The Looming NCO Crisis, Part 1: Introduction

The Looming NCO Crisis: Introduction This blog is about a looming crisis that could happen in the US military’s Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) corps. But the same factors that affect the military can and probably will affect almost any organization. Today, there is a great deal of concern over recruiting. I am concerned about what happens …

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Racism: Is Systemic Racism In Schools? (3 of 4)

We have had a discussion concerning equity and federal benefits.  Any program that mandates that we will be the same, that there is equity, while it may not be racist, it is definitely restrictive to the God-given right of pursuit of happiness.  We have also noted that systemic racism is an illusion used as an …

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The Ultimate Revolution

Make no mistake, we are amid a social revolution that will fundamentally reshape American society and government. While social justice warriors use the term “woke” to discuss the organizations that enact their principals, concerned citizens need to wake up and understand what is happening and the long-term consequences to sustainable liberty and prosperity for all Americans.

Education Strategy Gone Amok?

Education Strategy Gone Amok? Education, we have a problem. The response to an education crisis is to lower standards and implement social justice programs? History since the inception of the Great Society shows these programs do not work. The current education strategy will continue to lower US competitiveness and overall prosperity. It is crazy. Unless …

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Teachers’ Unions and Critical Theories

The teachers; unions, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) did not always support Critical Race Theory (CRT). It took several punctured equilibriums to make that happen. But they do now with a vengeance. 2015 had several key events that led to a punctured equilibrium that broke their path dependency.

Re-constructing History, Part 8: First, Do no Harm

Part 8 looks at the charge in the Hippocratic Oath, “first, do no harm”.
1619 seeks to re-write American history to show slavery is at the root of every institution in the US. CRT aims to show this as well as with the concepts of institutional racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and white fragility. Part 4 of the Maskirovka series covers these issues. The question is whether the Social Justice Warriors (SJW) employ these concepts to excise a cancer or to kill the current social structures and institutions. If they argue racism is permanently rooted in every social structure and institution in America, then they argue for a wholesale restructuring of American society and new institutions that are not tainted with slavery and racism.

This path does harm on several dimensions. Harm that may be far worse than the disease. There are many sites that provide arguments against CRT and 1619, so I will focus on the harm they cause, regardless of any merit they may possess.

Reconstructing History, Part 6: Culture, History, and the Future

Reconstructing History, Part 6: Culture, History, and the Future Culture is a difficult topic. For some, any discussion of culture, especially looking at them objectively for the results they produce, is a third rail. I discussed this at length in Part 5—Does Culture Matter? of the Maskirovka series. Part 5 looks at cultural assessment. The …

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Reconstructing History, Part 5: The Education Institution and Creating History

Part 5 looks at the Education institution and how it has changed. We may want to say this all happened recently since it is now in the open and parents are challenging this transition of the schools’ role and what they teach. But if we look at the radicalization of the students at our colleges and universities, that simply cannot be true. The education institution radicalized them starting in elementary school, long before they arrived at the universities. Sure, some students were radicalized in the 1960s, but they were nothing compared to the widespread radicalization we see today.

Reconstructing History, Part 3: Social Justice Movements

The preamble to the Constitution and the self-evident truths in the Declaration Independence are the enduring truths. We may have strayed from them at times, but they have guided the vector of American civilization. They are why Americans dismantled racism and sought fairness while maintaining prosperity. Racial narratives and a re-writing history and destroying the institutions of prosperity are not the way.

‘This IS the Hill We Need to Die On’ – RFK Jr Delivers a Message Every American Needs to Hear

I’ve never been a fan of the Kennedy family.  But after watching a podcast Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had recorded last spring called “Truth,” I began to follow him.  Recounting an experience he’d had at a recent political rally in Berlin, Kennedy said, “I was shaking hands and I wasn’t wearing a mask. Nobody was. There were …

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