Commencement Graduation And Employment Prospects

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Is it worth going to college to secure viable employment? Once, the future looked bright, for students earning a university degree and selecting from various offers from employers. Today the mere notion that such a question can and should be asked illustrates that the American economy has greatly transitioned into a very insecure and tenuous career opportunity society. When the lack of employment realities drives job seekers to leave the search for rewarding positions that offer a chance for a path to attaining middle class aspirations, the entire labor equation needs to be rethought.

Putting forth the optimistic viewpoint that Job chances are up for Class of 2015, spins prospects are improving.

“According to the available numbers, hiring is projected to increase somewhere between 8 and 16 percent for the class of 2015. Graduates in California and across the country are benefiting from good timing. The economy is rebounding, baby boomers are retiring and companies that put off hiring are short-staffed.

But new graduates are competing with a backlog of recent grads who also are looking for work and may have more experience. Despite the recovery, the unemployment rate for young college graduates is still north of 7 percent. The underemployment rate – which also counts part-time workers who want full-time jobs and discouraged workers who have stopped looking – is nearly 15 percent.

Both those rates are still higher than in 2007, before the Great Recession, the Economic Policy Institute points out.”

However, is this true and what about the permanent unemployed and the underemployed? Entry level positions no longer offer training programs as a gateway to senior management. The crux of corporatism is that labor is expendable and a work force becomes interchangeable.

The corporate world operates by a set of standards that workers are readily available at low rates of remuneration and can be replaced without harming the organization.

Small business does not view their employees with such a cavalier attitude. Buying into the myth that a college degree is necessary to achieve employment novena is breaking down. The obvious reality that Mounting Student Debt Shapes Rough Job Outlook For Young College Graduates, is a factor that must be confronted when entering into the higher education cocoon.

“This year’s pack of departing college seniors claims a dubious distinction: The class of 2015 is now the most indebted graduating class in history — though, if past years are any indication, the honor won’t last long. Next spring — barring any unexpected generosity from Washington or college administrations — the class of 2016 will take over the title.

Graduates this year owe an average of about $35,000 in student loan debt, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at, which covers planning and paying for college. That’s up from about $10,000 more than 20 years ago.”

This excessive financial burden might be rationalized if real marketable skills were taught by the institutions of higher learning. However, the painful result of attending most colleges or universities is that the student will discover that advancing their practical education skills is absent from most curriculums.

A commencement graduation has traditionally been an affirmation of the future. Is it not a sad state of affairs when an actor pulls back the curtain of the absurd condition that faces graduates?

“You made it,” actor Robert De Niro told New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduates on Friday. “And you’re f***ed.”

Take away an even more important message. Workers in general are becoming marginalized in a robotic and artificial intelligence age. Expectations of consistently maintaining meaningful employment over a lifetime is lessened and having a degree is certainly no guarantee of advancing employment worth.

Add into this backdrop the financial risks of a worldwide financial meltdown. The “so called” hiring prospects will tank with a repeat of a much more severe global depression. Just how will all those student loans get serviced under this circumstance?

Review the Negotium essay, College Education Economics for additional details on the student debt bubble.

Nevertheless, whatever the educational obligations incurred, if a graduate receives a juicy job offer, the money should be available to retire the debt. All this changed with the 2008 economic collapse.

CareerBuilder’s survey is cited in a report, Job Prospects Have Improved For 2015 College Graduates.

“What jobs do they most want to fill? Not surprising, 30 percent of hiring managers have IT jobs and 28 percent want to fill customer-service positions. Accounting and finance, sales, and business development jobs are also among the top positions available.

The biggest concern recruiters and hiring managers have when it comes to hiring grads is that they feel colleges put too much emphasis on “book learning instead of real world learning,” a sentiment expressed by 46 percent.”

Stop the presses! Deconstruct this last statement. “Real World Learning” translates into job experience. Since working at a job requires the ability to provide productive functions to run and administer a business venture, why attend a non functional academic environment that is often hostile to discovering actual business skills?

The operative word is practical. Surviving in an economy on the verge of total collapse requires an internal honesty to face up to the false promises pushed in a culture of deception and deceit.

For those who developed an authentic love and respect for tangible learning throughout their college experience, be grateful. However, for those who matriculated through an education curriculum that avoided the veracity of actual commerce, De Niro is correct.

Finding a job with corporatist conglomerates requires a Faustian Choice, which is no choice at all. Celebrate the merchant economy and stake out a lifetime journey in the real marketplace. Learn well. Earning a living has become even more difficult. Your best developed and self-achieved accomplishment is the understanding that economic survival is built upon independence, perseverance and hard work.

This essentially is the value of higher learning. A degree in economic reality is found in real life.


