Archive for September, 2018

ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 AND A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

To this day, I vividly remembered Pearl Harbor; and I felt the same about experiencing November 11, 2001; however, my response was to consider WHY the Saudi Arabian bin Laden made his attack. Others of course have no idea of why bin Laden attack, they only considered bin Laden was a Muslim; they apparently hate Muslims because they are Muslim and they probably don’t even know any Muslims.


NEW YORK 9/11

And personally, I was relieved to learn the perpetrator of 9/11 was a vicious terrorist and not an act of war, but instead a crime; there was no need for war.

So I opposed President W. Bush’s 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, who had nothing to do with the Saudi Arabian bin Laden’s “TERRORIST ATTACK”. Afghanistan WAS NEVER A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


GRAVE OF AMERICAN MUSLIM SOLDIER WHO WAS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

It is unfortunate that ignorant Americans are only concerned with, who of what religion, made a heinous attack of America, without concern for “why”.

Bin Laden made his heinous attack on America, because American President George Herman Bush put an American military base in the Saudi Arabian Muslim Holy Land in 1992, thereby defiling the Muslim Holy Land, and over the objection of 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.


MUSLIMS PRAYING IN SAUDI ARABIAN MUSLIM HOLY LAND

Of course, that does not justify Bin Laden’s heinous attack of 9/11, however it is bin Laden’s Reason for his attack. I cannot Justify bin Laden’s attack any more than I can Justify Christianity’s Inquisition and Crusades. I cannot justify religions hatred.

You are right, the Saudi Arabian bin Laden was a Muslim, but that is not why he attacked America; he attacked America because America defiled his Muslim religion, and there is a difference. Further, I personally have relatives who are Muslim, and I know some other Muslims, and they did not and would not make heinous terrorist attacks on America for defiling their religion.

Personally, I was brought up a Christian and became a Christian; I was taught to love my neighbors and love (have compassion for) my enemies and that is what I do. And that is what my Muslim personal relatives and friends do. Christians who express hatred for Muslims and other religions are not Christians (nor are they little “d” democrats) as far as I am concerned.

Further, people who blame others for doing bad things based on who they are and not why they did it, are stupid; neither do I blame people for being stupid, rather I have compassion for them.

SHORT HISTORY LESSON FOR IGNORANT AMERICANS WHO DON’T KNOW HOW AMERICA CAME TO HAVE A FASCIST PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS IN 2018!

Monday, September 10th, 2018

WHEN YOU SAY THAT AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, IT MEANS YOU ARE A FASCIST JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY MEMBER; John Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . . visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.” The John Birch Society Blue Book is the John Birch Society manifesto!

The John Birch Society, Koch brothers’ financed the John Birch Society “front group”, the Republican Party’s “Tea Party”. John Birch Society Blue Book: “We would organize fronts—little fronts, big fronts, temporary fronts, permanent fronts, all kinds of fronts . . . pp. 66-8

Then in Mid-Term elections in 2012, the John Birch Society front Group, the Republican Tea Party bought the election (using “Citizens United”), and now Americans are subjected to the John Birch Society Congress that does not believe America is a democratic Republic; and, the Congress has a President Trump who never mentions American democracy!

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The Republican John Bircher/Tea Party won the 2012 elections because of money spent due to the Republican majority of the US Supreme Court who decided “Citizens United”, in an election in which “HALF” OF REGISTERED VOTERS DID NOT VOTE BECAUSE ALL CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES WERE SO BAD VOTERS DIDN’T HAVE ANYONE THEY WANTED TO VOTE FOR.

This is how and why America today is government by a congress and president who does not believe America is a democracy.

Americans who do not know American History are condemned to lose their democracy to a fascist Congress and President; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation often race and stands for a centralized autocratic, often militaristic government.”

Sad so sad, America’s fascist President and Congress is so bad!

JUST WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ANY GOVERNMENT? YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

IF YOU STUDY GOVERNMENT, YOU WOULD BE AWARE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE PURPOSE FOR “ANY GOVERNMENT”, AND THAT IS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PEOPLE, ALL NECESSITIES OF LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY THAT THEY CANNOT PROVIDE FOR THEIR SELF AS INDIVIDUALS. THAT IS SOCIALISM.

SOCIALISM IS THE BASIS FOR ANY GOVERNMENT.

IN AMERICA THE U.S. ARMY IS SOCIALISM, STREETS ARE SOCIALISM, POLICE ARE SOCIALISM, FIREMEN ARE SOCIALISM, THE POST OFFICE IS SOCIALISM AND PROVIDED FOR IN THE US CONSTITUTION.

THE ONLY PROVISION FOR CAPITALISM IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS THE FOURTH AMENDMENT: Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

UNFORTUNATELY, MOST AMERICANS ARE IGNORANT ABOUT THE PROPOSE OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE ONLY PURPOSE OF ANY GOVERNMENT. THE US CONSTITUTION SPECIFICALLY PROVIDES FOR SOCIALISM IN AMERICA IN THE PREAMBLE: Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

THE REAL BLESSINGS OF CAPITALISM, AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, IS THAT IT PROVIDES FOR A CITIZEN TO BENEFIT FROM HIS OWN INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY AS PROVIDED IN INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THE IV AMENDMENT.

