The Social Credit System is the Elite’s Means of Control

Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich, was the only British minister who resigned over the Munich Agreement of 1938. His autobiography was titled Old Men Forget.

I expect they do, but I remember.

I remember when business, even large business, operated on handshakes without contracts. Business could operate this way because people in those days had good character and integrity. A person who welched on a handshake was finished in business.

I grew up when America was still America. We were taught that you had to be able to look yourself in the mirror every morning. That required that you were truthful and honorable in your relations with others.

Today you can’t look yourself in the mirror unless you have ripped off, to your financial benefit, others. Just read any of the books by Wall Street whistleblowers or government officials about how the system really operates.

Today, lawyers tell me, even iron-clad contracts cannot protect a deal.

Governments confronted with self-serving behavior other than their own are frustrated by the difficulty of organizing people behind the government’s, or its controlling agents’, agendas. China is consolidating control over its population by creating a “Social Credit System.” The Chinese population is monitored in its behavior. A Chinese citizen who disagrees with the government, drinks while driving, or demonstrates any politically or socially undesirable traits and behaviors gets a very low rating that prevents the citizen from traveling abroad, from attending university, from using public transport, or whatever restriction and punishment the government decides to inflict.

This Social Credit System is in the process of being established throughout the Western World It is the hallmark of the Davos World Economic Forum and America’s Department of Homeland Security. Most of America’s global corporations are its champions.

The Social Credit system requires “citizens” to be subservient to government. Such governments are still called “democracies,” but the citizens have no voice. All voices different from the narrative are cancelled.

I do not think the United States as a country can escape this. States with a semi-aware government, such as Florida with Governor DeSantis, have a chance, but past efforts of states to defend their constitutional authority against an invasive federal government have failed.

Notice that the tyrannical Social Credit system is trying to recreate the reliable, predictable old character system, with the difference being that a citizen’s loyalty is not to his character but to the Government’s agenda.

The first step in establishing a Social Credit system is to gain control over the media. This was accomplished during the Clinton regime when six mega-companies were allowed to buy up and concentrate in a few hands 90% of what was an independent media.

The next step is to use fear–9/11, Covid, Russia–to get a fearful and gullible population to agree to the loss of their constitutional protections in order “to be safe.”

Once this is accomplished, there are no constraints on those who wield power. The Constitution becomes a document without authority.

This is precisely the point at which we stand at this moment.

Paul Craig Roberts

Forcing 1 Million Escaped Students Back to the Public School Plantation

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

The Great Public School Exodus, as some are calling it, is transforming the educational system.

As the New York Times recently noted, “America’s public schools have lost at least 1.2 million students since 2020.” School systems in woke states were hardest hit. “New York City, the nation’s largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years” while California lost a quarter of a million students.

The total loss of over a million students leaves public school enrollment at a historic low.

Even while trapped in a failed system, those kids still meant money in the bank for teachers’ unions and the leftist politicians funded by dirty money looted from property taxes. Now that they’re gone, both Democrats and unions want to bring back their property to keep the cash.

Democrats could try to win back the million students and their parents who fled a failing system. They could try to retune schools to better compete with private schools, charters, homeschooling, and other alternative options to the failed public school system.

Otherwise how are you gonna keep ‘em down on the farm now that they’re seen what a  functioning educational system that puts math and science ahead of wokeness looks like?

In the face of parental revolts over efforts to bring graphic sex, racism, and sexual identity grooming into classrooms, Dems could give parents greater control over school curriculums.

Instead they’re trying to destroy any alternative to the system whose teachers fund their party.

Last week, minority parents protested outside the White House against Biden’s new war on charter schools. Even while the media eagerly covered every pro-abortion activist wearing a handmaid costume, 1,000 parents rallying at the White House received virtually no coverage.

Why are minority charter school parents upset?

The Biden administration’s assault on charter schools comes by way of rules which, much like the CDC’s school reopening regulations, were likely written with a great deal of input from the UFT and teachers’ unions, are meant to cut off alternatives to the failed public school system.