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New Social Justice Math Class Will Teach Your Kids About “Inequity, Poverty, and Privilege” (VIDEO)

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By: Daniel Lang, SHTFplan |

There’s a good reason why some college departments are riddled with social justice ideologues, and others are not. It’s because these beliefs are completely illogical, so they can only thrive in subjects that are open to interpretation. So if you went to college and took a class for liberal arts, gender studies, or sociology, you’re far more likely to run into politically correct nonsense than if you took a class in say, astrophysics. It’s hard to insert emotionally charged drivel into a subject that is relatively cut and dry.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the social justice warriors in academia won’t try to infiltrate every class, no matter how silly it makes them look. For instance, two education organization known as Teach for America and EdX have partnered to create a six week math course titled “Teaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics.”

Unveiled earlier this month, the course aims to teach math instructors how to craft lesson-plans that incorporate social justice in order to raise their students’ awareness

“Do you ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?” a course overview asks. “This education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with topics such as inequity, poverty, and privilege to transform students into global thinkers and mathematicians.”

According to the website, the course can even help students to learn math, because while many aspects of middle- and high-school math “can seem abstract to students,” the developers claim that “setting the mathematics within a specially-developed social justice framework can help students realize the power and meaning of both the data and social justice concerns.”

But the syllabus for this course takes the cake. Half of it doesn’t even sound like it has anything to do with math.

Week 1:  Course Orientation & Survey of Social Justice Issues
Introduction to course and survey of a selection of social justice issues.

Week 2: Understanding Your Social Justice Topic
Focus on researching and understanding the multiple facets of your chosen social justice issue.

Week 3: Let the Math Tell the Story
Identify the various data sets that exist around your social justice topic. Let the data inform the mathematics.

Week 4: Constructing the Lesson
Write the activity. This includes developing the student narrative and considering displays of data.

Week 5: Refining and Testing the Idea
Complete the activity. Gauge resultant versus intended takeaways. Gather feedback.

Week 6: Using the Course In Class & Course Wrap-Up
Use the activity you developed in your classroom or consider the implications of using one of these activities in a math classroom. This week also includes the course wrap-up.

Believe it or not, the idea that social justice beliefs would find their way into the math world was predicted not too long ago. In 2015, an Australian comedian by the name of Neel Kolhatkar created this darkly humorous video on what classrooms would like, if political correctness was ever allowed to run amok.

I want to say that political correctness will never get that bad, but now I’m not so sure.

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The Loony Professor and the Desperation of the State-Controlled Media (VIDEO)

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“Some people are asking which news sources I trust, and all I can say is that I read/watch/listen very widely, from mainstream, corporate owned sources (The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes) as well as The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and various local and alternative sources with different political perspectives.” –Melissa Zimdars

The mainstream media has been circulating a viral list of so-called “fake news” websites – and the list includes established news sites like, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire, Project Veritas and many other credible sources – but what we found was a leftist (criminal-minded), President bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who is behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news/media organizations (John 8:44).

For the record, it is called libel, and it is illegal.

Merrimack College Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars, a 30-something, self-identified feminist and activist, who has expressed great dislike for the new President and Vice President created the list.

Zimdars published and circulated a list of “fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media.” She said she began writing the list because she didn’t approve of the sources her students were citing.

In many cases, she offers no explanation for why the news organizations were included on the list.

The media has a 21% approval rating and the state-controlled narrative is being called out for their defamation, libel, slander and lies on a continual basis.

Yet, the mainstream media outlets, in hopes of propping up yet more lies, such as the Los Angeles Times, circulated this list.  The Times headlined its story, “Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid.”  And of course, the Times offered no details concerning Zimdars’ lack of qualifications or background.

Propagandists organizations such as CNN, the Washington PostBoston GlobeNew York MagazineUSA TodayBusiness Insider, the Austin American-Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and others spread the list like gospel and cited it in their reports.

As a matter of fact, Zimdars has not responded for clarification on her expertise or criteria for deciding which news sources to include on her list.

However, when Merrimack Vice President of Communications Jim Chiavelli was asked, he replied, “Thanks for your question to the president about professor Zimdars’ pedagogy. The college has no comment for this story.”

In response to the list, PJ Media’s Stephen Kruiser wrote, “It’s no surprise that a college professor compiled this list; what’s galling is that the Los Angeles Times ‘reported’ on it without mentioning that it’s complete garbage.”

Of course, it is!  They all know that it is nothing but garbage, but this is what they do to continue to prop up the establishment, with which America is fed up.

In addition to her new job as an assistant professor, Zimdars is also a columnist and contributor for Little Village Magazine – a lawless-leaning magazine that says it’s focused on issues such as “racial justice,” “gender equity,” “critical culture,” “economic and labor justice” and “environmental sustainability.”

Zimdars’ social-media accounts are protected from public view, leading tweeter Vanessa Beeley to note that Zimdars “can’t take the heat. Named ‘fake media’ & then protected all her own media sites.”

But Newsbusters found tweets from Zimdars harshly criticizing President-elect and Vice-President-elect during the vice-presidential debate in October.

