History Facts vs. Millennials Education Failure—Ignorance of History on Victims of Communism

History Facts vs. Millennials Education Failure—Ignorance of History on Victims of Communism

Ignorance of History Comes Home to Roost: Communism and Millennials

Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Part 1

To think that young people today could long for a resurrection of “full communism” just reflects how little they know about history. “History repeats itself,” writes British poet Steve Turner. “It has to. No one is listening.” ~Dr. Jerry Newcombe

In mid-December, a science editor for BuzzFeedUK, Kelly Oates, tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is full communism now.” Once this tweet was noticed, she withdrew it and issued an apology.

Victims of Communism

A month earlier, another BuzzFeedUK staffer, Blake Montgomery, had responded to a tweet from President Trump.

The president had declared November 7, 2017 as “National Day for the Victims of Communism.” Montgomery then tweeted, that “victims of Communism” was just a “white nationalist talking point.” He has since withdrawn the tweet and apologized.

The apologies notwithstanding, this shows how there is a great deal of ignorance about Communism and its less violent cousin, socialism, in our day. Millennials, who should know better, are arising who think a government-run economy is more fair and just than a market-based economy.

At D. James Kennedy Ministries, one of our television producers spoke with some young people during last year’s presidential run of Bernie Sanders, an out-of-the-closet socialist. At the time, Sanders was making great headway with millennials.

What Many Millennials Believe About the Future of Capitalism is Scary

Here are some of the comments  from some young people in South Florida. Alas, they are now typical of the views of millions of Americans:

  • “I think socialism means doing what is best in society for everyone.”
  • “Socialism is the means of production being controlled by the people. Capitalism is when other people control your means.”
  • “We have to take care of each other. We haven’t done that for a long time in this country.”

I have interviewed conservative economist Steve Moore of FreedomWorks and the Heritage Foundation. He told our viewers: “What really troubles me is how many young people in America today, the millennials, are graduating after eight years of grade school, four years of high school, four years of college if not more, and they think that socialism is the way we should design our economy….That [is] just so disappointing because when you go to socialist places, you see that very few people work. Everybody thinks it’s wonderful you’re going to get all these free things, but you know at some point you’ve got all the people in the wagon and nobody’s there to pull it anymore.”

What if People Praised Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party?

Could you imagine the outcry if somebody were to proclaim, “What we need is a modern Adolf Hitler”—the head of the National Socialist German Workers Party? Such ignorance and maliciousness would be rightfully condemned. Yet Lenin and Stalin and Mao, 20th century leaders of Communistic socialism, seemingly get off the hook.

As D. James Kennedy and I pointed out in our book, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? “Hitler has slain his millions. Stalin his tens of millions.”

Young people who have grown up with freedom and convenience tend to take it for granted —even to be lured by tyrannical “utopian” doctrines—because they don’t know what it’s like to be without God, and without freedom. ~C.D

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Political Cartoon: Trump Economy vs. Mainstream Media Bias on Climate Change

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Trump Economy vs. Mainstream Media Bias on Climate Change

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Biblical Worldview, Character Education, and Moral Compass

Biblical Worldview, Character Education, and Moral Compass

Why the Bible Matters: Defining Right and Wrong

keyThere is a right and wrong to every question—Paying attention to your conscience is what helps you develop good character.

Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.

right-wrongsignOnward, press onward, the goal is in sight.

Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.

Blessings await you in doing what’s right!

Do what is right; let the consequence follow.

Battle for freedom in spirit and might;

and with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.

God will protect you; then do what is right!

~Anonymous; The Psalms of Life, Boston, 1857

 

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picnicwyouthIn this excerpt from the historical  Birthright Covenant series college history professor Jacob Nobles uses discovery teaching and ancient ruins at a historic site to lead his students in a discussion of truth, and discerning right from wrong.

      “Okay—” Preston spoke with caution. “I’ll give you that the Bible is actually a history. But why does it matter?

                “That is the million-dollar question …” Jacob smiled. “And you can find the answer here—for free!

                Jacob held up the Bible. “Now, Preston, you have asked why the Bible matters. Would you agree that the Bible is a history of God’s dealings with man?”

creationhands                “I guess you could say that. Apparently, somehow God’s version of the creation was given to Moses, and Moses wrote it down,” Preston commented carefully.

