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CULTURAL MARXISTS AT WAR WITH AMERICA

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

 

Bigot, racist, islamophobe, xenophobe, not who we are as a nation, global citizen, safe spaces, civil society, social justice, inhumane, diversity – These are just some of the words we hear every day from the Cultural Marxists whose goal is to change our way of thinking about any issue that they want to control.
If we understand what their goals are, then we have a much better chance of being able to fight their insidious ideology.   Nancy  

Liberalism is not really freedom; it thrives on divisiveness, separation, and inequality.

Cultural Marxism and Euphemisms

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh —— Bio and Archives April 24, 2017

Cultural Marxist academics, their sycophant students, and the main stream media are at war with America—a war of violent Marxist ideology and a war of cleverly chosen words and euphemisms that appear time and time again in many college courses, high school classes, in propaganda literature, newspapers, conferences, and in the manufactured news. Cultural Marxists are regular guests on all the alphabet soup networks masquerading as real news, spewing their hatred, their disdain and disrespect for our President, and their calls to renewed violence in the streets through their masked Black Shirts.

As David Horrowitz said, “Worse yet, this is the dominant culture in our universities, in our media, in our judiciary, in government, in unions, and in the shadow political universe of non-profits, with billions of tax-free dollars at their disposal.”

Language is a powerful tool of discourse, mass political indoctrination and agitation. Marxist Democrats are quite adept at using inflammatory language and deceptive euphemisms to suit their nefarious political ends.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROMOTING ISLAM IN OUR SCHOOLS

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

 

This is a blatant attempt by the Department of Education to promote Islam in our schools.  Surely, Betsy DeVos will stop this program !   Nancy
VIDEO – Tucker Carlson : U.S. taxpayer dollars funding Islam indoctrination program at DOE : 3/29/2017 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwIX5RUr7JU  – shocking interview !

clarionproject.org/u-s-dept-of-education-promoting-islam-to-schoolchildren/  –  ENTIRE CLARION PROJECT ARTICLE ON

Why is the Dept. of Education Promoting Islam to School Kids?

April 13, 2017
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DEMS ASK TEACHERS TO DESTROY ‘CLIMATE DENIERS’ BOOKS

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

 

THE DAILY CALLER
young woman with burning book in hands (Shutterstock/Mikhail Klyoshev)

Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

April 4, 2017  Andrew Follet, Energy and Science Reporter

Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.

The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book.

“Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” Scott said. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.”

The book’s three authors all hold doctorates and taught climate or related science at the university level. The book was written by former Arizona State University climatologist Dr. Craig D. Idso, James Cook University marine geology and paleontology professor Robert M. Carter, and University of Virginia environmental scientist Dr. Fred Singer.

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THE CULTURAL ROOTS OF CAMPUS RAGE

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Jonathan Haidt on the Cultural Roots of Campus Rage

An unorthodox professor explains the ‘new religion’ that drives the intolerance and violence at places like Middlebury and Berkeley.

April 2, 2017

New York

When a mob at Vermont’s Middlebury College shut down a speech by social scientist Charles Murray a few weeks ago, most of us saw it as another instance of campus illiberalism. Jonathan Haidt saw something more—a ritual carried out by adherents of what he calls a “new religion,” an auto-da-fé against a heretic for a violation of orthodoxy.

“The great majority of college students want to learn. They’re perfectly reasonable, and they’re uncomfortable with a lot of what’s going on,” Mr. Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, tells me during a recent visit to his office. “But on each campus there are some true believers who have reoriented their lives around the fight against evil.”

These believers are transforming the campus from a citadel of intellectual freedom into a holy space—where white privilege has replaced original sin, the transgressions of class and race and gender are confessed not to priests but to “the community,” victim groups are worshiped like gods, and the sinned-against are supplicated with “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.”

The fundamentalists may be few, Mr. Haidt says, but they are “very intimidating” since they wield the threat of public shame. On some campuses, “they’ve been given the heckler’s veto, and are often granted it by an administration who won’t stand up to them either.”

