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Pravda Article Lays It on the Line

This article from the English-language version of Pravda was sent to me by a friend in Arizona.  A retired teacher , she is still fighting to restore real academics to public education in America. 

It is important to understand that US-Soviet ” Education and Cultural Exchange” have been in place since 1958 during the height of the Cold War.  The website, American Deception has many related documents as downloadable pdf files.

Agreement between United States (President Reagan) and the Soviet Union (President Gorbachev) related to many fields of endeavor, but with special reference to merger of U.S.A. and Soviet (Russian) education systems. Important excerpts follow regarding the purpose of the agreements: “The facilitation of the exchange, by appropriate organizations, of educational and teaching materials (including textbooks, syllabi and curricula), materials on methodology, samples of teaching instruments and audiovisual aids.” “The Parties will encourage exchanges of representatives of municipal, local and state governments of the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R . to study various functions of government at these levels.

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American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American  descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”.  Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America ‘s short history but in the world.  If this  keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not,  America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the sheer volumes.  Should we congratulate them?

These men, of  course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the  very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on  trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament).  Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company.   That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.  I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less than two months ago, warned Obama and UK ‘s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “free man” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?  Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his  Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort.  He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is.  The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin.. PRAVDA.Ru . When reproducing our materials in whole or in part, hyperlink to PRAVDA.Ru should be made. The opinions and views of the authors do not always coincide with the point of view of PRAVDA.Ru ‘s editors.

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Thanks to our frequent commenter, Britcapitalist, for bringing to our attention the excellent Youtube video of Soviet Defector,  Yuri Bezmenov, who explained the long-range Marxist strategy to takeover a nation to G. Edward Griffin. 

The video transcript exerpt below is from the Useless Dissident website:

It’s a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow[ly] and is divided [into] four basic stages. The first one [is] demoralization; it takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which [is required] to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy, exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism (American patriotism).

The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people… the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

The parable of the Stella D’oro union workers

Stella D’oro is a brand of cookies, breadsticks, biscotti, and S-shaped breakfast treats. I used to love them, before I woke up to the awful truth of transfat. :(

Founded in 1932 by Italian immigrant Joseph Kresivich, the company was sold to Nabisco in 1992; became part of Kraft Foods in 2000; sold again to Brynwood Partners in 2006; and eventually to Lance Inc. in 2009.

Since its beginning, Stella D’oro’s bakery or manufacturing facility had been located on West 237th Street at the north end of Kingsbridge in the Bronx, New York City. The workers belonged to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union, Local 50.

On August 14, 2008, two weeks after their contract expired, 138 Stella D’oro workers went on strike citing proposed pay and benefit cuts, and later picketed the company’s attempt to bring in replacement workers.

3 guesses as to what happened to these striking Stella D’oro union workers!

This is what happened, as recounted by Alicia Colon for the Irish Examiner, May 8, 2012:

One would think that in this horrible economy, those employed with a halfway decent job would hold on to it and yet union members are foolishly electing to strike thinking that union leadership have their best interest at heart.

Last week, Caterpillar workers went out on strike for better wages and health care after negotiations fell apart. I would suggest that they do their homework and look up the case of the Stella D’Oro factory workers in the Bronx and wake up to reality.

I watched an HBO documentary, “No Contract, No Cookies,” which chronicled the 11-month old strike of workers protesting their unfair wages. The company owners maintained that the hourly wages of $18 to $22 an hour and nine weeks of paid leave made the factory unprofitable and demanded significant reductions in wages and benefits.

That’s when the union bosses stepped in and organized a hard fought strike with picket lines throughout the fall, winter and spring as the recession deepened.

The union sued the company and won their case in court, winning the right to return to work. Not one worker broke ranks and the documentary showed the glee on their faces as they learned the result of their suit. Happy ending? Not quite.

Soon after they returned, the owners closed the factory.

In an interview with the Huffington Post’s Jonah Green, director Jon Alpert said, “The factory was quintessentially American with the immigrant composition of the workforce and the fact that this type of job opportunity was a beacon for them. And it was not only a beacon but a safe harbor that they landed in when they got to America.”

According to the narrative of the film, many of the workers were long term, some having worked there over 30 years and the program was generally sympathetic to their plight.

Many were immigrants from third world countries but I had a hard time feeling their pain and I think they all deserved a good shaking for being so stupid for genuflecting to the union leadership instead of facing reality. It was quite clear from the movie that they had no idea what capitalism means.

At some of their rallies they were spouting clearly Marxist sentiments claiming that the company was theirs because they had worked there for years. The routine premise of the picketers was,” Workers Unite!” and to me that conjured up images of the Russian revolution of the proletariats.

Americans need to be reschooled or in the case of young public school students schooled for the first time on what a business is. It is not a charity but is generally established primarily to make a profit. If it is successful it will be able to hire and pay good wages to hard workers. If it isn’t it will either have to cut expenses or shut down. Workers have to also consider the reality of their companies’ viability in the current market. [...]

