The inmates have taken over the asylum at the University of Missouri. And, though the protests are based on unproven accusations, the virus is spreading to other colleges. It’s a head scratcher that one of the young men claiming oppression is the student body president who was elected by the 93% White student body and was also chosen Homecoming King (a popularity contest). Another oppressed student’s father makes $8.4 million a year. And, apparently, the incident that caused the chaos was only seen by one student and there was no sign of it when investigated. Students forced the resignation of the President and Chancellor of the University because they didn’t do enough about the non-proven racial oppression. I don’t think my suspicion that there is an organized effort to create racial unrest in this country is unfounded.

It is impossible to go through life without being offended. Because people are different with different goals, different backgrounds, different points of view, they are offended by different things. Personally, I’m offended by the entire “White Privilege” meme. News Flash: We ALL have obstacles to overcome. We ALL have people who don’t like us for reasons known only to them. You may face different obstacles than someone else faces, but theirs are no less daunting than yours. When White people fail they have to examine what they did to contribute to their failure and because failure is a learning experience, they examine what to do to avoid it in the future. Most successful people have failed more than once. But Blacks have an out, they have been encouraged to believe any failure is due to White oppression. Therefore, there is no need for self examination, it’s replaced by anger and resentment.

As this is unfolding I am reading Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s new book, “The Antidote”. To say this book is a must read is not sufficient. This book should be used as a text book in all our schools. Peterson’s book discusses the elephant in the room, the real reason for the anger in the Black community, particularly in young Black men. He meticulously covers the reason for the anger and how Black leaders have manipulated and misdirected this anger for their own purposes.

Peterson speaks of his own childhood on a plantation in the Jim Crow South. When he was born Blacks had strong, intact families and Christian values. Kids were taught respect and moral values. In those days it was shameful to have a baby out of wedlock and when Peterson’s mother became pregnant his father refused to accept paternity or marry his mother. Though she found another man to marry before Peterson’s birth, she held resentment against Peterson’s father nearly all her life. His mother’s resentment toward his father manifested itself in a coldness toward their son. Shortly after marrying, she and her new husband moved away and left Peterson to be raised by his grandmother.

Peterson grew up angry. It’s an anger too many fatherless boys grow up with. This isn not unique to the Black community but it is more prevalent. But rather than address the reasons for the breakdown of the family and the 70% single parent birthrate in the Black community, Black leaders and schools, with the support of the Liberal media, tell Blacks that the anger they feel is due to White opression and racism. It’s an easy sell and it relieves them from any self examination. It also leads to the hatred of everything White, the Constitution, the Rule of Law, education, dressing appropriately, speaking properly, etc. A lack of respect for those things greatly reduces their job prospects. Anyone who suggests this could be a problem, is called racist and shouted down.

Jesse Lee did a great deal of footnoted research into the backgrounds of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, both angry young men raised in fatherless homes, and he continues with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Joe Frazier, Mohammed Ali, Malcolm X, Tookie Williams, Tupac Shakur, O.J. Simpson, and many other well known Black men. All raised in fatherless homes and all spoke of the anger they had because of it. Most were also raised by angry mothers. Many abandoned altogether by distant, substance abusing mothers and raised by grandmothers. When a mother hates the father of her child, the message the child gets is that she hates part of them. Women can’t teach a boy how to become a man. And these boys never learn to be a man or how to treat a woman as they’ve never have an example to learn from.

When, up until the 60’s, the percentage of Black children being raised by married parents was greater than the average but now more than 70% of children are born to single women, and when Black unemployment was low and Black children were respectful in school and now the opposite is true, it would be productive to examine what happened that resulted in such a drastic change. Before the 60’s we had slavery and Jim Crow laws and yet Blacks were married, employed, and more successful as a whole than they are today. There was more White oppression during Jim Crow years, so what happened?

As long as Blacks refuse to examine what happened since the 60’s and refuse to do any self examination nothing will change. Jesse Lee points out that most young Black men have had no reliable man to guide them, protect them, teach them and discipline them when they needed it and it isn’t likely there was even such a man in their neighborhood……for generations. It’s no surprise they are angry. They see families with fathers and know what they are missing. Whether or not they would admit it, they know that’s the natural order of things.

But change did happen for Jesse Lee. He looked in the mirror and didn’t like what he saw. He turned to God and asked God to take the anger from him. He stopped blaming anyone or anything for the despair he felt. Jesse Lee says we all need love but hate separates you from God and without God you can’t love. Our founders, even those who were atheists or agnostics, understood without the belief that our rights come from God, not man, without belief in the laws of nature and nature’s God, we wouldn’t be able to keep our Republic. Just as we need God, the father, in our lives, families need a father in their lives. If we are to survive as a nation, we need to examine why they are missing.

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Elise Richmond is a talk radio host in the Palm Springs area. Her show is on Sundays, 9am to 11am, on 94.3 FM. This Saturday she hosted a speaker series entitled, “Rally America” at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

The first speaker was Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson. Peterson is an outspoken critic of the Civil Rights establishment. He is the founder of BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man”.
He also founded the BOND Academy, a private school for at risk kids. Peterson is a talk show host, and a commentator on Fox News, CNN and other national radio and television networks.

