Not only have we met the enemy, we diapered them

June 25, 2020

As home grown anarchists seize American cities, plunder and venomously destroy what preceding generations have created, we are left to wonder what went so wrong in the raising of our children. 

Obviously, indulging them has been a mistake. So, too, has been the public educational system that replaces history with global warming, eliminates basics and devalues excellence by giving non-offending participation awards — a practice that extends from academics through sports. The devaluing message is pure communism. No one is superior, all effort is equal. If, as in communist regimes, a doctor’s work is compensated at the same level as a truck driver, why expend the effort to spend at least a dozen years in college, medical school and residency? A driver’s license is far easier to attain.

Respect is another antiquated notion. Perpetual anger, based on nothing in this land of incomparable opportunity, is given release by smashing business windows, stealing merchandise and wantonly destroying what others have worked to achieve.  It is the mark of the perpetual Brat Generation. Throwing bricks at police officers has become as de rigueur as toppling statues erected to honor past presidents and patriots.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of young people, or 24 million of those aged 18 to 34, lived under their parents’ roof in 2015. More young adults lived with parents than with a spouse in 2016. Almost 9 in 10 of those who lived with their parents a year ago are still there, failing to launch self-supporting lives. That’s more than double the number sponging off their Medicare recipient parents in 1980. Not having a job to go to enables 24-hour street protests.

The United States of America, that has offered these spoiled ingrates more than they deserve, is now held in contempt. So devoid are they of knowledge, they vandalize memorials erected to those who founded this nation or worked to ensure freedom for all, since they are intellectually vapid.

Worse, there are no consequences for their actions, so they continue to destroy and loot. In cities with Democrats in control, police are being defunded and jailed while criminals are martyred. Lives have been needlessly lost as 911 calls no longer guarantee an ambulance or police response in areas where the mob is in control.

For years we were inundated by the leftist media with falsehoods about Russia and or China influencing the 2016 election. It’s a certainty Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are watching the destruction of America by Americans, hoisting a glass and chortling.


Lawlessness takes root in Dem run cities & Update

June 12, 2020

America’s education establishment, controlled by Leftists, bears responsibility      

As Antifa political thugs take over American cities rioting, looting and now toppling historic monuments, it’s important to recognize that many ot the anarchists who align with the group identify as communists and socialists. Yet their goal far supersedes advancing a political agenda. Instead, they are committed to obliterating those they consider fascists, — mainstream American citizens, often conservative Republicans.

Under-educated in today‘s far left public schools, they abhor law enforcement, our legal system and public institutions, and justify using violence to prevent law abiding Americans from exercising such constitutionally enshrined First Amendment rights as free speech or public assembly. As far back as 2016, the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities asdomestic terrorist violence.”

Many are young, members of Generation Z, lacking memory of events we considered transformative, such as September 11, 2001 and not having it, or basic American history included in school curriculum. In seizing six city blocks of Seattle, (Hannity video) including the now abandoned police department, which they have renamed CHAZ* (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) the mob is now in control. 

Their List of Demands is preposterous, illustrating their abysmal lack of understanding the fundamentals of what has made America a beacon of hope since the Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4, 1776.

Though many Americans are riveted, watching the raw hubris exemplified by aggression and hostility to what has made America great, focus should be directed to the fundamental causes.  Teachers unions have been donors to the radical left for decades and the proliferation of fatherless homes have corresponded to the increase in crime.

To more fully comprehend the depth of the left’s tentacles into the educational demise, read the enlightening,Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing,” posted on American Greatness. It’s an outstanding insight.

*As of June 14, 2020, the lawless area has been renamed Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) by the mobsters who have not only not been forcibly removed from the 6-block area, but the city of Seattle has caved in to their outrageous demands providing no inducement to leave. Instead of removing these lawless squatters, the radical leftist city leaders, whose priorities are skewed, have brought in portable toilets and are supplying them with free food, as businesses in the multi-block area remain shuttered and their owners suffer.


No-news AZ newspaper filled with leftist drivel

April 19, 2020

Following the death of former AZ Governor Jane Hull, the gasping its own last breaths local newspaper put one of its ace reporters to work on two inane articles, “How state has mourned past governors” and “With Hull’s death, 4 former Arizona governors still alive.”

Andrew Oxford — whose twitter account is laden with anti-Trump and Pence contempt along with liberal doses of Republican bashing, while lavishing praise on Meet the Press’ leftist Chuck Todd — writes as though he expects to be filing obits of the “still alive” governors.  He no doubt has them pre-written.

