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September 9, 2011

Kingdom of the Three Genocides

The modern Turkish state was founded on the genocide of three Christian nations.  This particular Islamic state is virtually swimming in the blood of the Martyrs.  Politically incorrect history, courtesy of CCHQ.

If you’re a fan of Roman history, you’ve heard of Pontus.  The Pontic kingdom was the offspring of the ancient Greek wayfarers and explorers who colonized Asia Minor and the southern coast of the Black Sea beginning in 800 B.C.  When Pontus was eventually conquered by Rome in 63 B.C., it was folded into the Eastern Roman Empire, whose capital resided in Constantinople.  Almost 1,500 years later when this last hellenized bastion of Rome fell to the armies of Islam in 1453, the “Pontic Greeks” remained on the northern coast of what is today known as Turkey.  But the Turks could not long abide an older ethnic population in their midst, sharing their country but refusing to assimilate into Islam.  So they did to this stateless minority what they did to the Armenians– genocide.  The campaign against the Pontic Greeks included massacres, forced deportations and death marches.  Pontic villages and towns would be surrounded by Turks and their inhabitants massacred.  Over 500,000 Pontians were deported of whom comparatively few survived, with those who were able to escape and survive seeking refuge in neighboring Russia and Greece.  The death toll is estimated at between to 350,000 — 450,000 Greek Pontians killed in massacres and death marches.  They were the last remnants of a civilization dating back almost three millenia, now dispersed forever.

And the Armenian genocide from 1896 through 1923.  Victims: 1.5 million.  It was the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire, which took part almost concurrently and in the same historical context as the Assyrian Christian genocide of 1914 — 1920.  Stay tuned for more on this later.

The Assyrian Christians were a race of people indigenous to the area of northern Mesopotamia, the descendants of the ancient Assyrian empire which fell around 600 B.C., and among the first of nations to convert to Christianity.  They were known to send their missionaries to nations as far flung as China and Japan.  Their dogged adherence to Christianity has made them one of Islam’s number one targets for hundreds of years, with their persecution culminating in modern times with their genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire’s “Young Turks” in the early 20th century.  The Turks committed massacres against, and forced death marches upon, all those Assyrians who refused to convert to Islam.  For example, in 1915, 8,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers surrounded almost 20,000 Assyrian civilians in at least 30 villages and massacred them all.  And that was just the beginning.  The Assyrian nation lost almost two thirds of it’s population at the hands of the Turk.  Total dead are estimated at 750,000.  But their story has been all but ignored by our historians, in my opinion because this constitutes politically incorrect history that can’t be pinned on the “Western imperialism” that so consumes our intellectuals of the Academy.  Here, however, you will finally hear from the victims and eyewitnesses of this genocide who managed to survive those purges, death marches, and pitched battles.  This is history of a people lost to our memory.  It is a forgotten genocide.

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August 27, 2011

UCLA Professor: Without Media Bias the Average US State Would Vote Like Texas

Liberal bias?  What Liberal bias, right Libs?  lol

The media’s shameless bias is no big secret.  There’s an old Republican truism that the mainstream media’s Liberal bias gives the Democrats a 15-point handicap in any given election.  Problem is we haven’t yet found a way to prove it quantitatively.  Until now.  In his book Left Turn, Professor Tim Groseclose has gathered the thousands upon thousands of data points necessary to prove not only how the mainstream media is biased Left, but also how this distorts the American mind and affects their voting choices.

“The data shows that yes, they are indeed Liberal.”

Notice, he waited until he had tenure to release his findings!  And here he says that without Liberal bias in the media, your average U.S. state would vote like Texas or Tennessee!

August 1, 2011

Philadelphia teachers Helped Students cheat for their own good

Standardized tests the bane of self esteem movement

This is just sad.  Teachers in Philly explain how they helped their students cheat in order to, get this, help them!

Philadelphia English teacher explains why she helped students cheat

The revelation that more than 80 Atlanta teachers admitted to cheating on state standardized tests–with one group of elementary teachers even holding a “party” after school to change their pupils’ answers by hand–has rocked the education reform movement.  But one question has been left unanswered: Why would a teacher resort to cheating in the first place?

The Notebook blog has found a Philadelphia teacher willing to explain why she helped her 11th-grade English students cheat on the state’s standardized tests. (The blog earlier broke the story that Pennsylvania officials suspected cheating may have occurred in 60 state schools.)  The teacher, who remains anonymous in the story, says she began to help her students cheat because she worried their self-esteem was crushed by taking tests they were in no way academically prepared for. If a student asked a question during one of the eight yearly testing periods, she would help him or her find the right answer, or occasionally just point to it on the exam.  “I never went to any student who didn’t call me to help them cheat,” said the teacher. “But if somebody asked me a question, I wasn’t willing to say, ‘Just do your best.’ They were my students, and I wanted to be there for them.”

