…Obama’s last months in office without civil war? A couple of articles triggered that thought as I perused the headlines this morning. In one article, I saw that the DoJ is funding a study about ‘right-wing’ use of social media. They’ve thrown in a few Islamic sites but the real emphasis is us, you and me.
Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use
$585,719 study to combat violent extremism
BY: , June 1, 2015 5:00 am
The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism.
The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year.
“There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant. “The proposed study will address this gap through a series of qualitative and quantitative analyses of posts from various forms of CMC used by members of both the far-right and Islamic extremist movements.”
The study draws more upon right-wing forums than upon the corners of the web inhabited by Islamist extremists.
“We will collect posts made in four active forums used by members of the far-right and three from the Islamic Extremist community, as well as posts made in Facebook, LiveJournal, Twitter, YouTube, and Pastebin accounts used by members of each movement,” the grant said.
“The findings will be used to document both the prevalence and variation in the ideological content of posts from members of each movement,” the grant continued. “In addition, we will assess the value of these messages in the social status of the individual posting the message and the function of radical messages in the larger on-line identity of participants in extremist communities generally.”
The project will also “identify the hidden networks of individuals who engage in extremist movements based on geographic location and ideological similarities.” (This column continues at the Free Beacon website.)
Given Obama’s and Holder’s track record on curbing Islamic extremists, does anyone really believe the emphasis will be on them instead of you and me? I don’t.
The second article was about schools teaching “white privilege,” spending millions to the exclusion of funding other dire needs. Children are being taught that the root of all ills is “white privilege,” whatever that is. When I was growing up, I wish I had some. My father was a coal miner. My mother a school teacher. My father had, at best, an eighth grade education. My mother started teaching in the 1920s because she had a high school diploma. She took college courses all her life but never got a BS Ed. I’m sure she wished she had some “white privilege.”
What is happening is nothing more than indoctrination and the setting of false expectations. If the children are taught failure is external, they will never look to improve themselves through their own efforts, “because it’s white privilege that makes you fail, not a lack of effort on the children’s and teacher’s part.”
Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training
Steve Gunn , June 2, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Have the taxpayers of St. Paul spent nearly $3 million over the past five years to bring chaos and danger to their schools and students?
In 2010, the St. Paul school district began a contractual relationship with the Pacific Educational Group, a San Francisco-based organization that tries to help public schools deal with achievement and disciplinary issues involving black students.
PEG packages and sells the concept of victimization, for a very high price.
It claims that the American education system is built around white culture, tradition and social norms – aka “white privilege” – to the unfair detriment of black students.
PEG believes that black students will only achieve if school curricula are customized to meet their cultural specifications. It also rejects the concept of using suspensions or expulsions to discipline black students.
According to information provided by the district to EAGnews through a freedom of information request, St. Paul schools spent at least the following amounts on PEG consultations services over the past five years:
* $137,720 in 2010-11,
* $366,800 in 2011-12,
* $598,900 in 2012-13,
* $489,150 in 2013-14 and
* $285,895 in 2014-15.
The district also reported spending “matched amounts” of $132,072 (2010-11), $363,260 (2011-12) and $537,900 (2012-13) on PEG, without explaining what that term means.
Not long after PEG started working with St. Paul school officials, crucial policy changes were made, according to various news reports.
Special needs students with behavioral issues were mainstreamed into regular classrooms, a position openly advocated by PEG.
Student suspensions were replaced by “time outs,” and school officials starting forgiving or ignoring violence and other unacceptable behavior, according to various sources.
“The disciplinary changes came out of meetings with an organization called Pacific Educational Group, a San Francisco-based operation that has been consulting with the district dating back to 2010,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
The result has been general chaos throughout the district, with far too many students out of control because they know there are no real consequences for their actions.
A local publication called CityPages recently told the story of Becky McQueen, an educator at St. Paul’s Harding High School.
“Last spring, when she stepped into a fight between two basketball players, one grabbed her shoulder and head, throwing her aside,” the CityPages article explained. “The kid was only sent home for a couple of days.
“In March, when a student barged into her class, McQueen happened to be standing in the doorway and got crushed into a shelf. The following week, two boys came storming in, hit a girl in the head, then skipped back out. One of them had already been written up more than 30 times.
“Yet another student who repeatedly drops into her class has hit kids and cursed at an aide, once telling McQueen he would “fry” her ass. She tried to make a joke of it — ‘Ooh, I could use a little weight loss.’ Her students interjected: ‘No, that means he’s gonna kill you.’”
McQueen now has her students use a secret knock on the classroom door, so she will know who to allow in, the article said.
It seems strange to me this indoctrination only seems to occur in metropolitan areas were the students are primarily black. In all these articles, not a word is said about the white students who remain in these schools. Aren’t they worthy of education, too? Or, is that reserved only to those with “black privilege?”
What programs like the Pacific Education Group accomplish is further division within the nation. When these children graduate—with a minimum of real education but a plate-full of indoctrination, they will ‘see’ the world through the indoctrinated bias. Failure is because of ‘white privilege,’ not due to their own efforts, or lack thereof. PEG continues to reinforce a culture of dependency, slavery to the government for a livelihood because those former students, now adults, are unable to provide for themselves.
What will be the result? Riots of course. Riots aided and abetted by the liberal, black politicians and activists who supports the mob against the agencies of law and order. In the case of Baltimore, the local State Attorney is siding with the mob to create more chaos.
And with chaos comes…what? Possibly civil war. We already see acts of civil war occurring daily in Baltimore, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, all the cities with liberal, black, local governments. Cities controlled by those unable and unwilling to do the job they were elected to do.
Obama has approximately eighteen months remaining in his term. The question is, “Will a nation-wide civil war occur before or after his term expires?” The cities are filled with false and unrealistic expectations. When the public trough runs empty, who will be blamed? You know the answer to that question as well as do I.