More Home Schoolers Because of “Commie Core”

by Al Benson Jr.

Just this morning someone sent me an article from the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, North Carolina, http://media.charlotteobserver.com  about the recent rise in home schooling in the state of North Carolina.

The article noted: “North Carolina’s home schools are growing at a record rate and are now estimated to have more students  than the state’s private schools. New figures from the state show there were 60,950 home schools in the 2013-14 school year, a 14.3 percent increase from the prior year and a 27 percent increase from two years ago. The state estimates there are 98,172 home-schoolers, marking the first time that North Carolina’s home school enrollment surpassed the number in private schools.”

Kevin McClain, president of North Carolinians For Home Education, which is a state-wide support group for home schoolers stated: “You can send your child to a private school–which is really expensive–or you can home-school. The economy means that, for many people, you home-school.” My wife and I can identify with that. When we could no longer afford to send our kids (now grown) to a Christian school, then we started to home school them. That was the only other option open to us. Sending them to the local government school was never an option because we knew the real history of the public school system, and no way were our kids going to be part of that. Thanks be to God, our six grandchildren are now being home schooled.

When home schooling first became legal in North Carolina way back in 1985 there were about 2,300 home schooled students in that state, so you can see how the movement has grown in the last twenty five-plus years. 

And the Charlotte Observer article observed that: “The recent growth spurt has coincided with the use of the Common Core standards in math and language arts in North Carolina’s public schools. While hailed by supporters in more than 40 states as providing a more rigorous education, critics have charged that Common Core is not appropriate for some students. ‘Common Core is a big factor that I hear people talk about’ said Beth Herbert, founder of Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association, which has around 350 families, largely in the northern Wake County area. ‘They’re not happy with the work their kids are coming home with. They’ve decided to take their children home’.” In July the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to create a commission that would recommend standards that would replace Common Core, or “Commie Core” as those who had studied this program now refer to it. All I can say is good for North Carolina!

Those who have studied the educational process now going on in this country, if such it can still be called, have come to realize that this whole Common Core program is nothing more than the educational arm of the Marxist Critical Theory agenda. On the 8th of August I did an article dealing with this for this blog spot. Go back and check it out.

It seems that the Critical Theory problems with Common Core have finally gotten some people to sit up and take notice of what is going on in public schools. This Marxist project won’t wake everybody up–there are some folks that will never wake up to what goes on in public schools–but more and more are beginning to see that these indoctrination centers we call schools have some real problems and that the result of those problems will be dumped on their kids if they leave them in those institutions.

Over the years I have advocated, for Southern folks, that they best thing they can do for their kids is to secede from the public school system. That would be one small step, but a major one, that people could start to take in the process of Cultural Secession. Lots of people today claim they have no confidence in the government anymore. If that is true, then why do they still have confidence in the government’s schools? The “educational” arm of the government is just as corrupt as the rest of it, and we are naive if we think any differently.

Critical Theory, Cultural Marxism, and Commie Core

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently I read an informative article on http://www.discoverthenetworks.org  which dealt with Cultural Marxism and how it manifests itself as Political Correctness. The article noted how people often poke fun at Political Correctness, and we see so very much of it in our day that we are often tempted to make light of it as though it were nothing more than a mere annoyance. The article noted, however, that “…Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature.” It is rooted in kind of an “alternative” brand of Marxism that doesn’t dwell on the state of the economy as much as it does on the state of the culture. And although it doesn’t, that should concern us.

Among the biggest contributors to this new abomination, (not that the old brand of Marxism was any better), have been Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukacs.  Gramsci’s “new Communist man had to be created via a changed culture,  and the culture had to be changed before political revolution was possible.” Lukacs believed that not only must the old culture be changed, it must be destroyed. Lukacs said: “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch…Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values  and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” It seems, in one sense, that these Marxist revolutionaries are little more than political busybodies. Who asked them to go about changing the culture?

The Frankfurt School, about which I have written previously,  was a group of mostly German Marxists who came to this country when Hitler took over in Germany. Their concept of totalitarianism didn’t agree with his. Interestingly enough, they were welcomed with open arms at Columbia University, where they began to work eagerly at the destruction of American culture, and particularly Christian culture. What does that tell you about Columbia University? The Frankfurt School is no longer officially in existence now, but those who have been bred and taught with that mindset and worldview are still laboring at the overthrow of American culture. They are close enough to their goal now that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The article from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org  that I’ve been quoting from has observed: “The Frankfurt School’s studies combined Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis to form the basis of what became known as ‘Critical Theory.’ Critical Theory was essentially destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy,…morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity…” They didn’t specifically mention education, but if you understand the Marxist mindset you know that has to be a major part of it.

Part of the destruction of any culture is the destruction of standards of any kind and the truth by which those standards are revealed. I just read a post on the Freedom Outpost web site. It was posted on August 5th and the headline for it was: “Common Core Standards: 3×4=11 Is Ok As long as you can explain why.” The article stated: “Seriously, I could not believe that a grown woman was shoveling this stuff, but lo and behold, watch a Common Core promoter actually say that it’s fine that children think that 3×4=11. She just wants to know if they can reason and explain how they came to the answer! In other words, there are no right answers in Common Core. Apparently there will be no logic or reasoning in Common Core either. They just want you to be a dumb, useful idiot. If this is going on in math, what do you think would happen if, say a kid claimed that Bill Clinton was the first president of the United States?”

