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COLIN KAEPERNICK: A POSEUR MONETIZING RACE?

I can just hear the gnashing of teeth as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton count the money Colin Kaepernick is making off race. Especially the exploitation of the “N-words” like Nike and Netflix.

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Netflix Announces a New Dramatic Limited Series on Colin Kaepernick’s High School Years Created by Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay 'Colin in Black & White'

Hollywood, Calif. -- June 29, 2020 -- The adolescent life of all-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick will come to television screens around the world in Colin in Black & White, a new scripted limited series from Kaepernick and Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Ava DuVernay. The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.

"With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” said DuVernay. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”      <Source>

[OCS: I believe that the original national conversation was about disrespecting America by kneeling during the playing of the The Star-Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem. And the fecklessness of the NFL about keeping politics out of sports.

I was unaware of any professional consequences since his playing days seemed to be coming to an end due to performance issues. And, he was still earning significant amounts of money from his endorsements.]

Why is it always about Kaepernick with the cause being secondary?

People, actually the media, claim that Kaepernick sacrificed his career for the "cause." What sacrifice? Kaepernick was an aging player whose production statistics did not warrant giving him a position other than as a backup bench-warmer. He even managed to screw up a multi-owner training session interview by making impossible demands.  What "cause?" It is, and always has been, about Kaepernick. Where is his pushback against gangs in the ghetto, black-on-black crime, decrepit inner-city schools, single mothers, a poor education, massive abortion of black babies – and, of course, the failure of the progressive socialist democrats to keep their promises to the black community?

What say you, Colin Kaepernick?

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PerpAn Englewood man is accused of killing two teenagers last weekend after they noted how tall he was while they bought candy at a gas station in South Shore.

Laroy Battle, 19, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance, Deputy Chief Brendan Deenihan said at a news conference Thursday.

Jasean Francis, 17, and Charles Riley, 16, were “very good kids from really excellent families,” Deenihan said. They had gone to a gas station Saturday afternoon in the 7900 block of South Luella with a third friend to buy candy when they ran into Battle.

Though they didn’t know Battle, who is 6-foot-3, they commented on how tall he was, Deenihan said, before they bought their candy and left the store.

That’s when Battle followed them out and fired nine rounds at the teenagers, striking Francis and Riley, Deenihan said. Both boys were pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The third teen was not struck, Chicago police said.

Battle was arrested Wednesday at a motel in west suburban Schiller Park, after community members identified surveillance images of him to police, Deenihan said. Battle allegedly admitted that he was the man seen on camera but never offered a motive in the shooting.

Battle has three previous arrests and one previous conviction for unlawful use of a weapon, for which he was sentenced to probation, Deenihan said. <Source>

[OCS: Probation - progressive socialist Democrat justice for a gun crime in one of the most restrictive gun control cities in the nation.]

Another un-American turd circling the bowl…

The day after it was revealed that a U.S. drone strike had killed one of the worst terrorists in the world, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Kaepernick tweeted…

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And, of course, he has little love for law enforcement as he wore socks with pigs dressed as policemen…

Ck-ps-1Bottom line…

The only thing I like about the civil rights poseur Colin Kaepernick is the pain he gives to the other race-hustlers.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING: OBSERVATION ON JUSTICE AND EARLY RELEASE

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHERE IS THE GOP?

We know that President Trump is a fighter. A shameless counterpuncher that is willing to take on the worst elements of the progressive socialist democrats and their mainstream media propaganda machine while ignoring the social consequences. But where is the GOP he purports to lead?

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Whereas the progressive socialist democrats never stop campaigning and advancing their agenda, the GOP traditionally concentrates its efforts on the last months before an election. Long after many people's beliefs, attitudes, and opinions have hardened. Of course, the GOP is only aiming at the so-called "swing states" and those independent voters and minorities that can be influenced by their message. Feeling rather safe that they have a near parity with the opposition in this deeply-divided country.

So most voters know little or nothing about what the GOP actually represents or have any objective way to determine the most likely course of action under a GOP administration.

All I remember is that the GOP stands for law and order and fiscal responsibility -- both of which are demonstrably false as they fear to upset the vocal progressive socialist democrats and their mainstream media propaganda machine. Did anyone notice that the last government shutdown proved that most government workers were non-essential, the government workers lost nothing with their "retroactive" pay, and the most harm that was inflicted on those Americans who wanted to vacation in our needlessly-closed National Parks.