“Undocumented workers contribute more to this country (beyond taxes) than Drumpf ever has or ever will,” she tweeted on Oct. 4.

The same day, she tweeted to Pence that Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” comment does not equal “Trump’s constant sexist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic comments.”

The little professor was asked what media resources she read and trusted.

“Some people are asking which news sources I trust, and all I can say is that I read/watch/listen very widely, from mainstream, corporate owned sources (The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes) as well as The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and various local and alternative sources with different political perspectives.” –Melissa Zimdars

Let’s pull the curtain back on the media so you can see who is doing the reporting.

In 1917, Rep. Oscar Callaway entered a disturbing statement into the congressional record:

J.P. Morgan, a banker and a steel tycoon, hired 12 high-ranking news managers and editors, and asked them to determine the most influential newspapers in America. He wanted to control the policy of the daily press of the United States (that policy being whatever they wanted it to be). The 12 found that it was only necessary to purchase 25 of the greatest newspapers. An agreement was reached, the policy of the papers was bought, and an editor of their choice was placed at each paper to ensure that all published information was in keeping of the new policy. (Again, keep in mind it was their policy.)

In a nutshell, what are they doing? The news media is being controlled by very few people throughout major networks in the United States and worldwide. There are those who are trying to rearrange reality to become the reality they want you to believe.

Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman, two media scholars, interviewed 240 news anchors, editors and news writers, and here’s what they found:

  1. 47 percent of those who report the news in this country believe that adultery is OK.
  2. 76 percent of those who report the news see nothing wrong with homosexuality.
  3. 90 percent of those who write your papers in this country believe there is nothing wrong with aborting a baby.
  4. 86 percent of those who write your paper in this country seldom or never attend church.

“The New York Times is deliberately pitched to the liberal point of view.” -Herman Dismore Foreign editor of the NY Times from 1950 to 1960

“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” Richard Salant (1914-1933) Former President of CBS News

“We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.” Richard M. Cohen, Senior Producer of CBS Political News

Former CNN journalist Amber Lyon said that she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration, and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network.

CNN is paid by foreign and the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. The Obama Administration pays for CNN content.

“The entire mainstream media is totally fake!”

“Taught to lie, to betray the people and not to tell the truth to the public.”

“The CIA gets control over all of the majority of journalists.”  Dr. Udo Ulfkotte German Editor, Journalist

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” –William Casey CIA Director

Truth be told, these people simply blurted out their fears when declaring “Fake News” media outlets were really those who were exposing their “Fake News” outlets for what they are (Luke 12:2). They hate the truth (Psalm 94:16).


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Harvard’s Fake Guide to Fake News Sites

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Is this what parents pay $63,000 annually for tuition, room, board and fees – so their children can be ill-served and ill-taught?

Following the 2014 Obama administration Kiev coup, replacing democracy with fascist dictatorship, Harvard expressed concern about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Some faculty members called for US military intervention.

Not a word about US-supported putschists seizing power. Nothing about the most brazen European coup since Mussolini’s 1922 march on Rome.

No explanation about a scheme orchestrated in Washington. Silence about a major crisis in Europe’s heartland still ongoing. Trump inherited Obama’s mess, so far not indicating clearly where he stands on Ukraine.

Harvard is at it again. It’s University Library published a fake guide to “fake news, misinformation, and propaganda.”

It recommends using, Politifact,, Washington Post Fact Checker, and other self-styled fact-checkers, biased against truth-telling on all major issues, acting as censors, trashing reliable alternative sources of news, information and analysis.

It endorses sanitized content acceptable to America’s deep state, abandoning support for speech, media and academic freedoms.

It recommended “tips for analyzing news sources.” Ignore them. Common sense is the best guide, along with distrusting and avoiding media scoundrels. They’re paid to lie, deceive and feature fake news – what powerful interests want people to know, what’s most important suppressed.

Harvard published a list of hundreds of sites it calls “bias(ed),” “conspira(torial),” “unreliable,” “fake,” and otherwise mislabeled.

Some I’m familiar with are reliable sources, (polar opposite media scoundrels paid to lie), including:

21st Century Wire

Activist Post

Before Its

Black Agenda Report

Boiling Frogs Post

Common Dreams

Consortium News

Corbett Report



David Stockman Contracorner

Fort Russ

Freedoms Phoenix

Global Research

The Greanville Post

Information Clearing House


Intrepid Report

Lew Rockwell

Market Oracle

Mint Press News

Moon of Alabama

Naked Capitalism

Natural News

Nomi Prins


Paul Craig Roberts



Ron Paul Institute

Ruptly TV


Sgt Report


Shift Frequency – my alma mater recommends avoiding my writing; new articles posted daily; featuring truth-telling on major issues


South Front

Sputnik News


The Anti-Media

The Duran

The Intercept

The People’s Voice

The Saker

The Sleuth Journal

Third World Traveler


What Really Happened

Who What Why


Zero Hedge

These and other sites Harvard’s Library urges avoiding are ones readers should rely on – avoiding The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other fake news proliferators.

