Monday, October 3, 2011

Love, Soup

It’s time we backed up from the mirror and took a good look at ourselves
Have we seen ourselves Naked? Have we smelled the way we smell?
For Our America I’m Not Gonna Quit Until We Hear the Closing Bell-



Table of Contents Executive Summary___________________________________________________________iv
Introduction__________________________________________________________________1
Why State Policy Matters____________________________________________________3
How ALEC and the Rightwing Operates in the States_______________________5
ALEC: The Laundry for Corporate Money__________________________5
ALEC’s Allies in the States_______________________________________6
Why States Are Vulnerable to Rightwing Takeover________________7
Examples of ALEC State Takeovers_______________________________7
The ALEC Agenda: The Immediate Payoff to its Corporate Backers________9
Defending Oil Companies from Global Warming Legislation________9
Serving Big Pharma: Fighting Importation of Prescription Drugs__10
Protecting Low-Wage Employers: Rolling Back Labor Rights______11
Telecoms: Blocking Municipal Broadband at Expense of High Tech12
Helping Insurance Companies Fight Off Corporate Accountability_13
The Bankers Payoff from Long Term Health Care “Reform”________13
The ALEC Strategy: Structural Assault on Progressive Power_____________15
Limiting State and Local Tax Powers____________________________15
Litigation "Reform": Shutting the Courtroom Door_______________17
Gutting State Regulatory Powers________________________________19
Privatization- Underming Unions and Public Accountability_______20
Dismantling Public Employee Pensions__________________________22
Using State Law to Defund the Left______________________________23
Wedge Issues by the Right______________________________________25
Federalism Hypocrisy: Crippling State Power and Local Home Rule26
How Progressives Fight Back_______________________________________________28
The Headline Issues____________________________________________28
The Strategic Agenda___________________________________________30
Conclusion__________________________________________________________________34
ENDNOTES__________________________________________________________________35









http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/next-30-days.html Rockwell's Next Thirty Days
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Last time, I laid out my "Thirty Day Plan" for de-socializing America. But I didn't scrap all of big government; now it's time for more:

DAY ONE: Foreign junkets are outlawed. If anyone on the federal payroll wants to fly overseas, he has to buy his own ticket. The State Department, Congress, and White House go into hyperventilation.

DAY TWO: Medicare and Medicaid are abolished as illegitimate transfers of wealth that drive up the cost of care. HHS, whose insolent $30,000 clerks can't speak intelligible English, goes out of business.

DAY THREE: The Supreme Court reads the Constitution, and reverses every court decision of the last fifty years.

DAY FOUR: The doors of the Legal Services Corporation are nailed shut. The envious must now pay for their own anti-business lawsuits.

DAY FIVE: Marxist inheritance taxes are terminated as the moral equivalent of stealing pennies from a dead man's eyes.

DAY SIX: To help prevent the growth of a new welfare state, the franchise is restricted: no one on the dole, which includes government employees, may vote.

DAY SEVEN: Civil service is abolished, and the grand, old Jefferson-Jackson "spoils system" reintroduced. With "rotation in office," there is no permanent governing class of officials, and voters can actually change the government.

DAY EIGHT: Racial set-asides are repealed. The remaining government contractors are judged on ability.

DAY NINE: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is axed; 126 years after slavery, employers are freed. They can hire, fire, and promote on their property as they think best

DAY TEN: The Food and Drug Administration is killed. The First Amendment now applies to commercial speech, and producers and consumers decide the content of food labels. Patients and doctors determine what drugs to use, and a host of life-saving drugs and medical devices are developed.

DAY ELEVEN: National Public Radio is replaced by static, a big improvement. Taxpayers no longer subsidize hysterical left-wing broadcasts about the oppression (i.e., non-funding) of transvestite Kenyan obukano street musicians.

DAY TWELVE: The war on drugs is no more. Prices and therefore street crime plummet, and hoodlums no longer grow rich, thus restoring the natural socioeconomic hierarchy.

DAY THIRTEEN: Mother-Knows-Best government is gagged: no more hectoring about tobacco and alcohol.

DAY FOURTEEN: NASA is blasted. Private businesses and scientific organizations now launch satellites at their own expense. If Star Trek fans want space exploration, they are free to pay for it.

DAY FIFTEEN: The Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House becomes a museum of big government. Although now housing just part of the president's personal staff, it once held the entire departments of War, State, and Interior.

DAY SIXTEEN: Head Start, the beloved but incompetent children's welfare program, is abolished as a scam on the taxpayers and an unwarranted intrusion into families.

DAY SEVENTEEN: The Office of the United States Trade Representative is abolished, along with every tariff, quota, and "free trade" agreement. Businesses negotiate their own deals with foreign governments, at no cost to the taxpayer.

DAY EIGHTEEN: The Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corp are shut down. American corporations doing business overseas must now bear their own costs.

DAY NINETEEN: Sixty-eight federal commissions, boards, and committees are scrapped, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Device.

DAY TWENTY: Government and quasi-government museums like the Smithsonian are privatized, and soon discover that regular Americans won't pay to see left-wing, state-exalting, anti-American multicultural extravaganzas, or a mirror hanging on a wall and labeled: "Mirror."

DAY TWENTY-ONE: The Federal Emergency Management Administration is abolished. Disaster relief is left to private charities, which actually provide it, and there are no more FEMA schemes for "emergency" bureaucratic takeovers of the country.

DAY TWENTY-TWO: Any federal agency whose initials are incomprehensible to the average taxpayer is bumped off, including FHFB, FLRA, FMSHRC, and FRTIB.

DAY TWENTY-THREE: The Americans with Disabilities Act, which burdens businesses with new regulatory costs and shuts the most severely disabled people out of the work force, is killed.

DAY TWENTY-FOUR: The Seventeenth Amendment mandating direct election of U.S. senators is repealed, and state legislatures once again elect senators as their representatives, vastly strengthening the states as against the federal ex-leviathan.

DAY TWENTY-FIVE: Bankruptcy laws are repealed; debtors who refuse to pay their debts are treated as virtual thieves.

DAY TWENTY-SIX: The FHA, Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and all other agencies that subsidize housing are torn down. No longer is there malinvestment in this area.

DAY TWENTY-SEVEN: The U.S. Foreign Service, whose ambassadors live luxuriously in mansions with retinues of personal servants, is replaced with fax machines.

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT: To protect American sovereignty and independence, the U.S. left the U.N., the I.M.F., and the World Bank in my first 30 days. Now we leave 46 other globaloney outfits, including the International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization, and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.

DAY TWENTY-NINE: We continue, junking the International Jute Organization, the International Criminal Police Organization, the International Office of Epizootics [horse fungus], the International Office of Vine and Wine, and the International Rubber Study Group.

DAY THIRTY: Finally, we dump the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Development Association, and the International Finance Corporation. Bankrupt foreign politicos must now apply to the Household Finance Corporation.

This article appeared in The Free Market for January 1992.










Two short excerpts from-
The Despoiling of America
 How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State

By Katherine Yurica
How Dominionism Was Spread

The years 1982-1986 marked the period Pat Robertson and radio and televangelists urgently broadcast appeals that rallied Christian followers to accept a new political religion that would turn millions of Christians into an army of political operatives. It was the period when the militant church raised itself from centuries of sleep and once again eyed power.

At the time, most Americans were completely unaware of the militant agenda being preached on a daily basis across the breadth and width of America. Although it was called “Christianity” it can barely be recognized as Christian. It in fact was and is a wolf parading in sheep’s clothing: It was and is a political scheme to take over the government of the United States and then turn that government into an aggressor nation that will forcibly establish the United States as the ruling empire of the twenty-first century. It is subversive, seditious, secretive, and dangerous.[9]

Dominionism is a natural if unintended extension of Social Darwinism and is frequently called “Christian Reconstructionism.” Its doctrines are shocking to ordinary Christian believers and to most Americans. Journalist Frederick Clarkson, who has written extensively on the subject, warned in 1994 that Dominionism “seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of ‘Biblical Law.’” He described the ulterior motive of Dominionism is to eliminate “…labor unions, civil rights laws, and public schools.” Clarkson then describes the creation of new classes of citizens:
“Women would be generally relegated to hearth and home. Insufficiently Christian men would be denied citizenship, perhaps executed. So severe is this theocracy that it would extend capital punishment [to] blasphemy, heresy, adultery, and homosexuality.”[10]
Today, Dominionists hide their agenda and have resorted to stealth; one investigator who has engaged in internet exchanges with people who identify themselves as religious conservatives said, “They cut and run if I mention the word ‘Dominionism.’”[11]  Joan Bokaer, the Director of Theocracy Watch, a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University wrote, “In March 1986, I was on a speaking tour in Iowa and received a copy of the following memo [Pat] Robertson had distributed to the Iowa Republican County Caucus titled, “How to Participate in a Political Party.” It read:
“Rule the world for God.
“Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology.
“Hide your strength.
“Don’t flaunt your Christianity.
“Christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever possible, God willing.”[12]
Dominionists have gained extensive control of the Republican Party and the apparatus of government throughout the United States; they continue to operate secretly. Their agenda to undermine all government social programs that assist the poor, the sick, and the elderly is ingeniously disguised under false labels that confuse voters. Nevertheless, as we shall see, Dominionism maintains the necessity of laissez-faire economics, requiring that people “look to God and not to government for help.”[13]

It is estimated that thirty-five million Americans who call themselves Christian, adhere to Dominionism in the United States, but most of these people appear to be ignorant of the heretical nature of their beliefs and the seditious nature of their political goals. So successfully have the televangelists and churches inculcated the idea of the existence of an outside “enemy,” which is attacking Christianity, that millions of people have perceived themselves rightfully overthrowing an imaginary evil anti-Christian conspiratorial secular society.

When one examines the progress of its agenda, one sees that Dominionism has met its time table: the complete takeover of the American government was predicted to occur by 2004.[14] Unless the American people reject the GOP’s control of the government, Americans may find themselves living in a theocracy that has already spelled out its intentions to change every aspect of American life including its cultural life, its Constitution and its laws.

Born in Christian Reconstructionism, which was founded by the late R. J. Rushdoony, the framers of the new cult included Rushdoony, his son-in-law Gary North, Pat Robertson, Herb Titus, the former Dean of Robertson’s Regent University School of Public Policy (formerly CBN University), Charles Colson, Robertson’s political strategist, Tim LaHaye, Gary Bauer, the late Francis Schaeffer, and Paul Crouch, the founder of TBN, the world’s largest television network, plus a virtual army of likeminded television and radio evangelists and news talk show hosts.

Dominionism started with the Gospels and turned the concept of the invisible and spiritual “Kingdom of God” into a literal political empire that could be taken by force, starting with the United States of America. Discarding the original message of Jesus and forgetting that Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world,” the framers of Dominionism boldly presented a Gospel whose purpose was to inspire Christians to enter politics and execute world domination so that Jesus could return to an earth prepared for his earthly rule by his faithful “regents.”

How Machiavellianism, Communism, Secular Humanism and Neo-Conservatism Inspired a New Militant and Evil Anti-Christian Religion

In the fifties and sixties, right-wing Christians worried about communists and communism taking over the world. Along with communism, another enemy to Christianity was identified by ministers. In 1982, Francis Schaeffer, who was then the leading evangelical theologian, called Secular Humanism the greatest threat to Christianity the world had ever seen. Soon American fundamentalists and Pentecostals were seeing “humanists” everywhere. Appearing on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club show, Schaeffer claimed that humanism was being forced on Christians; it taught that man was the “center of all things.” Like communism, secular humanism was based on atheism, which was sufficient enough for Schaeffer to conclude that humanism was an enemy to the Kingdom of God.[15]

“The enemy is this other view of reality,” Schaeffer spoke emotionally. Citing the Declaration of Independence as his authorizing document, he said:
“Today we live in a humanist society. They control the schools. They control public television. They control the media in general. And what we have to say is we live in a humanist society….[Because] the courts are not subject to the will of the people through elections or re-election… all the great changes in the last forty years have come through the courts. And what we must get in our mind is the government as a whole, but especially the courts, has become the vehicle to force this view on the total population, even if the total population doesn’t hold the view.”[16]
 Schaeffer claimed that the major “titanic changes” to America occurred since 1942:
“If you don’t revolt against tyranny and this is what I call the bottom line, is that not only do you have the privilege but [you have] the duty to revolt. When people force upon you and society that which is absolutely contrary to the Word of God, and which really is tyranny…we have a right to stand against it as a matter of principle. And this was the basis upon which the founding fathers built this country.”
The appeal to evangelicals went further. On April 29, 1985, Billy Graham, the respected and world famous evangelist, told Pat Robertson’s audience on the 700 Club show that:
“[T]he time has come when evangelicals are going to have to think about getting organized corporately….I’m for evangelicals running for public office and winning if possible and getting control of the Congress, getting control of the bureaucracy, getting control of the executive branch of government. I think if we leave it to the other side we’re going to be lost. I would like to see every true believer involved in politics in some way shape or form.”
According to Schaeffer, Robertson, and Billy Graham, then arguably the three most famous and influential leaders in the American protestant church world, “God’s people” had a moral duty to change the government of the United States.[17]

Significantly, at the time, many other fundamentalist ministers were identifying communism and secular humanism as religions. However, the equating of a political ideology on the one hand, and a philosophy that rejects supernaturalism on the other hand, with religions was not accidental.[18] It allowed the preachers to revile an economic-political system as well as a philosophy as false religions, even demonic religions, which Christians should reject at any cost.[19]

Underneath the pejoratives, however, there was a grudging admiration on the part of Pat Robertson and the other politically astute Dominionists, for they saw that a political agenda that wrapped itself in religious robes had the innate power to explode exponentially into the most politically dynamic movement in American and world history.

The result of the new religion was that by the year 2000, thirty-five million Americans would declare war on the remaining 245 million. Karl Rove, President Bush’s political advisor, told the Family Research Council in 2002, “We need to find ways to win the war.”[20] One is tempted to respond, “Wait a minute, they’re in power so why do they need to continue the war?”  That is the salient question. The answer is frightening.

Starting with a simple idea, Robertson perceived the enormous advantage of placing an otherwise unacceptable political theory into a religious context. By doing so it would stand Christianity up-side-down and end American democracy.


