The “Pledge of Allegiance”

I was originally going to write an article about our losing the war in Afghanistan, but after exchanging some emails with a few folks in regards to losing that war I changed my mind. However, I do reserve the right to write that Afghanistan War article at a later date. Which obviously means that I will.

So today I share with you a couple of thoughts on our Pledge of Allegiance. Yup, that Pledge of Allegiance. But, before I do let me share these two thoughts:

  1. Words have meaning.
  2. History always has relevance.

The first pledge was actually written by Colonel George Thacher Balch in the 1800’s. Initially, his goal was the teaching of American principles and the development of rituals and practices that could foster a sense of American identity in foreign-born students who were now living in the United States. Later his goal changed simply to his dedication to the cause of inspiring greater patriotism in children. His pledge read,

“I give my heart and my hand to my country—one country, one language, one flag.”

An alternate historical version of the pledge reads,

“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”

But that all changed in the 1890’s with very interesting origins. In 1888 the Youth’s Companion magazine began a campaign to sell flags to all public schools. Not seeing enough flags being sold, the magazine designed a program to coincide with World’s Columbian Exposition, the 400th of Columbus in America anniversary (October 1892). The concept was a flag in every public school or each school classroom, students pledging allegiance to the flag along with a salute…a great way to sell a whole bunch of flags!

So the magazine hired Francis Bellamy to come up with a suitable pledge of allegiance along with an appropriate salute. And in mid-1892 he presented his pledge of allegiance to a national meeting of school superintendents. His pledge as presented,

“I pledge Allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

And while reciting the pledge, children were to also perform the “Bellamy Salute.”

It was immediately and unanimously embraced and the National Education Association (NEA) provided the star power to ensure that all public schools embraced the new pledge and salute…along with making sure there were plenty of newly purchased flags as well. The rest is history. The current pledge is somewhat different than the original,

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Sounds really cool, eh? Very patriotic! Inspiring to be sure! Motivating as well!

Well let’s dig into some facts:

  • Colonel Balch was spot on, great little pledge, and for a great reason.
  • As for Francis Bellamy, father of our current pledge;
    • He was a Socialist
    • He was an Anti-Capitalist
    • He was a preacher defrocked for preaching against Capitalism
    • He preached that Jesus was a Socialist
    • He advocate for nationalist public education system (a socialist concept)
    • He advocated for nationalization of industry
    • He advocated for a strong central national government
    • He was an outspoken racist.
    • As for the “Bellamy Salute”…the exact same as the Nazi salute to Hitler.
  • As for the US public education system where the pledge of allegiance was to take root …the whole concept of US public education was introduced into the US by John Dewey. And Dewey was;
    • A rabid liberal and radical Progressive
    • A true believer in Marxism
    • An anti-Capitalist
    • Anti-Religion Humanist
    • A self-described “democratic socialist”
    • An advocate for collectivism
    • An advocate for a new social order
  • The NEA who first embraced the new pledge and salute;
    • Was founded in 1857
    • Founded primarily to influence politics
    • Is the largest labor union in the USA
    • Advocates liberalism and progressivism virtually exclusively
    • Backs Presidential political candidates from the Democrat Party exclusively
    • Actively advocates LGBTQ rights over individual rights

So I have to ask the question…Why would all these very closely associated forces join together to put into place a “Pledge of Allegiance”?

But first, let me point out for military personnel in regards to the Pledge of Allegiance, there is an notable exception:

  1. During military ceremonies, soldiers will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. At official functions, social events, and sporting events, soldiers should:
    1. When in uniform, outdoors, stand at attention, remain silent, face the flag, and render the hand salute.
    2. When in uniform, indoors, stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag.

Military personnel are only authorized to recite the pledge when in civilian clothes. And so I ask, why so?

And rather than pledge allegiance to a flag, why not pledge allegiance to our Constitution?

But most of all have you considered:

  1. Why did the USA adopt a Pledge of Allegiance developed by a socialist and racist who had lost his belief in religion?
  2. Why did the USA adopt a Pledge of Allegiance that was paid for by a company who simply wanted to sell more flags to public schools?
  3. Why did a nationalist socialist public education system so rabidly embrace a Pledge of Allegiance?
  4. Why did a liberal/progressive labor union promote a Pledge of Allegiance?

But one thing I know for sure…when you get a whole country pledging allegiance to a flag from early childhood it sure makes going to war a whole lot easier…doesn’t it? Way easier to whip up almost fervent excitement for everything patriotic…right?

Oh, sorry about that picture…it was a rally in Madison Square Garden, 1939. Yeah, an American Nazi rally.

There you go…you crazies out there can have a field day with that one!!  Go for it!!!

And now back to you reasonable and sane folks…I can’t help but ponder…

  • Our Founding Father were not loyalists, they were believers in people and their God-given rights, including the right to free speech…especially the right to dissent.
  • Our Founding Fathers never developed a pledge of allegiance. Actually, they encouraged us to challenge all things government and be loyal to rights, freedoms, and liberties. Well, there was one “pledge” they made and signed their names to; it was the Declaration of Independence…the exact opposite of a pledge of allegiance.
  • And then there is the nagging question…Why are military personnel in any official capacity not allowed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? I would suggest that they have already taken an oath, “…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic…”
  • Which would a person rather do; 1) pledge allegiance to a flag, 2) swear to defend the Constitution? Are they mutually exclusive? Are those two the same? And, is there a given priority if a person does both?

Just some things to ponder as our country crumbles around us for a whole host of reasons.

And you better ask…Why would I even write an article like this at this time?

Some of you will get it, others won’t. And some will go over the edge thinking they know what I am implying. I just want you to think about where we are as a country, how we got here, and what comes next. Without the first two, you will be blindsided by the last one.


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Remember when I said… CRAZY !

If that isn’t click bait…well, what is? But it is meant to make a point. Our country, our world, and sometimes lives are crumbling apart…and some folks are actively working to destroy it all. And some of those folks might be you…or someone you know.

Remember when I said to avoid militias? Remember when I said to avoid politics and focus on principles? Remember when I said to shed yourselves of the crap in your life and concentrate on building yourselves, your families, your congregations, and your communities? Well, some folks seem hell-bent on destroying rather than building.

There is now a group called the “DESERET NATIONALIST ASSOCIATION”, they also go by the term Deseret Nationalists and DezNats. Well, let me address this a little bit…THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR FREAKING MINDS!!!!

While declaring they are Christians, while they express undying devotion to their church leaders, while thinking they promote something good…they are doing the exact opposite. They are confused, mislead, ignorant, or complicit in one of the biggest tragedies to ever hit the Christian world in recent times.

Now, let’s be clear…this is not a new movement; it’s been around for a while now. My earliest documented article on their website is dated 8/13/2017. And it that article they write “White Utahans who enjoy Utah’s more conservative, Mormon culture will have to embrace ethno-nationalism if they want it to survive. If we don’t fight to defend our White majority here in Utah we will lose the Mormon identity that has been the defining characteristic of this state for generations.”  The key phrase is “…fight to defend our White majority…” If you don’t see the racism in that, the white nationalism in that, then you are blind…or part of the movement…or at least sympathetic to it.

