Western Culture History Timeline: Birthright Bible Story to Today and American Covenant with God

Western Culture History Timeline:

Birthright Bible Story to Today and American Covenant with God

Genesis (Bible)—the Birthright Covenant

Rebekah rescued the birthright covenant blessings from the wayward Esau.  Righteous Jacob becomes Israel, passes on the birthright covenant.

 

1492—The Promised Land Discovered

Christopher Columbus, a Jewish convert to Christianity, seeks lost tribes of Israel, discovers America.

 

1776-1787—America’s Covenant with God

George Washington and Founding Fathers create the Constitution and establish America as a covenant nation.

 

1860-1865—Covenant Restored

Abraham Lincoln restores the covenant which has been broken by the evil practice of slavery.

 

1860—Tares among the Wheat

Charles Darwin publishes his book on evolution in 1859. It goes on to influence powerful individuals like Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler, and Margaret Sanger (racial supremacist and founder of Planned Parenthood).

 

1930—Cultural Marxism

Ideas have consequences. When Karl Marx’s workers’ revolution failed to conquer the world, his followers devised a new strategy—Cultural Marxism. Whereas they sought to capture and subdue the human soul, Judeo-Christian Culture became the new enemy. Under the guise of “Multiculturalism”, the Marxists invaded the realms of Western Culture, starting with the schools and spreading through science, media, government, entertainment, and even some churches.

 

1963-2015—America Sells Her Birthright

  • Supreme Court decisions led to banning the Bible and prayer from public schools.
  • Violent crime increased 700%, including riots and bombings; drug abuse also soared.
  • America has been plagued with one of the highest immorality rates in the industrialized world.
  • The Supreme Court decreed abortion on demand.
  • The Supreme Court toppled the sacred institution of marriage between a man and a woman. (2015)

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Abuse of Power Report: Socialist Ocasio-Cortez promises lead to Robert Mueller Gestapo Tactics, Communism and Socialism Dictatorship, Genocide

Abuse of Power Report:

History Facts

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez promises lead to Robert Mueller Gestapo Tactics, Communism and Socialism Dictatorship, Genocide

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

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

 

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Ben Stein: Stalin, Hitler ‘Came to Power Promising Same Things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Promising’

“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide.” ~Ben Stein

By Craig Bannister |

Hitler and Stalin, Kissing Cousins

Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promisng Americans the same thing brutal dictators promised, and those promises are never realized, Ben Stein explained in a Fox News Channel interview this week.

Stein, an economist, lawyer and writer, warned that, when politicians promising to punish success in the name of equality obtain power, their policies invariably have terrifying results:

“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Miss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promising.

“That led to mass murder, led to dictatorship, and led to genocide.

“These promises are old promises, and they invariably lead to bad things. The promise of saying to the people do what you can within the law to make your life better and your family’s life better that system works extremely well. Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves instead of oppressing other people.”

American society works because people are free to succeed – but, communism and socialism lead only to oppression, violence, corruption – and broken promises – Stein concluded:

“Making money is one of the most of harmless things there is to do in the whole world. And, that’s what our society is about. It’s not about ordering people around, putting them concentration camps. What do you do if there is a richer or poorer person? What do you do? Do you take him away and shoot him?

“Well, that was what the communists tried; it didn’t work out very well for them. And, at the end of the day we wound with Russia with one of the most unequal societies there’s ever been in the world.

“In Vietnam, we were promised all these things and we wound up with one of the most of corrupt countries in the world. In Venezuela, I don’t know how corrupt it is, but people say it’s one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

“We don’t wind up with the promises people made.”

CNSNews: Ben Stein: Stalin, Hitler ‘Came to Power Promising Same Things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Promising’

Robert Mueller’s police-state Gestapo tactics

Roger Stone’s SWAT team arrest: Are we even America anymore?

By Patricia McCarthy

After news broke of the pre-dawn raid on Roger Stone’s home Friday morning in Florida by twenty-nine heavily-armed agents in nineteen vehicles, lights flashing, CNN serendipitously on hand to film the raid, millions of us realized once and for all that we are no longer living in the America we knew and loved.

