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The Three ‘I’s of Police State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance

John & Nisha Whitehead

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”
Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes

This is what it means to go back-to-school in America today.

Instead of making the schools safer, government officials are making them more authoritarian.

Instead of raising up a generation of civic-minded citizens with critical thinking skills, government officials are churning out compliant drones who know little to nothing about their history or their freedoms.

And instead of being taught the three R’s of education (reading, writing and arithmetic), young people are being drilled in the three I’s of life in the American police state: indoctrination, intimidation and intolerance.

From the moment a child enters one of the nation’s 98,000 public schools to the moment he or she graduates, they will be exposed to a steady diet of:

  • draconian zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior,
  • overreaching anti-bullying statutes that criminalize speech,
  • school resource officers (police) tasked with disciplining and/or arresting so-called “disorderly” students,
  • standardized testing that emphasizes rote answers over critical thinking,
  • politically correct mindsets that teach young people to censor themselves and those around them,
  • and extensive biometric and surveillance systems that, coupled with the rest, acclimate young people to a world in which they have no freedom of thought, speech or movement.

Roped into the government’s profit-driven campaign to keep the nation “safe” from drugs, disease, and weapons, the schools have transformed themselves into quasi-prisons, complete with surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, lock downs, drug sniffing dogs, strip searches and active shooter drills.

Young people in America are now first in line to be searched, surveilled, spied on, threatened, tied up, locked down, treated like criminals for non-criminal behavior, tasered and in some cases shot.

Students are not only punished for minor transgressions such as playing cops and robbers on the playground, bringing LEGOs to school, or having a food fight, but the punishments have become far more severe, shifting from detention and visits to the principal’s office into misdemeanor tickets, juvenile court, handcuffs, tasers and even prison terms.

Students have been suspended under school zero tolerance policies for bringing to school “look alike substances” such as oreganobreath mints, birth control pills and powdered sugar.

Look-alike weapons (toy guns—even Lego-sized ones, hand-drawn pictures of guns, pencils twirled in a “threatening” manner, imaginary bows and arrows, fingers positioned like guns) can also land a student in hot water, in some cases getting them expelled from school or charged with a crime.

Not even good deeds go unpunished.

One 13-year-old was given detention for exposing the school to “liability” by sharing his lunch with a hungry friend. A third grader was suspended for shaving her head in sympathy for a friend who had lost her hair to chemotherapy. And then there was the high school senior who was suspended for saying “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed.

Having police in the schools only adds to the danger.

Thanks to a combination of media hype, political pandering and financial incentives, the use of armed police officers (a.k.a. school resource officers) to patrol school hallways has risen dramatically in the years since the Columbine school shooting.

Indeed, the growing presence of police in the nation’s schools is resulting in greater police “involvement in routine discipline matters that principals and parents used to address without involvement from law enforcement officers.”

Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, these school resource officers have become de facto wardens in elementary, middle and high schools, doling out their own brand of justice to the so-called “criminals” in their midst with the help of tasers, pepper spray, batons and brute force.

In the absence of school-appropriate guidelines, police are more and more “stepping in to deal with minor rulebreaking: sagging pants, disrespectful comments, brief physical skirmishes. What previously might have resulted in a detention or a visit to the principal’s office was replaced with excruciating pain and temporary blindness, often followed by a trip to the courthouse.”

Not even the younger, elementary school-aged kids are being spared these “hardening” tactics.

On any given day when school is in session, kids who “act up” in class are pinned facedown on the floor, locked in dark closets, tied up with straps, bungee cords and duct tape, handcuffed, leg shackled, tasered or otherwise restrained, immobilized or placed in solitary confinement in order to bring them under “control.”

In almost every case, these undeniably harsh methods are used to punish kids—some as young as 4 and 5 years old—for simply failing to follow directions or throwing tantrums.

Very rarely do the kids pose any credible danger to themselves or others.

Unbelievably, these tactics are all legal, at least when employed by school officials or school resource officers in the nation’s public schools.

This is what happens when you introduce police and police tactics into the schools.

Paradoxically, by the time you add in the lockdowns and active shooter drills, instead of making the schools safer, school officials have succeeded in creating an environment in which children are so traumatized that they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares, anxiety, mistrust of adults in authority, as well as feelings of anger, depression, humiliation, despair and delusion.

For example, a middle school in Washington State went on lockdown after a student brought a toy gun to class. A Boston high school went into lockdown for four hours after a bullet was discovered in a classroom. A North Carolina elementary school locked down and called in police after a fifth grader reported seeing an unfamiliar man in the school (it turned out to be a parent).

Police officers at a Florida middle school carried out an active shooter drill in an effort to educate students about how to respond in the event of an actual shooting crisis. Two armed officers, guns loaded and drawn, burst into classrooms, terrorizing the students and placing the school into lockdown mode.

These police state tactics have not made the schools any safer.

The fallout has been what you’d expect, with the nation’s young people treated like hardened criminals: handcuffed, arrested, tasered, tackled and taught the painful lesson that the Constitution (especially the Fourth Amendment) doesn’t mean much in the American police state.

So what’s the answer, not only for the here-and-now—the children growing up in these quasi-prisons—but for the future of this country?

How do you convince a child who has been routinely handcuffed, shackled, tied down, locked up, and immobilized by government officials—all before he reaches the age of adulthood—that he has any rights at all, let alone the right to challenge wrongdoing, resist oppression and defend himself against injustice?

Most of all, how do you persuade a fellow American that the government works for him when, for most of his young life, he has been incarcerated in an institution that teaches young people to be obedient and compliant citizens who don’t talk back, don’t question and don’t challenge authority?

