What Goes On Today In Public Schools Is Not Stupidity–It Was Planned That Way By The Messiahs Of “Education”

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently I read an article on http://www.newswithviews.com by Pastor Roger Anghis. He commented about much of the educational fertilizer being spread abroad in public schools, and he was correct There was only one place I disagreed with him. He noted that “We are seeing stupidity reign in our seats of power. Things that you would never even think about fifty years ago are gong mainstream now.” I maintain that this is not a result of stupidity. It has been planned that way. It is all on purpose. Those people now promoting what goes on, at least most of them, know full well what they are doing and why.

Pastor Anghis observed, and correctly so, that “The absolute perversion in our schools, with drag shows and porn in the libraries, and the character of the teachers that…are allowed to teach our kids is appalling…Our teacher’s unions have taken the stand that parents have no right to determine what children learn…”

The idea there is that, at bottom, the kids really belong to the state and parents are only the surrogates that the state lets help them in raising the state’s children. Sorry to say, but this is not a new concept. I’ve been studying, and writing for over fifty years now, and I can remember that idea being put forth by public educrats over fifty years ago now–and it wasn’t new then! It really stretches back, in some form, into the late 1800s, when a few states made it a crime for parents to criticize their kid’s teachers in the presence of the kids! The idea back then was, though not explicitly stated, that the teacher’s word was law instead of what Mom or Dad said.

All they’ve done now is to take it to a higher level. The educrat’s agenda would have been, fifty years ago, what it is today if they felt they could have gotten away with it. But they were astute enough to know parents would not have stood for it, so they bided their time, two generations of it, all the while working to radicalize the students in those two generations. And while they weren’t completely successful, they felt they had made enough progress so that they can promote the educational offal they are currently turning out.

They tried promoting this educational tripe in Kanawha County, West Virginia back in 1974-75, and the parents revolted against it. It went over like the proverbial lead balloon. I wonder if the parents would turn out now to resist it in the numbers they did back then–almost fifty years ago. And I don’t say that to knock West Virginians by any means. I think the West Virginia situation was a public school experiment to see how much they could get away with, how much the parents would put up with. Once they figured that out, they knew how to plan for a more radical plan for public school kids. Once they found out, they could adjust their schedules accordingly.

If you wonder today why so many kids hate their country, look no further than what they were taught in public school history and economics classes. Look at the obvious leftist slant of some of the teachers picked up in the leftist colleges they attended, or even worse, in some of the schools they went to high school in! Much of what passes for “history” in high schools anymore is little short of overt leftist propaganda. I’ve seen quotes from some public school teachers that would cause Karl Marx to blush! And, no, I am not indicting all public school teachers. I’ve known a few good ones, but there are those among their number that are bad news for the kids they indoctrinate (not educate).

I read an article on http://www.americanvision.org for 11/2/2020. In it, the late Gary North said of a book by theologian R. J. Rushdoony, The Messianic Character of American Education that “The philosophy of the statists who designed American public schools was messianistic…goes through the primary sources of three dozen of these social experiments …These men were open about what they were attempting to do: reform the American people and American society through tax-funded education. They disagreed with each other on pedagogical methods, but they were united in their argument that the state, not parents, should be in charge of the education of all children. The state would then become the redeeming agent of society. It would replace church and family as agents of redemption.” And the public school was to be the seminary for this statist “redemption” in open (now) competition with the church. This is nothing more than a breaking of the Commandment “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Public education was to be the state’s attempt to create a god in its own image.

Once Christians can grasp and understand this, there is no reason for them to support public education any longer–in fact they should separate from it and find other methods to educate their children. The public school is a competing deity, a false god that cannot save, only destroy. All you have to do to grasp that is to look where it came from (Unitarianism and socialism) and look where it has taken our children up to and including now!

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Reparations Is A Total Scam!

by Al Benson Jr.

According to Wikipedia, Rep. Cori Bush from Missouri is a Black Lives Matter activist. She is also a willing participant in the ongoing “reparations” scam. In pending legislation Rep. Bush called on Congress to adopt measures “aimed at righting historic wrongs, including urging the federal government to issue federal reparations to black Americans…a minimum of $14 trillion would be needed ‘to eliminate the racial wealth gap that currently exists between black and white Americans’ the resolution argues! This bill, HR 414, is ridiculous and needs to be voted down resoundingly! Where does this woman think this $14 trillion is coming from, the Tooth Fairy? Or does she think the government can just print it and pass it out? If she does, does she have any idea of what such an act will do to the inflation level in this country? And the rank inflation won’t only hit white folks!

