Business Owners Say California’s Gender-Neutral Retail Toy Display Law is ‘Useless’

Once again the socialists, not understanding reality or the modern world have made a rule that represents marketing concepts that no longer exists.

““This is such a useless law because most stores are already gender neutral due to either convenience or because it makes fiscal sense to organize a store this way. And this will only hurt us because now we have to make an aisle just so we can put in neutral shade toys. You know what most stores will do? They’ll do the minimum. They’ll stick some non blue or pink things there and then fill the rest up with Legos, board games, or something else like that.”

“This law is going to make no sense. Whoever wrote it has likely never been in a toy store since they were young. We’ve just gone with the times. And we already solved the problem. Most stores already don’t really do this.”

Other lawmakers agreed as well, adding that it is the California government interfering with business decisions that would likely only hurt businesses now having to conform. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, speaking from outside of California, even noted the unusualness of the law in a tweet.

“California mandates gender-neutral toy aisles for large retailers,” tweeted Abbot on Sunday. “Not in Texas. In Texas, it is businesses — NOT government — that decide how they display their merchandise.”

But, they feel good about themselves, while parents and store owners are laughing at them.  Why does not officials have little trust or respect, because of laws like this that make no sense and are worthless.  Another reason to simply ignore government, it is currently like a three year old throwing a tantrum.  Put Sacramento is a time out or just let it cry—no one should listen.

Business Owners Say California’s Gender-Neutral Retail Toy Display Law is ‘Useless’

‘Most stores are already gender neutral either for convenience or because it makes fiscal sense’

By Evan Symon, California Globe, 10/11/21 

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a bill which requires stores that sell toys or childcare items to have a gender-neutral section.

Assembly Bill 1084, authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), would specifically have retail stores physically located in California with 500 or more employees that sell childcare items or toys to have a gender neutral aisle.

Retailers are also required to label the area and include a “reasonable” selection. AB 1084 will be effective January 1, 2024. If the store fails to have a section by then, a penalty of up tp $250 will be given for a first violation, with subsequent penalties being as high as $500.

Sections for boys and girls will not be made illegal under the bill and will still be allowed in stores, but will now be paired with a “unisex,” “kids,” or “gender neutral” section.

AB 1084 faced many hurdles earlier this year. much like previous attempts at passing a similar bill in sessions past, largely due to the inclusion of clothing sections also being in the bill. Retail groups rallied against the bill because of clothing being included, with many lawmakers also being against the bill due to how disruptive it would be. Facing his bill going down for yet another year, Low removed the clothing language from the bill and lowered fines through amendments in March.

The amendments turned the tide in the state legislature, with nearly all on-the-fence Democrats approving the bill, leaving Republicans and a few Democrats to either oppose the bill or not vote on it at all. Passing in September in both houses, it led the way to being signed by the Governor on Saturday.

“I’m incredibly grateful to Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing AB 1084, which will bring California law up to speed with what many retailers have already realized: We need to stop stigmatizing what’s acceptable for certain genders and just let kids be kids,” said Low in a statement after the signing. “My hope is this bill encourages more businesses across California and the U.S. to avoid reinforcing harmful and outdated stereotypes,” Low said in an emailed statement.

“We need to stop stigmatizing what’s acceptable for certain genders and just let kids be kids. My hope is this bill encourages more businesses across California and the U.S. to avoid reinforcing harmful and outdated stereotypes. Part of it is to make sure if you’re a young girl that you can find a police car, fire truck, a periodic table or a dinosaur. And then similarly, if you’re a boy, if you’re more artistic and want to play with glitter, why not? Why should you feel the stigma of saying, ‘Oh, this should be shamed’ and going to a different location?”

“Traditionally children’s toys and products have been categorized by a child’s gender. In retail this has led to the proliferation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics-geared toys in a ‘boys’ section and toys that direct girls to pursuits such as caring for a baby, fashion, and domestic life. The segregation of toys by a social construct of what is appropriate for which gender is the antithesis of modern thinking.”

LGBT groups, gender equality advocates, and other lawmakers also noted that having gender specific aisles and colors pressure children to conform with gender stereotypes and that AB 1084 would help children be less pressured.

Opposition against the passage of AB 1084

However, the passage of AB 1084 led many to speak against the now-law during the weekend and Monday.

 “I would recommend we let parents be parents,” said Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) in a statement. “Unlike the author, I actually have children, five of them to be exact, and I can tell you it is very convenient for parents. I don’t think parents need the government to step in and tell them how they should shop for their children.”

Store owners said the bill would cause stores hindrances while also likely costing them money.

“A lot of places don’t even have boys or girls sections anymore,” Alan Morgen, a toy store owner in Riverside County, told the Globe on Monday. “Most just have aisles based on the type of toy. I mean, c’mon, I dare you to try and figure out where to put Legos in a store with only boys and girls aisles. You put them in one over the other and parents will complain. It can also be a safety thing. Have toys of all types in the same aisle and parents can watch all their kids at the same time rather than them splitting up.”

“Plus you have to remember that kids are creative. Yeah, boys and girls do gravitate to the types of toys usually associated with them, but you would not believe how many girls I’ve seen get GI Joe’s so that Barbie would “get a better boyfriend then Ken,” or how many boys bought Wonder Woman or Black Widow toys because they thought she was great.”

“This is such a useless law because most stores are already gender neutral due to either convenience or because it makes fiscal sense to organize a store this way. And this will only hurt us because now we have to make an aisle just so we can put in neutral shade toys. You know what most stores will do? They’ll do the minimum. They’ll stick some non blue or pink things there and then fill the rest up with Legos, board games, or something else like that.”

“This law is going to make no sense. Whoever wrote it has likely never been in a toy store since they were young. We’ve just gone with the times. And we already solved the problem. Most stores already don’t really do this.”

Other lawmakers agreed as well, adding that it is the California government interfering with business decisions that would likely only hurt businesses now having to conform. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, speaking from outside of California, even noted the unusualness of the law in a tweet.

“California mandates gender-neutral toy aisles for large retailers,” tweeted Abbot on Sunday. “Not in Texas. In Texas, it is businesses — NOT government — that decide how they display their merchandise.”

Eber: Fall of the California Empire

This is not a “Fall” of an empire.  It is the DESTRUCTION of an empire.  A fall means things happened, some controlled, some not.  In fact, this was a planned event.  High taxes, lack of energy and water, the high cost of housing—all created by government policy.  Either the makers of the laws were totally ignorant and dumb, or they knew that the results would cause major corporations to leave the State, parents wanting their children to get an education to leave the State.  Creation of environmental rules meant to make the finished products or services non competitive with other States.

Mob rule replacing democratic institutions:  In the later stages of the Roman Empire, things were so unstable that Empowers had to appease mobs that roamed the capital of Rome.  This ended up having those in charge dispensing food, liquor, and other benefits to these unruly groups who exhibited loyalty only to those who supported them.