As we’ve seen with other issues, any significant reforms will have to start locally and trickle upwards.

For starters, parents need to be vocal, visible and organized and demand that school officials:

  1. adopt a policy of positive reinforcement in dealing with behavior issues;
  2. minimize the presence in the schools of police officers and cease involving them in student discipline;
  3. insist that all behavioral issues be addressed first and foremost with a child’s parents, before any other disciplinary tactics are attempted.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, if we want to raise up a generation of freedom fighters who will actually operate with justice, fairness, accountability and equality towards each other and their government, we must start by running the schools like freedom forums.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected]

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joe
joe
Aug 29, 2022 10:49 AM

What happened to the Nation that gave us … P O R K Y ´s ???

Nicolas
Nicolas
Aug 25, 2022 9:04 PM

What a freakin’ bullshit…please spend your time and energy for something useful!

Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker
Aug 25, 2022 3:45 PM

Go to RuSSia you fucking morons then you know what a “police state” does

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Aug 22, 2022 6:20 AM

Home-schooling is getting the biggest boost in decades.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 22, 2022 4:21 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

I expect they’ll try to make it illegal, but I thought it already was…
What’s the picture?

niko
niko
Aug 21, 2022 11:35 PM

Ever since Prussian military models of education got imported and Amerikanized, industrial schooling in the US has been run like boot camps for trainees in class war, most destined for battlefields in other total institutions from factory assembly lines and prison poor houses to hospital repair centers for labor equipment.

With the neoliberal era, this reproduction of human resources for production and profit of the ruling class became less required for a deindustrialized, automated workforce, now under regimes like the service economy, the gig economy, the precarious economy, requiring little more than data clerks deskilled mentally as well as manually.

That economic shift has been complemented by the public school model being overhauled by privatization, advanced by defunding and controlled demolition of public resources.

And as everywhere else the commons has been confiscated by capital over roughly the past half century, this neoliberal model has been necessarily accompanied by an ever more militarized police state to enforce its increased dispossession and immiseration.

Now in the new abnormal the lesson plan for most of us useless eaters is that we are no longer so much exploitable as expendable, while for remaining robots, the biodigitial control grid will be predictively policing the perfect student of class rule on a prison planet.

Old school repression never looked so good.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Aug 21, 2022 6:22 PM

Do not worry “parents”, they are being well prepared!

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Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Aug 21, 2022 5:15 PM

Well… Everyone wanted “free” public education (whether they liked it or not). Result? Public schools became civilian indoctrination centers and gulags. Where’d the fat pig-bitch in the leading picture come from? Do you really think such a scuggly specimen could raise your children better than you?

People used to raise their own children and personally teach them a skill or trade. Of course, that was before everything became so free and “public”…

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 22, 2022 8:15 AM

Now, regardless of education, only those subservient enough get jobs they can live on. Education itself consists of
:- for those intending to serve the masters, political propaganda including neo-liberal economics
:- for the rest, totally subverted (e.g. science) or useless (e.g. fake history or philosophy) subjects that even displace practical primary education; in the most “free-market” countries, higher education of this sort is the way to enslave youth.

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:51 PM

High skool…them were the dayZ

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Aug 21, 2022 4:32 PM

I sure can’t see the majority of so called “parents” concerned about that…

plino
plino
Aug 21, 2022 6:17 PM
Reply to  Voz 0db

I don’t see them either. They are willing to do anything to calm their conscience as easily as possible that they have “done what is best for their children’s future”. And they’ll do the opposite.

Violet
Violet
Aug 21, 2022 12:35 PM

Biden Executive Order to eliminate cash by December 13th 2022.

https://youtu.be/NIUXM36CWZY

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 11:07 AM

https://markcrispinmiller.substack.com/p/tv-star-rushed-to-hospital-canadian   

Abby Martin, fearless breaker of TV sets with her massive hammer, finally found out how devastating covid really was. As she explains in her tweets:   

“I’ve had covid for a couple days. I’m vaccinated and was fine at first. Then I started having excruciating pain in my legs and back—a nonstop throbbing dull ache that is very intense. I cannot rest or sleep. I’m freaking out.
….   
I’m feeling better today, the pain is much more manageable. Doc said severe body aches are common to current strain. My 19mo is slowly recovering too. This was scary and made me realize how serious covid can affect anyone.”   

Just as well she had the vaccine, eh? Unless …. no, banish the thought!

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:24 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Abby limited hangout

Jackson
Jackson
Aug 21, 2022 11:32 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I would have thought she would have known better than to get the jab. … Fear is a powerful master towards one’s destruction.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 21, 2022 10:31 AM

More details of school mentioned elsewhere, some by the author:
:- metal detectors, biometrics, cameras, phone trackers
:- test for narcotics, e.g., using a drug-sniffing dog
:- test for mental competence, with emphasis is on obedience
:- recommendation to use a bullet-proof backpack as school bag
:- attack with pepper spray
:- restraint in a choke hold
:- in the case of online schooling, surveillance that intrudes into the home
:- barbed-wire fences
:- devices purporting to detect the direction from which shots came.

Kika
Kika
Aug 21, 2022 12:49 PM
Reply to  mgeo

We learn mostly from play. In the article’s grim description of modern schools, I did not read much, if anything, about play and fun and creativity.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 22, 2022 8:00 AM
Reply to  Kika

From the accounts, the children would be foolish to risk playing inside the school compound. The intention is to undermine experiential knowledge. With enough exposure to the “metaverse”, they can be taught to doubt even the laws of physics.

