That would be the Communist avant-garde, arriving here in strength in 1921.
This article is a quick history lesson about the fanatics that beset us. A five-minute read.
Just 10 years later, in 1931, the Comintern made a move of extraordinary audacity, and long-term consequences. They staged a coup against phonics, trashing the old books, and bringing in the carefully bogus Dick and Jane.
You might object, what are you talking about, I’ve never even heard of this group. Comintern??? Is that a real thing?
That is Commie jargon for the Communist International. Lenin ordered these people to take over the world by infiltrating businesses, government agencies, universities, media, foundations, anything and everything.
These are the termites in your basement and you don’t care until your house falls down.
The Comintern is the reason we have 50 million functional illiterates. Only 20 years after they started their attack, the decline in literacy was so great that Rudolf Flesch felt compelled to write his famous book, Why Johnny Can’t Read, and Americans felt compelled to buy millions of copies.
The writer finds grounds for CEO political activism in an unlikely place:
Economist Milton Friedman, in his 1970 essay on corporate social responsibility advised: “It may well be in the long‐run interest of a corporation that is a major employer in a small community to devote resources to providing amenities to that community or to improving its government. That may make it easier to attract desirable employees, it may reduce the wage bill or lessen losses from pilferage and sabotage or have other worthwhile effects.”
For those who do not subscribe, a data breach at a Christian crowdfunding site has lead to the disclosure that the head of the Norfolk Police Depart Internal Affairs unit sent money and words of support to the vigilante who traveled to Wisconsin with his assault weapon and ended up murdering two people.
The poor judgment and twisted values of a senior police official who would lend his support to the actions of a murderous vigilante are disqualifying of any police employment and doubly so in an area as sensitive as internal affairs. IMHO.
Maybe it is just me, but I find it instructive that a site styling itself as “Christian” would be funneling money to a killer. Shows how corrupted words can become.
Does being in a cult mean that you must be suicidal? Of course, this is a hyperbolic question but the fact is that the pernicious effects of Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic lingers on where the support for his reign is strongest. Imagine the difference had Dear Leader NOT minimized the threat and had used his bully pulpit to encourage mask wearing, social distancing and, yes, fear of the virus.
The writer justifies her skepticism with a few relevant observations. Most interesting to me is that the universe of infrastructure is divided between publicly-owned and privately-owned assets, with the latter being in better shape. This makes perfect sense in light of the incentives of the asset managers. You could almost make a rule: Public ownership of infrastructure is a poor investment.
The use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused because 6 women had blood clotting problems, one of them fatal. This was out of 7 million doses given so far.
The pause will result in avoidable deaths due to the delay in getting the population vaccinated.
An evidence based approach would take into account that women are well known to have more clotting problems than men and that the combination of smoking and oral contraceptives results in a much higher incidence of clotting problems.
There is no reason at all to pause the use of the J&J vaccine in men, as there have been no cases involving men.
There is very little justification for the pause in women, but if the very rare events are a concern, then continue the use of the J&J vaccine for men and give women Moderna or Pfizer while the issue is studied, especially if they have other risk factors like past clotting problems or they smoke or take hormones.
But it is idiocy to leave J&J vaccine on the shelf while people are still dying.