There was a video presentation with this post and the lady that was “shoveling” out this mathematical bovine fertilizer said: “But even under the new common core even if they said 3×4=11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer. Really in words and in oral explanation and they showed it in a picture but they got the final answer wrong. We’re more focused on the how and the why.” In other words, its perfectly okay for kids to come up with the wrong answer if they can just explain how they got that wrong answer. Interestingly enough, this “event” occurred in District 46, in Grayslake, Illinois on July 17th. Are you really surprised? The writer of this article states that this is the kind of nonsense you get when the feds get involved in education. On that point I can agree with him. But then he goes on to state that the states really need to put the feds in their place and to resume the powers the feds were not given in the Constitution. In principle he’s right, except, in all actuality, not even the state, let alone the feds, should be involved in education. That is a parental function–not a state function, not even a local government function. A major part of our problem in this country is that we don’t know our history well enough to grasp what governments at various levels should and should not be doing. And education is one of those things they shouldn’t be doing–at any level!

Awhile back, New York State Education Commisar (excuse me I should have said Commissioner) John King  gave a speech about education and “civil rights.” According to King, opposing Common Core is “racist.” Ah, there’s that old race card being played yet another time–if you didn’t vote for Obama you’re a racist; if you are opposed to illegal aliens swamping our Southern border, you must be a racist; if you are opposed to Common Core in education you must be a racist.  Opposition to Common Core has now become part of the “racist” guilt trip the system attempts to lay on common folks to shut them up–only it’s not working quite as well anymore. People are starting to wake up and refusing to shut up, and that’s good.

King went on to loftily note that “Common Core educational standards are an attempt to close the achievement gap between minority and low income students relative to their peers. He urges parents and educators not to back off from their commitment to Common Core.” This from an article in the Times Union  http://www.timesunion.com  And he’s right about Common Core–it will bridge the gap between minority and low income students and others by working to make sure they are all equally dumbed down, so no one, no matter how intelligent, knows much of anything. Can you honestly picture an educational system that doesn’t care whether the kids get the right answers in math or not as long as they can explain their wrong answer, doing anything to improve the educational standards for anyone? It’s all just more bovine fertilizer and it’s being shoved down people’s throats with an earth mover!

Back in October of 2013 there was an article on TNReport by the Tennessee Republican Assembly which called on legislators to oppose “Commie Core.” And that’s what the article called it. In part, the article said: “We are already seeing the negative effects of Common Core Federal Mandates in our schools, and now we will have thinly veiled socialist and communist agendas promoted with Tennessee tax dollars.” This according to Sharon Ford, President of the Tennessee Republican Assembly. She noted an expenditure of $700,000 in “Race to the top” money that was spent to send 18 elementary, junior high, and high school principals to Red China so they could learn how to teach “the Chinese way.” Ford, with some perception, said “China is neither as diverse or as open to creativity and free speech as the U.S. It is not a system we should replicate in Tennessee. And some people wonder why Common Core is called Commie Core.”

Common Core is part of the agenda to destroy educational standards and to force all students in the country to eventually become part of it, one way or another. It is, therefore, the Marxist Critical Theory program being used to destroy any remaining standards in American education.

Any school system anywhere in the country where people have finally figured out what Common Core is really all about and they want to opt out of it should be encouraged and supported if they make that effort. Otherwise the kids entrusted to their care become victims of the Marxist Critical Theory  technique where all real educational standards are eventually erased.  The Marxists, whether they call themselves that or not, have nothing less in mind than the total destruction of any remaining Christian culture we still possess and if they can accomplish that end while brainwashing our kids by removing and real educational standards, they will do so in a heart beat.

Thought US “History” in Public School Couldn’t Get Any Worse? Guess Again

by Al Benson Jr.

Public schools around the country will be reopening later this month for another yearly go at the three B’s–Brainwashing, Baloney, and Buffoonery. Only this year it might even be worse than before, and Heaven only knows, it’s been bad before.

World Net Daily had an article up recently by John Aman dealing with the brainwashing part of this called U.S. History Takes a Drastic Left Turn This Fall.  The article started off with: “High school history teachers nationwide will give their top students a dark retelling of U.S. history this fall, courtesy of the College Board, a nonprofit readiness firm led by Common Core architect David Coleman. The College Board–which administers AP (advanced placement) courses and tests–is rolling out a revised curriculum framework for AP U.S. history, offering the 450,000 students who take AP U.S. history classes a hero-free account of America’s deeply stained past.” The fact that someone affiliated with Common Core is involved with this should tell you where it’s going right off the bat.