The teacher said administrators bullied teachers about boosting test scores so that the school would make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), creating a constant state of performance anxiety in the classroom. Schools with low scores must improve by a certain amount each year to avoid federal sanctions set forth by the No Child Left Behind law. In some cases, the federal government shuts down schools that fail to boost scores year after year.  “The prevailing message was, ‘We have to make AYP this year, or they’re going to shut our school down and you’re all going to lose your jobs.’ At every professional development [session], that’s what we discussed,” the teacher said. She added that many teachers at her school engaged in cheating.

The Atlanta scandal and a USA Today report of potential teacher-sanctioned cheating in 1,600 classrooms across six states has put pressure on the Obama administration for its focus on standardized testing. Teachers in some districts are being paid bonuses for their students’ performance on state tests, and many others have their performance evaluation tied to those scores.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that the emphasis on tests does not encourage cheating. In fact, he sees it as the only way to ensure schools are adequately teaching their students.

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In study after study, American high school kids show far higher levels of “self esteem” than high school kids overseas, yet they score the lowest at every academic level.  Gee, I wonder why.  On what precisely is this false sense of “self-esteem” based?  Certainly not on accomplishment!  It seems we now know the answer– grades!  Inflated though they may be.  The American “self-esteem” movement has completely de-linked self-esteem from any kind of real achievement, and now even some social scientists are admitting that “self-esteem” has crossed into over-confidence.  Another PC idea that crashed and burned and wound up in the shit house.  And in a godless, secular society where a man’s worth cannot be measured by the transcendental or divine, what exactly is this so-called “self-esteem” supposed to be based on then?  If not on accomplishment, then what?   What’s left?  Why, nothing!  The sad truth about the self-esteem movement is that they have actually harmed the cause of our children, not benefited them.  Thanks to Liberals, secularism, and their “self esteem movement”, our youth now have little or no reason to have any real self esteem.  Plenty of narcissism though.

Here, George Carlin’s take on the BS that is the self-esteem movement:

January 13, 2011

Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?

Michail Gorbachev: the archives suggest a much darker figure.

Western academics have never shown much interest in studying Communism beyond the abstract and theoretical.  The fall of the Soviet Union opened up 70 years of classified documents and files for their inspection, which they have largely ignored.  Perhaps it’s because they’re afraid of what they might find, such as the infamous Venona Files declassified after the fall of the Soviet Union, and which essentially affirm Joe McCarthy’s so-called paranoia about KGB infiltration into American institutions and society.  Alger Hiss was a spy.  True, ol’ tail-gunner Joe may have gotten some names wrong, and he implicated a few innocent people, but he was onto something.  The documents prove it.  Unsurprisingly, therefore, Western academics largely ignore the treasure trove placed at their disposal in the post-Soviet era.  The crimes and atrocities of the 20th Century committed in the name of Communism and Atheism have largely been ignored by Academia and their pop culture missionaries in Hollywood and the Media.  I believe the reason for this is their fear that it would reflect negatively on the Western Left, and thereby strengthen the Right.  They don’t want the Right to use “Stalin” against them the way they use “Hitler” against the Right.  It’s not an accident, therefore, that Stalin is absent in an iconic sense from the Western psyche (even after 50 years of cold war), while the name “Hitler” has been mythologized as the embodiment of all that is depraved and evil in the world.  In this way they get to call you “Hitler” and “Nazi”, and you get to call them…Well, nothing.  Thus, Stalin, despite a body count far exceeding that of the Nazis, does not hold a candle to Der Fuehrer in the evil department.  The result is that even after nearly 50 years of Cold War with the Soviet Union, and despite most of their files thrown open for all to inspect for nearly 20 years now, academic interest in communism/marxism continues to be relegated to the theoretical, not the historical.

A Hidden History of Evil

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.

For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives. Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War. He stole them in 2003 and fled Russia. Within living memory, they would have been worth millions to the CIA; they surely tell a story about Communism and its collapse that the world needs to know. Yet he can’t get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he can’t get anyone to take much interest in them at all.

Read the rest.

December 15, 2010

Secular Perverted: Incest just like homosexuality

"Loving" father, Prof. David Epstein.