But, it is starting to gain some new notoriety. And the attention they are getting is not good…and the damage they are doing to others is even worse. And I find it interesting that they are trying to go low-profile…their website account was deleted by those that created it. And so I wonder why it was deleted?

And then there is of course a group that DezNats promoted who state that their belief is “The only salvation from this process [destruction of America] is to re-affirm purpose to a civilization, which requires protecting culture through strong nationalism, creating social order through caste, removing equality in favor of hierarchy, establishing leadership by aristocracy, and repatriating all who are not of the founding group.”

But wait for it…they also promote “For our viewpoint, patriotism to race and ethnicity makes more sense than allegiance to the State, and we desire the most anarchic and least jobs-oriented lifestyle we can get.”

Are you getting it yet? Do you feel it? It is white nationalism, fascism, Neo-nazi, racist crap BS!!

And I could go on…but the whackos are getting crazier…and some of them don’t even know they are crazies!

Let me give you an unfortunate and evil example of crazy…Chad and Lori Daybell. In case you haven’t been following them let me fill you in:

  1. They were married in 2019, two weeks after the death of Chad’s wife.
  2. Their previous spouses were both killed, as were other family members.
  3. They both belonged to a fairly mainstream Christian religion.
  4. They both were preppers.
  5. They both wrote and preached about “end-times”.
  6. They both claimed special knowledge about many religious topics outside of their church’s doctrine.
  7. They both had large followings of people.
  8. They both had business relationships with prepper website(s).
  9. They both are bat-crap crazy.
  10. They are murderers…including being child killers.

So why am I bring them up?  Read items 3 – 10 again.

Now, let me take a serious turn on you for a minute. Why don’t I flood my website with articles every day…or even every week? OK, granted…I am adding features to my house, improving our solar system, creating ponding areas, building a solar system for my neighbor, advising another neighbor on his solar system, helping another neighbor gut and remodel his house, improving roads for our communities, irrigating pastures for our church’s ranch…among other things, so I am a little busy right now. But the main reason I am not posting a lot or articles…

 

 

I DON’T WANT YOU TO BECOME CRAZY!!

 

 

So now let me get back on track. I have been talking with a whole lot of preppers in the last 2 years…mostly face-to-face. And folks let me tell you…preppers are becoming increasingly insane! I hear everything from microchips in the COVID vaccine, to spontaneous bleeding of people around folks who have had the COVID vaccine, to weather engineering of the planet by jet vapor trails, QAnon, and my all-time favorite…THE EARTH IS REALLY FLAT! And yes, the list could go on till I fill up the webserver…but you get my point.

So what does DezNats, Daybells, and a flat earther have to do with each other? It is all craziness…and you either have to avoid all of it like the plague in the first place or stop being involved in it if you are already hooked. Otherwise…you too will be crazy, lose your mind, and do who-knows-what! At the very least you will lose all credibility with all those around you, including your family. And I have heard many sad stories of that actually happening.

I have a neighbor who loves conspiracy theories…and he buys into them by the dozen. Now, it is his right to do so…period. The unfortunate thing is…ALL of the other neighbors look at him as a nut case. Now granted, when he is not talking conspiracy theories he is a decent enough guy and is intelligent. But that is maybe 10% of the time he isn’t going on about one conspiracy or another. So no one takes him serious in anything he says. It is a perfect example of the “boy who cried wolf” syndrome. And he spends hours everyday watching videos and cruising reinforcing websites.

Let’s back up to the “I don’t want you to become crazy!” statement. The main thing all of these crazies have in common…they are obsessed with “becoming informed” about everything that is happening in the world…and everything that has taken place. They spend hours and hours each day reading news articles, reading conspiracy books, sometimes absorbing the most absurd religious-based fantasies, and becoming cult-like follows of people and websites.

STOP IT !

I am seeing good and faithful members of my church become focused on, obsessed with, religious doctrine that isn’t even preached by any Christian church. But they claim that this person had a “dream” or that person had a “day vision” or someone has some other kind of special insight into life, here or in the hereafter. And they eat it up…to their detriment. Why? There are host of reasons for that.

The unfortunate thing…those same people most often leave behind the fundamentals of their beliefs for the fringes or more extreme beliefs which often are not founded in any scripture. Therein you find the Daybells, the Snuffers, the Morvacs, the DezNats, militias, nationalist movements, and a long list of others.

STOP IT !

And some of the saddest things I am seeing is the defense of such things and people. I’ve written about this before. A website I used to frequent was financially involved with the Daybells as well as a friendship with the website leadership. When the whole Daybell thing started to come to light people on the website began to question the Daybells and speak out and question them. Well, those folks were viciously attacked by not only website leadership but by rank and file users as well. Yes, folks were attacked for questioning why child killers were being defended and promoted. But not surprisingly, that same website promotes many of the same crazy topics I mentioned above.

I have been pleading with you for some years now to get rid of the static in your life, to concentrate on only that which is important, focus on building up your family, your congregations, and your communities…giving service to others. I have pleaded with you to avoid the craziness…and the crazies. I am doing so again.

In many ways the world is falling apart…you know that…you see it. Once decent and sane people are now embracing some of the stupidest, insane, and dangerous principles and concepts the world has ever known. Please don’t be one of them!

But, it can be far more subtle that just “stupidest, insane, and dangerous”…it can be a single lie mixed in with a whole lot of truth. Then another lie is introduced…then another. And before you know it…you, or someone you know, is hooked on some weird crap that takes over their life. And when it takes over…it has the power to destroy that life.

So I am asking you consider this:

  • Drastically reduce your time on social media…maybe give it up altogether if it is not productive for a good and worthwhile cause.
  • Stop reading crap news sites.
  • Stop visiting prepper websites that promote militias, radicalism in any form, extremism in any form, weird religious concepts (meaning outside of scripture), promotes or idolizes a person or group, encourages strong political affiliations, etc.
  • Give up, or drastically reduce, Youtube videos regarding conspiracy theories.
  • Stop reading books that promote weird crap until you’ve read the scriptures cover to cover each year. Give service rather than read crap.
  • Know the scriptures and the truths they preach…and stick to those truths.
  • Listen to your church leadership…listen to the Holy Ghost.
  • Help your neighbors, serve folks in your congregations, and get involved in community service projects.

There are already many good people, loving people that have gone astray and are following paths of craziness. The endgame could well be the Daybells for those that don’t stop now! Those two crazy end-times preppers started down the crazy path somewhere…don’t start down that path…or get off of it if you have already taken that step.

Sure…be a prepper, get ready for what is coming. But don’t be, or become, a crazy person about it. Because being obsessed over anything is not healthy and is not conducive to preparedness. Don’t get sucked into weird crap conversations…politely avoid them. Talk instead about gardening, food storage, etc. But do so in a practical and sane way. If you talk about some 24-headed demon riding in on a horse, swinging an ax of fire, in front of the 5th door of judgement as a basis to do food storage…well, no one will listen to you because they will think you are crazy. And they will be right.

