My original book did not contain a chapter on education. The education system in the nineteen nineties was not great, but since then it has descended into the Fasciunist toilet. I think one reason for that is that it is the Communist hippies of the early sixties that are now running the so-called education system. I am going to try to take it apart level by level in this chapter to show exactly where it is and where it could go.
First let’s look at the beginning of the educational journey. It now begins so early that I am not even sure when it begins. In the olden days youngsters started school at five years by entering kindergarten. Then a number of years ago the teachers union and the government came up with something called 4K. Now four year olds were able to start school, supposedly to get a head start on learning. Then there is always pre-school for those not old enough for 4K. Now I have nothing against pre-school if it was not run by the government. I also believe that 4K should be eliminated and these youngsters be kept in private pre-schools. The problem with that is that private pre-schools cost the parents money and government run pre-schools do not. Continue reading
PART I: Over $6 Million in SS Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts
SSA’s direct deposit program struggles with fraud
Identity thieves stole over $6 million in Social Security benefits by hacking the government’s online direct deposit program, an agency watchdog reported.
The Social Security Administration’s inspector general released an audit finding the agency’s “my Social Security” program has put roughly $11 million in benefits into the wrong bank accounts.
My Social Security was created in 2012 and allows beneficiaries to set up direct deposit accounts for their retirement and disability payments. Identity thieves soon began abusing the system. Continue reading
I am putting news and entertainment together in this chapter because I no longer see a difference. With the advent of all of the cable channels on TV news has become a ratings game just like any other shows. What passes for television news is almost entirely entertainment, or vicious political attacks on Republicans and especially President Trump. Newspapers and news magazines are not much different. Radio is in a class by itself. On radio you get short news stories and a lot of talk radio. Most of the talk radio programs are on the right side of the political spectrum. I understand that there are left leaning talk shows, but there are very few and hard to find on the dial. There is a reason for this; they cannot hold enough listeners and thereby they cannot get sponsors. Continue reading
The caricature of the emotionally fragile millennial is a powerful and pervasive one in our culture today.
Theories abound offering explanations as to why many members of this younger generation seems less equipped to deal with conflict and are so easily “offended.” There is the coddling parents hypothesis. The social isolation hypothesis. The Machiavellian hypothesis. And the triumph of feelings hypothesis, to name a few.
In a recent op-ed for Detroit News, millennial Kaylee McGhee offered an insightful explanation of her own: Continue reading
This is an area where the Fasciunists have really taken over. They, along with their lapdog media, have turned to newspeak and perpetuated more big lies. Some call this cultural communism and that may well be how it began. Remember, Fasciunism is a combination of communism and fascism. One large portion of this lie is that you cannot legislate morality. That statement is a lot of hogwash. Murder, rape, assault, battery, theft, robbery; these are all moral issues and there are laws against all of them. Would it not stand to reason that if you could not legislate morality, these things would all be legal? Another lie is that we are told being amoral is fine but being immoral is not. That statement is actually a contradiction and is used just to placate people that do not truly understand the English language. Either that or the people that choose to do what they want and do not want to be told that it is wrong. The reason that it is something of a contradiction is that being amoral you have no parameters so each person gets to judge their own behavior. That means that whatever they do is neither moral nor immoral, it is whatever they choose to call it. Should this go on long enough and reach far enough it could turn the country into total anarchy. I truly believe that this is what the Fasciunists want, then they can take over completely. Continue reading
Ten years ago, psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media. Now she sees a worrying new danger…
When the little girl pointed at the sweets at the checkout, her mother said: ‘No, they’re bad for your teeth.’ So her daughter, who was no more than two, did what small children often do at such times. She threw a tantrum.
What happened next horrified me. The embarrassed mother found her iPad in her bag and thrust it into her daughter’s hands. Peace was restored immediately.
This incident, which happened three years ago, was the first time I saw a tablet computer used as a pacifier. It certainly wasn’t the last. Since then, I’ve seen many tiny children barely able to toddle yet expertly swiping an iPad – not to mention countless teenagers, smartphone in hand, lost to the real world as they tap out texts. Continue reading
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis…
One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we’re going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes.” Continue reading
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the word racism in this country, was by an American Fascist, Lawrence Dennis in 1936. It seems that both the word racism and racist came from a German-Jewish medical scientist and author around 1933 or 1934. Does it not seem strange that a word coined in Germany in the thirties and first used here in America by a known Fascist, would become such a catchword for the left wing, politically correct progressives? My feeling is that these words are being used by Fasciunists to provide a starting for what might be called tribal warfare.
