The Age Of Intolerance: Cancel Culture’s War On Free Speech

“Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.” — George Carlin

Cancel culture — political correctness amped up on steroids, the self-righteousness of a narcissistic age, and a mass-marketed pseudo-morality that is little more than fascism disguised as tolerance — has shifted us into an Age of Intolerance, policed by techno-censors, social media bullies, and government watchdogs.

the age of intolerance cancel culture’s war on free speech

Everything is now fair game for censorship if it can be construed as hateful, hurtful, bigoted or offensive provided that it runs counter to the established viewpoint.

In this way, the most controversial issues of our day — race, religion, sex, sexuality, politics, science, health, government corruption, police brutality, etc. — have become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support.

Free speech for me but not for thee” is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

This tendency to censor, silence, delete, label as “hateful,” and demonize viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite is being embraced with a near-fanatical zealotry by a cult-like establishment that values conformity and group-think over individuality.

For instance, are you skeptical about the efficacy of the COVID-19 jabs? Do you have concerns about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election? Do you subscribe to religious beliefs that shape your views on sexuality, marriage and gender? Do you, deliberately or inadvertently, engage in misgendering (identifying a person’s gender incorrectly) or deadnaming (using the wrong pronouns or birth name for a transgender person)?

Say yes to any of those questions and then dare to voice those views in anything louder than a whisper and you might find yourself suspended on Twitter, shut out of Facebook, and banned across various social media platforms.

This authoritarian intolerance masquerading as tolerance, civility and love (what comedian George Carlin referred to as “fascism pretending to be manners”) is the end result of a politically correct culture that has become radicalized, institutionalized and tyrannical.

Putin: Wokeness is ‘Reversed Discrimination’ and a ‘Crime Against Humanity’.

In the past few years, for example, prominent social media voices have been censored, silenced and made to disappear from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for voicing ideas that were deemed politically incorrect, hateful, dangerous or conspiratorial.

Most recently, Twitter suspended conservative podcaster Matt Walsh for violating its hate speech policy by sharing his views about transgendered individuals. “The greatest female Jeopardy champion of all time is a man. The top female college swimmer is a man. The first female four star admiral in the Public Health Service is a man. Men have dominated female high school track and the female MMA circuit. The patriarchy wins in the end,” Walsh tweeted on Dec. 30, 2021.

J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, has found herself denounced as transphobic and widely shunned for daring to criticize efforts by transgender activists to erode the legal definition of sex and replace it with gender. Rowling’s essay explaining her views is a powerful, articulate, well-researched piece that not only stresses the importance of free speech and women’s rights while denouncing efforts by trans activists to demonize those who subscribe to “wrongthink,” but also recognizes that while the struggle over gender dysmorphia is real, concerns about safeguarding natal women and girls from abuse are also legitimate.

Ironically enough, Rowling’s shunning included literal book burning. Yet as Ray Bradbury once warned, “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.”

Indeed, the First Amendment is going up in flames before our eyes, but those first sparks were lit long ago and have been fed by intolerance all along the political spectrum.

Consider some of the kinds of speech being targeted for censorship or outright elimination.

Offensive, politically incorrect and “unsafe” speech: Political correctness has resulted in the chilling of free speech and a growing hostility to those who exercise their rights to speak freely. Where this has become painfully evident is on college campuses, which have become hotbeds of student-led censorship, trigger warningsmicroaggressions, and “red light” speech policies targeting anything that might cause someone to feel uncomfortable, unsafe or offended.

Bullying, intimidating speech: Warning that “school bullies become tomorrow’s hate crimes defendants,” the Justice Department has led the way in urging schools to curtail bullying, going so far as to classify “teasing” as a form of “bullying,” and “rude” or “hurtful” “text messages” as “cyberbullying.”

Hateful speech: Hate speech—speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation—is the primary candidate for online censorship. Corporate internet giants Google, Twitter and Facebook continue to re-define what kinds of speech will be permitted online and what will be deleted.

Dangerous, anti-government speech: As part of its ongoing war on “extremism,” the government has partnered with the tech industry to counter online “propaganda” by terrorists hoping to recruit support or plan attacks. In this way, anyone who criticizes the government online can be considered an extremist and will have their content reported to government agencies for further investigation or deleted. In fact, the Justice Department is planning to form a new domestic terrorism unit to ferret out individuals “who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals.” What this will mean is more surveillance, more pre-crime programs, and more targeting of individuals whose speech may qualify as “dangerous.”

The upshot of all of this editing, parsing, banning and silencing is the emergence of a new language, what George Orwell referred to as Newspeak, which places the power to control language in the hands of the totalitarian state.

Under such a system, language becomes a weapon to change the way people think by changing the words they use.

The end result is mind control and a sleepwalking populace.

In totalitarian regimes — a.k.a. police states — where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.

In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves, policing their words and thoughts to conform to the dictates of the mass mind lest they find themselves ostracized or placed under surveillance.

Even when the motives behind this rigidly calibrated reorientation of societal language appear well-intentioned — discouraging racism, condemning violence, denouncing discrimination and hatred — inevitably, the end result is the same: intolerance, indoctrination and infantilism.

The social shunning favored by activists and corporations borrows heavily from the mind control tactics used by authoritarian cults as a means of controlling its members. As Dr. Steven Hassan writes in Psychology Today:

“By ordering members to be cut off, they can no longer participate. Information and sharing of thoughts, feelings, and experiences are stifled. Thought-stopping and use of loaded terms keep a person constrained into a black-and-white, all-or-nothing world. This controls members through fear and guilt.”

This mind control can take many forms, but the end result is an enslaved, compliant populace incapable of challenging tyranny.

As Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, once observed, “We’re developing a new citizenry, one that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.”

The problem as I see it is that we’ve allowed ourselves to be persuaded that we need someone else to think and speak for us. And we’ve bought into the idea that we need the government and its corporate partners to shield us from that which is ugly or upsetting or mean. The result is a society in which we’ve stopped debating among ourselves, stopped thinking for ourselves, and stopped believing that we can fix our own problems and resolve our own differences.

In short, we have reduced ourselves to a largely silent, passive, polarized populace incapable of working through our own problems and reliant on the government to protect us from our fears.

As Nat Hentoff, that inveterate champion of the First Amendment, once observed, “The quintessential difference between a free nation, as we profess to be, and a totalitarian state, is that here everyone, including a foe of democracy, has the right to speak his mind.”

What this means is opening the door to more speech not less, even if that speech is offensive to some.