The American dream is alive and well for those who understand how it works and are willing to work hard for it.

It is a real folly to cede control over one’s life to union bosses who spout leftwing mantras and promote class envy. It is highly doubtful that the Bronx union bosses lost their jobs along with those unfortunate Stella D’Oro workers. But not all unions are evil in fact, the Hotel, Motel Trades Council in New York provides excellent healthcare for their members and pensioners in various union health clinics around the city.

Many others, however, are an anachronism that exploit their membership and most are in league with one political party funding election campaigns with union dues but without worker input.

The S.E.I.U. (Service Employees International Union) is using thuggery to enforce its agenda and if we ever get a Justice Department that will actually enforce our laws, its days and its members will be numbered.

[...] In this stagnant economy union workers are no longer indispensable. Unemployed workers are legion and will swoop in to take over the jobs from those unwise enough to strike. ‘Unfortunately, unions still have strong influence over workers who haven’t learned the lessons of past strikers. [...]

Union workers need to wake up and fast and take a good look at those disguised socialists endangering their livelihoods and killing the American Dream.

In September 2009, Brynwood announced the sale of Stella D’Oro to Lance, a large manufacturer of snack foods, which promptly relocated Stella D’Oro’s production to a non-union facility in Ashland, Ohio.

And that, boys and girls, is how the cookie crumbled!

~Eowyn

OWS organizer says police sent rapists to Zucotti Park

Watch this OWS guy Harrison Schultz being interviewed by Sean Hannity. Unbelievable!

The 29-year-old punk defends the rapes last fall in the Occupy Wall Street tent city in Zucotti Park by blaming the NYPD. The police had sent rapists, drunks, and criminals to the park just to make OWS look bad!

When asked about Occupiers defecating on police cars and destroying property, Schultz just shrugs. Stuff happens!

Then he says Hannity doesn’t have a coherent thought, about capitalism or anything else, although Schultz admits he’s never watched Hannity.

When asked what’s his objection to capitalism, Schultz blames the high rate of youth unemployment and the national debt on capitalism, but makes no mention of government over-spending, entitlements, the bloated welfare state, 47% of Americans not paying income tax…. (See my post, “The Fall of America – in 12 graphs”)

What an idiot.

H/t beloved fellow Tina!

~Eowyn

Hollywood libs make video praising 99% OWS movement

Are Hollywood liberals so self-absorbed and self-deluded that they don’t see their utter hypocrisy in making this video extolling the 99% Occupy Wall Street movement?

Do they not know that Hollywood’s producers, directors, and many actors are among not just America’s, but the world’s 1% Super Rich?

Do they not know that whereas OWS is anti-capitalist, Hollywood — the business that employs them — is the epitome of a capitalist industry, being privately-owned, responds (mainly) to supply-and-demand market signals, and is motivated by the profit incentive?

Olivia Wilde came to prominence playing pretending to be a physician on the TV show House. In 2008, she had campaigned for Obama. Penn Badgely (who’s that?) is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl. Zoë Kravitz (who’s that?) is a starlet who has played bit parts here and there, but is better known as the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.

Henceforth, I will scrupulously avoid like the plague any TV show or movie with Olivia Wilde, Penn Badgely, and Zoe Kravitz in it.

H/t Big Hollywood.

~Eowyn

From Wii to pee…

Pee-powered fun hits bar toilets

The Sun: Drinkers can enjoy a spot of simulated skiing or extinguish some virtual flames while relieving themselves at The Exhibit bar in Balham, south London.  High-tech sensors detect the direction of urine and translate it into action on a 12-inch screen above every urinal.  By aiming carefully while spending a penny, users can guide a skier or put out a raging inferno during their 60-second toilet trip.

There is also a general knowledge quiz called Clever Dick, in which players must pee in the right direction to select their answers.  When their game is over, players are given a code which they can enter into a website to join online leaderboards. 

Developed in Britain after three years of research, it is hoped the world-first system will make money for bar owners through advertising.  Designer Gordon MacSween said: “We weren’t sure how people would react, but on the first night after we installed it, a group of America servicemen were in the bar.  I heard one of them coming out of the toilet, high-fiving his mate saying, ‘Twelve’!  His pals were saying ‘No way dude!’ and going off to play and compete, and I thought, this is good.”

“Because of where it is, and you’ve got a minute of a guy’s time, it’s a great time to put messages in front of him.  We’ve already carried adverts for products whose sales have gone up by 40 and 50 per cent, so they are very keen to use it as a promotional tool.”

He added: “Because people are having a laugh, there’s a lot less vandalism — people tend to get less angry.  During testing, we tended to drink a lot of water so that we could play it more often.”

The system was trialled at a bar in Cambridge before opening at The Exhibit in London this weekend.  Bar owner Drew Weatherhead said: “Hopefully it will bring people in and they will start competing for high scores.”

