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THE EXASPERATED AMERICAN – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

 

The Exasperated American

 Will the voters channel their furor at this regime of lies into an unprecedented turnout at the polls in
November ?
By Victor Davis Hanson   May 9, 2022

A large majority of Americans now have no confidence in Joe Biden and his administration, which often polls below 40 percent, with negatives nearing 60 percent.

Despite the 15-month catastrophe of his regime, the level of his own unpopularity remains understandable but still remarkable. After all, in 2020 voters already knew well of his cognitive deficits and the radicalism of his agenda. They saw both clearly starting in 2019 and during the 2020 Democratic primaries, the primary debates, and the general election.

So what did Biden’s voters imagine would happen when a cognitively challenged president, controlled by hard-Left subordinates, entered office—other than what he has done?

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VIDEO – EDUCATION – ‘RACE TO THE BOTTOM’

Sunday, April 17th, 2022
Luke Rosiak: Schools Use Woke Ideology to Hide Dismal Teacher Performance, Harming Minorities the Most

American Thought Leaders

AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS

JAN JEKIELEK

“It is baked into the way that these schools operate to devalue academic achievement because they don’t want a paper trail of how they’re failing your kids,” says Luke Rosiak, an investigative reporter at the Daily Wire and author of “Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education.”

Even before the pandemic hit, 66 percent of American 4th graders were scoring less than Proficient on the Nation’s Report Card assessment.

As minority students fall behind, schools in America are abolishing standardized tests, A-B-C-D-F grading scales, and entrance exams.

“In pursuit of equity, they have stopped measuring things. They started cooking the books. They started orienting everything around the lowest common denominator. And the result is really devastating for society,” Rosiak say

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BOOK REVIEW: RECESSIONAL: THE DEATH OF FREE SPEECH AND THE COST OF A FREE LUNCH

Monday, April 11th, 2022
BOOK REVIEW – FEATURED ON  Life, Liberty & Levin 

Recessional: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch Hardcover – April 5, 2022

by David Mamet  (Author)

“Savagery appeased can only grow. Once you give in to it, it must escalate, like a fire searching for air.”

The man who won the Pulitzer Prize for GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, who wrote the classic films THE VERDICT and WAG THE DOG sounds his alarm about the Visigoths at our gates.

In RECESSIONAL he calls out, skewers, mocks, and, most importantly, dissects the virus of conformity which is now an existential threat to the West.

A broad-ranging journey through history, the Bible, and literature, RECESSIONAL examines how politics and cultural attitudes about rebellion have shifted in the United States in the last generation. By screaming down freedom of thought and expression, Mamet explains, we kill invention and democracy – the foundations of security and growth.

A wickedly funny, wistful and wry appeal to the free-thinking citizen, RECESSIONAL is a vital warning that if we don’t confront the cultural thuggery now, the commissars and their dupes will transform the Land of the Free into the dictatorship at which they aim.

 

 
 
 

 

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A MUST READ – WHAT IS THE GREAT RESET?

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

 

This is the most important article I have ever sent out.  Please share with all your contacts as The Great Reset has to be stopped.  Nancy 
December 2021  • Volume 50, Number 12 • Michael RectenwaldWHAT IS THE GREAT RESET?

Michael Rectenwald
Chief Academic Officer, American Scholars


Michael Rectenwald is the chief academic officer for American Scholars. He has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught at New York University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of numerous books, including Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion, and LiteratureGoogle ArchipelagoBeyond Woke; and Thought Criminal.

The following is adapted from a talk delivered at Hillsdale College on November 7, 2021, during a Center for Constructive Alternatives conference on “The Great Reset.”

Is the Great Reset a conspiracy theory imagining a vast left-wing plot to establish a totalitarian one-world government? No. Despite the fact that some people may have spun conspiracy theories based on it—with some reason, as we will see—the Great Reset is real.

Indeed, just last year, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)—a famous organization made up of the world’s political, economic, and cultural elites that meets annually in Davos, Switzerland—and Thierry Malleret, co-founder and main author of the Monthly Barometer, published a book called COVID-19: The Great Reset. In the book, they define the Great Reset as a means of addressing the “weaknesses of capitalism” that were purportedly exposed by the COVID pandemic.