Those same millions of us have known for over two years that the Mueller “probe” is a huge and well orchestrated cover-up.  There are now at least two books, Gregg Jarrett’s and Dan Bongino’s, and well researched investigative articles that prove this beyond doubt.

Mueller was appointed by Rod Rosenstein not to investigate Trump collusion with Russia.  The principals all knew that was not remotely true.  He was appointed to conceal and obliterate the volumes of evidence of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton; her campaign; and a group of higher-ups in the FBI, DOJ, and CIA, all of whom were involved in a scheme to prevent Trump from being elected.  All of them have lied under oath and before Congress.  Mueller himself was involved in the Clinton scheme to sell 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia.

All of these felons are walking free; their homes are not being raided in the wee small hours of the morning, but their crimes are far more serious than anything Roger Stone or Paul Manafort might have committed.

That such an aggressive show of force could be visited upon a non-violent person accused of alleged verbal crimes is truly frightening.  That so many in the media are celebrating the use of such a Gestapo tactic is horrifying.  Suddenly, it is catastrophically clear that America is no longer a constitutional republic, a nation of laws and justice.  An unelected, tangential officer of the DOJ has for two years abused his position of power to destroy many lives in the cruelest of ways with impunity.  No one is stopping him and his band of legal bullies.

Roger Stone’s SWAT team arrest: Are we even America anymore?
Jan 26, 2019 01:00 am
As a nation, we are in the throes of self-destruction.

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Exclusive: Joseph Farah wants FBI chief held accountable for raid on Stone home

Chris Wray needs to be held to account for this, too. After James Comey, the FBI needs a major housecleaning, not more unaccountable rogue activity at the top.
https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/muellers-gestapo-police-state-tactics/

Muslim congresswoman ‘lied big-time’ about residency

Rashida Tlaib registered at false address to run for office

https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/muslim-congresswoman-lied-big-time-about-residency/

Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Heritage: Notre Dame Columbus Murals banned for Political Correctness

Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Heritage:

Notre Dame Columbus Murals banned for Political Correctness

Notre Dame bows to political correctness and covers Christopher Columbus murals

by Lauren Cooley

 

The University of Notre Dame announced its intentions to cover murals of Christopher Columbus over the weekend.

University President John Jenkins wrote in a campus-wide email that the murals once reflected “the attitudes of the time” but that they are now “demeaning” to “the indigenous peoples.”

Painted in 1882-84, the artwork has great historical value and resides in the university’s iconic Main Building, aka the “Golden Dome.”

The Native American Student Association of Notre Dame issued a statement via Facebook, applauding the “thoughtful and wise decision,” calling it “a good step towards acknowledging the full humanity of those Native people who have come before us.”

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Notre Dame is calling on the university to reverse its decision.

“Sadly the University of Notre Dame decided to coddle its students by shielding them from a painting of an important figure in world history,” Grant Strobl, YAF spokesperson and Notre Dame law student, said in a statement. “If we adopt the standard of judging previous generations by current standards, we may reach a point where there are no longer accomplishments to celebrate.”

YAF chapter leader Luke Jones wants his school to “proudly display the remarkable artwork depicting Christopher Columbus.”

Notre Dame to Cover Up Columbus Murals

RUSH: In order to keep the mob at bay before they really get mad at us, we’re gonna eliminate whatever it is that might upset them.

RUSH: How about this: “Notre Dame [University] to Cover up Murals of Columbus in the New World.” They have a series of artwork, tapestries and murals that depict various moments in history. And the University of Notre Dame has announced — obviously out of fear of the mob or because they themselves have been totally given over now to the phony political correctness — they are going to cover them.

Notre Dame to Cover Up Columbus Murals

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Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Culture: Smear Campaign against Catholic Students; War on Men

Culture Wars

Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Culture:

Smear Campaign against Catholic Students

Cultural Marxism Part 1

History Timeline: How Cultural Marxism  stole our Judeo-Christian Culture while no one noticed

Tucker: MAGA hat-wearing students smeared by media

Covington Catholic chaperone: Our kids were targeted

 4 Lessons We Can Learn From The Despicable Smear Campaign Against The Covington Catholic Students

Matt Walsh

Daily Wire

It was a weird video, and confusing, and the kind of thing that screams “OUT OF CONTEXT.” But few people wondered about the context or waited to find out what it might be. Instead, a massive dog pile formed, and within hours the boys were being villainized, denounced, doxxed, and threatened with expulsion.