Ort
Ort
Aug 21, 2022 8:55 PM
Reply to  mgeo

This is how US public schools transmogrified into the “school-to-prison pipeline”.

Speaking of backpacks and schoolbags, this week I noticed in passing that a local news “back to school” article mentioned that some area school district is mandating that students carry transparent backpacks.

This isn’t a novel development. Nor is the appalling approval that invariably accompanies such measures. It’s so obviously a win-win outcome! How could responsible adults not have realized long ago that this simple innovation will preclude young shooters from packing heat, and will save lives?  😡 

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 22, 2022 8:02 AM
Reply to  Ort

All the airport security checks too are quite useless, and applied selectively, as experts have pointed out.

Ort
Ort
Aug 22, 2022 8:28 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Yup. I don’t have a reason to visit airports myself, but it galls me that Normals still more or less automatically submit to the “security” nonsense with cheerful good will or resignation, and will do so until doomsday.

I certainly understand that travelers who only want to get from Point A to Point B and back with the least possible aggravation and hassles will naturally take the path of least resistance and comply with The Rules, regardless of how pointless, moronic, and onerous they may be.

Come to think of it, the only “pushback” one sees are the stories popular on Internet trash-tabloid sites and social media about passengers freaking out and acting out.

And even then, they’re not rebelling or “protesting” the bogus security procedures; they’re just being typically drunk or disorderly, or otherwise exhibiting the pathological behavior that arises in the air-travel behavioral sink.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 10:24 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/20/ancient-crops-climate-crisis-amaranth-fonio-cowpeas-taro-kernza

Five plants to “feed the world” (“Let them know it’s Christmas time!”)

Well when all the cows and sheep have gone and only sexually mutilated kids are left amongst the humans, these leaves and shoots will become indispensable “for the planet”!

Violet
Violet
Aug 21, 2022 11:00 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Sacred Cows and the Dangers of Eating Bugs

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:27 PM
Reply to  Violet

Sacred cows make the best hamburgers… especially with a side order of vegan….vegetables.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 10:01 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62426472

I am only supplying this link on some newfangled super duper way of making vinyl records because I was amused by this claim:

“The pressing here is both faster and better for our planet.”

“Better for our planet”? I have no doubt this refrain will become more and more prevalent as time goes on. “I am here to fuck you up the arse because it would be better for our planet!”

(Perhaps somewhere down the line folk will start to understand that “our planet” means “their planet”!)

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 9:42 AM

Even Disney quakes:

https://www.the11thhourblog.com/post/parents-go-head-to-head-with-disney-and-the-gender-industry

When Walt’s company decided to go non-committal on a bill that infringed on the rights of terribly victimised child mutilators, the Big Guns of the Trans mafia moved in. At which point it became clear that there was no altruism about Disney’s position. They were just concerned about “moving too fast” in the propaganda shift towards neutering and depopulating the masses. In any case the cartoon crap connivers are up to their neck already in the techno swamp of the new cyber fascism:

“Disney is a massive, world-wide, multi-media conglomerate, worth $140 billion, not just a theme park. They own hundreds of media platforms, including 50% equity in three platforms shared with Hearst Corporation, another mass media conglomerate marketing gender ideology (synthetic sex identities).
….
More importantly, are Disney’s investments in the techno-medical complex, where synthetic sex identities (gender identities) are being manifested for profit, through an ideology framed by the now massively powerful LGBTQ+. Disney committed more than $100 million in 2018 to fund children’s hospitals across the U.S. and the world. Several of these at least have gender clinics, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which opened a couple of years after Disney’s donation; Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa; Texas Children’s Hospital, with myriad branches throughout the United States; and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Disney has funded an online medical portal offering gender services in many locations in the U.S., including Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Florida.”

And don’t forget that

“The LGBTQI+ is a marketing Goliath worth $3.7 Trillion.” 

Now as far as I am aware this LGBTQI+ is not an actual company but it might as well be. It represents a gargantuanly funded force now encompassing the global media.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 10:18 AM
Reply to  George Mc

The Trotters object to the Hard Extreme Far Right Fascistic Hatred Spewing Hitler Loving Gestapo who are objecting to covid clamp downs and trans propaganda in schools: 

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/08/20/ndrv-a20.html 

Under fire are “Moms For Liberty” currently at war with the Trans Mafia Disney Deal on mutilating kids and therefore allied with the Hard Extreme Far Right Fascistic Hatred Spewing Hitler Loving Gestapo.   

Curious: 

“The Republican-dominated state legislation passed HB 3979 in 2021, banning Critical Race Theory, queer studies and other perspectives based on identity politics.” 

The Trotters themselves are opposed – and rightly so – to Critical Race Theory and identity politics so …. where are they going with this? Are they in favour of such a ban? 

As if sensing the corner they have painted themselves into, they have a quick diversion to Trump’s Hard Extreme Far Right Fascistic Hatred Spewing Hitler Loving Gestapo Funded coup attempt.

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 21, 2022 10:32 AM
Reply to  George Mc

So, what is this force’s purpose, the alphabet community still only make up less than 1% of the population and I doubt these corporate’s have organised this cumbersome economic operation for them, the UN ESG loans also promote this ‘social awareness’, What’s the purpose?

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 21, 2022 10:52 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

Ooh let’s see now.

  • Depopulation through the stunting of the reproductive capacity of the masses.
  • Negating of all cognitive thought through the mutilation of language itself.
  • The bitter artificial division of said masses into as many warring factions as possible (always a favourite).
  • Familiarisation of the masses with the notion that they need to buy in medical supplies for no valid use (commodification of natural immunity).
  • The gradual absorption of the very notion of humanity under a technocratic ideology.