A parallel comparison is very much in evidence in California.   Over the past decade Governor’s Brown and Newsom have increased welfare, medical benefits, and other government services not only to Sanctuary Cities, but other low income people as well.  Free breakfast, lunches, childcare, assistance with paying the rent, and other perks are creating a new generation of people who are dependent on entitlements for their survival.”

California is the epitome of mob rule and the Cancel Culture—honest, responsible people are being driven out of the State leaving behind illegal aliens, druggies and Marxists.  In California mobs are allow to riot, loot and burn without punishment.  If you are a conservative you are vilified, bullied and harassed by mobs and government.  This Empire has not fallen, it has been destroyed.

Fall of the California Empire by Richard Eber

Richard Eber, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views  10/14/21 

Were California a sovereign nation, it would rank fifth worldwide in Gross National Product (GNP) behind only the USA, China, Japan, and Germany.

Powered by Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Agri-Business, the “Golden State” is the envy of the world. Despite this lofty standing, there is mounting evidence that California is deteriorating at an alarming rate.  Could this progressive paradise on the “Left Coast” be on the decline?

Losing one seat in the House of Representatives is an early warning sign of things to come.  There is mounting evidence of the migration of wealthy and middle class citizens to Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and other locales.

Sky high energy costs, inflated housing costs, taxation through the roof poor public education, homelessness, and rising crime are sure signs that it is time for many to leave Dodge City while the going is still good.

Even if teaching history is not a major part of the Cancel Culture-Critical Race Theory lesson plans today, there are strong indications California is declining in a similar fashion to the old Roman Empire that ruled the planet from approximately 753 BC to 476 AD.

The signs are everywhere with alarming comparisons between the two civilizations:

 Invasion of the German Barbarian tribes:  At one point the Roman Empire zealously defended their borders. Germanic tribes eventually prevailed sacking the capital in 411.  Others followed.  By 476 it was all over as the glory that was Rome ceased to exist

What happened over 1600 years ago is very much relevant today with Joe Biden no longer being effective defending our Southern borders. California has been a cheerleader for these efforts supporting the Sanctuary City movement and providing government paid benefits for what we used to call illegal aliens.

The Emperors favoring dictatorship rather than democracy:  The Senate in Rome started as a democratic institution and veered towards dictatorship.  This phenomenon was very much in evidence with what followed the assassination of Jules Caesar in 44 AD.  His successors found their power lied more with the military rather than elected representatives in the Senate.  This set-up led to massive corruption and the eventual downfall of democratic institutions.

California has their own version of Democracy gone badly.  With Progressives dominating all State offices while holding over two thirds of seats in the Legislature, there is little opposition to the policies emanating from the Governor’s office. In most democratic forms of governments, different points of views contribute to good decision making.  Obviously, this is not the case in California.

Mob rule replacing democratic institutions:  In the later stages of the Roman Empire, things were so unstable that Empowers had to appease mobs that roamed the capital of Rome.  This ended up having those in charge dispensing food, liquor, and other benefits to these unruly groups who exhibited loyalty only to those who supported them.

A parallel comparison is very much in evidence in California.   Over the past decade Governor’s Brown and Newsom have increased welfare, medical benefits, and other government services not only to Sanctuary Cities, but other low income people as well.  Free breakfast, lunches, childcare, assistance with paying the rent, and other perks are creating a new generation of people who are dependent on entitlements for their survival.

Also in evidence to make a comp to the mobs of Rome are the lawless homeless encampments which can be found in virtually every city.  These individuals, who have no loyalty to government authority, are a stark reminder of conditions that existed in Ancient Rome.

Over reliance on Slave Labor:  With their military victories around the globe, slave labor became an important element in providing services for the residents of Rome.  Eventually, reliance on these slaves led to a general complacency in the population. Along with this was the loss of personal pride which was the foundation of Roman greatness.

We can easily compare conditions in California to what occurred in Ancient Rome.  Instead of slave labor we have cheap goods imported from China and other Asian countries supplying consumer items we used to make ourselves. At the same time restrictive State laws are reducing the production of manufactured goods.

California has been the Nexus of innovation in high tech.  Now much of what has been done with furthering computer technology is being out sourced to other countries.  As a result the American dollar is constantly under attack as many middle class and prosperous workers are leaving the Silicon Valley for greener pastures.

Moral decline of Rome:  During the later stages of the rule of Emperors, there was a moral decline in those leading the empire.  Drunkenness’, laziness, and lack of focus were all contributing factors to the fall of Rome.  Even though Christianity replaced past pagan practices, nationalism waned in the later stages of the Empire’s existence.

In California a similar situation exists with State doing everything possible to discourage religious organizations from veering from the edicts of the state. Being able to  freely worship at churches during Covid 19, allowing religious based schools to receive funds that their members paid taxes on, and the efforts of State government to trivialize people of faith, is indicative of where things are going.

California is not alone in showing signs that our democracy and way of life are being under attack; likely indicating the decline in the American way of life.  Biden’s border policy, social media censoring conservative thought, the support of Critical Race theory by leaders of the Democratic Party and of course the efforts of cancel culture to rewrite history, all worry me.

It also concerns me is that Gavin Newsom seems to be following Nero’s example of “Fiddling while Rome burns”

Not to be forgotten are the lessons learned from the French Revolution when the Governor attended a party with lobbyists at the French Laundry.  Instead of Marie Antoinette saying to the starving masses, “Let them eat cake” we have the Governor thumbing his nose at constituents while sipping on a $10,000 bottle of wine with no mask in sight.

Who says history does not repeat itself?

How California Lost a Million Jobs and Gained $342 Billion

This article is a fraud.  It asks how did California lose one million jobs, yet not a word about AB 5, the major cause of the loss of jobs.  It even caused productive people to leave the State.  Thanks to a recent court decision watch as independent truckers leave the State to save their trucks and livelihood. 

The article is a fraud because it does not mention the high cost of living, the irresponsible government, failed education and unions that control the State.  It does not mention Toyota, Hewlett-Packard, Schwaab, Tesla and others leaving the State.  Not sure of the purpose of this article, yet to use a lot of words to skirt the real issue—Sacramento and its desire to depopulate California.  It does not mention the killing of the oil or agriculture industries in the State.

This article is a great example of academic fraud—lots of words, saying nothing and hiding the facts.

How California Lost a Million Jobs and Gained $342 Billion

The West Coast has seen the biggest increases in GDP and income over the course of the pandemic, even amid major employment declines.

By Justin Fox, Bloomberg,  10/11/21 

California tech companies had a prosperous pandemic.

From the end of 2019 to the middle of 2021 — the duration (so far) of the pandemic, more or less — the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 0.6%. That masks some pretty big regional divergences, though.

