Friends – Who Needs Them?


Armstrong Economics Blog/New Norm Re-Posted Sep 28, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION:  Marty, computers in schools started to appear in the ’90’s. Do you see any relationship between societal shifts and classroom learning? Bill Gates influence?

LP

ANSWER: I don’t think so. I outfitted the grade school I went to with computers in the early 90s. I think it improved their skills to be able to function in the 21st century. However, the introduction of smartphones has changed the game. Now a 7-year-old is teaching their mother, who was in those classes in the 90s, how to forward and take pictures. There are a lot of studies now showing that young adults have fewer friends. Then there are studies saying that the average American has not made a new friend in 5 years.

I live on the beach. I see people walking the beach alone while on the phone. It is rather strange.

The World Of PC/WOKE


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politically Correct Re-Posted Sep 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Ok, now they are saying we should no longer refer to incidents with sharks as an “attack.” That unfairly demonizes them as killers. Instead, we should refer to such incidents as an “encounter.” So if someone kills another at gunpoint in a robbery, he is not a killer, it was just an encounter. Interesting logic since a shark is not a ruthless killer; it is just hungry. So a thief is not a robber; he is a materially deprived person entitled to what you have because “equality” makes it just.

John Spiropoulos Highlights an Immigrant American Parent Who Connects CRT Education to Olympic Athletes Without a Clue


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 6, 2021 | Sundance | 73 Comments

In his ongoing effort to broadcast the voice of parents around the nation who are fighting against the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory in public schools, John Spiropoulos interviews Jenny Hernandez, an immigrant from El Salvador who has first hand experience with corrupt and oppressive government.

The message Ms. Hernandez delivers to the Orange County school board is personal, direct and on point.  WATCH:

John put together another video segment from a larger portion of the Orange County community below:

Woke USA Women Soccer Team Lose 3-0 at Olympics


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 21, 2021 | Sundance | 365 Comments

Perhaps if they spent a little more energy on soccer skills, and a little less energy attempting to be the woke champions of US sport, the outcome may have been different.  Alas, there’s a great number of Americans who shrug because USA women’s national soccer has evolved into a political assembly who happen to play soccer. The team’s egotistical, arrogant, pompous and virtue-signaling attitude is a considerable turn-off.

This is the same team that wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their uniforms, and kneels instead of stands for the U.S. national anthem to showcase to the world just how woke they are.  Team Captain Ms. Rapinoe refuses to sing the U.S. national anthem; kneels during ceremonies to make her hatred for America visible; and grabs every microphone to tell the media about her politics in an effort to increase her woke resistance credentials.

Team USA soccer loses in the first round of the Olympics to Sweden.  Meh, it’s a headline because, well, karma or something.

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn’t have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time.  Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament.

The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. But Sweden, ranked No. 5, has been the U.S. team’s nemesis of sorts in recent years. The Swedes bounced the Americans from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the quarterfinals, the earliest U.S. Olympic exit ever, by making a defensive stand. (read more)

Black National Anthem – Deliberate Reestablishing Segregation?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Tyranny Re-Posted Jul 6, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Interesting Point of View. Politically, all socialist governments have the same ob jective – to segregated and prevent the people from uniting. Even Amazon was trying to keep very diverse workforces and the document that surfaced showed that by keep the workforce diverse, it was less likely to unite and join together to form a union. This appears to be a deliberate strategy to divide and conquer the American people by PREVENTING unity. They are deliberately trying to pit one race against another. This is a historical well-documented strategy.

Open Border Activists Demand White House Confront The “Insurrection of Rebellious States”, AKA Red State Alliance Sending Help to Secure Border


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 5, 2021 | Sundance | 252 Comments

This was so predictable CTH wrote about it HERE.  Several states responded to the call from Texas Governor Greg Abbott asking for allied states to send law enforcement and national guard to secure the southern border after the Biden administration actively, intentionally and purposefully works to keep it open.

With the potential for cooperation from states, what I call “extreme federalism“, to secure the border regardless of the Federal inaction, an assembly of various activist groups are petitioning the White House to confront the states with direct military action.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a far-left communist advance group, is asking Joe Biden to fight the state effort with all measures possible, including armed confrontation.