The list is not exclusive. 

And the “alphabetic community” (by which I presume you mean the top funded operators and which the UN ESG self evidently is also part of) doesn’t need to be large.

Kika
Kika
Aug 21, 2022 12:49 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Remember Donald Duck and his girlfriend Daisy? Daisy wore lipstick but no pants. This was as daring as Disney got ….. way back when I loved all their comics.

Uncle Scrooge used to love diving through his millions in his big money bin. Now he would not be having any fun with digital currency.

How all this has changed! There’s no innocent joy any longer in this AI world.

jiin
jiin
Aug 21, 2022 8:57 AM

Late to the party on this one by 30/40 years considering your from America. Tell us something we dont know.

This has been happening in the black community’s (testing ground) since the early 70/80’s.
Tap crap which you call water which was tested there had 4 times higher fluoridation level than anywhere else.
The latest entry – search – screening tek is tested there usually a required on attending whilst parents usually single and very poor not understanding the laws where being threatened.
In the United kingdom this escalated under blair although they didnt do american the target aimed with lower caste mainly poor black and WHITE family’s usually single low performance school due to lack of funding and then placing pressure on the parents for the government fuck up’s. School dinners requirement aimed at the poor (read the highlighted red),
In July 2007 United kingdom Schools get rules on biometrics Fingerprint Biometric systems are used in school for registration and payment Schools are being given official guidelines to clarify how they can use and store pupils’ biometric information, such as fingerprints

I wouldn’t put any child through there death education system.

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 21, 2022 8:49 AM

As usual, the ‘solution’ is prepped and ready in the wings…. tele-education with children mostly learning on-line and physical presence limited to perhaps half what it is now. Ditto tele-medicine. Ker-ching for Big Tech!

BTW “the three R’s of education” is another 666 encode – R is the 18th letter, 1+8=9 and then invert the 9s.

Andrew O'Gorman
Andrew O'Gorman
Aug 21, 2022 12:48 PM
Reply to  Edwige

2+2=5

Willem
Willem
Aug 21, 2022 8:23 AM

In the beginning of covid, OffG was all in reducing the covid fear porn (the only exponential increase of covid is the fear, OffG rightly said at the time). Now they add fuel to the fear with telling how bad everything is and then come with nonsense solutions from James et al that include street dancing and archiving all NYT articles with the way back machine, etc.

The information from OffG is a negative of the distorted information from the media that wants us to believe that everything will be solved by experts. This ‘experts will save us’ is translated by OffG in ‘we are all doomed.’

Both types of media (The distorted media and it’s negative) are also exceptionally good in blaming ‘the other’, whilst never looking at themselves, or even better: blaming the reader! Oh no, think about what that would do with the number of readers. Me thinks readership would increase, or at least we could have a debate and things might become more interesting.

Now OffG is just a wailing wall that I am talking at. A pending wailing wall that is, since comment is not free here (similar to the distorted media), but comment is pending. For my own good of course, similar as why the regular media is censoring comments for our own good.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see a difference in both types of reporting. It’s al kabuki theater to me. Boring as hell.

I know it’s not the editor’s fault, and I don’t blame them. They are just doing their job. But I surely miss the old editors that were there before the break (somewhere in Autumn last year). Not perfect then either, but at least the reporting was less boring and more encouraging than what OffG is offering now: a fear porn, blame the other, duck and cover and pray for a miracle potpourri without a head or tail. Just like the regular media reporting. For instance, where is Mary Fry? Or where is the CJ Hopkins that used to be funny? Where is the original Kit, and where is the original Catte. – They are sorely missed.

In the meantime I am just wasting my time here. But wailing walls are addictive and this is the purpose. So…

Btw, trolls that say that my commenting used to be so good at the beginning of covid, and that my commenting is now so bad, are really exposing themselves as trolls as they use names that weren’t there at the beginning of covid. So how can they know that my commenting used to be so good? (Their words, not mine)

Where is ‘eyes open’ or ‘one out of 7 billion’? – I know, they are still here. That has not changed.

Now put my comment in pending, give me some down votes and add a comment from one of the ‘1 out of 7 billion’ trolls who explains that I lost my marbles, so nobody will read this. For my own good and the commenters own good of course, so that we keep wasting our time here.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Aug 21, 2022 11:19 AM
Reply to  Willem

Do you think maybe the change is in your spirit? You seem very depressed and projecting that on to everyone else. It’s understandable if you are depressed. It’s been a horrible two and a half years. But don’t blame us and our authors. We are just trying to stay afloat and get some truth out there.

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:32 PM

Try swimming and not ” just trying to stay afloat”…juss saying…be more positive. We HAVE to win.

CanadianBacon
CanadianBacon
Aug 21, 2022 3:19 PM
Reply to  Willem

I don’t understand what your problem is. This site publishes commentary and information that reveal and interrogate dangerous agendas of the rich and powerful. It was doing that pre-covid and it’s doing it now.

What’s different? They don’t offer instant solutions? The ones they do offer you find unacceptable? CJ isn’t funny any more? What does all that amount to? What do you actually want? I agree with Admin. You’re dissatisfied and projecting. You are starting to realize the new normal is permanent and you are sinking into depression and blaming others. There are much better ways of dealing with your feelings than that.

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:34 PM
Reply to  CanadianBacon

“CJ isn’t funny any more?”

Funny is different from the constant spew on his chosen land of residence…or am I missing something?