But the idea of the Great Reset goes back much further. It can be traced at least as far back as the inception of the WEF, originally founded as the European Management Forum, in 1971. In that same year, Schwab, an engineer and economist by training, published his first book, Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering. It was in this book that Schwab first introduced the concept he would later call “stakeholder capitalism,” arguing “that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders to achieve long-term growth and prosperity.” Schwab and the WEF have promoted the idea of stakeholder capitalism ever since. They can take credit for the stakeholder and public-private partnership rhetoric and policies embraced by governments, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international governance bodies worldwide.

The specific phrase “Great Reset” came into general circulation over a decade ago, with the publication of a 2010 book, The Great Reset, by American urban studies scholar Richard Florida. Written in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Florida’s book argued that the 2008 economic crash was the latest in a series of Great Resets—including the Long Depression of the 1870s and the Great Depression of the 1930s—which he defined as periods of paradigm-shifting systemic innovation.

Four years after Florida’s book was published, at the 2014 annual meeting of the WEF, Schwab declared: “What we want to do in Davos this year . . . is to push the reset button”—and subsequently the image of a reset button would appear on the WEF’s website.

In 2018 and 2019, the WEF organized two events that became the primary inspiration for the current Great Reset project—and also, for obvious reasons, fresh fodder for conspiracy theorists. (Don’t blame me for the latter—all I’m doing is relating the historical facts.)

In May 2018, the WEF collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to conduct “CLADE X,” a simulation of a national pandemic response. Specifically, the exercise simulated the outbreak of a novel strain of a human parainfluenza virus, with genetic elements of the Nipah virus, called CLADE X. The simulation ended with a news report stating that in the face of CLADE X, without effective vaccines, “experts tell us that we could eventually see 30 to 40 million deaths in the U.S. and more than 900 million around the world—twelve percent of the global population.” Clearly, preparation for a global pandemic was in order.

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BIG TECH TOTALITARIANISM

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

 

VIDEO
Kara Frederick: Big Tech Totalitarianism and America’s Emerging Social Credit System
American Thought Leaders

AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS

JAN JEKIELEK

“It’s not just social media companies or your right to be on Twitter, your right to be on Facebook. It’s everything. Email delivery services, online fundraising platforms … It’s every aspect of your digital life,” says Heritage Foundation research fellow Kara Frederick.

From Twitter to GoFundMe, digital platforms have shut down accounts, fundraisers, or online transactions and removed people from aspects of digital life because of their political views. “These practices are frankly mirroring that of what China does in the social credit system,” she says.

Frederick previously served as a senior intelligence analyst for the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, and spent six years as a counterterrorism analyst at the Department of Defense. Later, she helped create and lead Facebook’s global counterterrorism program.

In this episode, she breaks down what she sees as an evolving Big Tech totalitarianism, and offers a strategy to rein it in.

 

 

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BOOK REVIEW – WOKE, INC.

Friday, February 11th, 2022

 

The author of this book has appeared on Tucker Carlson several times. He tells a compelling story of how corporate America has bowed to the  Woke Industrial Complex.   Nancy   

Woke, Inc.

Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam

    • Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of American capitalism.

There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes.  “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally-friendly world, but in reality this ideology championed by America’s business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity.

Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He’s founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO, he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century.

The modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people.  By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both.

This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

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VIDEO VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – AMERICA UNDER BIDEN

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

 

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – VIDEO
Victor Davis Hanson:  Biden is the most dangerously radical President in U.S. History 
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SCHOOL BOARD DEMEANS PARENTS OVER CONTROVERSIAL BOOKS

Saturday, February 5th, 2022

 

 Thanks to  Nancy Andersen, one of our conservative ladies, for sharing with us an article that she has recently had  published in American Thinker..
February 4, 2022

School Board Demeans Parents Over Controversial Books

 

On January 31, 2022, the Orange County NC School Board held a special meeting, reviewing the books Out of DarknessGender Queer, and Lawn Boy

The board voted unanimously to keep these books in the public school libraries.  The board then waived the procedure stating the status of the material as indefinitely approved, unable to be challenged after two years per the stated policy.  Parents needed to be punished for raising concerns!