I am asking to stop becoming crazy…or don’t take that first step down the crazy path. The Daybells started as preppers, became fantasy believers, became cultists, became famous in some prepper circles/websites…before they became child killers.

Be sane, stay sane, do the right thing, read the right books, be the right people…help others to do the same.

Be this…

…not this!

 

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Feedback & Comments : 7/26/2021

AH Trimble Feedback and CommentsIn response to “Extreme Danger !” I have a couple comments of note.

Burble writes…

Fighting “misinformation” with lies, and silencing any whose opinion does not match the government’s narrative, including [including opposing opinions from] Nobel prize winning scientists. It is clear they have no interest in actual truth, but what is truly sad is that so many do not even attempt to see beyond the thin veneer of their lies, much to their [own] peril I’m afraid.


Also in response to “Extreme Danger !” Nathan writes…

Why Biden has no worries. First, white conservatives are cowards. A small but determined criminal element [radical left] was able to destroy dozens of cities with no consequences. Feds stated no one would be punished, not even for attacking and burning federal buildings. Now look how they handled Trump supporters. Hundreds locked up with tens of thousands soon to be arrested.  [Second] Military is now completely owned by left. They will follow orders and will be used to crush whites once Biden feels confident to begin such ops. Sadly, the biggest reason feds can now do as they please is regular law enforcement. Local and state police followed any and all orders concerning mask mandate, a major violation of the Bill of Rights if ever there was one.

Make no mistake, police like their pay and perks and if ordered will happily turn their guns on conservatives.

What will soon happen here will make what went on in Nazi Germany seem mild in comparison. Democrats are already building the camps needed to house conservatives, gun owners, and Christians. To all you smart asses that say where are the camps? They already exist. They are called sports stadiums and underground parking complexes. A few guard towers and concertina wire and presto, instant camps. There are also huge amounts of cleared land on US military bases that can quickly be converted. Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Ft Stewart Army Base in Georgia have thousands of acres easily convertible to such facilities. Remember Democrats already have experience with how to move and imprison huge segments of population. Ask the Japanese on the West Coast how quickly Democrats were able to move and imprison hundreds of thousands of loyal Japanese Americans during WW2. Also, further back, see how they wiped out millions of American Indians. The US military figured heavily in both these historic episodes.

Right now, your only hope to save yourself and your families is to form armed militias. Training needs to start right now. Once military gets their orders they will quickly move to round up any and all people Democrats label as enemies of the state. The Constitution is dead and gone.


I respond…

OK, first things first…Yes, some conservatives are cowards but not all…politically all of them on the federal level seem to be cowards or ineffectual for the most part. I am a Civil Society Libertarian so I oppose some of the fundamental planks of the Conservative beliefs and agenda.

“Whites” are already being crush by the radical CRT gang. And NO! that is not racism for you with shrunken or non-existent brains. That is a statement of fact and opinion, so don’t play your stupid racist games with me.

And I agree with Nathan on the LEO thing. Although, truth be told, once again not all LEOs or LEO agencies have gone to the dark side…but many have. The proof? Thousands of reports and videos showing them behaving inappropriately and illegally. That’s why we have to support our Constitution loving Peace Officers!!!

Interestingly enough…”camps”…Nathan makes a great point…as I have pointed out before. While there are no official or operational FEMA camps…they can be set up just about anywhere in a matter of a couple of days. And Nathan makes a sound case of where they could be located. And he is spot-on about the US Federal Government having previously established camps. They did it to the Native Americans in HUGE numbers, in World War I, and again in large numbers during World War II. The federal government saw a threat in the form of people…so they simply put them in prison camps. And in the case of Native Americans…before they imprisoned them, they slaughtered them in huge numbers. As for you that still doubt…review Kent State not that many years ago. The US Army has some very dark patches against US citizens in their history.

Now, let’s touch on a subject that is a bit raw for me…”your only hope to save yourself and your families is to form armed militias.

I have been giving advice on this subject for a long time and I can sum it up in one word, “DON’T!”

And, why? Because of timing. Right now all of the federal gestapo law enforcement agencies are looking rather vigorously at right-wing militias…and have labeled them domestic terrorists. And by doing so all of the federal agencies and the military can deal with you completely outside of any Constitutional rights and completely outside of our judicial system. So don’t form, join, or even discuss forming militias.

But, “your only hope to save yourself and your families” is 100% spot on, exactly right, and incredibly brilliant. I have laid out over and over again how to do this…then expand it to your neighborhood, your congregation, and your community.

Now, if you want to protect yourself and family make sure you can do so…by fighting the threat/risk of violence <click here to get started> and then read my article “Time for a Step in an Action Plan!!” <click here to read>.

If you want some awesome training to organize to respond to any emergency, disaster, or grid-down you can always read this series of articles <click here to read> And of course read this short but invaluable book “The Art of War”.

Finally, “The Constitution is dead and gone.”  Yes, as far as the US Federal Government is concerned…the Constitution is dead. Federal law enforcement agencies are especially grateful for that. And honestly, all levels of government now ignore the Constitution in regards to right, freedoms, and liberties as it was originally intended by our Founding Fathers. Government loves its power and its ability to take our money…as their actions continue to prove.

However, the Constitution is still alive and well in the hearts of many. There are millions of people out there who have studied and understand the principles of the Constitution and know that it was designed to severely limit government power and ensure citizens of rights, freedoms, and liberties. Unfortunately for the last 120+ years have allowed government to take our rights, freedoms, and liberties one bite at a time…along with our money.

So please, keep the Constitution alive! Learn it, continually study it, and one day we will be able to restore it. Understand that our Founding Fathers wanted a small, restricted, and limited government…NOT the oppressive monstrosity we have today.

Thank you Nathan for raising so many good points and getting us to think.

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Feedback & Comments : 7/23/2021

AH Trimble Feedback and CommentsIn response to “How to identify REAL misinformation…” Jim writes…

Bingo!!

You brilliantly nailed the reality of misinformation spread electronically, — 90% of it just isn’t true!!

The most effective misinformation does have “enough” truth sprinkled within it that it can sound credible…but this particular gentlemen was either crazed with conspiracy theories or, perhaps, suffering from extreme paranoia.

And you never know the true source of what is written/posted over the internet. WHO is spreading particular bits of misinformation is rarely clear.

AHT didn’t mention it, but the entire Q-Anon episode had all the hallmarks of a false flag operation from the beginning.
>> Sadly, too many reacted to Q’s “revelations” of happenings inside the Deep State and USG [US Government] with, well, extreme GULLIBILITY.
>> Or, more simply: THEY SWALLOWED IT HOOK, LIKE AND SINKER!!

The end result of the Q-ANON deception, no doubt combined with the use of moles and informers among the patriot community, apparently was to create the “insurrection” on Jan 6th at the US Capitol.

Readers of this blog will realize there was nothing like an insurrection at the Capitol. Who in their mind would plot a violent insurrection but fail to bring ANY weapons with them?

But there were enough misguided souls who bought enough lies that they acted unwisely, and now will pay prices ranging from months to years in prison.
==========
All the above is NOT to say there are no threats to our Republic.