The article continued: “Conservative author Stanley Kurtz asserts the College Board is ‘pushing U.S. history as far to the left as it can get away with at the high school level.” John Aman noted that the new “history” leaves out the Pilgrims, John Winthrop, (probably Jamestown, Virginia), Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, and a host of others. The new “history” paints European settlers all as villains who “disrupted ecologically balanced native American society, bringing ‘widespread deadly epidemics,’ a ‘caste system,’ resource exploitation and slavery’…” There’s a grain of truth there, but only a grain, and some of it is downright horse puckey. The American Indians did not have a totally balanced ecological system, there were abuses in some of what they did, it’s just that there were not as many of them so as to make it all that noticeable. As far as Europeans “introducing” slavery into the Americas, some of the Indians already had slaves–other Indians they had captured or stolen from other tribes. The American Indians were no strangers to slavery. And as far as preserving the ecology, some tribes in the West used to run herds of buffalo over cliffs when hunting, and they could never use all the meat they killed that way so they took what they wanted and left the rest to rot.

Aman observed: “Larry Krieger, who has taught U.S. history for 35 years and written numerous widely popular AP and SAT exam prep books, said he reacted with shock and dismay when he read the framework earlier this year.” Krieger said: “It’s relentless left-wing indoctrination, antithetical to everything I believe about teaching and our country’s history…Leaving aside its very leftist bias, it is a very poorly written, unprofessional document…boring and dispiriting.”

And Aman also duly informed us that: “It’s also an anonymous document.  While the College Board convened two committees composed of 27 college professors and teachers to oversee the new curriculum, the actual author or authors and the process used to produce it are unknown.”

So this thing is going to be used for advanced history students in public high schools and we don’t even know who wrote it! Doesn’t that seem a little strange? Nothing to see here folks, just move along! Larry Krieger stated, quite accurately: “When they hired David Coleman, the chief architect of Common Core, they effectively politicized the College Board. The first thing he did was to yoke the SAT to Common Core, and now we’re going to apply Common Core principles to AP courses.” You folks whose kids are going to take SAT tests had better take note of that. If your kids have not yet experienced Common Core (sometimes referred to as Commie Core), they may not do real well on the new SAT tests. Common Core is nothing more than a project to totally standardize all education to fit a government standard, and I mean ALL education. In the end it will affect home schoolers, kids in Christian schools and all others. Unless parents can get their states to renounce this program of total government control of education their kids will be stuck with it forever.

The current Marxist administration, as well as past administrations and future ones, wants to totally control all aspects of our lives and education is one of the biggest of those aspects. If your kids don’t think along the lines the ruling elite desire for them, they might ask embarrassing questions, might even question the right of “authority” to do certain things. Might even become “low-level terrorists” who are guilty of “thought crime.” However, if you are willing to sign on with Commie Core, excuse me, I should have said Common Core, why all that can be avoided and your kids can be educated to become docile little servants of the World System.

If you want to find out just what Common Core and related federal education programs are all about I would recommend a DVD put out by the John Birch Society called “Common Core.” It’s 70 minues long but it’s worth watching if you want to begin to grasp what does on in public schools and what they have in mind to do to your kids. The Birch Society can be contacted at 800-342-6491. 

Public “education” in this country as always been leftist and anti-Christian. This is nothing new, but the leftists have now reached a point where they feel they can totally rewrite the history and most of America’s parents won’t know the difference. Over the past 3 years I have had numerous articles on this blog spot that dealt with the continuing leftist slant to public education. And lots of other folks have dealt with it too, not just me. For those that don’t care one way or the other, just go ahead and ignore it all–and lose your kids in the process–but don’t ever come back and say “Why didn’t someone tell us?”

Was the NRA Formed to Arm Ex-Slaves? Not Really

by Al Benson Jr.

Let me start off by stating that I am not the NRA’s biggest fan. When it comes to Second Amendment groups I think the Gun Owners of America takes a much firmer stand and gives you more bang for your buck. If that bothers some folks I’d suggest that they check out the Gun Owners of America and see why I feel that way.

Having said that, this is written to attempt to clear up some misconceptions about the reasons for the founding of the NRA that seem to be floating around out there and that some folks might be tempted to swallow, thus choking of what is supposed to be truth but is really clever propaganda.

I got a phone call this afternoon (August 1) from a friend in Oklahoma who told me he had heard something on a conservative radio show that really bugged him. What he heard was that the National Rifle Association had been formed by “religious leaders who wanted to protect ex-slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.” My first thought was that this is “beyond ridiculous.”

There was some commentary, back in 2008, by a Harry Alford, whose wife, Kay DeBow Alford, was the National Black Chamber of Commerce executive vice-president. Alford, who spoke in Milwaukee in 2008 said: ” I want to thank the Lord for our Constitution. I also want to thank the NRA for its legacy. The National Rifle Association was started, founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.” Interestingly enough, the NRA’s website says nothing about any of this.

The NRA’s website says the following: “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops,  Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”  This was published on http://www.politifacts.com  on June 5, 2013.

Other information given about the founding showed that former Union Army General Ambrose P. Burnside, the “hero” of Fredericksburg, was the first president of the NRA.  Burnside had worked as a gunsmith in Rhode Island and so was a logical choice for the first president. Church succeeded Burnside as president the following year. And Burnside had a legitimate interest in being part of such a group.