UNFORTUNATELY, U.S. BUSINESSES TEND TO CREATE CORPORATE CONGLOMERATE MONOPOLIES AND CAN CHARGE WHATEVER PRICE THEY WANT BECAUSE SUPPLY AND DEMAND ARE CONTROLLED BY THE CORPORATE CONGLOMERATES.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT, THE “TRUST BUSTER”, IS THE KIND OF PRESIDENT AMERICA NEEDS TODAY; I WOULD CERTAINLY VOTE FOR HIM; HE BELIEVED THAT CORPORATIONS NEED TO BE CONTROLLED FOR THE BENEFIT OF CONSUMERS AND CONSUMERS ARE “THE PEOPLE”, YOU AND ME!
“The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.” ― Theodore Roosevelt https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/47025-the-great-corporations-which-we-have-grown-to-speak-of

“The Constitution guarantees protection to property, and we must make that promise good. But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation…. There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done…Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.”

Teddy Roosevelt’s attack on excessive concentration of wealth

TEACHING BY MY RULES; HOW TEACHERS SHOULD TEACH SCHOOL!

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Today, I was reflecting on my original teaching methodology, and wrote this for what it is worth:

Personally, I am a retired American public school teacher; I became a teacher, primarily because I was personally harassed by 2 different sadistic teachers in my 12 years of public education; it taught me at an early age, not to trust all adults. And, I vowed to change education, the world, and teachers, for the benefit of the students; and I failed.


SOCRATES

However, I personally succeeded to a degree; I never punished a student while teaching, and if any of my students failed becoming decent human beings, and informed citizens, I blamed myself. Further, I have always been convinced THERE IS NO PLACE IN SCHOOL FOR PUNISHMENT. AND, HERE IS WHY?

On my first day of teaching school, I told my students, “You have to be here every day and I have to be here every day, at the same time. I propose you and I agree to enjoy our hour together, perhaps learn something important, but look forward to being here together, every school day.

“We must have rules, of course; so to make it easy, we will have only one rule; everyone in here, including me, must respect every other person in this classroom. I will behave as you do. And if someone breaks that rule, whether student or teacher, the others will remind that person of our one rule.”


JESUS

In all probability, the students thought that “As a teacher, I was insane, however it was an opportunity to spend at least one hour of public school each school day, without fear, boredom, or hassle.” The rest was up to me to abide our rule, me the teacher!

As a teacher, it was my responsibility to teach students “what they needed to know” about the subject and what was acceptable behavior in our society. (Correspondence schools, and computerized classes do not work in this regard.)

One instance, I do remember so well, in my senior Government Class, one young man kept talking to another student, interrupting class and I deliberately ignored it, thinking he would shut up. Finally, other students started telling the kid to “shut up, you are disturbing the class”! He didn’t.

So, I ask him to come outside our door with me, and told him there, “Look, this is not punishment,” I said intentionally, “but you are disturbing class for all of the rest of us; and so, you stand out here until our class is over.” He did, we did, and he never interrupted class again. To me that is effective teaching and I did not consider my part, punishing him.

Teachers are not to train students to be good employees, trained in a job, or indoctrinated in any religious or political concepts. Public school students are in school to learn how to succeed in life and become good citizens in American democracy, regardless of what their future holds for them.

In the first year of college, in the first psychology class, a college student (prospective teacher) learns that the best way to teach behavior is by being a good role model; and, this is by far, the hardest part of teaching for me! However I behaved in the classroom, the students were allowed behave in the same way; however I treated the students, they were OK to treat others the same way.

Psychology teaches, that use of punishment teaches children other things too, other than acceptable behavior; for example it teaches that a person’s use of punishment, persons making judgement of other people, and acts of punishment are acceptable behavior in our society. And, I do not think so!


JOHN DEWEY

Teachers are not meant to be policemen, judges, or parents to students.

Though teachers are by law expected to be “in loco parentis”, translated it means the teacher will protect and cherish the student as if they are the student’s parent, in the absence of the actual parent!

“In loco parentis” DOES NOT mean teachers are expected to spank or punish students like some parents do!

If a teacher is expected to teach students the value of schooling and learning, why in the world would a teacher keep a student after school as “punishment”!

A teacher who does not “love their neighbor” nor “love their enemies” should NOT be in the teaching business; this means that every teacher should have some compassion for all living beings, including those they are expected to teach.

Every student of mine was treated equally; normal adults tend to believe that any and all adults, are superior to children (including adolescents); this is not true. All children are born with all the brains they will ever have and all children are born with the ability to think and learn! A child’s intelligence may “exceed or be less than that of an adult”!

Obviously, some of my students were of superior intelligence than me and I acknowledge the fact, and some of my students had less intelligence than me; however, I interacted equally to all students. We live in a democracy!

My mother had taught me as a child that all living creatures were equal under God and the U.S. Constitution. I agree; and my mom said, “God counts each sparrow’s fall”, and she did not particularly care for sparrows!


BHUDDA

Unfortunately, not many teachers during my teaching career agreed with my concept of teaching; pity!

And, I taught student teachers in the university for four years; I taught those student teachers just like I taught in the public school classroom. Now, I have mixed feelings of my influence?

For several years I was an administrator in a public school and was required to supervise and evaluate teachers assigned to me; I evaluated those teachers based on my concept of “acceptable teaching”. Now, I have mixed feelings of my influence?

However personally, I believe in my teaching methods!