Then more footage emerged. An almost two-hour clip apparently shot by a member of a radical cult called the Black Hebrew Israelites paints a very different picture. It shows members of the BHI screaming taunts and insults at the students. The radicals call the kids “crackers” and “incest children” and “future school shooters.” They shout anti-gay slurs. At one point, someone (presumably a member of the group) tells the kids to “go back to Europe.” Another video shows BHI warning a black student from the school that his white classmates will try to “steal [his] organs.” The young men display remarkable poise in the face of this provocation. Rather than responding in kind, they try to drown out the hate with pep rally-style cheers.

Later, Phillips called the students “beasts,” claimed that they were the aggressors against the black men, and said that he wanted to leave the situation but was prevented from doing so. These are all lies. It seems that Phillips wanted to provoke the students. When he failed, he decided to go with Plan B: defamation.

All in all, I think this whole saga should teach us a few things that any slightly observant person already knew:

1) Your social media hot take can wait for a day or two.

We all seem to be under the impression that the world will stop rotating on its axis if we don’t immediately offer our two cents on every event, the moment it occurs. Many otherwise intelligent people have made fools of themselves (myself included) because they felt the need to voice an opinion on an issue as soon as it came to their attention. But there really isn’t much good that can come of an opinion dashed off and posted to the internet on the fly. Especially when you’re simply adding to a chorus of people who have already expressed that exact point of view. Even if you’re right, your perspective is redundant and useless. If you’re wrong, you’ve just contributed to mass hysteria. So, why not wait? Everyone can survive without your opinion for a few hours while you let the facts come in. There is no downside to taking your time. There is enormous downside to jumping the gun.

2) White teen-aged boys are not evil.

A lot of people had no problem accepting the narrative that was first presented because they really do think — or, more precisely, want to think — that white boys carry on this way routinely. These are mostly the same people who ate up every rumor and accusation against Kavanaugh because they desperately want to believe that privileged white teenagers go around casually gang raping women for sport. These false narratives tell us nothing at all about young white men, but they do tell us something very disturbing about the members of the left-wing pitchfork mob. Namely, that these people hate white men. Hate them. Especially Christian ones. And that’s why some of them, even after finding out the whole story, still justified their reaction on the basis that the sight of a white teenager’s face “causes a visceral reaction.”

3) The media is the enemy of the people.

smear-campaignTrump was right. The news media is the enemy of the people. Certain types of people, anyway. If you happen to be a member of the wrong demographic, the media will eagerly spread lies about you. They will try to destroy your life. They will send the mob to your front door. They will incite threats against your family. They will tear you to pieces. What else can we call them but enemies? This certainly isn’t how friends or allies behave, last I checked.

4) Someone is going to get killed.

On a related note, it’s only a matter of time before a victim of a media-led smear campaign winds up dead. What will the inciters and orchestrators of the outrage mob say then? “We had no idea it would come to this”? Yes, you did. When you put a person’s name and face out there, and you tell the world an outlandishly false story about them, you are lighting a match in a forest full of dry leaves. If somebody finally burns, it’s your fault. I can only hope, when that terrible day comes, that at least a few of the smear merchants will go to jail.

In the meantime, and to hopefully stave off this tragic eventuality, we need some ethical and generous lawyers to come to the defense of the victims, pro bono, and sue the defamers and inciters into oblivion. News outlets that run defamatory and libelous reports about innocent people should face severe financial consequences. Celebrities like Kathy Griffin, who encouraged her fans to retaliate against the high school boys, should be bankrupted by lawsuits. None of this has anything to do with free speech. It’s libel. It’s illegal. And that’s how it should be treated.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/42418/walsh-4-lessons-we-can-learn-despicable-smear-matt-walsh

PJ Media: Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract False Stories

Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes offered to represent the Covington families for free should they decide to sue the New York Times. 

