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MEMO TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

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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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING: AM I A REPUBLICAN?

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Today I received another solicitation e-mail from the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) with the FROM header asking, “Are you a Republican? (via NRSC) and the SUBJECT header asking me to “Correct the record.”

The message was designed to elicit a response and urged me to “TAKE THE POLL.”

Stephen Richard,

Is it true you're thinking of becoming a DEMOCRAT?

If not, correct the record.

Submit your response to the Election Year Poll NOW and correct the record. >>

Thank you,

NRSC Headquarters

I don’t know anymore if I would describe myself as a Republican.

I am positive I am not, and will not, ever become a progressive communist democrat. I am also positive that I am not a libertarian, a conservative, or an establishment Republican. I am a constitutional conservative who believes in American exceptionalism.

I am not even sure what the core values of the Republican party might be. I am not talking about the traditional fiscal and social responsibility objectives they violate with impunity. Because we can all see that the feckless, gutless, and “go along to get along” congressional Republicans have strayed so far from the original advertised values of the Republican Party as to appear to be old-time Democrats.

Of course, the online poll was pretty much what you would expect, a series of questions leading you into the inevitable donation panel.

Some of the questions…

  • Should we do more to secure our border with Mexico?
  • Do you believe the Liberal media, Hollywood, and Big-Tech are a hostile threat to Americans with conservative values?
  • Do you believe Big-tech has the right to censor conservative voices in America?
  • Do you believe “Defund the Police” has been a disaster and has led to increased violent crime?
  • Do you support the NRSC’s mission to take back the Senate so we can prevent President Biden from enacting his socialist agenda?
  • Which issues(choose up to three) do you want Republicans to focus on?
  • Cutting taxes and spending
  • Creating jobs
  • Education reform/school choice
  • New protections for unborn children
  • Maintaining our alliance with Israel
  • Upholding the Second Amendment
  • Stopping socialism
  • Enforcing our borders
  • Lowering health care costs
  • Protecting America against terrorism
  • Election reform
  • Other (there was no opportunity or place to enter a freeform answer)

Of course, the survey serves multiple purposes:

  • to grab your attention;
  • to encourage engagement;
  • to select the topics which resonate with the majority of respondents for further messaging;
  • to select those topics which resonate with you and will serve as the basis for further targeted e-mail pitches;
  • to continue to build out your personal profile (supplemented with commercial databases and social media data) and, of course,
  • to solicit money.

The email was paid for by the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) with the stated purpose of working to elect Republicans to the Senate.

Of course, I am not pleased with Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) leadership of the Senate or the actions of at least fifteen Senators who routinely jump the aisle to support the progressive communist democrat agenda to grab pork scraps off the Democrat-dominated table to bring back to their district – essentially being bought cheaply by our ideological enemies.

The online survey notes that it was “Paid for by WinRed and “not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.” For those unfamiliar with WinRed, the Republican National Committee’s technology platform is similar to the Democratic National Committee’s technology platform, ActBlue.

While I am pissing and moaning…

I am displeased with Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the people asking for my money, who refused to take a stand against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who resigned in disgrace rather than face impeachment over allegations of sexual misconduct and violations of campaign-finance law. While claiming to represent GOP family values, Greitens, long-registered as a Democrat, was alleged to have been sexually abusive during an illicit affair while married. 

Likewise... "The Washington Post published a headline that read, 'NRSC chair Rick Scott declines to say if Trump-backed Senate hopeful accused of strangling wife is the right candidate for the job.'" 

Sen. Rick Scott, who heads the group that works to elect Senate Republicans, declined Monday to say whether Sean Parnell, a GOP hopeful in Pennsylvania who has been accused of strangling his wife and abusing his children, is the right candidate for the job. <Source>

I can understand that the NRSC does not take positions in Senate primaries, but one might think that Scott would have the moral courage to disavow flawed candidates who clearly are ethically challenged and do not reflect the family values of the Republican Party.