In the secular progressive la la land of moral relativism/equivalency, the notion of “consent” is the moral key stone.  It is the sole moral standard on which they base their sexual taboos.  That’s why, for example, bestiality is wrong– because the animal cannot give (verbal) consent.  It’s wrong, they believe, not because the act is necessarily vile, unnatural, and against God’s law, but because one of the parties “lacks consent.”  That’s why homosexuality, on the other hand, is perfectly excusable in their moral universe– because it involves full consent of both parties.  This is how the modern Lib defends homosexuality against comparisons to pedophilia and bestiality.  Fine.  But what if the pedophilia does involve consent?  What then?  And that’s what the perv below wants to know; and honestly, I’ve applied all the secular progressive reasoning powers at my disposal, and I can’t say I find fault in his logic!  His secular progressive reasoning is sound.

‘We Have To Figure Out Why Some Behavior Is Tolerated And Some Is Not’

The lawyer representing David Epstein, the Columbia professor accused of sleeping with his daughter, recently spoke out about his client’s controversial case.  Epstein was charged last week with one-count of third-degree incest for what was allegedly a consensual three-year sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter.

Epstein’s lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, gave comment to ABCNews.com:

“Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so,” Galluzzo said. “At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case to let go what goes on privately in bedrooms.”
“It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home,” he said. “How is this so different? We have to figure out why some behavior is tolerated and some is not.”

Galluzzo also said that even though Epstein’s daughter had emerged as a victim in the case, she could “be best described as an accomplice.”  In an interview with the Huffington Post, Galluzzo questioned if prosecuting incest was “intellectually consistent” with the repeal of anti-sodomy laws that resulted from Lawrence v. Texas in 2003. “What goes on between consenting adults in private should not be legislated,” he said. “That is not the proper domain of our law.”

Galluzzo continued: “If we assume for a moment that both parties [involved in incest] are consenting, then why are we prosecuting this?”

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We all knew the normalization of homosexuality would eventually lead to this, didn’t we?  It was only a matter of time.

The reactions of the Huffpo’s Lib commenters provide us a few chuckles as well as insight.  Most of them (not all) seem as naturally outraged by this pervy behavior as the rest of us.  But allow yourself a knowing smile as you watch them wrestle with the why this consenting pedophilia is wrong.  They are unable to articulate it.

November 7, 2010

Bill Lind on political Correctness and Cultural Marxism

I’ve yet to find a better presentation on cultural Marxism than this one.  Here Bill Lind deconstructs the deconstructionists of the Frankfurt School, explaining their “critical theory” and exposing their efforts to translate economic Marxism into cultural terms.  There is a civil war for the soul of the West.  It is a cold war for our culture.  The Left has defined the rules by which this war will be fought, and it is called political correctness.  I don’t believe we will kindly oblige them.

October 18, 2010

Teabaggers Riot, Shut down Capital City

The violent Left.

Oh wait, did I say Teabaggers?  I meant Leftists shut down Paris.  So is this what the Tea Party protests looked like to you?  You know, violent and enraged?  That was the narrative, wasn’t it?  Meanwhile, this sort of chaos is standard operating procedure on the Left.  STANDARD.  Their grievances (in this case having to retire at age 62) give them the license to do whatever they damn well please, and it is hardly given a second thought by the media, or anybody for that matter.  Violence and destruction is not the conservative way, and it wasn’t the Tea Party way.  But don’t expect to hear that from the Perception Shapers in the media or academia.

French riot police clash with students as petrol stations run dry

French riot police and students fired tear gas and petrol bombs at each other while truckers blocked roads and almost 3,000 petrol stations ran dry, as nationwide protests intensified. Despite claims that it had petrol provision “under control”, the government said it had activated an emergency crisis cell charged with maintaining fuel supplies.

The Socialists, like the unions, want to allow the French to continue to retire at 60 despite rising life expectancy, saying the shortfall could be filled by increasing tax on capital and the number of years a person paid into the system.  Mr Fillon said his government has already made concessions but would not back down on the two most contentious changes. President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday that the reform would pass despite the strikes.

All 12 of France’s oil refineries remained closed because of strike action and many fuel depots were blocked by pickets. About 1,500 petrol stations on the forecourts of French supermarkets ran out of fuel, according to their industry association. Taking into account all other petrol stations, over 2,600 had run dry.  The UFIP oil industry lobby has warned that France may see serious fuel supply problems by midweek, obliging the government to look at tapping some of the country’s emergency reserves. A spokesman for Exxon Mobil described the situation as “critical”, while Leclerc, one of France’s biggest supermarket chains, said the filling stations on its forecourts would “all run dry by the end of the week”.

Youth protests turned violent in Paris and a string of major cities on Monday. Molotov cocktails flew outside a school in the Paris suburb of Combes-la-Ville, and police said they were even briefly threatened with a rifle-toting protester angry (sic). Police also used tear gas to quell protests in the eastern towns of Mulhouse and Montbeliard and clashed with youths in Lyon who smashed a bus shelter, looted a fast-food cafe and burned several cars. Students briefly blocked traffic at Paris town hall and police hemmed in a group of 400 protesters on the Champs-Elysées.