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 22, 2022 12:04 AM
Reply to  Willem

Willem, yes it does seem as if most commenters on the site are determined to be pessimistic. Any constructive activity suggested is at once shot down & NEVER gets any interest.

Reporting of positive events nearly always garner a dismissive evaluation. It has been demonstrated many times over that more & more people are awakening to the truth, but most commenters here are happy only when they’re denigrating people as “sheep.”

Human values
Human values
Aug 23, 2022 10:50 AM
Reply to  Willem

Willem, you’re not alone in this and your observations are valid.

There’s certainly been a lot of Enemy acion and part of it is to cause hopelessness. Many are writing about coming Doom, so certain that whatever the enemy plans, will be. They are wrong.

Prophets of doom are trying to instill their own imaginations and fears on others. If they fail, and they will, they will just invent another doom coming. Fear sells.

But we don’t buy.

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 21, 2022 6:58 AM

CHINA’S ANSWER TO PELOSI’S TAIWAN VISIT

China has banned the sale of SAND to Taiwan. Quartz sand is used in their microchip industry, and the entire construction industry depends on ordinary sand as part of concrete, etc. Much more important than it sounds. Story’s here

https://ria.ru/20220804/tayvan-1807118327.html

CanadianBacon
CanadianBacon
Aug 21, 2022 3:21 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Just more fake wrestling.

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 22, 2022 12:05 AM
Reply to  CanadianBacon

You don’t think China wants Taiwan back?

Ort
Ort
Aug 22, 2022 8:19 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Back? I think the Chinese government’s perspective is that Taiwan never left!

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 21, 2022 6:43 AM

QR Codes

Are kids in the West now required to own cell phones and scan QR codes ?
I don’t have grandchildren and don’t know.

MattC
MattC
Aug 21, 2022 6:31 AM

From a very early age, these children are being told that the government knows best.
It is going to be very difficult for them to query this statement or to realise that the principle source of all their problems is a corrupt, self serving establishment.

Lucius Licinius
Lucius Licinius
Aug 21, 2022 12:01 PM
Reply to  MattC

Poverty and struggling to make ends meet have a way of clearing one’s mind of propaganda. That’s why all ex communist countries, except China which didn’t fully embrace communism economically, failed.

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:35 PM

Fridge always kicks the crap out of Teeee Vee when the shit hits the fan…..

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 21, 2022 6:29 AM

CHINA: US CARRIED OUT 9/11

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lijan Zhao tweeted on 16 August 2022 that the United States (not al-Qaeda) masterminded the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Maybe that’s what he’s saying. See what you think:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/foreign/prominent-chinese-diplomat-suggest-united-states-9-11-attacks

[Incidentally, there was a Russian satellite perfectly positioned to capture images of important parts of 9/11. One more bit of evidence of Russian/US collusion]

red_squirrel
red_squirrel
Aug 21, 2022 4:36 AM

This comes to mind:

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Ort
Ort
Aug 21, 2022 8:45 PM
Reply to  red_squirrel

My name is Ort, and I approve this message!*

* In case non-US residents don’t know, as part of “election reform” legislation this anti-disclaimer tag line is now required for political campaign ads to compel the current or would-be Elected Misrepresentative to “own” the content, thus closing the loophole of a politician claiming that a problematic ad was created and published without the politician’s explicit knowledge and consent.

Anyway, I said it before, I’ll say it again: I notice that for some reason, even political cartoonists who are normally pretty fair caricaturists seem unable to capture the ectoplasmic physiognomy of The Ghost of Joe Biden (Barely) Present.

As with this one, almost every cartoon drawing of Biden looks much more like the late George HW Bush, aka Bush the Elder.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 22, 2022 8:25 AM
Reply to  Ort

About 2 decades ago, a cartoonist (who depicted a glowing cigarette as his main character) found Bush the Elder too to be “ectoplasmic”. He designated him (Bush) with a mark somewhat like an asterisk with the centre removed.

Zane
Zane
Aug 21, 2022 2:37 AM

No one has ever said it better than Miami crime novelist, social observer, and psychopulp legend Charles Willeford: ” I had a hunch that madness was a predominant theme and a normal condition for Americans living in the second half of this century…” Add the continuation into the 21st century.

Great writer.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Aug 21, 2022 2:31 AM

I have a theory that education post-WW2 was ramped up due to strategic necessity, we needed to competitive with (especially) the USSR so a lot of funding went into education. The result of all this education was an unfortunate blowback — kids started asking all the wrong questions, asking why we had to go and kill (and be killed by) Vietnamese, why colored people were still second class citizens and generally questioning the entire ethos of society, its waste, its materialism and its preparations for total (nuclear) war.

This must have scared the establishment because post 1970 changes were instituted that were designed to bring this sort of thinking back into line. Many affected the quality of education, leading to the current regimented, rote-driven and vocational focus of contemporary schooling. “Making education more relevant to business” it was called at the time. Making it a business was also instituted — suddenly you needed to ‘invest’ a lot money to be educated if you wanted a job and the debt that you were plied with became a tool for social conformity. Social changes were also introduced — a direct attack on counter culture as ‘elitist’ (but of course), the “War on Drugs” to snare the non-conformists, the pushing of counter-counter culture in the media, pushing nihilism and greed, “having a good time” and “he who dies with the most toys wins” as life goals. Conformity was enforced in innumerable ways but one of the most insidious was the pre-employment drug screen (somehow I think that those who complain about Covid restrictions haven’t met this — they seem to think all this regimentation is new)(and their culture of conformity means that anyone who dares to suggest otherwise is a bad person who must be downvoted and hounded into oblivion).