Four of the five worst-performing states, with real gross domestic product shrinking at an annual pace of 2.5% or more, have economies dependent on fossil fuels, the prices of which collapsed early in the pandemic. (The other is tourism-dependent Hawaii.) The recent rise in oil and gas prices will probably boost their third-quarter GDP numbers, which will be released by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis on Oct. 28 for the nation and Dec. 23 for the states, although probably not by enough to make up for all the lost ground.

The fossil-fuel connection also helps explain why the Texas economy grew less than one-third as fast as California’s, a turn of events not really in keeping with prevailing narratives of shifting economic fortunes during the pandemic. It doesn’t explain why California’s growth handily outpaced Florida’s, though, or why Washington grew fastest of all.

Overall, the U.S. economy’s center of gravity shifted westward during the pandemic. The Northeast’s economy remained smaller in the second quarter than it was before Covid hit, and the Great Lakes region’s barely grew, while growth in the Southeast only modestly outpaced the national average. Meanwhile, every region west of the Mississippi except the hydrocarbon-rich Southwest (Texas is the country’s No. 1 oil producer, New Mexico No. 2 and Oklahoma No. 5) grew at more than twice the national pace.

The simplest explanation for all of this is that the West is where the tech industry is concentrated, and tech companies had a great pandemic. The increase in real GDP produced by the Far West’s information sector, which includes software, gaming and most internet enterprises, was greater than the region’s overall GDP gain (offsetting big losses in arts and entertainment, accommodation and food services, and transportation and warehousing). In the Rocky Mountain region, information and finance together led the way. In the Plains states, agriculture accounted for most of the GDP increase. While the percentage gains were similar, in dollar terms the Far West’s real GDP increase was more than twice that of the Rocky Mountain and Plains states combined.

The BEA also produces estimates of personal income and per-capita personal income. These don’t display quite as pronounced a westward tilt over the course of the pandemic, but they do show a gusher of money pouring into California, with an annualized increase of 8.9% in per-capita income since the end of 2019. (Unlike the GDP data this is not adjusted for inflation; the BEA only releases current-dollar quarterly state personal income numbers, and I took that as a sign that I probably shouldn’t try to adjust the numbers myself.)

Where People Got Richer During the Pandemic

Annualized change in per-capita personal income,* Q4 2019 to Q2 2021

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

*Not adjusted for inflation

Overall personal income in California was $342 billion higher in the second quarter of this year than in the fourth quarter of 2019. That represented nearly 18% of the nationwide increase, flowing into a state with 12% of the country’s population. A lot of that money surely went to one part of the state in particular — the tech-centric San Jose-San Francisco area, which already had the highest per-capita personal income of any combined statistical area in the U.S. in 2019 (the 2020 sub-state numbers aren’t out yet, and there is no quarterly data). But that’s been enough to boost the state as a whole up the per-capita income ranks, from 13th a decade ago to sixth in the second quarter of this year, behind the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

Interestingly, all those places except Connecticut also saw healthy growth in per-capita personal income over the course of the pandemic despite weak GDP performance. State GDP estimates are meant to measure where economic activity happens; the personal income numbers reflect where the people benefiting from that economic activity live. They do not include capital gains, so the riches that the past year’s boom in internet-related initial public offerings showered upon venture capitalists, company founders and early employees don’t show up directly — meaning that California’s personal income numbers may sharply underrepresent how much richer the state has gotten. But personal income does factor in dividends, interest, rent and proprietors’ income, so the surprisingly quick financial recovery from the pandemic boosted incomes in places where asset owners congregate. Rich places, that is.

Government aid was a big factor, too. The country’s poorest state, Mississippi, saw the sixth-sharpest per-capita income gain, 36% of which was accounted for by what the BEA calls “other personal current transfer receipts.” In the first quarter, when most of the $1,400-per-person American Rescue Plan payments went out, that share was 82%. Even in far-richer California, unemployment insurance payments accounted for 27% of the income gains.

Another important element in per-capita incomes is population, which in California has fallen by 151,929 people since the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the BEA’s estimates. This doesn’t change the overall picture much, although on a non-per-capita basis South Dakota edges out California 8.9% to 8.6%. Unsurprisingly, South Dakota’s income gains came chiefly from farm earnings, although the state’s rising profile as a tax haven for the very rich can’t have hurt, either. 

All of these measures, meanwhile, paint a very different picture from the jobs data that — in part because it’s so much more frequently updated — has informed most of our understanding of the pandemic’s economic impact. As of August (national jobs data for September came out Friday, but state numbers won’t be available till Oct. 22), every state but Idaho and Utah still had fewer nonfarm payroll jobs than it had before the pandemic, with California and New York shedding the most in raw numbers (1 million and 875,500 respectively) and Hawaii and New York the most in percentage terms.

That economic activity and incomes have held up so much better than jobs is testimony to the strange contours of the pandemic recession, which effectively bypassed sectors of the economy that didn’t require much in-person interaction and was met with an unprecedented scale of government aid. Low-wage workers in big, rich cities seem to have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s employment declines because their jobs did require in-person interaction, but because of their low wages they don’t have a big effect on aggregate GDP or personal income. And because of the many federal aid programs they’re not in as much distress as the job-loss numbers indicate.

None of this is to say that the jobs numbers should be ignored. They’re still the timeliest and probably the best measure of regional economic trends. But they’re not the only one, and GDP and personal income point to the continuing strengths of some states that have been hammered on the jobs side.

Caltrans projected to break ground on wildlife bridge over 101 Freeway in January 2022

How many homeless could be helped with $87 million?  How many affordable and low cost housing could be created with $87 million?  Think crime fighting or firefighting could use $87 million?  Yet, Sacramento Democrats have decided to help spend $87 million to build a bridge from one side of the 101 freeway to the other so animals can cross the bridge.  No, this is not a chicken joke where you ask why did the chicken cross the road?  This is real—Sacramento Democrats actually believe animals are literate and can read a sign that says, “Bridge crossing here”.  We can’t teach third graders to red, but government will get a mountain lion to read Shakespeare.

“Caltrans expects to break ground early next year for an $87-million wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills that experts say is critical to help save an isolated population of mountain lions in the region from extinction.

The bridge at Liberty Canyon, which has been a dream of conservationists for years, will allow mountain lions and other species to cross safely over a busy eight-lane stretch of the freeway used by an estimated 300,000 vehicles a day, officials said.

Note they know how many cars go past this section of freeway each day—not a word about the number of animals that would cross the bridge?  12, 50 or 1,000’s?  This is an example of the craziness of California—animals before people.

Caltrans projected to break ground on wildlife bridge over 101 Freeway in January 2022

By Laura Anaya-Morga, LA Times,  10/9/21   

Caltrans expects to break ground early next year for an $87-million wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills that experts say is critical to help save an isolated population of mountain lions in the region from extinction.

