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President Trump is getting blowback from the usual suspect mainstream media for his comments about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (P-MA), calling her "Pocahontas" for her lie about her heritage. But the media is railing against the wrong person here.
The "Pocahontas" label came from the fact that Warren blatantly lied about having a Native American lineage in order to attain a six-figure pseudo-job at Harvard University and, when caught in that lie, made excuses instead of owning her deception.
Even more disturbing in all of this -- and more disturbing than Warren's lie (and it was a huge one, especially by Progressive standards...for everyone else but them, evidently) is that she wasn't immediately terminated by Harvard and that the people of Massachusetts didn't care that they were electing a proven liar to government.
Ultimately, we get the government we vote for. Thanks Massachusetts for this lying sack of bovine feces!
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It appears that the managing editors of the Columbia University newspaper are practicing selective-omission fascism in their coverage of campus activism. It's a intellectual disease that metastasizes faster than the worst version of cancer.
Honest media, which we simply do not have today in the mainstream, reports on anything and everything fact-based. Agendized, politicized and ideologically-based propaganda outlets manipulate the truth and omit stories and facts to skew the outcome.
If one of the premier journalism schools in the country, Columbia University, has a "news publication" that practices selective-omission in their stories, the American people must jettison the status quo news sources, educate themselves on how to vet news sources, and glean their information from a new avenue. If we do not, the Republic is doomed.
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This is effectively the expunging of history, plain and simple. The tunnel-visioned activism of the Progressive toadies who shriek for the destruction of monuments dedicating history are no better than Nazi book-burners. In each of these instances, an opportunity to learn, both good and bad, is being destroyed. Our society has gotten that touchy-feely stupid.
Since it's Sunday let's get go to Catechism, shall we? I mean if there is one place in our warped and skewed society that must stand for a set of principles it would be the Catholic Church, right? Oh, how times have changed.
It appears that officials at the San Domenico School in California - a 167 year old catholic school - have made the horrendous decision to remove some Catholic statues and Christian artifacts in a move to be seen as more inclusive. That's right, the religious hierarchy at this 167 year old Catholic institution have decided that statues depicting Catholic saints are not "inclusive." These statues include those of St. Dominic and St. Francis.
In addition to this incredible stupidity - and that's what it is, Leftist, Progressive, politically correct stupidity, the school's touchy-feely, brain-dead hierarchy, led by Amy Skewes-Cox, who chairs the school's board of trustees, have presided over the removal of the word "Catholic" from its mission statement!
If the Catholic Church's mission is to spread he word of Christ, how is that accomplished by sanitizing a Catholic school of Catholic statues, icons, artifacts and the word "Catholic" from the effort?
Skewes-Cox's explanation for this stupidity is: "If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling."
It's a freaking Catholic school. It's supposed to be Catholic. It should cater to any other religion. That's the point of sending a child to Catholic school!
When religious institutions start to expunge elements of their own dogma because of political correctness the entirety of that religion's followers must refuse to cater to the inanity of the act. The faithful celebrate and embrace their religion. We don't make it mailable to others because certain points, elements of artifacts might "offend."
Again, any point of anxiety over a statue and/or icon - not to mention the word "Catholic" - presents a teachable moment. Skewes-Cox completely fails to see this and that is a flaw that should preclude her from serving on th school's board of trustees. Trustees are entrusted with the task of preserving institutions, not presiding over their dismantling.
Skewes-Cox needs to be removed from the board, along with all those who chose to tarnish Christianity with this move. The statues should be returned to their original places and each child and parent who belongs to that community should receive an apology from the board of trustees for failing each and every person in the San Domenico School community.
Then we really do have to start expunging political correctness from the American lexicon.
As "anti-statue-mania" continues to infest the minds of those tunnel-visioned by their ideological hobbling, we must consider the repercussions of expunging historical artifacts, and even ones with which we disagree.