All this has become something of a preoccupation for the 53-year-old Mr. Haidt. A longtime liberal—he ran a gun-control group as an undergraduate at Yale—he admits he “had never encountered conservative ideas” until his mid-40s. The research into moral psychology that became his 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” exposed him to other ways of seeing the world; he now calls himself a centrist.

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MUSLIM PROFESSOR INSISTS JESUS WASN’T CRUCIFIED, CHRISTIAN STUDENT SUSPENDED AFTER DISAGREEING

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

 

THE DAILY CALLER

Muslim Prof Insists Jesus Wasn’t Crucified, Christian Student Suspended After Disagreeing

by Rob Shimshock, Education Reporter      March 24, 2017

A Christian college student has been suspended after allegedly challenging his Muslim professor’s claims that Jesus wasn’t crucified and that his disciples did not think he was God.

Marshall Polston, a sophomore at Rollins College in Florida, was suspended after disagreeing with these assertions made by his professor, Areej Zufari, in his Middle Eastern humanities class, as reported by The College Fix.

“Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad,” Polston told the Central Florida Post. “Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was ‘God.’”

After Polston challenged Zufari on this point, he received a 52 percent on an essay and says the professor refused to explain why. He was later reportedly suspended.

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NC SCHOOL FIGHTS TO KEEP PRO-TRANSGENDER MESSAGE IN FIRST-GRADE CURRICULUM

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

 

NC School District Fights to Keep Pro-Transgender Message in First-Grade Curriculum

by DR. SUSAN BERRY27 Mar 2017
 

Public pressure has forced far-left officials at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS) to withdraw a pro-transgender book for first-grade kids — but the officials are now mandating a book with a disguised version of the same pro-transgender message.

A teacher raised concerns about the transgender-validating book, Jacob’s New Dress, at a school board meeting. The book celebrates a young boy who wears dresses to school, and it stigmatizes boys who urge their peers to wear boys’ clothes. After lawmakers in Raleigh heard the concerns, the book was removed from the “anti-bullying” curriculum — but it was replaced with Red: A Crayon’s Story, which focuses on a red crayon that believes itself to be blue, reports WFXB.

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A LETTER OF CONCERN TO DUKE UNIVERSITY CONCERNING THEIR LEFTIST POLICIES

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

 

Thanks to one of our conservative ladies, Wendy Ball, for sharing a letter she and her husband wrote to Duke University regarding their leftist  policies.  Nancy

 

James H. Ball, Sr.and Wendy A. Ball

 

February 24, 2017

 

Richard H. Brodhead

Office of the President

Duke University

207 Allen Building

Box 90001

Durham, NC 27708-0001

 

Dear President Brodhead:

 

We have had ties with Duke University beginning with our youngest son, Steven, who graduated from Duke in 1990. We paid for his education, without relying on financial assistance.  Since that beginning we have supported Duke including with financial gifts, e.g. for the Center for Athletic Excellence, etc. which gifts were recognized by membership in the James B. Duke Society.

 

During these years, certain factions on university campuses have attempted to “out liberal” each other and in many cases, create a climate of intolerance unless one mirrors the political beliefs of these factions.

 

Duke has not been immune to these factions and activities. The “gang of 88” professors who rushed to judge as guilty racists the three white Duke lacrosse players are examples of individuals who, to use a term of our former President Obama, were proven to be on the wrong side of history. More recently, the aborted decision by an administrator(s) to create a “welcoming environment” for Muslim students by authorizing their call-to-worship from the Duke chapel tower seems to demonstrate how willing some are to advance the activities of one favored religious group at the expense of another.

 

Earlier this month Duke’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies sponsored an event “Ideas for Activism in the Time of Trump” described as “How our North Carolina Moral Monday Movement can be a model of a diverse coalition that brings together social justice people to take a stand against the Trump Administration.”  It seems that a university department is not educating but rather indoctrinating when it promotes activism against a duly elected President and his administration. We tried without success to locate prior events by this Department to promote activism against the Obama Administration.