The “reparations scam” is just that–a scam. In an article on http://www.townhall.com for 5/11/23, writer Bob Barr, a former member of Congress, observed: “Neither history nor common sense mean anything to those demanding ‘racial reparations,’…” Barr then went on to list all the civil rights legislation, from the second 13th Amendment up to and including the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Barr duly noted: “In much the same way that junk science has provided the justification for New York Governor Kathy Hochul to ban the use of natural gas in new construction, ‘junk history’ is at the center of the racial reparations movement…At a recent public forum where Californians could comment on the proposed handouts (reparations) a ‘Rev. Tony Peirce’ boisterously demanded that the only fair dollar figure to be apportioned to him and his fellow black citizens was $200 million apiece…this episode encapsulates the junk history on which reparations advocates appear to justify their cause–that the anecdotal ’40 acres and a mule of 1865 is today worth a cool $200 million. It is doubtful Rev. Peirce or many of the others clamoring for massive monetary reparations for past–and in fact, continuing–wrongs understand or much care about the actual historic context or meaning of the ‘forty acres and a mule’ narrative.” To these people “history” is just another meaningless word. They want the cash, baby, and they want it now!

According to http://www.californiapolicycenter.org for 1/5/23 “California is considering paying ‘reparations’ to black Californians who are directly descended from enslaved people, which may surprise most Californians. After all, slavery was never legal in the Golden State.” But that fact makes no difference whatever. Governor Newsome feels he has a golden opportunity to garner black votes whether he decides to run for president (if the Democratic establishment lets him) or just run for governor again.

The article noted, quite accurately, that “To understand how slavery is applicable to California one must sift through the reports 500 pages of convoluted logic common to the victim industry in America…” The “report” goes into how slavery continues to “physically and mentally harm African Americans today.” And the article observes, again, accurately, that “The task force is not recommending reparations for slavery, but rather for discrimination.” The entire reparations scam is an exercise in political bovine fertilizer! In California it amounts to a giant vote-buying scam, as well as a major split in race relations, which may also be an alternate reason for it. And who will pay for all these black folks in California getting $200 million apiece–will it be white folks, Hispanic folks, and Oriental folks? That’ll go over real big with them!

An article on http://www.nypost.com for 4/30/22 duly observed that: “Ten years ago, the idea of ‘reparations’ sat on the political fringe in America. The question of whether or not compensation should have been paid to former slaves had died out. Not least because by the start of the 21st century no one in America had actually suffered from slavery…But there’s a tendency in our own age which does not allow wounds to mend or heal. Indeed, there is a movement that locates long-healed wounds in order to rip them open again. And then complain about the hurt caused to themselves.” And of course, the idea of scamming big bucks from people who never had anything to do with slavery really appeals to them. They want to be able to laugh at us poor suckers all the way to the bank. We want that cash, baby, anyway we can get it–honest, dishonest, makes no difference!

Every race of people in the world has either practiced slavery and been enslaved to some extent. Do they all deserve reparations? If not, why not? Why is it only blacks that deserve it? Every other race has put the issues of slavery and discrimination behind them, but not blacks (and all blacks don’t fit into this category) but many blacks seem to thrive on it. It’s like they have a never-ending grievance with the rest of the world and want to be paid to forget it (if ever they will).

The leftists among us, (to which our public schools are adding a growing number) are using this issue to divide the races one from the other, so we wont ever sit down together and talk to one another about how all of us are being taken to the cleaners. Reparations is a big part of the leftist agenda to cause racial division and we need to expose it for the racial scam that it is.

The “News” Media–Part Of The Ruling Class

by Al Benson Jr.

According to http://www.swprs.org “Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all media outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations…” Now that would be an expose for Fox News to deal with, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen. This may be forbidden territory to the vast percentage of our “news” media.

The article continues: “The CFR and its close to 5,000 elite members for decades have shaped US foreign policy…As a well-known Council member famously explained, they transformed the American republic into a global empire, albeit a benevolent one.” I’m afraid many would legitimately quibble about how “benevolent” the US “empire” has really been.

In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists” a former Washington Post senior editor, Richard Harwood, told his readers that the CFR and its members were “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.” That’s quite an admission. And the average person remains blissfully unaware–and that on purpose! Harwood continued: “The membership of these journalists in the Council …is an acknowledgement of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascendency into the American ruling class,…They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and world views.” And I imagine, from what I’ve seen of some “journalists” so called, they pretty much like it.

