Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Leftist Propaganda.Trump's Ideas Generally OK , His Manner Of Expressing Them Often Out of Bounds! Black Education Matters ! What Basket Do You Live?

At The Villages in Florida last week, there was a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: "I miss Chicago."

Someone broke the window, stole the radio, shot out all four of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read:"Hope this helps"

Liberals, leftists are brilliant at taking facts and reinterpreting them to suit their agenda. The Germans were, still are, master propagandists and liberals and leftists have learned well their lessons..  Liberals and leftists love to embrace their re-creation of the underdog because it makes them feel so self-righteous. (See 1 below.)
Most of the ideas Trump espouses are those to which I can relate. The problem is , as I have said many times before, his manner of expressing them is often out of bounds and actually self-defeating but he is a businessman from New York and not a politician who has learned and perfected the art of being subtle and mouthing mush responses. But then, that is why we have Saint Hillary.
This from a friend and fellow memo reader who asks some penetrating and valid questions to which I have no answers other than by doing so it helps to radically change the character of our nation, adds more loyal voters who tend to multiply like rabbits. (See 2 below.)
Only a basket case personality could lump so many in a basket of  deplorable's.  I have always maintained , given time,  Hillary will become a very effective self-defeating ally of Trump. Trump was wise to express hope that whatever is going on resolves itself favorably.

Hillary's comment evoked applause from her basket of supporters but it will go down as a very revealing  piece of evidence of moral superiority, elitism and it has to turn off those to whom it was directed, ie. Americans who are patriotic, own guns, read bibles, are generous, have turned away from long held attitudes which were racially motivated at one time but who have matured and softened, are basically good citizens who respect the rule of law and are disgusted with the direction radical leftists like Obama and Hillary want to take us etc..

Though I never held anti-Negro biases, I deem Hillary's comments were directed at me and I consider her a racist bigot for believing she could think this way about fellow Americans much less embrace the belief she could say it to entertain her loyals.
Puerto Rico needs our help again and again. (See 3 below.)
Sent to me by a dear friend, fellow memo reader,  who is not a fan of Hillary and does not trust what she says. DUH!

We know when it comes to Hillary, conspiracy theories abound.(See 4 below.)
"Gotta love 'em!"
Prager and the Godless West. (See 5 below.)
Sowell is correct when it comes to depriving black kids school choice and the best education they can receive because to do so is about as racially prejudiced as you can get.  An education creates opportunity and stays with you throughout life. 

If Black Lives Matter then Black Education matters most!

What say Liberals and Hillary?  In what basket do you live? (See 6 below.)
1)"It is curious then that so few of these activists, writers, and thinkers are prepared to listen to what Palestinians actually have to say about Israelis, Jews, the peace process, or anything else for that matter."

By Brian Rosenzweig
Dysfunction and Denial. Why Doesn’t the Western Left Listen to Palestinians?
By Von Redaktion Audiatur - 