The bridge at Liberty Canyon, which has been a dream of conservationists for years, will allow mountain lions and other species to cross safely over a busy eight-lane stretch of the freeway used by an estimated 300,000 vehicles a day, officials said.

When completed, the 200-foot-long, 165-foot-wide wildlife bridge will be the largest of its kind in the world, officials said. The project is being backed by a number of public and private organizations including the California Department of Transportation and the National Wildlife Federation, officials said.

The project will likely go out to bid next month with construction set to begin in late January, said Sheik Moinuddin, a Caltrans project manager. The project will be divided into two phases, the first will cover the area across the 101 Freeway and the second will cover the two-lane stretch across Agoura Road.

Officials noted that it has taken years to raise awareness and the money to make the project a reality.

“This is an unprecedented project that Los Angeles should be incredibly proud of,” said Beth Pratt, regional executive director in California for the National Wildlife Federation who has been working on the project for almost a decade. “Back then it was just an idea.”

The nonprofit federation has managed to raise more than $72 million so far from more than 4,000 private, philanthropic and corporate donors around the world for their #SaveLACougars campaign. Those funds include a $25-million challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation. The federation hopes to raise $6 million more by the end of the year to cover construction costs.

The bridge, which was recently renamed the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, is set to be completed by October 2023, officials said. As envisioned, the bridge will be designed to look like part of the natural landscape with native vegetation and irrigation systems. It will shield animals from the commotion below with sound walls and light deflectors to dampen the effects of the noise and glare of headlights.

The project will set a worldwide model for what is possible in terms of coexistence in urban places between wildlife and humans, Pratt said. The purpose of the bridge is to reverse the effects that fragmented landscapes have had on wildlife, including low genetic diversity and roadkill.

Upon the opening of the bridge, Pratt said she is most excited to see photos of the first animals using it.

“That’s when we’ll know we’ve made the Santa Monica Mountains whole again,” she said.

Who is Really Running the Destroy-America Biden Regime?

Does it really matter, except for curiosity, who is running the regime of the obviously and openly demented Joe Biden?  AOC, Sanders or some crazy from New York.  Could it be Obama, Schumer or Pelosi?

Could it be the real problem is that no one is running the show—go in to see Biden and he will agree with you—regardless of the cost, the lack of common sense or the obvious bottom line of destroying the economy.  I believe Biden is running the nation—but has no idea what he has agreed to or what the costs are.  The only good news is that the 2022 election will turn the nation over to the Republicans—if Biden issues an Executive Order the congressional GOP will sue and overturn it.

Who is Really Running the Destroy-America Biden Regime?

Joan Swirsky, The Post & mail,   10/7/21 

The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. George Soros, hedge-fund billionaire.

In today’s chaotic political landscape, it is obvious that the Democrat Party in power is comprised largely of far-left radicals, many of them shockingly anti-American and predictably anti-Semitic  (as are all deranged leftists).

After all, with Barack Obama, they thought they were significantly closer to their 100-year goal of a socialist-cum-communist America, and believed that “President” Hillary would fulfill their cherished fantasy.

And then along came President Trump to smash that fantasy to smithereens.

When everything the Democrats tried to sabotage President Trump failed––the Russian hoax, the Ukraine hoax, the Stormy Daniels hoax, the impeachment fiascos, on and on––they pulled out the Wuhan lab surprise, effectively creating a pandemic.

The result was the entire world isolated in their homes, worldwide economies destroyed, and the unprecedented phenomenon of mail-in ballots, which essentially insured that the voter fraud Democrats are so famous for––ACORN, anyone?, and the Dominion voting machines used in “elections” in Venezuela and other banana republics to insure the desired outcomes––would succeed as it had in the past.

And it did. Today, however, with audits being conducted in every significant state, that colossal voter fraud is being proven…stay tuned! And with the arrest of Hillary’s lawyer, Democrats are also looking at the coming arrests of all those higher-ups who colluded in the criminal anti-Trump effort, including Ms. Hillary herself!     

THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS AFTER THE FRAUDULENT ELECTION

In less time than a normal human pregnancy, putative president Biden managed to accomplish the following:

And that’s the short list!

SO, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THIS CATASTROPHE?

Is it Barack Obama? As writer Steve Weinstein spells out, Obama always had a lazy disregard for the tough work, and as we can see to this very day, is far more interested in displaying the conspicuous consumption that is part and parcel of his nouveau-riche persona than in the gritty fray of politics.

Is it Susan Rice? For sure, a reliable functionary and skilled to the nth degree at lying through her teeth, but with zero evidence of being a strategic thinker.

Is it Ron Klain? A clever guy, now Biden’s Chief of Staff, but more adept at managing a clearly diminished and doddering POTUS than orchestrating the complexities of an attempted coup d’état.

Is it Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s first Chief of Staff, or David Axelrod, the chief strategist of Obama’s two presidential campaigns? Clearly not, since neither was even invited to his lavish birthday party in August of 2021 at the Obama’s $15M waterfront mansion on Martha’s Vineyard ––although Jay Z and Beyoncé were among other very important people who were invited.

Is it Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longtime senior advisor? She certainly has the brains, ability to think strategically, and fidelity to leftist ideology. She simply doesn’t have the burning hatred it requires to work so diligently for America’s downfall.

Is it Nancy Pelosi? Just the other day, the House Speaker twice referred to the president as Obama. Highly unlikely that this addled octogenarianis calling any shots! In fact, she can hardly cope with the far-left flank of her own Party. But she was certainly not too addled a few weeks ago to meet with the guy (and his son) who bankrolls her agenda and tells her what to do.

Is it Joe Biden himself? There are more than 330-million Americans who have eyes and ears to make that determination. In my opinion, not one of that massive number of people believes that the intellectually––and now cognitively––limited Joe Biden manages more than barely getting through the day.

Is it China’s leader, Xi Jinping, or Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin? It is certainly possible that they are colluding with each other against America, and even “speaking with” those who are directing things from the Oval Office. But both are too busy running their own massive countries to manage toppling a colossus like the U.S.A., especially when things are going so well in the direction they desire.

WHO THEN?

There are only two people, I believe, who qualify as possible candidates for choreographing the massive coup attempt currently taking place before our eyes. Both have spoken of their contempt ––if not searing hatred––for America, and both have tried mightily over decades to bring down our country. And, most important, both have the brains and power and track records to place them in frontrunner contention.

The first is Bill Ayers, now 76 and a retired professor of education at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. Ayers gained early fame when he founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group that sought to overthrow America, and conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol, and the Pentagon, et al) during the 1960s and 1970s.

In an early eighties interview, Ayers remembered his reaction upon learning that because of government overreach he would not be prosecuted for a Weather Underground bombing spree that killed a policeman. “Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,” he exulted.

After that, he joined his version of mainstream society as a professor but was far from through with far-left politics.