Important CFR members have included several presidents and vice-presidents, almost all secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, many influential members of Congress, and practically all CIA directors, U.N. ambassadors, chairpersons of the Federal Reserve, presidents of the World Bank…many prominent academics in areas such as economics and political science.” Truly a group of unelected rulers. Interestingly enough, the CFR had “key members of both the 9/11 Commission and the Warren Commission.

The article went on regarding CFR members who had been president when it said: “Thus in 1993 former CFR director George H. W. Bush was followed by CFR member Bill Clinton, who in turn was followed by CFR ‘family member’ George W. Bush. In 2008, CFR member John McCain lost against CFR candidate of choice, Barack Obama…It was not until 2016 that the Council failed to prevail.” Does that tell you a little about why the ruling establishment (the Deep State) has been so adamantly opposed to Donald Trump? He wasn’t “one of the boys” and so couldn’t be depended on to play the game according to CFR rules.

But when you look at all this, you have to begin to realize that we have indeed been the victims of unelected rulers. Understanding that the Council on Foreign Relations was originally formed back in the early 1900s to guide this country into a one world government, you have to ask–if in a presidential election–both candidates belong to the CFR, what choice does the electorate really have? You can vote for socialist candidate A or socialist candidate B. Some choice and you will get screwed either way!

I said at the beginning of this article it would be a good topic for an expose on Fox News. I don’t expect that to happen anytime soon, given the direction Fox seems to be headed in. I wonder if this topic would be important to Tucker Carlson if he grasped the implications of unelected rulers in America.

Another Attack On The First Amendment

by Al Benson Jr.

According to an article on http://www.steadfastloyalty.com a new Democrat-sponsored bill to limit First Amendment rights has been introduced. The Digital Platform Commission Act would establish yet another federal agency to regulate and punish anyone who puts out “misinformation” as defined by the socialist Democrats.

In other words, and let’s be blunt about it, this is a bill to severely limit the free expression of their opposition and limit the right of the American people are able to hear, read, and learn. Misinformation will be anything socialist Democrats and socialist Republicans disagree with.

This is one you will need to contact your senators about when the bill number bursts upon the scene and let them know you want them to oppose it. If Congress passes this automatic cancellation of your First Amendment rights then China Joe Biden will appoint a commission of five people, which the Senate will have to confirm.

You don’t need a whole lot of imagination to figure out the kind of individuals Biden will appoint. So now the plan is for government-appointed “experts” to decide what constitutes “misinformation.” Won’t that be fun? I don’t know if this will deal with what you are able to look up on the internet or not, but probably it will. After all, why wouldn’t anything anywhere that the powers that be disagree with be removed from the public eye as “misinformation”?

George Orwell’s “memory hole” already exists to a large degree. With a new bill like this it could well become all encompassing. At least at this point in time we can still find some opposing viewpoints out there on the net to the government hogwash they foist upon us. What would happen, for instance, if all the opposing viewpoints dealing with the War of Northern Aggression were suddenly “discovered” to be “misinformation” and therefore subject to federal removal because of that, and those who refused to comply were to be “punished”? It doesn’t take much to figure out where this draconian measure is headed if enacted. Let your senators know you will be watching what they do with this travesty!

Normal Americans Not Safe Under Biden’s Regime

by Al Benson Jr.

It is becoming more and more apparent that normal Americans are the real target of the Biden Regime. When Trump said “They’re really after you. I’m just in the way.” He was probably more accurate than he realized at the time. So innocent Americans are not really safe under Biden’s beneficent rule, especially if they happen to be white Americans because then they are all automatically “white supremacists.” Wonder if that makes Biden a white supremacist too.” I know, we are not supposed to mention that. I suppose next, Biden will tell us he’s really black.

It seems as if, in any altercation that arises between a minority and a white person, if you listen to the prostitute press, the white person is automatically the guilty party–no exceptions!

There was an item on the news last evening that displayed this. Maybe some of you all saw it. It took place in (where else) New York City, the new home for illegal immigrants and the displacement of homeless veterans. A pregnant white health worker rented a city bicycle to get home after her work shift. She had a receipt showing she’d rented it. Some black dude decided she shouldn’t have it and took it away from her. The video on tv was rather compelling.

I don’t have to tell you how the excuse for a news media portrayed this. This white woman’s need to have this bike to get home on was portrayed as “white supremacy” against the poor defenseless black thug that tried to take it away from her. I don’t know how it eventually turned out, whether she got to ride the bike she rented home or not. Thing is, more and more, leftist politicians and lying media are making it impossible for Americans to live normal lives.

