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In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, “Communism for Kids” is coming to a bookstore near you.
This newly released book from MIT Press “proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.”
The death toll from communist regimes in the 20th century is well-documented. One study found that more people were killed under communism than homicide and genocide combined, and only 9 million more people were killed in World War I and World War II combined than under governments of this ideology.
Another study showed how the mass killings of civilians by their own governments took an immediate nosedive after the collapse of the Soviet Union and international communism.
According to the Amazon synopsis, the book weaves a fairy tale of “jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers.”
It is bewildering why MIT Press would publish a book that cutesies up the political creed that gave the world Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, and many more of the world’s most prolific mass murderers. None of these brutal dictators are mentioned in the book, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Communism seemingly gets a pass to be reimagined as a sweet fable while it’s inconceivable that a book called “Fascism for Kids” would ever be printed by a reputable publisher.
Marion Smith of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation wrote, according to The Washington Free Beacon:
While I can imagine a book so titled that would make a valuable contribution to a reader’s understanding of the truth about communism, the book MIT Press published is not it. ‘Communism for Kids’ whitewashes and infantilizes ideas that, when put into action, have cost more than 100 million lives.
This odd attempt to get kids into communism is unlikely to spawn a new generation of true believers on its own, but it does highlight the growing problem for younger Americans who are generally clueless about even recent history.
As The Daily Signal previously reported, a study from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found that millennials, in particular, are stunningly ignorant about what occurred under the Soviet Union and other communist regimes just a generation ago.
One-third of millennials surveyed actually believe that more people were killed under former President George W. Bush than under Soviet dictator Stalin.
If one truly wants to teach young Americans what communism is really about, it would be better to hand them a copy of the classic “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell.
The book is an allegory—using farm animals as stand-ins—about the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia a century ago. The revolutionary promise of “all animals are equal” is used to overthrow farmers, but quickly turns into a new, even more oppressive tyranny under animal overlords
A reign of forced labor, intimidation, and terror puts the animals under the thumb of their new masters—their ideals used to prop up an all-powerful regime. The refashioned creed becomes “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In the end, human, or rather “animal,” nature proved to be more powerful than any ideology.
As the Roman poet Horace once said: “You can drive out nature with a pitchfork, but she will ever hurry back.”
This lesson from Orwell would be a much better way to teach young people about destructive ideology than a fanciful account of how “true” communism—minus the mean authoritarian stuff and mass murder—would be truly grand.
Under communism, tyranny is a feature, not a bug.
Parents you are hurting your sons by delaying their maturity.
Stop set a date and tell them they must find a place to live and full time employment. Stop coddling them!
Men in their 20s “are working many fewer hours than they did a decade and a half ago,” reports Christopher Matthews at Axios, “and the biggest reason [why] is that they prefer to play video games.”
That’s according to a new survey from the National Bureau of Economic Research. It suggests that “reduced work for prime-age men” isn’t because they find jobs.
“It’s that, rather than accept what is out there, they choose the contemporary equivalent of hanging out at the pool hall or the race track.”
Meanwhile, “a lot more men in this age group are living with their parents or some other close relative” than in 2000. They think: “Why not have a little fun in your 20s and work in your 80s?”
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New York University professor Dave Kopel has written an important article about the many myths surrounding guns and kids.
Myth 1: People who use guns to commit murder are regular people who get angry or ‘snap’.
Fact: 90% of murderers have criminal records. The majority of gun crime is committed by criminals. [NY Times April 8, 2006 – The Baltimore Sun Jan 1, 2007]
Myth 2: Accidental shootings of children are at epidemic proportions.
Fact: Since 1950 the rate of fatal gun accidents among children has declined by 90%. In 2007 65 children died in gun accidents in the United States. [Brief District of Columbia v. Heller]
Myth 3: Being killed by guns is a leading cause of death for children.
Fact: Bathtubs kill twice as many children as guns and swimming pools kill three times as many children as guns in the U.S. each year. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
The facts are clear from a comprehensive study of gun accidents [Accidents Analysis & Prevention Waller & Whorton]; people who cause these accidents have higher rates of arrest for violence, alcohol abuse, highway crashes and moving violations. Personality defects and criminal behavior is the primary contributor to gun accidents.
The following information will help you to better protect your children from abuse by nannies, babysitters and aggressive family/friends. Please feel free to share this information sheet with others. You may contact our firm email@example.com at any time if you need additional information.
INTERVIEWING CHILDCARE WORKERS
When you interview potential childcare workers, it is important to understand their mental stability and their potential for violence. The following questions will help you to “profile” their mental state and make a more accurate decision.
- Describe the best family you ever worked for and describe the worst family you ever worked for?
Listen carefully to their answers, does the person talk briefly about the best family and excessively about the worst family. Watch for statements like “personality conflict”. Does the person take any responsibility for their role in leaving the worst family? If not, this person is an emotionally immature person who lives in denial.
- What are some things that bothered you about the last family that you worked for?
Does the person give a long list with a “know it all” tone. Are their comments constructive or angry?
- Did you ever make suggestions?
Listen for negative comments like, “yes, but they never listened to me”.
- How would you solve a problem with the kids fighting over a toy for example?
Wrong answers would contain themes of confrontation or excessive disciplinary attitudes.
- Who is your best friend and how would you describe your friendship?
Plenty of people cannot come up with a single name in response to this question. If they give a name that is not listed as a reference, ask why? Then ask if you can call that friend as a reference.
Dale Yeager a Forensic Profiler, who worked for the Boulder District Attorney’s office in 1997 on the original murder investigation of JonBenet Ramsey, is teaching the general public forensic profiling in a series of national seminars.
The PROFILING YOUR LIFE Series will provide various seminars for adults and children focusing on Bullying, School / College Student Safety and Personal Safety for adults.
