RACISM, RIOTS, the ROLE of THE MEDIA and REVOLUTION by Dr. Peter Hammond

RACISM, RIOTS, the ROLE of THE MEDIA and REVOLUTION

“Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.”
Psalm 55:11

Rioters Should Not Be Confused with Protestors

How can violent destructive riots be misrepresented as “protests”? One news headline: “Protestors hurled Rocks and Molotov Cocktails at Police in Philadelphia!” Protests by definition are peaceful. Violence and protests are mutually exclusive. Rioters throwing rocks and “Molotov cocktails” should not by any stretch of the imagination, be misconstrued as “protestors.”
Fuel Bombs are Weapons of War not Placards
Molotov cocktails (also known as petrol bombs, gasoline bombs, fire bombs, or the poor man’s grenade) were first designed and named by the Finnish defenders fighting the Soviet Red Army invasion in the 1939-1940 Winter War. The term “Molotov cocktail” was a pejorative reference to the Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov. The Finns named their napalm-like mixture of petrol, alcohol, with some motor oil added, ignited by a burning cloth/wick held in place by the narrow neck of a glass bottle after the communist deceiver Molotov. The wick was usually soaked in alcohol, or kerosene, then the bottle was hurled at a Soviet tank, or other Red Army vehicle. When the bottle smashed on impact the ensuing cloud of fuel droplets and vapor ignited by the attached burning wick, or rag, caused an immediate fireball followed by spreading flames of the remainder of the ignited fuel.

Mocking Molotov’s Marxist Propaganda
The origin of the name came from the Communist propaganda which Soviet minister Molotov espoused during the Winter War, when he declared that the Soviet bombing missions over Finland were actually “airborne humanitarian food deliveries” for their “starving neighbors!” Therefore, the Finns, sarcastically referred to Soviet cluster bombs as “Molotov bread baskets” and their hand-held bottle firebombs to attack Soviet tanks a “Molotov cocktail” as a drink to go with his “humanitarian food parcels.” The Finnish Origin of the Weapon and Choice of

Name should Expose the Hypocrisy
The historic origin of both the term Molotov cocktail and this napalm-like weapon of war, should shed some light on the disinformation being broadcast about “mostly peaceful protestors!”
Devastation Exposes Deceit

Reportedly, at least 145 cities across the United States of America have been ravaged by violent riots, looting and arson attacks. Literally thousands of businesses have been looted, damaged or destroyed by rioters, arsonists and looters. Fires were set in the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Park in front of the White House. More than 50 secret service agents in Washington D.C. were injured trying to protect the White House from riotous mobs. Facts can really ruin a good media narrative.

Well Organized “Spontaneous” Riots
With literally thousands of businesses devastated and Billions of Dollars’ worth of damage and losses across the United States, the reported narrative of “spontaneous rage” at “police brutality” seems tenuous. Initial reports indicate that there is evidence of orchestration behind the scenes. The sinister Antifa Terrorist movement plainly played a pivotal role. Vladimir Lenin spoke of “constructive chaos” to advance Revolutionary goals. As the National Guard deployed in 23 States and curfews were declared in many cities, the question needs to be asked;

What role has the mainstream mass media played in fanning the flames and pouring fuel on the fires of violent discontent? Selective Outrage
The zoom lens of selective reporting ignores the wide-angle lens of context. Frequently the mainstream mass media misses the big picture. There seems to be a pattern of ignoring terrible atrocities by Marxist Revolutionaries and the ongoing persecution of Christians in Islamic lands. “Whoever says to the guilty, ‘You are innocent,’ will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.” Proverbs 24:24
Atrocities that Do Not Make the News

As a Missionary to persecuted churches for most of the last 40 years, I have walked and worked In the Killing Fields of Mozambique, documenting the burning of Bibles, destruction of churches and massacres of Christians by the Marxist FRELIMO dictatorship. I have served suffering Christians in MPLA controlled Marxist Angola, documenting the destruction of churches, burning of Bibles and murdering of ministers by communist Cuban troops and the Marxists MPLA forces. In Rwanda, I walked knee high and sometimes waist deep in corpses, in churches, interviewing the survivors of the Rwandan Genocide and documenting in my book, Holocaust in Rwanda, the disgraceful roles of the United Nations, the French and Clinton governments, liberal WCC affiliated church leaders and the manipulation of the news media.