I am also displeased with the news that the Republican National Committee is taking $1.6 million in donor funding to pay former President Trump’s legal bills for actions before his presidency. One, Trump is a billionaire and can afford his own “personal” legal defense. Two, Trump’s affinity for get-rich-quick schemes, dodgy individuals, and loosey-goosey accounting is on him, not the party. Spend the money on current candidates who can win their 2022 mid-term races and not speculative future candidates.

Bottom line…

The answers I really want from the Republican Party are simple:

  1. What values do Republicans embrace, and to what extent will they publicize and fight for these values?
  2. Are the Republicans going to sanction aisle-hoppers who subvert major votes for their own self-serving political or financial purposes?
  3. Are the Republicans going to loudly call out the Democrats, including individual politicians, for corrupt practices and ethical breaches?
  4. Are the Republicans going to investigate the Democrats with the same dedication and fervor that they were subject to during the Obama and Biden Administrations?
  5. Are the Republicans going to stop supporting weak sisters and RINOs (Republicans In Name Only?)
  6. Are the Republicans going to quit pandering to the various Democrat identity classes and represent the whole nation?

And most of all, are the Republicans going to point out that Biden, like the Emperor’s New Clothes, is a senile shell being manipulated by malevolent Obamacons to further the radical transformation of this exceptional country and to destroy the nation from within?

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TIME TO RETURN TO THE AMERICA WE KNOW AND LOVE

The Chevrolet Division of General Motors has produced the best commercial since America was engulfed by the negativity of the Obama Administration and its various scandals and cover-ups.

Time to remember who we are, what we believe, and remember those who helped us to make America the most exceptional country on the planet.

 

We are blessed.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2024 HILLARY CLINTON: MEDIA MACHINATIONS OR DEMOCRAT DEPRAVITY?

Even though the Democrat’s list of potential nominees for the 2024 presidential election is almost non-existent, who believes that the barely awake Joe Biden will run for office or the corrupt reprobate, a 77-year-old Hillary Clinton, would be a viable candidate to consider when looking for a 2024 Democratic nominee for the President of the United States?

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Yet the mainstream media, the propaganda arm of the progressive communist democrats, continues to suggest she would be an exciting matchup against the 78-year-old Donald Trump.  Even given Clinton’s long and deep history of political scandals, criminal activities, and cover-ups, the fact is that job titles are not accomplishments, and Hillary Clinton’s record of achievements is virtually nil. You may not like the brashness, braggadocio, and mean tweets of Donald Trump; still, he does have a solid record of domestic and foreign policy accomplishments that demonstrably benefited the American people.

No other President has sustained a continuous attack from establishment government insiders who were willing to commit felonies to thwart Trump or from an openly hostile media and has remained popular with a majority of the American people. Unlike Hillary, who has been constantly protected by both the establishment government insiders and mainstream media and who rightly should be in prison along with her cadre of fellow travelers.

Bottom line…

Given the precipitous decline in audience and advertising revenue, the media needs Donald Trump, just as they need a Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, only Trump would be a viable candidate of benefit to America, yet the media continues to consider Hillary Clinton a candidate for 2024.

I am beginning to consider the possibility that the Durham probe may be a rope-a-dope exercise if his report is delayed by the upcoming 2022 election, although Clinton and her cronies do not appear on any ballot.

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


JABBA THE HUTT MUST HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON BAR ASSOCIATION

Once again, we find slimy Washington D.C. lawyers protecting other Washington D.C.slimy lawyers...

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It appears that Kevin Clinesmith, the former assistant general counsel  and senior FBI lawyer who was found guilty of altering evidence and forgery in the Trump-Russia probe, has been given a pass by the District of Columbia Bar Association to resume the practice of law as a lawyer in "good standing."

Even though his alteration of the evidence destroyed the reputation and finances of one man, Carter Page, and cost the nation tens of millions of dollars as a consequence of his actions.

To revisit the issue, Clinesmith falsified a CIA e-mail that proved that Carter Page was working with the CIA. The falsified document became the alleged basis for the FISA surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign official Carter Page and the key to further spying on Donald Trump and his associates.

Instead of being permanently disbarred for such a wanton and egregious act, Clinesmith pled guilty to and received only 12-months of probation and was prohibited from practicing law for one year. 

