Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Students in Red China are Four Grade Levels Above US Students in Math (and probably other subjects too)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Just this evening (Dec 4th) I read an article on the Zero Hedge site by Michael Snyder that was originally on The End of The American Dream blog.

This grabbed my attention because I have recently done a few articles on public education for my Revised History blog spot. All things considered, I felt it was about time to do another one for The Copperhead Chronicle blog, and what more important issue to do one on than what passes for education in this country. Many may feel I have been beating a dead horse regarding the education issue, but Mr. Snyder's article should show folks that this is one horse that needs to be beaten, and it will also show that I am not the only one that feels this way.

Mr. Snyder makes some astute comments on what passes for public education in this country. He says: "How in the world is America supposed to remain 'the greatest country on earth' when other nations  are absolutely running circles around us when it comes to education? As you will see below, one survey found that 15-year-old students in China are almost four full grade levels ahead of students in the United States in mathematics. This is one of the most damning indictments of our education system that I have ever come across, and it is yet another clear indication that what we are doing is simply not working. Our children are not being given the tools they need to compete in our modern society, and we have only ourselves to blame. Perhaps you are thinking the survey must be flawed somehow."

Well, not quite. Mr. Snyder noted that this was not some one-horse survey given to a mere handful of students in East Overshoe, Alabama. Snyder informs us that: "Ever three years, the Program for International Student Assessment evaluyates 15-year-old students all over the world in a variety of subject areas, and in 2018 approximately 32 million students participated...when your sample size is 32 million students, I think it is safe to say that the results of the survey should be taken seriously. And what the survey discovered is the U.S. students continue to fall behind in math. In particular, we have fallen way, way behind the Chinese...In addition, the survey also discovered that the 'most disadvantaged' students in China actually performed on a par with the average U.S. student...What in the world has happened to us? We used to have the best education system in the entire world, but now we have become a nation of drooling idiots that can't even think straight."

Other items in this article show that it is in other areas besides math that our students are more than intellectually challenged.

It was noted that "One recent survey found that 74% of Americans don't even know how many  amendments are in the Bill of Rights...Shockingly, only 26% of Americans can name all three branches of government...During the 2016 election, more than 40% of Americans did not know who was running for vice-president from either of the major parties...30 years ago, the United States awarded more high school diplomas than anyone in the world. Today, we have fallen to 36th place." And even that last statistic about the diplomas does not indicate how many of the kids that got one really earned one thirty years ago, because our public school system has been systemically broken for lots longer than that.

The material in this article is not presented to we will all see the need to reform the public school system, start attending our local parent/teacher meetings or any of the other blather put forth to preserve and defend our public schools. Quite the contrary. This material is presented so that parents, particularly Christian parents can see, if they have their kids in public schools, that this is a system that will never be fixed or reformed no matter how many millions are poured into it. The more money spent on it the worse it gets. Parents, you need to start grasping one thing. the public school system does not exist to educate your children. It exists to indoctrinate them according to the wishes of the New World Order--so that, in the end, they will belong to the State and not to their families.

I realize that when I was young and attended public schools they had prayer and Bible reading and all the other amenities guaranteed to keep people putting their kids in them. But in due time, all those amenities disappeared and the public school's real agenda is now openly manifested via the Drag Queens, the  explicit sex education classes and the rotten excuse for history taught in most of them. You are seeing public education today in its true light--if you are willing to take a look. Again, I am not saying all public school teachers buy into this junk. Lots of them don't, but they are, in a sense, captive to a system that does.

Literally, over the decades, I have spent time documenting the glaring intentional deficiencies of the public schools, so I am not going to go into that here and now. Check out some of the articles about education I have posted on my Revised History blog since 2011. There is a batch of them, some only posted recently. If you want to save your kids' souls, you need to get them out of public schools and into some sort of Christian education. It is as simple as that.

Note: Many of you will have problems getting into this article. The internet censors do not want you to read what I post so you will have to find ways of getting into this. Sometimes you will get a notice warning you against this article, and there will be a place at the bottom of the article that says "details" and often if you go there you can click onto the article regardless of the warnings you get above it. I guess I should assume I am doing something right when the censors try to discourage you from reading what I write.

Friday, November 01, 2019

The "Surprise" Whistleblower--Just Another Democratic Political Hack

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, we heard for weeks how this new, secret whistleblower was going to tell us all what Comrade Adam Schiff wanted us all to hear about Trump's "impeachable offenses."