Understanding that freedom for those in the unpopular minority constitutes the ultimate tolerance in a free society, James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, fought for a First Amendment that protected the “minority” against the majority, ensuring that even in the face of overwhelming pressure, a minority of one — even one who espouses distasteful viewpoints — would still have the right to speak freely, pray freely, assemble freely, challenge the government freely, and broadcast his views in the press freely.

We haven’t done ourselves — or the nation — any favors by becoming so fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and largely unwilling to be labeled intolerant, hateful or closed-minded that we’ve eliminated words, phrases and symbols from public discourse.

We have allowed our fears — fear for our safety, fear of each other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful or prejudiced, etc. — to trump our freedom of speech and muzzle us far more effectively than any government edict could.

Ultimately the war on free speech — and that’s exactly what it is: a war being waged by Americans against other Americans — is a war that is driven by fear.

By bottling up dissent, we have created a pressure cooker of stifled misery and discontent that is now bubbling over and fomenting even more hate, distrust and paranoia among portions of the populace.

By muzzling free speech, we are contributing to a growing underclass of Americans who are being told that they can’t take part in American public life unless they “fit in.”

The First Amendment is a steam valve. It allows people to speak their minds, air their grievances and contribute to a larger dialogue that hopefully results in a more just world. When there is no steam valve to release the pressure, frustration builds, anger grows, and people become more volatile and desperate to force a conversation.

Be warned: whatever we tolerate now — whatever we turn a blind eye to — whatever we rationalize when it is inflicted on others will eventually come back to imprison us, one and all.

Eventually, “we the people” will be the ones in the crosshairs.

At some point or another, depending on how the government and its corporate allies define what constitutes “hate” or “extremism, “we the people” might all be considered guilty of some thought crime or other.

When that time comes, there may be no one left to speak out or speak up in our defense.

After all, it’s a slippery slope from censoring so-called illegitimate ideas to silencing truth. Eventually, as George Orwell predicted, telling the truth will become a revolutionary act.

We are on a fast-moving trajectory.

In other words, whatever powers you allow the government and its corporate operatives to claim now, for the sake of the greater good or because you like or trust those in charge, will eventually be abused and used against you by tyrants of your own making.

This is the tyranny of the majority against the minority marching in lockstep with technofascism.

If Americans don’t vociferously defend the right of a minority of one to subscribe to, let alone voice, ideas and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different, then we’re going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals).

No matter what our numbers might be, no matter what our views might be, no matter what party we might belong to, it will not be long before “we the people” constitute a powerless minority in the eyes of a power-fueled fascist state driven to maintain its power at all costs.

We are almost at that point now.

Free speech is no longer free.

On paper — at least according to the U.S. Constitution — we are technically free to speak.

In reality, however, we are only as free to speak as a government official — or corporate entities such as Facebook, Google or YouTube — may allow.

The steady, pervasive censorship creep that is being inflicted on us by corporate tech giants with the blessing of the powers-that-be threatens to bring about a restructuring of reality straight out of Orwell’s 1984, where the Ministry of Truth polices speech and ensures that facts conform to whatever version of reality the government propagandists embrace.

Orwell intended 1984 as a warning. Instead, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, it is being used as a dystopian instruction manual for socially engineering a populace that is compliant, conformist and obedient to Big Brother.

The police state could not ask for a better citizenry than one that carries out its own censorship, spying and policing.

Crushing Dissent Is Essential For Communism (And It’s Spreading Rapidly)

Here’s a news flash: Millions are watching serious cases of medical damage and even death grow and very little efficacy for these still experimental vaccines. If they work so well, why are they pushing booster after booster? Why are the most outbreaks clearly among the vaxxed?

Vaxx zealots have now had to admit that the purpose for all this force is that symptoms will be less severe. Really? Former health nuts were more careful about their tap water but now, they dutifully line up to take jab after jab after jab.

We are to believe that there’s nothing suspicious about the growing body of knowledge being suppressed or ignored about the dangers of these vaccines just as organized bullying and intimidation tactics continue and are even ramped up against those who refuse!

The argument for the use of force depends on the ridiculous and fraudulent claim that the unvaxxed are a threat to the vaxxed. If one gets past that preposterous notion, why would the vaxxed continue such fear and animosity toward the un-vaxxed?

Through the years, Rosen has rightfully pointed out that in a free society, 100% agreement is hardly a goal. Yet here, he seems to be saying that approximately 80 million people deserve the discrimination they get if they don’t comply. Huh?

We don’t demean those who refuse chemotherapy and I’m fairly sure most would oppose any government that would force it on patients “for their own good,” so why such anger at those who have said no? Didn’t we once revere the Patient’s Bill of Rights?

The deadliest virus right now is the one that is essential for socialism/communism to take hold, and it’s spreading rapidly: the crushing of dissent.

Full-scale mainstream media propaganda is being used to play on the emotions and constantly push fear and contempt for “Refusniks.” That makes the growing persecution and punishment of them more palatable to the public. We hope it won’t work.

It does appear to be working to some extent in Rosen’s case, whose article laid the responsibility for that persecution on the victims themselves. If they would just comply, they wouldn’t be inconvenienced.

Communist regimes begin with just that sort of emotional blackmail and they never stop with one group of scapegoats.

Also read: The Deadliest Virus In The World Is COMMUNISM And The ‘New Normal’ Is Modeled After Communist China.

https://www.brighteon.com/33090c2b-6100-4fd6-a4d0-ffa7022d8b31

https://www.brighteon.com/928449ea-331f-4277-a075-b388fef91914

January 6 Truth – Deep State Media Fears “Epiphany” 

We can now see where this heading — and so does the worried Fake News.

Picture
JANUARY 06, 2022

NY Times:
 The Next Big Lies: Jan. 6 Was a Left-Wing Plot

In November of 2020, the newly-elected mask-wearing imposter President-Elect “Biden” — who we maintain is working for the actual Emergency Power President, Donald Trump — made a cryptic prediction that Republicans were going to have an “epiphany”(a sudden and striking realization). Here’s the quote:

“With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany. Mark my words. Mark my words,” Biden said during a fundraiser on Wednesday.”

Much to the confusion of his commie supporters, ‘Biden” repeated the term in December. As “conspiracy theorists” always looking to crack a code, “The Editorial Board” of The Anti-New York Times interpreted this to mean that something big was being planned for January 6, 2021  — the date which Trump selected for his big anti-voter fraud rally.  January 6th is also the date assigned to the biblical “epiphany” story of the Three Kings (aka Three Wise Men) arriving to pay respects to baby Jesus.