Hidden Holocausts and Forgotten Wars
In Sudan, I was eyewitness to the scorched earth, Islamic Jihad genocidal war waged against Christians of South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains. This was documented in Faith Under Fire in Sudan book and in the Sudan: The Hidden Holocaust and Terrorism and Persecution films. Strangely, the secular mass media took little interest in the plight of millions of Christians persecuted in communist and Muslim lands in Africa and Asia. Apparently not all Black lives matter to CNN.
There are Positive Practical and Constructive Ways to Respond to Abuse
Although I have experience artillery, rocket and aerial bombardments at churches I was ministering in, as well as being arrested, abused and incarcerated in communist prisons, I never responded to the atrocities I witnessed, or to the abuse I endured, by advocating, or participating in, violence, or terrorism. No, that is not how Christians respond. I wrote books, helped produce films, gave presentations at churches and conferences, was interviewed on radio and TV programs, testified at International Human Rights conventions and to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C and to members of the British Foreign Office in London.

It is Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness
It is important to pray the Psalms, to take injustices directly to God and seek His intervention. To pray against evil. To shine the light of research and investigation on the dark dealings of the persecutors of the Church and those guilty of atrocities. To speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. To be a voice for the voiceless. To do something positive and constructive to help build a better future, for families, for the Faith and for freedom.

Truth Does Not Fear Investigation
It is important that we do not rely on only one source of information for our news and views on the world. We need discernment to understand the times and to know what Gods people should do. We need to evaluate everything in the light of God’s Word and seek to be positive, practical and solution focused.

A Shocking Contrast

How is it possible that so much police energy was focused on arresting surfers, joggers and people walking their dogs and yet when St. Paul, Minnesota erupted in violence the police chief evacuated his personnel and allowed rioters to occupy, vandalize, loot and torch the central police station? So, we learned that if you attempt to open your business during a lockdown, you could be arrested. But if you looted a business last week, the police left you alone! People exercising, running, or surfing were arrested, but those throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails were unimpeded by police action at St. Paul’s, Minnesota.

A Culture of Compulsion and Coercion
The excessive state overreaction enforcing a culture of compulsion and coercion during the COVID-19 Lockdown provides a stark contrast to the hands-off and withdraw approach of police in all too many cities, torn by violence, arson and looting.

​The Curse of Centralization and Globalization
All of this provides another vivid example of the dangers of centralization and the advantages of decentralization. The Swiss model of decentralization is far better than the Towel of Babel, Egyptian pyramid, Nineveh, centralization, top-down approach to government. Revelation 13 warns us of the anti-Christ goal of a one-world government, a one-world religious movement and a one-world economic system. Recent history demonstrates the dangers of the United Nations, World Health Organization, European Union and other groups working for a New World Order. Globalism is such a threat that in a matter of weeks, 3.5 Billion people on the planet were in some form of government enforced lockdown.
Decentralization is the Solution to the Chaos that Threatens Civilization
Decentralization is the answer. When local municipalities control their own local police force, whose members are drawn from that local municipality, the safeguards are far more effective. Local police, who are recruited from that community and answerable to the local municipality will not abuse their friends or neighbors, nor will they withdraw, or stand idly by, while their friends, family and neighbors’ businesses and properties are threatened, looted and burned.