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August 2, 2010

Howard Zinn Lied to Hide Communist Party Membership, FBI Files Reveal

Filed under: Academia, Anti-Americanism, Education, marxism — Tags: — Jesusland @ 00:08

Ah, the halls of Academia.  This should come as a shock to absolutely nobody.  From The Other McCain:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) document drop on the Left’s favorite anti-American historian:

On July 30, 2010, the FBI released one file with three sections totaling 423 pages on Howard Zinn, a best selling radical historian, teacher, playwright, and political activist.

Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York and died at the age of 87 on January 27, 2010. As a young man he worked as a shipyard hand and served in the U. S. military as a bombardier during World War II. Returning from the war, he became involved in a number of left-wing political causes, some of them associated with the activities of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA).

In 1949, the FBI opened a domestic security investigation on Zinn (FBI File # 100-360217). The Bureau noted Zinn’s activities in what were called Communist Front Groups and received informant reports that Zinn was an active member of the CPUSA; Zinn denied ever being a member when he was questioned by agents in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Bureau took another look at Zinn on account of his criticism of the FBI’s civil rights investigations. Further investigation was made when Zinn traveled to North Vietnam with Daniel Berrigan as an anti-war activist. The investigation ended in 1974, and no further investigation into Zinn or his activities was made by the FBI.

What is important to note here is that Zinn evidently joined the Kremlin-controlled CPUSA not during the “Popular Front” era of the 1930s — when many idealists were seduced — but after Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Stalin cruelly and cynically sacrificed Poland to the Nazis. Zinn was a card-carrying Commie who advocated Marxism-Leninism after the Red Army’s ”Iron Curtain” occupation of Eastern Europe, the 1939 after the treachery of the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss had been revealed, and even during the height of Stalin’s anti-Semitic “Doctors’ Plot” purge!

Read the rest.

July 31, 2010

Brainwashing 101: political correctness, academic bias, student censorship on campus

Conservatives are starting to fight back.  This excellent film highlights Marxist ideology and indoctrination in modern academia, and the Kafkaesque nature of ideological suppression on campus.  It shines a light on student censorship through campus speech codes and political correctness of all kinds (always selectively applied against conservatives), academic bias and even administrative cover-ups of death threats on college campuses. Before you send your kids off to college, watch this.

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July 29, 2010

The New Tolerance: Student Who Opposes Homosexuality Expelled

Secular Progressives to Christians: change your religious beliefs or pay the price.

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday’s ruling, according to Julea Ward’s attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

“It’s a very dangerous precedent,” Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, told FOX News Radio. “The ruling doesn’t say that explicitly, but that’s what is going to happen.”  U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed Ward’s lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University. She was removed from the school’s counseling program last year because she refused to counsel homosexual clients.

The university contended she violated school policy and the American Counseling Association code of ethics.  “Christian students shouldn’t be expelled for holding to and abiding by their beliefs,” said ADF senior counsel David French. “To reach its decision, the court had to do something that’s never been done in federal court: uphold an extremely broad and vague university speech code.”

Eastern Michigan University hailed the decision.

“We are pleased that the court has upheld our position in this matter,” EMU spokesman Walter Kraft said in a written statement. “Julea Ward was not discriminated against because of her religion. To the contrary, Eastern Michigan is deeply committed to the education of our students and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds into our community.”

In his 48-page opinion, Judge Steeh said the university had a rational basis for adopting the ACA Code of Ethics.

“Furthermore, the university had a rational basis for requiring students to counsel clients without imposing their personal values,” he wrote in a portion of his ruling posted by The Detroit News. “In the case of Ms. Ward, the university determined that she would never change her behavior and would consistently refuse to counsel clients on matters with which she was personally opposed due to her religious beliefs – including homosexual relationships.”

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July 23, 2010

The New Counter Culture

Please read this one before sending your kids to college.  This is what civilizational decline looks like.

Academia’s Diversity Problem

The picketers had a special message for 19-year-old Sara Mikolajczak as she entered:  “Racist, sexist, anti-gay / right-wing bigot go away.”  The UW political science major was the target of the reactionary rhyming because, as chair of the College Republicans, she brought in conservative David Horowitz to speak about the mistreatment of women in Middle East dictatorships.

“I’ve been called names before,” Mikolajczak recalls. The problem with the Horowitz event, sponsored by the UW-Madison College Republicans, “was the death threats and the rape threats.”