After attacking school choice and now charter schools, all that’s left is homeschooling, and educrats have been pushing for “reforms” to crack down or eliminate that option entirely.

Elizabeth Bartholet, the director of Harvard Law’s Child Advocacy Program, described the “homeschooling phenomenon” as a “threat” to society, claiming that conservative parents “homeschool because they want to isolate their children from ideas and values central to our democracy”, “promote racial segregation and female subservience”, and “question science”.

Her paper called for a “presumptive ban on homeschooling, with the burden on parents to demonstrate justification for permission to homeschool.” These views are not fringe.

Other leftist activists are targeting Christian and Jewish religious schools, often under the guise of front groups like the anti-Orthodox Yaffed. Under Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, New York’s Jewish and Catholic schools banded together to resist the leftist assault on their schools.

But the smears and efforts at regulation continue to be mainstreamed among Democrats.

Examples include the “Don’t Say God Bill” (or as its backers call it, Senate Bill S6423 or the Right to Learn Bill) by New York Senator Robert Jackson who boasts of being awarded the highest honor by the United Federation of Teachers which also targets religious schools.

Beyond the obsession with ideological indoctrination, it’s also about following the money.

Teachers’ unions remain a major contributor to Democrat candidates and to the Left’s activist machines, and their members are campaign foot soldiers whose loss would be devastating.

For example, the New York State United Teachers alone accounted for $5.8 million in 2016 spending. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association spent over $35 million in 2020. Beyond that they ran phone banks and got out the vote.

The vast political power bought by teachers’ unions allowed its members to keep schools shut down during the pandemic, destroying the education of an entire generation of students.

The Democrats only forced school reopenings when poll numbers turned catastrophically bad and Virginia turned red. But they still face the problem of over a million missing students.

Enrollment declines also mean that fewer teachers and schools will be needed. And while teachers’ unions routinely fight to minimize class sizes, not because they want to be better teachers, but because they seek to maximize their employment numbers, there’s only so many crooked contracts that can offset a decline of 50,000, let alone 250,000 students.

Unions and Democrats need those kids back in public schools. There’s a lot of money and power riding on it. Declining unions won’t have as much money to give to the Democrats. And fewer teachers will mean less activists manning phone banks or knocking on doors.

Biden is trying to put those escaped students back on the public school plantation where they will be taught nothing except racism and sex, but their bodies will be used to generate cash.

Over the pandemic, white public school enrollment dropped by 8%, while black enrollment only declined by 5%. While black students have fewer options, parents got out when they could. That’s why the Biden administration is going after charter schools, a popular alternative among black parents, and why its allied activists are hitting homeschooling and religious schools.

The common denominator here is getting escaped slaves back to the public school plantation.

Or, as the New York Times puts, “State education officials have appointed a task force to investigate the decline and to try to determine the whereabouts of unaccounted-for students and their reasons for leaving the public school system.” But the reasons are abundantly obvious.

New York took a 6% hit in enrollment, the highest in the country, with California in fourth place, while Florida, Texas and South Dakota had some of the best numbers.

The American Enterprise Institute found that mostly remote schools lost four times as many students as schools that remained mostly in-person. Remote learning was never about public safety, it was one of a million concessions to the corrupt quid-pro-quo influence of unions.

But this was the one that broke the public school system in the only way they care about.

Biden is going to war against parents who opted out of the public school plantation because he and his party desperately need every advantage that they can get in 2022 and 2024. Having already destroyed public education, they’re out to destroy private education too.

Daniel Greenfield

Entitlement May FEEL Good, But It’s Not Good for You

Over the years, I’ve seen many human relationships that are not everything they could be.  Marriages routinely end in chronic dissatisfaction and eventually divorce. More and more I see people treating one another poorly. I suspect that one reason for that is the idea that we all owe one other something. Not because we promised or freely agreed to something. We just owe them, simply for being alive.