No other nationalist cause commands as much passionate attention and furious indignation on the Western Left as that of the Palestinians. If any international issue unites liberal centrists, democratic socialists, radical Marxists and Greens, then it is the campaign for Palestinian statehood, an issue which has become a badge and litmus test of left wing commitment to internationalist justice.
by Jamie Palmer
It is curious then that so few of these activists, writers, and thinkers are prepared to listen to what Palestinians actually have to say about Israelis, Jews, the peace process, or anything else for that matter. Israeli politics is pored over and obsessively combed for evidence that the Jews’ commitment to peace is anything less than total, but Palestinian attitudes seem to be of almost no interest, no matter the clarity and frequency with which they are expressed.
The reasons for this are complex and various. What follows is a brief discussion of four of the most important, which are by no means mutually exclusive.
1. Righteousness in Victim hood
The Palestinians’ status in the Western Left’s moral universe as the world’s most righteous victims is in part a consequence of a generational shift that has accompanied the changing nature of the conflict.
Since 1967, Israel has been an occupying power, and since peace treaties were signed with Egypt and Jordan (in 1979 and 1994, respectively), the roles of David and Goliath are perceived to have reversed. This is no longer an Arab-Israeli conflict in which despotisms encircle and menace a tiny democracy, but an Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which an irredentist nuclear state rules over an impoverished and homeless people.
The Holocaust, the Six Day War, and the PLO terror campaign of the 1970s are receding in living memory. Subsequent generations grew up watching television news reports of Israeli tanks pounding Beirut in the early 80s and stone-throwers confronting armed soldiers during the first Intifada. The Left has tended to understand these images and events using an anti-imperialist and post-colonial lens that ennobles victim hood and romanticizes violent struggle.
The upshot has been the infantilization of a people whose suffering is perceived to be somehow apolitical. What Palestinians do or say is simply an expression of enraged frustration and an inevitable consequence of oppression. If Palestinian public figures incite the murder of Jews in unequivocal terms, it is to be expected, if not exactly justified. If Palestinian politics and society are dysfunctional, it is because they are laboring under occupation. If Palestinians denounce the peace process, it is because they are tired of Israeli intransigence.
It is seldom allowed that Palestinians are thinking, speaking, and acting of their own volition or in pursuit of a counter-productive and racist agenda, which does not align with the Left’s expectations and assumptions. Behind the Left’s generalities, the specifics of what this-or-that Palestinian official, newspaper, or terrorist said are therefore irrelevant. Israel is the occupying power, ergo only Israel and Israelis are capable of moral responsibility and deserving of censure.
2. Fear of the Irrational
The failure to reach a conflict-ending agreement at Camp David in 2000 and the subsequent Palestinian campaign of terror were not a great surprise to those who had been paying attention. On May 10 1994, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat gave a speech at a mosque in Johannesburg. After some preparatory rambling about a global conspiracy “to completely demolish the Palestinian issue from the agenda of the new international order”, he promised ongoing jihad for Jerusalem on behalf of the Muslim Ummah, and reassured his audience that peace talks were simply a tactical ruse, comparable to those used by Muhammad to deceive his enemies.
But the Second Intifada also confirmed Hamas as an important and lethal actor in the conflict. Unlike the secular and often explicitly Marxist PLO-affiliated terror groups of the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Hamas spoke the language of Islamic supremacism, and its foundational charter was – and remains – unequivocally antisemitic, rejectionist, and genocidal. Western liberals were slow to understand this development and tended to see jihadist groups as the bearers of a kind of liberation theology, not materially different in its strategies and aims to the secular variant of their anti-imperialist forebears.
In 2003, the liberal American critic Paul Berman theorized that the rise of Islamic fanaticism had produced what he called “a philosophical crisis” among those “who wanted to believe that a rational logic governs the world”. To such people, talk of martyrdom and indiscriminate murder made no sense, and he observed that Western protests against Israel correlated, not with reports of alleged Israeli brutality, but with the murder of Israeli citizens by Palestinian suicide squads. This looked suspiciously like an attempt to explain Islamist terrorism as a consequence of oppression rather than doctrine.
Six years later, the conservative American writer Christopher Caldwell returned to Berman’s theory and found he concurred. “Without quite realizing what they were doing,” Caldwell wrote, “Europeans tended to blame Israel for the terrorist violence committed against it”:
Suicide bombing had to be about an unbearable injustice. If it was not, it was a mere homicidal death cult. For a continent scarred by the homicidal cults of the twentieth century that was an unbearable thought. Europeans became more interested in the causes of terror than in terrorism itself. The more Israelis the bombers killed and the more ruthlessly they did it, the more public opinion shifted against Israel . . . Berman’s view sounded eccentric when he advanced it, but he has been vindicated.
Illusions about jihadism in Europe have been collapsing rather fast of late. The bloodletting by jihadist groups like the Taliban, Boko Haram, and ISIS has become so pitiless, cruel, and extravagant that it is no longer comprehensible as resistance to Western imperialism or hegemony. Recent mass-murders of civilians on the European continent have made all but the most deluded understand that it is dealing with an insurgency that is aggressive not reactive.
But Israel remains an exception to this understanding. The ongoing occupation of the West Bank provides an apparently satisfactory explanation for Palestinian violence, and for much wider Muslim antisemitism besides. When Israel went to war against Hamas in the summer of 2014 to re-establish deterrence and dismantle the organization’s cross-border tunnel network, the European Left howled with outrage. Hamas’s refusal to end its rocket attacks on Israeli cities despite repeated calls for calm from Jerusalem were passed over by almost every leftwing commentator. Palestinian calls for Gaza’s civilians to defend their military targets using their own bodies were hardly reported, nor was the Hamas tactic of using mosques, hospitals, and schools to store arms and fire rockets.