Lo and behold, it did indeed turn out to be a historic day, which we can now refer to as “Jan 6.” Only we didn’t realize until recently what the higher purpose of this planned “epiphany” — dubbed by Fake News as the “insurrection” of “Jan 6 — was all about. We can now see where this is heading — and so does the worried Fake News.

Picture
The stumbling bumbling imposter (working for Trump) delivered a harsh anti-Trump 1-year anniversary speech. This (by design) draws even more attention to the growing impossible-to-ignore claims that Jan 6 was a Deep State false flag. 
Picture
Why does “The “President of the United States” continue to sit in a little boy’s desk, on a little waiting room chair, on a fake set with fake outdoor scenery in the window?
Picture
HUFFINGTON POST
Picture
BLOOMBERG NEWS
Picture
January 6

The Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. The word itself can also be defined as “A Great Awakening” — a term often linked to Q Anon. Is the explosive true story behind the events of January 6, set to come out now?

It didn’t really take an advanced “conspiracy theorist” to see what happened that day. We sniffed that shit out right quick. From the ANYT issue of January 7, 2020:

“In the aftermath of the invasion of Congress by a mob of fanatical and weird-looking “Trump supporters” (rolling eyes), two new trademark clichés have been emergency fast-tracked — They are “breached” and “stormed.” Oh you foolish “Trump supporters!” (rolling eyes). Did you not realize that your “breach” of the Capitol was going to be seized upon by Fake News to make “Trump supporters” look bad, while blaming Trump for “inciting” your lawless actions?

For those of you guys who will occasionally — and amusingly – fail to catch the sardonic humor of The Anti-New York Times, we’ll spell it out for you in no uncertain terms: The grungy-looking invaders who “stormed” Congress were CIA-Deep State-Antifa foot soldiers pretending to be Trump fans — and they were let in by Capitol security men who deliberately stood down.”

*

We waited patiently for this false-flag to blow up in the Deep State’s face, but the truth remained suppressed because the timing wasn’t quite right.

Picture
Why did these “Trump supporters” scale and “breach” the walls when they could have simply walked up the Capitol steps like any tourist can? Answer: It was a more dramatic made-for-TV “breach” shot. 
Picture
Picture
The ridiculous-looking “Buffalo Man” and his small band of  young “Trump supporters” just strolled right into the heavily guarded halls of Congress while it was in live session — and had a nice picture taken? How is that possible?

On the 1-year anniversary of Jan 6 ™, Trump loyalists in Congress are boldly calling out the event as a false flag. Matt Gaetz of Florida:

“We know this January 6 last year wasn’t an insurrection. No one has been charged with insurrection. No one has been charged with treason, but it very well may have been a Fed-surrection.”

And Q-Anon Congress-gal Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia called out, by name, the known Deep State provocateur Ray Epps — who was actually recorded inciting Trump supporters to enter the Capitol. (video clip here)

“I can tell you right now, I don’t trust our government even more. When I went through the D.C. jail, I’ll tell you who I did not see–I did not see Ray Epps.”

The Gaetz and Greene comments are indicators that the Jan 6 truth may be about to come out. That would indeed be the type of initial “epiphany” that the bewildered subjects of the overlapping tyrannical kingdoms of Normiedom & Libtardia need in order to finally understand that government false flags and media cover ups are REAL after all. Once their thick skulls are penetrated — other long-suppressed truths can be poured (gently and gradually) through the breach.

But the most promising sign of all is the obvious fact that this particular “conspiracy theory”  has just struck a nerve. The headlines below — all blasted out within hours of the G & G allegations — show how afraid (((they))) are of this potential “epiphany” going mainstream.

Stay tuned.

Picture
WASHINGTON POST
Picture
ROLLING STONE
Picture
AXIOS
Picture
PBS

Professor Of Clinical Psychiatry Who Studied The Psychology Of Totalitarianism: ‘This Is How We Win’

As many of you may know, all of humanity is under a massive psychological warfare attack. And Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Matthias Desmet, who has studied the psychology of totalitarianism has done an excellent job of explaining how we got here and how we win.professor mattias Desmet

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Matthias Desmet

In dictatorships, obedience comes from a basic fear of the dictator. But with totalitarianism, people are hypnotized into obedience. In psychological terms, this mass hypnosis is known as mass formation.

And totalitarianism always starts with a mass formation inside the population.

A mass formation requires 4 conditions for it to take root:

1) The masses must feel alone and isolated.

2) Their lives must feel pointless and meaningless.

These conditions have been growing for years with social media [i.e. narcissism, sociopathy, addiction and mental illness]

3) The masses then must experience constant free-floating anxiety, and

4) They must experience free-floating frustration and aggression.

This simply means there is no discernible source for the anxiety or aggression. And so, the person begins to irrationally crave a remedy, no matter how absurd or destructive it may be.

And these conditions were met in 2020, with the COVID lockdowns and the BLM Riots.

They are now ripe for hypnosis.

And once they accept the experimental jabs, they feel solidarity, which validates the whole thing for them, no matter how senseless. They are now changed, no longer rational. They become intolerant and cruel.

So How Do We Win?

Studies have shown that about 25% of the population cannot be hypnotized. And about 10% are highly-susceptible to hypnosis.

Professor Desmet simplifies this even more for us. He says that 30% of people are now deeply hypnotized and have irrationally accepted the experimental shots as their solution40% are not yet hypnotized but will ultimately go along with the herd.

And the rest of us are seeing things clearly.

What the enemy is trying to do is extremely dangerous, because if the masses ever awaken from their spell, they will demand justice and so stress must constantly be maintained upon the masses until the “mass formation” is complete.

We are the voice of dissent. And while we may not have much in the way of influence over the hypnotized 30%, we must definitely hold sway over the 40% who will go along with the herd.

We need to become the herd.

Whether you think this all happened by accident or conspiracy; whether your reasons are based on religion or personal health, our voice of dissent must become one, it must grow and it must never end.

We must spread the seeds of doubt to everyone: At the gas station, at the grocery store, at work, with the neighbors.

They are desperately trying to provoke a civil war or a violent revolution, because they can control that.

Violence will not break people out of the hypnosis, it will only push more people into it.

Telling the truth has become a revolutionary act. Telling the truth to everyone you meet will save humanity, so keep doing it.

Learn Here: How to Defeat the New World Order Through Peaceful Non-Compliance.

https://rumble.com/vqf9fw-this-is-how-we-win.html

Government Files About “Remote Mind Control”

leademf3 1 Government Files About "Remote Mind Control"

A journalist who requested documents using the Freedom of Information Act received additional files on “remote mind control” and the effects of “psycho-electric weapons”.