                “It makes sense to take God’s word for it,” Allison remarked with her usual bluntness. “After all, He was there when it happened—a distinction the rest of us cannot claim.”

                Preston shook his head. “Still, none of us were there for the creation process—not even Moses.”

                “That’s true.” Jacob chewed thoughtfully on his ham sandwich and inclined his head. “Hmm. So we have here two explanations for the Creation process—to keep it simple, we’ll call them two different stories. Since we were not present for the event, we’re forced to accept either one story or the other—on faith.”

                Puzzled, Preston tilted his head.

“What is faith, anyway?”

  “Well now, faith is to hope for things which are not seen but which are true,”[1] Josiah Bianco said.

 shepherdboy               Folding his arms across his chest, Preston surveyed the surrounding hills and glimpsed a boy leading a few sheep. “Are you saying that everybody just blindly follows …” He paused. “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to offend.”

                “No offense taken.”

                “Don’t worry,” Ben said. “We all have done the same thing.”

                “Really?”

                “Of course. It’s called academic freedom.”

  “Sure. Bring it on!” Allison took a sip out of her can of grape juice. “Only frauds and liars are afraid to answer questions.”

                “Why is Dr. Marlow so afraid of other points of view?” Nola asked.

                “He doesn’t want to lose the debate!” Allison interjected.

“Yes. Debate is an important part of academic freedom, but anyone can win an argument without teaching truth. A friendly discussion with free exchange of ideas is more effective in discovering truth.” Jacob chuckled. “However, when you prefer to control what others say and think, truth can get in your way.

   “Now that we are away from the university, we can actually look at more than one point of view! We will look at two stories of the Creation—one, in the Bible, and the other, Dr. Marlow’s version.”

                “The Bible version seems too simple,” Preston said.

                “Well, what is Dr. Marlow’s version called?” Nola inquired.

                “Dr. Marlow believes in a theory called Natural Selection which, simply put, proposes that everything somehow creates itself by chance,” Jacob replied.

                “That doesn’t make sense.” Nola frowned in disagreement. “The human body—and mind—are complicated. Something can’t be produced by nothing.[2] My experience has shown me that nothing worthwhile happens by chance. Everything takes work, and effort, and planning.

                “Yes, Nola. That’s why some scientists say that the Bible history discloses an intelligent design, a purpose, or an orderly plan.”

                “Aren’t Bible stories for children?” Preston wondered.

                “Men struggle to explain their philosophy. The Bible explains the Creation so a child can understand—so that parents can teach their children through the ages. Who is more intelligent?” Jacob shrugged. “Anyway, the important thing is, who is telling the truth—Man, or God?”

                “Can you just assume there is a God?”

Preston asked.

Jacob laughed. “We can look at some evidence. Where is evidence of chance?”

            No one answered for a moment.

            Josiah Bianco chortled. “Shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not?” he quipped, quoting Isaiah.[1]

[1] Isaiah 29:16

“What about evidence of design?”

                “The ability to think, for one thing,” Allison said, “ …one of many.”

                “As I said, the human body,” Nola added, “and life itself. I know many very intelligent scientists and doctors, but no one can earimageduplicate an eye or an ear.”               

  Preston’s gaze rested momentarily upon Nola’s face—round blue eyes, delicate sculpted features like a work of art. “All right,” he said. “Let’s say God is the intelligent Creator. Couldn’t He have made man out of apes?”

“Of course, He could, but would He? He is a God of order. As Creator of earth and all living things, He set up the rules for justice and science. Why would He violate His own laws?”[3]

         “What do you mean?”

                “Okay, if the Bible is really a history, and if it is true that we humans are created in the image of God, how are we different from animals?”

                “We can reason, while animals use instinct,” Preston said. “You’ve already established that.”

teotihuacanserpent               “Humans can draw, read, and write,” Allison said. “I have yet to see an animal who could carve something like this creature.” She poked her finger into the big teeth of the dragon carving, but withdrew her hand quickly. “Yikes! I don’t think an animal would make something this weird, even if it could!”

