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  • Private schools angry over state proposal to give city more oversight

    08/28/2019 12:07:57 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/11/19 | Dana Schuster and Aaron Feis
    New York’s elite private-school community is “furious” over a state proposal to give the city Department of Education oversight of their kids’ curricula — and they’re fighting back, insiders told The Post. The blanket Albany proposal is primarily intended to ensure that ­yeshiva students get quality secular instruction, but private-school parents are growing worried as September nears that the shift could open a back door for the government to meddle with their kids’ educations.
  • A 'climate corps' is core to many 2020 Democrats' environmental plans (50,000 millennial volunteers)

    08/11/2019 4:52:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Post via Chron ^ | 8/08/19 | Dino Grandoni
    WASHINGTON - Democrats running for president on promises to slow climate change are asking young people to do more than just vote for them. Many White House hopefuls are laying out plans to put teenagers and 20-somethings to work guarding the country against the worst effects of global warming. Core to a number of Democrats' climate plans is the creation of a "climate corps." Akin to the Peace Corps launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy as a soft-power check against Russia, a climate-focused national service program would tackle what many presidential candidates see as this generation's greatest challenge...
  • She Survived China’s Forced Labor Camp. Now She’s Urging Americans to Reject Socialism.

    07/09/2019 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong. Arrested four times as a young adult and held in as a prisoner in a labor camp, she quickly woke up to the horrors of living in a socialist state. After being subject to brutal torture, Zeng managed to escape China and now tells about the evils of socialism and communism. At a time when more Americans are embracing Karl Marx’s teachings, Chris Wright...
  • There Is No Such Thing as Brainwashing

    06/16/2019 5:18:55 AM PDT · by aspasia · 131 replies
    NRO ^ | June 14, 2019 | Kevin Williamson
    media outlets ranging from Vice to the Daily Beast to, just today, the New York Times have employed the term “brainwashing,” almost entirely uncritically. The problem with that, which apparently has occurred to none of these outlets whose writers from time to time advertise their reverence for “science,” is that there is no such thing as brainwashing. It is a concept with no scientific basis, generally regarded as pseudoscience. It is mainly a literary device, one popularized by The Manchurian Candidate. “Brainwashing” is right up there with “recovered memories,” “multiple-personality disorder,” homeopathy, chiropractic, reiki, the anti-vaccine movement, and the terror...
  • The Anti-College Is on the Rise

    These students will read works by authors ranging from Plato and Herbert Marcuse to Tlingit writers. The point is to “develop and flex a more rigorous political imagination,” according to one course syllabus. They will take on 15 to 20 hours a week of manual labor in Sitka, and set their group’s rules on everything from curfews to cellphones. Last summer’s cohort discouraged the use of phones during class and service hours and ordered everyone to turn off the internet at 10 p.m.
  • The Brainwashing of a Nation - Greenfield

    05/06/2019 5:01:13 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 46 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Brainwashing of a Nation From campus identity politics cults to the media, brainwashing is bigger than ever. May 6, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 15 FrontPage comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism Brainwashing isn’t a secretive event that takes place in hidden rooms. No hypnotists or vials full of chemicals are required. It takes place every day on a massive scale across the United States. Unlike Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate, brainwashing does not turn people into hypnotized zombies who would...
  • Teachers Assail Bill Banning Political Indoctrination [semi-satire]

    02/26/2019 8:56:23 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    Proposed legislation establishing a code of ethics for public school teachers in Maine has some teachers in an uproar. The bill (LD-589) was introduced by Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst). The provision causing the uproar prohibits teachers from engaging in political advocacy and requires that materials from both sides of controversial topics be made available to students. Lockman maintains that “teachers have an obligation not to abuse their captive audiences by indoctrinating them into supporting a politically slanted point of view. They should be teaching students how to find information, how to weigh competing opinions, and how to respectfully debate those...
  • German Minister Recommends “Reeducation” for Right-Wingers [semi-satire]

    12/25/2018 9:08:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Dr. Franziska Giffey, the Social-Democratic German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, wrote the forward for a brochure from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation recommending that children from right-wing families be sent to reeducation camps. “The importance of ensuring that the next generation of Germans has the correct thoughts cannot be overemphasized,” Giffey wrote. “When it can be shown that a child’s parent harbor nonconforming or dissident opinions the need for remedial action is readily apparent. It is in the German state’s interest to see that action is taken. Enrolling these children in a setting that is isolated from the baleful influence...
  • DNC Chair Blames Religion for Obstructing Socialism [semi-satire]

    12/10/2018 8:45:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez blamed religion for “poisoning peoples’ minds against the promise of socialism. No matter what we do through the media to try to advertise the benefits of socialism 24/7, the one hour a week people spend in church every Sunday is undermining our efforts.” “The priest or pastor who is telling the congregation that being good and being charitable is a matter of personal responsibility directly contradicts the message of the Democratic Party,” Perez complained. “The notion of doing something because it is what God wants you to do dilutes the authority we have...
  • Celine Dion turns to 'dark side' with gender-neutral kids' clothing