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Phony or Legit? Milo Yiannopoulos Quits Breitbart (VIDEO)

Phony or Legit? Milo Yiannopoulos Quits Breitbart (VIDEO) | milo | Multimedia Politics Sleuth Journal Special Interests

By: Barry Soetoro |

Liberals finally find a ‘pervert’ they don’t like! Libertarian icon Milo Yiannopoulous quits BREITBART over controversial podcast comments — but WHY did Milo quit, and HOW did he rise so quickly in the public eye?

After arriving in the USA from England, Milo Yiannopoulous became an overnight sensation among gay and libertarian youth on the college speaking circuit. After Berkeley riots covered by Fakestream Media and an epic appearance on Bill Maher, Milo became a household name as a so-called ‘Conservative’ leader.

Such prominence for a ‘conservative’ gay triggered a red alert at Soros headquarters. A few days after Milo appeared on Bill Maher, the Soros Uniparty attacked, savaging Yiannopoulous as a pervert who made controversial remarks on a podcast a year prior. The Uniparty isn’t bothered by rampant DC perversion or spirit cooking parties — but nothing panics the Deep State like a renegade homosexual promoting free speech.

CPAC canceled Milo’s keynote speech, then Milo quit Breitbart.

But the question remains: Is ‘Milo’ the real thing (as advertised), or is he another Uniparty puppet promoted by the Deep State to stampede young libertarian voters in the preferred direction?

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The War on Whitey: How “Education” Is Fanning the Flames of Racial Division

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Across the country, schools are causing even more racial division by teaching kids that being white isn’t okay.

From kindergarten through college, kids are being shamed because of their “privilege.” They’re being taught to feel guilty about their race. The education system is brainwashing them into believing that by simply being born to white parents, they are the problem with society. At the same time, by referring to white kids as “privileged,” isn’t it teaching black kids that they are without privilege? That they are somehow born “lesser” to the white kids? That they require some sort of special treatment?

Both of these things are completely unacceptable.

To point out the insane double standard, I thought it might be fun to do an experiment.

I looked for quotes and curriculum that denounce whiteness, and then I switched the around the races. It’s pretty cringe-y either way, but imagine the public outrage if schools were teaching that black kids were inherently bad and should feel ashamed about being black.


How racist.

Equality only applies to non-white children.

Racism is never okay unless you happen to be denigrating the white members of the classroom. At least that is what the leftist education system seems to be saying.

Take, for example, the teacher in Norman, Oklahoma who told a classroom full of high school students:

“To be white is to be racist, period. Am I racist? And I say yea. I don’t want to be. It’s not like I choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”

Let’s change that around, shall we?

To be white black is to be racist, period.

Oooh. that doesn’t sound very acceptable, does it?

The school in Norman responded with a statement that did not include an apology for calling the white kids racist, but about how they called them racist. One must assume the treatment will most likely continue.

“Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended. We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.” – Dr. Joe Siano, superintendent of Norman Public Schools

But Norman, Oklahoma isn’t the only place where they’re teaching kids that white people are racists.

Some schools are starting the anti-white curriculum as early as kindergarten.

A fancy private school in New York City taught children as young as 6 years old that they had been born racist and gave cupcake parties to children of color while excluding the white kids.

Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.

 They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges…
Now, presto chango. What if a school did this?
…the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites blacks in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” “blackness,” and all the “kids of color”  “white kids” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges…
Holy cow!!!!!! They segregated the black kids and made them feel bad about being black!!!! They’re the KKK. They’re white supremacists. The teachers wear white hoods at that school!
Back to the original NY Post article for a second:

Meanwhile, white kids are herded into separate classrooms and taught to raise their “awareness of the prevalence of Whiteness and privilege,” challenge “notions of colorblindness (and) assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good,’ and ‘American’” and “understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege.”

But with a couple of changes:

Meanwhile, white black kids are herded into separate classrooms and taught to raise their “awareness of the prevalence of Whiteness blackness

I imagine rubbing it in that black kids are black would be frowned upon, as would racial stereotyping. For example, what if they used a statistic that said black and Hispanic men make up almost 60% of the prison population, and then told the black and Hispanic kids that by nature of their skin color, they were more likely to end up incarcerated? What if they had whole curriculums warning these kids that they’re destined for prison? Would that be as okay as telling kids they need to become aware of their “whiteness?” Because it’s basically the same thing.

By the way, it isn’t just the fancy Bank Street School teaching this stuff.

The same slides point out that a number of leading private schools across the country also have segregated students by “race-based affinity groups.” It lists several in New York, including Riverdale Country School, Brooklyn Friends School, The Cathedral School, The Calhoun School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. (NY Post)

Racism against white people is part of some college curriculums too.