…and…
What would a “reconstructed” America look like under the Dominionists?  K.L. Gentry, a Dominionist himself, suggests the following “elements of a theonomic approach to civic order,” which I strongly suggest should be compared to the Texas GOP platform of 2002, which reveals that we are not just talking about imaginary ideas but some things are already proposed on Republican agendas.[60] Dominionism’s concept of government according to Gentry is as follows:

“1. It obligates government to maintain just monetary policies ... [thus prohibiting] fiat money, fractional reserve banking, and deficit spending.
“2. It provides a moral basis for elective government officials. ...
“3. It forbids undue, abusive taxation of the rich. ...
“4. It calls for the abolishing of the prison system and establishing a system of just restitution. ...
“5. A theonomic approach also forbids the release, pardoning, and paroling of murderers by requiring their execution. ...
“6. It forbids industrial pollution that destroys the value of property. ...
“7. It punishes malicious, frivolous malpractice suits. ...
“8. It forbids abortion rights. ... Abortion is not only a sin, but a crime, and, indeed, a capital crime.”[61]

The fourth item in Gentry’s list, “abolishing of the prison system and establishing a system of just restitution” has been worked on extensively by Dominionist Gary North, who holds a doctorate degree in history. North has written volumes of books, essays and articles, (many of which falsely predicted that the year 2000 computer problem would bring down modern civilization.) He is most famous among Dominionists for reconciling economic theory with Old Testament passages.  

Gary North describes the ‘just restitution’ system of the bible, which happens to reinstitute slavery, like this:

“At the other end of the curve, the poor man who steals is eventually caught and sold into bondage under a successful person. His victim receives payment; he receives training; his buyer receives a stream of labor services. If the servant is successful and buys his way out of bondage, he re-enters society as a disciplined man, and presumably a self-disciplined man. He begins to accumulate wealth.”[62]

The Immorality of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs

If the blithe acceptance of slavery isn’t shocking enough, here is one of the coldest attitudes I ever heard expressed in an interview on American television. I can’t help reading it in light of the coercive bullying tactics resorted to by Dominionist leaders in the House of Representatives to get the necessary votes to pass the controversial new Medicare Prescription Drug law.[63] The following interview reveals the deep seated hatred Dominionists have against governmental medical assistance to the elderly. The interview was conducted on August 1, 1985 with Dr. Walter Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University and author of thirty-five books. Danuta Soderman was a co-host on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club. She began the interview with a question about Medicare and Medicaid fraud, suggesting cost possibly “millions and billions” of dollars:

Williams: “Well, I think that the abuse and fraud in and of itself is a relatively minor problem. That is, the bigger problem is the whole concept of funding somebody’s medical care by a third party. And I might also mention here, that is, I saw in the audience many older and senior citizens. Now whose responsibility is it to take care of those people? I think it lies with their children and it also lies with themselves. That is, I think Christians should recognize that charity is good. I mean charity, when you reach into your pocket to help your fellow man for medical care or for food or to give them housing. But what the government is doing in order to help these older citizens is not charity at all. It is theft. That is, the government is using power to confiscate property that belongs to one American and give, or confiscate their money, and provide services for another set of Americans to whom it does not belong. That is the moral question that Christians should face with not only Medicare, Medicaid. But many other programs as well….Well, people should have insurance. But I would say if our fellow man is found in need, does not have enough, well that’s a role for the church, that’s a role for the family, that’s a role for private institutions to take care of these things.”

Danuta Soderman: “I thought it was interesting you talked about Medicare and Medicaid as not being a moral issue. A lot of people would think that to want to eliminate the program is rather uncompassionate—that there is something immoral about taking away something that people are relying so heavily upon, but you said that there is no moral issue here.”

Williams: “I think the moral issue runs the other way. That is, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What is the moral basis of confiscating the property of one American and giving it to another American to whom it does not belong for whatever reason?’ That is, I think we Americans have to ask ourselves is there something that can justify a legalized theft? And I think that even if the person is starving in the street that act, in and of itself, doesn’t justify my taking money from somebody else.”


How to Destroy the Social Security Program

On August 14, 1985, Pat Robertson unveiled his ingenious program on how to get rid of Social Security. The plan amazingly resembles sections of the Bush Administration’s Medicare Prescription Drug bill passed in December of 2003. Robertson, however, outlined what to do twenty years ago as follows:

1.  “We should say to all the elderly, ‘You’re going to be taken care of. The government’s going to pay you. Don’t worry about it. [You’ll] get your Social Security like you’re expecting, ‘cause you’re counting on it.”
2. “There should be a gradual moving [up] of [the retirement] age to reflect the fact that we’re healthier and we live longer and people should have dignity and be allowed to work a little bit longer.”
3. “The last thing we should do is to begin to let the younger workers slowly but surely go into private programs where the money is tax sheltered and over the years build up their own money and that would in turn, through the intermediary organizations, banks, insurance companies, would invest in American industry. They would buy plants and equipment, put people to work and it would help a tremendous boom. Imagine …$100 billion dollars a year flowing into American industry. It would be marvelous.”

Wealth is a Sign of God’s Favor, Poverty is a Sign of God’s Disfavor

How did the Dominionists get so far from the Lord’s edict to help the poor, the sick, and the elderly? Using the text of Deuteronomy 28, which is a list of God’s blessings and curses, Robertson and other Dominionists believe that the chapter reveals God’s covenanted economic law. God only bestows “material wealth or blessings” upon those who are among his elect and he does so because these are the individuals and nations who obey his commandments and laws. So what about the poor? Dominionist Gary North explains it this way:
“God is sovereign over the poor. He raises them up—not all of them, but some of them. ‘The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.’”[64]

I grant that the verse cited leaves government assistance out of the picture. North claims, the blessings and sanctions of Deuteronomy 28 are historical. He says, “They are predictable. Covenantal rebellion by a society will lead to God’s imposition of these sanctions.”[65] North then ties the package up neatly: “The blessings and cursings of God under the Mosaic Covenant were sure. They were not disconnected from God’s law. There was a bedrock objectivity that united covenant-keepers and covenant-breakers.”[66]
To understand what North is talking about, we have to read a portion of the text of Deuteronomy 28:
“The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee…and the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath…”

A conclusion drawn by the scripture itself is that a nation who follows the commandments or laws of God will be “high above all nations of the earth…and all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of thee.” On the other hand, the Dominionists believe those who are poor, sick, and weak are so situated because God’s wrath has been visited upon them—they are the “wicked” of this earth and they deserve the wrath of God because their behavior is bringing the entire nation under condemnation.

The litany of the curses of God on those who do not keep his laws and commandments are among the most horrendous descriptions of torture in literature. Here is a sample from Deuteronomy 28:
“The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies…thy carcass shall be food unto all fowls of the air…The Lord will smite thee with [boils]…and with …tumors, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. The Lord shall smite thee with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart [fear]; thou shalt grope at noonday; thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore…thou shalt betroth a wife and another man shall lie with her; thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein, and thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof; thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face and shall not be restored to thee; they sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them. Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand. The fruit of thy land, and all thy labors, shall a nation whom thou knowest not eat up, and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always…”

Gary North explained: “The point of Deuteronomy 28 is this: the way to wealth, both individual and corporate, is through systematic adherence to God’s Bible-revealed law.”[67]

Hence the idea that should a nation minister to the poor or attempt to lift the poor out of poverty or save people from poverty and ill health, that nation is contravening the will of Almighty God and such legislation is contrary to the laws of God. It is only one step further to say that if this is God’s attitude toward the poor, it is morally wrong to help them. So it’s easy to see how Social Security and Medicare are viewed by Dominionists as “evil” programs that rob money from some citizens to enrich others.

There’s one other little trap for the unwary Dominionist; when a government is seen to be the enforcer of the Deuteronomic laws, it’s easy to take the next step and say that it is the duty of the “Christian” Dominionist government to subdue the wicked of the world, especially the vast American middle class, because its collective licentious life style is bringing the nation down as a whole; therefore the government must “minister the wrath of God” against the citizens of America as punishment for “rebelliousness.” That the entire scheme is an unending circular argument, escapes the notice of the rank and file sitting in the pews.

In their new role as ministers of God’s wrath against this nation, Dominionist political strategists are aware they must not be seen as being cruel and hateful. So at first, until the population is completely subdued and dominated by the elect, Dominionists are forced to devise laws that will create the political, social, and medical environment that will ultimately ensure that the wicked are punished—but it will appear—at first blush to be a gift. The truth, of course, according to Machiavellian/Straussian dictates, must be hidden from the population; not just once or twice, but over and over again.

In the end, Dominionism should be viewed as a backboard that bounces the New Deal and FDR’s social safety net programs, social security (as well as Medicare) into its political opposite: laissez-faire economics (the motto of 18th century French economists who protested excessive government regulation of industry.) Laissez-faire is a doctrine opposing governmental interference (as by regulation or subsidy) in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights. Dominionism opposes the licensing and regulating power of the government.

One last comment on Pat Robertson. On November 3, 1986, the 700 Club ran a piece on the use of computers in counting votes. Robertson ended his Perspective by saying there should be some kind of control on computer voting to assure an honest count. How prescient this man is! And how worrisome his prescience is.

Who Is on the Side of Freedom? Let Him Speak Now!

There is an infection, a religious and political pathology that has corrupted our churches. Those we trusted the most have embraced evil. That knowledge is almost more than we can bear. Who among us will stand in the gap and make up the hedge to save our nation?

When we look for help—for the wealthy leaders with the means to help rescue America, we find they have all defected to the Dominionists. They do not realize that if the middle class of America is wiped out—there will be no one to buy their cars, their computers or their products. Only one or two brave souls like George Soros have made massive contributions to combat the think tanks and the organized political machine of the Dominionists. The corporate press lies sleeping, not realizing they will be allowed to report only what they are instructed to report.

Freedom is under siege. There is only one free major political party still left in America. I know the Democrats look chaotic, unfocused and generally unsmooth and thank God, unprogramed. Make no mistake, these plain ordinary citizens are holding the candles that together form the great torch of liberty. For all their faults, they love America and they love freedom and they love the Bill of Rights. America’s independents, its true Conservatives, its sensible Republicans, and its Libertarians must join hands together with the homely Democrats and take back America for all Americans.

The livelihood of the working people of America is at stake. The Dominionists have lost more American jobs in the last three years than since the days of Herbert Hoover. And now they want to eliminate the minimum wage laws too. America’s unions have helped to create a better life for millions of workers. The Dominionists want to break all unions apart (especially the teacher’s union). As Americans, we love our schools and are proud of our educational system. The Dominionists want to destroy all public education in America and force Americans to be educated in their religious schools. Americans love our culture and the arts. The Dominionists want to destroy that culture.

The election of 2004 is not just another election. It is the battle of the century. It is the gravest political war since the Civil War, which if lost, spells the end of Independence Day and every right in the Bill of Rights that we have fought so hard to preserve. Is there an American, regardless of his or her party, who would not fight for our Democracy? It’s in jeopardy now. Our friends and cousins in Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and scores of other nations have seen our jeopardy and have been crying out for months and days and years to wake up America!

Let me see your face and look into your eyes. Let me hear you say, “There is no difference between the two parties.” May God help us and grant us discernment when we vote.”


Handmaids Tale, Atwood-
The Handmaid's Tale is set in the near future in the Republic of Gilead, a country formed within the borders of what was formerly the United States of America. It was founded by a racist, male chauvinist, nativist, theocratic-organized military coup as an ideologically driven response to the pervasive ecological, physical and social degradation of the country.
Beginning with a staged terrorist attack (blamed on Islamic extremist terrorists) that kills the President, a movement calling itself the "Sons of Jacob" launched a revolution, ousted Congress, and suspended the United States Constitution under the pretext of restoring order.
Taking advantage of electronic banking, they were quickly able to freeze the assets of all women and other "undesirables" in the country, stripping them of their rights. The new theocratic military dictatorship, styled "The Republic of Gilead", moved quickly to consolidate its power and reorganize society along a new militarized, hierarchical, compulsorily Christian regime of Old Testament-inspired social and religious orthodoxy among its newly created social classes.[citation needed] (Just Read The Fucking Book!)