    11/24/2018 6:41:53 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/24/2018 | unknown
    The National Catholic Register says singer Celine Dion has gone to the “dark side” with a newly announced line of clothing for children that is “gender-neutral” black and white and features images of skulls. A news service described a new ad in which “Dion pulls out a handful of black sparkles and blows them into the air causing all the pink and blue outfits to become black and white gender-neutral pieces.” Ezra Levant of Rebel Media posted a video commentary in which he said the clothes “are as ugly as you’d think.” “For one thing, they have lots of skulls....
  • HILL.TV POLL FINDS DEMS HOLD 30-POINT LEAD OVER GOP AMONG MILLENNIALS

    10/11/2018 1:58:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    The sHil ^ | 10/10/18 | Julia Manchester
    Democrats beat Republicans by 30 points among millennials on the generic ballot, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 53 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed said they would support a Democratic candidate in November's midterm elections, while 26 percent said they would support a Republican candidate
  • Ocasio Cortez Is Telling Kids to Fight Trump

    09/03/2018 8:51:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Heavy ^ | September 3, 2018 | Kate Prengel
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @Ocasio2018 US House candidate, NY-14 Out here in Corona, Queens with @JumaaneWilliams organizing the kids 💪🏽💜 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New York, is telling kids they need to help “fight” against Trump. You can see the video, which Ocasio-Cortez posted to her website on Sunday night, here. The clip shows Ocasio Cortez with Jumaane Williams, a New York City council member who is running on Cynthia Nixon’s ticketa to be lieutenant governor of New York. Ocasio Cortez and Williams were in a park in Corona, Queens, talking to a group of kids. Ocasio...
  • Liberals’ Attempts To Destroy Conservative Millennials Are Growing More Desperate

    07/27/2018 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    On Monday, CRTV host Allie Stuckey released a hilarious video showing her “interviewing” socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Although the quality of the video is very high, it’s obviously satirical and not meant to be taken as a real interview. It involves Stuckey asking simple questions to Ocasio-Cortez, who appears totally bewildered throughout the staged video. The satirical “interview”—which looks like something you might see on a late-night talk show—quickly went viral, garnering more than 1 million views in its first day and drawing the ire of the left-wing media, which by Wednesday had mobilized a campaign to discredit Stuckey and...
  • Propaganda: Bad For Your Brain, Bad For Your Country

    08/23/2018 4:59:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-23-18 | MOTUS
    Have you ever wondered what 12-16 years of public propaganda education looks like these days?  This:Warning: graphic image ahead. DON’T DO PROPAGANDA!
  • "Pentagon Mind Control!" - Outsource it to Madison Ave, Vets at the "Opinion Formation" Game

    07/17/2018 10:38:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 07-17-2018 | CharlesOconnell
    The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops, the headlines breathlessly scream.We're liable to end up with an $800 toilet seat out of this.They should just out-source the job to Madison Avenue, which has had complete command of American Opinion for more than a century.For a peek under the hood, see 10 Resources For Hack-Proofing Your Mind (recommend by Rush Limbaugh).
  • Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government

    05/29/2018 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    CBC News ^ | 21 May 2018 | Lisa Ellenwood
    Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse includes victims in brainwashing experiments in Montreal A group of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments conducted at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute met for the first time on Sunday to start organizing for a public apology and compensation from the federal government through a possible class-action.Around 40 people gathered at a Montreal condo to share their stories, cry and support each other. The pain, many said, was palpable in the room."The government should offer an apology and there should be recognition of the injustice that was done," says Gina Blasbalg, who became a patient at the Allan in her...
  • Don't call me baby: the birth of the gender-neutral ‘theyby’

    04/26/2018 4:37:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | Steven Poole
    abies are so passe, even royal ones. The hip new thing to have is a “theyby”, according to a trend spotted by New York magazine that sees parents bringing up their offspring in a gender-neutral fashion. There was of course nothing gender-specific about the “ba-“ part of “baby”, which is already a diminutive form of the original English word “babe”. The Oxford English Dictionary says that its origin is probably onomatopoeic – two syllables of “ba”, which is a typical “early infantile vocalisation”. So while a baby can call itself a baba, even if by accident, it will take much...
  • Anti-Trump American history textbook 'blatantly biased,' critics say

    04/18/2018 7:16:43 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 04/17/2018 | Caleb Parke
    Pearson spokesman, Scott Overland, told Fox News the textbook was “developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” He added that it was “designed to convey college-level information to high school students” and “aims to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sides” of the 2016 election..... “Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” Fraser wrote. Trump voters are described as “mostly older, often rural or suburban,...
  • 13-year-old running for Vermont governor highlights gun control in platform

    03/30/2018 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Revel · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/18 | Avery Anapol
    A 13-year-old running for governor in Vermont is highlighting gun control in his platform. Ethan Sonneborn, who declared his candidacy last year, is calling for stricter gun control in his home state, and told CNN in an interview published Friday that the refreshed national conversation on guns in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting presents a “good opportunity to make change.” “There's always been a sense of, 'We don't talk about that in politics.' That's what I wanted to change," Ethan told CNN. "I wish it didn't take a tragedy for us to become involved in a national dialogue...
  • Obama's message to marchers: 'You're leading us forward'

    03/24/2018 11:51:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2918 | CNN Staff
    Former President Barack Obama tweeted his support for students marching across the US to demand gun control, telling them they're leading the charge. "Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today's marches happen," the tweet said. "Keep at it. You're leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change."