Towards the end of the meeting, board member Sarah Smylie implied that parental concern is a “distraction” from real work.  To imply that parents are only doing this for the sake of “distraction” is incorrect.  Trust me, there are better things I could be doing with my time than reading and researching these books.  Parents, like myself, participate in this conversation because public school students deserve the highest quality academic and creative materials and resources available.  These books do not meet that standard. This has nothing to do with the ethnicity or sexuality of the characters.  This has to do with the level of discourse and gratuitous nature of the sexual and violent passages in these books.  Plenty of books make people “uncomfortable” that absolutely should be kept in school libraries.  For example, if the board members read anything by (minority) Thomas Sowell, they would probably feel “uncomfortable,” not because of grotesque sexual descriptions (of which there aren’t any), but because of his massive intellect and dealings with facts.  And yet his books are not present in these school libraries.  OCS has “weeded” books like Indian in the Cupboard  because of “uncomfortable” stereotypes, yet on 1/31 all the board members emphasized they won’t “ban” books.  These board members already have agreed to ban books — readily and enthusiastically and just a few months ago.

Also, Ms. Smylie implies that parents are merely questioning these books as part of a larger well-funded racist effort.  Parents are not parents, but members of well-funded political groups, bringing frivolous concerns on behalf of partisan politics, according to her uncited salvo.  I am part of a volunteer parents’ rights organization.  It is nonpartisan: a recent financial donation was given by a registered Democrat.  Expecting a higher standard of intellectualism in public schools is a non-partisan issue.  And we aren’t “well-funded” like Megan Squire of the SPLC (SPLC has over 150 million dollars in offshore accounts) or others from Equality NC — specialty groups the Orange County School Board has used for policy decisions that are grossly partisan.  For board members to make that claim without any research, self-examination, or direct discussion with people like me is close-minded, hardly “tolerant,” and outright incorrect (not to mention hypocritical).

PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

 

 

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CANADIAN TRUCKERS PROTEST VAXX MANDATES

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

 

Click on the link to see the video of the Canadian people lining the highways to support the truckers in their protest against the covid mandates.  The people of Canada realize they are fighting for their freedom.  By the way, in Peter Schweizer’s new book, ‘Red-Handed’, it documents how the Trudeau family has very lucrative financial connections to the Chinese Communist Party.   Nancy  
ARTICLE AND VIDEO – CANADIAN TRUCKERS PROTEST MANDATES

Canadian Truckers Lead ‘Freedom Convoy’ To Ottawa To Protest Vaxx Mandate

Jan 25, 2022    DailyWire.com
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ORWELLIAN CONTROL SPREADING TO THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

 

VIDEO 
December 11, 2021 AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS
PART 2: Robert Destro—Is the West Starting to Adopt China’s Orwellian Social Credit System and Internet Firewall?
American Thought Leaders

AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS

JAN JEKIELEK

“If you allow people to say, ‘Oh, declaring an emergency means that rights don’t apply,’ then there’s going to be lots of emergencies.”

With the spread of Big Tech censorship and lockdowns of the unvaccinated, are elements of China’s internet firewall and Orwellian social credit system now spreading to the West?

In part two of our interview with Robert Destro, former assistant secretary of state for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), we discuss the state of human rights in the United States and the rest of the Western world. Destro is also a law professor at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

Previously, in part one of this interview, we discussed human rights atrocities in China, from slave labor in Xinjiang to state-sanctioned organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.

“You have to stand up against tyranny. Otherwise, it will eat you alive,” Destro says.

 

 

Below is a rush transcript of this American Thought Leaders episode from Dec 11, 2021. This transcript may not be in its final form and may be updated.

 

Jan Jekielek: What are you seeing? What are you seeing here on the ground? What are you seeing in other liberal democracies around the world right now?

Robert Destro, Ph.D.: Well, one of the things we’re seeing is the weakness of institutions. We have to have strong institutions. And one of the part of the genius of the framers of the constitution was founded Federalist 51, where they said, first, we divided up all the power between federal and state, and then we divided it among branches. The whole idea was that so you have places where you could go to complain. The idea was that the people who would protect you were the ones who were closest to you, starting with your family and then moving upwards, right? We have a decentralized understanding of how you protect human rights. In any country where it’s centralized, if those institutions fail, you’re done.

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