I also remember when the GOP asked for a House Majority, and the voters provided it. Followed by a request for a Senate Majority, and it was provided. And then the Presidency so the GOP virtually controlled the government. Unfortunately, little happened other than skyrocketing spending and the passage of legislation that advanced the progressive socialist democrat agenda.

So what makes this election different?

We are not facing a despicable, lying, corrupt candidate like Hillary Clinton. We are facing a cogitatively-impaired shell of a candidate who will serve as a vessel for the most radical elements of his party, which has now been taken over by the socialists and communists.

We know what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her majority have done to the country, including actions that were clearly illegal or unconstitutional. But, we do not have a vision of the House under the GOP. We know nothing of the proposed leadership, initiatives, or actions to reverse the damage done to our country.

We know what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has done, or should I say hasn't done, in the Senate. Beyond confirming a large number of federal judges -- many of whom can swing both ways like Roberts, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, what has "Open borders McConnell" done on immigration, on Communist China, or any of the other essential issues of the day. It appears that he cannot even hold his party in check with the likes of Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and others voting with the opposition.

We can see that most of President Trump's important initiatives are built on shifting sands of Executive Orders, which can be reversed with a stroke of the pen. They are not the law of the land, but merely guidelines for the federal government.

We can see that President Trump, in a somewhat chaotic management style, has appointed several individuals that did not serve him well, many acting in direct opposition to his wishes. Lazy, incompetent, or merely transactional and consumed with image and past reputation? In what world do an Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner play major government roles?

Where is President Trump's aggressive pushback against the federal judges who are denying or delaying the enforcement of existing law?'

Where is the GOP exposure of the radical Democrat platform?

Anyone but Trump -- promoting a weak-minded mentally impaired candidate who supported racism and racists.

Be Angry -- tear it down, destroy our history, refuse to be productive, the government will provide everything you need.

This is the 60's and Blacks are still slaves.

Claim systematic racism while the Democrats control major areas encompassing the inner cities.

Claim substandard education while the democrats deny school choice and allow the public sector unions to control education.

Claim Black Lives Matter while thousands of Blacks are being slaughtered in the inner cities.

Why is it that the people causing problems in the streets are Democrats -- specifically Bolshevik Bernies' mob?

Why are the Democrats talking about defunding the police, releasing more criminals into the community, and disarming law-abiding citizens while creating a larger victim pool for armed thugs?

Why are the Democrats opening the border and providing the aid that was promised to the Black community to their new best friends, the illegal aliens who are consuming housing, employment, and social services like a hoard of locusts?

Why does the GOP avoid the exposure of the historical fact that Democrats are the party of racism, slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and anti-civil-rights legislation?

Why is it that old white Democrats like Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Nadler, Biden, Bernie Sanders, and others are controlling the Democrat Party while giving tacit support to the destruction of Black communities in Democrat-governed areas?

Bottom line...

I do not live in a world of social media, nor do I follow those "influencers" who mean little or nothing in the real world.

I want to know what the hell is going on with the GOP, and other than bogus fundraising surveys and emails, I am in the dark.

Right now, I am inclined to believe that the GOP is another Gaggle of Poseurs.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DO NOT CONSIDER GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO ENCRYPTED PERSONAL DATA UNTIL HILLARY CLINTON AND OTHERS GO TO JAIL

huawei-5gAfter Obama-gate and the political compromise of our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the GOP has the nerve to request that technology companies compromise the personal, medical, and financial safety of every American citizen…

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act (S. 4051) is a cruel GOP joke on an already beleaguered public.

First, because any backdoor or access to encryption keys can be compromised by hackers using so-called undiscovered “zero-day” coding flaws. And the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and North Koreans have some of the best world-class hackers.

Secord, because we need to fear those employees and contractors with the “keys to the kingdom,” as demonstrated by the exploits of Edward Snowden, a CIA employee and NSA subcontractor who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency. Considering that the Communist Chinese have the entire government employee database, including the information contained in security clearance files, they can select systemically important people to compromise.

Third, technology companies, especially those linked to hostile foreign governments, are known to provide backdoors in their equipment linked to foreign servers. Consider communications equipment provider Huawei which is known to be connected to the Communist Chinese government and attempted to compromise our national security as well as personal security on the internet.

Four, we know most of the significant technology companies employ former agents of intelligence and law enforcement agencies whose loyalty is to their agency friends and not necessarily to the U.S. Constitution. the rule of law. or their employers.

