1. Socialist Revolution in Public Schools


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    Revolution via Education And Other Essays - Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1891375253/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=libert0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1891375253 Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It - Rudolf Flesch http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060913401/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=libert0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0060913401 Author Warns of Schoolhouse "Revolution" Jack Kenny | The New American 11 April 2011 The federal government is now spending close to $70 billion a year to support a criminal enterprise in America, said Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld, an educational consultant and author of Revolution via Education And Other Essays. The "criminal enterprise" of which he speaks is the American public school system and $70 billion is the annual budget of the U.S. Department of Education. Speaking before about 20 people at a John Birch Society breakfast meeting at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord, NH Saturday morning, Blumenfeld counted a number of crimes being committed in the name of education in America, starting with treason. To make his point, the author reached back nearly three full decades to the report in 1983 of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, which told of a "rising tide of mediocrity" that had engulfed American education, a tide so devastating in its effects that, in the words of the report: "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves." "Is treason a crime?" Blumenfeld asked, noting that an act of war against the United States, committed by Americans themselves would be treason. He went on to cite several other crimes committed in the name of education, including pornography and drug pushing. The pornography is what sex education has become, Blumenfeld said, though when it was first introduced in the 1960's, most parents thought it would be teaching the children "about the birds and the bees." Now the schools are promoting sexual activity among youngsters, by preaching "safe sex" and handing out condoms, while teaching homosexuality as a "lifestyle" as early as kindergarten and first grade, he said. Blumenfeld, A Massachusetts resident, Blumenfeld recalled a father in Lexington, Mass. was escorted from his child's school by the police several years ago when he insisted on seeing what his daughter, a first-grader, was being taught in her sex education class. As for drug pushing, today's schools create an environment loaded with distractions, then insist on Ritalin and other "medications" for students who are hyperactive and have trouble concentrating, Blumenfeld said. The list of crimes Blumenfeld claims the schools are committing has grown over several decades, as the author and critic has observed and written about them in seven books over the past 30 years. Much of what is wrong with education has to do with the way reading is taught, or, more accurately, is not taught, Blumenfeld insists. He blames professional educators for abandoning the systematic teaching of phonics, a problem the nation discovered 56 years ago when Rudolph Flesch published his 1955 best seller, Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It. Despite the book's notoriety and the concern of many parents over declining reading skills among school children, the education establishment has continued to teach the reading of English as though it were Chinese, Blumenfeld said. As a result, we not only have teachers who don't know how to teach students to read, but teachers colleges who can't teach teachers how to teach students to read, he said. The author ridiculed the "whole word" or "look-say" method of teaching reading as one that substitutes guesswork for exactitude. Reading texts in the early grades, like the "Dick and Jane" readers that were prevalent when Flesch wrote his book, pair words with pictures, so the child sees a picture of a horse, for example, alongside the word "horse." "So a child who sees 'h-o-r-s-e' might read it as pony,'" Blumenfeld said. "And the teacher is delighted because the child is getting the concept. But someone who sees h-o-r-s-e and says 'pony' isn't reading." Since reading is the key to learning in virtually all subjects, the entire education effort has been undermined by the "look-say" method and a child's love of learning is retarded, if not extinguished. It is, Blumenfeld said, as though the schools were performing "non-surgical frontal lobotomies" on the students, the evidence of which may be seen in the zombie-like behavior of young people on the streets, in front of video games or in the shopping malls. To make matters worse, this "dumbing down" of education is being financed by a tax system that "extorts" increasing amounts of money from parents and others to pay for the non-education of the children. "Is extortion a crime?" Blumenfeld asked. He recommended the public schools be privatized, with foundations established to provide financial assistance for parents who cannot afford their children's tuition. At the same time, the parents and other taxpayers would be relieved of the tax burden they now endure to pay for public schools. Blumenfeld said the education establishment has been dominated for most of the 20th and now the 21st Century by Marxists and Fabian Socialists, who have imposed their methods gradually so the American people would grow used to them by degrees and would not rebel against them. Now with sex education and other programs undermining conventional morality, parental rights have been diminished, along with the minds of their children. The souls of the children are also endangered by a system of education that is often called, in an oxymoron, "free and compulsory." The bureaucratic elite running government schools have a vested interest in promoting a form of education that discourages what is often called, "thinking outside the box." In fact, Blumenfeld said, it discourages thinking, period. Blumenfeld's lectures, books and essays invite citizens to beware of the concentration of power in a national education establishment and the influence, for time and eternity, of that establishment in corrupting the minds and souls of youth. An invading army or band of terrorists may assail the flesh with bombs and bullets, but the weapons employed by today's educators are both more subtle and more deadly, he warned. His words bring to mind the warning of One who long ago told of the fatal effects of miseducation. "And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can kill both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)

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    • The Real Newt Gingrich


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      Get the DVD! - The Real Newt Gingrich https://www.jbs.org/shop/videos/the-real-newt-gingrich Self-proclaimed conservative Newt Gingrich could be the next Republican candidate for President, but with his unconstitutional track record, will he be right for America? Newt Gingrich: The Establishment’s Conservative http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/2396-newt-gingrich-the-establishments-conservative?showall=1 Faux Conservative Newt Gingrich Defends ObamaCare Mandate http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/7528-faux-conservative-newt-gingrich-defends-obamacare-mandate Newt Gingrich's Radical Environmentalism Hurts Him at CPAC 2011 http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/6314-newt-gingrichs-environmentalism-hurts-him-at-cpac Newt Gingrich, The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=1997 Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Agree on Global Warming / Climate Change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-NIbZXNRns

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      • Exposing Terrorism: Inside the Terror Triangle - Russian Connection


