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  • Most college students think America invented slavery, professor finds

    02/26/2021 4:57:57 PM PST · by grundle · 85 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 31, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture. The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students’ overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said. “Most of my students could not tell me anything meaningful about slavery outside of America,” Pesta told The College Fix. “They are convinced that slavery was an American problem that more or less ended with the Civil War, and they are very...
  • Pro-Trump Attorney Urges Republicans Not to Vote in Georgia Runoff

    11/23/2020 10:39:42 AM PST · by familyop · 164 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 23, 2020 | Marisa Herman
    Attorney L. Lin Wood, who has been filing lawsuits for President Donald Trump challenging the election results, called on Republicans to withhold their votes for two GOP senators in an upcoming runoff election that will decide which party holds the majority of the Senate, Mediaite reports. In a series of weekend tweets, Wood asked Georgians not to vote for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue unless they help overturn the election results in the state.
  • K-12: Errol Flynn and Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    11/09/2020 7:14:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 27, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Errol Flynn is probably the most famous and beloved Hollywood star of all times. He's been dead 60 years. But a gushing fan on a tumblr page recently needed all these superlatives to describe him: “Errol Flynn, the most charismatic, talented, magnetic, handsomest, compelling, captivating, charming, delightful, enigmatic and fascinating man ever alive!” He was dashing, tall, a natural athlete. A friend noted that no one ever took a bad picture of Errol Flynn. Six-foot-two,190 pounds, good boxer, excellent fencer, skilled dancer, he loved sports and especially sailing. He was Captain Blood and Robin Hood. He played many a military...
  • Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State. Higher education now stands for mob rule, civic ignorance and contempt for truth and free inquiry.

    11/02/2020 6:42:11 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2020 | John M. Ellis
    In this election season it’s almost impossible to find pro-Trump bumper stickers or signs anywhere in my town. The reason is not lack of support but fear of vandalism, or worse: People nationwide have been physically assaulted and even threatened with loss of their livelihoods for no other reason than that they plan to vote as one half of the country does, and political goals are now commonly pursued by violent means. With this our civilization seems to be regressing to a more primitive stage of its development—a time when disputes were settled by force instead of rules, and before...
  • Historical ignorance threatens America: The similarity with the Cultural Revolution in China is inescapable

    10/12/2020 9:03:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/2020 | By Bill Connor,
    In the ancient world, when nations conquered their foes, they followed familiar patterns. Generally, the conqueror would execute most adults of the elite and educated class. They would destroy the memorials of the defeated nation’s past, and destroy the sacred places. The uneducated rural were usually left behind. The conquering nation would take the conquered nation’s wealth and usually bring back the children of the defeated nation’s elite/educated class to acculturate them. The complete vanquishment of the conquered nation occurred when the link to the nation’s past and culture was broken in that generation. America is in danger of a...
  • It’s no accident that Americans are remarkably ignorant about the Wuhan virus; 30 years ago, Democrats kept the public ignorant about another disease

    08/20/2020 7:31:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Franklin Templeton, an investment company, commissioned a Gallup research study to learn about Americans’ perceptions about the Wuhan virus, with an eye to better understanding the recovery. What the project revealed is that Americans grossly overestimate the risk that the Wuhan virus presents, especially to younger people. That they’re so worried isn’t surprising considering how the mainstream media has reported on the virus. For Democrats, hysteria helps. What struck me was that this deliberate effort to stoke ignorance is a replay of what the media did back in the mid-1980s with AIDS. Then, the press insisted that AIDS was...
  • For Journalists, History Started Yesterday

    08/11/2020 4:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    It always amazes me just how stupid reporters are. Maybe stupid isn’t the right word, ignorant is more like it. How do people who claim to be the arbiters of what is news not follow the news? Seems like knowing what you’re talking about would be an important component of journalism, especially since journalism considers itself “the first draft of history.” But for too many of these left-wing teleprompter readers and Democratic Party stenographers, history just started yesterday. MSNBC anchor Katy Tur is known not for her depth of knowledge on important issues, but her basic ignorance of things that...
  • University Revises Grammar Standards [semi-satire]