In 1995, when Barack Obama was running for state senator in Illinois, Ayers held a fundraiser in his living room––while both insisted that they only knew each other casually. In fact, their cozy relationship had been public knowledge in Chicago for years.

And when prolific journalist and author Jack Cashill wrote Deconstructing Obama––based on his exquisite forensic analysis of Ayers’ former writings––he made an airtight case that it was Ayers who actually wrote Obama’s two bestsellers: Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

According to blogger Bernie Quigley, Obama and Bill Ayers were “together from the beginning” [of Obama’s political career]. When Obama met with Ayers at “the salon gatherings of Chicago’s Beautiful People,” he added, “it was the kickoff of a political career which would lead, potentially, in little over a decade, from the house of the most notorious of the violent Amerika-hating revolutionaries from the ’60s still alive, Bill Ayers and [his wife and fellow terrorist] Bernadine Dohrn, to the White House.”

In fact, Quigley writes, between 1995 and 1999, Obama led the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) that Ayers founded––“a program that called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism.’

So, what is Bill Ayers doing now? For one thing, lamenting on his blog the deaths of his fellow terrorists. And last year, upon observing the violence and destruction wrought by Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Portland and Kenosha, he remarked: “Am I the only one, or do you feel eerily that we’re living in Kansas, 1859 ––[when Kansans engaged in a violent guerrilla war between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces which contributed to the coming Civil War]––and that tensions are boiling over, but only years later will people say, ‘Yes, the Civil War began there and then?’”

Clearly not through with politics, is Ayers now whispering into the ears of Joe Biden’s handlers exactly what to do to bring down America? He certainly seems a viable candidate to me.

WHO ELSE?

The second––and most likely––candidate is George Soros, now 91, the still active and vital hedge-fund billionaire whose brilliance is undisputed, whose political involvement and effectiveness in world affairs is second to none, who is considered both indispensable and formidable to his fans and terrifying to his adversaries, and whose financial resources are unlimited.

In a 2018, the editors at David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks wrote an exhaustive, riveting, must-read study of Soros, entitled: Who is George Soros and Why He Hates America. I urge everyone to read this article because it demonstrates the passion, the ideology, and––as the crime shows emphasize, the means, motives, and opportunity––that George Soros has had to pour his heart and soul and massive amounts of money into transforming America from a Democratic Republic into the ideals of his Open Society Foundations, founded in 1993. Those ideals are:

  • The diminution of American power.
  • The subjugation of American sovereignty in favor of global governance.
  • The implementation of redistributive economic policies—both within the U.S. and across national borders.”  

The breadth, depth––the sheer magnitude––of what Soros has accomplished, worldwide, since he got deeply involved in politics in the mid-1980s, is breathtaking. “My spending rose from $3 million in 1987 to more than $300 million a year by 1992,” he said.

Imagine what it is today!

The above-cited article called Soros “one of the most politically powerful individuals on earth. Since the mid-1980s, he has used his immense influence to help reconfigure the political landscapes of several countries around the world—in some cases playing a key role in toppling regimes that had held the reins of government for years, even decades.” Not to omit that, famously, Soros broke the bank of England, raking in more than a billion bucks in the deal.

 Vis à vis the United States, a strong case can be made for the claim “that Soros today affects American politics and culture more profoundly that any other living person.”

As of 2018, the OSF’s total assets exceeded $1.9 billion. Each year, the Foundations award scores of millions of dollars in grants to over 206 U.S. organizations, which, among other things:

  • Depict America as a nation whose enduring racism must be counterbalanced by racial and ethnic preferences in favor of nonwhites,
  • Disparage capitalism while promoting a dramatic expansion of social-welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes,
  • Promote open borders, mass immigration, a watering down of current immigration laws, increased rights, and benefits for illegal aliens, and ultimately amnesty,
  • Assert that virtually all American military actions are unwarranted and immoral,
  • Exhort the U.S. and Israel to negotiate with, and to make concessions to, Arab terrorist groups and regimes that have pledged to destroy America and Israel alike,
  • On and on and on.

AN OVER-ARCHING VISION

Among the central political ideas that unite Democrats––and certainly energize whoever is running the show––is the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Begun in 1966 and flourishing to this day, the founders of this plan, both from Columbia University, loathed America and insisted that capitalism could be collapsed by overloading the government with financial demands that could never be met.

Or as writer Jeff M. Lewis explains in “They Intend to Destroy America,” the plan is to “overload the American public welfare system and create a crisis that will bankrupt the nation, leaving no choice but to adopt a socialist/communist system of government.“

Cloward and Piven also formed voter-fraud schemes like Project Vote, ACORN, etc., still extant only with different names. And surprise, surprise––ACORN’s lawyer was none other than Barack Obama. Birds of a feather, and all that.

Their vision is exactly what we are witnessing today with the mad rush of hundreds of thousands illegal aliens pouring over our southern borders and being secretly ferreted to American cities, all with the promise of free everything––food, housing, medical care, education, even drivers’ licenses! And all with the implicit directive to Vote Democrat!

At the same time, we have the discredited “expert” on all things corona virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, insisting on what Senator Ron Johnson (R-MN) calls the “totalitarian biomedical security state of forced vaccination.”

We also have:

A Cloward-Piven dream come true! Unsustainable debt, thousands more American streets becoming tent cities of the homeless, sick, hungry, addicted; rising unemployment, a compromised healthcare system, a drastically weakened military, an immobilized populace, a reviled education system, and that is the short list!

Ruth S. King––writer, editor, and international blogger––sees not only a coup, but an authentic insurrection: “When the established government does not recognize dissidents and calls them “domestic terrorists” and limits their speech, controls the media, alters the language, denies legitimate history, trashes tradition and culture, erases national borders, blurs the role of the military, destroys the canons of education, science and medicine, and uses the powers of government to spy on its citizens–that is an insurrection.”

And who is orchestrating this last-gasp attempt of the Left? Isn’t it obvious?

Joan Swirsky is a New York-based journalist and author. Her website is www.joanswirsky.com

Port of Los Angeles to move to 24/7 service to address supply chain bottlenecks

Boats are lined up in the ocean off of Los Angeles for miles.  I will take weeks for those already near L.A. to reach port and be able to offload.  Of course, thanks to AB 5 many of the truckers will be gone—going to other States in order to work without being forced to sell out to giant corporations and pay bribes to unions if they want to work,

““The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

It only took Biden eight months to destroy the supply chain of gods from around the world—and our exporting of goods made here.  No wonder inflation is at a seven year record high—and the shelves of retailers and grocery stores are partially empty.

Port of Los Angeles to move to 24/7 service to address supply chain bottlenecks

By Alex Gangitano, The Hill, – 10/13/21   

The Port of Los Angeles will move to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to try to address global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.