Obviously things are a bit more nuanced and confused than can be easily stated in a couple of paragraphs but trust me on this, I’ve been watching this process for many decades and it is a process. The marvel is that it almost seems planned; the only weakness in the Grand Design is that there doesn’t seem to be much of a point to it, unless the point is merely to create a dystopian, confused and easily led underclass.

Johnny
Johnny
Aug 21, 2022 6:53 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Spot on Martin.
Taught what to think, not how to think.

Andrew O'Gorman
Andrew O'Gorman
Aug 21, 2022 1:34 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Haven’t you got that the wrong way around?

I have always thought it is: “taught to think, not what to think.”

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 21, 2022 7:49 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

I agree with your last sentence… That was the goal in my opinion. Dazed and confused as well as being obedient drones for the system. You may disagree, but I believe this has actually been a long term plan by the cabal. No doubt you will recall well known quotes from people like Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Jacques Attali, etc. And yes, what was the underlying ethos of neoliberalism by the way? Individuality and greed, with the resultant breakdown in social cohesiveness and community.

plino
plino
Aug 21, 2022 5:33 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

You may disagree, but I believe this has actually been a long term plan by the cabal.

Personally, I totally agree. Whether we call them “Kabbalah” or otherwise, we are talking about very old, strong and cohesive groups following a consistent program, the push to finalize which we are experiencing today. Which is historical and verifiable in every way. Good awareness, done with great care not to jump into exaggerations or diminutives, leaves no room for faith or disbelief in this long-term perspective of strong societies. I also argue that whoever disputes and downplays this is not well informed.

But, of course, I will not go to prove my claim, argue and convince anyone, not only because of the waste of time and energy, but also because of one of the main things that I still believe – although the change for the worse of the empowered person is well known – that distinguishes at least a sufficiently large number of people from the aforementioned heroes: the supremacy of the possibility of personal perception and understanding. I deceive myself about something (many things), all are deceived, but it is beautiful when no pressure is used to force an opinion. (And reality remains the same and independent of understanding.)

I wanted to ask you something else because I read that you are from Australia, which unfortunately seems to be a specific testing ground for the same disgusting antiheroes. Can you tell me any of the Australian alternative sites you read?

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 21, 2022 11:28 PM
Reply to  plino

Hi Plino, appreciate your reply. I know there will be some on here who will think I’m a tin foil hat wearer (I don’t care actually) but who are the real power behind these long term plans are the Freemasons and Jesuits. There – I said it. I believe people like Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc are the public face of this agenda, they’re more like spokespeople.
Yes, Australia definitely has been one of the major testing grounds for the rollout of this crap, and I think I mentioned above that Melbourne is a partner of the World Economic Forum and has signed up for the Strong Cities Network.
I won’t even start on the chinless, venal, cowardly, Australian politicians… They have revealed who they truly are with this pysops, and yes, Daniel Andrews and others have been photographed doing masonic hand symbols.
To be honest, I hardly look at any Australian sites. I was a regular reader of Caitlin Johnstone, but have wiped her completely along with a lot of others who either were totally silent on this massive crime or who went along with the pandemic narrative. I believe CJ is controlled opposition by the way.
Max Igan from The Crowhouse is always excellent but I haven’t watched him for a while. The Crowhouse is on Bitchute. Tott News are about the only Australian ones I would recommend although Tott News goes along with the ‘yes there was a virus but it was exaggerated’ narrative.

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:37 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Coudenhove Kalergi since 1922

mjh
mjh
Aug 21, 2022 1:28 AM

And let’s not forget the way schools in many places have fostered indoctrination into “trans” identification — playing on and building up children’s and adolescents’ self-doubts so that those who profit from medical “treatment” (hormones and surgical mutilations) of those with so-called “gender dysphoria.”

mjh
mjh
Aug 21, 2022 1:29 AM
Reply to  mjh

Sorry — left that last sentence incomplete — it should by saying those who profit from these “treatments” can reap in the gain!

Pavol
Pavol
Aug 21, 2022 1:20 AM

Charlotte Iserbyt, Antony C. Sutton, Robin S. Eubanks, Alison McDowell.. they all talk about this is their works.

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 21, 2022 8:36 AM
Reply to  Pavol

Add John Klyczck for recent developments – especially on the surveillance of students’ emotional state (clearly readying for assessing everyone’s reactions to watching the broadcasts from Big Brother – is there any lack of love or rapture in that face?… ).

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Aug 21, 2022 1:19 AM

It’s is almost as if the fear of god, in this case gov’t, is being instilled at a very early age. If it wasn’t for maniacal secret gov’t authoritar’s and spooks trying to provide american’s with a good enough reason to hand in all their guns, there wouldn’t be many, if any, school shootings.

Some school drills involving the students, i suspect were later run as real events by the media. One particular example saw police response units dragging a ‘victim’ along the ground and leaving the ‘victim’ in full view of fleeing students who were being herded past the very spot. No attempt was made to cover the ‘victim’ and the way the ‘body’ was handled suggests a realistic dummy was being used. With maybe a blood pack or two.
These schools shootings ain’t what they seem. One day Alex Jones will have his day in court.

The most present danger in america and elsewhere is the out of control left wing agenda, who seem to have their totalitarianism all mixed up with their champagne socialism. It’s not guns that have to go. It’s the present way of governance. Those in power use alphabet agencies like they are a private army, to battering the citizens back into serfdom. Are the struggles of our ancestors going to account for nothing?

The only time a totalitarian regime want you to have a gun is when you are shooting their bullets, at their enemies.