Free Will

  Jacob grinned. “True. Also, you chose to come here today, others did not. Ruben left early; the rest of you stayed. What does that mean?”

                “People have the power to choose,” Ben said.

                “Yes, that’s called Free Will. We have no empirical evidence of such a thing, but let’s suppose we have here a creature who is half man and half ape—by whose laws would this creature live—by the laws of man or nature? You’re the law student here, Preston. What do you think?”

   “Uh …”

                “If the creature is half man, would it be fair to make him live like an animal? Or if he is half animal, and cannot reason fully as a man, would it be just to impose upon him the laws of men?”

                “This is really getting confusing!”

   “Yes, Preston, it is confusing. But when He had completed the creation, God blessed human beings and all living things to multiply, each after their own kind.[4] There is nothing confusing about that.”

                A flutter of wings announced the arrival of a dove which lit next to his mate upon a limb of the tall tree.

How Do You Know What Is True and Right?

“The human soul can never die. So you see, it is created, not evolved, because God is not the author of confusion.[5] Therefore, to avoid confusion, would you agree we need some kind of law to bring order and justice to our lives?”

                “Absolutely,” Preston said. “We must have justice.”

 KJV Bible              “Let’s think for a moment about the two kinds of laws—which law provides true justice? Dr. Marlow makes no distinction between humans and animals. His law is simple: those who are strong rule and prevail over everything and everyone else.” Jacob placed his right hand firmly upon the rock and continued. “The law of Nature requires animals to kill other animals for food. In the law of the Bible, on the other hand, God tells us not to kill or eat other people. Why not?”

“It’s wrong!” The students exclaimed indignantly, in vigorous unison.

                “How do you know it’s wrong?”

                Jacob waited.

                “Well,” Preston began slowly. “There simply is no justice in murder and cannibalism. I don’t know why … Somehow I just know that.”

compass liahona   “Men often create laws to try to change God’s commandments,” Jacob continued, “but God’s laws never change. When He created our eternal souls, He planted those unchangeable moral laws in our minds and hearts. It’s called—”

                “Our conscience.” Preston nodded. “Of course! I see that now.”

                “Yes. The Bible contains our true moral compass in writing. And that, Preston, is why the Bible matters.”

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[1] Isaiah 29:16

[2] John Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Great Books of the Western World, vol.35

[3] These are the eternal, immutable laws of good and evil, to which the Creator Himself in all His dispensations conforms. William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1:59-60

[4] Genesis 1:22,24

[5] 1 Corinthians 14:33

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Millennials Problems: Millennials deleting Social Media accounts, Seeking Relief

Millennials Problems:

Millennials deleting Social Media accounts, Seeking Relief

Report: More Than Half of Millennials ‘Seeking Relief from Social Media’

by Charlie Nash

The report, which references a December poll, discovered more than half of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 24 admitted to “seeking relief from social media,” while 34 percent “reported having deleted social-media accounts entirely.”

“Forty-one percent of respondents said they waste too much time on social media, and 35 percent agreed that people their age are too distracted by their online lives,” the New York Post declared, adding that the most popular apps to quit were Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tinder.

A 2016 study linked social media use with depression, noting that the more time someone spends on social media, the more depressed they’re likely to be.

Last year, only 6 percent of millennials claimed their social media accounts were a “completely true” depiction of themselves, while a report revealed that the majority of millennials would rather communicate online than in person.

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History Facts: Democratic Party History and Racism

History Facts:

Democratic Party History and Racism

Liberal Lies—

” [A] fervid but false solicitude for the unfortunate over whom they thus gain mastery, and then enslave them. ~David O. McKay

Brainwashing African-Americans

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Elbert Guillory made national headlines in 2013 by abandoning the “government plantation” and party of disappointment, otherwise known as the Democratic Party.

Guillory writes: “My reason? Democrats have hijacked and enslaved black America for their own power while destroying the black community. Now I’m fighting to break those chains once and for all. That’s why my campaign, and why I sent you this ‘Little Book of Liberal Lies.’ Not only does this booklet give leftists a well-deserved tongue lashing, it also exposes the top three lies they use to keep black Americans like you in chains. … They only care about one thing: CONTROL.”