“I saw the potential for Mr. Yeager to teach a version of his Federal Law Enforcement programs to regular people”, states series organizer Tara Levy. “What I saw being taught to children and adults as ‘self defense’ in the U.S. seemed lacking to me once I met Dale Yeager and heard what he knew about criminal behavior. I knew Dale could teach people reality based actions to protect themselves.”
The seminar series began in New York City. Additional seminars have been performed in New York City and Philadelphia. With plans to expand the series to the Midwest in 2016.
“As a professional I am routinely asked by parents and students about self defense and profiling and sadly what people know is ‘myths’ not facts.”, says Yeager. “The first rule of self defense is ‘ don’t become a victim’ and that requires the ability to accurately assess people for dangerous behavior. And if you have to fight use techniques that work for law enforcement which doesn’t include kicking them in the groin like fathers’ tell their daughters to do.”
The series includes several seminars;
- STOP BULLYING TODAY – A child and parent seminar for children ages 4-11.
- PROTECT YOUR TEENAGER FROM BULLYING AND DANGER – A seminar for parents and adolescents ages 12-17.
- KEEP YOUR DAUGHTER SAFE AT COLLEGE – A college student focused seminar.
- “PROFILING YOUR LIFE” How To Use Criminal Profiling To Protect Yourself And Your Family From Violent People, Con Artists and Dangerous Co Workers – A seminar for ages 18 and up.
“I decided to make the seminars family focused – working together and learning together,” explains Yeager. “The idea was to bring quality and reality to the issue of personal safety whether it was a third grader or a senior citizen.”
- Latin America is home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world
- Caracas in Venezuela is now the most violent, according to homicide rate
- Took the top spot from San Pedro Sula, in Honduras, now in second place
- Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability and corruption are blamed
- U.S. cities St Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans are also named
By Imogen Calderwood
THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE WORLD – BY HOMICIDES PER 100,000 INHABITANTS IN 2015
1. Caracas, Venezuela – 119.87
2. San Pedro Sula, Honduras – 111.03
3. San Salvador, El Salvador – 108.54
4. Acapulco, Mexico – 104.73
5. Maturin, Venezuela – 86.45
6. Distrito Central, Honduras – 73.51
7. Valencia, Venezuela – 72.31
8. Palmira, Colombia – 70.88
9. Cape Town, South Africa – 65.53
10. Cali, Colombia – 64.27
11. Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela – 62.33
12. Fortaleza, Brazil – 60.77
13. Natal, Brazil – 60.66
14. Salvador, Brazil – 60.63
15. St Louis, Missouri, U.S. – 59.23
16. Joao Pessoa, Brazil – 58.40
17. Culiacan, Mexico – 56.09
18. Maceio, Brazil – 55.63
19. Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. – 54.98
20. Barquisimeto, Venezuela – 54.96
21. Sao Luis, Brazil – 53.05
22. Cuiaba, Brazil – 48.52
23. Manaus, Brazil – 47.87
24. Cumana, Venezuela – 47.77
25. Guatemala City, Guatemala – 47.17
26. Belem, Brazil – 45.83
27. Feira de Santana, Brazil – 45.5
28. Detroit, Michigan, U.S. – 43.89
29. Goiania, Brazil – 43.38
30. Teresina, Brazil – 42.64
31. Vitoria, Brazil – 41.99
32. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. – 41.44
33. Kingston, Jamaica – 41.14
34. Gran Barcelona, Venezuela – 40.08
35. Tijuana, Mexico – 39.09
36. Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil – 38.46
37. Recife, Brazil – 38.12
38. Aracaju. Brazil – 37.7
39. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil – 36.16
40. Campina Grande, Brazil – 36.04
41. Durban, South Africa – 35.93
42. Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – 35.85
43. Porto Alegre, Brazil – 34.73
44. Curitiba, Brazil – 34.71
45. Pereira, Colombia – 32.58
46. Victoria, Mexico – 30.50
47. Johannesburg, South Africa – 30.31
48. Macapa, Brazil – 30.25
49. Maracaibo, Venezuela – 28.85
50. Obregon, Mexico – 28.29
by Dale Yeager SERAPH
The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium have brought the issue of travel safety and students to the national spotlight. Families of murdered or injured students thought that Western Europe was safe. They were wrong.
I routinely hear these statements when I speak about travel safety;
You are trusting people with your children’s lives, remember Natalee Holloway? Irresponsible school administrators and parents – without a travel safety plan – allowed teenagers to manage themselves and the result was forever devastating for the Holloway family.
I have some questions that every parent reading this should ask themselves:
- Where is the contact list of doctors and dentists that meet U.S. standards in the country your child will be traveling in? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
- How will the trip leaders get Real Time [Live] updates on severe weather, terrorist threats, disease, riots, etc.? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
- What happens if they close the borders? Where is the plan of action to evacuate your child to safety? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
- What happens if your child loses their medication?
- What police or hotel / hospice security are in place to prevent sexual assault or violence to your child? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
- How will the U.S. embassy know where your child is?
- Have the leaders of your trip been trained in Travel Safety and do they have a Travel Safety Plan? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
How do you protect your children when they travel out of the country?
- Train your children and yourself in Travel Safety. Even if you have traveled extensively you will be surprised what you will learn.
- Register your child with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program [STEP] . This program protects your child from most safety and security issues and provides a no cost solution to travel safety.
- Have a Travel Safety Plan Of Action. A copy should be placed in the lining of your child’s bag, a copy should be on your child at all times and you should have a copy at all times.
Travel safety is a deliberate act!
- Car accidents
- Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child, not a stranger)
We can help. Click here – PROFILING YOUR LIFE training for Children and Teens.
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