Resist Globalization and Centralization
The global Lockdown and the riots devastating so many cities around the States, are just some of the results of globalism. Centralization and the culture of compulsion and coercion were warned about in Revelation 13 and in George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.” 2 Peter 2:19. We need to reject globalization, centralization, disinformation, the Revolution and their agenda and work for decentralization,

Reformation, praying for Revival.
Dr. Peter Hammond
Frontline Fellowship
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
mission@frontline.org.za
www.FrontlineMissionSA.org
www.hmsschoolofchristianjournalism.org

See also:
Gods Law or Chaos
How Marxists Subvert Churches and Society
The Heart and Soul of Karl Marx
Resisting Babylon and the Beast
Successful Secession in the Bible and History
Eyewitness to Successful Succession Movements
George Orwell’s 1984 Novel Seems Ominously Relevant Today

Camp Constitution at the Open Up Massachusetts Rally May 30

Camp Constitution attended, and participated in the Open Up Massachusetts Rally Saturday May 30 on the steps of the Massachusetts State House.  The event was co-sponsored by  Super Happy Fun America and Open Up Massachusetts.  Rev. Steve Craft set the theme by saying that we are in a “spiritual battle” and opened with a powerful  prayer.   Speakers included Rayla Campbell, Candidate for Congress; John Hugo, Mark Sahady, Brandon Navon, and Suzanne Ianni of Super Happy Fun America,   Hal Shurtleff of Camp Constitution; Diane Lu of Falon Gong, and Bao Chau Kelley of Vietnamese for Trump.  Members of the Revolutionary Communist Party were on hand with their vile signs  unsuccessfully attempting  to disrupt the rally.  Boston Police  acted in a professional manner and , as with all of the Open Up Massachusetts Rallies,  the participants acted in a peaceful manner.

The New York Troopers’ Union open letter accuses Cuomo of being “politically ashamed” of supporting State Police.

Leftists governors and mayors have long been hostile to the police, enablers of criminals  and  domestic terrorists like Black Lives Matter and Antifa which put the public and the police at grave risk.   Governor Andrew Cuomo is no exception.  Below is a letter written by Thomas Mungeer, head of the New York State  Troopers Police Benevolent Association to Cuomo:

 

Dear Governor Cuomo,

As president of the union that represents the uniformed men and women of the New York State Police and as a member of the boards of the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Troopers Coalition, the Police Conference of New York and the Northeast Regional Troopers Coalition – which collectively represents more than 250,000 law enforcement officers and State Troopers nationwide – I find it appalling that you have not condemned the violence directed at your New York State Troopers during the riots across the state. In fact, during your daily briefing today you repeatedly used the word “ugly” to describe recent events but did not acknowledge that the Troopers under your command have been responding to riots with unwavering loyalty to public safety.

The right to a peaceful protest is etched in the U.S. Constitution and as law enforcement officers we are sworn to uphold that concept. We are all outraged by the events that became a catalyst for where we are today, and the fact that members of the public want to peacefully protest for change is their American right.

However, what Troopers are being called upon to respond to across the state are not peaceful protests or voices of reason urging societal changes, these are violent riots taking place around the state including New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester and Albany, just blocks from the Executive Mansion. Peaceful protestors do not arrive with hammers and Molotov cocktails, burn police cars, smash the windows of businesses or spray graffiti on St. Patrick’s Cathedral – criminal opportunists and vandals do. Peaceful protestors do not start fires in the streets or to businesses – arsonists do. Peaceful protestors do not gather en masse to openly disregard laws, create havoc and impede on the rights of the general public – rioters do.

During this time, your New York State Troopers were detailed to New York City and the aforementioned upstate cities, helping protecting life and property of the millions of citizens who chose not to engage in the criminality of a few. Unfortunately, our top elected officials, members of the state legislature and including you, Governor, have offered zero support for us. Why haven’t you pointed out that the assaultive actions of violent protestors cause a more assertive response from law enforcers?

We are the same men and women who were placed in harm’s way and tasked to transport specimens across the state for COVID-19 testing in Albany in March when no other entity was willing to do so. We are the same dedicated state employees who were – and always are – on call and available to assist other law enforcement agencies anywhere in the state whether it be in response to terrorist attacks, a prison escape in Dannemora or rioting. We are also the same human beings who are willing to give our lives in the line of duty to our fellow New Yorkers, as evidenced by the 20 Troopers who have done so since you’ve taken office.

