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Your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker seldom acknowledges the successes of the Democrats and socialist leftists. Watching One America News Network’s coverage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s presser, announcing the House of Representatives will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, I found myself pondering what, if anything, the left has been successful at. God knows they have done absolutely nothing for the American people they represent since taking the majority in January. Absolutely nothing! Unless you count this impeachment inquiry as an accomplishment – which would be, at best, an albatross.

But I must give them credit for playing the long game. They have showed patience at fulfilling their long-term goal of slowly eroding the ground conservatives stand on. One need look no further than their successes turning once red states purple – and often solid blue. Over the years, California went from electing conservative governors like Ronald Reagan to a socialist libtard like Gavin Newsom – a true dunce that could not find his way out of a wet paper sack.

Today, the streets of San Francisco are awash in feces, urine and used syringes. There are tent cities in all of the major metropolitan areas and they allow illegal aliens sanctuary. Reagan must be astonished looking down from heaven. And probably ashamed of his adopted home state.

But they obviously did not stop at California. With states like New York, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey hemorrhaging their population to tax and business friendly states like Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas the liberals are flooding into these great places. (Hell, the liberals can’t even stand what the far leftists are doing.) All this migration has caused dramatic changes in states which have been traditionally conservative like North Carolina, Florida and Texas. If you recall, Florida almost elected a far leftist governor in 2018 and Beto O’Rourke, right up until election day, gave Senator Ted Cruz a serious run in Texas.

Indoctrination of our Schools

If you look at everything else the Democrat Party has done, which is not much, their single biggest success has been indoctrinating our young people. This started in the early 1970s, a period of time I remember well, with the publication of Saul Alinksky’s Rules For Radicals. The despicable Hillary Clinton actually wrote her college thesis on Alinsky, heaping praise on him.

Rule #13 of Rules for Radicals is: “Pick the target, freeze it, and polarize it.” This is exactly what the left has done with their takeover of higher education. Other baby boomers, like Hillary, grasped onto Alinsky’s rules and flooded college campuses as professors, deans and department heads. Their offspring (students), in turn, propagated throughout other educational institutions.

Ultimately, their plan was to brainwash the young people. It was something they realized would take several generations. But over the years, they have successfully transformed our youth. During the time I was in school, from the late 1960s, to the early 1980s, their efforts to take over were not visible. Schools then were grappling with desegregation, Vietnam protesters and drugs.

Today, the far Leftists are doing everything they can to turn our youth into socialist automatons which do and say as they’re told. The results of their long game are beginning to pay off. Not only do you see the results of their actions in colleges/universities, you are seeing it in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Our children are becoming less tolerant and are demanding their safe spaces.

Key Wins For the Left

So let’s look at some of the major initiatives the left has been successful in implementing – whether through regulation, legislation or court victories.

  • Removing the daily Pledge of Allegiance from our classrooms
  • Removing all reference to religion across the entire public educational system
  • Adoption of Common Core
  • Changes to sex education – even for 2nd and 3rd graders – to include teaching them about gay, bi-sexual, lesbian and transgender lifestyles
  • Rewriting school textbooks to promote liberal/socialist ideals and removing those which offer balanced lessons
  • Rewriting our country’s history in order to make children loathe great historic figures, important events and the capitalism which allowed generations of Americans to prosper
  • Encouraged our students to demand conservative speech and rallies be silenced
  • Removing conservative educators from of schools
  • Repeated claims that conservative people are racist, sexist homophobes – or worse – Communists

What Can Be Done?

It is never too late to push for change. But the proverbial train has left the station with regards to adults younger than 35. This indoctrination movement started in earnest in the early 1980s and has been running along at top speed since. School boards, school administrators, teachers and principals are liberal and unbending. Many of these people were students during the early period of liberal indoctrination. But, regardless of their previous successes, we must act. Here are some things we can do:

  1. Attend your school district’s board meetings – demand that they put balanced text books back in the classrooms
  2. Demand traditional sex education be returned to the curriculum – and only when children are old enough to understand
  3. Ask for the Pledge Allegiance be returned to the classroom
  4. Parent your children by becoming involved with their education – learn what they are being taught each day and teach them the values you expect them to grow up with
  5. Get involved with conservative speech and rallies in your area – the larger the crowd, the harder it is to silence them
  6. Home school your children if you have the means

We must get involved in teaching our youth the values we want them to grow up with. Where the educational system fails them, we need to step in and offer balance, wisdom and acceptance of those they do not agree with.

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It’s happening right before our very eyes. America is in a state of decay. What happened to our great country? Our Founding Fathers, nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago, took 13 small British colonies and declared them independent of the British throne. They knew that the throne would consider them traitors and that they may all swing from the nearest tree. But these brave men created the greatest country on the face of the earth. Since then, we cleansed ourself from the shackles of slavery – with a loss of nearly 10% of our men – in the Civil War, fought fascism and Nazism in Europe and became the world’s greatest superpower. The Patriots who founded our country, and those who paid the supreme sacrifice to promote freedom, must be ashamed of what we have become.