“The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

The announcements come ahead of President Biden’s meeting on Wednesday with stakeholders, including Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, to discuss collective efforts to address global transportation supply chain bottlenecks.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has made a commitment to staffing 24/7, and the terminal operators in the port will be responsible for booking the cargo movements in the off-hours.

“Labor has pledged that they’ll be there,” the official said.

The port of Long Beach has been working 24/7 for the past three weeks, the official said.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach represent 40 percent of all containers that enter the country, and the U.S. has seen a record 30 percent increase in import and export containers in the first six months of this year compared to last year, according to the White House.

Overall, U.S. ports have had a record inbound throughput this year, which is up about 18 percent.  

“We should recognize that it takes effort to ramp up to 24/7 operations. But what we have with this announcement is a very strong signal to the rest of the goods movement chain that these ports are open for business, they’ll operate around the clock. It’s time for the rest of the goods chain to do that,” the official said.

The Port of Los Angeles will move to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to try to address global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.

“The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

The announcements come ahead of President Biden’s meeting on Wednesday with stakeholders, including Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, to discuss collective efforts to address global transportation supply chain bottlenecks.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has made a commitment to staffing 24/7, and the terminal operators in the port will be responsible for booking the cargo movements in the off-hours.

“Labor has pledged that they’ll be there,” the official said.

The port of Long Beach has been working 24/7 for the past three weeks, the official said.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach represent 40 percent of all containers that enter the country, and the U.S. has seen a record 30 percent increase in import and export containers in the first six months of this year compared to last year, according to the White House.

Overall, U.S. ports have had a record inbound throughput this year, which is up about 18 percent.  

“We should recognize that it takes effort to ramp up to 24/7 operations. But what we have with this announcement is a very strong signal to the rest of the goods movement chain that these ports are open for business, they’ll operate around the clock. It’s time for the rest of the goods chain to do that,” the official said.

California appellate court overturns fracking ban in Monterey

Chevron has spent millions’ on studies, reports and legal fees, for the right to do business in the Monterey area.  In the end it is the consumer that pays for it—and we pay twice.  Once for the company to defend its constitutional rights—and as taxpayers for government trying to kill the economy and make the cost of energy and gas skyrocket.  We are the losers of this radical takeover of government.

““If a local regulation conflicts with a state law, the local regulation exceeds the local entity’s power,” wrote Justice Franklin Elia on behalf of the unanimous panel in the Sixth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals. 

The judgment effectively dooms Measure Z, which was passed in 2016 with 56% of Monterey County voters approving of the ballot measure. The policy sought to ban fracking, a method of oil and gas extraction where liquid is injected into the substrate of the earth to create enough pressure to withdraw fossil fuels from the rock layers. 

The smarter thing for Chevron is to close all its California facilities and stop selling in California—and get the other oil companies to leave the State.  Watch as California collapses as oil and other businesses leave the State.

California appellate court overturns fracking ban in Monterey

A California state appellate court awarded a victory to Chevron and other oil companies, saying a ban on fracking in Monterey County exceeded the local jurisdiction’s authority.

Matthew Renda, Courthousenews,  10/12/21   

 (CN) — A California appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Monterey County measure banning oil and gas extraction was preempted by state law, meaning oil and gas companies can continue fracking in the region.

“If a local regulation conflicts with a state law, the local regulation exceeds the local entity’s power,” wrote Justice Franklin Elia on behalf of the unanimous panel in the Sixth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals. 

The judgment effectively dooms Measure Z, which was passed in 2016 with 56% of Monterey County voters approving of the ballot measure. The policy sought to ban fracking, a method of oil and gas extraction where liquid is injected into the substrate of the earth to create enough pressure to withdraw fossil fuels from the rock layers. 

The method of extraction has proved controversial around the United States, but took on an added dimension in Monterey County due to the local drought. Protect Monterey County, the organization that appealed a trial court’s earlier decision to revoke Measure Z due to preemption, said it was necessary to protect the county’s water supply, which is diminished in part due to new regulations that limit the region’s ability to take surface water from the Carmel River. 

Paula Getzelman, a vineyard owner who helped found Protect Monterey County, said fracking endangered the two most important industries that also depend on water — agriculture and tourism. 

“We would like protections for agriculture, tourism and the health and well-being of our residents,” she told Monterey County Weekly in 2016.  “If we weren’t able to get those from state regulatory agencies and our board of supervisors, we felt the people deserve to have the opportunity to deal with it at the voter level.”

The appellate court made it clear that Protect Monterey County will have to take their argument against fracking to Sacramento, where the oil industry and its extraction methods are regulated by the state legislature.

Local entities have the right to pass land use and zoning laws that regulate or restrict certain commercial activities, including oil and gas extraction, but it has no power to regulate the manner in which the oil is extracted, due to preemption rules, the court said. 

“The fact that state law leaves room for some local regulation of oil drilling, such as zoning regulations identifying where oil drilling will be permitted in a locality, does not mean that the county has the authority to ban all new wells and all wastewater injection under Measure Z,” Elia wrote.

After the measure passed, Chevron, which is the largest oil extraction operator on the San Ardo Field, sued with another plaintiff, Aera Energy.

San Ardo Field is located in south Monterey County, about 30 miles north of Paso Robles and 20 miles south of King City.

The San Ardo Field was discovered in 1947. It is the 13th largest oil field in California and the 46th largest in the United States. The oil is “heavy” and has the consistency of ketchup, but steam injections heat the oil, making for easier extraction.

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Chevron is the largest operator on the site, producing about 11,000 barrels of oil per day. An oil well at the San Ardo Field typically draws about 10 to 20 times as much water as oil, and in 2006 Chevron built a reverse osmosis facility to purify 45,000 barrels of water a day.

About 75 percent of the water is sent to recharge basins, where it slowly drains back into the aquifer through a series of constructed wetlands. The remaining water is concentrated brine and is pumped deep underground.

Not all entities were in favor of the fracking ban, including the San Ardo Union Elementary School District, which collects proceeds from the oil extracted in the region and uses it to supplement its budget.

“There’s a lot of poverty in the area,” superintendent Catherine Reimer told Courthouse News in 2016 when the lawsuit was filed.

For now, opponents of Measure Z will not have to worry about its implementation in the near term. 

Racist Roots of Ethnic Studies

Critical Race Theory is taught on the basis that having white DNA proves you are a racist.  It teaches that being a Jew proves you hate black people and take economic advantage of Muslims, Arabs.  It teaches that Israel wants to blow up all the Arab nations.  This could have been created by the KKK—instead it was created by Progressive bigots and haters.

“Those who opposed AB 331 note that “ethnic studies” divides the people into “us and them.” Jewish organizations protested the anti-Semitic content. The authors of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) removed their names and founded the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute, and their curriculum “is expected to be even more anti-Semitic than the original ESMC.” As Grimes shows, this is hardly the only problem. 