Since I first wrote that paragraph in the 1990s much has changed and the tribal warfare may have already started. When you look at groups like The New Black Panthers or Black Lives Matter, It is easy to see where the war has already begun. Continue reading
Reesa was lost in golden October. Shining maple trees bridged the concrete walk down the gentle hill. Brown-gold fallen leaves carpeted the hillside. Bright gold leaves floated toward this mottled carpet where, upon landing, they glittered like brilliant stars.
Alone in this golden splendor, Reesa seemed unaware that she should be with her classmates. Tall, slender, and light on her feet, she danced gleefully from falling leaf to falling leaf, catching a dazzling yellow bouquet of falling stars.
I was tempted to open the door and call out to Reesa. I knew I had only seconds before I must return to the classroom or risk disruption. But I didn’t call out. I wanted Reesa to learn to line up with the class. But I also wanted her to have this sacred moment. I made one of the one thousand judgment calls a teacher in a wonder-centered school makes each day. I just waited.
The world of high finance is actually the power and brains behind the Fasciunism movement and it is a movement. Through the Trilateral Commission, the CFR and somewhat the Bilderberg and other lesser known national and international organizations, they attempt to control and most of the time do control what goes on in this country. These are the super-rich of the world and they feel it is their privilege to tell the United States and the rest of the world how it should run. They have been successful in Europe, creating the European Union. Just look at the terrorism there because of the no borders policy. More on this aspect of it later. Most of the very wealthy people in power are left wing ideologues. They know that Communism and Fascism do not work in the long run. However, they will profit from either ism, thus Fasciunism. These are billionaires like Warren Buffet and George Soros. Soros has his fingers in every anti-American organization on the planet. He funds such groups a Black Lives Matters, AMTIFA and others. He was a big funder of occupy Wall Street. He has no favorites; he funds communist groups, fascist groups, anarchist groups and any other group that is anti-American. My feeling is that he is behind at least ninety percent of the anti-Trump demonstrations and the pro-illegal immigrant demonstrations. Continue reading
Latest nightmarish case leaves father of 3 killed in fiery crash
Illegal alien Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who was deported from the U.S. seven times, told police he was intoxicated at the time of his July 5 crash, which killed a father of three
It’s the latest in a long list of illegal-alien crimes committed against Americans in just the last few years: A Mexican illegal alien who was deported from the U.S. seven times was charged with motor vehicle homicide after driving drunk and crashing his van on a Nebraska interstate, killing one passenger, a 58-year-old father of three.
Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, told police he was intoxicated at the time of the July 5 incident, having consumed 12 beers previously to the crash. Continue reading
“For whom much is given, much is expected.” Luke 12:18
Mark Twain once said, “There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.” To all the “Honorable” and esteemed Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen who claim honor, distinction, forthrightness, dignity, and exaltation…raspberries! Too many of you can not live up to your own bogus standards. You’ve earned your lousy approval ratings…11% in 2015 (Gallup) and still a dismal 21% in 2017 (Gallup).
You have disconnected your lives from the people you represent. A myriad of you probably don’t even know what a bar code is or even live in the district you represent. Yes, Maxine Waters, that’s you. You live in a $4.3 million mansion in the best part of Los Angeles. How the heck did you manage that with a 40-year career in government? And you too, Mr. Osoff, who just lost an election for the 6th District in Georgia where you don’t even live. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have been paying attention. Continue reading
Call me cynical, but I am dubious that Republicans are going to repeal and replace ObamaCare before an abbreviated August recess. Please note, I don’t think Congress should take a recess until ObamaCare and tax reform are on the president’s desk, but let me not digress here.
If Republicans don’t start getting some wins, Americans have every right to ask, “What good is it with you folks in the majority?”
It’s a fair question … a question we either need an answer to or we truly are proving that D.C. was not only built on a swamp, but the swamp has now encompassed it.
Americans – contrary to what much of the D.C. and New York press corps desire – want Congress to get some tangible conservative things done. If Republicans do not understand this basic fact, they will be seen as incompetent, do-nothing bureaucrats posing as Congresspersons who are spending all their time fighting Russian rumor accusations and hostile, progressive-led town halls. Continue reading
Obama and the Democrats passed Obamacare without any Republican votes on a slick parliamentary move by Harry Reid. Republicans vowed to repeal Obamacare. Next, Obamacare was saved by the vote of Justice Roberts when he decided that it is constitutional as a tax even though Obama and the Dems did not pass it as a tax. Republicans again vowed to repeal Obamacare.