There certainly are very real threats to our nation, both domestic and foreign. The would-be Bolsheviks are damaging our nation more each and every day. They’re also pretty darn clear now as to their aims.

We have more than enough threats to our nation to challenge us. Don’t fall for the faked misinformation designed to get you/us to do something stupid, and land yourself in jail.

Jim


I think Jim makes some sound points…and gives some good advice as well.

Thank you Jim!!

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MMT what it is and why we should be VERY worried!

MMT = Modern Monetary Theory. In short, MMT is where a sovereign country like the U.S. can spend, tax, and borrow in a fiat currency that they fully control; and that country is not fiscally constrained by revenues when it comes to federal government spending. Yes, means the government can borrow ad infinitum…without end or limits.

And for the record…there is nothing “modern” about it. The first major trial run of MMT was in China about 1200 years ago and lasted for a couple hundred years till it…ah, well, that’s the point I will make.

First of all a simple definition of “fiat currency” if you don’t mind. Fiat currency:

  1. Has no intrinsic value.
  2. Has no commodity backing its value.
  3. The government controls its value and availability.
  4. Is controlled by a central bank (i.e. Federal Reserve in the USA).
  5. Its only true value is two parties (i.e. buyer & seller) agreeing on its value through the exchange of goods and/or services.
  6. It loses value in times of devaluation.
  7. It loses value in times of inflation.
  8. Becomes worthless in times of hyperinflation.
  9. Becomes worthless when the public/citizens or other governments lose faith/trust in the government issuing the fiat currency.

Now, back to China. About 1200 years ago the first real example of fiat currency evolved. The new dynasty of China decided to issue “notes” or paper money to replace the copper coins that had been in use. It was far more convenient to transact business and the government backed its value with their “word” and “honor”, and their ability to tax. The country did well and the economy grew nicely, employment was good, and  the country generally thrived.

So the government printed more notes and began putting more and more money into the economy. The economy boomed! Then they decided to print large amounts of money and put it into their economy through spending for large infrastructure projects. And the economy really boomed…for a bit!

One day…well, the economy stopped booming. The people lost faith and trust in the government because the prices of everything kept going up. With faith and trust in the government waning people became wary of the paper currency. Goods and services began to be more expensive because people had less faith in the paper money and wanted more of it to offset their risk of it failing. This cycle continued for a couple short years until the economy collapsed.

What followed was simple and predictable…poverty, civil unrest, government “law & order”, and then the dynasty collapsed.

This cycle has been repeated many times in history. In modern times we have the perfect example of such a MMT cycle in the form of Germany, the Weimar Republic. Beginning in 1918 the Republic began implementation of fiat currency and MMT. The 1920’s were a roaring success…till it wasn’t. October 1929 struck with the collapse of the US stock market. That collapse quickly spread around the world. And it hit the Weimar Republic like a ton of bricks.

Since the Weimar Republic was only about a decade old it didn’t have the ability to react well to the stock market problem…inflation hit and soon turned into hyperinflation. This move through inflation to hyperinflation occurred because people/citizens didn’t have enough faith or trust in their government to correct economic problems. And for good reason, their government kept printing large amounts of money, poured it into the economy, began large infrastructure projects, etc.

As the Wiemar Republic fell to pieces it was the perfect opportunity for a strong and charismatic leader to pull the country together to make Germany great again.

With convincing arguments that Germans were the best and brightest in the world, he got their attention and loyalty. With convincing cries of nationalism he got their devotion. Hence, Adolph Hitler rose to power and took over Germany by 1933. His efforts had began over 10 years earlier but were for the most part ignored…until financial problems hit their country. Then Hitler’s influence and power flourished, as did his political career. A short 6 years later Hitler plunged most of the known world into World War II.

Total deaths during WWII came to 60 – 80 million people. And far more injuries than that. So about 4% of the world’s population died…4% of the world’s population!!!

So what is my point?

MMT has never been successful in the history of the world. It has failed 100% of the time…and has caused innumerable wars, including a world war just 80 years ago.

Now, you may say that the USA has been a successful MMT implementer…because times are different and we are different. Really?

In my article (SitRep – 3/1/2021) I wrote extensively on the USA and its use of fiat currency. To make a long and boring story short…in 2020 it took $840 to equal the value of $1 in 1900. Yup, that is 840% inflation! That is averaging 7% per year. In theoretical terms that 7% inflation rate is 3.5 times higher than the standard that economists feel is safe.

And remember what China did all those years ago…printed increasing amounts of money to pour into the economy. And they spent large amounts of money on infrastructure project just a few short years before their collapse. What does that have to do with us in the good ole USA?

In the last 13 months 40% of the entire money supply of the USA has been created. Yup, the Federal Reserve and the US Government simply created 40% of all US dollars that exist today…and they did that in the last 13 months. Another way to look at it…almost half of all the US dollars floating around right now simply didn’t exist in 2019.

And approximately 60% of all money that the US Government is now spending through its budget is “created” money. Approximately 100% of all stimulus money is “created” money.

The Proposed Biden/Harris infrastructure plan will be “created” money. And if the proposal passes as now outlined…not only is there the “funny money” creation issue…it will also pull billions and billions of dollars out of private hands and transfer that wealth to the US government. Does that sound like another step of MMT?

 

Now, let me recap…MMT always follows the same path:

  1. Government implements fiat currency.
  2. Government runs large budget deficits.
  3. Government acquires larger and larger national debt.
  4. Inflation begins.
  5. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  6. Depression begins.
  7. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  8. Poverty increases.
  9. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  10. Civil unrest begins.
  11. Government attempts to quell/crush civil unrest.
  12. Hyperinflation begins.
  13. Unemployment grows, poverty grows, civil unrest grows.
  14. Government takes drastic actions (i.e. Nazi Germany starts a world war).
  15. Government falls and collapses.

And what we know as historic fact:

  • The total fiat currency cycle can run from 11 – 250 years.
  • Normally, from the hyper-printing of currency to government collapse is about 5 years +/-.

And we know these facts about the United States:

  • The US government has used paper currency for 200+ years.
  • Gold stopped being used as currency approximately 140 years ago.
  • The US has been running large annual inflation rates for 120 years.
  • The US dollar became official full-on fiat currency in 1971 when Nixon discontinued the redemption of dollars for gold…50 years ago.

Quick reality check…

Now remember this, it is absolute fact that the US Government began the “hyper-printing” of currency about 13 months ago.

As I see it…the US’s implementation of MMT is following the same path of every other government that has implemented. The same historically proven path that was started 1200 years ago!!!

As for me and my house…we are preparing.

What are you doing?


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How to identify REAL misinformation…

AZ responded to a comment on one of my articles. I didn’t allow his comment for several reasons. But let’s explore his comment so we can know how to spot true, actual, and real “misinformation.”