 

War on Men

Masculinity Is Not Toxic, but the APA Might Be

Jan 18, 2019 01:00 am
What is toxic is not masculinity, but the imposition of warped views on our sons, our grandsons, our country, and our future.

“Toxic Masculinity? 43% of boys are raised by single mothers. 78% of teachers are female. So, close to 50% of boys have 100% feminine influence at home and 80% feminine influence at school. Toxic masculinity isn’t the problem. The lack of masculinity is.”

Masculinity Is Not Toxic, but the APA Might Be

Jan 18, 2019 01:00 am
What is toxic is not masculinity, but the imposition of warped views on our sons, our grandsons, our country, and our future.

Gillette Commercial 28th Most Disliked YouTube Video of All Time

 

 

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Critical Thinking: Moral Relativism, Censorship in America, and What To Do About It

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Biblical Values vs. Cultural Marxism Bias, Indoctrination in Schools; How to Protect Family

Common Core

Achievement Gap in Education

Biblical Values vs. Cultural Marxism Bias, Indoctrination in Schools; How to Protect Family

Protect Family values— Defeat Cultural Marxism. We on the Right need to “cultivate a new mindset. We have  to break up this monopoly of information.  We have to open up new space for rival and dissenting viewpoints. We have to create rival cultural institutions. ~Dinesh D’Souza

Common Core Indoctrination in Schools Increases Achievement Gap in Education

Dr. Carolyn Reeves

Amazingly, the research also revealed that a student’s religious faith (specifically Christianity) has the greatest impact on reducing achievement gaps. An intact family structure is the second most important factor in effectively narrowing the racial and socioeconomic gaps.

“Perhaps most interestingly,” Jeynes said, “when the two factors were combined (if low socioeconomic status children of color were religious and came from intact families), the achievement gap totally disappeared.”6

Rescuing the one

Rescuing the One Sheep; vintage oil by Wilhelmena Davidson

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Is the achievement gap closing?
Achievement gaps between groups of students have been a major challenge in education for decades. Common Core made narrowing those gaps an ambitious goal and predicted that by 2017, the gaps would be greatly narrowed.

It didn’t happen.

Common Core Bias Documented:

Focus on education
“Common Core is clearly hostile to Christianity, to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, to traditional ideas of manhood and womanhood, to marriage and the family, to the idea of America’s unique example in the world, to any lesson about life and liberty that could be taught to us by a ‘dead white man.’”

Dr. Terrence O. Moore, former history professor, Hillsdale College
The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against Common Core

Is bias real?
Columnist Robert Knight wrote that there is an increasing animosity toward America and free market capitalism among many younger Americans. He references author William J. Federer, who says this is no accident.

Rather it is the result of conditioning in both elementary and secondary schools that continues into universities – tactics such as being hypercritical of America’s history and failing to appreciate the genius of our Constitution.

“Deconstructing Young Minds,”
Washington Times, 6/10/18

Is change possible?

If parents would like to see Common Core repealed or altered in their state, they should contact their state legislators and ask for open hearings or surveys on the standards, with input from local and state educators, parents, and students.

Signs of problems
Almost immediately, there were signs of problems from unhappy parents, students, and teachers. Angela Hill, a parent, former teacher, and Mississippi state senator, has been an opponent of the program from the beginning. She reported in debates about Common Core in the state legislature that she had “heard from numerous parents, teachers, and students complaining about the English language arts and math standards, as well as the recommended teaching methods.”

In 2016, as Donald Trump campaigned in the presidential elections, his promise to help get rid of Common Core was greeted with enthusiastic cheers and applause.

TIMSS math, science trends
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study is given every four years to sample groups of fourth- and eighth-grade students. Results of the fourth-grade math scores from 2003 to 2011 showed a gradual increase for all student groups. From 2011 to 2015, the top quartile continued to increase, but the average and the lower percentiles decreased. Overall, U.S. fourth graders dropped from 11th in the world in 2011 to 14th in 2015. 5

Faith, family factors
Interestingly, faith and family come into the big picture in a big way. That is no surprise to those who hold to the traditions of the Founding Fathers.