So now this secret whistleblower has finally been outed. They are pretty sure just who he is. And guess what, he is nothing more than yet another partisan Democrat hack who worked for John Brennan at the CIA. Is anyone really surprised?

According to an article by Paul Sperry on https://www.realclearinvestigations.com from October 30th "Federal documents reveal that the 33-year old (Eric) Ciaramella, a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the  Russia 'collusion' investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Further, Ciaramella left his National Security Council posting in the White House's West Wing in mid-2017 amid concerned about negative leaks to the media. He has since returned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. 'He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump,' said a former NSC official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters."

It seems as if Trump has had a major problem getting rid of Obama holdovers in his administration. Most of his  problems seem to stem from the fact that he has lots of nasty opponents in his administration that should have been deep sixed and they are hanging in there cutting his political throat. He does not seem to be aware of the damage those people can and are doing to him. Oh he has finally become aware of what Brennan, Clapper, and some of the big wigs can do to him, but all the moles that worked for those Deep Staters still seem to be around and it's almost as if Trump seems unaware of their  presence until they rear back and bite him on the hand.

This is the Deep State in living color--trying to shut Trump down before Durham and his investigation can reveal all the crap the Deep State denizens have been involved in and make it public. Once that happens they, hopefully, will be running for cover so fast they won't have time to continue to try to cut Trump's political throat. Of course if that happens they may resort to "other  options."

All  you have to do to realize that the Deep State is a living reality is look at what they have continued to do  to Trump since his election. What other president in our lifetime has ever gone through three years of political bovine fertilizer after his election? None, you say. Exactly! What does that tell you? It tells me that all the other presidents in our lifetime have been acceptable to the Deep State and so none of them has ever been forced to go through what Trump has. Nixon had Watergate, but that was because he had worked against Alger Hiss in the 1950s and the Deep State never forgave him for that one political indiscretion, even though his later actions showed he had repented of it.

As long as Trump is in office the Deep State will continue to try to remove  him. They don't dare do anything else because, for all his problems, Trump is not one of them and they can't afford to have someone in the presidency that is not one of their own. So, unless Trump ends up throwing in the towel for some reason, look for this kind of sabotage/coup against him to go on and on and on.

Note: Many of you will have trouble getting into this article. The internet censors do not want you reading what I post so you will have to find ways of getting into this. Sometimes you will get a notice warning you against this article and there will be a place at the bottom of the article that says "details". Often if you  go there you can  click onto the article regardless of the warnings you get above it. I guess I should assume I am doing something right when they try to discourage people from reading my stuff.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Demoncrats Willing to Tear the Country Down? You bet they are!

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The following commentary came from the Breitbart site and is by Pastor Robert Jeffress.

The pastor said:
"Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can't put down the Impeachment match. They know they couldn't beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they're increasingly aware of the fact that they won't win against him in 2020, and Impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald J. Trump--And the Democrats don't care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process. I have never seen the Evangelical Christians more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this President from office, overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know that the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That's the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they never will be) It will cause a Civil War like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal."

That's a pretty good statement for an Evangelical pastor. Many of them do not show that much discernment. As far as tearing the country down, the Demoncrats couldn't care less. They are perfectly willing to do that and more--if it will satisfy their masters in the bowels of the Deep State. Most of the Demoncrats are nothing but political shills for the Deep State anyway.

As far as Evangelical Christians getting angry if Trump is removed from office, I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens there. It has been my experience over the decades that Evangelicals seldom get angry over things they should get ticked about but don't bother. I hope this pastor is right about this, but if it doesn't turn out quite like he thinks it will, I won't be surprised.

I guess I shouldn't have to mention that, if they do impeach Trump, the country as we know it will be gone forever, or at least as far into the future as we can see.

The Demoncrats want to tear down America for a mess of socialist, one-world, pottage. Do they care about ordinary folks and what all this will do to us? Don't make me laugh!

The New World Order beckons these apostate Demoncrats and they can't wait to drag us into it  kicking and screaming. In fact, they look forward to that--and to our destruction. Anyone who still thinks you can reason with them is a candidate for the rubber room.

Those people have to be resisted by every legal and lawful means possible.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Democrats Really Don't Want Info On Gang Members With Illegal Guns

by Al Benson Jr.