 

AZ’s comment:

“SO you don’t think FOREIGN MILITARY ARE COMING IN,well you are wrong,I’ve talked to RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES AT WALMART,I’VE TALKED TO CHINESE MILITARY COMMANDERS,who said they were traveling around COLORADO looking to see what towns they wanted to be in charge of,AND THE UN MILITARY are coming in by the BUS LOAD from US MILITARY BASES ALL OVER AMERICA,and OH YES I’VE talked to them to,they said we are here to kill stupid americans,well there won’t be any shortage of them,THEIR ARRIVING IN GUTTED OLD MOTORHOMES,the interior was removed and bench seats installed,40-50 in every one,YOU KNOW you best wake up,AMERICA HASN’T TOTALY ENDED,but soon it will have,WHEN THE ATTACK BEGINS,it’ll be a BLOODBATH ,the US MILITARY will be coming DOOR TO DOOR,taking GUNS,BIBLES AND ANY GOLD OR SILVER THEY CAN FIND,That little tid bit came from a NAVY SEAL….”

So let’s get into his statement and figure out what is real and what is not by asking some logical questions. No, I am not going to talk about his “big picture” at all. We will examine the details and then make a judgement call on his big picture at the end.

  1. I’ve talked to RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES AT WALMART.”
    1. What were Russian Special Forces Operators (RSFO) doing at Walmart?
    2. How did he spot (RSFO) at Walmart?
    3. And if they were there and he spotted them, why would they talk to him?
    4. And if they talked to him, why would they reveal their mission to him?
  2. I’VE TALKED TO CHINESE MILITARY COMMANDERS”
    1. What special connection(s) does he have to even know Chinese military commanders?
    2. And if he does know Chinese military commanders, why would they reveal their secret mission to him?
  3. UN MILITARY are coming in by the BUS LOAD from US MILITARY BASES ALL OVER AMERICA”
    1. Where are the credible pictures of the busses full of UN troops?
    2. Why aren’t there credible reports of busloads of UN troops on, or leaving, military bases all over America?
  4. I’VE talked to them to,they said we are here to kill stupid americans”
    1. How did he spot them, why did he talk to them, why did they reveal their mission to him, why didn’t they kill him first to prevent them from being exposed? Or at least detain him to prevent revealing their presence and mission?
  5. WHEN THE ATTACK BEGINS,it’ll be a BLOODBATH ,the US MILITARY will be coming DOOR TO DOOR,taking GUNS,BIBLES AND ANY GOLD OR SILVER THEY CAN FIND,That little tid bit came from a NAVY SEAL”
    1. How does he know a Navy SEAL?
    2. Why would a Navy Seal reveal the most top secret of mission information to him?

So, when you look at his statements and begin to ask logical and realistic questions concerning his statements what do you see? Is there a pattern?

Here’s what I say:

  1. I doubt RSFO troops would be in Walmart and be recognizable. They would either not be in Walmart at all or would at least be sufficiently trained to not be noticed. Remember, RSFO troops are the Russian equivalent to our Delta operators.
  2. If a person went up to a RSFO trooper there is absolutely no way they would just stand there openly talking to a stranger about their secret mission to kill Americans
  3. I doubt he knows any Chinese person outside of a Panda Express let alone knowing a Chinese military commander. And if he happened to talk with a Chinese military commander, that commander would not reveal their secret mission to kill Americans.
  4. If there were large quantities of UN troops on military bases, someone would notice and report. If those busloads of UN troops were leaving American military bases someone would notice and report. There has not been a single credible report, let alone multiple reports, of any such activity. If he did find one of these UN troopers, they would not speak to him about their mission to kill Americans.
  5. If he actually does know a Navy SEAL, that SEAL would not reveal top secret information of a major mission against US citizens.

So, when you look at his statements, ask the logical and realistic questions, and then answer those questions objectively and realistically…his statement is pure fantasy.

Well, there is one other option…he is making those statements to purposely create chaos and havoc, or shape opinion of easily influenced people for nefarious purposes.

Whatever the case, this person is writing complete and total misinformation to the degree of absurdity.

Now, and especially in the near future, you must be able to recognize and analyze all information. You must be able to determine whether information is true or not. And even more important…recognize the people who are creating and/or spreading that misinformation and why.

If you fail to do so…you have no, or poor, Situational Awareness…and that could prove fatal to you and/or your family, your congregation, or your community.


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Who is US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy?

Well, knowing that information is vital in understanding what Murthy did on the 14th of July and why…and under the direction of whom.

Once you know a little about his background the answers to all of those questions, what/why/whom, become painfully obvious…and even far more sinister than you might have previously thought. I leave conclusions up to you but I will share my opinion at the end.

Easy Murthy stuff first:

  • He born in England
  • His parents born in India
  • He moved to America in 1980, age of 3, along with his family
  • Attended all the best Ivory League schools…Harvard, Yale, etc.
  • Did his medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, two of the most prestigious medical facilities in the world

Sounds almost dream-like, like someone was looking out for him…a mentor guiding him through life.

And now it gets interesting…Murthy also earned an MBA from Yale School of Management. And while working on his MBA he received a fellowship from The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. And as you are now probably guessing…Paul Soros is the older brother of George Soros. And yes…that George Soros. The one who is arguably one of the most evil men that has walked the earth in the last 100 years. Soros worked with Nazis to round up Jews for the death camps, financially overthrown a couple European countries, etc.  But most of all…the Soros family has funded the most radical and extreme of progressive/liberal causes the world has ever known. AND FYI…the Soviets had information that Paul Soros was actually a Nazi SS officer. Which, if true, would make sense since his brother George Soros worked closely with the Nazi SS.

And so it begins…the link of Murthy to extremism and radicalism the likes the world has never known. But, it gets worse.

One of Murthy’s major life accomplishment is this…he co-founded and served as President of “Doctors for Obama” which became “Doctors for America”. And it is important to note that yes, that Obama…the one that in his own words stated he was a racist. But worse yet…Obama from his own mouth openly espoused Marxist ideology and promoted the same.

He did such a good job for Obama, advocating for socialized medicine and promoting ObamaCare, that Obama appointed him as US Surgeon General during his term as President.

And of course since Biden is little more than a stooge…Murthy got a second go at the post of US Surgeon General. And we see that Murthy is wasting no time in continuing to promote socialist/marxist and authoritarian principles and ideals. And thus he marches on to subjugate the American people even more.

Doesn’t this all gets very interesting when you connect the dots?

So here is my opinion on who US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy really is…

  1. He is a globalist, elitist, and raised to be part of the ruling class.
  2. He is very intelligent and an successful activist.
  3. He has close personal and professional ties to the most radical and extremist elements in the world.
  4. Some of the most evil people in the world believe in him and have openly supported him.
  5. He is a dedicated socialist/Marxist.
  6. And most of all…he is a true believer in authoritarianism and dedicated to the implementation of such in the USA.

And all of that makes him a very dangerous man. Do not discount what he is capable of. And most of all…Know who is running our country!


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EXTREME DANGER !

Three of the most significant indicators/signs of an authoritarian/totalitarian regime is the controlling of media, promoting government propaganda, and suppressing voices of opposition.