The anti-white programming doesn’t stop at high school graduation, either. Across America, colleges and universities are discussing the societal ills caused by white people. Lily Dane of The Daily Sheeple reported:

In the upcoming spring 2017 semester, two taxpayer-funded American universities – the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado Denver – will offer undergraduate courses focused exclusively on how “whiteness” is a serious social problem…

Let’s switch that around:

…two taxpayer-funded American universities … will offer undergraduate courses focused exclusively on how “whiteness” “blackness” is a serious social problem.

Oh my God! Our tax dollars are being used to say bad things about black people. Call the ACLU! Call the NAACP! This must be stopped!

Back to The Daily Sheeple:

The University of Wisconsin course is called The Problem of Whiteness

The University of Colorado’s course is titled Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice

I’ll bet these courses would not be acceptable at all:

The University of Wisconsin course is called The Problem of Whiteness Blackness

The University of Colorado’s course is titled Problematizing WhitenessBlackness: Educating for Racial Justice.

The Daily Sheeple article continues:

Northwestern currently offers another 6-part workshop series titled Deconstructing Whiteness. A flier for the program states that the course is intended to answer questions white students might have about race such as “Why do I have to feel guilty about being white?” or “How can I talk about race as a white person?” or “What does it mean to be white?”

But what if the workshop was about the horrors of being black?

Northwestern currently offers another 6-part workshop series titled Deconstructing Whiteness Blackness. A flier for the program states that the course is intended to answer questions white black students might have about race such as “Why do I have to feel guilty about being white black?” or “How can I talk about race as a white black person?” or “What does it mean to be white black?

It’s a mind-boggling double standard.

One of the (many) reasons I pulled my daughter out of public high school was that they had the kids filling out demographic information on a weekly basis for various state-standard assignments. But “white” and “caucasian” were not options. For some reason, my daughter had to choose “other” as her race. She was bothered by this and made her own check box with her own race.

I received call after call from the school about her “uncooperativeness.” They wanted me to coerce her into checking the “other” box. Instead, I pulled her out of that ridiculous system and we began homeschooling/unschooling. I’m lucky that I’m in a position to do that, but many parents are not, and their kids are subjected to this anti-white brainwashing 5 days a week.

These days, it’s socially acceptable to belittle, degrade, and cause guilt to people who are white. But when you turn that stuff around and make it about people of color, it would be horrifying to most people, myself included.

This is not okay. It just causes more division.

You can’t correct racism against black people by teaching racism against white people.


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Schools and Colleges Are Making Students Even More Terrified of Trump (VIDEO)


Anyone who has ever had a toddler knows that when your little one falls down, often, they look to you before deciding whether they should cry or not. If you rush over and say, “Oh you poor baby, you’re hurt” then the wailing commences. If you glance over and say, “You’re okay. You’re a tough cookie. Get back up,” then you’re teaching them that the proper response to falling is shaking it off and getting up again. We’re instilling courage and resilience when we do this.

We teach children how to respond to almost everything by modeling a healthy response for them, but our school/indoctrination system seems to have missed this crucial concept of Dealing with Disappointment 101. Their overly nurturing and politically biased response to Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton is making everything worse.

Basic psychology tells us that when we bolster someone’s fear by our response, we’re actually reinforcing that they have grave reason to be fearful.

By babying these kids because their favored candidate lost and constantly discussing the fears, the education/indoctrination system is teaching kids that the proper response to a Trump presidency is abject terror, disappointment, and donning the cloak of victimhood. The meetings for a primal scream, the delaying of midterm exams, the counseling, and the excused absences to protest all say to kids, “Oh my gosh, this is serious. We’re all be spending next Christmas in a Death Camp.”

Here are some ridiculous examples of anti-Trump bias being taught in schools. These tactics aren’t education. They’re indoctrination. 

One school system introduced an anti-Trump curriculum

The San Fransisco Chronicle is reporting that lesson plans in the Bay area include such instructions as:

“Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base,” wrote Fakrah Shah, a Mission High School teacher, in the introduction to her lesson plan. “DO NOT: Tell (students) that we have LOST and that we have to accept this.”

Let’s look at two things in the introduction to this program.

First, “DO NOT: Tell (students) that we have LOST and that we have to accept this.”

Who are the “we” in that line? It seems to presume that all students were Clinton supporters. Would this have been acceptable if a school was teaching the children that they didn’t have to accept a woman as a president? Or a black man? Or a person of a religion other than Christianity?

Not only that, but the plan demonizes anyone who voted for Trump. The curriculum says that the only way Trump won the office was by “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” That means that anyone who voted for Trump will be, in the eyes of the children being fed this garbage in a tax-payer funded classroom, considered a racist and a sexist.

I took the liberty of downloading the lesson plan from Google Docs. You can read the whole thing here.