Do you think Democrats are really concerned about gun violence in this country? If you do then you have to be kidding, right? If the truth be known, Democrats couldn't care less about national gun violence but they care everything about confiscating guns from law abiding citizens. Their true concern is that honest folks be disarmed so they are defenseless. As for disarming the gang-bangers, they have no interest whatever in doing that. What does that tell you? It tells me that the Democrats have more in common with the gangbangers than they do with honest people.

But, then, that should come as no surprise.

I just this week read an article on G. Edward Griffin's Need To Know website that dealt with this subject. The article stated: "Democrats advanced a new measure this week to encourage states to pass "red flag" laws authorizing the removal of guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by any anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the already existing lists of violent gang members. Republicans tried to add an amendment to include known gang members, but the Democrats will not permit it, despite the fact that gangs are causing most of the gun violence. The amendment failed. (This is further evidence that Congress has no interest in reducing violence in America but, instead, wants law-abiding citizens disarmed.)

I couldn't agree with Mr. Griffin more. Gun confiscation of the weapons of honest citizens is really what it is all about.

The gun-owning American public had better start waking up and realizing that the feds are really after your guns, Trump's support for the Second Amendment notwithstanding.

You watch, if push really comes to shove, Trump will probably cave and give the gun grabbers at least some of what they want--the camel's nose inside the gun owners' tent! I think Trump has, whether he even realizes it or not, some sort of desire to be loved by even his enemies and he seems to think that caving in to them will, somehow, make them "like" him more. If that is how he really feels then he does not begin to understand his cultural Marxist adversaries.

After all, he defeated their candidate in 2016. They will never forget that and they will never forgive Trump for that. Not if he lived to be a  thousand would they forget!

There is no forgiveness among the cultural Marxists, ever, there is only an insatiable desire to get even with their enemies, to stomp, crush, and tear down anyone that dares to see the world in a different light than they do. Their penchant for cultural destruction is never ending. And if they ever, God forbid, get to where they have rubbed out all their enemies then they will turn on each other. The Revolution truly eats its own if given long enough.

So, when it comes to protecting your Second Amendment rights, I would not put much faith in Congress, because most of "those people" seek to remove your God-given rights. Oh, there are a handful of good folks in Washington, but I am afraid just not enough.

Organizations like the Gun Owners of America have done yeoman duty in working to protect our Second Amendment rights, and they can use all the help and support you can give them. But unless more gun owners wake up and realize that, in the long run, Trump is not going to help them, then we are going to have a real confiscation problem.

I don't know how I can say it any plainer than that!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Shootings Will Continue Until We Get Gun Confiscation

by Al Benson Jr.

Well,  wonder of wonders, we have yet another shooting in West Texas. Is anyone surprised? It seems as if we have a new  shooting somewhere about once every three weeks now.

And you know what all the politicians are going to say now--"Why doesn't Trump do something about all this?" There will be more howls for unconstitutional "Red Flag" laws and some of the more radical Demoncrats will be  hollering for total gun confiscation. Because, in the final analysis that is what all these shootings are really all about. They are geared to force Trump into doing something about gun control that will alienate his political base and these shootings will continue until he does just that. Once he does that, watch and see if the shootings don't ease off.

Am I suggesting there is some sort of anti-Second Amendment agenda at work here? Oh heavens no! Why I'd be the absolute last one to ever  suggest that! Let's just say that all these  shootings in the frequency  of their occurrence is simply an amazing coincidence. That's all, folks, just a series of coincidences. Nothing to see here so just move along.

We better come to grips with the fact that there is an anti-gun agenda at work here and the dissolution of our Second Amendment rights is the name of the game.  Contact your congress critters and tell them to vote NO on anymore gun control bills, otherwise you will work to defeat them in the next election.

The would-be Mexican Irish person, Beto O'Rourke says he will, if elected president, force people to sell their guns to the government. This is nothing other  than more gun control under a different name.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Mass Murders Be Hanged--Gun Confiscation Is the Name of the Game

by Al Benson Jr.

Who would have thought that during the administration of Donald Trump we would have had to worry about gun control and/or gun confiscation? Just goes to show you that, in the political realm nothing happens by accident and you can trust almost no one.