Not from Muslim students but from the liberal-progressive contingent. A month later, Chancellor John Wiley sent the college student a $1,300 bill for the police security she required. (For the Cindy Sheehan appearance, the university picked up the tab.)

At least Mikolajczak didn’t get beer and urine poured on her, as allegedly did sophomore LaVonne Derksen and other college Republicans when they protested the use of student fees to bring Michael Moore in 2004.

“Students today who are conservative are the rebels, the counterculture.” Richardson came to academia from his own counterculture, the Marine Corps Band.

Please read the rest.

July 12, 2010

University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs

Academia is the nerve center of the culture destroying Left.  Exhibit # 658: a university professor hired to teach the tenets of Catholicism is fired for teaching, well, the tenets of Catholicism.  Welcome to the New Tolerance:

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church’s teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

The professor, Ken Howell of Champaign, said his firing violates his academic freedom. He also lost his job at an on-campus Catholic center.  Howell, who taught Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought, says he was fired at the end of the spring semester after sending an e-mail explaining some Catholic beliefs to his students preparing for an exam.

“Natural Moral Law says that Morality must be a response to REALITY,” he wrote in the e-mail. “In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same.”  An unidentified student sent an e-mail to religion department head Robert McKim on May 13, calling Howell’s e-mail “hate speech.” The student claimed to be a friend of the offended student. The writer said in the e-mail that his friend wanted to remain anonymous.

“Teaching a student about the tenets of a religion is one thing,” the student wrote. “Declaring that homosexual acts violate the natural laws of man is another.”  Howell said he was teaching his students about the Catholic understanding of natural moral law.

“My responsibility on teaching a class on Catholicism is to teach what the Catholic Church teaches,” Howell said in an interview with The News-Gazette in Champaign. “I have always made it very, very clear to my students they are never required to believe what I’m teaching and they’ll never be judged on that.”

Howell also said he makes clear to his students that he’s Catholic and that he believes the church views that he teaches. McKim referred questions to university spokeswoman Robin Kaler, who said she couldn’t comment on Howell or his firing because it’s a personnel issue.

Read the rest.

May 21, 2010

TX School Board: Thomas Jefferson Stays

Mark Twain said a lie travels half way around the world before the truth gets its pants on.  The Texas Board of Education responds to the Lib Media’s false accusation that Thomas Jefferson has been struck from the Texas curriculum.  The original misinformation can be traced to militant atheist advocacy group Texas Freedom Network, which accused the Board of erasing Jefferson to further a larger theocratic agenda, even as they fight tooth and nail to impose their own atheistic Leftwing ideology on the curriculum.  In Texas?  Good luck with that.  They were utterly crushed and defeated, so slander and lies was all that was left to them.  But it’s an accusation the Lib media naturally ran with before fact-checking it with the Texas school board itself.  This warped narrative spread like a wildfire across the country overnight thanks to the usual suspects, and is now generally accepted as true.

Thomas Jefferson remains in social studies curriculum

After hours of public testimony and more than 100 amendments offered to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for social studies, the State Board of Education last week gave preliminary approval to the curriculum standards that will be used in Texas public schools.

One amendment in particular has garnered a lot of attention, after some media outlets erroneously reported the State Board of Education was dropping Thomas Jefferson from the curriculum framework.

“The only individual mentioned more times in the curriculum standards than Thomas Jefferson is George Washington,” said Gail Lowe, chairwoman of the 15-member board. “We expect students at the elementary level, in middle school and in high school to study the Founding Fathers and to be well versed in their contributions to our country. That includes Thomas Jefferson and his legacy,” she said.

In fifth grade, designed as an introductory survey course of the United States from 1565 to the present, students are expected to “identify the Founding Fathers and Patriot heroes, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, Thomas Jefferson, the Sons of Liberty, and George Washington, and their motivations and contributions during the revolutionary period.”

In the eighth grade, in which the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction is presented, the TEKS framework requires students to “explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigail Adams, John Adams, Wentworth Cheswell, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, James Armistead, Benjamin Franklin, Bernardo de Galvez, Crispus Attucks, King George III, Haym Salomon, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Paine and George Washington.”

The U.S. Government course required for high school graduation states that students will “identify the contributions of the political philosophies of the Founding Fathers, including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, George Mason, Roger Sherman and James Wilson on the development of the U.S. government.”

In addition, students must “identify significant individuals in the field of government and politics, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.”

Although Jefferson had been listed in a World History standard, the board removed his name from a list of European Enlightenment philosophers that included John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

“This was inappropriate placement of Jefferson’s name,” said Lowe of the World History proposal. “Jefferson was not himself an Enlightenment philosopher, although he was heavily influenced by the writings of these individuals. But to say the State Board of Education has removed him from the TEKS is inaccurate and irresponsible,” said Lowe.