WASHINGTON DC – […] “We told the president in no uncertain terms, this is an insurrection by recalcitrant and rebellious states that must be stopped,” says Domingo Garcia, national president of LULAC. He said Mr. Abbott, who hosted former President Donald Trump for a border visit last week, was “fomenting dangerous racial hatred targeting Latinos.”

LULAC’s Texas director, Rodolfo Rosales Jr., compared the states’ actions to the Civil War. “We are being invaded by governors of the defeated Confederacy to arm the border against brown women and children escaping political persecution, hunger, and death,” he said.

The states LULAC cited — Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota — don’t exactly match with the contours of the Confederacy, and questions over states’ ability to influence federal immigration policy extend well beyond the current Biden administration border crisis. (read more)

Topple Statues of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada


Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest Re-Posted Jul 3, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

In Canada, they are toppling statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. A group of protesters gathered at the Manitoba legislature and pulled down the statue of Queen Victoria on Canada Day. A smaller statue of Queen Elizabeth II was also torn down on the premises. The demonstration comes as close to 1,000 unmarked graves of children have been found at the sites of former residential schools. Demonstrators toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg Thursday as outrage grows in Canada over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children.

Politicians fostered this anti-establishment phase to get rid of Trump. The problem now is that there is no putting this genie back in the bottle. Now they are huddling behind closed doors and will eventually use this as an excuse to suppress the people. It is just getting out of control everywhere. The lockdowns have simply made it all much worse.

They Lack Charisma


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Jul 2, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I agree. It seems that they are trying to use Jan 6th for support and make conservatives the enemy.  However, are they succeeding?  They certainly do not have anyone that is a charismatic speaker.  It seems despite the media’s attempt at making this a big deal, that at least half the population is not buying it.

This must be part of how they are failing.  Maybe they should have tried pulling this off when Obama was in office?

C

REPLY: They lack the charismatic person for their venture. I do not see Gates, Schwab, or anyone else with that charismatic nature. They said Hitler could really bring out the emotion in people and appealed to their patriotism. We have Schumer and Pelosi trying that approach, but they do not have what t takes. Of all the leaders I met, I would have to say Bill Clinton has that spark of charisma.

Virginia Student Records Teacher Manipulating Lesson to Force Critical Race Theory


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 29, 2021 | Sundance | 181 Comments

Friend of the Treehouse John Spiropoulos continues highlighting how Critical Race Theory is infecting the public educational system.  In this brief excerpt John highlights the efforts of a teacher in Virginia who was recorded by a student during a distance learning class.

The teacher clearly wants to make race the focus of an innocuous picture and the student doesn’t get why the teacher is so racially focused.  As the student continues to push-back against the manipulative intent, the teacher gets frustrated and accuses the student of being “intentionally coy” about a picture of two young women.

The excerpt shows the way teachers are forcing students to focus on race; essentially bullying the students by demanding they focus on race.  [Rumble Link] and video below:

What happens when a student doesn’t conform to the teacher’s viewpoint about race? Watch. This is radical Critical Race Theory at work. And it’s in classrooms all across the country. Some students reject the indoctrination.”

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New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay Says She Was Forced to Witness American Flags on Memorial Day and That is Very Disturbing


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 8, 2021 | Sundance | 331 Comments

This soundbite from MSNBC personifies the moonbattery currently infecting American discourse.  New York Times editorial board member, Mara Gay, shares her experience driving to Long Island, New York, on Memorial Day and how disturbed she was witnessing American flags.

Ms. Gay states the implied message by anyone displaying an American flag is: “this is my country”, and she finds that “alarmingly disturbing.”

According to the New York Times outlook, it is unthinkable to contemplate that people would show patriotism -actual, real life patriotism- by flying American flags and associating themselves with America as their country.  The entire concept is just horrific.  WATCH:

No good communist ideologue would ever want to be exposed to American flags that represent concepts like “Liberty”, “Independence”, or heaven forbid “Freedom”.   Ms. Gay was exposed to authentic American patriotism, the equivalent of garlic to a vampire; and be warned…  she is committed to doubling her efforts to isolate, marginalize and ridicule anyone who dare fly Old Glory…

Fly or embrace the American Flag as representative of your pride in America, your nation, and the New York Times will call you racist.