Following his suspension from the Labour Party for remarks about Hitler and Zionism, the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone gave a lengthy interview to Alan Mendoza on JTV in which he defended Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reference to Hamas as “our friends”. Over the course of a lifetime in politics, Livingstone declared, “I have always been a critic of Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinians.” He went on to insist that Hamas were no different to the IRA and that peace would only be achieved in Gaza when Israel renounced its own intransigence and agreed to talk to Hamas.
Article 13 of the Hamas Charter, however, is clear and unambiguous: “Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement . . . There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
“Have you read the Hamas Charter?” Mendoza inquired of his distinguished guest. “No, I haven’t read the Hamas Charter,” came the impatient reply.
3. The Desperate Will To Peace
A Left Wing understanding of the conflict tends to be at its clearest and most rational near the political center. There is at least support for a just two-state settlement and sometimes even sincere concern for Israel’s security. For many this is simply a matter of Palestinian national rights. But for others, particularly center-Left Jews, it is primarily concern for Israel that animates calls for the creation of a Palestinian State, which it is hoped will end the conflict. Other well-meaning if maddeningly uninformed people persist in believing the myth of ‘linkage’ – the oddly resilient notion that a solution to the Palestinian question will somehow resolve most of the region’s other problems.
Whatever the reasoning, the conclusion is that a two-state solution must be pursued as an urgent moral imperative. This view recognises Hamas rejectionism and antisemitism, but continued support for a two-state solution of some kind requires denial of abundant PA rejectionism and antisemitism.
Ignoring or dismissing the PA’s conspiracist rhetoric, irredentist indoctrination, and blood-curdling incitement and racism allows for the pretense that once an independent Palestinian state is established on the West Bank (and possibly Gaza), violence will desist, or at least hugely diminish, and Palestinians will set about minding their own business. Ignoring PA corruption and internecine rivalries allows for the pretense that this new state will be stable and secure. Ignoring the treatment of women, minorities, and gays, the closure of newspapers, and the arrest of dissidents allows for an assumption that Palestinians will be liberated once their land is cleared of Jewish soldiers and settlers, rather than oppressed by their own authoritarian leadership. Ignoring all the above, in short, creates space for the claim that Palestinian independence will lead to emancipation and not another failed polity or chaotic jihadist enclave on Israel’s Eastern border.
Ask the most vociferous advocates of an independent Palestine what they expect such a Palestinian state to look like and one tends to get blank looks, mumbled predictions of a free and secular democracy, or defiance. The PA has to be a viable partner for peace, or else there is no peace to be had. And since wish-thinking is preferable to an open-ended status quo, PA statements incompatible with this belief are shrugged off as unimportant or – where necessary – painstakingly ‘decoded’ to reveal a benign meaning beneath the surface.
4. Distracted by the Pleasures of Hatred
Fundamental misreadings of the conflict like those described above are only deepened by the consequent failure or refusal to listen to what Palestinians are saying. After all, how is Israel’s behavior to be properly understood when half the narrative is redacted? But a lack of interest in Palestinian beliefs, ideologies, and aims can have even uglier consequences.
To be persuaded that Palestinians are too powerless to be held responsible for their own ideas and actions is to lay total responsibility for the conflict and its resolution on Israel’s shoulders. And once it has been established that Israelis are electing leaders committed to a denial of Palestinians’ national rights, Israel’s own interests and concerns effectively become redundant. Over time, support for Palestinian self-determination may thereby be transformed into an obsessive hatred of Israel, anti-Zionism, and finally conspiratorial antisemitism, stoked by an immersion in inflammatory websites and literature. Under such circumstances, hatred can become its own reward.
In a 2013 essay entitled The Pleasures of Antisemitism, the British scholar Eve Garrard argued that antisemitism is not simply a result of error but a pathology that provides its own self-sustaining dividends that have made it extremely resistant to reason.  Hatred offers the satisfaction of sanctimony and of demanding and administering punishment. Tradition offers the pleasures of familiarity and a spurious authority and wisdom bestowed by history. Moral purity offers the pleasures of a simplified worldview. It should not be surprising, Garrard concludes, that hatred of Israel and Jews should be so appealing or that its easy rewards are so hard to relinquish.
But once someone surrenders themselves to the pleasures of hatred, the object of their initial concern gets forgotten. The late English Cold War historian Robert Conquest sought to explain how those who had been drawn to Communism in search of a better world ended up devoting themselves to apologetics on behalf of genocidal dictatorships. There came a point, he argued, at which hatred of capitalism and the West so devoured their attentions and sense of perspective that they forgot what they were supposed to be fighting for.
By way of illustration, Conquest referred to a short story by H. G. Wells that is pertinent here. It is about a bereaved Eastern prince who resolves to build a magnificent mausoleum to house the tomb of his dead wife. The prince immerses himself in the project, planning and building obsessively, and as the months and years pass, the undertaking becomes ever more ambitious and complex as he strives for perfection. When at last the mausoleum is complete he inspects it with his architects, but he is bothered by some remaining flaw. Casting his critical eye around the interior of the monument, his gaze finally alights on his late wife’s tomb. “Take that thing away,” he instructs.
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The failure to listen to Palestinians and to hold them accountable for their words and actions makes casualties of truth and understanding. But those most adversely affected are the Palestinians themselves who bear the consequences of their leadership’s misgovernance most heavily. Unless and until they are made to understand that they too must be held morally responsible for the choices they make, the irredentist dreams they refuse to disavow, and the hatreds they nurture, they will continue to be denied the statehood for which they strive.
2)Barack Obama has brought in over 100,000 Muslim refugees to this Country and Hillary Clinton says if she is elected President she will bring in 25,000 a year or another 100,000 over her four year term as President.  Virtually none of them were or are Christians being subjected to genocide in the Middle East.