New York City is the socialist paradise where homeless American vets are being kicked out of hotels to make room for illegal immigrants who will likely be entitled to all manner of freebies. So, normal Americans, this is what China Joe wants for you. You are to be replaced by illegal immigrants who, if Biden can just let enough of them into the country, will outvote you in the next election by voting Democrat and that illegal vote will be enough to keep the Democrats in perpetual power and they can drag this country down to the third world level–fit only to become another cog in the wheel of one world government. That’s the plan. Biden has only contempt for real Americans but he loves those illegal immigrants almost as much as he loves Communist China

Paul Craig Roberts has an interesting article on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning. Mr. Roberts observed: “Biden Regime is spending billions of dollars to defend Ukraine’s borders but won’t spend one penny to defend America’s borders. The Democrats want the Hispanic and black immigrants, who they want to give the vote to, because the immigrant invaders water down the white majority population and destroy the ethnic basis of the U.S. Instead of a unified nation, there is a tower of Babel.”

Mr. Roberts has it figured out. White Americans, especially God-fearing and patriotic ones, are to become the despised “white extremist” minority, constantly outvoted by the unknowing minions of that group that wants America submerged into a one world government and despises our founding principles and heritage. Right now their point man is China Joe. Before him it was Obama, and before him it was the Bush’s. Anyone remember the senior Bush ranting about the “New World Order”? And what part does the Council on Foreign Relations play in this political scam? Go back and read some of my recent articles to find that out.

George Orwell And Controlling “History”

by Al Benson Jr.

George Orwell said “Who controls the past controls the future and who controls the present controls the past.” Someone named Bedaant Stivasten in http://www.linkedin.com commented on Orwell’s quote. He said, in part, “Those who control the way history is recorded and told, have the power to shape people’s understanding of the past and influence their decisions for the present. For example, governments and political leaders often attempt to control the way this history is taught in schools and presented to the public in order to shape public opinion and maintain their power.”

He also noted that media outlets have this same power. They decide what stories are told and how they are told. He also observed: “While the past cannot be completely controlled, those who seek to do so must be careful not to push their narratives too far, and risk undermining their efforts.” I don’t think those trying to control the past have heeded his advice. They may be sure at this point that their brainwashed audience will blindly accept most anything they say.

I don’t know anything about this man, other than he is involved in digital marketing and has a name I can’t pronounce. But wherever he is coming from, his commentary on this subject is pretty accurate. You could almost say, in this context, that the winners in any given struggle get to write the history books dealing with it.

It has also been said on http://www.ennyman.medium.com that “When future historians write about the 20th century it would not surprise me to find it had been nicknamed ‘the century of spin’. Today more than ever we see that the battle for the minds of the people revolves around the manner in which events get interpreted, not necessarily the events themselves.” Thus wrote someone named Ed Newman, and he is also on target.

The comments of these two individuals can readily be applied to most of the “history” we have been taught in the last 150 years. We’ve been taught that the North fought the War of Northern Aggression to free the slaves. They didn’t. They fought it so Lincoln could keep his tariffs and collect his duties in Southern ports because the South was paying most of the expenses for the whole country and Lincoln didn’t want to lose that revenue. Ask almost any youngster (and I’ve done this) what that war was fought over and he will dutifully answer “slavery.” That’s what he/she was taught in school. Most adults will say the same thing because that’s what they were taught. This is a prime example of controlled (and inaccurate) history. And your future decisions about that war and its consequences will be made based on faulty history. That’s how this game works. This is how those in power today control your past–and future.

In the context of the 20th century, it might be an interesting exercise for someone to check out how many newspapers or television or radio programs are controlled or influenced by someone who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The website http://www.thefreethoughtproject.com carried an article on 6/4/2018 about how the Council on Foreign Relations advocated that the U.S. government should propagandize its own people. So typical of an organization that promotes the concept of one world government! Another article about the CFR appeared on http://www.ratherexposethem.org on 5/30/21 by William F. Jasper. This one is especially worth reading as it goes into China Joe Biden–the CFR’s man in the White House. And one final one from http://www.mintpressnews.com from 3/1/2018 by James Carey about how the CFR is pushing for a new cold war with Russia. Trump didn’t fall for this one but China Joe Biden is all in for it. But don’t expect the real story from our “news” media–only the establishment spin on the real story!