Union Army records indicated that Union troops  fired around 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier they hit. This fact caused Burnside to complain about his recruits during the War. He reportedly said: “Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manuel of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broadside of a barn.” So Burnside had a bonifide  concern about the marksmanship of soldiers. Some generals attributed the terrible marksmanship of Union soldiers to the use of “volley tactics” for earlier and less accurate smooth bore muskets. As the War progressed rifled muskets became more the order of the day. And so the NRA’s primary goal was to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis.”

However, conservatives, in many cases, seem to have a bent towards picking up what we would commonly call propaganda. David Barton, in an interview on the Glenn Beck Show, was guilty of promoting the fable that the NRA was started as a means of “…driving out he Ku Klux Klan and ensuring that blacks…could in fact locally carry a gun.” Since the NRA was originally chartered in New York state, I have to wonder what Klan groups they were driving out there.

There seems to be some of this, what shall I call it–balderdash–that blacks were much better treated in the North than they were in the South. In all honesty, racial attitudes pertaining to blacks were every bit as biased in the North as they were in the South and at that point in time, I can’t picture whites in New York being any happier with blacks carrying guns than whites in South Carolina would have been. In fact, many of the black “militias” in the South during what we euphemistically refer to as “reconstruction” were a major problem because they were a threat to white people, women and kids as well as men. Part of this was the original reason something like the Ku Klux Klan came into being in the first place. I realize a lot of people don’t want to hear that, but get a copy of Claude Bowers book The Tragic Era  and check out what some of the black militias in various Southern states were doing. It ain’t pretty.

Yet, for all of that, this was not the reason the NRA was formed. As far as our situation today, do I think black people should be able to have guns to protect their families and property? Why not? They should be able to protect their lives and property just like anyone else. When it comes to honest, hardworking people, the Second Amendment is truly colorblind. Everyone should have the right to defend what is theirs and those they love. It’s interesting that the gun control advocates seem to expend lots of energy trying to make some of the big cities into basically “gun free” zones when the majority of the population in those cities is black. Are they really working in the interest of black people? Not hardly–but they pretend they are.

All I’m saying is that, if we are going to talk about the NRA, then let’s get the history straight and not spread a lot of “feel good” fables. We have a saying in Southern and conservative circles–“you can’t make this stuff up.” Unfortunately, some are trying.

Are Some Finally Beginning To Fight Back?

by Al Benson Jr.

In what we have witnessed in the past few months it seems that at least some Americans have finally awakened to what Comrade Obama and his handlers have in store for our country and they don’t much like what they see. All I can say is “It’s about time.” The current Marxist regime is now in its sixth year and it has been stiffing Americans constantly since Comrade Obama took his oath of office.

In following the current chaos on our Southern border, it seems that some folks there have finally started to figure it out. Mayor Raul Salinas of Laredo, Texas has stated that he will not raise taxes in Laredo to deal with  the illegal immigrants that the current regime is pouring into the area. Mayor Salinas says the folks in Laredo are already taxed too much and he’s not going to make it any worse for them. He asked the question–if Laredo uses tax money to care for the illegals, will they be reimbursed by the federal government? Year, right! Or as they used to say in West Virginia “dream on Alice.”

Although, thanks to our “news” media, most folks have never heard of the Cloward-Piven socialist strategy to ruin the economy by overwhelming governmental bodies with extra expenses, some folks are beginning to see that this is what is happening even if they can’t put a name to it. And don’t expect any help from the feds in this area. The Obama Regime will just continue to do what it has been doing all along and, if they sense the economy is finally crumbling, they will try to do it faster.

If they feel this tactic will help to financially break towns and cities on the border they will continue and even expedite their efforts because that’s the name of the game. If they can help to break the border down that’s one more step toward a North American Union pact where there are no borders. This is what the Marxists in Washington and New York live for–a situation that will help to destroy private property and the culture that supports it. It all has to go to make place for the Marxist New World Order–however, some “reactionary” Americans (no doubt all low-level terrorists) are starting to resist. The natives are becoming restless. Time to replace them with illegal immigrants who will take all the freebies the feds hand out and not grumble.

Comrade Obama has asked Congress for a paltry $3.7 billion to deal with the illegals. This won’t be used to help deport them, it will be used to help to make them comfortable here. One Arizona congressman has stated that Obama’s $3.7 billion for coddling the illegals here is “dead in the water.” Let’s hope so. We can only hope and pray that the gutless wonders in Congress don’t go along with it. If we are going to spend that much on the illegal immigration situation, then let’s spend it to improve the fences along the border and to hire more border patrol officers to keep the illegals out rather than spending billions to insure their comfort here.

Obama refused to build double-barrier security fencing along our border with Mexico, in direct violation of the 2006 Secure Fence Act.  Around 650 miles of this fence was supposed to be built along the border. So far about 40 miles of it has been built and the Bush administration did most of that. Don’t hold your breath waiting for anymore to be done on the fence. That would defeat Obama’s agenda for an open border between us and Mexico which is now overwhelming the Southwest.