    08/03/2020 1:09:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Convinced that the normal standards of grammar are racist, the Rutgers University English Department is revising its grading policy for student essays. Under the new rules any written paper containing any one of the 26 letters of the alphabet will earn a "D" grade. If any of these letters spell out a legitimate word the paper will earn a "C" grade. If any of these words result in a coherent sentence the paper will earn a "B" grade. If a paper contains more than one coherent sentence it will earn an "A" grade. The new standards have already been denounced...
  • VIDEO: Young Americans know nothing about 4th of July

    07/04/2020 3:04:34 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    Campusreform.com ^ | 7/4/20 | Eduardo Neret
    VIDEO: Young Americans know nothing about 4th of July Campus Reform spoke with young Americans and students ahead of the 4th of July to see what they knew about the holiday. Most said America was a racist country but couldn’t answer simple questions about the country’s Independence Day.
  • Protesters In DC Claim Whole Foods Is Racist, Call For It To Be Shut Down

    06/28/2020 8:19:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/26/2020 | Samantha Renck
    A group of protesters surrounded a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night, accusing it of “[gentrifying] black and brown communities,” according to Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) reporters covering the protests. The DCNF reporters described that protesters were marching through the street and stopped at Whole Foods surrounding the doorway. The leader of the protesters began shouting Whole Foods is responsible for gentrifying black communities and is part of the racist capitalist system.
  • Abraham Lincoln Statue In Boston 'Has To Go,' Petition Demands

    06/13/2020 12:25:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 142 replies
    Medford Patch ^ | Jun 13, 2020 2:21 pm ET | Neal McNamara
    Abraham Lincoln Statue In Boston 'Has To Go,' Petition Demands The statue, located near the Boston Common, depicts a freed slave kneeling at Lincoln's feet while wearing shackles. By Neal McNamara, Patch Staff | Updated Jun 13, 2020 2:21 pm ET The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Freedman's Memorial or the Emancipation Group, is sometimes referred to as the "Lincoln Memorial." The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Freedman's Memorial or the Emancipation Group, is sometimes referred to as the "Lincoln Memorial." (Shutterstock/Dominionart) BOSTON — Statues across the nation are being toppled amid an uprising against racism following the...
  • Phonics Starter Kit -- for parents, teachers, and national leaders

    06/06/2020 7:01:07 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 36 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 18, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Sad to say, the Reading Wars continue in the USA. Millions of children are made to memorize sight-words, a proven road to illiteracy. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of websites, continue to assert things that are the opposite of truth. For example, we are told that English isn’t a phonetic language and students have no choice but to memorize the vast English language one sight-word at a time. Nonsense, as Rudolf Flesch famously explained in his 1955 bestseller "Why Johnny Can't Read.” Why does this destructive charade go on? The official experts continue to disorient the public with incorrect theories, fake research,...
  • What It's Like to Believe Everything the Media Tells You

    05/07/2020 11:15:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/06/20 | Awaken WithJP
    This video will make you laugh.  Sad to say I know very well meaning people like this.  Often they tend to be academia types that are for the most part brainwashed by leftist garbage.  It seems like no matter what evidece I provide them they only parrot what the media has told them initially. The good news is with some of them eventually overtime (3 months to a few years) they come to my position.  Although they like to pretend they came up with it all on their own.  Hey..., I am okay with that and even willing to playalong to...
  • Dems Refuse to Condemn Praise for Castro [semi-satire]

    02/28/2020 4:17:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2020 | John Semmens
    In his quest to win votes for transforming America into a socialist country, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders has been emphasizing the positive achievements of Cuba's former long-time dictator Fidel Castro. Two of the positives that Sanders has cited during the debates have been literacy and health care. "Under Castro's rule they implemented a highly motivating incentive to learn to read: if you didn't you'd be forced to labor in the fields," Sanders remembered. "Let's give credit where credit is due. Seeing the problems we are having in this country, a policy of shipping non-learners off to labor battalions...
  • K-12 is a land of mystery