People love to hear themselves say, “We all owe each other. We should all love our fellow man, give back and take care of one another before we take care of ourselves.”  On the surface, it sounds quite virtuous to assume each of us owes mankind something. “All for one, and one for all,” right? Well … maybe not so much: Nobody ever stops to think about how dishonest, disingenuous, hypocritical – and patently impossible – that is. The simple fact is that nobody can or will practice it, short of martyrdom or suicide. It’s nothing more than virtue-signaling: “Look at me! See how compassionate I am?”

Other than having the basic concerns for other human beings, how can we actually love everyone in general? How can we love all mankind the same as we love ourselves or the individuals we cherish? And even more importantly, why should we pretend we do? We’re not supposed to discriminate, and I don’t just mean as a legal matter; I mean it psychologically as well. We’re supposed to love everybody the same. We don’t, but we’re supposed to pretend that we do. There’s the hypocrisy. And when you take that idea to heart, you start to assume that everyone owes you the same thing.  It’s only fair, right? Wrong.

In the contemplatory quiet and privacy of counseling sessions, people frequently say to me, “I don’t mean to be unkind or mean, but….” They apologize for their feelings — even to a therapist — despite the fact their feelings are often grounded in reality and fact. I almost always interrupt at this point to say, “Just be honest. Always be honest with yourself. Put the truth first.” With what resources I have, I’m trying to do my part to preserve the minds and psyches of individuals against the onslaught of unearned guilt created by the false idea that we’re all supposed to love everybody. And 100 percent of the time, those counting on you to believe that poppycock are standing ever-vigilant, waiting to file a claim on your storehouse of guilt.

Rise above this scam: You’re not obliged to love anyone. Not even yourself. Of course, if you want a satisfactory life, it’s necessary to love and value yourself. As an extension of loving yourself, you will love — even cherish — significant others whom you choose to bring into your life. It makes rational sense to be open to such emotions, because the experience of loving/valuing and being loved/valued by another can be immensely rewarding, despite the built-in possibility of pain or loss.

But we’ve got to get past this childish fantasy that we’re all supposed to love everyone the same. It doesn’t even make sense on its own terms, so why foist this guilt on others, especially kids? Even in their immaturity, children with whom I have spoken don’t naturally expect everyone to love everyone the same. In fact, before their minds are poisoned by flawed “education” concocted by the government (standing first in line for your guilty handouts, by the way), children are often the most honest ones. But then they are brainwashed with these absurd fantasies, often carrying them into adulthood to perpetuate the myth, indoctrinate others and perhaps even end up, guilt-ridden, in my office.

The simple prescription for a healthy psychological life is to love yourself, and definitely love others — WHEN AND IF they earn it. Never treat your regard for others as an entitlement anyone deserves. And never treat another’s love of you as something you deserve. Being loved is not a birthright. None of us are entitled to anything, other than the right to be left alone to figure out what to do, whom to love, and how to live. I said it before in my second book, “Grow up, America,” and I’m still saying it now.

Michael J. Hurd, Life’s a Beach

Best College Commencement Advice for New Graduates

In the coming weeks, students around the nation will hear their names read aloud, walk across a platform and move their tassels to signify graduation from high school or college. After years of working toward receiving their diploma or degree, they are now off to start a new adventure in their lives.

For many of these graduates, there’s the exhilaration of stepping into a new phase – whether it’s heading off to college or starting their careers. And, for others, there may be the apprehension of not knowing what is next.

As a college president, here are five pieces of advice I have for graduating seniors.

1. Savor the moment.he past few years leading up to graduation weren’t easy. They were probably met with tears, frustration, late nights and struggles. When you walk across the stage, cherish the moment. Recognize everything you went through to get where you are today. You deserve to be acknowledged, so enjoy it.

In a commencement address at Howard University in 2018, Chadwick Boseman, the late award-winning actor, said, “So, savor the taste of your triumphs today. Don’t just swallow the moment whole without digesting what has actually happened here. Look down over what you conquered and appreciate what God has brought you through.