Several places around the country have been refusing to accept the busloads of illegals that the feds are attempting to ship into areas around the country. Places as far away as Connecticut and Michigan are starting to refuse to accept the illegals–and how many of these illegals are gang members? Oh, I forgot, the “news” media doesn’t want to discuss that. Better if the average American has no idea–better for the current regime, not for the average American.

However, as they say, there’s one (sucker) born every minute. And Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts  wants to find some way for his state to start accepting the illegals children.  I wonder how enthusiastic the residents of his state will be about that idea. Some naive souls there will probably think it sounds great (as long as they don’t end up in their back yard) but even in Massachusetts there are some folks with the good sense to know better. Let’s hope they can appraise their governor of his idiocy.

And no one talks about the crime wave that accompanies many of these illegals. As I said earlier, how many of them are gang members? And so the Obama Regime’s war against its own people continues. Let’s hope more of those people begin to wake up and realize they are in a life-or-death struggle with their own government.

Our Porous (on purpose) Border

by Al Benson Jr.

It’s a good thing the alternative media is out there to fill us in on what’s going on at our Southern border and other places. What passes for the regular “news” media passes nothing along to us but meaningless drivel. While our Southern border is literally under assault, all the regular media can do is to prattle on about how “racist” the towns in Texas and California are because they are not embracing the invasion from Mexico with open arms. Of course you can’t expect anything else from them–this is the position they are paid to take–media prostitutes at best.

They deal with nothing of substance about the border situation and their agenda, as well as that of those that pay for their “services” is to keep the American people in the dark as to what is really going on.

In my “huntin’ and peckin'” for information today I came across an article on http://seriouslyepicstuff.com headlined: “Mexican Cartels Aid Terrorists Across US Border.” The article stated: “It is usually assumed that most illegals caught crossing the US/Mexican border are South Americans. You may be surprised to learn, however, that thousands of the illegals caught crossing the borders are classified as ‘OTMs (Other than Mexicans). A substantial number of these OTMs are Muslim terrorists. Records from a detention center near Phoenix, Arizona, show illegals from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, and Yemen in custody. Former Arizona Congressman J. D. Hayworth said in an interview, ‘There are definitely people out there who mean to do us harm who have crossed that border’.”

An Arizona rancher living near the border found a Muslim prayer rug on his land. His comment: “This is a good indicator that there’s a whole lot of people other than just Mexicans coming into the United States.” A former border patrol agent also noted that “The American public has been kept in the dark about this whole issue.” Of course they have. We are supposed to be totally unaware of all this and our “news” media works mightily every day trying to see to it that we remain unaware. Likewise, our own government doesn’t want us to be aware of any of this. You can bet they know what’s going on but their “transparency” in all things does not include the public knowing. In fact, they are taking pains to deny it all.

When the information about the prayer rug turned up our intrepid Department of Homeland (in)Security, according to a report on http://gopthedailydose.com “…has denied that there is any ‘credible evidence’ that any terrorists have crossed over. So the reporter took another look–and the evidence he found is even worse than originally revealed. He found that 300 terrorists from the Somali Al Queda group Al-Shabaab–the group behind the terror attack at the Kenyan shopping mall last September–have entered the U.S. and are unaccounted for.” And that Muslim prayer rug, which is not the only one found, why that belonged to an ex-patriate Irishman, don’t you know. He brought it all the way from Dublin.

A report on http://www.breitbart.com for July 8th noted a Human Events article from 2010 entitled “Our border is a moving sidewalk” which stated that in 2010, “Iranian currency and prayer rugs were regularly found near the southern border.” Of course no one could consider that evidence of terrorist infiltration of our Southern border–most Mexican illegals carry a certain amount of Iranian currency with them, and their wives always have Muslim prayer rugs–don’t they? And we all know it would be “racist” to consider any other possibilities.

So the illegals get in, the terrorists get in, and if you think our government is not aware of all this then you are a candidate for belief in the Easter Bunny

A recent report on http://www.westernjournalism.com observed: While amnesty proponents are quick to call on Americans to show mercy to the poor children seeking refuge in America,  empirical evidence shows that the threat illegal immigration poses to America is exponentially greater than the thousands of kids streaming across the border…Recent evidence, however, indicates the security risks extend much further to potentially include Middle Eastern terrorists bent on destroying the U.S.” If the terrorists want to destroy the U.S. they had better hurry up or own own government will beat them to it!

And as far as the “race” question, http://www.prisonplanet.com has been showing a video of black protesters out there confronting the pro-amnesty demonstrators in Murietta, California. The black folks realize, all too clearly, that if too many of those people are let into the country then that’s less jobs for blacks and so they don’t want them here either. I wonder if that makes them “racists” along with the white folks.

Just a final thought from Infowars.com–“The orchestrated collapse of America’s southern border is part of an overall agenda to destroy the U.S. national sovereignty in order to usher America into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.” That’s something most of us had probably not thought about in the present context, but, hey, it does fit the pattern when you think about it. And if the Obama Regime could point to a border that cannot be defended then they could just say “let’s just do away with it because its more trouble to try to defend than its worth.” With their Marxist rationale I can see them taking that position not too far down the road–especially since the three North American countries have already been having talks about how to merge with one another. You didn’t know that? The “news” media probably forgot to mention it. Not to worry, though, they’ll “forget” a lot more before they’re done.