Five, we know the federal courts are corrupt, and judge-shopping is a widely employed practice. And as we have seen, even the FISA Court, charged with top-level intelligence and law enforcement matters, was both negligent and lazy in issuing warrants. Even years after the Court was compromised, there has yet to be a single evidentiary hearing or sanction imposed on those who lied to the Court and submitted false evidence.

You might think that the GOP was working for the progressive socialist Democrats…

Graham, Cotton, Blackburn Introduce Balanced Solution to Bolster National Security, End Use of Warrant-Proof Encryption that Shields Criminal Activity

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) today introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.

“Terrorists and criminals routinely use technology, whether smartphones, apps, or other means, to coordinate and communicate their daily activities. In recent history, we have experienced numerous terrorism cases and serious criminal activity where vital information could not be accessed, even after a court order was issued. Unfortunately, tech companies have refused to honor these court orders and assist law enforcement in their investigations.”

[OCS: Technically accurate, some of the highest elected officials in the U.S. Government also used encrypted technology and private servers to hide their nefarious and evil actions. It is unlikely that any court would issue warrants against these evildoers unless their name was Trump or associated with Trump.]

My position is clear: After law enforcement obtains the necessary court authorizations, they should be able to retrieve information to assist in their investigations. 

[OCS: Unfortunately, we have seen Courts that rubber-stamp such warrant requests and take “verified” documents as gospel.]

Our legislation respects and protects the privacy rights of law-abiding Americans. It also puts the terrorists and criminals on notice that they will no longer be able to hide behind technology to cover their tracks,” said Graham.

[OCS: Lindsey Graham is a liar when he full-well-knows that there is a significant difference between the legal theory and the practice of law.]

“Tech companies’ increasing reliance on encryption has turned their platforms into a new, lawless playground of criminal activity. Criminals from child predators to terrorists are taking full advantage. This bill will ensure law enforcement can access encrypted material with a warrant based on probable cause and help put an end to the Wild West of crime on the Internet,” said Cotton.

[Tom Cotton is a liar when he knows that the government skipped over the “probable cause” provisions when Obama and his cadre of criminals targeted Lt. General Michael Flynn who was to become the head of the intelligence agencies and the National Security Advisor to the President.]

User privacy and public safety can and should work in tandem. What we have learned is that in the absence of a lawful warrant application process, terrorists, drug traffickers and child predators will exploit encrypted communications to run their operations,” said Blackburn.

[Marsha Blackburn is a liar when she claims something “should” work. Experience with the government at all levels proves this is a non-starter.]

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is a balanced solution that keeps in mind the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans while providing law enforcement the tools needed to protect the public from everyday violent crime and threats to our national security.

The bill would require service providers and device manufacturers to provide assistance to law enforcement when access to encrypted devices or data is necessary – but only after a court issues a warrant, based on probable cause that a crime has occurred, authorizing law enforcement to search and seize the data.

[OCS: Insert laugh track here.

The Utah Data Center, code-named Bumblehive, is the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (IC CNCI) data center designed to support the Intelligence Community's efforts to monitor, strengthen and protect the nation. Our Utah "massive data repository" is designed to cope with the vast increases in digital data that have accompanied the rise of the global network. <Source>

How many people know that the NSA has been hoovering-up almost all electronic communications, including those that are encrypted, and storing them in a not-so-secret facility. Imagine getting a Court order and doing a backward search through that treasure trove to prove “intent,” take things out of context, and force individuals to pay for a defense that will require expensive lawyers and technical experts? Where “exculpatory evidence will stay buried and not be given to the defense as required by law.]

Read more here. S.4051 Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.pdf

Bottom line…

Until we see conclusive proof that the U.S. Government has adequately punished those officials who violated the law and those who mishandled and leaked classified information, I say that the keys to the kingdom stay in our pockets. And considering the number of foreign spies and compromised individuals, maybe that’s the price we have to pay to keep our secrets. Have you noticed that every terrorist takedown lately seems to have weak-minded individuals led down the garden path by individuals paid by our law enforcement agencies?

We are so screwed when we can’t trust our government.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DO ANTIFA AND BLACK LIVES MATTER WORK WITH THE DEMOCRATS?

After what we have seen with the hidden behind-the-scenes relationships involving our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, big technology companies, billionaires, and politicians and others who seem to support the Democrat Party, why should we not consider that the current insurrection is tacitly funded and backed by the Democrats with the sole purpose of spreading chaos and fear in our nation?