“July 2, 2011
(The following article originally appeared on the Truthout site, and has been reproduced here with the permission of the author.)
By Dr. Cynthia Boaz
There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship—the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded.
It is ironic that in the era of 24-hour cable news networks and "reality" programming, the news-to-fluff ratio and overall veracity of information has declined precipitously. Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter. Not only does mainstream media now tolerate gross misrepresentations of fact and history by public figures (highlighted most recently by Sarah Palin's ludicrous depiction of Paul Revere's ride), but many media actually legitimize these displays.
Pause for a moment and ask yourself what it means that the world's largest, most profitable and most popular news channel passes off as fact every whim, impulse and outrageously incompetent analysis of its so-called reporters. How did we get here? Take the enormous amount of misinformation that is taken for truth by Fox audiences: the belief that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and that he was in on 9/11, the belief that climate change isn't real and/or man-made, the belief that Barack Obama is Muslim and wasn't born in the United States, the insistence that all Arabs are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists, the inexplicable perceptions that immigrants are both too lazy to work and are about to steal your job. All of these claims are demonstrably false, yet Fox News viewers will maintain their veracity with incredible zeal.
Why? Is it simply that we have lost our respect for knowledge?
My curiosity about this question compelled me to sit down and document the most oft-used methods by which willful ignorance has been turned into dogma by Fox News and other propagandists disguised as media. The techniques I identify here also help to explain the simultaneously powerful identification the Fox media audience has with the network, as well as their ardent, reflexive defences of it.
The good news is that the more conscious you are of these techniques, the less likely they are to work on you. The bad news is that those reading this article are probably the least in need in of it.
1. Panic Mongering. This goes one step beyond simple fear mongering. With panic mongering, there is never a break from the fear. The idea is to terrify and terrorize the audience during every waking moment. From Muslims to swine flu to recession to homosexuals to immigrants to the rapture itself, the belief over at Fox seems to be that if your fight-or-flight reflexes aren't activated, you aren't alive. This of course raises the question: why terrorize your own audience? Because it is the fastest way to bypasses the rational brain. In other words, when people are afraid, they don't think rationally. And when they can't think rationally, they'll believe anything.
2. Character Assassination/Ad Hominem. Fox does not like to waste time debating the idea. Instead, they prefer a quicker route to dispensing with their opponents: go after the person's credibility, motives, intelligence, character, or, if necessary, sanity. No category of character assassination is off the table and no offense is beneath them. Fox and like-minded media figures also use ad hominem attacks not just against individuals, but entire categories of people in an effort to discredit the ideas of every person who is seen to fall into that category, e.g. "liberals," "hippies," "progressives" etc. This form of argument - if it can be called that - leaves no room for genuine debate over ideas, so by definition, it is undemocratic. Not to mention just plain crass.
3. Projection/Flipping. This one is frustrating for the viewer who is trying to actually follow the argument. It involves taking whatever underhanded tactic you're using and then accusing your opponent of doing it to you first. We see this frequently in the immigration discussion, where antiracists are accused of racism, or in the climate-change debate, where those who argue for human causes of the phenomenon are accused of not having science or facts on their side. It's often called upon when the media host finds themselves on the ropes in the debate.
4. Rewriting History. This is another way of saying that propagandists make the facts fit their worldview. The Downing Street Memos on the Iraq war were a classic example of this on a massive scale, but it happens daily and over smaller issues as well. A recent case in point is Palin's mangling of the Paul Revere ride, which Fox reporters have bent over backward to validate. Why lie about the historical facts, even when they can be demonstrated to be false? Well, because dogmatic minds actually find it easier to reject reality than to update their viewpoints. They will literally rewrite history if it serves their interests. And they'll often speak with such authority that the casual viewer will be tempted to question what they knew as fact.
5. Scapegoating/Othering. This works best when people feel insecure or scared. It's technically a form of both fear mongering and diversion, but it is so pervasive that it deserves its own category. The simple idea is that if you can find a group to blame for social or economic problems, you can then go on to a) justify violence/dehumanization of them, and b) subvert responsibility for any harm that may befall them as a result.
6. Conflating Violence With Power and Opposition to Violence With Weakness. This is more of what I'd call a "meta-frame" (a deeply held belief) than a media technique, but it is manifested in the ways news is reported constantly. For example, terms like "show of strength" are often used to describe acts of repression, such as those by the Iranian regime against the protesters in the summer of 2009. There are several concerning consequences of this form of conflation. First, it has the potential to make people feel falsely emboldened by shows of force—it can turn wars into sporting events. Secondly, especially in the context of American politics, displays of violence—whether manifested in war or debates about the Second Amendment—are seen as noble and (in an especially surreal irony) moral. Violence become synonymous with power, patriotism and piety.
7. Bullying. This is a favorite technique of several Fox commentators. That it continues to be employed demonstrates that it seems to have some efficacy. Bullying and yelling works best on people who come to the conversation with a lack of confidence, either in themselves or their grasp of the subject being discussed. The bully exploits this lack of confidence by berating the guest into submission or compliance. Often, less self-possessed people will feel shame and anxiety when being berated and the quickest way to end the immediate discomfort is to cede authority to the bully. The bully is then able to interpret that as a "win".
8. Confusion. As with the preceding technique, this one works best on an audience that is less confident and self-possessed. The idea is to deliberately confuse the argument, but insist that the logic is airtight and imply that anyone who disagrees is either too dumb or too fanatical to follow along. Less independent minds will interpret the confusion technique as a form of sophisticated thinking, thereby giving the user's claims veracity in the viewer's mind.
9. Populism. This is especially popular in election years. The speakers identifies themselves as one of "the people" and the target of their ire as an enemy of the people. The opponent is always "elitist" or a "bureaucrat" or a "government insider" or some other category that is not the people. The idea is to make the opponent harder to relate to and harder to empathize with. It often goes hand in hand with scapegoating. A common logical fallacy with populism bias when used by the right is that accused "elitists" are almost always liberals—a category of political actors who, by definition, advocate for non-elite groups.
10. Invoking the Christian God. This is similar to othering and populism. With morality politics, the idea is to declare yourself and your allies as patriots, Christians and "real Americans" (those are inseparable categories in this line of thinking) and anyone who challenges them as not. Basically, God loves Fox and Republicans and America. And hates taxes and anyone who doesn't love those other three things. Because the speaker has been benedicted by God to speak on behalf of all Americans, any challenge is perceived as immoral. It's a cheap and easy technique used by all totalitarian entities from states to cults.
11. Saturation. There are three components to effective saturation: being repetitive, being ubiquitous, and being consistent. The message must be repeated cover and over, it must be everywhere and it must be shared across commentators: e.g. "Saddam has WMD." Veracity and hard data have no relationship to the efficacy of saturation. There is a psychological effect of being exposed to the same message over and over, regardless of whether it's true or if it even makes sense, e.g., "Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States." If something is said enough times, by enough people, many will come to accept it as truth. Another example is Fox's own slogan of "Fair and Balanced".
12. Disparaging Education. There is an emerging and disturbing lack of reverence for education and intellectualism in many mainstream media discourses. In fact, in some circles (e.g. Fox), higher education is often disparaged as elitist. Having a university credential is perceived by these folks as not a sign of credibility, but of a lack of it. In fact, among some commentators, evidence of intellectual prowess is treated snidely and as anti-American. The disdain for education and other evidence of being trained in critical thinking are direct threats to a hive-mind mentality, which is why they are so viscerally demeaned.
13. Guilt by Association. This is a favorite of Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart, both of whom have used it to decimate the careers and lives of many good people. Here's how it works: if your cousin's college roommate's uncle's ex-wife attended a dinner party back in 1984 with Gorbachev's niece's ex-boyfriend's sister, then you, by extension are a communist set on destroying America. Period.
14. Diversion. This is where, when on the ropes, the media commentator suddenly takes the debate in a weird but predictable direction to avoid accountability. This is the point in the discussion where most Fox anchors start comparing the opponent to Saul Alinsky or invoking ACORN or Media Matters, in a desperate attempt to win through guilt by association. Or they'll talk about wanting to focus on "moving forward", as though by analyzing the current state of things or God forbid, how we got to this state of things, you have no regard for the future. Any attempt to bring the discussion back to the issue at hand will likely be called deflection, an ironic use of the technique of projection/flipping.
In debating some of these tactics with colleagues and friends, I have also noticed that the Fox viewership seems to be marked by a sort of collective personality disorder whereby the viewer feels almost as though they've been let into a secret society. Something about their affiliation with the network makes them feel privileged and this affinity is likely what drives the viewers to defend the network so vehemently. They seem to identify with it at a core level, because it tells them they are special and privy to something the rest of us don't have. It's akin to the loyalty one feels by being let into a private club or a gang. That effect is also likely to make the propaganda more powerful, because it goes mostly unquestioned.
In considering these tactics and their possible effects on American public discourse, it is important to note that historically, those who've genuinely accessed truth have never berated those who did not. You don't get honored by history when you beat up your opponent: look at Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln. These men did not find the need to engage in othering, ad homeinum attacks, guilt by association, or bullying. This is because when a person has accessed a truth, they are not threatened by the opposing views of others.
This reality reveals the righteous indignation of people like Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as a symptom of untruth. These individuals are hostile and angry precisely because they don't feel confident in their own veracity. And in general, the more someone is losing their temper in a debate and the more intolerant they are of listening to others, the more you can be certain they do not know what they're talking about.
One final observation. Fox audiences, birthers, and Tea Partiers often defend their arguments by pointing to the fact that a lot of people share the same perceptions. This is a reasonable point to the extent that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation reaches a far larger audience than any other single media outlet. But, the fact that a lot of people believe something is not necessarily a sign that it's true; it's just a sign that it's been effectively marketed.
As honest, fair and truly intellectual debate degrades before the eyes of the global media audience, the quality of American democracy degrades along with it.
Dr. Cynthia Boaz is assistant professor of political science at Sonoma State University, where her areas of expertise include quality of democracy, nonviolent struggle, civil resistance, and political communication and media. She is also an affiliated scholar at the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace International Master in Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies at Universitat Jaume I in Castellon, Spain. Additionally, she is an analyst and consultant on nonviolent action, with special emphasis on the Iran and Burma cases. She is vice president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and on the board of Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation. Dr. Boaz is also a contributing writer and adviser to Truthout.org and associate editor of Peace and Change Journal.
How much trust do you have in Fox News?
6% (31)
Complete trust
3% (16)
Mostly trust
16% (88)
Rarely trust
72% (399)
Never trust
3% (19)
Don't know”  






Financiers Of ALEC’s 38th Annual Meeting:
PRESIDENT LEVEL
BP
Reynolds American
Takeda Pharmaceutical
CHAIRMAN LEVEL
Allergan
Altria
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
American Electric Power
AT&T
Bayer
Chevron
ExxonMobil
EZCorp
Lumina Foundation
Peabody
PhRMA
Shell
State Farm
State Policy Network
UnitedHealthcare
Visa
Walmart
Walton Family Foundation
VICE-CHAIRMAN LEVEL
CashAmerica
Entergy
FedEx
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
Freepont-McMoran Copper & Gold
Intuit
Johnson & Johnson
Koch Industries
LouisDreyfus Commodities
Louisiana Seafood
McMoran Exploration
National Rifle Association
Pfizer
Sanofi
TogetherRX Access
UPS
DIRECTOR LEVEL
Amazon.com
Atmos Energy
BlueCross BlueShield Association
CenturyLink
Chesapeake Energy
ConocoPhillips
Dow
Encana
Energy Transfer
Gulf States Toyota
International Paper
Jacobs Entertainment
LouisianaTravel.com
NetChoice
QEP Resources
StateNet
TimeWarner
WellPoint
TRUSTEE LEVEL
American Federation for Children
BlueCross Blue Shield of Lousiana
BNSF
Cleco
CN
Cox
CSX
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Harris Deville & Associates
HP
Kansas City Southern
Kraft Foods
Lilly
Louisiana Clerical Associates
Louisiana Railroads Association
Louisiana Realtors
Merck
Norfolk Southern
RestoringFreedom.org
Society of Louisiana CPAs
Southern Strategy Group
Spectra Energy
The Capitol Group
Union Pacific
USAA
Walgreens







It may well be in whispers
but the story will be told-
No more kickin' the can down the road

You can print it in italics
Shit, print it in bold-
There will be by me no more
kickin' the can down the road

Problems will crop up on their own,
sure, as we know, but
denial's misfortune is my wisdom foretold-
Each day's trouble is sufficient to it's own
No more kickin' the can down the road

I used to claim genius,
dressed for the job I would have in time-
Little did I know it was the job I held at the time.
I do it today-
I'll be at work the day I die

I hear you say recognize me;
funny, I don't look the same-
If you knew my face, you can be sure
I don't know your name

It may well be in whispers,
yelled or telephone sold...
but the story will be told-
There will be by me no more...
no more kickin the can down the road.







Starve the beast was designed to weaken states! Starting with "little churches everywhere" in CA, if you ask me, but I try not to personalize. Now ALEC can ask it's CORP board members to Bail Out (buy) America, if and when we default, seeing as 29 companies have enough to 'rescue' us. We'll be over a Barrel, and the Forbes 400 Family families will have all of the money in One bucket (congressional effect fund). Meanwhile...ALEC is a quasi-federation of States creating quasi-federal legislation....If Obama can be made to use the 14th amendment, the Supreme Court will overturn him, and the Right will declare he has "abandoned the original documents," or some such like as, leading to articles of Impeachment, which we should see any day now, just on the general craziness....This has been a message for the sane, from the front lines of the Cold Civil War (brought to you by Walmart! aaaaand Speedy, Oil Change and Tune-up, your oil-change and smog Experts!))....Soup. :-/

“ALEC’s mission is to promote free markets, limited government, federalism and individual freedom, according to its website. “All of our policies are in line with those principles,” said Weber.”
“Libertarian/Austrian Economics
Libertarianism is a philosophical and political position that takes as its first priority the freedom of every human individual. Individual freedom is and should be the basis of all social relations. The core of Libertarianism is what is called the non-aggression axiom (NAA):
NAA: no one may initiate or threaten to initiate the use of coercive physical violence against the person or property of another.
Libertarianism rests on the initially startling claim that we own ourselves and, as the rightful owners of ourselves, only we can decide what is to be done by and to our bodies and our minds.”

What is the "STATE?"

"The State" is something of a technical term. Political and Ecclesiastical "experts" may also use the term to justify their control over others. When most people think of the "State" they are thinking of "the government," e.g., Washington, D.C. We hear the phrase "the separation of Church and State." It refers not to a particular "State," but rather to all who call themselves the "State." What is a "State," and what gives a person or group the right to so call themselves?
Ludwig von Mises, the most influential political economist of the "Austrian" school of economics, gives us this definition of a "State":
The state is essentially an apparatus of compulsion and coercion. The characteristic feature of its activities is to compel people through the application or the threat of force to behave otherwise than they would like to behave.

Government Equals Force by James Bovard

Suppose I come up to you and say, "If you murder anyone I'll kill you." I am compelling you through the application or threat of force to behave otherwise than you might like to behave; am I a "State?" Not necessarily; Mises continues his definition:

But not every apparatus of compulsion and coercion is called a state. Only one which is powerful enough to maintain its existence, for some time at least, by its own force is commonly called a state. A gang of robbers, which because of the comparative weakness of its forces has no prospect of successfully resisting for any length of time the forces of another organization, is not entitled to be called a state. The state will either smash or tolerate a gang. In the first case the gang is not a state because its independence lasts for a short time only; in the second case it is not a state because it does not stand on its own might. The pogrom gangs in Imperial Russia were not a state because they could kill and plunder only thanks to the connivance of the government.

http://vftonline.org/XianAnarch/defineit.htm

The deficit was the difference between two more important numbers—how much the federal government took from the American people by force in taxes and how much the federal government spent each year. By the 1980s liberals discovered they could use concern over the deficit to oppose tax cuts and to push for tax hikes.
Now that the federal budget is in balance—indeed in substantial surplus—it is the right time for the conservative movement to establish a new goal. We said we wanted to balance the federal budget—we did. Now what? What is the measure of our success or failure in the years and decades to come?
I recommend that we set the goal of reducing the cost and size of government by half over the next twenty-five years—one generation. Why half? Because it is a large enough challenge to be worth the candle. Because it is eminently doable. Why a twenty-five year time horizon? Because it will take time to turn the nation around. Because we have to expect to have setbacks, lost opportunities, bad election years, wars and recessions. Certainly, we would welcome achieving our goal of "In Half" in a shorter time frame.
There are four measures of the size and scope of government. We should look to cut each in half over the next twenty-five years.
----------------
#1 – Total government spending as a percentage of the economy.
#2 – The cost of all government regulations as a percentage of the economy.
#3 – Total government employment: How many Americans work for the government at all levels.
#4 – Total assets controlled by government.




things to remember: eco/ britt/boaz
beck/burns



14 14 14, 15 (fascism, fascism+,propaganda, thinking distortions)

things to Know:

Fascist Christian Anarchist Nativist Idiocy Number One:

Hold Both sides of Irritatingly Wrong Position

two: blame you for confusing the issue

three: ignore any ANY ANY ANY piece of relevant information

four: invoke the Christian God as the only authority (and the flag as His ass-rag )blasphemy)

five: ignore reality when presented by anyone outside said failed philosophy- that's both Fascist and Distorted...

six: having deprived you of Your Identity they bully You with their Factual Opinion...but

seven: education is not allowed. Anyone claiming expertise or displaying critical thinking is expelled and ostracized. This allows the Right Society to use...

eight: scare tactics intended to convert any on the fence or love-loving people who hear Jesus and weep for their mother

nine: return to flipping/projection, so you are the one who is challenging Their Blasphemous Christian Dogma-HOW DARE YOU!