Many proponents of expunging Confederate monuments have started to consider dismantling other monuments to people. One political opportunist masquerading as a "Bishop" in Chicago is demanding that the city rename and remove statues from Washington and Jackson Parks. These two men were presidents, yet the "Bishop" says celebrating them is racist because Washington owned slaves and Jackson facilitated the "Trail of Tears."
In the "Bishop's" mind, expunging these names and monuments will right a wrong. Evidently, for the "Bishop," out of sight is out of mind and that makes history irrelevant.
But history has a propensity to repeat itself. In fact, every great historian warns that if we stop learning from history, history will, indeed, repeat itself. That human beings are prone to gravitate toward tyrannical hierarchical governments (read: absolute power corrupts absolutely), without a constant reminder of history we are doomed to repeat the grave errors of generations and eras past.
The Jewish people, who bore the brunt of true fascist tyranny in Adolf Hitler's Nazi genocide against their people, have a saying they all embrace: "Never again." The point behind the saying is clear. It was originally used by Jewish resistance fighters in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and is interpreted to mean that the Nazi Holocaust; the extermination of over six million Jews, will never be permitted to recur.
To wit, the Jewish people did not expunge this history from their world, they embraced the history so that this atrocity is remembered and never allowed to metastasize into a threat to the Jewish people again.
Evidently, Black activists in the United States -- and those taking up their cause -- are clueless to the idea of a "teachable moment." They are removing symbols of history and, thus, removing a daily reminder of historical events, both celebratory and cautionary. They are killing a teachable moment and, therefore, dooming history to repeat itself.
Instead of pulling down or otherwise removing Confederate monuments -- and monuments to others that activists find offensive, they should be taking this opportunity in the spotlight to reaffirm the horrific past surrounding the controversial icons; they should be taking this opportunity to point at these monuments and explain to the youth of today the realities of history and the struggles to over come so that they, too, can say "never again."
By "snatching down" these historical monuments (and yes, I did paraphrase former-Chicago Alderwoman Dorothy Tillman), we are robbing our children of a teachable moment and threatening a repeat of history...and that is just stupid on every level.
This is where common sense meets special interest politics. A proposed bill in the State of Massachusetts that would outlaw sex between teachers and students has yet to be endorsed by the state teachers’ union six months on. The language is clear and concise, yet the Massachusetts Teachers Association, 110,000 members strong, said it was still reviewing the measure.
The chief question that should come up in everyone's mind, especially the minds of parents of students in Massachusetts, is what is there to review?
The bill, outlaws teacher-student sex, sexual relations between a student and other adults employed by a school district -- salaried, volunteer or contract basis, and covers independent schools and youth organizations. Adults found guilty of violating the law would face a maximum jail term of five years and/or a $10,000 fine.
So, again, what is to "review" for six months? The union -- and their reviewing lawyers -- either have put the review on the "not so important" pile, or are attempting to find a way to massage the bill's language to protect teachers who do prey on their students. Both are incredibly unacceptable.
While good teachers should have close relationships with their students, crossing the line into sexual relationships is the definition of what it means to be a sexual predator. Those in positions of authority have an obligation protect their charges, not prey on them. Honestly, it is sad a law even needs to be on the books outlawing this activity.
Needless to say, next time a teachers' union gets behind a political candidate, we should all remember this point in time, especially in Massachusetts.
Britain’s largest national student union, the National Union of Students (NUS) - which includes most university student unions, has told attendees of its annual conference they would face “consequences” for cheering and clapping because these forms of expression exclude deaf people.
Beside the fact that the creation of sound produces sound waves which absolutely can be felt by the hearing-impaired, the idea that deaf people cannot engage in applause and cheering is in and of itself insulting to the non-hearing.
One of the most important aspects of engaging with those who have disabilities is to understand that they detest being treated differently from others. It is that "special" accommodation mentality that actually creates a different class to which they are condemned. It is the most insulting thing anyone can do to someone who has a disability, period, dot.
It is well past time that students, especially college students, realize that they know less than they do. It is for that very reason they are in school. To entertain demands from individuals who haven't had the opportunity to attempt surviving in the real world is the definition of "enabling."