Peterson spoke of growing up without a father, filled with anger and fear. He was told, constantly, by Black Civil Rights leaders that his anger and fear was caused by being oppressed by the White man and he believed them. The race hustlers, as Peterson calls them, benefit from keeping the Black community angry, resentful and stuck in victimhood.

Blaming failure on the oppression of the White man absolves the Black community of any responsibility or need for introspection. They can blame the White man and never look at what they may be doing that leads to failure. When the White man fails he has no one to blame but himself.

Race hustlers dismiss the Constitution because they say it was written by White slave owners. If that were true they would have said, “all White men were created equal, not “all men were created equal”. They need to be reminded the Constitution is based on the laws of nature and nature’s God. God created all men.

Peterson spoke of the Black community being very Christian but he said if their hearts are filled with hatred for the White man they will not be forgiven. One must forgive to be forgiven. He has written a book, “The Antidote”, that will be released in November but he brought some advance copies for those who would like one.

Rev. Peterson said White people have been afraid of being called a racist and they need to stop being afraid. He said we must speak the truth, regardless of the consequences. But it isn’t enough to speak the truth, we must be courageous in speaking the truth. The Reverend is one of the most courageous men I know.

Next was Richard Grennel, the longest serving U.S. spokesman to the United Nations in history. He served as Mitt Romney’s National Security and Foreign Affairs advisor as well as being advisor to four U.S. Ambassadors. He was Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He was also the alternative Representative to the UN Security Council with full voting rights and privileges. He is also an expert commentator on Fox News.

Grennel said when you go to a United Nations meeting all eyes are on the desk with the sign that says, “United States”. Whether or not a country agreed with our plans, they knew we had a plan, but no more. The United States no longer has a plan and the rest of the countries are tripping over each other because they don’t have a plan either.

Grennel places the creation of ISIS at the door of the President. It’s this President’s lack of foreign policy that has resulted in the destabilization of the Middle East. It wouldn’t take much to stop ISIS but Obama promised no boots on the ground and there will be no boots on the ground. He said one of the biggest failures was Secretary Clinton’s idea to take down Momar Kadafi. Libya is now in the hands of ISIS and Christians are being slaughtered.

Although, it is the United States official position that Syria’s Assad must go, this President will take no action to facilitate it. He drew a line in the sand and then did nothing when Assad crossed it. Our enemies now know the United States will take no action against them and are becoming bolder by the day.

Someone in the audience asked about Russia’s involvement in the Middle East and didn’t Grennel think it was a good thing the Russians were fighting ISIS instead of the United States. He completely disagreed. He said the Russians aren’t there because fighting ISIS was the right thing to do, they are there because they are businessmen and they are establishing a presence in the Middle East. The other countries will then need to accept their presence and negotiate with them. Russians want to do business there and have access to the oil.

I asked Mr. Grennel about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. He said he believed Obama would push hard for a World Tax that would make the Western countries (primarily America) responsible for whatever disasters happen around the world. It will be the permanent redistribution of America’s wealth.

Last, but certainly not least, Ann Coulter spoke. Ann’s obsession (as well as mine) is stopping illegal immigration, primarily, but all immigration for some years, as well. We need time to sort things out before allowing any more immigration and that starts with securing our border.

Coulter spoke about how carefully her book, “Adios America” had been researched. She had only planned to have immigration be a few chapters in a book she was writing but when she discovered how difficult it was to get accurate information on immigrants, legal and illegal, she decided it needed to be an entire book. She found many statistics leave out the race or nationality of the people. She had to look at prison statistics to get more accurate crime statistics. And now that the White House took over the census, you can’t believe any of the numbers.

Coulter said Donald Trump requested an advanced copy of her book before he announced his candidacy and what he said about illegal immigration was based on her research. She said if we don’t secure our border, stop chain migration and anchor babies we won’t have a country. To suggest the 14th Amendment applies to people here illegally is insulting. The 14th Amendment was to apply to Blacks who didn’t come here of their own free will. It was never meant to apply to people who cross the border just to give birth so that they can access our social services. The Left fights against any attempts to stop or slow immigration. It’s hard to understand how anyone believes this country’s economy or culture can survive by allowing an endless flood of poor, uneducated, dependent people.

Someone asked her if people who overstayed their visas weren’t as big or bigger a problem. She laughed and said that’s a distraction to take the focus off the border crossers. One quarter of the population Mexico has already crossed our border. Does the entire country have to come here before we secure our border? The supporters of open borders will never tell you how many is enough.

Coulter said this is the result of Ted Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Bill that changed the immigration policy from bringing in people from Western countries whose culture and education was similar to ours and who filled a need, to chain migration for “family unification”. Kennedy promised it wouldn’t change our culture. Why would anyone believe people from third world countries wouldn’t change our culture? And how many times has Washington promised us something to get us to agree when they knew it wasn’t true? Weren’t we promised the 1986 Amnesty Bill would be “one time and one time only”?

Coulter reminded us of the absurdity of believing someone’s uneducated cousin from Bolivia would benefit America more than a scientist or doctor from Austria. She also said unless we go to the Middle East, we are in little danger from ISIS, however, bringing in refugees whose culture is the antithesis of ours is insanity.

Counter firmly believes that if we don’t elect a President who will secure our border and stop illegal immigration we’re done. She believes only Donald Trump will do that. I believe Ted Cruz and Ben Carson would as well, but I’d consider voting for Trump if that was the only thing he did.