A journalist working for the non-profit organization Muckrock made a bizarre discovery after requesting documents from the US government through the FOIA. Indeed, as part of an ongoing investigation about Antifa and white supremacist groups, the journalist sent a request to the Washington State Fusion Center, a Department of Homeland Security, which specializes in counter-terrorism, detecting criminal activity, disaster planning, cyber-security and other threat assessments.

Along with standard documents such as emails, intelligence briefings, and bulletins, the journalist received a bizarre filed named “EM effects on human body.zip”.

One document describes the effects of “psycho-electric weapons” including “forced memory blanking”, “forced rigor-mortis” and even “forced orgasm”.

EM effects on human body Government Files About "Remote Mind Control"

Another document explains biomagnetic fields and brainwaves (Alpha, Beta, Delta, etc.) two concepts that are extremely important in MKULTRA and Monarch mind control.

2RNM Government Files About "Remote Mind Control"

The final document describes how shady organizations can conduct “remote mind control” operations through mobile phone networks, trucks disguised as communication vehicles and “Black” helicopters.

9RNM Government Files About "Remote Mind Control"

Although these documents were sent by the WSFC, they do not appear to be created by a government agency. The first image “Psycho-Electric Weapon Effects” appears to be part of a 1996 article from Nexus Magazine which describes a lawsuit brought by John St. Clair Akewi against the NSA. The 1992 lawsuit claimed that the NSA had the “ability to assassinate US citizens covertly or run covert psychological control operations to cause subjects to be diagnosed with ill mental health”. The article states:

A lawsuit filed against the U.S. National Security Agency reveals a frightening array of technologies and programs designed to keep tabs on individuals. The following document comprises evidence for a lawsuit filed at the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, DC, by John St Clair Akwei against the National Security Agency, Ft George G. Meade, Maryland (Civil Action 92-0449), constitutes his knowledge of the NSA’s structure, national security activities proprietary technologies and covert operations to monitor individual citizens Ed.

The image also contains the web address http://www.raven1.net which is now offline.

The author of the second document appears to go by the name Supratik Saha a “Software And Electronics & Comm. Engg”.

The Muckrock journalist has no idea how he ended up with these documents.

“It’s entirely unclear how this ended up in this release. It could have been meant for another release, it could have been gathered for an upcoming WSFC report, or it could even be from the personal files of an intelligence officer that somehow got mixed up in the release. A call to the WSFC went unreturned as of press time, so until we hear back, their presence remains a mystery.”
– Muckrock, Washington State Fusion Center accidentally releases records on remote mind control

While these documents were probably not created by the government, they appear to be relevant enough for the WSFC to keep them archived.

Could these documents explain the mysterious Cuban “sonic attacks” where 24 government officials suffered “hearing loss, dizziness, sleep and vision problems, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue and brain damage” a few years back? Nearly all of these symptoms can be found in the first document.

Facebook Rolls Out Weird ‘You’ve Been Exposed To Extremist Content’ Alerts

Facebook users have begun to receive creepy messages warning them that they ‘may have been exposed to extremist content’ and asking if they need support, as well as asking them to report anyone they know who ‘may be becoming an extremist’.

antitrust, commercial and administrative law subcommittee hearing

The warnings began popping up Thursday and have little indication of what the platform considers to be ‘extremist content’:

Encouraging people to turn in their friends, relatives and neighbors for wrong-think, where have we heard about this before?

On closer inspection, the warnings further link to a group that calls itself Life After Hate.

The About description on their website reads:

Our Mission – Life After Hate is committed to helping people leave the violent far-right to connect with humanity and lead compassionate lives.

Our Programs – Our primary goal is to interrupt violence committed in the name of ideological or religious beliefs. We do this through education, interventions, academic research, and outreach.

04 life after hate about us

Note that there is still no definition of what ‘violent far-right’ means, and there is no mention of any far-left hate groups, of which there are plenty.

A ‘fact sheet’ posted to Life After Hate’s website also proclaims that “far right extremism and white supremacy are the greatest domestic terror threats facing the United States.” which is BULLSHIT

05 fact sheet

So, ok hate only exists on the right. And surely every woke leftist this message is sent to won’t use it against the conservative neighbour or colleague who merely disagrees with them.

You can see where this is heading.

Facebook responded to questions about the alerts Thursday, issuing a statement that says “This test is part of our larger work to assess ways to provide resources and support to people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content, or may know someone who is at risk,”

“We are partnering with NGOs and academic experts in this space and hope to have more to share in the future,” the Facebook statement also read.

This group appears to be yet another like the Southern Poverty Law Center, a far left political entity masquerading as a bipartisan organisation with the express goal of silencing anyone who does not adhere to their warped outlook.

We shouldn’t be surprised, Facebook has been doing this for years already, first targeting and attempting to silence those who publicly engage in wrongthink, and then going after everyone else.

As Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters recently noted, Facebook and Zuckerberg have an insatiable desire to “insidiously take over absolutely everything” and wipe out anyone or anything they cannot control.

What I dont undesrtand is WHY people are still in Facebook, Twitter, Etc,

The only way this Big Tech companies will learn, is by people getting out of it. “Lets Cancel Social Media”

Source: Summit.news

Top 10 Suppressed News Stories Of 2020

By Frank Miele

Back in the day, when I was managing editor at the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont., I enjoyed the end-of-year ritual of voting in the Associated Press’s poll of the Top 10 news stories.

When I started participating in the year 2000, my list would include many of the same stories that made the final AP list, although often with differences in ranking.

But by the time I retired in 2018, my view of the news had sharply diverged from the AP’s consensus view.

Top 10 Suppressed News Stories Of 2020

I’d become something of a gadfly by then, questioning what seemed to be an ever more transparent left-leaning bias in mainstream reporting.

That divergence was probably magnified by the 2016 candidacy of Donald Trump and the bright light he had shined on Fake News, but my disenchantment with my profession had been growing for years, as chronicled in my book “The Media Matrix: What If Everything You Know Is Fake?

Still, there is no way that even as recently as four years ago I would have predicted just how abysmally irresponsible the media would become by 2020.

Major newspapers are winning Pulitzer Prizes for blatantly false reporting on topics such as “Russian collusion.”

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley oligarchs have appointed themselves censors – warning the American people not to read or watch anything that hasn’t been “fact-checked” by their hand-picked thought police.

The situation has gotten so bad that it’s no longer worth ranking the top news stories of the year because so little that is covered is news and so much that is news is written off as a “conspiracy theory.”