A person only needs look to countries such as the former Soviet Union, current Russia, China, and North Korea to see the most fully implemented examples of such behavior. And the European Union countries are examples of almost fully implemented authoritarian media controls. But here in the USA the First Amendment has protected, for the most part, our right to free speech for over 230 years…until now.

Let’s be honest…the media has been earnestly bullied and attacked since the Nixon years. And since Clinton the effort to transform the media into an extension of the government propaganda arm has become serious and focused. Every President since Nixon has gone after the media and the people therein…some Presidents with gusto, others more subtly. And for the most part, the media has complied and become little more than shills for the US federal government.

And to be fair, there are a couple major media outlets that still maintain some margin of objectivity and fairness in reporting. However, and unfortunately, they tend to be conservative agenda driven organizations. And being such, almost exclusively promote a conservative agenda vs true objectivity.

The US government has for the most part been discreet, subtle, and used subterfuge to bring the media into compliance. However, they are not above using threats, intimidation, and the legal system to bring the most wayward of media under their control. The most recent example is the NSA’s spying on Tucker Carlson. But Carlson is not alone…the NSA has been well-documented to be spying on all of us. But government spying on media personnel is especially troublesome.  And for this article I won’t even begin to discuss the truly troubling programs the FBI has and is using against specific journalists.

Now to my point…On July 14th, 2021 the US Government went from subtle anti-free speech program towards full blown censorship. On 7/14 the US Surgeon General released a report outlining how big technology companies, especially social media platforms, are to censor any dissenting speech that falls outside of federal government approval. While stopping short of criminalizing dissenting speech, the government declared exactly how big-tech was to use all methods at its disposal to silence dissension.

This is no small development…actually, it is the largest single outright blatant attack on the US Constitution and Bill of Rights that I can remember in my lifetime. This is a huge development, although not a surprise at all for those who have been reading my website for even a few months.

I have been writing extensively about the federal government’s efforts to destroy the Constitution for a very long time. I have outlined how big-tech was nothing more a tool of the US government, both working towards the same goal. This latest move is simply a blatant public release of the goal the federal government of the United States, with the assistance of big-tech, is moving us towards. And that goal…a solid and unchallengeable authoritarian/totalitarian state.

The most dangerous specifics in the policy statement:

  1. Page #11 –
    1. All media companies and journalism schools are to train personnel to identify any information source that doesn’t conform to federal government “truth.”
    2. Use only information, including graphics, that will keep public opinion in-line with what information the federal government is promoting.
  2. Page #12 –
    1. Change their technology software and hardware to ensure that any “misinformation” is identified and suppressed.
    2. Identify all users who dissent from federal government propaganda and make that information available to all government personnel, government compliant media sources, and government approved academic personnel.
    3. Penalize anyone and everyone who the federal government has identified as “repeat offenders” of misinformation.
    4. Identify misinformation and move to counter that content with an overwhelming amount of content that is compliant with federal government propaganda.
    5. Promote media sources of complaint information over dissenting sources.
    6. Protect cooperative federal government media sources from any information that would challenge or discredit them.
  3. Page #14 –
    1. The promotion of extensive private funding towards any and all organizations that promotes federal government propaganda.
  4. Page #15 –
    1. Directs all levels of government to comply with the federal government propaganda promotion program, including the promotion of all compliant sources and the penalization of all dissenting speech and sources.

Yes, there are more statement points to be made that prove beyond even a shadow of a doubt that the US government is now actively, publicly, blatantly, and seriously going public in their program to  crush any dissenting speech. Meaning…the US Government is now openly suppressing/eliminating free speech. Free Speech…the most fundamental of God-given rights guaranteed to us under the Bill of Rights.

I have written repeatedly that from the perspective of the US Government, and its renegade agencies (FBI, NSA, CIA, DIA, DHS, etc.), the US Constitution is dead and gone. Period!

The only saving of the US Constitution will come from dedicated and committed people willing to give all to defend its principles.

The US Government, all branches, have no desire whatsoever to uphold the Constitution. That has been made clear by decades of eliminating rights, freedoms, and liberties. Till now they have been the evil lurking and working in the shadows…but that has now changed. They have now moved into the full light of day…unafraid of showing their evil for exactly what it is!

I want to state clearly, and hear me clearly… on the 14th of July, 2021 the US Federal Government, under the direction of an authoritarian Biden/Harris regime, made it public that they are now working openly to eliminate ALL rights that have been previously guaranteed under the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And they started with the most fundamental and the most needed right of all…Free Speech.

This latest version of an authoritarian regime is the most extreme in philosophy and action than anything previously seen in the USA. This is the most major and significant -and dangerous- step ever taken in modern times to subjugate the citizens of the US to the point of no return.

For those of you who are aware and informed…this is the FULL implementation of “1984”… make no doubt about it.

Where do they go from here? I am not 100% sure…but it will become obvious fairly soon. This bold step towards the destruction of the last vestiges of the US Constitution is a major mile post…one that will be followed up rather quickly by those dark and evil powers that now control every aspect of the US federal government.

Now, one more extremely disturbing point…I am sure you are aware, but let me remind you…The US Surgeon General holds the rank of Vice-Admiral. Yup, that means they are a member of the 8 branches of the armed/uniformed services of the United States of America.

I told you earlier this year that we have lost the military…this recent move makes it crystal clear that the US uniformed services no longer honors their oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Those organizations are now rogue…and working openly against US citizens.

Once again…YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Take such actions to prepare yourself, your family, your congregations, and your communities against further implementation of authoritarianism. Failure to act now ensures you will have to comply with their demands in the future…and become nothing more than sheeple.


Who is US Surgeon General Vivek Hallegere Murthy? <click here to find out>


Note: I am attaching the official full report (US government PDF file) for you to research and conclude your own opinions. < click here for the OFFICIAL-surgeon-general-confronting-health-misinformation July 14 2021 statement>


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Head’s Up! : The Economy

A senior economist at one of the oldest conservative think tanks in America and a former International Monetary Fund economist just declared that “America’s inflation is beginning to resemble a Latin American country.” He also stated “The U.S. is in a very bad position from a long-term point of view. I don’t see how this can end well when we’re running [annual] budget deficits something like 15 percent of GDP.” He then went on to say, “We are seeing the money supply now growing well over 20 percent year-over-year.”

Two Wall Street reporters wrote recently that “The pandemic has pushed global government debt to the highest level since World War II, surpassing the world’s annual economic output.” Yes, that means that the world debt to world GDP is over 100%!! That is very, very dangerous territory.

Also only a couple days ago two more WSJ reports wrote that America is entering a transitional phase of higher prices, higher inflation, and higher interest rates that we’ve had in decades and decades. Now, there are two points that I want to bring out; 1) I was around on those “decades” that they are referring to…mortgage interest rates were in the teens to twenties and credit card rates were 20 – 40%, 2) did you read the word “transitional” in that statement? Their words not mine. Our economy is transitioning…and you know what it is transitioning into…and it is bad, very, very bad.