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American Freedom Alliance fellow, Dr. James Enstrom spoke to the Santa Monica Republican Women Federated at Amici’s Restaurant in Santa Monica this Wednesday. Enstrom, a highly respected professor, researcher at UCLA for 30 years has been waging war on the fraudulent Climate Change regulations destroying businesses and bankrupting Californians. Recently, Enstrom was in the Wall Street Journal and

Dr. Enstrom asked if we knew what watermelon, in the theme of his talk, referred to. A woman replied that it was green on the outside but red on the inside. It represents the green agenda covering the true red (or Marxist) agenda.

Dr. Enstrom said it reminded him of the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. Where pods were placed near people as they slept and a replica of them grew from the pod and replaced them. The pod people had no emotions. They marched in lock step and followed directions. Dr. Enstrom said there are many people and groups working to see that we become those pod people, walking in lock step. People like Businessman Tom Styer, Senator Barbara Boxer, and groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, LA Times, NY Times, CARB (California Air Resources Board) South Coast Management Agency.

Enstrom said we need three things to turn things around; One, Common sense and truth, Two, The Bible and Three, Congress.

We are being lied to by sources we used to trust and we need to know how we are being lied to in order to do anything about it. Enstrom gave us some examples.

He spoke about “fine particulate matter” that is 1/25 the diameter of a human hair. CARB claimed that there were 8000 deaths a year due to “fine particulate matter”. A study done by Dr. Enstrom and confirmed by ten peer reviews showed no deaths. We have extended our life expectancy by eight years over the last twenty years. Dr. Enstrom demonstrated how much “fine particulate matter” we inhale during our lives. He held up a packet of coffee sweetener.

Then there is also “course particulate matter” which is dust. We have lived with dust forever. In fact, before paved roads and grassy lawns we lived with much more dust than now. Most of us have never heard of the Owens Lake Dust Project. Owens Lake is a dust bowl. Few people live in the area and most spend most of their lives indoors. Although no health hazard has been found, sprinklers were installed and waste 30 Billion gallons of water a year sprinkling the area to keep the dust from blowing around. That is enough water to serve San Francisco for a year. About 20% of your water bill is for EPA regulations. I find it interesting they won’t allow us to sprinkle our lawns but they will waste 30 Billion gallons sprinkling dirt. Wouldn’t it make more sense to plant grass that absorbs CO2 and sprinkle the grass? Wouldn’t that prevent dust from blowing around?

As of October first, the EPA changed the ozone emission levels from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. This puts about 80% of the cities out of compliance. 70 parts per billion is nearly what happens naturally. Any air conditioning or refrigeration will cause non-compliance.

Enstrom has been waging war against CARB for a long time. When they came out with their ban on diesel engines he knew the study they used couldn’t be correct. He looked into the “scientist” who did the research and found he bought his degree from an internet site. The “scientist” and his study were frauds, however, it was Enstrom who lost his job (after 30 years of being highly respected) for no longer conforming with the views of UCLA. He fought back, sued and was reinstated.

CARB, under the leadership of Mary Nichols, is corrupt. It had been proven before the vote to ban diesel engines that the study was done by a man with a fraudulent degree, but the information was withheld from the members. One member was so disgusted by this that he resigned from the board. But little has been said about it in the news and CARB continues to make regulations that drive businesses from California and bankrupt people.

I’ve been asking since I saw the blatant lies in Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” why it was necessary to lie or embellish if what they were saying was fact. Dr. Enstrom gave us examples of lengths they will go to to convince us only government control will save the world.

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Although I’ve known for a long time that our children are being steeped in the Liberal view of the world at our universities, I had no idea how truly perverted and dangerous it was until I attended the “21st Century EcoSocialism Conference” at the University of California at Santa Barbara this weekend. This event was extremely disturbing.

The Conference began Friday night with the screening of a documentary entitled, “Climate Deadline” by Richard Widick. Widick is a Sociologist at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB. He is currently writing a book, “Climate of Empire: Inside the Struggle over Global Climate Governance”.

Dr. Widick was introduced by John Foran, Professor of Sociology at UCSB, Executive Producer of the film and organizer of the Conference. Widwick bounced onto the stage like Rocky. Grinning, he said how happy he was to be with all these “Socialists” and “Welcome, Comrades!” He spoke about having attended the United Nations Climate Conventions for last four years, both as an observer and an activist protesting outside. His film covers those Conventions. He is giddy about the upcoming Convention in Paris this December as there are BIG plans for this convention.

The film had interviews in the hallways of the conference interspersed with protests outside. Police in riot gear lobbing tear gas canisters at angry crowds. There were interviews with delegates from France, Brazil, the Serra Club, and others. But most revealing were from Christina Figueres, executive secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. This woman revealed the true goal of these conferences. She said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

The young woman representing Brazil also confirmed Ms. Figueres statement by saying the Conference had nothing to do with climate but was about the redistribution of wealth. She said it was about who would be “allowed” to own what. The film ended with views of a chaotic protest march outside the Convention with the crowd singing, “That’s why I’m a socialist.”