When Guillory abandoned the Democratic Party and joined the Republicans in 2013, he made national news and became public enemy No. 1 to all liberals and leftists. The reason is because they knew he destroyed their No. 1 Lie: “The lie that all Republicans are racists.”

The real history that Democrats don’t want you to know is documented well by Guillory, whom I am going to quote at length because it is so good and historically insightful:

  1. The Democratic Party created the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) after the Confederacy’s defeat in the Civil War. An estimated 3,446 black Republicans and 1,297 white Republicans were lynched by the KKK between 1882 and 1968.
  2. Jim Crow segregation laws in the South were created by Democrats looking to overturn Republican civil rights laws.
  3. Democrats supported the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision that said, “a negro whose ancestors were imported into the U.S., and sold as slaves,” whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen. The decision was 7-2 with all seven Democrat judges voting in favor and the Republican and Whig dissenting.
  4. Immediately after taking office in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson (D) fired most blacks who worked in the federal government and re-segregated the Treasury Department, Mail Service and the Navy.
  5. George Wallace (D) stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, fighting to keep segregation permanent.
  6. Democratic public safety commissioner Eugene Connor in Birmingham, Alabama, unleashed attack dogs and turned the fire hoses on civil rights demonstrators.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the Democrats’ racist history. As much as Democrats don’t want black Americans to know about this, they really don’t want you to know that the Republican Party is the real party of civil rights. Somehow Democrats have whitewashed history to cover up the facts.

  1. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: Slavery is a violation of the rights of man.
  2. Famous African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass calls the Republicans the “party of freedom

    Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), former slave and abolitionist broke whites’ stereotypes about African Americans in the decades prior to the U.S. Civil War. His literary and oratorical excellence, and his dignified bearing, converted many to support the abolition of slavery in the United States. 1855 portrait. (Newscom TagID: evhistorypix007462.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

    and progress”
  3. The first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln – the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. Freeing the slaves was a big deal, much to the horror of Democrats. [Interestingly, commemorated this week on March 13, 1865, “with the main Rebel armies facing long odds against must larger Union armies, the Confederacy, in a desperate measure, reluctantly approves the use of black troops,” though did not free them as a result of their service.]
  4. Republicans in Congress authored the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment banning slavery while 63 percent of Democrats senators and 78 percent of Democrat House members voted against it.
  5. Ninety-four percent of Republican senators and 96 percent of Republican House members voted in favor of the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing due process of law to blacks and all Americans. All congressional Democrats voted against it.
  6. Nearly all congressional Republicans voted in favor of passing the 15th Amendment guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Democrat voted “no.”
  7. President Dwight Eisenhower (R) championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and was unanimously supported by Republicans. Democrats in the Senate filibustered it.

Now that you know the true history of the Republicans and Democrats, and who the real racists are, it is time you reevaluate all of this and become a Republican.

Or as Guillory put it in his heartfelt wish for all his black brothers and sisters: “After reading this, I pray you’ll join me today by rejecting your modern day slave masters and abandon the Democratic plantation and party of disappointment while turning to the true party of freedom – the party of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

 

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Judeo-Christian Culture: Creation Quotes

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Creation Quotes

All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator. ~Alma 30:44 

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; For in him we live, and move, and have our being;  … for we are also his offspring. ~Saint Paul, Acts 17: 24,28

There is a God, and he hath created all things. ~2 Nephi 2:14

Creation vs. Darwinism

Darwin was aware of gaps in his theory. . . Even Darwin recognized his life’s work as a theory and left the door ajar. ~Keith Merrill

Evolution has a lot of holes filled with Silly Putty, but the one gaping wound they cannot hide is the Moral Law. ~Keith Merrill

Charles Darwin loved his wife and children. He paid his taxes and never kicked his dog. But Charles Darwin had a big idea, and ideas have consequences. ~movie: ”What Hath Darwin Wrought?”