Lowe continued, “Jefferson not only penned the words of the Declaration of Independence, served as the third president of the United States and was father of the University of Virginia, but his promotion of the ideals of a limited federal government and states’ rights also permeated our nation for generations. No study of American history would be complete without his inclusion,” she said.

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May 16, 2010

Genocide of Souls

The Western Lib Media and their godfathers in Academia hate the recounting of Communist and Atheist atrocities of the 20th Century because they fear it would be used against the Western Left in the same way they use “Hitler” against conservatives.  So they essentially ignore it and then rationalize away their intellectual apathy by telling themselves the trajectory of evil in the world today has a “rightwing” bent, which therefore makes Communist/Atheist atrocities historically irrelevant.  They also tell themselves it’s because YOU, the public, aren’t responsible enough to be trusted with such information because it might lead you to reach erroneous conclusions about the Left.  Protecting the Left’s image is priority to them.  And last but not least– the Western Left’s slobbering love affair with the Bolshevik revolution up until the time Stalin’s crimes became known to the world.  The result is that even after nearly 50 years of Cold War with the Soviet Union, for example, Stalin’s massacre of 20 million people still remains a mere historical footnote.  That is the power of the Perception Shapers.

Thank you:  KitmanTV

April 28, 2010

Chomsky Warns of Rise of the Far Right in the U.S.

NAZIS.

Everywhere you look there are Nazis.

But never fear, Noam is here.

The wave of disillusionment with the government and its rulers causes concern among some politicians who do not know what impact this might have on the elections of next November. But for others the issue is more alarming.

“It’s very similar to Weimar Germany, the parallels are striking.” Here, too, there is a tremendous disappointment with the parliamentary system, pointed Chomsky interviewing on Truthdig.

“The United States is very lucky that no honest and charismatic figure has appeared, and if this were to happen this country would be in real trouble for the frustration, disillusionment and the justified anger combined with the absence of a coherent response,” he concludes.

In Germany, he recalls, an enemy was created to explain the crisis which was the Jew.  “Here they are the illegal immigrants and blacks. We will say that white men are a persecuted minority. We will say that we must uphold and defend the honor of the nation.  Military force will be exalted. There will be blows. This could be converted into an undeniable force. And if it takes place, it will be more dangerous than Nazi Germany. The United States is a world power … I do not believe that this is far from happening,” he says.

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Groan.

When the Left isn’t too busy cowering in fear of Islam, they’re calling you racists and Nazis.

You know what?  Maybe he’s onto something.  I mean, if you’re guilty no matter what of being a Nazi, you might as well reap some of the benefits, don’t you think?   With every single conservative household in America armed to the teeth, and the U.S. military basically on our side, it’s not like we couldn’t impose our theocracy overnight!  Overnight.  Think about it, you could have absolute power to do such Nazi things as observe National Day of Prayer, control your borders, wish people merry Christmas, etc.  Yeah, I know it’s not quite marching Liberals off to the gas chambers, but it’s a start!

April 15, 2010

Vatican under fire for linking gays to pedophilia

The cultural Marxists can link Catholic priests to pedophilia all day long.  But link homosexuals to pedophilia and you’re liable to be brought up on hate speech charges.  Those are the rules.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Gay groups and politicians condemned Pope Benedict’s number two on Wednesday for calling homosexuality a “pathology” and linking it directly to sexual abuse of children. The comments made by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone during a visit to Chile, and the controversy they caused, were splashed on mainstream Italian newspapers on Wednesday.

The French foreign ministry and some Catholic blogs that support the pope also condemned the cardinal’s remarks.  As the scandal over sexual abuse of children by priests has spread, some in the Catholic Church have called for a review of the Church’s rule that prohibits priests from marrying, saying marriage would allow priests to enjoy a healthy sex life.

Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, who is sometimes called the “deputy pope,” told a news conference in Santiago on Monday:  “Many psychologists and psychiatrists have shown that there is no link between celibacy and pedophilia, but many others have shown, I have recently been told, that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia.”

A front-page editorial in Rome’s left-leaning La Repubblica newspaper titled “The Confusion in the Church” said Bertone’s comments would end up causing the Church more “harm to itself, not homosexuals.”  Bertone was also criticized by Alessandra Mussolini, a right-wing parliamentarian whose grandfather, wartime Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, sent gays into internal exile.

“You can’t link sexual orientation to pedophilia … this link risks becoming dangerously misleading for the protection of children,” Mussolini said.  ArciLesbica, Italy’s main lesbian rights group, accused the Vatican of using “violent and deceptive statements” to divert attention from its abuse scandal and said Italian parents should consider removing their children from Church-run institutions.