It is time for students world-wide to think before they speak and act, and - preferably, come to the conclusion that they do not know it all and it is their time to consume information rather than issuing dictate.
Their inane protestations and assumptions, well, they just prove how little they know...
A group of Yale University graduate students are undertaking a hunger strike to bully the administration into granting them better union benefits. But a pamphlet posted on Twitter by a former Yale student says the hunger strike is "symbolic" and protesters can leave and get food when they can no longer go on.
It needs to be noted that these p*ssified millennials already earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free healthcare, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full. That's an annual allowance - and I use that term loosely - of over $70,000 a year and that doesn't include the skyrocketing costs of health insurance.
Gone are the days when people had to work their way through college. Now the whinny little elitist snowflakes just go on strike until an enabling university administration gives them what they want.
Would it have been that I was the president of Yale, I would have responded to this blackmail by issuing a statement saying I would pursue the slashing - by half - of the monetary stipend and the elimination of the coverage of the first year of tuition.
I also would have immediately suspended their health insurance coverage, seeing as how under Obamacare they can stay on their parents' insurance plans until they are 26. Part of the remaining $15K they receive in "pay" could go to help their parents out wth that cost.
A hard lesson? Perhaps, but it would actually be a teachable moment and a valued lesson.
It was Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, who is famously quoted as saying, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." She wrote that in a biography of Voltaire titled, The Friends of Voltaire.
This advanced intellect is nowhere to be found on our college campuses, especially our elite college campuses. From Berkeley to Harvard, MIT to Yale, and in almost every state institution of higher learning across the country, an ideological fascism has assumed the throne. If you have an opposing view from the Progressive, politically correct (and officially sanctioned) dogma of Leftism, you are labeled a bigot, racist, phobic, etc. and ostracized.
If you are a Conservative, or hold an opposing viewpoint from the established Progressive dogma, and you are an invited speaker, you are either shouted down or eventually dis-invited because of "special interest" pressure on an all-too-willing-to-go-along-with-it administration. Opposing and/or differing views from the established fascist dogma is not allowed. It isn't even sought as an alternative argument.
Free speech is dead on college campuses. Because of that, necessarily, honest education and the quest for instilling critical thinking skills are dead on college campuses. And that means the college system, because of policy and faculty, has failed in the United States.
Unless radical policy and faculty changes are made across the country, college today is nothing more than an exercise in political and ideological indoctrination in tandem with comprehensive real-time courses in heavy drinking, drug and sexual exploration and the acquisition of a falsely elevated sense of self-esteem, all of which produce societal "snowflakes" who are stunned when life doesn't hand them a trophy at every turn.
So, the question begs to be asked: Why go to college and amass all that debt? Maybe it's time American businesses started employing the vocational tactic of apprenticeships right out of high school...at least the country wouldn't be plagued by Fascist snowflakes trying to remake the country into a failing Euro-trash State.
The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has issued a new school-sponsored publications that promotes fighting "transphobia." The guide, which was distributed to students, declares "there are more than two sexes" and that "gender is fluid and changing," adding that gender identity can even "change from day to day."
Personally, I couldn't give a rat's behind about the issue of gender identification. It's a social issue - meaning a personal issue - that has way too many people weighing in on it with a false sense of authority on the matter. If you identify as gay, transgender, trans-species, whatever, I don't care as long as you don't put your "identification baggage" onto me. I don't judge but for whether you're an assh*ole or not.
That said, Harvard is pushing a scientific lie here. There is no fluid gender fluctuation. You either have male genitalia or female genitalia. Even those who have undergone transition surgery have either male genitalia or female genitalia, period, dot.
While a person's perception of the intellectual sexual identification may fluctuate, their genders certainly do not. And for one of our higher education institutions to be foisting this bullsh*t onto both the students and the country is both unnecessary and irresponsible.
A history professor at California State University, Fresno, has advocated for the death of Pres. Donald Trump. Tweets from an account operated by Lars Maischak call for Trump to "hang" in order to "save American democracy," and say the only "cure" for racist people is a bullet to their head.