Dr. William Jeynes, His study stunned many educators

Amazingly, the research also revealed that a student’s religious faith (specifically Christianity) has the greatest impact on reducing achievement gaps. An intact family structure is the second most important factor in effectively narrowing the racial and socioeconomic gaps.

“Perhaps most interestingly,” Jeynes said, “when the two factors were combined (if low socioeconomic status children of color were religious and came from intact families), the achievement gap totally disappeared.”6

With increasing approval of post-modern philosophies, some schools no longer support traditional family structure, and others try to eliminate all references to Christianity in such things as Christmas music selections, classroom writing assignments, and graduation speeches – falsely claiming there must be “separation of church and state” in schools. These self-defeating policies arguably make the achievement gap problem worse, not better.

Leaders’ perspective
The 2016 ACT National Curriculum Survey is given to thousands of K-12 teachers and college instructors to determine which skills and knowledge in English/writing, mathematics, reading, and science are being taught and which are considered essential for students to be ready for college and career. One result was that in general, college professors found that recent incoming students were able to analyze and summarize the opinions of others, but were often not able to generate and write original, sound ideas of their own. 7

Epic Stories of Western Civilization taken away

Dr. Terrence O. Moore, former professor of history at Hillsdale College and national leader in the classical school movement, states, “[T]he standards take away the ‘great stories’ of our heritage of Western civilization and Christianity, and replace them with post-modern cynicism and political correctness.”

Moore is concerned about what are on the “exemplar texts” for the Common Core English standards, as well as the large number of traditional classics that are not on the list. He maintains that the classic articles and books are a huge influence on students in shaping morals and character.

He sadly notes that selections of the classics, when included in a lesson, are often no more than a few selected pages that are covered in one day; if they present a conservative viewpoint, they may be compared with a modern author who has a liberal viewpoint.

Common Core is clearly hostile to Biblical Values

Moore’s frank conclusion is, “Common Core is clearly hostile to Christianity, to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, to traditional ideas of manhood and womanhood, to marriage and the family, to the idea of America’s unique example in the world, to any lesson about life and liberty that could be taught to us by a ‘dead white man’.”8

States revise, repeal
A number of states have repealed their Common Core agreement and are in the process of writing new state standards and finding new achievement tests. Some states seem to be happy with the Common Core standards as they are. Others have found ways to override the copyright that only allows a 15% change in the standards, and some have made numerous adjustments that are more in line with their state values.9

Although schools in conservative communities can, and do, reject many of the more liberal selections, Moore sees Common Core as a vehicle that can influence students to accept anti-Christian, anti-American beliefs.

Teaching in the Home is the Solution.

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Restoring U.S. public schools to a foundation of moral principles and values of the Founding Fathers – if not already too late – will be a daunting task that demands the efforts of concerned parents, educators, and politicians alike.

References
1. Valerie Strauss, “Everything you need to know about Common Core” (Diane Ravitch). The Washington Post, 1/18/14 .
2. The Nation’s Report Card. 2017 Results. Retrieved from nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2017_highlights.
3. ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2017. Retrieved from act.org/content/act/en/research/condition-of-college-and-career-readiness-2017.html .
4. Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Retrieved from nces.ed.gov/surveys/pirls/pirls2016.
5. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Retrieved from nces.ed.gov/timss
6. William Jeynes, “Shrinking the Achievement GAP.” Teachers of Vision, 3/7/18.
7. Valerie Strauss, “Common Core isn’t preparing students very well for college or career, new report says.”
The Washington Post, 6/9/16.
8. Terrence O. Moore, The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against Common Core
(Kindle Edition, 2013-11-29), 8.
9. Jill Norton, “Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing?” EdTechTimes, 2/15/17.

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Carolyn Reeves, Ed.D. (undergroundparadigm.com), is a retired science teacher and co-author of a series of elementary science textbooks.

Heritage Foundation Report: Delusional Left-wing Bias Defends Cultural Marxism, ignores Communism Failure

Heritage Foundation Report:

Delusional Left-wing Bias Defends Cultural Marxism,  ignores Communism Failure

The Left’s Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting With Marxist Ideas

Jarrett Stepman

The New York Times just can’t stop talking about communism.