Howard
Howard
Aug 20, 2022 11:52 PM

The only saving grace – and not much of a one anymore – is the wonderful, almost “divinely inspired” gift children have of ignoring most of what they get taught. In one ear, out the other.

Thank God for attention deficit disorder!

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 21, 2022 10:21 AM
Reply to  Howard

That is where they bring in psychiatry and medication.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Aug 21, 2022 9:01 PM
Reply to  Howard

The message we drum into our children is that “if you don’t conform you can’t succeed and a bleak, empty future awaits you”. So, yes, some kids might ignore the message but many get worried by it, reacting in various ways from gangsta’ nihilism to emotional disorders, anorexia and so on. We extol “the best and brightest”, the rest are just left to figure it out as best they can.

Has anyone thought that the vogue for gender fluidity might be directly traceable to the perception of institutionalized preference for one gender over the other? Being a non-minority male these days is a losing proposition — although we’re told repeatedly that this group are privleged (historically they are privleged to stand in trenches getting killed by the thousand but not much else beckons except the hardest work and the harshest punishments) so given the choice one would opt for anything but if direct competition was proving too difficult.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Aug 20, 2022 11:10 PM

“We don’t need no indoctrination.”
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Fascists Leave Those Kids Alone!

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 21, 2022 8:38 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Yes, that Roger Waters is such a good guy….

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 20, 2022 11:09 PM

‘Never let schooling stand in the way of a good Education…’

-Samuel Clemens

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 20, 2022 10:38 PM

Child abuse is – NOT homeschooling your son or daughter in a familial or local community environment, teaching them natural and applicable skills and knowledge based on understandings aligned with empirical evidence and personal repeatable experience tranferring wisdom relatable to their natural environment that will be useful in the uplifting preservation of their health, mental wellbeing, community and natural environment.

Jen
Jen
Aug 20, 2022 10:31 PM

No wonder the police waited an hour or so before storming the classroom at the school in Uvalde: they had been trained to take down schoolkids waving toy guns made from Lego bricks or their own fingers – but not to take down real mass murderers armed with actual weapons killing teachers and children.

(sarcasm)

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 21, 2022 6:17 AM
Reply to  Jen

Jen, It was a hoax. Most US gun incidents over the past 40 years have been hoaxes The very few that I followed in France and Britain were also hoaxes.

Eg: Boston Marathon shooting was a hoax; Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. Most shoot-downs of planes are also hoaxes; this includes the plane shot down over the Ukraine during the Maidan– also the Russian passenger jet destroyed over the Sinai (supposedly by a bomb planted).

The George Floyd killing (“I can’t breathe”) was almost certainly a hoax to distract from the lockdown & sanctions. Sometimes in the immediate aftermath of a hoax before the media gets all its ducks in a row a few discordant bits get covered. In the case of Floyd, a woman was interviewed on the street. Turns out she owned a night-club where the “killer” officer & “victim” had worked as buddies. They moonlighted as security guards there. If you submit all the video of the Floyd incident to skepticism you will see that police allowed complete access to the scene by passersby– never EVER allowed by cops. (Of course the passersby were crisis actors.)

Some, but not all, police misbehavior incidents are hoaxes cuz it suits TPTB to drive a wedge between citizenry & cops. Also to exaggerate racism, altho clearly there ARE some racist cops & mistreatment of Blacks.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 21, 2022 6:48 AM
Reply to  Penelope

In general agreement except for the plane shoot downs. Both the Malaysian airliners were shot down. As was JFK jr’s Piper Saratoga.

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 22, 2022 12:23 AM

Placental, That’s why I said MOST plane shoot-downs. Of course they killed JFK jr; he was going to become a candidate.

One of the more interesting shoot-downs was the one in Ukraine during the Maidan or shortly thereafter. Some of those who handled the bodies, including Strelkov, said they were not recently dead & some even smelled of perfumed embalming fluid. Some bodies were somewhat romantically placed in peaceful poses among flowers!

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 21, 2022 10:56 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Ultimately, it’s to keep us distracted from a natural attunement we all have with nature, the heavens, our inner emotions and wisdom. Like the addictive taste chemicals in processed food to devolve your desiresalivadigestion bodily process for natural foods and health, an attuned body knows what it needs, their msm-entertainment is to malform and disconnect our psychological attunement to the natural world and God. These people are completely insane.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 21, 2022 2:48 PM
Reply to  Penelope

It’s such a relief to know nobody died, isn’t it?
If even just one person was a fatality we could hate the perps (all of them) for being homicidal psychopaths. Hate is heavy and it’s hard to feel any other emotion for a child killer. But a conman, or even a huge gang of conmen … whose going to bother hate those losers?

Tryfon
Tryfon
Aug 20, 2022 10:28 PM

How schools should be: https://youtu.be/YpOLkQLGq_E

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 20, 2022 10:24 PM

CHILD ABUSE is – NOT homeschooling your son or daughter in a familial or local community environment, teaching them natural and applicable skills and knowledge based on understandings aligned with empirical evidence and personal repeatable experience transferring wisdom relatable to their natural environment that will be useful in the uplifting preservation of their health, mental wellbeing, community and natural environment.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Aug 20, 2022 10:23 PM

I taught my grandkids how to say “pig”. I’d point at the blue uniform and say, “grandson, can you say pig?”. They’d say, “pig! grandpa!” I call it “reverse indoctrination”. Amazing how many get truly offended when I say it online. It’s like they want me to cut my hair and go to Vietnam, you know, those kind of people. Times used to be more simple, but they used to suck too.