Here's my question;

Currently the Muslim population of the US is about 1% of the total population, since 1972 (not counting 9/11) there have been 140 terrorists attacks in the US one of them (Timothy McViegh) was not perpetrated by Muslims the other 139 were all either done by home grown Islamic terrorist of Islamic terrorists who got into the Country or, interestingly second or third generation Muslims born in the US.

Most Muslims brought to this Country will not be terrorists; they will however:
  • believe that Sharia law is superior to our Constitution and Bill of Rights (after all, that's what their religion tells them)
  • they will feel that it is their duty to convert the infidel to Islam or kill him (their religion tells them that is their duty)
  • they believe that gays and lesbians should be killed for their own good (their religion tells them it is okay)
  • that women are subservient to men and most be "covered" at all times
  • that "honor killing" is acceptable if a female family member tries to leave the "faith" or associates with non-Muslim men
  • that is okay to marry your first cousin (in Britain 3% of Muslim marriages result in 30% of disabled children)
  • .believe that polygamy is acceptable
  • it will cost an average of $64,000 a year to support one Middle Eastern refugee in the US -- 12 times what it cost to support them in a Middle Eastern safe refugee camp (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)
So, please help me understand why we need to bring in another 100,000 plus Muslim Middle Eastern Refugees -- there's got it be a good reason for it or Hillary wouldn't be proposing it right?
3) Back Again: This Time The Obama Administration Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico residents are not subject to federal income taxes. So why should U.S. citizens who do pay federal income taxes have to fork over an extra $36.2 billion over the next 10 years to provide benefits to people who do not pay those taxes?

Rachel Greszler is a senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis. Read her research.
Salim Furth, Ph.D., researches and explains how public policy affects economic growth as a research fellow in macroeconomics at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. Read his research.

Less than two months after Congress passed a package aimed to provide financial relief for Puerto Rico, the Obama administration is already at it again—this time seeking an outright taxpayer bailout for the U.S. territory through additional Medicaid funds and access to the earned income tax credit.

Why does Puerto Rico need help? After decades of failed economic policies and rising debt, Puerto Rico began defaulting on some of its debt payments in 2015. Faced with substantial government spending (including massive pension costs), a declining economy, and rising interest rates, Puerto Rico was on track to default on multiple other debt payments.