"To save American democracy, Trump must hang," Prof. Maischak tweeted in February. "The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance #DeathToFascism."
This needs to generate a visit from the US Secret Service. It should also cost this inciter of violence his job. We - all of us, not just people who are for or against a political actor - must demand more from those who seek to be educators for our children. Violence advocating miscreants like Maischak have no place in institutions that are tasked with creating the next generation's critical thinkers.
It is beyond past time that the people - all of us - rise up and engage the administrations at institutions that protect malcontents like Maischak. The institutions themselves need to feel pain so that they cease embracing the extremists who seek educational roles only for ideological purposes.
A good first step is re-evaluating government funding for institutions that harbor assh*les like Maischak.
Students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government just launched a "Resistance School" to fight all things Trump. The group does, however, make it clear that it's student-run, and not officially affiliated with Harvard.
The "school" is a free four-week online course that bills itself as a means for participants to "sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state and local levels" with an overall goal of keeping "the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement and forward-looking action."
In days past, someone with a job titled "journalist" would have immediately started wondering from where this effort got its funding. While the snobbishly elitist faculty at Harvard breaks dramatically to the Left where campaign finance is concerned, most graduates are Capitalists once they have to pay their first income tax bill.
So, this "school" - or at least the funding source related to this "school" - stinks of Progressive big money donors who have given to one of the usual suspect Progressive community organizing groups that specialize in college campus indoctrination.
That is it happening at Harvard - and that students are being sucked into it - says a lot about how far even our greatest institutions of higher education have fallen away from instilling critical thinking skills, and how cozy they have gotten with the art of Leftist ideological indoctrination.
Many are campaigning for a teacher to be reinstated after she was suspended for posting "provocative and sultry" selfies on Facebook. Lydia Ferguson, a teacher in the UK and a divorced mother of three, was escorted off the premises of Ousedale School in Buckinghamshire, England, after uploading the photos on social media. There was no nudity in her photos.
This story begs the question: when do employers go too far in trying to control a person's life outside of work. By all accounts, Ferguson was a well-liked and popular teacher. There were no complaints about her instruction or her appearance in school. Yet her employers chose to insert themselves into her private life by including her social media posts into her professional life.
I am not saying that employers don't have the right to examine an employees social media offerings. What I am saying is that a person's social media postings - short of illustrating a crime or a facet of the person's persona that would preclude their fidelity to their employment - should not be grounds for disciplinary action if their quality of work during work hours isn't affected.
This gets into the whole Iranian "morality police" thing. In Iran, women are routinely approached by authorities who insist they must dress differently or face punishment. The punishment is sometimes incarceration in the most harsh of prisons. These "morality police" even require Christian women to were veils in Catholic churches.
We, in the West, must show prudence when incorporating a person's private life into their professional life. Employers do not "own" their employees, and penalizing someone for a lifestyle choice that has no bearing on their quality of work is traveling a slippery slope.
George Ciccariello-Maher, who stunningly teaches college, lit up social media Sunday when he tweeted Sunday night about a first class airline passenger giving up his seat to a uniformed soldier: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul."
This is a perfect example of what I am calling a "Hate-Bigot." Perhaps I am coining a phrase, but the "tolerant Left" - especially the Progressives - have transformed from advocates for Utopia to totalitarian hate merchants who seek to cull anyone with an opposing view from society. The next step for this demographic, it can be argued, is an embrace of Adolf Hitler's "final solution."
This is another perfect example of how the self-centered arrogance of the Progressive movement - a gaggle of elitist know-it-alls who literally know nothing of belonging to a shared society - have executed a successful hostile takeover of the Democrat Party. Today, there are three types of Democrats: Progressives disingenuously masquerading as Democrats, opportunistic politicians who will do anything to attain and hold power, and the captive rank-and-file moderates who exist as hostages to the former.
The far-Left is simply a hate machine whose next step in genocidal. It is time for real Democrats to rise up and fight to take back their party from these hate-filled extremists.