Cloward and Piven On the Border–and Elsewhere

by Al Benson Jr.

Some who read this will, no doubt, have heard of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who were, at least at one point, married to each other.  They are a couple of radical sociologists who were once both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Now there’s a dandy title for an “institution of learning” if ever I heard one, and it will, no doubt, cover a multitude of sociological sins the professorial elite would rather we ordinary folks remain unaware of.

At any rate, Cloward and Piven came up with a political strategy that, according to http://en.wikipedia.org “…called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to the replacement of the welfare system with a national system of ‘a guaranteed annual income and thus and end to poverty’.” In other words, redistribution of the wealth–socialism. No wonder the current administration loves it!

An article on http://theblaze.com observed: “In a 1966 article in Nation, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, sociology professors at Columbia University,  wrote that  capitalism should be collapsed by overloading the government with financial demands that could not be met.  The strategy is to collapse the financial system. The tactic is chaos. If a crisis does not exist, create one. The more chaos the better…In 1967 Cloward and Piven founded the National Welfare Rights Organization to increase the numbers of people on the welfare rolls. Through a series of sit-ins, demonstrations, picket lines and occasional rock-throwing, smashed glass and broken furniture they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.” They were so successful in New York City that the city declared bankruptcy in 1975.

Cloward and Piven’s strategy was taken to the streets by a black radical named George Alvin Wiley. According to http:www.discoverthenetworks.org “Wiley was just getting PRAC (Poverty Rights Action Center) up and running when Cloward and Piven began promoting their ‘flood-the-rolls, bankrupt-the-cities plan in the activist community,Cloward and Piven believed that their plan could spark a nationwide movement. To lead the movement, they sought an experienced organizer with vision, charisma and–most important of all–street credibility with inner-city blacks.  That organizer turned out to be George Alvin Wiley.”

With this bit of background, what it is important to note here is that, right now, the Obama Regime is using the tactics of Cloward and Piven to work this carefully-constructed border crisis with the illegals around to where they want it. In an article on http://www.dcclothesline.com for July 8th, by Melissa Melton the headline reads: “Congressmen: Yes, Obama is using Cloward Piven strategy to Collapse the System.” The article continues: “In regard to the sudden illegal immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border, two Congressmen have gone on record to confirm that President Obama is indeed using a Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm America, WND (World Net Daily) is reporting…But there are just three very basic examples floating around the news lately that get the idea across easily enough.  Not only did DHS put out a purchase order for escort services for 65,000 unaccompanied alien children all the way back in January…And not only does the 2015 Department of Justice appropriations report, also released earlier this year, ask for funding for ‘a pilot unaccompanied alien children program…But now, in direct contradiction of what the administration is telling the American public, a recently leaked Homeland Security memo admits the fact that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. having been deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior’ and this plays a significant role in why the current border crisis is occurring. So, in essence, our government officials knew this wave of illegal immigrants were coming to our borders, and they planned for it well before it hit, because they’ve known for quite some time the Obama Administration’s policies are causing it to happen.”

So, folks, they knew all this was coming because it was all planned ahead of time.  This is not accidental, folks, this is all on purpose. It has created chaos on the border and that’s what Obama and his handlers are looking for–chaos.

Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas has noted that Obama studied the chaos strategy at Columbia and is “trying to do a Cloward-Piven thing with the border.” The alternative media has reported Rep. Stockman’s comments. I doubt that the regular “news” media will even touch them.

Also, some are labeling this situation as a potential pandemic,  because many of these illegals coming across the border have all manner of diseases and they are not being properly quarantined away from healthy people. But that will contribute to the chaos, so look for that to continue. Even some Border Patrol whistle blowers are speaking up, despite threats from the Obama Regime that they will lose their jobs if they say anything to anyone. Makes you wonder where all that “transparency” Obama bragged about before he got elected has gone.

And they’re not only doing this on our Southern border.  It’s even going on in some rural areas in Michigan, of all places. An article on http://watchdogwire.com said: “The current crisis on the Southern border,  involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala has now become a concern for Michiganders who live in a rural community with less than 3,000 people. Wolverine Human Services, a social services agency which typically helps needy Michigan children, is in the process of securing a contract and negotiating with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to bring between 60-120 male illegal immigrants between the ages of 12-17 to the small city of Vassar without any input from residents of the community.  About 100 concerned citizens, some bearing signs, gathered outside the Vassar City Hall last night to let public officials know what they think.”

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller issued a statement which said, in part: “This crisis began when President Obama acted outside the law offering legal status to children who entered America illegally along with their parents. This caused many throughout Central America and Mexico to believe that all children needed to do was to reach our border and they could stay,  and so countless thousands began to send their children on the harrowing journey north.”