That’s why I’m introducing Heartland Diary USA’s first annual presentation of “Last Chance to Wake Up and Smell the News They Tried to Kill.”

So here are five of the biggest suppressed stories of 2020. Pardon me if I don’t go into great detail on them, but the closer I get to the truth, the more likely that Google, Twitter and Facebook will bury my story, too.

5) Mysterious Mutating Lockdown:

Has anyone ever figured out why it is OK for grocery store workers to remain on the job during an international pandemic while serving the needs of the entire population with no restrictions other than wearing a mask, but it is considered dangerous for gyms to open or, most ludicrously, for anyone other than spouses of governors to take their boat for a quick spin around the lake?

It seems like the lockdown can turn into whatever is convenient for politicians.

The uneven effects of the lockdown on different states and different sectors have resulted in the shift of trillions of dollars of capital in ways that will reshape the economy for generations to come, yet we are not supposed to talk about it.

4) Hydroxychloroquine:

If you know anything about this drug, it is probably just that some guy in Arizona died after drinking it, and that maybe President Trump was somehow responsible. Well, as they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The guy in Arizona didn’t take hydroxychloroquine; he took a fish tank cleaner called chloroquine phosphate. And Trump never told anyone to take either the drug or the fish-tank cleaner.

He just said hydroxychloroquine was a promising treatment against COVID-19. Of course, as soon as he said it, the radical academic leftists who control medical journals and associations warned that hydroxychloroquine had no benefit as a treatment and was potentially dangerous even though it had been safely used against malaria and various immune deficiency syndromes for decades.

Fortunately, many doctors who were familiar with the drug continued to use it as a therapy in the early stages of COVID infections, and many patients around the world have been spared the most dire effects of the virus as a result. Just don’t expect to read about it in the New York Times.

3) Trump’s Vaccine Victory:

While the president has been painted as anti-science, it was his administration’s support that led to the fastest turnaround ever from viral discovery to viral vaccine — essentially less than a year.

Even as House Democrats are poised to launch investigations into Trump’s supposed crimes against humanity for being president during the COVID crisis, lives are being saved as a result of his policies.

Just don’t expect to read about it in the mainstream media, which spent much of 2020 ridiculing Trump for his prescient predictions that a vaccine would be developed by the end of the year.

2) Hunter Biden’s Laptop:

The ability to bury the Hunter Biden story throughout the 2020 presidential campaign ranks as one of the greatest victories in the history of propaganda. Hunter is the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and his acknowledged history as a drug addict is now considered his strong suit.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee found extensive evidence that Hunter has made hundreds of millions of dollars for the Biden family by selling access to his father, so when Hunter’s laptop turned up with first-person incriminating evidence, it was pretty obvious that Joe Biden had a lot of answer for.

Except that the media never made him answer for anything. It preferred to rest on the bizarre assertion from 50 former U.S. intelligence officials that clear evidence of foreign collusion on Hunter’s laptop had all the earmarks of a “Russian disinformation” campaign. This was errant nonsense. Reporters, read the emails!

1) Election Fraud:

It turned out that everything that happened in 2020 before Nov. 3 was just prologue for the greatest deception in American history — namely the hijacking of a presidential election through means both legal and illegal.

Most importantly, every state that changed its election procedures without the consent of its legislature violated the U.S. Constitution. That’s why Republicans plan to challenge the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.

Whether you like Donald Trump or not should be irrelevant. You either follow the Constitution or you don’t.

The fact that Trump increased his support in almost every demographic since 2016 and yet lost the election will apparently remain a mystery because the Democratic Party, with an assist from weak Republicans, is intent on continuing the charade that Joe Biden is a beloved elder statesman even more popular than Barack Obama.

I should add a disclaimer here. My list will not be your list. This is 2020, and there is plenty of suppression to go around.

You are hereby invited to submit your own contributions in the comments section below. In the meantime, rounding out my Top 10, here are some of the other major stories suppressed in 2020:

Canadian Government Published Bid Request For ‘Programmable Hydraulic Guillotines’ Needed ‘In Support Of Canada’s Response To COVID-19’

Guillotines’ Needed ‘In Support Of Canada’s Response To COVID-19’HAFHAFNovember 15, 2020
The Canadian government, on its official acquisition website (Buyandsell.gc.ca) is requesting bids for “Programmable Hydraulic Guillotines” as part of, “products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.”

The listing number is 45045-190091/A, and it is found at this link: Buyandsell.gc.ca

Additional details on the bid include:

Reference number: PW-$$PD-005-78707
Solicitation number: 45045-190091/A
Region of delivery: National Capital Region
Notice type: Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
GSIN: N7520: Office Devices and Accessories
Procurement entity: Public Works and Government Services Canada

The “Programmable Hydraulic Guillotines” listing on the Canadian government’s website is explained on the site as “products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.”

“Guillotine” is a term that describes a mechanical device with a powerful chopping blade that can slice things apart.

Although there are industrial uses for cutting devices — such as in the book publishing industry — the term “guillotine” specifically refers to a device intended to execute human beings.

As the Cambridge online dictionary explains, “guillotine” is a device that’s used to kill people by cutting off their heads:

Here’s an image of a paper cutting machine, which is more commonly called a “shear” or cutting machine.

This is not a guillotine, even though paper cutting companies might be used as a front for acquiring actual guillotines:

Antifa and left-wing BLM terrorists have recently displayed mock-up guillotines on the streets of America as part of their protest actions, demanding that the people with whom they disagree be executed via guillotine.

Guillotines were also used in the French Revolution to execute political dissidents who opposed the incoming socialist regime.

Canadian Official Asks Why Covid Camps Are Being Constructed In Canada, Gets Silenced
It is difficult to imagine how guillotines would be needed to respond to COVID-19 unless Canada was building covid death camps to “process” people who refuse to submit to mass vaccinations.

As it turns out, this may be exactly what Canada is doing.

See this article: Canadian government erecting a network of covid detainment camps and “isolation” sites to incarcerate those who don’t cooperate with medical tyranny.

As that article explains:

Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government are creating Nazi Germany-like infrastructure to detain human beings en masse, and for years to come.

A brave Ontario politician named Randy Hillier spoke out about the government’s nefarious detainment plan in a provincial question period in front of the government of Ontario.

His microphone was cut off as soon as he started asking the tough questions.

Randy Hillier, Independent Ontario MPP for Lanark, Frontenac and Kingston, stood up and questioned the government, asking how many people will be detained and how many concentration camps are scheduled for construction.

He expressed concern about their current use — to control the spread of covid-19 — and pointed out in documentation that these sites could be used for “other requirements” in the future.