For fulfilling our duties to the people of the state of New York, the proud members of the New York State Troopers PBA have in return been vilified and lumped into a group who you believe doesn’t have the wherewithal to discipline themselves. Your “green light law” can result in a felony charge to a Trooper simply for providing information to a fellow law enforcement agency if requested. In addition, you have also most recently vowed to diminish the civil rights of your New York State Troopers through changes to NYS Civil Rights Law section 50a.

You continue to deploy our manpower during these riots and other periods of unrest to assist local officials and we answer the call every time. Despite a lack of respect and support, uniformed New York New York State Troopers have not protested, gone on strike or refused to go to work. We get up each and every day, proudly put on that grey uniform and serve and protect the people of the state of New York.

Governor Cuomo, now is not the time to be politically ashamed of supporting your New York State Troopers. We deserve better.

Thomas H. Mungeer

President

New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association

Racism and Riots: Commentary by Loren Spivack-the Free Market Warrior

 

 This is Justine Damond. She happened to be white. She was shot to death by officer Muhammad Noor (who happened to be black.) It happened 3 years ago in the exact same city of Minneapolis, where all the rioting is happening now. Unlike Mr. Floyd, she had no criminal record (he had multiple convictions including for armed robbery.) Nor was she being arrested (as he was, for passing a bad check.) In fact, she had called the police to report an apparent assault behind her house and was running toward the police car to tell them what she had heard. She was in her pajamas. Officer Noor drew his weapon and shot her dead, apparently without any provocation at all. There were no riots.

Let me be crystal clear. Both officers are clearly guilty. I’ve seen the video of the Floyd incident. It’s quite clear to me the officer in his case is guilty of first degree manslaughter, at least. He’s entitled to his day in court. But, frankly, I can’t even imagine what his defense attorney could say that would change my mind.

Sadly, there are bad cops who do bad things. They need to be punished.  But I’m far more concerned about the riots.
The riots will kill far more people. There are powerful forces that are trying to destroy America. (Yes, LITERALLY destroy.) And there is a serious chance that they’ll succeed. These forces are mostly in media and entertainment and sports. Some are in politics.

They have decided that every bad thing a white person does to a black person must be interpreted, immediately,in the light of race. This, even though in a country of 330 million people sheer randomness will account for these incidents just as easily.

Black on white crime (far more common) will be ignored.

Black on black crime (most common of all) ignored.

White on white crime? (Are you kidding?)

But all white on black crime must be portrayed as a racial incident without any evidence of racism whatsoever. Cause there’s “a pattern,” see, in what they choose to report!

And it must be the lead story on national news immediately. Regardless of how many identical stories (with the wrong racial makeup) have been ignored. Next the race hustling celebrities will make outrageous statements to the effect that all black people live in constant fear of being killed by any white person who comes anywhere near them. Then the social media, that will censor any conservative statement such as “I like Trump,” because its dangerous “hate speech,” will allow all those incendiary comments to stand. Then they’ll sit back and watch the fireworks.cbThe final stage, will be the infantilization of the rioters. Because the poor dears, who live in constant fear of murderous white people can’t be blamed in they snatched a television or two, you know, for the sake of social justice.

This is the greatest danger facing America today. (If you know me at all, you know I dont often admit to a greater danger than the national debt.) If we’re going to win and save our country from turning into Bosnia, we need to lose our fear of speaking the truth.

Start with this:

There used to be ACTUAL racism in this country (and every other country.) Today there is NONE.

By “actual racism” I mean the sort that actually prevents people from living their lives as they wish and pursuing their dreams. I DON’T refer to someone thinking (or expressing) a thought you don’t like.

By “none” I mean zip, zero, nada. That’s why there’s been a growing business in fake ‘hate crimes.’

Today, in America, we have the least racist society that ever was. Let’s save it.

For our children.

And for the memory of Justine Damond and Gregory Floyd.