So Obama broke the law doing this. So what? Anyone think that will make any difference? Whose going to prosecute him? The “justice” (just us) Department? They’re part and parcel of the whole deal.  Anyone still remember “Fast and Furious?”

The thing we have to keep in mind is that this is being done on purpose.This will help to reduce this country to a dithering, incompetent, impotent giant–and that’s what it’s really all about.

The “dictatorship of the proletariat” is just around the corner, folks, I hope all of you who did nothing to prevent it will enjoy what you end up with.  Prayer to the Lord, and repentance for our laziness, is the only thing that might save this country–and that’s something that should have been done at the beginning.

In Murietta, California on July 7 the Major Media Forgot to Mention…

by Al Benson Jr.

After checking several media outlets on July 7th I drew the conclusion that nothing had happened in Murietta, California because there seemed to be no commentary or information being posted. Just goes to show you that, sometimes the major media is forgetful about news events that have taken place which they do not like or agree with. I call this “memory hole” material because that’s where the prostitute press would like to put it so you don’t learn about it.

Seems that the major media, at least what I saw, sort of “forgot” to mention that on July 7th three more busloads of illegal immigrants, oh, excuse me, I meant “undocumented workers” were turned back in Murietta, California. The riot police that the feds were supposed to bring in didn’t show up (and I wonder if that was because so much was broadcast about it on the alternative media), but the anti-illegal immigration protesters did show up and they barred the way for the buses so they could not get to unload their unwanted cargo in Murietta. They again had to take them down to San Ysidro. This was reported on http://www.breitbart.com and also on http://americaswatchtower.com

The America’s Watchtower article noted: “The anti-illegal immigration protests brought out new first-time demonstrators and onlookers from many different backgrounds–from young enlisted Marines to legal immigrants from Germany, Mexico, and Central America.” And some of the alternative media also got out to report to their audiences. Thank the Lord there are some folks out there reporting what’s going on because you sure don’t get anything of substance from the major “news” media except silence on issues they’d rather not deal with or have been told to ignore.

The America’s Watchtower article also observed: “This policy (regarding the illegal immigrants) appears to be very unpopular with the American people in general and I think the fact that this is happening in California is representative of that fact. For once the Obama regime seems to be losing the propaganda war and because of this I think they did not feel the time was right to escalate the situation by sending in Federal agents in riot gear. The protesters are vowing to stay there until this manufactured crises is over,…” At least some of them do recognize that it is manufactured and is standard practice ala Cloward-Piven techniques which are meant to overload the governmental system so that it cannot function, and then guess who will step in to “straighten” it all out–why the Marxist Regime in Washington, who else?

Another brief commentary was noted on http://www.alipac.us/ which stated: “Alipac would like to commend all the pro-America illegal immigration protesters that have turned back the federal smuggling operation 3 times in California so far!  Now we need another group of protesters to block the buses at San Ysidro and in Houston and Dallas, Texas! We also wish the Americans well that are protesting today in Michigan as well.”

I think most of us realize that, at some point, when the furor dies down and some of the protesters go back home, then will come the feds with their riot gear and at that point they will attempt to beat the opposition into submission because there won’t be as much of it and they can always hope the alternative media won’t be there to record what they do.

We are at the point in this country now where we once were just before the unpleasantness at Lexington and Concord. It remains to be seen what the result will be this time. I don’t doubt that this present Regime would dearly love to shoot down a few hundred American patriots and use that as an excuse to declare marshal law and suspend the Second Amendment.

So we will have to see which it will be–Lexington and Concord–or the Gulag.

Will the Feds Invade Murietta, California on July 7th?

by Al Benson Jr.

The Internet is alive tonight (Sunday, July 6) about the possible and probable invasion by federal agencies of the city of Murietta, California sometime tomorrow. The thought is shocking, but it wouldn’t be the first time the feds have pulled something like this, and you just know the “news” media will cover for them because the “news” media, is, after all, pretty much just another branch of government, albeit unofficially.

The blog spot http://federaleagent86.blogspot.com has observed: “Word is out that the Obama Regime is enraged that American citizens are protesting the illegal alien invasion. A lesson appears to be planned for the American citizens of Murietta, California. It appears that the cultural Marxist left and Mexican revanchists are enraged that buses bringing illegal aliens into the United States are being blocked.” Why, how dare those nasty Americans presume to protect their own country from the illegals. After all, their own government won’t do it, so they shouldn’t either. Just lay down in the middle of the road and let the illegals and feds stomp all over you with their jackboots! That’s the name of Obama’s game as well as the game of those who put him up to it.

The web site http://www.libertynews.com noted today (July 6): “In short, Barack Obama’s federal government is about the clash with the town of Murietta head on. And if reports are correct, Obama’s feds will show up with armed riot style federal agents aimed at forcing Americans out of the way. These militant federal forces have an agenda to assist in the invasion of the United States territory, and they are not going to let American citizens stand in their way….The residents of Murietta (and its government) do not want an invasion of their town. They do not have the facilities, the man-power, the resources or the desire to become a social welfare community for foreigners illegally squatting within our borders. And contrary to popular mainstream media belief, Murietta’s invasion problems are not about hungry children. No, the federal government is attempting to help adult foreigners invade the city, regardless of what the taxpayers say or want.”