A glossary published by The University of California, Davis, insists that only whites can be racist. Published in an "LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary," UC Davis defines "racism" as "the systematic subordination of marginalized racial groups...by members of the agent/dominant/privileged racial group who have relatively more social power (white)."
Of course, this is absurd, but it is a perfect example of how Progressives Left redefines words and phrases in the modern American lexicon in order to advance their intolerant, one-sided and totalitarian ideology. By redefining "racism" as only being able to be executed by "Whites" they have effectively targeted the White demographic in an effort to divide the country along racial lines. Remember, it is easier for so-called "revolutionaries" to advance their causes when they can divide a people and foment discontent amongst a people.
Racism is, in fact, the notion of identifying people by the color of their skin; of seeing people through a prism of skin color rather than as individual human beings. So, it is absolutely possible for a non-White to be racist. In fact, the entirety of the Black Lives Matter and New Black Panther movements are racist at their roots.
UCD injects the false-flag narrative of dominant privilege as a component of "racism." Even by that definition they are in error. By their definition the dominant Black culture in the many countries of Africa would be racist toward the White race, thus shattering their ideologically-based false narrative.
Obviously, the people who put this together are...wait for it...racist.
Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke at Ohio University this month in a speech titled, "Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules about Race." The point of her talk was to discuss the many times during her life where she "unfortunately" benefited from "white privilege."
During her talk, Professor Agiro said,"We live in a world that legitimizes the white voice."
This race-baiting pseudo-apologist is either a disgrace to higher education or a blithering idiot. Either way, she is demonzing an entire race for a perceived injustice of generations past as if the current generation was intrinsic in the act.
All learned voices - be they from experience and practical application or honestly acquired book knowledge - are "legitimate." To float the hateful narrative that because of someone's race their voice can be de-legitimized - as Agiro is intimating - is racist at its root.
My generation (I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s) grew up being taught that one did not judge people based on skin color, religion, or gender, instead, we were taught to measure a person's character by their actions and the content of their character. I don't see race...but I can identify and assh*le from a thousand miles away and I identify the whole of the race-baiting class - including Prof. Agiro - as such.
Democrat legislators in California have introduced a bill that would offer educators major tax breaks, exempting teachers from paying the state income tax – the equivalent of a 4% to 6% salary increase – after five years in the classroom. They couch the move as an effort to combat the state’s growing teacher shortage.
Beside the fact that once one labor union faction gets a gigantic perk like this all the others start demanding similar special treatment, this move segregates educators into an elevated special interest group. The move treats teachers - and all who would fall under the legislation - differently under the law than every other California resident.
It would only be a matter of time before other public sector factions demanded similar treatment. First responders, public works employees, you name it, would be screeching about "fairness," and rightly so. To carve out a tax exemption of a designated group is a political move, not an incentive.
I would hope that this measure fails miserably in the California legislature, but their culture is so foreign to equal protection under the law (and the Constitution) for all that anything could happen. Then, only litigation can affect equality by deeming the move unconstitutional, but being a State issue...
It is "controversial" that some spectators wore USA red, white and blue colors at an Iowa state high school basketball tournament game last Wednesday, because one schools in the contest had a sizable refugee population.
Valley High School's colors are black and orange, but many in the stands had decided to wear the traditional colors of the USA. This led fans of Des Moines North High School to take issue with supporters of Valley High for their choice of attire. "A lot of people were very upset about it," North sophomore DeNasja Spencer said. "[T]hey should have switched that because everyone knows North is a more diverse school."
So, let me get this straight. Refugees are welcomed into the United States from countries where they had to flee for their lives and suddenly people wearing red,white and blue are offensive to them? Or is it that the busy-body Left, who are always offended by people having pride in the United States, are declaring for the refugees that they are offended?
If I were a refugee and was accepted into the United States as a sanctuary from the murderous chaos in my country I would celebrate my host country, not be offended by it. So, this stinks of Progressives creating an issue for ideological purposes. No one should have apologized to anyone.
