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


Dems take their own pulse, as Americans rally in Pres’ support

December 11, 2019

It’s been said that a doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. The same can be said in reference to Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome who self medicate by overdosing on potentially lethal impeachment meds. Political irony at its best was on full display Tuesday. Partisan extremists who populate the Democrat Party moved forward with farcical articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the same day, Americans turned out by the thousands to attend his Hershey, Pennsylvania rally.

Trump enthusiast Scott Presler gifts us with his video showing the massive crowd supporting the president. Hundreds waited more than 10 hours enduring, rain, and freezing temps to ensure a seat.

Illuminating their own inconsistencies, the Trump-hating Dems also announced they were going to pass the signature trade deal of a president they say is “too dangerous to leave in office.”  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ) replaces the problematic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

And on the brink of the Dem’s sure-to-backfire impeachment of the president, a new dynamic is evident. The President is seeing a significant boost in support. Recent polling results by Firehouse Strategies/Optimus are headlined: “BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States.”

And that impeachment? First declared as a goal immediately following his inauguration, by Maxine Waters, the earliest motivations were tied to China and Russia collusion. When those contrived constructs didn’t pan out, the Dems fast forwarded to baseless charges of bribery and extortion, also duds. Finally they settled on impeachment is “in the public interest.” The best economic news we’ve had in decades is irrelevant to the left. Instead they run on the socialist promises of “free” health care and college they know they can’t deliver and advancing open borders, undermining our nation’s rule of law and sovereignty.

It’s actually all about two women. The first is scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton who Trump trounced in 2016. The second is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, and ailing. If she dies on Trump’s watch, he will get a third Supreme Court nominee, unthinkable in the mind of leftists. Refresh your memory here.