It comes five years after Nintendo wowed the world with motion-controlled gaming and their pioneering games console — the Wii.

Well this might help improve their aim :) I’m sure moms might like to have this installed in their homes to help train little boys! 

DCG

Wild Bill Took the Oath

Do Occupy Protesters Even Know What They Want?

Occupy Los Angeles protesters are so ignorant, they signed a petition demanding four things that we already have:

  • A currency backed by the government, and not by gold.
  • A central bank to fund the government and fix prices.
  • A 35% income tax for the wealthy.
  • Government aid for housing, e.g., FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Workers Know-Nothings of the World Unite!

~Eowyn

Today is the Left’s “Day of Rage”

A week ago, FOTM reposted J. B. Williams’ noteworthy article on the Left pushing for a civil war in America. If everything goes according to the Left’s plan, today may be the beginning of America’s second civil war.

Today, September 17, is the “Day of Rage” — a day of ostensibly “non-violent” civil disobedience targeting Wall Street and  capitalism itself, orchestrated by a group of leftwing radicals. Reportedly, similar protests are also planned across the world, designed to bring down the market and the entire political economy of the West.

The fact that September 17 is chosen is very telling because today is Constitution Day — the day America remembers and celebrates the signing of our Constitution at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Across the globe, a “day of rage” is planned for the following places:

Here’s the US Day of Rage website. The plan is to “occupy” Wall Street and to have protests in at least 5 major U.S. cities: Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Austin, Texas.

Click here for a global map of the planned protests.

Here are some of Day of Rage’s slogans, posted on the Twitter feed of the group, Take The Square, one of the Rage’s social media planners:

  • “Fight market dictatorship!”
  • “People of the world rise up!”
  • “We are legion!”
  • “Take to the streets!”

According to The Blaze, the ringleaders of the US Day of Rage are:

  • Stephen Lerner, the director of the banking and finance project of the 2.2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and serves on its  International Executive Board. As early as March 2011, Lerner had stated his intention to destroy JP Morgan Chase and cause the collapse of the stock market: “How do we bring down the stock market? How do we bring down their bonuses? How do we interfere with their ability to, to be rich?”

Barack Obama has ties with both SEIU and ACORN. Lerner was a frequent visitor to the White House in the first year of Obama’s presidency.

Although organizers of the Day of Rage say that the protests will be non-violent, when we look into the origin of the term “Day of Rage,” we find more ominous undertones.

According to The Blaze, the term “Day of Rage” finds origin in “Days of Rage,“ a violent set of riots waged in Chicago in 1969 by the Weathermen’s Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn — Chicago friends of Barack Obama’s. Ayers initially claimed that his Day of Rage would be “non-violent”. But the Weathermen arrived for what became a 4-day rampage in Chicago, in full-clad battle gear, helmets and weapons in tow, and called on activists to kill the rich and even their own parents.

In an interview in 2001 with Chicago Mag, the remorseless Ayers was candid about the Days of Rage’s purpose, which was to “kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents—that‘s where it’s really at.”

As the Weathermen marched on, smashing windows and vandalizing property through the tear-gassed streets of Chicago, nearly 300 militants were arrested and over 60 people were injured. Some reports estimate the damage climbed to hundreds of thousands of dollars — a steep price for four decades ago.

More on who’s funding the Day of Rage in a later post!

H/t Steve, Tina, and Melthemean.

~Eowyn

Political Science for Dummies

DEMOCRAT

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
You push for higher taxes so the government can provide cows for everyone.

REPUBLICAN

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
So?

SOCIALIST

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

COMMUNIST

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

CAPITALISM: AMERICAN STYLE

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

BUREAUCRACY: AMERICAN STYLE

You have two cows.
Under the new farm program, the government pays you to shoot one and milk the other.
Then they pour the milk down the drain

AMERICAN CORPORATION

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows.
You are surprised when one cow drops dead.
You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up

FRENCH CORPORATION

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good

JAPANESE CORPORATION

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

GERMAN CORPORATION

You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk.
They run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately, they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

ITALIAN CORPORATION

You have two cows.
You don’t know where they are.
You break for lunch. Life is good.

RUSSIAN CORPORATION

You have two cows. You drink some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You drink some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have

TALIBAN CORPORATION

You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don’t milk them because you cannot touch any creature’s private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production.
You use the money to buy weapons

IRAQI CORPORATION

You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing

POLISH CORPORATION

You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them

BELGIAN CORPORATION

You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he’s French, other times he’s Flemish.
The Flemish cow won’t share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow’s milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

FLORIDA CORPORATION

You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither.
Some people can’t figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best looking cow.

CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegal.
Arnold likes the ones with big udders.

~Steve~                             H/T  May

About Obama: Pravda Lays it on the line

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.   Read More

H/T my best bud, Kelleigh!

~LTG