Oh, and by the way, no one has a constitutional right not to be offended. It's time those of the soft ideological underbelly realize that some of us don't give a damn whether they are offended or not!
Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of Black and Hispanic candidates were failing a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, members of the New York State Board of Regents plan to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers.
Wow...just wow! In the name of "social justice" we are going to certify illiterate people as teachers to teach our children how to read and write. Has a more insane idea ever emerged in education?
Logic, evidently a commodity today in the education sphere, mandates that if people applying to become teachers cannot read or write proficiently enough to pass a test then they are not equipped to become teachers. This doesn't preclude them from becoming teachers, eventually, it simply presents the truth that in order for them to achieve their certification they must satisfy some requirements.
Using the NY State Board of Regents' philosophy, we should get rid of the physical testing requirements for police officers and firefighters because quadruple-amputees are not passing the test. The notion, in both cases, is insanity on steroids.
We do not elevate our children's educational abilities by putting inferior teachers into the classrooms simply to satisfy some idiotic social justice mandate. We elevate them by placing qualified and dedicated teachers into the classroom and removing many of the theoretical data mandates that now suck the time out of the day that should be reserved for instruction. Then we insist that parents be engaged in their child's education to a sufficient level.
As they say, "if you can read this thank a teacher." Evidently this adage is "not so much" in New York State.
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, an associate professor at Gallaudet University, who is also the first signing deaf woman in the world to receive a doctorate of philosophy, wrote an article charging that deaf people who take part in research aimed at curing deafness are aiding "a form of cultural genocide" because sign languages will cease to flourish.
Two thoughts come to mind on this. First, I find the good professor to be a selfish jackass. Second, if there was ever a genocide the world could get behind, this would be the one.
To claim that it is more important to maintain the culture of sign languages over allowing people to hear is nothing short of sick. How is maintaining a language that was created because people could not hear to communicate more important than opening up whole new worlds through the restoration of a sense?
Image someone hearing music for the first time, or the sounds of nature; hearing the ocean's surf of the wind blowing through the trees. We should deny this to people to maintain a culture of deafness?
There is a video of an infant getting to hear for the first time after an operation to restore her ability to hear. The look on the babies face says it all.
Several schools in at least three states are closing Wednesday so teachers can participate in "A Day Without a Woman" strike in which organizers are urging female workers to stay home.
While the "gender equality" demonstration was organized prior to Pres. Trump's election and inspired by women's protests in other countries, many say it is meant to denounce the Trump presidency and bring politics into the classroom.
So, we have had "A Day Without Immigrants," which backfired because the country hardly noticed it took place, and now we are going to have "A Day Without Women." Is it only fair then, given we are all about equality and fairness, to have a "Day Without Men" or "A Day Without White Males"? Imagine the consequences of that? Of course, because everything would shutdown the usual suspects would simply see it as a holiday.
With all of the quotas established by special interest groups to "level the playing field" to identity politics, the group most unrepresented in the special interest sphere is White Males. Yet, White Males make-up approximately 31 percent of the US population, the White demographic representing 75.1 percent of the population. So, what if the hard-working, non-complaining, usually overlooked for their contributions White Males went on "strike"?
Oh my, who would deliver the snowflakes' coffee beans to the Starbucks?
Georgetown University students, allegedly some of the brightest our nation has to offer, are outraged that a Muslim woman was allowed to deliver a speech criticizing Sharia law Tuesday, calling it "Islamophobic" and "hate speech."
Nonie Darwish (a person friend), who grew up Muslim in Egypt but later fled for the US and Christianity, was invited to speak to the Georgetown University College Republicans group, at an event co-sponsored by the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute. But Some students protested the invitation of the "Islamophobic" Darwish, claiming in an student paper op-ed that by inviting Darwish, they gave a platform to "hateful and violent views."
All hope is lost on this generation of indoctrinated fools, or at least the overwhelming majority of college students who believe that their uneducated opinions on topics like Sharia Law and Islamofascism is relevant even though they know nothing of the dogma.
