Category Archives: Education

Orwellian Tolerance of Violence But Intolerance of Verbal Goof-Ups

Because of mass brainwashing in America, and ultra-hyper-sensitivity, we now have harassment of people who stupidly made some innocent remark, not because they are racists, but just out of insensitivity.

Intolerant society now does not forgive people for such verbal mistakes, and people persecute the insensitive louts, getting someone fired from a job or a TV show cancelled, such as Rosanne Barr.

As I mentioned previously, if someone says, “All lives matter,” that is called “insensitive,” and a person is fired from one’s job. I already mentioned how a professor was reading from Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which Dr. King used the “N-word.” and because the professor read that out loud, even though it was Dr. King who was using the “N-word,” that professor is being investigated. A liberal, non-racist professor. That is how irrational our society has become.

Well, I have another case of hysteria in the area of hyper-sensitivity. Dave Andelman, who had been CEO and host of “Phantom Gourmet,” a restaurant related Boston TV show, was forced to resign from his CEO and hosting positions because of writing sarcastic remarks on his Facebook page regarding the Black Lives Matter protests, the rioting and vandalism that have been taking place, and the irrational COVID lockdown.

In one post, Andelman wrote, “If the people who fought to create and defend this country knew politicians and police were ‘taking a knee’ after looting in major cities, while millions of law abiding citizens were denied the right to make a living, they’d jam bayonets into their own heads.”

Now, in today’s climate of hostility, that was obviously very dumb of him to write that. However, when you see hundreds of businesses being burned down, owned by people who are not involved in racism or in whatever the rioters’ grievances are, I can understand the need to express a sense of cynicism. Can’t you?

And the people burning down whole businesses, looting and stealing from innocent people, and destroying churches, libraries and homes as well, are not “protesters.” Acts of violence and criminality are NOT legitimate forms of “protest”! If they were, then America is just another third-world hell-hole.

Andelman also mixed his cynicism over the “protests” and rioting and looting with his cynicism over the COVID hysteria, including, “Zero effort to stop or distance these ‘protests’. Open business now and stop this silly charade.” And, “Maybe Back Bay restaurants and retailers could offer touchless, curbside looting and gyms could call workouts “protests against obesity.”

Now, I can see how some ultra-sensitive people may interpret that last remark as showing a lack of compassion toward what actual protesters are protesting, when he writes about workouts being “protests against obesity.” But can people lighten up, for crying out loud? I don’t think that someone should be fired for that.

Again, “looters” are not “protesters.” Looters are thieves and hooligans. Stealing from others is not a legitimate form of protesting. And when people involved in protesting turn to looting and arson, then their own acts of criminality in and of themselves de-legitimize whatever legitimate grievances those perpetrators may have had.

Hooligans and barbarians who violate the lives, property and liberty of others are just as worthy of cynicism, sarcasm, and parody as are the Orwellian “pandemic” policies of our fascist dictator governors.

So the looting, burning down and destroying businesses and threatening the lives of others have nothing to do with protesting racism or police brutality.

If our society continues to tolerate violence but not tolerate mere words, then we really are in serious trouble.

Is There “Systemic” Racism in America?

There is a lot of ignorance and brainwashing in America now. One thing that many people really believe is that there is “systemic racism” in America. Maybe up to the 1960s when there was still no Civil Rights Act, and there were still “Jim Crow” laws. But now? “Systemic”?

The Jim Crow laws were government laws that forced segregation by race onto private businesses and organizations, and prohibited private business owners from desegregating. When white business owners allowed black customers to sit at a counter right along with black customers, such as in Alabama or Mississippi, the police came in to harass and even beat up the business owners and arrest them for violating “the law.” Obviously, that kind of fascism should not be tolerated in a free and civilized society.

But all those laws were repealed all across the U.S. by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which also prohibited discrimination based on race.