An English teacher in North Carolina made her students do an assignment comparing Trump to Hitler

English students at Cedar Ridge High School in North Carolina got an earful from their teacher, Amanda Harder, who used the election and her distaste for Donald Trump as the impetus for classroom assignments. She made the kids watch videos of translated speeches by Adolf Hitler and compare them to speeches by Donald Trump.

A student with a cell phone caught the teacher saying,

“Basically, the only people who seem to be safe from this guy are white Christian males. Am I missing anything? Oh, American – white, Christian, male Americans.”

But then the teacher discovered that kids were recording her and took pre-emptive action, according to a report on Fox News.

After the teacher found out she had been recorded, she demanded that students turn over their cell phones, one parent alleged.

“She made the kids drop their phones in a basket by the door,” the parent said. “So we just told the kids to either take notes or record her on their laptops.”

Here’s a recording of the “lesson” recorded by a student.

Schools across the country are enhancing the fear.

An essay published (surprisingly) on US News and World Report gave other examples of this fear enhancement:

…schools and colleges treated a victory by the Republican presidential nominee much as they did the deadliest attack on American soil since the Civil War. Colleges canceled classes. At others, professors ignored their syllabi to explain their hatred of Republicans. Schools and school districts took dramatic steps to comfort their presumptively terrified students, an undertaking that allowed anguished teachers to fan every feverish rumor.

Educators talked in quavering voices about the horrors of the impending Trump administration. One school administrator lamented to the PBS NewsHour: “We won’t be able to teach math if they feel scared and if they feel like they are at risk.”

The superintendent of schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, wrote to the constituents of his sprawling suburban district: “We must reassure our staff and students that our school buildings are safe places where we truly value and respect every single individual and do not tolerate bullying or hate speech.” The superintendent of the Denver Public Schools responded to Trump’s victory by flagging the “deep differences and bias in our country around race and ethnicity and class.”

A thousand such missives criss-crossed the nation’s schools and colleges. The president of the University of Michigan told a campus vigil last Wednesday that students had voted overwhelmingly for Clinton: “Ninety percent of you rejected the kind of hate and the fractiousness and the longing for some sort of idealized version of a nonexistent yesterday.”

Of course, it’s important to discuss current events and allay fears, but the sympathy and endless discussions are only making it worse.

Back to raising small children as an example: If you tell your kids that darkness is scary, make sure there’s always a light on in the bathroom, and slink around with a flashlight yourself, then they will become scared of the dark.

If you teach them how to handle darkness, how to let their eyes adjust, how to put your hand against the wall and take small steps, then they’ll learn the coping mechanisms necessary to function and will be less fearful.

If you explain that there really is no monster in the closet and open the door and show them, it will allay their fear. If you say, “Oh my gosh, run to my room! That monster is going to get you!” and teach them that panic is the appropriate response, they’ll also be terrified.

What the school system should be doing is investigating the truth and explaining it to children. No, Muslim kids aren’t going to be rounded up. No, gay marriages aren’t going to be dissolved. No, black families won’t be “sent back to Africa.”

Instead, they’re creating a generation of people who will be even more fearful and easily offended than the current batch of snowflakes. If you aren’t homeschooling or unschooling, now might be the time to consider it.

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Who Are These Protesters? Let Them Tell You… (VIDEO)


“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. “ –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This past week, young protesters were surrounding police cars in an attempt to free rioters who were being arrested for breaking the law.  I know the media backed (bought and paid for) rioting taking place is in many cases the voice of the unheard, yet that is not what we are dealing with in this country. We are dealing with those who are illegal, unruly and unworthy to even be a part of this country.

Many of these little communists simply want to rule the roost by being the law, when they do not know the law (1 Timothy 1:7). They simply want to be a law unto themselves (Acts 23:3).

Furthermore, I have warned that the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, who is continuously adding gas to the fires that he has incited, emulating the tyrant and dictator, Mao Tse-Tung. Mao, in his state of rebellion, overthrew the Republic of China by reaching into the younger generations, and teaching them that they were a democracy, only to take from the have’s and give to the have-nots.

These protesters are the young people who have been given to a federal government to illegally indoctrinate them through No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and international baccalaureate. Seven hundred thousand of these students can’t even read their own diplomas.

The school system from which these protesters have graduated is corrupt from the top to the bottom. The National Education Association has made the young an open prey by subjecting them to everything and protecting them from nothing. Students are given over to caucus to sodomites, as well as a transgender caucus. Furthermore, they are being taught false history and science.

These are the protesters that have been taught that it is acceptable for government to sanction the murder of the innocent (Proverbs 6:17) by calling it choice, instead of murder.

Since Roe vs Wade in 1973, 58, 586, 256 babies have been murdered in their mother’s womb. That number is equivalent to 18 states in our union.

Once they are done with public school, they can choose a college of their choice to be indoctrinated, and indebted, by a bunch of burnt communists, who are still high on PCP, high enough to call themselves professors (Romans 1:22), while the dumbed down are taught to believe it.

