Progressive American Imperialism: A Malicious Addiction

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply – a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…

Just how much imperialism is in the DNA—so to write—of the American character? When Frederick Jackson Turner delivered his famous address, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” on an outrageously humid Chicago afternoon, July 12, 1893, he warned that what had been a healthy frontier expansion might well turn into bald-faced imperialism with the formal closing of the frontier. Though the last homestead in the continental United States would not be claimed until 1919, Turner believed the frontier over in 1890 as there was no visible frontier line on the census maps of that year. Americans, it seemed, had filled everything in, from Plymouth Rock to Rodeo Drive. Not quite, but close. Continue reading

If Johnny Can’t Read, Who’s to Blame?

When a federal court dismissed on June 29 the class-action lawsuit claiming the State of Michigan had deprived Detroit public schoolchildren of “their right to literacy,” the left was all set to react in faux shock. The court’s key finding hardly came as news to most of us, but the headlines in the New York Times sounded as if someone had denied climate change: “Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules.”

These days, when everything progressives want government to provide free is defined as a “right,” i.e., healthcare, housing, a guaranteed income, American citizenship for illegal aliens, etc., etc., it stands to reason that literacy may as well be thrown in there, too. Continue reading

A Different Perspective!

What follows, was the first column ever published by the author, July 22, 2001.

This broadcaster is henceforth proceeding as if we are going to achieve the return of our birthright as Americans – FREEDOM. It is our belief that the global socialists’ benevolent veneer is cracking. The cracks are being caused by the shadow state and federal dupes who are losing their ability to deceive people into believing that the enslavement mechanisms of modern America are being implemented for their own good and, as a result, are having to use increasingly absurd and despotic means to keep us in ignorant obeyance. Continue reading

Get Off My Lawn!

It’s the morning of January 11, 2009. I saw a movie last night, and today I feel like the main character in the film. Walter is a veteran of the Korean War, just buried his wife of 45 years, has no relationship with his two grown, married sons, and doesn’t know his grandchildren – all of who are waiting for him to croak, so that can get what’s theirs – or his. He hates, ‘Zipperhead’s, ‘Gook’s, ‘Slopes’ and ‘Buddha-heads’. He has no tolerance for most ethnic peoples – including 3 ‘spooks,’ with whom he has an altercation, while defending his next door neighbor – a ‘Gook.’ I didn”t sleep well.

The year is 1972, and life was simpler for my wife and I. We lived in a small, third-story walk-up at the far Northern border of Chicago, in Roger’s Park just before the bend that took us past Calvary Cemetery leading into Evanston. Our bedroom window overlooked the parking lot of the next complex, with a view of a beach the shore of Lake Michigan. Each weekend, we could go down to the beach, and the Hare Krishna’s always had a pot of free ‘veggie stew’ to offer. They had taken over a massive old apartment building called “The Yacht Club,” which was at the south end of the beach. Later that year, we bought our first home. Continue reading

MASK

Some months ago while on a full day seminar with my granddaughter for her introduction to the Engineering program at Arizona State University, a magazine was slipped into the packages we received that day… and I am so glad that I decided to study the entire package. I immediately subscribed to their magazine – ‘MASK‘.

I have already included many of their contributions to my listening audience.

Their work will also become a part of our work here at Metropolis Café. After you have watched the following video – subscribe for yourself – and your children or grandchildren. It is a refreshing eye opener and lesson plan for LIFE!

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Celebrating Freedom: When Injustice Takes Hold

Freedom – Liberty – Really???

In the Beginning – The Declaration

The greatest threat to the freedom of the American people is lack of knowledge about their own land of states in union. The necessary knowledge is, in part, understanding how it is, but, more importantly, how it is supposed to be.

Although most have no idea whatsoever of what I am alluding to, ‘how it is’ verses ‘how it is supposed to be’, are worlds apart. I hope to make clear, such ignorance fits right in with the goals of those that are working diligently to destroy America and all it stands for. Or, maybe I should say, “once stood for.” Continue reading

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)

Get ready for the SHOCK

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, Wells-Barnett also used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South.