“So your government must be in negotiations and aware of these plans to potentially detain and isolate citizens and residents of our country and our province,” Hillier began.

“So speaker, to the Premier, where will these camps be built, how many people will be detained, and for what reason, for what reasons can people be kept in these isolation camps, and I’d like to have the Premier assure the people of Ontario…,” Hillier’s microphone was cut off before he could finish.

See the video here, which has been banned from YouTube:

https://www.brighteon.com/75bd1c2f-d69a-44d9-b0f8-8dd24e2fb9c6

Additional Details On The Hydraulic Guillotines Request From The Canadian Government
Solicitation document #ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B005.E78707.EBSU000 reveals additional details about the bid request:

The bid document lists technical requirements for the guillotines, under a heading called “Guillotines Mandatory Requirements:”

The Guillotine’s cutting and clamping systems must be fully hydraulic;
The Guillotine’s automatic blade and clamp must return from every position to its original
starting position;
The Guillotine’s blade depth adjustment(s) must be achievable from outside of the
Guillotine;
The Guillotine’s measurement readout must be in imperial measurement;
The Guillotine’s blade changing tool, wrenches/screwdrivers and cutting block must be
provided for each Guillotine;
The document also calls for a “1 year parts and labour warranty” to make sure the guillotine continues running smoothly so that the chopping isn’t interrupted.

Is This Bid For Industrial Use, Or Something More Sinister?
A skeptic might look at this government bid and conclude it must be a bid for cutting equipment to be used in cutting books, stacks of papers or posters.

One of the companies involved in the bid appears to be a printing company, for example. But wouldn’t that also be the perfect cover story for acquiring actual guillotines intended for a more sinister purpose?

Given that Canada is already in the process of constructing covid “concentration camps” — while touting this guillotine bid as part of “Canada’s response to COVID-19,” many people will have serious questions about the intended use of these devices as well as the language used to describe them.

If these were merely industrial cutting machines, wouldn’t the listing just say, “Cutting Machine” instead of “Guillotines?”

And given the history of guillotines being used during radical left-wing revolutions in France, many people are wondering whether China’s corruption of modern-day Canada — including its French-speaking regions — means that China is planning to round up and execute anyone resisting communist influences in Canada.

With Justin Trudeau now appearing to be a political puppet of China — much like Joe Biden — and with Chinese troops already staged in Western Canada, these are no longer idle questions.

Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show recently published an article describing plans to round up Americans and incarcerate them in Canadian concentration camps run by communist Chinese.

That article explains:

Steve Quayle and myself have been investigating a three-nation deal involving Communist China, Canada and the United States.

The deal has now expanded to NATO forces, living in American bases that were closed during the Bush Sr., era. The CSS has also learned that their is some UN involvement as well.

The agreements have to do with ridding America’s new Harris-Biden administration of any and all.

Unfortunately, the interview that is presented below on this topic is a work in progress.

The implications of this interview is frightening as it promises an international, state-sponsored genocidal program against “deplorables” who will oppose the real new world order.

As all this is happening, Trudeau is accelerating Canada’s gun control and gun confiscation efforts to make sure that Canadian citizens have no ability to fight back when the government comes to their homes and kidnaps them, depositing them in Canada’s COVID concentration camps.

Americans, on the other hand, will never give up their guns. Count on it.

Chaos IS The Plan

Congratulations, Americans! The media that declares the winners of your (s)elections have reported that the voting machines that decide the winner of your (s)elections have (s)elected Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. to become the 46th President of the good ol’ US of A in January!

by James Corbett

And in a longstanding tradition befitting of the nation that stands as the Beacon of Democracy and Leader of the Free World™, we know that the loyal slaves subjects citizens of the United States will dust themselves off, shake hands, compliment each other on a good contest and go back to business as usual, right?

The Chaos Is The Plan

No, of course not. Things are not going back to business as usual. They aren’t meant to. That’s the point.

Instead, we’re about to get:

No, today’s pronouncement (which, lest we forget, will be challenged) is not the end of anything. It’s just the beginning.

And it does not present a path out of chaos. On the contrary. This path leads straight into the heart of chaos.

None of this is surprising. In fact, things are going exactly according to plan.

Confused? Don’t be. I have a data dump of info for you.

Let’s start with Rosa Brooks and Nils Gilman.

Brooks is a Georgetown law professor who has publicly advocated a military coup as one method of “getting rid of” Trump and Gilman is an historian at the globalist Berggruen Institute who once called for the execution of a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College.

Back in 2019, these completely neutral political observers took it upon themselves to organize something called the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), bringing together a “bipartisan” group of politicos to simulate four different scenarios “aimed at identifying potential risks to the integrity of the 2020 election and transition process.”

And who, exactly, did Brooks and Gilman bring on board for this totally bipartisan endeavour?

Oh, just concerned and distinterested political observers like John “Pizzagate” Podesta, Donna “DNC Rigger” Brazile, William “Neocon” Kristol and David “Axis of Evil” Frum.

See? It was a totally bipartisan effort involving deep state operatives from both sides of the phoney left/right political spectrum!

The four scenarios that the group simulated were as follows:

  • Scenario A: Democratic party candidate Joe Biden wins both the popular vote and the Electoral College by a healthy margin;
  • Scenario B: Biden wins both the popular vote and the Electoral College by a narrow margin;
  • Scenario C: President Trump wins the Electoral College vote by a narrow margin, but loses the popular vote by a healthy margin;
  • Scenario D: The winner of the election was not known as of the morning after the election and the outcome of the race was too close to predict with certainty.

The report that they produced this past August (and which the controlled corporate media dutifully fawned all over) lays out in black and white the exact (organized) chaos that we have seen play out over the last few days, noting that:

  • The concept of “election night,” is no longer accurate and indeed is dangerous.
  • A determined campaign has opportunity to contest the election into January 2021.
  • The administrative transition process itself may be highly disrupted.

The first part of their prediction has already started to unfold: “We anticipate lawsuits, divergent media narratives, attempts to stop the counting of ballots, and protests drawing people from both sides.

President Trump, the incumbent, will very likely use the executive branch to aid his campaign strategy, including through the Department of Justice.”

The rest of their prediction seems equally plausible given how things stand at the moment:

“We assess that there is a chance the president will attempt to convince legislatures and/or governors to take actions – including illegal actions – to defy the popular vote.

“Federal laws provide little guidance for how Congress should resolve irregularities when they convene in a Joint Session on January 6, 2021. Of particular concern is how the military would respond in the context of uncertain election results.”