Republicans said Obamacare is designed to fail so we end up with a single-payer system. The passage of Obamacare energized the Republican base, leading to a Tea Party, and a revival of conservative politics. We won the House in 2010 and have retained it since. We won the Senate in 2012 and have retained it since…. Continue reading
Grow a pair…
Why indeed? Obamacare was passed in 2009 without a single Republican vote. Everyone who paid attention to its details knew that it was designed to fail, miserably. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragged about how getting it passed depended on the stupidity of the American people. But people would not be able to keep their own doctors as promised. No one’s premiums went down by $2,500. They all went up and up and up. Those who are paying for it cannot afford to use it because the deductibles are too high. It is a monstrosity of catastrophic proportions. The insurance companies were on board; they knew they would reap billions of taxpayer dollars, and they have. They have been subsidized with billions in government largesse and still have jacked up the cost of premiums each year. The insurance companies loved the plan despite the fact that it was built as well to be fraud-friendly, like Medicaid and Medicare. It was and remains a giant boondoggle. For eight years, Republicans have campaigned for office in order to repeal it. The House voted repeatedly to repeal it. Continue reading
You can’t put wonder in your lesson plan any more than you could plan for a sunny sky. But, while the weather is totally beyond our control, you can put out solar panels to catch the sun when it shines and teachers and parents can, similarly, prepare to catch wonder when it happens.
We can create habits in our classes so they know instinctively when we have pulled back to allow them to express their fascination. We can give unplanned time for student questions when they arise, can listen for the turn of conversation or the moment on a field trip where a child stops and looks with wide-eyed awe. Parents too can postpone bed time or mowing the lawn when they notice that one of those moments is arriving unexpectedly.
My book, A Gift of Wonder, A True Story About School As It Should Be is about those moments. You can pre-order your copy through by clicking HERE and choosing the secret perk at the top of the page. This is a special offer for readers of the Growing Children blog. Continue reading
Our government and political system are both a long way from what our founders intended. Many of the founders felt that political parties would be a detriment to the type of government they were instituting. They were right. However, human nature being what it is, it was impossible to keep people of like thoughts and feelings on how the government should run and what they should do, to get together and form some sort of a political party. It began as the Whigs and Tories and has slowly evolved to Repulicrats and Demlicans. Okay, so it is supposed to be Republicans and Democrats. However, in today’s world it is sometimes very hard to tell the difference. Both parties, with the exception of a number of true conservatives, are both big government backers. The only difference between them is which of them gets to be the big government. In other words, in my opinion they are both arms of the Fasciunist party. Continue reading
LaVoy Finicam was shot at nine times by State Police and the FBI, and was left to die in the Oregon snow after the government targeted him, and executed him, without remorse, or due process, because he dared to stand up for property rights and against federal tyranny. After the assassination, there was no noise from the usual folks who demand social justice, and no effective finger-pointing at the one-sided nature of the shooting by law enforcement under the direction of a Democrat Party led federal government on January 26, 2016.
The activists of the nation became afraid. They did not dare stand against the all-powerful Obama administration. They were stunned. All the while they had been convinced that we are in the midst of a political disagreement, not realizing for a moment that from the left’s point of view, what is going on is an ideological war. They use war strategies, and they use war tactics, and when it came to LaVoy Finicum, they were also willing to commit war atrocities. Continue reading
Governor Brown Still Committing Treason against the Constitution
The Governor of California is just insane and out of control. Besides the boasting that California is its own country free to enter into treaties with Europe against the Constitution, now Governor Brown is restricting the freedom of movement of its citizens creating a list of States within the USA that California is imposing a travel ban. Here we have Governor Brown banning travel for which he had the audacity to criticize President Trump. Brown either belongs in a prison for Treason or an insane asylum. The jury should decide. This man is unqualified to be governor and is dangerous.
In January, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the state would no longer fund employee travel to four states – Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Now, with Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas added to the list after each passed laws California officials described as discriminatory towards the LGBT community. So in other words, any state that disagrees with California should be put on the their Travel Ban. Continue reading
Independence Day 2017 found Americans celebrating freedoms they no longer have.
Maybe it was the proposal at work you knew was wrong, but didn’t fight. Maybe it was the argument on principle you knew you had to have, but avoided to keep an unsatisfactory peace. Maybe it was the jerk who berated and humiliated a store clerk who wasn’t at fault, and you didn’t challenge him. Battles that were never fought—surrender and capitulation without resistance. A handful, the scrupulously honest with themselves, identify the ensuing inner darkness, that collapsing sensation, as self-betrayal, breeching personal standards of right and wrong. Continue reading
There is a deadly disease infecting a large group of Americans and no one is talking about it.