FALSE-FLAG

A false flag operation is an act committed by one party with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning the blame on a second party.

Self-avowed “trained Marxists head the Black Lives Matter group.” The anarchists appear to be associated with socialist/communist funding sources. Both support the Democrats, especially the Bernie Bolshevik Democrats over the Republicans, so why should we dismiss, out of hand, that the corrupt mainstream media is covering-up the real leadership, funding, and direction of these groups wreaking havoc in Democrat-governed areas where Democrat politicians refuse to uphold their sworn duty to protect and defend their citizens?

According to the House Judiciary Committee Chair, Jerry Nadler, Antifa is imaginary. Check out this clip from former New York Cop and Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, a constitutional conservative… 

The end game…

The end game of the false flag operation is crystal clear. They want to inspire chaos and fear in majority democrat governed areas to drive fearful democrat voters to the polls to vote for the democrat candidates on the bill, notably the cognitively-impaired Joe Biden who will serve as the Trojan Horse so that radical Bernie Bolsheviks can pull Biden’s strings to enact their radical anti-America agenda.

A prophecy?

How many people remember November 18, 1956, and the Communist leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, who famously declared, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within....”?

And how many Americans laughed and went about their business as the Soviet Union seeded our government, educational institutions, and operators of critical infrastructure, with ideologues? Providing activists, agitators, and especially civil rights and environmental organizations with funding and training. Concentrating on lawyers who could use our Constitutional freedoms and our own laws to pursue their agenda. Have you ever wondered why so many civil rights organizations, with extensive legal operations, seem to be filled with Marxist ideologues and favor the Democrat Party? Have you ever wondered why the Democrat Party is dominated by attorneys, socialist unions, and have effectively captured the bureaucracy?

The beginning of the end…

Consider what might happen if the Democrats manage to capture the Presidency and the Senate while retaining the House of Representatives. Eliminate the filibuster rule, which protects minority interests. Pass laws with existing simple majorities. Restructure the judiciary, from the Supreme Court down into the lower courts. Admit the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as democrat-dominated states. Change the voting rules and regulations to empower the democrat-dominated states and nullify the Electoral College. Destroy our sovereignty, open our borders, and allow international panels, commissions, and courts to have standing and jurisdiction over American citizens. And the damage rolls on – to the benefit of those who do not wish America well. And, even worse, destroy the Second Amendment, the final bulwark against government tyranny.

This would genuinely be the zombie apocalypse where America was an unwilling host for the parasites that will siphon off America’s wealth, resources, and technology for their own benefit. China will, indeed, be the remaining economic and perhaps military super-power.

Bottom line…

It is time to demand your GOP representatives fight for America. Even those like Mitch McConnell who are linked to the Chinese Communists through marriage.

I am afraid for the future of my country even though I may not be around to witness its final destruction. However, the educated college-age useful idiots and their children who are sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind will suffer.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHEN DEMOCRATS SAY "THE PEOPLE," THEY MEAN WE THE POLITICIANS

Every time I hear progressive socialist democrat politicians speak of governing in the name of the people, I can’t help but think that what they mean is…

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History is repeating: the same elite educated white people; the same agitators and useful idiots; and the same socialist/communist cause ...

I can remember a time in the 60’s when progressive socialist Democrat politicians watched and silently cheered as government property was defaced, and certain books and artwork were destroyed, all-the-while screaming about free speech and the right to protest.

Since few progressive socialist Democrats have actually read the U.S. Constitution, it is not surprising that they overlooked the part about “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” But, then again, they don’t care because history starts now, and we must all work towards that utopian worker’s paradise or be destroyed in the name of the people.

If it about race, why aren’t today’s progressive socialist Democrats calling for the destruction of everything relating to President Woodrow Wilson, a virulent unabashed racist? Or Robert Byrd, a Senator esteemed by the Democrats, and who was the Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan?

If it is about poverty, why aren’t today’s progressive socialist Democrats calling for the reduction of usurious interest rates on credit cards and payday loans?

If it is about equality of opportunity, why aren’t today’s Democrats calling for the implementation of school choice vouchers which would reform the schools?

If it is about violence toward blacks, why do today’s progressive socialist Democrats sit idly by while law enforcement is attacked and minorities are slaughtered in the inner cities? It is not a paradox; it is shameless hypocrisy as the progressive socialist Democrats solicit funding and voter support from the police and fire unions and then crap on their members.