10: in always being right, and conflating bullying with violence, and disagreement with bullying, weakness, we are now lefty godhaters who deserve to be incarcerated before we further damage God's American Kingdom On Earth...

questions to ask: : Are states Already allowed to punish miscarriage as abortion, as a States Right not delegated to the Federal Gov.?

Are black (not-white) people marked by their skin as sinners? Some sects of your religion and others believe this.

Are you ashamed of your Parties silence, and thus acquiescence, towards Congressman Alan West, in light of his blatantly sexist, rude, and abusive remarks?

The strategy all along was to end the tyrannical government, no?
http://www.rollcall.c/ om/issues/56_53/- 201050-1.html

What is that? -Seinfeld.
Should homosexual activity in public (or anywhere) be a "misdemeanor" or criminal issue under the tenth amendment?
Some people say they are Christians. How do I know You are?
Are people capable of effectively governing people? Or is the current Admin. 'Illegal' Under God?
If You are wrong about the debt ceiling and the consequence of Default, will you resign? Seriously, will you ?
How do we know Obama is #Capitalist? He kept selling R's enuf rope to hang themselves.and defense Mechanisms:
Affiliate-Altruistic Behavior-Anticipation-Humor-Self-Assertion-Self-Observation-Sublimination-Suppression-

we can hold our own damn town halls.
Coalition building is Fun! Thanks for the idea, Grover! Oh! And I got One! A Democratic Candidate Pledge…ready? (I just wrote a song…wanna hear it, hear it go) :
No new Taxes? AWESOME! No New Prices! #EndThePledge
http://soupsauntieoxymoron.blogspot.com/2011/07/thoughts-on-scheme-for-in-defense-of.html
For thoughts- re: overall scope of what I see as a 'secession by default'"scheme" as defended and promulgating itself through-while incredibly intertwined, also easily discerned-distorted thinking in this little microcosm of what some call a spiritual battle between clashing ideologies and action-I just try to pay attention, I don't claim any right to all that is knowledge...Knowledge is power, Knowledge is Free, Power to the People.
from- - http://irishlibertyforum.o
rg/the-austrian-school-of-economics-key-principles.html
The Austrian School of Economics: Key Principles

The Austrian School has emerged during the financial crisis as the main free-market opposition to the economic theories and policies of the prevailing Neoclassical-Keynesian paradigm. Its theory of the business cycle, a theory focused on the destructive capacity of credit inflation and the dangers of central banking, has led many businessmen and academics to endorse Austrian economics and what is now called the “Second Austrian Revival” is currently underway. Although not all Austrian economists are libertarians there is a strong tendency for both groups to overlap due to the conclusions one may draw from an understanding of economics. In this article I intend to introduce the reader to some of the key principles of the Austrian School and to contrast it with the reigning Neoclassical school of economics.

The Austrian Theory of Action Vs The Neoclassical Theory of Decision

What distinguishes the Austrian School and will lend it immortal fame is precisely the fact that it created a theory of economic action and not of economic equilibrium or non-action.[i] (Ludwig von Mises)

Now, this connection then, makes itself.

"1. The first feature of Ur-Fascism is the cult of tradition. Traditionalism is of course much
older than fascism. Not only was it typical of counter-revolutionary Catholic thought after
the French revolution, but it was born in the late Hellenistic era, as a reaction to classical
Greek rationalism. In the Mediterranean basin, people of different religions (most of them
indulgently accepted by the Roman Pantheon) started dreaming of a revelation received at
the dawn of human history. This revelation, according to the traditionalist mystique, had remained for a long time concealed under the veil of forgotten languages – in Egyptian
hieroglyphs, in the Celtic runes, in the scrolls of the little known religions of Asia.
This new culture had to be syncretistic. Syncretism is not only, as the dictionary says,
"the combination of different forms of belief or practice"; such a combination must
tolerate contradictions. Each of the original messages contains a silver of wisdom, and
whenever they seem to say different or incompatible things it is only because all are
alluding, allegorically, to the same primeval truth.
As a consequence, there can be no advancement of learning. Truth has been already
spelled out once and for all, and we can only keep interpreting its obscure message."
2. Traditionalism implies the rejection of modernism. Both Fascists and Nazis worshiped
technology, while traditionalist thinkers usually reject it as a negation of traditional
spiritual values. However, even though Nazism was proud of its industrial achievements,
its praise of modernism was only the surface of an ideology based upon Blood and Earth
(Blut und Boden). The rejection of the modern world was disguised as a rebuttal of the
capitalistic way of life, but it mainly concerned the rejection of the Spirit of 1789 (and of
1776, of course). The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of
modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.
3. Irrationalism also depends on the cult of action for action's sake. Action being
beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is
a form of emasculation. Therefore culture is suspect insofar as it is identified with critical
attitudes. Distrust of the intellectual world has always been a symptom of Ur-Fascism,
from Goering's alleged statement ("When I hear talk of culture I reach for my gun") to the
frequent use of such expressions as "degenerate intellectuals," "eggheads," "effete snobs,"
"universities are a nest of reds." The official Fascist intellectuals were mainly engaged in
attacking modern culture and the liberal intelligentsia for having betrayed traditional
values.
4. No syncretistic faith can withstand analytical criticism. The critical spirit makes
distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific
community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge. For Ur-Fascism,
disagreement is treason.
5. Besides, disagreement is a sign of diversity. Ur-Fascism grows up and seeks for
consensus by exploiting and exacerbating the natural fear of difference. The first appeal
of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-
Fascism is racist by definition.
6. Ur-Fascism derives from individual or social frustration. That is why one of the most
typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a
class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened
by the pressure of lower social groups. In our time, when the old "proletarians" are
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becoming petty bourgeois (and the lumpen are largely excluded from the political scene),
the fascism of tomorrow will find its audience in this new majority.---same
Found your new majority-
The Fertile Pasture
"I've called you to pastor the bank," said the Lord to my friend Chuck. "Pastor the bank? How does one pastor a bank, Lord?" "The things I taught you I want you to teach others," came the reply. There is a people who live isolated in fertile pasture lands. They long for a shepherd who will help them discover their own inheritance. They are the lost majority in the marketplace who are living lives as though they are a child lost and aimless in a deep, dark forest.- "Seven Mountains Theology

Why does your organization seek, in my taxpaying eyes, to take Dominion over the Military? If you succeed entirely in proselytizing and bringing salvation to everyone but me, will I be allowed to live? On a slightly related note-If I don't pay taxes because government can only tax by force and is a gang not a state, then why should I need to vote? I have no 'skin in the game', nothing But Faith.
Maybe I'm missing something/I never minded being wrong/that would only mean being smarter later/because I can admit if I’m wrong/The Opposite and Minus Empathy is the fatal and final flaw/I started writing poetry/because I wanted to write a song-

Love,Soup
Heal,
Though I know sickness
I cry out to this world
Feel this piece as you cross the gate
Remember me as you enter
These aren’t words I doubt to speak
Dare me to be a thief?
The lies of death by light revealed
All is all that I once feared
My need for love became my grief
My love for you my only greed
As a playwright
I may play, right?
I store my treasures
Don’t laugh at my receipts-

These are words I doubt to speak

So, shadow man?
You are me
Everywhere the devil is found nailed down to wounded beauty
And indecision leads me but
Your smile always saves me
Momma, I dumbfound me so
Let’s pack up and go home

(we got caught up running in sand again)

Heal though I know no sickness
I cry out to this world
Feel this piece as you cross the gate
And kick the dust off of my boots as I leave





Rewriting A “Bad Script”


Look in the mirror. Go into an alone place, and say aloud, “I love you” into the mirror, staring deeply into your own eyes. C’mon, go on, really. Cheesy, corny, works every time. Don’t look away! You love you! (Repeat for thirty days).
You still have friends, right? Find one, trust again. Is there something you need help with you haven’t asked for help with yet? Well, don’t you enjoy being a good friend? Stop letting your situation define you; reach out, don’t be shy. Everyone has problems.
And what about your friends? When the burden of everyday life begins to feel heavier than you can bear, you can also reach out to ask if someone else needs help. Anyone, but ask. Someone, somewhere, needs a hero, and instead of stressing about and distorting your problems, choose someone to be a hero for.
Decide what your Actual Emergency is. What is Today For? Pick the single most urgent issue- the paycheck, the tension, the empty Frigidaire-  and  Stop worrying and focusing on what cannot be dealt with- Go through and put away, on paper, the problems you have with the future. Make a list, go for a walk, come back and look at that list. Sleep on that list. Subtract the easy ones-add the hard one you deny, go for a walk, come back and look at that list. Repeat daily for best results. Understanding what will be more urgent tomorrow than it is today helps you know exactly what needs to be done today.
Go find a pony. Or a duck. Or a tree with seven knots on the trunk. Go to an open-mic, a park, a comedy show, a dessert diner. Put it All away, just for long enough that you being to feel indulgent. Now, recharged, fight the urge to keep going about having nothing but fun, and go back to look at that list.
Laugh. Remember third grade? Ha! Appropriate humor will drag unhappiness out into the light where we can beat it with our stick.
What if? Go ahead…worry. If you get fired. If you don’t find work. What are the options on the table? If you get divorced, if you get married. How will that likely play out How do you know? What if you are wrong? Why is the choice you are making the choice you are making?
Speak your mind. Think before you speak, consider the feelings of others, find empathy if you can, but speak your mind. When there is something to say that goes unsaid, fault begins to slide towards the unsayer. Just sayin’.



“Cognitive Distortions
Aaron Beck first proposed the theory behind cognitive distortions and David Burns was responsible for popularizing it with common names and examples for the distortions.
1. Filtering.
We take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. For instance, a person may pick out a single, unpleasant detail and dwell on it exclusively so that their vision of reality becomes darkened or distorted.
2. Polarized Thinking.
Things are either “black-or-white.” We have to be perfect or we’re a failure–there is no middle ground. You place people or situations in “either/or” categories, with no shades of gray or allowing for the complexity of most people and situations. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.
3. Overgeneralization.
We come to a general conclusion based on a single incident or piece of evidence. If something bad happens once, we expect it to happen over and over again. A person may see a single, unpleasant event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
4. Jumping to Conclusions.
Without individuals saying so, we know what they are feeling and why they act the way they do. In particular, we are able to determine how people are feeling toward us. For example, a person may conclude that someone is reacting negatively toward them and don’t actually bother to find out if they are correct. Another example is a person may anticipate that things will turn out badly, and will feel convinced that their prediction is already an established fact.
5. Catastrophizing.
We expect disaster to strike, no matter what. This is also referred to as “magnifying or minimizing.” We hear about a problem and use what if questions (e.g., “What if tragedy strikes?” “What if it happens to me?”).
For example, a person might exaggerate the importance of insignificant events (such as their mistake, or someone else’s achievement). Or they may inappropriately shrink the magnitude of significant events until they appear tiny (for example, a person’s own desirable qualities or someone else’s imperfections).
6. Personalization.
Thinking that everything people do or say is some kind of reaction to us. We also compare ourselves to others trying to determine who is smarter, better looking, etc. A person sees themselves as the cause of some unhealthy external event that the were not responsible for. For example, “We were late to the dinner party and caused the hostess to overcook the meal. If I had only pushed my husband to leave on time, this wouldn’t have happened.”
7. Control Fallacies.
If we feel externally controlled, we see ourselves as helpless a victim of fate. For example, “I can’t help it if the quality of the work is poor, my boss demanded I work overtime on it.” The fallacy of internal control has us assuming responsibility for the pain and happiness of everyone around us. For example, “Why aren’t you happy? Is it because of something I did?”
8. Fallacy of Fairness.
We feel resentful because we think we know what is fair, but other people won’t agree with us. As our parents tell us, “Life is always fair,” and people who go through life applying a measuring ruler against every situation judging its “fairness” will often feel badly and negative because of it.
9. Blaming.
We hold other people responsible for our pain, or take the other track and blame ourselves for every problem. For example, “Stop making me feel bad about myself!” Nobody can “make” us feel any particular way — only we have control over our own emotions and emotional reactions.
10. Shoulds.
We have a list of ironclad rules about how others and we should behave. People who break the rules make us angry, and we feel guilty when we violate these rules. A person may often believe they are trying to motivate themselves with shoulds and shouldn’ts, as if they have to be punished before they can do anything.
For example, “I really should exercise. I shouldn’t be so lazy.” Musts and oughts are also offenders. The emotional consequence is guilt. When a person directs should statements toward others, they often feel anger, frustration and resentment.
11. Emotional Reasoning.
We believe that what we feel must be true automatically. If we feel stupid and boring, then we must be stupid and boring. You assume that your unhealthy emotions reflect he way things really are — “I feel it, therefore it must be true.”
12. Fallacy of Change.
We expect that other people will change to suit us if we just pressure or cajole them enough. We need to change people because our hopes for happiness seem to depend entirely on them.
13. Global Labeling.
We generalize one or two qualities into a negative global judgment. These are extreme forms of generalizing, and are also referred to as “labeling” and “mislabeling.” Instead of describing an error in context of a specific situation, a person will attach an unhealthy label to themselves.
For example, they may say, “I’m a loser” in a situation where they failed at a specific task. When someone else’s behavior rubs a person the wrong way, they may attach an unhealthy label to him, such as “He’s a real jerk.” Mislabeling involves describing an event with language that is highly colored and emotionally loaded. For example, instead of saying someone drops her children off at daycare every day, a person who is mislabeling might say that “she abandons her children to strangers.”
14. Always Being Right.
We are continually on trial to prove that our opinions and actions are correct. Being wrong is unthinkable and we will go to any length to demonstrate our rightness. For example, “I don’t care how badly arguing with me makes you feel, I’m going to win this argument no matter what because I’m right.” Being right often is more important than the feelings of others around a person who engages in this cognitive distortion, even loved ones.
15. Heaven’s Reward Fallacy.
We expect our sacrifice and self-denial to pay off, as if someone is keeping score. We feel bitter when the reward doesn’t come.
So now that you know what cognitive distortions are, how do you go about undoing them? Read how in Fixing Cognitive Distortions.
References:
Beck, A. T. (1976). Cognitive therapies and emotional disorders. New York: New American Library.
Burns, D. D. (1980). Feeling good: The new mood therapy. New York: New American Library.”