Oxford credits Hull for “successfully pushing through a sales tax for schools,” which was unnecessary and fought due to the funding mechanisms already in place.*  Yet his slanted report neglects to mention her well known animus toward John McCain, she pointedly did not endorse for President in 2000, instead giving the nod to George W. Bush. 

One of his posts takes on Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Oxford unambiguously shows his bias, writing “Arizona’s top prosecutor cannot go around suing whomever he wants.”

Oxford expresses concern that leftist propositions won’t file enough valid signatures to make the ballot since paid collectors are being hampered due to the Wujan Coronavirus pandemic.

 *Arizona has long had permanent education funding streams. Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough for the teachers who work 8½ months a year in addition to getting long Spring and Winter breaks not accorded to any other state workers. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools. When Arizona striking teachers abandoned over 840,000 students for nearly two weeks statewide in violation of their contractual agreements, Gov. Doug Ducey foolishly caved to their 20% pay hike demands, further emboldening them and their left-wing unions. Scroll through this Follow the Money/Open Secrets link which has the unvarnished facts.


Leftist Dems are today’s Bolsheviks* indoctrinating our kids

April 11, 2020

America’s schools, from elementary through universities, are closed — replaced by online studies — due to the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic that has upended our lives.

With many formerly busy parents now quarantined at home and suddenly thrust into the anxiety of joblessness, they are also presented with an opportunity to assess their children’s education system. Parents who have paid attention, understand all too well that what is passing for a public school education today, is all too frequently agenized, leftist propaganda, being instilled from the earliest grades, exemplified by Drag Queen Story Hour aimed at preschoolers.

In Arizona, public school teachers, in violation of their contractual agreements, went on strike demanding 20% pay hikes for their part-time jobs, appropriately wearing red T-shirts. They followed Noah Karvelis, an uncertified 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher, former Bernie Sander’s Arizona campaign coordinator and self-admitted Socialist as they abandoned over 840,000 students for nearly two weeks. For background, read #REDS for ED: Union thugs demand more $ for less.

With these unsettling facts in mind, we bring youLenin’s Train Goes Chugging through American Educationby Bruce Deitrick Price, posted on American Thinker.

Reading Price’s revealing report will provide an insight into the appeal Socialist/Communist Bernie Sanders aroused among America’s youthful voters. Lacking any basic comprehension of either economics or American and World history, his vacuous promises of wiping away their educational debt and providing them with free health care held appeal. Few have any comprehension of the death and misery brought on by the politics that are the antithesis of freedom and rights we enjoy as Americans.

* Bolsheviks


Repackaged Communism makes a trendy comeback 

March 6, 2020

Diversity cozies up to radical politics

Despite the fact that there is an abundance of news in the state, nation and globally, the failing Arizona Republic newspaper, which obviously has generic pre-written articles ready for publication, gave this offensive doozy (we’re not providing a link to this ridiculous report by M&M averse, Lily Altavena) front page, above-the-fold headline placement:

“Students’ diversity not reflected in AZ,” with the sub-header declaring, “Most teachers are white, half of students aren’t.”

Diversity is always about race, never ideas. In the Trump-hating, Hillary-endorsing newspaper, the only ideas worthy of reporting are regressive,* leftist views.

Friday morning’s headline following his Phoenix campaign stop, “Sanders inspires ‘regular people,’” extols Marxist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-identified Socialist who has routinely spoken of leading a “revolution.”  He’s even written books on the topic aimed at young Americans, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution is based on his earlier book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Beneath that Page One report is another, titled, “Young Latino voters are fired up about Sanders.” It describes a 21-year old college student brought here illegally “as a wide-eyed five-year-old” from Mexico by her illegal parents. She is enthused by Sanders because he promises her “a future where she no longer struggles to pay piles of bills for college tuition and doctor’s visits and one that aggressively tackles the threat of climate change to make sure the planet stays habitable.”

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does an exceptional job describing Sanders politics in this commentary carried in the Washington Times,Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism is communism.”

* SRAZ is waging a campaign against the word “progressive,“ which liberal extremists decided to use to make themselves appear forward thinking. They are not forward thinking, but are regressive on nearly every level. When conservatives use the word, “progressive,” they are playing directly into the hard left’s hands and doing their bidding. Regressive is a more appropriate description. Join us.


Socialist Sander’s NV win ignored by leftist AZ paper

February 23, 2020

War of the “F” words: “free” is more compelling than “facts”

What could be the reason Arizona’s leftwing, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper’s ignored the Nevada caucus results? It opted instead to run a front page report on water not keeping up with growth in the state.