The world economy is about to really, really suck. In a nut shell emerging countries went heavily into debt…$86trillion that we know about. And that debt is at astonishingly low interest rates thank to the Federal Reserve and other central banks (foreign government federal reserves). Now that the Fed and central banks are starting to raise interest rates with discussion of notably higher interest rates to curb inflation…well, most (if not all) of those emerging countries will not be able to refinance their current debt debt and no means to payoff the debt.

When that occurs those countries go into default. When they go into default then there is a run on that country’s economy. And when that occurs…1) they go bankrupt and the loss of those trillions of debt hit investors like they’ve never been hit before, 2) the US and other G7 countries will have to loan them more money at special rates…meaning that the G7 countries print more money…meaning that global inflation gets even worse.

And then there is Deutsche Bank…one of the largest banks in the world…a favorite of the global ruling elite. They consist of private banking, corporate banking, investment banking, and asset management. Their total assets…in the multiple of $trillions!! And who happens to be the #1 shareholder? BlackRock. And just FYI…BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the US…and handles the investments of federal employees. Well, what did Deutsche Bank have to say that caught my attention?

On June 10th they issued a “dire economic warning for America”, “…we could be on the brink of excruciating economic pain.” They added statements such as “…the very role of government in the economy, is undergoing its biggest shift in direction in 40 years” “We have seen this happen many times over the past century. From Weimar Germany to present-day Venezuela, massive money printing never works and always spurs out-of-control inflation.”

Once again, two key points; 1) they clearly intimated that we could be looking at a Weimar Republic collapse situation…that lead to the rise of Hitler, 2) they also stated that the federal government’s role in the economy is shifting…transitioning.

Then again on the 14th, “Further disregarding inflation will push the global economy to a major crisis, according to the latest report issued by Deutsche Bank economists who point the finger at the US money-printing policies.” “By the end of this year [2021], we will have twice the number of dollars in circulation compared to 2019.” “Inflation is a construct of Wall Street and endless money printing to feed the beast. Without Wall Street, there would be next to no inflation because the actual market of producers and consumers of goods and materials would set the price.”

As if you don’t already know…the US economy is collapsing. No, it hasn’t collapsed…it is collapsing. And while many call it inflation I clearly and unequivocally claim it is devaluation…the US dollar becoming less valuable.

You must prepare now for the economic collapse. I outlined some things you should consider <click here>

If you want to read the clarity of the economic situation <click here to read>

Now, if you have been paying attention to my guidance over the years you’ve learned to ask two questions whenever you are presented with information. 1) Who gains money?, 2) Who gains  power?

So you have one of the largest banks (Deutsche Bank) in the world release a warning about the US economy and global inflation…and predicting the collapse of the US as we know it. Then you have one of the largest financial media outlets (Wall Street Journal) doing virtually the same thing. And of course a world renown conservative economist doing the same. And they’ve done it within the last month. Huummmm……..

Now, you ask yourself those questions in regards to the information they released; 1) Who gains  money?, 2) Who gains power? But, remember…it will be the “actions” of people acting on that information that is important when considering the questions.

But, there was a somewhat hidden tidbit of consistent information woven in all that information…government role/involvement and transition. And therein lies a HUGE key to all of this.

But, the most important piece of information…each warned of a collapse. And if you listen to Deutsche Bank who was around at the time of Germany’s collapse and the rise of Hitler…well, they just might have a little experience under their belt in that arena. Considering they directly equated it to our situation today…something to consider…seriously consider.

All of that is just 4 short years. Then a world war 6 years after that. Nine years…from start…to hell itself.

Now, hear me…hear me clearly…I’ve been warning my website readers for years and years exactly what has been and is going on. None of this should be any surprise. But, here is the rub…

YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOU & YOUR FAMILY OR ALL OF MY WARNINGS ARE WORTHLESS !!!

 

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Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

note: This is a reprint of another author’s article. It is extremely informative. I believe it is a must read for you if you have any desire to combat Marxism, Socialism, racism, and the continued overthrow of the United States of America.


Christopher F. Rufo
Founder and Director, Battlefront


Christopher F. Rufo is founder and director of Battlefront, a public policy research center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a former Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. As executive director at the Documentary Foundation, he has directed four films for PBS, including most recently America Lost, which explores life in Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California. He is also a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers topics including critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, and crime.


Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.

In explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. Originally, the Marxist Left built its political program on the theory of class conflict. Marx believed that the primary characteristic of industrial societies was the imbalance of power between capitalists and workers. The solution to that imbalance, according to Marx, was revolution: the workers would eventually gain consciousness of their plight, seize the means of production, overthrow the capitalist class, and usher in a new socialist society.

During the 20th century, a number of regimes underwent Marxist-style revolutions, and each ended in disaster. Socialist governments in the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba, and elsewhere racked up a body count of nearly 100 million of their own people. They are remembered for their gulags, show trials, executions, and mass starvations. In practice, Marx’s ideas unleashed man’s darkest brutalities.

By the mid-1960s, Marxist intellectuals in the West had begun to acknowledge these failures. They recoiled at revelations of Soviet atrocities and came to realize that workers’ revolutions would never occur in Western Europe or the United States, where there were large middle classes and rapidly improving standards of living. Americans in particular had never developed a sense of class consciousness or class division. Most Americans believed in the American dream—the idea that they could transcend their origins through education, hard work, and good citizenship.

But rather than abandon their Leftist political project, Marxist scholars in the West simply adapted their revolutionary theory to the social and racial unrest of the 1960s. Abandoning Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.

Fortunately, the early proponents of this revolutionary coalition in the U.S. lost out in the 1960s to the civil rights movement, which sought instead the fulfillment of the American promise of freedom and equality under the law. Americans preferred the idea of improving their country to that of overthrowing it. The vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., President Johnson’s pursuit of the Great Society, and the restoration of law and order promised by President Nixon in his 1968 campaign defined the post-1960s American political consensus.

But the radical Left has proved resilient and enduring—which is where critical race theory comes in.

WHAT IT IS

Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.

There are a series of euphemisms deployed by its supporters to describe critical race theory, including “equity,” “social justice,” “diversity and inclusion,” and “culturally responsive teaching.” Critical race theorists, masters of language construction, realize that “neo-Marxism” would be a hard sell. Equity, on the other hand, sounds non-threatening and is easily confused with the American principle of equality. But the distinction is vast and important. Indeed, equality—the principle proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, defended in the Civil War, and codified into law with the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965—is explicitly rejected by critical race theorists. To them, equality represents “mere nondiscrimination” and provides “camouflage” for white supremacy, patriarchy, and oppression.

In contrast to equality, equity as defined and promoted by critical race theorists is little more than reformulated Marxism. In the name of equity, UCLA Law Professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth and redistributing them along racial lines. Critical race guru Ibram X. Kendi, who directs the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, has proposed the creation of a federal Department of Antiracism. This department would be independent of (i.e., unaccountable to) the elected branches of government, and would have the power to nullify, veto, or abolish any law at any level of government and curtail the speech of political leaders and others who are deemed insufficiently “antiracist.”

One practical result of the creation of such a department would be the overthrow of capitalism, since according to Kendi, “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” In other words, identity is the means and Marxism is the end.