Massacre
You come to me
Bringing me back to
Dreams I’ve had
Since before I knew I was dispensable
Since before I thought I had the cure
O massacre
You’ve come for me
There is no contentment in the pursuit of trivial pleasure
All these minor lessons we’ve ignored together
Cannot comfort us as the time for comfort has elapsed

So my exterminator
You can take advantage of me
You wanted to take my misery and make it yours, well
Now it’s yours
Massacre me in mine and yours
Naiveté
and Massacre let us not forget-
what we do is what we get
you cannot remember until you forget
so kill me and get on with it

I am in a weighty situation
Suffocating in my grave
Trembling in anticipation
I am familiar with this day








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And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them (Deut 28:13-14).
The articles below are designed to help you understand the theological premise that God desires His people to be the "head, not the tail" as described in Deuteronomy 28:13. What does this mean in a diverse, contemporary society? Christ didn't come to lord over society but to serve through sacrificial giving to man. This is the call to every believer, to lay down their life for others and model the love of Christ in our world by serving and leading in the Spirit of Christ. And to be a catalyst to solve societal issues that plaque mankind.
For the last several decades the Church has operated from a belief that the more Christians we have in culture, the more society would become Christianized. Consequently, evangelism has been the focus of the Church for many decades. However, this premise is flawed.
"So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord God (Ezek 22:30-31).
Luke 19:10 says that "Jesus reclaimed all that was lost" in the Garden. That included not only man's sin, but all that was lost including man's right to rule the earth. He affirmed this in Col 1:19-20: "For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross."
Eschatology refers to the study of end-times. Victorious eschatological is a believes thatthe kingdom of God will grow and advance until it fillsthe earth. The Church will rise in unity, maturity, andglory before the return of Jesus.
"I've called you to pastor the bank," said the Lord to my friend Chuck. "Pastor the bank? How does one pastor a bank, Lord?" "The things I taught you I want you to teach others," came the reply. There is a people who live isolated in fertile pasture lands. They long for a shepherd who will help them discover their own inheritance. They are the lost majority in the marketplace who are living lives as though they are a child lost and aimless in a deep, dark forest.
I would have to say the body of Christ in America is not the head, but is still the tail. Part of the reason for this is that we have not understood our biblical mandate to have dominion on the earth as was modeled in Genesis with Adam and Eve
Definition: Dominion Eschatology is the examination of future events through the lens of the dominion mandate in Genesis 1:28 and in Matthew 28:19-20. It assumes the influence of the church will increase on earth until Jesus returns. This view stands against some opposing views which see the influence of the church waning in the last days. It does not intend to imply absolute dominion, as in a sinless earth, but a preparatory dominion, as in the earth being prepared for the return of the King. Thesis: There are three main points that this presentation seeks to substantiate.
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of them a message to give to the other. About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. This multi-part article discusses the theology of reclaiming the culture.
It was August, 1975. My family and I were up in a little cabin in Colorado. And the Lord had given me that day a list of things I had never thought about before. He said “This is the way to reach America and nations for God. And {He said}, “You have to see them like classrooms or like places that were already there, and go into them with those who are already working in those areas.” And I call them “mind-molders” or “spheres”.
The faith at work movement is now entering a new phase of expression. However, to understand this new phase it is helpful to review the history of this movement.
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And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them (Deut 28:13-14).
The articles below are designed to help you understand the theological premise that God desires His people to be the "head, not the tail" as described in Deuteronomy 28:13. What does this mean in a diverse, contemporary society? Christ didn't come to lord over society but to serve through sacrificial giving to man. This is the call to every believer, to lay down their life for others and model the love of Christ in our world by serving and leading in the Spirit of Christ. And to be a catalyst to solve societal issues that plaque mankind.

God’s original intent was for Christians to rule and reign in Humility and through Servant leadership Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so (Genesis 1:29).



The 14 Characteristics of Fascism
by Lawrence Britt
Spring 2003

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine's policy.
The 14 characteristics are:
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
Supremacy of the Military
Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
Rampant Sexism
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
Controlled Mass Media
Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
Obsession with National Security
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
Religion and Government are Intertwined
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
Corporate Power is Protected
The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
Labor Power is Suppressed
Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed .
Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.
Obsession with Crime and Punishment
Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
Fraudulent Elections
Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.



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“…So we come to my second point. There was only one Nazism. We cannot label Franco's
hyper-Catholic Falangism as Nazism, since Nazism is fundamentally pagan, polytheistic,
and anti-Christian. But the fascist game can be played in many forms, and the name of the
game does not change. The notion of fascism is not unlike Wittgenstein's notion of a
game. A game can be either competitive or not, it can require some special skill or none,
it can or cannot involve money. Games are different activities that display only some
"family resemblance," as Wittgenstein put it. Consider the following sequence:
1 2 3 4
abc bcd cde def
Suppose there is a series of political groups in which group one is characterized by the
features abc, group two by the features bcd, and so on. Group two is similar to group one
since they have two features in common; for the same reasons three is similar to two and
four is similar to three. Notice that three is also similar to one (they have in common the
feature c). The most curious case is presented by four, obviously similar to three and two,
but with no feature in common with one. However, owing to the uninterrupted series of
decreasing similarities between one and four, there remains, by a sort of illusory
transitivity, a family resemblance between four and one.
Fascism became an all-purpose term because one can eliminate from a fascist regime one
or more features, and it will still be recognizable as fascist. Take away imperialism from
fascism and you still have Franco and Salazar. Take away colonialism and you still have
the Balkan fascism of the Ustashes. Add to the Italian fascism a radical anti-capitalism
(which never much fascinated Mussolini) and you have Ezra Pound. Add a cult of Celtic
mythology and the Grail mysticism (completely alien to official fascism) and you have
one of the most respected fascist gurus, Julius Evola.
But in spite of this fuzziness, I think it is possible to outline a list of features that are
typical of what I would like to call Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism. These features cannot
be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of
other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. But it is enough that one of them be present to
allow fascism to coagulate around it.
1. The first feature of Ur-Fascism is the cult of tradition. Traditionalism is of course much
older than fascism. Not only was it typical of counter-revolutionary Catholic thought after
the French revolution, but it was born in the late Hellenistic era, as a reaction to classical
Greek rationalism. In the Mediterranean basin, people of different religions (most of them
indulgently accepted by the Roman Pantheon) started dreaming of a revelation received at
the dawn of human history. This revelation, according to the traditionalist mystique, had
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remained for a long time concealed under the veil of forgotten languages – in Egyptian
hieroglyphs, in the Celtic runes, in the scrolls of the little known religions of Asia.
This new culture had to be syncretistic. Syncretism is not only, as the dictionary says,
"the combination of different forms of belief or practice"; such a combination must
tolerate contradictions. Each of the original messages contains a silver of wisdom, and
whenever they seem to say different or incompatible things it is only because all are
alluding, allegorically, to the same primeval truth.
As a consequence, there can be no advancement of learning. Truth has been already
spelled out once and for all, and we can only keep interpreting its obscure message.
One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major
traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic,
occult elements. The most influential theoretical source of the theories of the new Italian
right, Julius Evola, merged the Holy Grail with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,
alchemy with the Holy Roman and Germanic Empire. The very fact that the Italian right,
in order to show its open-mindedness, recently broadened its syllabus to include works by
De Maistre, Guenon, and Gramsci, is a blatant proof of syncretism.
If you browse in the shelves that, in American bookstores, are labeled as New Age, you
can find there even Saint Augustine who, as far as I know, was not a fascist. But
combining Saint Augustine and Stonehenge – that is a symptom of Ur-Fascism.
2. Traditionalism implies the rejection of modernism. Both Fascists and Nazis worshiped
technology, while traditionalist thinkers usually reject it as a negation of traditional
spiritual values. However, even though Nazism was proud of its industrial achievements,
its praise of modernism was only the surface of an ideology based upon Blood and Earth
(Blut und Boden). The rejection of the modern world was disguised as a rebuttal of the
capitalistic way of life, but it mainly concerned the rejection of the Spirit of 1789 (and of
1776, of course). The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of
modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.
3. Irrationalism also depends on the cult of action for action's sake. Action being
beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is
a form of emasculation. Therefore culture is suspect insofar as it is identified with critical
attitudes. Distrust of the intellectual world has always been a symptom of Ur-Fascism,
from Goering's alleged statement ("When I hear talk of culture I reach for my gun") to the
frequent use of such expressions as "degenerate intellectuals," "eggheads," "effete snobs,"
"universities are a nest of reds." The official Fascist intellectuals were mainly engaged in
attacking modern culture and the liberal intelligentsia for having betrayed traditional
values.
4. No syncretistic faith can withstand analytical criticism. The critical spirit makes
distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific
community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge. For Ur-Fascism,
disagreement is treason.
5. Besides, disagreement is a sign of diversity. Ur-Fascism grows up and seeks for
consensus by exploiting and exacerbating the natural fear of difference. The first appeal
of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-
Fascism is racist by definition.
6. Ur-Fascism derives from individual or social frustration. That is why one of the most
typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a
class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened
by the pressure of lower social groups. In our time, when the old "proletarians" are
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becoming petty bourgeois (and the lumpen are largely excluded from the political scene),
the fascism of tomorrow will find its audience in this new majority.
7. To people who feel deprived of a clear social identity, Ur-Fascism says that their only
privilege is the most common one, to be born in the same country. This is the origin of
nationalism. Besides, the only ones who can provide an identity to the nation are its
enemies. Thus at the root of the Ur-Fascist psychology there is the obsession with a plot,
possibly an international one. The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve
the plot is the appeal to xenophobia. But the plot must also come from the inside: Jews
are usually the best target because they have the advantage of being at the same time
inside and outside. In the U.S., a prominent instance of the plot obsession is to be found
in Pat Robertson's The New World Order, but, as we have recently seen, there are many
others.
8. The followers must feel humiliated by the ostentatious wealth and force of their
enemies. When I was a boy I was taught to think of Englishmen as the five-meal people.
They ate more frequently than the poor but sober Italians. Jews are rich and help each
other through a secret web of mutual assistance. However, the followers must be
convinced that they can overwhelm the enemies. Thus, by a continuous shifting of
rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak. Fascist
governments are condemned to lose wars because they are constitutionally incapable of
objectively evaluating the force of the enemy.
9. For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle. Thus
pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. It is bad because life is permanent warfare. This,
however, brings about an Armageddon complex. Since enemies have to be defeated, there
must be a final battle, after which the movement will have control of the world. But such
a "final solution" implies a further era of peace, a Golden Age, which contradicts the
principle of permanent war. No fascist leader has ever succeeded in solving this
predicament.
10. Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology, insofar as it is fundamentally
aristocratic, and aristocratic and militaristic elitism cruelly implies contempt for the weak.
Ur-Fascism can only advocate a popular elitism. Every citizen belongs to the best people
of the world, the members of the party are the best among the citizens, every citizen can
(or ought to) become a member of the party. But there cannot be patricians without
plebeians. In fact, the Leader, knowing that his power was not delegated to him
democratically but was conquered by force, also knows that his force is based upon the
weakness of the masses; they are so weak as to need and deserve a ruler. Since the group
is hierarchically organized (according to a military model), every subordinate leader
despises his own underlings, and each of them despises his inferiors. This reinforces the
sense of mass elitism.
11. In such a perspective everybody is educated to become a hero. In every mythology the
hero is an exceptional being, but in Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of
heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death. It is not by chance that a motto of the
Falangists was Viva la Muerte (in English it should be translated as "Long Live Death!").
In non-fascist societies, the lay public is told that death is unpleasant but must be faced
with dignity; believers are told that it is the painful way to reach a supernatural happiness.
By contrast, the Ur-Fascist hero craves heroic death, advertised as the best reward for a
heroic life. The Ur-Fascist hero is impatient to die. In his impatience, he more frequently
sends other people to death.
12. Since both permanent war and heroism are difficult games to play, the Ur-Fascist
transfers his will to power to sexual matters. This is the origin of machismo (which
implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual
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habits, from chastity to homosexuality). Since even sex is a difficult game to play, the Ur-
Fascist hero tends to play with weapons – doing so becomes an ersatz phallic exercise.
13. Ur-Fascism is based upon a selective populism, a qualitative populism, one might say.
In a democracy, the citizens have individual rights, but the citizens in their entirety have a
political impact only from a quantitative point of view – one follows the decisions of the
majority. For Ur-Fascism, however, individuals as individuals have no rights, and the
People is conceived as a quality, a monolithic entity expressing the Common Will. Since
no large quantity of human beings can have a common will, the Leader pretends to be
their interpreter. Having lost their power of delegation, citizens do not act; they are only
called on to play the role of the People. Thus the People is only a theatrical fiction. To
have a good instance of qualitative populism we no longer need the Piazza Venezia in
Rome or the Nuremberg Stadium. There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in
which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and
accepted as the Voice of the People.
Because of its qualitative populism Ur-Fascism must be against "rotten" parliamentary
governments. One of the first sentences uttered by Mussolini in the Italian parliament was
"I could have transformed this deaf and gloomy place into a bivouac for my maniples" –
"maniples" being a subdivision of the traditional Roman legion. As a matter of fact, he
immediately found better housing for his maniples, but a little later he liquidated the
parliament. Wherever a politician casts doubt on the legitimacy of a parliament because it
no longer represents the Voice of the People, we can smell Ur-Fascism.
14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the
official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common
to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an
impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for
complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of
Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.
On the morning of July 27, 1943, I was told that, according to radio reports, fascism had
collapsed and Mussolini was under arrest. When my mother sent me out to buy the
newspaper, I saw that the papers at the nearest newsstand had different titles. Moreover,
after seeing the headlines, I realized that each newspaper said different things. I bought
one of them, blindly, and read a message on the first page signed by five or six political
parties – among them the Democrazia Cristiana, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party,
the Partito d'Azione, and the Liberal Party.
Until then, I had believed that there was a single party in every country and that in Italy it
was the Partito Nazionale Fascista. Now I was discovering that in my country several
parties could exist at the same time. Since I was a clever boy, I immediately realized that
so many parties could not have been born overnight, and they must have existed for some
time as clandestine organizations.
The message on the front celebrated the end of the dictatorship and the return of freedom:
freedom of speech, of press, of political association. These words, "freedom,"
"dictatorship," "liberty," – I now read them for the first time in my life. I was reborn as a
free Western man by virtue of these new words.
We must keep alert, so that the sense of these words will not be forgotten again. Ur-
Fascism is still around us, sometimes in plainclothes. It would be so much easier, for us,
if there appeared on the world scene somebody saying, "I want to reopen Auschwitz, I
want the Black Shirts to parade again in the Italian squares." Life is not that simple. Ur-
Fascism can come back under the most innocent of disguises. Our duty is to uncover it
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and to point our finger at any of its new instances – every day, in every part of the world.
Franklin Roosevelt's words of November 4, 1938, are worth recalling:
"I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases
to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful
means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our
land."
Freedom and liberation are an unending task. Let me finish with a poem by Franco
Fortini:
Sulla spalletta del ponte
Le teste degli impiccati
Nell'acqua della fonte
La bava degli impiccati.
Sul lastrico del mercato
Le unghie dei fucilati
Sull'erba secca del prato
I denti dei fucilati.
Mordere l'aria mordere i sassi
La nostra carne non è più d'uomini
Mordere l'aria mordere i sassi
Il nostro cuore non è più d'uomini.
Ma noi s'è letto negli occhi dei morti
E sulla terra faremo libertà
Ma l'hanno stretta i pugni dei morti
La giustizia che si farà.
(On the bridge's parapet
The heads of the hanged
In the flowing rivulet
The spittle of the hanged.
On the cobbles in the market-places
The fingernails of those lined up and shot
On the dry grass in the open spaces
The broken teeth of those lined up and shot.
Biting the air, biting the stones
Our flesh is no longer human
Biting the air, biting the stones
Our hearts are no longer human.
But we have read into the eyes of the dead
And shall bring freedom on the earth
But clenched tight in the fists of the dead
Lies the justice to be served.)
– poem translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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Patchwork America (mighta been 09/00)
Patchwork America
This is my family
Sitting around and getting fat on the fact that
Jesus died for me
Are we condemning ourselves to being
saved by the skins of our teeth
Patchwork America shout
welcome home to me