Main Stream Media

One need look no further than the current Main Stream Media (MSM) to see the decay. While they claim to be presenting the news, nearly everything they report as “real” news is shrouded in a blanket of ideology. Their ratings have continued to decline over the past decade, but their followers believe what they spew because it validates their own beliefs. This is not journalism – this is the promotion of one political viewpoint over another – which is not American. 

Leftist Politicians

This same MSM provides a platform for politicians they agree with: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Ilhan Omar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and all the other leftist politicians. Some of those they are providing a microphone to preach anti-American garbage, anti-Semitic trash and socialist doctrine. These politicians do not hold the same views as the average American and are chipping away at what has made America great for over 200 years.

Their policies promote open borders, expansion of the welfare state, Medicare for All, free secondary education and the slow erosion of our Second Amendment. They cannot win on the battlefield of ideas. Their platform is hollow and revolves around class warfare, racism and redistribution of wealth. Simply put, they have to give things away to receive votes. Unfortunately, the entitlements they promote will come at a punitive cost to the American taxpayer.

Antifa

Antifa is a stain on the great fabric of our country. While peaceful protests and civil disobedience have been key to the advancement of our great nation, Antifa represents neither. Antifa is an acronym for Anti-Fascist and represents a broad militant group. Fascism, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as:

“A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

Nazism during Adolph Hitler’s formation of the Third Reich has many of the same traits as fascism: nation above its people, centralized autocratic government, a dictatorial leader and suppression of opposition.

Antifa claims to be anti-fascist, often trying to suggest President Donald J. Trump is a fascist, but this is simply not true. Trump is not a fascist. He does not forcibly suppress those who disagree with him. Rather, he calls out his opposition to ensure the people understand what he is dealing with. He is not in charge of an autocratic government. He is the chief executive of a government which still has three distinct branches. Lastly, Trump does not promote the government over the people. He understands that the government is the subject of the people and not the other way around. 

Antifa, on the other hand, is fascist in nearly every way. While their chosen name may lead one to believe they are truly anti-fascist, their actions do not support that position. They are protesting a government in which the people vote their legislators and president into office – far from an autocratic form of government. Unlike in a fascist government, the President of the United States can only serve two terms. Antifa members have become violent against many of those they protest, recently beating up a gay reporter, confronting Pro-Life marchers, attacking Trump supporters and blocking traffic. This is nothing like the civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau promoted from Walden Pond. Lastly, they claim to be against white supremacy but come to their protests behind masks – much like the Ku-Klux-Klan did during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is unacceptable in a country which was built upon providing its citizens the freedoms enumerated in our Bill of Rights.

Indoctrination of the People

The Democrats having been losing in the arena of ideas since the Ronald Reagan years. Since the election of William Jefferson Clinton as president, this country has been moving more towards a far-left ideology – one drip at a time. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack H. Obama are disciples of the teachings of Saul Alinksky. Alinsky was the first “community organizer” and wrote the book, “Rules for Radicals” – which provides the modern Democrat Party many of the tactics they use today. The current hatchling of Democrat 2020 hopefuls, and their minions in congress, have not mastered all of Alinsky’s Rules, but some of them they have. Grey Beard has graded their mastery of each one:

  1. Power is not what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have: B- (they attempt to show their power, but the majority of Americans still recognize them as weak – especially on the laws of the land)
  2. Never go outside the experience of your people: D– (they are constantly failing here – with the same tired old faces spewing the same old hatred)
  3. Whenever possible, go outside the experience of your enemy: C- (Trump usually has them tongue tied and resorting to the same old talking points)
  4. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon: B+ (Ridicule and class warfare is literally the only thing many of them are accomplished at)
  5. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy: A- (Their people love to see them attack Trump, capitalism and religion)
  6. A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag: F (Their call for impeachment and continued investigations of Russian Collusion is way beyond its expiration date – move on already)
  7. Keep the pressure on: B (One must give them credit – they are trying)
  8. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself: C (most of their plans are still quite terrifying to Patriots)
  9. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition: B (They have been building their organization through societal indoctrination for many years)
  10. If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive: B (Medicare for all is a good example of their success – the more moderate Democrats have been slowly coming around to this)
  11. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative: C- (This may be the least understood of Alinsky’s Rules – the newest socialist members are trying to do this by throwing out something really unacceptable – like the Green New Deal – with the more moderate Dems offering a compromise which a short time ago no one would have ever seriously considered – this is perhaps the most dangerous of the Rules)
  12. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it: A+ (Credit where credit is due – the Left has built an entire political agenda around attacking Trump and impeaching him)

Grey Beard Biker’s Summary

Do not underestimate the power these far-left ideologues have to fundamentally change our country. For years they have been formulating their tactics and have quietly worked to take over our education system, starting with the most malleable in society: our children. The leftists knew this was a long-term play – sowing the minds of these children would take a great deal of time before bearing fruit. Today’s Millennials represent a bumper crop for the Left. They have been patient, and unfortunately, they have succeeded in brainwashing an entire generation. All of us Patriots need to start taking these young people back. The risk of not doing so is beyond grave.

Grey Beard Biker