There is absolutely no doubt that Clinesmith's misconduct “was contrary to justice, ethics, honesty or good morals; violated the standards or rules of professional conduct adopted by the Supreme Court, and violated a criminal law of the United States.”

While it is not likely, it is hoped that Clinesmith will feature prominently in Special Counsel John Durham's probe of high-level criminal wrongdoings.

Bottom line…

It appears that progressive communist democrat lawyers are a privileged class that is not always held responsible for their criminal acts committed in the name of politics.

The most pressing question is why the FISA Court did not hold Clinesmith in contempt and pursue sanctions against his agency?

We are so screwed when those charged with upholding the law are given passes for felonious conduct in our two-tier system of justice.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TIME FOR ADAM SCHIFF TO LOSE HIS CALIFORNIA LAW LICENSE

How can Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) remain a licensed lawyer in the State of California when he appears to have knowingly, maliciously, and with malice aforethought, manipulated evidence that was submitted to the House of Representatives’ Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol during a proceeding seeking a criminal complaint against former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows?

Regardless of any single violation of ethics act committed by Representative Adam Schiff, it appears that this is representative of a pattern and practice of overtly dishonest duplicity with regards to Schiff’s prior behavior in the handling of evidentiary documents and testimonial transcripts.

To claim that Schiff’s conduct is permissible and he is exempt from the consequences of his actions under the "Speech and Debate Clause” (Article 1, section 6, of the U.S. Constitution) does not speak to Schiff’s overall character and conduct as a licensed attorney in the State of California. The general purpose of the speech and debate clause, to protect members of Congress from having to worry that anything they say in the course of legislative activities will implicate them in a lawsuit, is not the issue.

Schiff’s appearance of impropriety and his future credibility before any California Court after his service as a member of Congress is deeply troubling.

If you cannot trust our elected officials or our Courts, we are truly screwed…

During January 6 Hearing, Schiff Doctored Text Messages Between Mark Meadows And Rep. Jim Jordan

After leaking fake Donald Trump, Jr. emails, fabricating the transcript of a 2019 phone call between former President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president, and lying about his interactions with the so-called whistleblower behind House Democrats’ first impeachment of Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is now running the same con against a fellow lawmaker.

The following graphic, purportedly of the text message between a member of Congress and Meadows, then appeared on screen at Schiff’s direction:

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“This one reads, ‘On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all,’” Schiff continued. “You can see why this is so critical to ask Mr. Meadows about. About a lawmaker suggesting that the former vice president simply throw out votes that he unilaterally deems unconstitutional in order to overturn a presidential election and subvert the will of the American people.”

Not only did Schiff lie about the substance of the text message and its source, he even doctored the message and graphic that he displayed on screen during his statement. The full text message, which was forwarded to Meadows from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on the evening of Monday, Jan. 5, was significantly longer than what Schiff read and put on screen, but Schiff erased significant portions of the text and added punctuation where there was none to give the impression that Jordan himself was tersely directing Meadows to give orders to Pence on how to handle the electoral vote certification.

The original text was written by Washington attorney and former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz and included an attachment of a four-page draft Word document drafted by Schmitz that detailed Schmitz’s legal reasoning for suggesting that Pence had the constitutional authority to object to the certification of electoral votes submitted by a handful of states. The piece that Schmitz had sent to Jordan was published at the website everylegal.vote the next day and even included the same “DISCUSSION DRAFT” heading and timestamp on the document that Schmitz sent to Jordan.

“Good luck tomorrow!” Schmitz texted Jordan on the evening of Jan. 5, including the Word document as an attachment. Schmitz then texted to Jordan a three-paragraph summary of his Word document, which Schiff sliced and diced and then attributed to Jordan:

“On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence,” Schmitz texted. In his graphic, Schiff erased the final clause and the em dash preceding it and added a period to the first clause without disclosing that he or his staff had chopped up the text and created a fake graphic misrepresenting the actual contents of the text message.

Schmitz continued: “‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).”

“Following this rationale, an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally enacted statute, is no elector at all,” Schmitz wrote.