Patchwork America
This is our family
So are you listening when we speak
Or do you still think it's make-believe?
Are we still holding on to what we know are false beliefs?
Patchwork America
Patchwork America

And in the towers of our masters
they mock us with ourselves
Selling us false promises so we'll
Gladly stock their shelves

Patchwork America
This is His family
So pay your tithes, wear your plastic smiles
and don't fall into my deceit
We victims of self-defeat take credit for the victory
Patchwork America shout
Welcome Home to me

And in the towers of our masters
they mock us with ourselves
Selling us false promises so
We'll gladly stock their shelves

We're greedy for the torture
(everyday) we thank them for the pain
Inside doubt is the power to heal
All hidden in His name

Patchwork America
Patchwork America







I fight fascists
With facts and words
Like
…(…)…
Chin/
Fists/
Mirrors/
Drift/
You can choose to be ignorant, it’s true- that is-
Denial beats bliss.
I hope you Do
Bring your friends.
I got my own list.
My Mission: finding comprehension,
in this Newborn (aged now 24 or so)
American System
(retread)
(Having been sent to find and
Finding no belief in belief
Or belief of or by believers
Which
Belies faith,
Coerces #s’s
My head-
“We Agree! We are Even!” vs.
“No! God not civilization!”
Rock v. Hydra,
Physically, I must not, I myself Being Me,
I will not fight, just this Reading.
So, first, One Fist Must Necessarily Need Defending)
To with wisdom make shy
sure but forgive first
especially You who would hate me,
Call what I voted for-
Some bled for-
Died for, Are Born For-
All are Here
for “wasteful spending”-
There is only a perverted faith left for me,
in me,
when it comes to
This Wrongly American ‘Humanity’ the ALEC States Have intentionally -
re-branded Internationally. Rotting my "entitlements" and
Subsidizing their "Investments"-
This was no accident, no- This is
Allowed and brought by a willful, Planned
Perpetual dismantling- a sort of
"Quiverfulling" every shared 'sacred' institution
The result of which is to leave us slaves to government and angry about it too-
Leaving us hungry and cold so as to bring us to Jesus-
How Norquist-Abramhoff-Reed of You, Neighbors!
We are soon to be
governed by "God-not-Man-ners",
Ruled as We are
by the Not-so-Secret
Christian Elite...
Militarily, we are made to worship, the
Dismantling and Derision of Education and all labor;
Together, set against each-other,
We Daily Set out to
Use the Business Of Media in Classifying the Saved and the Unsavable.
Sold is our ability to 'as a people"
Govern Our Understanding of Religion and
the role proper of family and government.
Requiring an Impossible Mountain of Polarizing Dogma-
Requiring Action, even if Non-action-
Is War On All Even.
...us<(...)>them
          ^
    (unseen)

Those sleeping in pre-fab deathtraps beside us,
The Norquislings that claim Jesus while with “No” votes slay 'sheeple'
They eagerly use positions of Power in City
and Local Governments to
Betray me by displaying me-
Attempting to write my destiny for me,
Deciding about you for me
Look at you, wanting to fight me-
Influenced but embarrassed by me-
And my influence on you-
Ashamed, but adoring me-
And so and so on-
Until the onion has fully, finally unraveled and
By your opinions but not alone,
Our Flag Flies tattered.
Hate rages cruel
Your ruins razed, ragged.
...(...)...
I repeat
By their own Golden Rule
As if the business itself not the person matters.
As from the beginning
I was born and adopted into a system that would
Had it believed in me, be therefore
Unnecessary, I do think I am trained
To see through a twisted, tangled
Famed Strange Mixture of Philosophy,
Ideology, and theological need, and may I add, I may,
To somehow remain Blind
and Ignore me,
the people.
This is a Cold Civil War
Against Theocracy.
Shame on You, Silent Christians
Ignoring starving bodies
(...)
The America I know
Is thrown up on a pole
With pride in the Brightness of day
...(...)...
left out in the rain in the downfall amid mire.
Yet by Recognition was laid
the Foundation engraved
and those Dying for the Eternal Social Contract.
This Works! America Works! We have always been Our Own
Resolution-
Only We Will Ever Be our Own Solution!
This Freedom Must
Only Last!
Pass on Democracy
or Pass on Democracy!
I ask: Why Vote if you are not being taxed?
Now that the enemy has made himself mainstream-
We either use Non-violence as a rock,
Call ‘em out
Get ‘em hot-
On the record,
Against US, for God-
Call them Disqualified to serve Man
to Their Faces-
or we are even more fucked-
Not for the Divine and Enduring Glory of America
Not for the Mutual Destiny or
the Immortal Fate-
Vote, please, in 2012,
and not for Partisan Advantage
or through Perspective Distorted by Rank
-
End The Pledge.
Avoid The Theocracy.
Believe what you want, but

Please, sirs and madams-
Don’t Abort My Democracy.













Don’t they tell you
It’s a movie?
Don’t they tell you?
It’s a lie!
Don’t listen when
They turn on the terror-
Is that the fire
You want in your life-?

Where
Is my
Endless Youth?
There-
Went my-
Perfect High!

Go on ahead,  attack me from behind
You can’t distract me
From seeing the sun
Or the signs
Have you come here to live? To learn? To love?
Or to leave and to die…

Where is My Endless Youth?
There Goes My-
Perfect High-
Where is my
Perpetual Youth
Perpetual Truth


Eye-clocks, Time-knocks
You know Who is at the Door
Love come to claim You
Remember who you know…
Apathy, cleansing
Truth, descending,
Love rebelling
This world!
Is always ending!!!

Where is my….  (in the key of B, everyone!)




















Of course, the alternative, which We will “Receive” Anyways:

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Dominionist Domination
The Left runs with a wild theory.
What is the real agenda of the religious far Right? I’ll tell you what it is. These nuts want to take over the federal government and suppress other religions through genocide and mass murder, rather than through proselytizing. They want to reestablish slavery. They want to reduce women to near-slavery by making them property, first of their fathers, and then of their husbands. They want to execute anyone found guilty of pre-martial, extramaritial, or homosexual sex. They want to bring back the death penalty for witchcraft.
But aren’t extremists like this far from political power? On the contrary, the political and religious movement called "Dominionism" has gained control of the Republican party, and taken over Congress and the White House as well. Once they take over the judiciary, the conversion of America to a theocracy will be sealed. The Dominionists are very close to achieving their goal. Once they have the courts in their hands, a willing Dominionist Republican-controlled Congress can simply extend the death penalty to witchcraft, adultery, homosexuality, and heresy. The courts will uphold all this once conservatives are in control, since Scalia himself appears to be a Dominionist.
Shocking as it seems, Dominionists have gained extensive control of the Republican party, and the apparatus of government throughout the United States. Yet Dominionists continue to operate in secrecy. It is estimated that 35 million Americans who call themselves Christian adhere to Dominionism, although most of them are unaware of the true nature of their own beliefs and goals. Dominionism has met its timetable for the complete takeover of the American government. It would be a mistake, by the way, to think of Dominionists as fundamentalist Protestants alone. Dominionism has stealthily swept over America, incorporating conservative Roman Catholics and Episcopalians within its ranks. And of course, Dominionists are allied with the neoconservative followers of the political philosopher, Leo Strauss. The quest of these neoconservatives for power and world domination is a self-conscious program of pure, unmitigated evil.
You don’t believe me? Well, consider the fact that on December 24, 2001, Pat Robertson resigned his position as president of the Christian Coalition. Religious conservatives understood very well that Robertson had stepped aside to allow the new president of the United States to take his rightful place as the head of the true American Holy Christian Church. Robertson openly revealed at least a portion of his Dominionist plans on The 700 Club on May 13, 1986, when he clearly stated: “We can change the government, we can change the court systems, we can change the poverty problem, we can change education...We can make a difference.”
For Dominionists, possibly the single-most-important event of the last half of the 20th century occurred when Jim Jones proved that religious people would follow a leader, even to their deaths. Lest we all end up like the followers of Jim Jones, it’s time for Americans to take a leaf from those rare, brave souls, like George Soros. Following Soros, we’ve got to stand up to the Dominionist menace. There is an infection, a religious and political pathology that has corrupted our churches. Those we have trusted have embraced evil. Let us pray that Americans will go to the voting booth and finally free this country from the Republican Dominionist menace.
But They're Serious
O.K., it’s me again. I’m back from the fever swamps of the Left, which I’ve been exploring ever since I discovered a wild conspiracy theory about conservative Christians in the latest cover story of Harper’s Magazine. You want political paranoia? You want guilt by association? You want flat-out looniness? Well, Joe McCarthy’s got nothing on the good liberal folks who are warning us about a takeover by “Dominionist” Christians. What you've just read is a composite I've created (often word for word) by drawing on a couple of web-sites I'll link you to in a moment. The disturbing thing is that this sort of conspiratorial nonsense is being taken seriously by real media and political players.
There is, in fact, a fringe Christian group of “Dominionists” or “Reconstructionists,” who really would like to see an American theocracy, and a return to the death penalty for blasphemy, adultery, sodomy, and witchcraft. The dystopian political program of this utterly marginal, extremist sect has absolutely no traction with anyone of significance. But that hasn’t stopped conspiracy mongers on the Left from imagining a murderous Christian plot to destroy America. I’ve found a number of Lefty sites that link to the following description of Dominionism at religioustolerance.org. This description includes the claim that Dominionists “advocate genocide for followers of minority groups and non-conforming members of their own religion.” I’m not sure this is accurate, even for the minuscule number of actual Dominionists. But the disturbing thing is the way this and other Left-leaning sites use logical sleight-of-hand to tar ordinary evangelicals with the madcap musings of a few fevered “Dominionists.”
You can see the basic technique of the conspiracy mongers in this 1994 report on the Dominionists for Public Eye Magazine. All you have to do is quote a fringe Dominionist desperate to prove that his radical ideas are catching on. Dominionists have a long-term political strategy to establish a full-blown American theocracy based on Old Testament law. And look! Some other Christians want to participate in the political process, too. They even believe in developing a long-term political strategy! Ah ha! That must mean that, even though they are “unaware of the original source of their ideas,” conservative Christians are in fact under the influence of authentic Dominionists. Voila. By quoting a pathetic Dominionist extremist’s desperate efforts to prove his own influence, clever liberals can now argue that the ultimate goal of all conservative Christians is the re-institution of slavery, and execution for blasphemers and witches.
This theory reminds me of the poor kid who thought he’d caused the great New York City blackout of 1965 because he happened to throw a rock at a transformer the moment the lights went out. Conservative Christians didn’t turn to politics because they were egged on by wild-eyed Dominionists. They were goaded into defensive action by the post-sixties secularist challenge to their way of life. Christians would have taken up politics whether a silly Dominionist fringe existed or not. In fact, Dominionism itself is nothing but a hapless and hopeless response to the secular social changes of the past forty years. But the Left has decided that it’s in their interest to buy into the Dominionists’ own bogus and pathetic claims of influence — and to exaggerate even those bogus claims beyond recognition.
The champion of this approach appears to be Kathryn Yurica, whose piece, “The Despoiling of America,” was the source for much of the account at the beginning of this piece. (Unlike religoustolerance.org, Yurica does not use the word "genocide" and does not talk about re-instituting slavery. She speaks only of extending the death penalty to things like adultery, rebelliousness, homosexuality, witchcraft, effeminateness, and heresy.) Yurica’s article is so wild-eyed and strange that it would barely be worth mentioning, were Yurica not a featured speaker at a recent conference called, “Examining the Real Agenda of the Religious Far Right.” That conference, held this past weekend, was supported by the National Council of Churches, People for the American Way, The Nation, The Village Voice, and United Americans for Separation of Church and State. (You can read a Washington Times report on the conference here.)
I noted last week that Dominionist conspiracy theory broke into the mainstream with the latest cover story of Harper’s Magazine. (Yurica herself now supplements her own account of the Dominionist conspiracy with a link to one of those Harper’s articles.)
The notion that conservative Christians want to reinstitute slavery and rule by genocide is not just crazy, it’s downright dangerous. The most disturbing part of the Harper’s cover story (the one by Chris Hedges) was the attempt to link Christian conservatives with Hitler and fascism. Once we acknowledge the similarity between conservative Christians and fascists, Hedges appears to suggest, we can confront Christian evil by setting aside “the old polite rules of democracy.” So wild conspiracy theories and visions of genocide are really excuses for the Left to disregard the rules of democracy and defeat conservative Christians — by any means necessary.
In the wake of their big New York City conference, we’ll see what, if anything, The Nation, The Village Voice, and People for the American Way actually do with this newly fashionable Dominionist conspiracy theory. I hope a little sunlight suffices to put a stop to these ill-advised attack on conservative Christians. I guess we’ll soon enough learn what the real agenda of the irreligious far Left actually is.