The curriculum was already implemented at a Salinas high school, and samples include: “Intro to Critical Consciousness: The Biological Fallacy of Race and its Social Construction as a Tool of Ideological Oppression”; “Reclaiming Race As a Space of People of Color Empowerment in the 1960s—Today: Black Power, Red Power, Brown Power, Yellow Power, White Allies in Solidarity”; “Ethnic Studies Saves Lives,” and so on. This is nothing more than caustic political indoctrination based on racist junk-thought with deeper roots than embattled parents might suspect. 

The is no a “race” curriculum—it is a hate curriculum, meant to divide and isolate people, make folks distrust people of other races—it will, in the end, create what Farrakhan, Don Lemon, Barack Obama, Joy Reid have wanted for a generation—a RACE WAR.

Racist Roots of Ethnic Studies

Government schools are much worse than parents imagine.

Lloyd Billingsley, American Greatness, 10/12/21 

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 101, authored by Riverside and support blowing up Arab nations.Democrat Jose Medina and cosponsored by the California Teachers Association (CTA), which mandates one “ethnic studies” course for graduation from high school beginning in 2030. Newsom had previously rejected AB 331, a similar bill by Medina, because it was “insufficiently balanced and inclusive.” For Katy Grimes of the California Globe, the revamped AB 101 “is not any of those things,” and ethnic studies is not an academic discipline. 

Those who opposed AB 331 note that “ethnic studies” divides the people into “us and them.” Jewish organizations protested the anti-Semitic content. The authors of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) removed their names and founded the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute, and their curriculum “is expected to be even more anti-Semitic than the original ESMC.” As Grimes shows, this is hardly the only problem. 

The curriculum was already implemented at a Salinas high school, and samples include: “Intro to Critical Consciousness: The Biological Fallacy of Race and its Social Construction as a Tool of Ideological Oppression”; “Reclaiming Race As a Space of People of Color Empowerment in the 1960s—Today: Black Power, Red Power, Brown Power, Yellow Power, White Allies in Solidarity”; “Ethnic Studies Saves Lives,” and so on. This is nothing more than caustic political indoctrination based on racist junk-thought with deeper roots than embattled parents might suspect. 

Jose Medina is a former teacher of “Chicano Studies,” a form of indoctrination based on The Cosmic Race (La Raza Cosmica) by influential Mexican educator and presidential candidate José Vasconcelos. According to the cosmic racist Vasconcelos, the Ibero-American race is destined to surpass all the others. The black race, “eager for sensual joy, intoxicated with dances and unbridled lust,” will fade away. So will the “Mongol” with his slanted eyes and lack of boldness for new enterprises. The “Indian” is simply inferior,  while the “white” race ranks at the bottom for Vasconcelos.

Vasconcelos does not include those whites from the Iberian peninsula of Europe. As the razaist contends, “any teacher can corroborate that the children and youths descended from Sandinavians, Dutch and English found in North American universities are much slower, and almost dull, compared with the mestizo children and youths from south.” Such is the erudition of Vasconcelos, but there is more to the man. 

Back in the mid-1940s, when those inferior Yankee “anglos” were tangling with National Socialist Germany, Vasconcelos was editing the pro-Nazi Timon magazine. For Mexican-American Communist Bert Corona, Vasconcelos was a fascist and his racial theories a brand of the racial superiority theory supported by Hitler. Vasconcelos’ razaismo never caught on in Latin America but in 1979 the Chicano Studies department at Cal State Los Angeles republished The Cosmic Race in a bilingual edition. 

The ideas of a racist Nazi collaborator are the core curriculum of Chicano studies, now part of the ethnic studies curriculum soon to be a requirement for high school graduation in California. This racist indoctrination is hardly the extent of parents’ woes. 

Back in 2012, Larry Sand outlined the case of Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, who masturbated in class, fed children cookies laced with his semen, and so forth. This went on for years as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) looked the other way. 

An elementary school teacher since 1979, Berndt was arrested in 2012 and in 2013 drew a sentence of 25 years in prison. Dozens of students filed lawsuits and the LAUSD paid a settlement of nearly $140 million. As government likes to say, your tax dollars at work. The case prompted state senator Alex Padilla to author SB 1530, aimed at streamlining the lengthy and complicated process of firing abusive teachers. 

The California Teachers Association opposed the measure as “teacher bashing,” cumbersome and even “un-American,” and Padilla’s bill never got out of committee. As Sand noted, “apparently none of the committee Democrats had the sense to ask how protecting children from pedophiles amounts to ‘teacher-bashing.’”

The CTA, a protector of sexual predators, now co-sponsors Jose Medina’s racist ethnic studies, soon to be required for graduation. Such is the injustice inherent in the government k-12 education system, a collective farm of ignorance, failure, and outright indoctrination. The time is right to boycott the schools, and as Ben Boychuk explains, it is possible to gain some victories within the system. On the other hand, with racist indoctrination prevailing, the time has come to depart.

The pandemic reinforced the value of home schooling and the G.I. Bill models a system in which the dollars follow the scholars, not the bureaucracy. If parents, students, and politicians are serious about reform, they need to promote full educational choice for all students as a matter of basic civil rights. 

Racist Roots of Ethnic Studies

Critical Race Theory is taught on the basis that having white DNA proves you are a racist.  It teaches that being a Jew proves you hate black people and take economic advantage of Muslims, Arabs.  It teaches that Israel wants to blow up all the Arab nations.  This could have been created by the KKK—instead it was created by Progressive bigots and haters.

“Those who opposed AB 331 note that “ethnic studies” divides the people into “us and them.” Jewish organizations protested the anti-Semitic content. The authors of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) removed their names and founded the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute, and their curriculum “is expected to be even more anti-Semitic than the original ESMC.” As Grimes shows, this is hardly the only problem. 

The curriculum was already implemented at a Salinas high school, and samples include: “Intro to Critical Consciousness: The Biological Fallacy of Race and its Social Construction as a Tool of Ideological Oppression”; “Reclaiming Race As a Space of People of Color Empowerment in the 1960s—Today: Black Power, Red Power, Brown Power, Yellow Power, White Allies in Solidarity”; “Ethnic Studies Saves Lives,” and so on. This is nothing more than caustic political indoctrination based on racist junk-thought with deeper roots than embattled parents might suspect. 

The is no a “race” curriculum—it is a hate curriculum, meant to divide and isolate people, make folks distrust people of other races—it will, in the end, create what Farrakhan, Don Lemon, Barack Obama, Joy Reid have wanted for a generation—a RACE WAR.

Racist Roots of Ethnic Studies

Photo courtesy [email protected], flickr

Government schools are much worse than parents imagine.

Lloyd Billingsley, American Greatness, 10/12/21 

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 101, authored by Riverside and support blowing up Arab nations.Democrat Jose Medina and cosponsored by the California Teachers Association (CTA), which mandates one “ethnic studies” course for graduation from high school beginning in 2030. Newsom had previously rejected AB 331, a similar bill by Medina, because it was “insufficiently balanced and inclusive.” For Katy Grimes of the California Globe, the revamped AB 101 “is not any of those things,” and ethnic studies is not an academic discipline. 