Truth-be-told, it is not about race; it is not about inequality; it is about the politicians themselves and perpetual political power. 

Was there a time in modern history when the progressive socialist Democrats did not actively support intolerance, the suppression of free speech, the destruction of academic freedom, and near-universal disparagement of law enforcement as they protested anyone who opposed their agenda?

While I cannot remember a time when journalists and the media would openly and shamelessly lie to the American people while distorting the messaging of the opposition, I can remember a number of times when the GOP remained silent as if they were afraid to stand up for our Constitution, freedom, and liberty. It appears the GOP is the party of letters, reports, and commissions and talking a good game but doing nothing but benefiting the special interests while feathering their own nests.

I cannot remember a time when the progressive socialist Democrats would actually support a crooked cognitively-impaired individual to run for the presidency, knowing you are actually voting for his Vice President selection. Can you even imagine supporting an unimaginative un-American authoritarian like Kamala Harris simply because she is a “woman of color?”

Bottom line...

The truth is simple if one is courageous enough to say it out loud. When the progressive socialist democrats ask voters to vote for them so they can fix the “system,” it is useful to remind people that the progressive socialist democrats are the system, the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK and haven’t fixed anything over the decades that they have governed our cities, states, and even our America.

The voters gave a pass to Barack Obama, a progressive president whose first duty was to rejigger the administration to seed the bureaucracy with sleepers to gain a measure of perpetual influence and power.  Barack Obama and his cadre of scandalous and lawless associates then set about sabotaging a presidential election,  spying on Americans, and destroying much of our educational, healthcare, and cultural infrastructure in the name of socialism. And, as we are beginning to learn, he was complicit in subverting intelligence, law enforcement, and other agencies into pursuing a silent coup d ‘état to disparage and displace his successor, President Trump. 

We saw the consequences and cannot allow it to happen again without materially damaging our entire nation.

Do not let it happen again. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



THE BIGGEST PROBLEM: COWARDS IN CONGRESS

We are plagued by a cowardly Congress, motivated by self-interests, special interest money, and afraid to vote on controversial issues lest they are vilified in the media or held accountable by their constituency in the next election cycle.

COWARDS-IN-CONGRESS

If you haven’t noticed, Congress has ceded much of its constitutional duties to their leadership. The legislation is created in secret, behind closed doors, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a cadre of a few acolytes.  The bills are then presented, without the possibility of amendment, for a limited discussion, and an up-or-down vote. The dirty trick is to include some “must-pass” provision in the bill and then create campaign commercials when the opposition votes “nay.”

Much of that legislation is little more than an outline written in legalese, with the actual tough decision-making and implementation left to the administrative rules and regulations promulgated by the various Executive Branch agencies which then assume the force of law.

The only things that the politicians appear to care about in these overly-technical outlines of legislation are its carve-outs, definitions, conditions, and loopholes.

The Members of Congress neither thoroughly read nor understand the majority of the legislation being presented for their vote. Politicians have an over-reliance on staff to react to the proffered legislation, which is in line with their party positions and the prevailing special interest lobbyists.

The politicians’ greatest fear is a single-issue bill on a controversial subject that requires a recorded vote.

The politicians speak of fiscal responsibility but fight to ensure that their district gets its “fair share” of the pork in the form of contracts, grants, projects, and government facilities that require unionized employees.

They speak of fixing problems, yet the poverty, literacy, disease, decay, and crime continues to exist year-after-year, decade-after-decade.

They spend money on nonsensical projects while our electric grid remains vulnerable to a natural or manmade EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event. They are about building new and shiny vanity projects because there is no glory in repairing, replacing, or building-out our existing crumbling and decaying infrastructure.

Politicians fight with the opposition, not to benefit the American people, but to continue the charade of “doing something.” In many cases, the self-interests of both parties are aligned in the twin goals of preparing for the next election cycle to preserve their power, prestige, perks, privileges, and profits as well as feathering their own nests -- including the nests of family and friends.

Politicians are reluctant to discipline other misbehaving politicians, full-well-knowing that both sides have their fair share of grifters and reprobates. And, most of those in Congress have taken shortcuts that must remain hidden away in the closet, along with the other skeletons, far from the view of the American people.

Even the media plays the game in return for access, leaks, and advertising profits, knowing that executives, anchors, journalists, and commentators have been terminated for offending the wrong politician. Their obeisance made more so by their reliance on government money being fed to their parent corporations -- or government agencies that regulate the media through licensing, taxation, and other perks and privileges. 