In his statement and on-screen graphic, Schiff erased the final two paragraphs and the final clause of the first paragraph of the text message before inserting punctuation that was never there, all without disclosing what he was doing. The graphic displayed by Schiff, which was doctored to look like an exact screenshot, was similarly doctored, as it contained content that was never in the original message and eliminated content that was. <Source>

Schiff’s staff appears to be attempting to deflect the individual culpability of Adam Schiff…

BREAKING: January 6 Committee Admits It Doctored Text Message Between Meadows And Jordan

The Select Committee on Monday created and provided Representative Schiff a graphic to use during the business meeting quoting from a text message from ‘a lawmaker’ to Mr. Meadows,” the spokesman wrote. “The graphic read, ‘On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.’”

“In the graphic, the period at the end of that sentence was added inadvertently,” the spokesman admitted. “The Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error.”

The Jan. 6 committee spokesman did not explain how one could “inadvertently” cut a sentence in half and eliminate the final two paragraphs of a detailed legal summary, nor did he explain why Schiff attributed the content of the text to Jordan, “a lawmaker,” rather than to Schmitz, the attorney who wrote it.<Source>

Bottom line…

As long as Adam Schiff sits on the House Intelligence Committee and the illegal January 6th Attack committee (which is going beyond holding hearings based on “legislative intent and attempting to grab the wide-ranging powers of a U.S. Attorney) exists,  the nation is in deep trouble.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ARE YOU STILL SUPPORTING THE SALVATION ARMY RACISTS?

SALVATION-ARMY

 


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TROJAN HORSE: HIDING CRITICAL RACE THEORY BEHIND ARTS PROGRAMS

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There comes a time when you read the results of an academic study, and it appears to be a Trojan Horse to introduce the toxic ideology of Marxism into the school system. As well as being a useless academic waste of time, money, and energy.

(1)  Let’s start with considering the study’s authors may have an implicit or explicit racially-motivated bias beyond the need to fulfill the academic requirements of publishing a paper.

(2)  This study appears to be an extension of critical race theory that appears in school systems under a variety of labels that are not well-recognized and therefore somewhat immune from recognition, examination, and criticism.

(3)  Like most critical theories, the starting point is often a negative one and conditioned by the Marxist viewpoint that class identity supersedes individual abilities and achievements, that all interactions between individuals of different classes are power relationships where one party is an oppressor and the other the oppressed, and that a majority of white individuals are defined as the oppressors with some degree of systemic privileges when compared to BIPOCs (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color).

(4)  It is no surprise that individuals only see racism when they are “taught” to see racism – even in situations where racism does not exist.

(5)  It appears that this study is an academic attempt to justify the further introduction of critical race theory into the school system. Much like justifying political directives by saying “follow the science.”

(6)  One might ask the authors about funding bias since The National Institute of Minority Health and Disparities of the National Institutes of Health funded their work. 

From the study…

The Art of Social Justice: Examining Arts Programming as a Context for Critical Consciousness Development Among Youth

Abstract

Critical consciousness has been linked to a range of positive outcomes, particularly among marginalized youth; yet, evidence on its developmental antecedents remains limited. The current study examines whether arts participation is associated with positive change in critical consciousness, and whether these associations differ by youth’s social group status. The sample consisted of high school youth (N = 2537; 10% Latinx, 7% Multiracial; 4% Black; 5% Asian; 72% White; 2% Other; 53% Female; Mage = 15.69; age range = 10–20). The results showed that youth with higher arts participation demonstrate higher growth in critical reflection and action, adjusting for baseline critical consciousness, other types of extracurricular participation, and demographic characteristics. The association between arts participation and critical action was significantly stronger for youth of color than for white youth, and the association between arts participation and critical reflection was marginally significantly stronger for white youth than for youth of color. These findings suggest that it is crucial to extend opportunities for arts involvement to all students, and to expand the ways in which arts involvement can promote critical consciousness for youth of varying dimensions of oppression and privilege. <Source>

Ibrahim, D.A., Godfrey, E.B., Cappella, E. et al. The Art of Social Justice: Examining Arts Programming as a Context for Critical Consciousness Development Among Youth. J Youth Adolescence (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01527-8

Contributions: D.I. conceived of the study, performed statistical analyses, interpreted results, and drafted the paper; E.G. participated in the design of the study, the interpretation of results, and editing of the paper; E.C. participated in the interpretation of results and editing of the paper; E.B. participated in the conceptualization and performance of statistical analyses, interpretation of results, and editing of the paper. All authors read and approved the final paper.