The entire intent of the CFR is to influence Americans to jettison their unique history, heritage, and culture and be willing to submerge themselves and their posterity into a socialist one world government. This is what the CFR plans for your future. And George Orwell nailed it. If people don’t understand their past and most today don’t then you can work to design your version of the future for them and they won’t realize how horrendous your plan for their future is.

Socialist Hypocrisy?

by Al Benson Jr.

In the past several months several “blue” cities in the North rushed in to receive the designation of “sanctuary cities” for illegal aliens. They wore this badge proudly–as long as it didn’t cost them anything but a little rhetoric.

Now that Texas, which is being inundated with illegal aliens, has started putting them on buses and sending them to these sanctuary cities, the tune has suddenly changed. Now these sanctuary cities are being rudely awakened to the real world fact that what they asked for ain’t what they really wanted! It’s only what they thought they wanted back when it wouldn’t cost them anything.

When reality kicks in and the illegals start arriving by the busload, in increasing numbers, they begin to find out what the Southern border states are having to put up with. Now they are deciding they’re not having anymore of that! The illegal alien welcome mat is being removed in places like Chicago and New York City.

You’ll have to pardon me if I don’t feel all that sorry for these liberal/socialist cities. They got what they asked for, in part because they never thought it would really happen. Or, at best, they felt maybe a handful of illegals might show up that they could feel good about pampering. But when busloads of them came, it didn’t take long before it was “Katy bar the door.” What they wanted was to look noble in front of the socialist world. When reality started catching up with them, the liberal/socialist “nobility” started wearing off real quick!

The Family Of Influence Peddlers

by Al Benson Jr.

An article on epochtv@theepochtimes.com recently noted that “Biden has received $10 million in payments from China , foreign interests…President Biden is being accused of money laundering and influence peddling. This is the latest chapter in the Hunter Biden saga, where the president’s son was suspected of selling his father’s influence to foreign governments and businesses.” Needless to say, what pretends to be our “news” media has zero interest in this. After all, their assigned task is to bury this as deep as possible, not to report it. So they run interference for the Deep State by reporting instead some Republican congressman from New York who has done something wrong–a crime that pales in comparison to what Joe the influence peddler and his son and brother are doing–and have been doing for decades now.

It was reported on http://www.newsmax.com that: “House Oversight Committee member James Comer on Wednesday outlined what he called ‘a pattern of influence peddling by President Joe Biden’s family, revealing information the committee obtained showing that the family, their associates, and their companies received over $10 million from foreign nationals and their companies. Some of that came from a Chinese company and went to Hunter Biden’s company.’ Comer said in a press conference, referring to the president’s son, other transfers occurred with money from foreign entities to the Biden family, with many of the payments occurring while Joe Biden was vice-president and leading the US efforts in these countries! While much of the information centered around connections with China other countries were also involved, Comer said.”

While in Romania one time, Biden gave a lecture about how corruption is a cancer that eats away at peoples liberty! He should know. It would seem, with all his family has been involved in that he’s an authority on the subject of corruption. And if he did some of this nefarious activity while he was vice-president, that means there was corruption in the Obama administration, supposedly the most transparent regime in our history–at least until the Biden administration, which now claims the most transparency. Interesting that those regimes with the most to hide are the ones that shout about their “transparency.”

The fact that the major media ignores most of this displays the fact that they are little more that government toadies. They are easily as corrupt as the Biden Regime and are wiling accomplices in concealing his graft. The FBI (fib) won’t give Congress the file that alleges Biden’s corruption. Why? Did Biden sell out the country for personal profit??? What can you say of a government that refuses to admit its own perfidy?

With The Border Crisis Looming–What About Mexico’s Political Past?

by Al Benson Jr.

The resolution that has kept our Southern border from being completely inundated with illegal aliens is about to expire. And the illegals will swarm across our border like a swarm of locusts and the Biden regime, for all its big talk about the border not being open, along with all the other lies they have told, will look the other way and do nothing about it, all the while continuing to tell us they have the situation under control. Anyone believing them has to believe in the tooth fairy as well.

Much if Mexico’s recent past has been a testimony to leftist perseverance, contrary to what some “news” sources have told us. The Mexican Communist Party was founded in 1917 as the Socialist Worker’s Party. It changed its name to the Mexican Communist Party in 1919. It was outlawed in 1925, but managed to regain its legal status in 1935. In 1924 Mexico was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to establish diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. The New York Times informed us (however much you can believe them) that the U.S. government confused Mexican nationalism with communism. Don’t kid yourself!