Recently the Times ran an editorial headlined  “Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!”

The piece, written by Jason Barker, a professor in South Korea, is about what one would expect from a defense of communism. As one Federalist writer noted, it was “beyond parody.”

Hilariously, the article was behind a very capitalistic paywall.

The New York Times hasn’t shied away from publishing Marxist boosterism.

This romanticized account of life under communism is a delusion.

Of course, while the most ridiculous claim in the most recent piece is that Marx has somehow proven to be correct, it’s notable it goes a step further to say that essentially nobody questions his fundamental critiques of capitalism.

“While most are in agreement about Marx’s diagnosis of capitalism, opinion on how to treat its ‘disorder’ is thoroughly divided,” Barker wrote.

It seems fair to conclude that actually there is widespread doubt about Marx’s claims about capitalism—unless, of course, one lives in a neatly sealed left-wing bubble.

The fact is, Marx was wrong about everything.

He was wrong about economics, wrong about the flow of history, wrong about religion, wrong about where his ideas would lead, and most importantly, wrong about human nature—which he believed could be reshaped under a communist regime.

If there was one thing that was illuminating about Barker’s piece, it was his description of modern social justice crusades as fundamentally Marxist.This is an interesting admission that these movements are essentially “cultural Marxism,” a phrase that the left so often stridently claims is a figment of conservative imaginations.

Given the profound failures of and misery created by communism in the past, we probably shouldn’t be too hopeful about the success of its modern iterations.

Unfortunately, many young people don’t know about the depths of these past failures, or have a skewed idea of what communism means in practice.

We should all worry about the consequences of historical ignorance.

At least Marx could conceivably say that “real communism hasn’t been tried yet.”

His modern proponents don’t have an excuse.

After nearly two centuries of experimentation with Marxist ideas, communism has failed to produce a brotherhood of man or a classless society in which everyone worked in blissful harmony.

Instead, it has produced societies notorious for their cruelty, dysfunction, and violence. It has led to the estimated death toll of just under 100 million people in the last century.

One only has to look at the Korean Peninsula to see the astounding difference of a society under communist tyranny and freedom.

If there was one thing that was illuminating about Barker’s piece, it was his description of modern social justice crusades as fundamentally Marxist.This is an interesting admission that these movements are essentially “cultural Marxism,” a phrase that the left so often stridently claims is a figment of conservative imaginations.

Given the profound failures of and misery created by communism in the past, we probably shouldn’t be too hopeful about the success of its modern iterations.

Unfortunately, many young people don’t know about the depths of these past failures, or have a skewed idea of what communism means in practice.

We should all worry about the consequences of historical ignorance.

At least Marx could conceivably say that “real communism hasn’t been tried yet.”

His modern proponents don’t have an excuse.

After nearly two centuries of experimentation with Marxist ideas, communism has failed to produce a brotherhood of man or a classless society in which everyone worked in blissful harmony.

Instead, it has produced societies notorious for their cruelty, dysfunction, and violence. It has led to the estimated death toll of just under 100 million people in the last century.

One only has to look at the Korean Peninsula to see the astounding difference of a society under communist tyranny and freedom.

Communism offers nothing to humanity but suffering and hopelessness.

Marx was wrong, hopelessly wrong. His ideas have been tried, tested, and spectacularly failed.

It’s time to leave his legacy on the ash heap of history.

 

The Left’s Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting With Marxist Ideas

History Facts: How JFK Assassination started Modern Liberalism

History Facts: How JFK Assassination started Modern Liberalism

How the JFK Assassination Ushered in the Era of Modern Liberalism

Rush Limbaugh

JFK-1Shattered-Consensus-Kenn-NYTRUSH:  There’s a great book out there. The guy is at the Manhattan Institute. His name is James Piereson.  His book is entitled Shattered Consensus.  And there’s a chapter — actually a couple chapters — on the Kennedy assassination.  The theme of the book is the partisan divide in this country is greater than ever and may not be solvable, and thus there may have to be a revolution for there to be unity in the country.  And his effort is to explain the divide and why it exists, why the hyperpartisanship.  And the Kennedy situation and the aftermath is a fundamental aspect or part of his theory, and it is the most amazing thing.