…(Hmmmm.)…


2012 Congressional Issues
THE ABOLITION OF THE GOVERNMENT
The Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776

The year 2012 may be the most momentous year in American history. Even more significant than July 4th, 1776. On that important day, America's Founding Fathers declared they had the right, even the duty, to abolish the government. One-third of all Americans denounced them as radicals and rebels. A "supermajority"  -- 66% or more -- of all Americans did not actively support the American Revolution. When esteemed physician Benjamin Rush heard the ideas of John Locke, he was appalled:
Never before had I heard the authority of kings called in question. I had been taught to consider them nearly as essential to political order as the sun is to the order of our solar system.
But he eventually signed the Declaration of Independence.
July 4th, 1776 represents a truly radical day in the history of Liberty. This webpage is even more radical, and will undoubtedly leave 66% of all Americans scratching their head. If one-third of the people in Southwest Missouri who understand these issues and think like America's Founding Fathers were to switch their vote from the incumbent to his Libertarian opponent, Kevin Craig, this election will be on the front page of every newspaper in America.
In the November 2012 election, Missouri voters have a chance to cast a historic vote. They will be voting to abolish the United States. That claim sounds as ridiculous to you as the idea of "consent of the governed" sounded to Americans like Benjamin Rush. But that is the issue. Whoever wins in November will work to abolish the government created in 1776. The only question is, WHO will be elected to abolish the United States? There are three candidates:
The Republican nominee will support the agreements signed by President Bush which will abolish the United States and create a new government in its place. The Republican candidate will justify this on the basis of "strengthening the national interests of the United States."
Democrats also support this plan. Whoever wins the Democratic primary in August will likely be forced to follow Party leaders in support of this plan, assuming he beats the incumbent. Both Democrats and Republicans will abolish the current government and replace it with a different government.
Libertarian Kevin Craig opposes the plan. He supports the idea of abolishing the federal government of the United States, but he says once we abolish the government, we should not replace it.
Certainly not with a "regional government" or world government more
tyrannical than the one abolished in 1776.
Voters will have to choose between these two plans: The Libertarian plan proposed by Kevin Craig, or the Clinton/Bush plan to abolish the government of the United States and create a new one in its place.
The Clinton/Bush plan is called the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP.  | Government website:  http://spp.gov
It is more than a plan.
It is already a reality.
The United States is being merged with Mexico as we speak. A new government will be created to govern the new "North American Community," or "United States of North America."
This claim leaves most voters staggering in disbelief.
Most voters love the great national hymn, "America the Beautiful." The architects of the "North American Community" want us to sing "North America the Beautiful" instead, to quote the title of an op-ed piece from the Wall Street Journal in support of the Clinton/Bush plan.
In 1776, America's Founding Fathers risked "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" in defense of “Liberty Under God.” We are about to lose everything they risked. Will you take a few moments out of your busy day to learn the facts about the abolition of the United States? First, consider these reports from "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN. Then consider these articles:
As the Majority Whip, Roy Blunt was instrumental in securing passage of CAFTA, The Central American Free Trade Agreement. CAFTA is an expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) to five Central American nations (Guatemala , El Salvador , Honduras , Costa Rica and Nicaragua ), and the Dominican Republic, and promotes the agenda of the SPP. It passed through the U.S. House of Representatives by one vote in the middle of the night on July 27, 2005. All sides agree it would have failed without the energy and dedication of Congressman Roy Blunt.
CAFTA is a bridge between NAFTA and the FTAA, the Free Trade Area of The Americas, which will unite North America (NAFTA), Central America (CAFTA) and South America into one regional hemisphere-wide mega-state, similar to the European Union.
Many conservatives are disappointed that the Bush Administration is not taking stronger action to secure the borders against illegal immigration. They do not understand that the Bush Administration is planning on eliminating the border, and permitting “free mobility of labor” between the former nations of Mexico and the U.S. The border between the two countries will be as superfluous as the border between Missouri and Arkansas.

The Declaration of Independence says we have the right, even the duty, to abolish any government which is destructive of  Liberty Under God. The U.S. federal government is far more destructive of the ideals of America than the government of George III, which America abolished in 1776.
The question in 2012 is not whether we will abolish the United States, the question is how.
Libertarian candidate Kevin Craig understands that “We the People” delegated certain powers to the federal government through the Constitution of 1787. Instead of giving those powers to a newly-created regional government (including courts, parliaments and executive agencies under NAFTA, FTAA, and the SPP, those powers should simply be taken from the federal government and returned to "The People" -- states, then counties, then communities, then families.
Roy Blunt and the Clinton-Bush Administrations want political power transferred upward, from the federal government to the new regional government.
Kevin Craig wants those powers moved downward, returning them back to the localities and families from whence they originally came.
Powers which were never delegated to the federal government, but which the government has usurped, also need to be returned to the People.
Kevin Craig wants the opportunity Roy Blunt had.
Roy Blunt has been in Congress for Five Terms, or ten years. America's Founding Fathers would be horrified at what Congress has done during that decade.
During the last ten years, under the leadership of Majority Whip Roy Blunt, Congress has joined the "unitary executive" in moving America farther away from the ideals of America's Founding Fathers than any administration in history. Kevin Craig would like to be elected to Congress for ten years to help undo that destruction, and perhaps move America back to the ideals that made America the greatest and most admired nation in history:
Free enterprise: Freedom to compete, succeed, and enjoy the fruits of your labor
Personal Responsibility
When Republican Roy Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996, the Republican Party National Platform promised the following:
As a first step in reforming government, we support elimination of the Departments of Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Energy, and the elimination, defunding or privatization of agencies which are obsolete, redundant, of limited value, or too regional in focus. Examples of agencies we seek to defund or to privatize are the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Legal Services Corporation.
The National Endowment for the Arts was notorious for its subsidizing of anti-Christian, pornographic “art,” including “art” which featured a figure of Jesus Christ submerged in a container of the artist’s urine. These programs undermine the very heart and soul of America.
And yet, our incumbent Congressman has not only failed to abolish these unconstitutional agencies, he has consistently voted to INCREASE funding for these agencies. These unconstitutional agencies are now far more powerful than they were during the Clinton Administration.
Kevin Craig says the time has come to join America's Founding Fathers, and abolish a government which has become an atheistic  tyranny, and return its powers to the people. Kevin Craig seeks to abolish the U.S. federal government by privatizing all government functions and restoring “Liberty Under God.” Kevin Craig is firmly convinced that America’s Founding Fathers would do the same in our current situation.
"Taxation without Representation"
America's Founding Fathers took up arms against taxes which scholars estimate were no more than 3-5%. Our Government takes ten times more in 2011 than George III took in 1776.
But Kevin Craig believes taking up arms against the government is contrary to Biblical principles. Ballots are a better choice that bullets. Missouri voters can use their ballots to help stop the merger of Mexico and America, and restore the American Dream.
Over the next ten years, Kevin Craig would work to abolish the IRS and the Income Tax. If Congress cut government spending by an amount equal to the revenue brought in by the Income Tax, the federal government would be forced to shrink back to the size it was during . . . the Clinton Administration.
Care of the poor and elderly is said by the Bible to be the essence of pure religion (James 1:27; 2:1-7). It is not a legitimate function of government. Privatizing all welfare would dramatically shrink the size of government. Government would then only be several times as large as it was during the tyrannical reign of King George III in 1776.
Finally, after all the unconstitutional government agencies listed in the 1996 Republican Party Platform have been abolished, Missouri voters can decide if they want to re-elect Kevin Craig in 2014 for a fifth term, during which he will work to privatize all courts, highways, and national defense. Those are proposals that would make the Benjamin Rushes of the world cringe, but they are consistent with the vision of Free Markets which made America the most prosperous nation in history.
End the Two-Party Monopoly
For the last 80 years, the federal government has been controlled by two look-alike parties, who have utterly ignored the great principle of liberty for which America's Founding Fathers fought.
There is a third party, and it stands for the ideals of America's Founding Fathers. The Libertarian Party stands for the ideals of July 4th, 1776. Southwest Missouri voters should make the bold move of sending the first Libertarian to Congress.
Kevin Craig bases his radical libertarianism on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Bible. He sees the Christian walk described in the pledge which all members of the Libertarian Party are required to sign:
I certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.
Kevin Craig believes the heart of the American ideal is competition, creativity, and freedom from the initiation of force.
If you want the government to take money by force from your neighbor and give it to you, you are not a libertarian, according to Kevin Craig. He adds, “Nor are you a good American.”

When John Quincy Adams served as U.S. Secretary of State, he delivered this speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on July 4, 1821, in celebration of American Independence Day.
In 1776 America's Founding Fathers abolished the government over the colonies. A new government was created under "The Articles of Confederation." In 1787 a Constitution creating our present government was framed. Some would say our present government no longer has anything to do with that Constitution. Find out more.
--- nah. That’s enough.



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If the Holy Scriptures require Christian children to receive a Christian education ~ It is a SIN to send children to a PAGAN SEMINARY to be educated!
"Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history. It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents." - John Taylor Gatto
GOVERNMENT SCHOOL ARTICLES - by Danielle Kekoa:

Everything Bad I Learned...I Learned in Public School
The Obvious Problem
The Root Problem
Mere By-Products
The Family is Under Attack
A Godless Education
Jesus said, "He Who is Not With Me is Against Me"
Public School is "Free" - Why Not?
The Companion of Fools Will Be Destroyed
Utter Amazement
Lame Excuses
"Salt-n-Light" in Public School
Top School Disciplinary Problems
Seek First the Kingdom of God...
Sexually Charged Survey at School
So What About "Socialization"?
It Takes a Village to Raise an Idiot
Public School FOOLS!
X-Posing the Truth About Government School

"If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans." - Voddie Baucham
"SALT-N-LIGHT" - HA, YEAH RIGHT!
"SALT-N-LIGHT" - HA, YEAH RIGHT!
HOMESCHOOL POSTS OF MINE:

10 MAIN DIFFERENCES: Government Schools vs. Christian Homeschools
Homeschool Interview Questions
Top 5 Reasons I'm Thankful To Homeschool My Children
Are You Qualified to Teach Your Own Children at Home?
What Do I Teach My Children About Atheism?

WHY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HATE HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS:
WHY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HATE HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS:
Homeschooling is a great success - That's why many public school authorities hate homeschooling parents.

QUOTES TO REMEMBER...
*A COLLECTION OF EDUCATIONAL QUOTES* ~ Read a wide collection of historical quotes exposing the TRUTH about the godless government schools, along with quotes revealing the Biblical mandate for Christian parents to keep their kids away from the corrupt State institutions and diligently educate them at home in the ways of the Lord:

QUOTES from: CHRISTIAN LEADERS & AUTHORS, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA), PRESIDENTS & POLITICIANS, THEOLOGIANS & EVANGELISTS, HIGHER EDUCATION, EXPERTS & AUTHORS, HUMANISTS, COMMUNISTS & Many More...
LEARN THE HARSH TRUTH:
LEARN THE HARSH TRUTH:
"Contrary to what many Christians have been led to believe, there is no such thing as a 'neutral' education. Christian parents allow an aggressively anti-Christian institution to form the minds of their children, and the fruit of that choice is bitter." - Bruce Shortt
LAME EXCUSES DEBUNKED:

5 Top Reasons Not to Send Your Kids Back to Govt. School
America’s Bread & Circuses – Schools & Jails
Doctrines: Be Ye Seperate
Home Education: The Strength of Our Weakest Argument
Homeschooling & the Myth of Socialization
Is it a Sin to Send Our Kids to Public School?
Nine Reasons for Not Using Public Schools
Public School Prisons - What Crimes Have Our Children Committed?
Salt & Light, The Great Commission & Who's Responsible for Educating Your Children
School Sucks (You Know it Does!) & There’s a Reason Why
Seven Deadly Sins of Public Education
Socialization: A Great Reason Not to Go to School
The Myth of Socialization
The Yellow Prison Bus & the Future of American Healthcare
Unequally Yoked in Education
Why is the Church Losing its Young People?

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." - Colossians 2:8
INDOCTRINATION INFORMATION:
INDOCTRINATION INFORMATION:
“I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt. I’m afraid the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the hearts of our youth.” - Martin Luther (1483-1546), German Protestant Theologian

ATTENTION CHRISTIAN PARENTS:

A Christian Light on Humanism in Our Children's Schools
The Education of Our Children
Biblical Arguments Against Government School
15 Ways Public Schools Can Hurt Children & Parents
Bringing Children to Christ the Biblical Way
Christian Education Resolution
Deception of Ignorant Christians
Discipling Our Children
Distinctively Biblical Education
Duties of Parents for Their Children
GOD & EDUCATION
God the Educator
God's Plan for the Family: Why Christians Should Homeschool Their Children
He Who Controls the Schools…
Homeschooling: God's Idea
Motives for a Holy & Careful Education of Children
On the 'SIN' of Sending Kids to Public School
Satan's Bid for Your Child!
The Christian Education Manifesto
What the Bible Says About Education
Why Public School Is Not An Option for Christians
Worldview Principles of Education

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE EVIL!
PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE EVIL!
There is nothing more damning & destructive to America's youth today than the godless public school system! ~ Jesus-is-Savior.com
NON-CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SIN, SPIRITUAL CHILD ABUSE
NON-CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SIN, SPIRITUAL CHILD ABUSE
“Putting a child or young adult in the God-hating, Christless ‘public schools’ is a form of child-sacrifice. It is soul-murder.” – John Lofton, The American View
CHRISTIAN PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK:
CHRISTIAN PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK:
Question: Who or what does the Bible identify as our schoolmaster? What was the purpose of that schoolmaster?
"It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family … The moral training of the child, the discipline of good habits, is an inheritance from the parents to the child which surpasses all others. The family is the first and basic school of man." — R. J. Rushdoony, Institutes of Biblical Law
MUST SEE DOCUMENTARIES:
MUST SEE DOCUMENTARIES:
Click here for a collection of excellent documentaries exposing the TRUTH about dumbed-down education, government indoctrination & global enslavement.
WATCH THESE VIDEOS:

A Teacher's Guide to Fixing No Child Left Behind
Bob Enyart on Public Schools
Charlotte Iserbyt Speaks: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Confessions of a Homeschooler
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Dismantle Public Education
Educators Against Reading: the Endless Tragedy of Whole Word
Exodus Mandate Video Calling all Christians to Remove God's Children from the Government Schools
For the Record: Public Schools Are Evil
HOME: Where They Belong
How The Government is Brainwashing America's Children
IndoctriNation: Public Schools & the Decline of America
John Dewey & the Kiss of Death
John Taylor Gatto: Schooling is Not Education
Samuel L. Blumenfeld: Revolution via Education (1of3)
Socialist Revolution via Education – Samuel Blumenfeld
The "Day of Silence" - Homo Indoctrination
The Embassy : Exodus Mandate Vs. Public Education
The Shocking Truth About Public Schools
The War on Kids - A Shocking Chronicle of Institutional Dysfunction
Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling
What the NEA doesn't want Parents to Know!
Wisdom's Gate--What About Socialization?