An article on http://www.infowars.com basically said the same thing. The Info Wars article, datelined also July 6th, said ” Brietbart News reports today the feds will use the threat of violence to break up protests by citizens in Murietta, California. A resident told Brietbart ‘It’s going to get ugly’ on Monday when the feds plan to deliver another load of illegals.”

Of course it will get ugly, but the feds are not new at this kind of thing. Anyone remember Waco and Ruby Ridge, or even some of what went on during the Textbook Protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia in the mid-1970s? it always gets ugly when the feds don’t get their way. Nothing new here, folks. Those people don’t rule by law, they rule by force and they will do whatever it takes. If some Americans have to die to protect the illegals–hey, no problem–you’ve got to break a few eggs to make the Marxist omelet and maybe a few Americans beaten senseless will convince the rest of the couch potatoes to just “shut up and sit back down.”

Some web sites are urging patriotic Americans in the Southwest to try to get to Murietta, California to support the folks there. Maybe if a whole, big batch showed up it might help, but if it’s only a couple hundered or so, the feds can handle that many, and I’m sure they’ll enjoy doing it.

Back during the Textbook Protest in West Virginia one of the deputy sheriffs was heard to say “I really get my kicks out of beatin’ on these holy rollin’ preachers.” I doubt that the present mentality at the federal level will be much different.

Keep your eye on Murietta, California tomorrow, July 7th.

Everyone Has the Right to be Offended–Except Americans

by Al Benson Jr.

As we celebrate what we refer to as “Independence Day” now we begin to ascertain that the one “freedom” we really have is the “right” to support the Marxist Regime in power and we have the “right” to treat all of its socialist minions as upcoming powers-that-be, in other words, little socialist “gods.” Other rights, though talked about, have pretty much disappeared. Most folks don’t grasp this yet, probably won’t grasp it in my lifetime, and by the time they do they will be on their way to their local FEMA re-education facility, wondering why someone didn’t tell them about all this.

A perfect example of this is the “newspeak” that is foisted upon us by what passes for the “news” media and by the people in Washington, whose agenda is to change the way us and our kids think.

We are, from henceforth, not to speak in terms of any sort that might “offend” some minority group. The minority groups can insult and slander white, Christian Americans and that is permitted, even encouraged by our ruling elite and no one says anything. But let some traditional American say something that is perceived offensive to any minority group, particularly one on the Left, and the “news” media and their political bosses go into high gear with rigorous denunciations.

Looking at this horrendous situation with all these Latin American kids on our Southern border, we find that our ever-compassionate “news” media can’t even bear to label them anymore as illegal aliens. No, that might offend them. So we now refer to them as “undocumented workers.” Maybe we should start referring to other criminals the same way. We could start by rebaptizing bank robbers as “wealth redistribution engineers” and rapists as “contributors to the gene pool.” Although I must admit the term “wealth redistribution engineers” fits our politicians even better than it does the bank robbers. But, then, that’s the way it is when you vote Marxists into office.

In regard to these illegal aliens being detained on our borders–and at the risk of offending them–they are illegals and that’s the way it is in the real world, I have often wondered just where all these thousands of kids came from, most with no parents. We are told the majority of them don’t come from Mexico, but from Guatemala, El Salvador, and countries south of Mexico. How did these thousands of 8-15 year olds all get here with no adult help. I can’t believe that Mexico, from what I’ve seen of it, is safe enough for this Kiddie Crusade to just walk across it.

But apparently the Regime in power wants them all here and not deported back to where they came from and besides, they prevent the system in the Southwest from working with any kind of efficiency, which is part of the Marxist agenda–shut down effective government by flooding it with a situation it is not equipped to handle.

And there are other reasons the Washington Marxists want them here–they want the votes in the future. Writer Diana West has stated that: “There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of ‘minor aliens’ crashing our Southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and gain citizenship, at least 8 in 10 of them will grow up to be Big Government Democrats. They will likely believe that the U S government isn’t big enough, and doesn’t offer enough tax-payer-funded services.” She quoted a 2011 Pew Research survey for this information. She said “Pew’s question zeroed in on Hispanic attitudes toward government: whether government should be bigger or smaller, with more services or fewer services. There was no mistaking the Hispanic preference. ‘Hispanics’ Pew wrote, ‘are more likely than the general public to say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services rather than a smaller government with fewer services.” According to the Pew Survey, 75% of Hispanics take this position, compared to 19% who favor smaller government.

If all these people get to stay, they will forever change the culture of this country–and that seems to be the name of the game. Their political attitudes, no doubt birthed in the socialist countries they come from, will ensure that socialists in government, as long as they promise more and more goodies, will get to stay there.

So folks, enjoy Independence Day while you can, even though it is now, thanks to the Washington Marxists, nearly meaningless, because thirty years down the road it may be abolished as a national holiday and you will find yourselves required to celebrate Cincy de Mayo instead. Of course, if such happens, maybe they will still let you shoot your fireworks off–and fot lots of folks, that’s all that’s important.