But, for the public schools, it’s far more than just the pigs, with what they’re teaching, the fake vaccine mandates, the lack of teachers and resources, etc. I think those who want to be freedom fighters, i.e., the resistance, the revolution, the opposition to the psycho class, are going to have to rid themselves of any reliance on the public schools. It’s over, man, time to home school or join together as part of that parallel society some talk about and start our own.

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Aug 21, 2022 1:57 PM

Call a pig a pig. Call a real police officer a police officer – or “Sir” or “Ma’am”.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Aug 21, 2022 2:43 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

You mean the ones who will kill or maim you for protesting against the oligarchy?

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:41 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

oink oink

Ort
Ort
Aug 21, 2022 8:34 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

And keep a smile on your face when you’re saying it!  😁 

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:41 PM

Say no to pork!

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 20, 2022 10:04 PM

It’s been going on for ages, and people have been criticizing it for ages too.
There’s nothing new here. It’s just decided to come out of its closet – and we are still no closer to stopping it in its wretched tracks.

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 20, 2022 11:20 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Americans are, the statistical increase in homeschooled children is off the charts. And the production of moral and scientifically accurate literature designed for childrens education has followed suit. I’ll post links.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 22, 2022 12:57 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

Sounds like good news. Thanks.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 20, 2022 10:01 PM

You can learn more from these Frank Zappa lines than in all the years of formal education:

You say yer life’s a bum deal

‘N yer up against the wall

Well, people, you ain’t even got no kinda

Deal at all

‘Cause what they do

In Washington

They just takes care of NUMBER ONE

An’ number one ain’t you

Hell, you ain’t even number two

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 21, 2022 8:42 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Francis Zappa worked at Edgewood Arsenal, home of chemical weapons and MK Ultra experimentation….

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 21, 2022 2:51 PM
Reply to  Edwige

That sucks. I always want my genius rock heroes to be saints. Now what will I do?

Martillo
Martillo
Aug 21, 2022 4:48 PM
Reply to  Victor G.
George Mc
George Mc
Aug 20, 2022 9:49 PM

You can admire the sheer economy of American social organisation i.e. the rulers plan for the entire population to end up in prison. With schools going this way, everyone starts off in prison. So it saves time!

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Aug 21, 2022 1:58 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Except the Congress and the other people who SHOULD be in prison…

The Jackal
The Jackal
Aug 20, 2022 9:00 PM

The CHILDREN are being “Groomed”
in our schools, now, around the WORLD,
in MANY ways. The classic indoctrination
and force feeding them “Education”,
which was “Written by the WINNERS, and read by/taught to, everyone ELSE”, was BAD enough, ALREADY.

NOW, they’re turning the SCHOOLS
even MORE into MINI versions of PRISONS, with ARMED POLICE
“Guards”, PUNISHING them, and in
MANY instances, ASSAULTING them.

The END goal or “Agenda”, if you will,
of ALL this, including transgender
propaganda, and age inappropriate
sexual books in the classroom, “Drag Queen Story Time”, etc. SHOULD be blazingly CLEAR, by now.

The SAME can be said of the AGENDA
at work BEHIND what’s happening in
ADULT society as well, all over the
world.

For those who are SLEEPING, in
back of the class, today, it’s CALLED :

Agenda 21/2030 aka:
“The Great Reset”.

SPONSORED by The :

WEF
WHO
UN
CDC
NIH
CDC
FDA
FBI
CIA
NSA
HHS
FSB
etc.

Signed onto by the “Leaders” of
194 countries.

Research it!

Then, If there are ANY out there
wirth the COURAGE, to stand UP
for their FREEDOMS, their HEALTH ,
their HOMES , and THOSE of their
CHILDREN, any more, then Take to the STREETS, around the WORLD , by the
MANY MILLIONS, in EVERY COUNTRY,
in SOLIDARITY!

STAND UNITED in front of the Corrupt, Greed driven, Globalist, Technocrats, (Today’s Oligarchs/Tyrants/Oppressors/
Dictators/Terrorists in suits) AND
With RECORD BREAKING voices…

“Tell Them
🖕🤨🖕
#NoMore !”

OR…

Will we ALL just sit still,
“Trust The Plan” And
CONTINUE to WATCH them usher IN their lil
RESET and TRANSFORM our world INTO something so EVIL and DYSTOPIAN, that even George Orwell, HIMSELF, would look on
in UTTER TERROR?

The CHOICE is YOURS.

No matter WHAT they TRY to CONVINCE you of to the CONTRARY.

It always HAS been!

The Jackal’s “MARK”

Pavol
Pavol
Aug 21, 2022 1:37 AM
Reply to  The Jackal

Research communitarianism, too. It’s the overarching philosophy that goes with Agenda 21/2030 Sustainable development.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 21, 2022 6:39 AM
Reply to  The Jackal

Transgenderism

Transgenderism is ugly twisted descendant of feminism and “gay rights. It has been promoted for a while. The first (fatal) “sex change” operation occurred in the Weimar republic. This was paused during WW2 and then resumed with Christine Jorgensen and a steady stream of “transsexuals”. One of the objectives of this world government promoted abomination was reduced reproduction. This trend and it’s predecessors have failed in this .Surely there are more wholesome means of levelling population growth ? The clot shots are a more desperate means of this end. All this is ironic since the banksters creation of the big monotheic religions were designed to stimulate population growth and thus the economy.

Rob Rob
Rob Rob
Aug 20, 2022 8:27 PM

The United States people are obsessed with safety, forgetting that they enable thugs to protect them.