During the Cold War, in Mexico, the International Revolutionary Party (P.R.I.) claimed it was a “nationalist and progressive” alternative to communism. Again, don’t kid yourselves. A N Y Times article told us “Frieda Kahlo, when she died in 1954, received the first official homage ever accorded to an artist in Mexico’s Palace of Fine Arts. Her coffin was covered with a banner of the hammer and sickle. This was emblematic of a resurgence of Communism in Mexico, not steming from parties and unions–but from artistic, academic, and literary circles, where Marxism had begun to gain renewed vigor…” But, then, these intellectual types always seem to be among those who see something positive in communism,–as long as they don’t have to live under its iron fist.

When the Cuban Revolution began, Mexico’s PRI party didn’t condemn Fidel Castro and it abstained from an Organization of American States(OAS) vote to expel Cuba. There was definitely compromise ere. The expedition led by Castro in 1956 had set sail from Mexico, and Mexicomthen defended Cuba via diplomatic measures…Then, in the 1970s and 80s, all varieties of Marxism had become “a common language” in public universities in Mexico. Almost sounds like our colleges and universities in this country. They were definitely leaning far left at that time–and today they are so far left some people are falling off the edge!

Lopez Obrador would become the populist caudillo of the Mexican left. He ran for president in 2006 and came within a fraction of a percent of winning, so naturally, he accused the government of election fraud. The New York Times claimed the Mexican Revolution had “absorbed and transformed (and sidelined) the Russian revolution.” Actually what happened is that the Russian Revolution had taken on a more Mexican flavor that previously.

Blair Coan, in his book, The Red Web written in 1925, noted that “Mexico is today, was yesterday, and will be tomorrow, the most fertile incubator of Bolshevik revolution on the American continent.” And while many changes have occurred since he wrote his book, I think has basic premise is right on the money. Check out an interesting article on http://www.theyucatantimes.com for May 18, 2020.

There Are Westerns And Then There Are Westerns

by Al Benson Jr.

I’ve noted for several years that Western movies seem to be dying out. You see one here and there, but in the main, no. This is not a new trend and I won’t go into all the reasons for it here, of which there seem to be several. I grew up in the 1950s watching Westerns both on tv and in the movies. When I got old enough, I traveled over much of the West. I was seldom disappointed–in the scenery, the people, or much of anything about the West.

Unfortunately, the world is changing. In recent years moviemakers have come to be concerned not only with domestic audiences but with the foreign market as well. Communist China has become a major consumer of American movies–and the Chinese don’t like American westerns. The free and independent attitude of the American West is something the Chinese can’t identify with, from the Communist government on down. Ordinary Chinese can’t identify with it, because for hundreds of years now, and maybe never, they have not experienced freedom and independence of thought. And their government is not about to let them see too much of that kind of thing on the silver screen! Communist regimes favor films that make communism look superior. Though with the current trends in Hollyweird, Communist regimes might learn to appreciate our movies because they tend to make our country look so negative.

It has been also observed that, as our country has grown more “diverse” and politically correct that Westerns with heroes with clean-cut images have become less popular. Nowadays if you want Western movies you better make sure your leading characters are anti-heroes with mixed motives. Can’t have people yearning for “truth, justice, and the American way.” So we’ve graduated from John Wayne to Clint Eastwood. And as much as I have enjoyed Eastwood’s movies over the years, most of the characters he has portrayed are far from pure as the driven snow! One Western movie he did, The Unforgiven, featured Gene Hackman as a psycopathic sheriff who got his kicks out of beating up on people. I never saw that picture again and don’t figure I’ve missed too much. Contrast that with what John Wayne said about a republic as a form of government in The Alamo and the difference is like night from day.

Then, there are Westerns and there are Westerns! Many over the years looked like they were filmed on a Hollywood back lot somewhere, or even worse, in some cases like they were filmed mostly in some studio building with a few outside shots taken of the hero on a horse to make it look outdoorsy. I’ve been to the locations of some of the Westerns Ive seen over the years, and believe me, indoor filming for Westerns doesn’t cut the mustard! If you have seen the country out there, you can spot fake, indoor “scenery” in less than a New York minute.

I suppose, were they to start making more Westerns they would have to conform to today’s twisted standards. The “heroes” would all have to be non-white, preferably trans-sexuals and the heroines would all have to be lesbians in order to reflect our “diversity” a diversity where no straight whites need apply for any roles. The traditional Western seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird and anything that reflects positively on either the South or the West is simply beyond the pale–to be avoided on pain of intellectual death!