Sharia Law mandates that a woman is worth half that of a man. Sharia Law encourages husbands to regularly beat their wives to "keep them obedient." Sharia Law sentences homosexuals and adulterers to death. Sharia Law facilitates a fathers right to honor killings. Sharia Law mandates that Muslims believe they are superior to all other cultures and religions. In a nutshell, Sharia Law is everything these deceived and arrogant children say they are against, yet they label as "hateful" those who seek to educate others on the dangers of this totalitarian and intolerant creed.
Our higher education system has been taken over by ideologues with an ulterior motive; a motive other than instilling open minds and critical thinking skills, and this fact stands as one of the great dangers threatening freedom and liberty not just in the United States, but across the world.
Thank a Progressive for this...
The University of Southern California's Graduate Student Government is seeking an "emergency fund" for a host of populations affected by President Trump's executive orders. "Trojan" members of GSG passed a resolution last week demanding USC's Price School of Public Policy provide financial resources for more than 250 students allegedly affected by Mr. Trump's executive orders on immigration and LGBT issues.
If there was ever a reason for USC alumni to withhold financial support from the university this one should be right up at the top. This "demand" is a quintessential example of the definition of "snowflake."
First, why should the college be responsible for a perceived wrong executed at an outside source? And second, why should taxpayers be made to flip this dill? If the activists of the USC GSG believe that charity is due these people then they should dig into their own pockets and take care of them. To "demand" - as if I care what they "demand" - that I pay for their ideological activism is the very essence of tyranny.
As the esteemed Thomas Sowell once said: "I wish that some way could be found to add up all the staggering costs imposed on millions of ordinary people, just so a relative handful of self-righteous can go around feeling puffed up with themselves."
The tolerant State of California is happily imposing travel restrictions on its own citizens citing political correctness. A new California State statute prohibits state agencies (including state universities) from funding travel to a number of states - including Tennessee and looking to include Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina - that have laws that "discriminate" against the LGBTQ community.
How far the State of California has devolved from their tolerant roots. It used to be that people moved to California for the freedom it afforded as one of the last bastions of "hands-off" government. Today, California has some of the most outrageous taxes and societal mandates in the United States.
This travel ban, while not as draconian, stinks of the "where are your papers" days of the Third Reich. But how far are they really from that point? Certainly, this denies some students the same taxpayer-funded privileges of other students who do not travel to the targeted states for educational purposes. Isn't this a true form of discrimination?
The ideologues who control California's government have made it the laughingstock of the 50 States. In fact, many who live outside the PC State of California are quietly cheering their efforts at a CalExit. If they succeed, then we will witness how "ideological" they remain in the face of not US federal dollars to support their ridiculous initiatives.
Nancy Salem, a pre-school teacher at the the Children's Courtyard in South Arlington, Texas, has been suspended from her post after an investigation was launched into her anti-Semitic remarks on social media. One of her social media posts read, "Have a safe trip Lulu. I love you baby girl! See you in 3 weeks! Kiss the Palestine ground for me and kill some jews!"
Another in a litany of anti-Semitic remarks read: "How many Jews died in the Holocaust?" with "Not enough...HAHAHAHA." And yet another read, "How was the copper wire invented. They threw a penny between the two Jews. LOLACHAUST,"
How, in the name of God, did this woman get certified to teach children in the United States of America? Would you want this hateful protagonist of violence anywhere near your child?
If our education colleges are not vetting students so people like this cannot reach the classroom, what the hell are they doing?
I have contended for over a decade now, and getting on two, that the education system - including the colleges of education and the federal and state governmental overseeing departments - are broken.
We need a revolution in education that addresses practical applications instead of a system exclusively based on data-driven theory. We need to re-examine the "grade" system and explore modular curriculum so children can work at their own ability and pace without dragging other children to the lowest denominator. And we need to give the classrooms back to teachers who have the best interests of the children at heart; those who understand the importance of teaching critical thinking skills, instead of indoctrinating our children into radical ideologies.
As for Salem, Texas should revoke her teaching certificates immediately.