2. Step into the day with gratitude Graduation ceremonies go by quickly. Make sure someone takes photos of you when you walk across the stage and with people who have helped you get there. And, take the time to thank every individual who propelled you to where you are today.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnew

In the coming weeks, students around the nation will hear their names read aloud, walk across a platform and move their tassels to signify graduation from high school or college. After years of working toward receiving their diploma or degree, they are now off to start a new adventure in their lives.

For many of these graduates, there’s the exhilaration of stepping into a new phase – whether it’s heading off to college or starting their careers. And, for others, there may be the apprehension of not knowing what is next.

As a college president, here are five pieces of advice I have for graduating seniors.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …

To: Kaslin

I told my son when he graduated that he may have been at the top of his class but when he starts his new job he will be the least qualified in the company. Of course, I had no idea what I was talking about until reality hit that even the high school drop out there new more about what was going on there. It was a necessary humbling experience. His ego took a huge hit. He became a little wiser that day.

2 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:25:15 PM by Dutch Boy (The only thing worse than having something taken from you is to have it returned broken. )

To: Kaslin

What? #1 and #2 in the excerpt and no “GO WOKE” or “DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH” advice? Something is obviously seriously wrong here.

3 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:29:34 PM by ProtectOurFreedom (Wanting to make America great isn’t an insult unless you’re trying to make it worse! ULTRAMAGA!!)

To: Kaslin

Acquire land. Build a home with great thought. Make those your sole investments. Spend your life fortifying it and becoming self reliant.

4 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:36:11 PM by Born in 1950 (Anti left, nothing else.)

To: Kaslin

“To all you graduates, as you go out in the world, my advice to you is… Don’t go! It’s rough out there. Move back with your parents. Let them worry…”

5 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:41:50 PM by Magnum44 (…against all enemies, foreign and domestic… )

To: Kaslin

Congratulations on placing the cost of your education on the backs of the taxpayers. Guess what you just became?

6 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:43:47 PM by Billthedrill

To: Kaslin

Learn a trade like welding.

s.com …

To: Kaslin

I told my son when he graduated that he may have been at the top of his class but when he starts his new job he will be the least qualified in the company. Of course, I had no idea what I was talking about until reality hit that even the high school drop out there new more about what was going on there. It was a necessary humbling experience. His ego took a huge hit. He became a little wiser that day.

2 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:25:15 PM by Dutch Boy (The only thing worse than having something taken from you is to have it returned broken. )

To: Kaslin

What? #1 and #2 in the excerpt and no “GO WOKE” or “DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH” advice? Something is obviously seriously wrong here.

3 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:29:34 PM by ProtectOurFreedom (Wanting to make America great isn’t an insult unless you’re trying to make it worse! ULTRAMAGA!!)

To: Kaslin

Acquire land. Build a home with great thought. Make those your sole investments. Spend your life fortifying it and becoming self reliant.

4 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:36:11 PM by Born in 1950 (Anti left, nothing else.)

To: Kaslin

“To all you graduates, as you go out in the world, my advice to you is… Don’t go! It’s rough out there. Move back with your parents. Let them worry…”

5 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:41:50 PM by Magnum44 (…against all enemies, foreign and domestic… )

To: Kaslin

Congratulations on placing the cost of your education on the backs of the taxpayers. Guess what you just became?

6 posted on 5/20/2022, 3:43:47 PM by Billthedrill

To: Kaslin

Learn a trade like welding.

KENT INGLE

THIS IS WHAT COMMUNISM LOOKS LIKE

So Biden is going to COMMAND baby formula companies to make more baby formula. If he believes this will work, why did he take so long to do it? It will not work. Baby formula companies don’t need to be commanded to make a profit. The government has screwed things up by creating a labor shortage from its scamdemic, through creating artificial demand via inflation of the currency, from abuse of power by the FDA and many other government-created factors.

THIS IS WHAT COMMUNISM LOOKS LIKE.