From the NYU news release…

Researchers Uncover New Links Between Arts Programming and Social Action

Study shows that arts programming can help students develop awareness and action around injustice

Participation by youth of color in arts programming can enhance awareness of social injustice and increase engagement in social action, finds a study by NYU researchers. Additionally, white youth who engage in arts programming experience greater awareness and understanding of social inequity.

[OCS: This is pure indoctrination. Teaching BIPOC arts students to “see” racism everywhere, to recognize that they are being oppressed by systemic racism, and to create a cadre of social justice activists. And for White students, inculcate a sense of shame and a deference to BIPOC social justice warriors.]

“Youth from minoritized communities—including youth of color and sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth—systematically face injustice in their daily lives. Previous research tells us that for youth facing injustice, developing awareness and action around inequity can lead to improved wellbeing, as well as school and career success. This study shows that arts programming can be an important place where students can develop awareness and action around injustice, and that art can help more privileged youth become aware of injustice and more marginalized youth take action against injustice in their communities.”

[OCS: Yes, indoctrination and the creation of social justice warriors. Note how the authors, not so subtly, move beyond race into sex and gender?]

“This study is the first to explicitly link youth’s participation in general arts programming—such as the drama club, the school choir, etc.—to growth in critical consciousness.

[OCS: Proof positive why arts programs can serve as the gateway to communism and should not be funded, especially when they rarely lead to sustainable income generation for adults.]

<Source>

It’s no secret; we are under attack…

W. Cleon Skousen, who served in the FBI for sixteen years, as Chief of Police in Salt Lake City for four years, and as a university professor for ten years, wrote The Naked Communist in 1958 to warn America of the dangers of communism. Here are a few of his “Current Goals of Communism.”

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art."

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems.

Bottom line…

It is time to stop funding the academic institutions that are furthering the introduction, normalization, and acceptance of communism by developing and promoting toxic programs meant to subvert our nation’s youth.

Likewise, we must thwart the further creation of student pawns by the progressive communist democrat elites, mostly wealthy whites who are isolated from the consequences of their demands by birth, wealth, and position. Who are advancing the progressive politics of perpetual victimology without regard to the damage they are doing to America’s youth and America itself.

I call bullshit on studies that are little more than Trojan Horses for the communist indoctrination of our youth.

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CAN THE GOP OVERLOOK SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL GIVING AID AND COMFORT TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY?

There is little or no doubt that The Communist Party has deeply infiltrated Connecticut politics. Most of Connecticut’s Democrat politicians appear to be fellow travelers or support the communist party’s agenda. 

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How can any American politician of either party participate in an award ceremony hosted by a communist front group and give United States Senate recognition certificates to its outstanding members?

State Senator Kushner, U.S. Senator Blumenthal highlight Connecticut Communist Party’s Amistad Awards

The Connecticut People’s World Committee presented its annual Amistad Awards on Saturday to mark the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party USA, with awards being presented to Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury, Pastor Rodney Wade of Waterbury and SEIU activist Azucena Santiago.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, joined the program as a surprise guest to offer his congratulations and present the award winners with certificates of special recognition from the United States Senate. “I am really excited and honored to be with you today and share in this remarkable occasion,” Blumenthal said.

We invite you to join the Communist Party in this epic time as we make good trouble to uproot systemic racism, retool the war economy, tax the rich, address climate change, secure voting rights and create a new socialist system that puts people, peace and planet before profits,” event emcee Ben McManus said.<Source>

Bottom line

Blumenthal’s Senate term ends in 2023. Will the GOP have the guts to point out that he is a progressive communist democrat who needs to be primaried to avoid further damage to America and all Americans?