Those who opposed AB 331 note that “ethnic studies” divides the people into “us and them.” Jewish organizations protested the anti-Semitic content. The authors of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) removed their names and founded the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute, and their curriculum “is expected to be even more anti-Semitic than the original ESMC.” As Grimes shows, this is hardly the only problem. 

The curriculum was already implemented at a Salinas high school, and samples include: “Intro to Critical Consciousness: The Biological Fallacy of Race and its Social Construction as a Tool of Ideological Oppression”; “Reclaiming Race As a Space of People of Color Empowerment in the 1960s—Today: Black Power, Red Power, Brown Power, Yellow Power, White Allies in Solidarity”; “Ethnic Studies Saves Lives,” and so on. This is nothing more than caustic political indoctrination based on racist junk-thought with deeper roots than embattled parents might suspect. 

Jose Medina is a former teacher of “Chicano Studies,” a form of indoctrination based on The Cosmic Race (La Raza Cosmica) by influential Mexican educator and presidential candidate José Vasconcelos. According to the cosmic racist Vasconcelos, the Ibero-American race is destined to surpass all the others. The black race, “eager for sensual joy, intoxicated with dances and unbridled lust,” will fade away. So will the “Mongol” with his slanted eyes and lack of boldness for new enterprises. The “Indian” is simply inferior,  while the “white” race ranks at the bottom for Vasconcelos.

Vasconcelos does not include those whites from the Iberian peninsula of Europe. As the razaist contends, “any teacher can corroborate that the children and youths descended from Sandinavians, Dutch and English found in North American universities are much slower, and almost dull, compared with the mestizo children and youths from south.” Such is the erudition of Vasconcelos, but there is more to the man. 

Back in the mid-1940s, when those inferior Yankee “anglos” were tangling with National Socialist Germany, Vasconcelos was editing the pro-Nazi Timon magazine. For Mexican-American Communist Bert Corona, Vasconcelos was a fascist and his racial theories a brand of the racial superiority theory supported by Hitler. Vasconcelos’ razaismo never caught on in Latin America but in 1979 the Chicano Studies department at Cal State Los Angeles republished The Cosmic Race in a bilingual edition. 

The ideas of a racist Nazi collaborator are the core curriculum of Chicano studies, now part of the ethnic studies curriculum soon to be a requirement for high school graduation in California. This racist indoctrination is hardly the extent of parents’ woes. 

Back in 2012, Larry Sand outlined the case of Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, who masturbated in class, fed children cookies laced with his semen, and so forth. This went on for years as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) looked the other way. 

An elementary school teacher since 1979, Berndt was arrested in 2012 and in 2013 drew a sentence of 25 years in prison. Dozens of students filed lawsuits and the LAUSD paid a settlement of nearly $140 million. As government likes to say, your tax dollars at work. The case prompted state senator Alex Padilla to author SB 1530, aimed at streamlining the lengthy and complicated process of firing abusive teachers. 

The California Teachers Association opposed the measure as “teacher bashing,” cumbersome and even “un-American,” and Padilla’s bill never got out of committee. As Sand noted, “apparently none of the committee Democrats had the sense to ask how protecting children from pedophiles amounts to ‘teacher-bashing.’”

The CTA, a protector of sexual predators, now co-sponsors Jose Medina’s racist ethnic studies, soon to be required for graduation. Such is the injustice inherent in the government k-12 education system, a collective farm of ignorance, failure, and outright indoctrination. The time is right to boycott the schools, and as Ben Boychuk explains, it is possible to gain some victories within the system. On the other hand, with racist indoctrination prevailing, the time has come to depart.

The pandemic reinforced the value of home schooling and the G.I. Bill models a system in which the dollars follow the scholars, not the bureaucracy. If parents, students, and politicians are serious about reform, they need to promote full educational choice for all students as a matter of basic civil rights. 

Anti-Mask Group ‘Let Them Choose’ Sues San Diego Unified Over Vaccine Mandate

Airline pilots on strike.  Nurses and truck drivers on strike.  Our Ports are backed up for weeks.  Parents are recalling school board members throughout the Stat—and now the lawsuits have started.

“Board President Richard Barrera said, “As a district, we are obligated to make our schools as safe as possible for the students we are trusted to care for and educate, as well as for our dedicated educators and staff members. The science is clear. Vaccines are absolutely essential when it comes to protecting students and staff, and the whole community, against COVID-19.”

Let Them Choose says the district lacks the authority to implement a vaccine mandate, which the group says is “unnecessary, unlawful, violates students’ right to in-person education, and discriminates between persons.”

If the school board really believed this and was honest, they would sign a liability agreement with the parents saying the school district takes FULL financial and health care responsibility for the mandate.  Otherwise, this is just a scam to force kids to be guinea pigs for Biden and the drug companies.

Anti-Mask Group ‘Let Them Choose’ Sues San Diego Unified Over Vaccine Mandate

by Elizabeth Ireland, Times of San Diego,  10/12/21 

A local parents’ group sued the San Diego Unified School District Tuesday to block the district’s recently approved COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff and students over 16.

Let Them Choose — whose stated mission is “to protect families’ rights to make personal medical decisions and students’ right to an in-person education” — alleges the district’s vaccine mandate plan approved last month will harm unvaccinated children who will be excluded from the classroom.

The plan requires that all students over age 16 receive their second vaccine dose no later than Dec. 20. Unvaccinated students 16 years or older will be required to take part in remote learning via independent study. The district’s plan allows for medical exemptions to the mandate, but not religious or personal belief exemptions.

“Keeping healthy children out of the classroom is contrary to California law, is not necessary to reduce cases of COVID-19 in schools, and is not in the best interest of students, parents, or school districts,” the complaint states.

Representatives from the school district were not immediately available for comment on the lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court.

The district’s Board of Education unanimously approved the mandate.

The school district said in a statement that “strong scientific evidence has shown that vaccinations are an essential part of protecting our communities as we move forward.”

Board President Richard Barrera said, “As a district, we are obligated to make our schools as safe as possible for the students we are trusted to care for and educate, as well as for our dedicated educators and staff members. The science is clear. Vaccines are absolutely essential when it comes to protecting students and staff, and the whole community, against COVID-19.”

Let Them Choose says the district lacks the authority to implement a vaccine mandate, which the group says is “unnecessary, unlawful, violates students’ right to in-person education, and discriminates between persons.”

Let Them Choose is an offshoot of the anti-mask group Let Them Breathe, which sued the state earlier this year to end mask mandates for K-12 students in California. In that case, a judge denied the group’s request last month to block the state from enforcing the mandate.