After the film Richard Widick and John Foran took the stage for questions and answers. I was struck by how joyful Dr. Widwick was. He never stopped grinning. He spoke laughingly about how difficult it was to hold a camera while ducking tear gas canisters and said if anyone wanted to volunteer to be cameraman at Decembers Conference email him at

When they asked for questions, I raised my hand and was given the microphone. Foolish them. I thanked Dr. Widwick for his honesty in telling us what Climate Change was really about. It’s about global governance, global socialism, and the destruction of Capitalism. I said Capitalism has brought more people out of poverty than any other system and socialism spreads poverty not wealth so I didn’t think many people would like that. I said there hasn’t been any warming in more than 18 years and CO2 is not a pollutant, it is nutrient necessary for life.

Dr. Widwick seemed shocked and said something about how this would protect private property. I asked him what the UN’s position on private property was. He said the UN had no position on private property. I said, of course it did, their position is that private property is the main source of the accumulation of wealth which isn’t “fair” and that all property should belong to government. As I got up to leave, Mr. Foran said he was offended that I would insult their intelligence. A man sitting behind me said, “sit down, you might learn something.” I replied, “not likely.”

Saturday morning the Conference began with Roberta Cordero giving a Greeting to the Gathering that explained that the land UCSB was on had been stolen from the Chumash Indians. During the day we were reminded numerous times that we needed to be respectful of our being on Chumash land (neglecting to mention the humongous casino they have built next to the small two story Danish town of Solvang).

Mr. Foran (dressed in a rumpled t-shirt that said “System Change, not Climate Change”, rumpled black cargo shorts and tennis shoes) told us that we didn’t give our leaders authority to destroy the world. I’m sure he and I have differing ideas on who is destroying what. He introduced three men who were joining us by Skype from different parts of the world. Jeremy Brecher, from somewhere in the USA, spoke about the culture of resistance and civil disobedience. Mr. Brecher is of the age that one might imagine he had been involved in the protests of the 60’s. His rhetoric was dusted off from the 60’s.

From Paris, Skye Boughsty-Marshall told us how they were preparing for the December COP (this is what attendees call the UN Climate Change Conferences. It stands for Conference Of Partners). They are co-ordinating global radical EcoSocialism. November 28th and 29th they are planning “Incidents” in Europe. November 30th they are having “Climate Games”. They plan mass blockades of corporate buildings during meetings of the “Climate Criminals”. As the COP is about to adjourn they plan to form three circles around the conference building. The first circle inside the building blocking exits. The second and third outside the building blocking anyone from leaving. They plan to demand delegates sign an agreement that includes their demands. They are hoping for violence and police action that will unfold in front of the world. But Skye wanted us to also be mindful of the more passive activists as there is a place for them.

From South Africa, Patrick Bond said it was important to link climate to EVERYTHING. They need union support and, as many of them belong to unions, they should be able to recruit people. He said making it about climate not socialism will make it easier to get people with other views to join them.

The next two speakers were in person. Both young, attractive and very radical socialists. Ben Manski is from Seattle. He said those of us who are radicals must stop the the economic machine. He spoke of building a Red/Green movement before the May Day/Earth Day celebration. He suggested “climate strikes” that include shutting down roads, shutting down buildings, and universities. He said to go to and for more information.

Emily Williams, a pretty blond, is hoping to make a powerful statement in Paris (she will be there) by locking people in the Conference until they agree to their demands. No concessions. She bragged about getting UCSB to divest from coal.

A man got up and wanted to know where everyone was from. He asked all from Los Angeles stand up and about a third stood. Many were from the Bay area and Seattle. About a third were students from UCSB. I’d guess there were about 150 people in attendance, about 30 of them speakers.

Lunch was followed by four break out sessions from 1:15pm to 2:45pm. “Converging Storms: the Crises if Energy, Capitalism and the Environment”, “Ecology and Marxism”, “Paris COP21: What Do EcoSocialists Think Can be Done There for Radical Climate Justice” and “The Capitalist Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis: Can Real Climate Justice Be Had without Gender Justice and Vice Versa?”

I chose the last one about “Gender Justice” (whatever that is). A very sincere, young woman, Julie Gorecki was the presenter. She asked us to go around the room and give our names and why we were there. She said she should have asked us what pronoun we wanted to use. Were there any who prefer “they” and one young asian man said he would. “They”? She said to please remember to use the preferred pronoun and if we forget we will be gently reminded. Although she was very bright and used lofty scholarly terms she spoke as though she were speaking to kindergarten students not adults. She spoke about the institutionalized domination of women, especially southern indigenous women and women of color. She used very intellectual, scholarly terms like “gender binary”, “eco-feminism”, “dualistic thinking”, “micro-agression”, etc.. She spoke of capitalism being paternalistic. She talked about the oppression of women, the culture of rape, the subservience of domestic work and child care, and apparently it’s all caused by paternalistic Capitalism.

When she opened it up for discussion I said I thought it was all an interesting intellectual exercise but that I hadn’t felt oppressed by men. I said I have two daughters who are very successful as are their friends, many of whom made more money than their husband in this evil Capitalistic country. I asked what system has brought more people out of poverty than Capitalism. One young woman said that was my experience but not the experience of others. I replied it is the experience of very many. That there have been women leading countries (Margaret Thatcher, Eva Peron, Golda Meier), women CEO’s, women Secretaries of State, women business owners, and many of color. When the session ended Ms. Gorecki told me how much she appreciated my comments and that I handled the hostility gracefully. She said she thought it was healthy to open the discussion to different points of view.