Bernie Sanders,78, an avowed Socialist, who recently suffered a serious heart attack, requiring two stents in his blocked coronary artery, won the Nevada Democrat caucus. His victory is being attributed to younger voters and Hispanics, who turned out in record numbers lured by promises of “free” government provided health care and making public colleges and universities tuition and debt free. He targeted Hispanic communities — which now make up nearly a quarter of the state — with Spanish language advertising.

Socialism has taken over the Democrat Party, due to the fact that schools no longer teach about its destructive impact, or that it is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence.

Lee Edwards, Ph.D. writing for the Heritage Foundation, explains,THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism.” Take 4-minutes to read this outstanding commentary. Read it to or send it to your children and grandchildren.

They aren’t being exposed to these truths in public schools whose teachers are overwhelmingly radical union members supporting Democrats.*

 

* H/T Center for Responsive Politics


Dire cost of “taxing the rich” even more

February 8, 2020

AZ Educrats ramp up new $1 Billion money grab

It’s trendy today to speak in terms of taxing the rich, making them pay their fair share. The problem is, they already do and then some. There are profound problems with the socialist agenda that rides astride “redistribution of wealth,” confiscating from those who play by the rules, educate themselves, take risks, and work long hours, to achieve their goals. There is a price to be paid, and if you’re not willing to pay it yourself, you shouldn’t resent those who are, because without them there would be no innovation or advancement. They are not the enemy, they are who we should aspire to emulate.

But Socialists, exemplified by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, running as Democrats for their party’s presidential nomination, are populating congress in growing numbers. They don’t even try to disguise their radical Socialist bond, despite the fact that the United States spend two generations fighting against the destructive system. They are smugly righteous about raising taxes on the “ultra wealthy,” making them “pay their fair share,” though wealthiest Americans pay disproportionately higher rates. In 2016, the top 1 percent of taxpayers accounted for more income taxes paid than the bottom 90 percent combined.

Economist Thomas Sowell previously wrote, “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty. The communist nations were a classic example, but by no means the only example.

In theory, confiscating the wealth of the more successful people ought to make the rest of the society more prosperous. But when the Soviet Union confiscated the wealth of successful farmers, food became scarce. As many people died of starvation under Stalin in the 1930s as died in Hitler’s Holocaust in the 1940s.

How can that be? It is not complicated. You can only confiscate the wealth [and income] that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth [or income] — and that future wealth [and income] is less likely to be produced [or earned] when people see that it is going to be confiscated.”

Arizona #REDsforEd educrats, who work part-time jobs, abandoned approximately 840,000 students statewide for nearly two weeks in 2018, when they went out on strike for a 20% pay increase, which they unconscionably received, are re-energizing their previously failed ballot initiative Invest In Education Act. Of course, the leftist Hillary-endorsing newspaper supports the ongoing and continually expanding $millions in taxation written into the initiative as “an investment we need to make,” ignoring the continual school bond and tax override elections. The latest fraud is another $1 Billion.

This is where the “underpaid” teachers choose to put their money.


Chandler Unified School Dist. defends radical educrat

January 30, 2020

Public school district emblematic of why charter schools are top rated

This report is so outrageous, it made national news with Breitbart News carrying the details,Arizona High School Teacher Accused of Associating Conservative Values with ‘Fascism

Radical left-wing indoctrination is alive and well in our taxpayer funded public schools.

A history teacher at Casteel High School in Queen Creek, Arizona, has been accused by students and parents of equating conservative values with fascism during a recent history class.

The unnamed female teacher emerges unscathed by the deceit and unconscionable historical revisionism she perpetrated by comparing Hitler to the modern-day Republican party.

The high school, which graduated its first class in 2019, allows this dishonest indoctrination to be propagandized to its students. Principal Jayson Phillips shows himself to be a weak administrator, giving a pass to the educrat.

U.S. News and World Report published its yearly list of top schools across the nation. Once again Arizona Charter Schools topped the list earning the Top Ten slots.

Arizona #REDSforEd public school teachers abandoned over 840,000 students statewide for nearly two weeks while following socialist Noah Karvelis, a 24-year-old unaccredited hip hop music teacher, as they went on strike in violation of their contractual agreements, demanding a 20% pay hike for their part-time jobs. They are now supporting a “tax the rich” socialist ballot scheme to receive ever more money for spewing radical indoctrination.