 

George WashingtonRevisionist historians have tried to diminish Washington’s faith in God, but it is clearly evident in his writings. Washington learned very much from his father, who (as the legend goes) once taught young George a lesson using cabbage seeds. He arranged them in such a way that they spelled “George.” When they began to grow, he showed them to his son and explained to him that they just grew that way by happenstance. When George correctly rejected that premise, suspecting it was his Dad who arranged them, he told George to look around at how perfectly everything else was placed. The trees. The grass. The water. The hills. The sky.

Was it mere coincidence, or was it part of a grand plan?

Washington immediately knew the answer. ~Glenn Beck, Being George Washington, p.41

 

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Liberal Policy Failures: Indoctrination in Public Schools Present; Critical Thinking in Higher Education Absent

Liberal Policy Failures:

Indoctrination in Public Schools Present; Critical Thinking in Higher Education Absent

College Doesn’t Make Sense for Everyone

Rush Limbaugh

College Indoctrination Centers Run by Fire-proof Professors produce Liberals with no Critical Thinking Skills

Look at what our betters have done to the whole idea of a college education.

But when everybody starts talking about the things in life that are too expensive and that we’ve gotta bring the costs down, nobody seriously ever talks about lowering tuition. The student loan program is there to prop up highly paid faculty and student assistants, teachers assistants and so forth because the faculty is the training ground and the proving ground for bending and shaping and molding these young skulls full of mush into good little cookie cutter liberals.

The education system is propped up, and whether you’re any good at it or not, your job is safe. And it has become basically series of indoctrination centers.

Now, as I say, do not misunderstand. I am not here criticizing the concept of education. I’m all for it, folks. I’m the biggest believer of education you’ll ever run into. It is invaluable. It’s irreplaceable. You cannot fake knowledge. You cannot fake the experience that life teaches you. You cannot go through life without a foundation of knowledge and an ability to think and add to it. So don’t anybody confuse what I’m saying here. But I think that’s not happening much anymore. The ability to think is being suppressed. Conformity is being pushed on everybody.

Freedom of Speech stifled

Christina Hoff Sommers.

She’s a well-known conservative… Well, she was invited to speak at some college in Portland, and the students panicked and they considered what she was going to say to be the equivalent of a weapon threatening their safety.  They tried to get her appearance canceled.That failed.  So she shows up, she starts speaking, and they shout her down. They start calling her names. “Nazi, bigot,” this kind of stuff.  She said she was able to get through about half of her speech and then the dean interceded and instead of admonishing the students, said, “I think it’s time to wrap this up” and ushered everybody away — and it was just words!  It was just words, and it was an alternative way of thinking and believing, and these students felt threatened by it.

They succeeded in shutting it down.  Now, that’s not education.  That is… In fact, people paying to go to places that this happens are being ripped off every bit as much as you’re being ripped off anywhere else you get ripped off.  This is a giant scam to call that kind of thing education.

Students not taught how to think

This is not education that’s happening in too many places, and then after you pay for this, you come out of college brainwashed, propagandized.

And you’re unable to think because it’s been trained out of you. Thinking, coming up with alternative viewpoints, opposite ways of looking at things is considered poison! 

We are basically judging and claiming that people who do not go to college are not educated and are not sophisticated, not acculturated, and not desirable.  People who do go to college who may come out of there brain-dead, brainwashed, and literally trained to be just like every other robot graduating with them in their class are considered to be the future — and I think we’re beginning to see the ramifications of this kind of thing.It doesn’t do anybody any good to graduate a bunch of robots that are afraid of words, that cannot think, that cannot even explain why they believe what they believe, other than to say, “If you disagree, you’re hateful and I hate you!”  But if you can’t give anybody a substantive reason why you disagree with them, you just have to shut them up, shun them, or basically kick them out.  You’re not educated, and there certainly is nothing special about you.

You have just become a tool.  You become a lifelike robot of the American left.  And so a student who is able to think and wants to learn and can get somewhere in life by avoiding that? Fine with me, because that’s not education.  That’s not education. People that come out of school like this like these students that shut down Christina Hoff Sommers — and by the way, they’re not alone.  That’s just the latest example.

The whole snowflake example.  There’s not a conservative in this country that can be invited to major college campus anywhere and survive it.  By survive it, I mean give their speech.  They’ll be shut down.  They’ll be sent packing.  That’s not education happening at these places, but it’s said to be — and look at the prison you’re in when you graduate with all that student debt.