Denial of Truth

An ardent, full blooded, full-throated communist killed JFK, and the American left power structure of the time — including Earl Warren at the Supreme Court, the New York Times, TIME Magazine, at the time the networks, three network news anchors — just could not deal with it. They couldn’t permit that to be the truth. There was an affection for the Soviet Union at the time.  There was an affection for communism.  But there was also an opportunity.  They saw an opportunity to do what the left does best: Blame America.

Blame America’s right wing. Blame conservatives. Blame cultural matters for taking out the most popular and beloved president ever. 

JFK3-2013_2PIXAnd Piereson has written about this in a really fabulous understandable way, and I copied just a couple of excerpts from his book last night just to have on hand for an eventuality on the program when the subject might come up, and, lo and behold, I get here and I get this sound bite in this clown on C-SPAN who thinks that Reagan and I have created and brainwashed the American people. When in fact, it’s the American media and the Democrat Party and the left that brainwashed this whole country after the Kennedy assassination. I just want to read you these two excerpts from the book Shattered Consensus.  It’s actually a couple years old.  It’s 2013, 2014 era. “The widespread feeling that the national culture contributed to Kennedy’s death encouraged an attitude of anti-Americanism that became a pronounced aspect of the radical and countercultural movements of the 1960s.”  Look, the simple fact of the matter is, for the longest time people would not accept that Oswald was the killer.  It was too simple.

The KGB, by the way, was paying all these conspiracy… Not all. The KGB was paying a number of so-called conspiracy authors to write these alternative theories.  The American left and Soviet Union, nobody wanted communists to blame for this. 

If a communist had killed “the most beloved president ever,” what does that say about the left? 

It would have destroyed the modern-day Democrat Party.  They couldn’t allow that to happen.  They made a concerted judgment.  They made an effort to actually whitewash the assassination of Kennedy and blame people who had nothing to do with it in order to save their own skin.

And their own movement and then proceeded to cover all of that up by coming up with alternate conspiracy theories and an effort to blame right-wingers, gun-control freaks, John Birchers, and, you name it.  And that is what gave birth to the modern left today, rooted in America is to blame for everything that’s bad — and the top of the list is, “America killed the most popular president ever.”  And by “America” they mean Republicans, conservatives, anybody that’s not liberal. 

JFK2-OswaldPIXYou go to the front page of the New York Times the day after Kennedy was killed. You’ll find two things. 

1) You’ll find a story, “Leftist Oswald Kills Kennedy in Motorcade,” and you got details on his ties to Havana, and

2)then also on the front page you will find an opinion piece by the revered James “Scotty” Reston blaming Dallas and blaming conservatives and extreme right-wingers.  And that’s where it began.  And then Chet Huntley joined it and Cronkite joined it, and they all joined the fray.  Other opinion leaders, editorial writers, op-ed writers picked up the theme, and that’s how you end up with Hollywood people thinking Castro and Che Guevara are the biggest studs in the earth; how they’re big heroes and so forth.

This is one of the things that’s puzzled many people.  How in the world can leftists embrace openly the people that killed JFK?  Obvious they don’t know. They don’t believe that happened.  And it was because of a concerted effort by leftist opinion leaders at the time to create this alternative theory.  So…

Cultural Marxism

cultural-marxism1“The widespread feeling that the national culture contributed to Kennedy’s death encouraged an attitude of anti-Americanism that became a pronounced aspect of the radical and countercultural movements of the sixties.  This was an outlook that never entirely disappeared from the worldview of the American left.

“Now, by any logic the assassination of a popular president by a communist should have generated a revulsion against everything associated with left-wing doctrines.  Yet something very close to the opposite happened in the wake of the JFK assassination, and for many of the reasons outlined.  Within a few years, radical ideas and revolutionary leaders — Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Castro among them — enjoyed a greater vogue in the US than at any previous time in our history, converting college students by the thousands to an anti-American, anti-capitalist creed.  Soon, those students were taking over campuses and joining protest movements in support of a host of radical and revolutionary causes.