Oh, and the whole report ends by suggesting:

  • that there needs to be a “truth and reconciliation commission” set up to deal with ex-Trump collaborationists;
  • that the tradition of offering legal immunity or pardons to the outgoing Criminal-in-Chief should be broken in this case;
  • and that there needs to be a campaign to root out the “white supremacist and extremist networks that enabled Trump’s rise to power.”

Of course, this TIP report isn’t an amazingly accurate “prediction.”

It is a predictive program, a cover for the exact operation that we see playing out right now.

In their “scenario” the TIP LARPers “imagined” the following:

The Trump Campaign engaged in a large and coordinated disinformation campaign primarily focused on the legitimacy of the mail-in ballots.

This campaign used the media to amplify “stolen election” and “voter fraud” narratives, and launched [a] noisy DoJ investigation into voter fraud.

Keep in mind that this report was released three months ago, before this very “stolen election” scenario became the news headlines that we are reading in today’s paper.

Now, if one were a conspiracy theorist, one might posit that a criminal group who was going to use forged mail-in ballots and voting machine software “glitches” to steal an election would want to seed the idea ahead of time that any talk of election stealing is a transparent lie.

That way, when they commit their crime, the victim would either have to accept the stolen election or play into their narrative by doing exactly what they predicted he would do.

But we wouldn’t want to theorize about conspiracies, would we?

Seriously. Read the report for yourself. You can’t make this stuff up.

But if there is one moment when the TIP coup planners reveal their hand, it is where they suggest that rather than “healing the pain” and bringing together a divided nation, the Democrats should instead double down and make sure that they utterly crush any Republican opposition to their coming rule.

According to the report, “GOP activists (possibly encouraged by Trump himself and by far-right media) may seek to create ongoing street-level chaos and conflict,” which, according to these “experts” should be countered by the Democrats escalating the tension by “publicly supporting the peaceful protest movement that has emerged since late May, rather than continuing to seek conciliation and compromise with the GOP.”

You see, the plan was never to cool things off or calm people down after this scripted (s)election drama plays out. Not even close. In reality, the chaos is the plan.

This is only confusing if you think that the deep state consists only of establishment Democrats who care about the continued functioning of the status quo functioning of USA Inc.

But we conspiracy realists know that is not the case.

The real deep staters — the ones with Rs after their name and the ones with Ds after their name and the ones who aren’t even American and the ones who participated in the assassination of JFK and the ones who coordinated the 9/11 plot and the ones who have worked to erect the biosecurity state that is locking the world down even as we speak — are not interested in the long-term survival of Pax Americana.

In fact, it’s the exact opposite. The plan has always been for a Great Reset to bring about a New World Order of a one-world financial system and an international governing body to implement the perfect technocratic state.

And, as I have stressed time and time again, that cannot happen until the current paradigm — the Pax Americana built on the petrodollar and enforced by NATO — is destroyed.

As I wrote during the last chaotic change of puppets in Washington:

Of course, we have to understand that we have been brought to this point for a reason. In order to get their new order, the powers-that-shouldn’t-be had to generate this current chaos.

The unprecedented levels of social, political and economic tension we are experiencing right now are part of a game plan. To reset the chess pieces, the board has to be knocked over first.

These words are even more apt today than they were on the day that I first wrote them.

And it is important for the Americans in the crowd to know that the lockdowns and pandemic hysteria that have engulfed the entire world in this year of chaos was not all about the American political (s)election.

The Trump/Biden circus is just one chapter in the Book of 2020 that is being written by the Gateses and the Schwabs and the technocrats who are seeking to force through fundamental changes in the governing order of the world.

If you want a sense of where the Great Resetters are planning to take America and the globe, just turn to their handy-dandy Great Reset bible where they discuss these issues at great length:

On an individual basis, for many, life as they’ve always known it is unravelling at alarming speed. But deep, existential crises also favour introspection and can harbour the potential for transformation.

The fault lines of the world – most notably social divides, lack of fairness, absence of cooperation, failure of global governance and leadership – now lie exposed as never before, and people feel the time for reinvention has come. A new world will emerge, the contours of which are for us to both imagine and to draw.

And, just in case you didn’t get the point:

Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is: never.

Nothing will ever return to the “broken” sense of normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the coronavirus pandemic marks a fundamental inflection point in our global trajectory.

Some analysts call it a major bifurcation, others refer to a deep crisis of “biblical” proportions, but the essence remains the same: the world as we knew it in the early months of 2020 is no more, dissolved in the context of the pandemic. Radical changes of such consequence are coming that some pundits have referred to a “before coronavirus” (BC) and “after coronavirus” (AC) era.

Or, as the Rockefeller Lock Step document “predicted” a decade ago:

By 2025, people seemed to be growing weary of so much top-down control and letting leaders and authorities make choices for them. Wherever national interests clashed with individual interests, there was conflict.

Sporadic pushback became increasingly organized and coordinated, as disaffected youth and people who had seen their status and opportunities slip away — largely in developing countries — incited civil unrest.

In 2026, protestors in Nigeria brought down the government, fed up with the entrenched cronyism and corruption.

Even those who liked the greater stability and predictability of this world began to grow uncomfortable and constrained by so many tight rules and by the strictness of national boundaries.

The feeling lingered that sooner or later, something would inevitably upset the neat order that the world’s governments had worked so hard to establish.

No, this is not about a US presidential (s)election.

This is about the Titanic forces that are leading us through a dialectical process of conflict and unrest into a world of top-down control the likes of which has never been seen before in human history. And we are only at the beginning of this change.

In short, prepare for more chaos, not less, as the deep state cheerleaders pop the corks on their champagne bottles and prematurely rejoice a return to “normality.” I think we’re all about to find out we’re not in Kansas anymore.

MIND CONTROL How To Protect Your Children From Indoctrination

Do you look on with astonishment at Antifa and other extreme groups rioting and shouting “death to America?” How could all this happen? Where did all these young people come from who hate the US?

by Linnea Johnson

Chances are they caught this belief from our public school systems. If you live in California, it’s right in your face. Some are calling it out

We’ve talked about why homeschooling is an excellent choice from an academic, independence, and character-building standpoint in previous articles. In this discussion, we’ll talk about protecting your children from indoctrination.

Distance Learning Is Starting To Show Some Of The Cracks With Schooling.

Reports are starting to surface of parents uncomfortable with the political patina of their children’s online classrooms. Police visited one family because a boy’s BB gun was visible behind him in an online classroom session, and the teacher reported the “gun” to the police. 