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        JBS CEO Art Thompson reveals there is more to the war on terror than meets the eye. He discusses terrorism, how it has been used in the past, reveals the state sponsors and others in the supporting network and demonstrates how Islam is being used to mask the real culprits. (2009, 17 min., DVD) Related Articles: No State Sponsors, No Terror http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/asia-mainmenu-33/1670 The Soviet Roots of Terrorism http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/asia-mainmenu-33/1782 WikiLeaks Evidence: Russia Sponsoring Islamic Terror http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/europe-mainmenu-35/5483-wikileaks-evidence-russia-sponsoring-islamic-terror WikiLeaks Reveals Russian Active Measures in Tajikistan http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/europe-mainmenu-35/5516-wikileaks-reveals-russian-active-measures-in-tajikistan- WikiLeaks: Russian, Israeli Mafias Gaining Power, Infiltrating Governments http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/asia-mainmenu-33/5431-us-cables-russian-israeli-mafias-gaining-power-infiltrating-governments Lords of Chaos: The Kremlin's Arms Merchants | Arming Terrorist Groups http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/asia-mainmenu-33/1786 Poisoned KGB defector exposed Russia's backing of al-Qaeda http://www.thefreelibrary.com/_/print/PrintArticle.aspx?id=156135285 Defector: Putin's KGB trained top al-Qaeda terrorists http://www.thefreelibrary.com/_/print/PrintArticle.aspx?id=135000345 Russia Supporting Jihadi Terrorism? http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28495 WikiLeaks: Diplomats saw Vladimir Putin behind a poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko http://www.smh.com.au/world/diplomats-saw-putin-behind-a-poisoning-20101202-18ib1.html Who Killed Alexander Litvinenko? http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/05/60minutes/main2333207.shtml Book: Alexander Litvinenko - Blowing Up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594032017?ie=UTF8&tag=libert0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1594032017

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        • Choose Freedom Repeal or Nullify Obamacare


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          John McManus of The John Birch Society exposes Obamacare Windham, NH October 26, 2010

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          • JBS 2013 Xmas meeting


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            Garrett Lear and Steven Craft speak at the JBS 2013 Xmas meeting.

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            • A Message to Tea Party Supporters


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              JBS CEO Art Thompson offers some friendly advice to Tea Party supporters, based on his many years of organizing leaders for effective change. He also discusses what pundits aren't saying about ObamaCare, plus what a TSA agent told him about the Constitution, which reveals a significant disconnect with those interested in security and those interested in liberty.

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              • Hollywood, China, and America -- and Much More!


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                Hollywood always seems to predict what government has in mind. If you look at history, Hollywood movies often set the stage for policymakers. Case in point is the HBO show, "You Don't Know Jack," a program meant to rehabilitate the idea of assisted suicide. In this, is Hollywood helping prepare the people for greater application of assisted suicide in America as one outcome of the health care bill? Also in this episode, Art discusses the economic situation with China, and the increasing problem of "fake" goods associated with Chinese gangs. Presented in High Definition.

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                  WATERBURY OATHKEEPERS and WE ARE CHANGE CONNECTICUT sponsored this lecture led at the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT on March 24. 2012 by the John Birch Society on the dangers of a national, or federal police force and what happens historically when these types of "National Security" forces are put into place.

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                  • The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline


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                    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0882791346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=libert0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0882791346 The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline - James Perloff James Perloff exposes the subversive roots and global designs of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Passed off as a think-tank this group is the "power behind the throne" with hundreds of top-appointed government officials drawn from its ranks - regardless of which party has occupied the White House. It began in 1921 as a front organization for J.P. Morgan and Company and by World War II it had acquired unrivaled influence on American foreign policy. In this presentation Mr. Perloff traces the CFR's activity from the Wilson to Reagan administrations.

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                    • Chip Berlet pt 2,Tea Parties, White Rage & Right-Wing Populism


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                      Chip Berlet pt 1 is here: http://vimeo.com/17946329 Recorded on November 30th,2010 in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. The right-wing populists who spawned the "Tea Party" and town hall protests against expanding health coverage are a growing force and working to take over the Republican Party. Meanwhile, centrist Democrats are dominating the Obama Administration and dismissing populist anger at government bailouts for corporations while poverty soars and millions remain unemployed. Now, ultra-right activists are recruiting from among the angry "Tea Party" populists and targeting immigrants, people of color, Muslims, Arabs, reproductive rights activists, and LGBT persons. And they are spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about economic woes & foreign policy. Chip Berlet, senior analyst at AssociaPolitical Research Associates, (PRA), has spent over 25 years studying far right hate groups; scapegoating; and civil liberties violations by police and government agencies. Berlet wrote the the cover story in the Progressive Magazine last year on why to take the Tea Party movement seriously, and recently co–authored the award-winning book Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. He has appeared on many national TV & radio programs including NBC, ABC, and NPR, and he has been quoted as an authority in dozens of major papers and magazines, including the NY Times. Berlet and his family lived for ten years in a Southwest–side Chicago neighborhood, where a white racist coalition sought to inflame existing tensions over integration into racial violence. While monitoring Klan/Nazi rallies in his neighborhood, Berlet was injured twice: while helping rescue a Black youth being beaten by racist thugs, and while photographing an attack on anti-racist protesters. A former Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild (as a legal worker) and co–chair of its Civil Liberties Committee. Berlet has assisted lawsuits against governmental agencies’ infringement of civil liberties, including an ACLU lawsuit against illegal surveillance by the Chicago Police Intelligence Unit, dubbed the "Red Squad." For more info, and to see Chip Berlet’s full biography, visit www.publiceye.org.

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