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School Shooting Facts: Mass Murderers shielded by Obama Liberal Racism Policy

School Shooting Facts:

Mass Murderers shielded by Obama Liberal Racism Policy

How Obama and Holder Changed Broward County Law Enforcement for Racial Reasons

Rush Limbaugh

December 4, 2013, issue of the American Prospect magazine. Headline: “Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.”

The article is about efforts undertaken to avoid arresting students. And the article speaks to the concern that Broward County might have turned a blind eye to the behavior of Nikolas Cruz because they wanted to lower the number of student suspensions, which is a big part of Obama-Holder prison reform. So this is five-year-old story. Well, four and a half years old. It’s December of 2013.

So you see the way this works if you’re a leftist, you don’t count the crime. You look at the percentage of arrests and imprisonment, and you compare that to the population at large, and you find racial bias. And the only way you can do that is if you assume that many of these crimes being committed by minorities are not really being committed, that they’re only being charged because there’s a racial bias in the police department or the sheriff’s department. And that racial bias is indicated by the exorbitant percentage of African-Americans and minorities in jail or in prison and your belief that it wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for racism.

So you start out by claiming that law enforcement is corrupt because they’re targeting minorities who aren’t committing crimes, they’re arresting them and imprisoning them, and you want to fix it. That’s the starting point for this. They say, “Look, the black population is, what, 15% of the country, but in the prisons it’s 70%, that proves bias.” It doesn’t, unless you’re a liberal.

It’s a fascinating piece, but the primary assertion here is that in order to obtain money from the federal government and programs that were instituted by Obama and Eric Holder, local governments were rewarded with these grants if they kept school arrests down. Let’s stop the pipeline from schools to prison. Right here in this 2013 story, “Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.”

American Prospect: Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline – 12.04.13

Ann Coulter: The School to Mass Murder Pipeline

School and law enforcement officials knew Cruz was a ticking time bomb. They did nothing because of a deliberate, willful, bragged-about policy to end the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

He assaulted students, cursed out teachers, kicked in classroom doors, started fist fights, threw chairs, threatened to kill other students, mutilated small animals, pulled a rifle on his mother, drank gasoline and cut himself, among other “red flags.”

Over and over again, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reported Cruz’s terrifying behavior to school administrators, including Kelvin Greenleaf, “security specialist,” and Peter Mahmood, head of JROTC.

At least three students showed school administrators Cruz’s near-constant messages threatening to kill them — e.g., “I am going to enjoy seeing you down on the grass,” “Im going to watch ypu bleed,” “iam going to shoot you dead” — including one that came with a photo of Cruz’s guns. They warned school authorities that he was bringing weapons to school. They filed written reports.

Threatening to kill someone is a felony. In addition to locking Cruz away for a while, having a felony record would have prevented him from purchasing a gun.

But Cruz was never arrested. He wasn’t referred to law enforcement. He wasn’t even expelled.

Instead, Cruz was just moved around from school to school — six transfers in three years. But he was always sent back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in order to mainstream him, so that he could get a good job someday!

The moronic idea behind the “school-to-prison pipeline” is that the only reason so many “black and brown bodies” are in prison is because they were disciplined in high school, diminishing their opportunities. End the discipline and … problem solved!

It’s like “The Wizard of Oz” in reverse. The Wizard told the Scarecrow: You don’t need an education, you just need a diploma! The school-to-prison pipeline idiocy tells students: You don’t need to behave in high school, you just need to leave with no criminal record!

Removing Consequences Encourages Bad Behavior

Of course, killjoys will say that removing the consequences of bad behavior only encourages more bad behavior.

But in this case, we have a paper trail. In the pursuit of a demented ideology, specific people agreed not to report, arrest or prosecute dangerous students like Nikolas Cruz.

These were the parties to the Nov. 5, 2013, agreement that ensured Cruz would be out on the street with full access to firearms:

Nikolas Cruz may be crazy, but the parties to that agreement are crazy, too. They decided to make high school students their guinea pigs for an experiment based on a noxious ideology.

The blood of 17 people is on their hands.