Another teacher caught a glimpse of a 12-year old’s Nerf gun, and instead of asking him or the parents about it, she reported it to the sheriff. The child was accidentally suspended for a week for having a toy gun at home during a Zoom class!

One teacher expressed that he has to be more careful with his words now that parents can listen to online class sessions. Some school districts have gone so far as to ask parents to sign a disclaimer that they will not watch class sessions with their children to protect other children’s privacy in the online classroom.

Could it be that teachers, their unions, and school administrations are concerned about being exposed as rhetoric spreaders in the classroom?

Have We Forgotten Our Children Are Our Responsibility?

Rearing them, teaching them, caring for them, and loving them is our responsibility. In this country, it seems we have abdicated that responsibility and ceded it over to the state.

We believe the government owes our children free education, free medical care, and even free meals.

I don’t know about you, but I suspect there is a string attached when I hear something is free. That string is the ability to mold our children’s minds.

I’m not comfortable with people I don’t know taking full responsibility for my children’s care, their thoughts, and their beliefs.

Don’t we suspect that this current civil unrest was born in the classroom some years ago? While “it takes a village” has a nice familial ring to it, do we want the state to be that village?

Do We Want Our Children To Have Our Values Or Someone Else’s?

Infuse into your home education a worldview rooted in critical thinking and morality, whether it be the Principle Approach, or an education rich in the study of the US constitution and western philosophy, or Socratic reasoning, or a faith-based curriculum.

If you’re a person of faith, you will undoubtedly want your children to share your faith and not that of a secular system. Teach your children how to think and help them to develop good character.

I know many teachers who take their jobs seriously, who go to work faithfully every day and try to do a good job.

The best of them end up being frustrated by a system that doesn’t support them and is heavily influenced by the teacher’s unions and political correctness.

They don’t want to be responsible for both their children and yours. They want to educate your children in reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Still, their latitude in teaching has been severely limited by common core standards, teaching to the test, and political correctness.

Their job performance is now dependent upon how much your children learn from the required curriculum and how well they can perform on a standardized test.

Children spend countless hours preparing for these tests that show only memorized information regurgitated onto the bubble-filled page. Do we want children who can memorize or do we want critical thinkers?

Students are encouraged, “get a good night’s sleep, and eat a good breakfast” on test days, as if this is not important on every other school day.

The teacher’s ability to advance to the next performance level or pay grade depends on your child’s test performance. That’s a lot of pressure for both the teacher and your child.

Don’t we want our kids to be able to read, write, and do the math, and when they’ve learned that, to be able to think critically?

As A Parent, You Have Tremendous Influence And Responsibility

You create an atmosphere of helping your children understand and make sense of the world around them by just listening and having a conversation.

Could you do that over breakfast? How about around the dinner table?

If you don’t have a meal together as a family, start now. It’s a time to reconnect with each other, discuss the day’s events, or sort out difficulties someone is having. Mealtime is a time when the family knows everyone will listen to each other. 

I’ve seen variations on the family meal. Some families discuss the events of the day. Others will pose a question and ask everyone’s opinion before the parent gives his/her view.

Others recite memorized poetry or Bible verses, and others use the time to pray. Mealtime can become a sacred time – a time for the family to lift one another, work through difficulties, and talk about what was essential to each one.

We didn’t realize how important mealtime was until my son had a group of friends over. When it was dinnertime, my son called them to the table. They said they’d come in to eat later.

My son explained that we all eat together in our house. Reluctantly, they all came in to eat. At the end of the meal, my son’s friends said they enjoyed eating together.

The only time they did that in their homes was during the holidays. I think they wished their own families did the same.

You have the power to create a safe and comforting place in your home at mealtime, not just for your children but also for their friends.

Even if the food is simple, or God forbid, scarce, don’t discard the opportunity to reconnect.

What About Homeschooling?

The decision of whether to homeschool – or even if they’re qualified to do so – has been a difficult one for many parents.

I’ve read that parents are concerned about the cost of homeschooling, hiring a tutor or a teacher for their micro-school or learning pod of children. They are desperate to keep working and earning to pay someone else to educate their children and maintain their same lifestyle.

If you can afford to hire a teacher, even part-time, to educate your and your friend’s kids in a one-room schoolhouse in your converted garage, more power to you. Many don’t have that financial flexibility to hire someone else to teach.

My advice to you would be to join forces with other parents, share the load, learn to teach your children, and teach them to learn from you. Here are some tips to help you do so.

  • Be flexible. Some parents may be able to teach during part of the day, and some may be available for tutoring at night. Another parent may teach archery, bushcraft skills, gardening, food preservation, or backpacking on the weekend.
  • Be creative. Pull together something that works for you and the other families. A kitchen table is all you need.
  • Divide the work fairly. I belonged to a babysitting co-op, and we created laminated cards to exchange babysitting services.One card for one hour of babysitting for up to two children was the baseline. We all started with the same number of cards and exchanged and received them as we used and provided babysitting to the other co-op members. Parent educators could design a similar system — one card per adult for two hours of teaching for up to four children.

Using an established system, you could help one another in other ways. Perhaps one family gardens, another knows how to do car maintenance, another has an abundance of chicken eggs, and another has skills in the medical field.

Could you exchange what you have or know for what another family has or knows? Could you save money by exchanging for needs?

Think about it because this kind of system could help you navigate not only homeschooling, but also a collapse in the supply chain, rapid inflationary pressures on food or medicine, or securing neighborhoods from civil unrest.

Why Do I Push Homeschooling?

Homeschooling can form the baseline for all other thought processes.

Homeschooling creates solid values in your children, supporting one another through thick and thin, and finding others who are like-minded.

Homeschooling can be your lifeline, not just for your children, but also for your entire family.

It’s also the best way I know to have a stable and fulfilling relationship with your grown children.

Homeschooling is just part of a mindset that is undergirded by a belief in self-sufficiency. And by self-sufficiency, I don’t necessarily mean going it all alone.

I mean figuring out a way to make it a win-win for others with a similar mindset to you and getting what both you and they need.

Some people find a group of like-minded people in a church, within your own family, and others find them on a blog like this.

Find your people and figure out a way to help one another, not just in homeschooling, but also in doing life together.

I used to say it was time to leave this country if homeschooling was outlawed because I believed that was the final step in indoctrination and in limiting our freedom.

While it is not outlawed, it may become more and more regulated. I urge you to take this time to explore your options, to understand what you want for your family’s future, and to take action now to achieve that.

I believe we have a window of opportunity that may close in the years ahead. Learn to protect your children from the indoctrination of others who don’t have their best interests in mind.