After 50+ years, we now have many black government officials, state representatives and Congressmen, black mayors, city council members and black police chiefs. And other minorities as well, obviously. There are many black people working side by side with whites in businesses all across America, and there is no conflict there, mostly. There are many black businessmen, black doctors and lawyers, accountants and teachers. My Stop&Shop store has mostly black workers, as does my nearest CVS. I don’t see their bosses doing anything against those people because they are black. I don’t see police going in there and harassing them. Are there isolated incidents? Sure. But it’s not common.

And on the college campuses, there are many black professors and other black workers and administrators. However, it is at those places that many young people are being told to ignore real life all around them, and instead they are indoctrinated to believe that there is “systemic racism.” Especially when a single police incident occurs that is amplified and a video repeated over and over and over. That helps with the brainwashing.

But in the cities, we have the problem of police attempting to enforce thousands and thousands of laws of prohibition, such as drug laws, and bureaucratic laws and code laws, such as selling individual cigarettes. And yes, police tend to be targeting black citizens and other minorities.

What can overwhelmingly contribute to resolving that situation? Repeal ALL those laws, especially every single drug-related law on the books, and you will greatly decrease police harassment of innocent people. I am sure of that. Ending “qualified immunity” will also help.

Faux Healthcare vs. Nutrition; And, How Clean Is Too Clean?

Some interesting articles from Mercola. First, there will be a referendum in Maine on March 3rd for the people of Maine to overturn a new law that mandates vaccines to be forced on people involuntarily, by revoking religious and philosophical or personal belief exemptions. Too bad the people have to go to the ballot box to protect their natural right to not be assaulted and to protect their right of freedom of thought and conscience and to protect their right to decide for themselves what medical procedures, drugs or other acts of alleged prevention to voluntarily have.

Good ol’ fascism, and based on ignorance and hysteria, no less. In Seattle, by the way, the “officials” have mandated that school kids must get vaccinated or else don’t come back to school. Really? Hmm. Remind me not to relocate to Seattle any time soon. (Have you heard of “unschooling“? They could use that up there.)

Frankly, there’s too much of a dangerous government-pharmaceutical-media complex, and a lot of misinformation is out there based on myths and hysteria. I’ve posted enough on this blog regarding the vaccine issue (just click on the “vaccine” tag or category at the bottom of this post to read my previous posts on vaccines), and I’m starting to get sick of this.

Incidentally, Jon Rappoport has a new post on vaccines, with some important insight and brilliant analysis as usual. And in another recent post, he discusses the brainwashing of the “medical cartel,” as well as of the media who don’t want to report on disclosures that had been leaked from insiders.

I especially liked Rappoport stating, “And remember this: no amount of vaccines is going to solve tremendously sub-standard childhood nutrition.” And, “There is no substitute for natural immunity derived from good nutrition.” You betcha.

The other article on Mercola is regarding people being too clean, with personal care products and household cleaning products that are disinfecting away our normal “good” bacteria. Perhaps one reason why so many children are getting sick isn’t because they aren’t getting vaccines, or are over-vaccinated, but because they are too clean. (And perhaps that’s a reason why ultra-clean-freak Felix Unger seemed to be so sick!)

The timing of this article is interesting, because I have recently been going through a process of changing some of my own cleaning habits, mainly in the soaps category. I had been using Dial soap that has the controversial anti-bacterial ingredient(s) and I have switched to Ivory for now. I had also been using Aveeno moisturizing bar but they recently changed their ingredients for the worse, so I have bought a Trader Joe”s oatmeal-based soap but haven’t used it yet. It gets good reviews online.

Bottom line from the Mercola article: washing is a good idea obviously, but don’t overwash so you can prevent possibly causing a bacterial “resistance.” The article notes that “germ vigilance is required. Cuts, for example, need to be properly cleaned, and disinfecting food preparation areas is a good idea. Medical facilities also need to be vigilant about cleanliness and disinfection. In our day-to-day lives, however, we should not go overboard.”

