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Today’s blacklisted American: Thomas Jefferson and other important American historical figures banned by Cleveland school authorities

Thomas Jefferson banned in Cleveland
Thomas Jefferson, banned by Cleveland school officials

The modern dark age: Officials of Cleveland Metropolitan Schools have decided that its schools cannot be named after Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry because these great Americans — who trail-blazed the fight for individual freedom — had also owned slaves.

Guidelines implemented by the district last year with the urging of the Cleveland City Council require that schools not be named after people who have a documented history of enslaving other humans.

The district also prohibits naming schools for those who have actively participated in the institution of slavery, systemic racism, the oppression of people of color, women, or other minority groups, or who have been a member of a supremacist organization.

The two schools are now named after a black Democratic Party politician and a former school official. In our new dark age, these relatively minor individuals are now considered more important than two giants who made it possible to found the first country on Earth dedicated to freedom and individual liberty where the people were sovereign and the government was only their servant.

The renaming also including removing the name of Louis Agassiz from a third school. Agassiz was a prominent 19th century scientist whose work revolutionized the fields of geology and zoology. That he also harbored some racist beliefs is apparently now the only thing that matters (see Harvard University’s modern bio about him for example).

It must be emphasized that this leftist political movement to blacklist every great person from the past because they were not perfect human beings — by today’s standards — is not really aimed at curing racism or hate. On the contrary, its goal is to instill hate, an abiding hate of all past history, so firm and close-minded that the real facts about Western civilization’s great and noble past cannot be even considered or recognized.

And because Americans no longer have the gumption to defend that past, but continue to elect politicians whose goal is to destroy America, its history, and everything its stands for — such as the Cleveland City Council that demanded this action — this campaign to blackball history is succeeding. We might have a victory here and there, such as in San Francisco where the public threw out the school board that tried to do the same, but overall the war is on-going and the left is winning. In public schools the anti-American curriculums remain, pushed hard on children by the left’s minions of teachers. In only a few years, the indoctrinated children from those schools will reach adulthood, when they will make sure the left’s war is won, entirely.

We shall then see books burn, libraries ransacked, and the past nullified. The dark age, aborn now, will be in full force, for generations to come.

A clean sweep is required
The entire house needs to be swept clean

There still is a very slim chance we can head off this disaster, but it will require a firm resolve to fire the entire leftist governmental educational bureaucracy that is promoting it, from voting out such politicians to cutting the budgets of school districts.

Merely banning the teaching of such Marxist programs like Critical Race Theory will not work. Tennessee’s legislature did that, and school officials and teachers are flagrantly ignoring the law.

“This law was really well crafted and accomplishes nothing,” Metro Nashville administrator Todd Wigginton told AIM’s hidden camera. “So basically,” he continued, “we’re doing what we’ve been doing.”

What they were doing is now illegal.

Marion County’s Kimberly Shurett was a bit more sly, merely admitting that “It’s not actively being taught but it’s not actively not being taught.” “We’re business as usual in this district. … we don’t really let anybody tell us what to do,” she said.

Do Americans have the resolve to do a clean sweep? I have my doubts, especially because many Americans today have already been indoctrinated to these poisonous and mendacious ideas. They welcome the banning of Thomas Jefferson, and truly believe falsely that America is the source of the world’s evils. Fighting that already present crowd requires a resolve and courage that appears lacking in too many Americans.

The answer to this question will come in November. The elections then will likely tell us whether my now reluctant pessimism will win out, or whether my past natural optimism, now mostly gone, will triumph.

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  • Robert, you might as well be prepared for the coming electoral fraud in ’22. At another blog, there was the reporting of a great deal of chicanery in the Colorado Primaries. I fully believe that in many solidly Republican/Conservative districts and states, the Democrat candidate for office will “win” the election. The Democrats eventually need a 2/3rds majority in both Houses of Congress to fully push their agenda; that is, to amend the Constitution to the document they want. Therefore, they need at least a solid majority in both Houses to take over the election process with the likes of HR1 to achieve that. The Democrats are already forecasting gaining seats in the House and at least 4 seats in the Senate. The cheat is in the works.

  • BillB: I really need to post an essay I’ve been planning describing exactly how the Democrats’ voting fraud works. The way things are structured, it is increasingly effective the larger the territory covered by the election. Local elections are difficult to manipulate. National and statewide elections are relatively easy.

    Thus, I am certain Republicans will win the House. I have doubts however about the Senate, because of election tampering by Democrats.

    The essay will be out next week.

  • Jay

    First came the Civil War statues/monuments, now our Founding Fathers, and tomorrow will be the Statue of Liberty. All traces of our past will be erased.

    Taking a page out of Wayne’s book, that thought reminds me of the scene in “Man in the High Castle” where the Statue of Liberty was destroyed, and the woke…err… Hitler Youth celebrated.

  • Col Beausabre

    “we don’t really let anybody tell us what to do” Hmmmm….like the people who pay your salaries and are supposed to work for…..sounds like a bunch of arrogant idiots need to be looking for a job

  • Cotour


    “Denzel Washington Misses Medal of Freedom Ceremony with Joe Biden”

    J. Biden: “I’ll be giving him this award at a later date when he’s able to get here,” Biden explained during the ceremony.”