 

In your December 8th message on immigration issues you noted that Duke recently announced that “undocumented” students will now be admitted on a need-blind basis and will be eligible for university financial aid if they are not permitted to work on campus. Our daughter-in-law immigrated legally to the United States from Sri Lanka and obtained her “green card” as a lawful permanent resident. We find it puzzling that Duke is prepared to admit and offer financial aid to a student who arrived illegally on the same basis as one who followed immigration laws; apparently, Duke believes there should be no reward to a student who is “documented”.

 

The following is a portion of the Conclusion of Duke and 16 other universities’ friend of the court brief (the “Amicus Brief”) filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in opposition to Executive Order 13769, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” on which we have highlighted some interesting language:

“CONCLUSION Amici take extremely seriously the safety and security of their campuses and of the nation: if amici’s campuses were not safe, or the towns and cities in which they are located were not secure, amici could not maintain their world-renowned learning environments. Amici, however, believe that safety and security concerns can be addressed in a manner that is consistent with the values America has always stood for, including the free flow of ideas and people across borders and the welcoming of immigrants to our universities.…”

Notwithstanding as the Ninth Circuit acknowledged, even while upholding a TRO, that “the Government’s interest in combating terrorism is an urgent objective of the highest order”; this Conclusion as well as the reasoning stated in the body of the Amicus Brief for opposing[1] the Trump temporary ban on certain immigration from seven countries makes it clear that Duke and the other Amici universities believe that the determination of the safety and security of our nation is not unlike a debating society on one of their campuses and that they have the knowledge and expertise to participate in combating the terrorism concerns of our country- a frightening theory.

 

All the above lead us to believe that Duke and other universities of the same politics have plenty of money to support their agendas and do not need continued support from us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cc: David M. Rubenstein, Chair

       Duke University Board of Trustees

 

[1] “The Executive Order at issue here threatens amici’s continuing ability to attract these Individuals [students, faculty, and scholars from all over the world] and thus to meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.”  Page 5 of the Amicus Brief

 

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PHOTOS – ICON LECTURE – DR. MIKE ADAMS, PhD, CULTURAL MARXISM IN OUR UNIVERSITIES

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

 

Professor Mike Adams, PhD, UNC Wilmington, was the guest speaker at ICON Lectures on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  The subject of his talk was the detrimental roles of Cultural Marxism campus-wide in the erosion of conservative values and the suppression of Constitutional rights, particularly concerning free speech.  Some of the issues he discussed included  campus safe spaces and hot  spots, trigger warnings, same-sex marriage, reverse discrimination and political correctness. 
Dr. Adams is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at UNC Wilmington and was awarded Professor of the Year for both 1998 and 2000.  His promotion was initially denied based on the university’s denouncement of his politically “incorrect” writings.  The US Court of Appeals found he had been illegally retaliated against, and ordered restitution. 
A video of Dr. Adam’s talk will be posted on the ICON website in about a week for those of you who were unable to attend the lecture or who live outside our immediate area.    www.iconlectureseries.com
The following photos were taken at the event.  Nancy
ICON’s next lecture will be on Tuesday, April 25. 2017  at 7 pm.    Lt.  General Daniel Bolger (ret), NCSU Assistant Professor and author of “Why We Lost” will be the guest speaker.  The subject of his talk will be Slow Death:  Assessing America’s War on Terrorism”. 
Tickets can be bought online at www.iconlectureseries.com 

Professor Mike Adams, PhD, UNC Wilmington

Mike Adams speaking with Jay DeLancy, Voter Integrity Project

Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lectures,

From the left: Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), Lynda Newman, Mark Prokop and Terry Wiegers

 

From the left: Dr John Wright, Cathy Wright, Gladys Kofalt and Dr. Terry Kane

From the left: Andrea Rock, ICON Board, Sandra Henson, Jane Hogan, ICON Advisory Board

From the left: Pamela Ransohoff and Carolyn Oldham

From the left: Eileen McIntyre, Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and Sandra Henson

Harriet and Frank Livingston

From the left: Nancy Clark, ICON Board and Joanie Liotta

From the left: Greg Pulscher and Robert Luebke of Civitas Institute

From the left: Dee Park, and Ruth and Dr. Steve Bishop

From the left: Al Martindale and Guy Guidry

From the left: Jeff Ryder and Rod Chaney

From the left: Meg Gresham, ICON Board, Rosemarie Wenzel and Cheri Hardman

From the left: Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), Sandy Bazley and Ken Johnson

