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CAMPUS DEMOCRATS CALL A STATUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN “WHITE SUPREMACY” AND DEMAND ITS REMOVAL

Education or indoctrination gifBalladeer’s Blog has often covered the way in which Democrats have reduced America’s educational institutions to “churches” of irrational thought and political intolerance. And just when you may think Democrats can’t show their ignorance, hatred and divisiveness any more clearly, the Democrats of the Student Union at the University of Wisconsin in Madison stepped in to take the lunacy even higher. They want a statue of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator himself, removed since they claim it invokes White Supremacy. (Link below)  

Orwell on historyDemocrat mobs have recently dragged down or vandalized even statues of African-American civil rights icon Frederick Douglass in their ugly madness. Well, Douglass was a Republican and we know that Democrats believe that African-Americans must obey them and NEVER belong to a political party of their own choosing. 

FOR MORE OF THESE TYPES OF INCIDENTS READ ON … Continue reading

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THE BIRDS (414/6 BC): ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY

Birds by Aristophanes 1Balladeer’s Blog presents another examination of an ancient Greek political satire. This comedy by Aristophanes was one that I was planning on covering very soon when I started posting my reviews of Attic Old Comedy years ago. For various reasons it kept falling by the wayside.

Where am I going with this? For Aristophanes’ line “In Cloud-Cuckooland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are” make it “In Ivory Towerland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” But I’m getting ahead of myself.

The Birds is Aristophanes’ lengthiest surviving comedy and also the most analyzed (some would say over-analyzed). So much has already been written about this particular work that I’ve decided to forego my usual intensive examination of every scene. Instead I’ll go with a brief synopsis followed by a way I feel The Birds could be adapted (as opposed to translated) for the present day. 

SYNOPSIS

Birds by Aristophanes 2More than 2,300 years before George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, Aristophanes was dealing with some of the same political themes. 

Pisthetaerus and Euelpides, Athenians feeling alienated by the increasingly restrictive laws and lawsuits of their home city have left Athens behind to start over with a new society. Part of the comedy centers around the ages-old theme of how those who seek to overthrow oppression often wind up becoming the new oppressors themselves. (Think of the 1960s generation of American leftists who became just as oppressive as they claimed previous generations had been) 

Another Orwellian theme finds Aristophanes satirizing the way in which the ruling class in any society uses and corrupts language to strengthen the subjugation of the populace. The Birds even features the importance of religious and historical myths in any culture as the leaders of the new civilization conjure up an all-new cosmology with “the birds” at the center to justify their own rule. Continue reading

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THE NEW CLASS WAR: MICHAEL LIND’S INSIGHTFUL NEW BOOK

New Class WarBalladeer’s Blog’s coverage of corporate fascism continues with this look at Michael Lind’s brilliant book The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite. Lind often writes for Salon and Politico and in this book deals with the way in which the global trend toward populism started in response to oppression from what he calls “The New Class.”

Regular readers here know that I often write about the way that the callous, comfortable elites love to blame the rest of us for the problems they have created in the world.

The way that the corporate media and Democrat “educators” (LMAO) distort history one might think that there was once an age when the poor and the working class ruled the world and caused colonialism, wars and all the other plagues that were really caused by the Powers That Be among the rich and politically connected. The people who STILL run things, in other words.

george-soros-aloneLind’s work criticizes the new corporate fascist elite, like last year’s Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas (previously reviewed here at Balladeer’s Blog). Lind, a professor at the University of Texas, argues that the plutocrats of today don’t just guard their money and privilege, they disguise their self-interested pursuits under the pretense of “social activism” and other deceptive buzzwords while lecturing the working class and the poor.

George W BushLind writes, “The new class war is very real—and the managerial class is winning.” Lind’s “managerial class” quite rightly includes not just the wealthy elite themselves but also the facilitators of these privileged fascists – the bought and paid-for politicians, the unelected bureaucrats, biased journalists, media propagandists and the politically prejudiced lawyers and “educators” who promote the interests of the wealthy while pretending to be championing the underclasses.

Lind savages the political right AND left alike, appropriately enough. Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: JANUARY 31st

Education or indoctrination gifIt’s the latest installment of Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup!

American “educators” (LMAO) and the American “Educational” System have long been jokes, and deservedly so.