An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority. Historically, the accusation of “anti-Americanism” has been overused. But in this case, it’s not a matter of interpretation—critical race theory prescribes a revolutionary program that would overturn the principles of the Declaration and destroy the remaining structure of the Constitution.

HOW IT WORKS

What does critical race theory look like in practice? Last year, I authored a series of reports focused on critical race theory in the federal government. The FBI was holding workshops on intersectionality theory. The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees they were committing “microinequities” and had been “socialized into oppressor roles.” The Treasury Department held a training session telling staff members that “virtually all white people contribute to racism” and that they must convert “everyone in the federal government” to the ideology of “antiracism.” And the Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day reeducation camp, where they were told that “white male culture” was analogous to the “KKK,” “white supremacists,” and “mass killings.” The executives were then forced to renounce their “white male privilege” and write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color.

This year, I produced another series of reports focused on critical race theory in education. In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” In Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix,” based on the idea that straight, white, English-speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and “covert white supremacy.” In Philadelphia, an elementary school forced fifth-graders to celebrate “Black communism” and simulate a Black Power rally to free 1960s radical Angela Davis from prison, where she had once been held on charges of murder. And in Seattle, the school district told white teachers that they are guilty of “spirit murder” against black children and must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance.”

I’m just one investigative journalist, but I’ve developed a database of more than 1,000 of these stories. When I say that critical race theory is becoming the operating ideology of our public institutions, it is not an exaggeration—from the universities to bureaucracies to k-12 school systems, critical race theory has permeated the collective intelligence and decision-making process of American government, with no sign of slowing down.

This is a revolutionary change. When originally established, these government institutions were presented as neutral, technocratic, and oriented towards broadly-held perceptions of the public good. Today, under the increasing sway of critical race theory and related ideologies, they are being turned against the American people. This isn’t limited to the permanent bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., but is true as well of institutions in the states, even in red states, and it is spreading to county public health departments, small Midwestern school districts, and more. This ideology will not stop until it has devoured all of our institutions.

FUTILE RESISTANCE

Thus far, attempts to halt the encroachment of critical race theory have been ineffective. There are a number of reasons for this.

First, too many Americans have developed an acute fear of speaking up about social and political issues, especially those involving race. According to a recent Gallup poll, 77 percent of conservatives are afraid to share their political beliefs publicly. Worried about getting mobbed on social media, fired from their jobs, or worse, they remain quiet, largely ceding the public debate to those pushing these anti-American ideologies. Consequently, the institutions themselves become monocultures: dogmatic, suspicious, and hostile to a diversity of opinion. Conservatives in both the federal government and public school systems have told me that their “equity and inclusion” departments serve as political offices, searching for and stamping out any dissent from the official orthodoxy.

Second, critical race theorists have constructed their argument like a mousetrap. Disagreement with their program becomes irrefutable evidence of a dissenter’s “white fragility,” “unconscious bias,” or “internalized white supremacy.” I’ve seen this projection of false consciousness on their opponents play out dozens of times in my reporting. Diversity trainers will make an outrageous claim—such as “all whites are intrinsically oppressors” or “white teachers are guilty of spirit murdering black children”—and then when confronted with disagreement, they adopt a patronizing tone and explain that participants who feel “defensiveness” or “anger” are reacting out of guilt and shame. Dissenters are instructed to remain silent, “lean into the discomfort,” and accept their “complicity in white supremacy.”

Third, Americans across the political spectrum have failed to separate the premise of critical race theory from its conclusion. Its premise—that American history includes slavery and other injustices, and that we should examine and learn from that history—is undeniable. But its revolutionary conclusion—that America was founded on and defined by racism and that our founding principles, our Constitution, and our way of life should be overthrown—does not rightly, much less necessarily, follow.

Fourth and finally, the writers and activists who have had the courage to speak out against critical race theory have tended to address it on the theoretical level, pointing out the theory’s logical contradictions and dishonest account of history. These criticisms are worthy and good, but they move the debate into the academic realm, which is friendly terrain for proponents of critical race theory. They fail to force defenders of this revolutionary ideology to defend the practical consequences of their ideas in the realm of politics.

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

No longer simply an academic matter, critical race theory has become a tool of political power. To borrow a phrase from the Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, it is fast achieving “cultural hegemony” in America’s public institutions. More and more, it is driving the vast machinery of the state and society. If we want to succeed in opposing it, we must address it politically at every level.

Critical race theorists must be confronted with and forced to speak to the facts. Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of “oppressors” and “oppressed”? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism”? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become “white traitors” and advocate for “white abolition”? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of reeducation? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military? How about every one of us?

There are three parts to a successful strategy to defeat the forces of critical race theory: governmental action, grassroots mobilization, and an appeal to principle.

We already see examples of governmental action. Last year, one of my reports led President Trump to issue an executive order banning critical race theory-based training programs in the federal government. President Biden rescinded this order on his first day in office, but it provides a model for governors and municipal leaders to follow. This year, several state legislatures have introduced bills to achieve the same goal: preventing public institutions from conducting programs that stereotype, scapegoat, or demean people on the basis of race. And I have organized a coalition of attorneys to file lawsuits against schools and government agencies that impose critical race theory-based programs on grounds of the First Amendment (which protects citizens from compelled speech), the Fourteenth Amendment (which provides equal protection under the law), and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race).

On the grassroots level, a multiracial and bipartisan coalition is emerging to do battle against critical race theory. Parents are mobilizing against racially divisive curricula in public schools and employees are increasingly speaking out against Orwellian reeducation in the workplace. When they see what is happening, Americans are naturally outraged that critical race theory promotes three ideas—race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation—which violate the basic principles of equality and justice. Anecdotally, many Chinese-Americans have told me that having survived the Cultural Revolution in their former country, they refuse to let the same thing happen here. 

In terms of principles, we need to employ our own moral language rather than allow ourselves to be confined by the categories of critical race theory. For example, we often find ourselves debating “diversity.” Diversity as most of us understand it is generally good, all things being equal, but it is of secondary value. We should be talking about and aiming at excellence, a common standard that challenges people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential. On the scale of desirable ends, excellence beats diversity every time.

Similarly, in addition to pointing out the dishonesty of the historical narrative on which critical race theory is predicated, we must promote the true story of America—a story that is honest about injustices in American history, but that places them in the context of our nation’s high ideals and the progress we have made towards realizing them. Genuine American history is rich with stories of achievements and sacrifices that will move the hearts of Americans—in stark contrast to the grim and pessimistic narrative pressed by critical race theorists.

Above all, we must have courage—the fundamental virtue required in our time. Courage to stand and speak the truth. Courage to withstand epithets. Courage to face the mob. Courage to shrug off the scorn of the elites. When enough of us overcome the fear that currently prevents so many from speaking out, the hold of critical race theory will begin to slip. And courage begets courage. It’s easy to stop a lone dissenter; it’s much harder to stop 10, 20, 100, 1,000, 1,000,000, or more who stand up together for the principles of America.

Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.

 

source: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/critical-race-theory-fight/
 

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