A SPECIAL 20/20 REPORT by JOHN STOSSEL:
A SPECIAL 20/20 REPORT by JOHN STOSSEL:
"Parents are beginning to understand that government schools are very dangerous spiritually and morally. Now, thanks to 20/20, they are going to find out that our obscenely expensive public school system is equipping their children academically to be the 21st Century’s ‘hewers of wood and drawers of water.’" - Bruce Shortt
DUMBED-DOWN SUCCESS:
DUMBED-DOWN SUCCESS:
The Not-So Pretty Product of Public School ~ Miss Teen USA 2007 - Ms. South Carolina

"It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family … The moral training of the child, the discipline of good habits, is an inheritance from the parents to the child which surpasses all others. The family is the first and basic school of man." — R. J. Rushdoony (1916-2001), Institutes of Biblical Law
MY HUBBY'S BLOG:
MY HUBBY\
News about the miserable failure of public education...and there's a lot of it too!
“From a Christian point of view, the experiment of government education has been a colossal failure. In place of God, the public schools offer evolution, multiculturalism, transcendental meditation, situational ethics, drug education, death education, sex education, sensitivity training, gay studies, condoms, whole language, behaviorism, magic circles, and other humanist teachings.” -- Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM OF COMPULSARY SCHOOLING:
THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM OF COMPULSARY SCHOOLING:
"School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned." - John Taylor Gatto
“Therefore it is apparent, that the ordinary appointed means for the first actual grace, is parents’ godly instruction and education of their children.” – Richard Baxter (1615-1691), Puritan Evangelist
CLICK TO LISTEN ONLINE:
Here is a great list of radio shows & interviews with educational experts to help encourage you on choosing the right education for your children.
HUMANISM, MARXISM & SOCIALISM:

19th Century Communists & the Origin of American Public Education
Brainwashing & "Education Reform"
Communist Goals (1963)
Communist Public Schools
Differences: Christianity & Humanism
Homeschooling & Socialism
How Public School Socialists Brainwash Children & Destroy America
Humanism & Public Education
Humanism Deception - Deceptive Mask for Atheism
Humanism Unmasked - As Defined by John Dewey
Indoctrinating Children With Secular Humanism
Lifelong Learning, Thought Control & Behavior Modification
Public Education: Schools, Financiers & Social Cleansing
Public Schools & Cultural Marxism
Socialist Public Schools In America
Socialist Public Schools or Homeschooling?
Soviet Education 1930s vs. U.S. Education 2001
Why Our Schools Teach Socialism

OBAMA / HITLER YOUTH STYLE BRAINWASHING:
OBAMA / HITLER YOUTH STYLE BRAINWASHING:

"Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed." —Communist dictator, Joseph Stalin (1934)
FISTGATE IV: HOMO PERVERSION
FISTGATE IV: HOMO PERVERSION
Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Passed Out Gay Bar Guides to Teens at GLSEN Events!
GAY TEACHERS MOST LIKELY TO MOLEST YOUR CHILDREN!
GAY TEACHERS MOST LIKELY TO MOLEST YOUR CHILDREN!
FORCE FED HOMO INDOCTRINATION:

"Transgender Law" Forcing Schools to Allow Boys & Girls to Access Opposite-Sex Restrooms
$410 Million To Push Homosexual & Transgender Programs
CHILDREN AT RISK: Homosexual Agenda
Fistgate Conference: Homosexual Activists in Schools
Fistgate Conference: Instruction Handouts for Hardcore Homosexual Sex
Gay Columnist: "Let’s Face It, We Want To Indoctrinate Children"
Gov't Agrees to Mandatory Homosexual Curriculum with No Opt-Out for Students or Parents
Homosexual Agenda in the Public Schools
Horror Stories in the Schools
It's Elementary - Homo Propaganda
Mandatory ‘Gay’ Day for K-5 Students
Normalization of Homosexuality, Transgenderism, Cross-Dressing, etc.
Pervert Propaganda - Kevin Jennings "Safe Schools Czar"
Safe Schools for Everyone: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgendered Students
Same-Sex Marriage & the School Curriculum
The Gay Agenda in Schools
The New Show & Tell: How Homosexuality Is Being Promoted In The Classroom
Top 10 Strategies of Implementing Homosexual Agenda in Public Schools
Where is the "tolerance" & "diversity"?

SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION:
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION:
A public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender youth, that is working to help schools!
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ON PERVERSION:
CHILDREN\
A collection of children's stories being read at government schools nationwide to promote the homo agenda & teach sexual perversion to young kids!
'98 Homosexual-Recruitment Drive Nearing Goal - TheOnion.com
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Over ten years ago this was thought to be extreme satire, but now it's a sick reality.

"It's time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve; it more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy." - Albert Shanker, President, American Federation of Teachers
NEA ARTICLES:

National Education Association
2009-2010 NEA Resolutions
NEA to UN: “Oral sex, masturbation & orgasms need to be taught in education”
NEA Celebrates 'Drag Queen' Teachers
The NEA's Latest Shenanigans
NEA: Let's Celebrate Communism!
The NEA Spells Out Its Policies
The Radical Policies of the NEA
The NEA Is About Politics, Not Education
NEA Goes All-Out for Same-Sex Marriage


In 1936, the National Education Association stated its position, from which they have never wavered; “We stand for socializing the individual.”

The NEA GLBTC works to provide GLBT teachers, education support professionals, and students, withsafe schools free of anti-GLBT bias and intolerance, and to provide sound education programs for all students.
"Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school's meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?" - Charles F. Potter, "Humanism: A New Religion," 1930

Chronicles of the NEA assault on Education.
BRAINWASHING THE CHILDREN: A GLOBAL EFFORT

- PART 1
- PART 2
- PART 3
- PART 4


SELF-DEFENSE BOOKBAGS:
SELF-DEFENSE BOOKBAGS:
Starting at only $255.00 - How much is your child's safety worth?
SEX, DRUGS & VIOLENCE:

Bulletproof Backpacks - For Your Kid's Safety
Drugs & Violence In Public Schools
Forced Mental-Health Screening of Children!
How Psychiatry & Modern Psychology Subvert Education & Harm Children & Society
How Public Schools Coerce Parents Into Giving Mind-Altering Drugs To Their Children
Nationwide School Lockdown Policies
No Child Left Unmedicated
Public School Violence: A Dirty Secret
Schools No Longer Require Parental Consent for Teen Abortions
Sex Ed & Global Values
Sex Ed & the Destruction of American Morality
Sex Education & Public School Porn
Sex, Drugs, & Delinquency in Urban & Suburban Public Schools
Violence in School: National Statistics
World Affairs Conference: "Sex, Teens & Drugs"

Parents Not Notified When 12-Year-Olds Obtain Abortions
Parents Not Notified When 12-Year-Olds Obtain Abortions
This cartoon sums it up perfectly. It completely defies common sense how our society has arrived at the point where our kids can get an abortion, which is a major medical procedure, yet they can’t even take an aspirin without our written consent.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS: A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE?
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE?
“Our educators have also become legal drug pushers, forcing six million children to take mind altering drugs in order to become more malleable for a criminally conceived curriculum." - Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld

FALSE TEACHINGS:

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
New Age in Public Schools
NSTA Position Statement: Teaching Evolution
Pagan Religions Taught In Public Schools
Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah
Public Schools: Pagan Religion Indoctrination Centers
Teaching Evolution Controversy
The Holy Bible In Public Schools
The New Age & Global Education

"Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough and people will believe it." - Adolf Hitler
THEORY OF EVOLUTION HOAX DEBUNKED!
THEORY OF EVOLUTION HOAX DEBUNKED!
TRUTH is still TRUTH even if no one believes it. A LIE is still a LIE even if everyone believes it!
THE EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY:
THE EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY:

Socialization--learning global beliefs & values & politically correct behavior--have replaced academics as the main outcome of education!

IN THE NEWS AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL NEAR YOU:

101 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids
Boy Wants to Return to School as a Girl
Echoes of Columbine - Interview w/ Brian Rohrbough
Judge Orders: Children Must Attend 'Gay' Indoctrination Classes
Principal Bans Parents From Pro-'Gay' Seminar
School Holds Surprise 'Gay' Day for Kindergartners
Sex-ed Curriculum Includes Field Trip to Buy Condoms
The Big List: Female Teachers With Students
Top 25 Highlights for 2009-2010


DUMBED DOWN & FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE:

Deliberately Dumbing Us Down
Dumbing-Down of America
Knowledge, Ignorance & Government Schools
Public School Kids Deliberately ‘Dumbed Down’ to be Automatons in Global Collective
Public Schools: Enforced Social Conversion & Parental Denial
Redefining "Literacy" for a New World Order
The Conspiracy of Ignorance: The Failure of American Public Schools
The Educational System Was Designed to Keep Us Uneducated & Docile
The United States of America & the Functional Illiterates who contribute to its Decline
Thousands are Functionally Illiterate


DUH MAGAZINE - GUVMENT SKOOL:

A few HUNDRED reasons to stop making excuses for YOUR PARENTAL LAZINESS
Back to School Time
Watch Out Catholic Church, Government Schools Have More Molesters
The Gates of Hell, The Educational Establishment & Behavioral Disorganization
Guvment Skool - Shut It Down!


A chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform
“Home-schooling gives parents control over the values their kids learn. It prevents school authorities from indoctrinating their children with warped values, pagan religions, or politically-correct ideas. Unlike public-school students, home-schooled children are not forced to sit through explicit or shocking sex-education classes.” – Joel Turtel, My Kids Deserve Better
MORE HOMESCHOOLING ARTICLES:

Considering Homeschooling - Reasons to Avoid Government Homeschooling Like the Plague
Great Thinkers on Self-Education: John Taylor Gatto
Homeschooling Saves Your Child From Destruction
Homeschooling, Can I Do It?
Parents - 54 Unique Benefits of Homeschooling
Revolution of Homeschooling
Seven Undeniable Truths of Homeschooling
Smarter, Better & Homeschooled!
Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling: 7 Major Blind Spots
The Myths of Home Schooling & the Inferiority of State Education
Trends & Issues: Homeschooling
Why Home School?
You Don’t Pay Twice to Homeschool!

FAMOUS HOMESCHOOLERS:
FAMOUS HOMESCHOOLERS:
Build character and inspire your homeschooler with real-life stories of famous homeschoolers throughout history!

God calls Christian parents to raise their kids for Him, loving Him with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind. But does this divine calling require a distinctively Christian education?
HISTORY ON EDUCATION:

A Brief History of Education
A History of Public Education in the United States
Government Schooling: The Bureaucratization of the Mind
Indoctrination – Public Schools & the Decline of Christianity in America’
Public Education...What was I Thinking? A Real School Teacher Spills the Beans
Purpose of Education
Schools, Financiers & Social Cleansing
The Absurdity of the Public School Monopoly
The Charade of Education Reform
The Failure of American Public Education
The Greatest Mistake in American History: Letting Government Educate Our Children
Why Public Schools Can't Be Trusted


“Thinking that education is something different from discipling our children is a sure sign that we have been ‘educated’ by the state. Education is discipleship.” - R.C. Sproul Jr.
GREAT BLOGS:

Abolish Public School
Chalcedon - Homeschooling
Christian Parents Educating Children God's Way vs. Public School Indoctrination
Guerrilla Homeschooling
Homeschool Classroom
New Geneva Leadership Blog
Right Nerve: Godless Government Schools
The 3 Rs of Education: Respect, Reality, Reason
The Homeschool Way
The Truth About "Schooling"
Unplugged Mom w/ Laurette Lynn
Voddie Baucham - Truth in Love


AMERICAN VISION ON EDUCATION:

Are American Kids Stupid?
Education: A Double-edged Sword
More Liberal Hypocrisy on Education
Nazi-Era Education Laws Return
Pro-Choice. . . In Education
Public Schools – Get Out Now!
Should Public Schools be Supported by Christians?
The High Cost of College and What it Does to Your Children
Whoever Controls the Schools Rules the World


WHY YOU SHOULD HOMESCHOOL YOUR CHRISTIAN CHILD:

The Chalcedon Foundation
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part II: Why You Need to Get Out of Public Education
- Part III: But What About Skills?
- Part IV: Ten Reasons Why You Should Homeschool Your Child


“We may ‘clean-up’ the classroom, and reinstate morality in the schools, but it still falls short of God’s perfect order. Institutionalized learning is never sanctioned by God in Scripture. Traditional classroom teaching is a man-made, artificial, substitute invented to excuse us from fulfilling our God-given responsibility to teach our own children.” -- Israel Wayne
EDUCATION LINKS:

Article Chart: Basics 101
Blessed Cause: Homeschool & Public School Index
ChristianHomeschoolers.com
Creation Ministries - Homeschool Corner
Exodus Mandate
Ezine Articles: Education & Home-Schooling
F.A.C.E. - Foundation for American Christian Education
Famous Homeschoolers & Parents
Free Homeschool Curriculum
Free Homeschooling 101
Freedom to Learn
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Homeschool Daily Planet
Homeschool Digest
Homeschool Legal Defense (HSLDA)
Homeschooling Family to Family
Homeschooling Hall of Fame
MassResistance
Nationwide Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement
The Moore Formula
The Odysseus Group - John Taylor Gatto
Unschoolers Online: Methods
Weblink Education: Top 100 Mom Tested Weblinks
Wisdom's Gate


BEST TOP 10 LISTS EVER:

10 Reasons Why America's Public Schools Are Like America's Prisons
10 BIG REASONS NOT TO SEND CHRISTIAN KIDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL
10 MAIN DIFFERENCES: GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS vs. CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLS
SATAN'S 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS
10 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
TOP 10 STRATEGIES OF IMPLEMENTING HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PASTOR QUALIFICATIONS - 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK
10 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR CHILD BEFORE AGE TEN

PUBLIC SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK - MAD TV

DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION - "Dopin' Up Kids With Behavioral Problems"
MATH - "3 x 5 = Elevendy"
NOUNS - "You Kan Reed"

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School Refusal: A Disorder Affecting a Child's Education
School Refusal: A Disorder Affecting a Child\
School refusal is an actual disorder that effects children of all ages...Ya don't say? Some "experts" believe the root of the problem lies within the school...That can't be? But the child will realize that school refusal is a disorder....and has nothing to do with the fact that SCHOOL SUCKS!
SCHOOL-SURVIVAL.NET
SCHOOL-SURVIVAL.NET
It's okay to HATE school: There is nothing wrong with hating school, there is nothing wrong with hating being forced to go someplace you don't want to and being "taught" things that don't interest you in ways that would kill you if boredom were lethal.
Homeschool Handbook:
Homeschool Handbook:

A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO EDUCATION REFORM:

Why We Should Consider Alternatives to Government Schooling
Research on School Choice
Public School Academic Performance
U.S. Public School Spending


You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R's only one begins with an R.”
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARNETS NETWORK:

Academics
Safety at School
Socialization
Learning Disabilities
Transportation Issues
Parental Involvement
School Choice


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American Decption
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Exodus Mandate
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KGOV.com
No Greater Joy
Repent America
Theology Online


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WORDS of WISDOM & WARNINGS from CONNIE:

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"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge...and forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children." - Hosea 4:6

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