Under Congress’ attempted relief, most debtors still won’t receive full payment. After all, it wouldn’t be relief for Puerto Rico if it actually had to pay all its bills. Instead, the island will have access to bankruptcy-like proceedings that will allow it to write off a large portion of its debt.

This is precisely what the administration wanted. The island now has access to so-called “Super Chapter 9” bankruptcy that will allow Puerto Rico to write down not only its municipal debts (in the same way that states can choose to do), but also its constitutionally protected territorial debt.
4) Is Chelsea's Apartment a Licensed Medical Facility?

Posted by Tiger Claws

A Presidential candidate collapses at a ceremony in NYC...and is shoved, unconscious, by SS into a van like a side of beef and rushed off...not to one of the many world-class hospitals and clinics nearby...but to her daughter's $11M apartment.
Sound odd? It did to me.
So I looked up a bit about Chelsea's new apt.:

Real estate listing on her apartment:
I discovered that it exactly shares an address with:
METROCARE HOME SERVICES, INC. 21 East 26th Street, 4th Fl New York, NY 10010
SAME address..SAME Floor...only One Apt. per floor.
For a woman very secretive about her ambiguous medical conditions...whom avoids hospitals like the plague, it occurred to me that when the Clinton's bought this incredibly expensive apt. for their daughter in 2013...they may have also purchased it with the intent of using it as a secret private medical treatment facility for Hillary to use during her anticipated campaign.

To the press...it would only appear Hillary was just dropping in for a visit with her daughter...when, in reality, she is receiving medical treatment and controlled substances from private physicians and private pharmacists...on private property (no need for disclosure).
If so, Chelsea's apt. served it's secret purpose flawlessly this Sunday.
It makes sense that to establish a clandestine medical treatment facility in a residential apartment--one which is legally compliant with the controlled substances dispensing/stocking/delivery & shipping requirements...and one which is able to legally supply and treat a private patient with the drugs needed, one would also have to register the address as a medical treatment facility.

In this case, I would assume the Clinton Foundation would be the controlling entity.

A staff (and private) doctor or pharmacist would then be employed (Hillary has two) to legally treat the patient, practice medicine within the confines of the private residence...and dispense drugs to that private patient without any disclosure.

This sham medical facility, while legally registered as a public care facility...would also have to be closed to the public in order to operate without any disclosure.

THIS is exactly what appears to be taking place at 21 East 26th Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY.

State website:
Listed on Yelp:

How Is the Godless West Working Out?

By Dennis Prager

There are many recent developments in the godless West. To name a few:

--The Supreme Court of Italy last week ruled that public masturbation is legal (except in front of minors).

--The New York City Council voted in May that public urination is not a criminal act.

--The San Francisco City Council decided, by one vote, to continue the city's ban on public nudity -- not, of course, on the grounds of "decency" but on the grounds of public health. Since that can easily be resolved by use of a towel on public benches and chairs, it is only a matter of time, probably a couple of years, before people will be permitted to walk around naked in San Francisco.

--A few weeks ago, teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina, were instructed not to refer to their elementary school students as "boys and girls" but as "students" and "scholars." The reasoning is presumably for inclusivity -- there may be a student who has no gender identity -- and that adults should not impose a gender identity on young people.

--In a New York Times op-ed column, a professor of philosophy noted his shock at learning that most young Americans do not believe that moral truths exist. They are incapable of asserting that anything, including killing for fun, is wrong beyond personal opinion.

These are all inevitable consequences of the death of belief in God and Judeo-Christian values, and of the Bible as society's primary moral reference work.

The West has been in moral decline since World War I, the calamity that led to World War II and the death of national identity and Christianity in most of Europe.

There has always been one exception: the United States. But now that is ending. The seeds of America's decline have been sown since the beginning of the 20th century, and they came to fruition with the post-World War II generation, the baby boomers.

Radical and aggressive secularism and atheism have replaced religion in virtually every school and throughout American public life.