Loren Spivack

Ever since Loren Spivack’s store “Free Market Warrior” was expelled from Concord Mills Mall in North Carolina for selling materials critical of the Obama administration in 2009, (Mall owners, Simon Property Group, are major Democratic donors.) Spivack has devoted himself to writing entertaining, educational political parodies, and teaching people the truth about free market economics and how it can save this country.

Loren has appeared as a guest on a number of television and radio programs including Glenn Beck, CNN, NBC News, America’s Newsroom, National Conservative Radio, Paltalk News, and We The People Radio. He has spoken to hundreds of conservative, Republican, Libertarian, and Tea Party groups across the United States.

Spivack authored “The New Democrat,” a parody of the Obama administration based on the famous Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat.” With pitch perfect rhyme and clever illustrations “The New Democrat” transforms political personalities of our time into a conservative morality play. “The New Democrat,” listed as one of the top 10 conservative collectible items, humorously details the numerous failed policies of the current government and the century of liberalism that led up to it. It features Obama as the mischievous, toothy cat, wearing a Soviet-style cap emblazoned with hammer and sickle. Glenn Beck plays the anxious, scolding fish. The book, both thought-provoking and illuminating, ends with America racing full speed ahead toward government rationing and death panels.

In his most recent book, “The Gorax,” based on another famous Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax,” satirist Loren Spivack, “Dr. Truth,” spoofs Al Gore and the environmentalist movement as a threat to freedom and the American standard of living. Once again with snappy rhymes and equally amusing illustrations Spivack is both funny and poignant as he makes the case that capitalism is the real victim of environmental extremists.

If you think economics is uninteresting, dull, or perplexing, then you have never heard Loren Spivack speak. His “Economic Literacy” seminar is witty, fascinating, and easy to understand. Enter a realm that makes sense and laugh at what we have been taught to be logical. Loren humorously critiques the concepts of John Maynard Keynes (father of Keynesian Economics) which have put the U.S. on the path towards our demise, and deals with today’s real problems in an entertaining way.  A link to Mr. Spivack’s recent book  on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Gorax-Loren-Spivack/dp/B0773BZVLM/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=loren+spivack&qid=1590800842&sr=8-4

The Weekly Sam: How to Raise a Literate Child

 

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Honoring the Memory of Prince Estabrook-One of the First Americans to be Wounded in Battle

On this Memorial Day, Camp Constitution wants to honor the memory of Prince Estabrook.  Hal Shurtleff and Rev. Steve Craft of Camp Constitution visit the Prince Estabrook Monument in front of the Buckman Tavern, and across from Lexington Green  in Lexington, Massachusetts.  They discuss the heroics of Prince Estabrook, a member of the Lexington Militia who was one of the first Americans to be injured in battle.  He answered the alarm, and fought in the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  At the time of the battle, he was a slave.  He enlisted in the Continental Army and after the war, he gained his freedom.

 

James A. Garfield’s Decoration Day Speech, May 30, 1868

 ” I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion. If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung. With words we make promises, plight faith, praise virtue. Promises may not be kept; plighted faith may be broken; and vaunted virtue be only the cunning mask of vice. We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue. For the noblest man that lives, there still remains a conflict. He must still withstand the assaults of time and fortune, must still be assailed with temptations, before which lofty natures have fallen; but with these the conflict ended, the victory was won, when death stamped on them the great seal of heroic character, and closed a record which years can never blot.

I know of nothing more appropriate on this occasion than to inquire what brought these men here; what high motive led them to condense life into an hour, and to crown that hour by joyfully welcoming death? Let us consider.