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Here’s a thought.  Remove all homosexuals from the priesthood and you’ll have solved the pedophile priest problem overnight.  OVER. NIGHT.

Of course homosexuality is a pathology.  The priest is right.  The only question is what causes the pathology, and how to respond to it as a society.  But the cultural Marxists have convinced you their rump morality of politically correct “isms” handed down to you from Hollywood and academia supercedes and negates the timeless, Bible-based judeo-christian morality that has nurtured Western civilization for 2,000 years, which you grew up with.  The Lib Media have convinced you that they are great in number, and that you are alone, so shut your pie hole, redneck.  But the exact opposite is true.  It’s their numbers which are small, despite their lock on the popular culture machine.

So make a decision, gentle readers.  You cannot serve two masters.  Choose the cultural Marxists, or choose the faith of your forefathers.  The time for dilly dallying is over.

April 9, 2010

Feminist: Ann Coulter Got What She deserved

To the modern Left, “diversity” and multiculturalism are higher values on the hierarchical ladder than freedom of speech.  There are myriad examples.  Here’s what eminent Canadian feminist, Susan Cole, says about it:

“We don’t have a First Amendment, we don’t have a religion of free speech.”

“Students sign off on all kinds of agreements as to how they’ll behave on campus, in order to respect diversity, equity, all of the values that Canadians really care about. Those are the things that drive our political culture. Not freedoms, not rugged individualism, not free speech.”

In other words freedom of speech for me, but not for you.  The lady is a columnist for a Toronto paper. Can you imagine the insipid drivel her readers must be subjected to?  The feminist claims they have “vital and vibrant dialogue” in Canada.  Right, tell that to all the people they’ve arrested and brought up on charges for “hate speech.”

Basic rule: the more entrenched the Power, the less devoted to freedom of speech it is.  That’s why as Megyn Kelly points out, hate speech laws are only enforced against conservatives.  When Leftwing loons say incendiary things everybody yawns.  Nevertheless, because our freedom of speech is enshrined in the First Amendment (unlike most democracies) America is still the freest country on Earth.  And don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

March 24, 2010

Ann Coulter Responds to Riots, Legal Threats

The lovely, but “controversial” and “inflammatory,” Ann Coulter responds to the stalinists, and sets the record straight on pretty much everything here thanks to Michael Coren’s excellent questions.

“”Controversial” means you’re a conservative.”

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The Leftwing riots Again, shuts down Ann Coulter’s speech

Hippie: Free speech for me, not for you

Campus liberals get their fascism on.

DRUDGE: Flash:  Ann Coulter Ottawa speech shut down… 2,000 protesters surrounding building with rocks and sticks — pulled fire alarm in building. Blogs calling for Coulter to be hurt.  Cops shut it down! MPs were banned from going, Coulter denounced by an MP in the Parliament.

More details here:

OTTAWA — After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make — free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired.

Then she said what she really thought of the student protesters who surrounded Marion Hall, making it to unsafe, in the view of her bodyguard, for the pundit to attempt entry.  “The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn’t it?” she said in an interview after the cancelled event. “I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It’s always the bush league schools.”

Coulter said she has been speaking regularly at university campuses for a decade. While she has certainly been heckled, she said this is the first time an engagement has been cancelled because of protesters.  “This has never, ever, ever happened before — even at the stupidest American university,” she said.

Coulter remarked on the reception she has had since entering the country.  “Since I’ve arrived in Canada, I’ve been denounced on the floor of Parliament — which, by the way, is on my bucket list — my posters have been banned, I’ve been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!”

The “accusation” of which Coulter speaks is a reference to an e-mail she received from University of Ottawa vice-president and provost Francois Houle on Friday, warning her that freedom of speech is defined differently in Canada than in the U.S. and that she should take care not to step over the line.

Coulter said that letter set the tone for and encouraged the protesters. She said it’s well known on the campus speaking circuit that conservatives need to travel with security staff, as she did.

“I’m pretty sure little Francois A-Houle does not need to travel with a bodyguard,” she said. “I would like to know when this sort of violence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Muslim — who appear to be, from what I’ve read of the human rights complaints, the only protected group in Canada. I think I’ll give my speech tomorrow night in a burka. That will protect me.”

Canadian conservative political commentator Ezra Levant, the other speaker travelling with Coulter on the three-city tour, presented by the International Free Press Society of Canada, told the half-filled hall that no more people would be able to enter and that Coulter had been advised it would not be safe for her to appear.

Coulter’s bodyguard ultimately made the judgment, after conferring with security staff on site.

In a short speech, Levant said Tuesday was “an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body, who could not debate Ann Coulter . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation, just like their vice-president did.”