Kennedy was Opposed to the Civil Rights Act

magnifying-glass-lightoftruth“Socialism and revolution — causes that Kennedy fought against — were the watchwords of the new left that emerged within a few years of his death.” In fact, do you know what LBJ did?  LBJ essentially blamed the Kennedy assassination on racism and bigotry and who knows what else, and used the Kennedy assassination as the heartstring tug to pass the Civil Rights Act.  Nobody tells you that JFK opposed it as was written at the time.  JFK was opposed to the Civil Rights Act.  LBJ, after his assassination, turns around and says, “We must do it this for Jack!

“The greatest eulogy we can give Jack Kennedy is the Civil Rights Act.”  And even at that, Democrat senators in the South objected to it and had no interest in it, from J. William Fulbright to Strom Thurmond, you name ’em — who was a Democrat at the time.  It really is amazing, every time I have mentioned to people that the birthplace of current, modern liberalism as we know it was the Kennedy assassination, they think I’m nuts, because it doesn’t compute.  But it does! It makes perfect sense once it’s laid out for you when you understand how the left could not allow that narrative.

They could not sit by and have it known that a communist had killed JFK. So they had to create other assassins. They had to create alternative conspiracy theories. Whatever else anybody did or will come up with, it is fact that Oswald pulled the trigger and killed Kennedy.

Leftist Conspiracy Theories

And if you don’t believe it, it is a sign of how effective the plan has been to get you not to know what really happened.  “In just a few years, from 1963 to 1968, the liberal movement — under pressure from this new radicalism — absorbed a skeptical disposition toward the American past and the major institutions of American society.

“It would not be an exaggeration to label this disposition, this new attitude of the New Left, as anti-American.  Among those who maintained a foothold in the liberal camp, there was a tendency to accept the left-wing assessments of American society as vulgar, violent, and racist.  The radicals and the liberals might differ on style and strategy, but they agreed that real change must come about not through programmatic reforms, but through cultural criticism that leads to a revolution in thought and conduct.

“There is little doubt that the animus that pushed liberals and radicals onto this path had its origins in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, once having accepted the claim that JFK was a victim of the national culture.”

Leftist Love Affair with Communist Utopia

JFK being assassinated by a communist was an unacceptable reality to the leftists of the day who had a love affair with the Soviet Union, who had a love affair with communism as utopia, as fairness, as all of these things that they claim that it is.

It’s the birthplace of Che Guevara and Castro becoming heroes, and it was more than likely Castro who engineered, however he did it, the assassination of JFK, with a supporter, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Camelot Fantasy—Another Lie of Liberalism

Theodore White, I believe it was, shortly after the assassination and the aftermath, had an interview session with Jackie Kennedy, and it was Jackie Kennedy who created the entire Camelot PR scheme.  During the time JFK was alive and in the White House, nobody had ever mentioned the word “Camelot.”

liesCamelot had never associated itself with anything to do with the Kennedys or the White House.  Jackie did that, and she did it very cleverly.  By the way, her advisors were opposed to her trying this.  They didn’t think that she’d be able to pull it off because it wasn’t real anyway.  Their marriage wasn’t Camelot. What was going on in the White House wasn’t Camelot. But she was hell-bent.  And one of the things that she told Teddy White in the interviews that she did was, “Oh, yes. The president and I every night…”

This is the true story. “The president and I every night before going to bed, lie in bed listening to the soundtrack of Camelot.”  And then she read some of the words of some of the songs, talking about King Arthur and so forth.  And that’s how the whole thing began.  It was a studied and purposeful public relations creation that survives to this day.  The Clintons tried to recapture it, in fact.  So for all of these yokels out there calling C-SPAN that think it’s the right wing and conservatism or talk radio that’s brainwashing America?

“Right wing culture! America! Bigotry! It’s anti-gay, sexist, racism,” what have you.  It all… All of this got its energetic birth immediately after the Kennedy assassination, and they had such profound success with it following the Kennedy assassination that it simply became their identity.  And in their minds it has stood the test.

Well, JFK today would no more identify with the modern-day Democrat Party.  He was for Reagan-like tax cuts and any number of other things.  

 

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