Eight years ago this was the most unwarlike nation of the earth. For nearly fifty years1no spot in any of these states had been the scene of battle. Thirty millions of people had an army of less than ten thousand men. The faith of our people in the stability and permanence of their institutions was like their faith in the eternal course of nature. Peace, liberty, and personal security were blessings as common and universal as sunshine and showers and fruitful seasons; and all sprang from a single source, the old American principle that all owe due submission and obedience to the lawfully expressed will of the majority. This is not one of the doctrines of our political system—it is the system itself. It is our political firmament, in which all other truths are set, as stars in Heaven. It is the encasing air, the breath of the Nation’s life. Against this principle the whole weight of the rebellion was thrown. Its overthrow would have brought such ruin as might follow in the physical universe, if the power of gravitation were destroyed and

“Nature’s concord broke,
Among the constellations war were sprung,
Two planets, rushing from aspect malign
Of fiercest opposition, in mid-sky
Should combat, and their jarring spheres confound.”

Decoration-Day-LC

Decoration Day in Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 1868.  This was the first national Decoration Day event and was organized by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the largest and most influential Union veterans’ organization.  Congressman James A. Garfield delivered his keynote address from this speakers’ rostrum.  (Library of Congress)

The Nation was summoned to arms by every high motive which can inspire men. Two centuries of freedom had made its people unfit for despotism. They must save their Government or miserably perish.

As a flash of lightning in a midnight tempest reveals the abysmal horrors of the sea, so did the flash of the first gun disclose the awful abyss into which rebellion was ready to plunge us. In a moment the fire was lighted in twenty million hearts. In a moment we were the most warlike Nation on the earth. In a moment we were not merely a people with an army—we were a people in arms. The Nation was in column—not all at the front, but all in the array.

I love to believe that no heroic sacrifice is ever lost; that the characters of men are molded and inspired by what their fathers have done; that treasured up in American souls are all the unconscious influences of the great deeds of the Anglo-Saxon race, from Agincourt to Bunker Hill. It was such an influence that led a young Greek, two thousand years ago, when musing on the battle of Marathon, to exclaim, “the trophies of Miltiades will not let me sleep!” Could these men be silent in 1861; these, whose ancestors had felt the inspiration of battle on every field where civilization had fought in the last thousand years? Read their answer in this green turf. Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life—its aims and ambitions, its dearest affections—and flung all, with life itself, into the scale of battle.”

(The above was from the James A Garfield National Historic  Site:     https://garfieldnps.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/james-a-garfields-decoration-day-speech-may-30-1868/

James A. Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.  He was the only president that was an ordained minister, and the last U.S. President to be born in a log cabin. He was the only sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected president.   On July 2, 1881, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, and died on September 19, 1881

The Weekly Sam: Education and Food Back in the Old Days By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

I was born in 1926, which makes me probably older than anyone reading this magazine. Which means that I have a sense of history, that is, an understanding of cause and effect, that most young people lack these days. Is it important? As Sarah Palin would say, “You betcha.” In other words, I know history intimately because I have lived through it: the Great Depression, World War II, the KoreanWar, the Vietnam War, and the current wars. That’s a lot of history to know first hand.

Although I was born less than ten years after World War One, that war seemed as remote to me as if it had never taken place. That’s the way the memory works, and that’s why I can understand why so many people today cannot know what it was like to live through World War II or the Korean War, or even the Vietnam War. And I have no idea how the schools teach these wars these days.

I was born on Manhattan Island in the world’s greatest metropolis, the most expensive and legendary piece of real estate on the planet. I was born in one of those tenements in East Harlem which was filled with new immigrant families and their new American children.

At age five I was sent to kindergarten at the neighborhood elementary school, P.S. Number something or other. Of course, I walked to school. A very nice policeman at the corner helped us cross the avenue.  In those days kindergarten was play time. Formal  education started in the first grade I remember the name of my first-grade teacher, Miss Sullivan or was it Miss Murray.     She taught us to read with phonics and to write in cursive so our little brains were totally activated to be come lover of book and writing. There was no such thing as dyslexia in those days, and certainly no Ritalin.

 The classrooms were pretty clean and bare back then. Just a portrait of George Washington hanging on the wall, and a cursive writing chart over the blackboard. We sat in desks bolted to the floor. Today, kids sit around tables facing one another, coughing into each others faces, pestering one another. Back then you faced the back of a fellow pupil’s head and you did not chat. You were quiet and attentive. The teacher was the focus of attention. She wasn’t a facilitator. She had your attention, so you couldn’t possibly get attention deficit disorder.

