American saga as one long unremitting litany of wrongdoing.

If we want to know how the underperforming students of Santa Barbara came to reject their own heritage and our cherished Constitutional principles, and the supposed “adults” in the room to capitulate to their childish demands, we need look no further than textbooks like this one and the decades-long penetration of communist/Marxist influence into American academia. We either fix this or lose the Republic.

Clare M. Lopez is the Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC and a career national security expert.

 

TEACHER FIRED FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN SPEAKS OUT

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/35985-alex-newman-teacher-fired-for-protecting-children-speaks-out;

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In this interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman, former public-school teacher 
Jennifer McWilliams explains how her Indiana district fired her for standing up for children and parents. 
The founder of Indiana's chapter of Purple for Parents, McWilliams began exposing some of the 
"Social and Emotional Learning" (SEL) and especially the "Leader in Me" program that was being used 
in her school. She also questioned the union-backed "Red for Ed," which was using teachers on school 
time to protest for leftist goals. In response, education officials called her a "far-right conspiracy 
theorist" and forced her out of her job. Now, McWilliams is sounding the alarm about what is happening 
in America's public schools.


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