A meeting in June, that will be considered
to have gotten “public input” and
to have shown “public support”
Not many people knew of the June 6, 2017 meeting at the Evergreen Lake House – nor did they know of its significance. Questions were not allowed during the meeting, though people were promised that they could ask questions as soon as the formal presentation was over. They were not told that they would be unable to ask any questions in front of other people, but would be broken up into groups after stretching their legs.
The Delphi Method or
This is the Delphi Method, a tactic I have witnessed repeatedly in the Jefferson County Colorado public school district. It is used at almost every one of their public forums and workshops. No matter what the meeting, there is no real input from the public, no answering of questions, no discussion — at the most, people are “given choices” that are already on the table to pick from. It is a tactic meant to keep people from asking any questions that are answered in public, and keep them from having any influence on public opinion and outcomes. The outcome is “predetermined.” No discussion is allowed for others to hear. It is meant to muzzle people and guarantee that those in “control” can bully their own way through.
“The process used to ‘facilitate’ the meeting is called the Delphi Technique. This Delphi Technique was developed by the RAND Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense back in the 1950s. It was originally intended for use as a psychological weapon during the cold war.
“However, it was soon recognized that the steps of Delphi could be very valuable in manipulating ANY meeting toward a predetermined end.” Continue reading →
Our right to own property and be able to make decisions about our own property, is shrinking at an alarming rate. When property rights are destroyed, also destroyed are “free enterprise, the American way of life, and ultimately Freedom itself.”
June 21, 2017, Dr. Michael Coffman died. His passing was a great loss to the battle for our freedom as a nation.
Published on Jul 14, 2017
Dr. Michael Coffman speaks about his new book “Rescuing a Broken America” at Phyllis Schlafly’s 17th annual Eagle Collegians Summit in Washington, D.C.
Introduction to “North Korean Refugee Tells Her Story.”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Said by Ronald Reagan – quotations by Ronald Reagan 40th president of US (1911 – 2004)
We must do our best to stand up for freedom, and protect our children from the “one world” “godless” teachings that are being infused into the minds of students in almost all public schools, and in many private schools — including Christian schools and other religious schools. It begins in nurseries, pre-schools and day-cares – and continues in all forms of public (and even private) education – even at Christian universities and seminaries. The popular media in our country continues the narrative of one world without God.
Eliminate recognition of the existence and intervention of God, and you have totalitarian states.
A friend of mine who escaped Communist China tells a similar story as the young lady from North Korea — this similar story exists across the world — repeated accounts of the fear, brain-washing, and brutality like this young Korean witnessed and experienced as she grew up under Communism in China.
North Korean Refugee Tells Her Story.
Listen to this dear young lady who is a refugee from North Korea. Her account is heartbreaking…and a foreboding warning to us. Centralized control leads to uncontrolled abuses.
Let us begin with a very terse description: Cultural Marxism is a broad term which refers to the advocacy and application of critical theory, and more generally to the cultural, political, and academic influence of certain elements within the contemporary Left.
The roots of Cultural Marxism are to be found in what is commonly known as the Frankfurt School.
The term arose informally to describe the thinkers affiliated, or merely associated with, the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, during the interval period.
Critical of both Capitalism and Soviet Socialism, they sought to address the perceived shortcomings of Classical Marxism in the pursuit of societal change. Their work came to be known as Critical Theory. Continue reading →
My latest Opinion column for the Courier newspapers talks about hypocrisy in our public servants. Complete quotes (condensed here for brevity) can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks:
Selective outrage is all the rage these days. That is, what one group calls outrageous becomes perfectly acceptable behavior — so long as they’re the ones doing it.
Examples of selective outrage abound in places like Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, but we really don’t need to go that far. We can see it right in our own backyard.
Three years ago, Jeffco Public Schools found itself searching for a new leader after the superintendent resigned (and as Secretary of the Board of Education, I had a front-row seat). We hired a national search firm that specializes in public school leaders and, with their assistance, evaluated applicants until there were about half a dozen semifinalists, the identities of whom were contractually confidential. After interviewing each semifinalist, we rated them on a scoresheet provided by the executive search firm. Ultimately, the list of contenders was narrowed down to a single finalist — and that’s when the outrage began. Continue reading →
May 13, 2017/update 12:52 p.m./updated 2017-05-15
THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP ON BLOG 0205–Go to Blog 0205 for background information connected with this article.
Comments about: Common Core and ESSA – and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Common Core was coercively pushed on school districts and states across our country, (using force and threats in addition to bribery) — it was deceptively implemented, keeps growing in its scope, and has not gone away.
Common Core was officially made federal law (ESSA) in December 2015. If Betsy DeVos does not know that, or if she does and is hiding it, she should not be our Education Secretary. We need someone who will honestly and thoroughly champion for local control of education — not just in words, and not just in little parts – but have local control truly be the top priority.
Go to the end of Blog 0205, for some links to other blogs on this website that deal with Common Core. They contain information that will be helpful to people who know nothing about Common Core, and they are also excellent resources for people who have studied Common Core for years.
To learn about those people and organizations pushing Common Core,
the History and goals of Common Core – and its status
Go to Links to blogs, that can be found listed at the end of this article. They give some detailed background, history and goals of Common Core. They are good for beginners, as well as for those of us who have studied Common Core for years. They can be a refresher and can offer new information. Continue reading →
“With President Trump executing missile strikes in Syria and radical Islamic terrorism being as big a threat as it ever has been, we need to understand how these oppressive regimes and extremist ideologies got started and are empowered. Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers who have uncovered the history of the Soviet Union’s meddling in Middle Eastern politics, creating a new enemy for the United States, and have learned that Russia’s continuing alliance with Islamists is forwarding a radical domestic threat in America today.
“Soviet Islam” is the second episode in the five-part “America Under Siege” documentary web-series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode profiles the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society. Continue reading →