So all “We the People” are left with is to vote for the lesser of two evils. A choice presented not by real competition, but by party selection and promotion.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CAN THE GOP SAVE OUR NATION?

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Can the GOP save our nation?

Facing an increasingly hostile media, many in the GOP either mouth platitudes or stay silent. The few that are willing to stand up for America, the Constitution, and what is left of conservatism talk a great game, but are mostly ineffective. Preferring to write letters, hold hearings, and publish reports that nobody reads.

With the exception of a few like Attorney General William Barr, few are willing to challenge the opposition and hold them accountable for the damage they have done to our country.

What now?

Spare me the bullpucky of "if only." If only we won the House of Representatives. If only we won the Senate. If only we won the Presidency. We did all that, and all we got was feckless leadership who thought bipartisanship was a positive, especially when the GOP gave the opposition what they wanted, albeit at a slower pace.

Spare me the bullpucky of the necessity to secure another Supreme Court Justice so we could counter the opposition. What good did that do when two "media-advertised" conservatives voted with the liberal opposition to deliver a repugnantly wrong ruling? Some say to demonstrate the integrity of the Court, when the truth is that both Justices appear to be timid cowards seeking media approval.

President Donald Trump is not your typical president. He creates and thrives on chaos. He has no shame as he tells lies, lies about lying, and, when presented with recorded evidence, simply ignores the proof and changes the conversation. However, even as an accidental president, he manages to do the right thing for the American people. It is a given that he is not a classic, smooth-talking politician because he actually attempts to do what he promises, even when under a 24/7 attack from the opposition and the media.

Considering that the opposition is offering us a cognitively impaired individual unfit to assume the Presidency and knowing a cadre of socialists and communists will be pulling the strings, what other choice do we have but stay the course and hope for the best?

How can we overcome the special interests with their big money and engaging lobbyists? How can we overcome lawyers who are money-whores and seek to protect their clients from the consequences of their criminal acts? How can we overcome a corporatized media that omits favorable stories and shamelessly lies profusely?

But, most of all, how can we overcome a corrupt Congress that makes their own rules and exempts themselves from the consequences of their legislation? What do we do about a well-educated, well-spoken corrupt Congressman like Adam Schiff (D-CA)?

Part of the answer...

Madison-cawthornConsider Madison Cawthorn who won the GOP runoff in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District for former Rep. Mark Meadows (R), who now serves as the White House chief of staff. Overcoming a near-fatal traffic accident in 2014, Cawthorn has the stamina, energy, drive,  outlook, and type of conservatism that our nation needs. Of course, Meadows and Trump backed his opposition, a close friend of Meadow's wife, because they thought she would win handily. Cawthorn will be 25 during the November election and this will make him one of the youngest Members of Congress should he win the general election. He is still wheelchair-bound but looking toward medicine and technology to provide additional mobility.

I don't have the answers.

They must come from "We the People" much like they did when the Tea Party made a difference.

Look around you as socialists, communists, and anarchists destroy our history, our institutions, our Constitution, our public and private property, and individuals that dare stand up to the mob.

It is coming time for citizen-soldiers to stand up and fight the tyranny that is plaguing our nation. Speaking of liberty, freedom, individual responsibility, and above all, the sanctity of the family unit and parental rights...

How will you vote?

Are you willing to fight those who would disarm you to create a large pool of victims susceptible to the opposition and armed thugs?

Or, are we really screwed?

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE VENERABLE SAT TEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?

What the abandonment of standardized testing means …

And it has nothing to do with racial disparities but is an unwelcome and concrete example of the gross failure of the progressive and union-dominated public schools. There is no doubt in my mind that school administrators and teachers have fudged achievement tests for years by lowering standards and failing to test teachers for competency in teaching and subject-matter knowledge. Now they want to restrict the use of the major standardized tests.

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The SAT (formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test that is widely used by college admissions as a screening device for incoming students.

  Is this the beginning of the end for the venerable SAT tests that plague high school students?  

Colleges consider the unthinkable: Dropping SAT and ACT requirements for next year’s applicants

This year’s high school juniors may finally do what they’ve often dreamed: kiss their college prep books goodbye.

An increasing number of universities are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement for fall 2021 admissions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With high schools across the nation shut down or in limited operation, ACT Inc. and the College Board, the companies behind the ACT and SAT, canceled administrations of the exams until June, prompting a record number of colleges and universities to suspend the standardized test requirement or make it optional.