“In the first stage of the disease, victims lose all sense of proportion. The mid-level stages of TDS have a profound effect on the victim’s vocabulary: Sufferers speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole. As TDS progresses, the afflicted lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. This is the final stage of the TDS epidemic: violence against democratically elected leaders. Unless a cure for TDS is found, this is where we are headed.” Justin Raimondo wrote several months ago. We have seen evidence that this is now true and we need to develop a cure that will handle this mental disease. Continue reading
There probably isn’t a Senate race with more potential for fun than an upcoming challenge to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the D-Mass. dynamo most famous for pretending to be an American Indian to take advantage of Harvard University’s affirmative action privileges. President Trump calls her ‘Pocahontas.’
The Massachusetts leftist is now up against a real Indian, tech genius V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who’s a brainy, unconventionally thinking, ethnic Tamil American who emigrated with his family to the U.S. from Bombay at age six around 1969 or 1970. Continue reading
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instated among men deriving their just powers for the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies: and such is not the necessity, which constrains them to alter the former systems of government.
“Effectively ending a campaign to make Nashville a sanctuary city” … for now
Nashville’s mayor, Megan Barry (D), urged the Metro Council to reconsider its “Nashville Together” bill that would have effectively made Nashville a sanctuary city.
The problem for Barry was the Metro Director of Law’s assessment that the bill was unenforceable. Between her urging and state-wide pushback from Republicans, the bill has been withdrawn.
The DC Caller reports:
The Nashville Metro Council plans to withdraw a controversial immigration bill amid intense opposition from city officials and state lawmakers, effectively ending a campaign to make Nashville a sanctuary city. Continue reading
The Y2K Syndrome all over again???
In December of 2015, 230,000 people in Western Ukraine lost power after 30 substations were mysteriously shut off. Contrary to what most people assumed at the time, this wasn’t an innocuous power outage. The authorities would later admit that the loss of power was caused by a cyber attack, which marked the first time that malware was successfully used to attack a power grid. A similar, albeit more sophisticated cyber attack, occurred one year later just outside of Kiev. Given the current tensions between Russia and Ukraine, it’s widely believed that the Russian government was responsible for these incidents.
However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. A computer security company has been investigating these attacks, and has discovered the malware that was used to take down the grid. They’ve found that it’s far more dangerous and easier to use than anyone realized before. Continue reading
(Politically Correct Speech)
The politically correct language that I see today is one of the ways that Communism rears its ugly head in today’s state of Fasciunism. Since I wrote the first Fasciunism book this has gotten much, much worse. Many people call it cultural Communism while others just refer to it as politically correct speech. I prefer to refer to it in the terms of George Orwell’s book “1984” and call it what it is “newspeak”. That is the way I will be referring to it throughout the rest of this book. Those of you who have read the book 1984 may remember the three main slogans of the party; “WAR IS PEACE”, “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY” and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”. Take a look at those three slogans and then think about what is going on today. Today’s newspeak is much worse than it was in 1999. The people trying to control our speech have made great headway. Let’s take a look at some things.
First; War is peace. We all know that we are at war. We are at war with terrorism, we are at war with ISIS, we are at war with HAMAS, we are at war in Afghanistan, we are at war with Radical Muslims, (read; ALL Muslims) and yet there is no declared war. Technically, as long as there is no war declared by congress and the President, we are at peace. How does this work? Well, we do not want the world to think that we are warmongers, so we do not declare war. The liberals and progressives in congress vote to allow the president to send troops to various countries and then complain when he does it and some get killed. It seems like some always vote for the war and as soon as it takes place the vow that they were never for it. That is also part of the newspeak. “LIES ARE TRUTH”. Continue reading
As we speak, Illinois is facing a self-inflicted financial crisis that may require some very drastic measures.
Who would have believed that Illinois may be on the verge of bankruptcy the year that Cubs’ fans are chanting repeat in 2017?
John Kass has a neat idea that should be listened to:
Dissolve Illinois. Continue reading
If I was to name one of the more interesting and unpredictable parts of my week, it would have to be the handful of hours I spend volunteering in a children’s program in the inner city of Minneapolis. The kids I see week after week come from a variety of backgrounds, but if classified according to the categories used by public schools, many would fit into the African American, Free-Reduced Lunch fields.
Lest one think that I’m selflessly giving of myself, I’m not. I’m getting many great returns, one of which I received the other day when a 5-year-old student came up and gave me a genuinely loving hug. He was soon joined by another little guy… and another… until the outpouring of love was literally knocking me off my feet!
It’s precious moments like this that cause one to reflect on what these kids are facing in life. Where will they be in 10 or 15 years? Will they be set on the course to becoming successful young men, or will they be caught up in a cycle of dysfunction and violence? Continue reading