Ida Bell Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16th, 1862. She was born into slavery during the Civil War. Once the war ended Wells-Barnett’s parents became politically active in Reconstruction Era politics. Her parents instilled into her the importance of education. Wells-Barnett enrolled at Rust College but was expelled when she started a dispute with the university president. In 1878, Wells-Barnett went to visit her grandmother. While she was there Wells-Barnett was informed that a yellow fever epidemic had hit her hometown. The disease took both of Wells-Barnett’s parents and her infant brother. Left to raise her brothers and sister, she took a job as a teacher so that she could keep the family together. Eventually, Wells-Barnett moved her siblings to Memphis, Tennessee. There she continued to work as an educator. Continue reading

Benson: The Abolitionists Were Really Globalists

Frederick Douglas ~ American

We’ve all read about the Abolitionists and about their supposed noble endeavors to “free” the slaves. Most of what we read about these people would lead us to believe that’s the only thing they were all about – that freeing the slaves was their total agenda and once that was done, like old soldiers, they just sort of “faded away” never to be heard from again. Suffice it to say that narrative is slightly less than accurate—for obvious reasons. We are not supposed to be aware of what else the Abolitionists were involved in, lest we be alerted to what their game really was. The Abolitionists were really the globalists of the 19th century – and some of them were among the foremost terrorists of the 19th century. Continue reading

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

These people are indicative of the infantilization of the American adult.

It seems like every week there’s a new Permit Patty (a grown woman who called the police on an eight-year-old selling water without a permit), BBQ Becky (another grown woman who called the police on a man BBQing without a permit), or someone who calls the police on a lemonade stand.

Beyond being an irritant and filling society with busybodies of the worst type  – who calls the police on kids?—these people are indicative of something deeper. These people are indicative of the infantilization of the American adult. Continue reading

How America’s Education System is Leading to Destruction

Several recent studies have revealed the increased number of public school and college students who are experiencing various forms of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, and others.

A Wall Street Journal report claims as many as 25 percent in elite colleges are thus classified, and require accommodations for exam taking, seating preference, quiet private rooms, and comfort animals. Steve Schlozman and Eliza Abdu-Glass, authors of The College Mental Health Crisis: Focus on Suicide, disclosed the thousands of suicides on college campuses each year, about two to three every day. Their emphasis is on students’ inadequate counseling, but we should ask why this generation, specifically, is so unstable and why the obvious signs have been ignored. Continue reading

New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

Let’s see if we all understand this one. The kids must pass EOG testing that allegedly demonstrates competence in order to move on to the next grade level. Teachers in Michigan have no such requirement to demonstrate competence. “It allows programs to admit people who are wholly unqualified, and who will never be able to pass the subject matter exams.” And yet, if you pay taxes in America, these people are on your payroll. Is it deliberate, or are these people just incompetent? To save America we must save one child at a time. You are going to have to get involved in the education of your children. ~ Rosemary Stein, MD

Principals in the Detroit Public Schools Community District interview candidates for art and music teaching jobs during a recruiting fair Wednesday, June 27, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. (Photo Lori Higgins)

Prospective Michigan teachers won’t have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. Continue reading

Not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863

“It’s all now you see. Yesterday won’t be over until tomorrow and tomorrow began ten thousand years ago. For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it’s all in the balance, it hasn’t happened yet, it hasn’t even begun yet, it not only hasn’t begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it’s going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn’t need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose than all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago; or to anyone who ever sailed a skiff under a quilt sail, the moment in 1492 when somebody thought This is it: the absolute edge of no return, to turn back now and make home or sail irrevocably on and either find land or plunge over the world’s roaring rim.” ~ Intruder in the Dust

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William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American author from Oxford, Mississippi. During his career, he won a Nobel Prize, two Pulitzer prizes, and two National Book Awards. His notable works include The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Pulled From Literary Award Over ‘Stereotypical Attitudes‘ in Books

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name will be removed from a major literary award over how the author of “Little House on the Prairie” depicted minorities in her in books.

The decision to nix her name on the award, changing it from the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” to the “Children’s Literature Legacy Award” comes after a unanimous vote by the Association of Library Service to Children’s board. That decision was met with a “standing ovation by the audience in attendance,” the group reported.

“This decision was made in consideration of the fact that Wilder’s legacy, as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness,” the Association for Library Service to Children said in a statement after the vote. Continue reading

Benson: Some Hidden (in plain sight) American History

The first place I ever read anything about Benjamin Bonneville was in a historical fiction novel by Janice Hold Giles, published back in 1968, called The Great Adventure.

Mrs. Giles did not have lots of information on Bonneville except to note that he was an army officer, traveling in the Far West during the fur trading days and she seemed to have some questions about an army officer traveling around out there on his own with no apparent military responsibilities.

Recently, I watched a video on the internet of a speech given by Arthur Thomson, CEO of the John “Birch Society. It was an excellent video, one I would recommend. The title of it is What you are not supposed to know about America’s founding. Continue reading