Too Much Screen Time Harms Brain Function

According to this article on GreenMedInfo, a recent study showed that little kids spending too much time staring into their screens harms brain development. The researchers associated with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital found in their “cross-sectional study of 47 healthy prekindergarten children, screen use greater than that recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines was associated with (1) lower measures of microstructural organization and myelination of brain white matter tracts that support language and emergent literacy skills and (2) corresponding cognitive assessments.”

So there we have some evidence of changes in brain function that the act of staring into screens over a period of time can cause.

That sure makes sense to me. Can that also explain why 19% of U.S. high school graduates are functionally illiterate, and only 33% of 8th graders are proficient in math at grade level? Why are there so many high school graduates who still can’t read well enough to function normally in daily life or employment? Many high school graduates don’t know basic life skills. They can’t change a tire, repair a leaky faucet, and there are young store clerks who can’t count money or make change if the computer is down. This is not good.

I know, it’s not all because the kids are addicted to their screens and that’s turning them into zombies. There are other factors.

However, if I were a parent now, I wouldn’t let my kids have any of those little electronic devices. Not only because of the screen-staring that causes trouble in their brain development, but, as the GreenMedInfo article mentions, there are the problems with electromagnetic fields and WiFi radiation that really are problems for adults as well.

And apparently there is a lot of time that people waste on their little gadgets and computers. I’ve seen some articles already on how people are addicted to their screens, their social media and texting and so on. We didn’t have any of this when I was a kid. However, we did have television. I know that I spent way too much time watching TV when I was growing up, and I’m sure it affected me in those important developmental years. I assume that TV watching is included in the amount of time that people spend each day in their screen-staring.

When I was a kid, I watched TV from the time I got home from school to the time I went to bed. I’m sure that the TV watching was a large contributor to my not sleeping well and not getting enough sleep during those years. I wish my parents had set stricter rules on that. But then, I don’t think that during the 1960s and ’70s people were yet aware of the possible dangers of too much TV watching. But now that people are aware of that, they don’t seem to care. Recent studies have shown that people, adults and children, still spend way too much time each day watching TV, in addition to their computer, iPhone, and other device staring that people do.

GreenMedInfo also links to this page listing some studies on the harmful effects of too much TV watching.

If I were to become a parent of little kids any time in the future, we will definitely not have a TV at home, and I don’t think that I would allow the kids to use the little devices or even have a cell phone until they’re maybe 16. And probably having a cell phone would have to be based on their having a part-time job.

But we definitely would have books and make reading an important aspect of daily life.

The New “McCarthy Hearings” of the Forced Vaccine Era

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center defends our freedom to dissent and writes about the new blacklist in America. She gives many footnoted references regarding how the right of the individual to one’s bodily integrity has been attacked by the new ruling class, and “extraordinary efforts by industry, medical trade and government to delegitimize free speech about vaccination unless it conforms with government policy has given a green light to corporate-owned mainline media outlets to use name calling and other yellow journalism techniques to legitimize the stripping of civil liberties from public health laws…”

She also provides a good comparison of what’s been happening now to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. But instead of someone “now or have ever been a communist,” it’s in reference to being “anti-vax,” even though many of the skeptics are not anti-vaccine per se, but are merely advocates of choice, the right to choose not to possibly be poisoned especially if one is already healthy.

If someone doesn’t want to take an unnecessary risk, then you leave him alone. That’s the American way of freedom. Healthy people who do not have a particular disease are not a danger to you.

The Right to Choose Your Kids’ Schooling

J.D. Tuccille of Reason explains how school boards are at each other’s throats in their disagreements over curricula and especially regarding social studies courses. Conservative vs. liberal, Republican vs. Democrat, and even whether America is a “republic” or a “democracy.”

J.D. concludes that he can have his kids homeschooled and others can send their kids to the public schools if such schools mirror their values. And I agree with that. It’s always a better thing to have choices, and not a good thing to live in an authoritarian world in which the rulers order you to do this or that, or force you to have to put your kids in lousy schools.