We have gone from President Abraham Lincoln reading the Bible every day to Alaska Airlines feeling forced to stop passing out prayer cards with meals. In a hundred years, we've gone from near-total biblical literacy to near-total biblical illiteracy. One wonders whether half of America's college seniors could correctly identify Cain and Abel, or whether more than 1 in 10 Americans could cite the Ten Commandments. We have gone from President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaiming the need to save "Christian civilization" in World War II speeches to a virtual ban on American presidents mentioning the word "Christianity." And, as is widely noted, Americans are no longer supposed to wish strangers "merry Christmas," and they must refer to a Christmas party as a "holiday party."

Similarly, the European Union constitution never mentions Christianity, despite the fact that it was Christianity that formed Europe.

The prices that we Americans and Europeans are paying for creating the first godless societies in recorded history amount to civilizational suicide. Boys and girls are not to be referred to as boys and girls; Western elites dismiss national identity as protofascism; the belief that moral truth exists has been destroyed and replaced by feelings and opinions; fewer people are marrying; and more people live alone than at any time in American history.

Western European countries have become empty, soulless places. They are pretty and appear materially secure (for now), but they stand for almost nothing (except "multiculturalism" and "tolerance"). They have replaced a Jewish population that overwhelmingly wanted to assimilate with a Muslim population that does not want to. And nearly all European countries are headed to Greece-like insolvency as fewer and fewer workers pay enough in taxes to support those who collect welfare, and as tensions with their Muslim inhabitants increase.

But the good news is that now, beginning with Italy and New York, citizens can watch each other masturbate or urinate in public.

There is no way to prove that God exists. But what is provable is what happens when societies stop believing in God: They commit suicide.
6) Racial Issues
By Thomas Sowell

Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that matters as much as education.

The government could double the amount of money it spends on food stamps or triple the amount it spends on housing subsidies, and it will mean very little if the next generation of young blacks goes out into the world as adults without a decent education.

Many things that are supposed to help blacks actually have a track record of making things worse. Minimum wage laws have had a devastating effect in making black teenage unemployment several times higher than it once was.

In my own life, I was very fortunate when I left home in 1948, at age 17 -- a high school dropout with no skills or experience. At that time, the unemployment rate of black 16- and 17-year-old males was 9.4 percent. For white males the same ages, it was 10.2 percent.

Why were these unemployment rates so much lower than we have become used to seeing in later times -- and with very little difference between blacks and whites?

What was different about those times was that the minimum wage, established in 1938, had been rendered meaningless by a decade of high inflation. It was the same as if there were no minimum wage.

In later years, as the minimum wage was repeatedly raised to keep up with inflation, black teenage unemployment from 1971 through 1994 was never less than 3 times what it was in 1948, and ranged as high as more than 5 times the 1948 level. It also became far higher than the unemployment rate of whites the same age.

The relations between the police and the black community are another issue that has gotten a lot of attention, and produced counterproductive results. After all the rhetoric and all the efforts towards more tightly restraining the police, the net result has been that murder rates have soared in cities where that policy has been followed -- and most of the people killed have been black.

None of the most popular political panaceas for helping black communities has a track record of making things better, and some have made things much worse.

The one bright spot in black ghettos around the country are the schools that parents are free to choose for their own children. Some are Catholic schools, some are secular private schools and some are charter schools financed by public school systems but operating without the suffocating rules that apply to other public schools.

Not all of these kinds of schools are successes. But where there are academic successes in black ghettos, they come disproportionately from schools outside the iron grip of the education establishment and the teachers' unions.

Some of these academic successes have been spectacular -- especially among students in ghetto schools operated by the KIPP (Knowledge IS Power Program) chain of schools and the Success Academy schools.

Despite all the dire social problems in many black ghettos across the country -- problems which are used to excuse widespread academic failures in ghetto schools -- somehow ghetto schools run by KIPP and Success Academy turn out students whose academic performances match or exceed the performances in suburban schools whose kids come from high-income families.

What is even more astonishing is that charter schools are being opposed, not only by teachers' unions who think that schools exist to provide guaranteed jobs for their members, but also by politicians, including black politicians who loudly proclaim that "black lives matter."

Apparently these black children's futures do not matter enough for black politicians -- including the President of the United States -- to stand up to the teachers' unions. The teachers' unions produce big bucks in campaign contributions and big voter turnout on election day.

Any politician, of any race or party, who fights against charter schools that give many black youngsters their one shot at a decent life does not deserve the vote of anybody who really believes that black lives matter.

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