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING: WORKFLOW

One of my readers asked how I prepared to write my blog. As I comb through the news for interesting insights, I take notes in the same format as my blog. Then I choose what I believe we should all know or consider.

Here is an example.

Fact: natural disasters produce horrific tragedies that do not respect people or political agendas...

I am disgusted by those who are exploiting the death and destruction of a series of natural disasters to promote their toxic ideological agenda. I wonder how many people are stupid enough to believe that the solution to these tragedies is paying higher taxes, driving less, using electric cars, using more wind and solar power -- all constructs to manipulate the population and produce profits for the special interests -- most with political connections with access to the taxpayer's funds.  

To those who suggest we can alter the output of the Sun, the course of the deep ocean currents, volcanic activity, hurricanes, and such -- you are corrupt liars who cannot be trusted. Want to see corruption up close and personal, look at the developers who have paid the politicians to alter building codes to reduce the cost of construction or issue building permits in places prone to repetitive natural disasters?

To those politicians and media talking heads who are screaming about global warming: show me the proof -- not the output of flawed computer models using dodgy data that are accepted as fact because it advances your political agenda. There were fierce storms prior to the industrial revolution, so STFU!

Why is every solution linked to a bigger government? The so-called climate change provisions in Build Back Better are bullshit! How can you continue to believe Democrats who tell you that our Southern border is closed when you can see with your own eyes that thousands per hay are entering the U.S.?

Hidden taxes...

Biden’s Tariff Hike on Canadian Lumber Is a Mistake

Despite rising shelter costs, the Biden administration has shockingly doubled the tariff on Canadian softwood lumber to 17.9 percent from the current rate of 8.99 percent. This tariff hike will almost surely be passed on to consumers in the form of higher lumber and housing prices and will almost certainly exacerbate current supply-chain problems. Just as lumber prices are beginning to fall from the all-time highs reached this past summer, the Biden tariffs will almost certainly slow the process. Worse, White House policy looks likely to set off a broader trade dispute with Canada. <Source>

[OCS: Let us not forget that a tariff is not a charge against Canada, but a tax imposed by American on its citizens to persuade them to purchase domestic goods instead of foreign goods. Like all cost of goods, including general, administrative, and tax expenses, they are priced into the goods and services and passed along to the consumer.

What is rarely mentioned is that American suppliers will also raise their prices to just under the price of foreign goods and get to blame the “government” for any windfall profits. Additionally, and more importantly, increased prices means increased taxes and the government benefits greatly from another hidden tax that does not appear on your tax return. Not to mention the ripple effect when the cost of materials is surcharged by architects, contractors, and others.]

Democrat duplicity...

The SALT (State and Local Tax) deduction from your federal income taxes helps the wealthy and penalizes the middle class. Exactly the opposite of what the progressive communist democrats promised. So why is the head of the teacher's union promoting the SALT deduction?

The teachers union chief wants to give millionaires a tax break.

But in tying that deduction to progressive spending at the state and local levels, participants gave away their real reason for wanting the SALT deduction: It encourages higher state and local spending on teacher pay and pensions. As New York Rep. Tom Suozzi admitted, “We’ve chosen in our states to tax people to do progressive policies.” Which is why Ms. Weingarten was right there beside him. <Source>

Springtime for Hitler?

Spielberg's Woke Take on "West Side Story" Performs Like You'd Expect Woke Productions Do

Go woke, go broke. It’s a phrase that needs to be slapped onto the first page of the “best business practices” handbook, and yet despite repeated failures from productions and products leaning hard to the left, industries just aren’t getting it. The latest proof is the returns for Steven Spielberg’s latest outing, the “West Side Story” revamp.

Spielberg refused to make the Spanish-speaking parts in the movie subtitled, claiming the reason was that if he did that then he would be giving English power over Spanish. This is in conjunction with refusing to hire anyone who isn’t from, or descended from, a “Latinx” country.

“That was very important and that goes hand-in-hand with my reasoning for not subtitling the Spanish. If I subtitled the Spanish I’d simply be doubling down on the English and giving English the power over the Spanish. This was not going to happen in this film, I needed to respect the language enough not to subtitle it.”