You might say, in our present circumstances "The shootings will continue until the attitude toward gun control improves."  Many naïve people think that, once all the guns are confiscated from honest people then all the shootings will cease. I've got news for you "useful idiots" who think that. It won't happen that way. Once the criminal element figures out that no one our there can fight back their criminal excursions will markedly increase because they will know that no one will have the means to resist what they do.

And don't kid yourselves for even a little minute. The people in Washington WANT YOUR GUNS, all of your guns and they don't give a hoot about what the criminals can do to you. Their agenda is to disarm honest people. That's all they're concerned about.  They have been told to get  the guns, any way they have to and they don't look beyond that. Most of them live in gated communities or have  armed guards, so they couldn't care less what happens to you or your families. Their families will be secure--the hell with yours!

Trump now claims he is in favor of background checks for guns. Doesn't he realize that background checks are but the precursor to confiscation? He should have figured that out by now. And he wants Red Flag laws about guns, which means that some bureaucrat in Washington will get to decide who is a potential threat and the feds will just move in and take his guns, even though he has committed no crime. In other words, he's guilty until proven innocent!

Trump has got to realize that if he continues to go along with this insanity then he stands a good chance of alienating his base of voters. This is NOT what they elected him for. They elected him to prevent this sort of thing and now he is going along with it.

Everyone out there needs to contact their senators and tell them to vote against any new gun control measures, and let them  know that if they support any new gun control measures then you will work to expose and defeat them in 2020.

We didn't elect Trump so he could cave in to the gun grabbers. Hillary would have done that. I expected better than that from Trump. Maybe I was naïve. Maybe my confidence was misplaced?

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Public Schools Are A Dismal Failure



by Al Benson Jr.


Today, June 2, 2019, I read an excellent article on the Zero Hedge website. It was authored by Justin Spears via the Foundation for Economic Education. I would urge concerned parents to check it out.

Mr. Spears starts out with: "In the first part of this article set,  my colleague Mike Margeson spelled out the historical roots of the American schooling system. He clearly laid out the blueprint that men like Horace Mann used to build a system that does anything but 'educates'." What he is saying here is that Unitarian Horace Mann provided this country with an "educational system" that was, essentially worthless! Seeing that Mann's main intent was not to educate but to downplay the influence of Christian schools in this country, I am not surprised. Mann has a reputation as an inventive educator that is not deserved.

And Mr. Spears continued: "In what was one of many fiery speaking engagements, the late John Taylor Gatto delivered a line that has resonated with me as I have studied the effects  the public schooling system has on children. In this particular speech,  Gatto was recounting the story of Jaime Escalante, the educator who successfully taught calculus at Garfield High School in Los Angeles yet was forced to resign.  As he finishes describing the trials and fate of Escalante, Gatto explains that above racism and other forms of bigotry is the embedded idea  that what really occurred was a deliberate attempt to stop genuine learning: Earlier in the speech Gatto laid out a compelling case of how and why schooling is meant to keep citizens ignorant. This success at an inner city school was not going to be tolerated by the establishment. He implored his listeners to understand the real problem and to quit 'fencing with shadows'."

In other words, people needed to get over the naïve idea that throwing millions in public money at public schools was ever going to do any good. All that ever did was to make a bad problem even worse!

Noted by Mr. Spears was the fact that: "Contrary to what those in public education will tell you, the system is flush with cash, which generates very few positive results." Mr. Spears notes that, in 2019, after all the money that has been spent of public education, ...we are still seeing such horrific results in our schools...The answer is much simpler than it has been made out to be. The system is broken. There is no remedy to fix this system. It is fundamentally flawed. The famous saying that you cannot fix a problem with the same mind that created it rings so true. So if reform will not work, what are we to do?"

Again, the answer to this is so simple the educational establishment hopes you never figure it out. You simply need to unschool!  He notes that there are several methods to accomplish the task of unschooling, and one of them is homeschooling. This does not mean that you never educate your kids or teach them anything. It means that you do not do it the way the public schools claim to be trying to do it. You, especially if you are a Christian, need to get your kids out of the public school system--a system that has been engineered to keep them ignorant--and they are especially being kept ignorant of their real history and heritage, which is one of the main agendas of public education in our day.

If there is no real way to reform this broken system then it needs to be separated from, seceded from, if you will.  Lots of folks don't want to hear this. They need to. They need to begin to realize what is happening to their kids while they are in public schools--and what's happening to  them ain't good!

If you can, check our Mr. Spears' article. Don't take my word for it. Find our yourselves.