The next break out session was from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, with the subjects of, “The Struggle Against Coal Exports in Oakland”, “Front Line Hotspots in British Columbia, Canada”, “Tools of Re-evaluation Counceling for Climate Activists”, and “Capitalism and Climate Change: Organizing Tools and Experiences in Los Angeles”.

I chose the “Experiences in Los Angeles” one. It was presented by David Klein, professor of Environmental Science at the California State University at Northridge (CSUN). Seated at the front and around the room were grotesque puppets. They were made by students of Edie Klein (wife of David, who also teaches at Northridge) to depict what Capitalists look like. Again we were asked to go around the room and say our name and why we were there. I said my name and that my daughter graduated from Northridge with a degree in Environmental Science and that neither she nor I believed man was causing global warming.

Professor Klein introduced his wife, a perky little blond with bright red lipstick, who announced, “I’m Edie, I’m a proud anti-Capitalist”. She told us about her students who knew nothing about Capitalism until she set them straight. She said she likes to think up fun projects called “Art and Spectacle” to help her students understand the evils of Capitalism. She had them make the puppets and she also had them make a replica of Wall Street out of match sticks, six feet high and twelve feet long. When it was finished they burned it down to her great joy.

Klein then gave us the Global Warming data that he teaches his students. He said he tells his students to use the word Capitalism at least twice a week in a negative way. He said college should be free through PhD’s. Healthcare should be free. We should be paid full time to work 15 hours a week. He said to think of all you could do if you only worked 15 hours a week. He said students ask him what they should say if someone calls them a Marxist. He said, “say, Thank you”.

Klein is a member of a group, “System Change, Not Climate Change” (which IMO says it all). There are chapters of this group across the nation, apparently. He asked one of his students to tell us about a group she was forming at CSUN. She spoke about how difficult it was. When she quoted Noam Chomsky I wasn’t surprised. She had been working on it a year and it was just starting to come together. Another woman said she was trying to start a group in Los Angeles and was having a hard time as well. It was suggested they not mention Marxism but use Climate Change. She said she only had about 15 members which was met with pleasant surprise. They couldn’t believe she had that many members. That made me feel a little better because I was beginning to think they had more supporters than they actually have.

When the session was over a woman came and stood in front of me with a big smile on her face. She said, “Well, how do you feel?” “Did you learn something?” Obviously, she thought I was simply uninformed and surely Professor Klein had convinced me. I told her I didn’t learn anything I hadn’t heard before and no, it didn’t change my mind. She asked if she could interview me and I agreed. She asked what I thought of EcoSocialism. I said I was appalled. I was appalled our children are being taught by people who want to overthrow our system. I was appalled that they are being taught Capitalism is evil when it has brought more people out of poverty than any other system. I said even in this horrible economy we create millionaires every day. I said Capitalism may have been corrupted but you fix it you don’t destroy it. She asked why I didn’t believe man was causing Climate Change. I told her I belong to a group that brings experts, scientists, world leaders, etc from around the world and I get my information from people actually involved in the science and politics of the subject. I held up a list of the scientists, just from California, who don’t believe man is causing Climate Change. It’s about 20 pages of single spaced names. It’s an impressive list and, of course, no one there ever heard of the Petition Project.

There were two other activities going on that definitely deserve mention, one was, “Climate Science, Terror Management Theory and the Psycho-Social Limitation to Climate Justice Activism” and “Guided Loving Kindness-Equanimity Meditation: Strengthen Your Mind as an EcoSocialist Activist”. I was really curious how EcoSocialist activism and loving kindness could be compatible.

The next break out session from 4:45pm to 6:15pm included, “Collective Liberation: Building a Democracy Movement in the Age of Corporate Personhood”, “Uniting Labor, Environmentalists and the Unemployed in EcoSocialism”, “Woman’s Labor, Capitalism and the Climate”, and “You Can’t Have Capitalism Without Racism: The Politics of Environmental Justice”.

I’m pretty sure Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Sean Combs, etc, etc, etc have benefited from Capitalism, so I was curious how Capitalism was racist. As I took a seat a young Black man came to sit next to me. He shook my hand and introduced himself as David. He said he really appreciated what I said during the “Gender Justice” session. He said I was very brave coming to this conference and he probably wouldn’t agree with me on many things but he thought they needed to hear what I had to say. I told him they have intellectualized the subject to the point that they completely ignore human nature, the male, female dynamic, the physiology of the sexes, and common sense.

Once again we went around the room introducing ourselves. This time two students, Unique Vance and Nia Mitchell, who were presenting this session asked that what person that has “passed on” would we like to have dinner with. When I said I’d like to have dinner with Andrew Breitbart, David laughed and said he really liked me.

The session began with Columbus bringing mass colonization, slavery and institutionalized white supremacy. And, of course, the genocide of the indigenous people. Capitalism causes racism, exploitation and domination. Individualism is selfish and doesn’t care about the “Common Good”. The Prison Industrial Complex is a Capitalist dream. Even though Blacks are 12% of the population but 44% of the prison population, it isn’t because they commit more crime, it’s due to racism. When the student presenters announced we were going to do some role playing, I decided that was a good time to make my escape.

I left the Conference at that point. Even though there was another session from 7:30pm to 9:00pm entitled, “Plenary Session 2: Building a Diverse Radical Climate Justice Movement”.