Consider the baby formula crisis a taste of what’s to come, not just with baby formula, but with absolutely everything. Unless, of course, we throw the Communists out of office and replace them with people WHO WILL LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Democrats Truly are Evil

I really despise these people. That Democrats are desperate for anything to distract from their failures that they’re willing to lie, cheat and steal is nothing new, but the extent to which they’re taking it is simply vile. They are now blaming anyone who isn’t them for the murder of 10 people in Buffalo, essentially declaring half the country to be violent criminals. That’s evil, but still easier than defending Joe Biden’s record as President.

I don’t want to see those faces on TV and hate them. Chuck Schumer is ugly, sure, but he’s just a d-bag politician. Nancy Pelosi has had so much work done on her face that you almost pity her when you see her, if only for the energy she must exert to fully close her eyes. Biden was always dumb, but the more than sprinkling of dementia has amplified what God neglected to give him in the first place. They and their fellow travelers have always disgusted me, but now it’s beyond that. I simply can’t fathom how a decent human being could do the things they do.

Sure, anyone can slip and do or say something horrible, as humans we all fall short sometimes. But they live there; it’s all they do.

There is nothing about the current Democrat Party that isn’t predicated on lies, jealousy and hatred – all stirred up by them. I couldn’t imagine living life that way, but it really is a bunch of rich people lecturing others about how it’s wrong they don’t have what other rich people have. Those rich people then promise to make those other rich people suffer for their success. It’s truly bizarre.

Somehow, it works. Never underestimate the power of jealousy.

Democrats add in the idea that race is also something to be jealous over – that certain skin colors have it easy. They honestly believe that the kid of a white meth-addicted mother in Appalachia has “white privilege” and the child of Will Smith is oppressed because of things that happened 400 years ago.

OK, those in power don’t “honestly believe” that, they’ve used that power to convince their followers of that, however. They know better, but they also know the power of positions of authority and trust when it comes to “grooming” people to do whatever you want them to do. It’s rather sick.

Joe Biden went to Buffalo and not Waukesha or New York City. The last two attacks were perpetrated by black men who spewed Democrat Party talking points, though with more direct language than the politicians and pundits deliver them. The sentiment was unmistakable, so those attacks had to be swept under the rug.

Same for Laguna Woods out in California. That was a Chinese sympathizer of communism attacking a Taiwanese church. Biden didn’t rush to go out there because Democrats couldn’t use it. Yes, they’re that sick.

The President turned a chance to meet with families in Buffalo into his own personal Wellstone Rally, using a sad occasion when his handlers knew the media would be showing him to give a nakedly political speech, disgusting in its content and full of lies.

It was as gross as Barack Obama’s speech at a memorial for fivw police officers murdered by a Black Lives Matter member, remember that? That was back when Democrats insisted the killer was NOT a member of BLM, that he’d just attended a couple of meetings and events. That just so happened to be how one joined the group, as there were no membership cards or anything, but they decried guilt by association back then. Now, it’s all they have.

The left ignores the parts of the “manifesto” where the killer declares himself on their side, where he attacks Fox, etc. Instead, they focus on “replacement theory,” something they call racist now but proudly bragged about until Saturday afternoon. Once they could weaponize it, they pretended they hadn’t loved or created it. (Seriously, watch this montage to see exactly what I’m talking about.)

These people were all going to hell already for a lot of reasons, now it’s like they’re trying to upgrade their tickets on the express train there to first class.

The funny part is Biden himself admitted the Buffalo killer has mental problems and that we have “enough laws on the books” already to deal with these situations, but that was off teleprompter. His handlers put the exact opposite in his speech, and Ron Burgundy delivered.

The truly dangerous part of the left’s current path of demonizing half the country is someone is going to believe them and do something horrible. There are unstable people in the world and one of them might believe you’re going to start rounding them up. It has happened before when a Bernie Bro tried to kill Republicans. Democrats pretended to care for about 15 minutes, then returned to calling everyone who doesn’t support them Nazis. In a nation of 330 million, it’s bound to happen to them, sooner or later. I hope it doesn’t happen, but if and when it does, I will find it very difficult to give a single damn.

Derek Hunter