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The “Negative Nabobs” are Back!

July 11, 2020

Our attorney classes are oblivious to a growing public hatred of them, but on November 22, 2016 the Daily Mail revealed why increasing numbers of Americans hate journalists, print media, major television networks and, especially MSNBC and CNN.

Here is a summary of that meeting:

  Four of the individuals who attended Trump’s media summit on Monday are speaking about what happened during the off-the-record sit down

  Trump reportedly spent the first 20 minutes of the meeting telling those present that they were ‘liars’ and ‘dishonest’ 

  ‘After the meeting today, though – and I am being human with you here – I think, F*** him!’ said one person present

  ‘He is the same kind of blustering, bluffing blowhard as he was during the campaign,’ said another person in attendance of Trump’s behavior 

  After hearing Trump’s criticisms of the media, one participant said the President-elect ‘truly doesn’t seem to understand the First Amendment

Because I am a trained political scientist, and came to maturity as Bill Buckley, Russel Kirk and Friedrich Hayek defined rejection of Progressive ideology in what came to be known as “the Conservative movement,” I watch a lot of cable news.

From 6 am when turncoat Republican and his shrill colleague, Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski, give a bad name to coffee on something called “Morning Joe,” I have cable news channels open on three televisions in order track the negative nabobs of major media as they remind the American public that in 2016 they elected the worst President in history.

That feeling is mutual since President Trump daily makes references to “fake news” and what he calls the “liars” in the ranks of American journalism.

By now, most Americans believe the President has a point, but this picture of media executives including MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, is priceless!

 

The Political Religion of Anti-Racism

July 10, 2020

The “Economist” for July 9 takes America’s universities to task for rejecting “the liberal notion of progress. It defines everyone by their race, and every action as racist or anti-racist. It is not yet dominant, but it is dynamic and it is spreading out of the academy into newsrooms and boardrooms. If it supplants liberal values, then intimidation will chill open debate and sow division to the disadvantage of all, black and white.”

England, or what was once called “Great Britain,” has racial issues itself going back to the late 1960s when Conservative MP, Enoch Powell, declaimed against increasing numbers of immigrants from Britain’s former colonies.

And today the “Brexit” movement away from the European Union reflects new concerns about England’s racial identity. Forty percent of London’s population traces its origins, not to Normandy, but to Sub-Saharan Africa or India, once England’s colony.

Conservative Talk Radio and some commentators at Fox News suggest that the “Black Lives Matter” movement is Communist inspired. Whatever its inspiration, that furious anti-racist spirit has given modern secular culture a political religion that it believes.

 

 

Trump Retaliates!

July 7, 2020

Donald Trump’s “killer” instinct as described by his niece, Mary Trump, in her newly published family memoir, was visible at the annual charity dinner conducted in 2016 by the Archdiocese of New York.  That dinner celebrates the memory of New York Governor, and very Catholic politician, Al Smith

The friendly social character of this event, organized annually to raise funds for Catholic schools, was never violated, until Donald Trump appeared with his Democrat opponent, Hillary Clinton.

President Trump’s remarks should be viewed carefully by Communist China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in order to appreciate the gravity of U.S. military exercises late last week with two aircraft carriers—the  USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan–in the South China Sea.

Ever since China released the Covid-19 virus and did not alert the United States of the danger that virus presented to the United States and other countries, President Trump will not turn the other cheek.

He will retaliate.

Here is a list of probable retaliatory actions:

  • Privileged children of members of the Chinese communist Party are sent to the United States for education. The Trump administration will require that only children of non-Party members be granted student visas.
  • Tens of thousands of pregnant Chinese women travel to give birth to their children in hostels established in California to enable them to give birth to “American” citizens. One of the fears of the Founders of the Constitution was that our enemies would impose a foreign national in high public office.  They inserted language that only “natural born” citizens may be eligible to serve in the Office of President. The Trump Administration will move to block Chinese nationals born in the United States, but raised in China, from returning to the United States under claims of American citizenship. They ARE NOT, he will declare, Americans.
  • In February 2020, China held 1092.3 billion dollars in U.S. Treasury Securities. China is the second largest holder of Treasury bills, slightly less than Japan (1268.3 billion US). That gives leverage to the PRC in the current crisis. In fact, since May of last year, the PRC has reduced its stash of  Treasury securities  The Trump Administration is aware of that vulnerability and will shape its retaliatory policies in order to protect the U.S. dollar from retaliation by the PRC.
  • A review of all investments by PRC nationals in, or ownership of, security-sensitive, especially high technology, companies will be conducted and divestiture be required upon a reaching a negative finding.
  • If possible, President Trump will enlist the Vatican in a campaign against Communist persecution of the Roman Catholic Church in the PRC and deny visas to priests and bishops of the PRC’s Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. The Trump Administration will make the exercise of freedom of religion as a condition for any preferment granted by the U.S. government to any and all foreign nations.
  • The identifies of persons in the PRC should be protected by law from “unmasking” by any U.S. Internet service providers. Actions by Yahoo in 2005 and 2007 that led to arrest, torture, and imprisonment by revealing the identities of Yahoo account holders should be punishable to the full extent of the law.
  • American companies will be urged to source parts and imported goods from other counties and General Motors will be told not to manufacture Buick engines in the PRC.

 

 

My Fellow “Victim”–Glenn Jones

July 6, 2020

Tomorrow, July 7, 2020, is the fifth anniversary of the death of Glenn Jones.

Jones, head of a cable television company in Centennial, Colorado, was at heart an educator who invested close to two hundred million dollars of his own money in an attempt to crack the higher education marketplace with his own Internet university.

I was living in Northern Virginia in the late 1980s, a region serviced by Jones Cable, and I would notice, usually late at night, unadorned education programming on TV consisting of instructors standing in front of a blackboard. That was 1987 when Jones founded his first distance education company, Mind Extension University (ME/U), which delivered college courses via cable TV and claimed more than 50 million subscribers worldwide.

In one trip to Washington, DC, Glenn Jones stopped by the Vietnam War Memorial on his return home to Centennial, and saw individuals and families of Vietnam War veterans visit “the Wall” of names of Americans killed in that war. Jones told me that he was moved to “do something” for these Vets and founded Jones International University.

That solely Internet based institution attained “regional” accreditation in 1999 and inspired me to found my own Internet University.

In December, 1999, I visited Paul Weyrich, an education entrepreneur in his own right who founded the Free Congress Foundation and National Empowerment Television, and asked him for support in founding the first Internet university dedicated to the ideas that had motivated the Conservative Movement.

In 2004, I had been compelled to move my own solely-Internet university, Yorktown University, to Colorado which at the time was safe haven for startup education companies offering certificate and degree programs for degree credit.

The motto of Virginia—“Virginia is for Lovers”—is advertising fluff. The actual motto is “Virginia Loves Government.”  That power was used to affirm segregation in education of African Americans from white citizens by means of the State Higher Education Council for Virginia (SCHEV).

By 2003, that legacy of suppression had moved from segregation in education in 1955 to suppression in 2003 of Internet delivered higher education. I moved my University to Colorado in 2004 and became friends with Glenn Jones. We were from different generations (Glenn was 20 years my Senior) but we shared a “victimhood.” Glenn shut down his University as a result of Obama Administration attacks on for-profit higher education and, when we last met, Colorado had become hostile and I was compelled to shutter Yorktown University.