I also missed the following day, Sunday, that was an entire day of activist training with the following subjects:
“Decolonizing the Food System”
“Class, Diet, Climate Change and Social Justice”
“Monarchs to Migrants: Breaking Down the Borders”
“What if the Water Can’t be Stopped: Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise”
“Organizing Broad-based Climate Justice Events: The West-Coast Road to Paris”
“The Bernie Sanders Campaign: What Do EcoSocialists, Greens, and Other Radicals Think?” (I’m so sad I missed this one but my head had already exploded).
“Flood the System”
“EcoSocialist Strategizing for a Water Future”

This was a UCSB sanctioned event organized by Professors who are teaching this to our children. These Professors were sociologists not atmospheric scientists. They are using information from the supposed 97% of the scientists who say man is causing Global Warming/Climate Change. They offer no opposing data or opinions, nor do they want to hear any. When people say not to listen to other opinions, you NEED to listen to those opinions.

The trouble is that 97% claim is based on a study done by John Cook, an Australian blogger/global warming activist. He and his Global Change Institute team did a study. They published the results of their study and the media ran with it. The British news paper The Register had this headline, “Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming” with the sub-headline that read, “Of those who have an opinion, over 97% say we’re to blame”. “OF THOSE WHO HAVE AN OPINION” that is the key phrase. And just who are “those who have an opinion” in the Cook study.

Cook looked for scientists who published papers on global warming. Cook used the key words “global climate change” and “global warming”. Those key words brought up more alarmist papers than skeptic papers as skeptic papers aren’t as likely to use those keywords in their titles.

Another researcher, Brandon Shollenberger, as well as another Australian researcher, Jo Nova, independently, looked into Cook’s study. Cook sent questionnaires to 11,944 scientists who had written peer-reviewed papers. 7930 didn’t respond. 3896 responded that man could be causing “some” warming. 64 responded that man could be causing most warming. 41 responded that man IS causing most of the warming. But ZERO said it was catastrophic. The 97% claim comes from a very small number of “those who have an opinion”. This is a great example of how a BIG lie repeated often enough becomes fact……aided and abetted by the main stream media…….and academia.

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Thursday night American Freedom Alliance inaugurated their new Center for the Study of the United States Constitution with a dinner and a talk with Douglas Gibbs the author of, “The Basic Constitution” and the “25 Myths of the United States Constitution”.

American Freedom Alliance has launched it’s first independent institute to facilitate the study and appreciation of our Constitution. The institute will be operated under the direction of Douglas V. Gibbs.

Doug is a radio host on KCAA 1050AM on Saturdays with his Constitution radio program, as well as a long time podcaster, conservative political activist, writer and commentator. He has been featured on “Hannity” and “Fox and Friends”. He is also the founder of the award winning website, “Political Pistachio” as well as winning numerous awards for his patriotic commentary.

Dinner on the patio was accompanied by spirited discussions of recent events, the Republican debate, the dangers we face as a nation and the solutions. There were as many disagreements as agreements among those in attendance.

Avi began the introduction to the Constitution by asking how the Constitution came about. We had fought the Revolution and won. We had the Confederation of States. Why did we need the Constitution?

Doug Gibbs explained the soldiers during the Revolution were paid with money that after the Revolution was worthless. They rioted and tried to take over the U.S. Armory in Springfield. Merchants put together a private militia and put down the riot. This led to our founders believing we needed a stronger central government to prevent such uprisings in the future. Many of the founders feared a bigger central government although they also understood the need for one.

The Constitutional Convention ran from May to September during the hottest weather. Being held in secret the windows and doors were closed and patience was short. Most of the delegates to the Convention, like Madison, were for big government and resisted some of the limits suggested.

Finally, Benjamin Franklin, an agnostic, remembering the pilgrims fled England for religious freedom, suggested they spend time in reflection and prayer. He suggested they begin every meeting with a prayer. This turned the tide. Not wanting to bring a member of clergy into their secret meetings, they went to a church nearby and prayed there each morning. The result was a Constitution that limited government and was based on religious moral values.

Avi asked what issue was the most contentious. Gibbs answered the issue was slavery. Most wanted to end slavery but understood the South would never sign a Constitution that banned slavery outright. One of the most important points of the Constitution was to ensure the sovereignty of the states. Abolishing slavery would also be taking away the sovereignty of the Southern states. There was already a movement against slavery moving across the South and the founders believed, in time, they would agree to abolish it. They did, however, ban the international slave trade.

Gibbs pointed out one of the most misrepresented points was the “Three fifths” clause. It wasn’t in reference to individuals. Due to slavery there were more people living in the South than the North, which would result in the South winning every issue. In order to balance the two regions, in the South they counted each free person and than only 3/5th of the rest of the population. In the North free Blacks were counted individually as any free person.

Avi asked what state didn’t ratify the Constitution or even have delegates at the Convention. That state was Rhode Island. They feared big government.

A Rhode Island resident, James Mason, demanded a Bill of Rights before they would consider the Constitution. James Madison didn’t think it was necessary as the Constitution limited what the government could do. Wisely, the James’, one for and one against, were tasked to write the Bill of Rights. The Bill wasn’t so much to tell us what our rights were, as much as it was to tell government to keep their hands off our rights. It explains our rights are divinely given and belong to us. It is up to us to protect them. Are we?