Former Education Secretary under Ronald Regan said, In America today, the longer you stay in school, the dumber you get…” –William Bennett

This is all happening because 86% of the American people that call themselves Christians, patriots or conservatives are dropping them off at the front door of a public school that should not exist in the first place (Proverbs 22:6).

All the while, cowardly professors in the church stood down (Psalm 78) because they did not want to judge what God commanded (Isaiah 59:14). They continually strain at the gnat and swallow the big, big camel by removing the Law (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:24) and teaching a false grace (Galatians 5:13), which ends with hate rather than love (Psalm 109:4, and hell rather than heaven (Psalm 9:16-17); namely, Thou shalt not kill (Deuteronomy 5:17).

Out of their own mouths:

The following article was in the editorial section of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, May 2, 1999.

Generation NEXT has some Questions I am a member of the upcoming generation–the one after Generation X that has yet to be given a name. So far, it appears that most people are rallying behind the idea of calling us Generation Next. I believe I know why. The older generations are hoping we will mindlessly assume our place as the “next” in line. That way, they won’t have to explain why my generation has had to experience so much pain and heartache. “What heartache?” you say. “Don’t you know you have grown up in a time of great prosperity?” Yeah, we know that. Believe me, it has been drilled into our heads since birth. Unfortunately, the pain and hurt I speak of can’t be reconciled with money. You have tried for years to buy us happiness, but it is only temporary. Money isn’t the answer, and it is time for people to begin admitting their guilt for failing my generation. I will admit that I wasn’t planning to write this. I was going to tuck it away in some corner of my mind and fall victim to your whole “next” mentality.

But after the Massacre in Littleton, CO, I realize that as a member of this generation that kills without remorse, I had a duty to challenge all of my elders to explain why they have allowed things to become so bad. Let me tell you this: These questions don’t represent only me but a Whole generation that is struggling to grow up and make sense of this world. We all have questions; we all want explanations. People may label us Generation Next, but we are more appropriately Generation “Why?”

“Why did most of you lie when you made the vow of ’til death do us part’?” “Why do you fool yourselves into believing that divorce really is better for the kids in the long run?” “Why do so many of you divorced parents spend more time with your new boyfriend or girlfriend than with your own children?”  “Why did you ever fall victim to the notion that kids are just as well off being raised by a complete stranger at a day care center than by their own mother or father?” “Why do you look down on parents who decide to quit work and stay home to raise their children?”  “Why does the television do the most talking at family meals?” “Why is work more important than your own family?” “Why is money regarded as more important than relationships?”  “Why is ‘quality time’ generally no longer than a five-to-10-minute conversation each day?”  “Why do you try to make up for the lack of time you spend with us by giving us more and more material objects that we really don’t need?”  “Why does your work (in the form of a cell Phone, laptop computer, etc.), always come with us on vacations?” “Why have you neglected to teach us values and morals?”  “Why haven’t you lived moral lives that we could model our own after?” “Why isn’t religion one of the most important words in our household?”  “Why do you play God when it comes to abortion?”  “Why don’t you have enough faith in us to teach us abstinence rather than safe sex?” “Why do you allow us to watch violent movies but expect us to maintain some type of childlike innocence?”  “Why do you allow us to spend unlimited amounts of time on the Internet, but still are shocked about our knowledge of how to build bombs?” “Why are you so afraid to tell us ‘no’ sometimes?”  “Why is it so hard for you to realize that school shootings, and other violent juvenile behavior, result from a lack of your attention more than anything else?” Call us Generation Next if you want to, but I think you will be surprised at how we will fail to fit into your neat little category. These questions should, and will, be asked of the generations that have failed us. Written by Marcy Musgrave, a junior at Texas A&M University.

As a forewarning, you might want to bless this generation while you have time to do so. If you don’t, they will be there to curse you.

“The philosophy taught in the class room in one generation will be the taught in government in the next.”

This explains what we are dealing with today. I tried to tell you.

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People at UVa Object to Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, the Founder of UVa


Some nights, I go to bed thinking that the world cannot get any more ridiculously politically correct.

Then, I wake up the next morning, only to discover that it can, indeed.

Back in 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. His goal was to create an education facility with a broader range of courses than the College of William and Mary, which he said was mired in religion and didn’t offer enough lessons in the sciences. The school was built on land that he could overlook from his hilltop mansion, Monticello and he designed the architecture of the original buildings himself.

Of the curriculum, he said,

“This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.”

So it seems only logical the university president there today would use a quote from the college’s founder when writing to the students. Apparently not, because hundreds of people got butthurt and their “reason” did absolutely nothing to “combat it.”

The President of UVa, Theresa Sullivan, penned an encouraging later in the hopes of quelling the political division on her campus. She said in an email:

“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes. I encourage today’s U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility.” (source)

And about 500 people read that email and somehow became outraged.