For a look at some of the most absurd antics from the fools and fanatics who masquerade as teachers and students in America, ten years of campus reform efforts and related stories: Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 6th

Education or indoctrination gifIt’s the latest installment of Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup! 

Time for another look at how fascist Democrats have distorted the “educational system” (LMAO) and transformed schools, colleges and universities into churches of irrational thought and political intolerance.

SEATTLE SCHOOLS PLAN TO PRESENT MATH CLASSES WHICH CLAIM MATH HAS BEEN USED TO OPPRESS PEOPLE OF COLOR – The Democrats in Seattle’s Public Schools are pushing the next step in their irrational belief that people are nothing but their skin color. The link is below, but first some excerpts:

“In October, Seattle public schools unveiled a “framework” to inject “math ethnic studies” into all K-12 math classes, teaching “how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color” and “ … explain how math dictates economic oppression.”

“Why/how does data-driven processes prevent liberation?” it asks. “How important is it to be Right? What is Right? Says Who?” (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: You’ll notice that the Democrats who push this divisive gibberish never seem to ask: “Does math REALLY dictate economic oppression? Says WHO?” No, their incredibly biased dogma is to be accepted as objective truth, even though such Democrats insist there IS NO SUCH THING AS OBJECTIVE TRUTH when it comes to any viewpoints not their own.)

Tracy Castro-GillThe curriculum was pushed by the school district’s ethnic studies program manager, Tracy Castro-Gill . . . (photo at left, Seattle Public Schools photo)

“I am an educator of color in Seattle whose job is anti-racist work within the school district. Seattle is very white — nearly 70%. It’s also one of the most liberal cities in the US, and these liberal, white Seattleites hate being called racist, but the thing is – a lot of them are,” she wrote.

“Though she was hired by the superintendent and the school board, Castro-Gill said criticisms of the math proposal from one board member’s Asian wife were  racist.

YAAAAWN! Democrats have made terms like “racist” and “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” so absurdly overused as to be meaningless. If you’re wondering why Castro-Gill thinks she’s entitled to call an Asian woman racist the article explains “Castro-Gill wrote on her blog that her mother is white and her father is Hispanic …” 

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 17th

Education or indoctrination gifTime for another look at how fascist Democrats have distorted the “educational system” (LMAO) and transformed schools, colleges and universities into churches of irrational thought and political intolerance.

NORTH CAROLINA – A Union County teacher at Cuthbertson High School is being investigated for allegedly telling her students that the Vice President should be “shot in the head.” Sounds like more of that “tolerance” that Democrats are forever lecturing everyone about. For that story click HERE 

For several more of these types of stories:  Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: AUGUST 24th

Orwell on historyTime for another round of Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup!

This round starts off with a detailed breakdown of Noel Ignatiev, whose biased rantings paved the way for today’s Nazi-esque Critical Race Theory cultists and White Supremacy witch-hunters. CLICK HERE  Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: JUNE 6th

Hitler like Democrats on educationTime for another Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup. In America “educators” (LMAO) have become known as secular clergy for the Democrats, forcing narrow-minded political conformity and fascist political tactics on their students.

It’s important to remember that “educators” and their Democrat colleagues in Admin are the ULTIMATE Capitalists, despite their lip service to socialism and “wealth redistribution.” The Democrats who run the educational system and the Teacher’s Unions at every level are as selfish as the worst Nineteenth Century Robber Barons.

Stalin

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. ~ Joseph Stalin

Those “educators” (LMAO) bitterly cling to their money and privileges, especially their benefits packages, which are grotesquely huge and out of proportion to other professions. BENEFIT EQUITY needs to be addressed.

Maybe those Democrat clergy members should stop being such hypocrites. If it helps state or local governments to provide better social programs for the needy, then surely the Teacher’s Unions should be willing to do what they constantly tell everyone else to do: Give up some of their own financial privileges to help the vulnerable and the marginalized. Especially undocumented immigrants. Right, “educators?” You don’t want to be greedy capitalists by refusing to redistribute your wealth, do you? Even your wealth that comes in the form of your bloated benefits packages which you greedily horde from other government programs?

NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO THIS EDITION’S ROUNDUP:

Speech First logo*** SPEECH FIRST – The courageous activists at SPEECH FIRST are suing oppressive fascists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over FOUR anti-speech policies. CLICK HERE  and HERE 

*** PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF “HOSTILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT” FOR ASSIGNING MALE AUTHORS AS PART OF THE READING – All that, plus the fascist thugs called “Bias Response Units” (LMAO). The article includes multiple other absurd complaints acted upon by those Campus Gestapo Units. CLICK HERE 

*** SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY BLOCKS YAF CHAPTER ON GROUNDS IT MAY CAUSE “EMOTIONAL HARM” TO PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH THE GROUP’S VIEWS – Another example of why I often refer to “the emotional cripples who pretend to be college students in America.” CLICK HERE and HERE

*** FEMALE PROFESSOR FROM BRAZIL AGAIN STANDS UP TO DEMOCRAT MOBS ON CAMPUS – Biology Professor Luana Maroja is once again standing up to anti-science Democrats on campus AND is speaking out in an op-ed titled Self-Censorship on Campus is Bad for Science. CLICK HERE and HERE Continue reading

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TRANSGRESS WITH ME: MAY 30th

Time for another installment of Balladeer’s Blog’s political humor feature Transgress With Me:

Mascot with demo and repub headsTHE MUELLER REPORT DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO CLEAR ROBERT MUELLER OF ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE KIDDIE PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. I WILL ANSWER NO QUESTIONS. THIS IS MY LAST STATEMENT ABOUT THE COWARDLY “MURKY” MUELLER, ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUSLY CORRUPT PROSECUTORS.  

EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS A MINORITY OF ONE.

THE POPE IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE HEAD OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CHILD MOLESTATION RING, YET HE THINKS HE’S FIT TO LECTURE THE REST OF US.

AMERICAN “EDUCATORS” (LMAO) FORFEITED ANY RIGHT TO RESPECT WHEN THEY BEGAN ABUSING THEIR POSITIONS TO FORCE THEIR POLITICAL OPINIONS UPON THEIR STUDENTS. AND WHEN THEY BECAME MORE LIKE CLERGY, FORCING THEIR SIMPLE-MINDED NOTIONS OF RIGHT AND WRONG UPON THEIR STUDENTS.

Robert Mueller surrenders

I HAVE NO STATEMENT TO MAKE REGARDING IF THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN DURING AN ARREST OF ROBERT MUELLER FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE. I WILL ANSWER NO QUESTIONS IF HE WAS WEARING PANTS.

ACCUSED RAPIST AND ACCUSED SUBORNER OF PERJURY ROBERT MUELLER KEPT INNOCENT PEOPLE IN BOSTON IN PRISON FOR YEARS DURING THE WHITEY BULGER SCANDAL. MUELLER ALSO HAS THE FACE OF A CARTOON CHARACTER COMBINED WITH THE HEART AND SOUL OF A NAZI. HE’S ALSO A BOUGHT AND PAID FOR WHORE. I HAVE NO FURTHER STATEMENT TO MAKE AND I WILL ANSWER NO QUESTIONS.  Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: MAY 21st

Education indoctrination conveyor beltIt’s the time of year for graduation ceremonies and commencement addresses, two more formerly pleasant and reasonably nonpartisan milestones in life that have now been transformed by Democrat intolerance into ugly partisan exercises.

ONLY speakers who are “acceptable” to the most rabid, frothing at the mouth Democrat faculty members may speak to the graduates, otherwise those perpetual children rally their students to “protest” the speaker then hide behind their students to pretend it’s for THEIR sake that the speakers are not welcome.

Even worse, thanks to the Democrats at colleges and universities SEGREGATION is back and oh so very “woke.” More and more institutions are holding separate, “black only” graduation ceremonies thanks to “critical race theory” aka “bigotry with a self-constructed halo” and similar fascist notions considered fashionable by the Democrat faculty and administrators. CLICK HERE

democrats hate free speechAND DON’T WASTE MY TIME TELLING ME IT’S UNDER ONE HUNDRED DOING IT NOW. As we have seen there is NO independent thought among the Democrats who run these churches of intolerance and irrational thought. This will spread like all the other political bigotry pushed by Democrats. ALL of the fascism now imposed upon “educational” institutions by Democrats started out being dismissed as “limited to a hundred or so far-left colleges and universities.” And look where it has led.  

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