The Bill of Rights contains the first ten amendments and they are listed in importance. As free Englishmen they understood our rights came from God. As the Bill says, they are natural rights based on the “laws of nature and nature’s God”.

The first amendment protects five rights. Most people can name only three, the right of free speech, free expression of religion and free press. They forget the right to assemble and the right to redress our grievances to our representatives.

The second amendment protected our right to bare arms. We had a standing army. The amendment doesn’t refer to a standing Army, it refers to a “militia” which was formed by armed citizens and the amendment was intended to protect citizens right to be armed.

Third was to protect citizens from having to house soldiers. Fourth was to protect our privacy from search and seizures. Fifth was to protect us from having to testify against ourselves and to ensure a fair trial. Sixth was to ensure a speedy trial. Seventh was to protect us against excessive bail or fines. Eighth was to protect us from cruel and unusual punishment. Ninth was to point out there were rights not listed that were also protected. And the tenth was to protect states rights.

Although there are 27 Amendments we actually only have 25. One amendment was to enact prohibition and another was to repeal it.

Gibbs also discussed the amendment process and talked about a controversy over the 16th (taxation) and 17th (how Senators were elected) amendments. It is believed they didn’t actually have the votes to ratify either amendment but were simply declared ratified. It is interesting that the same year taxation was ratified the Federal Reserve was formed.

America’s Constitution is the shortest Constitution of any country and has survived longer than any other country’s. It is important to understand that the founders listed what they believed was most important first. Article One is about the formation of the Legislative Branch because they considered that the MOST important branch. Article Two is the Executive Branch and Article Three was the Judicial Branch because they considered it the least important.

The public is painfully ignorant of our Constitution and why it is worth saving. It is up to those of us who know it’s importance to educate those who don’t.

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The Left and the mainstream media (or the drive by media, if you like) are so perplexed by the popularity of Donald Trump.

They’re all scratching their heads that he can’t be taken down by their usual Saul Alinsky tactics. They thought they could take him out right way when, during the announcement of his candidacy, he said Mexico wasn’t sending us their best……..even though some of them were good people. They gnashed their teeth in outrage at his offending “an entire race of people”, while ignoring his qualifier and the statistics that verify his statements. Every commentator, every opinion show, every newspaper, every one who had a microphone, were apoplectic over Trump insulting the hard working people who “just come here for a better life”. They completely ignore the M13 gangs, the sex slave runners, drug dealers, rapists, criminals and cartels (not to mention, the terrorists) that come with them. They predicted he was done. But, shockingly, his poll numbers went up.

Then they thought they could take him out with the first question at the first Republican debate. They asked if all the candidates would commit to supporting the Republican candidate and not turn third party if they were not the candidate. Trump was the only one who declined. Ah, they thought, GOTTCHA!! Well, not so fast. Although his disapproval numbers went up, his approval numbers went up even higher. Heads exploded across Liberaland.

GAME OVER! Rules no longer apply because we’re SICK OF IT!

We’ve been watching our country and our culture change and not for the better. We’ve watched entire towns taken over by Latino’s or Muslims who then demand we accommodate their culture instead of assimilating to ours and we’re SICK OF IT!

We got out and campaigned for candidates who promised to stop Obama’s Executive Order Amnesty and repeal Obamacare. Nearly every candidate ran on doing EXACTLY that, including Mitch McConnell. He said Obamacare was passed by reconciliation and could be repealed the same way. Once in office we’re told they won’t even try because the President will veto it. We GAVE the Republican party the majority in BOTH houses and they have given this President EVERYTHING he wanted and we’re SICK OF IT!

When we object to the constant flood of illegal aliens and H1B visa workers replacing employed Americans, Liberal lawmakers and our media call us racists and bigots. Businessmen, like Bill Gates, who became breathtakingly wealthy in this country, continue to push for more H1B visa workers who will work for less than the Americans they already employ. The employees who helped them build their businesses, employees who have worked hard and been loyal are stabbed in the back. Companies like Disney, “the happiest place on earth”, made their IT employees train their foreign replacements. Their employees with exemplary records but little prospect of finding another job are betrayed by the “happiest place on earth” and we’re SICK OF IT!

We, in California, as we begged, cajoled, pleaded, demanded and screamed to have the border secured, watched our state turn into a Latin, and permanent Democrat, majority. We watched helplessly as Sacramento passed law after law that benefits only illegal aliens. We watched sanctuary cities exempt illegal aliens from laws we are held to. We watched a father hold his dying daughter in his arms after she was shot by an illegal alien, who had been deported FIVE times and we’re SICK OF IT!

We’ve been demanding a border fence for decades. The citizens of this country, both Republican and Democrat, want the border secured. It isn’t that our representatives don’t know this. We’ve melted the phone lines more than a few times to make sure they did. We want our border SECURED and we want it NOW! I think people are so desperate for the flood of illegal immigration to stop they would vote for Satan, himself, if he would actually do it because we’re SICK OF IT!

We don’t believe man is causing Climate Change and we don’t want our standard of living lowered, we don’t want to live without air conditioning, we don’t want to be forced out of our cars, we don’t want our access to energy rationed, we don’t want our private property rights eroded by the EPA and we don’t want our economy exported to other countries because our taxes and regulations make it impossible to be competitive. We don’t want our guns taken away. We don’t want our religious liberty denied. And we don’t want to be censored or silenced. We don’t want to be told where we can live, what we can eat, how or when we can travel. We are abundantly aware that neither party cares what we think and we’re SICK OF IT!