Yep, you read that correctly.

It all started when an assistant professor of psychology, Noelle Hurd,  decided that a reply with the intention “to start a conversation with our administration regarding ways to be more inclusive” was in order. So, keep in mind, this wasn’t just a bunch of naive kids getting offended. This crybaby collection also included educators. (And I use that term loosely.)

Hurd wrote an email signed by almost 500 staff and students. Here is that letter, emphasis mine.

Dear President Sullivan,

We are writing in response to the e-mails you have sent out to the university community in regards to civility in the current political climate. We appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge the issues facing our community and to encourage unity and inclusivity. We also wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with some constructive and respectful feedback regarding your messages.

We are incredibly disappointed in the use of Thomas Jefferson as a moral compass. Thomas Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves. Other memorable Jefferson quotes include that Blacks are “inferior to the whites in the endowments of body and mind,” and “as incapable as children of taking care of themselves.” Though we realize that some members of our university community may be inspired by quotes from Jefferson, we also realize that many of us are deeply offended by attempts on behalf of our administration to guide our moral behavior through their use.

In the spirit of inclusivity, we would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, others of us came here in spite of it. For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotes undermines the messages of unity, equality, civility, and inclusivity that you are attempting to convey. We understand desires to maintain traditions at this university, but when these traditions threaten progress and reinforce notions of exclusion, it is time to rethink their utility. Thank you for your time. (source)

Wah, wah, wah.

Another professor, Lawrie Balfour, said that quoting Jefferson (again, the dude who started the University) because of recent incidents of “identity-related hate speech.” Balfour said:

“I’ve been here 15 years. Again and again, I have found that at moments when the community needs reassurance and Jefferson appears, it undoes I think the really important work that administrators and others are trying to do.” (source)

But unlike most educators these days, President Sullivan didn’t buckle one bit, probably sending 500 people scurrying to their safe spaces or hurriedly looking for a new daycare university to attend.

While she was nicer than I would have been (suck it up, you big babies!) Sullivan responded firmly that while she welcomed the open discourse, she was smacking down their woes. (Again, emphasis mine.)

Words have power. To quote any person is to acknowledge the potency of that person’s words. In my message last week, I agreed with Mr. Jefferson’s words expressing the idea that UVA students would help to lead our Republic. He believed that 200 years ago, and I believe it today. Quoting Jefferson (or any historical figure) does not imply an endorsement of all the social structures and beliefs of his time, such as slavery and the exclusion of women and people of color from the University.

We respond to the challenges of our times, and equity and inclusion are urgent leadership issues today. UVA is still producing leaders for our Republic, and from backgrounds that Mr. Jefferson could not have anticipated in 1825, when he wrote the words that I quoted. Today’s leaders are women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ community, and adherents of all religious traditions. All of them belong at today’s UVA, whose founder’s most influential and most quoted words were “. . . all men are created equal.” Those words were inherently contradictory in an era of slavery, but because of their power, they became the fundamental expression of a more genuine equality today.

It’s about damn time someone in education did something other than coddling those adult babies. Personally, I commend Dr. Sullivan for providing a dose of reality.

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When Blogging Makes You A Terrorist


James Tracy interviews Colorado-based filmmaker, educator and activist Danny Ledonne, a former media arts professor at Adams State University in Alamosa Colorado whose online exposés of his university’s managerial practices put him in the crosshairs of the school’s top administrators.

ledonne-photo3After the accomplished filmmaker was glossed over for a tenure-track position in the university’s communications department and subsequently terminated from his adjunct instructor position he made public records requests suggesting the school’s corrupt and non-transparent administrative practices. Ledonne began a blog to publish these,, and encouraged other faculty to leak information that might prompt Adams State toward enacting reforms.

In October 2015 the university publicly claimed Ledonne was on a state watch list, posed a grave threat to campus safety and served him with a no-trespass order. The action prevented Ledonne from setting foot on campus grounds and filming artistic events he had contracts for through his personal videography business.

In February 2016 with the aid of the American Civil Liberties Union Ledonne’s brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against Adams State University and its president and police chief. In July 2016 an out-of-court settlement reinstated Ledonne’s right to access the Adams State campus and granted him monetary recompense.

Danny Ledonne is a graduate of Emerson College’s BA Visual Media Arts program in Boston and the MFA Film/Electronic Media program at American University in Washington, DC. He has been exploring the power of the moving image since 1998. Danny’s interest in wildlife filmmaking first fostered the production of “Wild Animals, Domesticated Humans,” a short documentary exploring the purposes and challenges of zoological parks. This film was distributed by the National Film Network.

Danny has served in camera and grip/electric departments on dozens of short films and music videos as well as several independent features. He has worked as director of photography on several award-winning short films, editor for several feature-length documentaries, and produced films in the wilderness of east Africa, Alaska, and the Galapagos Islands. He is a lifelong resident of Alamosa Colorado.

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