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Bemoaning the Past, Ignoring Today

In 2021, otherwise educated people in “progressive” cities go silent when any mention is made of contemporary slavery

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The Disuniting of America is a slim book by historian and Kennedy Administration advisor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. In the book, Schlesinger elaborates on how contemporary “historians” employ a variety of tactics to thwart and subvert the truth in favor of “politically correct” history over actual history.

Informed of the tactics that Schlesinger exposes in his book, one is better prepared to fend off unsubstantiated views. Claims about the Founding Fathers represent a case in point. Some 245 years ago, some of the Founding Fathers owned slaves, as did others citizens. In 2021, around the world, millions of women, children, and men are enslaved in horrible conditions .

The Number is Growing

Authors Becky Allen and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writing in Fortune magazine observed, “From the gulags of North Korea to the battlefields of Iraq and Syria and the brothels of Eastern Europe, millions of people are enslaved worldwide.”

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“Modern slavery,” the authors stated, “spans every continent and plagues major industries, including cotton, coffee, and mining. Despite feeding off of poor and vulnerable populations, the practice generates a staggering $150 billion for traffickers per year – an average of $3,722 per victim.”

As producers of the Global Slavery Index lament, “Almost every country in the world has laws against modern slavery. But very few governments have sought to hold business to account.”

Skirting the Issue Today

In 2021, otherwise educated people in “progressive” cities such as Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and so many other cities go silent when any mention is made of contemporary slavery. Some are more focused on spray painting obscenities and pulling down statues that provide vivid clues – good and bad – to American history.

Concurrently, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency estimates that up to 1,000,000 or more people are sold across international borders each year, and widely held estimates put the number of people in contemporary slavery at 40 million.

As we speak, girls as young as five are trafficked into domestic work in West Africa. Families are forced to work as bonded slaves in South Asia. Women are used as chattel in Europe’s sex industry. Indeed, slavery is shockingly common in the world today: in homes, factories, farms, and brothels.

The most common form is bonded servitude, or holding people to pay off debt amounts that are saddled with stratospheric interest rates. The trade is illegal, and officially condemned throughout the world. Yet it flourishes, earning perhaps $8 to $10 billion a year for its perpetrators.

We Hear Nothing

Collectively, Great Britain and the U.S. did more to end the worldwide slave trade then all other countries, combined, for all time. Yet, town councils and school boards across America, driven by their PC agendas, will hear none of that.

The truth always wins out, even if it takes decades. When our time on earth is up, what side do you want to be on? That of reality or that of political agendas that will be exposed for their distortions?

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OAN: American Freedom Tour coming to a town near you

American Freedom Tour President Chris Widener explains what inspired the American Freedom Tour, which debuts in Jacksonville, Florida from Oct. 7-8.

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In an interview with One America News Network (OAN) that aired just this week, American Freedom Tour President Chris Widener explains the inspiration and purpose behind the American Freedom Tour.

The event series debuts in Jacksonville, Florida from Oct. 7-8.

Headliners include Donald Trump Jr., Kayleigh McEnany, Dan Bongino, Dinesh D’Souza, Sheriff David Clarke, and Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman. All speakers will be live and in person at each venue.

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“I look at the last five years, and conservatives have been told how bad they are,” Widener explains. “They’re deplorable, they’re racist, they’re sexist, xenophobic, transphobic. They’ve been beaten up for five years.”

“I thought,” Widener continued, “wouldn’t it be amazing if we did some rallies around the country, and got conservatives together, so that folks could look around and say, ‘I’m not alone.'”

So, who is Chris Widener, the president of the American Freedom Tour? Consider his thoughts on mask mandates:

“To me, the mask thing is just a way to show you who’s boss. It’s something so simple and so trite. And in reality, what does it really take to put a mask on? But that’s just such a surface level of looking at it. You have to ask, ‘Why would I have to put this mask on?’ And if they can get me to do something really simple like that, what else can they increase it and slowly but surely take away your rights?”

Watch the entire interview on Rumble, or here:

Additional American Freedom Tour events are scheduled in Ohio, Missouri, and North Carolina. Additional locations will be announced on AmericanFreedomTour.com as they become available.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit AmericanFreedomTour.com

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Micro-tasking, not Multitasking, for Effective Performance

Professionals who can micro-task are in demand; multitaskers are doing themselves and their organizations a disservice.

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Much as been discussed about multitasking and fortunately, much of what has been written exposes the myth that multitasking represents. Instead of making us more productive and having a greater output, we tend to slow down on the very things that were trying to speed up on, and we end up making more errors.

Micro-tasking, by contrast, is the ability to compartmentalize and to focus in quick, short intervals on a variety of items that compete for attention — a vital skill for career professionals. Micro-tasking is effective for quick decisions, and for handling routine and short term tasks term nature. Multitasking is the attempt to handle two important tasks at the same time. It is not to be confused with micro-tasking.

A Skill to Cultivate

Some workers have little choice in the short run but to work in a distracting, noisy environment. Some employees, in particular, were retained to be able to quickly shift their attention from one issue to another, focusing on each issue as needed.

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In an interruption-based environment, such as a hospital, police station, retail store, or airline ticket counter, the ability to micro-task is a valuable skill. Throughout the course of a day, a manager in such settings might encounter a variety of people asking questions and voicing concerns. For sale managers micro-tasking can make all the difference in making quota or not.

Tasks that require our sharp attention necessitate that we slow down, focus, keep interruptions at bay, and work as effectively as we can, toward completion. Handling two tasks simultaneously, each of which require sharp attention, is a prescription for poor results.

Be in Demand

Professionals who can micro-task are in demand. Others, who engage in multitasking, are doing themselves and their organizations, a disservice.

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