It’s a very woke position to take, and like most woke positions, it’s absolute nonsense. If people can’t understand the points of dialogue, it only makes the movie harder to follow. Moreover, putting down subtitles does not give one language power over another…it’s just translation.

But the reference to the Latin community as “Latinx” probably didn’t help. The Latin community has repeatedly made it clear that they don’t like the term, yet the “progressive” left continues to use it as if they know better. <Source>

[OCS: Film is a visual medium where stories are told visually and sound is an enhancement. But anything that detracts from the enjoyment and understanding of the story is clearly a negative as it diverts the audience’s attention. If Spielberg were truly a master of his craft dialogue would be superfluous. However, it appears that the film became a progressive passion project to virtue signal the Academy and woke Hollywood hipsters. I wonder how the investors and distributors feel about the wasted potential of a profitable movie

Only in progressive dogma is the use of language an instrument of oppression rather than understanding]? 

Biden Corruption?

El Salvador's President Accuses Biden Administration of Corruption -- and Drops Private Text Messages When Challenged

Apparently, the Biden administration’s relationship with El Salvador is on rocky ground. If you know anything about the history involved, those on the ideological left do not like Nayib Bukele, who is halfway through his first five-year term.

For example, here’s Amnesty International painting him as some kind of horrific dictator. Yet, when you drill down into their arguments, they appear to be that 1) he doesn’t support abortion, 2) he criticizes the press openly, and 3) that his party won a majority and has used that power to constitute their policies.

He took over a country drenched in corruption, carrying the world’s highest homicide rate and a narco-dependent economy.

[OCS: It appears that the Biden Administration is attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of El Salvador.

“US Ambassador to El Salvador asking for the release of a man named Neto Muyshondt. Musyshondt was previously arrested on charges related to using government funds to pay off gang members and drug trafficking. For some reason, the United States is really interested in Muyshondt being released.”

The President of El Salvador complained in a tweet.

Nb-1The United States complained.

Nb-2And Nayib Bukele responded with proof… 

Nb-3

Notice that the US has not questioned the validity of charges against Muyshondt. So what exactly is going on here? <Source>

Another CIA/State Department off-books operation to generate untraceable funds? An covert coup attempt? Both are known to be historically supported CIA/State Department activities. Since this is the Biden Administration, has anyone checked to see if Hunter Biden in doing business in El Salvador?

Let us not forget, the United States does have a legitimate interest in El Salvador – combatting Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13). the ruthless narco-gang that has spread widely in the United States.]

HUH?

Derek Chauvin Expected to Plead Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is expected to plead guilty to federal civil rights charges this Wednesday.

Chauvin initially entered a not-guilty plea, but a court entry on Monday showed that a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday to change the plea, the Associated Press reported. The court system notified media outlets of the hearing and told journalists to attend. <Source>

[OCS: This makes little or no sense to me, but then again, its Chauvin’s life and his faith in his attorney to do the right thing. Again, I believe Chauvin is an innocent victim of the propagandists in the progressive communist democrat media and the Democrat racists in the government who are exploiting a predictable death for political purposes.] 

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, channels Orwell… 

Jk-1

Facebook (aka “Meta”) tells the truth…

In a defamation case between John Stossel and Facebook et. al, we find two interesting fundamental facts that are almost universally ignored by the progressive propagandists in the mainstream media.

(1)  Facebook is a publisher and thus not entitled to Section 230 protections.

“Stossel’s defamation claim takes direct aim at Meta’s First Amendment rights by challenging its editorial decision to publish fact-checks. As numerous courts have recognized, “Facebook [has a] First Amendment right to decide what to publish and what not to publish on its platform.” La'Tiejira v. Facebook, Inc., 272 F. Supp. 3d 981, 991 (S.D. Tex. 2017).”

(2)  Fact-checking is really opinion-checking.

“For another, Stossel’s claims focus on the fact-check articles written by Climate Feedback, not the labels affixed through the Facebook platform. The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion

[Source: Case 5:21-cv-07385-VKD Document 27 Filed 11/29/21]

Bottom line…

More proof that forces beyond our control are screwing us.

-- steve


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

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

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