We have a President who lies to our faces everyday. He’s committing us to trade and arms agreements that put our country at risk. He has gutted our military and imposed rules of engagement that put our soldiers at risk. He pulled all our troops from Iraq and destabilized the entire Middle East. Under his rule we have come completely untethered from the Constitution. Our First and Second Amendments are under constant attack. Every foundation of this country is being undermined and we’re SICK OF IT!

But because we’re SO SICK OF IT, I fear too many are willing to ignore Trump’s obvious flaws the way Obama supporters ignored his. They are so enraptured because FINALLY someone has come out and spoken the truth about our open borders and how it is destroying our country. Many are willing to support him no matter what he says, no matter who he insults, no matter how juvenile he becomes. They want something done, they want it NOW and they believe he’ll do it.

I tend to agree with Ann Coulter that all immigration needs to be stopped for some years so that we can get our OWN house in order. Like Ann, I believe that ending illegal immigration is THE most important issue because if we don’t, this country will no longer be America and nothing else will matter. But, unlike Ann, once the border is secured and illegal immigration stopped there is so much work to do to unwind the damage that has been done, that I want a President more committed to the Constitution than Trump is. His opinion on eminent domain, taxes, Planned Parenthood and many other issues should be a problem for any Conservative.

He keeps telling us he’ll make America great again, but he never tells us how. He says how fast it will all happen. Is he aware that we have three EQUAL branches of government and he has to work within that framework? I have yet to hear him talk about the Constitution or the rule of law. He DOES, tell us that he learned how to USE the “system” to his advantage. But isn’t that what most of us complain about? Crony Capitalism? He was asked in an interview to define Conservatism and he couldn’t. I don’t know how anyone calls themselves a Conservative if they can’t tell you what a Conservative is.

I think Trump’s popularity is more indicative of just how SICK OF IT we are, than indicative of who we actually would vote for. People are SO happy to have a candidate actually saying forcefully, bluntly, unapologetically just how dangerous our open borders are and that they WILL secure the border. Yes, we’ve been talking about securing the border for the last 25 years but as soon as the Left calls us racists we back away. But, now that we’ve recognized the Elephant (pun intended) in the room, all the real contenders have committed to securing the border with no qualifiers. That, in it’s self, is worth having Trump be the front runner……for now.

What is stunning is that the leadership of both parties just doesn’t get it. They’re still trying to Saul Alinsky us. They seem to be incapable of recognizing the people……….you know, WE, the People, whose government is supposed to be “Of the People, By the People and For the People”, WE the People are SICK OF IT!!

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American Freedom Alliance, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Freedom X sponsored this installment in the lecture series. It was held at the Luxe Hotel with a nice buffet dinner first.

Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and special envoy to the UN for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) spoke first. She is an award winning producer with over 500 film and video productions.

She spoke about her fight against teaching Islam in the public schools in her state of Tennessee. When a friend showed her the lessons her son was being taught in his school she mobilized parents and met with the principal. The principal informed them this was curriculum from approved textbooks and Common Core. She then mobilized more parents and went to the school board. They met great resistance from the school board so, through her grass roots organization, they put spots on the radio to inform the public and they were able to replace the entire school board during the next election and get the textbooks edited. Pearson Publishers were the publishers of the textbooks and, interestingly, the religions editor was a Muslim. She suggested we use some of their tactics in our cities. She suggested we go to and for information.

From my own experience of going to the Manhattan Beach School Board meetings, I found them completely unmoved by the parents concerns about the way Islam was being taught to our children.

Bill Becker spoke next. He is the president, CEO and general council for Freedom X, a non-profit public interest legal organization dedicated o protecting conservative and religious freedom of expression. Freedom X is partnering with PJTN to develop legal initiatives aimed at countering Islamic indoctrination in public schools.

Becker has been successfully litigating cases that involve claims of defamation of Islam, the rights of Christians to evangelize Muslims in public spaces, the right use public school spaces to address the threat of sharia and Islamic hegemony. Becker also helped American Freedom Alliance regain it’s non-profit status.

Becker spoke of how conservative values are being restricted more and more (no nativity scenes on public land, kids can’t wear patriotic t-shirts to school, freedom of speech and religion) while Islam is being accommodated more and more.

He spoke of schools having children dress as Muslims, take Muslim names and recite the shahada, the oath of allegiance to Islam. I wonder if our schools don’t see a problem with that, would they have a problem with the kids dressing like Jesus and accepting Jesus as their savior?

Too many parents are unaware of the way Islam is being taught to our children. It is up to those of us who do know to inform them.

During the Q&A, I said, coincidentally, that afternoon my 13 year old twin grandsons showed me the chapter on Islam in their World History textbook. I read it with them and pointed out how it misrepresented Mohammad, the Qur’an and Islam. I also pointed out how the text promoted socialism by saying numerous times that Mohammad said the wealthy should share their wealth with the poor.

I told them I had a friend that taught high school in San Diego and his school allows an Imam to come into the school and lead Muslim prayers. I asked when the ACLU is working to prevent high school football teams from praying in their locker rooms, how is this legal? Becker said it wasn’t.

We need to ask why the ACLU isn’t going after Imam’s leading prayers in school………..….but I think we know the answer.

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