An important reminder: This is where the supposedly underpaid teachers choose to put their union dues money.* Be sure to scroll down to the ‘Party Split’ graph. 

Then take a moment to tune in to their longstanding agenda (brief video) clearly articulated as far back as 2009, that unequivocally spells out the views of the National Education Association regarding the children they are charged with educating. The words are spoken by Bob Chanin, the NEA legal counsel in a brief excerpt from his revealing retirement speech.

*Center for Responsive Politics


AZ educrats revive $5 billion “tax the rich” scheme

January 14, 2020

We’ve all seen the now-faded bumper stickers that said, “if you can read this, thank a teacher.” Americans are now experiencing a new twist on that sentiment: “If your kids are Socialists, thank their teachers.”

The “Tax the Rich” scheme, initially filed in 2018, is being resurrected after the Arizona Supreme Court disallowed its placement on the ballot.The initiative is the teacher’s latest Socialist plan that sounds suspiciously akin to the slogan popularized by communist Karl Marx:

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

This is where “underpaid”teachers put their own money.* Many of those figures are in the millions. Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas’ salary is well concealed. Paid by the union, he received in excess of $400,000 in compensation each year from 2011 through 2016. That swank sum has no doubt been upgraded in the intervening years.

The 20% salary increase Arizona striking teachers, who abandoned over 840,000 students, demanded while thumbing their noses at their contractual agreements, was ultimately acquiesced to by Gov. Doug Ducey who initially said he would not cave to the demands. Then, he cunningly claimed there would be no accompanying tax increase. Ducey followed those hollow words by imposing a new, $18 car registration “fee” that all motorists will have to pay. But even that wasn’t enough to placate the educrats.

The deceptive ‘Invest in Education Act(read it) is contrived to extract an additional $500 million annually — specifically earmarked for teachers’ salaries — from higher wage earners, who already pay the highest taxes. They are the latest enemies.

Leftists conveniently forget that “the rich” supply jobs that raise up individuals and benefit families. None of them work 8 1/2 months a year as teachers do. They are the people who took risks and worked long hours to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship or professions. They are those we should aspire to emulate. The Left view them with contempt.

With the support of the radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, public school teachers also led the vote against Prop. 305, intended to expanded eligibility for education empowerment scholarship accounts or vouchers. The educrats organized to deny parental choice in education.

As we wrote in this fact-filled Jan. 2019 post, Educrat thugs promise “Armageddon”:

Falling prey to the teacher’s demands was foolishness personified. It’s like attempting to bribe a mobster. No amount will ever be enough.

*Follow the Money


#REDSforEd: Educrats push socialist political agenda

January 13, 2020

Teachers outpacing Dem politicians as the latest tools to turn red states blue

Arizonans were exposed to the unseemly underbelly of the unionized striking teachers’ walkout which left approximately 840,000 students abandoned for nearly two weeks just prior to the end of the 2018 school year. SRAZ extensively covered the union thugs abominable actions and 20% wage hike demands  — which they then decided wasn’t high enough for their part-time jobs.

In unison, the striking teachers donned red t-shirts emblazoned with #RedforEd and marched on the state capitol. Here at Seeing Red AZ, we dubbed their slogan #REDSforEd, in acknowledgment of the fact that, lemming-like, they were willingly led by a then-24-year-old Noah Karvelis, an eager Socialist Labor Party pawn and 2016 AZ Bernie Sanders campaign coordinator who had only a “provisional” teaching certificate having failed to complete the required history and government courses for certification. Still the teachers followed him as obediently as rats following the Piped Piper of Hamelin.

His mantra,“Teaching is political and silence is complicity,” is enough to send chills down the backs of any responsible parents. Arizona students are doing even worse on tests than their previously low scores. More than half who took the 2019 AzMERIT tests failed — for the FIFTH year in a row! This is the educrats’ highly touted program that measures what should be proficiency in student ability to comprehend basic math and reading skills. To conceal the unfathomable failure rate, they simply changed the test name to AzM2.

Sunday’s edition of Breitbart News, features an outstanding report by Michael Patrick Leahy titled,#RedforEd Founder Promoting ‘Teacher Agency’ in Politics to Academia.” Be aware there is a major concerted effort within the education establishment to flip red or purple states into the leftist blue column. If you have children or grandchildren attending public schools, be sure to read it. Knowledge is power.

Teachers unions, (check out the “party split” graphic) funded to the tune of $millions by dues paying teachers are notoriously left-wing, almost exclusively supporting liberal candidates and causes.*

*Center for Responsive Politics