The following is just painful to read, as cancel culture appears to have a virtual stranglehold on higher education.
And worse, academics, who are supposed to be the ‘smart’ people, are now canceling themselves. White guilt has become ridiculous and laughable.
As you read this, remind yourself of what the author, Jonathan Turley points out – that the Spanish language, like French, English, German, Portuguese, etc., are all European languages. By the logic of the self-cancelers, should then anyone south of our border NOT be speaking Spanish or Portuguese? read more
Imagine where we’d be without States Rights in this country.
Imagine if the many Red States throughout America didn’t have the Constitutional authority to control their own States – didn’t have the authority to disregard the out-of-control leftist federal government.
Thank Heavens we don’t have to, because the short answer is we would be toast. But there are a number of conservative legislatures and Governors who are make a real difference and preserving the America we know and love. And just as importantly, pushing back against leftist insanity. read more
At the end of the following Blaze article, there is a video. I encourage you to watch, but with this preemptive warning. Make darn certain your head is tightly duct taped, as the potential for it to explode is far greater than 50 percent.
As Glenn Beck says, it won’t keep your head from exploding. It will just better retain the skull fragments so that a surgeon, or all the kings horses and men, can reset them in proper order. read more
Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It
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. read more
Public Unions are bad news. And the worst of them is the Public sector Teacher’s Union.
They are the definition of two wolves and and sheep deciding on what to have for dinner. One wolf is the government, the other is a government Union, and our kids are the sheep. The Public Sector negotiating with the Public Sector to decide the fate of private citizens. Sounds fair.
It’s always been this way, but never has it been more defined than it is today.
And The Federalist makes the point rather nicely. read more
There is an idea or saying called Six Degrees of Separation, where all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. A derivative of this is a game, called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where you choose 6 celebrities, and through a similar process, all roads lead to Kevin Bacon. I’ve never tried it, but I understand it does work.
However, the left is more apt to play Six Degrees of Racism, where they choose six political or current event topics (one and the same for leftists), and eventually all roads will lead back to racism.
To the casual observer, this may seem incongruous, but as racism is a leftist’s go-to, can’t-fail play, it is logical that every thought or emotion will lead back to racism.
The Daily Wire has chronicled another such example.
from the Daily Wire:
Illinois ‘Anti-Racist’ Training: Expecting People Of Color To Teach White People Is ‘Covert White Supremacy’
Your Kids Would Be Better Off Feral Than Going To Schools That Make Them Anti-American Racists
Critical Race Theory in a Nutshell
State-sponsored instruction that makes your child a dogmatic racist relativist is not worth any benefit you feel schools give in return. Not a single one. Being Mowgli would be better.
To obtain or keep teaching licenses, Illinois now requires all K-12 teachers to indoctrinate their students in critical race theory, destructive lies about sex and gender, and other leftist mind poison. The rules clearly communicate that in Illinois public schools are no longer places to learn, but places children will be lied to, manipulated, and warehoused as wards of a corrupt and malevolent state. And this kind of schooling is spreading nationwide.
Every decent parent, family, and church should refuse to allow this kind of instruction to be inflicted upon the children in their care, and assume personal responsibility for securing their genuine education outside such anti-public schools. Those who do not are abdicating their sacred duty to teach their children to love and know the truth.
The new Illinois rules require teachers to demonstrate that they “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints and perspectives.” It clearly specifies that these include incorporating into all their teaching and curricula neo-Marxist falsehoods about race and sex, and actively discriminate based on religion, viewpoint, and race. The rules require teachers to:
Directly oppose and undermine the concept of objective truth: “Understand and value… that there is not one ‘correct’ way of doing or understanding something, and that what is seen as ‘correct’ is most often based on our lived experiences.” This is an exercise in forcing people to affirm two contradictory things, as the rest of the requirements are extremely dogmatic, not open to any other “way of doing or understanding something.”
Treat themselves and students as a determined product of their race, sex, and sexual behavior: “Recognize how their identity (race/ethnicity, national origin, language, sex and gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical/developmental/emotional ability, socioeconomic class, religion, etc.) affects their perspectives and beliefs about pedagogy and students.”
Well this is astounding. When the leftist media, as demonstrated by the Los Angeles Times, begins complaining about the continued Covid school lockdowns/shutdowns, it may be a sign of the apocalypse, or maybe the coming of the twelve Imam.
Or maybe some on the left are just awakening to the fact that the lockdowns and shutdowns are more are product of politics then of actually science.
Nah! I’ll go with the apocalypse narrative.
from the Blaze:
LA Times editorial board tells city’s superintendent of schools ‘to put on his big-boy pants’ and reopen schools