In total, about 51 universities and colleges have dropped the ACT/SAT requirement for at least fall 2021 in recent months, according to a list by the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, or FairTest, a nonprofit organization working to end the misuse of standardized testing. <Source>

Why progressives want to abandon standardized testing...

Over the years, the tests have been challenged and attacked as being biased by class, race, and culture in addition to studies that suggest only a vague correlation between test scores and college student achievements. All valid reasons to cast a skeptical eye on the test.

But there is foul play at hand. And, it has nothing to do with racial disparities but an example of the gross failure of the progressive and union-dominated public schools who have fudged the achievement tests for years by lowering graduation standards and failing to test teachers for competency in teaching and subject-matter knowledge. Educators who have no excuse – especially not the lack of funding – for the decades of functional illiterates who cannot master cursive writing, tell time without a digital watch, cannot research and write a paper without the internet, cut-and-paste, and spell-check, and cannot perform simple computations without using a calculator. It is almost the primary function of parents to keep a sufficient supply of batteries available.

Look at the English and mathematics scores of high school test-takers, and you will find they spell out the abysmal performance of today’s educators, especially in the inner cities.

Bottom line…

Public education has been both corrupted and diverted from its original purpose of preparing students to function in a socialized environment and to provide the individual with a sound framework of reading comprehension, numerical ability, critical thinking and a smattering of subject-matter knowledge to allow them to earn a living or benefit from the advanced education needed to succeed in more challenging professions.

Now it is merely to indoctrinate students into Marxism and produce compliant population units known as social justice warriors. Everything is filtered through the progressive’s ideology where political correctness, multiculturalism, moral equivalency, and the support of the Democrat Party are a given.

Some schools have become exercises in babysitting, and some instructors are so afraid of their students and their inability to maintain classroom discipline that they simply go through the motions. The school has accreted the power to feed students, initiate criminal referrals without consequences, and order up birth control and abortions without a parent’s knowledge or consent. Parents often have little to say about anything, and the PTA has become a fundraising operation.

Tenure and unwarranted other perks, privileges are demanded by corrupt unions.

Teaching is no longer a profession but an occupation.

Free speech, academic freedom are artifacts of a bygone era as contempt for conventional thought is subverted by radical teachers on a single-party campus.

Schools are one-party campuses that exhibit a concentration of radical conformity where dysfunctional education subverts history, civics, and the critical thinking ability necessary for students and future adults to understand when they are being bamboozled.

It is almost as if school tuition acts as an involuntary contribution to progressive socialist democrats.

We need to keep the tests, for no matter how flawed; they tell parents that their politicians and school boards are betraying them.

If the democrats were sincere about education, they would immediately enact a voucher system and force schools to compete for students based on excellence. Providing for natural integration by not restricting students to poor-performing local schools. It is time someone told the unions that they do not own the students.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CALIFORNIA'S COMMUNISTS CONTINUE LEGALIZING ANTI-AMERICA INDOCTRINATION

With its one-party control, the progressive socialist democrats are seeking to force all students in the California State University system to be indoctrinated in the type of ethnic studies program that always starts from the premise that America is evil and its white citizenry is irredeemably racist—taught, of course, by a tenured hardcore radical Marxist or communist.

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Consider the bill that was introduced by the head of California’s Legislative Black Caucus, Shirley Weber (D-San Diego)…

Bill No: AB 1460
Author: Weber (D), et al.
Amended: 2/11/20 in Senate


The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Ethnic studies programs have come about from students of color demanding them. On November 6, 1968, a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University demanded that the university institute an ethnic studies program.

[OCS: I was not aware that a small, but vocal, subsegment of the student population was able to “demand” system-wide curriculum changes. I have no problem with a voluntary elective, but to make this part of graduation requirements is excessive and racist in and of itself.] 

(b) Ethnic studies are an interdisciplinary and comparative study of race and ethnicity with special focus on four historically defined racialized core groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina and Latino Americans.

[OCS: It appears that this course of study should be part of a U.S. history class and that such a class might be more beneficial to society than concentrating on historical wrongs and real or imagined grievances. Unlike the other three groups, the Asian-Americans are the only ones being discriminated against in the University system because they are over-achievers and make everyone less equal by comparison. ]

(c) Studies have found that both students of color and white students benefit academically as well as socially from taking ethnic studies courses. Ethnic studies courses play an important role in building an inclusive multicultural democracy.