From the left: Meg Gresham, Richard LeSeane,
John Gray, Chapel Hill Friends of the NRA and Nancy Clark

Meg Gresham and Kathy Langley

AFTER THE LECTURE GET TOGETHER
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MARYLAND LIBRARY CANCELS LESBIAN POLE DANCER’S SEX-ED CLASSES FOR TEENS

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

An example of “culture rot” that is being pushed in our country.  Thankfully, the parents and citizens pushed back !   Nancy

Maryland library cancels lesbian pole dancer’s sex-ed classes for teens

Sex educator Bianca Palmisano
Fri Mar 10, 2017

LEONARDTOWN, Maryland, March 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Citizens voiced their concerns to St. Mary’s County commissioners on Tuesday night regarding a sex-ed class for minors without parental consent to be taught by a lesbian prostitution advocate in publicly-funded libraries.

The public forum lasted more than three hours, with men and women imploring civic leaders to do all they can to “restore good, wholesome, moral family values again.”

The classes for children ages 12-17 without parents present were canceled.

Lexington Park Library director Michael Blackwell apologized to attendees for making the “mistake” of scheduling the sex-ed class and said he hopes residents will forgive him. Rev. Larry Crabtree of Seek and Ye Shall Find Bible Church vouched for Blackwell’s sincerity.

“It truly was something to behold,” Georgia Kijesky, the homeschooling mother who rallied concerned citizens to call their local libraries, told LifeSiteNews. “Witnessing so many coming together and hearing the sincerity in their pleas made me so very, very proud to be a St. Mary’s County resident.”

Deacon Eamon Ripple of St. John Francis Regis parish in Hollywood, Maryland, gave an impassioned plea to “restore sex as a life-giving sacrament of matrimony instead of reducing it down to a recreational activity bringing harm to our children.”

St. John Francis Regis youth minister Rich Olon exposed lesbian instructor Bianca Palmisano’s bias toward “homosexual education” and transgenderism.

Palmisano was a keynote speaker at the 2013 “Slutwalk.” Olon pointed out that during her speech Palmisano promoted a sex toy shop where she said “polyamorous leather dykes could hang out with kinky bisexuals and couples and compare notes with lifelong swingers, and still welcome those just beginning to explore their sexuality.”

Palmisano added in her “Slutwalk” keynote address, “We host workshops twice a month, bringing in speakers from across the country to share their expertise on everything from blowjobs to threesomes to rough sex.”

Palmisano supporters also spoke at the public forum, calling objections to the sex-ed classes “censorship” and parents “homophobic.” They claimed the public favored the classes and chided county commissioners for caving to pressure.

“Much of the opposition stems from the feeling that an agenda was being pushed in the choice of such a radical liberal extremist to teach, or ‘groom,’ our children on sex,” Olon explained in a letter to the editor of a local paper. “She describes herself on her website as a ‘sex educator, vivacious queer, feminist … ‘ She provides seminars on bondage, sadism and masochism. She is an LGBT activist, a promoter of the legalization of prostitution, and a self-described ‘pole dancer.'”

“Do we really want someone who wears the title ‘Slut’ like a badge of honor teaching children about sex?” asked Olon, who also heads up religious education for the parish. “Should someone who believes that violence has a place in sex be charged with educating our children on sex?”

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VIDEO – FULL SPEECH – MIKE ADAMS, PhD, CULTURAL MARXISM IN OUR UNIVERSITIES

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

For those of you who were not able to attend the Mike Adams talk on Cultural Marxism in our universities on March 7, please click on the link for the full speech by Professor Mike Adams.    Nancy       
VIDEO – FULL SPEECH OF PROFESSOR MIKE ADAMS, PhD
HOW AMERICAN CAMPUSES INCUBATE AND ENFORCE CULTURAL MARXISM 
ICON LECTURES – MARCH 7, 2017 

 

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