    And Denzel is but one of the other several people that Biden and those “Progressives” who direct and run him have chosen to honor with the highest honor a citizen can attain. (Whomever continues to vote with and for the Democrats, you are voting in real terms with the illegal invasion and “extinguishing” of America.)

    One more person of note being honored? Joe Biden (D) and “Progressive” company also honor those who they are facilitating their invasion of Americas southern border. Are you paying attention yet?

    Rau’l Yzaguirre: CEO of the National Council Of La Raza to be honored with the medal of freedom.

    “For law-abiding Americans without knowledge of the dark side of our current illegal immigration crisis, all this is unfathomable. For those who know the truth about the “La Raza” movement, these demonstrations were a prophecy fulfilled.

    MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.”–~D

  • Richard M

    There still is a very slim chance we can head off this disaster, but it will require a firm resolve to fire the entire leftist governmental educational bureaucracy that is promoting it, from voting out such politicians to cutting the budgets of school districts.

    Even this is not enough, honestly.

    Only a radical reconceptualizing of K-12 education will avail, in which public education as we have known it no longer exists. Starting with effective tuition tax credits to the parents of every chool-age child – to choose where they will send their children.

  • GWB

    You know, if you’re so exercised about not naming your schools after these folks, how about also not benefiting from anything they did?
    So, you obviously have to give up (for yourselves!) American citizenship (bet the Brits would love to have ya), stop using almost all modern technology, including transportation of your food which you will have to grow yourselves organically. (Oh, and no buying “organic” soils and fertilizers at the store! Those are all packaged in plastic which comes from fossil fuels, which you’re rightly eschewing, correct? So you have to make the organic fertilizer yourself.)

    And I’m not joking. If you want to throw these folks completely under the bus, you have to have the courage of your conviction! Stand up and do the right thing! You said these are bad people and you don’t want anything to do with them, then mean it!

    Please, find me a people on this earth – prior to the time when their cumulative efforts provided you such an easy, prosperous life that you could spend your days contemplating your navel instead of working to live another day – that did not practice slavery and racism. Find me those people and then start at their height of civilization and work from there. I’m sure you can do it, you being so smart and educated and all.

  • Alton

    The forms of breaking an election are changing, cannot prove it but the new law firm of Mark Elias seems to have developed new procedures.
    He was (still is?) Hillary Klintoons lawyer, his group started and managed the over 230 COVID lawsuits to Change election laws across America.

    We have bad two persons run against setting Republican Congress Critters, after either failing to Qualify for the Ballot (yes signatures are required to get on the ballot, but only 20,000 for a state wide race) they went to court wanting the judge to remove the officeholder from the fall election ballot for Spurious reasons. One woman said she spent Over $360,000 to run,(never heard of her); that would be enough to run a valid full one year Campaign in 70% of our Congressional Districts. Elias’ new firm handled both lawsuits

    In Tennessee three top leading primary candidates were. removed from the ballot, Kentucky had a similar event.

    Elias was the lawyer who handled the Russia Russia Russia Hoax document creation process.

  • Cotour

    *Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Public Absentee Drop Boxes ILLEGAL!

    *Maricopa County Republican Committee Votes UNANIMOUSLY To Reject Fraudulent 2020 Election Results

  • GWB wrote, “Please, find me a people on this earth – prior to the time when their cumulative efforts provided you such an easy, prosperous life that you could spend your days contemplating your navel instead of working to live another day – that did not practice slavery and racism.”

    If you read my newest book, Conscious Choice, you would discover that the British were those people, and they brought their culture to American in the northern colonies.

  • Cotour

    “Please, find me a people on this earth – prior to the time when their cumulative efforts provided you such an easy, prosperous life that you could spend your days contemplating your navel instead of working to live another day – that did not practice slavery and racism.”

    This ability to “Contemplate your navel” actually begins when human beings began use both tools I.E. clubs, cutting edges and spears in order to harvest high density protein in items like meat, and the mastery of fire to cook it.

    Most / all other “high-level” animals must spend most of their time foraging for food which they generally consume on the hoof so to speak.

    Add to this the ability to raise and store a reliable food source and you have the beginnings of the ability to navel gaze and the time to think in terms other than pure everyday survival.

    And at this point you realize that human beings literally exist in two realities, our DNA / biological existence reality AND our intellectualized “Large Brain” existence reality. And with this comes the development of complex cultural structures that includes all of the good and bad potentials thereof.

    And that winds up resulting in the people of the earth and the politics we all see before us. A direct although ancient connection.

  • Cotour

    And here we have another example of this “Large Brain” evolution trajectory to “Navel gazing” condition where everyone is “equal”: Read: Communist:

    “It’s no secret that the overwhelming majority of wealth in the United States is concentrated at the very top, creating staggering levels of poverty and inequality that vastly outpace other supposedly “wealthy” nations. But while the current political system ensures that this upward extraction of wealth continues, AI researchers have begun playing with a fascinating question: is machine learning better equipped than humans to create a society that divides resources more equitably?”

    Some may call it evolution anyway.

  • GaryMike

    Passed time to ban statues and other visages of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che, et al.

    What, no public support? What’s that all about?

    “Give us all your guns. You scare us.”

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