[OCS: One might assume that America would benefit from a program that stresses assimilation, integration, and the celebration of our unique American culture while allowing the preservation of one’s cultural heritage. By forcing the further division of the student body by race, one is more likely to create more racists than reducing racism.]

(d) A report of the California State University Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies, commissioned by the Chancellor’s office, recommended that ethnic studies become a general education requirement throughout the California State University system.


DIGEST: This bill requires the California State University (CSU), commencing with the 2021-22 academic year, to (1) provide courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses; and (2) require, as an undergraduate graduation requirement commencing with students graduating in the 2024-25 academic year, the completion of, at minimum, one three-unit course in ethnic studies.

Ethnic studies as a requirement for all students would advance a more inclusive society that values the diversity we represent in several ways.

One, it maximizes the knowledge in the classroom by introducing new perspectives that represents a larger universe of experiences in society.

[OCS: One can imagine a course filled with political correctness, multiculturalism, and moral equivalency – and the denigration of the unique American culture which should unite rather than divide.]

Two, it helps students develop critical thinking skills by understanding their world from multiple perspectives, reducing group thinking that can be ethnocentric and intolerant of human diversity.

[OCS: This is the type of “critical thinking” that forms the core of all of the radical social justice warrior programs. It is a fact that when cultural elements are stressed over mainstream societal factors, there is more self-segregation and a feeling of “apartness.”

And, it is the progressive socialist democrat segment that is intolerant of free speech, academic freedom, and real diversity – especially in academia.]

Three, it better prepares our students to be productive and constructive workers/professionals in increasingly diversified and racial minority state.

[OCS: Perhaps the University should teach life-skills rather than indoctrinate students in the tenets of Marxist theory and victimhood?]

Four, it creates a sense of belonging that enhances graduation and success rates for underrepresented minority students.

[OCS; Did I see previous CSU classes demanding a separate graduation for black students?]

And lastly, education that reflects all racial ethnic groups’ experiences advances social justice and a democracy that works for everyone. A state curriculum that requires Ethnic Studies will help students learn lessons from the past to construct a better future.”

[OCS: No conservative values here.]

<Source>

You can bet that there will be no mention of the real racial history of the United States where Democrats were responsible for slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, systematic oppression, the KKK, and who opposed civil rights legislation. Where the GOP and the North fought a hard-won war to abolish slavery. You can also bet that there will be no coverage of modern slave-trading states in Libya and elsewhere in Africa. Or systematic religious oppression in China. Or the hatred of the LGBTQ+ community in Islamic nations.

How long will it be before the gays and transgender demand a similar program?

And, who will point out that the Democrat Party has bypassed American Blacks as they pander and dole out jobs, money, and opportunities that could have benefited blacks to their new best friends, the illegal aliens?

Binary dogma…

According to CSU professors like Stevie Ruiz, assistant professor in the Department of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge, “You are either benefiting from racism or suffering from it.” A position that continually reinforces the battle over race and institutionalizes racism in our nation. Of course, the professor benefits and profits from such divisions as it keeps him employed in spreading self-serving rhetoric. To illustrate the poisonous division, consider that “Ruiz pointed to disproportional deaths among African Americans and other ethnic groups from COVID-19 that are rooted in racism and inequality.” I was unaware that  COVID-19 was caused by a selective and thinking organism that could discriminate. If there was any such discrimination is was based on age, physical condition, and underlying co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes, cardio-pulmonary issues, and those with weakened immune systems.

How self-serving are ethnic studies in academia?

Bao Lo, an assistant professor of ethnic studies at Sacramento State, said, “the passage of AB 1460 is a big step toward advancing ethnic studies as a discipline.” More students equal more classes equals more instructors equals more money – and the ability to indoctrinate individuals into becoming progressive socialist democrats.

Bottom line…

This is little more than academic feather-bedding and an attempt to indoctrinate students in divisive Marxist theory further, creating classes of victims who will eventually demand a revolution to tear down our present capitalist system and replace it with a perpetual authoritarian version of socialism/communism.

By all means, include a U.S. history class in the graduation requirements, but do not make it race-based, sex-based, or Marxist-influenced.

In a time when America is in turmoil, the last thing we need is agitators and activists to divide our nation further and devolve society into chaos. There is no doubt that the California University System, by design, is a hotbed of radical activism fueled by a relatively small number of vocal agitators and activists. A virtual progressive socialist democrat factory.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell