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The Collapsing American Family

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The Collapsing American Family

 by Linda Goudsmit

What explains the radical leftist attack on the American family?

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To answer this question we must understand the combatants in terms of competing ideologies. Leftism is rooted in Marxist collectivism and loyalty to the state. Conservatism is rooted in individualism and loyalty to the family. Consider the communist revolution in China. Thousands of years of venerating the family was extinguished and replaced with loyalty to the Communist Chinese Party (CCP).

Maoists instituted a national cancel-culture campaign that burned books, demolished statues, erased history, destroyed culture and cultural norms in a re-education campaign that replaced traditional Chinese culture with Maoist slogans and loyalty to the state.

In contemporary America, the radical leftist Democrats are following the Maoist cancel-culture model. They are targeting the three supporting pillars of American society; the American family, our Judeo-Christian faith, and the U.S. Constitution symbolized by our American flag. Cancel-culture is asymmetric warfare used by the advancing enemy to prepare the population for a replacement ideology.

How is this possible in the United States of America?

Hitler tried it in Germany. Hitler removed the children from their parents and indoctrinated them with Nazi re-education lessons that demanded loyalty to the state. Hitler’s youth actually turned in parents who rejected Nazism.

Marxist cancel-culture is ripping out the foundations of America’s constitutional republic that guarantee decentralized government, individual rights, and states rights. It is leftist preparation for a Marxist-style centralized, federalized, collectivist replacement ideology. According to Karl Marx, the father of Communism, an ideal communist society would have centralized banking, centralized education, and centralized labor. All infrastructure facilities, all agriculture, and all industries would be government-owned. There would be no private property, no inheritance rights, and the government would levy high taxes on everyone to support its programs.

The problem with communism is the same for socialism. Margaret Thatcher described it best, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” It is the same problem that China faced in the communist revolution. So, while Nixon and Kissinger bragged about opening trade with China in 1973, and arrogant American globalist/industrialists smirked about exploiting cheap Chinese labor for their goods, the smiling Chinese communists quietly solved their cash-flow problems. Western currency would finance their 100 Year Plan to take over the world.

The money poured into China as one globalist corporation after another moved its manufacturing out of the United States and into China. Eventually the smiling Chinese communists used their massive wealth to go on a buying spree. They bought American high tech and dual use companies, while they continued to steal our technology. They established hundreds of Confucius Institutes and chairs at universities across America. They exported Chinese communist culture and spread its weaponized cancel-culture tactics throughout the U.S.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) founders are unapologetic Marxist communists. Their organization is dedicated to Critical Race Theory (CRT), the racist narrative that applies the Marxist divide between oppressed and oppressor in society, to race. According to BLM and CRT, America is an irredeemably racist nation of white oppressors and oppressed people of color, that only communism can resolve.

Author Stella Morabito exposes CRT as a, “Classic Communist Divide-And-Conquer Tactic” in her September 29, 2020 Federalist article. Morabito describes CRT as, “. . . the insidious ideology being used to promote estrangement rather than friendship, and hostility rather than goodwill. Indeed, the tactics used by proponents of critical race theory share many parallels with old tactics used by the Bolsheviks.”

CRT does not only foment racial tension, it creates family tension. Conservative parents who reject the racism inherent in CRT, are scorned by their propagandized children. Educational indoctrination toward Marxist communism and racist CRT in schools across America, is an attack on the conservative American family that begins in K-12 and extends through university.

The children not only reject their parents conservative values, they reject their parents. Rupture has become a socially acceptable form of protest. The radical left call themselves Progressives. Progress toward what? A communist society where there is absolute conformity? Zero individual freedom? Zero individual property rights? Zero states rights? Zero freedom of speech??

It is my opinion that the Progressive choice for rupture reveals a stunning regressive lack of maturity, an infantile inability to agree to disagree. The Progressive narrative is a childish, emotional insistence on absolute conformity. Progressives don’t care what you LOOK like. Progressives demand that you THINK like they do. Children are now demanding that their conservative parents conform to their Progressive ideology, or suffer family estrangement.

It is a tyrannical, anti-American absolutism. Freedom is an adult enterprise that concerns itself with facts, not feelings.

The collapsing American family is a microcosm of the collapsing American democracy. The Biden/Harris administration is supporting BLM and CRT that are attacking the American family, and the administration is also committed to canceling the foundational American principle of free speech.

Without free speech there is no freedom. Radical leftists are restricting free speech by censoring conservative voices on the Internet, at work, at home, in schools, and in the mainstream and entertainment media. Freedom of speech is no longer a part of many American families. Leftist censorship has infiltrated American family life. Children are now demanding that their conservative parents surrender to their demand for censorship. No political discussions allowed.

What is the motive? Why are the leftists attacking the conservative American family? Conservatism, with its demand for national sovereignty and decentralized government, is the existential enemy of communism. The goal of the left is to regress America back to the binary socio-political structure of centralized government – rulers and ruled.

When parents surrender to emotional extortion and conform to their children’s ideological indoctrination and demands, the parents no longer pose a threat to the Marxist movement. Even when parents embrace a competing ideology or are a source of factual information, capitulation renders them irrelevant.

Communism is a return to feudalism. Centralized government, whether it is communism, socialism, monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, or technocracy, is a binary socio-political structure of rulers and ruled. The collapsing American family is the price of feudalism.

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The Disney Corporation and its Bizarre, Massive Turn to the Left

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Disney World is not a magic kingdom, it’s a tragic kingdom.

The Disney Corporation has taken a sharp, bizarre turn to the left: its corporate officers support the sexualizing of 5-year olds, prompting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to reign in this corporation-gone-haywire.

DeSantis recently said, “The state of Florida is governed according to the interests of the people, not according to the political posturing of corporate executives in California. We will never allow corporate influence to repeal the substantive rights of parents in our state.”

Not the That Disney I knew

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Disney World, in Orlando, opened the year I turned 20. The next year, fifteen of us from college made the 20-hour drive from Connecticut in a three-car caravan. Years later, in my 40s and 50s, I was booked at various resort centers in Disney World for conventions and conferences as a professional speaker. Each visit was always a treat.

As have legions of others, I have soured on Disney World. They have been coerced, intimidated, or brainwashed by the Left. The pronouncements of their executives and spokespersons are disheartening. Disney World has joined the side of extremism, making statements in support of de-funding police, ‘canceling’ selected individuals, and the rewriting of American history.

In January 2021, Disney decided to halt all political donations to lawmakers who objected to the electoral certification of Joe Biden on January 6th. Yet, Democrat lawmakers similarly objected in the elections of 2000, 2004, and 2016, about which Disney was silent.

When I learned of this action, I wrote to a Disney official:

Greetings, Ms. Mucha,

           The Art of the Steal is a comprehensive analysis, in 32 illustrated pages, that illuminates the massive 2020 election fraud…if you’re curious enough to read it. Perhaps Disney will take an active role in publicly acknowledging the myriad issues it raises. The world is watching.

           Someday, may our representative republic recover from this historic theft, and may Disney be on the authentic side of history.

I didn’t expect a reply, didn’t receive one, and doubt that my words had any impact. Still, one has to make the effort.

Applauders of Mayhem

In previous years, Disney has made questionable statements that should be of concern. At one point, they praised Snoop Dogg (real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.), for being an ‘American icon,’ something on par with ‘Mickey Mouse.’

Who was the genius in the Disney PR department who issued such a statement? One merely has to review Snoop’s rap sheet to see his involvement in crime after crime for decades (this just a partial recap):

Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., born October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California.

1990 – Convicted of felony drug possession and possession for sale (cocaine) and being a member of Los Angeles gang the Crips.

1994, 1995 – fought charges pending in an attempted murder case.

1997 – Plead guilty to assault charges and promised to make public service announcements against violence in exchange for three years probation.

2003 – Implicated in a civil rape case from when he guest-hosted the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show. One month before the 36-year-old plaintiff filed her suit, Snoop sued her accusing her of extortion. Both suits were dropped.

2006 – Banned from the U.K. and British Airways after a fracas at London’s Heathrow Airport.

2006 – Detained at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California by airport security because his carry-on bag contained a dangerous weapon.

2006 – Arrested in October at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California in possession of marijuana and a firearm.

2006 – Arrested in November for possession of marijuana and a firearm after performing on The Tonight Show.

2007 – Avoided a jail term on gun and drug charges in April but sentenced to five years probation and 800 hours community service.

Police and airport officials obviously can’t be everywhere, so fill in the blanks as to what else Broadus, this exemplary icon, has done.

No Moral High Ground

Apparently, Disney seeks to display some type of moral superiority and exalt family values mainly to attract more patrons. As word spreads about how unfamily-friendly and unpatriotic the corporation happens to be, perhaps they’ll get hit in the pocketbook. Maybe fewer people will visit when they realize that Disney World is in league with those who seek to destroy America, as we know it.

Walt Disney must be rolling over in his grave. Roy Disney would be astounded at the changes within his brother’s beloved company.

It’s a sad situation when one of America’s showcase companies caves to the Left, but that is the sign of our times. Until such companies, their top officers, and their boards of directors show some spine, America will be held hostage by Leftist lunacy, smokescreens, and propaganda.

Disney World is not a magic kingdom, it’s a tragic kingdom.

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Movie Reviews, Part 6

Overall, 2021 was a tough year for movies

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Here is the last of six articles featuring movie reviews. Overall, 2021 was a tough year for movies, and going forward, the AMPAS, dominated by Leftists, is doomed.

Don’t Look Up — with five Oscar winners, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Mark Ryland, you would think that this satire would be a gem, but you’d be wrong. Satire works when it’s on the mark and somewhat subtle. Don’t Look Up is poorly written, with blatantly exaggerated roles, while stealing visual themes from Fail Safe, Doctor Strangelove, and  Contact.

Mark Ryland as the weak voiced, mealy-mouth, billionaire, techno-twit steals the show. Meryl Streep overplays the self-serving, master-manipulator U.S. president, veinly impling that the past president was anti-science. With the current administration’s ending of covid restrictions based on politics, however, not science, the political swipe boomerrangs. I suppose you have to see this movie as a cultural ticket to punch, but it will soon fade from memory.

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The 355 — starring Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, and Penélope Cruz is nearly a complete miss: An international crew of female spies, who can easily beat brawny men in any hand-to-hand combat, take it upon themselves to save the world with the clock ticking. Unfortunately, the quips aren’t that clever, one disjointed scene follows after another, and the parts don’t add up. You’ve been here before.

The Lost Daughter — with Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson, is a disappointment. Despite Colman’s yeoman effort in her role as a college professor on vacation, the story line itself, based on the novel of the same name, is sorely lacking. The character portrayals surrounding Colman do not ring true, and some of the action is herky-jerky and out of sync. The ending is an ambiguous let down. Skip this.

Red Rocket Can you stand watching degenerates for two+ hours? I couldn’t. The movie is another in long line of plots about self-absorbed, self-glorifying, motor-mouthed con artists who skip through life on their looks or fleeting charms. Ignore the high ratings on RottenTomatos.

Nightmare Alley How can a movie with Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Toni Collette, Mary Steenburgen, Willem Dafoe, David Strathairn, and Richard Jenkins not hit the mark? As a remake of the 1947 film noir, it’s not a bad flick, but it is too long, too slow, and in serious need of film editing. Watch it if you’re a big fan of Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, or Cate Blanchett. Otherwise, go elsewhere.

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