Levant laid the blame squarely on Houle.  “A fish rots from the head down,” he said. “Francois Houle got his wish. He telegraphed to the community that the University of Ottawa is not a place for free debate.”  Houle could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.  Levant said the spectacle showed “just how eroded our Canadian values of free speech have become” — especially on university campuses.

“I think this has turned into a teaching moment for the entire country, a reminder that freedom of speech is a Canadian value,” he said.  Rita Valeriano was one of several protesters inside the hall who, with chants of “Coulter go home!” shouted down the International Free Press Society of Canada organizer who was addressing the crowd.

Valeriano, a 19-year-old sociology and women’s studies student, said later that she was happy Coulter was unable to speak the “hatred” she had planned to.  “On campus, we promise our students a safe and positive space,” she said. “And that’s not what (Coulter) brings.”

Topan was pleased to hear the students behind her shout, “Hate speech cancelled!” in unison.  “I think that’s great. I think we accomplished what we were here to do, to ensure that we don’t have her discriminatory rhetoric on our campus,” she said.  Jonathan Reid, 18, a Carleton political science student and a fan of Coulter, brought a book to be signed.

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Don’t forget, gentle readers, you are the violent and intolerant ones!  lol  That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it!  But I get that Ann Coulter is a bomb thrower.  I get why she pisses Libs off.  She tweaks them and she provokes them.  It’s obvious she isn’t trying to make nice with them.  I get all that.  But she’s not anymore controversial or offensive than, say, a Bill Maher is.  He hates us, and we loathe him right back.  End of story.  I don’t see any conservatives driving him out or shutting him down, do you?  That’s the difference between conservatives today (who are basically JFK Liberals), and what counter culture Liberalism has become.  That’s why conservative speakers need bodyguards on a university campus, while nobody else does, not even Islamists.  Can you imagine, an Islamist is safer on a university campus than a christian conservative?  Truly we have lost the culture.  We have lost the West.  Long live the Caliphate.

March 23, 2010

U of Michigan Prof. Calls for Muslim Takeover of U.S.

Abdal Hakim Jackson, professor of Arabic and Islamic studies

Antonio Gramsci meets the encroaching Caliphate.

Sherman Jackson, also known as Abdal Hakim Jackson, is a professor of Arabic and Islamic studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan.  But it turns out that not only is Jackson an apologist, he an outspoken proponent of the Islamist subversion of Western civilization.

Jackson made this abundantly clear at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit – 8th Convention in Toronto, Canada in December 2009, as a participant in the panel, “The New We: Muslims in Future of Western Society.” Jonathan Usher, who attended and wrote about the conference for Campus Watch, described Jackson’s speech as nothing less than “a call to battle.”

As he put it, “It had little to do with peaceful co-existence with the West, but was an exhortation for Islam to dominate the West.”  According to Usher, Jackson

…believes that the Muslim and Western worlds are in conflict and competition, and that only one can end up dominant. Put simply, he wants to replace Western culture with Muslim culture.

…Lastly, to cheers, he said that his primary commitment was to Allah, not to America.

…Jackson expressed a desire to be included in American society—but not if any sort of cultural sacrifice were required. He said that adapting to Western culture would lead to being a Muslim in name only and advocated defining America by Muslim standards and imposing cultural and intellectual supremacy. He urged Muslims not to follow Western cultural authority, but rather to achieve their own cultural authority from the inside, as part of the system.

In the chapter, “Muslims, Islamic Law and Public Policy in the United States,” Jackson cites the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci’s influential theories about altering societies not through politics, but through cultural and educational institutions. Jackson proposes that American Muslims approach the “difficult task of penetrating, appropriating and redirecting American culture” in order to “influence the legal order in America.”

As for the gradual acceptance of the more horrifying aspects of Sharia law, Jackson notes that “it would be foolish to deny that the prospects for American acceptance of such institutions as stoning, or flogging or amputation are virtually nil, at least for the foreseeable future.” But he concludes on a note only an Islamist could find comforting:

…notions of what is cruel and unusual, of what is barbaric, of what is draconian (which is the real basis upon which America rejects these punishments) are a function of culture, not law. It is only through changes in American culture that American attitudes towards such things are likely to change. Thus, in the end, as in the beginning, we are brought face to face with the inextricable connection between American culture and Muslim self-determination. May God grant us the courage and the vision to rise to the task before us.

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Academia still on the cutting edge of cultural evolution!  Does this good professor, this mainstream muslim, qualify as “moderate”?  Because if so, then methinks we have just learned that the only difference between a moderate muslim and a radical one is the methods they choose to accomplish their goals.  Time, demographics and cultural marxism are on their side.

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