 Back in those days we went home for lunch. My mother usually prepared a fried egg sandwich and a glass of milk. Then I walked back to school. On Sundays my mother would make a herring and onion sandwich on a roll which I loved. She would buy a salted herring out of a barrel at the appetizer or fish store and that would be our Sunday breakfast and lunch. They were delicious. That was Eastern European fare.

Your taste in food is developed very early in life by what your parents feed you. So I’ve always liked fried egg sandwiches. Today, schools serve breakfast and lunch, so parents have less of an influence on what a child gets to eat. Once, during a school outing, we were served tuna-fish sandwiches and tomato soup. I had never had that at home, and I liked them. My sister, two years older than I, had friends who introduced her to foods my mother was unfamiliar with, such as mayonnaise. Once we discovered mayonnaise, it became a household favorite. My sister also introduced me to chow mein in the local Chinese restaurant. I’ve loved Chinese food ever since.

For some reason tomatoes tasted better in those days. That’s probably because the taste hadn’t been altered by so much special scientific breeding. But you can’t stop progress. And so the advent of the supermarket with its myriad of packaged and frozen foods and the rise of so many fast-food franchises has made it easier for Americans to feed themselves with as little fuss and time as possible.

As for education, progress in the public schools has seemed to go in the opposite direction. Despite all of the computers and new textbooks, reading skills have declined. According to Reading at Risk, a report issued by the National Endowment of the Arts in 2007, American literacy is in serious decline. Dana Gioia, chairman of the Endowment stated: “This is a massive social problem. We are losing the majority of the new generation. They will not achieve anything close to their potential because of poor reading.”

In short, instead of getting smarter, our kids are getting dumber. High tech executives complain that young Americans lack the basic skills that are needed in today’s high tech industries.And that is why home-schooling is where you find real progress in education: high literacy, enhanced academic skills, interest in technology, government, history, geography, and most important of all, Biblical religion.

If you want to see what educational progress looks like in the 21st century, just attend one of the many home-school conventions that now take place every spring across America. You’ll see parent-educators in droves listening to lectures, examining books and curricula, making sure that what they do at home will enable their kids to become the best educated young adults in America.

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A Report on the Open Massachusetts Rally in Swampscott

 

Yesterday,  Saturday May 16, Super Happy Fun America SHFA hosted the Open Massachusetts Rally in Swampscott, Massachusetts a short distance from the home of Governor Charlie Baker , a  far leftft-wing “Never Trumper” Republican. The rally drew between 350-400.   The attendees were rightfully critical of Baker’s  polices which include the closing of churches, the arrest of pastors who defy his unconstitutional order,  keeping  abortion mills  open,  and making the wearing of facemarks mandatory.   His lockdown of the state has the hearty approval of Communist groups like Resist Fascism whose members were on hand to defend Baker’s policies.  Baker is clearly abusing his authority issuing unconstitutional decrees while the state’s economy is  being destroyed.

Speakers at the rally included John Hugo, Mark Sahady and Sampson Ricioppi of Super Happy Fun America,  Bao Chau Kelley of Vietnamese for Trump,  Christian Motorcycle Club member “The Wolfman, Leon Armstrong,  and me.   Rev. Steve Craft set the tone with his powerful opening prayer:

 

 

State and local police acted in a professional manner even saluting the flag while the National Anthem was played.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Will Not Comply: An Interview of Gun Shop Owner John Costa

 

Camp Constitution visited the GunRunner Gun Shop in Middleboro, MA  to visit with its owner John Costa.  Mr. Costa made national and international news by refusing to obey Governor Charlie Baker’s unconstitutional order to shut down all gun shops because he arbitrarily deemed them “unessential.”  Mr. Costa prevailed when, last week, a federal judge ruled Baker’s order in violation of the 2nd Amendment.  Dave Kopacz of Red Pill Politics conducted an interview with John: