The Weekly Sam: Revolution via Education

Sam’s book  Revolution Via Education was a collection of articles and essays written by Sam over the years.

From the Preface: “In these essays I have tried to show how our country has been in the throes of an ongoing socialist revolution since the turn of the last century. And it has been engineered by real people with real names who consider themselves to be Americans but who have been doing all in their power to change the form of government given us by our Founding Fathers. The two major underpinnings of socialist, ungodly, controlled society are public education and the income tax. We shall not be a free people until we get rid of both institutions.”

In this book, Samuel Blumenfeld gets to the root of our crisis: our spiritual state and the need for an explicitly Christian form of education. Blumenfeld leaves nothing uncovered. He examines the men, methods, and means to the socialist project to transform America into an outright tyranny by scientific controllers.  This book is not for the faint of heart. It ‘s a wake up call to the church to make certain and deliberate steps to raising up a generation of Kingdom-builders.

A link to the Chalcedon Foundation’s bookstore to buy a hardcopy:  https://chalcedon.edu/store/40033-revolution-via-education

And a PDF version from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:

http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Books/Revolution%20Via%20Education.pdf

 

Happy Armistice Day Vetetrans by Iron Mike

Happy Armistice Day Veterans!

Posted November 11th, 2019 by Iron Mike

Most of the soldiers – on all sides – who fought in “The Great War” – 1914 – 1918, had no clue about the causes.  They just knew that the Kings and Politicians started it,  – giving rise to the saying “Rich man’s war, – Poor Man’s fight!”

101 years ago today the shooting (most of it) ended.  Woodrow Wilson,  America’s clueless racist president, – would call it “The War to End all Wars”.

Today,  despite Americans spending a yearly fortune on property tax,  their children graduate from their local high schools JUST AS CLUELESS as Woodrow Wilson.

They don’t know what led to WWI,  how it was fought,  what events and movements grew from it,  and what ramifications we still live with today.

And if WWI is a mystery to them,  – so is WWII,  the Red Chinese Revolution,  the Viet Minh,  the Korean War , the Vietnam War,  or any of the Middle Eastern wars.

Having been turned into simple-minded voting robots,  they assume that young men and now young women join our military because they’re too poor to go to college,  – and they enjoy killing….

TEST YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRAD:

As 1913 turned into 1914,  there was great tension between the great powers of Europe,  – which would lead to the “Great War” and some 40 million military and civilian casualties.  Up to 11 million soldiers were killed, but exact numbers are unknown,  – because many countries kept few if any records, –  and the dead were often left to rot where they fell.

QUESTION 1:  What were the three (3) main causes of European tensions which led directly to World War One.

QUESTION 2:  Who were the Three Cousins?

QUESTION 3:  Who had planned WWI for 14 years before it began?

Of course the “Great War” wasn’t the “War to End all Wars”.  Across Russia the Red Army pursued the White Army – annihilating it.  In China the Civil War led by Mao continued,  as did the Indochina Wars let by Ho Chi Minh.

In Manchuria the Japanese expanded their empire as they built a modern navy and air force….and looked for sources of oil,  rubber,  food,  and markets for their manufactured goods.

Then in 1936,  a new fascist arose in Spain, – and Hitler and Stalin seized the occasion to field test their new military leaders and equipment for three years, – as the world pretended not to notice.

 

Numbers and estimates vary, – but between 1939 – 1945 some 75 to 85 million people perished in a war where the USA raced to be the first to invent the Atomic Bomb.

World War One had taught American politicians absolutely NOTHING.  Philosophies of Isolationism and Pacifism spread across our land,  – almost as fast as Socialism and Communism…

Having an anti-Chinese / anti-Oriental American president in Roosevelt hadn’t helped America see looming danger – in Europe or in the Far East.

After the Japanese surrender,  smug in our Atomic Bomb dominance,  the next racist US President ignored events across Asia,  – and soon Americans would be dying in Korea,  – then in Vietnam.

In the USA,  Armistice Day became Veterans Day by an Act of Congress on June 1st 1954.


Today there is STILL looming danger to our Freedom,  and it is growing stronger every day in China.

NO,  the Chinese are not “our friendly trading partners”,   – they are our economic and philosophical competitors – and their objective is WORLD DOMINATION.

Ignore that reality at your peril – and the peril of your grandchildren.

If you want to REALLY thank a Veteran today,  – find a teenager and begin teaching them History, Geography and Economics,  – so they can deal with the World as it really is,  – and not as liberal politicians pretend it is.

Global Warming is not a threat!   

Global STUPIDITY and IGNORANCE is

The giga and terra scam of offshore wind energy The latest “renewable, sustainable” energy claims show the IEA belongs in an insane asylum Paul Driessen

The giga and terra scam of offshore wind energy

The latest “renewable, sustainable” energy claims show the IEA belongs in an insane asylum

Paul Driessen

Can anti-fossil fuel policies based on climate crisis alarmism possibly get any more insane than this?

In what might be described as a pre-Halloween trick of ginormous proportions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) now asserts that “renewable, sustainable” energy output will explode over the next two decades. Certainly for onshore wind and solar energy – but especially for offshore wind, says the IEA.

“Offshore wind currently provides just 0.3% of global power generation,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol noted. But “wind farms” constructed closer than 37 miles from coastlines around the world, where waters are less than 60 meters (197 feet) deep, could generate 36,000 terawatt-hours (36 million gigawatt-hours or 36 billion megawatt-hours) of electricity a year, he assures us. That’s well above the current global demand of 23,000 terawatt hours, Birol and a new IEA report say.

In fact, the potential for offshore wind energy is so great, the IEA asserts, that 20 years from now the industry will be 15 times bigger than in 2019 – and will attract $1 trillion a year in investments (riding the coat tails of government mandates and subsidies). The boom will result from lower costs per megawatt, larger turbines, and technological developments like floating platforms for turbines, says the IEA.

Wind “farms”? Like some cute, rustic Old McDonald family farm? Are you kidding me? These would be massive offshore electricity factories, with thousands, even millions, of turbines and blades towering 500-700 feet above the waves. Only a certifiable lunatic, congenital liar, complete true believer, would-be global overseer or campaign-cash-hungry politician could possibly repeat this IEA hype – or call these wind energy factories renewable, sustainable or eco-friendly.

They all clearly need yet another bucket of icy cold energy reality dumped over their heads – in addition to this one, this one and this one. If the world buys into this crazy scheme, we all belong in straitjackets.

As I have said many times, wind and sunshine may be free, renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly. But the turbines, solar panels, transmission lines, lands, raw materials and dead birds required to harness this widely dispersed, intermittent, weather-dependent energy to benefit humanity absolutely are not.

A single 1.8-MW onshore wind turbine requires over 1,000 tons of steel, copper, aluminum, rare earth elements, zinc, molybdenum, petroleum-based composites, reinforced concrete and other raw materials. A 3-MW version requires 1,550 tons of these non-renewable materials.

By my rough calculations (here and here), replacing just the USA’s current electricity generation, backup coal and natural gas power plants, gasoline-powered vehicles, factory furnaces, and other fossil fuel uses with wind turbines and backup batteries would require: some 14 million 1.8-MW onshore turbines, sprawling across some 1.8 billion acres, some 15 billion tons of raw materials, thousands of new or expanded mines worldwide, and thousands of mostly fossil fuel-powered factories working 24/7/365 in various foreign countries (since we won’t allow them in the USA) to manufacture all this equipment.

Those overseas mines now “employ” tens of thousands of fathers, mothers and children – at slave wages.

Can you imagine what it would take to build, install and maintain 36 billion megawatt-hours of offshore wind turbines … in 20 to 200 feet of water … many on floating platforms big and strong enough to support monstrous 600-foot-tall turbines … in the face of winds, waves, salt spray, storms and hurricanes?

The impacts on terra firma … and terra aqua … would be monumental, intolerable and unsustainable.

Moreover, a new study – by the company that has built more offshore industrial wind facilities than any other on Earth – has found that offshore turbines and facilities actually generate much less electricity than previously calculated, expected or claimed! That’s because every turbine slows wind speeds for every other turbine. Of course, that means even more turbines, floating platforms and raw materials. Using 3, 9 or 10-MW turbines would mean fewer of the beasts, of course, but larger towers, bases and platforms.

More turbines will mean countless seagoing birds will get slaughtered and left to sink uncounted and unaccountable beneath the waves. The growing jungle of fixed and floating turbines will severely interfere with surface and submarine ship traffic, while constant vibration noises from the towers will impair whale and other marine mammals’ sonar navigation systems. Visual pollution will be significant. And there’d be thousands of miles of submarine cables bringing electricity to onshore transmission lines.

Maps depicting the USA’s best wind resource areas show that they are concentrated down the middle of the continent – right along migratory flyways for monarch butterflies, geese, endangered whooping cranes and other airborne species; along the Pacific Coast; and along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Coastal states, especially their big urban areas, tend to be hotbeds of climate anxiety and wind-solar activism. Indeed, many Democrat Green New Deal governors and legislators have mandated 80-100% “clean, renewable, sustainable, eco-friendly” energy by 2040 or 2050. California, Oregon and Washington in the West … and Maine, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia in the East … are notable examples. So the IEA’s love affair with offshore wind energy is certainly understandable. Of course, Blue State Great Lakes would also be excellent candidates for fixed and floating turbines.

Pacific Ocean waters typically get deep very quickly. So thousands of huge floating platforms would be needed there, although Puget Sound is also windy and could be partially denuded for turbines, as they’ve done in West Virginia’s mountains. California prefers to import its electricity from neighboring states, rather than generating its own power. However, as Margaret Thatcher might say, pretty soon you run out of other people’s energy. So homegrown wind energy will soon be essential – and inland Golden State and Middle America voters would almost certainly support putting turbines straight offshore from Al Gore’s $9-million mansion in Montecito and the Obamas’ $15-million cottage in Rancho Mirage.

When it comes to actually implementing these ambitious “renewable energy goals,” resistance and delays grow exponentially. A Massachusetts wind project for 170 offshore wind turbines was originally proposed around 2001. It’s now down to 130 3.6-MW behemoth turbines, with the US Interior Department delaying permits yet again, pending “further study.” The reaction of coastal residents to the reality of endless thousands of turbines could well turn into Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Forever.

Actual electricity output is rarely as advertised. It often hits 20% or lower, depending on locations – and fails completely on the hottest and coldest days, when electricity is most urgently needed. During the July 2006 California heat wave, turbines generated only 5% of nameplate capacity. In Texas, wind capacity factors are generally 9% to 12% (or even down to 4% or zero) during torrid summer months. Offshore, echoing Samuel Taylor Coleridge, they’d be as idle as a fleet of painted turbines upon a painted ocean.

Actual wind turbine electricity output declines by 16% per decade of operation – and worse than that offshore, because of storms and salt spray. Removing obsolete offshore turbines requires huge derrick barges and near-perfect weather. Costs and difficulties multiply with turbine size, increasing distance from shore, and whether concrete bases and electrical cables must be removed and seabeds returned to their original condition, as is required today for offshore oil and gas operations.

Cutting up 300-foot (or taller) towers and 200-foot (or longer) blades from offshore turbines, and hauling the sections to onshore landfills and scrap yards, is no piece of cake. Recycling blades is also difficult, because they are made from fiberglass, carbon fibers and petroleum resins; burning blades releases hazardous dust and toxic gases, and so is (or should be) prohibited.

Dismantling and disposal costs could easily reach millions of dollars per offshore turbine, and many billions for every industrial-scale wind “farm.” But wind energy operators should not be allowed to simply leave their derelicts behind, as they have done with smaller turbines in Hawaii and California.

Bottom line: From any economic, environmental, raw materials or energy perspective, offshore wind energy is simply unsustainable. It’s time for politicians, environmentalists and industry promoters to stop selling offshore wind (and onshore wind and solar power) as magic pixie dust to replace fossil fuels.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of many books, reports and articles on energy, climate and environmental issues.

The Weekly Sam–An Incredible Testimony from South Africa

Since the creation the Blumenfeld Archives, thousands of people from all over the United States and the  world  have  downloaded Sam’s work from our archives including members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Bhutan.  Earlier this week,  we received this Email from a teacher in South Africa:

I am a South African educator who was recently placed over a class of severely intellectually disabled learners.  Some of the learners in my class have Cerebral Palsy, have been left brain damaged by drunken drivers and some have dyslexia and dyscalculia.  I came across the Alpha Phonics materials while researching the internet.  I tested the first few lessons (1-13) on my learners and found that I have been able to teach 12 out of my 14 learners how to read.  This has been an amazing process, with excellent progress, especially considering that these learners had been previously left in this class, for the past few years, with absolutely no progress whatsoever.

I am a divorced/single mother of three children, my youngest two sons are studying at tertiary institutions;  their biological father has been recently diagnosed with brain abscesses and has withdrawn all maintenance support.  I am desperately looking for a way to supplement the loss of this financial support and because of the success achieved in testing your reading system, I was wondering if you would grant me permission to use it to teach South African children how to read phonetically.  My children and I are in the process of losing our house and so I am in urgent need of a solution to our problem.  

In South Africa, more and more children are experiencing problems relating to reading.  Please may I have your permission to use Alpha Phonics to teach extra reading classes; I believe that using it would help me supplement my income, help me pay for the tuition of my sons, help me save our home and help many South African children to overcome learning and reading barriers, too.
       We, of course, granted her permission to use the Alpha-Phonics and she plans to video her testimonial.
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The Weekly Sam: Rescuing Our Children with Alex Newman

Sam Blumenfeld influenced countless thousands of people.   Many of us are carrying on his legacy, and one of the key persons doing so is Alex Newman.   Alex co-authored Sam’s last book Crimes of the Educators, and since May of this year, has visited 44 states conducting his Rescuing Our Children  presentation.  Alex was in Albany, NY Monday night October 28 speaking to a room of well over 300 people.  The event was  hosted by the American Opinion Education Committee, and the local chapters of The John Birch Society

His message is one Sam would approve:  Get Your Children Out of the Government Schools.   Alex proves  that the children of America are at risk physically, mentally, spiritually in these government schools, and that the government schools cannot be redeemed.  Indeed, they were set up to do exactly as they are doing.  More importantly, Alex makes viable recommendations including homeschooling your children, and using churches, and other venues as satellite schools for Freedom Project Academy  https://fpeusa.org/

 

The Blumenfeld Archives

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An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg from Camp Constitution’s Campers Inviting Her to our 2020 Family Camp

Dear Greta,

  We, the Youth of Camp Constitution, writing to you from all over the United States, invite you to Camp Constitution July 19-24, 2020 in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire.  We have so much fun at Camp Constitution. It’s informative and it’s a special place where great minds meet to honor the past, teach the present, and prepare the future. At Camp Constitution we come together to seek understanding about our natural world. Experts in all different fields lead us in conversation and as young people we get the opportunity to learn and share our ideas during the discussions.

     We promise that you, too, will have fun and get your youth back through various activities such as sports tournaments and singing by the campfire. After many years  attending Camp Constitution we know our future is bright and if you are able to attend yours will be too. We can help you distinguish fact versus fiction and help you see the truth. And, we hope that your disposition on the climate changes. To see what you can expect at our 2020 camp, please visit our 2019 video playlist:    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYCK26mXvIRNnXvKQ1GlsDpF

     If you are able to attend, please contact us either by our website www.campconstitution.net or by contacting the director Mr. Hal Shurtleff. campconstitution1@gmail.com

God bless you,

Prayerfully yours,

Camp Constitution Youth

     

The Weekly Sam: Moise Tshombe, and the United Nations’ Racist Attack Against Katanga

Sam Blumenfeld was the founder of “American Friends of Katanga.”  In May of 1964, Sam traveled to Spain to interview Moise Tshombe who was in exile. Dr. Tshombe was an anti-communist Christian leader of Katanga.   The United Nations’ “peace-keepers” invaded the Province of Katanga in December of 1962.  These mainly white “peace-keepers,”  which had the support of the United States, bombed hospitals, and murdered and raped civilians.

This is a link to the original manuscript of the interview

http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Affiliations/Moise%20Tshombe%20Interview.pdf

 

Dr. Tshombe returned to Katanga to serve as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1964-1965.  In October of 1965, he was dismissed by the President Kasa Vubu.  He went into exile again in Spain.   In June of 1967, his plane was hijacked by a French intelligence agent and he was brought to Algeria where he lived under house arrest until his death in 1969.

A link to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives where information on the betrayal of Katanga can be found:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

Honoring Christopher Columbus and Countering the Cultural Marxists

The first part of Camp Constitution’s motto is :  Honoring the Past…”   Keeping true to our motto, we have the proclamation of President Benjamin Harrison honoring Christopher Columbus:

Whereas by a joint resolution approved June 29, 1892, it was resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled—

That the President of the United States be authorized and directed to issue a proclamation recommending to the people the observance in all their localities of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, on the 21st of October, 1892, by public demonstrations and by suitable exercises in their schools and other places of assembly.

Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, in pursuance of the aforesaid joint resolution, do hereby appoint Friday, October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, as a general holiday for the people of the United States. On that day let the people, so far as possible, cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of American life.

Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenment. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit of enlightenment, and it is peculiarly appropriate that the schools be made by the people the center of the day’s demonstration. Let the national flag float over every schoolhouse in the country and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship.

In the churches and in the other places of assembly of the people let there be expressions of gratitude to Divine Providence for the devout faith of the discoverer and for the divine care and guidance which has directed our history and so abundantly blessed our people.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 21st day of July, A.D. 1892, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and seventeenth.

And a link to our recent broadcast ‘Columbus and the Cultural Marxists:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2019-10-14T08_53_26-07_00

 

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The Weekly Sam: The Dumbing Down of America

 

    Sam Blumenfeld passed away back in 2015 but his vital work lives on through the Sam Blumenfeld Archives hosted by Camp Constitution.  Over the last few years, we have posted an article every week highlighting a book, article, speech, newsletter or video from the extensive archives.  Today, we highlight a speech he gave in 1994 to a group in Worcester, MA to a group hosted by Concerned Women for America. This audio was converted to video and uploaded on our YouTube channel.

Since we created the archives, we have received literally millions of views and thousands of downloads of Sam’s work.  If you haven’t already, please visit, join and share  the archives:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/      And to help us maintain and promote this free resource, please consider a donation to Camp Constitution.  Donations can be made on a weekly or one time basis via our PayPal account accessed by our home page http://www.campconstitution.net

 

Camp Constitution Promotional Materials

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Feel free to grab a copy of our latest brochure and flyer to share electronically or to print and share. Also, don’t forget our “Feather Brochure” which describes Camp Constitution in detail. Namely it answers the questions: “Who is Camp Constitution?” and “What does Camp Constitution do?”

For your convenience I have linked to these documents below:

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