    02/17/2020 2:35:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For those who enjoy a good puzzle, K-12 education is more intellectually entertaining than most people imagine. Classrooms are full of convoluted theories and mystifying methods. Probably the teachers themselves can't explain the reasoning behind approaches that are used almost universally in American public schools. Chat with friends who are smart and successful. Try to find even one who can explain Sight-Words, Prior Knowledge, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Reform Math, or Common Core Math. Why are Geography, History, and Science so often slighted? What justifies the hostility toward memorization and academic content? Can anyone understand the paradox of most students getting A...
  • Bloomberg Sparks Bipartisan Outrage for Past, Condescending Remarks About Farmers: ‘Ignorant as [bleep]’

    02/17/2020 5:34:50 AM PST · by richardtavor · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 16, 2020 | Reed Richardson
    Democratic president candidate Michael Bloomberg drew mockery from both sides of the ideological spectrum after a viral clip of him showed the billionaire media tycoon belittling farming at a 2016 business school talk and contrasting it with the “gray matter” necessary to work in the modern information economy. Bloomberg’s 2016 comments during a sit-down discussion at Oxford’s Said Business School gained attention after a Twitter account with the handle, Pete Mentes, posted a one-minute snippet of the former New York City mayor — who has never farmed — claiming “I could teach anybody in this room” to be a farmer....
  • Test Shows Dems Dumber than Average [semi-satire]

    02/01/2020 9:57:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    While the guests and host on CNN's Don Lemon program got some good laughs among themselves pretending that Trump supporters are ignoramuses, the General Social Survey (GSS)—a test of verbal ability and science knowledge contradicts their premise. Most interesting in the latest edition of the GSS was the finding that less than half (49.6%) of the Democrats participating in the test were able to select the correct answer regarding whether the sun orbits the Earth or vice versa and whether it takes a day, month, or year to complete one orbit. The average correct response rate for all test participants...
  • Podesta Pal: We 'Conspire to Produce an Unaware and Compliant Citizenry’ (FLASHBACK 10/2016)

    07/16/2019 10:45:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | oct 13, 2016 | Debra Heine
    One of John Podesta's emails released by WikiLeaks this week exposes how progressive elites seek to exploit the unwashed masses. The email features one of Podesta's colleagues from the Center for American Progress admitting that the institutional left "conspires to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry," ostensibly to impose their radical agenda on us without much resistance. ....snip .. In the email from March of 2016, Ivey expresses concern about the rise of "opinionated blowhard" Trump and frets because the "citizenry" seems to be awakening. Well, we all thought the big problem for our US democracy was Citizens United/Koch Brothers...
  • THE DANGERS OF PARALYZING DENIAL: FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    01/12/2020 8:14:49 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    New Right Network ^ | Oct. 30, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Looking away from sinister Jeffrey Epstein and horrific truth’s easy, but denial is dangerous, like the malfeasance within public schools, doesn’t just go away. People Don’t Want to Know the Truth, Even When it’s Undeniable Lionel Nation, a lawyer and radio host, argues that Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes are so staggeringly repulsive that most people won’t be able to deal with them. Better to look away. (Nation speculated in August that this aversion may save Epstein. Now that Epstein is officially dead, this aversion may save his friends and accomplices.)In a video, Lionel Nation explains the power of extreme evil. Most...
  • Asking college snowflakes if it’s okay to celebrate Thanksgiving… (VIDEO)

    11/28/2019 10:18:05 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 11/28/19 | Kane
    Students say it’s NOT okay to celebrate Thanksgiving --- A series of moronic children on a college campus prove that air can actually be in a head.___ “I think that Thanksgiving has been misconstrued a lot, especially in textbooks,” one student told The College Fix. “It’s kind of just based off of the genocide of indigenous people and I don’t really think that we actually give thanks on Thanksgiving, we just eat a bunch of food and it’s just a bunch of capitalist bullshit.”